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wrong, he will leave no stone unturned to do everything in his power to make me forget the neglect of years. Do not say anything of what I have told you to the other children. Let us wait and see what the coming days will bring to us."

After Paul had gone to bed she sat thinking of her girlhood days when she lived as a member of her Uncle Henry's household. She saw again the man she loved better than any human being in the world. She saw the old tree by the gate, and felt the kiss which sealed her betrothal to Walter Cecil, and experienced again the thrill of exquisite happiness as she turned to go into the house; and then the bitter pain as she met her uncle at the door, with the demand that she give him up and accept the attentions of Louis Rand. Her whole nature revolted against this, and she went over the whole agonizing scene, that ended with his stating that unless she followed his bidding, the morrow would find her without a home. She lived over the torture of that night, and when the first faint streaks of the gray dawn appeared in the east, she gathered together the few little things she could really call her own, and went out from her uncle's house and had never seen him since.

"Oh, God," she moaned, "perhaps I, too, was to blame. I could have been more gentle in my speech, less hasty in my actions. I do not regret any of my sufferings, but I might have spared him some pain. Perhaps the morning will bring me light."

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Daily Bible Readings

Monday, November 25-Gen. 3:1-24.
Tuesday, November 26-Gen. 12:1-9.
Wednesday, November 27-Ex. 20:1-17.
Thanksgiving Day-II Sam. 22:1-51.
Friday, November 29-Matt. 5:17-48.
Saturday, November 30-Luke 6:39-49.

Sunday, December 1-Deut. 10:12-13; Matt. 22:37-40; Rom. 13:8-10.

Monday, December 2-Gen. 47:1-10.
Tuesday, December 3-Isa. 59:15-21.
Wednesday, December 4-Jer. 1:1-10.
Thursday, December 5-Dan. 1:1-21.
Friday, December 6-Matt. 10:1-15.
Saturday, December 7-Acts 28:1-31.
Sunday, December 8-II Kings 17:27-28.
Monday, December 9-Ex. 14:15-31.
Tuesday, December 10-Num. 6:1-12.
Wednesday, December 11-Eccles. 9:1-18.
Thursday, December 12-John 8:12-32.
Friday, December 13-Acts 5:29-42.
Saturday, December 14-Rom. 13:1-14.
Sunday, December 15-I Pet. 2:11-17.
Monday, December 16-Gen. 22:1-19.
Tuesday, December 17-Gen. 49:1-10.
Wednesday, December 18-Isa. 11:1-10.
Thursday, December 19-Jer. 23:5-8.
Friday, December 20-Luke 1:46-55.
Saturday, December 21-Acts 2:1-26.
Saturday, December 21-Acts 3:1-26.

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81 In Pittsburg: 82 In New York: 49 In Baltimore: 40 In Philadelphia: 37 In Cincinnati: 18 In Washington and 21 In Hagerstown, Md. ADDRESS, M. P. MÖLLER,

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In Some of Our Large Cities

New York.

-St. James' Church, Dr. Remensnyder, 'pastor, has received another gift, this time of $3,000, to be used toward the reduction of its mortgage debt. The donor, as in the case of the $1,000 received recentiy, is unknown to the congregation.

-The installation of Mr. Paul C. Holter as director of the new Lutheran Hospice in this city occurred in St. John's Church, Christopher street, on Thursday evening, October 10. The sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. J. J. Heischmann. Rev. Dr. J. B. Remensnyder, and Mr. Charles J. Schlegel representing Hon. Charles A. Schieren, delivered addresses. The ceremony of installation was performed by Rev. W. M. Horn, president of the Inner Mission Board. The Hospice has been located in a suitable house at 2040 Fifth avenue, at the corner of 126th street, and is expected to open by the middle of November.

-Rev. F. B. Clausen, formerly pastor of Epiphany Church, has removed from this city to Wilmington, N. C.

