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Fables for the Day.

THREE OF A KIND.

"What's the Use of Working?" sighed the Student. "A Fellow might as well Have a Good Time in College. It wont Last Long any way." And it didn't, for the Faculty Canned him.

"A Man's got to Look Out for Himself," remarked the Clerk, as he consulted His Own interest instead of the Firm's. “This Outfit doesn't care what Becomes of me." And it didn't, for they quickly Fired him.

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“Eat, Drink and be Merry, for Tomorrow we Die," quoted a Disciple of Omar, and Proceeded on that Basis. He, too, was Right, for Apoplexy and the D. T.'s soon Finished him.

Comment.

To take an old idea and give new life RENEWING and meaning to it is almost greater POWER than to produce a new one, if, indeed,

the latter is possible. It usually takes a bigger man to recreate an old rut-guided institution, whether in business, education, or what you will, than it does to start off some new enterprise where everything is favorable. To revamp an old custom or tradition with altered meaning is in the same class. Yet many critics point to the fact that such Christian feasts as Easter and Christmas had their basis in the heathen religions, and indeed have their parallels there to-day, as if that were to discount their worth and throw discredit upon Christianity itself. Rather is it to the glory of the Christian faith that it has been able to take, transform and recreate such heathen festivals with the new life and inspiration that Christian history has given them. To take the old Roman feast of the Brumalia, the commencement of the lengthening days and celebrate it as the entrance into the world of the life-giving Saviour, and to elevate the spring festival of returning physical life into the remembrance of the resurrection of Christ with all its spiritual import, have well proved the vital power of Christianity.

There is nothing like getting a good GOOD start, and Logan got that on April 13, SPIRIT. when several hundred men and boys

spent the morning cleaning the principal streets. And the best of it was not the actual improvement in appearance that was the result, but the excellent spirit in which the work was undertaken and pushed through. The sweat-gained neatness will tend shortly to revert to the old illkempt condition, and there are evidences of that already; but in the enthusiasm for cleanliness that was aroused, and in the vision that was presented of what Logan can look like when she's at her best, there's good reason to believe that everyone will be more careful in the future about letting papers, cans, and rubbish get into the streets where they will be a nuisance to everyone and a responsibility to none.

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There is blessing in fresh air wherTHE ever it is to be found. It may be a OPEN AIR mistaken judgment, but it certainly

seems true that those whose business or recreation takes them into the great out-doors have usually a larger and broader spirit developed than their indoor neighbors. It comes out even in the casual meeting of acquaintances or even strangers up the canyon or on the river where a hearty good-fellowship takes the place of the formal greeting or blank stare of the town. The soil and the breeze are the best antidotes for all the meanness and selfishness that the close life of the city seems to breed, and it is a wise man who takes what time he can to cultivate the larger life that nature gives. Even though it be but the garden in the back-yard, or base ball, or tennis, after the day's work is over, that takes one into the open, there is a wholesomeness and exhilaration in such employment that makes one echo Van Dyke's sentiment:

For the long breath, the deep breath,

The breath of a heart without care,
I will give thanks and adore Thee,

God of the open air.

Growth necessarily implies progress QUITTING from a lower condition to a higher, EARLY and it is no shame to an institution if

it has not yet reached the highest standard, provided it be traveling the road of upward progress. Our western institutions of learning are still in that class and have yet many notches to climb before they can stand on the same level as the older ones in the east. One thing, however, which is bound to hold back our colleges from reaching the proper standard is the habit the students have of leaving early in the spring with the work unfinished and also of entering late in the fall. Such a thing is unknown in eastern colleges, -a man enters when the term opens and stays till the last exam is over, unless

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