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FEOM JEST TO EARNEST.
"i aon t naaex-dt? na you at all," taid Pierce Trevor to Lis friend Ralph .Dewey. "You talk as if I were a conun drum. 4C t H.T 1 A ma oj juu arc i .wow, loun nere, Dewey, let's have a clear comprehen eion of the matter. Do you love Fanny White?" "Well yes I rather think, on the -whole, that I am a little taken with the .' sparkling-brunette.' " A little taken!' How very enthu siastic you are! And she, poor child, is more than 'a little taken' with you." "I flatter myself that you are righ t. "Well, then, why don't you ask her "to marry you?" "There it is," groaned Dewey; "you are all in such a hurry. Can't a man admire a girl without being brought to book for it the very next day? -I won't be hurried. When I get ready I'll -ask Fanny to marry me. Are you sat isfied?" "Very far from if "As Miss White is only your wife's cousin, I really don't recognize your right to catechise me!" "Does that mean that I am to mind -my own business?" Ralph laughed. "Construe it as you please only pray don't bother me any -more. " lie threw himself lazily on the grass, : flinging his cigar into the very heart of a cluster of wild flowers and mak ing an impromptu pillow of his arms, . crossed underneath his head. "Sleep, then," said Trevor, a little v contemptuously. "I can't afford to lose the brightest hours of a golden -day like this." Our hero had not lain there many minutes, however, before the soft -chime of girl voices sounded through the tiny bugles of summer insects and the monotonous murmur of green -boughs overhead. "Girls!" muttered Dewey; "can't a 'fellow be clear of 'em anywhere? But they're on the other side of the copse, that's one blessing, and if I keep quiet -they'll never beat up my ambush!" They were on the other side of the copse three bright-faced girls in flut tering raiment. "It's so delightfully cool here," said Hildegarde Aymer, a fair blonde, as iSaxon as her name. "And one can talk here, too," said Mary Bell. "At the hotel one is never .certain of not being overheard." Dewey gave a silent chuckle at this. 'UTanny White, leaning against the twisted stem of the veteran wild grape vine, devoted her whole attention .to her parasol handle. She was the prettiest of the three, -with deep liquid brown eyes and hair i black as the blackest jet, while her ' i . : .J . . i. . 1 ,i : "U at tint that characterizes the Creole, glowed carmine on her cheek. "Fanny, do let me try!" said Hilde garde. "It will be such a splendid joke, and your English adorer is so long in making up his mind." "But but what will Capt. Aymcr think?" "Ile'li be 'delighted; men always glory in a bit of mischief, and Kent is ..l. i ,i : .1 i i -. duv.ii sucuuiu at iui . JtDo, Fanny!" urged Mary Bell. "It Svill be just for all the world like the theater. - llildegarde's brother is to pretend to be desperately in love with iyou and you are to encourage his at tentions until that slow-moving Dewey lis brought to the point. Uow I shall enjoy the progress of the situation." "But your brother must fully under- stand the scheme," said Fanny, hesi- "Of course; sha'n't I explain it to him myself? There's not a bit of harm in It,' and Mr. Dewey certainly needs some stimulus. Now, do consent! Kate xwill be here this very evening." "She don't forbid it. Hildegarde," -oagerly cried Miss Bell, "and all the world knows that silence gives con sent. Come, see how long the shadows are getting?" And the three graces fluttered down wc uuiaiuc Dewey rose to his feet and walked away also. "My dear little girls," said he, by . soncocted little plan, but it won't work, and I've no doubt I shall enjoy t it as much as Miss Bell proposes to vdo." And he laughed aloud to think how completely he should outgeneral his feminine adversaries. "Ill keep Fan in suspense for an other month, just to pay her for that!" ; be added, within himself. "I like the Kgirl well enough, but for all that I .ivon't be hurried into matrimony." Knowing what he knew, therefore, ""Mr. Dewey was not at all surprised that evening when he walked into the hotel drawing-room to see a stylish j'oang man in the uniform of a captain sitting on the sofa and being very de moted to Miss White. , "Let 'em work," said Mr. Dewey, and ;he sat down to play backgammon with a pretty little widow. Fannie watched .him from beneath her eyelashes. "It doesn't produce any effect at all 'upon him the brute!" said Hildegarde, who had