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									   In This Number
    By D. H. Kress, M. D.

      OF MEN
      By Harold Begbie

     By Myrtle Foreman
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                                                                   CONTENTS                                                                           PAGE
      When My Ship Comes in (Poem) _.....___.__........__..........._......_____......__. 161
      The Pathway of Disease Germs ........................__,___ .                                                             D H Kress 162
      Why We Need Water ...............................................,.............:..........................._....................___.................. 164
      Word from China^_______.__._.................._____......__......._Mr. Maloney 165
      Visiting the Washington Mission ..................._...__._..........Caroline Louise dough' 166
      A Quiet Retreat ___'.__ _._.:__._.........__........___.__..........Beatrice Harter 168
      Paragraphs for Parents ___.__..___.................__............._._:...____......._.......__ 169
    . Among the Mountain Whites............_.............................__....................................Jf. S. Anderson 170
      The Transformation of Men.!..................,........_____......._____.............Harold Bebgie 171
      The Word of God ___.........................__......_......_......._.....................M™. M. E. Steward 173
      A Father's Advice ......__.........................___............................................__...__....__.................... 174
1     The Woman Offender in Illinois.............__...............................................Harriet J. Comstock 175
      Bringing Cheer Into Sad Hearts........___....................................__............Myrtle Foreman 176
      Little Victims of Broken Homes...................__...........................___....._.._____'_-_.................. 177
      Thankful for a Place of Refuge ......___............................................_............____................ 177
      Problems of the Life Boat Nurses ..............................._____......_......._K. R. Mercer 178
      Impressions of City Life __.__.............__.._____-__.............__Carrie &erg 179
      Gaining an Experience in Soul-Winning-...___.._._.._._........Eleanor Lewis 180                                                                             >
      A Drowning Man ____........„....„„.„..._._.________......___.._..................................... 181
      The Art of Manliness ___^........._._...._.._........._.......„..„".___.__.___.................. 181
      Keeping 'em Down ......__......._._...____.___....______._._......_____.......... 182
      How They Reached the Prodigal .._,.............._............................__....„.._.....„...„„.„........................ 182
      Good Advice _.__.___..._.„.........„„".„.._.._....____:.'............'.......7._..__._........_._ 183
      The Prisoner's Column __________________________.....,...:................. 183
      Wait _...1.................._...:....................................„..__.................................___..................___........... 184
      White Instead of Red _.....................__„..„„...„.„...„.....-......._____...._____._................... 184
      Ready for a Life Boat Campaign..._...._."....'_____............_...........__................. 184
      The Layman _______:—__...............................——.———,——....................Edgar A. Guest 185
      Editorials ......................................................1.........................^                                                    185-189
           A Call to Help Our Own—Crippled, Yet .Working for the Un-
           fortunate—The President on the Bible—News Here and There.

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          Open sin does not exist in Chicago in segregated districts as in those early days, but
     the seeds of iniquity are spread everywhere and a harvest of crime and lawlessness is our
     portion 'in this world which is getting ready for its final plunge into perdition,
          THE LIFE BOAT today raises a voice against the flood tide of evil and at the same
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     Entered as second-class matter July 17, 1905, at the Post Office at Hinsdale, 111., under Act
                                   of Congress of March 3, 1879.
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                    OLD IRONSIDES.
I'll help the poor and needy ones who wait on every hand.
I'll send a bit of happiness to every race and land.
I'll help to stem, the current of this old world's woe and sin.
I'll do my honest duty—when my ship comes in.
I'll see that not an orphaned child is left without the fold.
I'll see that not a fireside anywhere around is cold.
I'll scatter joy and comfort wide. When? Well, I shall begin
Redeeming every promise—when my ship comes in.
Meanwhile I do as others do. I look through sun and gale. -
I scan the far horizon, but I never see a sail.
Some day I'll face the judgment throne with all my human kin,
And say: "I would have done it—-had my ship come in."
                                           —Clarence E. Flynn.
     The Pathway of Disease Germs
                                     D. H. Kress, M.t».

     Y MAKING a microscopical examina-              Some bacteria form acids which are de-
B     tion of the contents of the colon,
      physiologists have been surprised at the
great number of micro-organisms present.
                                                 structive to germs of putrefaction, another
                                                 interesting theory was propounded by Past-
                                                 eur's famous successor, Eli Metchnikoff.
It has been estimated that the number daily      His theory was to introduce into the ali-
thrown off in human excreta reaches in some      mentary tract the acids producing bacteria,
instances considerable over one hundred bil-     or what he termed "the friendly germs", for
lions. Some of these organisms are not           the purpose of prohibiting the growth of the
harmful, while others are of a highly danger-    germs of putrefaction. Metchnikoff found
ous nature, capable of producing poisons         that certain peasants of Bulgaria who were
which are destructive to cell life. Many         noted for their longevity, lived-almost ex-
diseases, which a few years ago were little      clusively on sour milk. He at once asso-
understood, it has been discovered, are due      ciated longevity and sour milk. In analyz-
to the poisons developed in the alimentary       ing the milk he found present large lactic
tract. Arterio-sclerosis or hardening of the     acid bacteria. By laboratory experimenta-
arteries, a disease which is becoming very       tion he discovered that these were capable of
common, is undoubtedly chiefly due to the        destroying the putrefactive bacteria, conse-
constant irritation of the arteries by poisons   quently "he advocated the free use of sour
absorbed from the intestines or colon. The       milk containing these germs in large quan-
cause of that much dreaded disease pernici-      tities. For a time Bulgarian buttermilk
ous anaemia, is no longer a mystery to the       was in demand everywhere. Unfortunately
medical profession. It is now generally          it was later discovered that the acid gastric
recognized that the destruction of red blood     juices were destructive to the friendly germs,
cells is due to poisons developed in the di-     so this theory was abandoned.
gestive tract.                                      The fact that the capacious colon in which
   After discovering that the digestive tract    the food is detained for a prolonged period
is so rich in bacterial forms of life, some      is swarming with bacteria which bring about
physiologists, including Pasteur, concluded      putrefactive changes, led him also to assert
that some of these inhabitants must in some      "This organ is not only useless in man's
way be essential to life, but by carefully       present state, but positively harmful" and
conducted experiments upon animals fed           predicted that in the future its removal may
upon perfectly sterile food, it was discovered   be considered of advantage to the individual.
that when bacteria were absent in the di-        He affirmed that length of days depends on
gestive tract, the animals lived and increased   a short alimentary canal. Metchnikoff made
in weight, proving that these intestinal bac-    the assertion, "Man is very, very far from
teria were not essential to life or health. It   being perfectly constructed." Is it true that
was also discovered that the alimentary          the Creator's masterpiece is imperfectly
canal of animals in the Arctic region, for in-   constructed? Dr. Van Somerens and Mr.
stance the white bear, seal, reindeer and        Horace Fletcher demonstrated, before the
eider duck, are in most instances entirely       leading physiologists of the world, that by
free from bacterial life of all kinds. This      eating aseptic foods and masticating them
is due to the absence of bacteria in the food    sufficiently, it is possible to practically elimi-
and water. It is evident from these facts        nate putrefactive changes in the colon. The
that intestinal bacteria are not needed to       excreta instead of being highly offensive and
carry on the digestive process or to aid in      containing millions or billions of dangerous
normal nutrition.                                bacteria, was found to be almost odorless.
                                     THE LIFE BOAT                                                 163
   We now know that the cause of intestinal          tities provides a degree of acidity which is
infection is due to errors in eating chiefly.        destructive to most varieties of germs, and
There are certain foods which fav-or the             those which are not immediately destroyed
growth of more dangerous bacteria in the             by contact with the acid, have their vitality
intestines. There are chiefly the highly             lowered to such an extent that they are prac-
proteid animal foods. They are the foods             tically harmless. In hot weather, however,
which readily undergo decay outside of the           the digestive juices are diminished. For
body and produce deadly odors, such as               this reason meats should be used sparingly
nrsats, fish and eggs. Hufeland, the eminent          if at all in hot weather. Over-exertion and
German physiologist of a century ago,                fatigue will also diminish the flow and qual-
recognized the danger of subsisting largely          ity of the digestive juices. Worry and
on such foods. In his work on the "Art                anxiety have a similar influence. All of
of Prolonging Life" he said, "We should               these favor intestinal putrefaction. A healthy
use vegetable rather than animal food, as             digestive tract tends to inhibit putrefactive
animal food is more liable to undergo                 changes. Then again a healthy digestive
putrefactive changes,                                                         tract will not permit
while substances of the                                                       m i c r o-organisms to
vegetable kingdom                                                             pass through its walls.
contain acid principles                                                       Shortly after death
that retard our mortal                                                        the bacteria present
enemy, putrefaction."                                                         pass through the walls
This statement was                                                            of the intestines and
made long before it                                                           throughout the sys-
was demonstrated by                                                           tem. They are capa-
laboratory exper-                                                             ble of penetrating the
iments. Ordinary ani-                                                         walls of the intestines
mal fats also increase                                                        of a dying organism,
intestinal putrefaction.                                                      and also when there
Even butter may be                                                            exists lowered vitality
used too freely. It                                                           of the intestinal walls.
must be placed upon                                                              The germs of ty-
the list of foods which                                                       phoid fever and tu-
favor the growth of                                                           berculosis may be
the more dangerous                                                            harbored in the in-
bacteria, and should be                                                       testinal canal for a
used sparingly.                                                               long time, and when
   How do the bacteria                                                        the vitality is lowered
find their way into the                                                       they may, through
digestive tract? The                                                          temporary cell infirm-
chief source of intro-                                                        ity of the intestinal
duction of these bac-                                                         walls, gain an en-
teria is food and drink.                                                      trance.
Raw vegetables and                                                               T u b e r c u losis so
small fruits as straw-                Drs. D. H.   and L. Kress               common between the
berries growing close                                                         ages of 18 and 25 fre-
to the ground, frequently convey dangerous           quently is due to tubercular germs which
bacteria to the digestive tract. In some in-          gain an entrance into the alimentary tract
stances the fertilizers used are offensive and         in infancy. The seeds of fruit, as grapes or
convey germs to the vegetables.                        other sharp particles of food may penetrate
   In health the digestive tract is provided          the walls of the intestines and thus admit
with more or less efficient methods of de-             these unwelcome guests. Intestinal worms
fense against these bacterial invaders. The           also may play a part in intestinal inoculation
secretion 6f the gastric juice in normal quan-        and infection. Just as the mosquito is capable
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of carrying the plasmodia of malaria to hu-      aids in diluting the foods so that they can
man subjects and as bed bugs may carry the       be absorbed from the digestive tract and its
germs of tuberculosis by penetrating the         presence is essential in the blood to carry
skin, so these intestinal worms may open a       foods to the tissues and to bring away waste
gateway through the walls of the intestines      matter.
for the entrance of typhoid bacteria, the          The use of water to keep the thirty feet
germs of tuberculosis, etc. It has been          or so of digestive canal free from impurities
found that intestinal worms are not uncom-       and to keep the kidneys flushed is as im-
mon in those who have these diseases.            portant as to keep the skin in a healthy
Worms are introduced chiefly through water       condition.
and raw vegetables, which have been fer-           Water is necessary to keep the blood at
tilized with manure £>nd not properly            the right pressure and the heart in a normal
cleansed. To be on the side of safety, it is     condition.—Chicago's Health.
well to boil the water used in cleaning raw
vegetables if at all suspicious. Such relishes     Be modest in speech but exact in action.—
as lettuce, celery, and small fruits as straw-   Chinese.
berries should be carefully washed, since
they may not only convey to the digestive          The gods cannot' help a man who loses
tract disease germs, but also the eggs of the    opportunities.—Chinese.
worms which later may open to them the
entrance through the intestinal walls into the      Have you resolved this new year to de-
tissues.                                         vote some time each week to Christian help
                                                 work? There is a vast and needy field near
         WHY WE NEED WATER                       3rou, why not see what you can do for the
    We do not often think of water as a food     helpless? Write the Life Boat editor for
 but it is to be so regarded. To maintain        suggestions.
 life -there must be a ceaseless,
unfailing supply of water.
    By far the greater part of al-
most every cell and tissue of the
 living body is composed of
water. Water is required in
abundance in order that the con-
stant chemical changes in the
body, which mean life and
strength, may be carried on.
    Water is the circulating medi-
um of the body in which the di-
gestive secretions are formed
and by which the food is as-
similated and distributed to in-
dividual cells. It is necessary
for the proper absorption of di-
gested food. It aids in the dis-
tribution of food materials from
the point where they are ab-
sorbed to the various parts
where they are taken up by the
    Water is the agent for dissolv-
ing and removing waste prod-                        Little cups of coffee,
                                                      Little sips of tea,
ucts from the body through the                      Make our children nervous
various organs of excretion. It                       And pale as pale can be.
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                              Word From China
      [Miss Hazel Shadel, our stenographer from Hinsdale who went to China last November to work in
 the Shanghai Mission office, has written concerning conditions' in China. Miss Shadel enclosed a letter
 from Mr, Maloney, missionary in Foochow, which we publish here, giving our readers a glimpse of the
 conditions our missionaries are working under in China today. They need our prayers.—Ed.J
         HEN the Southern advance in North            dangers of accepting it. Each one answered
 W        Fukien smarted, the writer, in company
          with a native evangelist, was down in
  the southern part of the field, in the Hinghwa
                                                      that they were willing to accept these things.
                                                      As the place of baptism was out in plain
                                                      view of, and being just above, where thou-
  district. We were staying all night in a lit-       sands of soldiers had been passing, and some
  tle village down in the mountains beyond            were still passing, I was not sure in my
  Sieng-Iu on the night the Northern army re-         own mind but what a baptismal service in
  treated and the Southerners came in. The            the face of the known anti-Christian feeling
  following morning on our return to Sieng-           might stir up something. I asked the can-
. lu we came into the city just behind a com-         didates and the brethren if they dared go
  pany of the advancing Southern troops.              out and be baptized under the circumstances.
      We had meetings scheduled for Thursday,         Everyone was willing, so we went out, and
   Friday, and Sabbath. Invitations had been          these fourteen brave souls were baptized in
   given to the brethren, in villages away from       the clear, flowing waters of that mountain
   Sieng-Iu, to corne, especially for the Sabbath     stream, while an equally brave company of
  meetings. On the Sabbath we were to have             brethren and sisters stood on the bank and
   Sabbath School and church as usual, and in          sang the songs of Zion. After the baptismal
   the afternoon a baptismal service, and then         service we returned to the chapel to take
   celebrate the ordinances'. Thousands of             part in the sacred ordinances, many of them
   soldiers were passing into the city, and were       seeing and partaking for the first time in
   occupying churches and schools.            The      their lives.
   Methodist Mission there was having quite a             When the meetings were over, my com-
   time with them. Excitement was high and             panion and I set out for the return trip to
   anti-Christian posters were appearing in in-        Foochow. Space will not permit telling you
   creasing numbers on the streets. Despite all        of the many opening providences of God on
   this and the possibility of having soldiers         that trip. Suffice to say, we marched along
   take possession of our chapel any hour, we          with the advancing Southern army for many
   decided to go ahead with our meetings. We           miles, along the trail of destruction left by
   prayed very earnestly about the situation,          the retreating Northerners. Finally, by
   and in the meeting that followed God's Spirit       rapid walking, we passed the advance guard
   was present, and we were not molested. On           of the Southerners, entered the territory oc-
    Sabbath morning a soldier came to look             cupied by the Northerners, and arrived in
   over our place, and mark it up for "soldiers        Foochow about two days before the city
   quarters," but we told him we were having           surrendered.
   meetings on that day, and he went away and             Things were fairly quiet in Foochow un-
   did not mark the place or bother us.                til about January 14th, when a raid was
      We began to wonder if the brethren from          made on a Catholic orphanage, followed the
   the surrounding villages would come. One            next day or so by raids and lootings in rapid
   village was about twelve miles away, and we         succession on the Y. M. C. A., four Method-
    feared that the brethren would not dare            ist Mission chapels, and schools, an Ameri-
   come all that distance through the dangers          can Board hospital, and two foreigners resi-
    existing just to be baptized. However,             dences in their compound, an Anglican hos-
   about the time Sabbath School was closing,           pital, a "Barnabas" church, and different
    we were happy to see them come in.                  Catholic institutions. Also at one of the
      There were fourteen to be baptized. I             above places two English women were
   met with them and questioned them closely,           struck and almost disrobed; at another a
    emphasizing the different points of Present        woman was hit in the face, and an English-
    Truth, bringing out the responsibilities and        man's house was looted and he received a
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few blows. - The native girls were taken         do not compel them to remain, depart." A
from the Catholic orphanage, and I under-        more definite letter than this came out on
stand several of them were sold for about        the 12th, but I do not have it before me at
ten dollars apiece from the police station.      this time.
Excitement was quite high in the city, and "        Although these several lootings and out-
all women and children were ordered out by       rages have happened, some of them, only a
Mr. Price, the Consul. Fifty-six left on an      short distance away from our compound,
American destroyer, and others went by           yet the Lord has spared His people and His
merchant boats. Mrs. Maloney and Mrs.            property. Soldiers have come to our chapel
Quade, with the children, went to Hong-          and school to occupy, but on our remon-
kong. Brother Quade and I remained with          strance have gone away. One morning a
the stuff. We spent several anxious nights,      hand grenade was found on my front gate.
being up for the greater part of the time,       The cap was removed, leaving the contents
and sleeping with part of our day clothes on,    exposed. It was filled with guncotton.
and the others near where we could put them      Another day a stray bullet whizzed through
on any moment.                                   the yard over Brother Quade's head and
   As the Southern army moved on into            broke a shutter slat and a window glass in
Chekjang the situation gradually quieted         his house. We truly thank the Lord for His
down, and the pivotal point has been mov-        protecting care over His people and His
ing north with the advancing troops. The         property. This special care has- been no-
evacuation of all foreigners, especially         ticed and remarked on by the Chinese. Our
women and children, so that the number           people have been often in prayer and in
would not exceed seventy-five Americans re-      meetings, and God has been mindful of their
maining in the district is expected. The         petitions.
Consular letter of February 10th reads in           We are of good courage, and plan to stay
part as follows: "I therefore earnestly urge     by the work and give the Message just as
you not to request or to suggest that any        long as work can be done. We invite you
who have left this district return, for the      to join with us in praying that we may be
indefinite future, and that those whose duties   faithful and soon finish the task before us.

