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(THE NATIONAL TBJBUNI&" WASHINGTON, tt C THURSDAY, MARCE 19, 1896.
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Every old memberwise dues expired Dec 31,
35. should icnew nt once, nnd spud the nppli-
ufon of niiothcr for tncmbpn-l.ip along with
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renewal. Members Ibis yenr ill no Mippneu . ..
Interesting matter nlong the line of Progress una
Patriotism, nnd in our readings will bo supplied
everything at a good discount.
Amos I SenniRii. Fccrctnry, 51C1 Minerva c
nue, Si. Louis. Mo.
Proffrcss-Pcrtnininc to nil thai lends to develop
American intelligence on tlic topic- of the tiny, ami
Ibo adoption of ways and uicmis to seeuio tnis
Patriotism lTistorlc-d study of our country, nnd
discussion thereon, which keeps nlivo the spiUl
of Amerfciti imlfpeiideiice d Ic.vhJiv
Cianty-Prt.vidii.g for the relief of tho Buffer.
Injr mi . niicicd.
tiue nnd loyal members of the C. C. ore eligible,
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Mental Culture and How it is Developed in
FRIENDS AKD BOOKS.
Elsio Brnyton writes that sho hopes tho
Editoi's Chats have not been discontinued "
none have enjoyed tlicm moro tlinn she.
Others have written iif similar vein, hut
linTO failed to embody a hint, or supsestion. m
their letters or any suhject, or subjects, they
would like touched upon.
Because of this seeming absence of interest
the Editor ceased chatting as a test, that she
might know whether her audience was asleep
or only whispering. It seems very certain now
that there are plenty in tho ranks who are not
only wide awake but good listeners.
And now that Elsie, in her comments upon
llary Auncrsoii's aid from the poet Longfellow,
has presented a most vital topic for conversa
tion, the Editor would emphasize it by way of a
few helpful Hnl6.
Now, it is absolutely impossible for any
American yonth, boy or girl, to get his inspira
tion from as high a source as Mary Anderson
received her?. Theio is but oue Longfellow,
and he is dead.
But there never was a time when the means
of sclf-oulttirc wero so numy and so near at
hand. Improved school-books, low-priced
newspapers and periodicals, the instructive
and diversified mutter furnished thtough the
plato syndicates and the cheap editions of
(.fniulnrd authors mako it UQS-lble for CVerVODO
with a Fpark of aspiration to become a well- j
informed, cultivated mau or woman, mo mauer
where he may li vo or what may bo his environ
ments. The first consideration is taste, and parents
should be a? careful to keep frivolous and im- j
moral books from their childrcti as they are to
protect them against unwholesome or poisoned
lood. Given a simple, healthful taste the
reader can go on his way rejoicing, culling a
little here and a little there, digesting and
assimilating as ho goep.
Tim firKt mid nrent thins to rcruemner rs
that no mind is big enough to harbor good End
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evil thoughts at tho same time; one will in-
me time; one win in-
variablv chase out the other, lho iiiougnis
nf mm nro jilvravs in nornetual motion, just as i
you have scon the swarms of Summer insects
whirling and dancing in tho suubeama.
Thoyarenow hero and now there; now on
the book before you, and iu a flash they aro off
to tho nethermost parts of the earth. How
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Important, then, that wo. should guard tboirj
approacn nuu put a limitation upon iuvir
If wo go into the marshes wc must expect to
be assailed by mosquitoes, and if wo go down
into the jungles to be attacked by wild beasts.
There is nameless vermin swarming in the foul
places of earth, and if we find onr associations
there wo cannot expect to escape uubittcn.
So it is with our mental companionships;
our friends and onr books mnst be beyond re
proach, or we suffer in thought, word and. deed.
And as there is no such thing as a stand-still,
cither in niiud or matter, we aro constantly
deteriorating if we aro not building up.
Culture is exacting. True art will not toler
ate pour pictures; true literature cannot com
nromisc with the falso. The code of Sinai is
not moro iuflcxiblo in morals than the law of
culture is in ethics.
Happily the book of nature is always before
us, and its pure pages open to aH who would
road. There is the daily pageant of tho morn
ing sunrise and tho evening sunset; tho ma- '
jestic processions of the clouds; tho mighty
illuminations of perpetual s'ars; the miracles
ef tho trees and the marvels of the Sowers.
Happily, too, though the works of Shakspere
nnd Tennyson, of Kuskin and Lotigfollow, an
the poot, all are not within our reach, we hac
within our reach tho grandest poems of them
all the matchless poem of "Tho Man of Uz"';
the psalms that came to tho Shepherd King
when he watched the flocks of his father, Jesse,
on Judea's ancient plains; the visions of Isaiah
nnd Daniel and tho beloved of the Lord in ex
ile on the isle of Patmos.
These were the sources of the thundt-rings of
Carlylc, of the splendid rhetoric of Danint
Wbster, of the abiding faith of Abraham Lin
coln iu the orderings of eternal justice
Above all rules aud rhetoric, above all books
that wore ever penned, stands the Bible, tho
btimaud Hubstance of divine wisdom and hu
man folly. Even the atheist aud the infidel
marvol at its variety and the classic energy of
its lights aud its shadows aro tho history of
humanity; its inspiration is the sublimation
of lho thought of seers aud sages who had their
reward iu glimpses of the eternal God.
One Standard for Women aut Men Tho
Hoys' Side, and Tasslng iu ItuvJew.
Rule of the CT6. 1. Write briefly. 2. Write only
on out ide of the pnpo-. 3. W rite lo Ihe point. 1.
Wilie on one Mil.ject. 5. Write your bent. C. Eaeli
wcok UicimtiKtiof thoe wiltiugthe best letters
etyle. coiii)ionil)oti.ppulliri;, itcuuiitiiship nd koii
eral merit considered wtll be named nt the head
of this co. until on tho Honor Itolt. First honor
will iiichxio nil of these requirements. Second
honor will include n deficiency iu sonic oucuouit.
The letters v.i. mean veteran's son, v.d. veter
eiiVdntijihlorrtiitl v.vr. vetrrnn'n widow; nictnbor
ofiiHiKieintioim will be marked S.V. and I. V.j
Eugenia Cleophas, Cleo.Wyo.; Isa Belle How
ard, Piqna, 0.; Blanche Tablcr, 212 East Wayne
strcot, Lima, 0. All will exchange letters and
autographs. Total, 15,318.
ONK 8TAXJ1A11D TOIl WOMEN" AND ME.V.
Dear- C.C. Friendf: Much has been Baid
about tho litllo foibles of woman, some of it
true, but more pure exaggeration. I have no
defense for the nobler, gentler sex to which our
honored mothers, accomplished and unassum
ing sisters, together with all other fair dhugh
lors of Eve, happen fortunately to belong; for,
indeed, woman needs no ono to laud her vir
tues and iuiuimi7.c her faults.
Bor prood record since sho was partially
emancipated from the manacles of superstitiou,
fgnoianco, tyranny and oppression stands as a
mightier monument for bor woithiuoss tbau
my feoblo pen could hero begin to portray.