expected to see the recreant lover brought to capitulating terms at once. "That's because we don't put it on strong enough," said the captain. "' Fanny I may call you Fanny, mayn't I?" "Oh, certainly," said the little bru nette; "it's all in the play.' "Well, then, Fanny, I think we ought to promenade through the halls arm in arm a little while, and if we i aloud" Fanny laughed and consented, and - the whole evening long she and the captain exchanged very commonplace t -remarks in very confidential whispers, while Mr. Dewey and the widow played backgammon serenely. "I like, this," said Capt Kent to his -.sister, when Miss Wnite had gone to tier room. "She's tho prettiest girl I -.aver saw." "Oh, but Kent, you mustn't fall in &ov with her." "I shall not fall in love with her there's no danger," said Aymer, "but it's such fun! I'm so much obliged to you for suggesting it. Fanny cried herself to sleep that night. Dewey didn't seem to care a pin whether she flirted with Capt. Aymer or not. The next day she went out horse back riding with the captain. Kent sat on hi3 horse like a centaur and Fanny came back rosy as a whole bed of carnations. "Are you going with us to the Cedar Falls to-morrow, Fanny?" asked Mr. Dewey that evening. "We said some thing about going together a week or so ago, didn't we?" Fanny was ready with her lesson. "Did we? I had forgotten; besides, I promised to go with Capt. Aymer." "With Capt. Aymer? Oh, well, all right, I'll take Julia Symington." Fanny's lips quiver!, but Hilde garde shook her head at her, and she did not call back the young English man, as had been her impulse. Capt. Aymer proved a most devoted cavalier and Fanny half reproached herself that she had enjoyed the day so much. "It's very wrong of me, sighed Fanny to Hildegarde, her faithful confidante. "No, it isn't; it's exactly right," re sponded Hildegarde. "I I begin to be afraid he don't care for me." "He's a brute," asserted her friend; "and it will serve him right if you never look at him again. So the glowing midsummer swept by and Mr. Dewey held aloof, hugging himself to think how he was outwitting the conspirators, though an occasional twinge of jealousy now and then passed through his mind. Presently there was a sore outcry among the allied forces. An order had come from the inexorable war depart ment and the captain must go some where on the frontier straightway. "The matter was beginning to get a little serious,' he thought, "and just as soon as that confounded puppy gets away I'll make little Fanny a happy woman. Maybe, though, it would be well to punish her for a few days longer." "Oh, Fanny, Fanny, aren't you sorry?" sobbed Hildegarde, clinging around her tall brother, whose face was unwontedly grave. "Yes, Hildegarde," said Fanny, "I am very sorry." Capt. Aymer looked penetratingly into her face. There were real tears quivering and sparkling on her eye lashes and the roses had all paled from her cheeks. "Fanny!" he said, impetuously, "is it from your heart?" Fanny silly little creature that she was began to cry, and Hildegarde rushed forward. "Oh, Kent! You promised that" "A man isnt responsible for his fate, and I have fallen in love with her," ex claimed the young officer. "Fanny, am I to love you in vain?" - Fanny tried to laugh hysterically. "Of of course; all this is only a part of the programme," she faltered. "By Jove, but it's not!" cried Aymer. "What was jest has become earnest. I love you, Fanny; I cannot leave you here to become the bride of that self-conceited puppy. Tell. me that I may hope!" Hildegarde seized both her friend's hands. "She loves you, Kent she loves you. I can see it in her eyes! she cried ex ultantly. "Stand aside, Hildegarde," said Aymer. "I have the first right here. She is mine now." And he took her tenderly to his breast. Yes it was true that the little mor sel of acting had become strong, life long reality. Kent and Fanny had played at "lovers" until love, the shy rogue, crept into both their hearts with almost unperceived footsteps. "Are you happy, Fanny?" demanded the exigent army officer when all was settled and Hildegarde had gone to tell Mary Bell as a "great secret" how the little stratagem had ended. "Oh, Kent," whispered Fanny, "I never knew what true happiness was before." And Capt. Aymer must have been unreasonable indeed not to be satisfied with the answer. He departed, carrying in his keeping the loving little heart of Fanny White. Ralph Dewey contemplated