"Nbthing but a farmer," is a phrase that is heard now and then in America. It would probably be heard in no other country short of Algiers. In the best at least, of the older countries the tradesman, the teacher, the mechanic - not to say the commercial traveler - would congratúlate himself on the good fortune that promoted him to the standing of a free-hold farmer, even though his acres hIiouM be few enough to be counted on his fingers. The notion that a man stands a little higher who wears linen and bends over a desk or a counter than the man who wears and holds a plow-handle is a baekwoods notion. If it has had any influenoe - as it doubtess has had - in beguiling young men from the shop, the mili and the office, it will not have it much longer. As a newcountry sentiment it will go the way of the log-cabins and the corduroy roads. - Good Oompany. Prof. Fackard, of Bovvdoin college, who has been connected with it since 1812, gave a leeture on his reminiscenees of the college, in which he said the iirst commeneement was held in an unfinished churoh dtiring a severe rain storm, and the president presided, holding an umbrella over his head. i ■ Fostmaster General Maynard has issued an order directing that all magazines, pamphlets, and other like reading matter reeeived at the dead letter office, shall heroafter, instead of being sold for waste paper, be distributed, to charitable and reformatory institutions in and around the national capital. Of his early experienee as a journalist, Mr. Arcbihald Forbes says: "I was running the Scotchman at the time. I was sent to Metz and the paper died, I lost L1,000 and swore I'd have nothing more to do with running a newspaper. That oath cost me L4,000 a year. Edmnnd Yates, whon started the World on L500, wanted mo to go in and put in half, L250. I wouldn't, just on that account. To-day the World pays Edmund Yates L8,000 a year. It was succeasful from the very tart." ..