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THINK we may assert that in a hundred men there are more than ninety who are what they are, good or bad, useful or pernicious to society, from the instruction they have received. It is on education that depend the great differences observable among them. The least and most imperceptible impressions received in our infancy have conse

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

discharged convicts pours
back into our penitentiaries,
not because they have found
life there a paradise, but
because the thumbscrew of present want
exercises a pressure far more potent than
does the fear of future, but uncertain,
punishment, however severe. Here is the
true answer to the
question why deter-
rence, pushed to
the very limits of
human endurance,
does not deter
We know well that
the prison is but
part of the great
social question-
that, as a general
rule, poverty is the
parent and the
slum the kinder-
garten of vice. But
we also know that,
while these prepare
the soil, it is the
administration of
our criminal law
that plants the seed

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair.

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
"Trees," by Joyce Kilmer

quences of long duration. It is with these first impressions as with a river, whose waters by different canals, we can easily turn, in opposite courses; so that from the insensible direction the stream receives at its source, it takes different directions, and at last arrives at places far different from each other; and with the same facility we may; I think, turn the minds of children

and supplies the tropical conditions that to what direction we choose.-Locke. bring it to the instant maturity of crime.

Griffith J. Griffith.ow much easier our work would be

SI grow older, I simplify both my science and my religion. Books mean less to me; prayers mean less; potions, pills and drugs mean less; but peace, friendship, love and a life of usefulness mean more, infinitely more.

-Silas Hubbard, M. D.

IVE us, O give us the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same timehe will do it better-he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible to fatigue while he marches to music. The very stars are said to make harmony as they revolve in their spheres.-Carlyle.

Shadow owes its birth to light.-Gray.

if we put forth as much effort trying to improve the quality of it as most of us do trying to find excuses for not properly attending to it.

-George W. Ballinger.

IFE is a tender thing and is easily

molested.There is always something that goes amiss. Vain vexations-vain sometimes, but always vexatious. The smallest and slightest impediments are the most piercing; and as little letters most tire the eyes, so do little affairs most disturb us.-Montaigne.

HE joys and sorrows of others are ours as much as theirs, and in proper time as we feel this and learn to live so that the whole world shares the life that flows through us, do our minds learn the Secret of Peace.-Annie Besant.

ESIDES theology, music is the only

art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart like that induced by the study of the science of divinity. The proof of this is that the Devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as he does before the Word of God. This is why the

Trusty, dusky, vivid, true,
With eyes of gold and bramble-dew,
Steel true and blade straight
The great Artificer made my mate.

HE man who, by some sud-
den revolution of fortune, is
lifted up all at once into a
condition of life greatly
above what he had formerly
lived in, may be assured that the congrat-
ulations of his best friends are not all of
them perfectly sincere. An upstart,
though of the greatest merit, is generally
disagreeable, and a
sentiment of envy
commonly pre-
vents us from
heartily sympa-
thizing with his
joy. If he has any
judgment, he is
sensible of this,
and, instead of ap-
pearing to be elated
with his good for-
tune, he endeavors,
as much as he can,
to smother his joy,
and keep down that
elevation of mind
with which his new
circumstances nat-
urally inspire him.
He affects the same

Honor, anger, valor, fire,
A love that life could never tire,
Death quench, or evil stir,
The mighty Master gave to her.

Teacher, tender comrade, wife,
A fellow-farer true through life,
Heart-whole and soul-free,
The August Father gave to me.
"Trusty, Dusky, Vivid, True,"

by Robert Louis Stevenson

plainness of dress, and the same modesty of behavior, which became him in his former station. He redoubles his attention to his old friends, and endeavors more than ever to be humble, assiduous and complaisant. And this is the behavior which in his situation we most approve of; because we expect, it seems, that he should have more sympathy with our envy and aversion to his happiness, than we have with his happiness. It is seldom that with all this he succeeds. We suspect the sincerity of his humility, and he grows weary of this constraint. -Adam Smith.

HE man who starts out with the idea

of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, stay faithfully within the natural operations of commercial law, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.-Rockefeller.

prophets preferred music before all the other arts, proclaiming the Word in psalms and hymns

My heart, which is full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

-Martin Luther.


CIENCE seems to me to teach in the highest and strongest manner the great truth which is embodied in the Christian conception of entire surrender to the will of God. Sit down before the fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.-Huxley.

