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By An American
Arthur Guy Empey
Machine Gunner, Serving in France J
Oopyrlrht J7, by Arthur Onjr Empey
CHAPTER XXVII Continued.
Tommy generally replies that he did
ot stop to figure it out when he was
One very nice-looking, overenthusi-
astfc young thing, stopped at my bed
and asked, "What wounded you In the
in a polite but bored tone I an
swered, "A rifle bullet."
With a look of disdain she passed
to the next bed, first ejaculating, "Oh!
Only a bullet? I thought it was a
shell." Why she should think a shell
wound was more of a distinction beats
me. I don't see a whole lot of differ
The American Women's War hospi
tal was a heaven for wounded men.
They were allowed every privilege pos
sible conducive with the rules and mili
tary discipline. The only fault was
that the men's passes were restricted.
To get a- pass required an act of par
Earoent Tommy tried many tricks to
rrt out, but the commandant, an old
Boer war. officer, was wise to them all,
and it took a new and clever ruse to
make him affix his signature to the
arreted slip of paper.
As soon as It would get dark many a
patient climbed over the wall and went
"on his own." regardless of many signs
tarfng.him in the face, "Out of bounds
tor patients." Generally the nurses
"were looking the other wav when one
these night, raids started. I hope
ims iniorraatlon will get none of them
Sato trouble, but I cannot resist the
Temptation to let the commandant
know that occasionally we put it over
uue miernoon 1 received a note,
inrougn our underground channel, from
ay female visitor, asking me to attend
a party at her house that night. I
answered that she could expect me and
to meet me at a certain place on the
reaa well known by all patients, and
some visitors, as "over the wall." I
foia ner I would be on hand at seven
otfcu-mieeu i sneaKeu my
wrtrrroai ana cap out of the ward and
hid ft fn the bushes. Then I told the
rose, a particular friend of mine, that
m was going for a walk in the rose trar
en. She winked and I knew that ev-
rytinng was all right on her end
Going out of the ward, I slipped Into
w Dcsnes and made for the wall. If
was dark as pitch and I was groping
lurxmgn me underbrush, when sudden
ly I stepped Into space and felt myself
rwshlng downward, a horribleburap
and blackness. When I' came to my
wotmded shoulder was hurting taorrl-Wy-
I was lying against il circular
Wall frf hrtntra I ... . .
uuppiug wun moisture,
' And for a week every time 1 passed
a patient he would call, "Well, well,
here's the Yank. Hope you are feel
ing well, old top."
The surgeon in our ward was an
American, a Harvard unit man, named
Frost. We nicknamed him "Jack
trost. He was loved Dy an. if a
Tommy was to be cut up he bad no ob
jection to undergoing the operation if
"Jack Frost" was to wield the knife.
Their confidence in him was pathetic.
He was the best sport I have ever met.
One Saturday morning the command
ant and some "high up" officers were
inspecting the ward, when one" of the
patients who had been wounded in the
head by a bit of shrapnel, fell on the
floor In a fit. , They brought him round,
and then looked for the ward orderly
to carry the patient back to his bed
at the other end of the ward. The or
derly was nowhere to be found like
our policemen, they never are when
needed. The officers were at a loss
how to get Palmer into his bed. Doc
tor Frost was fidgeting around in a
nervous manner, when suddenly with
(By Rev. P. B. FITZWATER, D. D.,
Teacher of English Bible In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 1918, by Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR AUGUST 25.
(May be used with missionary applica
LESSON TEXTS Luke 12:8-12; Acta 3:1-
GOLDEN TEXT Whosover shall con-
special operation, there are always
men willing to give some a leg if
necessary to save some mangled mate
from being crippled for life. Mora
than one man will go through life with fess me before men, him shall the son of
man also confess before the angels of
God. Luke 12:8.
DEVOTIONAL READING James 3:1-
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL Psalms 145:
1-21; Mark 5:19-20; John 1:40-46; Acts 4:18-
20; I Peter 3:15.
another man's blood running through
Ms veins, or a piece of his rib or his
shlnhnno In hfa
" ""u auuiviuy.
times he never even knows the name of
The spirit of sacrifice is wonderful.
