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Confessors should have uttered not a word inconsistent with the purest principles of republicanism; nay, that they even asserted to the face of the Emperor their rights to resist such laws as they deemed sinful. Their views were broad and statesmanlike, because they were founded upon the Word of God. They spoke as men who had no favors to ask, and no fears to cloud their views. Honesty of purpose, sincerity of conviction, and solemn responsibility. breathe through all their utter
Their eye being single, their whole body was full of light. To cherish their memory is a sacred duty; to walk in their footsteps, a noble ambition; and to be guided by
ington, D. C.; Mr. L. A, Anderson, actuary of the Insurance Commission of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., and Henry W. Harter, LL. D., Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Canton, Ohio.
All ses ons of convention, except the Grand Rally, will be held in St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 166 Central
Rev. Oscar Krauch, pastor. This church is very commodious. The Grand Rally will be held in Harmanus Bleecker Hall, the largest auditorium in Albany.
The first session will be held in St. John's Church, Tuesday, November 12, at 8 p. m., William C. Stoever, Litt. D., president of the
their sentiments is to be saved from error, Luther League of America, presiding. At this and grounded in the truth of God.”
session the biennial address of the president Among the subjects for presentation at the will be delivered, and Dr. Jacob Fry, professor convention are: "Religious Sanction of Gov
in Mt. Airy Seminary, will address the conernment," "Serving the State Serving God,"
vention. At the conclusion of this session a “Lutheranism Vindicated in American Liber
reception will be tendered the delegates. ty,” “Citizenship a Doctrine of the Church,"
The last session of the convention will be “The Duty of Christian Citizenship,” “The Training of Young Men for Citizenship," and
the Grand Rally. This will be held in Har“The Lutheran Church's Historic Duty to the
manus Bleecker Hall. Special music is being Present.” Among the speakers so far secured
provided for this session. The music for this are Revs. Jacob Fry, D. D., L. H. D., of Mt.
occasion will be in charge of Prof. Fred. W. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa.; David A. Davy, of
Kerner, of the Albany Musical Association. Unity Church, Chicago; C. Armand Miller, It is probable there will be an orchestra of D. D., of St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia; fifty pieces at this session. A prominent LuMr. Lewis Larson, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., sec- theran layman has been invited to deliver the retary to “The Committee on Claims,” Wash- address.
Music will be a feature of this convention. The music for the first night will be furnished by the choir of the Church of the Redeemer, under the direction of Miss H. Gainsley. The music for the second night will be furnished by the choir of the Convention Church, under the direction of Mr. John N. Schilling. The Grand Rally music will be rendered by a chorus of three hundred voices, under the direction of Professor Kerner. Among the selections to be rendered by this chorus are "Folk Song of the Netherlands” and "Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives.”
After the convention small parties of delegates and visitors who may desire to visit the electrical works, U. S. Gun Foundry, shirt and collar factories, bell foundry and other manufacturing establishments will be conducted by guides, selected from the Leagues of Albany, to the various points of interest. Lake George is four hours by rail from Albany, Saratoga is one hour by rail, Montreal is about eleven hours by rail, and the Adirondack Mountains from two and a half to five hours, according to points desired to be reached, from Albany. Boston and New York City are within easy traveling distance of Albany.
Hotel “Stanwix Hall” has been selected as convention headquarters. It is only about two minutes' walk from the railroad station. Special hotel rates have been secured.
Delegates to the convention will register at St. John's Church on arriving. The church can be reached by taking an Allen street or West Albany car from in front of the Union Station, or a West City Line car.
The LUTHER LEAGUE REVIEW will publish a Convention Number, containing a full report of the proceedings of this convention. Subscriptions for this number of The REVIEW should be sent to The LUTHER LEAGUE REVIEW, Post Office Box 876, New York City.
Credential blanks may be obtained from Rev. C. K. Hunton, Statistical Secretary, Salem, Va. Delegates to the convention are expected and required to present properly certified credentials.
Spocial Information Arrangements will be made to look after mail at the Bureau of Information at St. John's Church. Mail should be addressed : "Care of Luther League of America, St. John's Church, 166 Central Avenue, Albany, N. Y." Be sure that you have a return card on your letters.
St. Peter's, Rev. Herman Liebich.
First Lutheran, Rev. C. W. Leitzell, D. D., Pine and Lodge streets. Rensselaer, Rev. Giles Schumann.
Hotols Stanwix Hall, Luther League Convention Headquarters (European plan), 487 Broadway. Single rooms, $1.50; two in room, $2.
Ten Eyck, 887 State street. Single room, $2 upward; room with bath, $3 upward; two in room, $1 extra.
The Hamilton, 38 State street. Single room with bath, $2 upward; two in room with bath, $3 upward.
The New Kenmore, 76 North Pearl street, Single room, $2; two in room, $3.
