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Family I laswwBwzrannfaBWBB^^ THE CONQUEROR. My life I bring thee, Saviour, And yield it up to thee; Thou art my Lord and Master! Thou hast the right to be! ,n pity thou hast sought me? A sinner, wretched, lost! i"o peace thy grace has brought me? But, oh! the cost! the cost! Far out upon life's desert Thou heardest the woeful cry of a soul sad, forsaken? Helpless?ready to die! I hou didst forsake tho glory That rested on thy throne? My soul repeat the story! Tell what the Lord hath done! In Bethlehem's rude manger, In stall where kine were fed, Seeking for me thou, Saviour, Didst fill an infant's bed. Iii Jewish town and city, On Galilean plain, Thou didst dwell with the lowly That thou man's soul mightest gain. To publicans and sinners, Where sins and sorrows pressed. Thou wentest teaching, saving? That lost ones might be blessed! but, oh! the Great Atonement! My soul, how could it be That Christ the Lord of glory Should die for thee! for thee! Didst thou pass through the darkness Of sad Gethsemane? Didst thou thy dear life ofTer Upon Golgotha's tree? Did thy soul bear the burden? The dreadful curse of sin? Jesus "by this sign conquer!" In me thy work begin! When I behold thee, Saviour, For me thus bending low? One prayer?one prayer I utter, "Make me thy grace to know!" "O Jesus! who didst suffer To make thy people free; Forgive, transform and blesB me! Let me thy servant be!" ?Addison. A BLOOD-RED RED CROSS. During the retreat of the army from Mons, a lieutenant was left to round up the stragglers and bring them in touch with the main body. Whilst doing this he came on a little French village, and leaving his men on the outskirts, crossed the paved market square and entered the municipal hall, where one hundred wounded soldiers were being cared for by a number of Red Cross nurses. The superintendent was tending a dying lad, who in those last dread moments was startled by the scream of a shrapnel shell from the advancing German army, which buried itself in the adjoining building. "Will they come here, nurse?" he faltered. "No," said the nurse; "this, you know, is a Red Cross hospital; it's all right." "There's nothinrr T />?? ^ T B * v-ax. uvj iur yuu, nurse, i suppose!" *aid the young officer, as he turned to leave the place. "When he had closed the door, she suddenly ran out after him and said: "You must help me. *1 forgot. There's the pole and the cord, hut we have no Red Cross flag. The Germans will soon begin firing on us, and they PRESBYTERIAN OF THE SC leadings | won't know it's a hospital; so you must somehow fix up a flag before you go." lie thought a moment, and said as he turned back: "Give me a white sheet and some of the bandages you have been using for the stanching of their wounds." She gave him what he asked. He laid the sheet on the ground, smeared the bandages across it in the form of a cross, dipping them in the pools of blood on the floor to make it more distinct, and ran it up on the pole. Thus, as he and his men got away under the shadow of the hill, they were able to look back and see the hospital with its inmates safe and peaceful under the blood. Is not that an illustration of the peace and safety which have been won for us all by the yet more precious blood of Christ ? Only we must continue under its folds!?Rev. F. B. Meyer, in the Christian Herald. THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC IN THE UNITED STATES. The United States government has prohibited the liquor trattic in the Indian country, in certain portions of the territories, in military forts and reservations, in the United States navy, in the national eapitol and in national and state soldiers' homes and in other areas under federal control. As a result, more than 47,000,000 persons in the United States were living under prohibition and more than 71 per cent, of the entire area of the nation was prohibition territory at the close of the year 1914. Prior to January 1, 1915, the absolute prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes had been adopted by nine states?Maine, Kansas, North Dakota, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. These nine states i,a/i iom ?? ' - -* ..