WHILE driving along the street one day last winter in my sleigh, a little boy, six or seven years old, asked me the usual question, " Please may I ride?"

I answered him, "Yes, if you are a good boy."

He climbed into the sleigh; and when I again asked, "Are you a good boy?" he looked up pleasantly, and said, "Yes, sir."

"Can you prove it?"

"Yes, sir."

"By whom?"

"Why, by mother," said he promptly.

I thought to myself, "Here is a lesson for boys and girls." When children feel and know that mother not only loves, but has confidence in them, and can prove their obedience, truthfulness and honesty by mother, they are pretty safe. That boy will be a joy to his mother while she lives. She can trust him out of her sight, feeling that he will not run into evil. I do not think he will go to the saloon, the theater, or the gambling-house. Children who have praying mothers, and mothers who have children whom they can trust, are blessed indeed. Boys and girls, can you "prove by mother" that you are good? Try to deserve the confidence of your parents, and every one else. 

Early Dew.