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So much of the standard work by Senator Daniel as would be appropriate to a students' book has been used, but the subject matter has been re-arranged and transposed, and new matter added. Everything has been done that seemed to the authors necessary to make the subject both intelligible and attractive.

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How to Build up a Successful Commercial Law Business in Towns of Less Than 10,000 Population. od By Wm. C. Sprague.

(Continued from December.) Have the appearance oi being busy. Every one admires the busy man. Just as we admire success, so we admire the man who is bending all his energies in that direction. Of course, a man may appear to be busy and yet not be. Many men spend their whole time preparing to do things, who really never accomplish anything. The way some men work reminds me of the puffing and blowing of an engine with the belts all unconnected. They make a profound impression by their noise, but they don't turn any machinery. Still, it is better to appear to be busy than not to be busy at all; the general public gets the impression that a man is accomplishing something and that he is capable of doing things. It is a sad condition of things when a young man, particularly a young professional man who is apt to fall into this error, gets to the point where he forgets that there is nothing in this world worth having that doesn't come by hard work. I never envied a man whose riches or social position came to him by birth, or by marriage, or by luck. My observation is that he is to be pitied. There is a great deal written for young men who start out poor in the way of sympathizing with them and giving them good advice. I don't consider that that sort of a young man needs either sympathy or advice, as a rule. The man who needs it is the man who starts with position, or money, or both, or who gets it by some turn of fortune. He has really more to contend with than has the poor boy, for there is nothing more strengthening or more ennobling than the necessity of making the dollar before it is spent, and nothing more weakening and more tending to destroy character than the possession of money that somebody else has made. There is a genuine admiration on the part of people generally for men who have made their way by hard, incessant labor, while the other sort of a man may gather about him a few friends like unto himself, whose friendship is hardly worth having, and can never hope to overcome the popular feeling that he is a beneficiary.

So this word of advice to the lawyer applies not only to him who must work, but to him who does not need to work in order to earn his daily bread. There is no use talking, there is no incentive to good work like necessity. The lack of necessity dwarfs the inventive genius of a man, which is the largest attribute of his intellectual nature.

Justice Joseph P. Bradley said, “All that I ever did was done by dogged and unyielding perserverance." Benjamin F. Butler, who died worth $7,000,000, said, “I want here to record, for the benefit of young men, that dilligence, hard study

and careful thought are the only roads to success in any branch of the law.” It is said of Lord Erskine that on his first appearance in court a friend asked him how it came that he got through so trying an ordeal. He said that it was because all the time that he'was talking to the court and jury he thought of the little ones at home tugging at his coat tails. A man is listed on to the very highest plane of manhood when before him is a hard task that must be accomplished by his own good right arm, and behind him are those who are to enjoy or suffer the consequences of his action. The man who doesn't have to work never reaches these high altitudes of manhood. When Jesus Christ told the young man who came to Him to ask the way to Eternal liie, to go and sell all that he had and give the money to the poor, He struck at the very root of the matter. In every respect but one the young man was a model young man, but his money stood in the way of his becoming that of which the Master knew him to be capable. Henry Watterson's recent utterances with reference to the "400" of New York need to be read in every city and hamlet in the United States. New York is not the only city with its "400." The same conditions exist everywherewherever there is money in the hands of men, particularly young men and young women who have never known what it means to work and to sacrifice to get it. When the young lawyer, or the old lawyer, for that mater, in the country town or in the city, begins to realize that life is earnest and that real success can never crown the man whose power and wealth are simply thrown into his lap and who takes life easy, then we may expect to see fewer wrecks of character among professional men and fewer drones in the hive.

My advice, then, is to keep busy. If there must be loafing done, do it out of sight-not where the general public may witness it. It is hard, however, to conceive of a business man with nothing to do. There is no business that I.know of in which something may not be continually learned. There is no business in which there are not yet some higher flights of success that a man may not learn to take. Particularly is this so in the law. If there is not the counseling with clients, there is the preparation of pleadings; if there is not the preparation or pleadings there is the preparation of evidence. There never was a case yet that was perfectly prepared. Then there is the reading, the study-and when is that ever completely done? No lawyer should let a day go by that does not mark the reading of some law. If the reading is not necessary for a proposition in hand, then read law generally.

Rusus Choate, the most eloquent of our jurists

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