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Progress Pertaining to nil that tends to develop
American intelligence on tho topic rUe day, and
Ibo ndoption of ways nnd means to secure this
end. . ,
PaWoffem Illstorleal study of our country, nnd
discussion thereon, which keeps nlirc tho spirit
of American independence nnd lovnltv.
Charity Providing for the relief of the suffer
Ing 'ind Kfllielcd.
An organization for Reunion pnrpopes nnd. to
more pmcllcslly enforce tho principles or tho
Loyal Home Workers has been formed, of winch
Kate B. Sherwood is President, nnd to which ail
true nnd loyal members of the C. C. are eligible.
rKOGKKSS AM) I'ATKIOTISar.
& Few orMJiny Testimonials or llio March,
or Ideas in the Kniiks or the Loyal llouie
-3-ittrn to our rBiNCirr.EK.
TJp to date 15,327 names liavo been enrolled
in the Conversation Club of tbo Loyal Homo
Workers' Department of The National Tkib
t'NE, pledged to Progress and Patriotism, and
kind and helpful fraternity. Of theco hun
dreds have taken a step higher and enrolled
themselves in the Loyal Homo Workers' Asso
ciation, designed to mako more vital and effect
ive the principles to which every true C C
Evory one enrolled in tho a C. becomes eligi
ble to membership in tho L.H.W. Association,
which goes a few steps higher and has a system
of rules and regulations designed to mako moro
vital and far-reaching these noblo and enobling
But whether C.C. or L.H.W., there is not ono
enrolled in our rants who has not equal privi
leges with every other; who may not ho heard
on any topic that presents itself, and who has
not at some time in his history as a C.C. ox
pressed Hti opinion as to the merits and de
merits of the weekly feast set before him.
Every member of the C.C. and L.1I.W. knows
that theie is u purpose running through tho
entire dcpaitiucnt of Loyal Home Workers,
and that purpose is the cultivation of kindly
sympathy ami the cardinal virtues of sterling
loyalty aud healthful progress.
All "that i6 trivial and deteriorating is elimi
nated, but upon the principle that "all work
and no play makes Jack a dull hoy," there has
been at all times pleasant humor, harmless
badinage, aud the chat that pure-hearted hoys
Kiid girls have diverted tuotnselvcs with in all
times and aces.
But it takes a good while to get anything
organized, and a training school of any kind is
exceptionally slow. The best proof that the
Loyal Home Workers are organized and moving
as one body will ho found by cdtuparing their
present trend with that of former ycars. Then
the tendeucy was to overlook, the main pur
poses of their being, fraternity, progress, patri
otism, and bring in all sorts of extraneous
discussions, flying from this to that, with no
definite plan or purpose in view.
Fraternity includes pleasant chat, good will,
a helpful spirit in word aud deed. Progress
embraces general education, culture in its
largest sense, alertness to nil questions of tbo
times, with a growing ability to discuss and
Patriotism includes personal loyalty, patri
otic teaching, good citizenship, Americanism
in its truest and best sense. It is the secret of
living for one'-s country as well as dying for it;
of the union of many in one, aud that one our
country, with nil its history tc guard and all
its history to make.
In this connection it is interesting to quote
from home of the many messages reaching the
tbo oditor commendatory of the Loyal Home
Workers' department with its scriout? work
and pleasant C.C. chat and comment
SOUTHERN TKACHEC'S TRIBUTE.
DkaeCC. and L.H.W.2 There is always ono
day out of each week on which I want to write
to the C.C, and that is the day on which 1 re
ceive The National Tribune, and read tbo
bright, witty, newsy, original, pariotic end
loyal i-ontimruts nnd sayings of members of
onr baud ; but it so happens that I do not have
time to indulge my wants, nnd hence yon aro
not surfeited with letters from your Southern
How our band is increasing of late, and how
ardent and earnest some of our members aro
Loyalty and patriotism are grand and noblo
themes, indeed. 2Cert to the love for good
nhotiid conic love for one's country. How wo
Bhould strife to protect and guard our coun
try. What a vast and beautifnl conntry i8 ocrs,
nnd how proud we should be of it, and how wo
hhould strive to keep up with or ahead of other
J think the spirit of loyalty is implanted in
all of ue in the beginning; for observe the aver
age child, for instance, what a spirit oWoyalty
he shows tow aid his home. He wants his home
to be as hnght aud attractive, if not more so,
than other homes.