the de parture of Hildegarde's brother with no small degree of satisfaction. "Now's my chance," he thought. "I guess, on the whole, I'll not kaep her in suspense any longer, poor child. I only wanted to let 'em see that I wasn't to be coerced." Mr. Dewey proposed accordingly in due form that very day. "1 am very sorry, Mr. Dewey," said Fanny, looking provokingly lovely, "but but I'm engaged." "Engaged?" "Yes to Capt. Aymer." "Now, Fanny," said Ralph, argu mentatively, "where's the use of carry ing on this pretense any longer? Of course I know it's all a stratagem." "But it isn't a stratagem," said Fan ny, indignantly; "I love him and he loves me and there's my ring." She held up a pretty finger as she spoke, whereon glittered a solitaire diamond. So Mr. Dewey found himself outma neuvered after all, and accordingly re treated in as good order as possible, while Pierce Trevor, Miss Bell, Hilde garde and all the rest returned a unan imous verdict of "Just exactly what he deserved." N. Y. News. Killed and Wounded In Battle. Twenty-five years ago the great bat tles of the Franco-German war were fought. That war of only 180 days cost Germany, in dead and maimed, 6,055 of ficers and 110,701 men. It appears al most incredible now that within a few months 21,50S French oflicers and 702, 048 French soldiers were made prison ers or compelled to disarm. - The lottery of honest labor, drawn by time, is the only one whose prices, are worth taking up and carrying home. Theodore Parker. THE WIDDER WUZ i WILL IN. What She Knew About Jim IZlanltenshlp and Hid Attraction. "Jim Biankenship was the beau-gallant of the Pine mountains,", said a man who had seen a good deal of moun tain life and lumbering, to a reporter of the Star. "A moonshiner by profession, a sh oot er by instinct and. a saw-mill hand by adption. he combined in his makeup all those qualifications whici; com mended him to the romantic ideas of mountain womanhood. "I had been paying Jim a dollar a day and 'found for the past six months as a helper about the mill, and on the day of which this chronicle narrates, I was to look over a lot of logs he had been collecting. "As I rode along, wondering why in thunder anybody stayed in that rough country who wasn't compeled to, I overtook a woman on horseback. She was rather better looking than the average, and, what was somewhat un usual, she was quite 'sprightly,' and ivhen I saluted her she responded in a tone which suggested that I might continue my conversation without meeting with her disapproval. "The Lord knows the mountains are lonely enough, even with companion ship,, and when I found someone to talk to I didn't look my gift horse in the mouth, but accepted with pleasure anything that the gods gave. Of course I didn't know who she was, but that cut no ice, and I immediately proceeded to let myself out. "She was about thirty-five years of age and as sharp as a briar, and we found not the slightest difficulty in having plenty to talk about. " 'I reckon,' she said, 'that joh. air the man that is with them timber peo ple, ain't you?' 'Yes,' I replied, 'but why did you think so?' " 'I seed you down at the mill t'other day, and Jim Biankenship told me you wuz the boss.' " 'Oh, you know Jim, do you?' and I smiled. " 'In course,' she admitted with a faint blush, 'everybody in these parts knows Jim. He was born and riz here.' " 'He's a fine fellow, is Jim, I said admiringly. 'Not mauy like him in the mountains, I fancy?' " 'Ain't none,' she corroborated, with a degree of positiveness which in dicated that, notwithstanding Jim wasn't quitethirty, he had been as polite to the older as to the younger women. '"He's a great laches man, too, I wnt on, innocently. ' 'So I've heerd. I hain't seed much uv it myself, but I've heern folks talk.' " 'I think Jim is rather smooth in such matters, I ventured. " 'How?' and she looked at me as if she expected something. " Oh, nothing bad, of course,' I has tened to explain. 'Tie is merely sensi ble enough not to "-st of his popular ity. "Oh,' she said, as if my explanation were extremely lucid and more or less satisfactory. 