of talking over their secrets while they drink, presum ing no one hears them. The Sensible clerk will not appear to listen to whatthey are saying, and if he hears anything in spite of himself it should find an eternal grave in his heart—never to he resurrected even if there is money in it for him. It is a matter of honor with him not to divulge the secrets committed to him by friends and customers, and not to gossip about his employer's affiairs or habits. Otherwise he will not be recognized as a desirable clerk and will soon be out of ajob never to get another. There is too much of this in all kinds of business, but as a rule the bar clerk like the bank clerk is much more discreet than some other classes of employees,to his credit be it said. There is nothing so ruinous to a young man's prospects in life as the reputation of being a tattler and gossip unless it be lewd and frivolous conversation and immoral habits. Qualities to be Cultivated. Honesty and honor, dignity, cheerfulness, humor, truth, energy, perseverence, diligence, punctuality, prudence, concentration, decision, conservatism, self- confidence, practical talent, mental and moral force, temperance in eating,drinking'and conduct,cleanliness.