As he gfta older ho goes to Echool, and there
he loams to love his place of instruction, aud
he wants his school to bo up with or ahead of
the otiicr schools, and woe be to the urchin of a
neighboring fccliool who makes a blighting re
mark about hi school while he is around.
When he becomes older he dcvclopE a love
for his town, and ho does all in his power for
the good of his town and to keep it up with or
abend of rival towim, aud of course it only fol
lows that he should and would love his coun
try as he grows older.
Seme who possess this loyalty nurture it, as It
were, ttud it grows and grown; and there are
other wliottbuhc and misuse their loyalty until
it dcpaits from them, and hence wo have trai
tor. How wo teachers should strive to kindle the
flume of loyalty and patiioliatn in our pupils,
and after it is kindled how we should fan and
"What a great and glorionj Nation isonrs, the
ln i ted States, the prodnrer of some of nature's
greatest and grandest uoblemcu tnuu possessed
with industry, ambition, ncivc, power, and
How proud wo aro of our great patriots. I
think it greater to die by homo unselfish act
than to live out our allotted uun.ber of years
and in the end be drowned in the sea of obliv
ion. Tho poet has said :
"And thi-y who for their country die.
Shall tJtl ,iti honored srnc;
For ftloiy lights tho holdin'n tomb,
Ami beamy weeps the brave.
Someone else lias said :
"TbU't. the iioulcl truth Miblime,
'lite n ihi-al thought of huge:
"Who Hie to IjIumi Ids age mid lime
Slmtl live through till the ages."
Search the records of history, and where
will you find 'he namo and life of a man re
corded which hears more honor than that of
our greatest A met lean patriot and President,
Aa-,bifigtoii one of tbo most unselfish, most
honest, honotaWo, and upright of God's
Unselfishness! Ah, but the reward was
gniit. and will not his memory ltvo through
llthewguh? Southern Girl.
A NOItTIIHK.v TKACHKU'S COMMENTS.
The spirit moves flic to express my satisfac
tion with Tin: National Tkimjnk in gen
eral, nnd the L.H.W. colutns in particular. I
was very ranch iutoicstcd in Mr. McKcnna'a
pica. 1 most heartily second his motion that
wo write mro on litciaturo. music, art, etc.
But, Mr. MrlC. do you mean that Scrips,
Fcraps, ciape. and the others must discon
tinue their hboit im'otm&l talks? If you do 1
diMgrco with you, and I think the majority of
our club nfll, too. Wo certainly all enjoy
their bright, sparkling fun, and I would not
bo itt all stnpriied to learn that this samo
brother reads each articles before ho docs the
motto. Fro Ptria.j
"lower.. Forget me-not.
Objects Progress, Patriotism
The time is drawing near for our next L. IT. W.
Reunion. I hope that I may bo so fortunato
as to again meet with my old friends and greet
new ones this year.
You who have never attended an L,U.W.
Reunion can have no idea what you have
missed. Lot ns try to havo our next tho
largest nnd most enthusiastic Roan ion on
And while we meet in a ploasanf, social way
let us not forget that our objects are Progress
We wish to grow and becomo a power for
patriotism. We want to let peoplo know that
wo arc alive and intend to live.
But to grow and prosper as wo should wo
must gain recognition, and when I read a nnm
bor of weeks ago that Commander-in-Chief
Walker had officially recognized the L.U.W. I
felt like saying "Hurrah I"
I have a few ideas to set forth in regard to onr
Reunion. I think we ought to havo our Head
quarters as near thoso of the G.A.R. and W.R.C.
as it is possible to get them. If wo could havo
our Headquarters in a hotel, so much the
A public L.H.W. reception announced in tho
city papers and tho official program 'would
bring great results.
We should at least try to havo a short sketch
of tho L.I1.W. printed with our program in tho
oflicial guide book which is always prepared for
I wonder what tbo council is doing about tho
badges. I had hoped before this to be wearing
the little bluo forget-me-not to show that I am
a member of the L.H. W.
I do not intend to talk woman's rights, but
I just want to givo another positivo proof of
woman's superiority as an educator over man.
I havo been leaching again for a few weeks in
a school that a man could not manage, and I
can. So much for woman teachcis.