'Have 3rou ever heern Jim say much about the women folks 'round here?' she went on. " 'A little only, and all that very complimentary, indeed.' " 'Did you ever hear him say any thing about the Widder Lewis?' " 'Never.' k " 'Well, I heern he kinder hankered for her more'n for t'other 'ns.' " 'She must be a very fine woman if he does.' " 'I reckon she is. Leastwise, I heern him say so.' " 'I shouldn't think Jim would tell one woman what he thought of an other, if he thought well of the other.' " 'Well,' she hesitated, 'you see, I've known Jim a long while.' " 'Yes. Now, what do you suppose the widder thinks of Jim?' "Her face clouded, as if there was a storm of jeolousy in sight. " 'She jist hankers-after him power ful,' she replied, briefly. " 'You must know the Widow Lewis as well as you do Jim,' I said. " 'I reckon I do. ' mister,' she an swered, with a brightening face. 'I'm the Widder Lewis.' " Washington Star. . USES OF CITRIC ACID. It Often Serves as a Substitute for Lemon Juice. Enormous quantities of citric acid arejised in calico printing, in pharmacy,- and in the preparation of artifi cial lemonade. About an ounce and a quarter (six hundred and seventy grains) of pure citric acid dissolved in a pint of water gives a solution which has the average acidity of good lemon juice. When diluted with several times its bulk of water, sweetened with sugar, and scented with a single drop of essence of lemon, an artificial lemonade is cheaply produced, which is much used as a cooling drink in fever hospitals. It has also been used in the navy as a substitute for fresh lemon juice in the treatment or prevention of scurvy, but has been found much less efficient. In fact, this artificial lemonade is by no means equal to that made from pure lemon juice, whether used at table or for invalids. In rheumatism, or rheu matic gout, the fresh juice of the lemon is preferred on account of the bicitrate of potash which it contains. Pure lemon juice is also a valuable, remedy in sore throat and diphtheria; cases have been recorded in which children have apparently been cured of this ter rible disease by constantly sucking oranges or ieraons. Pure citr;c acid possesses, like some other acidi, the power of destroying the bad effects of polluted water used for drinking-? but it is perhaps best to boil the waHr before adding a little citric acid to It. Chambers' Journal. 6ame Tbingr. 1 Tom Did yuu everMo any deep-sea fishing? Emily Welb 1 became engaged on an ocean-steamtf. Judge. A Suggestion. He You are a puzzle to me. She (coldly) .Veil, you ha& fcattw jjive me up. Texas Sittings DENOMINATIONAL NAMES. Origin of the Term Designating the Va rious Ch arches. The Basillians have their name from St. Basil, their founder. The Buddhists took their name from Buddha about 600 B. C The abbot takes his name from the Syriac word abba, meaning "father." The Scotists were the followers of John Scotis, born in 1272, died in 130S. The Presbyterians took their name from a Greek word meaning "Elder." The Donatists were the followers of Donatus, the bishop of Numidia. Calvinists are named from their lead er, John Calvin, born in 1509; died in 1564. The Monotheists were so called be cause of their belief in one God and but one. The French Huguenots were named from a French religious teacher named Hugh. The Servites was a religious order founded by seven Florentine merchants about 1283. The Albigenses were named from the principal town in their district, a city called AlbL The Puritans were so named in de rision at their profesions of being purer than other people. The Brahmin's faith was thus called becaused it was supposed to be orig inated by Brahma. The Wycliflites took their name from Wycliffe. an English reformer, born, 1324; died, 1387. . The Luciferians, an early Christian sect,, took their name from Lucifer, the bishop of Cagliari. The Old Catholics were so-called by the German doctor Dollinger, born in 1799; died in 1890. The Cistercian monks took their name from Citeau, where their order was first established. The Franciscans, or Gray Friars, took their name from St. Francis, the founder of the order. The White Quakers, a sect founded in 1840, took their name from the color of their clothing. The Labadists, a body of German religionists of the seventeenth cen tury, were named from their leader, Labadie. St Louis Globe-Democrat. RAID ON THE "S" BOX. What a Boston Writer Does Wen He Wants to He Funny. Sarah Smith stands sorrowfully solus; she sees splendid, spruces sur rounding shady spots; she sees sum mer sun shining; she smells sweet savor; sweet songters singing silver strains serenade Sarah. Still she sighs. Sunset's soft shades setttle si lently; still she stands silently sigh ing. Suddenly she started. She saw some stranger strolling silently southward. "Stop!" she shouted. "Stop, stran