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York District.

-The Luther League of Wrightsville is growPhiladelphia District.

ing in numbers and spiritual strength. On -The Luther League of the Church of the

June 23 a birthday party was given the presiHoly Communion was reorganized on Tuesday

dent of the League, Mr. Caleb Drenning. The evening, May 21, with 35 members. The fol

members of the Luther League gave him a lowing officers were elected: President, F. C.

handkerchief shower. He received seventy-eight Leupola; vice-president, Louise Himmelreich;

handkerchiefs, and the children of the society secretary, R. M. Keller; and treasurer, Florence Fischer.

presented him with twenty-eight carnations,

one for each year. These gifts were a true Northeastern District.

index of the high regard in which Mr. Dren-The semi-annual convention of the Luther

ning is held. To him the Luther League largely Leagues of the Northeastern District was held,

owes its success. on Thursday, May 23, 1912, in Holy Trinity

The evening of June 30 was devoted to a Church. Scranton, and was attended by a large

patriotic meeting. The church was tastefully delegation, consisting of 70 pastors and dele

decorated with Luther League colors.

The engates and 15 visitors.

tire service was conducted by young men. A The morning session opened at 10 o'clock, chorus of twelve young men sang. with Rev. C. C. Miller, of Honesdale, in charge

INDIANA of the opening services. The session was de

---The Luther League of St. Mark's Church, voted to the regular routine of business. The

at Batesville, gave an entertainment on the first topic, "What Are We Doing for Our Con

evenings of April 18 and 20, at which about $85 firmants?" was discussed by Prof. J. J. Koehler,

was raised. On the evening of May 14 this of St. Jo..n's League, Honesdale. The discus

League elected the following officers to serve sion which followed occupied so much time that

for one year: President, Mr. Roy Johanning; the second topic could not be treated until the

vice-president, Miss Hilda Goyert; secretary, afternoon session. The ladies of the church

Miss Edna Richter; treasurer, Miss Carrye served dinner in the basement of the church.

Richter; organist, Mr. Edward Timmerman. The afternoon session opened at 2 o'clock, with Rev. J. A. Bender, of Scranton, in charge


Chicago District. of the devotional services. The topic which was

-A surprise service was given by the Luther laid over from the morning session was taken

League in honor of Rev. Knudtens' twentieth up, "What Are We Doing for the Stranger?"

anniversary as pastor of St. Simon's Church, on This was assigned to St. Mark's League, Scran

Wednesday evening, June 5, 1912. After the ton, and was discussed by Miss Augusta Barth. Rev. George Drach, of Philadelphia, made re

speeches Rev. Knudtens was presented by the

League with a Luther League watch charm. marks,

He was also presented with twenty roses from The third and last topic was assigned to St.

the Women's Aid Society. The Luther Leaguers Peter's League, of Pittston. It

was, "The

have been leaders in many of the church's Luther League Topics,” treated ably by Mr.

affairs. Twelve members of this League are J. P. Kuschel. A very interesting discussion

subscribers to the Review. followed. The delegates to the national conyention, at

WISCONSIN Albany, to be held November 12, 13, 14, are as --The semi-annual business meeting of the follows: Rev. L. D. Ulrich, Wilkesbarre; Luther League of Stoughton was held in the P. Walter Banker, State president, Wilkesbarre. Sunday school room of the church, in April. Alternates, A. 0. Kleeman, Esq., Wilkesbarre; The following officers were elected: President, J. P. Kuschel, Pittston.

Helmer Swenson; vice-president, Gilda MidtThe officers of the District League are: Presi- bon; secretary, Minda

Johnson; treasurer, dent, John Griener, Scranton; vice-president, Louis Rutlin. Other business of importance George Ripple, Honesdale; recording secretary, was then transacted, after which refreshments Sophia Ecker, Wilkesbarre; corresponding secre- were served and a social time was had. On the tary, Violet R. Schmaltz, Pittston; treasurer, evening of May 10 this Luther League gave its Martin Rau, Wilkesbarre; statistician, Carl annual reception to the confirmation class. This Meinck, Scranton.

is an annual event in the League, when the The evening session opened at 7.30 o'clock, newly confirmed are invited to become .memwith Rev. J. Fred Stolte, of Gouldsboro, Pa., in bers of the League and given an idea what charge of the opening vesper services. The Luther League work is. An excellent address address of the evening was delivered by Rev. was given by Secretary L. M. Kuhns, who was Nathan R. Melhorn, Philadelphia, his subject at that time visiting Wisconsin Leagues. The being "Lutheranism and Americans."

address was very interesting and instructive.






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with October 31. Thanksgiving is appointed 2–Tuesday, the day of Mary's visitation of by the President on the last Thursday of the Elizabeth.

old church year. 4–Thursday, 136th anniversary, of the

THE SAFE AND SANE FOURTH Idea. adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It is impossible to tell how much good has 7-Fiith Sunday after Trinity.

been accomplished by the celebration of our 14--Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

national birthday in a wise and careful way. 21-Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

The money that could be literally burned, the 25--St. James' Day.

precious lives, eyes and hands that miglit have 28-Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

been destroyed, and the valuable property that Interesting events of July: 1 (1863), the would have been ruined, are being saved more battle of Gettysburg begun. 2 (1881), the at- and more every year. Now that we have fine

