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THE Smith COLLEGE MONTHLY is published at Northampton, Massachu-

setts, on the 15th of each month, during the year from October to June, inclu.
sive. Terms, $1.50 a year, in advance. Single numbers, 20 cents. Contri-
butions may be left at 3 Gymnasium Hall. Subscriptions may be sent to
H. E. Kelley, Albright House, Northampton.

Articles designed for the literary departments for a particular issue must
be submitted by the twenty-second of the month preceding.

Entered at the Post Office at Northampton, Massachusetts, as second class matter.

GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY, NORTHAMPTON, MA88.

THE

SMITH COLLEGE MONTHLY

EDITORS:

HELEN ISABEL WALBRIDGE, FLORENCE EVELYN SMITH,

GERTRUDE OGDEN TUBBY,
VIRGINIA ELIZABETH MOORE,

ETHEL WITHINGTON CHASE,
RUTH BARBARA CANEDY,

GRACE WHITING MASON.

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sive. Terms, $1.50 a year, in advance. Single numbers, 20 cents. Coptri.
butions may be left at 3 Gymnasium Hall. Subscriptions may be sent to
H. E. Kelley, Albright House, Northampton.

Articles designed for the literary departments for a particular issue must
be submitted by the twenty-second of the month preceding.
Entered at the Post Office at Northampton, Massachusetts, as second class matter.

GAZETTE PRINTING 0OMPANY, NORTHAMPTON, MA88.

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Science and philosophy have been ploughing over the sod on which grow the wheat and the tares of the world's religious and theological beliefs. The plan has been to root out the tares and give their room and their nourishment to the wheat,-a laudable intention which, however, has met with the difficulty of deciding first of all which really are the tares. In this decision, reason has been called upon to set up a court of appeal. A reasonable faith, a belief which, far from stultifying the intellect, satisfies its broadest claims, -this has been the demand of modern times upon the religious world; and it is only a reinforcement of Peter's exhortation to the early Christians: "Be ready always to give answer to any man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you." But the reason has not always been forthcoming on inquiry, and when it has, science has not always been ready to accept it. She has been skeptical especially toward the miraculous, regarding a belief in it as opposed to the validity of her own discoveries and as indicating a weak and credulous state of mind. Rightly taking the Christian Bible as the basis on which the majority of the mem

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