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Never get away from the fact that production involves serious training, mental and mechanical. Those who, like our friend Mr. Fisher, recognise the necessity for training or education, and do something during their lifetime to help it along, are among mankind's greatest benefactors. Post-mortem beneficence is too ofter a mere compromise not free from selfishness. The world is full of intelligence and natural aptitude, which need but direction in the proper channels to vindicate the attributes that separate man from beast. There is no graver question than this, What is to be the nature of the directing force? Much is to be hoped for from the formation of character as a fundamental principle of national education


W. K. THOMAS & Co. PRINTERS. ADELAIDE.