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THE CHAUTAUQUA MEETING. The fortnightly meeting of the Chautauqua cir cle was held in the chapel of this institution on Bunday last, and was in every respect up to the standard of previous gatherings. Out of the full class of forty-eight members there were but three absentees with cause, which speaks volumes for the great interest and perseverance of the circle in general. The special paper on “Thought,” read by a representative of class C, was highly praised by the Itev. Critic for its perfect naturalness and honesty. The membership books for the current year were distributed and au appeal made to the members to set about answering the questions at once, so that they may be all returned to the head office on as early a date after the first of July next as possible. A cloud was cast on the clear sky of the meeting by the announcement of the serious illness of Mrs. S. M. I. Henry, general prison secretary of the C. L. S. C., of which the members were very sorry to learn, and they one and all hope that ere these lines meet the public gaze she may be fully re stored to health. The new members are to be congratulated on the manner they have taken hold, which bids fair to equal if it does not excel the best efforts of the older ones. The programme for the next meeting, which is to be of a miscellaneous character, was prepared and it need only be said that any mem ber who will be absent on the occasion will miss a treat. Just think of it! We will be given “Half an Hour With the Exchange Editor,” “What Paddy Costigan Told Me at Sea,” and two humorous poems (original). Our worthy president will represent the patriotic element by reciting the “Sword of Bunker Hill,” while another will compare the "Past and the Present.” No doubt the “Flight into Egypt” will be beautifully pictured and will bring us back in spirit to the days gone by when in childhood’s happy hours we heard the thrilling tale from the dear old mother’s lips as we cuddled round her knee and looked into her dear old face. There will be many more interesting pieces which will go to make up what prophesies to be a most enjoyable and instructive meeting. It is to be hoped that those who are to take part will get their pieces well in hand so that we maybe able to keep within the time allotted to us. Let us all unite to make this entertainment a pleasant and profitable one so that the words of the wise one may be fulfilled “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” GERMAN LITERATURE. (Report for Class A by C. W. K.) My report will begin with the poet Wieland — A. D. 1833 to 1813. This writer, though one of the most celebrated writers in Germany, is one of the least celebrated among English speakers and writers, for the reason that Wieland belongs to a class of writers whom the world in its progress has left behind. His works have become antiquated, for with him the old era closed; and with Herder, of whom 1 shall next speak, the new era in litera ture opened. Wieland was one of the most bril liant men of letters which Germany ever pro duced. Totally unlike Klopstock and Lessing who preceded him he was in many respects for Ger many what Voltaire was for France. His works works were remarkable for their lightness, live liness, clearness and grace beyond any other Ger man’s of his time. His masterpiece was "Oberon,” an epic poem of great merit—not the highly drawn epic of a Milton, but more after the epic style of Homer. Of his prose writings none have resisted the antiquating influences of time, but on the whole his writings stand out in bold relief when compared with those of the poets who preceded or were contemporary with him. Next we come to Herder who was the pioneer of a new era in German literature. Herder was a man who had to struggle through the most adverse cir cumstances of poverty and hardship in hiß youth to satisfy his thirst for knowledge, but at length he became one of the most noted and famous preachers of Germany and was also one of tl e most brilliant of prose writers. Probably his best work was liis “Philosophy of History” which though very elaborate was most thorough and comprehensive in its scope, and shows great depth of thought in all his researches. One characteristic of the German authors is this, they are noted for the depth and breadth of their study in all the occult sciences and especi ally in philosophy. They have been and are to day the thinkers of thtf world, the leaders in sci ence and philosophy. Next we come to Richter, “the great and only,” or as he is familiarly known, Jean Paul, who is a novelist in every sense of the word and a senti mentalist—but a sentimentalist of a robust and virile type. Among his best works we have “Hes perus,” "The Invisible Lodge,” and "Titan.” JYI. A. THON, Merchant f Tailor, 237 N. SECOND STREET, STILLWATER. - - - - MINN. PENSIONS THE DISABILITY BILL IS A LAW. Soldiers Disabled Since the War are Entitled Dependent widows and parents now dependent whose song died from effects of army service are in cluded. If you wish your claim speedily and suc cessfully prosecuted, lAUCC TAUIICB address lIAHIEd I AHlltil Late Com. of Pensions, Washington, D. <l. The latter is however held by German scholars to be his masterpiece. His plots are not only bril liantly, but they are masterfully drawn, fully showing the vast resources of the author's powers of imagination in his writings. Mtiy be said to be such that a fondness for them has to be acquired, if it ever be possessed at all, but the more they are studied the more of true beauty and purity of tone and thought we will find in them. As a nov elist his works taken as a whole rank him tar above anyone of his time., and he may well be styled “The largest, softest and most loving heart in literature—Richter the Unique.” For The Mirror. New Year’s Hints. Eternal history should be made carefully. Every temptation that is not resisted is sure to be repeated. God can turn all stumbling blocks into stepping stones, if we but let Him. Make the object of life right and the lit tle details will take care of themselves. The past should have no influence over us, only as it serves to make us stronger. The real hero is the man who does his best and signally fails, yet is not embittered by the failure. Reach up through the darkness as far as you can. and God will reach down all the rest of the way. Live one day at a time, making the most of that day. To morrow’s strength will come with to morrow’s dawn. In your temptations go to the promises of our Father. They are the branches He has hung over the water, that His half drowned children grasp them and keep themselves from sinking. Build on resolve and not upon regret The structure of thy future. Waste no tears Upon the blotted record of lost years, But turn the leaf and smile, oh smile, to see The fair white pages that remain for thee. American Justice. A dispatch from a city in a far Western State tells of a man who was sentenced to prison for five years, having had his sen tence commuted to four years. The man was convicted on circumstantial evidence. The prosecuting attorney, his assistant, the prosecuting witness, seven of the jury who tried the case and nearly all the county of ficers petitioned for the man’s pardon as there had always been a doubt of his guilt! But why was he imprisoned at all if there had always been a doubt of his guilt?£ls this a fair sample of American justice—a man sent to prison for five years on a sus picion of guilt! And yet in the face of this shameful fact and the petition of the law officials, the Governor took but one year from his sentence. If there is any depart mentof the State and National Government that more than another needs a thorough overhauling it is that of criminal jurispru dence. Criminal it is—no designation could be more appropriate.—“As You Like It,” St. Lou is Uncle Epimendies, called Uncle Ep, in the days of his slavery brought out a nice point of meum et tuum. He had been given by his master a new hat, of which he was very proud, and which was only worn on Sunday or other state oc casions. He was met by his master on one occa sion returning from church through a heavy summer shower, the rain beating on his bare head, while the new hat was tucked carefully under his coat. "Why don’t you put on your hat, Ep? Your head will get wet,” said his master. “Well, you see, mars.” answered Ep. “the head’s yours, but the hat’s mine, and I’m ’blege’ to take care of it.” —Harpers’s Magazine. Tlie Word Catholic. The word “Catholic” was first used in the Apostle’s Creed when it says, “And one holy, catholic, apostolic church.” Its next use was by Ignatius, who is said to have been an apostle to St. John. Ignatius succeeded Evodius as bishop of Antioch and suffered martyrdom in the year 107 A. D. He used the words in this sentence: “Where Jesus Christ is, there is the cath olic church.” St. Augustine, A. 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