ger; Sarah Smith says so!" Stately she stood, sternly she shout ed "stop"!" Samuel Slocum, successful states man, smooth speaker, started, saw Sarah, seemed surprised, soliloquizing- iy said: "Strangejseemingly scarce sweet six teen; so sweet, so simple,still so singu larly suspicious! She seems strangely sad. Say something" sweeter, Sarah." She stops some silent struggle, says: "Surely some stranger seeing sights. Shall Sarah Smith shun such? Scarce- ly." So, strolling silently stranger-ward, she said: "Sarah Smith scorns suspicious scandals; she seeks sympathy. Seeks she successfully?" Still shone silvery streams slanting ly southward. Samuel Slocum sat sweetly smiling Sarah Smith seated suspiciously somewhere. Sunset's serene splendor suggested supper. Still she sat. .She sought sympathy successfully; supper seemed superfluous. Some six Sundays succeeding she signed some sketches, "Sarah Smith Slocum." Boston Globe. Almost Out. A lady friend at Maiden tells the Listener this story: "Once I had oc casion to buy a pair of boots in a strange city. I went into the first shoe store I came to. An Irish gentleman was behind the counter. 'Fwhat are your wishes, ma'am?' said he " A pair of boots, please. "'Fwhat number?' "'Threes.' . "He gave me a queer look, went to the back part of the store, and present ly returned with an apologetic air,but no boots. " 'I'm sorry,' said he, 'but we have only wan pair o' threes in the htore, and wan o' thim is a foor.' " Boston Transcript. It is stated that the redoubtable Dr. Max Nordau, the author of "De generation," is shortly about to visit London. The doctor, who has for some time past resided in Paris, is. like so many of the literary lions oi Germany, of Jewish race, Nordau be ing an assumed name. His earlier work, "The Conventional Lies of Civ ilization," was on sale in an English version some eight or ten years ago; but, in spite of its truculent and acrid criticisms, attracted little notice. There was little attempt in it to gibbet living personages, a method of secur ing notice so extensively adopted in 'Degeneration.7 John Norton, who is ninety-three years old, has lived all his life in his house near Compounce lake, Conn., and, although he has been in sight oi both the Northampton division of the Consolidated and of the New England railroad, never rode in a ear of any kind until recently. The old gentle man is hale and hearty, with all of his faculties keen and alert, and has a good prospect oi living to be one hun dred. He seemed to enjoy his ride very much. "What! Mr. Worth asked you to be his wife? Everybody says he is a woman hater." Kate "Yes. but I don't seem to "be the aroman."- -Boston Trancriot. ' PERSONAL AND LITERARY. Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. Rousseau. Rev. William C. Winslow, of Bos ton, vice-president of the Egypt ex ploration fund, has received the deco ration of the Society of Science and Arts of Great Britain for honorary fel lowship. F. A. Brockhaus entered business a hundred years ago and ninety j'ears ago became a book publisher, begin ning with the Conversations-Lexicon. The firm has consisted of members of his family alone ever since, and- the third generation of Brocknauses is about to retire leaving the fourth gen eration, Albert and Rudolf, at the head of the house, now in Leipzig. Rev. Dr. L. L. Townsend.theMeth odist divine and pastor of the Mount Vernon Place church in Baltimore, has tendered his resignation to take effect at the end of the present conference year. Mr. Townsend will leave the ministry entirely and devote his time to literary work, as has been his de sire for some time past Mr. Town send went to Baltimore from Boston. The coming man in Turkey is Turchan Pasha, the foreign minister, who lias had a remarkable career and is in high favor with sultan and the grand vizier. He was educated in France, and his wife is one of Turkey's rare new women." At ner nusoana s official receptions she stands by his side unveiled, dressed Hn the latest European styles and wearing eye glasses. Geronimo has been in confinement ten years, and his warlike spirit, if not subdued, is very carefully concealed. During his captivity he has consoled himself with dealing out justice, in the capacity of police magistrate, to his tribe. Meantime his captor, Gen. Miles, has been talked of for chief magistrate. Gen. Miles is fifty-six years bid, and it is thirty years since he broke the rec ord in military honors