For all the suffering caused this war
is a blessing to England it has made
new men of her sons; has welded all
classes into one glorious whole.
And I can't help saying that the doc
tors, sisters, and nurses In the English
hospitals, are angels on earth. I love
them all and can never repay the care
and kindness shown to me. For the
rest of my life the Red Cross will be
to me the symbol of Faith, Hope and
After four months in the hospital, I
went before an examining board and
was discharged from the service of his
Britannic majesty as "physically unfit
for further war serylce."
After my discharge I engaged pass
age on the American liner New York,
and after a stormy trip across the At
lantic one momentous day, in the haze
of early dawn, I saw the statue of lib
erty looming over the port rail, and I
wondered if ever ngain I would go
"over the top with the best of luck
and give them hell."
And even then, though it may seem
strange, I was . really, sorry not to be
I. Importance of Confessing Christ
To confess Christ Is not easy ; it has
never been easy. To do so means ex
posure to ridicule, contempt and per
secution. Regardless of its issue, the
truo disciple will confess his Lord.
1. Christ will confess before the an
gels of God those who confess him
before men (v. 8). The true disciple
will not be ashamed to let all men
know that he knows, loves, and serves
2. Christ will deny before the an
gels of God those who deny him be
fore men (v. 9). To deny Christ before
men may get one a little of human ap
plause, but will surely bring one to,
loss of heaven and to the sufferings of
3. A pernicious testimony is unpar
donable (v. 10). This testimony Is
the expression of a heart utterly per
verse, attributing the mighty works of
the Holy Spirit as wrought by Christ
to the devil (Matt. 12-32; Mark 3:29).
The unpardonable sin will only be com-
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m- i m m ' ip i m m rwSAL, --xa, Jr .-jam. r i
lne Author Just Before Leaving for
nd fr w t ,., 7 .... ' u auu a iew other
.....j A iuuiu near rilP rriPlf Mncr I nnal fvlna r. A K. . .
Of water. T hrt i " ne sioopea down
Into n i I :ri ana took the man in his arms like a
well. But whv
'"ni wet? According to all rules
I should have been drowned. Perhaps
was ana aian't know It.
As the shock of my sudden stop
umiy wore on: It came to me that
baby he was no feather, either and
staggered down the ward with him. nut
him In bed and undressed him. A low
murmur o'f approval came from the pa
tients. Doctor Frost
0 - m. x.vt C4iiU
back in the trench., with i 4Ulueu one wnose nean is incuraDiy
War Is not a pink tea. but in a worth-' T ?nt "S1 ,S
while cause like ours, mud, rats, coo- 1 t0 dlsce ,between God
ties, shells, won
4. Divine aid given In testimony
(w. 11, 12). In the most trying hour
the Holy Spirit will teach the disciples
what to say, and how to say It.
II. Qualifications for Confessing
Christ (Acts 1:1-11).
Christ remained with the disciples
forty days after his resurrection to
prepare them for the important busi
ness of witnessing for him. He had a
ties, shells, wounds, or death itself, are
far outweighed by the deep sense of
satisfaction felt by the man who does
There Is one thing which my ex
perience taught me that might help the
boy who may have to go. It Is this
anticipation is far worse than realiza
tion. In civil life a man stands in awe
of the man above him, wonders how he
could ever fill his Job. When the time
and att. and Is surmised rn flnH To nce the disciples of the
much more msIIv thi h. aii.w ' absolute certainty of his resurrection
4 uw UMUViMIVVU
he fills his responsibilities. It Is really
so "out there."
He has nerve for the hardships ; the
Interest of the work grips him ; he finds
relief in the fun and comradeMp of
the trenches and wins that best iort of
happiness that comes with duty well
t (w. 2, 3). Before the disciples could
undertake the great work for which
they had been preparing, the question
of Christ's resurrection must be set
tled beyond a doubt No one can preach
It is the children of school age, and
the young folks going away to school
that claim attention in August. Early
In September they begin another year's
work and must be outfitted with
clothes for the first, quarter of the
school year, at least, and often for
half of it.