-In recognition of a great need, the need of direct and positive Gospel ministration among students in the great universities, the Synod of New York and New England has called Rev. Samuel G. Trexler, of Brooklyn, as students' pastor, to work with Lutheran young men at Cornell, Syracuse, Columbia, Yale and Harvard. Systematic and thorough work is planned. Philadelphia.

-Bethlehem Church, Rev. A. C. Schenck, pastor, has completed a fund of $18,000, necessary to cancel its funded debt.

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of the holy communion and a sermon by the pastor, Rev. P. A. Heilman, D. D., on "Loyalty to the Lord's House." Kansas City.

-The Swedish hospital in this city has broken ground for a new building, to be used for chapel and dormitory for nurses. Sacramento.

-The German Lutheran Church, of this city, served by Rev. Charles F. Oehler, consecrated its large and beautiful new edifice October 6. The edifice is of Gothic design, complete in every respect for modern church work. A committee of the men of the church made a canvass and secured $12,000 to complete the fund of $100,000 which represents the value of the property. The effort of the men made possible the consecration of the building free of debt. Jersey City.

-The Church of the Redeemer, Rev. John E Heindel, pastor, reconsecrated its enlarged and completed church building, October 6. The sermon was preached by Rev. H. H. Weber, D. D., general secretary of Church Extension, and many neighboring ministers participated in the ceremonies that followed. A thank offering of nearly $6,000 was made. The church property has cost about $40,000 in all. The church was organized in a store in 1898. Rev. Heindel is the only pastor the congregation has ever had.


-For the synodical year, Kountze Memorial Church, Rev. Dr. O. D. Baltzly, pastor, added 314 new members to the roll, and overran its apportionment for beneficence by $250. General.

-The Rhodes scholarship examinations for the State of Pennsylvania have just been held at Gettysburg College, under the supervision of President Granville. Candidates from all over the State were present to take the examinations, among whom five were from Gettysburg College. The winners of these scholarships will be educated in English universities at the expense of the Rhodes Foundation.

The establishment of the Stuckenberg Lectureship on Social Science in Gettysburg College has been announced in connection with a gift of $1,000 for its endowment. This is in

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honor of the late Prof. J. H. W. Stuckenberg, D. D., LL. D.

The campaign for raising $230,000 for Gettysburg College is progressing very favorably, $160,000 of which has been secured, leaving $70,000 still to be raised by July, 1913.

-The first bequest from a person outside of the Lutheran Church for the Good Shepherd Home, Allentown, Pa., came from a member of the Reformed Church, Mary Ann Spinner, of Spinnerstown, Pa. Mrs. Spinner was especially interested in the Good Shepherd Home, at Allentown, Pa., because this home takes the most needy, the most helpless orphan children, the crippled, the blind, the infant and the faithful, God-fearing old people, who, on count of some misfortune over which they had no control lost all their earthly possessions, and are now left with no relatives or friends who are able or willing to take them or pay the required admission fee to enter a home. Mrs. Spinner's gift was $500.



-Christ Church, Ellenville, N. Y., Rev. Alvin Yugel, pastor, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary October 20, 1912. 'Six of the charter members are still living.

-By the will of the late Mrs. Flora Stivenson, of Leechburg, Pa., the Home Mission Board, the Foreign Mission Board and the Church Extension Society of the General Council are jointly heirs to one-eleventh part of her estate. This is the share of a deceased daughter, and is given to the Church in her memory instead of being divided among the other ten children. Her estate will be between five and eight thousand dollars.

-Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., opened its fall session on September 4, with about 340 students enrolled in all departments.

-Rev. J. C. Jacoby, D. D., has resigned his pastorate at Boulder, Col., to accept a call to St. John's Church, Wellington, Kan. Dr. Jacoby was president of the Rocky Mountain Synod. -Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., opened September 12, with 65 new students, bringing the total enrollment up to 170.

-The seventieth anniversary of the founding of the mission at Guntur, India, was celebrated on July 31. Special meetings were held at the different stations to commemorate the occasion.

-The twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination to the gospel ministry was celebrated by Rev. Samuel E. Greenawalt, D. D., by a special sermon in the Fourth Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio, of which he is pastor. Dr. Greenawalt took this occasion to present the call, claims and compensations of the ministry.

