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| Edi,orssnd Proprietor, fubilshed Every Saturday at Hay St. Louis, Mis* APPLE BLOSSOMS. *TH not a llm* to toll or thln’. For languid Is the warmth that crawls From yonder blue horizon s brink, Orer tho winding orchard walla. To nestle In tho white and pink Of apple blossoms. Nor yet a time to moan and sigh, For cheerful la the light that leap* Out rf the clearnesa of the sky To mingle In the mlat that *t*eps The fragrant foliage -low and high All apple blossoms Rather, a time to sleep and sing: To sleep amid a dreamy mare Of petals downward fluttering, To sing -when our awaking gaze Doth greet new pledges of tha spring-* New applo blossoms. Reason of promises that shoot Inspiring gleams across our war, Molding and mellowing §e#rt and root For harvest In that golden day When hre will flush tho ripened fruit Of apple blossoms How ail thy varied noes affirm That Youth and Passion never die, Rut merge their crudeness In a term Of rich and calm maturity As autumn s glory hath Its germ In apple blossoms! —John R. Ingham, In S S Time*. IN A DREAM. nv rut M\r maiion. ("Being told unto him In a dream ") (3 —v O HAIJI),'* was S p? t Hip decisive pro- Iy, f non nce ment, C/“w f\ I “is not himself; , — X Richard is /’T hipped." v s They called I I *’' m (Ochard I IBUwfifjk I w hen tli e y c) J chit (Ted him; fp ”T-S* f <i Hick, when ’> A / they addressed ■ j 1 - / • him seriously. Tho man who jjZT was speaking y. ! I, j/jj 'i looked at the 'if /'- 7 - mi,n '° whom v*J] If If speak *it jj/B Iln|r- The lat -I<* r was rolling * Jills'' nci garettc. He rdled cigarettes superlatively well. His neat fingers rarely spoilt a paper or split a grain of tobacco. He was rolling thorn now, gently, and slowly, mid very neatly. Indeed, tho whole man suggested noat ness. From the crown of his fair, sleek head to the sole of his small, black hoot (not n very long way, either), neatness reigned. lint to night he looked dull, like a bird that was sick or frozen, or had lost his mate. The other men noticed this from the moment he appeared. At last one of them, who knew him espe cially well, had voiced the thought of all the rest in the words just uttered. This man watched him as he uttered them, out of the corners of his own ri#- hrown, close-set ej’es. “Richard,” hosaid again, in the pause which succeeded his first appeal, as the neat fingers rolled and roiled the thin paper firmly and tightly In silence, “deliver thy soul. We're nil friends here. What is it, old man? Debtor difficulty?”—the speaker yawned and smiled—“Oh, hang both, hut speak.” The yellow head bent over the cigar elte lifted itself. The owner of the head laid the cigarettes side by side on the table. He swept the surplus to bacco Into a rubber pouch; then he stood up. Somebody remarking that It was “doocld cold,” some other body stirred the fire vigorously. The flames leapt up brilliantly. The “Canary” drew over to the tire as If the heat came to thaw his frozen feathers. Ho stood up with Ids back lying against the shelf of the man tel-piece. Presently some slight color warmed into his face His eyes lighted somewhat Evidently he was making an effort to cast off some depressing Influence. "Dick,” said his friend, the man with tho close-set eves, “you're downright hipped.” "I'm not," said the other suddenly; "but—l'm—bothered, and— I’m an ess.” He stopped, turned toward the fire, and kicked a live coal which was hang ing over the edge of the bar right into the cnirn of leaping flames. Then he turned bin back again on the grate. "I tell yon what," he began, hesitat ingly, "it's an odd thing, and I dare my I nin a foot, and that you'll laugh like—like old shoes when I tell yon; but the fact is, 1 can't for the life of me gel a dream I’ve had out of my head." He smiled, but he avoided looking directly at any of them. "It was a beastly dream," he con tinued with apologetic emphasis; "beastly—and so plain. Good heav ens—" he stopped. There wss a faint grin on one or two faces. Then the man with the close-set eyes interposed. “Tell us,” he ssid, lying back in his chair, and speaking with a good deal of deliberate indifference, "tell us what It was." "I've dreamt ttie same beastly thing three times running, three times,"with n glance to see what effect, if any, might follow. "Last night, night before, night be fore," ticking them off on his fingers. "Oysters, Dicky," said the man in the armchair without unclosing his eyes. “I thought," with another husky jerk, "I was somewhere." The near-set eyes unclosed at this. Their owner glanced up at the neat figure. "By Jove," he drawled, and there was a laugh. "I mean," continued the first