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a special course or calling. As I have before pointed out in
The Journal, one must consult his tastes and his fitness and
then decide as quickly as possible upon a definite line of special
work and throw his whole soul into it. and keep at it with
unrelenting toil. When once you have decided upon what you
shall do, do not doubt your calling, but pursue it with a single-
ness of purpose and a loftiness of aim as one should who
believes that he has found the best thing in the world. The
vacillating man can accomplish nothing, for "A rolling stone
gathers no moss." Get a bull-dog grip on your work and
never let go until you have accomplished your end.

A man attempts to break a stone in the laboratory. He
strikes it once, twice, three, four and even twenty times, and
it seems no nearer breaking than before. He gives it twenty ■
more well-directed blows and still it does not yield. Again
and again he renews his efforts to crush the hard substance
until 124 blows are struck. He stops to breathe and examine
the rock, and it seems to have been unaffected in the least.
^^'ith another positive, decisive blow, the stubborn stone breaks
into a dozen pieces. Had he spent his energy pounding the
floor or beating the air he would have been pounding yet with
his object unaccomplished.

Decide upon something and decide now. Shut your teeth
and go into the struggle as one who believes in himself and
humanity and expects he shall win.

The whole atmosphere of civilization to-day is one of
specialization. Formerly, under more primitive conditions, al!
one's clothing, food and education he got at home. Now he
gets his clothing at one place, and it in turn is made by many

special hands ; his food from all the corners of the earth, and
his education from as many different sections. All this has
called for tens of thousands of departments of special labor
and special fitness. The one thing that differentiates the
economic conditions of to-day from those of previous days is
the division of labor and the attendant specialization.

In witness of this, see the technical departments that have
grown up in all colleges, civil, electric, mining and bridge
engineering, courses in coinmerce, etc., etc. The best illus-
tration of the rapid growth of specialization and its value is
shown in the work of the stenographer. After a course of
ten months careful training in shorthand and typewriting he
is able to enter an office and do valuable and efficient service
at a handsome salary. Where, heretofore, has such a limited
and special training brought such results? George B. Cortel-
you, through specialization in shorthand and typewriting, rose
from a position in a government department to be its head.
Of course, he had ability and studied during his spare hours,
but without his having made a specialty of shorthand it is
not likely that he would have risen as he did.

Carnegie made a specialty of steel manufacture, not a half
dozen things as some do, and see his marvellous success! His
sage advice is, "Put all your eggs into one basket and wateli
that basket." Rockefeller made oil his special study; Vander-
bilt, transportation; Roosevelt, government; Wanamaker, de-
partment stores, etc., etc. Behold their achievements !

The compound of success is not formed by any alchemy of
magic; it is composed of definite, well-known omnipresent
factors — health, intelligence, education, courage, honor, per-
sistence. Direct these toward a specific end and the result is

W"e shall next discuss habit. Let us be thinking about that
important topic.


The graduating Class of Patrick's Business College re-
quests the honor of your presence at its Commencement
Exercises, Thursday, September 8, 1904, at eight o'clock. Audi-
torium, York, Pa., High School.

You are cordially invited to the Second Annual Commence-
ment of the Coatesville, Pa., Business College, Friday evening,
September 23, 1904.

Hill's Business College, Sedalia, Mo., Reception, Friday
evening, September 30, 1904.

The Faculty and Graduating Class of the Harlem Com-
mercial Institute, request the favor of your presence at the
commencement exercises, Thursday evening, October 13,
1904, at eight o'clock. Y. M. C. A. Hall, No. 5 West i2Sth
street. New York.

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall Entertainment
given by the students of the National Business College, Friday
evening, October 14, 1904, at 8 p. m., at the National Business
College, Quincy, III.













By H. W. Strickland.
Policy Engrosser for the Conn. Gen. Life Ins. Co., Hartford, Ct.

IN this course of lessons it is actual work that you see. Th'^
copies are not "fussed" up, but are written at the rate
required in regular work. One is deprived of the guide
lines on the policies ; therefore, I would suggest that you prac-
tice some of this lesson without the guide lines, aiming to get
even spacing and equal height.

Names are very important m this class of work, and if
well written appeal to the insured indirectly, the same as
artistic advertising cuts appeal to people of good taste.

And who is there among us that does not admire the beau-
tiful in line and shade. Put some beauty into your work and
you will find more beauty in life.

Work for criticism, including stamp, should be sent to
above address.



WE don't wish to be too particular, but there are some
things we must msist upon. Not long ago we
received a postal card from a gentleman in Keokuk,
la., written in a good business hand, asking for a sample copy
of The Jocrnal. but failing to put either date or address on
the letter. Our obliging Uncle Samuel, however, supplied thi;
deficiency for him.