Marguerite Dell, Defiance, O.
fThelcUcifl v.. inenn veteran's son, v.d. veler
miVdnnnhlcr and v.w. vciemn'tt widow? member
of nfcf-ocinlioiih uill be marked S.V. and D.V.I
Sallio jr. Gallagher, Wartrace, Tcnn.; Oren
F. Martin. Mr. Lake Park, Md. Total, 35.327.
In forwarding the names of Mis3 Gallagher
and Mr. Martin, Dora Davis, of Beaumont, Ga.,
gives them a pleasant introduction, as follows:
"Both are very active and energetic young
people, members of the church, and possessed of
much loyalty. Miss Gallagher is a young lady
of 20 Summers, and is a teacher of great merit.
She would like to correspond with a few mem
bers who are refined aud well-read.
Mr. Martin is a teacher at ML Lako Park,
aud has for some time been interested in tbo
CC and L.H.W. He made application to tho
TASSTNO IN JtEYinW.
M3. Mary Davis, writing from tho Cascade
Ritigf, Ore, forgot to send postollico address.
George L. Mills, Central City, Neb., has been
appointed to a place on the Benefit Committee,
L.H.W., by the Chairman, Alice L. Putnam,
Fred on ia. 2C. Y.
Fleeln Smith. Halsey. Ore., thinks the girls
should not turn sarcastic in answering Amos
L. Seaman's humorous criticisms, as she is sure
he is tho most loyal of men to women, young
or aged, "new" or 'old." The womanly wo
man will avoid the faults of the class described,
instead of rerouting the mention of them.
M. Ettie Fuller, Spring Lake, N. Y., says:
"I think our time-honored CC, Annie L.
Williams, has made a shrewd gurss in regard
to Mr. Seaman. She expresses my opinion ex
actly. "Can anyone toll mo the author of tho poem,
'The Builders,' two stanzas of which are:
' For the structure that wc raipe.
Time is with materials filled;
Our lo-daj'M nnd yc-BSerdays
Arc the blocks with which we build.
'Jt us do our woik so well,
Polb the unseen aud lhcsccn;
Idnkuthe liouhf. where jcod-j may dwell.
Beautiful, entire, and clean. "
LOYAL JIO.MK WORKEIiK.
Heaiq'rs L.H.W.. 51G1 Minerva Ave.,)
St. Louis April 2, 181)0. J
Report No. 18.
If no protest i3 made to the admission of the
following applicants for membership in the
L.H.W. within one week from date, they will
be enrolled in accordance with C. It. and E.:
M. Ellen -Martin, Perry, Okla. Tcr.
Anna E. McNerney, Cleveland, O.
Belle Hoard, piijua, 0.
Rev. Smiati Gobicl, North Baltimore, O,
Lois 0. Bear, Tiro, 0.
Earl C. Bear. Tiio. O.
Amos L. Sraman, Secretary.
THE GtRL-ON THE TARM.
DearCC.akdL1J.AV.: It was with gcnuino
pleasure that J read Dixie Glen's article, "The
Girl on the Farm," and the spirit moves me to
and a few words to that excellent pica. As I
am a girl on tho farm myself at present, and
hve spent most of my life here, 1 speak from
1 am aware there arc many slurs cast on
country girls, especially by their city sisters,
which aro, to a great extent, both unjust and
untrue. 1 believe that a majority of tho girls
in tho country will compare very favorably
with tho girls In the city.
It is true, tho conntry girl lias been ham
pered by serious disadvantage?, and the strug
gle of many a noble woman for what seemed
to her a higher and hetter life than tho lonely
one where duty called her, no one but God will
ever know; but a brighter day has dawned
for the country girl.
Everything is improving. Our excellent
public schpol system places a fair education
within the reach of neatly evory girl, and a
largo number of our girls, not satisfied with
this, work, step by step, their way through
To be fcurc, this often requires a considerable
sacrifice on the girl's part, and on the part of
the dear ones at home, but she will study the
harder if she Iciiowb that brother is going to
give up tho new skates he has coveted so long,
or that the dear mother wi'l wear another year
the coat almost shabby now, that her own sira
plo wardrobe may be enlarged.
The great number of railroads all through
the country bring us in close communication
with the city. By this means wo havo many
of the advantages of tho city without its disad
vantages. 1 am quite sure wc have no reason to bo
ashamed of our country girls, even if wo do
sometimes have a little "hayseed inolir hair";
and if our hands arc a shade browner than wo
care to have them they arc strong. Hue hands,
and know how to work for those they love.
By tho way, did you ever read the little
joke on the Summer girl? 1 think it is some
thing like this:
"George!" she screamed, "my neck!"