            Visiting the Washington Mission
                                  Caroline Louise Clough
                                                 allow their fellow lodgers to desecrate the
F   OUR years ago while in Washington,
     D. C., we visited the Central Union
     Mission conducted by Mr. and Mrs.
Bennett and learned of the splendid service
                                                 place in any way,—no profane word was al-
                                                 lowed among the men.
                                                    Souls are reached and led to Christ in
they were rendering to unfortunate men,          this mission. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bennett
and of the. temporary care they were giving      are earnest Christian people and have in
homeless children. Last month we visited         answer to prayer, through the kindness of
them again and found their work had been         friends, been able to build this splendid
transformed—the old buildings had been           home. It is unusual to find a children's
torn down and two splendid fire-proof            home in connection with a rescue mission
buildings had been erected on the .same site.    for men. How Mrs. Bennett came to take
In one building forty poor little abandoned      in children is told by H. C. Phillips. It re-
waifs had found a shelter from the street.       veals the large-heartedness of Mrs. Bennett
The. other building was occupied by home-        who could not turn away two little sisters
less men.                                        left alone upon the world. We quote:
   We learned that these men themselves             " 'But you must try'. Again she seemed
were so appreciative of the splendid home        to hear that voice from one of Washington's
that was given them and the baths, clean         charitable institutions, 'These two little girls
clothes and clean beds, that they would not      are homeless, penniless, and our regulations
                                    THE LIFE BOAT                                          167

do not permit us to keep them here.' 'They        destitute children had encouraged her to
have nowhere to go. Isn't there some way          start a 'home' where such delays might not
you can take them?'                               exist; how, inspired by the fifty dollars he
   " 'Some way' to care for two little children   left, she had enlisted the support of five
in a rescue mission! How preposterous it          estimable ladies; and then—with just $150
had seemed as she calmly assured her in-          the Children's Emergency Home was a
terrogator that the mission had facilities for    reality.
men only. And then, with misty eyes, she             "Hard days had followed, with always
recalled the tiny grave beside which she had      more children than funds; but she scrubbed
stood not long before as her little girl was      the big house and worked in the kitchen
laid to rest. A flood of inspiration changed      while 'Daddy Bennett' stole time daily to
her answer. 'Yes,' she almost sobbed into         'tote' the kiddies miles that they might en-
the telephone, 'you may send them'.               joy a public playground for a brief time.
   "Unusually trying, the day had been.              "How well she recalled that day when a
From floor to floor of the big building with      lady came to the door, visibly astonished to
its 'family' of forty, she had gone, cheering     find 'Mrs. Bennett' in the gingham-aproned
a sick tot, settling some childish argument,      individual who answered the door—another
soothing the motherless babe brought in            day soon after when the visitor, Mrs. Perry,
that morning, leading the children's prayers,     returned with her sister, Mrs. Duff—and
advising with floor matrons, showing callers      that same evening when from Mrs. Perry
 about . . . until, almost at bedtime, she         came $50 and a laconic note to 'hire a ser-
 sank limply into a big chair, and wearily        vant!'
 picked up the evening paper.                         "How she had rejoiced in that brief period
    "The date line seemed strangely familiar.      of buoyant hope! The servant hired, she
 She looked again. Ten years? Yes, it had          had time to seek new aid. Some of the
 been just ten years since that memorable day      churches sent visitors and were convinced.
 when, as wife of the Central Union Mis-           Little by little, money came in, beds were
 sion's superintendent, she had answered the       named in honor of loved ones, the home
 telephone. How well she remembered the            grew, and on one great day it moved to an _
 conversation!                                     old but better house at First Street and New
    "They came—two innocent, abused, fright-       York Avenue, N. W., where big grounds
 ened little girls, of 3 and 5, thrown out by a    gave the little ones the outdoors they so
 drunken father like so much rubbish. Viola        much needed.
 and Virginia were the names by which they            "Then, the scores, yes hundreds, of good
 were welcomed to the only possible haven          friends who, without money and without
 for them the mission afforded—the cramped         price, gave and labored to help on th.e work
 apartment where lived the superintendent          —consecrated souls in the women's organ-
 and his wife.                                     izations of the Mission and in church bodies
    "Then many weeks—effort after effort to        —even some employes, she recalled, had
 place the little ones permanently in some         more than once refused pay when finances
 institution—not this one because no one           were critically low.
 could guarantee a nominal sum for support            "To these wonderful people, she had de-
 —not that one because they were still 'too        voutly felt she owed the success of her ven-
 young'—not others because of required ex-         ture—and to them her gratitude knew no
 aminations, quarantine, or other delaying         bounds. Yet little could she then know
 technicalities that faced deserted waifs.         how much their loyalty was still to be
    "Until six months had gone by, and Vir-        needed.
 ginia and Viola, no longer timid, were happy         "Out of a clear sky came that day, shortly
 fixtures in the home of 'Mother and Daddy         after red-tongued fire destroyed the Bruen
 Bennett.'                                         Home, when the city authorities, stirred to
    "She remembered how a visiting friend          new vigilance, condemned to destruction,
 from New York, realizing that charity's           many buildings, including her cherished
 technicalities might deny aid for days to         Emergency Home!
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   "To add to the baffling dread, the old       eyed youngsters wondering why 'Daddy
building of the Mission itself had also been    don't come home any more/ little ones who
condemned. With every ounce of effort           must be cared for while widowed mother
concentrated on securing a new mission          toils all day—citizens in the making being
building, what possible chance remained that    saved perhaps from the grim cycle of desti-
her struggling Emergency Home could be          tution, disease, degradation, death. Saved
saved for all those kiddies?                    for deserving parents and for the world's
  "Sleepless nights, racking days—how           good works!
vividly she remembered the frightful ordeal        "Ten years since Viola and Virginia
of bearing up that the children might not       came to share their little apartment; and
know what impended! To get so far, and          soon it would be ten years since that great
then—                                           adventure of opening the Emergency Home
  "Living thus on taut nerves, is it any        on a capital of $150.
                                                   "The Emergency Home of the Central
wonder that she virtually collapsed when
into the picture came again, at the moment      Union Mission stands today, seven fire-
when help was most needed, Mrs. John J.         proof stories tall, a splendid monument to
Duff—this time to calmly propose 'a gift' to    that Christian soul, Mary Farr Perry, and an
provide a building for the Children's Home      impressive testimony to the love and good
—a gift of $100,000, in memory of her sis-      works of her sister, Mrs. Duff—but to the
ter, Mary Farr Perry! An overpowering an-       unsalaried woman who presides there, it is
                                                an institution of dreams. Not just brick
swer to prayer!
                                                and stone; not just a dormitory; not just
   "And now—how the thrill of it all came       even a 'home,'—rather an answer to prayer,
back to the weary young woman in the big        a reward of unselfish devotion, a creature of
chair. Here she sat, in that building the        Christian faith, a fruition of the spirit of
$100,000 had made possible; while just across   'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least
was the great new Mission building—but
                                                of these!'"
that is another story.
   "Round about her, sleeping peacefully,
were little children who called her 'Mother                A QUIET RETREAT
Bennett'—forty of the many hundreds that                      BEATRICE HARTER
had flowed in and out of the new building           While in Ohio recently, we visited for the
since it was opened—orphaned tots, little        first time, the Columbus Rural Rest Home,
ones who lisped 'Muvver's awful sick,' sad-      located in a beautiful spot in a pleasant resi-