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HERE is no more valuable subordinate than the man to whom you can give a piece of work and then forget it, in the confident expectation that the next time it is brought to your attention it will come in the form of a report that the thing has been done. When this self-reliant quality is joined to executive power, loyalty and common sense, the result is a man whom you can trust.

On the other hand, there is no greater nuisance to a man heavily burdened with the direction of affairs than the weak-backed assistant who is continually trying to get his chief to do his work for him on the feeble plea that he thought the chief would like to decide this or that himself. The man to whom an executive is most grateful, the man whom he will work hardest and value most, is the man who accepts responsibility willingly.-Gifford Pinchot.


HILE the railroads of the United states may

States may have mistakes to answer for, they have created the most effective, useful, and by far the cheapest system of land transportation in the world. This has been accomplished with very little legislation and against an immense volume of opposition and interference growing out of ignorance and misunderstanding. It is not an exaggeration to say that in the past history of this country the railway, next after the Christian religion and the public school, has been the largest single contributing factor to the welfare and happiness of the people.-James J. Hill.

HERE is music in the beauty, and the silent note that Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.

-Sir Thomas Browne.

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens. -Douglas Jerrold.

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YOU want a better position than you now have in business, a better and fuller place in life. All right; think of that better place and you in it as already existing. Form the mental image. Keep on thinking of that higher position, keep the image constantly before you, and -no, you will not suddenly be transported into the higher job, but you will find that you are preparing yourself to occupy the better position in life your body, your energy, your understanding, your heart will all grow up to the job-and when you are ready, after hard work, after perhaps years of preparation, you will get the job and the higher place in lite.-Joseph H. Appel.

I KNOW the beds of Eastern princes,

and the luxurious couches of Occidental plutocrats, but under the rafters of a farmhouse, where the mudwasp's nest answers for a Rembrandt and the cobweb takes the place of a Murillo, there is a feather-bed into which one softly sinks until his every inch is soothed and fitted, and settling down and farther down falls into sweet unconsciousness, while the screech-owl is calling from the moonlit oak and frost is falling upon the asters. Stocks may fluctuate and panic seize the town, but there is one man who is in peace.

-Robert T. Morris.

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HAT is music? This question occupied my mind for hours last night before I fell asleep. The very existence of music is wonderful, I might even say miraculous. Its domain is between thought and phenomena. Like a twilight mediator, it hovers between spirit and matter, related to both, yet differing from each. It is spirit, but it is spirit subject to the measurement of time. It is matter, but it is matter that can dispense with space.-Heinrich Heine.

O renounce your individuality, to see with another's eyes, to hear with another's ears, to be two and yet but one, to so melt and mingle that you no longer know you are you or another, to constantly absorb and constantly radiate, to reduce earth, sea and sky and all that in them is to a single being, to give yourself to that being so wholly that nothing whatever is withheld, to be prepared at any moment for sacrifice, to double your personality in bestowing it-that is love.-Gautier.

ELODY has by Beethoven been freed from the influence of Fashion and changing Taste, and raised to an ever-valid, purely human type. Beethoven's music will be understood to all time, while that of his predecessors will, for the most part, only remain intelligible to us through the medium of reflection on the history of art.-Richard Wagner.

NATURE, like a loving mother, is

ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony and beauty may reign supreme.

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

HY should we call ourselves men, unless it be to succeed in everything, everywhere? Say of nothing, "This is beneath me,' "" nor feel that anything is beyond our powers. Nothing is impossible to the man who can will. -Mirabeau.

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-John Lubbock.

IT is indisputably evident that a

great part of every man's life must be employed in collecting materials for the exercise of genius. Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory: nothing can come of nothing: he who has laid up no materials can produce no combinations. The more extensive, therefore, your acquaintance is with the works of those who have excelled, the more extensive will be your powers of invention, and, what may appear still more like a paradox, the more original will be your conceptions. -Sir Joshua Reynolds.

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HANK God every morning when

you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know. -Charles Kingsley.

HE study of art possesses this great

and peculiar charm, that it is absolutely unconnected with the struggles and contests of ordinary life. By private interests and by political questions, men are deeply divided and set at variance; but beyond and above all such party strifes, they are attracted and united by a taste for the beautiful in art. It is a taste at once engrossing and unselfish, which may be indulged without effort and yet has the power of exciting the deepest emotions-a taste able to exercise and to gratify both the nobler and the softer parts of our nature-the imagination and the judgment, love of emotion and power of reflection, the enthusiasm and the critical faculty, the senses and the reason.-Guizot.

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