speaker, "that I thought 1 was in some strange place. It was a house, you know, but whose house I didn't seem to know." He was growing more fluent as he pro ceeded, and the silence wss encourag ing. "Anyhow 1 heard a noise outside the door of the room that I was in in this house, because (you know the rum way one gets about in a dream) 1 was by this time in a room. I went out of the room, a queer sort of bedroom, only the bed was upside down and had long white curtains; In fact, I thought the sheets were hung np as curtains on to the lobby outside, and as 1 opened the door it struck full smash against some thing." He paused. Impressively. "Do you know what it was?” "Haven't an idea," said the spokes man of the rest of theiassemblage, lan guidly. The others said nothing, but ii certain quickening of interest was making itself felt. The recounter of dreams walled. "A coffin," be said, quietly, “Hlnck?" qomUoMd the man with the close-set eyes, raising his eyebrow*. “White," was the reply, “dead whit* deal with h lot of brass curlyhews sticking out on it. The bang of the door toppled it over—it was starring ap on end- and storied it off tumbling top under bottom down the stairs. There was a long, wide staircase, book here," his voice grew quicker, “yon never saw such a hideous thing In your life as that coffin tip, tip, tip pling down every stair with a bump against tlie stair-rods as it went down. And I couldn't stop it, not to save ray life. Every time I put out my hand it jumped away. On it went head over heels; ’pon ray honor, there's no other way to describe it, and—" he paused again. It was evident that what he was about to say cost him an effort— “standing on the lobby was—my sister —and —l thought -she followed the—• the thing every step down, and that as it went along she—was prodding it with regular delight with a long, ar row-shaped pin—one of those tilings girls slick in their hats and bonnets. 1 knew the pin, for I gave it to her my self—lt's a silver one, and it glittered as it made little round holes in the side of the coffin. And—l thought—that all tiie way down I was mad to find out who was in the coffin. I was quite sure someone was in it; I knew (I don't know how I knew), but I knew it wasn't empty. 1 had to wait till it got to the hall, but when it bumped off the lowest step on to the hall pavement the ltd of the thing shot off, and there was—" In the very slight pause, a curious, strained rustle came from the auditors. Everyone wailed. “There—was, Metcalfe, Tony- Met calfe." “Dead!” exclaimed the man who had spoken all through. The neat yellow head of his friend nodded. “Head!” ho repeated, huskily, “stone dead. I thought," his voice grew sharp, “that—my sister—when the lid of the coffin Hew off, burst out laugh ing. and laughed”—ho shuddered slightly, “such laughter'. I awake each time with it ringing in ray ears." Ho slopped. Nobody spoke just at first. Then a stout man, Todd by name, began slowly: "I've hoard it said that in dreams, if one hears or sees anyone laughing it means that they'll weep soon. At least, that was what an old nurse we had used to say; laughing’s a sure sign of crying, she used to say;" apparently ho was unconscious that the others were glaring at him, for he continued complacently, “she was Irish, our old nurse, and a iromirr at dreams." "Dili I say? No I think not, Hint when 1 saw Metcalfe dead, 1 suddenly remembered in my dream that he had died from a kick, playing for Old Har rovians." His voice ceased abruptly. With a sudden movement he took a cigarette from the table ar.d began to light it. Hut Ids haud-thook. Then everybody begun to talk, loudly and together, of their experiences in a similar direction. Presently the man with the near-set. p 1 rnr nr ah tta* ruiirm on mktcai.f's brk.aht. red-brown eyes hove himself out of the arm chair. “I'm off," he said. “Coming mv way, Dick?" The two went out of the club to get tier. On the way little was said. Just at parting the smaller man said to his companion: “1 daresay I’m a fool, but I wish to Ood 1 could stop Metcalfe playing at Woolwich on Saturday. 