If our gen mi pessimists would onuuicr&tc her
littlo foibles, aud if they are genorous-heartod
gentlemen, they will value her none the le-s
because of a few trifling imperfections. hy
not bo good enough to mention hcrsupctior
charms and excellences as contrasted with
I glory and rejoico in woman's record and
progress, and confidently bespeak for her larger
liberties, broader opportunities and gronter ad
vantages ni, civilization iu herslatoly, niHJastic
march moves triumphantly onward."
Why not givo our sisters equal opportune
ties for gaining an honorable livelihood to that
f their brothers? Why not vest them with
equal ndvaniageB to carry out the universal
I-itn of an nlhviso Providence that of attain
ing the highest symmetrical development of
lody, mind, aud soul with her biolhor mauV
An organization lor ltcunion pnni; ,",
more pr..clie.lly enfoice the piinciples of the
Loynl Home Workers hns licn furmed, or w hlcii
IT.,.- If Cl.n.v,,,,,! tc VrnxhllMlt. nnd to which nil
-r. ,..1 In
A"7w-n Pdo PLT
Floweiv. Forget 'me-not.
If wo should reach that great and glorious
- cnd of hnnnnity, wo must first deal justly
vrith the cutler, frailer sex, aud wipo out tho
nornicj0ns a,i ignoblo custom which makes it
c&Fior for man to violato tlio coae oi social,
moral, and business ethics than woman. Then
leevo her natural wants to tho guidance of her
noble, intelligent feminine intuition, and rest
insured tho world will bo happier aud better
Julius W. Gocarn, Grand Rapids, Mich.
THE BOYS' SIDn.
Fninjf ns of the C.C. anij L.U.W.: I cm
on t he boys' side. They deservo a champion.
They Hre often nbued, and hard and undeserv
ing things said about them.
It 5s true they arc hard to manage in school.
I know they are full of anties, plan many
tricks, and accomplish many jokes; but they
ate not thoroughly understood by most of
tliosu who havo authority over them, who do
not rcalizo that tho high-spirited boy is de
veloping into the pushing, successful business
mau of after years.
Some of the accusations ajrainst tho boys aro
indices of a superior lifo in them, and tho
legitimate outgrowth of their multitudiou3 ex
periences. Tho girl's lifo is circumscribed. Her ex
periences only occasionally extend beyond tho
home, the lawn, tho garden, or tho school
room; whila tho boy's homo is the world.
Ho climbs every surrounding lull, and
mikes excursions into the forest and over
plains. He knows the coyoto's hole, the ground
hog's nest, tho fish sho.il, whore the squirrel
hide1:, the birds hatch their young, tho hen sits,
tho yeliow-jackcts build ; and if thsre is a
hornets' nest within 10 miles ho knows just
where it is and on tho limb of what trco it
He can locate all Ihe.orchards and vineyards
and watermelon-patches iu tho surrounding
community, and knows when their products
arc ieadyfor use. IJb sees cvorythiug; ho
bears everything; ho handles everything ho
Ho is cosmopolitan in his make-up, in his
sympathies, in his likes and dislikes, iu his
knowlolge, in his wiil-powor; he can ask a
thousand qucst'ons iu a thousand minutes that
will puzzle a thousand wiseacres; ho is ana
lytic, and will on opportunity dissect a watch,
just to sec how it is fijeed inside, and to givo
the matchmaker a job.
T fs i? tho kind of hoys wo havo to deal
with. They go to Sunday School. Wo hunt
up some prosy mother, or old maid, or inex
perienced young girl, and appoint such to
teach that class of boys.
Teacher and pupils havo hut littlo in com
mon. Their likes and dislikes arc antipodal;
their experiences aro as different as those of
the caged canary and tho eagle. That woman
teacher who never climbed a sapling, or hooked
an npp'o from a farmer's orchard, or played a
gamn of ''shinny," or stole a rido on a street
car, or went swimming on Sunday, or scam
pered the alleys and streets at all hours, catch
mg glimpses of ail kinds of life; that woman.
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30, docs not know one half
iuciiui no in general as uouoyoiiuor
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LU--E c'a5s ooys,
Tho result isa familiar one. but tho reason
somthow 13 poorly understood. Then, under
these circumstances, do yon wonder that tho
boy of 15 is such a scarce article in Sunday
Why not meet Uie boy on his own ground
he more patient with him? Most of his antics
aro a natural characteristic of his class. The
jack knife, lho lute, tho top, the skato, tho
sled, marbles, ctt, aro of as much importance
to lum as the doll is to his sister.
Oh, yes! be will whittle a stick or cut papers
in tho family room, and you will drivo him
from tho house for the "dirt"; not realizing
how clean that dirt really is. and that his occu
pation in tho houso will keep him ofl tho
"Poys will he hoys." Thero always havo
beou, and I goers there always will be, boys;
and they must have an innocent outlet to their
animal spiritB, clso tho result wilL bo disas
trous. Tlio boy is also a vivid dreamer, and his
struggles in tho arms of Morpheus indicate
that ho is ?njoying a foretaste of real joy, as
the panorama floats past with skating, coasting,
firecrackers, and scenes fiom Halloween night
as prominent features.
And as the Chinese invention, now natural
ized ly Uncle Sam, contains oceans of fun for
tiir- boys, so. when tho eagle screams on Inde
pendence Day. on which by common consent
the boys havo full license, do not frown or scold
if perchance lho overflowing spirit of a boy
sends a firecracker exploding about your feet,
but rather Ftnilo the smile of approbation as
ho gives vent to his pent-up patriotism by
greeting you in tho native totiguo of China.
And when a few months later yon experience
some of the boys' pranks attributable to their
old lime habit of celebrating Halloween night,
do not charge it up to a natural trait of mali
cioDsnesi, but rather to their overflowing, fun
lov.ng spirir. Do not antagonize the boys, but
rather court their friendship, aud they will bo
your friends forever.
Thero is also a woo bit of policy in tho make
up of tho boy, us his sudden usefulness about
tho homo a few weeks prior to the advent of
Santa Clans sucms to demonstrate. Aud hop
ing the recollections of my boyhood's days may
EiiH seem natural to the new crop of boys, I
am, as ovor, on tho hoy's side
John Brunny, Fort Scott, Kan.
A LITTLE BOY'S WAK KTOIIY.
Dsai: Editor: I am n C.C. boy 11 years old.
1 joined tbo CC. a year ago. 1 am going lo
write a true, story:
Thero was a boy. He lived in Canada.
Whon he was 15 ho read " Undo Tom's Cabin."
It made bun want to help tho North. Ho left
homo ami ciossnd the Suspension Bridge. Ho
enlisted aud was scut South.
His father was dead and his mother did not
know where ho had gone. Ho took fover, and
was sick for some months, aud could not writo
till he got better.
When he wrote and told hiE mother whero
he was she was glad he was helping in a good
He was in several lraltlcs, and at New Berne
when the yellow fever was there.
It was over three years beforo lie got homo.
Whim tho war was over ho carried the colors
hnck to Washington.
Mh: our ng f.ircvcr wnvc proudly In lho air,
No otiii'i ibig end with it compare.
