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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1883.
Some Practical Suggestions for Our
A soil would never get exhausted if managed
with skill, but vronld continue to improve in
depth and fertility in proportion to the indus
try bestowed upon it. The food of plants may
be' exhausted by a repetition of cropping with
any one family of plants, but no part of the
growing season is required for tho soil to rest,
if properly managed by a judicious rotation of
crops, or by supplying them with such food :is
will compensate for what has been taken off by
previous crops. The first object to bo attained
in many instances is thorough drainage and
aeration; tho next important step is breaking
into the subsoil without bringing it to tho sur
face, and thus by a gradual deepening of the
plowing a healthy fertilizing strata will bo es
tablished on the surface to any desired depth.
A proper depth of soil being established, and
repeated stirrings of tho surface adopted as far
as the nature of the crop will admit, plants will
continuo in healthy luxuriance regardless, in a
measure, of either excessive moisture- or excess
ive drought. By attentive culture of the sur
face, noxious insects are disturbed and de
stroyed, weeds are kept from gaining a foothold
and committing their accustomed robbery of
the soil and crops. The essential application
of manures may be made most beneficially
when tho soil is established in healthy condi
tion, and maintained in that condition by ju
dicious plowing and surface culture.
NOTES ON INDIAN CORN.
This well-known cereal is a native of Amer
ica, where it has been cultivated from time im
memorial. It is stated that tho Incas of Peru
cultivated corn in their gardens as elegant
plants, and among artistic works in gold of tho
ancient Peruvians tho imitation of the plant is
very frequent, and cars of corn havo been found
in mummy graves in South America.
Indian corn was the great food crop of tho
Aztecs. Ivot only were they expert in tho
preparation of the various articles of food made
from the grain, but their supply of sugar was
obtained from the stalks previous to tho intro
duction of the sugar cane. They also made an
intoxicating drink from it, as is done in South
America at the present time. Indian corn was
not known.in Europe till after tho conquest of
.No other cereal is so universally and so ex
tensively cultivated. Tho warmest regions of
the torrid zone produce it in abundance, and
varieties of it are adapted to tho short, though
warm, summers of Canada. It is cultivated
from Canada to Patagonia and tho. South Sea
Islands, through every variety of climate, and
over an extent, from north to south, of more
than 7,000 miles. It was introduced into Af
rica by the Portuguese in tho sixteenth cen
tury, and is cultivated more or less from tho
Mediterranean Sea and tho Libyan Desert to
tho Cape of Good Hope. In Java and the
Asiatic isles it forms an important product. It
is grown in Central Asia, the islands of the In
dian Ocean and Australia; and in Europe it is
produced in Hungary, Lombardy, France and
Spain; but the com crop of the United States
is far greater than that of the whole world be
sides. SUCCESS WITH TREES.
The great secret of getting trees into vigorous
and rapid growth lies in tho preparation of tho
soil before planting. Wo once planted a park
where the tree holes were dug out eight feet in
diameter and eighteen inches in depth ; in ten
years after planting, the trees averaged thirty
feet in height; many of them, such as poplars,
maples and willovs,.wero much higher than
this average. In digging holes the good sur
face soil should be thrown out on one side,
and the bad and inferior subsoil on the
other. Tho hole should then be filled by first
throwing in the good surface soil, and the neigh
boring surface may be robbed to fill tho hole,
spreading the subsoil in its place. The differ
ence in five years' growth between trees thus
treated and those merely stuck in small holes,
would, surprise those not familiar with cause
and effect in this line of operations Careless
ness in planting will be indicated for many
years by stunted, short yearly growths, moss
covered bark, and frequently by tho death of
the plant after many yearly attempts to sur
vive, while trees -which are well set in properly
prepared ground proceed satisfactorily from
the first. A very old writer says that " a slov
enly planter ranks among tho most extrava
gant order of slovens; the labor, the plants and
the ground are thrown away."
This plant is now attracting considerable
attention in Florida as a plant for the manu
facture of glucose. Both the sweet and bitter
cassavas are very extensively grown in the
"West Indies and South America for their edible
tubers. The milky sap of the bitter species
has long been known to bo a strong vegetable
poison, which is destroyed by grating the root,
afterwards expelling it by heat. Tho Cheviist
and Druggist states that no attempt has been
made until recently to determine tho quantity
of the poison yielded by the plant. It has been
ascertained that tho poison is prussic acid.
Fifteen samples of sweet cassava obtained from
different cultivators in Trinidad all contained
prussic acid; nine out of the number yielded
sufficient from one pound of the root or half
pint of tho juice to kill an adult. Tiio bitter
cassava shows a higher proportion of tho pois
onous principle than the sweet, but Ihey vary
very little, contrary to general supposition.
The juice of the bitter cassava, mixed with
molasses and fermented, has been madeinto an
intoxicating liquor, which is mqch relished by
negroes and Indians. Florida planters will re
quire to be careful in the use of the plant, and
keep cattle from eating the poisonous roots.
SILOS AND ENSILAGE.
There is still being much said for or against
silos, but the opposition is limited and trilling
compared to those who find them profitable.
In the early stages of the development of pro
jects of this kind, it is to be expected that er
rors will be made both of omission and commis
sion. Hut facts Gradually accumulate: mis
takes are recognized, and errors discovered to f
be avoided in the future. One objection, tho
cost of building silos with stone and cement, as
originally adopted, is now shown to be unneces
sary, as has been noted in previous numbers of
this paper. It is now stated that some of the
partial failures in the preservation of green
food in this way, have been referred to tho
size of the silos or pits. It is found that small
pits, or at least pits which the means at com
mand can fill in two days, will be better pre
gerved thau where the operation of filling re
quires a week, as, while the filling is being pro
longed, tho material heats and ferments before
it can be made air-tight. It is, therefore, bet
ter to have a number of smaller silos than one
of large extent which may take a week to fill.
This plant is known as Adam's Needle. It
is a low growing, stemlcss evergreen, having a
thick crown of coriaceous leaves, from eight
een to twenty-four inches in length. It is a
choice ornamental plant for lawns, especially
when planted in clumps or groups of several
plants. The flowers are produced in panicles
on stems which rise from three to five feet in
height. The blossoms are greenish-white in
color. The leaves of this plant contain a strong
fiber, which is split in threads, dried, and used
for various domestic purposes ; it is also known
as bear-grass. Strong ropes have been made from
tho prepared fiber, but it has not been found
profitable to prepare it for spinning in compe
tition with other fibres. Tho root-stocks of
the yucca eontain a quantity of starchy matter,
but we are not aware that they have been
utilized, except in the form of poultice to in
flammatory sores. It is a native of the South
CATALOGUE OF GREEN'S NURSERIES, ROCHES
TER, N. Y.