"What's the matter?"
"There's a pillacatter"
"What in tho world do you mean?"
"Oh. dear!' bhc moaned, as she clutched
him frantically, "a hillerpattcr. You know,
George, a pattei Killer!"
"Oh! "said George, with evident relief, and
he proceeded to brush thcfutnro butterfly away.
I wonder if that was a country girl? It
might have been, for tbey do not always fancy
Now, C.C. sisters who aro so unlucky as to
live in the city, please do not feel offended at
anything I may have written. I bclievo there
aro many of you who apjueclato tho country
girl; indeed, many of my best friends aro city
I often feel proud of our American girls when
I think of the progress they are making in
every direction, and do not woudur much that
Louibo M. Alcott said, "1 have fallon in lovo
with evereo many pretty girls, but never the
least little hit with a man."
I have just been reading Tiik National
Tuibune, aud find tho next topic for discussion
HIS IATI0NAL flUBUM WASHINGTON, D.1 O.J iTHUBSDAY, APRIL 2, 1896.
to bo what I call a model topic, aud ono in
which wo cannot fail to have tho greatest in
terest. Let us bear irom the groat army of
sileut C.C. ou this subject. Granger Girl,
By Blue Jay.
Now it carno to pass in tho days of Kalhcrino
the Good, who n as Queen over tho great country
called CC. land, there dwelt in ono of her West
ern Provinces a cci tain youth called Ouronly
amos, which being interpreted mcauoth unut
Now Ouronlyanios was a wiso man and
learned, though his years were few, and his
fame extended far and wide, oven unto tho ut
tcimost parts of tho kingdom. Whereupon
Kalhcrino tho Queen spako uuto herself and
"Verily so great and wiso a man seemeth
good in my sight. And so it came to pass that
she sent unto him aud bestowed upon him tho
Secretaryship of the kingdom and delivered to
him tho gieat seal and tho hooks wherein all
tho affairs of the empiio wore writ.
Therefore, thcio was great icjoicing in tho
land, and tho people said ono to another, "Now
shall wc tlfiivcand becomo great and powerful,
and good fortune shall attend u. For lo!
Ouronlyatnos has becomo otio of tho chosen,
and ho hath much knowledge and many vir
tue?, and is a man of genius withal."
And it came to pass oven as tho people said,
tho kingdom grew and waxed 6trong among
the nations of the earth, aud her peoplo wero
famed for their tiuth aud wisdom aud many
And it came to pass that Ouronlyamos
wrought many changes for good and to tho ad
vantage of tho people, working early and late,
and stayed not his hand. Ma 113- times nnd oft
tho midnight oil burned in his sanctum whero
ho labored and spared not.
Theiefore, otico every year tho good Qucon
held a council and all the people wero bid, nnd
many came, and thuro was great rejoicing and
much feasting and going about; and tho build
ings of tho city wherein tho council was
held wore gar with Hags and bunting, and
from all directions canio music aud tho sound
of marching, ami tho young men woro badges,
yea many badges, and the maidens adorned
themselves with the National flower, called tho
forget-me-not, and they all sang togothor aud
And tho peoplo mado known thoir desire?,
and whatever was deemed for their good was
granted unto them. Aud no voice carried moro
weight than the great Secretary's, and no man
was moro sought after.
2iow it came to pass in duo time, all things
being in order throughout tho kingdom, that
Ouronlyamos cast about him seeking diver
sion, for be it remembered ho was young in
years, aud aimed not to bo old before his time,
and even as other famous men loved a joke so
did ho also.
Now, therefore, ho held parley with himself,
faying "Lo! I havo argued with tha youth of
tho land, even taking sides contrary to my
opinions, drawing them out, whereby I might
learn what manner of men they were. But,
behold, a change is good, and there are others,
even the maidens. I would know whether they
havo tho spirit of their brothers, for a woman
of vivacity is pleasing in my sight, therefore
I will incite them to provocation.
Whereupon ho sent forth a proclamation, un
reasonable and inconsistent, and contrary to
the manifest truth. And us tho decrco went
forth ho smiled broadly and oft, and his right
eyo did open and shut quickly, and ho said
"It is well; aud now, therefoie, though tho
sleeves of onr raiment aro not vast liko a
woman's, yet thero is space to laugh therein."