Donald D. Lindon, Etna, Ark.
A T.OXG-SIJ.EXT MEMBER.
To the Loyax. Home Woiikeks: I havo
Won a silent reader of tho L. J J. W. for some
time; but, with others seldom hoard from, I am
still a faithful member iu tho cause of Progress
and Patriotism, ns every good citizen should bo
who lives within tho bounds of tho United
Stales Government and seeks lo bo protected
hy tbo laws of the laud.
Our worthy Secretary, Brother Amos L. Sea
man, is still being attacked for criticising tho
gtlM. No doubt it is hard for him to find a girl
that wonl J just suit him. but many of tho girte
arfjuKiahnrd to ploasein their notionsof men.
Our wot thy Chaplain, Comrade McMurray,
suod a no'ilo address on our two greatest
Americans. But how many of n9 pay tho
httcutiou wo should to tho good advice ho has
given usfrom time to titno?
Let tho Ohio L.H.W. make vigorous effort to
have n big nioding when tho G.A.R. moots at
Columbus iu May. It is a good placo for most
of us to meet aud become acquainted with each
other, hotter tbau through correspoudenca in
The National Tuiuitne.
How many of us read the Holy Biblo as wo
should, to pn'paro us for living right and a
heritage in tho hoavenly land? How many
wouid-say, " Let Congress pass a law lo stop tho
soUtug of strong drink iu tho Capitol building,
where our National legislators meet?
P. W. LoBfistrcth, Gratiot, 0.
TASSINQ IN HEYIEW.
Mrs. Emma J. Saunders, Three Eivors, Mass.,
vrould like to exchange -Tetcrsotis Magazine
fiom 1SS1 to 1S90 for copies of Babyhood, which
she may read to her littlo children. She is tho
wife of George Sanders, Co. B, 57th and 59th
Mass., who has been a National Tuibune
reader for years, and sho adds, "Wo think wo
could not do without it."
0. F. Morton, Oakland, ltd., would liko
L.H.W. correspondents. Secretary Seaman
forwards his name as a thorough American,
member of tho M. E. Church, aud a good letter
writer. Jcssio A. Landon, Etna, Ark., would ex
change postal autographs with friends of the
CC. and L.H.W.
Charles 11. McEntyrc, Sikcston, Mo., a new
member of the L.H.W., would greatly appreci
ate letters from CC. and L.II.W. friends, par
ticularly in Illinois and Indiana. Iu reply to
his inquiry wo would say the silver badge
will bo forwarded by Tiie National Tribune
on receiptor $1.
Mrs. C. M. Evans, Palo, Mich., desires tho
address of the young woman with aside brother
who has flower seeds to sell.
All who would contribute to tho L.II.W. flag
fund, for placing flags over school-houses in tho
South, may send the same to Mary L. Best,
Treasurer, Stoneham, Mass.
A LIBERAL proposition.
Comrade W. O. Pierce, of Winchester, writes
as follows: "Three hundred copies of tho Li
bretto 'On to Louisville' havo boon placed in
my hands for gratuitous distribution among
the Loyal Homo Worker?. Tho libretto was
published by tho Indiana Division, Sons of
Veterans, and rendered with fine success at tho
National EucampmentsatLouisvillo and Knox
villc. "It is in book form, with artistic titlo page,
embellished hy tho half-tono portrait of Past
Commander-in-Chief W. II. Bundy, and nino
other portraits of distinguished Sous of Vet
erans. Tho scheme of tho libretto consists of
'song and chorns.'in five parts: 'Tho Soldier's
Farowoll,' 'Railroad Song and Chorus,"
'Prayer,' 'Ecception and Greeting,' 'Tho Ban
ner of Beauty and Glory,' and a supplement
containing two new songs 'The Flag of Our
Fathers' and 'Lincoln's Prayer.
"Sond a 2-ccnt stamp to pay for postage nnd
wrapping, giving postoflico address, with Town,
County nnd Slate. Of all applications sent
after tho 300 aro exhausted, tho postago will
bo turned over to tbo Treasurer of tho L.II.W.
for lho good of the Order. First ordering first
served. Address W. O. Pierce, Box 74, Win
LOYAL nOME WORKERS.
Heauq'rs L.H.W., 5101 Minerva Ave., 1
, St. Louip, March IU, 180G. J
If no protest is mado to tho following appli
cants within ono week from dato thoy will bo
enrolled into membership of the L.H.W. :
Gny PJjmpton, W. Decatur, Pa.; Rose Drink
water, Norfolk, Conn.; Edith M. Stickles, Tor-
rington, Conn.; Jcssio H. Lnnuon, Etna, Ark.;
Orcn F. Morton, Mt. Lako Park, .Aid.; Florence
Crabb, Lima, O.; Vivian Agnew, Irondalc, O.
From present indications this will bo tho
banner year for the L.II.W. Tho old mombors
are being aroused to now energy, and new
members are coming in steadily, making a good
average. Let every L.1I.W. pledge himself to
obtain at least one new member.
Amos L. Soaman, Secretary.
Secretary A mns L. Seaman reports tho out
look for the L.H.W. as very bright. Tho inter
est is taking oil a solid appearance, and suro to
crystallize into tho vital work of Progress nnd
Secretary Seaman writes that members seem
to have misunderstood tho Letter Circleschome.
Tho point is this: When six or eight members
combine to form a Circle, they should sond him
tho names and he will number tho Circlo and
record it. Ho cannot mako up Circles from
single names sent.
Our National Chaplain, Frank McMarray,
has becu obliged to omit his March Eermoner,
as his wife has been quite ill and ho is by no
means in health hinielf. Ho will havo tho
prayers and sympathies of all.
CONNECTICUT STATE CIRCLE.
The semi-annual meeting of tho Connecticut
State Circle. L.H.W., hold at tho homo of J. T.
Haight. Torrington, numbered representatives
from Norwalk, Waterbury. A us on in. Housa
tonic, -Now Britain, Forcstvillc. and Norfolk.
Prcsfdent Kellogg presided over tbo business
meeting, with ail olliccrs present except tho
Chaplain. Greetings wero read from absent
friends. Sister Culver tcad a paper on patriot
ism, which was warmly received, and it was
voted that sho forward it to The National
Tribune for publication. Voted to hold tho
annual meeting at Rock Grovo iu July.
Thero was mi interesting evening meeting of
songs and recitation?, closing with "Amorica."
Reported by J. G. Twining, Secretary.
NEVILLE CIRCLE, L.H.W.
J. B. Twadd'e, Prao, O., is ono of tho stir
ring Buckeye workers. Ho was mado Presi
dent of Neville Circle, L.H.W.. held at Stcu
benvillo on Washington's Rirthday. Anna
Bowers, Recti's Mills was elected Vicc-Prosi-dont,
and J. S. Agnew, Irondalc, Secretary aud
Tho President urges every member of tho
LJJ.W. in that part of tho State to forward his
orhor name for onrollment in Novillo Circle,
No. 1. All names icccived by April 1 will bo
enrolled as charter members.
