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Good Effect of Citizens' Battis
With the Snow.
Gave Slacker an Opportunity to Sc?
Himself as Others See Him
Also Helped Realization of
What War Means.
(By GEORGE E. BOWEN, of the Viv
It took a lot of backache and blis
ters and frostbite to clear this snow
boi nd western world of drifted ob
struction, making it safe for travel,
secure for the daily affairs of life.
Those two irreat January storms
created a desperate situation-one
thal had to be hint and overcome.
Everybody suddenly had the same
idea-a strong shovel, a willing heart
and a cheerful disposition.
There was nothing else to do.
We had to be free.
Ami we were.
Every patriot in the middle west
who had a shovel and a backbone got
out and used them.
Lot lines didn't count, for we were
fighting a common enemy.
The shoveling spirit thrilled us, en
masse-no one stopped to be saluted
or introduced-no one stopped to
theorize-no oue claimed exemption or'
superiority. We just asserted our
right of way-and dog it.
So? here is freedom-to go or come.
It was a great lesson in united ac
tion, a convincing example of the soli
darity of human interest, a reassuring
experience in loyalty to the cause of
common welfare. It was an American
The slacker was thoroughly un
stacked when he saw his neighbor
shoveling off his walk.
It was a worth-while storm.
Men met eich other in these neigh
borhood trenches with a new expres
sion in their eyes-? new feeling in
Over the wfcite-blocked barricades
of snow, head high and miles in length,
they were seeing those reddened, sand
bagged walls in Belgium. Seeing loyal
bayonets shoveling humanity's way to
freedom through storm-crushed Flan
ders. Seeing braver patriots than
themselves struggling manfully against
Alpine avalanches of steel and bliz
zards of fire, that the home-paths of
mankind be not obstructed forever by
any brutal drifts of hate or selfishness.
The roar of the Arctic terror these
neighbors knew when the storm broke
upon their unpreparedness was as
nothing to the scream of shelis and the
thunder of artillery they are hearing
now in those trenches across the sea
and in their souls.
They have realized in a small, blood
less way the meaning of war-war that
Is a perpetual offensive storm, instead
of an occasional one in January.
When men meet in these snow
trenches of the West, there's only one
comment: "We've got to help them
And they mean it-as they meant
every shovelful of snow they threw out
of their paths of peace and content
Some great blessings come thickly
Big Storm Recalled.
Just thirty years ago In January, ?
the worst storm in the history of the
United States weather bureau raged
over tho central West, taking a toll of
more than '?(X) lives and killinc: thou
sands of farm animals. "Old-timers"
asserted there had been a storm of
equal. If not worse proportions, in 1S?0,
but there are no definite records on the
first storm, and it is known to have
been more locally confined than the
"great storm of 'SS." The storm origi
nated in Nebraska and extended to
central Iowa and Wisconsin eastward
and to the Montana line on the west.
The temperature was about freezing
when the storm started, hut bj' the
next morning it had dropped to 54 de
grees below zero in South Dakota.
Grand Forks, N. D., reported a tem
perature of 52 degrees below, while at
Sioux City. Ia., it was 2S below. Near
Mitchell. S. D., a farmer and his son
were unable to reach the .house five
rods distant before the boy was frozen
How They Lived in Early Days.
Men and women who are com
plaining that the increasing cost of
food staples is making the purchase
of some luxuries beyond their means
should read the account of the priva
tions which the people of medieval
England had to suffer, notes a corre
spondent. They lived without sugar
until the thirteenth century, without
coal uutil the fourteenth, without but
ter on their bread until the fifteenth,
without tobacco until the sixteenth,
and potatoes until the sixteenth,
without tea, coffee and soap until
the seventeenth,, without umbrellas,
lamps and puddings until the eight
eenth, without trains, telegrams, gas,
matches and chloroform until the nine
Pigeon a War Hero.
The feat of Napoleon's A. D. C., who
galloped up with a message in the
press of battle, and being asked: "You
are wounded?" replied, "Pardon, sire,
I om dead," and fell lifeless, has been
equaled by an army pigeon. Thia
pigeon Hew home with one of its legs
shot away, only to fall dead on the loft
floor. But its message, almost driven
into its body by the shot, saved the
lives of hundreds of men.-From'the
European Edition of the New York
The Safety of
By REV. B. B. SUTCLIFFE
Extension Department, Moody Bible
1 Institute, Chicago
TKXT-"U'hen I cry unto thee then shall
mine enemies turn back: liais I know;
for God is for me.-Ps. 56:9.
