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Sunshine Land.

They came in sight of a lovely shore,
Yellow as gold in the morning light;
The sun's own color at noon it wore,
And it faded not at the fall of nigh;
Clear weather or cloudy, 'twas all as one,
The happy hills seemed bathed with the sun:
Its secret the sailors could not understand,
But they called this country Sunshine Land.

What was the secret? A simple thing,

It would make you smile when once you knew,
Touched by the tender finger of spring,
A million blossoms were all aglow;

So many, so many, so many and bright,
They covered the hills with a mantle of light;
And the wild bee hummed and the glad breeze

Through the honeyed fields of Sunshine Land.

If over the sea we two were bound,

What port, dear c ild would we choose for ours?
We would sail, and sail till at last we found
This fairy land of a million flowers.

Yet, darling, we'd find, if at home we stayed,
Of many small joys our pleasures are made,
More near than we think, very close at han i,
Lie the golden fields of Sunshine Land.

-Edith M. Thomas.

Julia and Her Father.

* During the forenoon he had another chat with Julia in his


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when the people were praying last night in the church. It came into My heart like light. It made me so happy. And since then I love the Lord and I love everybody."

"But did you not love the Lord and everybody before?"

"Yes, but not as I do now." Mrs. Faithful, Julia's Sunday School teacher, had the happiness of seeing every one of her class brought to Christ.

But Mr. Jones has not yet found

A Penny Plus Prayer. "Was that your penny on the table, Susie?" asked grandma, as the

"Well, the Bible is true, isn't it?" | peace. "Yes, the Bible is God's word." "Well then if we ask forgiveness we receive it; if we seek it we find it, do we not?" "Yes I suppose so, but how did children came in from Sabbath you find out about this?" school. "I saw it after you went, and was afraid you had forgotten "Oh, no, grandma; mine went into the box all safely."

"O, mamma has always told me, and teacher tells me, and some things come to me, I can't tell how."

"Did you teacher tell you how to

"Well," he says, "Julia, you seem find forgiveness?" unusually happy to-day."

"O yes, she told me a great many "Yes, papa, I am happy, I love times. She invites all the class everybody." home with her, one by one, and talks "You do? I guess you do, and with us, and shows us many nice everybody loves you." books, and pictures, and other things, and tells how she loves us, and how the Lord loves us, and died

for us, and how glad he is to forgive
us our sins if we only leave them off

"I don't know about that, but I know there is one that loves me." "That is your papa, is it not?" "Yes, papa, I know you love me, and I love you dearly, but that is and ask Him. not what I meant."

"What did you mean, then ?" "I meant Jesus; Jesus loves me. He loved me enough to die for me, and He loves me now just as much as when He died for me, for He is always the same. I have not always loved Him, but now I do." As she spoke her eyes, though suffused with tears, glowed with a heavenly radiance and her face shone with angelic brightness and beauty.

"Sit on my knee, dear, and tell me all about it," said the delighted father.

"Why, there is nothing about it, only I just love the Lord, and He loves me, and it makes me happy to think of it, that's all."

"She told me how you loved me, and how I should ask for forgiveness if I ever grieved you, and how, when you saw that I was real sorry, and would not do so any more, you would take me in your arms and kiss me and forgive me.

"And she says the Lord is just the same; that He loves me just as much and more too. She prayed with me, and asked the Lord to forgive me all my sins, and make me a good girl, and mamma prayed for me too just the same, and I prayed and prayed, and the Lord did forgive me. I know it.

"It was

not mamma, nor the teacher that told me that. God told me that Himself. He told it to me

"Did you drop anything in with it?" asked grandma.

"Why, no, ma'am," said Susie looking surprised. "I hadn't anything to put in. You know I earn my penny every week by getting up early and going after the mill."

"Yes, I remember, dear. Do you know just what becomes of your penny?"

"No, ma'am."
"Do you care?"

"Oh, indeed I do, a great deal. I want it to do good somewhere."

"Well, then, every Sabbath, when you drop your penny in, why don't you drop a prayer in too, that your penny may be blessed in its work and do good service for God? Don't you think that if every penny carried a prayer with it, the money the school sends away would do wonderful work? Just think of the prayers that would go out, some across the ocean, some way off among the Indians."


"I never thought of that, grandma. The prayer would do as much good as the penny, if it was a real, true prayer, wouldn't it? I'm going to remember and not let my penny go alone again.-Anon.