We have received a copy of the above, which
is mostly confined to small fruits, including all
the newest as .well as the well-known standard
kinds. The "James Vick" strawberry receives
special attention, and, we believe, was first
brought prominently before the public by these
nurseries. There are many brief valuable hints
as to culture, as well as to the respective merits
In noticing seed, plant, or other catalogues,
we do so for the purpose of informing our read
ers where they can deal with assurance of be
ing treated honorably and justly, and we advi.se
all to deal directly at headquarters, and avoid
agents and peddlers, not because they are all
frauds, but because there is seldom any way of
As a sample of the useful hints in this cata
logue wo extract tho following on keeping
Grapes are a winter-keeping fruit, and very
valuable for that purpose. Concord is the poorest
keeper, but we keep it to January without tho
least trouble, and Catawba and Agawam may bo
kept much longer. Simply puck ripe grapes in
boxes holding not over ten pounds, pHt on cover,
nnd kecpns near freezing point as you can and
yet not freeze. No one can fail. Try it.
"What greater luxury, and more healthful, than
fresh grapes on the table all inter, and no one 19
so joor bo may not enjoy a plenty of his own
growing. We often hear tedious directions for
keeping; grapes by wrapping, burying in jars, in
sawdust, fcc. They will keep well by such treat
ment, but it is all useless trouble. Grapes keep as
well as apples if our directions are followed. Wo
plaeo in cellar when first gathered, in baskets or
boxes, uncovered, where they stand two weeks, or
until the stems shrivel, permitting closer packing.
Thev are then packed in boxes as above, all de
fective berries being removed. Tons of grapes are
thus kept at the vineyards during winter and mar
keted as the orders come in. Actually less loss
occurs than with apples. The value of grapes for
winter use is but faintly appreciated.
Tho Salsify, or Oyster-plant is cultivated for
its roots; these are carrot-liko in shape and
white in color; they are cooked in soups or as
a vegetable dish, and are esteemed by many
persons for their oyster-like taste; they are
sometimes sliced and' steeped in vinegar, which
is said to improve their flavor. It is ranked as
one of the most salubrious of culinary vege
tables, being antibilious, cooling, deobstruent,
and slightly aperient. It is cultivated in a
similar manner to carrots. The soil should,
preferably, be somewhat light, rich, and deeply
worked, to allow tho easy downward extension
of the roots. Tho seeds arc sown in spring in
drills, which should not bo less than two feet
apart, and as the plants grow they arc thinned
out so as to be about ten inches apart in the drill.
The roots will bo fit for use in early winter,
when they may bo lifted and stored away in
sand in a cool cellar, or they may be left in tho
ground till wanted; they will remain good for
cooking purposes until tho commencement of
growth in spring.
RAILROAD COMPANIES TLANTING TREES.
It is stated that some of the Western rail
road companies are preparing to plant quite ox
tensive tracts of catalpa and ailantus trees for
tics and for bridge timbers. The catalpa is known
to be one of the most durable of all timbers for
ties. Tho ailantus has also a reputation for
great durability, and tho tree makes rapid
growth. The agitation of tho forestry ques
tion is thus having good results in drawing
public attention to the probable future scarcity
of timber, and tho best trees for particular
NOTES AND EXTRACTS.
A Digest of Information Collected From Various
WASTE OF FODDER.
Few know how to feed domestic animals.
They should havo neither too little nor too
much. When hay or stalks aro poor, tho ani
mal should not be expected to do more than to
cull out the best and leave tho rest; if very
poor, this is asking too much. Tho refuse
should be taken away and the racks cleared at
every foddering. If tho hay is good, it should
be eaten up clean. Cut at the right time, prop
erly cured, free from must or damage from ex
posure, stock should be required to eat it all up,
and they will, if not over-fed. If it lacks nutri
ment, grain of some kind should be given.
Very coarse clover stalks aro pretty poor eat
ing; but if cut as soon as the blows appear,
cured in tho cock without rain, none need bo
left. Coarse swamp hay, cut early enough, will
be quite palatable for cattle. When over-fed,
cattle breathe on their fodder, nozzlo it over
and get disgusted with it; nothing but starva
tion will induco them to eat it.
What the farmer now needs to do is to en
courage tho growth of trees on all rough and
hilly land and to clear them from all rich level
land. By so doing the earth would soou fur
nish a larger supply to man's wants, without a
corresponding increase of labor. The enthusi
astic advocates of forest tree growing, in their
eagerness to cover tho earth with forests, for
get that we need our best land to cultivate
quite as much as we need forest trees for lum
ber. We should ever keep in mind the fact
that it is a waste of labor to cultivate poor land,
when wo have rich, even though it may bo
covered with forests. In advising tho increase
of forests it would be well to have a clear
understanding that tho increase is to bo con
fined to land not adapted for cultivation. With
this understanding but few would be found to
TO GET RID OF CHICKEN LICE.
The plan that I havo given repeated and
thorough trials and that has never failed
me is to whitewash tho inside of tho houses
every spring and fall, and once or twice during
tho summer; to fumigate occasionally with
sulphur; to use coal oil freely as a wash about
the perches and on the bodies of tho fowls; to
use sulphur or tobacco steins in tho nests, and
to always keep a supply of road dust and ashes
where the fowls can wallow in at pleasure.
After the dust bath has been in use a month
or six weeks, tho contents aro emptied into
a barrel and used to sprinkle on the platform,
and the box is refilled with a fresh mixture of
dust and ashes. Anoint tho fowls every two
weeks with a mixture compounded of five
ounces of sweet oil mixed with one ounce of
sassafras oil, and applied with a sewing-machine
oil can. Carbolic powder is also an excellent
remedy for lice on chickens, and to mix with
the contents of a dust box.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
Our Agricultural Editor's Weekly Chat With Ills
"A neighbor of mine, who has a very fine and
productive apple, orchard, says that his trees look
so well beeau-e he treats them to a dose of sulphur
by boring holes in their stems, in which ho puts
about a teaspoonful of powdered bulphur, and then
plugs up the hole. What is the experience of
fruit growers with this practice? " T. C, Delaware
Ans. : It is very safe to say that the sulphur
lias no influence whatever in making trees
healthy. The sulphur will stay there for years
without change, and a dose of cornmeal or sand
might as well bo applied in this way. It is
J. II. L., of Lasellsville, N. Y., asks for tho
name and address of parties in Texas who aro
breeding Shetland ponies, as noticed in a late
number of The National Tribune. We
havo not been able to ascertain the names of
the parties referred to; perhaps home of our
readers can tell us.
