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when he offered to lead the gang, never thinkin' of hisslf-which is jist like the b'y, as you know-they follers after an' gits to work thinkin' so much of Doctor Jim as we all does, you know. And its that he sent me to tell you-not to be feelin' blue fer if all goes well and the baby at the Bend don't get worse the trail'll be ready 'fore 'mornin'. An, begorrar it's a foin man you got, Missus Jim, an' I'm tellin you so!"

Strange that in my sudden joy at the prospect of getting away my mind did not register the suggestion of danger to Jim.

I hurriedly continued my packing and when that was finished I went over the house, putting into order every neglected corner. Jim would take his meals at Mrs. Doane's but he would be home nights.

If he were only going!-if we were only both going-for good! What could he see in this God-forsaken place anyway? This snowslide was simply another characteris ic of the wretched place. How I hated it!

It was dark before I had completed my work and set the table for supper-as Sunnyvale called it. If Dorothy were better Jim would cute be home and he'd be tired and hun

gry if he'd been working on their old trail all day. My resentment against the place and people was becoming more bitter every day. I wondered what Jim would do if I should take a firm stand and tell him that he must give up and go with me. That I would not come back to such a dungeon and that he had no right to expect me to. That even if he were willing to sacrifice himself he owed something to me and to-to our coming baby.

I suddenly resolved to try it. I'd tell him all the things I'd been trying to smother back during the last hate

ful months. Of course Jim was fine

he was wonderful, and it wasn't strange these people worshiped him -a man like Jim wasting his life in their midst-but he owed something to me. Yes, I would tell him. And then I heard them coming! I think it was Paddy's hoarse sobs that first caught my ears.. I was sitting by the window looking out where the pale December moon on the smoke-greyed snow made the irregular street look narrower and uglier than usual. At the sound of those sobs I went to the door, a queer, cold premonition began to clutch at my throat. Then I saw them coming around the corner-a dark, indistinct mass, at first moving unmistakably toward our gate-and they were carrying something. Instinctively before I could distinguish his still white face and his poor hanging limbs, I knew it was Jim-and that he had been crushed in that snowslide while working on a trail for me.

I felt the world about me begin to sway and darkness smothering closer and closer.

But before the blackness swallowed me up, I heard two or three things I shall never forget. It was big Dan Davis, his gruff tones broken and hushed who asked, "Hadn't we better wait and git Aunty Doane to-to-to go in and-and-prepare her?”

Alex Chester's clear, young voice protested fiercely. "She don't de serve no preparin"." Jim had seen Alex through a severe case of mountain fever and the boy was still warm with gratitude.

"Hush, Alex. We ain't no jedge," admonished old man Graham.

"It don't take no jedgin'," retorted Alex vehemently. "She thinks we ain't good enough to wipe her feet

on, and we'd a done anything fer him -while she-she's killed him." They were coming in the gate and had seen me standing at the door. As Alex's words cut into my heart I tried to cry out and rush toward the dear, limp form they were bringing; but the floor came up to meet me and then thick blackness blotted out all sight and sound.

It was three weeks before I opened my eyes to the world of reality and even then it seemed for some time more unreal than the hideous nightmares I had been through.Jim,whom I thought I had murdered, white and thin and with a crutch beside him,

but alive and with the old, dear light in his face was propped in a chair beside me. Aunt Sarah was bending

over a white basket in the corner from which they later brought me our litt son. Dr. Beck was stirring some tablets into a glass of water. Through the open door I could see Aunty Doane noiselessly laying the diningroom table, while Mertilla, with her beloved Snowball in one arm and the three fluffy offsprings in the other, was peeping wistfully in at the open door.

It was she who first noticed that I was "awake.” I wasn't sure myself that it wasn't all a dream until I beckoned her and she came radiant eyed toward me whispering, "She's awake-she's different."

It still seems a miracle to me-and

I think it never could have been done any place but in Sunnyvale or by any other people-the way they tunneled through that dangerous slide and got Dr. Beck and special nurses and Aunt Sarah, and the way they left their own work and dearest interests and cared for us and saved us. ΟΙ course they worshiped Jim and did it for him, but-well, I'm trying and I'm going to try the rest of my life to be worthy.

We named our boy James Doane and I insisted on calling him Doane because it seemed to me a sort of symbol of Sunnyvale.