And he did so. For lo! a murmur arose and
Micro was a rustling as of tho wind, and many
voices mado answer, and all was clamor and
confusion, and Ouronlyamos did hug himself
Now. therefore, thero wero those about tho
great Secretary who wero in tho secret, and
they laughed loud and long, and whispered
among themselves, and whereas a secret once
told is no more a secret, so the womon heard,
and many believed aud grew calm, and as it
was so is it now.
And to everything there is a season, and
Ouronlyamos being a man of many resources,
they know not what conioth next nor when it
Thus endeth the second chapter.
A Pi-.I'IT.ItY pi.i:a.
Dear L.TI.W.: Permit a veteran's little
brother to otfer a few stray thoughts as he en
ters your circle,
" Havana Girl " says the new woman will not
wed the tobacco-user. That sentiment I
heartily applaud. Hut as I look around mc,
and note the crowds of men and hoys whoscem
to think tho moat important function of tho
mouth is to hold a cigaiet or manufacture tobacco-juice,
I fear her matrimonial prospects
will be exceedingly slim, unless girls become
aggressively hostile to the habit, instead of be
ing passively indifferent. Could not you girls
deal King Alcohol's fellow-monarch a very
hard blow if you only half try?
Tho tobacco-user does not most generally de
fend himself, llosicknowledges your point, or
coufebscs himself a mere slave, or elso dodges
your attack with a grin.
Do not winco if ho does taunt you about
gum-chewing, and light-lacing. If you live in
a glass houso get out of it, and give him tho
least possibio excuse for staying in his own
Girls aro accused of liking lo see men smoke.
Is there not much tiuth in this? Then, ho
consistout. Either use tho weed yourselves, or
demand a higher standard of manhood 011 tho
part of the fex that is not generally strong in
this ono respect.
It is true, Mias Dare, that Charley will often
act in the way you describe, hut the room for
criticism is largo 011 both hide of the house.
It is often true that Sally Ann will spend
dimes faster than Charley ran earn coppers, aud
by her slovenly housekeeping aud indigestible
cooking cause him to shun Iih "home," and
perhaps gravitate toward tho saloon.
When the pot calls tho kettle black, and tho
kottlo "sasscs" thu pot, tho way is open for
a lengthy display of caustic wit 'that not 0113'
does little or no good, hut lays tho critic open
to tho chargo of being ono of two unlovable
characters a woman-hater or a man-hater.
A word'toF. L. Conn: Aro you not unduly
sensitive in regard to that criticism? Are not
L.H.W.'s as human as other people? Is it pos
sible to keep Cupid from luiking in ambush?
"'Sposin' tho C.C. is a courtin' club," in somo
slight degree. Is that any worse than it is for
the managers of a Quaker academy (a Quaker
one, mind you ) to ptoclaiin in their catalog
that they "hope tho friendships formed in
school may lead to many happy marriages"?
I wonder, by the. way, ir foreign "nobles"
would wed the same American wives they do
tako were it not for the money consideration ?
And if America would not be tho gainer by
tho solf-salo of these samo heiresses, wero it
not again for tho wealth thuskiiidlv presented
to the foreign admirers (?) of tho Momoo Doc
trine? And now, with tho fear of "Maineiac" bo
foro my eyes (I'm a Mainoitc, too). I yet tako
refuge behind tho signature of
R. E. I). Pepper.
DriiiikutmcHs i a DHcams.
Will scud free Book of Particular. How to
Ctiro "DrtinkeiitiCMor the Liquor Habit" with or
wIlhritiL the ktiuwledgu jf tlio pitiont. Ailihes-i
Dr. J. V. HuincF, lh7 Race Hi., Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Suspended List in Indiana.
Adj't-Gen. Bobbins, of the G.A.R., states that
the circular nf Ass't Adj't-Gen. Smock, of In
diaua, is misleading to many persons in giving
ihunumborou thosuspcurfed list in Indiana as
G.2(i3, and by uot explaining that these com
rades have been nariicd on tho siispouded list
for years, in tlic1 hopa that at some tinio thoy
might bo reinstated by tho payment of their
dues. Many havo died, some IihVo removed to
othor States. The fact is that three years ago
thu list of suspended members in Indiana was
5,113, which shows tlmt tho increase in tho
number in those suspended lor tlnuo years
was 1,150, whiloduiing the past year tho list
was increased only 233, but the los3 by death
during tho samo period was '1-8. Thu Adjutant-General
has received the semi-annual re
ports from all but soven of tho -IS Departments,
and finds that tho net loss of thoso heard from
for bix mouths was 5,297, of which the deaths
alone wero 2,7-13, leaving a net loss of member
ship, oxclusivo of donlhs, for that period of loss
than 1 per cent, throughout thu United States.
