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A Heart Broken By The Hammer Of Affliction
I WAS once called upon to attend the funeral of a woman, whose husband had a prosperous business in New York. She had a comfortable home, happy children, and the gratification of every earthly hope; she was a true Christian, and after a lingering illness she passed to her reward.
Snags And Success
On chemical lines decidedly. It is in this direction that a man should work to anticipate the future. The great discoveries of the past have been in the line of chemistry. Chemistry is closely related to electricity, but it is sadly neglected because of the difficulties encountered.
Cleveland Believes In The Religion Of His Mother
In these days of doubt about some of the doctrines of the Bible, it was rather gratifying to hear Mr. Cleveland, in his tribute to Mr. McKinley, express such positive faith in the resurrection of the body.
Charity Of Frederick III
THE sensibilities of Frederick III., not only went out in daily acts of kindness, but they poured through great channels of benevolence, making him one of the great philanthropists, as well as generals and scholars of his country.
Whalers Who Missed A Valuable Prize
The fishing schooner, Squantum, Captain William Parslow, had come in from the Grand Bank of Newfoundland with cod.
Prayer Saved The Besieged In Pekin
Christian people throughout the civilized world and many who do not publicly profess Christ, firmly believe that God came in answer to prayer and saved the besieged ones in Pekin.
Washington's Love For The Poor
The poor we have always with us, and there are perpetual opportunities and reasons for practical benevolence.
The Boy Officer William McKinley
A firm, religious faith better equips a public officer for his grave responsibility, and a consistent Christian life has a tendency to bring to him increased public favor.
Lincoln's Letter To A Bereaved Mother
PRESIDENT LINCOLN, hearing that a mother had given five sons to the Union army, and that all of them had been killed on the battlefield, wrote her the following letter of sympathy.
The Boy Who Could See Nothing But Flowers
A POOR clergyman at Rashhalt, Sweden, found himself possessed of a son who was the cause of much grief and great mortification to the worthy man, from his inability and unwillingness to pursue the learned studies then in vogue.
Definitions of Wealth and its Associated Concepts
Economists have sometimes been divided on the question how far anything not material could be considered wealth, and also whether the term should be confined to objects the use of which could be transferred from one person to another.
Other Definitions of Wealth
In all societies advanced beyond the barbarous state exchange is affected by the use of a metal to which the term money is applied. The exchange of a commodity for money is called sale in relation to the one party and purchase in relation to the other.
Requisites of Production
To see what we mean by the requisites of production, let us return to our starting-point. We see in man a being moved to action by innumerable wants. The satisfaction of these wants constitutes his well-being, and the exertions which he makes to attain this well-being are called his labor.
Natural Agents as Requisites of Production
We have seen that raw material and natural productions are the first and most necessary requisites of production. Were these requisites obtainable by all the world in unlimited quantities, the state of society would be entirely different from what it is.
The Mechanism of Production of Capital
The use and importance of capital arise from the fact that men cannot, by the direct application of their labor to the materials furnished by nature, produce those articles which they desire. For example, they cannot with their own hands make cotton into a shirt.
The Mechanism of Production of Labor
In the sense of the definition of labor given in as it will be seen that nearly all men are laborers, because they are nearly all engaged in doing something for a living. The exceptions would be capitalists who live entirely from the interest upon their investments, and owners of real estate who live entirely upon their rents.
The Mechanism of Production - Increase of Population
This conclusion that different classes of men tend to increase at different rates gives rise to one of the most important questions affecting the future of our race. Enlightened men now recognize the fact that the qualities of the children born into the world are determined by natural causes.
Fluctuations in Economic Processes
It is sometimes assumed that there is no power of adaptation among men, and that they are as incapable of turning to new employments as the machinery in the factory is of being turned to new uses. Of course this is a subject on which we can lay down no universal propositions, because the case differs with different men and with different employments.
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