by becoming a major-general at twenty-six. B. W. Yeats, the young Irish poet, is mentioned as reminding one of Stevenson. He wears a scarlet sash and a sombrero in the streets of Dub lin and has "a tall, willowy frame, with the tint in his cheeks of the wild olive." And if you stop in the street this mixture of the olive and the willow with a question as to the weather behold! he will "dreamily spin you a fable out of the Celtic twilight or reel off a sadtoned son net" William Watson's new and com paratively long poem, which has not yet reached us, but notices of which appear in the English papers, tis high ly praised by the Spectator. The poem is entitled "Hymn to the Sea." The Spectator says: "There is not a line in it which is not a great line. In this noble poem, mistermed a hymn, but all the - more wonderful, for the purely imaginative character of its splendor, we are greatly mistaken if all competent critics will not recognize at last that we have among us another of the really greatest masters of En glish song." HUMOROUS. Charley "What makes the old cat howl so?" Walter "I guess you'd make a noise if you was full of fiddle Etrings inside." N. Y. Herald. "Mamma, wnere ao ecrgs come from?" "Chickens, my dear." "Well, that's funny. Papa says that chick ens come from eggs." Harper's liourfd Table. "What is young Fiddleberry worth?" "Well, before he inherited SI, 000, 000 from a great uncle he was crettinEr 8 a week." Cincinnati En quirer. Alphonse "You never hear of women cashiers running off with their employers' money." Henri "Not often; but when it does happen they take the employer too.' Illustrated Bits. Teacher "Tommy Figg, you may parse the sentence 'He stood six feet two in his stockings.' " Tommy "But it ain't finished. Shouldn't 'two in his stockings' be in parentheses?" Indi anapolis Journal. Great Showing. "WThen I first took hold of this place," said the new proprietor of the grocery store on the corner, "it was doing absolutely notb incr. and now '-the business has doubled." Chicago Tribune. "Well, what do you want, sonny? asked the grocer. "I 'most forget what mamma sent me for," replied the perplexed little boy on the outside of the counter, "but I think it s a can of condemned milk." Chicago Tribune. Proof Positive. Percy "Don't two negatives make an affirmative?" Papa "Yes, Percy." Percy "Then I'm awful smart." Papa "Why?" Percy "Because the teacher says I'm a know-nothinsr." Harper's Round Table. Joke on Her "What are yon laughing at?" asked the hokLup, as he rifled the man's clothes. "Ha, ha! I was thinking what a surprise my wife will get when she goes through my clothes to-night," said the amused victim. Detroit Free Press. j Hard Times. Indeed. "Mamma, I think it's awful funny about Jimmie Wratts." "What is?" "You know he can beat any of us boys swimming." "Yes?" "Well, he dasn't brag about it at home, 'cause his daddyM lick 'im for goinV Chicago Record. Waiter (to party from the country, just seated) "Here's the bill of fare, sir." Gentleman (from the rural dis tricts "Now, look here. If you think I'm going to pay any bill of fare till I've had somethin' to eat, you're fool in yourself. Fetch on your vittles first." Tit-Bits. At the Cross Roads Post Office. Got any mail for me?" "None." "No letters?" "None." "Nary postal card?" "None!" "Thar's somepin' wrong same wheres. You took an' give Bill two letters this here same week, an' Molly trot three postal cards an' a almanick! I'd like ter know what th's here gov'- ment's got ag'in mel" A'iaata Constitution. SCHOOL AND CHURCK The Wycliffites took their namo from Wycliffe, an English reformer, born 1324; died 13S7. It is claimed that Hazlston, Pa.. , i J possesses tue oniy juonammeaaa mosque in America, where the Koran is regularly read. The Presbyterian Chrislian En deavor societies in the-United States gave S33,GC0 to foreign missions and 21,330 to the home mission boards durr ing the last year. Money to teach Slovenian in the high school at Cilli, in Styria, has been voted by a small majority in the lower house of the Austrian reichsrath. It was the proDosal to allow this that caused the Windischgratz ministry to fall. Postmaster-General Wilson, who is a Baptist, was one of the speakers at the educational meeting at the South ern Baptist convention at Washington, and pointed out the advantages of that city as the seat of a large univer sity. The compulsory education law of Pennsylvania requires the attendance of all children