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CHRISTMAS ROXKS FOR RKlAilAN
By Mrs. Kdith Fox Norton.
The ways of God arc inscrutable
and very beautiful. A gospel is given
to a Belgian soldier on a crowded
street of London. Two years afler
12,000 men, because of that one gift,
are reading and carrying on the work
Our hearts are stirred to gratitude
and praise as we look back to those
early days and realize what in the
succeeding months God has wrought.
It has been a work with little or no
machinery, no extensive organization,
no carefully outlined plans, but we
"being in the way" were led to a Bel
gian soldier, and lo! an army has been
brought to the knowledge of Christ.
What are some of the results to
day of these more than two years of
evangelization among the Belgian sol
diers? Peter Van K , the
Belgian soldier to whom we gave the
gospel, has himself led more than
RHEUMATISM AND INDIGESTION
Practically all physicians and medl
cal writers are agreed that there is a
close relationship between Indigestion
and Rheumatism. This view is substan
tiated by the fact that Shivar Spring
Water, which is probably the best
American mineral water for Dyspepsia
and Indigestion, relieves Rheumatism
and the Rheumatoid diseases, such as
Gout, Sciatica, Neuralgia and Nervous
Headache. All of these diseases are
probably related and all are probably
due In whole or In part to imperfect
digestion or to imperfect assimilation
of food. Physicians who have studied
this water and who have observed
ita effects in their practice believe that
it relieves theBe maladies by rendering
the digestion complete and perfect and
thereby preventing the formation of
those poisons which inflame the joints
and irritate the nerves, and alBO by
eliminating, through the kidneys, such
poisons as have already been formed.
The following letters are interesting
In this connection. Dr. Crosby. a South
Carolina physician, writes: ? "I have
tested your Spring Water in several
cases of Rheumatism. Chronic Indiges
tion. Kidney and Bladder troubles and
in Nervous and Sick Headaches and find
that it has acted nicely in each c&se, and
1 believe that, if used continuously for
a reasonable time, will produce a per
manent cure. Jt will purify the blood,
relieve debility, stimulate the action of
the Liver. Kidneys and Bladder, aiding
them in throwing off all poisonous mat
Dr. Avant, of Savannah, writes: ? "I
suffered for years with a most aggra
vating form of stomach disorder and
consulted a number of our best local
physicians, went to Baltimore and con
sulted specialists there and still I was
not benefited. 1 had about despaired of
living when I began to use Shivar Spring
Water and in a short time was cured.
Mr. Rhodes, of Virginia, writes: ?
"Please send me ten gallons of Shivar
Spring Water quickly. I want it for
Rheumatism. I Jknow of several who
were cured of Rheumatism with this
Ifiditor Cunningham writes: ? "The wa
ter has done more good than any medi
cine I have ever taken for Kheumatlsm.
Ani entirely free from pain."
Mr. Me Clam, of South Carolina,
writes ? "My wife has been a sufferer
from Rheumatism and after drinking
twenty gallons of your Mineral Water
was entirely cured of the horrible dis
Mr. Carter, of Virginia, writes: ? "Mrs.
Carter has had enlarged Joints upon her
hands, caused by Rheumatism. Shivar
Spring Water removed every trace of
the enlargement. The water is simply
If you suffer with Rheumatism, or
with any chronic diseaae, accept the
guarantee offer below by signing your
name. Clip and mall to th?
Box 14, S, Shelton, 8. C.
Gentlemen: ? I accept your guaran
tee offer and enclose herewith two
dollars for ten gallons (two five-gal
lon demijohns) of Shivar Spring Wa
ter. I agree to give the water a fair
trial In accordance with Instructions
which you will send, and if I derive
no benefit you are to refund the price
in full upon rocelpt of the two empty
demijohns, which I agree to return
Name. , . .
Poat Office. . . ..................
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hL , h"s ra,scj about
a "umber of men, ?ome ot them
amongst the hardest men in his regi
men, before they w<ir# bro
be sway Christ, and with these co
aborers he is reaching an ever-wldcn
info ,'on h ,'?en "nd bringing them
into touch with the gospel. Officers
are becoming interested. Peter's own
captain calls him from his dugout
any time of day ?r n,eh, to ,"fk
him concerning the things ot lh0
kingdom. Over two hundred thous
and copies th? Scriptures ,n
hate been distributed and, as has hcen
~5' S""PU' ",ere are o,er
twehe thousand men In the armv who
CrrV'th 'heniselves to read and
<?? rrj the word ot God dally and to
read6 C<"'S,der -?? <bey have
thing'",?." S'a,ed ,0 ?8 * a'CTlOcant
He **?*- "Do you realize that
join? IT Wh? takes a Testament and
joins this league, avows himself by
this act to be a Protestant?"