Notice for next meeting will appear in The
National Tribiwe. In closing a call for tho
CC. and L.H.W. to rally to Neville standard,
the President says:
" Wc cauaot engage in a nobler cause than
that of Progress and Patriotism. Our motto,
'Pro Patria, or "For our country," ought to
nerve us on aud help us to Rtand by tho flag
for which our fathers endured so many hard
ships; to do honor to the living heroes and
tribute to the dead. I imploru 3-00 as patriots
to answer 'hero' to ihe roll-call and attend
our coming meeting."
For serving with roast duck or gamo, orange
salad is delicious. Slice six orangos, grating
tho rind of one. Add tothejuico of one lemon
threo tablcspoonfuls of salad oil or molted
butter and a dish of cayenuo popper; mix
and pour over the oranges.
Whole-wheat bread is used vory much just
now by people who study the health of them
Eelvcs and children. It contains all tho essen
tial elements of wheat, and is sweet and nutri
tious. Majendie, in recent experiments, demon
strated that dogs fed exclusively on white bread
dio in 50 day, whereas they livoand flourish
on coarse, or whole-wheat bread.
If parents would ceaso feeding their children
on fine wheat bread and highly-seascncd food
they would have fu wcr doctor bills to pay. Tho
nervous irritability of most children is directly
traceable to the food they eat.
Tho rosiest, stoutest littlo child the writer
has in mind Jives almost wholly on oatmeal
and milk, breakfast, dinner and supper. Tho
tablo may ho spread with meals mid sweets
without tempting tho child, whoso tastes are
wholly unspoiled, because started outright.
redwood bark pincushions.
Jesso Buskins Lindsay, Cak, who has sup
plied so many of The National Triiiune
readers with redwood bark for pincushions or
souvenirs, will supply all others who will for
ward 15 cents for packing and postage, and for
five cents extra will scud a redwood cane, with
seed aud moss.
To ornament the redwood souvonir ho gives
directions as follows: 'Tako a ribbon thrco
inches wide and a littlo ovcrlG inches long, of
any color desired. Sew tho ends together and
draw tightly over tho pincushion crosawiso of
'Take two pieces of braid, tho samo length
of tho ribbon, and sow tho ends together, stitch
ing one piece to tho top and tho other to tho
bottom of tho ribbon. A few flowers may bo
painted on tho ribbon, or it may bo ornamented
with thu needle.
"Pius and uoedles stay just whero they aro
put in redwood cushions, making thoin prcfer
ablo to any others."
FREE TO SUFFERING
1 nrfmd for ytari with ut.rtn trouWrt,
and othtr Kngnlxriuti, and liuJIy fsan.l
itmi!, uf Uwttrtitairiit, lit turf d
nt without the tld f.f mrdicd attendance.
Tbf Isaoqaack doctor's medicine; bat
oature'aowu rctnejy for worrun. ItctsU
nothing toccsTlnc yourwlf of ite nittlti,
for I arnd It free with fall Uutnictloni
to eTerr fnfferlnc woman. Addrci,
UR&. L. HUDNUT, South Iliad, 1x4
INote: No lesson Is appointed for March 29.
Tho Meditation bolow la akin to out series of
Commendations op the Lord's Prayer.
Many prominent men and womon havo ox
pressed themselves as to tho Prayer, given to
tho world by our Savior as a model. Wcappend
some of their commendations, hoping to stir
up in the minds of readers a greater desiro to
study this wonderful Prayer. Wo are, moro or
less, govorued by tho opinions of those whoso
judgments wo appreciate, and especially by
thoso whoso character wo admire. When ono
is going on a foreign journey bo :s quite In
clined to sccuro what information ho can as to
tbo lands which ho purposes to visit; to sco
what travelers in goncral havo to say about
routes, places, buildings, etc., thus to got an
idea of tho prospect boforo him. A3 ouo thus
reads and Icarus, ho grows moro cagor for his
voyage. Ho is interested beforehand, no
thinks that scenes so highly praised by the
learned must bo exceedingly delightful. So
wo would do as to tho Lord's Prayer. Let ns
notico tho conclusions reached by men who
have examined this Prayer. I bolievo that in
this way wo shall becomo vory desirous of
studying it moro carefully. Wo shall belicvo
that what so charmed, comforted and guided
tho well-informed and pious must bo worthy
orrr intense study and dovout admiration. Wo
shall havo stimulus for research, meditation
Madamo Do Staol has loft tho following
words, showing her great appreciation of tho
Lord's Prayer : "If the Founder of Christianity
had dpno no moro than to toach tho human
race to bow boforo ono God, and all pray, ' Our
Father who art iu heaven,' ho would havo con
ferred an inestimable boon, aud given proof of
tho divinity of his religion."
Thomas Carlylo was roared in a most dovout
manner. Lator in lifo ho loft off tho uso of tho
Prayer ho learned at homo from his mother.
Sometime, however, beforo his death, ho began
to feel tho impulses of early day3 stealing
over him. Ho lost his wife, and her death
preyed on bis mind. Ho became lonely. Ho
tells us of his dovout impulses, stirred up by
aflliction and tho inroads of advanced age.
Emorsou's description of Carlylc during his last
years is sad. Ho rofers to the comfort Carlylo
derived from repeating tho Lord's Prayer.
Carlylo himself tells tbo story. In a letter
which he wroto to his old friend, Mr. Erskino,
ho remarked: "I was agreeably surprised by
thesight of your handwriting again, so kind, so
wclcomo! The letters aro as firm aud honestly
distinct as ever tho mind, too, in spito of its
frail environments, as clear, plump up, calmly
expectant, ns in tho best days. Right so ; so
ho it with us all, till we quit this dim sojourn,
now grown so lonely to us, and onr chango
come! 'Onr Father which art in heaven, hal
lowed bo Thy name, Thy will be done;' what
clso can wo Bay?
'Tho othor night, in ray sleepless tosslngs
about, which wero growing moro and moro
miserable, theso words, that briof and graud
prayer, camo strangely into my mind with an
altogether new ottiphnsis, as if writton and
6hining lor mo in mild, puro splendor on tho
black bosom of tbo night there; when I, as it
were, read them word by word with a sudden
check to my imperfect wanderings, with a sud
den softness of composure which was much
"Not for perhaps 30 or 40 years had I onco
formally repeated that prayer; nay, I nover
felt boforo how intensely tho voice of man's
soul it is; tho inmost aspiration of all that is
high and pious in poor human naturo; right
worthy to bo recommonded with an 'After this
manner pray yc.'"
Charles Sumner 'detested political pravors
ofiercd by ChapIainsMn the Senate. Dr. Sunder
land used to annoy him by making at timc3
very sly insinuation in 1m prayers. Ono day,
however, the Doctdr entered tho Senato and
simply presented tho Lord's Prayer to tho
'mercy scat." Just after tho devotions, Mr.
Snmnor stopped up to tpo Chaplain and spoko
thns: "Dr. Snndorlaiie, that was a very elo
quent prayer you jdstoffored; a vory beautiful
prayer; a very appropriate prayer tho most
appropriate prayer I over heard you utter."
