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KG EDITORIAL. and to recall to mind the sufferings and agonies of our Blessed Lord. She begins the season by placing ashes on the forehead, saying: "Remember, man, that thou art dust, and into dust thou shalt return." Not a very flattering sen tence surely, but one that is calculated to bring 'home to the minds of all the utter insignificance of man. She imposes penances which will greatly assist in overcoming the on slaughts of passion; and the mortifications she demands are indeed slight and trivial easily within the powers of all. She does these things so that, on the glorious Easter Sunday morning, all may triumphantly rise with Him whose whole life was a continuance of mortification and sacrifice. But Lent is not a season recognized by the Church alone for the gay and giddy world too desist from its socials, banquets and nearly all festivities until after Easter. Even the raiment is changed, the gaudy, flashing colors giving place to the more sombre and sensible shades of not such an attractive appearance. It is assuredly a solemn as well as prayerful time, and through out the whole world its good effects .will be felt. Its benefits will be bestowed impartially on all who enter with the right spirit. May it be for us all the most prosperous season we have yet spent. Everywhere I find the signature, the autograph of God, 1 and He will never deny his own handwriting. God hath set 1 his tabernacle in the dewdrop as surely as in the sun. No m man can any more create the smallest flower than he could create the greatest world. -Joseph Parker. "I said.it in the mountain path, I say it on the moutain stairs; The best things any mortal hath . Are those which every mortal shares The grass is softer to mv tread Kor rest it yields unnumbered feet; ' " ..... Sweetest to me the wild rose red, ' - r .tt' Because it makes the whole world sweet,"