between the ages of eight and thirteen years at a school in which the common English branches are taugnt at lease sixteen weeKs in each year. Archbishop Polladius of St. Peters burg has informed the Abyssinian that their church can be united with the Russian if the two Abyssinian met ropolitans and Negus Menelek will sign a request for union to be sub mitted to the Russian Holy synod. Rev. Stephen Humphreys Gurteen has been appointed by Bishop William Stephens Perry, of Iowa, senior canon. non-residentiary, of the Cathedral church in Davenport, select preacher in Advent and Lent, and lecturer on Anglo-Saxon and early English litera ture in Griswold college. The Salvation Army has now reached its two thousandth command ing officer, and the enrollment of its five thousandth auxiliary, with an attendance of upward of 1,000,000 per month, or nearly 16,000,000 at its meet ings per annum. Iivview of this the army is preparing a Jpecial memorial number of the War Cry. The census report covering statis tics of churches, just printed, shows that there are 143 distinct denomina tions in the United states, besides in dependent churches and miscellaneous congregations. The total number of communicants of all denominations is 20,612,806, who belong to 165,177 or ganizations or congregations, having 142,521 edifices. A mortgage was put on record re cently against the First Baptist church of Cincinnati. It is in favor of Rev. C. Lockwood, who "is about to retire from the pastorate, and his wife. The church owes Mr. Lockwood SI, 000 sal ary, and Mrs. Lockwood the same amount, as money borrowed for some church improvements. The mortgage is to secure these amounts. This church is the oldest one of the denomination in Cincinnati. Minnesota does not mean to be left behind in the race to have thor oughly taught medical men. There is a state law requiring medical students to attend in four years courses of not less than six months of lectures in the different 3ears before graduation; and as of the 140 medical schools in the United States, only fourteen require a four years' course, it will be seen how up-to-date that young state is. The legislature also appropriated $40,000 for a laboratory, making a total of $150,000 set apart in four years for buildings alone. DOGS OF CONSTANTINOPLE. Vagabond Curs that Are Well Treated by the Turks. Myriads of dogs people every street. They: lie asleep in the midst of the thickest thoroughfares, and act as scavengers in the day and as disturb ers of sleep at night, for when the sun goes down, and it grows cold, they be gin to range about and settle their disputes about the limits of their do mains. A group with a leading dog, their captain, pasha, occupy each street; they know, and are recognized by the householders, who feed them with that benevolence to animals which distinguishes the Turk. But if a strange dog intrudes he must be expeled by force and with great clamor. The type of these animals is uni form, a woolly creature, with a warm coat, about the size of a large sheep dog, of a yellowish color, and with that wolfish air which our collie still retains. But though homeless and: masterless, these dogs are not only tame but kindly; they never bite any body, and it is most remarkable that they never have an outbreak of hydro phobia. One shuaders to think of the consequences were such a thing to happen. Half Constantinople would be bitten, and fifty Pasteurs would not save it from a horrible epidemic But dogs kept in natural conditions seem quite safe. 1 never found Scotch keeper or gillie who had seen a case of the disease, and yet they live among dogs all their lives. I saw in Constantinople an old dog. on a cold and wet day, drive a young one off the dry and warm spot on which he was curled up asleep, and take it for himself. This was the worst aet of injustice I ever saw them commit- It is owing to the hu manity of the Turks that this curious population is so vastly superior to the? pariah dogs, poor, starved creatures of other oriental city streets. I noticed the same superiority in the condition and temper of the horses. You see them on stands, ready for hire, like the donkeys of Cairo or Alex andria. They have a warm sheepskin upon their backs, and look well fed and happy. Prof. Mahaffy, in Chau tauquan. A Geological Lore?. Kitty Tnat Mr. Ilarduppe is a geological lover, I think. Jane What kind of lover is that? "One who is always looking for tlt 'rocks.'" Detroit Free Presa.