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Barber Shop--Hot or Cold Baths

Call at the old stand over the Postoffice, which has changed hands, and has been renewed tee satisfaction. Respectfully,







All the Best Crades!
Huron St.

Brown's Drug Store

is the best place to obtain

Watchmaker & Jeweler, Anything in the Way of Drugs

36 South Main St.


12 Washington St. Residence Cor. Fifth and Liberty Sts.

throughout. Call and see me, and I will guaran- UNDERTAKER.


P. 8.-Ladies' Bath Rooms entirely separate

from the barber shop.

Calls Attended to Night or Day.
We make this our special business. Call and
see us before purchasing.



Merchant Tailors,




At A. L. Noble's, Sign of the Red Star.


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General and Builders' Hardware,

Furnaces, Mantles, House Furnishing Goods, Stoves, Agricultural Implements, Guns, Iron, Glass, Cutlery, Pumps, Rubber and Leather Belting. Manufacturer of Tin, Sheet Iron and Copperware. 23 & 25 MAIN STREET.

City Laundry,

Bennett's =:= Bazaar Oldest and one of the most reliable laundries in

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Paul Snauble, W. H. Dorrance, V. M. Spalding, J. B. Cady, W. F. Bird, George Jacobus.


The pastor will gladly receive at his home or visit at their homes those wishing counsel upon religious matters, or those in trouble or affliction,

or strangers, whether members of the church or

not. His mornings are reserved for study; his

afternoons and evenings usually devoted to call-
ing or to the meeting of appointments at his


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these churches should fall the larg est part of the spiritual care of from 300 to 500 students each. How can any of our churches unaided rightly accomplish this task? Why should. anyone expect them to do so? ApEvery town has first a responsi-parently they are not to be long exbility for its own. One of the most

Ann Arbor's Responsibility.

The Deacons, and W. W. Beman, J. G. Patten important parts of that responsibili

gill, H. N. Chute.

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Ladies' Home Mission Society-Mrs. Stevens,
Pres.; Mrs. H. M. Doig, Sec.

Lad es' Society-Mrs. Nowland, Pres.
Young Peoples' Society-Mr. O. L. Miller, Pres.


Second Sunday in June subscription for Min ister's Home, payable first Sunday in July.

Second Sunday in September, subscriptions for State Missions, payable first Sunday in October.

Second Sunday in November, subscription for

Home Missions, payable second Sunday in De cember.

Second Sunday in January, subscription for Foreign Missions, payable second Sunday in February.

Second Sunday in March, subscriptions for Min

isterial Education, payable second Sunday in
Last Sunday in each Month, collection for ex-
penses of the Sunday School,


A definite weekly or monthly contribution from every member.

Pews not rented, but assigned to contributors by lot. A number of the best pews reserved for strangers and students.


Preaching Services-Sunday, at 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 P. M.

Sunday School-At Noon.

Young People's Meeting-Sunday at 6:30 P. M. Young Christian's Band for Bible Study--Monday evening, 7:30 P. M.

pected to work thus unaided, for the beautiful and complete building ty is the care for its young people. erected by the Episcopalians of the most difficult part of the care is Michigan under the lead of Bishop that for the boys and young men. Harris is to be matched soon by a Ann Arbor with the tremendous re- similar building erected by the sponsibility placed upon it of caring Methodists of the state, and the for young people, numbered not now funds which have been accumulatby the hundreds but by the thou- ing for a Presbyterian Hall have sands, from all over the land, finds been increased just now by the it difficult to provide for the poorer promise from Senator McMillan of class of boys and young men living $15,000 or $20,000 for the erection here. There has been gathering, of a suitable building for Presbyterhowever, the nucleus of a fund for a ian students. All these contemplate reading room for the town boys and reading rooms with denominational young men which it is hoped will literature and lecture courses enlead to a satisfactory provision for dowed so that the ablest representathis want. tive men of the denomination may be brought frequently to Ann Arbor, in addition to the provision of social advantages which have not heretofore been otherwise provided.

It remains true, however, that Ann Arbor's chief responsibility is for the great body of young people who are here for the purposes of study. All that our town possesses of material prosperity and of fame is due directly to the location of the University here, and even if it were not so, the very fact of the opportunity which Ann Arbor and its churches have for influence upon the largest body of students in America would hold them responsible for making this influence the strongest possible for the highest good of these students. It is believed that our town and our churches realize

General Prayer Meeting-Wednesday, at 7:30 this responsibility in large part, and

P. M.

Covenant Meeting-Wednesday evening preceding first Sunday of each month.

