The habit of smoking was discovered on the island of Cuba. The
two sailors Avho were sent by Columbus to explore the island, re¬
port that: "Among many7 other strange and curious disc-OA7eries, the
natiA'es carried Avith them lighted fire brands, and puffed smoke from
their mouths and noses, Avhich they supposed to be the Avay the
savages had of perfuming themselves. They7 afterward declared
that they7 ' saw the naked savages twist large leaA7es together and
smoke like devils.' "
The use of tobacco in any7 form is both filthy7 and pernicious.
"Keep thyself pure," was Paul's injunction to Timothy; and again
he says, "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh
and spirit." "If any7 man defile the temple of God, him shall God
destroy7; for the temple of God is holy7, which temple ye are."
1 Cor. iii. 17.
HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT
EVERY man should make a point to lay7 up a little money7 for a
"rainy7 day7" which we are all liable to encounter when least
expected. The best way7 to do this is to open an account with a
savings bank. Accumulated money7 is alway7s safe; it is alway7s
ready7 to use when needed. Scrape together five dollors, make y7our
deposit, receive your bank book and then resolve to deposit a given
sum, small though it be once a month, or once a Aveek, according to
circumstances. Nobody knows vdthout trying it, hewv easy a thino-
it is to save money when an account with a bank has been opened.
With such an account a man feels a desire to enlarge his deposit. It
gives him lessons in frugality and economy, Aveans him from habits
of extravagance and is the very7 best guard in the world against in¬
temperance, dissipation and \'ice.