                           Entrance to the Columbus Rural Rest Home.
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                         The Beautiful Stone Arch Bridge on the Grounds.

dential community in Worthington, which               PARAGRAPHS FOR PARENTS
is just nine miles north of the Capitol in
                                                    "I doubt if any reward in the world is as
Columbus, Ohio.
                                                 great as that enjoyed by parents who have
   This is a medical institution where a great
interest is taken in those patients s.howing     successfully trained children. There are
nervous debility, who are having a "nervous      multitudes of such parents — men and
breakdown" and to all medical patients in        women who have taught their children both
whom the nervous element is most promi-          not to do and to do, both to be and not to
nent.                                            be. For, contrary to mere theorists, training
   Dr. G. T. Harding, brother of ex-Presi-       demands both the negative and positive.
dent Harding, is the founder and medical         Yes and No are great words and when used
superintendent of this institution and we        wisely are a mighty instrument for character
were much impressed by the personal in-          building."
terest he took in each individual patient.         "I find that most delinquent and wayward
   The morning after our arrival he took us      children and youth are without ho'me train-
with him as he visited his patients. As we       ing and have inadequate religious instruction
passed from room to room we could not fail       or none at all."
to be impressed with the inspiring messages         "The vast majority of those who had good
he would leave with them and the words of        parents, true homes and genuine religious in-
comfort and hope and cheer that are such a       struction stand the test. Those who in the
help to the sick ones.                           early teens made a conscious decision to live
   Upon entering a building and walking          as Christians and kept the decision alive
down its halls, we would find always before      have stood the test in overwhelming num-
our eyes mottos and inspiring messages that      bers."
can bring to the suffering ones courage and         "When I hear the question, 'But what can
comfort.                                         you do about it?' I know that there is no
   Dr. Harding spends much time with his         adequate answer without religion. How te
patients and personally does he try to in-       get our youth into vital contact with it pre-
still into their minds and hearts faith in       sents a challenge as great and as worthy of
God and to point them to the One who is          high endeavor and deep devotion as that
so willing to help them and so able to heal      which in the past met the searchers of the
all their diseases.                              heavens."—Selected.
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                Among the Mountain Whites
                                         H. S. Anderson
       OD has been very gracious to us in re-
G       storing health to a number in this vicin-
        ity who had been given up by their phy-
 sicians and friends. As a result of our drug-
                                                    did sleep. That was the end of his hypos.
                                                    He stayed with us three months and left a
                                                    well man.
                                                       A few months after this man returned to
 less ministry, an interest has sprung up on        his home, we received an invitation from the
 every side. Some of these mountain people          president of the ladies' club of Black Moun-
 come for miles through the woods, over almost      tain to give them a course of health lectures.
 impassable roads, carrying unbelievable bur-       They wanted to know what the fees would be.
 dens of apples, pumpkins, and other things         We accepted their invitation and told them
 that they bring as an offering, and to ask us      we would give them instruction just as freely
 to visit their sick. They tell us that they have   as we ourselves had received it.
 heard we help people get well without drugs.          The first lecture was held in the chamber
    One day as we were in Old Fort a man in-        of commerce building, but as this was not
 troduced himself to us. He stated that he had      equal to the size of the audience, the next one
 been in a hospital for a num-                                       was held in the city hall, and
 ber of weeks without receiv-                                        the third in the domestic
ing any help. He begged us                                           science room of the school something for him. A                                           .building where we had oppor-
 few days later a lumber                                             tunity to demonstrate the
wagon drawn by a team of                                             foods as well as give a lec-
mules found its way to our                                           ture.
 little haven known as Pine                                            At the close of the course
 Cove Sanitarium.                                                   of lectures thirty women told
    As he unpacked his belong-                                      us that they must have whole
ings he set several bottles of                                      wheat bread every week.
medicine on the dresser. He                                         They begged us to make it
explained that without the                                          and send it to them. That
use of these he was subject to                                      was the beginning of our
convulsions. We had a little                                        bakery business carried on
quiet talk with him at bed-                                         with meager facilities.
time, explaining the cause of                                          Many of those heads of
his trouble and the probable                                        families begged for a place
way to recovery. We told                                            in Black Mountain where
him that he need not take the                                       they can get proper food to
medicine to prevent the con-                                        eat as well as whole wheat
vulsions for we hoped to                                            breads. They confess that
reach the cause of his trouble                                      all they have known about
in another way. He was a                                            foods in the past has been
man who cared little for the                                        "the fry pan, meat, and white
things of God. However, af-                                         bread."
ter giving him a light supper                                          Black Mountain is a special
and making him as comfor-                                           haven for tourists from the
table as possible for the                                          further.South in the summer
night, we had our family                                           time. There are hotel and
worship.       His door stood                                      rooming facilities for about
ajar. I gave him hydrother-                                         five thousand people, but the
apy treatment before going to                                      eating problem is a perplex-
bed, explaining that this                                           ing one. The people of the
should help him sleep, and he                                      city have found for us a good
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  location for a bakery and cafeteria, the           cabinet, massage tables, bath tubs, and all.
  building having five rooms on the second           So you can see how, after slowly building
                                                     up after the fire of 1926, these new openings
  floor for treatment purposes. We are try-
                                                     come to us, and the opportunity broadens to
  ing now to get this in shape to open. A            give the sick the message in its fullness for
. sister in Asheville is turning over to us          healing of both body and soul.—Madison Sur­
  treatment room fixtures, electric light            vey.

                  The Transformation of Men
                                          Harold Begbie
     OHN CARRY ran away from home at the             ing. And now, in his old age, he and his wife