The Lord's Supper-First Sunday of each month Ladies' Missionary Society--Friday, 3:00 P. M. Trustees' Meeting - Following the Covenant Meeting.

are endeavoring to discharge it.

But the responsibility resting up on our churches is something too

students who should be under the There probably not far from 350 direct influence of the Baptist church here. The pastor, with very inadequate means of investigation, has the names of more than two-thirds of that number. Is it wise to expect the pastor to care for these young people in addition to his care for a church of nearly 400 members, without some special provision for the purpose? Is it wise for our denomination to leave the provision for one of the largest bodies of Baptist students in the country to unaided care of a church which is

with difficulty financially able to

hold its own in the community?

The questions are proposed for the serious consideration of Baptists everywhere,

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Ask much, ask much. I love gen erous souls, who forget themselves for others.

Tell Me of the poor whom thou wouldst relieve, the sick whom thou hast seen suffer, the sinners thou wouldst have converted, those who are alienated from thee whose affec. tion thou wouldst regain. For all say a fervent prayer. Remem ber that I have promised to hear all prayers that come from the heart; and is not that a prayer from the heart which is offered for those

we love and who love us?

Are there graces thou wouldst ask for thyself? Write, if thou wilt, a long list of all thou desirest, of all the needs of thy soul, and come read it to Me.


thou mean come

Tell me simply how proud art, how sensitive, egotistical, and indolent; and ask Me to and help thee in all the efforts thou makest against it. Poor child do not blush; there are in Heaven many saints who had thy faults; they prayed to Me, and little by little

their faults were corrected.

Do not hesitate to ask Me for blessings for the body and mind, for health, memory and success. can give all things, and I always give when blessings are needed to render souls more holy.

To-day what wilt thou have, my child? If thou knewest how I long to do thee good! Hast thou plans that occupy thee? Lay them all before me. Do they concern thy vocation? What dost thou desire? Dost thou wish to give pleasure to thy mother, to thy family, to those on whom thou dost depend? What wouldst thou do for them?


will. I will bring round thee all who will be necessary to thee. tranquil.

Bring me all thy failures, and I will show thee the cause of them. Hast thou not troubles? Oh, my child, tell them to Me, fully. Who Tell me all, has caused thee pain? and thou wilt finish by adding that thou wilt pardon, thou wilt forget; and I will bless thee.

Dost thou dread something painful? Is there in thy heart a vain fear which is not reasonable, but which is tormenting? Trust thyself wholly to My care. I am here. I see everything. I will never leave


Are there those near thee who seem less kind to thee than they seem less kind to have been, and whose indifference and neglect separate thee from them, while thou canst see nothing in which thou hast wounded them? Pray earnestly to Me for them, and I will bring them back to thee, if they are needed for thy life's sanctification.

Hast thou not joys to make known to me? Why dost thou not let Me share thy happiness?

yesterday to cheer and console thee? Tell Me what has happened since Was it an unexpected visit which did the good; a fear suddenly dissipated; a success thou thoughtest thou should not reach; a mark of affection, a letter, a gift, which thou has received; a trial which left thee stronger than thou supposed? I have prepared it all for thee. Thou canst show thy gratitude and give Me thanks.

I can read the depths of thy heart. Hast thou promises to make to Me? Thou knowest-thou canst deceive men, but not God. Be then sincere.

Art thou resolved no longer to expose thyself to this temptation, to give up this object which leads Not to finish this thee to evil? book which excites thy imagination? No longer to give thy friendship to a person who is not religious, and whose presence disturbs the peace of thy soul? Wilt thou go at once to do a kindness to this companion who has hurt thee?

A-k for Mhast thou no zealous thought for Me? Dost thou not wish to do a little good to the soul of thy friends whom thou lovest, and who have perhaps forgotten Me? Well, my child, go now, take up Tell Me in whom thou art inter- thy work, be silent, humble, submisest. d, what motives move thee.ive, kind, and come back to-morrow what means thou wouldst employ. and bring me a heart still more deWhom dost thou wish interested in vout and loving. thy work? I am master of hearts, my child, and lead them where I

To-morrow I shall have more blessings for thee.

Dinah Muloch Craik.