President Garfield. 3 (1775), picture shows and many other suitable forms Washington took command of the American of real enjoyment, we can easily afford to lay army; (1898), Cervera's feet destroyed at aside the Chinese firecracker, the dangerous Santiago, Cuba. 4 (1519), Luther's disputation revolver and the deafening dynamite bomb, with John Eck at Leipsic. 6 (1373), birth and and apply ourselves to better things. (1415) burning of John Huss. 13 (324), de- It is only after toil and real effort that true feat of Licinius at Adrianople, by Constan- rest can be said to come. In order to have a tine. 14 (1789), outbreak of the French Revo- true and noble Christian life we must have lution. 15 (1622), first Lutherans arrive in clean thoughts to begin with. New York. 19 (1870), opening of the Franco- Better be a half hour early than a half minGerman War. 21 (1861), the first battle of uite too late. Bull Run. 27 (1866), the Atlantic telegraph Boys and girls, pray do not spoil or mutilate completed.

a church book by writing in it, tearing out its Interesting little papers could be prepared leaves, or bending over the corner of a leaf. upon these subjects, if each is referred to "Don't put off a bit of work. Do it now! some writer. These could be read during the For it will not pay to shirk. Do it now! meetings by their authors.

If you want to fill a place,

And be useful in the race, It is wise to memorize as much as possible Simply try your work to face. Do it now!" the best selections of sacred prose or poetry

---Farrington. that we can find.

"All passions are good if we master them." It is excellent practice to recite these at

---Rousseau. meetings of the League. This will give us

"To be just and kind to all living beings is confidence and suggest to our minds many

the sum of human duty. To be good and do beautiful and useful thoughts, for after years

good is the gist of religion.”—Dohony. during life.

If Christ, the Son of God, is life everlastIn committing a thought to memory, do it

ing, then to accept and confess Christ is to thoroughly. Do not be satisfied with partly possess the life everlasting. All that we need perfect knowledge, but be able to quote it

is faith; a faith that is proven by works. exactly. There is great advantage in having a League note book, so that, if you meet a

Book Reviews good idea or helpful hint, you can jot it down The Wartburg Publishing House, 623 South and refer to it at any time.

Ilabash avenue, Chicago, have published "A Always have your preparations ready, if Token of Your Confirmation," a booklet corpossible, at least one day in advance of the responding to their previous baptismal and meeting of the Juniors.

marriage booklets. It is most tastefully decoIt is always well to observe the seasons and rated and contains, in addition to pages for days of the year, if we can. The Harvest certificate and memory verse, matter which is l'estival may be held appropriately at any time suggestive to confirmants. We commend it to during the summer. The Reformation and pastors. The price is 25 cents; $2.40 per Home Mission cause are usually connected dozen. It is also published with German text.


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(Continued from page 15.) Revation and character are similar in any re. Stects and dissimilar in

The two cling 10gether-ne cannot have one without the other and each is continually in funcing the other. Both develop as our other physical and spiritual powers grow and are essential necessities in making a complete man. Botli are continually exposed to the material influences, leading tirst in one direction and then in another.

But reputation and character do not always work in unison. Reputation is dependent entirely upon i hv. sical factors, while character is dependent upon spiritua! factors. I man's reputation is what people think him to be. It is the world's estimation of hin, Every one is at liberty to judge it. It may be good in the sight of some and entirely different in the sight of others. It may be bettered or damaged, as the cas may be, by certain frivolous attairs that in the end have no significant value. But such is not the case with character. I man's character is his real moral condition. It is the light in what his Creator views hin. No earthly being can penetrate into its ver secrets nor judge as to his real condition. have our opinions Couc.rning it, but we cannot utter them with the asurance of exactness. It is myst riously developed by the secret words, thoughts and deeds that we ourselves are responsible for whether they be for good or evil. We alone have the power of forming our characters. If ve harm them it is duis to ou out inisdoings only and not to those of others. Thus we begin to see that character is the more ini lortant of the two. Yet a man's reputation is ier ilecesarani nust not be overlooked. Our action 6111 associates intuence the nature of it. The

Pre liminary ters to success that we take depend en tirely on the world's estimation of uis.

When we a 10-111911 we have to be referred to some acquaint

10" a recommendation efore will be ac Ceted.

llowever, character may cestroy re uitto but reputation can never destroy character.

But the question arises, how are we to obtain a Evo character and how are we to tell when we really hise obtallied such high ideals? In the first place

m'ist lave a thorough knowledge of nature, we must un pratand life in its true ligit. Then it is that we can see human sinfulness and strive to reform it Bitli ne "I:elligence, Tlus in turn can be done by gainn a thorough knou ledge of the Bible and obIsinuga tu conception of its meaning Many les

0 <1 tright throughout His Word which informs 119 of the manner to live. The petitions set forth are 1.'111e111n. He read then and hardly realize that th: y rae bean on our topic. The task seems hard 10 acconinh. but we see that it is our foremost duty of infe tu obrain and preserve the highest sol. Our (rtar demands such duties from 125 and our natures ved for them. Many obstacles may confront 1:s in such a pursuit, but we can always tind a means to overcoire them. Discouragement may presy hard

11 zii siles, but if our efforts are sustained withi sinccre and faithful zeal the results of our labors cannot he huden, to the ictory be faithfully won.

Then followed a discussion of the tpic by varionis delegates present.



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Seventh Session The risper services of the last session of the convention was conducted by Mr. J. T. Frank Laughner, Whitestown. After a beautiful anthem by the choir, Rev. Luther M. Kuhns, general secretary of the Luthier League o America, Omaha, Neb., gave the address for the evening on “Making Good."

After singing the grand old rally hymn the session adjourned. Thus ended one of the most successful conventions of the State of Iudiana.

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