Matthew Henry, tho eminent commentator,
declared: "Tho Lord'auPraycr is a lottor sent
from earth to heaven. Hero is tho inscrip.
tion, tho person towhoni it is addressed
Our Father.' Hero is tho placo whero Ho
dwells 'In Heaven.' The contents: Sovcral
requests to increaso'His glory and our good.
Tho close 'Thine- is tho kingdom.' Tho seal
Araeu.' And, if you will, tho dato, too
We do not realizo how much pathos, power,
moral sublimity is in that wondorful Prayer.
Tho older Booth realized moro fully than most
do tho significance of each clause. Wo givo an
instance in illustration:
The older Booth onco resided in Baltimore.
Ho was 60 popular that ho frequently rccoivod
invitations to ho a guest at homes thou usually
shut agaiust actors Hb had finished partaking
of dinner at ono placo, and the company had
rcureu 10 me urawmg-room, when ho was re
quested, as a particular favor to tho host aud
his fellow-gueits, to repeat tho Lord's Prayor.
Ho expressed his willingness to grant tho favor.
Wo givo tho account furnished by ono who was
"Ho slowly nnd rovorontly nroso from hh
chair, trembling with tho burdou of two great
conceptions. Ho had to realize tho character,
attributes and presence of the Almighty Being
he was to address. He was to transform him
self into a poor, sinning, stumbling, benighted,
needy supplicant, offering homage, asking
bread, pardon, light and guidance"
Ono other of the company who was present
makes tho following statement:
"It was wonderful to watch tho play of emo
tions that convulsed hi3 countenance Ho be
came deadly pale, and his cyc3, turned trem
bling upward, woro wot with tears. As yet ho
had uotBpoken. Tho silonco could ho felt; it
had becomo absolutely painful, until at last tho
spell was brokcu as if by an electric shock, ns
his rich-toned voice syllabled forth, 'Our
Father Which art in Heaven,' etc., with a
pathos and fervid solemnity which thrilled all
hearts. Ho finished; tho silonco continued;
not a voice was heard, nor n musclo moved iu
this wrapt audience, until, from a rcmoto cor
norof tho room, a subdued sob was hoard, and
the old gentleman (the host) stopped forward
with streaming oyos and tottering frame, and
seized Booth by tho hand. 'Sir,' said ho. in
hrokoa accents, 'you havo afforded rao a ploas
uro for which my wholo futuro life will feol
grateful. I am an old man, and everyday, from
boyhood lo tho present time, I havo repeated
tho Lord's Prayor; but I never heard it before,
never!' 'You aro right,' replied Booth; 'to
read that prayor as it should bo read, caused
mo tho sovercst study and labor for 30 years,
and I am far from sntisfied with my rcndorlng
of that wonderful production. Hardly ono
person in 10,000 comprohonds how much
beauty, tendorness aud grandeur can bo con
densed in n spaco fo simple.' That prayer
itself sufficiently illustrates tho truth of tho
Biblo, and stamps upon it tho seal of divinity."
So great was tho effect produced, says our
informant, that conversation was sustained but
a short timo longer in subdued monosyllables,
and almost entirely ceased; and, soon after, at
nn-oarly hour, tho company broko up and ro
tircd to their aovoraVhomes, with sad faces and
At Boston thero Is Badical Club. Prof.
Pierce, of Cambridge, ono timo addressed tho
members at a session of said Club. Ho was ac
counted a leading niatliornutician of our coun
try. As u scientist1, ho stood among tho first.
Ho told tho Club that tho universe nccda God ;
science requires faith. Thou, at tho close, ho
spoko thoso following 'grand words. Kemeni
bor as you read them that tho Professor meant
by tho ' bcdaiilo prayor" tho prayer which be
gin, "Our Father, Which art iu Heaven. Ho
"Men of sclonco, bo not falso to your
childish faith in your bedsido prayor. Your
logic of instructiou may bo 113 pellucid ns ico,
but bowaro lost you bo bound in its frigid nnd
rigid bonds as woro tlio traitors seen by tho
Di vino comedian in tho lowest depths of Tar
tarus. Eetraco your steps upward through tho
narrow avenuo of ideality, nnd you will drift
from this threatened darkness to soo tho stars
again, will again porcoivothocentr.il light to bo
tho unfailing fountain of knowledge and iu it
and through it it will join in tho praiso and
worship of tho almighty, omuisuiout, aud all
For all his lifo John Randolph thanked God
that his mother taught him to offer at hcr.knoo
tho Lord's Prayor. Woro it not for thoso
words, thus repeated forycars in childhood and
youth, ho fe'.t suro he would havo boon carried
away by tho on-coming, swooping tido of
French infidolity. But ho could not drivo
that Prayer from his momory. Ho could not
forget how, with clasped hands, and with his
mother's hand on his little head, ho each night
and morning offered np tho Prayor which
Christ taught his Disciples, and which his
mothor taught him. Hero wo seo tho utility of
s memorized prayer, nero every mother can
sco how to get such a hold on a child that it
shall bo felt when tho mothor has passed ovor
on the "Other Side."
Thoso who have read Dickens's "Bleak
Houso" can recall tho tondor description of
tho death of Jo, who was a poor, ignorant boy.
Tho great editor, Thurlow Wood, nover
ceased repeating the Lord's Prayer. Bend tho
following words in proof of this Words by Mr.
Weed: "By 12 o'clock I am generally com
posed for sleep. It is a relief to mo to repeat
the Lord's Prayer beforo going to bed, nnd I
could not slcop without it. I cannot believe,
and cannot bo brought to bolicve, that tho pur
pose of our creation 13 fulfilled by our short
existence here. To rao t.e cxistenco of another
world is a necessary supplment to this, to ad.
jnst its inequalities and imbuo it with moral
Henry Ward Beechor, in his "Lifo of Christ,"
said, speaking of tho Lord's Prayer: 'Ono
knows not which most to ndmiro in this form
its loftiness of spirit, its comprehensiveness, its
brevity, its simplicity, or its union of human
and divine elements. All prayer may be said
to bo crystallized in this Prayer; tbo Church
has worn it on its bosom for hundreds of years
as the brightest gem of dovotion."
Gon. Eusk, onco Secretary of tho Agricultural
Department, U. S., died in 1S93. Tho nows
papors gavo account of tho closing scenes of hi3
lifo. I givo a quotation from one, a Milwankea
paper: "Moro than a score of times during his
illness Gen. Busk asked to havo the Lord's
Prayor repeated. Only the day beforo he died
his oldest daughter, Mrs. Craig, had, at bi3 re
quest, knolt at his bedsido and joined in tho
Prayer with him, and when thoy had con
cluded tho sick man'said, 'Charity, let us re
peat it,' and together tho father and daughter
again earnestly sont up that petition, of guid
ance and comfort."
