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Extract* from an Article by Alice As long as the cause of crime is not understood and done away with, no adequate remedy can be applied fur its removal. One can no more prevent crime and ignore the cause, than he can stay the progress of a contagious disease by allowing the source from which t is derived free action. I'ncleanliness and impurity are the fountain heads of both classes of disease: corrupt thought developing the germs of crime, and decaying mat ter giving activity to the sesds of physical disease. We have succeeded in alleviating the latter to a great extent, by kindly and sympathetic methods and treatment, and by eliminating from our abodes and eit.es much of the noxious substances that breed it. We have most successfully in creased the former by brutal treatment and hate ful and revengeful feelings toward the criminal, until the world to-day s.tands aghast at the result. The revengeful treatment ol cr.minals devel ops forces in the world that increase a thousand fold ,ils,accidents, and insecurt y to life and prop erty. If we w.ll not adopt l)iv no methods for the redemption ’of the tallen, there is no Divine force developed within us to strengthen and pro tect us aga nst the ever-increasing troubles aiid mi-er.es that make exi.-tence a curse. The world must learu that the caving and Protecting Power can only be brought into action thiough their ef forts for good, and that the destructive and woe increasing power will continue to rule if similar thoughts rage .n the hearts of mankind, lgno ranje w.ll not prevent inharmony from doing its dneiul work, any more than the cholera-intecteu wells of Mecca will fail to breed the disease, be cause pilgrims are ignorant of the presence of poi son in the waters. It is the mission of the higher to sustain and upnft the lower. We see this process going on si lently throughout all nature. Man ignores this law in the treatment ot criminals and the fallen. He uses the crushing process instead. It is cer tainly easier to crush out the wild cherry tree, because it bears bitter fruit; but it is immeasura bly wiser to bring it to perfect on and enjoy its Ins ioas cherries. If the All-Wise had followed the lower method the civilized races of our day would never have developed from their savage and barbarous ancestors. Infinite patience is a Divine attribute: impatience is an impulse of the lower nature, and if it leads men to hate and hang criminals it is strong evidence how tar removed they are from the Wisest and Best. The same Power of Infinite Patience that is capable of wait ing through untold aeons of time for the develop ment of a world of beauty from an atom, exercises loving patience with the worst demon until he be comes an Angel of Light. The material form of every human being is but a temporary expression of its soul condition, in the endless ladder of infinite expressions reach ing to Divine Perfection. One’s power of making himself a high expression of the Infiinite Soul may be very small and to maltreat or kill him for his low condition is as senseless as it wouid be to kill a child for making a horrible daub with its paints and brushes in its first attempt to paint a picture. As we bring all manuer of useful and beautiful things out of crude and unsightly mat ter. so God brings to perfection the souls ot the filthy wretches and vile monsters that human ig norance and folly seek to crush out of existence. Do you ask for proof? Study the history of man, and then, it you dare, go and condemn the un skilled souls that know not how to use the tempo rary tools given into their keeping to their best advantage. The skilled workmen were placed here to instruct their ignorant fellow-workmen how to use the.r tools aright, and if they tail to do this, woe be to them, for they will have tq tread the darker pathway, and learn from bitter experience the necessity of performing their duty to their neighbors less fortunate than themselves, with loving kindness. The desire to do wrong—the tigers and pan thers in the human breast—is due to soul-germs thrown off by diseased thinkers everywhere, and if criminals exist the world has projected them into existence—spiritually as well as materially— for inharmonious offspring aie not evolved from Divine sources, and we cannot get rid of them un til we make our earth's atmosphere purer and ho lier. As the spiritual atmosphere of mankind be comes purer in each period of time, the animals and insects of the preceding cycle die out. They become extinct in the better atmosphere, because hatred—and all its terrible material and spiritual expressions—must die in the radiance of Love’s increase. Look upon your work, O, Combined Selfishness of the World! You are not content with the ap ples of discord that have grown from seeds of your own planting. You would reject the bitter fruits that grow in the wilderness of vice and wrong that ye have all had a share in making, ye scorners of your fellow-beings, ye worshipers of rank and clothes and worldly clamor! You have bartered the wealth of your auuls for these shad ows, and the world reaps corruption from your sowing. Have a care, O. men and women of the world! The spiritual night-time, with its darkness that covers a multitude of evils, is fast fading away, and the Sun of Kighteousness is dawning; its dazzling rays will soon pierce all your selfish plots and plans for self-aggrandizement, and show you, in all their naked hideousness, your shriveled souls! Awake, O, worldlings, from your nightmare, and realize, before it is too late, that the material tools given for your use are not to be worshiped while souls agonize for the want of Eskel. the sympathy that it !s your highest duty to give to all.—Universal Republic. Prison Labor. ”Tlie providing of some means for the emplo\ ment of the convicts in the state penitentiary will be an important work for the next legislature. Enforced idleness is a terrible punishment and when combined with eontiuement, almost solitary, cannot fail to affect the minds of those unfortu nates who are compelled to endure it. The problem of finding employment will not be an easy one to solve, for due care must be taken not to injure workingmen in their legitimate held. Work should be provided for the convicts that would not cause the product of their labor to come into compe tition with the products of other working men in order to solve the question satisfac torily.’-—Red Wing Advance Sun. To so arrange the employment of the in mates of the prison so that their products will not come into competition with other work ngmen—’Aye. there’s the rub.” and it will tax the ingenuity of our most pro found legislators to make this arrangement. One thing is certain, men who labor are competitors of other men who labor, whether in prison or out of prison, but as a rule it is undoubtedly true that a large pro portion of tlie inmates of prisons are not men who perform much labor when outside, and therefore if made to labor while in con finement add that much more to competing labor. But still, it seems to us that it is only right that men who are supported by the state should be made to labor for the state, and thereby reduce the taxes of those who by law are made to pay the expenses of the state government. We do not be lieve in hiring out the inmates of our pris ons to contractors for an amount far below the price of labor outside. That is all wrong and there should be a law to prevent it. If contractors hire the inmates they should be made to pay a fair compensation for their labor, the same as they would have to pay for outside labor for doing the same amount of work, and then that would be honest competition, the state would make a profit, which would go to reduce taxes, and in the end benefit outside laborers and tax-payers.—Morris Tribune. In solitude the mind gains strength, and learns to lean upon itself; in the world it seeks or accepts of a tew treacherous sup ports —the feigned compassion of one, the flattery of a second, the civilities of a third, the friendship of a fourth; they all deceive, and bring the mind back to retirement, re flection, and books. —Sterne. FRED. BGOTT, 2*23 South Main St., Stillwater, Minn., —DEALER IN— Drugs,Medicines & Chemicals THE BEST PLACE FOR FINE CAKES —AND— CANDIES. THE CHICAGO Bakery and Restaurant MEALS AT ALL HOURS. 341 S. 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