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A dog, crossing a little rivulet with a piece of meat in his mouth, saw his shadow in the limpid mirror of the stream; and taking it to be another dog, with another bone could not help but snatch for it. In stead Of getting another's meat he lost his own in the stream.— Aesop. As ciphers, added one by one in an end less row to the left hand of a unit are of no value, but on the right hand rapidly multiply its power, so-, although good works are of no avail to make a man a Chris- tian, yet a Christian’s good works are both pleasing to God and profitable to men.— Arnot. One of the significant changes in the at titude of the public toward the liquor traf fic is the large number of cartoons appear ing in widely circulated papers portraying the evil results of drink, with a lesson which only a picture can drive home. Col lier’s Weekly has been running a series of these, in most cases parodying the adver tising phrase connected with the sale o f : the liquor. A pastor who was commending religion to a boy expressed the hope that he would give his heart to Christ in his youth. “Re ligion is a continual joy,” said he. . “Look at your sister Sarah. How much that dear girl enjoys her religion!” “Yes,” replied the boy, “Sadie may enjoy her religion, but nobody else in the house does.” The ideal religious life in the home wilt make re ligion enjoyable to all its inmates. There’s no last time in heaven! the angels pour A still new song, though chanted ever more, There’s no night following on their day light hours. No fading time for amaranthine flowers; No change, no death, no harp that lies unstrung, No vacant place those hallowed hills among, —Montgomery.
O how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven’s easy, artless, unencumbered plan 1 No meretricious graces to beguile, No clustering ornaments to clog the pile; From ostentation as from weakness free, It stands like the cerulean arch we see, Majestic in its own simplicity. Inscribed above the portal, from afar Conspicuous, as the brightness of a star; Legible only by the light they give, Stand the soul-quickening words_ Believe and Live. — Cowper. The American Contractor, a building publication, show's the total amount spent on new structures or additions according to contracts let for Saloons and churches in the years name below. In 1906: Breweries and distilleries.... .$14,578,000 Churches I..............;:!.:.,;..,-,,:.::.... 5,632731 In 1912: Breweries anddistilleries............. 2,937,785 Churches ....... H87Ct506 ..................... ;...._.... 4,389^986 Christ sought the co-operation of others. I heard Mrs. A. A. Lamoreaux tell this story: “One of the best soul-winners said to me about ten years ago, ‘When I was a boy my teacher said to me one day, “Wil liam, you are the only boy in the class who is a Christian; shall you and I work together to win George?” . And we won George, and then with George we worked together to win another and another. My teacher is still living, and I am going to see her, and get down before her, and say, ‘A part of everything I do is due to you, because you said “together.” ’ ” Timorous and Mistrust got to the very . approach of the Palace Beautiful, in "The Pilgrim’s Progress” and turned back. Christian met them- and they warned him, saying, “The further we go the more dan ger we meet.” “Just before us,” cried Tim orous, "lie a couple of lions in the way, whether sleeping or waking we know not* The first four months of 1913: Breweries and distilleries............ 429 500 Churched
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