Farindon says: "This form of prayer was
prescribed both to tho disciples and to the mul
titude. None so wise who roust not, none so
ignorant who may not, learn this form. Being
a short form, it is no burden to tho memory;
and being a plain form, it brings no trottblo to
the understanding. Ho that cannot walk upon
tho pavement of Heaven, amongst tho mys
tcrios of his faith, may yot walk upon thi3
earth, fJm plain model of devotion. Ho that
knows but littlo of tho Trinity may yet cry,
'Abba. Father.' Ho that cannot dispute of God
may sanctify His name, ne who is no politi
cian may have his kingdom with him; and ho
who cannot find out his ways rany yet do his
will. Every man cannot bo a scholar; but
every man may bo devout. Every mau cannot
preach; but every man may pray. Surgunt
imlocli, et rapiunt regnum calorum, saith Augus
tino. Devout iguornuco many timc3 taketli
hcavon by violence, when our sluggish and
unprofitable knowledge cannot lift up our
hands by devotion 30 much as to knock at tho
door. Take, then, the disciples and tho multi
tude together, men of knowlcdgo and men of
no great reach, and tho sic orate concerns them
all, and to them it is our Saviour gives this
command, 'After this manner pray yo.'"
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Correspondents should write each question on
a separate sheet of paper, givo full nnmc and ad
drc.a nnd murk it '"Correspondents' Column." No
attention will bo paid to cotniniiuiczitioui not ac
companied with mima and address of writer. It is
requested that a tnmp,bo incloied for reply by
letter. Postal card will be replied to by mail
onlv. lleplies by mail will ordinarily be mado
within a week, and if iu thid column within three
K. IT. B., Greeley, Colo. What aro tho rules
nndcr which pensions aro granted by special
act of Congress with respect to title boforo tho
Pension Office? Instcer. In general no private
bill for a pension will bo favorably reported by
tho Pension Committco, unless the petitioner
therefor has applied to tho Pension Bureau and
been denied relief therein, or unless clearly
notontitled to ponsion under tbo general law;
or, if a pensioner thoreuudor, to the rato which
ho secl:3 to get by private bill. Wo know of
no printed set of rules for guidanco of thoso
seeking relief in this way.
X. 0. B., Sauk Jiapids, Minn. Soldier served
in tho robcllion; was honorably discharged,
having contracted diseaso therein, from which
he died after disdiargo, leaving a widow aad
threo children under IU years of ago. Widow
remarried beforo children each becanio 1G ycara
old, butchildren lived with aud wero maintain
ed by her until they each becamo 1G years old.
Now, if widow applies for ponsion under general
law for the timo sho remained a widow, and her
claim is allowed, will sho draw pension for tho
children till each became 1G years oid, or will
a scparato application havo to bo made for the
timo after the widow remarried? If so, who 13
entitled to make the application? Answer. If
sho applies for ponsion aud establishes titlo
thereto, sho will ho pensioned from dato of
soldier's death to date of her romnrriago, and
her pension would include tho additional $2
per month allowed to her because of each child
under tho ago of 16 years, such additional $2
a month being a part of her pension. In order
that tho children may bo pensioned in their
own right a separate application must bo mado
by them ; and if allowed their pension will
dato from tho romarriago of tho widow, and
lerminato when they attained tho ago of 16
G. G. L., Onondaga, iVL F". 1. now long can
a pensioner let hi3 ponsion run without draw
ing it, and not be dropped from tbo rolls be
causo of failure to draw? 2. How long can a
pensioner hold his quarterly chuck, aud still
get his money on it whon ho wants to cash it?
3. Is silver a legal tender, and to whatamouut?
Answer. 1. Threo years. 2. Thero is no limit,
but it i3 tho dosiro of tho Treasury Depart
ment that tho check should bo presented for
payment within threo months from dato that
it is drawn. 3. It is a logal tender for any
amount, unless otborwiso specified in tho cou
tract. J. B., Abbot Tillage, Me. la thero a law that
givo3 to a soldier of tho war of 1861-'G5 a pen
sion of $12 a month upon his attaining tho ago
of 75 yoars? Answer. There is a ruling of tho
Pension Buroau that in a claim for ponsion
under tho act of Juno 27, 1890, tho. applicant
therein shall bo rogarded as disabled to a de
gree that will cntitlo him to tho $12-rate, if bo
has attained tho ago of 75 years.
J. F., Towanda, Pa. What rato of pension
do thoao that enlisted in tho war against Mex
ico receive, and how long a period of time
elapsed from tho doso of that war until the
act was passed that pensioned tbo survivors?
duaiccr. Eight dollars a mouth, except in cer
tain cases of disabled and dependent survivors
who wero on tho roll on tho 5th of January,
18U3, who get $12 a month. The survivors of
tho Mexican war watted 39 years beforo they
wore granted a scrvico pension.
B. F., Ulrichsville, 0. Ploaso state tho names
and nativity of Cleveland's Cabinet, and tho
uama of the Chief Justice of the United States,
and tho names of tbo Sonators from Ohio.
Answer. Uichard Olney, Secretary of Stato,
born iu Massachusetts ; John G. Carlisle, Secre
tary of tho Troasury, horn in Koutucky; Dau
iol S. Lamout, Secretary of War, born in New
York; Hilary A. Herbert, Secretary of the
Navy, born iu South Carolina; Hoko Smith,
Secretary of tho Interior, born in North Caro
lina; William L. Wilson. Postmaster-General,
born iu West Virginia; Judsou Harmon, Attorney-General,
boru in Ohio; Julius S.Morton,
Secretary of Agriculture, boru iu Now York.
Melvillo W. Fuller is Chief Justice of tho
United States, nnd tho Senators from Ohio are
Metars. Sherman aud Brice.
T. J. P., rersimmon Creek, N, C. 1. Why does
tho Commissioner of Pensions call on a claim
ant for pension for his ailidavit as to whether
he servod iu tho army or navy, other than as
set forth in his application for ponsion? 2. If
a soldier is called upon to file a supplemental
application for pension soma two or three
years aftor ho filed hia original application,
will ho drav pension from tho dato of filing
tho first, or only from date of filing; thosocondV
.insurer. 1. In order that ho may havo tho
entire military or naval eorvico of tho appli
cant, and thus determine that the record is
such that, so far us service is concerned, (ho
man has a status for pension; it is, among
other reasous, to sco whether tbo claim is
tainted with desortion or disloyalty. 2. That
doponds upon tho circumstances of tho caso,
but iu general it can bo said that, uudor pres
ent practice, it would date from tho filing q(
the last application,
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NETV riIZZT.C3.-NO. 23.
NOS. 2291-W DIAMONDS.
(W) 1. A letter. 2. A river of Prn-wia. a Beats.
4. Garments of fence worn In tho Thirteenth Cen
tury. (Ccnt.J 5. An ornnmental evergreen shrub.
6. The bnrn owl. 7. To withdraw. (Cent.) 8. A
Mahometan religious and political society.
(Out.) 9. Furrows. 10. A young" plant for
growili. II. A letter.
(X) 1. A letter. 2. A kind of mocenstn. 3. An
Inland oflT the easternmost angle of Maine. -1. A
small lino fastened to the leech of n .nll to bring it
cIcho to the ynrd. (Cent.) 5. Uotdncss or freedom
of speech. G. Tho yellow pigment present in tho
Inner aecments of the cones of the retina In. ani
mals. 7. A frequent utJcct In Greek art. (Stand.)
