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Then* urv many demons that walk this earth and do their worst i»* slay the immortal souls of men. But tlie drink temptation differs in many ways from all the other evil intluene.es which threaten to drag humanity down to hell. In the first place, it is far less a part of our own corrupt nature. The in clination to drink to excess is l>y no moans so inborn in us as pride, tnxurv, or laziness. • lhere are wide regions ot the earth where men are hardly tempted to intoxi cation his chiefly in the colder countries of tin* world that nature, bring 'more, subject to physical in fluences which benumband repress vitality, seems to crave for a stim ulant. It is not true to say. that Mich a cr a ving is sometimes so vio lent as to deprive a man of the jimwrrof resistance. In particular eases it is. no doubt, true that pas -ron or- bodily emotion of any kind may submerge the reason or ra tional will. But this is not true of my man’s life as a whole. But if the drink temptation is, to a large xtent, of men’s own making, and thus differs from most others, it is also more closely affected by a man's surroundings. Of these the most important is social compan ionship. V’cry few men or women care t-« drink in solitude. On the other hand, tin* evil in most casts begins in sociality. l ire young their elders drinking arid they imitate them. Too often the mere ■child, sent out for its father’s beer, or treated to sips of something -t longer when it is going, learns i wants which nature herself would j never have prompted,and tilt* wild i beast which lies asleep in every j eunif n breast wakes upas at tlie j Taste of blood. If ever men and j vomen deserve to be drowned with I -tones around their necks, it is the! •ather-and mothers who deprave In-<ouls and bodies ot their chil-; Iren by inculcating them with a j as?o for drink! Bishop Hedley.! The \cc<l of t'riliei«m. If you expect to escape criticism n this world you put yourself in -.he attitude of flower roots that •xpect to grow without the disci pline of the hoe. Before we can amount to anything, either in blos som, or as fruit, we must undergo much Inun sf criticism, and of such ve need never to be afraid. A '••andid enemy is of far more bene fit, often, than a timid friend, who. seeing our faults, is afraid to tell is of them. The fact that boys -tone certain trees and pass others s>\ is explainable when we find that the stones are always thrown at *he trees that bear fruit. And so with character: 1 lie fact that we ore criticised [troves that we are something better than scrub-oaks. AH criticism, however, that does v.of set in growing and stimulate.a show of blossom and a yield of fruit is like a hoe made of wood, • r a cultivator made without ap plied power to make it cast out the weedy growths. I f the honest and tnanirnous verdict of the commu nity in which we live asserts that we are la/.y and selfish, and proud, we may be pretty sure that we need the particular stroke of the hoe to accelerate our crop ot blos soms Nobody (save One) was **ver vet universally condemned w ithout some cause. If. then, we find that the people who do liot know us very well, nor likens very much, are criticising certain lines «>f our conduct, it is time to admit that we need the hoe and time to accept it.- ministration. Amber, in ('nieago Herald. To sil down in a clmir without an object is (o jump into a thicket of temptations. A vacant hour is always the devil's hour. When time hangs heavy, the wings of the spirit flap heavily and slow. Then it is that a hook is a strong tower, nay. a very church, with angels lurking among the leaves as if they were so many niches. Reading helps to make conversation harm less. by making it less petty and censorious, by furnishing us with other topics than our neighbors’ faults and foibles. It is very hard for a person who does not like reading to talk much in company without sinning. Furthermore, a taste for reading often hinders our taking the wrong side in practical questions which are mooted in the world, but bear upon the church. It does this either by the informa tion it has enabled us to obtain on the subject itself, or by making our instincts accurate and sensi tive through our familiarity with right principles.—Faber. New York ixzszzxzz* Dry Goods & Millinery, Carpets & Wall Roper. ? L owest p r j ces -; n the City. o.r •! lad,.,’ and Goods Warranted „ children a garment, the ! „ d , Largest ever shown in The city. Dry Goods & Clothing Call and Examine Oar I 1 "*"* * Immense Stock. Men’s, boy’s and child’s Louis Atate & Go. Clothin S’ hats - ca * s ’ and 1131* 121 s«. Main st. & goods in 114 to 122 So. 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