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#Up From the Depths Courage, the Keynote to Individual By Mr. J. L.W. IE ALL have willpower W and courage, but few of _____ us use it to our best ad vantage. Courage has # overcome many of our most difficult problems. come nervousness, and thousands of sick have been made well. It has transformed unhappy, envious, discontented people into dominat ing personalities suffused with the joy of living. It has enabled peo ple who have sunk deep into the grooves of a rut to pull themselves out and become masters instead of the blind tool of circumstances. It has reawakened the ambition in men and women, who have been turned from their life’s purpose, aud given them the confidence to build anew and has converted many failures into a business suc cess as the result of working the brain to the best advantage. We all know what can be ac complished by exercising the brain; our whole educational system is founded on the theory the brain can be developed in proportion to the amount of intelligent exercise and-use to which it is put; to pull ourselves up from the depths, as it were, takes courage, which is the foundation of civilization. Civilization has dotted the spa cious seas, with almost numberless ships. It has dotted our fair land with cities, given us a network of railroads, removed mountains and shut off the mighty waters of great rivers to be used for irrigation and to generate enormous electric power, and is responsible for every great invention that has ever been conceived. ■v_ Courage is the keynote to na tional as well as to individual suc cess. Not only in mankind, but in animal life as well, for they seem to delight in displaying their courage. I believe all the courage of man and beast is finally displayed at a big fire in the heart of a great city, where every nerve is strained to check it. A great fire is one of the most exciting scenes known. At the very first sound of the bell at the engine house, the mettle some animals prick up their ears and their eyes seem to flash fire. In a few moments they are hitched to the heayy engine, the driver and firemen at their posts and they are off. The driver gently urging the excited beasts by slack ing the reigns. When as quick as an arrow can pass from a bow, so suddenly bound the horses on their course. On they go, snorting; the breath of life streaming from their nostrils, their eyes sparkling and the noble beasts galloping every space of the ground they pass over. On they go. The driver and firemen with strained nerves and muscles, the various motions of their bodies, striving to maintain their equipose, the driv er calling and urging them along; their ambitious souls beaming from their eyes seem more than demi gods in action. The ground shakes as the heavy engine ad vances; the wheels turn so rapidly that the spokes cannot be seen, and the dust of the street is thrown high, while a noise is heard like the murmur of distant thunder, as they pass before the crowds on the street, they look like an enormous bird in rapid flight, and shouts of encouragement burst from the ex cited thousands, who stretch their necks, with hats and handkerchiefs waving as their eyes drink in the exciting scene. They seem to ■•. - , be coming from every corner with gongs sounding in every di rection with the shouts of their drivers. These are trying mo ments in which all is excitement. At length they reach the scene of the fire, some in advance of others. Now their exciting strug gle is at hand; the drivers unhitch their horses, their eyes shining with delight, and the- horses, tho panting, share his joy. All young blood, all ambition, all burning with desire to be first on the scene. How their nostrils smoke with the hot breath of excited life; how all their thoughts, feelings and desires combine and center in the one dominant idea —the coming first to their goal. If we human beings would only put our desires on being first to reach the goal, how much brighter we could make our lives, and how much lighter we could make the burden which we have to bear in our long journey through life. Not alone ourselves, but others will share in our joy while we are endeavoring to reach our long looked-for goal of success. It can be made, by just cultivating a little courage to bring it up from the depths, to a new awakening. No matter how low we have descend ed, if we will only use a little more courage we can pull ourselves up from the depths and build for our selves a new life that will not only benefit ourselves but be a benefit to others as well. Many a man has given up in despair, simply because he has not the backbone to support