Keeler's, 482 Broadway (for men only). Single rooms, 75 cents and $1; two in room with bath, $1.50 and $3. Keeler's Annex.
Rooms for two with bath, $2.
The Wellington, 136 State street. Single room, $1 upward; two in room, $2.
The Gainsborough, 126 State street. Single room, $1 ; two beds in room, $1 cach.
Y. W. C. A., 5 Lodge street (for ladies only). Single and double rooms, 50 and 75 cents.
The above hotels recommended by the Convention Committee are on the European plan, and, excepting the Wellington, all have restaurants connected with them. There are numerous restaurants where meals can be secured at reasonable rates.
Reservations may be secured at any of these hotels or approved boarding houses on application to pastors mentioned above.
Her Situation, Famous Evonts and Luthor Loague Activitios MONG American cities, Albany keeps a We are especially interested in these fea
unique position. For centuries it has tures of Albany because of the tenth biennial been regarded, and now, in its two hundred convention of the Luther League of America, and ninety-seventh year, it is still known as to be held in this beautiful city in November. the "gateway of the West." Through all of About thirty Leagues are interested in makthe days of colonial history it was regarded ing this convention a signal success. as the capital of the Province. In 1685, when The convention church is St. John's German the Indian tribes occupying all that vast terri- Lutheran. It has the largest League in tory from the Potcmac River to Lake Ontario were summoned to meet the whites to arrange a treaty of peace, by common consent Albany was the rendezvous of two thousand savages who attended that conference. Albany, during the revolutionary war, was unquestionably the key of the situation. In his address at the centennial celebration in Schuylerville, Governor Seymour said: “It was the design of the British in the campaign of 1777 to capture the commanding system of mountains and valleys of which the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk was the center. Their fleets and armies, and their savage allies, were to follow their converging lines to Albany, and there strike the decisive blow."
As the place most convenient for delegates, Albany was subsequently selected as the meeting point of the representatives from Maryland to New Hampshire in the convention presided over by Benjamin Franklin, which led to the founding of the United States. In 1807 it was at Albany that steamboat navigation was first practically demonstrated. 1816 it was here the convention was held which resulted in the construction of the Erie Canal. In 1830 the first successful steam railroad was operated between Albany and Schenectady. During the year 1831 Prof. James Henry first operated electric telegraphy in the Albany Academy. and Albany was among the first cities where electricity was used for street lighting. It has been the pioneer city in many of the movements of the century, and she has now asserted her claims to stand among progressive business communities. As a business center Albany has exceptional transportation
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH. facilities. There leave Albany every day 158
Where convention sessions will be held; the church
which has the largest Luther League in America. passenger trains and over 250 freight trains.
Albany has expended immense sums on her America. Its active membership is over 500. public parks. Among her adornments is Cal- During the past few years this League has verly's celebrated statue of Burns, and the given to the church and paid for a new $3,500 Kings fountain, “Moses Smiting the Rock,” by organ. It has paid $11,000 to equip the church James Rhind.
with electric light fixtures. Ever since the
election of the general secretary, this League has been a regular contributor to the general secretary salary fund.
The League of Emmanuel Church has been especially active along social lines. Trinity Church has been strong factor in holding the young people in active church membership.
In the general work of the League, the Albany societies have taken their share.
Among the early prominent workers was the late A. Ç. Close, the first treasurer of the Luther League of America, whose earnest work still bears fruits. Two New York Stato presidents have come from this territory, one State convention has been entertained in Albany, and the societies in Albany were especially active in the organization of the Albany and Susquehanna District Leagle.
Lutheran Men for the Ministry
BY DR. G. H. GERBERDING. O you know that there are considerably Let the Luther League of America, and
more than one thousand vacant pulpits every individual League, and every League in the Lutheran Church in America? And leader, and every Leagle member begin a what of the thousand new English missions campaign for seeking and winning such prosthat ought to be started? The dearth is ap- pective men. If we can get the whole Luther palling. There is a crisis upon us. No other League we'll get the boys and men for the Church has such opportunities. Open doors ministry. But don't forget to pray. Only then face us and invite us at every turn.
can it be a campaign of education, of evanfail because we have no ministers to enter in gelization, of inspiration. and build up congregations for our dear Church?
