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i IS 11 i 7 1UMXG PiUUR AT A GIRL'S SCHOOL." BY MKS KU.ICiA I1KMANS. Hub! 'ii holy hour th quiet room v., i likr l"iiiple. ' ' M'f' ln,P Rht'd? A faint and starry radiance through the gloom Aim the f-t sM.Int"" Orl.Mil JounR hedj Vi:h all ttitir clusti ring lock, untouched by care, Ami Imw.o, as fl wtrs arc boid wito night in prayer. Gaze on 'us lovely ! childhood's lip and cheek Vi.uhtii g luiiiath iis t'tirnt'sl brow ol thought (;.. j ft what set'ft Uitiu in tbo fair, and meek, And fragile things as Cut for sunshine wrought? Tliuii fet what grit-f must nurture for the tty, W'h.ti death mut fislnon into tttrnity. Oh! j)ois creatures', I but will sink to rest. I.igh lv, when ib.e pine orinin are d'ine, A? I'lfds Willi sniiiiirti lii.uey dw oppressed Mi'Nt tin; di.n f !'b '1 lf.ive., al set of tun L'fi up your btarte! though yet no sorrow lies Paik iolbe sumuirr-hiuveu of those dear blue eyes; Tboiijib frtib within jour breast, the untroubled spring Of hope make melody where'er ye tread: And oVr your sleep blight shadows Irom the wings Of si'iriis visitinj: but youth, be spread, Yel in tliose flu'.e like voices, mingling low, Is woman's tender m-s- how soon her woe! Her hA is on you ileul tears to weep And paiiciii smiles u wear through suffering's hour, And mud It s- riches from aff.cliun's deep To p"ur on bmiiii reeil- i wasted shower! And lo make idols aid to tiad them clay, And to bewail that wot ship therefore pray! Her lot is ou'o you '.o te found untired, Wa-cliit.jj the stars oul by the bed of pain Wiih a pale cheek and yel a brow iuspired, And irut- heart of tiopf, I bough hope be vain, Meekly lo bear with wrong, lo cheer decay, And oh! lo love through all thing? therefore pray. Ai d take the thought tf ibis calm vesper lime, VViid its low murmuring songs aud silvery light On through the daik days fading from their prime As a sweet dew lo ke.-i your soul from blight. Ktrth will forsake oh! bappy to have giveo The unbroken bean's first fragrance unlo heaven. Mrs. Heruans' poem, "Evening Prayer at a Girl'a School," recently appeared in the Fulton Sun wiih the following uote and appended "Counterpart," submitted by Mr. John F. Cowan: Mr. Ekitor: Mrs. Felicia Hemans was one of England's sweetest poets. She is ihe author of such poems as "The Itetter Land," " The Landing of the 1'ilgrims," "Casabianca,"' "Christ's Ajiony in the Gardeu," "II Never Smiled Again" and many others with which lovers of poetry are familiar. Iler poem, "Evening Trayer at a Girl'a School" is, I think, very sweet and beautiful. I have read it a greai many lion s and always see some new beauty in it. Studying it this past summer, it seems to me that perhaps there sobbed through it loo much of a minor key. l'reauuipiuous as it may seem, I ventured lo write Us counterpart, "Morning Prayer at a Girl's School" to which I have tried to give a brighter and more cheerful tone. Very truly, J no. F. Cowan. "MORNING PRAYER AT A GIRL'S SCHOOL." BI DR. JOHN F. COWAN. The shades of nighl have vanished with their gloom, And beams of suusbine in the chapel play ; The boly hour of morning prayer has come, And ibronging girls begin the bright new day Wild hymn of praise for heaven's watchful care, And offering up of simple loving prayer. Brightly Ibey come from restful sleep of youth, And from sweet dreams that cheer like angel's touch, With fair fresh faces sbining clear as truth. And hearts where lives a faith uudoubting such As reigned in Virgin Mary's guileless soul When plans divine bigb Gabriel did unroll. ' The song begins Hie voices sweet and low And wafts Us praises to God's listening ear. While passing bauds of angels fly tnoru slow, This heaven-like melody of earth to hear, And bathe wiib thrill of sympathy intense In Ibis uprising wave of innoceuce. Low bowed in pram each gentle head each bean Makes its petition for its simple needs To Him who will II is grace and love imparl, Who all His helpless creatures daily feeds; Who gives deliverance from evil though The meaning of that word they dimly know. Not Heaven's angels are they, but of earth. Trained in earth's lore and holy truths of Heaven, No tor.gue can tell the measure of their worth. Nor bounds of power which God to them has given. Is il tbeir lot earth's heavy woes lo share? 