what little courage he does have. We all have our faults, and at times do things we should not do. But we should not be too proud to ac knowledge that we are in the wrong, or blame all on the other fellow. It takes courage to acknowledge our own shortcomings, but we will have much more respect for our selves when we have done the right thing. And that is by pulling our selves up from the depths, and by grasping with courage the reins of opportunity we can drive on to a goal of success. With a faint heart, however, this goal will be a long time coming to us. But if we give up the spirit of despair and use more courage, we can climb the ladder to some point in our life that will be an honor as well as a blessing to us. Our old life of despair we may give up for a new life of hope, as old cities have given way to new ones. On no spot of earth today will the traveler find such a combina tion of the oldest of the old and the newest of the new as in Cairo, Egypt; the oldest surviving city of the African continent. In the immediate vicinty, this mightiest piece of architecture of the ancient world, the great pyramid of Gizeh, casts its evening shadow on the electric car—one of the marvelous products of our modern progress — that shadow bridging over an in terval of 6,000 years. The southern extremity of the city of Cairo exemplifies the archi tecture of 2,500 years ago; the northern extremity possesses all the luxurious magnificence of the buildings of the present day, while the intervening Section is bur rowed through with the narrow thoroughfares of the middle ages. The newer quarters are decorated with fine boulevards after Parisian models. There are also princely mansions in one part of the city, while there are still to be seen un sightly mud-walled cabins with poverty peering through the pane less windows. Still, civilization is bringing Cairo up from the depths of 6,000 years. OUR MOTTO:-- “It Is Never Too Late to Mend." Stillwater. Minnesota. Thursday. July 13. 1916. An Opportunity Some people are always saying, “I want a chance.” I want an op portunity to do something, but when one gives them the ctiance, or opportunity, they do not always grasp it. I say there is an oppor tunity for everybody disregarding their color, race or creed. - Just so he is alert to the wonderful and surprising chances and opportuni ties that are always present. Op portunity knocks as our good mas ter knocks. I saw a beautiful masterpiece once that pictured Christ standing outside of the house knocking at the door, knocking for admittance, he could not enter because the knob was on the inside, and it was very evident to me that the person inside would GET INTO THE BOOSTING BUSINESS Do you know there’s a lot of people Sitting ’round most every town, Growling like a broody chicken, Knocking every good thing down? Don’t be that kind of cattle, ’Cause they ain’t no good on earth, But just be a booster rooster, Crow and boost for all your worth, If your town needs boostin’ boost her; Don’t hold her back and wait to see If some other fellow’s billin’; Sail right in, this country’s fret. No one’s got a mortgage on it, It’s just yours as much as his, If your town is shy of boosters, You get in the boostin’ biz. If things don’t seem to suit you An’ the world seems kinder wrong, What’s the matter with a boostin’ Just to help the thing along? ’Cause if things should stop again, We’d be in a sorry plight, You just keep the horn a bio win’, Boost her up with all your might. If you see some fellow tryin’ For to make some project go, An’ you can boost it up a trifle, That’s your clew to let him know. That your not going to knock it, Just because it ain’t your shout, But that your’re going to boost a little ’Cause he’s got the best thing out. have to let him in, ordinarily speaking. And while I stood there admiring the beautiful master piece I thought, “Well isn’t that just the way opportunity knocks and we have to let it in? Or we refuse it admittance.” We can hear almost every min ute of the day some one saying, “If I only had an opportunity I would do some wonderful things.” Well, young men, I want to say to you and to all others that the opportunity is always present, but the difficult part of the matter is that we can’t always see it. Some people say that opportunity only knocks once, but I say, no, oppor tunity is always knocking, but we won’t always get out of bed to let it in, that is the trouble. Take tor example this institution. Here young men have wonderful opportunities, yes, more than young men in the outer world. For what? Why for betterment, right living, and for success in your later years. But, as in every thing else, you