We stayed there until Doane was Jim to take his present position on five years old and then we left for the hospital staff here in the city. I'm sure I felt worse than he did when we bade our friends good-bye-1 really had friends when we left-and Mertilla is living here with us now, going to school.

Alex Chesters apologetically said to me one day a few months after the accident, "I shouldn't ought to have said what I did that night Dr. Jim got hurt. You hain't nothin' like I thought you wuz.”

Strange how sweet those ungrammatical sentences sounded to my ears. I took Alex's hard, brown hand and pressed it gratefully.

"I'm glad you said it, Alex. I'm glad all that happened. It helped me to find the sun in Sunnyvale."

Taking a Sacred City

By James H. Anderson

"And thou, his son, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this." -Dan. 5:22.

you

Do think in dates? If so, you should know history sufficiently to draw valuable lessons therefrom. Chronological data is dull reading; but applying the mental faculty of thought to that which is "between the lines" is intensely interesting as well as informing.

We all realize that epochs of history are made up of both tragical and trivial events. Properly related and compared, these not only make a clear record for successive epochs past, but are an enlightening indicator of the immediate future. Here are some chronological data wherein the "filling" may be quite illuminating when supplied with the conecting line of its historical and prophetic progress.

I

July 12, 1914, two men were engaged in coversation a short distance south of the Pioneer Monument in Salt Lake City. A third man approached, handed then a telegram in cipher which they examined and gave back; only one word was spoken: "Thanks" from the two men, and the third passed on.

A brief pause, and one of the two said: "This is the great war that will give Palestine to the Jews"-at that time a strange remark for the ostensibly peaceful mood of those days. "Are there missionaries in Germany?" inquired the other.

"Yes, a considerable number." "We will see President Joseph F. Smith at once."

They did. The first man made the

blunt statement: "You would do well to get every Mormon missionary out of Germany as quickly as possible."

"For what reason?" inquired President Smith.

The second man spoke: "There is going to be war with Germany."

The further conversation is not material here. Incidentally, the United States Secret Service is great in its alertness and effectiveness. There was then no public shadow of war, but already that service had penetrated the innermost European official secrets, and everywhere was safeguarding the lives of Americans within the danger zone, although no public warning could be given.

Ten days later, July 22, 1914, secret orders were issued to German military commanders; on July 24 they were effective in all divisions. July 29, German troops crossed outward over Germany's frontier, and the war was on-a thunderbolt from the world's apparently clear and peaceful sky. Three months later, on October 31, Turkey came in on the side of the kaiser and on April 6, 1917, America was involved against Germany.

This is episode one.

II

Years pass in fierce conflict. In 1916, a British army had gone into Mesopotamia, to encircle Palestine; it was taken prisoner. In 1917, an immense Russian force came from the northeast into Mesopotamia, heading for Palestine. Success in this latter move meant Palestine for the Greek Catholic church, which for cen. turies had been upheld by the Rus

sion power; but immediately Russia collapsed.

In 1911, in the Zionism article in the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica,Dr.Lucien Wolf, known as the greatest living authority on Jewish history and prophecy, wrote that as the Jews on returning to Palestine

would re-establish there the Levitical polity, the Ottoman empire, and even Christendom, "especially the Roman and Greek churches," never would permit it. Now the Greek church objection was eliminated, as far as a real force is concerned, and the Ottoman power followed it in the next series of events noted.

In 1917, a British Palestine army started from Egypt, for the same objective as did the children of Israel under the Prophet Moses. It built its railway and water supply line. from Egypt to Judea. The first week in December, 1917, that army, after severe fighting, was before the walls of Jerusalem. The culminating oc curence of the campaign in that year is thus described in The Covenant People, by an eye witness, Commander L. G. A. Roberts, British Royal Navy:

"Remember how Jerusalem was taken. General Allenby did not want to fire a shot at the sacred city. He telegraphed home to the Premier to know what he should do. Bombard Jerusalem or not? The Premier's reply was that he must be left to do as he thought right. That did not satisfy Allenby. He telegraphed home to the King, and the King hold him to make it a matter of prayer. Well, they had a service; the whole of the officers went to prayer. As they were rising from their knees a herald from Jerusalem arrived with a flag of truce, and the governor of Jerusalem surrendered to the British forces. Instead of going into Jerusalem like a proud conqueror, General Allenby went as if he understood it was a holy mission. It was not he or the British army, but the act of God; and Allenby went in, not for conquest of Jerusalem, but for its deliverance. After a few days

the Turks were very angry they had left, and thought they would come back. They Suddenly the aeroplanes appeared, and then placed their guns and prepared to bombard. the Turks finally retreated. Not a shell was fired against the sacred city.

