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A DESIRABLE CHANGE In order to facilitate the exchange of books the classes will in future exchange with each other as follows: Class F with A, class A with B, class B with C. class C with D, class D with E, and class E with I'. The secretary will at each meeting furnish the leaders of each class with a list of the members under him together with the number of the book each member is to retain for the following two weeks; each list to be returned to the secretary •before the close of each meeting with any neces sary notations thereon. By this method much valuable time will be spared and the secretary’s frame saved from be ing converted into an automatic book-case. WORD FROM HEADQUARTES. A Letter from Miss Kimball, the office secretary of the C. L. S. C. at Buffalo, N. Y., has been re. ceived by our critic, Rev. J. H. Albert. It is in reply to one of his, making Inquiries relative to the annual fees to be paid by the members of the C. L. S. C. generally, notice of which we had received and from which the members of this and similar institutions are exempt. The writer as sures us that the members of the Pierian circle here are all recognized as in good and regular Standing, and that the circulars we received (one of which related to the annual fees) were only the usual annual notices Issued to all undergraduates as a sort of a reminder that the “new year was opening and time to begin work.’’ Therefore, should any of us in the future receive, among the notices of various kinds issued from the head, quarters, one similar to that which has been th« cause of this correspondence, we are not to give it any attention as any names of members sent or hereafter to be sent from this institution to Buf falo have be?n and will be credited with full tees lor four years ahead. Bravo! Miss Kimball. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. (By E. L. H., Class C.) The first chapter of the volume devoted to the Bar and its social influence as a body; the author, after giving a short explanation of the difference existing between the Bar of England and America, proceeds to consider the advantages of each plan and in so doing regards them from three points. These are respectively of the profession, of the client, and of the community at large and ex presses the opinion, that the American plan pos sesses the greater merit on the first two points; but reach is a different conclusion on the third point, claiming that it is easier to maintain a better moral tone in a small body, also that it can be kept under strict control, and hence that is for the interest of the community, to separate the Bar into two distinct divisions, viz: The barris ters. or counselors, and the attorneys, or solioit o.s. It is just at this point that the average American will differ with the author—it is against our ideas of equality, to have a privileged class, when in reality there is supposed to be no differ ence in the general level of knowledge and ability of the two bodies. Furthermore, another point to be considered is whether the better talents of some will not raise them to the higher plane. The natural results of this being, that the abler and more honorable portion of the Bar-will form itself into a body, and maintain its standing; thus create to some extent a distinct class without at the same time having a different legal existence and sepa rate duties. Ar other objection that may be raised is this, that it would tend to exclusiveness and jealousy of prerogatives, and last but not least the great additional cost of litigation which certainly is expensive enough at present. In the second chapter, devoted to the Bench, it is asserted that the average state judges are in ferior to the English county court judges, and that a place on the Bench of the Superior courts, carries but little honor, and commands but slight social respect, nnd that they often stand below the leading members of the state or city Bar. This may be true in isolated cases, but it is hardly fair to judge by the exAption instead of by the rule. The majority of our district and superior court judges certainly are possessed of as good le gal attainments as the attorneys practicing before them, and though politics may have to a certain extent, tended to lower the standard, yet the judges of those courts are usually accorded a great deal of respect and esteem by their fellow citizens. The third and fourth chapters, entitled “Rail roads” and ‘‘Wall Street,” show the same pessi mistic views, regarding their influence on society, as the first and second chapters. It is only in the fifth chapter, entitled “Universities,” that the author acknowledges that America has progressed beyond England In the establishment of these in stitutions, and that their influences is beneficial In all respects. Taking everything into consideration the first five chapters of the volume—although exceedingly M. A. THON, Merchant § Tailor, 237 N. SECOND STREET, STILLWATER. - - - - MINN. PENSIONS