 J     age of fourteen, and attached himself to
       a traveling circus. He is described as a
 "smart and wicked brat, as good a boy at the
                                                     are prosperous and happy people following
                                                     their religion with devotion. Never once
                                                     through all these long years of incessant labor
 game as you could meet." The immorality of          has the ex-dipsomaniac, the ex-cadger, the
 this troupe did not shock him in • the least.       ex-unemployable, the ex-cat eater, looked back
 He proved himself as cunning and impudent a         to his evil life.
 rogue as ever lived a vagabond life. Ill-               The records of conversion testify in an
 treated, badly fed, and overworked by his mas-      overwhelming percentage to lifelong victories.
 ters, he yet kept his audacity and cheekiness,       There is no question to that. And after all,
 and saw that he got as much pleasure as pos-         the relapse among converted people only wit-
 sible out of the general wickedness of the           ness to the tremendous conflict in every man's
 company. When he reached manhood he was              soul between good and evil, only serve to
 a dipsomaniac. Turned away from circus af-           make more vital an apprehension of this eter-
 ter circus, he took at last to a cadger's life,      nal duality in nature, only bring home to us
  and became what is called an "unemployable."        the significance of this struggle, and the tre-
  He got drinks by performing tricks in public-       mendous need for religion as a force in the
  houses, such, for instance, as eating a cat. He     conflict. Why the struggle to be good? Can
  lived also largely by crime, and was always in      materialism explain that? Why does religion
  hiding from the police.                             convert at all? Can scepticism declare it?
     Once, when he was sleeping in some bushes            But is it "religion"? Here we reach the
  on a London common, he woke up to find a            second object of sceptical people.
  band of people gathered together beside a tent          I want to point this out and to make it real,
  quite close to him. The men were in black           that however science may explain the psycho-
  coats and tall hats. The Cat Eater instantly        logical side of conversion, however convinc-
  imagined that they were detectives. When             ingly it may show us that religion is a clumsy
  they saw him, spoke to him, and said that they      term for describing emotional excitement, sci-
  were going to hold a religious service, invit-       ence itself cannot and does not save the lost
  ing him to join them, he replied that if it were     and rescue the abandoned. Science cannot do
  a job to nab him he would surely murder              this; it knows how it is done, and yet cannot
  some of them. Still unconvinced by their as-         itself do the thing which it assures us is not
  surances, he suffered himself to enter the tent,     a miracle; and science does not do it, does not
  and there he was converted. He felt a desire         desire to do it, for the very reason that it
   for betterment. He prayed for mercy. He             lacks the religious impulse which alone can
  told the missionaries the story of his life, and     accomplish the miracle, the miracle not only
   said that he would begin again from that            of converting people, but of making conver-
   moment. They were kind to him, helped him           sion of the evil and the bad a passion of the
   to make a fresh start, and watch over his           life of the good and the virtuous. It is really
   new birth. He married one of the women              not so wonderful that religion should trans-
  who had seen him in his rags and wretched-            form charactcer and give new birth to person-
   ness kneeling as a penitent at that first meet-     ality as that it should inspire pure and holy
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people with a love for the degraded, the base,      human race only-as a struggle for existence.
and the lost. That is, it seems to me, the great    Could the law, could eugenics, assure us of
testimony of conversion, the love and the faith     evolution? "Socrates confessed that it was
of those good and gentle souls who give their       through a hard struggle that he attained vir-
lives in rescuing the outcasts of society. Re-      tue. An ultra-evolutionist would have elim-
ligion alone can create this sublime impulse.       inated him in his first stage. Nero, on the
   A poor creature of my acquaintance, intel-       other hand, set out well." Professor Goldwin
lectually crippled and paralysed by success in      Smith, who makes this telling remark, might
the schools, endeavors to persuade me that          have cited with Socrates the great Augustine,
there is no merit in this devotion and sacrifice    St. Francis, David, and many another whose
of good people, because they like to do it,         struggle towards righteousness has sustained
because they love doing it. And I in vain           and assisted generation after generation of
endeavored to make him perceive that unless         men struggling to attain their highest. Hear
they loved this work and were happy in it,          him on the necessity, even from a material
there would be neither miracle nor merit. For       point of view, for religion in its sanction of
is it not the most profound of Christ's reve-       the conscience:
lations that all sacrifice of self and all labor       "But if this life ends all, I do not see how
for righteousness, without love, are of no          conscience can retain its authority. The au-
avail? It is their love of saving souls which       thority of 'conscience, it seems to me, is re-
most testifies to the truth of religion. My         ligion. . . .In the absence of such a sanc-
poor critic, who never yet raised his finger to     tion what can there be to prevent a man from
help a fallen creature, can charge good peo-        following his own inclinations, good or bad,
ple with loving unselfish labor, but cannot ex-     beneficient or murderous, so long as he keeps
plain how it is they come to love it. That is       within the pale of the law, or manages to es-
religion.                                           cape the police? One man is a lamb by na-
   Men, radically bad, radically, evil—a burden     ture, another is a tiger. Why is not the tiger
to the State, a scandal to civilization, and a      as well as the lamb to follow his nature, so
disgrace to humanity—become, under the in-          far as the law will let him or as he has power?
fluence of religion, good, honest, industrious,     Eccelino, for instance, was by nature a devil
and kind.                                           incarnate, a sort of Santanic enthusiast of evil.
   Homes where children suffer frightfully,         What had merely. utilitarian morality to say
where privation and tyranny obscure all the         against his gratification of his propensities
beauty and all the blessing of existence; homes     as long as he had power on his side?
so base, vile and cruel that they cannot be de-        The common sense of this subject is that
scribed, become, under the influence of re-         life without conscience becomes a destroying
ligion, happy, virtuous and glad.                   animalism, and that conscience without relig-
   Vices which degrade men lower than the           ion has neither force nor justification for its
brutes, which make them loathsome in the            restraints.
sight of respectable people, and fill our prisons      Those .who know life deeply and intimately,
and workhouses with an immense burden on            who are profoundly acquainted with all the
the community, under the influence of religion      suffering, sorrow, misery, and sin of cities
lose every fibre of their power, and drop away      and villages, those whose studies are not
 from the strangled souls of their victims like     limited to books read in a library, or to dis-
dead ivy, like an outworn garment.                  cussions accidentally started in a drawing-
   Sins and crimes which retard the progress        room, know as the first axiom of their
of the race, which breed corruption, degenera-      knowledge that religion alone among all the
tion, and prosperous misery, under the influ-       forces at work for the improvement of hu-
ence of religion cease to have power over the       manity has power to alter the character and
minds of men, and in the instant of conversion      regenerate the soul of evil people. Legisla-
appear horrible and inimical.                       tion may better house the poor, may educate
   Let the reader bear these things in mind,        their children, limit the opportunities for
and ask himself what would become of hu-            drink and crime, and punish evil-doers with
manity if materialism triumphed over religion,      a saner and more determined effort at their
and life were revealed to the masses of the         moral reformation, but without religion they
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will never give spiritual joy and rejoicing          Greater faith is necessary to the salvation
strength to the posterity on which evolution of this country. Without God, vain is the
depends.                                        • work of the builders.—From Twice-Born
   "No heart is pure that is not passionate; Men.
no virtue is safe that is not enthusiastic."
   When I visit the happy homes and experi-                 THE WORD OF GOD
                                                              MRS. M. E. STEWARD
ence the gentleness, kindness, and refine-           [Mrs. Steward has been a contributor to The
ment of such people who have been re- Life Boat for several years. Recently, while in Wash-
                                                          we were privileged to meet this
formed, and compare them with the squalor ington,who has just past her'ninety-fourthmother in
                                                  Israel                                  birthday.
                                                  At her advanced age, Mrs. Steward types her own
and misery of the great majority of homes articles and sends them out. We were fortunate to
surrounding them, I am astonished that the get her photograph which we publish here.—Ed.l
world should be so incredulous about re-             In the beginning God created the heaven
ligion, and that legislation should be so fool- and the earth. Gen. 1:1. He spake, and it
ish as to attempt to do laboriously by enact- was. Ps. 33:9.
ments, clumsy and slow, what might be done           God said, Let there be light: and there
instantly and easily by religion, if it had the was light. . . . The evening and the morn-
full force of the community at its back.          ing were the first day. Gen. 1:3, 5.

                     Mrs. Steward at Ninety-four still writing for The Life Boat.
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   God said, Let there be a firmament (at-       row, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
mosphere).      God called the firmament         intents of the heart. Heb. 4: 12.
Heaven. . . . The evening and the morn-             The hour is coming in which all that are
ing were the second day. Verses 6, 8.            in their graves shall hear His voice, and
   God said, Let the dry land appear, and it     shall come forth; they that have done good,
was so. God said, Let the earth bring form       unto the resurrection of life, and they that
grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit     have done evil, unto the resurrection of
tree yielding fruit after its kind, and it was   damnation. John 5: 28, 29.
so. And the evening and morning were the            By the Word of God the heavens were of
third day. Verses 9, 11, 13.                     old, and the earth standing out of the water
   God made two great lights; the greater        and in the water; whereby the world that
light to rule the day, and the lesser light to   then was, perished; but the heavens and the
rule the night . . . and the evening and         earth, which are now, by the same word are
the morning were the fourth day. Verses 16,      kept in store, reserved unto fire against the
19.                                              day of judgment and perdition of ungodly
   God said, Let the waters bring forth          men. 2 Pet. 3: 5-7.
abundantly the moving creature that hath            Seeing then that all these things shall be
life, . . . cattle, and creeping things, and     dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye
beast of the earth after his kind; and it was    to be in all holy conversation and godliness.
so. Verses 20, 24.                               2 Pet. 3: 11.
                                                    The Lord is not slack concerning his
   God said, Let us make man in our image.
                                                 promise, as some men count slackness; but
In the image of God created He him . . .
                                                 is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that
God saw everything that he had made, and,
                                                 any should perish, but that all should come
behold, it was very good. And the evening
                                                 to repentance. 2 Pet. 3: 9.
and morning were the sixth day. Verses 27-
                                                    All the promises of the Bible are ours.
                                                 Patriarchs and prophets, p. 89. God is back
   Remember the sabbath day, to keep it          of. every promise he has made. Christ's Ob-
holy . . . The seventh day is the sabbath        ject Lessons, p. 147.
of the Lord thy God; in it thou shah not do
any work. . . . For in six days the Lord
made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that              A FATHER'S ADVICE
in them is; ... wherefore the Lord                 Here's the sort of thing the father of two
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it         decades ago confided to his son in confidence
(set it apart for a holy use). Ex. 20: 8, 10,    and sincerity before he struck out into the
11.                                              world:
          The Word Made Flesh                       "My son, remember, you have to work.
                                                 Whether you handle a pick and shovel, a set
   In the beginning was the Word, and the
                                                 of books, or a wheelbarrow; whether you
Word was with God, and the Word was
                                                 dig ditches,, edit a newspaper, ring door
God. . . . All things were made by Him;
                                                 bells or sell behind a counter, you must
and without Him was not anything made
                                                 work. Don't be afraid of killing yourself by
that was made. . . . The Word was made
                                                 overworking on the sunny side of thirty.
flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld
                                                 Men die young sometimes, but it is generally
his glory) . . . full of grace and truth. John
                                                 because they stop work at 6 p. m. and don't
1: 1-3, 14.
                                                 go home until 2 a. m. It's the intervals
   He is before all things, and by him all       that kill, my son. The work gives you ap-
things consist (margin,—hold together).          petite for your meals, lendg solidity to your
Col. 1: 17. He is upholding all things by        slumber, gives you perfect appreciation of a
the word of His power. Heb. 1: 3.                holiday.
   The word of God is quick, and powerful,         -"There are young men who do -not work,
and sharper than any two-edged sword,            but the country is not proud of them. It
piercing even to the dividing asunder of         does, not even..know their names; it only
soul and spirit, and of the joints and mar-      speaks of them as So-and So's boys.
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             The Woman Offender In Illinois
                                       Harriet J. Comstock
       E call her the "woman offender" but we           The figures also show that 9375 or fifty-

W       do not think of her as a woman at all
        and certainly not as a criminal. The
picture of her that comes to mind is of a
                                                     seven percent of the women arrested and
                                                     charged with misdemeanors were under thirty
                                                     years of age, the largest age group, numbering
young girl, just past eighteen years or in the       4415, being that between twenty-one and twen-
early twenties, almost childlike in slenderness,     ty-five years. One thousand one hundred and
her little painted face showing no lines oi          eighty-seven were between the ages of sixteen
care or thought or emotion, her short hair cut       and - twenty years.
in the latest fashion, her tawdry finery, too,          It is not possible to ascertain the disposition
approaching the latest mode, her whole ap-           in each of these 16,168 cases although they
pearance, as she is summoned before the judge        would make an interesting study. Such fig-
to be tried, perhaps for a so-called "sex of-        ures as the above, however, make us pause
fense," being that of youthful self-assurance        and wonder. We ask ourselves questions like
undaunted by shame.                                  the following:
    This very quality of youthful nonchalance            (1) Where do all these girls and women
appeals to the imagination almost more than          come from? (2) Why can they not, like the
would the appearance, in person, of our pre-         rest of us, lead normal lives, not coming into
conceived notion of the repentant Magdalene.         conflict with the law? (3) Does the fault lie in
    This is, doubtless, not the first time she has   their inheritance, environment, education or
been in court and will probably not be the last.     lack of training? (4) In how far are we,
She may have been in a number of times in            the so-called normal members of society, re-
the last few months, "picked up" by the po-          sponsible for these abnormal ones? (5) What
lice for the repetition of an old offense, taken     can we do for them?
to jail and from there to court where she                These questions are hard to answer. We
 may be discharged, put on probation or fined.       think we are doing preventive work with boys
In Chicago where, before coming to court,            and girls in our schools, our churches, our
 she has been given tests by the Health De-           clubs and the many organizations that have
 partment to ascertain if she is infected with       grown out of our complicated civilization, and
venereal disease, she may be sent for a while         so we are, but there is still this large group
to the venereal disease ward of the Contagious        apparently untouched by our many social safe-
Disease Hospital. If she cannot pay her              guards. What more can we do? Very little
 fine, she may be sent to the. work-house to          perhaps, when the harm is already done, and
 work it out at the rate of fifty cents a day.        certainly little or nothing in a corrective way
    Whatever the disposition of her case, she is     with our present system of treatment in jails,
 soon back in her old environment again and          courts and places of commitment.
 will, doubtless, reappear in court in the course
of time. And this girl that we see as we                 We look about us and see that Illinois is
 think of the "woman offender" is not one but         not alone in having to face this problem; that
 many. There were in the city of Chicago in           every other state has it as well and that a few
 the year 1925 *17,77S women and girls arrested       of them, at least, have tried to meet it intel-
 by the police for all offenses. Of these 1607        ligently. And of those who have tried, some
 were charged with felonies or serious crimes.        have met with an encouraging measure of suc-
 The remainder, 16,168, were charged with the         cess. What is more, their experience has
 commission of misdemeanors or less serious           been over a sufficient period of years to be
 offenses. Of these misdemeanants about               of value to the rest of us.
 seventy-four percent—nearly two-thirds—were             The experience of New York, New Jersey,
 charged with the commission of offenses              Massachusetts, Minnesota and Kansas has
 against public morals.                               shown us one way of attempting to correct the
                                                      evil already at our door and preventing at
  *Po!:ce Department, City of Chicago, Annual Re
port Year ending December 31, 1925.                   least a portion of it from spreading further.
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   The above mentioned states have established    many remedies must be tried before any per-
what we call reformatories to which may be        ceptible change is discerned.
sent the girl who has passed the legal juven-        And so these state reformatories become at
ile age. She may be committed for a long          once a laboratory and a school. Doctor, psy-
or short period according to her offense, the     chiatrist and social worker cooperate in the
laws of the state, and the .discretion of the     study of each individual case to ascertain, if
judge who pronounces her sentence. In the         possible, the' contributing cause that prevented
states which have a workable plan in connec-      a normal adjustment to society. And, this
tion' with their state reformatory for women,     done, they try to develop the individual accord-
habitual offender laws are in operation and       ing to the possibilities they find in her. She
indeterminate sentences may be given which        is fitted into the routine of the school where
may be shortened or prolonged, within- the        she is kept busy from morning till night,
prescribed limits, according to the behavior of   taught how to work and to do things well,
the girl committed to the institution.            strengthened in body by out-door work and
   To these.,institutions are sent just such      healthful exercise, and given a new mental
girls as'we "see. in our-Morals Court in Chi-     content in the thoughts that are presented to
cago and in the police courts all over our        her, probably for the first time. In this dif-
state. They are from farms, villages, small       ficult task of re-forming or remaking the de-
towns and large cities. Many of them who          linquent girl and woman some of these state
come to grief in the large cities are recruited   institutions have been more than fifty percent
from the small towns and country districts        successful.
of their own or neighboring states.                  If we can salvage only a few in this state
   They are committed, not to be punished         of ours, wouldn't it be worth trying?
because they have transgressed the law, not
just to scrub floors and wash clothes for a           BRINGING CHEER INTO SAD
period of thirty to sixty days, but to be diag-               HEARTS
nosed by physicians of the body, mind and                       MYRTLE FOREMAN
spirit, all of whom confer as to the results                   Matron, Life Boat Home
of their examination of the patient and try         Some months ago we received into our
to work out together a beneficient regime         home a girl of good parentage and a girl
which will eventually affect a cure. Not al-      who had had many advantages in life. She
ways does the first prescription succeed but      was one that we felt had been used to luxury