'Tis trail 's earth's moral diadem to wear! Not Heaven's angels stand Ibey far below! 'Tis tbeir's to be on earth incarnate love; Tbeir's wondrous mother-love lo feel and know Aud train earth's budding life lo climb above Their children walking safely w here '.bey trod (), earth's sweet helpers up to Heaven and God ! Their grirf, tbeir hours of sharp, vicarious pain That rouso man's sympathy lo see them bear, Are but God's crosses which with nutting strain. Lift up the world through, tbciu from dark despair; God's laws which them to these rough crosses bind Make them the earthly saviors of mankind. Sacred the lime and place! holy the throng! Well may Ihe sunshine lend their room its cheer; Well may be sweet and glad their morning song tbe symbol incense of their woman's sphere. ' Earth, longing, waits to feel the holy power ' Benignant Heaven bai given tbem as their dower. RUSSIAN SCHOOLS. Ia School It Do Garden and What for tap lis For the coiniucncenicnt of the movement for seiiool gaiiiccs in Rus sia one has to go as larlaek as 18.1. At that time the Kuwian government adopted measures for the introduc tion of nature studies aud for practice in rural industries in the primary schools of the empire. .The peasant ry, however, were generally apathetic and often hostile. School education, it seemed to them, should consist of "book learning." As a result of their indifference at the md ol ten year: only six school districts were thu; equipped. Gradually, however, as the benelit of the mw movement became more widely understood, opposition was silenced and applications lorspe cial appropriations for the establish ment and maintenance of gardens be gan to pour in so fast as to actually strain the resources of the central ad ministration. By the year ISO; the number of school gardens in the whole of- Rus sia proper was T..V21 in other words, about 300.000 children were receiving "practical tuition." From the re ports of Consul lleenan aid from other sources it would seem a con servative computation to put the number of Russian children at pres ent enjoying this particular branch of instruction at 520,000. When the subject iirst began to en gage the attention of the Russian au thorities, says Pearson's Magazine, was found as it had been in other countries difficult to- obtain teach ers of sufficient versatility to success- ully discharge the duties of the new system. 11ns ctilhciuty was.nowtver, met by an actiou of the government, hich guaranteed the salaries, not only of the local tutors, but of itiner ant experts intrusted with the initia tion of the teachers in their new duties. As a further encouragetmnt medals, diplomas and even premiums were awarded, while in many case-, the teachers were permitted to derive a profit from the sale of the pnduce raised on the model irarden. In many Russian provinces t ho children are t nconrngt d to plrnt trees ' of all kinds in the neighborhood of j the school building, such as forest.; mil Inuring and di curative trees and 1 shrubs. In addition to these nma-i mental and fruit Waring plants audi young trees are distributed ainongthe parents for private pluntiru. Silk worms and bees are al.-o cultivated i systematically by the pupils ar.d pro- ide an additional source of income to the teacher. Along with the garden work proper provision is made for the instruction of girls in those branches of domestic and rural industry with which women have generally to occu py themselves dairy work, bird breeding. rooking, sewing, nursing. and so on. ICELAND. f . - "-t r" .i-w.r.'T;iifv; A " -T- ' ,, ;.-.-.. . -; WINK! l?a I ..... . - . y-HiT Jcv;d Stoves and Ranges Keep tha Gcniinent COsTiforiab.Q Fun at for tMry-ftwyei. lhr. nullum in peni m iKillit ul cfllripfM'jf, luralmiiy J t'lnrm ti fttuvwor nuu-v iiihI(. 