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“Look up and Lift up.” “We study the Word and the Works of God." “Let us keep our Heavenly Father in the midst.” “Never be discouraged.” THE| QUESTION TABLE. •THE BIBLE AND THE NINETEENTH CENT URY.” —TOWNSEND. Each member of Division A, Class No. 1, will please send in answers to the following questions for publication in next week’s issue of THE MIR ROR. 1. Give a few illustrations of how physiological revelations are in accord with modern medical science. 2. How is the wisdom of the Biblical laws of health illustrated in the Jewish race? 3. What does Renouard say in his “History of Medielne” regarding the harmony of the writings of Moses with medical history? 4. Illustrate how the sciences of Anatomy and Geology of modern days are in harmony with the teachings of the Bible. 6. Show.how Evolution reveals the reign of cre ative force. 6. What does Magnus Frederick say regarding the corrections of Bible statements in the light of modern thought? 7. Can the moral Influence of the teachings of the Bible be questioned? and if not. why? 8. Name the renowned masters of law whose lives corroborated the exalted legal philosophy of the Bible. 9. Explain how the Roman law which is the basis of nearly all European law, owes its posi tion to the influence of Christianity. 10. In what manner is political science im proved by the teachings of the Bible? 11. When and in what manner did Russia, Aus tria and Prussia recognize that the religion of the Sacred Scriptures is the only true basis of polit ical relations? 12. Quote the Hebrew prophet relative to the coming among men of a representative republican form of government. ffEental Improvement. Education forms the common mind. “Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined" is an old and trite saying. In the life of almost every one who has come to the age of discretion the thought must have forced itself upon the mind that they would be the better for a more liberal education than they possess—I mean to the general class of the poorly educated whose opportunities have been few or have been neglected. And with the thought comes the wish, and then a hopeless sigh as if it is now beyond their reach. To such, let me say, it is not so. Look back on times gone by, even in our own day, and how many persons can one cite whose career began under circum stances the most adverse and trying? Their char acter for noble achievement stands out in bold re lief as evidence beyond refutation as to what suc cess one may attain to, by energy and persever ance. What is to hinder any man from doing the same who desires to advance his interest in life? Many will say their time Is so occupied by other cares, none can be spared for self-culture. Did Elihu Burritt, the learned blacksmith, have more time than any other laboring man? And yet he placed himself in the front rank of linguists! Of the paths that lead one to pass the common herd none is more sure than that of learning. The time spent in reading miscellaneous litera ture if devoted to a systematic course of reading, such as Chautauqua points out, will attain that much to be desired end. The progress you make will depend entirely on your own resolution to ac complish what you undertake to do, just as every other aim in life is attained—a fixed desire, and the will to do it. As a suggestion to those who are in earnest in the matter of self-improvement, discard all litera ture from your study table save that necessary to enable you to prosecute your study; admit no other to your hand or room save a newspaper now and then as matter for recreation or relief; select some part of mental study during working hours; have a pencil and note book and jot down your thoughts occasionally, and when you open your book again, compare your notes with the text of your study. You will be surprised at the gratify ing result in a short time. Be not cast down with discouragements, but go forward, hour by hour, day by day, and little by little add to your mental store. The intellect will expand to receive it. And let it be altogether useful and helpful knowl edge. An honest effort cannot fail to attain an aim so noble. J. A WOMAN’S HEART. The choicest gift God ever gave To woman, was her heart to love. Mysterious wonder, woman’s heart, How inexplicable thou art; So brave, so strong, and then so weak, Sometimes so joyous, then so meek. Thou sacred wonder, woman’s heart. Must do thy work, with skillful art. Thy treacherous shallows, oh, how deep; When hearts do break, then eyes must weep. —Mary Rankin. It is bard to say in which case a public officer shows the most lofty indignation; in arraigning a prisoner who may be innocent, or in deuying a charge against himself which maybe true.—Puck. MR. M’GGE’S ’’RECOMMEND.” The bearer, Mr. Tim McGee, I’ve known lor years. He never Gets drunk and fights—as you can see And he is very clever. I'm bonnd to say that he will shirk No duty for a pleasure; Whenever he is set to work He gives the fullest measure. He hasn’t told since early youth A lie; his word’s unbroken; Save by an accident—the truth By him is ever spoken. The reputation that he bears Is fine; he thinks wrong-doing Is very bad; he often swears Off from tobacco chewing tie is a man who ought to be Well paid. Some men before him. In jail for stealing things from me, For his good aots adore him. In case the bearer wants to stop You can engage no better; Please keep him till 1 send a cop— Y of this praiseful letter. POSTSCRIPT. Read first and third lines of each verse— But not aloud—else Tim might curse. —Almonte Gazette, Severe Speaking of the hanging of a man re cently the Progressive Age denounces capi tal punishment as being murder, and it is nothing else. Ours is called a Christian land, a land of civilization. We boast of equality, justice and brotherly love. Bah! Hypocrites and murderers! Where is the state in this Union whose history is un stained by the blood of the victim of judi cial murder? 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