                            Three Little Members of Our Home Family.
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and we wondered just how she would as- redecorate practically every room. It means
sociate herself to the duties of the Home. so much to have the rooms fresh and clean.
But we were happily surprised to find that           Just today four little girls from Hinsdale
no matter what was to be done or when, we visited us, bringing with "them a small do-
could always count on her.                        nation of money to benefit the children. We
    It was a joy and comfort to us to see the appreciate more than words can tell the
way she entered into the spirit of the Home. many things kind friends of the Home send
We all learned to love her very much. When
we talked with her about her condition and
how she happened to fall, we learned that
                                                       LITTLE VICTIMS OF BROKEN
she had become interested in a young man
and their friendship had gone on and on.-
Their friends planned for them to meet a             Between eighty and ninety per cent of the
great deal and threw them together fre- child criminals—the average age of the
quently. The result was that she had to worst of them is nineteen—are victims of
suffer and give up her child and always have divorce conditions and the house divided
an ache in her heart for the little one. She against itself. California, which has kept
tried to think of some way she could keep statistics on the subject for some years, finds
it, but always would come to the conclusion that eighty per cent of its child delinquents
that she must not consider herself, but must are divorce orphans.
consider the good of the baby. So she gave            Eminent jurist after eminent jurist cor-
up her child that it would not have to bear roborates these findings. Judge Hugo Pam,
 the shame and later in life have to endure of the Superior Court of Cook County, Illi-
 taunts and scorns from - others. This girl nois, said to me: "It has been my experi-
 fully appreciated the Home and all it did ence, when a young lad is brought up be-
 for her.                                         fore me on the charge of murder, to learn,
    In answer to a telegram a few days ago, in nine cases out of ten, that he has no
 I met a young girl of fourteen at the sta- mother or father living or that he has known
 tion. I found that she would soon become the influence of only one parent. There are
 the mother of a child. In talking with her rare exceptions of course, but that is the
 mother, I found that she had kept it from rule."
 her till the week before they came. A                Judge MacNeille, of Philadelphia, went
 cousin who had been living with them, was        this one better. This president judge stated
 the father of the baby. Both were mere to me: Ninety per cent would be nearer the
 children and my heart ached as I stood by truth about the delinquent children who
 her side and watched her suffer. It was the come from the home broken by death, de-
 first time she had been away from her folks sertion or divorce. At least that has been
 and it was a severe trial to her. I am sure my experience. I have found that the child
 the lesson learned by experience was a bitter who has lost his father or his mother is de-
 one and I feel that she received something prived of about ninety per cent of his right-
 from her stay with us that will be lasting.       ful social heritage, of about ninety per cent
                                                  of his chance in life.—Ruth Scott Miller in
     This is just a brief insight into two of our the Ladies' Home Journal.
 cases and we have a different experience
 with each case. We learn to love all our
 girls' and try to help them rise above the            THANKFUL FOR A PLACE OF
 lower things and we try to keep in touch                            REFUGE
 with them and help them after they leave             I am one of the many girls who has taken
 us, for after they have been with us for advantage of the kind hospitality offered by
 awhile, we feel such an interest in them the Life Boat Rescue Home, and can say
 that their joys and sorrows become our joys that I know of no other institution where a
 and sorrows.                                      girl might seek refuge and be made to feel
     We are indeed very thankful for the dona- as much at home as at the Life Boat Home.
  tion of wall paper which has enabled us to          The matron and nurse in charge are won-
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                                                                   PROBLEMS OF THE
                                                                      LIFE BOAT
                                                                     KETURAH R. MERCER
                                                                 Nurse Supervisor, Life Boat City
                                                                  Center, 1300 N. Robey Street,
                                                                     One morning soon after
                                                                  our regular home duties were
                                                                  completed,- each nurse set out
                                                                  on her visits.      One went
                                                                  east, a distance of three miles
                                                                  to help our crippled friend
                                                                  with some of her work and
                                                                  also massage her aching
                                                                  joints. It took all the morn-
                                                                  ing to do this work.
                                                                     Another nurse used several
                                                                  hours in earnest study of
                                                                  Bible subjects which she
                                                                  must present to our readers
                                                                  in the afternoon. Dinner was
                                                                  also prepared by her.
                                                                     The third nurse was sent
                                                                  to investigate a few delin-
                                                                  quent cases who had been in-
                                                                  trusted to her by an officer.,
                                                                  We expect such cases from
                                                                  the lower classes of society,
                                                                  but these were of good -par-
                                                                  entage and comfortable
                                                                  homes. The city girl wanted
                       Happy Childhood.
                                                                  freedom to see the shows, be
                                                                  out late and have a general
derful women and go out of their way to           good time. She resented correction and did
make things real pleasant for the girls, and      but a small part of the home duties. So her
they, in turn are loved by them all.              feeble old mother, whether sick or well had
   The girls themselves are all very con-         to wait on the big family early and late. But
genial and are willing to co-operate with         the time now came when she wanted the
one another in every respect.                     mother love and care and to be welcomed
                                                  back into the home circle.
   The care given during confinement at the
Sanitarium is excellent and I feel sure it can-     The other girl was reared on the farm.
not be surpassed in any other medical in-         She -longed for pretty clothes made just as
stitution.                                        she wanted.them made and spending money
                                                  of her own to do with as she pleased. Her
   I want to take this opportunity to express     parents denied her both and insisted on
my deep appreciation for all the Life Boat        dressing her to suit their taste. The desire
Rescue Home and the Sanitarium has done           to have her own money and be dressed in
for me and to wish them both every success        pretty stylish clothes so possessed her that
in their worthy mission.                          she ran away from home and came to this
                                                  big city to seek her fortune. Her home was
  God alone can send a revival but God            surrounded by Nature's beauties with plenty
never will send a revival alone. "We must         of sunshine and fresh air. But here she has
be workers with Him."                             one poorly furnished, cold, untidy room in
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a rooming -house in a crowded part of the control the large cities and sweep thousands
city. She works in a factory where sulphur into their graves.
fumes smoke the air blue. And this is what         A city should have wide streets, and for
she calls "life" and prefers this kind of free- the children there should be many parks
dom to existance on a farm just because she and playgrounds.
feels independent when earning her own             I have now been at the Life Boat City
money and spending- it as she pleases. We Center for two weeks and have seen a little
could not persuade her to return home; , of the big city of Chicago. Our house is a
she was through with farm life.                 nice looking one and we live in a nice neigh-
    Parents, take warning! Pay your children borhood. The only things which are not
for tasks which they do for you and teach nice are the alleys and some of the streets
them to use this money wisely in buying and slum districts.               When anything is
their own clothing. You have to furnish spoiled or otherwise not desired, it is often
their clothing and food anyway while they thrown out in the alleys and even right in
live and work at home, so let them earn front of others' windows. When papers and
money and spend it for what they need. boxes and other things accumulate too
They will be better satisfied to stay at home much, they put fire to them, but to me it
and this also will train them to spend money seems dangerous and it does not make the
wisely when at last they do get away from place look tidy.             The backyards, when
home and earn their own living.                  cleaned, in many instances, could be made
    After making a report of these investiga- into playgrounds for the children. But in-
 tions, the nurse returned to the Center. A stead, they are filled with old rubbish and
distance of over fourteen miles was traveled tin cans and other things.
by street car and on foot and several hours        It is not only the people living in the
spent on this errand.                            houses who throw things into the streets
    After dinner, two nurses went to give and alleys, there are peddlers passing every
 two Bible lessons, going by street car, day who add their decayed fruits and vege-
 traveling over seven miles. From this last tables to the unsanitary conditions.
 call, they went six miles farther on to give       As I have never lived in Chicago, I did not
 a treatment to a sick woman. It was late know the different ways of shopping, but I
 in the evening when they returned, tired and learned one way the second day I was at the
 hungry, but satisfied with their day's work. Center. Coming home from downtown, I
    Day by day we go to various homes to heard some sounds as if a man were in great
 minister to their needs and seldom these distress or feeling very uncomfortable. I
 days are alike. Variety lends interest to our thought he was Srunk, but when 1 got up-
 work. We invite you to help us.                 stairs where I could look at the street, what
                                                 do you think I saw? A peddler advertising
       IMPRESSIONS OF CITY LIFE                  fruits and vegetables. It was hard to under-
                  CARRIE BERG                    stand him at first, but now I nearly always
                   Senior Nurse                  know what these peddlers are saying.
    There are many things and many condi-           As well as needing wide streets, the cities
 tions in a city which could be different, and need dean streets. Those germs which
  I am sure would be, too. were ths city to might stay in one place during the cold sea-
  be planned and built, let us say, in one or son, will be carried around by flies and wind
 two years and not as it is now growing up in the summer time. In warmer weather the
  from a small village started long ago.         children, while playing around in the streets,
    There are so many needs in a city that I are in danger of contracting all kinds of dis-
 will only write about a few of them.            eases. That is why the city needs more
    What a city needs first of all is pure parks and playgrounds.
 water; nobody can keep healthy without             The well-to-do family can send a nurse
 that. Next to pure water supply comes good with their children to the parks, but in the
 drainage. There may be pure water, but if poor districts where the mother has to work
 there is poor drainage, plagues will soon all day, she is afraid to let them go alone too
180                                      THE LIFE BOAT
far and most often the parks are so far away      Wednesday evening. We move' the chairs
that they would have to go on the street          around to resemble a church as much as
car to get there and she does not have the        possible. The company who assemble is
money to send them. When the children             small, and they all speak in their own
cannot play in the backyard, they have to         language. They seem in earnest and every-
play right in the street. Mischievous and         one takes part in the service. The children
excitable children, during their play, often      are entertained in another room by one of
run in front of automobiles or street-cars •      the nurses who tells them the stories of the
and accidents happen.                             Bible or amuses them in various ways.
   On days when they cannot play outdoors,            Every Thursday from 2:00 until 4:00 p. m.
they have to play in the house, and when          there is a cliriic held at the Center. One of
the mother is tired out and nervous from her      the docto'rs from the Sanitarium takes
work, she tells the children to keep quiet,       charge. He receives the patients in the
which of course, is very difficult when play-     office, the nurses being there to assist. We
ing, and if they don't be quiet, she hits them    have all kinds of patients from small children
or talks hard to them. When they ask their        to elderly women. Besides giving clothing
mother for something, I have heard many           to them, we also give Bibles. . It seems
times the answer, "Get away and don't             strange to us who have grown up with
bother me so," and the children would have         Bibles to imagine families without a Bible
to get out. With such conditions at home,         in their home. When we see that a family
many grow up to be .unworthy citizens, who,       is in earnest and would appreciate having a
if brought up in different surroundings and        Bible, but cannot buy one, we gladly give
with a knowledge of the Bible truths, might       them one.
have become a great help to the city and              One day we prepared a dinner and took
their country.                                     it over to a poor family; they were pleased
   So here arises another need of the city        and the children showed happiness all over
and the biggest one. That is a large body          their faces. It takes only a little to brighten
of true Christian nurses who will go out to       these homes. They respond quickly to our
the homes and teach the Bible truths and           interest in them and our friendliness.
hygiene and sanitation, and not only teach,           When we give Bible readings, we try to
but live them, while ministering to their sick     tell them of a happier world awaiting those
ones.                                              who will serve God while on this earth.
      "If any little lift of mine
         May ease a toiler bending,                When we stop and think of what the pleas-
      God give me love, and care, and strength;    ures of this world are and what a price we
         We "live for Him by lending."
                                                   pay for them (the loss of eternal life), there
GAINING AN EXPERIENCE IN SOUL-                     is no comparison. Often we wonder how
            SAVING                                 Christ has time for each one, when we watch
                 ELEANOR LEWIS "                   the throngs of people in the cities. There
                   Senior Nurse                    is comfort in the Bible and we know by
   We welcome visitors at our Life Boat City       reading it there is a God who watches over
Center. Needy families come to see if we           the rich and poor, good and bad, those af-
have any clothing to give them. We take            flicted and well, and in sorrow and joy. "Be-
them into one of the rooms where we keep           hold, he that keep-eth Israel shall neither
garments which people have given us to use         slumber nor sleep."
for those in need and we give them any ar-
ticles they can make use of. The ministers           In the hour of distress and misery the eye
come also to see our Center and to inquire        of every mortal turns to friendship: in the
after our welfare. If a student nurse hap-        hour of gladness and conviviality, what is it
pens to be in the city and has the time, she      you want? It is friendship. When the heart
may make a call on her friends who work           overflows with gratitude, or with any other
at the Center.                                    sweet and sacred sentiment, what is the
   Services for the Greeks in their own           word to which it would give utterance? A
language are conducted in our rooms on            friend.—W. S. Landor.
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                            A Drowning Man
                                                 and suddenly I became conscious of some