1 lif'iily mov (hiti u-lt'MiiS-rally ruli:! 0 l'Mt mill Fmttt i'r lliiie run tnl. U ar mvnrf nry lnt by lt P'rlfK t rtrni. hii.iton l' lrt ;ti mw l'ft. Sold y liuint dc&iut crry noe, r, . ,-, ,,-"t- ;..;?.'. '( i -'' '. 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V. ll Lexington, Mo. i Laad Where Moltsa Sock Vies with tht Glaciers. Iceland is a paradoxical land it might almost as justly have been called firtland, for there frost and fire are strangely mingled. The lofty mountains, towering skyward, are clad with f-uow fields and glaciers, yet at the same time tend forth fire and steam and molten rork. At times the eruption, bursting forth suddenly, melts the ice and snow on the moun tain sides, and great Hoods ruh down into the valleys. On the cooled stir-' face of the lava ilow ice and snow ac cumulate, and then perhaps a new flow of lava covers up the ice without melting it. The ice is thus shut upas in a great natural ice house, and may be so preserved for thousands of years. Dr. (Jeikie mentions a case in which a layer of ice occurs between two beds of lava in a geological section. The antiquity of such a bed of ice is to be measured in thousands and tens of thousands of years. On a smaller scale is the famous Ki-hohie, a nat ural ice hou-e not far from Cas;el burg in' the Kigel. There on the hot test dav in summer ice is to be found. This ice is famous, and was always served at the table of the elector of Cologne. And if in northern Iceland we have a paradoxical approximation of heat and cold, it is not otherwise in the far south, for in the antarctic regions Mount Krebus sends forth its fiery torrents and the hot stream which rushes aloft fulls as snow on the leeward side of the mountain. The Sultan's Poor Judgment The sultan of Morocco did not show much judgment in the choice of t present for Emperor William. It com sisted of ten horn sofa delicate breed It was toon found that they could not stand the Berlin climate. One had to be shot, while the others w ere piven by the emperor to friends, with the proviso that they must not be sold or given away again. mm. ham ADMINISTRATOR NO t. Lptters "f niliniiiitr;iton (n tin- esiatn Siilmnnn Evvrliart. dwwH, were granted In the umliTHlirntHl nn thp 12th rt:iy nf Nnvf m lieT. is)'. Iiy ihf protiate court nl LatKye-tte-cumitv. Missouri. All ' p-r-iii Imvlnif clslms wrlnit wi.d ift:tte nr.-ri'M'iiri il M exhltilt thi-m loral n iiiii'U I i I'M? iiuniiiil-H'it'ir wilbin afti-r the l:itf ol ll letiont or Ihi'v mny 1 pri-cliKliil (nun unv hi'm llt of -in h i-stn'i': iiml if ur! rl ilint he not pjihtliliol wllliln two vc:irs from lh" d;it- of tnd Inters they will t forever tmrrftl. This lJlli iliiy of m-iitlipr. VH. liKOUliK l . l- I'll HAI IV. Il-lt5 Adniiiilnirmor. nm T Ticrp ir rvniAij HiOifli ior sale in Lexington i tor sale. Houses to; ou have any real t ell place it in his h; :ost it no Lexington. sale. 0 II. V. Rl iioaamsimoK. no. F, IB il Abstracter. Loans -tSP IlEADiUARTEkK FOR School Books, and Supplies, Picture Mouldings, Artists Supplies and la Paper CITRON & TAUBMAN, LQXINOTON, MO. 'VBSTRACTS OF TITLE, mi ESTATE II MONEY TO LOAN Have UK) only c inHeie art of Abilmct IW-onl of Title to tha Lands of Lst'ayoli Ciur.ly OFFici-: in ii jTkk building City and Farm Property l or Sale. No. 1050, O r. loin brick Ihjuhh on Mtn Hireet. ft, WW. No. 1051. 2-atory Imme buune on Kmaklln nenue, f '.KX). Ni. 1000, 1 mory fraiiB colluue oo Maiu street, fi.COO. No. 10S1, 2-niory brick bouse on Franklin aveoue, 2,fi00. No. 10SO, 2 -lory brick bouhe on Malo St reel, f J.C01. No. lil, 200 aorn farm (itnuroved) neiir Pae Cliv, iV) per acre. No. 18?, 12U BcrH (nnnrovt'd) 0 oitlea eaitt ol Lt'Xink'tjii, fJO per acre. No. 15t, 90aorea (Improved) 8 ml'tb south ol Lexloi!tn.i55orr acre. No. b", loi McrM (imnrovedl A mila N. W. Ot Corder. Vo . th'i ner atira. o. 13, 80 arrM (iiiiDrovf! 2'.'. irllM aouib ol LexioKtoo, f(!5 per acre. - F. LEE WALLACE, 10-1211. Lexington, Mo. Insurance A arm and City Property for MONEY TO LO. 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