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Scene at the rooms of the American Board of Foreign Missions. Application by a missionary to go abroad and preach the gospel of the Son of God. Examination follows:

Dr. Alden--"What is your name?"

Paul--"My name is Paul."

Dr. Alden--"How old are you?"

Paul--"About 1887 years old."

Dr. Alden--"Your age is in your favor, but what do you believe about the future state of the heathen?"

Paul--"As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."

Dr. Alden--"I am sorry to say, sir, that, though you may be a good man and a good preacher, you are afflicted with too much hope to be a suitable missionary for the American Board."--Christian Register.