     N A beautiful summer night we were
      standing on a bridge watching the          one rolling, rubbing .and pulling me. It was
      moonlight reflected in the waters of a     my friends, who were bringing me back to
deep lake in one of the Eastern States. We       life again; but, thank God, not to the old life
stood there so long that a policeman, who        of sin that leads to death, but to a new life
was guarding the bridge, looked at us so sus-    with Jesus."
piciously and passed so many times near us,         This policeman who was possibly about
that we spoke to him. In a few words we          forty-eight years of age told us that this
explained that we were looking at the beauty     wonderful change happened a little over
of the night and were so happy in the love       thirty years before, and ever since he had
of Jesus, that we did not want to throw our-     been trying to tell others of Christ, that they
selves into the water, as he had a suspicion     might not suffer as he had.
we did. We asked him then the direct ques-          My friend, you may perhaps this moment
tion, if he was a Christian, and he said,        be under more dangerous waves than those
"Yes," and added, "It was under the waters        of that lake. The habits of your life-time
of this lake that 1 decided for God." We          are beating you down, and keeping you from
were interested and asked him to tell the         being the man your own heart desires to be.
story. He told us as follows:                     The weight of drink and the waves of alco-
   "I was only about seventeen and one of         hol are dragging you down and drowning
the wildest boys in the country. I loved to       your soul. You think you could rise above
have my own way and I had it. I loved my          it if you wanted to. " Try it, and you will
mother, but when she begged me to give my         see that even your strong will is drowning
heart to Christ, I felt I knew better and had     and becoming weak and unconscious. There
 plenty of time.                                  is only One who can draw you from these
    "One day I went in bathing in this very       engulfing waves.—He who said to an angry
lake. I was a good swimmer but the cramps         tempest: "Peace, be still." He will draw
 caught me in my leg, and down I swept to         you out of all waters, if you will but stretch
 the very bottom of the lake. I rose to the       out your hand to Him. No matter how
 surface twice. Some of my friends saw me         many waters, no matter how great waters,
 and heard my cries, but knowing I was a          turn to Him and trust Him now.—L. S. P.
 good swimmer they thought I was fooling.
 I never can forget that third time I sank              THE ART OF MANLINESS
 beneath these waves. I felt my last hour           Two little boys got on the car last night
 had come, and with the waters surging in        with their mother. They were bright look-
 my ears, I began to lose consciousness and      ing little chaps, both well under ten years
a strange thing happened. I saw before me        of age.
 scene after scene of my life seemingly paint-      With a rush they swooped down upon the
 ed on a white sheet. 1 saw an old apple tree    two front seats. When the mother came up
 that I remembered of having gone to when        the aisle, both were eager for her to sit
 I was quite small, and having stolen some       down with them.
 apples, in disobedience to my mother. Then         Finally, she sat down with them, one on
 I saw on the same sheet a picture of myself     cither side. How happy they were! How
 kneeling, as I did by her side, asking for-     they talked and laughed!
 giveness of her and God, and as that picture       The mother was serenely conscious of a
 appeared, the other picture was rubbed out,     great possession. Her anxious eyes lovingly
 as though it were blotted out forever.          watched every move they made.
    "Suddenly another picture of some sin           I know that she must be happy with such
 came up before me, and pushed me down,          treasures.
 down, down. I realized with a terrible             As we went from block to block, the car
  despair, that I was lost! lost!! With one      filled up and soon people were standing in
  desperate cry, I said, 'Oh, Jesus save me',    the aisle.
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   Two ladies came in. Instantly, the two        are not thinking food thoughts, learning use-
little fellows were on their feet. There were    ful knowledge, they will be busy with evil.
men in the car who did not stir.                 Nor will they keep that evil to themselves.
   "Won't you have our seats?" the little        Like the unfilled field they will broadcast
boys asked.                                      their noxious seeds to the four winds; they
   The ladies smiled and sat down. I looked      will send out their poisonous influence to
at the mother. In her eyes there was an ex-      take root and grow in other minds and lives.
pression of infinite love and pride. She was        Let us cultivate our minds, instead, for
making her boys into real gentlemen.             Christ. He has paid a high price for them.
   The oldest boy looked up at her an in-        Let him sow in them, through good people
stant. When he saw the sign of approval in       and books and institutions of all kinds the
his mother's eyes, he lowered his own eyes       good seeds that will make them bear pre-
and blushed full red. He had received all        cious fruit. For the harvest will not be for
the thanks he wanted.                            ourselves alone. It will feed other hungry
   There is a deep understanding between         souls and minds. It will enrich our own
that mother and her boys. She has entered        lives, and through our influence and our
into their lives so much that her influence      good work it will make rich in the best
will always be felt wherever they may go.        things of mind and heart and soul countless
   They are learning the art of manliness
                                                    Don't let the weeds grow in your own
from this queenly woman. And manliness
                                                 mind. Keep 'em down with the same watch-
is the best quality she can give them.—Se-
                                                 ful care that the farmer gave to his field.—
                                                      HOW THEY REACHED THE
                CORA S. DAY
   "Last year father bought that old field ad-                C. N. BROADHURST
joining our place," William was telling his
                                                    One night at the Fulton Street prayer-
city cousin as he showed him about the
                                                 meeting, New York City, as the leader stood
farm. He pointed to a fine field of growing
corn.                                            before the audience with open Bible in his
                                                 hand directing the meeting, a man opened
   "I thought you had enough land to cul-        the door, entered the room, walked down the
tivate," commented Paul, glancing about          aisle, and handed him a message. It was
over the broad well-tilled acres.                written by an old father in a nervous,
   "I thought so too," said William with a       trembling hand, and read something like
chuckle, "but father said he just had to buy     this: "I want you to join me in praying for
that field to keep the weeds down. He            my boy. He has run away from home. We
couldn't bear to see a fine piece of land like   don't know where he has gone, but think he
that going to waste. Not only that, but          is in Colorado. Pray for him that he may
spreading weed-seeds all over the neighbor-      become a Christian and come back home
hood besides."                                   again. If we do not hear from him soon I
   That fertile field had to grow something.     fear his mother will die of grief. Don't for-
Unplowed and unsown it grew up in weeds,         get to pray for my boy."
wasting its fertility and .sending broadcast        The .Fulton Street prayer-meeting knelt
its noxious seeds. So the wise landowner         and prayed to God to convert the prodigal
 did the best thing. He bought the field and     wherever he might be and send him back
cultivated it. He kept down the weeds and        to his home. In a few days the mother re-
made the ground bear food for many a              ceived a letter from her absent boy that
 hungry mouth. From an evil he turned it         read something like this:—
 into a good.                                       "Mother, I am in Colorado. I am a cow-
    A thinker declares: "Man is as much          boy. 1 hired out to herd cattle when I first,
 made for education as the earth is for cul-      came out here. One bright morning while
 tivation." Minds will not be idle. If they      herding cattle, all alone, while the other boys
                                    THE LIFE BOAT                                                 183