A correspondent, who subscribes himself as
"Northern Kcader," asks if tomatoes can be
successfully raised. by cuttings, or whether or
not cuttings rooted in the fall and kept in a
green-house all winter, as he keeps colons and
other plants to set out in spring, would be
bitter in any way than plants from spring
sown seed. To this wo reply that the plants
from cuttings will bear earlier fruit than those1
from seed sown at tho time mentioned.
"Will Pyrethrum powder destroy tho cabbage
caterpillar? I hear bo much against its use that
I want facts." 15. It, New Jersey.
Ans.: The American Entomologist states that
it has caused many experiments to be made
by its agents and correspondents, and unhesi
tatingly recommend the powder for all worms
which destroy cabbages.
Tho Slar Spangled Banner at Jerusalem.
From the Pall Mall Gazelle.
Tho American Ambassador at Constantinople,
Gen. Lew Wallace, has recently visited Jarusa
lem. All the Americans in the city came out to
meet him at the Joppa Gate. The Star Spangled
Banner was carried by tho Jews, and a leading
rabbi made an address of welcome and led tho
crowd in giving three cheers,. General Wallace
jumped down from his horse, thanked tho
rabbi in appropriate terms, and shook hands
all around. Afterward ho was given a recep
tion at the consulate. The Sultan had tele
graphed orders in advance as to General Wal
lace's lodgings and entertainment by the city
olliccrs, which was an unprecedented atten
tion. Tho Terror or the South.
Jaspar, Fla. Mr. Boardman W. Wilson,
traveling for A. G. Alford & Co., dealers in
Firearms and Cutlery, Baltimore, was pros
trated here, with tho " break-bono fever;" ho
assorts that in his own, as well as in the case of
others, the only thing found to relievo this
painful malady was St. Jacobs Oil. This won
derful pain-euro has the endorsement of such
men as Ex-Poatmastor General James, Senator
Daniel W. Voorhees, and an army of others,
RETURNING THE FIRE.
How Our Tcterans Kepol Malicious Attacks oa Their
" Comrades, stop supporting newspapers that arc
opposing your interests. Let them know thai you
can do without them now, as you had to on the held
of battle." J. S. Mosaic, Taylorsville, Ky.
"I am one of those Government teamsters who
caught a cold and sneezed my log oh' above the
knee. I would advise all such persons as Senator
Beck not to get in the way of such a cold storm as
we faced in the Wilderness." Jerry Young, Kyscr
ike, N. Y.
"A thief is tho first to cry stop thief. A great
fraud is always trying to expose the alleged fraud
of others, and a copper colored cur is sure to call
for tho record of a maimed soldier. For shame on
the newspapers that question the heroism of our
veterans." II. M. It, Jerome, N. Y.
" My father received five wounds, lost the hcar
ing of one ear entirely and at tho second Bull Bun
lost his leg. I wish the Senators who are opposing
the 10 bill had been through a similar experience.
They would then know what it was to sutler pain."
II. Boot, Spring City, l'a.
"Tell our virtuous law-makers that we have
stood hotter fire than having our names conspicu
ously ported up at our homes, and while wo feel it
to ben blow at our liberties, yet wo shall not die.
Perhaps it will prove a boomerang to them." A.
Harris, Lenoxville, Pa.
"I have taken tho New York Tribune for twelve
years, but 1 shall not take it any more. I have no
use for a paper that opposes the soldiers' interests.
I am a farmer, and there are many ex-soldiers in
my neighborhooFand I intend to organize, a Grand
Army l'ost in Coehranton soon." Charles A. Lang,
" Is it possible that the newspapers of this country
arc disposed to turn a deaf air to the soldier? If so,
let every soldier in the country refuse to support
the newspapers tlial fail to stand by them in their
troubles. Lot Thk TmnrxE take a lirm stand, and
let our veterans give it their support. Something
then will have to give wav, ami it won't be Tin:
Timhune." X. F., Knobnostcr, Mo.
"Please extend to Comrade. Tocph Ahrams, Capo
May, N. J., a vote of thanks in behalf of Elliott
Post, No. 255, Department of Ohio, for his well
directed broadside against the commodore of the
light-draft navy (the editor of the Chicago Tribune).
Comrade, let us hear from you again." Frank
Bidgley, Post commander; W. II. Kelly, adjutant,
"Keep up the fire on tho enemy. As Captain
Lcathorbreeches said, 'they may dodge one, or
may dodge two, but they cannot dodge one two
three four five six.' He used this expression
when he was feeling for the enemy. So cut your
fuses for Grant, Bock, editors, politicians and all.
Give them the benefit of your entire battery." W.
C. Maxey, Hodges Park, 111.
"I have been a reader of your paper for a year
and I am well pleased with 'it. It is the best sol
dier's paper that I have ever taken or that I over
saw. 1 have voted the Bopubliean ticket ever since
1SC1, but hereafter I shall only vote for candidates
who are in favor of giving the soldier his rights, be
they Bepublicans, Democrats, Green! ackers, or
Prohibitionists." F. P. Bard, Mantau Station, O.
" It is my own experience that a majority of those
who cry fraud are persons who patted us on tho
back when the war began, and said, 'Go in boys,
wc will seo that your mothers, wives, and children
arc taken care of.' How did they keep that prom
ise? Well, some of them got Government con
tracts, nnd got rid of their old goods by selling them
to our mothers, wives, and children at an advance
profit of from -500 to 500 per cent." George- A.
Bettchcr, North Liberty, Ind.
"Enclosed please find ?M for throe nowstuVcrib
ers to The Tkiucni:, making nine in all that I have
sent you. Tin: National Tninrxr. is certainly the
paper for our ox-soldiers, and 1 propose to get all
the subscribers I can for it. The money in which
our ox-soldiers were paid was worth thirty-livo
cents on tho dollar, and thousands of us never got
any bounty. "Under tho circumstances, it is pretty
hard to be stigmatized as frauds and paupers. But
let the monopoly papers howl; though wo shall
soon be dead, our children will not, and they will
vindicate our memory." John Boans, Itising City,
"I would like to make a proposition to tho
editors of tho Boston Herald, or any of the papers
that arc slandering our ex-soldiers. 1 will give
you Si; per month and a pension in case you aro
wounded, or, if you aro killed, a half pension to
your widow, if you will let ine havo a shot at you
just once n week for fifty-two weeks. Come, what
ails you? Your knees are already knocking to
gether nnd your face is pale as death. You don't
want to take tho risk. Why, that would be nothing
compared to tho dangers wo old soldiers hail to
face, and yet you think S-10 per month is too much
to pay those of us who lost an arm or a leg in
battle! For shame! You are both a coward and
an ingrate." C. M. Hatch, Kingsburg, Cal.
