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THE MONEY A'CxE. , !
The child at school is taught that 'the world '"pa'ssed" 'through several stages of growth, 'known as "tfie stone, bronze'iron .'-arid steel ages. -' '-'". "Each succeeding age demand ed ahigher degree of intelligence. In time the primal idea of SELF gave way to government, io law 'and order, so that the RIGHT of the one might-be pro tected from the,MIGHTfof the other. ' The growth of this protective system can be tracer easily from age to age and from it we learn that getting wiser did ot al- . ways .mean getting better. Inventions intended to make work easier where so 'used that they made the people - wotk harder than ever. The inventive and machinery ,age was the forerunner of the present money age, in which everything is computed on a'dol lar and cents basis. Too often religion, the charity it preaches and the- kind of good it practices', is directed by money. With too many people every thing in the world has "been given a money value, and is marked Avith a price tag. The growing, dissatisfaction With the courts is probably be cause the people suspect that they are influenced by the money standard. Virtue, both public and private, is too generally held to 'be a -purchasable commodity. Success is measureH 'by .dollar, not7knowlrv edge!. ' t,' " Tnth" itself ,is compelled to, bow to the modeirTmoney god. ,'Eveh ;lll'EE"iVvalue-d- only for what.it will bringin' actual" dol lars and .cents. . - ' Theronly thing money Has1 not nd evidently cannot buy;'even in this age-bf commercialism, is the public conscience.' ': r ' 'Awaken.. public ' conscience-to the Truth," arod the Truth will make it free'. V- I ' " Maty-ws a baker; She baked some - , .layer cakes;" , Bu forgot, to' put ' thelayers'in; " Oh, far' heaven I- i saices. "I've always thought," she said, rela'tirigr her woes to -the; di vorce lawyer, "that" Henry, er'r, w,ell; imbibed too treely1. " " "You're right?.' " replied the lawyer." "I've neyerseen him 'pay for a drink.7' . ' ' V o o ffTOMwUsrf'UT?tAfiSfrlfe JlmiUtMamm