-A home for men who are friendless and temporarily defeated in life's battle is to be established at Mansfield, Ohio, largely through the efforts of Rev. Dr. S. P. Long. A twelveroom house, on a nine-acre plot of land, northeast of the city, has been secured for the purpose, a man will be installed in charge, and good beds and meals will be given free of charge to men in need. The name "Jerruininnjer" has been coined for the home, from ideas suggested by the story of the Good Samaritan.

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-Treasurer William Pore, of the General Synod Board of Education, is in receipt of $475 as a legacy from the late G. H. Cribbs, of Indiana, Pa., to the Board.

-Mr. F. W. Petring, Mrs. Fred Rottman and Marcia Rottman, of Nebraska City, Neb., were instantly killed in the accident to the Missouri Pacific Railroad train at Fort Crook, Neb., on October 15. Mr. Fred. Rottmann was seriously injured, but is recovering.

Mr. Rottman is a prominent member of the First Church at Nebraska City, as were also his wife and her father, Mr. Petring. Marcia Rottmann was six and a half years old.

The spring convention in April will be held at Martin Luther Church, East Toledo, Ohio. Rev. William Brenner. pastor.

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S ND IN THE NEWS.-Under this heading we aim to give the fullest reports possible of all District and Local Leagues. Secretaries and other officers are earnestly solicited to send in reports and items of

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Albany .Syracuse

Pres., P. WALTER BANKER.......Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Cor. Sec., MRS. B. B. HARKER, 438 W. Queen Line,
Germantown, Philadelphia
President, REV. EUGENE E. NEUDEWITZ, Jersey City
Cor. Sec., Miss E. BUSCH, 54 Mercer St., Jersey City

Pres., J. ALEX. NELSON..
President, MURRAY S. MOIST.


.Chicago ...Chicago


.Milwaukee .........Racine

Cor. Secretary, MISS EMMA E. MAST......Zanesville LUTHER LEAGUE OF WISCONSINPresident, FRANK PAESKE, JR...... Secretary, MISS AMANDA RAPPS.. LUTHER LEAGUE OF INDIANAPresident, REV. ELMER D. S. BOYER..... .Lafayette Cor. Sec., MRS. ROSA HORN..... ..Fort Wayne LUTHER LEAGUE OF IOWAPresident, REV. H. F. MARTIN. Secretary, O. J. VILAND..

Iowa City



President, JAMES O. BERDAHL.... .Lake Preston Cor. Secretary, A. S. BRAGSTAD...... . Sioux Falls LUTHER LEAGUE OF MINNESOTAPresident, OTTO JOHNSON..


St. Paul .St. Paul

. Fremont .Hastings .Humberstone ......Galt

President, LOUIS RECKNAGEL........ .New Britain
Cor. Secretary, MISS ANNA SMITH.
President, PROF. KARL F. MILLER...Chehalis, Wash.
Cor. Sec., MISS CLARA A. GOKE.....Seattle, Wash.
President, REV. F. C. SCHULDT.
Cor. Sec., MISS HELEN Toedter.
President, F. C. HESSLER.
Cor. Sec., MISS LAURA VOLLMER................................
District Leagues in States Not Organized
President, H. R. FELLINGER..... Washington, D. C.
Cor. Sec., HARVEY A. BENNER... Washington, D. C.
Secretary, MISS GRACE STEVENSON.........
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teen Leagues in the district, with a membership of 993. Thirteen of these Leagues hold religious meetings, use the Topic cards, and six subscribe for the Luther League Review. The contributions of these Leagues amounted to $1,020.63.

The treasurer reported an income of $88.52, and the disbursements were $51.05, leaving $37.47 in the treasury.

The committee on resolutions was then appointed, as follows: Miss Marion Gray, Mr. Otto Gronau and Rev. P. J. W. Pestke.

The devotional service in the afternoon was conducted by the Rev. P. J. W. Pestke, after which a vocal duet was given by Mrs. Delbert Bradt and Mr. Frank Patten, Gloversville.