"I was pleased on opening my Tuinuxi: on Sat
urday evening to see the replies of our ox-soldiers
to the sluring remarks of Grant, and the fearless
manner in which you, comrade, publish and com
ment upon them. I have nothing to say in regard
to my own courage, but I love and honor a bravo
man, and I venture the assertion that your military
record w?jl bear tho test of the most critical exami
nation. A man who will bravely stand up for tho
soldier in spite of tho opposition of Congress
men, bondholders, brokers, newspapers, and de
mand his just rights, should be supported by every
patriotic man and woman. Comrade, I am proud
of you, and I believe I express the sentiments of
every true soldier in tho Union. Fear not, you
have behind you a mighty army of veterans whoso
courage has been tested, and never found wanting."
L. II. Bailey, Sharon Centre, Pa.
OUR CLUB RAISERS.
Plthj Extracts From Their Letters Who and
Where. They Are.
" I enclose seven more subscribers to Tun Titin
tTXE, making forty-five in all, and expect to send
you sixteen more shortly." O. I). Blakoslce, West
" Tho enclosed list of ten subscribers makes tho
second club that I have sent you within a mouth,
and still they come. "We are still hunting up re
cruits." J. S. Powell, lloopeston, 111.
"Our Post meets to-night, and I think I will bo
able to get some subscribers for you. 1'. S. 1 havo
succeeded, and enclose Sl.'J for thirteen new sub
scribers. Keep the ball rolling." J. Yr. Chrisinger,
"Enclosed please find SI for another subscriber,
bringing up the number of my club to eighteen. If
tho boys in blue will only stand by Tin: TitruuxH
their enemies Avil) soon be forced to surrender."
John Began, Easthampton, Mas.?.
"I am a soldier's daughter, thirteen years old.
My father has taken Tin: Tmi'uxi: for a year, and
he likes it so much that ho has determined to re
new his subscription. So I havo got six recruits to
send along with his own subscription. Enclosed
please find S7."-J-Nellio M. Fergo, Chester, Conn.
" Enclosed plcae find SIS for thirteen new sub
scribers to The TniitcxE, making twenty-five in
all that I have sent you. "What L sent before were
obtained by canvassing along the skirmish line;
these lust I 'obtained on the line of battle." James
Kinney, Lafayette, 111.
"Enclosed please find $10 for ten new subscribers,
which my daughter has obtained for Tin: Tuir.c.vi:.
She says' she has naked every member of our l'ost,
and I think she will soon havo some more to send
you." P. H. O'Connell, Commander, Post No. HO,
"Enclosed please find money-order for SIS, for
which semi The Tkiiiune for eighteen of our boys,
all members of Custer Post, No. 7, for one year. I
am a firm believer in the principles advocated by
Tin: TitniCNE. Keep tiio ball rolling until all ex
soldiers get their rights from IhoGovernment." M.
Emery, Le wist on. Me.
" I enclose S-t for three new subscribers to The
TitinuxE. I subscribed for Tin: TninuNi: on tho
recommendation of an old comrade, who stood at
my shoulder at the battle of Chickamauga, and I
would not do without it for twice the sum it costs.
am still on tho bkirmish line." John B. Briggs,
"My daughter has secured two new subscribers
for your vaulable paper. She is only thirteen years
old, but she has become as much interested as J am
in The Tkiiiunk. Every ex-soldier in the land
should have tho paper as a companion so long as it
is conducted in its present spirit" G. S. Engler,
" Here we again with twelve now subscribers for
The Titiui'Ni:. making twenty-two that I havo
sent you. If some' of tho cowards who are now
denouncing the soldiers were compelled to stand
before a line of cannon and infantry just once, they
would admit that the soldier don't get half that he
earned." Thos. Taylor, Emlenton, l'enn.
"I send yon S-" for five new subscribers. This
makes fifteen in all that I have secured for you. It
is hard work, for I have to travel over the moun
tains, and my health is not very good. Many of our
old soldiers have not yet received tho pensions to
which they are entitled, and they can hardly spare
the money to subscribe for Tins TinnuNE." B. N.
Whitney, Bochester, Vt.
" Enclosed find So for five new subscribers. This
is in addition to the 1'ivo. 1 sent you 011 the 10th of
December. Comrade Armstrong, (luring the past
week, has sent ten to be credited to our Post, no
that we have now secured twenty new subscribers.
You know wo started out to get enough subscribers
for it set of tho Campaigns of tho Civil War. to
form tho nucleus of a Post library." John A. Ed
miston, Clinton, Ohio.
"Enclosed please find $9 for nine subscribers
to The Tkiisl'Ni:, in addition to the ten which 1 sent
yon last December. I received as a premiumTho
Koster of Bcgimcntal Surgeons,' which I presented
to McCoslin l'ost, No. 117, 1'aola, Kansas, ns the
first volume towards a Post library. 1 am fourteen
years old. My father was a member of company D,
Fifth Iowa cavalry. I hope to obtain eleven more
subscribers for you." Carl Sherman, Paola, Kansas.
"I have to confess that I have been somewhat
prejudiced against soldiers' papers in general, be
lieving that they were gotten out nit her as adver
tising mediums for claim agents than as a source of
benefit to the soldier, but upon sitting down and
quietly reading your paper, I have been obliged to
change my mind, convinced, as I am, that yours is
a genuinoGrand Army paper, laboring for tho in
terest of the Order and for the soldier. A tho re
sult of my conversion, please find enclosed list and
cheek for thirteen subscribers. This is my first
ollering, and you may rest assured that I shall keep
on sending till every comrade of this Post who is
not already a subscriber becomes one. Should this
meet the eye of any of my old comrades of the
One Hundred and Sixteenth New York volunteers,
1 would advise them to try your paper." AVi I Ham
Holden, Commander of H. W. Wessella Post, Port
ville, N. Y.
Aunt Helen's Home Talks Our Letter-Drawer
Fashion Notes, &c.