The early display of clothing is a
great help to those mothers who under
take to have their children's clothes
made at home. It is probably quite as
economical to buy little cotton dresses
ready-made as to make them at home :
but In home-made garments individual
taste can be brought into play and
more handwork and "stltchery" used
than can be had in moderately priced
frocks bought ready made.
Besides, remodeling is an item In
wartime economy that every mother
should consider. All woolen frocks that
are either remodeled for the children
or handed on to some one who can
wear them save the consumption of
energy, and this is a patriotic service
Hieui ifiiuitT sums t irnnMi L-
".. us so that h
J'"nn- or skirt in
the gospel who does not have certainty that Is worth while.
I was Ivine on -7r.Tu: . "TT" " uu. amsaea "ndressing
least mftv0maf " r: x"41" leu tne ward.
- "w.L uu lUy yarc wouia pre
cfpfUte me to the bottom of the well,
i 1 struck a match. In its faint
- umi i was lying in a circular
oie about twelve feet deep the well
ad been filled in ! The dripping I had
heard came from a water pipe over on
With my wounded shoulder it was
Impossible to shinny up the pipe. I
orald flot yell for help, because the
rescuer would want to know how the
wrident happened, and I would be
aled before the commandant on
rfwrges. I Just had to grin and bear
St with the forlorn hope that one of
ihe returning night raiders would pass
and I could give him our usual signal
f "siss-s-s-s," which would bring him
to the rescue.
Every half-hour I could hear the
dock in the village strike, each stroke
bringing forth a muffled volley of
mrses on the man who had dug the
After two hours I heard two men
talking in low voices. I recognized
Corporal Cook, an ardent "night raid
er." He heard my "siss-s-s-s" and
me to the edge of the hole. I ex-
"Jjf yreuicament and amid a lot
f Impertinent remarks, which at the
Hffl 1 did nt resent, I was soon fished
Taking ofT our boots, we sneaked into
tte ward. I was sitting on my bed in
0e dark, Just starting to undress,
en the man next to me. "Ginger"
PWUipa . whispered, " 'Op it, lank, 'ere
I immediately got under the covers
and feigned sleep. The matron stood
taking in low tones to the night nurse
wi I fell asleep.
f?J- Wke lD the mornIn the
algkt sister, an American, was bending
w me An awful sight met my eyes.
The coverlet on the bed and the sheets
W masa of mud and green slime.
was a good sport all right, and
Ud to get Clean clothes and gheets
tLJ!.0 T W0Uld se. but "on
fhave a good tongue
but did not report me. One of
Camlans in the ward described
te being a Jake of a good fel-
Next visiting day I. had an awful
explaining to my visitor wTy
-d ootmet her at the appoiated Ume
The wound in my face had almost
healed and I was a horrible-lookim
sight the left cheek twisted Into a
knot, the eye pulled down, and my
mouth pointing In a north by north
west direction. I was very downheart
ed and could Imagine myself durlnc
the rest of my life being shunned by
all on account tf th r Anil I Cl VO 00 m
Doctor Frost arranged for me to so
to the Cambridge Military hospital at
Aldershot for a special operation to
try and make the scar presentable. .
I arrived at the hospital and got an
awful shock. The food was poor and
the discipline abnormally strict. No
patient was allowed to sit on his bed,
and smoking was permitted only at
ctrnuin aesignated hours. The face
specialist did nothing for me except
to look at the wound. I made appli
cation for a transfer back to Paignton,
offering to pay my transportation.
Tills ofTer was accepted, and after two
weeks' absence, once again I arrived
In Munsey ward, all hope gone.
The next day after my return Doc
tor Frost stopped at my bed and said :
"Well, Empey, if you want me totry
and see what I can do with that scar
I'll do it, but you are taking an awful
1 answered: ,"Well, doctor, Steve
Brodle took a chance; he hails from
Nw York and so do I."