Our League Colors in a New Rolo Why this startling state of affairs? Pray
DYRET. CHARLES L. FRY, D.D. ye the Lord of the harvest that He send
Little did we dream, when adopting the laborers. Pray, in the home, in the closet, in
well known black, red, white, blue and gold the League at every meeting, in the Sunday of the Luther coat of arms
our cherschool, in the church at every service.
ished League colors, that we would live to see Lack of prayer. Lack of spirituality. This the day when the monster Chinese Empire, is our sin. This threatens our ruin.
dating back to prehistoric times in its origin, Why this threatening condition?
and embracing one man out of every four on Prayerless preachers, worldly preachers, this round earth among its subjects, would bewhining and complaining preachers, whining come a republic, and without pausing to conand groaning and croaking because their sala- sider whether we had a prior claim, would be ries are so small. It is not true.
so enamored of the striking combination of consecrated, tactful, hard-working ministe: our Luther League colors, as being the finest never suffers. Compare the average you g ensign on earth, ds to adopt it bodily for their teacher, lawyer, doctor, journalist, clerk. A flag. Thus the hideous old dragon of the few get the large salaries. For the great ma- former flag is consigned to well-deserved objority beginnings are hard, income scant, dis- livion, with all the heathenish cruelty of which appointments many and bitter. But the true it was the fit emblem, and these simple, beauminister of Christ has compensations and re- tiful colors are happily substituted. The black wards that are better than money. To be per- represents Thibet, the red represents the origmitted to spend every day serving Christ and inal provinces, called "China proper," the humanity, to do good every day, to be a com- white stripe is for Turkestan, the blue is for forter, a helper, a bringer of abiding peace and Mongolia and the gold is for Manchuria. God joy—this is better than money. This demands grant that these new colors, which we Luther cultured, gifted, high-minded men;
Leaguers love to associate with the spiritual spiritual power; leaders of thought; leaders of quality which each of them betokens, may be men; men of vision; men of influence; men of a prophecy of the not far distant day when the great hearts; men who can look their Saviour four hundred millions of Chinese men, women in the face and say, "Lord, Thou knowest all and children shall rejoice with us in a comthings. Thou knowest that I love Thee." mon Gospel and a common banner.
(Continued from June Number.) CHAPTER II.
Bible. This was done to impress the words of THE NEW SOCIETY,
the verse upon each one's mind, and make it N Sunday morning Dr. Carroll stated to easier for the verse to be remembered. Then
a special musical number was given and a poem would be organized that afternoon in the read bearing upon the topic. League room, and it was earnestly hoped and Paul then brought his blackboard to view, desired that all the children of the congrega- on which he had drawn a bookcase, and in it tion, between the ages of seven and fourteen, placed all the books of the Bible. He told the age limits for members, should be present. them that they should have a special drill each
“We have a leader," he concluded, “who will meeting, learning the books of the Bible in be very happy to welcome each and every one their order, and after that the Sundays of the of you, and I can truly say that I believe him Church year, and many other interesting, as fully competent to undertake the duties and well as instructive things. responsibilities of the office. Paul Cecil is our For the regular topic discussion, he divided Junior League leader."
the members according to ages, and giving a Paul had given a great deal of study to the division to each helper the lesson was presubject and had outlined a plan along which he sented. Meanwhile, the treasurer collected the had decided to proceed. He knew that the funds. In a conference with Dr. Carroll it was leader is not necessarily born so, but is made decided to take a penny collection each meetso by his education. He was wise enough to ing rather than have dues. Some might stay know that, in dealing with children, one must away if they were expected to pay a stipulated have an unfailing stock of patience, and be sum each month, while the penny collection willing to learn from them. He had selected would keep no one away, and probably swell several assistants to help him, among them
the fund faster than dues. After the presenbeing an excellent pianist.
tation of the lesson, by a carefully prepared Only about twenty of the little folks came list of questions Paul brought out the main around the first afternoon, but he was satis- points and endeavored to fix them upon their fied. The first thing Paul did was to tell
minds. them what he expected to do, and that he After this they sang the “Rally Hymn" and wanted each one to have some particular work,
“Onward, Christian Soldiers," marching so each one would have a personal interest in around the room. The meeting was then the League. He permitted them to elect offi- closed with a little prayer in concert and the cers from among their own number, the offi- Lord's Prayer. cers to serve for one month. To Dorothy's Every one present seemed much pleased with great joy she was elected the first president. the meeting and promised to be on hand the This was especially pleasing to Paul, for he following Sunday, and also promised to bring immediately foresaw the advantage of having one or more of their little friends with them. the first president so near to him. He felt After most of the children had gone Dr. that he could put things in working order so
Carroll said: "Paul, you have certainly found much more quickly. A vice-president, a sec- your line of work.” retary and a treasurer, with committees to so- "I hope so," he replied soberly. licit new members and to look after any that "It was fine," Dr. Carrol continued; "you joined and then fell away, and to visit sick have your plans exceedingly well laid, and if members, were also elected. The officers oc- it is not a success I will not believe it your cupied chairs in front of the society. Paul fault.” conducted the opening service, which con
"Please do not flatter me, Dr. Carroll,” he sisted in singing a hymn and the regular Sun- said, day school service up to the Psalm, which was "I do not mean to flatter you at all. You repeated in concert. The president then of- know how you want to proceed and you evifered the prayer, this being selected or pre- dently have the love of every child present this pared for each meeting by Paul, after which afternoon, and that is more than half of the the secretary called the roll, each member battle.” responding with the same verse from the "I am certainly much more interested than