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E follow the stream of amber and bronze brawling along its bed with its frequent cascades and snow-white foam. Through the canyon we fly -mountains not only each side, but seemingly, till we get near, right in front of us every road a new view flashing, and each flash defying description-on the almost perpendicular sides, clinging pines, cedars, crimson sumach bushes, spruces, spots of wild grass-but dominating all, those towering rocks, rocks, rocks, bathed in delicate vari-colors, with the clear sky of Autumn overhead. New scenes, new joys, seem developed. Talk as you like, a typical Rocky Mountain canyon, or a limitless sea-like stretch of the great Kansas or Colorado plains, under favoring circumstances, tallies, perhaps expresses, certainly awakes, those grandest and subtlest elementemotions in the human soul, that all marble temples and sculptures from Phidias to Thorwaldsen-all paintings, poems, reminiscences or even musicprobably never can.-Walt Whitman.

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HE thing needed is not plans, but men. A well-thought-out plan without a man to execute it is a waste of money; and as a rule, the more comparatively the details have been thought out by a man who is not going to execute them himself, the larger will be the amount of money wasted. Get a man with a plan, and the more money he has the greater is his chance of doing a larger work; but a plan without a man is as bad as a man without a plan the more he has the more he wastes.-Arthur T. Hadley.

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The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world. I hardly know which feeling leads, wonderment or admiration.

--John Burroughs.

HOUGH not often consciously recognized, perhaps this is the great pleasure of Summer: to watch the earth, the dead particles, resolving themselves into the living case of life, to see the seed-leaf push aside the clod and become by degrees the perfumed flower. From the tiny, mottled egg come the wings that by and by shall pass the immense sea. It is in this marvelous transformation of clods and cold matter into living things that the joy and the hope of Summer reside. Every blade of grass, each leaf, each separate floret and petal is an inscription speaking of hope. Consider the grasses and the oaks, the swallows, the sweet, blue butterflythey are one and all a sign and token showing before our eyes earth made into life. So that my hope becomes as broad as the horizon afar, reiterated by each leaf, sung on every bough, reflected in the gleam of every flower. There is so much for us yet to come, so much to be gathered and enjoyed. Not for you or me, now, but for our race, who will ultimately use this magical secret for their happiness. Earth holds secrets enough to give them the life of the fabled Immortals. My heart is fixed firm and stable in the belief that ultimately the

sunshine and the Summer, the flowers and the azure sky, shall become, as it were, interwoven into man's existence. He shall take from all their beauty and enjoy their glory.-Richard Jefferies.

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GREAT deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort; who, if they could have been induced to begin, would in all probability have gone great lengths in the career of fame. The fact is, that to do anything in the world. worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. It will not do to be perpetually calculating risks and adjusting nice chances; it did very well before the Flood, when a man would

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AN never will reach his best until

has not yet reached his best. He

he walks the upward way side by side with woman. Plato was right in his fancy that man and woman are merely halves of humanity, each requiring the qualities of the other in order to attain the highest character. Shakespeare understood it when he made his noblest women strong as men, and his best men tender as women. The hands and breasts that nursed all men to life are scorned as the forgetful brute proclaims his superior strength and plumes himself so he can subjugate the one who made him what he is. Eugene V. Debs.

Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities, influenced by all that has preceded, and to influence all that follows. The only way to illumine it is by extent of view.

-William Ellery Channing.

discharged convicts pours
back into our penitentiaries,
not because they have found

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

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
and supplies the tropical conditions that
bring it to the instant maturity of crime.
-Griffith J. Griffith.

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;

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


quences of long duration. It is with these first impressions as with river, whose waters we can easily turn, by different canals, 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 to what direction we choose.-Locke.

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

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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.

OW much easier our work would be 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.

Silas Hubbard, M. D. IFE is a tender thing and is easily

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 time— he 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.

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Shadow owes its birth to light.-Gray.

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.

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

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.

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

-Martin Luther.

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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 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.

ITHOUT distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. Lavish it upon the poor, where it is very easy; especially upon the rich, who often need it most; most of all upon our equals, where it is very difficult, and for whom perhaps we each do least of all. -Henry Drummond.

Live and think.-Samuel Lover.

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.-Mark Twain.

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.

WHILE the railroads of the United

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.

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OU 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.


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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.

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