Two days after the undertaker
squad carried me to th operating
room -or "pictures," as we called them
because of the funny films we see un
der ether, and the operation was per
formed. It was a wonderful piece of
surgery and a marvelous success.
From now on that doctor can have my
More than once some poor soldier
has been brought into the ward in a
dying condition, resulting from loss of
blood and exhaustion caused by his
long Journey from the trenches. After
an examination the doctor announces
that the only thing that will save him
transf usion of blood. Where is
the blood to come from? He does not
have to wait long for an answer sev
eral Tommies immediately volunteer
their blood, for their mate. Three or
four are accepted; a blood test is
made, and next day the transfusion
takes place and there is another pale
face in the ward.
Whenever bone is needed for some
ROMEO WAS CLAD IN KHAKI
Played the Popular Game. Choosin
the Dinner Table to Work on Af
fectlon? of Waitress.
It is natural that we should be eager
to do whatever we can for the boys
In khaki ; but sometimes, when the pa
triotic zeal is not accompanied by a
sympathetic Imagination, the benefi
ciary may pray to be delivered from
our friends, writes "An American
Woman" in the Outlook.
A homesick lad Is likely to want
either an atmosphere like that of his
own home or else the exotic flavor the
expectation of which has helped him
to undertake the great adventure so
In one family among my neighbors
the son of the house was scandalized
when one of their guests at Sunday
dinner made the perfectly simple and
natural request that he be permitted
after the meal to repair to the kitchen
where the pretty waitress was. Per-
of conviction touching the resurrec
. to instruct the disciples In
things pertaining to the kingdom of
God (w. 3, 6, 7). Their unwillingness
to near Christ's instruction (John 16:
13) before his passion shut out
much valuable Information, so the Lord
tarries to supply this need. They had
a wrong idea as to the kingdom being
restored, not as to fact, but as to time.
Christ had again and again predicted
a coming kingdom in harmony with
tne united testimony of the DroDhets
of Israel. They understood him aright
as to the fact of the kingdqm, but the
time of Its manifestation they failed to
grasp. The disciples should be de
fended against the reproach for having
a materialistic conception. Tho king
dom Is still to come ; the time ojf Its
coming Is known only to God.
3. To show the disciples that their
business was to witness for Christ to
the uttermost parts of the earth (w.
4, 5, 8.) This witnessing was to be done
in the power of the spirit, the result of
which would be the formation of a
new body, the church, called out from
the world in the time of the postpone
ment or tne Kingdom.
mission was denied, but young Romeo M . snow tne "kelpies the scope
was not discouraged, and this letter ' er missionary activity (v. 8). This
came "To the Girl That Waits for Mrs shown to be as wide as the world it-
So-and-So : You ar the best ever. Self were to be&Q at home and
Are you keeping company with any- Carry the gooJ news concerning Christ
body?" He added his name and a few to the uttermst parts of the earth,
personal details, and this delicious bit MIssIon work begins at home and ends
of identification : "If you don't know wlth the bunds of the earth,
which soldier wrote this, it is the one I 5- To the disciples that Christ
mat toucned your hand under the dish wm henceforth operate from heaven
Blue serge the never failings is
leaiurea in tne new displays. Some
times it is combined with heavy linen sets
i iirouph n,..
loops of amethyst silk fW
t nun u iew niiicy stitches
or so above the'
belt covers the
"rtt'.v "en m natural color maka
collars and cuffs and sometimes t
iees( on serge one-piece frocks.
woric in yarn or silk floss Is morei
i-ur uecoration thnn anything else.
Usually one or twn coj jn mm
.v iiutu me used mu tne designs
must be simple. The little frock pit
tured for the girl of six years is a good
model for any sort of material-wool,
linen, heavy cotton or plain wash silk.
Wool andJinen are most worth while,
for the stitchery that must be put in
sonars and cuffs or vestees In heavj
natural linen are beautiful In combi
nation with blue, brown or green wool
ens. They are made so that thevcu
be taken out and washed ; lieni'e two
are necessary to each dres.
For Fall Motoring
when you passed the potatoes."
When Horses Get "Pipped."