In a wonderful way has the knowl
edge of Peter's "Scripture League"
From soldiers interned in Germany
come requests for packages of
tures to distribute, a boy who. when
eing taken prisoner loses his Xew
Testament, writes to us pleading. "Do
?end me another Testament. I have
? ?'?0 guide ,0 heaven!
and I cannot live wi,h??, 1? Oom
an^sTf b01,"""1' "lere are thous
ands of Belgian soldiers Interned
God" *?CVPPMlS '?r 'bo word of'
whfch h? a ,hr?USh thC ?""ering,
which he endured last winter from
the terrible cold. I, dying from co7
steadily he worker
ot all the"' pln? earetul account
SL?, J J " W1,?m be enrolls, and
heir number Is now in the hundreds,
n a marvelous way, too, through
and at military ba'e.
n France has spread the desire for
?> Cod and the knowledge
of the Scripture League founded for
IrlfJ.an "oldiers- We are never sur
sion ?0Wthr,aPPealS C?me f?r admi8*
f t0 the lea^ue and for Scriptures
from any quarter of Europe, it ha8
even gained a slight foothold in the
Italian army and amongst enemy pris
We ha?'War * f l8land MalU.
we have sent Testaments to these
men In Bohemian. German Arable
-nd Croatian, and a last letter brought
and are doing soul winning amongst
their comrades. The resuVof 0?e
r/toT br?UgM h,? -bole com!
to the ? acceptance of Christ and
Thi L?P 06 ?f Prot^tantism.
This he knows for a fact because a
census was taken of his division in
the army to see if there were enough
own He's * ChapI*,n ?f the,r
to bee the h * W&8 8iB1P,y a'nazed
to bee the hands go up one after tho
piny r'J' *" "ve ,n 'b? com!
estants i, aV?W*d 'bemselves p,ol.
' 7" DOt 8uch w?rk count ?
it has been a unique field thf.
?ork m the Belgian army. Prohablr
no other people have been Co Icep^ |q
ba.e had "* '""K" an<l ?"ey
, ? bad brought to them the j iKht
with InP l0rl?Uf, *?8Pel ?f Chr,8t' aw?
J "expressible hunger of soul they
reafh,"g out toward the light and
embracing the g,oriou? truth of L,
vation by faith.
In looking back over the last year'.
*rowth and ot
>-e he7^ iT * dU? a,mo" ??o
Ibicl w *m ?f Cbrl?tma. boxes
which were sent out from us to th*
Belgian army last year. Such grate
ful response we had never dreamed
possible. Any barriers of distrust or
doubt were completely swept away by
these gifts. Men's hearts were broken
by these tokens of love, and they were
made to understand the love of the
heart of Christ whose servants we
Not once but a thousand times they
wrote us, "Let us know more about
your religion. We have never seen
anything like this. Our religion has
only made demands of us. This is a
religion of love." Not once but a
thousand times was written to us, "I
am reading for the first time in my
life the New Testament. I never
dreamed there was such a book in
the world. Oh, why has it been kept
from us all these years. Tell me how
I can become a member of your holy
religion?" And let it be said that
some of our best workers have been
recruited from among these men to
whom gifts have first gone. In a
peculiar manner a Belgian soldier to
be won for Christ must be won first of
all to love and belief in those who
would teach him of Christ.
Is not such a work worth while?
Is it not worth while fishing for Bel
gian soldiers with the bait of loving
gifts? We believe and know that it
is. So in faith we have ordered 31,500
Christmas boxes for this year, and
are back here in America, braving
the perils of the sea that for two
months we might plead with Ameri
can friends to give of their bounty
that through their gifts the souls of
Belgian soldiers may be won. We
are looking forward, too, to the days
after the war when our entrance into
Belgium and into the hearts of the
people, as we seek to win them also
to a knowledge of the truth, shall be
made easy because of what we did for
their sons in their days of greatest
We might add that as before the
boxes for Belgian soldiers at the
front will contain only foodstuff's, sal
mon, baked beans, chocolate, meat
pate and sweets and, of course, the
enclosure of a gospel and some book
lets explaining the Scripture League.
Of the 31,500 boxes 6,500 will go to
Belgian prisoners of war In Germany.
These boxes will contain each a shirt,
a pair of wool socks, and a couple of
handkerchiefs. Oh, how we wish this
number of boxes might be doubled,
trebled. Will not you, our American
friends, help make it so and in so
doing be the means of bringing into
the knowledge and acceptance of
Christ many who otherwise could not
Any gifts may be sent to Charles
G. Trumbull, treasurer, care Sunday
school Times, 1031 Walnut Street,
1' Fall of
L* Lilt Via
ODr. Fcrdinind Kinr, New York Thyiician and
Medical Author, tells rhysirisns ibat they should
N prescribe more or rank iron? Nuxated Iron ? for
their patients? Says anaemia? iron deficiency? to
thcfreatesteursetothe health ttrendb rltalityand
beauty of the modern American Woman.? Sounds
varninr ataintt use o I metallic iron which may
injure the teetb, corrode the (tomach and do far
more harm than rood; advises use of only nuxated
iron, taken three time) per day after meals. It
will Increase the swenttb and endurance of weak,
nervosa, run-down folka 1<>0<$ in two weeks time
in many instances. Dii/mud I j all fd dniigiui.
FINDS SOLDIERS NEED EVERY
POSSIBLE COMFORT AND
The need that exists in Europe for
the various activities which the
American Red Cross is carrying on
abroad is reflected in a letter from Dr.
Hugh Birckhead, of Baltimore, a Red
Cross inspector, recently published in
the Baltimore Sun. Speaking of United
States soldiers already in France, he
"The fellows now in France are
bearing the hardest burden that is to
be borne by our armies, because they
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