One of our Michigan friends seemed to feel that he had
been slighted by our mailing department and wrote us in this
wise: "I have not received the Art Journal sence last June.
I wate your pleasure." It is needless to say that duplicate
copies were mailed him immediately, as the wateing process
must be painful.

There is a great deal of difference beween men. Some
require considerable space to say nothing, while others
express themselves clearly and concisely. One of our St. Louis
subscribers does not beat round the bush, but comes right to
the point when he writes: "To The Penman's Art Journal,
they wount be no renewal." And they wasn't.

A Kentucky scribe, in a wonderfully flourished, but almost
illegible letter, writes as follows: "Having learned of your
paper on ornamentry penmanship. I address you at once in
regards to same. Possessing a talent for this art I desire to
develop it. I can do some of the work already, but want
to learn it out and out. I have been try to find a manual on
this work but have never been able to find one as yet." To
the average person about to write a letter in the ornamental

style of penmanship we would offer the advice given some lime
ago by a sage to young men about to marry — don't.

Texas also has a fancy penman who bears a close resem-
blance to the great Napoleon — in the matter of spelling — and
he wants to know if we publish a "family record simular to
that gotten out by Brown & Jones." We don't. He also says :
"I was handed a coppy of The Journal and think it O. K.
I intend to take a coarse in penmanship through your paper."
Penmanship is a noble art, but a handsomely written yet
poorly spelled letter would jar far more than though the words
were scrawled illegibly.

:le:ading penmen and enthvsiastic journal

A. K. Feroe.

STRENGTH and delicacy are the characteristics of the
line treatment of the design given in this connection.
Note especially the pleasing effect of light and color,
and the softness of the tones.

Do not add a pen stroke until your pencil drawing is
complete in all the details that you may be able to proceed
with the inking with a definite knowledge of the result to
be acquired.

Aim for a graceful, natural arrangement of the leaves
and roses, give the color special attention, and make strong,
forcible lines in treating the various tones.

It will be observed that the lines on the roses are short
and parallel and all follow the same general direction. Wild
roses are very decorative, and can be used in designing and
engrossing very effectively.

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E. C. Davis, recently of the Blair Business College. Spokane,
has associated himself with the Northwestern Business
College of the same city. He has been succeeded in Blair's
College by A. H. Dixon, formerly of Marion, Ind., but
more recently of the Holmes Business College, Oregon.
Mr. Dixon will be assisted by C. E. White, of the La Grande
Business College, and formerly a graduate of the Blair
school. Miss Edith Thompson, formerly of Minneapolis,
Minn., will have charge of the English department.

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It's easier to look wise than to talk wisdom.

There's plenty of room at the top, but there's no elevator
in the building.

There's nothing breeds work in an office like a busy boss.

A mistake sprouts a lie when yuu cover it up.

To most men duty means something unpleasant which the
other fellow ought to do.

The tactful man can pull the stinger from a bee without
getting stung.

I am a little suspicious of the critter that stands too quiet
under the whip.

It isn't what a man knows but what he thinks he knows
that he brags about.

To marry for money or to marry without money is a crime.

The lady on the dollar is the only woman who has no senti-
ment in her make-up.

It is not what a man does during working hours, but after
them, that breaks down his health.

Give most men a good listener and most women enough
note paper and they will tell all they know.

College does not make fools ; it develops them. It does
not make bright men ; it develops them.

Money never ought to be the consideration in marriage,
but it ought always to be a consideration.

Poverty never spoils a good man, but prosperity often does.

Education will broaden a narrow man, but there is no
known cure for a big head.

Some men do a day's work and then spend six lolling
around admiring it.

It's mighty seldom that a fellow's afraid of what he ought
to be afraid of in this world.

It isn't hard for a clerk to find good points in a boss that
finds good ones in him.

When a man whines that he is being held down, the truth
is, as a general thing, his boss can't hold him up.

I never saw a pull strong enough to lift a man any higher
than he could raise himself by his boot-straps.

When a man's got a straight back-bone and a clear eye
his creditors don't have to lie awake nights worrying over
his liabilities.

You can trust any number of people with your money, but
mighty few with your reputation.

There's nothing comes without calling in this world, and
after you've called you've generally got to go and fetch it

Whenever a man offers to let you in on the ground floor
it's a pretty safe rule to take the elevator for the roof garden.

When you're right you can afford to keep your temper,
and when your wrong you can't afford to lose it.

There isn't any such thing as being your own boss in this
world unless you're a tramp, and then there's the constable.

Consider carefully before you say a hard word to a man,
but never let an opportunity to say a good one go by.