were in camp, with the sun shining bright
and beautiful, the cattle grazing on the                The Prisoners' Column
plains, the high mountains stood to the west          In this department are published extracts
of me, the wide plains to the east. I sat on        from letters received from prisoners* also any
                                                    word of advice to prisoners. This depart­
my pony and looked at the beautiful scenes          ment belongs entirely to prisoners. We shall
                                                    try to make it just as interesting: and help­
and got so lonesome. I thought about you,           ful as possible and encourage all behind the
father, and home, and got homesick. T felt          bars to correspond with us and thereby avail
                                                    themselves of the spiritual help and encour­
that I wanted to pray. I got off my pony-           agement which we can give.—Editor.
and knelt down on the prairie grass and
tried to pray. While I was trying to pray
to God, His Holy Spirit came upon me and                           I WILL GO
converted my soul. When I work my                     I'll grasp an oar, and help to pull
month out, and draw my wages, I will come                 The life boat staunch and true,
                                                      And hold that oar until it's full,
home. I am sorry I ran away. I am glad                    I'll be one of your crew.
                                                      I answer this in truth, and trust,
I am a Christian and I am -sorry that I                   Before it is too late,
caused you and father so much trouble. I              Some sin-stained soul shakes off the dust
                                                          Of hell, that awful fate.
want you to pray for me that I may live a
                                                      Get in the life boat, grasp an oar,
faithful, consistent, Christian life."                  And search for human wrecks;
   Prayer found him, converted him, and               Those angry billows' mad'ning roar
                                                        Can naught but cleanse our decks:
brought him back home again. Oh, God,                 Against us is the tide, but yet
                                                        His strength will pull us through;
help us to pray until all the wandering               For God above does not forget
prodigals come back to their homes, to their            The noble work we do.
praying mothers, and into the kingdom of              Because I have sinned, that is no cause
Christ. The Saviour has said: "If ye abide               Why I cannot turn back;
                                                      I will not tarry, wait, nor pause,
in Me and My words abide in you, ye shall                For fear I'll lose the track.
                                                      I'm glad that God forgives me all;
ask what ye will and it shall be done unto               I'm glad for this great chance
you."                                                 To pull an oar, at His dear call,
                                                         And help His cause advance.
                                                                         Illinois State Reformatory.
               GOOD ADVICE
   "In my contact with people, I find that,         A NEEDY FIELD AT YOUR DOOR
as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people      The churches in the east visited by the
who live for themselves, who never read           editor recently have promised to co-operate
good books, who do not travel, who never          in raising funds to supply their nearest peni-
open up their souls in a way to permit them       tentiary with a club of The Life Boat mag-
to come in contact with other souls—with          azine. Will not other churches take an in-
the great outside world. No man whose vis-        terest in placing this splendid magazine in
ion is bounded by color can come into con-        prison cells? Ten dollars will send Ten Life
tact with the highest and best in the world.      Boats for one year. Make the prisoners
In meeting men, in many places I have             happy by sending them The Life Boat. It
found that the happiest people are those          may lead to saving some poor discouraged
who do the most for others; the most miser-       soul for God's kingdom.—Editor.
able are those who do the least. I have also
found that few things, if any, are capable of
making one so blind and narrow as race               The religion of Christ means more than
prejudice. The longer I live and the more         the forgiveness of sin; it means taking away
experience I have in the world, the more I        our sins, and filling the vacuum with the
am convinced that after all the one thing         graces of the Holy Spirit. It means divine
that is most worth living for—and dying for       illumination, rejoicing in God. It means a
if need be—is the opportunity of making           heart emptied of self, and blessed with the
someone else more happy and more useful.          abiding presence of Christ. When Christ
   "Great men cultivate love, and little men      reigns in the soul, there is purity, freedom
cherish a spirit of hatred."—Booker T.            from sin.—"Christ's Object Lessons," page
Washington.                                       420.
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                     WAIT                              then you will not need to speak, maybe.
   Keep still. When trouble is brewing, keep           Silence is the most massive thing conceiv­
still. When slander is getting on his legs,            able, sometimes. It is strength in very
keep still. When your feelings are hurt,
keep still, till you .recover from your excite­
                                                              WHITE INSTEAD OF RED
ment, at any .rate. Things look differently
                                                                       MBS. D. A. FITCH
through an unagitated eye. In a commo­
tion, once, I wrote a letter and sent it, and             Isa. 1:18 portrays the sinner, or rather his
wished I had not. In my later years I had              sins, as being scarlet and crimson, red in­
another commotion, and wrote a long letter;            deed. It is said to be a scientific .fact that
but life rubbed a little sense into me and I           a red object viewed through a red glass ap­
kept the letter in my pocket against the day           pears white. Here stands the sinner be­
when I could look it over without agitation            fore our Father in heaven. Because of his
and without tears. I was glad I did. Less              sins he is red in color but as he pleads the
and less it seemed necessary to send it. I             blood of Jesus, the Father views him
was not sure it would do any hurt, but in              through the red blood of Jesus, and its
my doubtfulness, I leaned to reticence, and            transforming power leaves him no longer
eventually it was destroj-ed. Time works               red, but made white in the blood of the
wonders. Wait till you speak calmly, and               Lamb.

                                  READY FOR A LIFE BOAT CAMPAIGN
     These young people from the Hinsdale Sanitarium Academy are planning to         sell Life Boats this sum-
                    ' '   '•- •-'  has been J —-< — -•> -- that ----- young person
              '-- scholarship plan '--- '--•• developed so *<--- any ——- -———
  er. A regular                                                                       -.--•-:--- .- ----- r college
                                                                                     desiring to enter college
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the Editor for further information.
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                     THE LAYMAN                               SLEEP, THE SKIN LOTION
               EDGAR A. GUEST.                        Women have spent fortunes on skin lo-
Leavfyt to the ministers, and soon the church will t}ons w;th Huje or nQ resultS; when r;ght at
Leave it to the women-folk—the young will pass it hand was one of mother nature's best COS-
For the church is all that lifts us from the coarse      metics. • Just apply enough sleep and rest
And^SA is to prosper needs the lay-                      ^ beh°W the _ transformation. Sleep re-
    man on the job.                                      stores the wearied cells of the day's activ-
Now a layman has his business, and a layman has          ities. It regenerates the tired nerves and
_ *"s also ',has the training of, ,. .. .. girls and,
But he \oys       ,      . .      his little . ,         drives away the frets and worries of the wak-
      boys;                                              :ng hours.   To fight sleep or not to have
And I wonder how he'd like it if there were no             -   t  .        ,    ,     ,     ,.    j
      churches here,                                     .enough sleep creates sleep starvation and
And he had to raise his children in a Godless at- shows in the skin.             It creates "crowsfeet"
    mo sphere?
                                                  and lines in the face. It makes any face, at
It>S finer togs!' SPeC'aI funct: °n *° Uph°ld the any age, old. Age that shows in the face is
To teach that way of living from which all that's what every woman wishes to avoid. Get
    noble springs;
But the minister can't do it, single-handed and sleep, says Mother Nature, for the one and
For ttT'laymen of the country are the church's Onlv skin lotion.—Chicago Health.
When you see a church that's empty, though its
     doors are opened wide,                                4I -m         . " £        .      1    1-1
It is not the church that's dying.     It's the laymen        The possession of property involves high
     who have died;                           , responsibilities, increases obligations, and
For it's not by song or sermon that the church's
It>S work is done,                               multiplies duties. By the manner in which
                                                  must men use it, they show their character."

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                                    EDITORIAL                                         ^zt4
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                          Caroline Louise dough              J. G. Lamson              II
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                                  Editor                    Associate Editor

                         MlUT Paulson Ne'U- M' D - R A. Hare, M.D., J. W. Christian
                                                                                       1 1 j«

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     A CALL TO HELP OUR OWN                              homes have been sucked down to death. A
  From the Literary Digest we quote the                  quarter of a million of our own people in
following:                                               the very heart of the country are homeless,
   "The cry>of our own stricken people rings             penniless wanderers. They have lost their
today in the ears of America, which has al­              all, their only means of livelihood. Each
ways met so generously the call of distress              day new levees break, more towns are
from alien lands. Gathering together all the             flooded, the peril spreads, more refugees
rainswollen streams between the Alleghanies              come crowding in to the emergency camps
and the Rockies, the mighty Mississippi has              set up by the Red Cross. They must have
become a mad destructive giant, the most                 food, shelter, clothing, medical care, at once.
terrible flood torrent that ever swept through           And after the first emergency is met the de­
our land. As the crest of the flood has                  mand will continue, for these people must be
moved on past St. Louis, Cairo, Memphis,                 restored to their homes and the peril of
Vicksburg, New Orleans, it has broken                    disease in the flooded areas must be averted."
through levees, swept over city streets, car­               The American Red Cross of Washington,
ried away homes, destroyed thousands and                 D. C., will be glad to receive your contribu­
thousands of acres of farm lands. Hundreds               tion to help relieve the sufferers in the
of people trapped on the levees or in isolated           Mississippi valley flood district.
186                                   THE LIFE BOAT
CRIPPLED, YET WORKING FOR THE                       tion and a fount of culture, and editors gen­
        UNFORTUNATES                                erally agree with him that it is both, whether
   A dear little sweet-faced woman of about         one reads it as a Modernist in the light of
seventy-five years sent for me to come to           the Higher Criticism or as a Fundamentalist
her home after my talk in the church in             under the glow of literal faith. Mr. Cool-
South Lancaster, Mass., a few evenings ago.         idge's letter was called forth by an invitation
I was ushered into a rear room of the               to attend a meeting of the Bible class of the
former home of Pastor and Mrs. S. N.                Church of the Epiphany, Washington, which
Haskell, the well-known world missionaries          has 900 members. Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge
who before their death visited Hinsdale fre­        were unable to accept the invitation, but he
quently. In a rocking-chair by the window           took occasion to express his views on the
sat Mrs. Mary G. Hall, who, although not            Bible in his letter to Eugene E. Thompson,
able to get about except on crutches, is            organizer of the Bible class. In the course
making little garments for the babies of            of his letter, Mr. Coolidge writes:
our Life Boat Rescue Home. Day after day               "The foundations of our society and our
her needle plies back and forth as she              Government rest so much on the teachings
makes beautiful little dresses and under­           of the Bible that it would be difficult to sup­
garments. She is happy in the realization           port them if faith in these teachings should
of having a part in God's work. She is re­          cease to be practically universal in our
membering "the fatherless in their afflic­          country.
tion."                                                 "Every one who has given the matter any
   "I have been watching The Life Boat to           thought knows of the great literary value
find a picture of one of the babies dressed         of the Bible and the broad culture, aside
in one of my gowns I have sent," she said.          from its religious aspect, that comes from a
So she toils and labors on in her little            general familiarity with it.
corner by the window, thinking only of the             "Although it has been the subject of most
poor fatherless babies in our Home who have         careful and painstaking study for hundreds
no one to make dainty little garments for           of years, its most thorough students find in
them.                                               it a constant revelation of new ideals which
   This dear old mother beamed with joy on          minister to the spiritual nature of the race.
meeting someone from the Life Boat Home,               "It would be difficult to conceive of any
and her radiant face and love for our dear          kind of religious instruction which omitted
helpless ones wa,s an inspiration to us.            to place its main emphasis on the precepts
May Ged bless these dear souls'" whom we            of this~"great book.
find occasionally in our travels, and may              "It has been the source of inspiration and
their kind deeds be remembered and record­          comfort to those who have had the privilege
ed in the books above.                              of coming in contact with it, and wherever
                                                    it goes it raises the whole standard of human
  THE PRESIDENT ON THE BIBLE                        relationship."
   No one, said Lyman Abbott once, can af­             It is a timely tribute, thinks the Pittsburgh
ford to remain unacquainted with the "laws          Sun, for "since there is a doubt in some
of the Pentateuch, the visions of the Psalter,      minds as to whether it is a supernatural
the wisdom of the Proverbs, the righteous­          revelation, it is well that attention should be
ness of Amos, the mercy of Hosea, the hope­         directed to its merit as a code of morals and
fulness of Isaiah." Of the same mind,               as a great literary work." It is generally
President Collidge, in a recent letter, adds        admitted that the Bible is less read than it
that the Bible is still a source of new ideals, a   was in former times, and the Portland Ex­
foundation on which State and society rests,        press thinks this is due to the decrease in
and he regrets that it is not so much read           the number of literal believers. This is
today as it was in the time when it was the         unfortunate, for, asserts the New England
chief book in every home, and in many                paper, "none of the literary beauties of the
homes the only book. The President com­              Bible depend upon a literal interpretation,
mends the Bible as both a source of inspira­         but all are as great without it as with it.
                                     THE LIFE BOAT                                           187
Only a little of the moral teaching, perhaps       and patients in the Sanitarium parlor re­
none at all, depends upon literal translation,     cently by a stereopticon lecture on "Celeb­
either." The Express goes on:                      rities I Have Met."
   "There is, then, every inducement to know
the Bible, regardless of our attitude toward         Miss Beulah Sarber, our anesthetist at the
it, and knowing it as we should, we can not        Sanitarium, has recently undergone a major
fail to benefit, and more often than not be        operation. Her father, Mr. A. E. Sarber,
convinced.                                         of Claypool, Indiana, spent several days
   "Admitting all that is obviously true, it's     with her after the operation. She is con­
not such a big step to accept inspiration.         valescing very nicely.
Ignorance of the Bible itself is often the
chief thing that'makes such a step impos­            Mr. Gordan Smith, a Young People's
sible. Even literal interpretation, reduced        Evangelist, spoke to the young people of the
to bare essentials, is not difficult for one       Sanitarium on Friday evening, April 22.
who has come to appreciate the real worth
of the book as a book. The Bible itself will         The choir from the Broadview College en­
convince more quickly than anything else,          tertained the patients and guests in the
if given a fair chance. It's foolish then to       Sanitarium parlor.
be ignorant of the Bible and to ignore such
a great influence in literature and philoso­         E. F. Hackman, of Washington, D. C.,
phy. When we remain in ignorance of it,            gave an interesting illustrated lecture in the
we are not fair to ourselves or giving our         Sanitarium chapel recently.
minds a square deal. First of all, learn the
Bible, learn to appreciate it; let its influence      Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Boothby, of Kalama-
get a chance at you and then you will not          zoo, Michigan, both former nurses of the
be bothered much by interpretations. Ig­           Sanitarium, spent a few days visiting old
norant of it, you are at the mercy of any          friends and renewing acquaintances at the
 critic, and sure to be bamboozled into a          Sanitarium.
belief that it can not be taken literally, and
so is generally worthless, or something              Miss Beatrice Harter and Mrs. C. L.
 equally ridiculous.
                                                   Clough spent a few weeks touring through
    "First, know your Bible, as President          the east in the interest of The Life Boat
Coolidge suggests, and chances are you will
                                                   work. Opportunities were given in the
have much the best of the bargain."—Liter­         various churches enroute to tell the interest­
ary Digest.
                                                   ing story of The Life Boat work in lifting
                                                   the fallen and rescuing the perishing. Stere­
                                                   opticon pictures were shown illustrating the
        A LIFE BOAT WORKER                         work.
  "I surely appreciate the wonderful work
that is being done at Hinsdale. Am greatly              DO YOU WISH TO EARN A
interested in every branch of the work                          SCHOLARSHIP?
there. My prayer is the Lord may richly              The Life Boat this year offers a college
bless you.—Mrs. Josephine Ellrs, 464 E.            scholarship to anyone willing to spend the
Couch St., Portland, Oregon.                       summer in selling the magazine. Some
                                                   young students are already planning to make
       NEWS HERE AND THERE                         scholarships this summer. Everyone inter­
  Pastor and Mrs. Wm. Guthrie, of Berrien          ested should write The Life Boat editor at
Springs, Michigan, spent the week-end at           once and get full particulars. YOU can do it.
the Sanitarium recently. Pastor Guthrie oc­
cupied the. pulpit at the eleven o'clock             The Hinsdale Sanitarium can use to ad­
service.                                           vantage a few thousand dollars, for one or
                                                   two years, interest rate 5%, payable annual­
   Mr. Robert Morningstar, an extensive            ly or semi-annually as may be desired. Ad­
traveler and lecturer, entertained our guests      dress Hinsdale Sanitarium, Hinsdale, 111.
188                                     THE LIFE BOAT