The address of the afternoon was by Rev. D. A. Wright, Stone Arabia.

After the report of the committees on credentials and resolutions, the Rev. Oscar Krauch, Albany, spoke of the national convention.

The District League subscribed $65 to the fund for entertainment of the national convention.

The following officers were elected: President, Mr. Otto Gronau, Troy; vice-president, Mr. Pearl, Utica; corresponding secretary, Mrs. C. J. Witherwax, Schenectady; recording secretary, Miss Lilian Knack, Amsterdam; treasurer, Mr. C. Ottman, Schenectady. A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Rockwell for the good and faithful work he has done during the four years he served as president of the District League.

Delegates appointed to the national convention are: Mr. C. A. Rockwell, Utica; Mr. A. Coney, Canajoharie, and Mr. C. Ottman, Schenectady. Delegates were also appointed to the State convention, to be held November 12.

A vote of thanks was extended to the members of St. James' Church for the hospitality shown the delegates and visitors.

The evening session began at 7.45 o'clock with an anthem, "Onward, Christian Soldiers," by the choir. Devotional service was in charge of Rev. Graves.

The address of the evening, "God's Call to the Young People of Today," was given by Rev. J. W. Smith, Utica.

The convention was then closed with the singing of the Luther League Rally Hymn.

Although the attendance at the morning and afternoon sessions was small, they were very enthusiastic, and much good was derived from the addresses.

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church gave a very interesting history of the League, illustrated by lantern slides. Addresses were made by Mr. Wm. C. Stoever, president of the National Luther League, and Mr. Francis C. Leupold, president of the District League. A musical program and refreshments rounded out in a fitting manner the anniversary of one of the most active Leagues in the Philadelphia District. Rev. A. C. Schenck is the pastor and Mr. Frederick A. Bernhardt is the president. Allentown District.

-The eighteenth annual convention of the Allentown District Luther League was held in Christ Church, Easton, Rev. E. E. Snyder, pastor, Wednesday, October 23, morning, afternoon and evening. The speakers for the afternoon were Rev. H. A. Kinkle, Allentown; Mrs. Raymond Higgins, Emaus; Prof. James H. S. Bossard, Allentown, and Rev. J. H. Waidelich, Sellersville. The speaker for the evening was Rev. Charles L. Fry, D. D., of Catasauquả. The morning session was devoted principally to business.

Catawissa District Luther League.

-The twenty-fourth convention of the Catawissa District Luther League was held October 3 and 4, in St. Paul's Church, Numidia, Pa., Rev. Wm. J. Masser, pastor. The convention was one of great profit. The convention theme was "The Local League." This was discussed by the speakers as follows: "The Musical Factor," Miss Sarah Woodside, Danville; "The Religious Factor," Rev. C. R. Botsford, Berwick; "The Social Factor," W. Grant Beaver, Numidia; "The Financial Factor, Miss Hazel R. Strine, Milton. Rev. George Gebhert, B. D., of Tamaqua, delivered a splendid address at the evening session upon the subject of "Our Church Schools: Their Mission and Purpose.” Officers were elected as follows: President, Rev. M. M. Dry, Aristes; vice-president, Lawrence Heddens, Washingtonville; recording secretary, Miss Laura Fahringer, Catawissa, R. D. 3; corresponding and statistical secretary, W. Grant Beaver, Numidia; treasurer, Mrs. J. D. Swanger, Milton. Delegates to the State convention were elected as follows: Rev. Wm. J. Masser, Mrs. Victor Miller, Miss Elsie Dimmick, Rev. J. L. Yonce, Mrs. J. D. Swanger. An invitation was accepted to hold the 1913 convention in Holy Trinity Church, Berwick, Rev. C. R. Botsford, pastor..

Berks County District.

-The seventy-fifth quarterly convention of the Berks District Luther League was held October 10, at the Lutheran Orphans' Home, at Topton. There were two sessions, morning and afternoon. It was one of the largest meetings

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