This is surely a very gratifying showing to tho
old veteran, and proves tho Order to bo in a
healthy condition, notwithstanding tho rav
ages of time.
Tree to All Woman.
I have learned of a vpry simple hoiiii treatment which
will read Hi' cure all female dlon!or.ipani'ul lK-rtocls. l'ii
corrhoea, displacement or Irregularities, and will gladly
tail it tie to uy mtHctiag wotuau. AU'i Mitxl 1C lliub. J olid. 111
A. Study of the International Sunday
School Lesson "Appointed for April
12, 1S9C. . '
Subject: I'nrablo of tbo Guests at llio Inr
Hago lMnst of tlio Kind's Son. St. Luke,
14 : 1G-JM.
One rending theso notLs should firt carefully
pltidy tho paragraph from tho Holy Scriptures as
Hall Caino declared : "I think that I know
my Biblo as few literary men know it. Thoro
is no book in tho world liko it, nnd tho finest
novels ever written fall far short in interest of
auy ono of the stories it telle Whatever strong
situations I havo in my hooks aro not of my
creation, hot aro takon from tho Bible. 'Tho
Deemster' is a story; of the prodigal son. 'Tlio
Bondman' is tho story of Esau and Jacob,
though in my version sympathy attaches to
Esau. 'Tho Scapegoat' is tho story of Eli and
his sons, but with Samuel as a little girl. 'Tho
Manxman' is tho story of David and Uriah."
lie adds that his now work is nlso based on a
Isaak Walton stated as to his Biblo: "Every
hour I read you kills a sin."
Suiuect: Christ's Pararle op the Guests
AT THE MAIUIIAQK FEAST OF THE KING'S
St. Matt., 22:1-M; St. Luke, j-Tilr-Si. A
discussion exists as to whether these two ac
counts report tho samo parable. Thoro are
many differences between them, hat thero aro
also many likenesses. Wo notice some of tho
differences. It is well to compare the two. Let
M. equal St. Matthew's account, and L., St.
a. M. has plural hearers (V. 1), whilo L. has
only ono listener (V. 16).
b. M. has dinner (V. 1); L., supper (V. 16).
c. M. has king (V. 2) ; L., urnn (16), lord
(21), master of houso (21).
i. M. speaks of tho marriago (V. 2), whilo L.
makes no allusion to nuptial matters (V. 16).
c. M. has servants (3); L., servant (V. 17).
. M. omits L's" Come, for all things aro now
0. M. says, "Thoy mado light of.it" (5), but
L. specifies their frivolous excuses (18-20).
h. M. mentions ''farm "and " merchandise" ;
L. specifics farm, oxen, wife (18-20).
t. 31. tellsof tho ill-treatment of thosorvants;
j. M. has highways (9); L., streets, Ianc3,
highways, hedges (21, 23).
:. M. has "bad and good"; L. has poor,
maimed, halt, blind.
I I has "com pel" (V. 23).
m. Wedding garment is mentioned by L.
Notico views and authorities :
First Tho parables aro not tho same, but
similar. So Doddridge, French, Robinson (in
his Harmony), Jamiesou, Olshauscn, Sticr,
Nnst, Alford, Owen, Laugc, Fred Gardiner (in
Harmons), Greswcll (111 Harmony), Strond,
Ticliondorf. Barnes eays they are similar.
Tho Prayer Book of tho Episcopal Church
appoints St. Matt., 22:1-14, to bo read for tho
Gospel on tho 20th Sinnday after Trinity, and
St. Luke, 1-1 : 16-2-1, for the second Sunday after
Trinity, showing tho compilers seemingly con
sidered the parables asdifferent. But this is
not conclusive, from the fact we find tho Gos
pels for the fourth Sunday in Lent and the 25th
after Trinity aro St. John's report of the mira
cle of tho fecdidg of 5,000.
Secondly Tho parables aro the same. So
Theophylact, Calvin, Maldonatus, Da Wette,
Stiatiss, Schncckcnhurgcr, Thomson (in Har
mony). Rev. Dr. R. R. Swope, Rev. E. J. Lion.