Aunt Helen's homo-talks, begun in our issue
of January 18th, havo so far been of a general
character. In tho present number they are ad
dressed to tho practical duties and occupations
of tho household. It will be remembered that at
the last gathcriugof her family circlcshe invited
contributions from its members to a weekly
Budget. During tho next week, Aunt Helen
waited expectantly for contributions to the pro
posed Budget, but, except one from Tabbie.nono
came, and on Tuesday evening, tho evening
set apart for her home-talks, she entered the
library with only this, and a littlo paper pre
pared by herself. Tho family had already
assembled, and were merrily chatting. Aunt
Helen's easy chair had been drawn up to its
accustomed place, and, taking her seat, she
announced and read tho following contribution
from Tabbio :
" The turnpike road to people's hearts, I find,
Lies through theiriiiouths, or 1 mistake mankind,"
Bill of Fare, No. 1, with recipes therefor.
Fruit. Oatmeal and cream. Baked Potatoes.
Mutton chops. Bye muffins. Hominy griddle
cakes. Coll'eo, tea, or chocolate.
Oatmeal, to be palatably served for the tabic,
requires plenty of water, and a long time for boil
ing. Have about two quarts of boiling water in a
large stew-pan, and into it stir a cupful of oatmeal
which has been wet with cold water. Boil one
hour, stilling often, and then add half a spoonful
of salt, and boil an hour longer. If it should get
too stiff, add more boiling wat.-r; or if too thin,
boil a little longer. It cannot be boiled too much.
If there is not an abundance of water at iirst the
oatmeal will not be good, no matter how much
may bo added duringthe cooking. Cracked wheat
is also cooked in this way.
Million Chops. Sprinkle the chops with salt,
pepper and llour. Put them into the double
broiler. Broil over or before the tiro for eight
minutes. Servo on a hoi dish with butter, salt and
pepper for tomato sauce. The fire for chops should
not be so hot as for steak. Chops can be seasoned
with salt and pepper, wrapped in buttered paper
and broiled ten minutes over a hot tiro.
Jlye Muffins. One pint of rye meal (not flour);
one pint of wheat flour, one pint of milk, half a
cupful of sugar, one teaspoonful of salt, one of
soda, two of cream of tartar andtwo eggs. Put tho
meal into a mixing bowl. Put the iloiir and other
ingredients into a sieve, mix thorougly, nnd sift.
Beat tho eggs light. Add the milk to them and
pour the mixture on the dry ingredients. Beat
well. Butter tho muffin tins, and bake twenty
minutes in a quick oven. The quantities given
will make twenty-four muffins. To make a less
quantity, divide the dry mixture after it is pre
pared, (it can be used whenever it may be wanted
if it is kept dry,) then halve the other ingredients.
Hominy Griddle Cakes. To a pint of warm boiled
hominy add n pint of milk or water and a pint of
flour. Be.it two or three eggs and stir into the
batter with a little salt. Fry as any other griddle
Chocolate. Scrape fine an ounce of Baker's or
any other plain chocolate. Add two tablespoon
fuls of sugar, and put into a small saucepan with a
tablespoonful of hot water. Stir over a hot fire for
a minute or two, until it isperfectly smooth and
glossy, and then stir it nil into a quart of boiling
milk, or half milk and half water. Mix thoroughly
and serve at once. If the chocolate is wanted
richer, take twice as much chocolate, sugar, and
water. Made in this way, chocolate is perfectly
smooth, and free of oily particles. If it is allowed
to boil after the chocolate is added to the milk, it
becomes oily and loses its lino flavor.
Coffee. For boiled coffee, use one small cupful of
roiisted and 'ground coffee, one-third Mocha and
two-thirds Java; one small egg, shell and all,
broken into the pot with the dry coffee. Stir well
with a spoon, anil then pour on threo pints of boil
ing water. Let it boil from i'wc to ten minutes,
counting from the time it begins to boil. As soon
as it has boiled enough, pour in a cupful of cold
water, and turn a little of the coffee into a cup. to
see that the nozzle of the pot is not filled with
grounds. Turn this back, and let the coffee stand
a few moments to settle, taking caro that it does
not boil again.
Filtered Coffee ColTee is most easily and econom
ically made by filtering. The vessel most desir
able for this process is tho French biggin. The
coll'eo will come out clear and strong, with a rich,
fmooth flavor. It is said that a few spoonfuls of
this coffee, without milk or sugar, taken after din
ner, will help digestion.
Vienna Coffee. A quarter of a cupful of boiled
milk. Add three tablespoonfulsof whipped cream,
and fill up with filtered coffee.
Cafe an IaiU. To one pint of filtered coffee, add
one pint of milk that has just come to the boiling
Steamed Coffee. Put tho coffee into a pot, and
pour boiling water on it. Use a pot made for
the purpose, to fit into a tea-kettle. Set tho pot in
the kettle, and let the codec cook from ten to
twenty minutes, keeping the kettle boiling all the
time. This will make a clear and delicious drink.
A general rule for quantity may be one heaping
teaspoonful of ground colfce for each coll'eo cup.
Tea. In making tea, tho pot should be earthen,
rinsed with boiling water, and left to stand a few
moments on the stove (not in too hot a place) to
dry. Put in tho tea-leaves, and let the pot stand a
few minutes longer. Pour on boiling water, leav
ing the pot standing where it will be at the boiling
point, yet will not boil, for from three to five min
utes. For moderate strength, use one leaspoonfiil
of tea to half a pint of water. If the water is soft,
it should be used as soon as it boils, for boiling
causes all tho gases which flavor the water to
escape; but if tho water is hard, it is best to boil it
from twenty to thirty minutes. The gases escape
from hard water also, but boiling causes the min
uend matter, which hardens the water, to settle
on the bottom of the kettle, and tho water becomes
As Aunt nelen ceased reading thero was
evident admiration in the faces around, but
also evident incredulity. Mistress Tabbio her
self sat in a high chair, the usual demure look
in her face, her eyes now regarding attentively
tho ligurcs in the carpet, and about her lips there
was a queer little look, as though a smile were
struggling for a birthright which it could not
gain. Upon the whole, Tabbie's demeanor was
enigmatical and there was a general suspicion
that Aunt Helen could best interpret it. But
tho latter only said: "Bravely done, Tabbie,"
and handingthe paper to Mrs. Atherton, begged
that Tabbie's bill of faro might be served
for tho next morning's breakfast. This Mrs.