1 say, don’t laugh, there's a good follow.” “I'm not laughing," said the other, quietly. Then they parted. They met again—on the following | Saturday. When one of them got on the departure platform of the Green wich train at Charing Cross that morn ing he caught sight of a long yellow bag in charge of a servant. "The 'Canary's' bag," ho said to him self, "by Jovel I’d npot the 'Canary's' traps anywhere on the surface of the habitable globe: they're always so con foundedly swagger, one knows 'em anywhere." The elegant conveyance in hide bound calf was sure enough the “Cana ry's" property. He strolled up to claim it a minute later, with Metcalfe and the remainder of the team. They were all going down, it turned out, but Metcalfe and the man with the close-set eyes merely to look on at the match “Dirt explained Metcalfe as they took their places in the train, "was so keen to play that he, right or wrong, chivied mo out of it to get my place, and squared it up with Croft" (Croft was captain) "somehow." The man addressed muttered some thing. Metcalfe was a big. good-hu mored fellow, as heavy and finely-built as the "Canary” was bird-like. Never theless, Metcalfe couldn't hold a can dle to the latter asa "half-back." The "Canary" was about the best half back of his lime at Harrow, and, they said there, one of the six best at .'Vin ity. He was as complacent as possi ble this morning. Curled up comforta bly, like a bird on a porch, In a corner of the railway carriage, One of Ids beautifully rolled cigarettes was be tween ids lips, and the yellow bag was disposed neatly in the netting over Ids head. "So that's how it is," concluded Met calfe, "and I'm just going down to look on. Croft gave In at once Not likely he’d keep me instead of the •Canary.’" “How about your knee?" inquired be OjCthe red-brown eyes of the "Canary.” as a fiddle now." replied the latter. He stretched out his leg aud tapped hia hee! against the floor and patted the knee with satisfaction. He had strained it slightly some time be fore. Hia eyes met the gaze of the nearest ones. He smiled. "Tony," he said, indicating Metcalfe by the sweep of the cigarette. "Tony’s a decent chap, (lave up his plate be cause he knew I was keen on the match. Decent of him, isn’t it?" Metcalfe laughed a big, light-hearted laugh. The man with the near-set eyes knew no more was to be said. lint he looked again at the “Canary," and the "Canary" smiled more placidly than ever. He talked all the way down to Wool rich like the amiable, chirpy, bird being he was. it was cold as Metcalfe said at Wool rich, and there was a bit of a driving wind, which the “Canary” said might hot or the home team, whereat be laughed. The Old Harrovians won the toss and kicked off. The K. M. A. played up as they knew how, but they were a long way behind the Harrovians, and when after half-time they succeed in getting a goal they thought themselves, cer tainly the on-lookers thought them, rarely lucky. The third goal was longer in coming. The game fluctuated a lot. Each side had to touch down. The passing of the Harrovian backs was too much in the long run for the It A. for wards. The “Canary” never played better. "That chap’s form,” said Metcalfe, “is so jolty fine his size don’t matter a brass pin. He’ll get this goal. 1 say. look, he’s off for the line.” So he was. Metcalfe and everyone else strained their eyes to watch. The Woolwich lads gathered up gallantly for a last struggle. "Hut those Woolwich Johnnies are not in it,” said Metcalfe, laughing. "Hook at them—floundering already. They’re on to tackle Dick. 1 wish ’em good,luck of him. Hullo, eli—what— the ‘Canary’s’ down. Confound this wind"—as his hat was lifted off his head. He rammed It on again. "Isay, what’s up?” The man beside him didn't answer. He was watching the struggling knot of white legs and dark feet in the dis tance. It seemed to him that the knot was opening—yes, so it was—and thee 11 M. A. forwards were getting away. Suddenly there was a cry. The for wards turned back, arrested in full flight Metcalfe took one more look, so did the other. “Come on,” cried Metcalfe; "he’s not getting up—his knee again, you bet" The two ran straight across the field. Play had ceased. Metcalfe was first to arrive. "He's fainted,” said a Woolwich man to him ns he pushed his way. Metcalfe struggled through. Half a score of voices were shouting: "The doctor!” "Water!'.' "Hrandyt" "Cut his jersey!" The doctor and the man with the near-set eyes pushed through together. Metcalfe was down on one knee. "The flask—in his bag." he cried to the latter. The other ran itke a hare. The doctor made a passage qnietly, after the manner of doctors. "Here's a penknife,” said someone again; "ent ids jersey." The doctor didn’t so much as lift his eyes. He raised the yellow head, on which the hair lay as neat and un ruffled as if Us owner were just going in to dinner. The doctor touched the hair with exceeding gentleness. He looked at nothing but a faint bright mark, turning blue already, on the left temple. He lowered the head again. Then ho looked up and looked round. “Is there anyone here belonging to him? ’ "1 do," cried Metcalfe. Perhaps the doctor spoke; perhaps he didn't. Nobody know. Least of all Metcalfe. The man with the red-brown