find a certain class that seem to be indifferent and asleep, as it were,to the things that are about them. The realization will come some day and, so I say to you, take advantage of every opportunity that may come your way. You can go to any city in the country and see men standing on corners, and men present at “bread-lines” and other places whose purpose is bo assist those Stephens By w. H who are unfortunate and ask them this question: “Why are you in this condition?” and I feel that at least seventy-five per cent would answer: it is because they were al ways asking for something to come their way, and when it did, they couldn’t see it. This is very clear, I feel. And sol~« will state they weren’t given an opportunity to do something worth while. That is not so. That is also wrong, the chance and the opportunity is always here, but we do not always grasp it. Now I say a person who is really alert, must be observant. With out that we can’t see and realize the great, grand and wonderful opportunities strewn about us. W r hy does the state of New Jersey spend thousands of dollars each year to maintain institutions of this kind? Why, I ask? Well it World Outlook ! is done to give those who have been neglectful in the outside world an opportunity here, and I wish to state at this time to you young men, who have your whole life before you, this: If you will sit down by yourself and think seriously for a brief time, a realization will come to you that there are wonderful opportunities not only here but everywhere. Please permit me to give you an example. Take Gen. Grant. When a boy, his whole aim, pur pose and desire was to be soldier. He didn’t know how he could get the necessary training, and the probability is, that his parents didn’t know, either. So he worked in his father’s tannery and did other little odd jobs to keep his mind occupied. But he never forgot his aim, his purpose, his ambition, his desire, and he said to himself, “Well, some day the opportunity will come v and when it does I will grasp it, and make good.” So, as the account goes, his mother dis covered one day that she didn’t have any butter. She in turn sent little U. S. to a neighbor to bor row some butter, and while the neighbor was preparing the butter, little U.S. noticed a letter on the table and being inquisitive, as most children are, he read it, and that opened the way for him to become a soldier. His desire, his ambition, he attained. And that errand and what he observed was, I feel, U. S. Grant’s opportunity. He grasped it and became useful to his coun try. A Fine, Large Goat of Whitewash M. S. P.'s Decorate Schwietz Team of St. Paul HOSE young hopefuls of r JP ours just went out and deliberately assasin ated the visiting pitch- J J ers. The M. Si P.’s pounded that “lil ole” apple to all corners of the lot and as a result of the after noon’s pastiming gathered twenty - three safe blows. Twelve of these netted twenty-three extra bases — the skidoo number having no hoo doo for them. Incidentally our pastimers scored twenty-two runs. The Schwietz team was out-classed and the locals had things their own way from the start. Indications are that the M. S. P.’s have at last rounded into form and will main tain it. We trust there will be no egotism on the team over the recent run of victories because this would gum things up just when tbey need a fine edge. Some hard games are in sight and the boys will have to get right down and hustle to win them. To get back to the swat-fest, a glance at the score shows Lew as the leader with the bludgeon. “Duffy” in six times up tore off three smashes for the circuit and one three-bag ger. Shields also got four clouts on the same number of tries to the plate —two of these went for two sacks. Wag got a single, double and triple. Brad thiew his hat in the ring collecting a double and a homer. Not a man on the team got less than two hits. Fan poked out a single and a triple. Bush a single and a double and so on. On the other hand the visitors could do almost nothing with Lee’s de livery and three hits is the sum total of their efforts. A number of errors in the third and fifth in nings aided the home team materi ally. Story of the game: First: - Johns popped to Bush. Eakel fouled to Brad.' Jackson out, Shields to Wilson. No runs. Brad took one in the slats. Bush popped to Ritter who doubled Brad off first. Wag singled to right and took second on a passed ball. Fan out on a fly to left field. No runs. Second: —Ritter fanned. Den zer grounded out to Wilson. Steve struck out. No runs. Lew slammed the pill some where on Main street for the first tally. Shields doubled and ad vanced to third on