THE DISABILITY BILL IS A LAW. Soldiers Disabled Sincerthe War are Entitled Dependent widows and parents now dependent whose sons died from effects of army service are in cluded. If you wish your claim speedily and suc cessfully prosecuted, lIUCC TA&IIICD address JAHIC3 IAH Util Late Com. of Pensions, Washington, U. interesting and containing a good fund of knowl edge on these subjects with which we should all be more familiar—William Bryce has fallen into the same error that so many of his countrymen have of viewing everything from an insular point of view, and judging the same by an English stand ard, and hence these institutions or bodies al though possessing a great deal of merit must be in ferior because they are not English, you know While this may suit our anglomaniacs it most de ctdedly does not suit the average American. The Tramp and tlie Farmer. A tramp who wasfiaking his slow and painful way along the King’s high road, the shoes he had stolen the day before being a size to small for his feet, was overtaken by a farmer In his wagon. As there was plenty of room in the vehicle the tramp asked for a lift, but the farmer not only refused this slight favor but boldly told him to his face that he ought to be jailed for a vagabond. He was driving away, when the poor but honest man who would have been willing to take a place as cashier of a bank if he could get it, felt to cry out in his sorrow: “Alas! but how hard-hearted the world has be come! He would have been no worse off by giving me a lift, whilst I’’ At that moment team, wagon and farmer went through a bridge to be drowned in the stream be low, and as soon as he recovered from his aston ishment the wayfarer patted himself on the back and exclaimed: “Ah! there, Peter, old boy, but don’t you know what’s good for you, though!” Moral. What may at first appear to be a hardship often turns out to be a fat take. —M. Quad The Prodigal Son In Prison. Doane Robinson, a correspondent of the Minne apolis Journal, recently attended chapel service in the Sioux Falls (S. D.) penitentiary and he says: One of the local preachers addressed the convicts. He had a new sermon on an abstruse subject, loaded with subtle theology. He was anx ious to rehearse it before trying it on his congre gation down town. He fired the whole thing at them down to the sixthly. I guess the boys liked it, but I must confess that I was unable to follow him, though 1 gave m/best attention to the dis course. When the preacher arose to commence the exercises every convict was looking at him square in the eye. “We will read for our lesson this morning the fifteenth of Luke,” said the clergyman. Without collusion or even glancing aside at each other, a broad grin spread over every face. “Surely you are an ijreverent lot,” I thought, but when the prodigal son was trotted out, I understood the occasion of the merriment. “You understand,” said Warden Kanouse, after the sermon, "I am required by the rules to invite the local ministers to conduct chapel services in rotation. There are seventeen preachers and we’ve had the prodigal son thirteen weeks in suc cession. They’ve actually worn the last vestige of his suit of rags from the fellows body.” Warden Kanouse evidently believes in the con tinental policy of peace through force. High on the chapel’s uneven walls is printed in a semi-circle the legend, “Peace on Earth,” under the arch, mounted on a bracket, stands a grizzled old guard with a Winchester, while the opposite wall is dec orated with the remainder of the text, “Good Will Toward Men,” and another guard and Winchester gives force to the sentiment. Give Him a Chance. Country Editor: You have done me many favors, Mr. Richmann, and I shall certainly be glad to assist that young man by giving him work on my paper, as you desire. But as you admit he has no literary talent, would it not be better to start him in some other business? Mr. Richmann (a rural philanthropist): Wall, you see, it's this way. I got interested in the young feller while visitin’ at the jail, an’ felt I’d like ter help him ter start fresh an’ earn an honest livin’. Country Editor: Of course. Mr. Richmann: Yes. Give every man a chance, I say. Wall, 1 feel purty sure this young feller is a nat’ral born thief, an’ I thought I’d better start him where there wouldn’t be anything to steal.— New York Weekly. English Pauper: “Hi think hi ’ll take a pleasure trip to Hanieriky an’ back this summer.” "’Ow ’ll ye get there?” “Why, the poor hauthorities here will pay my pas sage hout, an’, has 1 ’ave no . means of support, the Hamericans will make the steamship company bring me back again.” —Buffalo Express. To the indolent man every movement is a labor movement. —Boston Courier. J. C. HENING, (Successor to Hening & Millard) DEALER IN. PURE DRUGS & MEDICINES Perfumery, Toilet and Fancy Articles, Brushes, Etc. FINE CIGARS. Physicians’ Prescriptions Carefully Compounded 208 Chestnut St. Stillwater, Minn. 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