      PYORRHEA AND                                    REMEMBER THE LIFE BOAT HOME
                                                                     IN YOUR WILL
           TRENCH MOUTH                                  Here is a form to follow;
   Mercuriogreen, the Wonderful Dis­                     "I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto
      covery for Treatment of Pyorrhea                the Life Boat Rescue Home, a corporation
              and Trench Mouth                        organized and existing under the State of
      For years Pyorrhea has been the
   dreaded disease in Dentistry.                      Illinois, the sum of .......................
      The recent discovery, Mercurio­                 dollars, to be paid out of real or personal
   green, when applied to the infected                estate owned by me at my decease, this
   parts brings positive relief. Mer­
   curiogreen is certain in its action,               money to be used for the maintenance of the
   Pyorrhea with soft, spongy, bleeding               institution known as the Life Boat Rescue
   gums can be relieved.                              Home for Girls, located nar Hinsdale, 111.,
      At the first indication of bleeding
   gums go to your dentist and have                   and which is under the supervision of the
   your teeth cleaned and treated with                aforesaid corporation."
   Mercuriogreen. Notice how quickly
   the bleeding stops and how nice your
   gums feel. Loose teeth will begin to
   tighten almost immediately. Mercuri­
   ogreen is used by Dentists only.
      There is also another important
                                                              The Life Boat
   point which must not be neglected.
   When treating Pyorrhe'a a good denti­              An Illustrated Monthly Journal Devoted to
   frice should be used. WAITE'S Den­
   tal Cream is antiseptic, a thorough                   Charitable, Philanthropic, Health and
   cleanser, and promotes rapid heal­                  ______Soul-Winning Work
   ing of the gums. It is especially in­              Entered as second-class matter July 17, 1905, at the
   dicated in Pyorrhea Alveolaris.                    P. O. at Hinsdale, 111., under Act of Congress o*
                                                      March 3, 1879. Acceptance for mailing at special
                                                      rate of postage provided for In Section 1103, Act of
                                                      October 3, 1917, authorized April 11. 1919.
              New VEST POCKET

      ADDING MACHINE                                          HINSDALE, ILL., JUNE, 1927
                                                              Editor:             Associate Editor.
                                                      Caroline Louise Clough        J. G. Lamson
Adds     Subtracts    Multiplies    Divides                              Contributors:
                                                        D. H. Kress. M. D.             H. A. Hare, M. D.
Helps you add accurately.                               Mary Paulson Neall, M. D.         J. W. Christian
                                                        J. P. Morse, M. D.
Counts Up to 999,999,999.                                     Business Manager: N. W. Paulson
It's a Little Wizard on Figures.                        The Life Boat is published at Hinsdale, 111., by
Adds as Quickly and Accurately as a $300.00           the Workingmen's Home and Life Boat Mission,
     Machine.                                           Checks, drafts and money orders should be made
                                                      payable to The Life Boat, Hinsdale, 111.
              "10&2% S. Ohio Ave., Sedalia, Mo.         Do not send currency in your letters, as The Life
"Gentlemen:                                           Boat will not be responsible for receipt of the same.
   "The Ve Po Ad has been duly received and is          Single copies, 16 cents.
proving exceedingly satisfactory. As auditor of the     Yearly subscriptions, $1.50.
Sedalia Democrat Co., I find it very useful in mak­     Special discounts when a number are sent to one
ing quick additions when immediate access to any
of our Burroughs machines cannot be had. Con­                             Expirations
gratulations on this valuable and clever little de­
vice.                                                   The date on the wrapper Indicates when your
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                                                      names OK our list after the expiration of the sub­
                 "Auditor, Sedalia Democrat Co."      scription, so please renew your subscription
   Get a Ve Po Ad and do your adding this
new, quick, better way. The Ve Po Ad is                               Change of Address
light, flat and compact. It weighs but a               When writing to have the address of The Life
                                                      Boat changed, be sure to give the old address as
few ounces. It is made entirely of metal,             well as the new one.
handsomely finished with a leatherette cover.
The price is only $2.95, post paid—a mere                                   Mistakes
fraction of its actual utility value.                   The publishers of The Life Boat will be pleased
                                                      to have their attention called to any mistakes that
                                                      may occur, and will be glad to correct them.
                   TODAY.                                               Chicago Agency
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                               THE LIFE BOAT                                             189

                     THE LIGHTHOUSE CREW
    THE LIGHTHOUSE CREW, with headquarters at Hinsdale, Illinois, sends
THE LIFE BOAT into all the large penal institutions of this country. The
prisoners enjoy THE LIFE BOAT and many are led to give their hearts to
Christ through its influence. Prison authorities recommend THE LIFE BOAT.
A prisoner writes: "The boys who read THE LIFE BOAT seem to have a
different spirit from the others. They are trying to be good to their associates in
prison. Their opinion and attitude is on the right side of every question because
they are under the spiritual influence of THE LIFE BOAT. THE LIFE BOAT
seems to say to us, 'When your father and mother or friends forsake you, we will
take you up.' "
     The prison field is a neglected field. Our Master bids us to visit the prisoners.
What have YOU done for them?

                           More Money Needed
     We have been making a special effort to raise funds for our Lighthouse Crew
and today we have renewed the subscriptions of 170 Life Boats going into
prisons. We find there are still 141 needed in twenty-four large prisons that are
today without the cheering influence of The Life Boat. Are you a member of
the Lighthouse Crew? If not, why not join this Crew by sending a donation to
The Life Boat? In response, you will receive a beautiful hand-tinted bookmark.
Help us to raise this money at once as there are souls going down into perdition
who otherwise might be rescued. We must hasten to reach them.
    You can be a member of THE LIGHTHOUSE CREW by signing your
name here and donating $1.00 or more. Don't stop with one dollar; send more.
Please fill out the coupon below and hand or send it in with your donation.

                                        Date .................................
         Hinsdale, 111.
    I hereby enclose $.................. (one dollar or more) to join THE
LIGHTHOUSE CREW for this year, as I desire to assist in sending THE
LIFE BOAT to prisoners and other shut-ins.
                            Sincerely yours,
  190                                     THE LIFE BOAT

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                                                                          With only a little time
                                                                       on your part you may se­
                                                                       cure one or more of these
                                                                       high-class, guaranteed ar­
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                                                                       gifts to your friends.
                                                                          Great care has been

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                                                                   Note what some say of these knive*:
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                                                  THE LIFE BOAT                                191

taken in the selection of                                 Manicure Set
these premiums and we                                                        Nine pieces. Contains
                                                                          flexible knife, with
(are presenting to you the                                                French ivory handles,
                                                                          cuticle scissors, tweez­
very best of materials and                                                ers, blackhead remover,
                                                                          hoof stick, nail polish
quality,—goods ABSO­                                                      case and buffer. Put
                                                                          up in black keratol fold­
LUTELY GUARAN­                                                            ing case, with assorted
                                                                          colored linings. Two
TEED to be FIRST-                                                         subscriptions to The
                                                                          Life Boat at $1.50 each
CLASS.                                                                    brings you this useful
                                                                          manicure set absolute

                                             A beautiful fountain pen and Eversharp pencil set.
                                          Ladies Special Signature Wahl Pen in hard rubber,
                                          with gold band and ring in the cap combined with
hard rubber barrel. Ladies size Eversharp pencil with gold cap and point section, packed in a
beautiful velvet-lined gift box. The retail price of this set complete is $6.50. The set is yours
                                      if you send us seven yearly Life Boat subscriptions at $1.50
                                      each. This makes 'an ideal gift.

         Aluminum Ware
    This set of "Life-Time" Aluminum
.Cooking Iftensils will be furnished for
i nine subscriptions to The Life Boat at
  $1.50 each:
       1 Cake Tube
       1 8-cup Percolator
       2 Bread Pans
       1 6-quart Convex Covered Kettle
       1 3-Quart Sauce Pan
       1 2-Quart Pudding Pan
       2 9-Inch Pie Plates
       1 6-Quart Panelled Tea Kettle
|^This ware is manufactured by The
^STuminum Products Company and Is
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.very bast wearing aluminum. We
  have used this ware for a number of
  years and can guarantee it abso­
  lutely. '; .The set is yours for eleven $1.50
  subscriptions to The Life Boat.

Life Annuities with Interest
     The Life Boat Rescue Home is now in a
   position to accept life annuities and to pay
   interest to the annuitants while living.
     Annuity means the placing of your money
   while alive, where you will want it to be after
   you are dead. You will thus have the satis­
   faction of seeing your money do good. You
   will be saved the trouble of having to make
   out a will and the possibility of haying it con­
   tested afterward.
      One Annuitant writes: "The purchase of
   Life Annuity Bonds has been a SOURCE OF
   GREAT BLESSING TO US, providing an
   ASSURED INCOME, a share in the good work
   you are doing, FREEDOM FROM CARE and
   worry, and, without doubt,, lengthening the
   life of the writer. Annuitants can provide an
   assured income for themselves, relatives and
   friends and at the same time lay up for them­
   selves treasures in heaven."
     Write for full information and particulars
   of this plan.

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