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James Courtney Challiss.

REVISED VERSIONS.

THE lack of all money is a root of much evil. Two heads are better than one, especially "scare heads" in a sensational newspaper.

Artist: "That was before the poster craze."

Optimistic Farmer: "The political sky is full of clouds, but remember, my friend, every cloud has its silver lining."

Pessimistic Banker: "Yes, I know; it's the silver lining that's making us all the trouble!"

Friend: "This fellow says, 'No art can succeed that is not based on truth, beauty, and proba

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NO POET.

I CANNOT sing
My best in spring,

That happy time of song;
Sometimes in summer
I cannot hum a
Note, when days are long.
It need not then surprise evoke,
If when the dead leaves fall,
My lyric fire gone to smoke,
I cannot sing at all!

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The Symposium.

An Illustrated Monthly Literary Magazine edited and published by GEORGE W. Cable.

One Dollar a Year.
Ten Cents a Copy.

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Devoted to every form of knowledge, speculation and experiment designed to make homes better homes and neighbors better neighbors. The systematic conduct of

Private and Club Reading

is a special feature of THE SYMPOSIUM. Outlines of courses are published every month, with timely hints to readers, suggestions as to lines of reading, etc.

A Plan for Lending Books.

In regions where library facilities are few, THE SYMPOSIUM proposes to offset, in part at least, the absence of the circulating library. We will treat any subscription to THE SYMPOSIUM as a fee for membership in a library, and mail the books required, the cost to the subscriber being merely the postage one way.

Commendations.

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The Wheels of 1897.

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Are small fireside clubs, meeting once a week for unlaborious, systematic reading, or for any light pursuit that is at the same time entertaining and profitable.

Their purpose is to combine the stimulations and pleasures of mutual improvement with the promotion of a kinder, fuller, and more active neighborliness than ordinarily results from merely drifting with the current of one's social preferences.

Send for Catalogue and you will buy our Wheel.

Any Two or Three Persons

may start one of these Home-Culture Clubs. They are without red tape, without machinery, without dues or fees. Books are lent to them by THE SYMPOSIUM with only the expense of postage one way.

They have been

In Successfui Operation for Mine Wears,

And at the close of the last season numbered seventy-five clubs scattered through thirteen states. Mr. GEORGE W. CABLE is chairman of the movement, and Miss ADELENE MOFFAT, one of the assistant editors of THE SYMPOSIUM, is the general secretary.

Letters inquiring for full particulars and addressed to MISS MOFFAT, HOME-CULTURE CLUB HOUSE, NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will receive cordial attention.

THE NORTHAMPTON

At the Front for Lightness,

WE MAKE IT Durability, Speed, Economy, YOU TAKE IT

YOU TAKE

Beauty, and Grace.

Start a bome-Culture Club
Row in Your Neighborbood.

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THE NORTHAMPTON CYCLE CO.

NORTHAMPTON, MASS,

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DEPARTMENTS:

Christmas Customs.-On the Wise Giving of Gifts.-The
Choice of Gift Books.

THOUGHTS AND VIEWS,

IN THE FOREGROUND,

HOME AND NEIGHBOR,

CURTIS MAY

CLIFTON JOHNSON

Have You Made Your Will?-A Cause Gained.-After-
math.-The Moral Effect of Good Roads.

FOLLY. A Poem,

LES CHENEAUX ISLANDS. A Poem,
QUEEN-ESTHER'S CHRIS'MUS GIF'.

A Story,

With one illustration by George Henry Clements. A VISION. A Poem,

AN OVERTURE. A Sketch,

MAUDE LOUISE FULLER
MADELENE YALE WYNNE
MAUDE C. MURRAY-MILLER
MADELEINE WALLIN

MOTHER AND CHILD,

A CHRISTMAS VALENTINE. A Poem,

EXTRACTS FROM A PLANTATION SKETCH-BOOK, George Henry Clements
With ten marginal pen-and-ink drawings by the author.
TO A ROSE IN A BOOK. A Poem,

A RAILROAD CUTTING AND ITS STORY,
Illustrated.

IN THE READING WORLD,

A New Word for an Old Favorite, Viola Roseboro'.-Books as
Gifts. Some Books about Scotland.-Suggested Readings.
TAIL PIECES,

Miss O'Shaughnessy's Change of Luck, Marie Manning.-
Drawing by Helen M. Cox.

TERMS: 81.00 A YEAR.
10 CENTS A COPY.

SUSAN M. KETCHAM

GEORGE W. CABLE

J. D. DASKAM

ZOE ANDERSON NORRIS .
ARTHUR WILLIS COLTON
ARTHUR WILLIS COLTON
ALICE GALE WOODBURY

MAUDE LOUISE FULLER
HOWARD DICKINSON

George W. CABLE.

CHARLES E. Woodruff.

A Fortunate Experiment.-Its Growth.-Some Features of
the Work.

ADELENE MOFFAT

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TERMS.-$1.00 a year, in advance, 10 cents a copy. Subscribers may remit to us in post office order, bank check, or express money order. Currency should be sent by registered letter to secure its safety.

LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS must be accompanied by postage sufficient for their return to the writers.

THE SYMPOSIUM will be sent free for one year to any one sending us from among his friends four new paid up subscriptions. CLUB RATES advertised on another page.

AGENTS WANTED.

Special inducements furnished to desirable canvassers. No one is authorized to solicit subscriptions beyond the circle of his own acquaintance without our printed authorization, duly dated and signed.

READERS are cautioned against subscribing to THE SYMPOSIUM through strangers. Our printed authorization should be required.
ADVERTISERS should address all inquiries to E. Y. Thorp, 111 Fifth Ave., New York City.
SUBSCRIPTIONS and CONTRIBUTIONS Should be addressed,

THE SYMPOSIUM, 41 Center Street, Northampton, Mass.

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