When an army horse is wounded
about the face or Jaw it is not sent
down to the veterinary lines, but is
Kept to be tended by Its driver.
Then It Is that a good driver's care
comes in. for the men tend them most
carefully, feeding them by hand, boil
ing their oats, making them mashes,
and spending most of the day with
their charges until they can feed in
comfort again. It Is this personal
care of the man for his horse that has
been the cause of the new order that
all horses have to be returned from
hospital to their own units again ; for a
man's care is by no means transferred
to the same extent to a new team of
Long Loaves Are Most Economical.
A loaf weighing one pound contains
11 per cent of water if it g round
and only 34 per cent If It Is cylindrical.
Therefore, she who buys long loaves
gets 140 grammes more actual food for
her money than she who buys round
The reason for this Is that the
sphere Is the figure that contains the
largest possible volume under the
smallest possible surface, and, as eva?
oration Is a matter of tfirface, th
greater from a cylinder than it
a sphere of the same weight
They were to work on the earth, but
me source of their power was In heav
en. Though he Is separated from the
disciples It will not be forever, for he
will come agam. He will come again
as the God-man, our mediator. The
Vords of the men In white apparel
nave a double significance.
(1) To show that Jesus will come
(2) To show that In the meantime
they should set to work In the dis
charge of their commission, and not be
gazing up into heaven. The Lord's In
struction to the disciples was, "Occupy
till I come" (Luke 19:13). Those who
have an Intelligent hope touching the
coming of Christ are not sky-gazers,
f Ch6 dGadly In earnest witnessing
The Incongruity of the Bible with
the age of Its birth; Its freedom from
earthly mixtures; Its original, unbor
rowed, solitary greatness: the sndn.
ness with which It broke forth amidst
the general gloom; these to me are
strong Indications of its divine de
scent; I cannot reconcile them with a
human origin. Channing.
When It Is Hard to Pray. .
It is hard for a man to pray accord
!ng to God's will if he Is not living
cording to It
To shade the eyes or not to shad
the eyes, that Is the question to ba
decided when the quest Is for nntn
oonnets for fall motoring. There are
several requisites that the successful
bonnet or hat or cap must fill. First
of all it must stay on ; no matter what
winds may blow or how much the driv
er manages to exceed the speed himit.
To wobble about or come off Is the un
forgivable sin In a piece of motor head
wear. Besides this indispensable fea
tureand equally important the bon
net must measure up to its wearer's
ideas of becomlngness.
Comfort in all our apparel is an at
tribute that (it almost ; CTOPS with in
saying) Is required of It today. Near
ly all the hats and bonnets for mo
toring have small brims, or visors at
the front for shading the eyes, but
there are some turbans and caps that
are briraless. They are In the mi
nority ; so it is evident that If the ques
tion of shading the eyes or not were
put to the popular vote the eyes
would have it. Nevertheless, the
"Blue Devil" tam is so dear to the
heart of young Americans that It en
ter the ranks of fall hats for motor
wear. It sticks to the head as nr.
It is for youthful wearer and. shading
the eyes is not a matt-r of concern
with it. There are veils and goggl
dr. ping brim
1I..r. IS fl LHl
tam, made of silk, nppe:
of the two pictures.
At the right there is a
net clearly of Dutch 1
tion. It has a beominu'
all about the face, but a
snace across the back.
of strategy which is suc-eful 'n Km
lng the bonnet on the hea 1. A sW'
strong elastic band is set into the ta
of the crown at this point ond its ten
sion makes the bonnet bnv the hea
The crown is flexible and. the henne
has a soft lining of silk. Kvery0.D
knows the enduring quality of com
model will survij
chiffon veil, gathered over nn em-
cord with snap fasteners at the en .
easy to adjust on It and tu
roy and this
mend Itself to
Organdie for Bridesmaids
Xfver wpr hrldesr.ial'ls moiv
iy a n . rneh soldier to a Sammy, and a h.n in the 1"
lrn- v. ,u .hocks of wind M wath- onrnr.dle druses Intrcdu-l hi-
x'traylng th!r mi n ,; jut. nn.