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Here are a few sentences worth thinking ...

Here are a few sentences worth thinking ... image
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Day
22
Month
September
Year
1887
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Public Domain
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Here are a few sentences worth thinking about. Do not dismiss them from your tboughts as soon as read, but read them the secoud time- and think about them: "Our bodies are not ourselves, This is a truth which we are constantly forgetting ; and in so far as we forget it do we fail to apprehend our truest personality and our noblest possibilities of being. Sócrates reminded one of his pupils that he ought not to say, that he could see with his eyes and hear with his ears, but that he could see through his eyes and hear through his ears ; his realest self looking out and listening through these openings of the bodily covering of that self. So, again, it has been said that we ought not to say that we have souls, but rather that we are souls, and have bodies. Just in proportion as we realize this truth as a truth, are we ready seek to control our bodies, instead of consenting to have our bodies control us." Detkoit Journal: Whatever bigots and demagogues in Michigan may say of the University, outside the state it is recognized as its strong, characteristic and "peculiar institution." The name of the state is carried abroad by it. lts fame is multiplied by it. For once that Michigan is spoken of on any other account, for one place where it is heard of for any other reason, it is heard and spoken of a hundred times because of its University. The foilowing paragraph from the New York Tribune is only one of scores that appear, even as the sails heave constantly in sight upon its lakes : "The Springfield Republican thinks that the day may come when Massachusetts will have to give way to Michigan n wealth, culture and political influence. 'Michigan,' it says, 'has one source of state unificaticn and intellectual leadership which is lacking in Massachusetts- a single, compact, popular and well-managed University, whlch yearly trains some hundreds of men and women for the higher professions, and gives them that similarity of cultture and unity of aid which our separate and rather discordant universities and colleges fail to impart.' This is rather a significant admission for a Massachusetts paper to make." Information has been sent out from Pitteburgh that in a few days the great oil fields of Pennsylvania will be virtually idle. The producers are bankrupt and will shut off production as a last and desperate chance of relief. The regions that have produced millions upon millions of dollars' worth of petroleum are today little better off than if the golden fluid had neverbeen discovered. Sheriffs' sales are the most conspicuous signB everywhere. Splendid residences that were built by the lucky oil seeker in the palmy days before '85 are the only indications that proBperity once abided with the producer. Even these are sadly out of repair, and the once fortúnate owner, who found the roomy mansion too small for his swollen wealth, now discovers that he has a white elephant on his hands, and is content to occupy two or three rooms of the dwelling, letting out the remainder to lodgers. Men who formerly had an income of $25, $100 and $200 a day from their wells, now get a laborer's wages. Many of the larger producers are running their wells at a loss. Hundreds of drillers, tool-dressers, pumpers and rigcarpenters are out of work, because almost no new wells are going down and those now in operation are worked in the most economical manner possible. Wages have not been so low since oil was discovered. If this depression continúes for another six months those still engaged in the oil business will quit it, as many hundreds of them have already done. Speculation, too, is paralyzed. Speculators have learned by sad experience that, owing to the excessive storage charges, they must clear 25 per cent. on their trades to come out even. With the operator and driller they are engaging in other pursuits. The magniflcent Western Pennsylvania exchanges, erected in the halcyon days of "dollar " oil, are now little attended, and in the vast emptiness the occasional bidder is startled at the sound of his own voice.

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Ann Arbor Register