eyes came running up with the flask. lie dashed through breathlessly. There was a wide circle. On the grass was the small form. The men around looked white. Nothing stirred but the sobbing, chilling wind. With the flask in his hand, Metcalfe’s messenger stopped short The yellow head was lying on Met calfe's breast, and Metcalfe was crying like a child. The heavy flask fell helplessly from the holder's hands. The stillness and coldness of death struck into the man's bones. He looked again down on the sodden grass, he looked again at the blue mark on the smooth brow. Ho looked again and again at Metcalfe. Words writ in a Book, familiar but unread, echoed in his ear: "Hli life for his friend. ” And Metcalfe never knew.—Black and White. —A wedding in the Flowery King dom is managed by Ho and Heh, who superintend the operations of three hundred unit forty-nine deities Hint look after the details ot the marriage ceremonies. “The highest of the White moun tains Is Mount Washington, 6,285 feet. —The highest volcano in the world is Cotopaxi, in Ecuador— 19,408 fet. A CURIOUS COINCIDENCE. Horsewhipped Brnui-r He Resembled a Cblrscn Man. Say. now. lemme tell you some thing,” said the drummer who'd been loooking in his pocket dictionary for the last ten minutes to find the word “respiratory,” over which there was a dispute. Everybody was willing he should tell all he knew, and he closed the book and continued; "It was simply a coincidence. In other words, I resemble a Chicago man so closely that the young woman made a mistake.” “And precipitated herself and wel comed you home, of course.” growled the old man with the (Jueen Ann chin. “Not that evening, old man! She was a young woman who was looking to precipitate a row. and I may add that she was successful. Don't all speak at once, hut I'm the unknown man' who got horsewhipped on State street. Chicago, in .Inly. 1892. It may have slipped your memory, hut I haven't forgotten any of the particu lars yet." "Horsewhipped by a young woman, eh?" queried the metallic paint agent as ho put on a knowing took. “Say. now, lemme tell you how it was. It was one on me. of course, hut it all came about through my being so stylish and good-looking, you know. Cashier of a hank made love to a beau tiful girl and won her heart. Her father failed in hiz and the cashier threw her over. Her love turned to hate and she yearned for revenge. She heard ho was shining tip to another girl, and she determined to take him down a peg or two. The evening I arrived in Chicago was the date she had set for the little affair. 1 put up at the Tre mont. and after supper took a walk.” "This heart-broken, revengeful girl expected to find the recreant cashier with a lady, of course!" cackled the paint man. "Of course, and I was with a lady— my wife, you know. Yes, ray wife used to travel with me then. We were taking n little stroll and the street was pretty clear of pedestrians, %vhen a young woman overtook us, I hadn't caught sight of her vet when she out with a rawhide and began to dust my jacket. I don't deny that if was a real surprise party. I was once picked up by a Texas steer, but the surprise wasn't equal to this occasion.'* “Did she say anything?” asked the man with the (Jucen Antic chin. “Say. now, lemme tel) you that she did! She had an exclamation tor every cut. She called me a ‘heartless villain,' a ‘perfidious wretch' and a dozen other things which didn't hit my character and conduct, and that rawhide kept after me like a swarm of bumble bees chasing a farmer's hired man. I got one lick on the neck which lasted over a month. Oh! she meant business, she did!" "And the Indy with you?" “The lady with me! Say. now. lemme fell you that my wife ran into a door way and yelled ‘murder!" and that's what brought the police to my rescue. I was that surprised I couldn't even holler. .lust about the time a cop grabbed the girl she discovered that she had made a great mistake, and site felt so cut up about it that I realty pit ied her. Of course I had to accept her apologies, and say it was all right, but 1 couldn’t keep ray feel still while do ing it." “And, of course, your wife accepted her apologies?” queried the glue fac tory drummer, who had been holding his breath. “Hay. now, lemme tell you that she didn't!" replied the victim. “That's where such mistakes do a power o' harm. It was all perfectly proper and as straight as a string, and yet my wife wouldn't speak to me for a month, and is holding the 'coincidence' over mv head yet." “Do we understand." said the paint man. after two minutes of silence, “do we understand that the mistaken young woman also apologized to your wife?" “Say. now, lemme tell you some