around property, health, and life, affording hospitals for thesick, charity for the poor, education for our children — theseALLA B. PHILPUTT 351are some of the blessings which money brings. Or, supposea man saves his dollars and builds a home. Here his childrengrow up. The memories and traditions of the fireside blessthem all through life. The hearthstone is God's altar, thehome is a temple of his. While dollars alone cannot make ahome, they do make it possible. Think you they have nospiritual value? Has not the home-builder learned the valueof a dollar even as the boy or girl who wishes to turn it intoan opportunity for education? Has money given to the sup-port of a church no spiritual value? o sensible man wouldwant to live in a community that had no church in it — eventhough he never darkened its door himself? I met a manrecently who had given a large sum for missions and hospitalwork in the foreign field. He seemed very happy over it.He considered it a splendid investment. But it will bring himno returns in kind. It is a spiritual use of money. Does notthis man know the value of a dollar?I heard one man in our community, ask another how mucha certain rich man recently deceased, had left. "All he had"facetiously replied the other. If so it were sad. It is a com-mon saying that a man cannot take his money with him. Ithink he can. It were to upset the highest and best theoryof values to say that he cannot. The mother working nightand day to support a fatherless brood surely takes her moneywith her. Mr. Pearson, the Chicago millionaire, who in lifegave away all his fortune for noble uses, surely did not diepoor. Mr. Carnegie has been quoted as saying that it is adisgrace for a man to die rich. Is it not rather a disgracefor a rich man to die poor? That saying of Scripture. "Webrought nothing into this world and it is certain we cancarry nothing out," was not written of the soul.