W lied on lays the parable of St. Matthew is an
expansion of that by St. Luke, But ho makes
the delivery to bo at another time, at which
time Christ ued the same parablo, but eutuied
more into detail.
Dr. Adam Clarke contradict! himself. In
notes on St. Matthew's report ho makes the
two identical, but, referring to St. Luke's ac
count, ho says they arc 'different.
Christ uttered this c parable -A. D. 20, first
part of March, 31th ycur o( his life, fourth of
his ministry; 1.8G7 years ago.
Christ was en roul& to Jerusalem via Pcrea
aud Jericho. He had come from Ephron. Ho
spoke the parablo in Pcrea, not far, probably,
from Bethaiiara. In "houso" of a Pharisee.
St. Luke, 14:1.
Read St. Matt., 22:1.
St. Matl., 22: 1, has " them." Thoy were tho
hearers. Thesu wero Pharisees. St. Matt.,
21:45. By St. Luke's account we find Christ
addressed his remarks specially to a certain
" ono of them that sat at meat." St. Luke.
1-1:15. The parablo was, however, addressed,
ill the hearing of all who were at tho feast.
Occasion of the J'arablc.
Sec SI. Luke. 1-1:15. It was spoken in an
swer to au exclamation of one of his fellow
diners. Object. "
The object of the parablo is to explain more
fully somo of tho peculiarities about Christ's
method of building up his Kingdom thu
Cliurch. One is reminded of many Oriental
customs attending a royal wedding. Compare
all the Rtiok of the Canticles: Isn.,51:5; 62:5;
Hos.,2:Jy.20; St. Mait.,25: 3; St. John, 3:29;
2 Cor., 11:2; Eph., 5:25; Rev., 1:7. 0.
Explanations of Words and Phrases.
Note. Tho Gospels are referred to by num
bers 1, 2, 3, -1. Thus 15:8 means St. Matt.,
5 : 8. And 3 G : 7 means St. Luke, G : 7.J
1. In 1 22:1 wo havo "answered and
spake said." The original reads, ''answer
ing, spake saying." What did Christ an
swer? No question appears in the account.
Wo get tho connection by referring to St.
Lukc'snccount. SceSt. Luke, 14 : 16. Christ's
answer, including tho parable, wns in reply to
tho exclamation in verso 15. Then, Christ
knew the thoughts of men the questions
and is frequently represented replying to un
2. Again. 1 22:1. Reading tho chapter
in which St. Luko gives tho parablo which is
our lesson, wo sco tho force of tho word
"again." In that chapter, just beforo tho
parablo wo study, occurs the parablo of the
High and the Low Phires, or Seats at Table.
But if wo refer to St. Matthew's account and
study the context, wu nlso find our lesson pre
coded by a parable; to wit, Tho Parablo of tlio
Murderous Vinedresser?. Sco St. iMnlt., 21: 33
46. St. Matthew probably uses tho word
"again" in refcrenco to his own record. Wo
must remember, too, that "again" may sug
gest tho fact Christ abounded in parable.
"Again" may then mean after his manner.
Christ wa3 in tho habit of taking plain, ad
mitted things to explain tho intricate ma
terial things to exhibit; tho spiritual.
3. Kingdom of Heaven. 122:2. Salva
tion, tho method of rescuing men from sin, tho
work of tho Church, tho way in which Christ
has planned to redcom ipnnkind. Thisoxprcs
hion gives n spiritual or religious turn (signifi
cance) to llio parablo throughout. Dr. James
Strong has. ' Reign of tho Messiah." Bloom
field hit?, "Tlio Administration of tho Heavenly
4. Call them that wero hidden. 122:3.
It was an ancient custom to invito (bid) first,
nnd when everything was ready to summon
(call) tho parties. "jAlthough questioned by
somo expositors, it is positively assorted by
Trouch that this calling of those alroady bid
den was and still is quite in accordance with
Eastoru manners. Whothcr it was au invari
able custom or not, iwns certainly sometimes
practiced; Esther, fqr'iustanco. invites Human
to a banquet on tho morrow (Ksth., 5:8), and
when thu time has actually arrived tho Cham
berlain comes to usher him to tho banquet (6:
14); anil modern travelers ttfltify to tho samo
custom as existing still."
5. Dinner. 122:4. Arhton. Thi3 word
first referred to breakfast, then to noon meal,
then to the chief meal partaken of at the close
of tho day. It had tho general souse of a ban
quet. 314 : 17 has supper.