David? the sweet singer of Israel,
has set down for us in the expression
of his own emo
tions and expe
riences tho heart
of the believer's
comfort and assur
ance. Tlie Psalms
contain the voice
cf the spiritual
life of one who
with God in the
midst of a world
opposed to him.
In the above text
there is much of
comfort and as
surance for thc
one beset by the
foes of righteous
ness and truth.
The Need of Safety.
This psalm declares in the second
verse "they be many that fight against
me" and this is echoed hy every Chris
tian's heart The world with its in
finite variety of subtle temptations,
adding huge stores of fuel to the pride
of life, appealing In such crafty ways
of the Christian's natural self; the
flesh with Its never-ending tug and
pull drawing one in multitudinous
ways to its desires and the devil with
his unnumbered wiles and devices
leading into the avenues which appear
so good and even religious, which yet
are the paths toward death. Numer
ous indeed are the hosts of enemies.
Malignant too these enemies are offer
ing no quarter, showing no mercy but
as this psalm says they "would daily
swallow me up." They are as persist
ent as they are numerous and malig
nant. There is no respite from theil
attacks; they are "fighting daily," con
tinually. Surely there is need of safetj
for the Christian in the midst of these
The Time of Safety.
Our text says "when I cry unto thea, j
then shall mine enemies turn back."
In his desire to teach us the Lord j
seems to permit us to go on fighting j
with our own strength, struggling with j
our weakness, striving to win in the j
unequal strife until we come one of old
to the end of self and self's power and
cry "0 wretched man that I am." But
while he permits this, it is only that he
may lift us up in victory and makes
us superior to all the attacks however
bitter and hard pressed they may be.
It has been well said that "the end
of self .is God s beginning" for "when
I am weak then am I strong" Strong
no longer in the power of my own res
olutions and the force of my will, but
strengthened with the might of the
God who is omnipotents When the
Christian comes to the end of self,
with bis back to the wall and with a
realization of Ids insufficiency, then
he cries to the almighty one and finds
swift deliverance from all his foes.
The Certainty of Safety.
The psalmist has had sufficient ex
perience to be assured that this is no
mere pious and beautiful thought but
out of the furnace of personal history
Comes th?.- frlatl confidant rin^iny cry
"this I know." The Christian need
not merely hope for safety with the
uncertainty of human hope, but with
thc Divine assurance founded on the
immutability of tho eternal power of
Ged. "If God be for us who can be
against us," is the Apostle's word in
Romans 8:31. Beyond peradventure,
without the shadow of doubt the Chris
tian may know that when he cries
unto the Lord, then will his enemies
turu back. Not merely because he is
u good man, not because he is a spe
cial favorite with high heaven, not
because he has some special inlluence
with God but because God has said,
"I will never leave thee, I will never
fail thee." Relyiug therefore on tho
omnipotent power and the unbreak
able promise of the Almighty God he
can say "I know."
The Cause of Safety.
The cause or reason of the believer's
safety does not depend on the believ
er's own strength nor ability, but in
the simple fact that God ls for him.
God was fer him v^hen Christ died for
him upon the cross. The less is al
ways included in the greater and "He
that spared not his own son, but de
livered bim up, for us all, how shall
he not with him freely give us all
things?" Rom. 8:32.
God was for the believer when
Christ died, he was for the believer
when salvation was bestowed, he was
for him when he was brought into the
family of God and being now one of
the father's children in Christ, God
will be for him in the time of danger
to provide safety from all his enemies.
Oh, that the children of God might
learn to believe "when I cry unto thee
then will mine enemies turn back:
this I know ; for God is for me."
Bond of Sympathy.
To be real, and yet trustful-sober,
yet full cf hope in our views and an
ticipations of life-ls one secret means
of conformity to the mind and will of
God. And such a temper of soul has
the further unspeakable blessing, that
it connects our life with the lifo of
our Lord, and forces a bond of sym
pathy and union Rith hlrn,--Bey. T. T.
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