Atherson readily promised, and then, pushing
toward the light two packages which had
remained unnoticed, she said: " Perhaps theso
may bo called legitimate contributions to your
budget." Opening tho first package, Aunt
Helen lifted out a mossy-looking casket of soft
green plush, with Marguerites, forget-me-nots,
and variously-colored delicate grasses scattered
over it, in embroidery. Tho ilowcrs were so
natural that one could havo thought they had
boon freshly gathered and carelessly tossed
over tho casket. A scent of tho fields and
mellow, sunshiny days seemed to havo gotten
into the library. Besido tiie casket lay a card,
on which was written : "Aunt Helen's Budget
box. From Ethel." Within the boxwero littlo
compartments, each bearing tho name of tho
ono for whom it was designed, and tho depart
ment over which she was to preside. In the
division marked "Miscellany" were the names
of Mr. Atherton and Teddy, and even Bickelo
had not been forgotten, for Ethel well knew
that tho Suabians, in spite of their saucr kraut
and boiled meats, had sonio very appetizing
dishes, and many bits of household wisdom.
The remaining articles in Ethel's package
consisted of several handsomely mounted
Japanese silk gauze panels. They had been
lined with unbleached muslin, in order, as
Ethel explained, that tho painted decorations
might bu brought out with nioro brilliant
effect. The lining was several inches larger at
the top and bottom than the gauze, in order to
leave space for tho borders, which wero va
riously of garnet, olive, peacock blue and
bronze plush, and in applying tho borders
herring-bone, feather and couching stitch in
silk, the color of tho plush border, had been
used. The edges on both sides were corded
with a rich silk cord, also tho color of the
borders. Arced (a bit of still' whalebone would
have answered the same purpose) was run
under a strip of tape near the uppear edge at
the back, and to this was attached a silk cord,
with a pair of tassels, by which tho panel was
to bo suspended. On each of tho four corners
of tho plush borders was a weight, such sis is
used in dress-making.
"Ah," said Aunt Helen, taking up the last
parcel, " hero is one, characteristically Japan
ese." This, like the others, was lined with un
bleached thin muslin, butasimplo bamboo cane
was fastened in neatly at top and bottom, and
tho panel was hung by a silken cord. " This
is like our practical Ethel," said Aunt Helen,
placing the articles together. " Sho never be
lieves in putting things into words when they
can be put into action."
"I suspect that Ethel intended part of that
as a practical hint," said Mr. Atherton, from
behind a cloud of tobacco smoke, in tho corner.
"I, at least, should liko to have tho panels fol
lowed by a talk on Japaneso decoration."
"That is a good suggestion," said Mrs. Ather
ton. "You and I will furnish a Japanese
chamber in tho new home, and Helen will
give us a talk an Japanese styles. This will
keep," sho added, taking up tho second un
opened package. " I will go now to see that
Tabbie's order for breakfast is filled, and hero
are sonio folk-songs for Helen and Ethel." And
amid music and pleasant talk tho evening
ended. In it Aunt Helen's paper had found
no place, and only Tabbie knew of. its exist
ence. COLOE IN DEESS.
In previous numbers wo have indicated tho
colors most becoming to tho various types of
female beauty, with one exception.
The Florid Brunette, the only remaining
typo of female beauty, is of all others the most
perfect. This typo has a rich-toned skin, in
clining in some cases to the olive, in others to
the copper-colored complexion, with more or
less redness about tho checks and lips. Tho
eyes aro black, the hair a jet or blue-black.
The complexion peculiar to tho florid brunette
maybe said to consist of a light, subdued yellow
or orange-brown, and the portions which display
color aro more of a positive red than a rose
color, as in tho blonde types. Tones of yellow,
orange and red predominate, harmonizing to
gether by analogy, and with the hair and eyes,
which are black, by contrast. As this type dis
plays naturally an agreeable group of harmon
izing tints, care must be taken not to weaken
tho harmony by the use of objectionable colors.
At the same time it is advisable to neutralize
any unpleasant tint which the complexion may
contain, such as too much yellow, which has a
decided tendency to give a sallow and un
healthy cast to tho skin. Yellow, maize and
gold-color suit the florid brunette, because
while they contrast in a highly favorable man
ner with the hair and eyes, intensifying them
by tho addition of purple, they harmonize by
analogy with the tints of the complexion, and
neutralize to a considerable degree any super
abundance of yellow they naturally contain.
When the complexion displays moro orange
than yellow in its tints, an increase of red is
given to it by the use of yellow or maize in
dress. A yellow bonnet is favorable to this
type; but as it approaches near to and sur
rounds the face, it should have a considerable
proportion of its influence neutralized; this may
be done by the introduction of violet, purple, or
deep blue Ilowcrs, kept away from contact with
the skin. These flowers must be used very
sparingly. Orange, although it may be said
to suit brunettes with moro or less positive
orange in their complexions, is toobrilliant and
gaudy to be used in dress, save in very small
proportions. Bed, scarlet, bright, crimson,
magenta, and all brilliant colors of the like
class follow tho same rule as orange, suiting
some complexions containing red, which it is
advantageous to neutralize, but being too bright
for general costume. A scarlet headdress is
particularly suitabio to black haiu, intensifying
it by contrast and by the addition of a pur
ple hue. Dark red is favorable to complexions
which have too much natural red, because, be
sides its tendency to neutralize the color of the
skin it reduces it by contrast. Violet is un
suitable to the ilorid brunette, unless its injuri
ous influence bo destroyed by the addition of
yellow. Very dark violet is not so objection
able as the positive color. A violet bonnet may
bo rendered very pleasing by being trimmed
with a quantity of pale yellow flowers, such
as primroses. The flowers contrast with the
violet of the bonnet, and accord well with the
Most medium-toned neutrals, such as brown,
slate, and gray, aro unfavorable to this type;
tho very darkest shades of these colors, how
ever, are suitable to some full-toned complex
ions, with a moderate amount of color. Black
contrasts well with the complexion of tho florid
brunette, although not so perfectly as with that
of the previous type. It embraces the red by
reducing tho lighter tints of the skin; but it
has no power to neutralize any objectionable
color that may exist. A black bonnet, although
not so suitable to the brunette as to the blonde
is, nevertheless, agreeable in its effect. It may
be ornamented with white, red, orange, or
yellow trimmings. White is moro favorable to
the florid brunette than black, and accords well
with all complexions. A white dress may be
ornamented to advantage with scarlet, orange,
or yellow. A white bonnet, which is highly
favorablo to this type, should have trimmings
of red, orange, or yellow ; red or orange is to be
preferred, yellow and white having a weak
ell'ect by daylight.
OUR LITTLE ONES.