thing." petulantly exclaimed the co incidence chap as he got up to leave the smoker. "All right, go ahead." “It has just occurred tome that she didn't apologize, hat I'm not going to raise any row about it, and if you fel lers think yourselves so awfully smart jnst go ahead and swap lies and. get off stale jokes, and pat each other on the back for Smart Alecks! Say, now, lemme tell I've got through, and the "hole gang of you can go to grass and nibble for fodder. " 1 tetroit Free Tress. For I lie Future. A modest speculator, residing not far from the busy haunts of men in the city of Detroit was making a few cai rn la t ions at his desk the ot her morning when a solemn visaged man came in. “(food morning." observed the spec ulator. pleasantly. “Good morning," returned the sol emn visitor, in a tone of austere earn estness, laying several tracts down on the desk: “arc yon prepared for the fu ture. my friend?" 1 think 1 am. replied the specula tor. with the utmost innoenee; “I've got a big lot of August wheat at sixty and a quarter."—Detroit Free Tress. Work Ahead. Old Gentleman—Why are you crying, my little man? Little Man Itoo-hoo! Tapa gave me tome money to buy an express wagon. “Did you lose it?” "N—o." “Then what's the matter?" “It's spring, an'we've got a garden." —Good News. Very Popular. Gus Dc Smith is always bragging about his popularity. “1 am getting to he more popular every day. Another man asked me for my autograph to-day." "Had to sign a note for last month's rent, I suppose," remarked the friend, cynically. Texas Siftings. The l.englh of That “Twenty .Minutes." The Kindly Conductor —Jumponville! Twenty minutes for dinner! Anxious Traveler—What’s that- how much time?" The Kindly Conductor—Oh. you bo hack in the car in seven minutes and you'll not be too late.—Chicago Tri bune. KniHnelpntAri. Dr. (hargewell—l had fourteen case;- at one place last evening. Bali wick Was it an epidemic? Dr. ( hargewell—No. The Young Women's Fin do Sieclo club had a smoking contest.-*l’uck. Wife Why, dear, you don't play pokor, do you? Husband (sadly) - Those who ought to know say that I don't,- N. Y. Journal, USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. —lndian Padding.— Eight table spoonfuls of meal, six eggs, one quart of milk, six ounces of sugar, one table spoonful of lemon juice, and four ounces of butter. Scald the milk and pour it over the meal; add the other ingredients, llakc in a slow oven two hours. Use no sauce.—Good House keeping. —Rhubarb Dumplings.—These are made in the same wav as apple dump lings, Serve with a sauce prepared in the following manner: One quart of sweet milk, three tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of cornstarch, dis solved in some of the milk. Boil to gether, and flavor with nutmeg or va nilla. The sauce is liest cold.—House keeper. —Tenderloin Steak With Oysters.— Moisten the bottom of the chafing dish with butter. When very hot lay in the tenderloin, which should be an inch thick and nearly free from fat. Sear one side and turn. Turn often. In five minutes remove to a hot plate and season with salt. Put one pint of oys ters in the pan without any of the liquor. Stir until the edges curl. Add one tablespoonful of butter creamed with an equal amount of flour, salt, pepper and one tsblespoonful of lemon juice. Let it thicken. Pour over the hot steak and serve at once.—Christian Inquirer. —Stewed Fish —Cod, Halibut, shad, and most other kinds of large fish, make a choice dish, easily and quickly prepared in this manner: Cut the fish in slices or steaks an inch thick, or in squares of two or three inches, remov ing the bones so far as possible. Put a pint of boiling water into a broad saucepan: add to if a fablespoonfnl oi butter and one of flour rubbed togeth er. and smoothly blended in a little of the hot water befoye pouring in. Salt, and stir until smoothly dissolved. Slice a small onion and add. with three ot four cloves, peppercorns and allspice, a sprig of thyme, a bay leaf and a bit of red-pepper pod. Of course these condi ments may be varied at will, but their spicy flavor as a whole is a very great addition in cooking fish.—Country Gen tleman. —Mrs. Whitney's Wild Strawberries. —The wife of Secretary Whitney taught one of Washington's society belles how to serve wild strawberries in a novel way: To the Juice of half a lemon add one cup of wild berries and rut) through a sieve, and add one pint of thick cream. one cup of sugar. Whip to a stiff froth, and pour the mixture into an ice cave, piling (in top one quart ot berries. Cover carelessly with their own vines and leaves, after sprinkling with sugar. Tuck the red berries and vines into all possible cracks and crevices to the crystal cave, which is simply a square block of ice hollowed out with heated irons into the size and shape needed. Oyster caves have long been the fashion* hut fruit is a most beautiful decoration. Serve with a silver fruit knife or ladle the frozen fruit creams, on small cream plates, with cakes.