You can trust a woman's taste in everything except men,
and it's mighty lucky she slips up there, or we'd pretty nigh
all be bachelors.

When a boy's had a good mother he's got a good con-
science, and when he's got a good conscience he don't need
to have right and wrong labeled for him.

Worrying is one thing in which, if you guess right, you
don't get any satisfaction out of your smartness.

Don't accept notes for happiness. You'll find that when
they're due they're never paid, but just renewed for another
thirty days.


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who require commercial teachers, penmen,
or shorthand teachers (Isaac Pitman), should
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Elliott Business College, Toronto, Ontario. We
make a specialty of preparing students, who have
formerly been public school teachers, for teaching
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Our Latin heading translated means, "Know thou thyself,"
or freely, "Know thyself." This was an answer given from
the Delphic oracle in the days when Greeks and Romans be-
lieved in the mysterious murmurings which the priestesses
translated to the travelers; their question was the same as is
now so often repeated, "How can I be famous ; how can I
succeed ; how can I influence the gods to prosper me ?" Then
came this answer, "Know thyself."

Many of you feel that if any one knows you, you do your-
self, and this is true to a certain extent, but there is no one
who is so well aware of the smallness or the capacity of your
nature; of the extent of your capabilities, or the limitation of
your knowledge as your mother, who has nurtured you and
befriended you since babyhood.

Yet it is your duty to watch yourself. Learn wliether you
are apt to make promises and not keep them ; whether you are
too critical so that you lose half of the enjoyment of life. If
you find any of these faults are yours, begin at once to over-
come them.

But this was not just the mainspring of the little talk I
am to have with my girls to-day. What I wished to call your
especial attention to was the knowledge of the career you
were best fitted for.

Many of our artists are scrubbing floors ; our model
farmers' wives are playing lady with much uneasiness and
little success in society ; many of our girls who would be
teachers of unusual merit are working in the factory ; many
a college student who is cheating herself of good health is
struggling with her Greek and Hebrew, when her natural tact
would make her a better clerk, while there are girls without
number who would be graduates with degrees had they
known what their mental and physical strength would allow.

As every young girl begins to think for herself relative to
her future, she stands, as it were, upon a threshold ready to
pass through the household gate into the busy, throbbing
world ; and, as she takes the forward step an implement is
handed her — Time. Some are fortunate in having two imple-
ments — Education as well as Time. Her abilities are the
marble with which to work. One will disfigure the marble so
that it will be with form yet useless ; another, in cutting and
chiselling, will have nothing but chips ; while still another may
work more slowly and carefully until a beautiful statue is the
result of her labor.

Why did not the first sculptor succeed? Her materials and
tools were the same. Simply this, dear girls: Because she
was not aware of what she could do ; she did not know the
value of her modelling mallet, Time. The second worker's
labor was as futile because she wasted her material, knocking
here and tapping there, until nothing but chips remained ; but.
in the case of the third, she knew how precious was time and
how valuable her abilities could be if she but used them
knowingly. Consequently no disfigured piece of marble, no
heap of broken stone lay before her, but a form of beauty.

So we all, young women, can put the same materials which
we, too, possess, to the same u.';e.

It is as necessary to-day for the girl to know what line of

work she is to pursue as it is for the boy. She should dis-
cover what branch she is best fitted for and then strive to
perfect herself in her special field. Often this seems impos-
sible because of her circumstances which at the time prevent
her from pursuing her choice of occupation, but her motto in
such a case should be: "I will find a way or make one."

Emerson says: "Do that which is assigned you and you
cannot hope too much or dare too much." I believe that
everyone can do some one thing better than the general drift
of mankind.

God has given each one of you, my friends, some special
gift or talent. It may be to cook; to sew; to teach; to
measure cloth; to have unusual speed upon the typewriter; to
write beautifully ; to sing ; to play some musical instrument.
Each talent is a gift. If you can cook better than you can
sing, perfect your cooking and do not envy the singer; if you
can please customers and fit gloves better than you can pass
state examinations for teaching, choose that line and make
it a better occupation for your having been a clerk.

If you are to be a business woman, do not be a Jill-at-all-
trades. Having found the purpose, do not dally with it. Go
about it with your whole soul. Perfect your education and
Fortune will seek you.

What a great discrepancy there is between the ideals of
our young girls and the results which they achieve when older;
and all because of the difference in their power to call together
all the magnetism of their abilities and centre it upon one
point. Such a force must find a way and then they will pass
through the door to the best possible condition.

You may long to be a Calve, but because you have not the
voice you cannot be. You may be unusually accurate in math-
ematics, however. This is as truly a gift and you must focus

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