-v. max **sxxj on aggregate population 01 14,685,961. On January 1, 1915, the Arizona state constitutional amendment for prohibition went into effect. In the fall of 1914, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Virginia, as well as Arizona, adopted state-wTide prohibition, to go into effect January 1, 1916, in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, and November 1, 1916, in Virginia. omce .January 1, lyia, four more states, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa and Idaho, have adopted state-wide prohibition; Iowa and Idaho effective January 1, 1916, and Alabama and Arkansas effective July 1, 1915. These eighteen states had an aggregate population, according to the 1910 census, of 25,828.613, or more than one-fourth the total population of the United States. All the other states, with the exception of Pennsylvania, Montana, New Jersey and Nevada, have some form of local option. Prohibitionists point to the fact there are only four states in the United States which have taken a backward step in temperance legislation during the past ten years. The progress of prohibition sentiment may be judged by the fact that on January 1, 1893, there were only four States in the United States which had State-wide nrnhihitinn x ...... ?U1J thirteen which had local option, while all the others were license territory. On January 1, 1915, there were only four license states, and eighteen had adopted statewide prohibition, the others having local option or rural prohibition. ) U T H. (479) 5 Ninety thousand persons are employed in making liquor in this country, according to the last census report. There are 60,000 in breweries and about 30,000 in distilleries. Liquor gives employment to three-tenths of one per cent, of all employed labor. Against this there are 110,000 who die annually from drinking liquor.?The Cleveland Press. DR. ROBERT J. BURDETTE S FAITH. (From a personal letter to a friend in New York.) Ever since June, 1912, when 1 made my last public appearance, wc have been living in our summer home down here by the sea. Eventide Mrs. Rlipdpttp immml if ].n/.o..on '* e~ lL -- ?i.Miuvu iv, ucvausc 1L AtH't'JS lilt" sunset. It is very pleasant, this "afternoon land," in spite of siekuess. I watch the sunset as 1 look out over the rim of the blue Pacific, and there is 110 mystery beyond the horizon line, because I know what there is over there. I have been there. 1 have journeyed in those lands. Over there where he sun is just sinking is Japan. That star is rising in China. In that dirction lie the Philippines. I know all that. Well, there is another land that I look toward as I watch the sunset. I have never sc ? it. I have never seen any one who.has been there; but it has a more abiding reality than any of these lands which I do know. This land beyond the sunset?this land of immortality, this fair and blessed country of the soul? why, this heaven of ours is the one thing in the world which I know with absolute, unshaken, unchangeable certainty. This I know with a knowledge that is never shadowed by a passing cloud of doubt. I may not always be certain about this world; my geographical locations lliav snmptimua Vioonmn ? ^ MVVUIUU UUUXUOCU, But that other world?that I know. And as the afternoon sun sinks lower faith shines more clearly, and hope, lifting her voice in a higher key, sings the songs of fruition. My work is about ended, I think. The hest of it I have done poorly; any of it I might have done better. But I have done it. And in a fairer land, with finer material and a better working light, I will do better work. Good-bye, God bless you, and keep you day. by day.?Defender. ROBERT J. BURDETTE. Cut this out and paste it in your hat for reference. If the saloon men insist on quoting me on this topic, let them commit this to memory, that they may repeat it as thev need it: I do nnt know one good thing about the saloon. It is an evil thing that has npt one redeeming thing in all its history to commend it to good men. It breaks the laws of God and man. It desecrates the Sabbath; it profanes the name of religion ; it defies public order; it tramples under foot the tenderest feelings of humanity; it is a moral pestilence that blights the very atmosphere of town and country; it is a stain upon honesty; a blur upon purity; a clog upon progress; a check upon the nobler impulses; it is an incentive to falsehood, deceit and crime. Search through the history of this hateful thing, and read one page over which some mother can bow her grateful head and thank God for all the saloon did for her boy. There is no sucn record. All its history is written in tears and blood, with smears of shame and stains of crime and dark blots of disgrace. "Crystallize your good impulses into action while they are hot. When they are cool it will be too late.?Journal and Messenger.