—Detroit Free Press. LIFE ON SMALL FARMS. Some Inducements Ottered In Those In for tunnies In Town. • The owner of ten to twenty acres o! land within convenient distance of city or town is very fortunate. The Phila delphia Ledger of a recant date says: “The demand for small farms has been greater than ever before. Properties of from thirty to fifty acres and leas are wanted—the farmers holding them say they can make more money and live better upon a few acres than upon a large farm." This same state of affairs is noticed in all the eastern states, and especially Is ihis the case in our own state. The low prices obtained for the leading staple articles, such as corn and wheat, and with a probability of these prices prevailing for some years yet to come, accounts for this change in farm man agement. Poultry raising, early lambs, trucking, hce keeping, small fruit cul ture. and dairying in all its branches will he followed more, closely—more money being made and a greater de gree of comfort being obtainable. A larger population will be supported, a more systematic and careful cultiva tion of the soil, better roads, well man aged public schools, churches, lectures, and all social enjoyments will follow in due course of time. A friend who two years ago bought a small place in the country, say's: “I write this under my own Concord vine and apple tree and from beneath a roof of my own: 1 am a landed proprietor, a taxpayer, the owner of a hit of ground and a horse and stable. We have paid out hundreds of dollars in rent, and have lived in some sort of fashion, but now we are fixed. My interest and taxes are not much more than onc third the amount I have been paying in rents. I have one cow (this gives us two gallons of delicious milk every day.) one dozen hens which supply us with eggs, half a dozen apple and pear trees, and a few currant and rasberry bushes. The past year our garden gave us all the vegetables we needed, and some to spare for our city friends; and such vegetables!—just fresh from the garden, not like the stale stuff you sec on the market-stalls. My wife looks healthier, is much more contended, and the children are the picture of health. They have a home a place that they can love and remember as home throughout all their after-lives. It is a positive pleas ure for me to walk up once a year and pay my taxes. lam a happy man and don't mind the extra work I am called upon to do when I see the happy re sults of country life. My only wish is that the hundreds of clerks'that are living in the city in rented homes could be induced to follow my example and come out into the country, where pure air. plenty of sunshine, green fields, contentment and happiness await every one that desires to coma. "—Bal timore American. In the "Good Old Times" Farmer Merril went over to borrow Neighbor Thomson’s flax-wheel for his wife. ‘T should be glad to accommodate you, said Mr. Thomson, “but I can’t lend you the wheel at all. It was the first property we ever had of our own and We have made it a strict family rule never to lend It. But tell your wife she is welcome to come over here and use it all she pleases." Farmer Merril went home, and in a few days Neighbor Thomson was over to borrow a plow. Id he two glad to accommodate you,” said Mr. Merril, “but I have made it a strict family rule never telend mv plows. But, Neighbor Thomson, you may come over here and use them at; you please.”—Arkansas Traveler. TEUGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL. Fire words cost Rachnrlns forty Weeks' silence. —Fuller. —Three hundred and forty men are In the physical development class at Harvard. —Act well at the moment and yon have performed a good act to all eter nity.—Lava ter. What is defeat? Nothing hut edu cation: nothing hut the first step to something better.—Wendell Phillips. —Bachelor of hygiene and doctor of hygiene are two new degrees created by the University of Durham, Eng land. —The junior fellowship of Dublin university will hereafter he open to men and women students on the same terms. —Rev. Dr. Wm. Henry Furness, of Philadelphia, is Harvard's senior alum nus. He is the only surviving member of the class of 1890. —Lehigh university Intends to build a laboratory that will have no equal in the college world. The cost is esti mated at about $300,000. —Bethany Sunday school in Phila dclphia. of which John Wanaraaker is superintendent, has a membership of over 5.000. and Mr. Wanamaker's class numbers over 1.300. —Some time since almost a whole village left the Mormon church in a body, and now about fifty of them have united with the Presbyterian church in Payson. Utah. —lf there be one thing upon earth mankind love and admire better than another it js a brave man—it is a man who dares look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.