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arc required to give up that free and easy life and take up the harsh,
strict, and busy life of the school. The older people, your parents and grandparents, tell you that you have a life of pleasure compared with what they had to under go. Theirs was the harder life in the great school—the school of life. They tell you of how they used to have plenty of the neces saries for good living. They had a great country. Since that time they have lost the greater part of it and endured great suffering. They tell of times, and cold winter with shelter and clothing scarse. They have undergone such hardships that they think no people have had trials and troublest equal to their own. Such is not the case. It is the common lot of man since the Garden of Eden. "A picket frozen on duty. A mother starved for her brood. Socrates drinking the hemlock And Jesus on the rood The millions who, humble and nameless The straight, hard pathway trod,— Some call it consecration, Others call it God." Some consolation may be found in these lines of Longfellow's Be still sad heart! and cease repining Behind the clouds is the sun still shining Thy fate is the common fate of all Into each life some rain must fall. In all things value is based upon the cost that is paid, Therefore, it is generally true the greater the cost greater is the value. Accord ing to your sacrifices and struggles so should be your reward. All of those who have gone to the Pacific Coast better appreciate, after see ing the country, the trials and struggles and the reward of the Mor mans in Utah and of the Forty—Niners in California. In those days going beyond the Rockies must have been a giant undertaking. In addition to this many left the bones of their comrades bleaching in the trackless desert. Their reward is the existance of an Empire of happy people. Today out there are magnificent cities, grand homes and all those things that go to make life worth living, a playground of the people. Truly in this case the victory is commensurate with 6.