8. A County of Mississippi. 9. The papal dignity.
10. One. (Stand.) 1L A letter.
(Y) 1. Alrtler. 2. A small river of Spain. 3. A
rejilon of North Africa. 4. Soundinjr. 5. Tho
bell-bird of South America. 6. A kind of buck
thorn. 7. Suctorial, tcntnculiferotts infusoria.
(Cent.) 8. A broad dnjrcer formerly worn at the
girdle. 9. A town of Prussia. 10. To presoee. 11.
(Z) I. A letter. 2. To wrap. 3. Ono of the
Monern. 4. Breeds of sheep originally from Spain.
5. A female name. 0. A town of Prnifln Silesin.
7. Tho root-lenves of Cbtyletlon Umbilicus. (Cent.)
8. P. O., Jefferson County, N. Y. 9. A strong
drink. 10. Exclamations expressive of surprise.
11. A letter.
ECGESE. Clevolaud, O.
NO. 2295 CHAEADE.
Who shall tell that Ida heart was gay,
Ijttighin yet though his lips would baj
Voiced, antl lost in tho soundless seu,
Songs were aunt; but lie turned away,
"Wreaths wero wrought but he spurned the bay.
Lip to tip when lho day was yountr.
Weak Ihe lips tluit his lips enressed ;
Skylark Ifopo to the heavens sprnnjr.
lirokcn-wlnjrcd to the earth was flung;
Serpent coiled on his stricken hren-t-
Vcnotued death with a. shining crest.
O. the basilisk eyo of TTnle I
O. the vlgilnnt wntch it keeps I
Following info the jit ws of Fate,
Knowing the doom of it lasc.toolnte
Who shall walk whero the, vlprrcreeps,
"Who shall be whero the viper sleeps?
Oh, thou child of tho storm and friend I
Speak, if chance it yau may or dare I
All or naught does the future send
Yo who know it, iathl-j tho end?
Trip or fnllacy. trick or snare
Say, do you dream In the dark out there?
Sleeper, wlial docs the waking bring
Bring, if FINAL the waking come?
Where doea the drift of the river cling
Aye, is Death such agrewsomathing?
FiKsris tho Mystery's finished som?
Goddl and lips that aauld tell are dumb!
Bnh! All niny tho law of the futuro be,
Dreamer, know and obey the sign!
Spirit, essence. I summon thee!
Stnud from the sepulchre, guide thou met
Vengeance waileth. Rdrunk wllh wfnol
Dead man come! It Is thvnc and mine!
Ihos Mask, Dayton, O.
NO. 220S HALF-SQUARE.
Sentimeninlism. (Encyc. Diet.) 2. A dealer In
linen. 3. Not indorsed. (Stand.) -L The nervous
centers to which impressions from the external
world must ho conveyed before they can bo per
ceived. 5. Dnrlc resinous substances, polymeric
with indal. G. Idolizing. 7. JLimiiiig. 8. Lace.
9. Mimics. 10. To turn frcimlhaawalh. 11. A form
of the prefix in. 12. A letter.
Ko'ciusko McGistt. Brooklyn, N. Y.
NO?. 2297-8 SQTJARE8.
1. A plcco of melody. 2. One of the Edentata.
3. A x'Hl'ifTo of Hungary. 4. Introduces. 5. Per
ishes. C. A woman's clonk or mantle. 7. A
genus of the cruciferous plants.
1. Kalian painter of Genoese school; 1613-1611.
3. To In p. 3. Portuguese Dominican genealogtst:
1543-1G0L 4. One whose busine 13 to frco wool
from its filth. 5. Tlio portion of a graduated In
strument, carrying the sight or telescope. (L
Small island in tlio Persian Gulf. (Wore.) 7. A
kind of pack-saddle txeed in the American military
service. C. Saw, Naw York City.
NO. 2299 CHAltADB,
(To ArtV Flshel
Howitzer prized me yesterday to learn that Peter
Had Mjsted la the thirty-first Salvation Army
For he's a drunkard, and the fact ho ne'er baa dla-
Yet, In the "Army," as wo know, Abattla not
Methfnks he's made a end mistake If be has joined
I wonder how he'll TWO It when he finds he's just
To wage n one against hia drink for, lho' he is
The Canister able to him when it with rum is
Yet, even when a child he waa a TOTAL young
For he my father's orchard oft would Rifle of its
And I have often bit Pctnrd because bo ne'er
To Cache my dog aud neatly tie a Cannon to
his tail I
His baby sister, Minnie, oft was left for him to
Tho cradle, ho must Socket till the child was fast
And if she sought to Stretcher self, or still Re
Then this Redout-able would Raze the hoar Arba
He'd just look Daggora at tho elf, and Caesar Ar
And shake Hurdle her tiny form would QuiTerin
Ho'd Haversuclc in Ravelliu's. tho poor Cutlasses
Ho'd try to check, but all an ear could bear poor
oft we find
in sinful Claymore wicked souls
And when tho "Army" captured him It
Give honor to the "Army " then, and recognize
For If It Limbers Storr it saves tho barest Caisson
earth. L'AlXEauo. Pittsburg. Pa.
N03. 2300-1 DIAMONDS.
1. A letter. 2. A scar. (Stand.) & A caster. 4.
A twist or bend. 5. P. O., Arapahou Co.. Colo. C.
Intoxication. 7. Those who recant. S. Those who
turn. 9. Boundaries. 10. A cataract of Ireland.
11. A letter.
1. A leltor. 2. A branch of a tree. 3. A collec
tion of people. 4. A Greek or Latin proper name
5. p. O., Arapahoe Co., Colo. 6. Ferverseneas. 7.
In tectology, n unit of tho first order of individu
ality. 8. Tlioao who receive tho profits, aa of an
estate. 9. Looks. 10, Ense. 11. A letter.
Srocua, Mt. Vornon. 111.
NOS. 2302-3 HALF-SQCARKS.
(F) 1. Aklndof knot. (Stand.) 2. Passing duo
bounds. 3. Tbo ZtojJomafa. (Stand.) 4. European
hakes. 5. Privileges or exemption. (J. A genus
of foliaceous lichens. (Stand.) 7. Feasant. g. A
feminine name. 9. Town of Africa. (R. & McJf.)
10. An entrance. 11. A letter.
(G) 1. A superfiimily of firmisterninl frog-liko
amphibians, including ITemisida?. (Stnnd.) 2. Per
taining to Antiach. 3. Coarse bruhea for stippling.
(Stand.) 4. Moat fuddled. 5. Acts of tho-c who
rope. (Stand.) 6. A medicine made by mixing oils
with sirups. 7. A species of brome-grass. 8. Ger
man archteologfat; 1739-1837. 9. In Oriental coun
tries, respectful forms of address given to women.
10. Inside. II. A letter.
Rex FoitD, Alplaus, N. Y.
CHAT WITH CONTKITinTORg.