—Jamas A. Gar field. —The Moravians, according to statis tics just published, have in the Ameri can province 13.535 communicants, an increase of .174 over 1892: 1,281 non-com municants and 5,fi78 children. Of the communicants 10.318 are in the north ern and 2.317 in the southern district. —Christianity has no more prescious possession than the memory of Jesus, during the week when he stood face to face with death. Unspeakably great ns he always was, it may be reverently said that he was never so great as dur ing those days of direst calamity. He triumphed over his sufferings, not by the cold severity of a stoic, but by self forgetting love.—James Stalker. —At last the order has been given au thorizing the Palestine Exploration so ciety to resume excavations in Jerusa lem and extending that privilege for at least two years. The work will be di rected by Mr. P. J. Bliss. Results val uable to art and ecclesiastical lore may confidently be expected, and the pub lic needs but to give generously in or der that the work may be performed.— Con gregu t-iona list. —fine of the oldest seats of learning in Europe, the University of Valladolid, has celebrated its sixth centennial ns an established university. In 1291 King Sancho IV., of Castilla and Leon, gave charter to this school. Hut if had been in existence long before the Christian era. The Roman consul. Sertorioua. founded a school here, and the Moors extended it greatly in the eighth cen tury. Valladolid became thert especial ly famous for the study of medicine. WIT AND WISDOM. Looking back Is more than we can sixain without going back. —Cecil. —The fool is a man who goes up to n block-head and implores him to be sensible—Oalveaton News. —He who grasps at any enjoyments is sure to be troubled by many disap pointments.—Matthew Henry. Cheerfulness is an excellent wear ing quality. It has been called the bright weather of the heart.—Samuel Smiles. —Nature is upheld by antagonism. Passions, resistance, danger, are edu cators. We acquire the strength we have overcome.—Emerson. —lt takes a man with a good deal of influence with himself to do something he doesn't want to and doesn’t have to because he ought to. —Puck. —No man's religion is better than his politics: his religion is pure whose politics are pure, and his religion is radically wrong whose politics are wrong.—Gcrrlt Smith. —“Few people." said the wife, as she proceeded to investigate her husband’s pockets, after he had gone to sleep— “few are aware of what a wife has to go through.”—N. Y. Press. —The razor-toed shoe is the proper thing in footwear just now. Unfortu nately, however, the prices are such that a man is liable to get strapped in buying them.—Buffalo Courier. —“Er man.” said Uncle Kben, “dat comes ter Wa-a-sh'nfn -lookin' for trouble is li'ble ter git 'is wish er heap quicker dan de man who comes look in' for office."—Washington Star. —The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung about our necks,while in reality it isonly the weight which is necessary to keep down the diver while he is hunting for pearls.—Richter. —-Social Agonies: The .Stop-Gap.— Hostess (to Brown, who has been sud denly invited at the last moment, to make a fourteenth)—Oh, it’s so good of you to come. We should never have asked you if we hadn't been obliged.— Punch. —“See here." said Chollie, “isn’t this coat a trifle long?” “I don't know." said the tailor. “Isn't it possible that you are a trifle shffit?” And Chollie thought of the overdue bill for his last suit and admitted that the tailor was right.—lndianapolis Journal. —Hicks—They tell me that Hussbll is making quite ft mark as a journalist. Wicks—He is. indeed. But then he has such a wonderful memory. Why, let a man talk to him for two minutes and Hussell will remember enough of what the man said to fill a column.—Boston Transcript. -Gertrude—J heard that Mr. Brush paid me a very nice compliment to day. Carrie—Yes? What was it? Gertrude Why, he said that among the most beautiful young ladies at the dance was Miss Gertrude Crandall. Carrie /cut tingly)—Yes; I noticed you among them.—Brooklyn Life. —A man went into a drug store and asked for something to cure a head ache. 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