On grandmother's lap
Is telling a wonderful
About an old dame
Of" Mother Goose" fame
" Olit Mother Morey."
"She killed a fat calf!
Nov.- gani'ma that's half."
" Yes. child, and where did she throw it?"
"Whv over the wall."
"Yes, dear, and that's all."
" O, gam'ma! how came yon to know It? "
Overskirts with pointed apron-fronts are
It is predicted that velveteens will bo much
worn during the coming season.
Circulars a convenient and becoming style
of mantle promise to continue in fashion.
The new tweeds are fine. If the colors are
well managed, the largo checks are the best.
Handsome boots to be worn with dinner or
reception dresses aro of black satin Avith small
Dressy slippers to be worn with black silk
stockings are of plain black satin with hand
some square jet buckles.
Novelties in dress buttons are odd designs in
carved wood, bronze, jet or silver, representing
grotesquo heads of animals.
Thero is a new pale green, welcomed by
blondes who aro tired of pale blue and white.
Dark red roses are worn with it, and black
shoes over silk hose to match.
It is no longer demanded that bridesmaids
wear white. All shades are now used. At a
recent wedding two little girls in "Gceuaway"
costumes headed the church procession.
Homc-drcsscs are now made in simple Prin
cess stylo. These are made from any class of
goods, soft, heavy or thin, and sometimes havo
a gathered flouneo headed with bands of con
Coats and polonaises aro chief among the
spring fashions. The "Newcastle" coat and
tho "tirattean" polonaise aro favorites. The
former is a good design for tourist coat, made
in wool with narrow striped bordering, over a
short walking skirt; the latter is used for dot
ted foulards, cambrics, chintzes and flowered
In gloves there are various styles in cloth, in
kid, in undressed kid, in beaver, in dogskin
and in cashmere. In kid, thero is nothing
newer than the long undressed Sarah Bern
hardt styles, in difi'erent shades of tan-color.
The long cashmere gloves are a convenient
and serviceable novelty, and aro better fitting
than cloth gloves.
Tho " Newport scarf " is a handsome- spring
novelty. It is used for in-doors or for tho
promenade. It consists of soft, all silk brocade,
three yards long, and fringed upon both sides
and ends, solid colors, such as bronze, ruby,
peacock blue, &c. As a drapery, it may bo used
as a sash, crossed diagonally, or wound about
the hips, in the "Jersey" style. As a scarf, it
may be arranged as a lichu, with mantle ends.
To tho Editor National Tkiiiune:
In The Triisuxe of January 11th, a lady aska
how to make .New England brown-bread. In re
ply to this, I send you the following recipe: Two
cupfuls of corn-meal, one of rye-meal, one of sour
milk, one-half cupful of molasses, one teaspoonful
of oats; for one-half cup of molasses, allow one
fourth teaspoonful of soda; also use enough soda
to sweeten the milk. Use 10' water or milk. Tho
mixture should be about the consistency of stiff
batter. If the bread be too dry or too moist, use
next time more or less water. Bits of stalo bread
or cake, soaked soft, and added to tho mixture, aro
an improvement. Wheat llour may bo substituted
for rye, but is not so good as tho latter, nor is it
used in the genuine brown-bread ; neither in this
Is yeast ever used instead of milk. I suppose
every lady knows that the original brown-bread
was baked all night in a brick oven, coming out
warm for tho Sunday breakfast. But brick oveus
aro rare now, and hence tho bread is usually
steamed. Put a kettle on tho back of the stove (in
order not to interfere with other cooking), and to
prevent the bread from burning, put an iron ring,
a small tin cup, or anything that may bo conveni
ent, into the bottom of the kettle. If the bread is
in a patty-pan, an inverted breakfast plate must bo
placed over tho top. Let tho plato be a littlo larger
than the pan, in order that the steam may drain
into tho kettle. New Enghmd cooks have 11 regu
lar brown-bread dish, but I will suppose that your
readers arc not Now Englanders, but have one of
the smallest-sized pails used for canning lard.
Into this put tho batter, cover tightly, steam not
less than four hours six is better; then uncover
the pail, and sot it in tho oven for thirty or forty
minutes. If the oven is very hot, do not set tho
pail on the bottom of the oven, but put something
between the two.
I liko your plan of allowing subscribers to a3k
questions. In this way, each gets the advice which
she needs. In the matter of recipes, I often hear
ladies complain that they are. not successful with
printed recipes, becauso details are not given.
Caesos' City, Nev.
To tho Editor National Teibcxe:
Will some of your good readers kindly send a
recipe for a paste that will not crack; and also for
a paint for floors?
T. venture to send you the fo'lowing suggestion
about the artistic arrangement of picture-cards :
Paste together pieces ot tough paper into a straight
atrip, long enough to reach from ehairboard to ceil
ing. Arrango the cards upon this in some pretty,
effective way, with irregular twists and turns, to
prevent any stiffness or primness. Probably tho
original paper strip will need to bo added to or cut
away. Tack the strip at top and bottom in tho
middle of a bare stretch of wall, if pos-iblc; if not.
put it at the side of a door. This arrangement of
cards is called an "Alaska Column," and might be
effective in a room in which there nr.e other fan
tastic objects. GuETrA H.
January 29, 18S3.
To the Editor National, Tninrsn :
Lately I saw something in your new Home De
partment about Madame Guyoa. I have been
hunting in all the books which I can find, to learn
something about her, but I have not been able to.
find anything, and I think that you may be kind
enough to tell me something about her. I am still
only a little girl, but I read a great deal. Mother
is teaching me to sew, and do a great many things
about the house. She was delighted when she saw
that you had begun 11 Homo Department. Sho
says that I am tort ad it to her every week, and
that we shall both learn :i great many new things.
We havo a very pretty home in the country,
near Kan-as City; but it's a little lonely here, and
we arc always glad when The Tkibcxe conies.
Father was in the army, and of eour-"' he is always
glad to have his war-paper come. I hope you won't
think it a liberty for ine to write you.
Our Letter-Drawer is large enough to hold a
great many more such letters, friend Nettie.
Wo hope, indeed, that the Home Department
will do you, and many other?, good. Beforo
long we shall tell you something about Madame
Guyon. We hope to hear from you again.
THE HUE AND CRY.
Another Collection of Newspaper Attacks on
An Enemy in Disguise.
From the ntlsburg Leader.
Wc would respectfully call the atu-r.lion of thooo
Congressmen who hate unjust discrimination to
one class of meritorious soldiers who have been
grossly neglected and ignored in the various sweep
ing pension acts that have been passed and pension
bills that are about to pa.. We refer to the well
men of the late volunteer army of the Itepublic.