After a residence of nearly four years In Roches
ter nen Trovato nmi hiswifo nre to take up their
aboda in Silver Creek, N. Y. Communications
should ltorrnfter bo nddre-ed: N. II. Spniildtnt-.
caro of S. Howes Co., as above. Two old-time
Philadelphia puzzlers have recently been tho re
cipients of noteworthy honors, Planet having been
appointed Principal of tho Department of Pedagogy
in the Philadelphia High School, at a salary of
33,C0O, and GoggleH United States District Attorney
for tha Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the lutter
a Presidential appointment. Moro work from
Towhead and Simon Enso would be welcome.
May we not hear from them? Amoat exuspertit-
ing error was that by which No. 2231, one of tho
finest anagrams wo havo ever had the pleasure
of publishing, became a senseless garble. For
"Scotch" substitute "Scoyish," and you will then
be able to appreciate the beauty of the II it.
Elieo'a first list of answers is weIcomc,-and wo trust
others will follow regularly.
3-19-'36. R. O. Chestkk.
Children Cry for
OUR RURiL TOPICS,
'Some Practical Snestion3 for Oar
A few of ns only have ever aeen a pnro
white carina. Who ever snpposed that a
variety of these stately bloomers, with their
tropical-looking foliage, vt onld offer the ad
ditional attraction of delidons fragrance?
Yet a specimen of this sort is being dis-
f played as one of tho season's greatest novel-
tie?. The name of the plant is Wrosma
Cann.-rfolia, and is said to he a South Ameri
can member of the canna family, sometimes
termed the "white canna." bearing entirely
distinct flowers, which are sweeter than
orange-blossoms, and in color the pa rest
possible white a new departure in tha
canna family, making it a novelty of tbo
highest commercial valne.
The flowers are heavy in texture, like aa
encuari.s, bat infinitely moro fragrant so
much so that a single flower will fill a whole
greenbonse with its delieions orange-Iiko
fragrance. The flowers are prodnced freely,
a single plant sending up successively sev
eral spikes of bloom for a period of four to
The original slock was secured by tho
floris(8 of this conntry from a leading Italian
bouse, onder the name of "Myrosma," bat
it has ainca been claimed that hedycliium
coronanum is the correct name for it. The
name doesn't matter much, after all ; no
matter what it is called, it ivill be welcomed
as a novelty most desirable in every way.
ana ic wm prooaoiy create a sensation ac
Easter time if a quantity of tha fragrant
beauties can be forced into bloom at this
Care of Lawni.
Id many sections of the conntry it is cus
tomary to cover the lawns which surround
the dwelling houses with stable manure,
with the view that Spring rains may wash
the fertility contained in it into the soil.
While this process tends to enrich tha lawn,
it at the same time make3 it very nnsightly
and objectionable in many ways, as tho
manure generally brings many weed seeds
in the lawn, and unless it i3 very fine ifc
makes the growth of the grass uneven. For
small lawn", especially, a high-grade com
plete chemical fertilizer prepared for lawns
is far preferable, and produces an immadiaf o
effect. If it is not obtainable, put on un
leached wood ashes and fine bono meaL
Where the chance for pasture during tha
cominjr Summer is poor, a good plan is to
prepare ground for some soiling crop that
will famish, the cattle- with a substantial
food. For a herd of 10 cows, sow early on
well-prepared, enriched land one and one
half acres of barley. If pressed for early
food, some of thi3 might be ant when not
more than one foot high. It will then sprout
and produce a fair second crop later. At the
same time sow at the rate of one bushel per
acre one and one-half acres of peas, plow
them in three inches deep and broadcast and
harrow in, or drill on the same ground oa
to one and a half bushels of oats per acre.
At Intervals of about two weeks sow as
abovo until three or four plats in all aro
planted. One and a half acres should furnish
food for 10 cows for 15 days, with some meal
added, and leave a small surplus, if the soil
ing crop is fairly successful. As sooa as the
barley is removed, ptow and sow to Hun
garian grass, or German millet. Plant
on rich, warm soil an early variety of oorn
ny drilling about two and one-half feet
apart, and grain six inches in: the row,
one to three acres. This might be a larj:e
variety of sweet corn, and if there was
a surplus, the best ears could be sold in the
market. A little later, plant as above two
to four acres of some. large variety of dent
corn, as Southern White. The oat and pea
land may be made to produce a good crop, of
Hungarian grass, if the ground is quickly
and thoroughly fitted after the oats and peas
are removed. An acre should furnish food
sufficient for one cow and leave somethins
to spare for the chickens and pigs, or for
storing in the barn for Winter food. In the
Fall some rye might be sown, if the practice
of soiling is to be continued, in order to get
green forage early. While barley does noft
yield as ranch per acre 33 rye, the cows relish,
it better, and it is better food.
Game fowls are excellent mothers, and are
of close, compact structure, being much
heavier than their appearance would indi
cate. Moreover, they have the reputation
of laying the richest ejjgs, while their flesh
is of the finest flavor. The fighting pro
pensity of the male birds, however, is an ob- -jection
which many poultrymen cannot
overcome, while among a certain class of
breeders it is regarded as an especially d&
sirable feature. In the Indian game breed
this tendency 13 almost entirely absent, and
the additional value of extra-large size is
Here and There.
Prof. Robertson, of Canada, says that the
British markets prefer hntter pale in color,
lightly salted, packed in 56-ponnd packages
lined with thick paper.
Do not select a breed of poultry which
requires free range when your circumstances
require you to keep your poultry in con
finement. Always select strong and stocky plants to
set out. When there are but little or no
roots to plants there will be a loss of some
of them. It is a waste of time planting
strawberries, tomatoes, ox other planfes if
they are notselected with the view of secur
ing those that are strong and vigorous, as
any time lost by weak plants, even if they
live, cannot be regained. An early start is
The wrinkled varieties of peas are the beat
for the table, hut are not preferred for can
ning. Any of the early dwarf peas may be
nsed for a first crop. The dwarf kinds give
only about one pickinjr. It is the standard
varieties which Dear the heaviest crops, but
they require supports and are later than the
dwarf kinds. The Champion of England is
considered one of the best for qnality, but
is not as prolific as some others, aud is also
a late variety.
Editos National Tkieuste: 1. Where
does Gen. Slocnra live or get his mail?
2; What part of the Twelfth Corps took
part in the batties of Lookout Mountain
and Missiou Ridge? G. W. CnoWK,Browns
1. Gen. Slocuni is dead. 2. Geary's Di
vision (the Second) took a brilliant part
in tha battle of Lookont Mountain and
Hooker's subsequent movement to Ring
gold. Editor Natioxax. Tkibune.
Tho Dead at Eginont Key.
Editou National Tuibune: Any per
sons wishing for information regarding
Union soldiers buried at Egraont Key, off
the coast of sonth Florida, can receive some
information regarding the same, and also
some of their names, by writing to Cbarle3
Moore, Lighthouse Keeper, Egmont Keys,
Braidentown, Kin. , and inclosing stamp for
reply. Mr. Moore has a partial list of those
buried there. I was down there lately and
had a talk with him on the matter, and I do
not think the graves ever received much
attention, only what Mr. Moora has done.
I am in Tampa this Winter for my health,
and will return home May 1. Gkoege M.
Withebs, Co. D, 104th Ohio, Eau Claire,