a passed ball. Dela drove a hard one to short and Shields was out at the plate. Wil popped to Jackson. Lee out, Den zer to Steve. One run. Third: —Jack out, Brad to Wil. C. Glocker out, Lee to Wil. Ek out, same route. No runs. Brad doubled to left. Bush’s two-base knock scored Brad. A passed ball sent Bush to third. Ritter messed Wag’s grounder and Bush scored. Wag got to third on Jackson’s failure to hold a throw and scored on a passed ball. Fan was safe at first on Eakel’s boot. Lew popped to short and Fan was doubled at first. Shields reached first on Denzer’s poor throw, but Dela was out, Eakel to Steve. Three runs. Fourth: —Johns out, Brad to Wil. Eakel fanned. Jackson bunted safely. Ritter singled to right. Ritter was forced at sec ond on Denzer’s grounder to Shields. No runs. Wil fanned. Lee out, Ritter to Steve. Brad safe on Steve’s fail ure to touch the bag. Brad stole. Bush popped to Ritter. No runs. Fifth: —Steve fanned, ' Jack out, Shields to Wil. C. Glocker struck out. No runs. Vol. XXIX: No. 49 By “Bobbles” (Gebhard replaces Johns in right field for visitors.) Wag hit for three sacks. Fan got on when Eakel hobbled his grounder and Wag scored, Fan moving to sec ond. Lew larruped the horsehide for another round trip sending Fan in ahead of him. Shields was safe on Jackson’s error, and jook sec ond on a passed ball. Dela walked. Sheilds out stealing third and Dela went to second on tbe play. Wil fanned, Lee singled and scored Dela. Brad tore off a home run and sent Lee in ahead of him. Bush safe on Eakel’s error. Wag fanned. Six runs. Sixth: —Ek out, Bush to Wil. Gebhard out, same route. Eakel walked; so did Jackson, but Ritter fanned. No runs. (Denzer retires and P. Glocker starts pitching.) Fan beat out a grounder to short and advanced on a wild throw. Lew sent a fly to center and Fan took third on the throw-in. Shields singled and scored Fan. Dela singled and Shields scored. Wil fanned. Lee out, Jackson to Steve. Two runs. Seventh: —P. Glocker safe on Brad’s fumble. Steve popped to Brad. Jack fanned. C. Glocker out, Brad to Wil. No run 9. Brad walked and Glocker balked sending him to second. Bush singled and Brad scored. Wag fanned. Fan popped to Jackson, Lew tripled and Bush counted. Shields singled and scored Lew Dela out on a fly to right. Three runs. Eighth: —Ek doubled. Geb hard struck out. Eakel out, Brad to Wil. Jackson grounded to Wil. No runs. Wil singled and took second on a wild throw. Lee bunted safely and Wil went to third. Brad flied to left and Wil scored, Lee going to third. Bush fanned. Wag doubled scoring Lee. Fan tripled and Wag counted. Lew clouted another homer ahd two runs counted. Shields doubled. Dela safe on Ritter’s error and Shields scored, Dela moving up. Wil singled and Dela scored. Lee out, Glocker to Steve. Seven runs. Ninth: —Ritter out, Bush to Wil. Glocker out, Leo to Wil. Steve struck out. No runs. THE SCORE Schwietz AB R H PO A E Johns, rf 2 o o 0 0 0 Gebhard, rf 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 Eakel. 3b .1 3 0 0 1 1 3 Jackson, 2b 3 0 12 12 Ritter, ss_. 4 0 1 3 2 1 Denzer, p 2 0 o o 1 0 P. Glocker. p 2 0 0 0 1 0 Steve, lb. 4 0 0 7 0 1 Jack, c 3 0 0 7 1 0 C. Glocker, cf. 3 0 0 1 0 0 Ek, If 3 0 1 2 0 0 Totals. .31 0 3 24 7 7 M. S. P. AB R H PO A E Brad., 3rd b._.. 4 3 2 2 4 1 Bush., ss .-8 2 2 2 3 0 Wag., C 6 3 3 9 0 0 Fan., cf. 6 3 2 0 0 0 Lew, rf 8 4 4 0 0 0 Sds., 2nd b 6 2 4 0 3 1 Dela., If— _S 2 2 0 0 0 Wil., Ist b 8 I 2 14 0 0 Lee, p 8 2 2 0 3 0 Totals 51 22 23 27 13 2 Schwietz 0 0000000 0 — o M. S. P 0 1 3 0 6 2 3 7 *—22 Summary:—First on errors: Schwietz,l;M.S.P.’s. 7. Left on bases: Schwietz, 4; M. S. P.’s, 7. Stolen bases: Brad, Dela. Two-base hits: Ek, Brad, Bush, Wag, Shields 2. Three-base hits: Wag, Fan, Lew. Home runs: Brad, Lew 3. Double plays: Ritter to Steve 2. Innings pitched: by Denzer, 5: by Glocker, 3. Hits: off Denzer, 10; off Glocker, IS. Struck out: by Denzer, 3; by Glocker, 3; by Lee, 6. Bases on balls: off Denzer, 1; off Glocker, 1; off Lee, 2. Hit by pitcher: Brad. Passed balls: Jack 4. Time of game, 2:00. Um pires , Kolliner and Byers. Attendance, 964. A passenger alighting from a train at a smal town in Arkansas noticed a dog sitting in the road across from the station howling in a man nerthat indicated he was cither in great pain or deep trouble of some kind. “What’s the matter with that dog?” he in quired of a station loafer. “Why, he’s got the hookworm,” answered the loafer. “I thought the hookworm never caused any other feeling but that of extreme laziness.” “Well, you see,” said the loafer, "he’s sittin’ on* a sand burr and he's too lazy to move, and the sandburr hurt in’ him makes him howl.”—Ex.