Issue 27 and Volume 56.

THE NEW YEAR A SEASON OF PROMISE. It is recorded that in ancient times a king desirous of securing a pearl of wisdom for his guidance and that of his people, summoned the philosophers of the day to present their best thoughts that he might select one, if he deemed any to be sufficiently good, and it was: “And this, too, shall pass away,” the offering of one wise old man, that was accepted by the king. The sense of the inevitable passing of things and the equally as certain working of the law of compensation, by which the place of that which is no longer with us is taken by something else, in the processes of experience, evolution and experience and progress, naturally presents itself at this season. By the time this issue of FIRF. AND WATER ENGINEERING reaches its many readers the old year, 1914, will have passed…

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