True, this class is not a lar;e oneJ It is far outnum
bered, not indeed by the men who lost legs or arms
or were otherwise obviously and seriously disabled,
but by the immense host of men who, without any
injury visible to tho naked eye or recalled by tho
memory of comrades, have received large pensions
under the arrears bill or some other of the recent
bills that have thrown the doors of the Pension
Bureau wide open to every fellow that has a robust
conscience and can Ibid complaisant line officers
and accommodating doctors to certify him through.
But, though few in numbers, this class, as a rule.
j did its duty as well as any other class of soldiers,
anil a good (leal better than tiie swarms ot skulkers
and camp-follbwers who have perjured their way
on to the pension list, and ehuckledto think that
they havo received from $1,200 to 52.100 apiece for
the kicks of horses they never suffered, ths dys
pepsia they contracted from gluttony at home, and
the pains and aches and cricks in the back, which
come to everybody with advancing years, but which
they liave-skillfully ascribed to exposure in the
Grade Down Pensions.
From the Boston Herald
Senator Van Yv'yck's report in favor of increased
pensions is'a very good example of tiie unadultur
ated buncombe and reckless false sentiment by
which the pension list has already been run up to
over SIOO.OOO.OCO a year. He asserts that " 110 reason
exists why the soldier who carried the musket and
made the charge should not receive an amount for
the loss of a leg or other disability equal to that
paid a captain or colonel." By the same rule, no
reason exists why the pay of a private should not.
equal that of a captain or colonel. Mr. Van Wyck,
Ave believe, went to the war as colonel, and wh
promoted to be general for conspicuous gallantry
and valuable services. Did it occur him then to
grade his pay down to that of the privates, or to
"divide" with the boys? If there is justice in
equalizing the pensions, let them be graded down
instead of up.
Scenting Fraud Afar OX
From the Chicago Herald.
There is a wonderful deal of inspiration in the
annual appropriation of $100,000,000 for pensions.
It goes without saying that the frauds under this
law are likely to be enormous. Indeed, it is a
question whether it would not have been cheaper,
as well as fairer, to decree a small pension to every
male citizen who was of enlistment age July 1,
ISCo. The time that has elapsed has acted unequally
upon individuals in the community. It has sufficed
to develop admirable " war memories" in the moro
imaginative part of the homo contingent, upon
which, under this new law, they draw pensions,
while those of slower intellectual faculties are no
nearer being soldiers than they wero in 105, and
are consequently left out in the cold. Better havo
made it universal ; then there would liave been
perfect eguality before the law.
A Bid for Advertising.
From the A'cw York Tribune.
There is a widespread belief whether well or ill
founded that a considerable proportion of our
great pension list is fraudulent ; that names havo
been added to it by thousands in consequence of
tho energetic course of agents whose fees simu
lated their efforts. To determine tho truth or
falsity of these repeated charges, might it not bo
well to authorize annually or semi-annually tho
public exhibition of the list of pensioners on tho
rolls of each agency the names to be conspicuously
posted in the counties and towns where the pen
A Fling at Ex-Union Soldiers.
From the Port Jercis Evening Gazette.
The latest pension scheme is to pay a bounty of
$100 to all Union soldiers who were incarcerated in
rebel prisons for more than ninety days, and nit
extra compensation of $2 for every day's imprison
ment. Why not turn over the United States
Treasury to the ex-soldiers and sailors and then
mortgage the entire country for the benefit of their
heirs and assigns forever?
If Notorious, (Jivo Us the Prooft.
From the Chicago Journal.
It is a notorious fact that the pension list has been
and is being disgraced by fraudulent entries tho
work of mousing claim agents, and of their too
ready friends in Congress. The entire list ought-to
be at once subjected to a thorough winnowing, aud
be cleaned of even tho suspicion of fraud.
Pensions for Confeilerate Soldiers.
From the Fort Smith (Ark.) Herald.
Under a suspension of tho rules Senator rCor
wood has introduced a bill to supply maimed sol
diers with artificial limbs. Wc believe this is u
measure of justice and that it ought to pass. A
man maimed in defense of his State belongs to tho
State, and it is her duty to aid him in the great battle
of life a battle sometimes harder, darker, and
more beset with periis than that evrn in which ha
lost his limb. A similar measure to the one intro
duced by Senator Norwood was passed in Alabama
alter the close of the war. ami its practical work
ings resulted in great benefit to an element it was
intended to alleviate. AVo believe in taking caro
of old soldiers. The maimed and infirm should be
on tho pension rolls, and we can never have per
manent peace in this country, or rather we can
never banish the spectre of sectionalism until eon
federate Mildiers are put on the pension rolls on
the same terms and limitations that are extended
to those who fought on the Federal side. When
this height of magnanimity is reached by tho Gov
ernment the country will be one ami indivisible
from the Aristook to the Bio Grande and from ocean
to ocean. A consummation devoutly to be wished
for by every genuine patriot.
Where Dead Heroes Sjicalc.
To the Editor National Timi-cxe:
In your Tkiik.'J'k of the 11th inst. dead heroes
speak, and at their words the blood of the living
quickens in their veins. Warren at Little Bound
Top! Look at Ywirrcn cool, e'eur-headed anil
brave! It is on these tnt'es that you may build n
man's true character. A hero at Gettysburg, anil
a greater hero at Five Forks, was this same War
ren. Fifteen thousand dollars for a monument!
That is noble that takea a little of tho pain front
the hearts of Warren's friends. How much for tho
widow and children of this bruvc man?
11. M. iCAWSOX,
Jekosie, N. Y. Fifth Corps.
Dr. E. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.: "Five
years ago I was a dreadful sufferer from uterine
troubles. Having exhausted tho skill of three
physicians, I was completely discouraged, and
so weak I could with difficulty cro. tho room
alone. I began taking your 'Favonto Pre
scription' aud using tho local treatment recom
mended in your ' Common Sense Medier.d Ad
viser.' In three months I was perfectly cured.
I wrote a letter to my family paper, briefly
mentioning how my health had been restored,
and ollering to send the full particulars to any
oue writing mo for them and inclosing a stamped'
envelops for reply. 1 havo received over four
hundred letters. In reply, I havo described
my case and the treatment used, and earnestly
advised them to ' do likewise.' From a great
many I have received second letters of thanks
stating that they had commenced the treat
ment and wero much better already."
Mes. E. F. MOKGAN, New Caatlo, Me,