DECORATING THE CHURCH. Hon to Make It Look AH rat tlvo on Chil-oicn's Chil-oicn's Day. The decoraiiou of tho church on Children's Chil-dren's Day is a lnaUcr of equal importance impor-tance with it3 adnrmiii'iit at Christmas time. It is an easier ntntii:'', though, for all churches within reach of the fields or those lovely old fashioned gardens filled with spicy an?. odorous bloom. Flowers are obtainable everywhere, in June, if not from held and g.u den, at least from the florist's, with the mo.t moderate bills of the year. The work ot decorating will properly begin with tho ceiling, or, as that is not usually ornamented for a single day I $3 UWIJUWil A,li!:,Lj'il I WINDOW DECORATION. I for reasons that it is unnecessary to state, the frieze or top of the side walls. Many churches have a frieze composed of Scripture texts in large, quaint lettering letter-ing extending around the whole audience audi-ence room. A very beautifnl frieze it makes too. With a great deal of trouble, but plea.iing results, a temporary adornment adorn-ment of the same sort may be put in place for Children's Day. The letters may bo of gold, of gold edged with green, of colored paper, immortelles, flowers anything that suits the taste of those having the matter in charge. All except those made of perishable flower. can be left upon the walls a couside. able time. Suitable texts can be found in Psalms six and xxiv, as in many other places in Scripture. Their choice also will be made to suit different churches. If the letters are all of one, or, at most two, colors, their appearance will be most tasteful. If this kind of a frieze is considered impracticable, have texts lettered on the wall spaces at the front of the church. Among those to be used in this way are "The morning stars sang together," "The Lord is in his holy temple," "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord," and "His banner over me was love." If there are two broad enough spaces, one on each side of the pulpit, put on- one side, "I am the light of the world," and on the other, "In thy light shall we see light." These words will be used appropriately when the suggestions sugges-tions for a programme with the theme. "Jesus, the Light of the World," an USed.- f ' . If a church canafford the expense, a most beautiful additiontoalt"titr--tion will be a series of gas jets, the pipe of which is bent into the form of a cross or a star. It is to be fastened high against the wall back of the pulpit, and after the connection with the other pipes is once made the church will own a means of decoration that will not wear out and that can be used for every occasion. oc-casion. The spaces between the windows, if plain, can be occupied by floral or evergreen ever-green crosses. The windows will lend themselves to all kinds of decoration, which will of course be in tho hands of Sunday school pupils. A single class may take charge of u window, or the superintendent may appoint a committee commit-tee for each. If the windows are deep set, a sort of screen or veil can be hung bef oro each one and fastened to the wall It is to be made by draping smilax, Egyptian asparagus or any soft green trailing stuff, so that the window can be dimly seen through it. If this is pre- ALTAR DECORATION. pared on Saturday, some fresh flowers may he effectively inserted on Sunday as late as possible before tUa church is to be seen. This green veil may haug half way down the windows, so as not to shut out too much light,. or it may be made to represent a deep lambrequin by being looped up in the center. The habit in Episcopal churches of dressing the altar with only white flowers flow-ers is a beautiful one. which, other denominations de-nominations miglt po.py uia,ss colored blossoms anywhere eUs in the place, but leave th pulpit and altar pure white and green. Potted plants are best for altar decorations. Dark effect made by a group of palms is relieved by callas in luxuriant bloom. The font may be entirely en-tirely surrounded by white flowers and the altar rail trimmed with them. In a mission Sunday school one year every child was given, on some special occasion, a plant in a pot. The little ones were to tend the plants with care that should make them grow their best and bring them on another celebration day to the public exercises, loaning them for the evening. The plan was a great success. Most of the pots were brought six months afterward by their proud owners, some of the plants being in full bloom and all thrifty and large. Each pot was marked when brought and set in full sight of the audience.