But Jerusalem was not yet secure from the Turks. In March, 1918, there began the terrific military drive of

the German armies in France, forcing back both French and British. From Amiens to Paschendale, the British were crowded with their "backs to the wall," to use their own descriptive words, and were fighting determinedly for every foot of ground. American troops came into the fray, the tide of battle turned, and on November 11, 1918, the military victory on all sides was complete. This is episode two.

III

By the capture of Jerusalem, the Zionist movement was awakened to new life. At first refusing, Britain's secretary for foreign affairs officially issued the much discussed "Balfour declaration" pledging the honor and power of Great Briting to "Palestine as a homeland for the Jews."

The Versailles peace conference convened in 1919. On March 10 of that year, from a great consistory held in Rome, Pope Benedict sent this message: "It would be a great grief to the Holy See if Palestine were left in the possession of an infidel people (the infidel Turk); but a still greater grief if the sacred places were given into the control of a non-Christian people" (the nonChristian Jew). Thus the Roman Catholic church was officially aligned against the Jews obtaining Palestine as a "homeland," as Dr. Wolf had indicated. The Romish church, in doing this, was consistent with its claim of being the true Christian church

and entitled to the custody of "the sacred places." Then, for the succeeding months the Palestine articles of the Marshall Newspaper Syndicate, publishel in the Deseret News and other papers throughout the country, contained the repeated announcement that the Mohammedans and Christians in Palestine would "resist to the last drop of their blood" the coming of the Jews to that land. The Versailles conference, which finished. its labors in June, 1919, made no assignment of the mandate over Palestine.

For two years from its capture in 1917, little was done in Jerusalem save cleaning unsanitary places. It was still the "trodden down" city it had been for ages. But 1920 registered a conclusive development of building up the sacred city, such as never had been known before. The twelve months from April 15, 1920, is the most notable period in the city's history for nearly nineteen centuries, and covers a complete revolution in its condition.

On April 24, 1920, the Supreme Council of the great rations of Europe, which was functioning in applying the terms of the Versailles peace treaty, assigned to Great Britain the temporary mandate over Palestine and Mesopotamia, as Anatolia and Thrace were asigned to Greece and Syria to France.

On May 27, Dr. Herbert Louis Samuels, a Jew who had been postmaster general of Great Britain, was designated as Lord High Commissioner over Palestine, and went to Jerusalem. On July 1st he appointed an exclusively Jewish council to control the country west of the Dead sea and of the River Jordan. In the week ending July 23 a great Zionist convention of Jews in London adopted the Levitical polity for Palestine.

On July 24, Great Britain appointed the Palestine rehabilitation commission, composed of Lord Reading, (Rufus Daniel Isaacs), formerly lord chief justice of Great Britain, Sir Alfred Mond, formerly British minister of public works and one of the greatest living engineers, and Major James Rothschild, inheritor of the Rothschild wealth-all Jews—and the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the country roundabout was fairly instituted, and still goes on.

Surely things were moving rapidly. On August 5, 1920, Jews celebrated the gaining of a "homeland." In Utah, at the "Mormon” tabernacle in Ogden, Apostle David O. McKay was, by invitation, a principal speaker; in the great Tabernacle in Salt Lake City it was Apostle Orson F. Whitney; both meetings were Jewish celebration meetings. At the one in Salt Lake City, President Heber J. Grant, President of the Mormon Church, was made honorary chairman of the committee which raised the fund for the Jews which had been apportioned to Utah. Thus the Mormon Church, in its claim to be the true Church of Jesus Christ, was aligned in favor of the Jews having Palestine, as the Romish church, less than seventeen months before, had taken an opposite stand. These are the only church organizations to make an official record on the Jewish Palestine question. May it be that "there are save it be two churches only"-one against and the other for the House of Israel? On March 23, 1921, Sir Alfred Mond, at a public gathering in New York, declared his intention to use his energies for the erection of a Jewish temple on the site of Solomon's temple, where now stands the Mohamme dan mosque.

The foregoing is the principal data in the closing of a great world

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