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A better world is ahead of us, and all of you will be proud to think that each one has done his bit in person or through his children. Long live the generous United States, the friend of France."— From an address delivered recently by His Excellency Jules J. Jusserand, the French Ambassa dor to the U. S. THE CAPTURE OF JEKUSELEM Jews and Christians all over the world rejoiced over the capture of Jerusalem by the British forces com manded by Gen. Allenby, who com pelled the Turks to surrender the Holy City. This marked the seventh time Jerusalem had fallen into the hands of an invading force. Pious Jews will read a miracle in the fact that the Holy City has been captured by the British, who have promised to restore the Holy Land to the Jews. Since the days when Joshua wrested Jersualem from the hands of the Jebusites to make it the capital of the Jewish race, the city has been the prize and prey of half the races of the It has passed successive ly into the hands of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, Roman, Per sians, Arabs, Turks, Crusaders and English. The Turks had held Jeru salem 673 years at the time they sur rendered it to the British. TRENCH AND CAMP SANTA CLAUS WILL KEBIEMBEK ALL MEN IN CAMPS AND CANTONMENTS The whole country will join in an effort to show that the happiness of the soldiers is a large consideration at Christmas. In every camp and cantonment there will be Christmas greens, and trees; there will be celebrations; there will be thousands upon thou sands of presents. In the whole army in the United States there will not be a single sol dier, even if he has not a relative in the world, who will be forgotten. Abroad the American Christmas will probably excite the envy of the Allied troops. Christmas dinners such as would be enjoyed at home will replace the regular mess. Plum puddings have gone “Over There” by the thousand. In addition the post office department and the express companies planned weeks in advance for delivering Christmas boxes to the soldiers on Christmas morning. The Young Men’s Christian As sociation of course will play a leading part in making Christmas a real fes tival. Entertainments have been ar ranged in all of the Y. M. C. A. build ings and tents. Some well known players have promised to assist in the Christmas festivities. Singers, violinists, pianists—all who could bring Christmas cheer have volun teered their services. To plan for the Christmas festivi ties meant weeks of work ■ for the Young Men’s Christian Association authorities. But a comprehensive plan was worked out and no build ing at any of the camps will bo with out an attractive program. In the communities near the train ing camps these has beed the most eager evidence of a desire to co- operate. Every family that can pos sibly do so has arranged to “take a soldier home” and the fighting men of this country who do not remain in camp, and yet do not have furloughs to visit their own homes, will sit by a warm fireside and dine again at a real table. How many thousands of homes will be open to the soldiers is impossible to estimate. But it is a certainty that every soldier who can leave a camp will find a fireside waiting for him. The offices of chaplains and adju tants have been busy places during these days preceding Christmas re ceiving all the invitations for the men and working out a plan so that every one could be accepted, and so that there would be no slighting of de serving soldiers. The Commission on Training Camp Activities has co-operated with the communities near training camps and enlisted the support of the local churches so that reading rooms and recreation centers will be open. Some of the churches have arranged to serve dinners to soldiers. Another feature of camp life on Christmas Day will be the great car nival of athletics. All regiments at the various camps have been prepar ing for this day. The eagerness has been like that of a college and there has been as much loyalty shown for the different regiments as is shown before college games. Christmas Eve in most of the camps will be marked by religious services. Some of the Catholic priests planned midnight celebrations of The Mass and Episcopal Chaplains plaimed also to celebrate Holy Com- Dec. 24, 1917. munion at the very beginning of Christmas Day. There will be regimental services at all of the camps in the morning hours, usually at the same time as Sunday services. Then there will be an hour or two of idleness—a strange pastime in a modern training camp—and then Christmas Dinner! Probably no army in the world’s history has had Christmas anticipated for it in such a manner as has the American army. But the men in trench and camp will be made to feel that the home fires are burning. Desert Sand Shoes For British Troops The British troops in the Sinai Desert, in Palestine, have found a way to make their feet as sand worthy as the camel’s. By weaving a stiff network or heavy wire and at taching it to their shoes, they are able to travel over the finest sand without sinking ankle deep in it, says Popular Science Monthly. They have adopted the principle of the snow shoe. It is said to be physically impos sible for a man to walk over desert sand for more than two days with ordinary shoes. At the end of that time the toes s>nd keels became pain fully Lu Gamed and the skin comes off No doubt the troops suffered untold agony before they devised the sand shoes. THE MICHIGAN WAY 7k Michigander made a goose of himself and boosted the Kaiser with in the hearing of some loyal Ameri cans. With scissors and razor they cut an iron cross in his hair, painted the word “Hun” in red letters across his forehead and sent him home.