Wherever the English tongue is spoken and loved, and wherever Saxon womanhood is honored-there the name of Mrs. Craik is also honored and loved; for she truly stands a type of the "ever womanly."

would wish to build into a home of her own, should it ever be given to her to make one. In the house there was one charming room that served for library, music room, and parlor, filled with books and choice pictures, but chiefly beautiful because of the presence of its mistress, as she brought her work basket out for a quiet talk with her friends. Over the mantel of the dining room was the motto, "East or West, Home is Best," which pleasantly gave the spirit in which Mrs. Craik lived in her home, for she used to say that

accordance with artistic rules; that
her limitations are more apparent
than her excellencies; that she is
too narrow, and confines herself too
closely to one class of readers to
be truly an artist." But what if
critics do say these things? Emerson,
our own poet and philosopher, has
said, "The true question to ask re-
specting books is, 'Has it helped any
human soul?" Ask this question
respecting "A Life for a Life,"
"John Halifax, Gentleman," or those
sweet verses, "By the Alma River,"
"All Saint's Day," and a whole host
of men and women, who through home-keeping was more to her than
them have grown nobler and purer, story-writing, and she often got only
will rise up to witness to the good one hour a week for her pen.
they have done, and to call her
blessed who wrote them. What
matter if she is not amenable to all
the rules of art, she could put into
living words the wail of a broken
heart, "Do you know all, up in
Heaven, Douglas, Douglas, tender
and true?" She could tell the wonder-

Dinah Maria Muloch was born at
Stoke-on Trent, Staffordshire, Eng-
land, in 1826. Her father was a
clergyman of the Established Church
and died when she was quite young.
Her mother soon followed him,
leaving to Dinah the care and sup.
port of her two younger brothers.
Always ready with her pen, she now
used it as a means of support and
succeeded well. Her earliest books
-as also many of her latest-were
written for children and youth.
Her first novel, "The Ogilvies," was
published in 1849, and its popularity
gave her a fair start in the literary
life. She wrote incessantly, pro-
ducing book after book-each one
seeming to give her a little firmer ful story of "a man's love and a ter. When this could not be, she


tenderly, more purely than any other English writer; she could show to thoughtless girls and scoffing men the divinity of love, the beauty of sacrifice, the grandeur of true living.

the minds of her readers woman's," more upon -until 1857, when "John Halifax, Gentleman," her most popular work appeared. She always wrote with a strong purpose in view-as not only "John Halifax"-but also such books as "A Life For a Life," "The Woman's Kingdom," and "A Brave Lady," will attest.

She took much interest in travel, especially in her Irish journey of 1886, which is the subject of her book, "An Unknown Country."

In 1865 she was married to George Lillie Craik, the younger, a member of the publishing house of MacMillan & Co. The home they built for themselves is said to have been one of the most charming about London, across "the lovely Kentish As a poet Mrs. Craik won a last-meadows" at Shortlands, ten miles ing though rather a humble place. southeast of London. Outside the Her most pleasing lyrics are "Roth-house toward the garden, was a litesay Bay," "By Alma River," tle recess called "Dorothy's Parlor," "Douglas, Tender aud True," where Mrs. Craik was fond of taking "Plighted," "The Unfinished Book," her work or her writing on a Sum and "Philip, My King," which was mer's day. It was named for the written for her god-son, who after- little daughter they had adopted ward became known as "the blind years before and who was the sunpoet," Philip Bourke Marston. shine of the house up to the time of her foster mother's death. Within the recess was the Latin motto "Deus haec otia fecit" (God made this rest), which Mrs. Craik once said, she selected as the motto she

In 1864 her literary efforts received for her an annual pension of £60.

"Critics say that she was not a poet in the true sense of the word; that her novels were not written in

Mrs. Craik died October 12, 1887. Some one has said that her passing away was like the falling asleep in death of John Halifax, or like the the translation into the Heavenlies of Ursula, his wife. Her only desire was to live long enough to witness the marriage of her adopted daugh

murmured: "No matter, no matter,"
a fitting remark from the lips of one
who had once penned these words,
"Whether we see it or not, all is
well." The Sunday after her death,
in the church she had attended at
Shortlands, Mr. Wolley, in his ser-
mon, introduced this stanza from
one of her poems:

"And when I lie in the green kirkyard,
With the mold upon my breast;
Say not that she did well-or ill.
Only, 'She did her best." "

J. E. M.

A beautiful feature of the order of King's Daughters is the "Prayer of Consecration" which each King's Daughter offers every morning upon rising: "Take me, Lord, and use me to-day as Thou wilt. Whatever work Thou hast for me to do, give it into my hands. If there are those Thou wouldst have me to help in any way, send them to me. Take my time and use it as thou wilt. hand and meet for Thy service, to Let me be a vessel close to Thy be employed only for Thee, and for ministry to others 'in His name."

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