G. Failings. 122:4. Calves, shoop in good
condition for food. 2. Sam., 6:13.
7. Mado light of it. 1 22:5. The excuses
stated in 314 : 18-20, show how frivolously tho
important matter was ticated.
8. Farm. 122:5. 3 1-1:18 gives tho cor
responding excuso: " I havo bought a picco of
ground, ami must ueods go nuu sco u.
0. Merchandise. 122:5. Seo tho corre
sponding excuse in 3 H: 19: "I havo bought
five yoko (10) of oxen, and I go to provo Ihcm."
Under this head, tho second excuse, fall all
transactions of bartor, all dealings in trade.
Hero nro to bo clas3cd thoso lost by " tho deceit
fulness of riches." 113:22; 2 4:19; 3 3:
14. Points to all movablo property. Refers to
those anxious to acquire. It is all right to buy
and sell, hut thoy thus ongaged must not for
get their religions obligations. It is proper to
plow in tlio senso of 39:22. Oxen wero in
special for plowing.
10. To provo them. 314:19. IIo wanted
to test them and so decido whether to consu
mnto his bargain by actual payment. If ho
had really closed tho bargain, ho wanted to
satisfy his mind as to whether ho had been
cheated whether ho had made a good bargain.
11. I have married a wife. 314:20. Under
this head fallal! domestic exenses all growing
out from family duties and relations. Barnes
held this was tho most trifling excuse. Bloom
field thought this tho mo3t specious oxctiso.
Tlio laws and customs then of most nations ex
cused tho newly-married from not only tho
demands of courtesy, but oven from duties. A
soldier at such n timo wa3 allowed a furlough
for ono year. Den., 24:5.
This second class rank with thoso carried
away by tlio pleasures and lust3 of this life.
Marriago is right, but no exenso for omitting
religious duty. Forget not tho marriago of 2
From tho tonoand manner of tho man giving
this third excuse, we would imagino ho thought
ho had tho best one. IIo speaks up promptly
and says positively, I cannot go, as much ns to
say that in his caso it wa3 perfectly clear ho
was obliged to decline.
12. Entreated. 1-22 :G. Treated. En
treated spitofnlly signifies maltreated. 2 Ch.,
30:10; Dan.. 9:6; Acts, 5:40; 1 Ti., 1:13;
13. Slow. 122:6; Heb., 11:37. Contrast
treatment of 122 : 7.
14. Worth. 122:7. Thi3 feeling proves
tho King was sincere in his invitation. Barrow
says: " Ho took tho neglect in lingo disdain."
3 1-1: 21 has "angry."
15. Highways. 3 22:9; 3 11:23. In 3
14:21 wo havo "strrct3nud lanes of the city."
But 122: 7 states thAity was "burned np."
It is understood that by " their city" wo aro
to havo in mind Jerusalem, whilo "city" in
314:21 means tho city in which tho marriago
feast was celebrated. Meyer and Lingo under
stand rustic roads, they supposing tho "city"
of 314:21 corresponds with tho city in 1
22:7. Another meaning is, tho meeting placo
of roads, tho great thoroughfares of tho city in
which tho marriage occurred, the grand trnnk3
of communications, outlets of tho city into the
country, but yet within tho city limits, places
of concourse So Bloomfield, Kypko, Kuinoel,
Alford, Trench. Hedges (314:23) wero
fenced paths called for across vineyards, or
16. The wedding is ready. 122:8. Cf. V.
4. "All things aro ready." But moro than
oxen and fatlings are ueedod for completing
arrangements for a feast.
17. I havo bought. 314:18. Tho original
may be rendered, a. I have been in treaty for.
The purchase was not yet completed. So of V.
19. o. Purchased on condition ho found it na
represented. Birnes. c. Somo render, I in
tend to buy. Had he actually bought, going
to examine could make no difference, at any
rate going would not bo urgent. No one would
probably buy outright without first seeing,
cortitinly no such business men as the Jews.
Under this first excuso fall all real cstato ex
cuses. This class come under the head of " the
caro of tho world." 113:22 and 38:14.
Refers to what a man has acquired immovable
property. It is all right to buy land3. To let
them keep you from religious duty is a sin.
Bo sure and buy the field of 113:44.
38. Classes, four of them, invited. 314:21
poor, maimed, halt, blind. Maimed, thoso
deprived of any part or limb. Halt, lame.
19. Compel. 314:23. By all tho power of
persuasion, but with no violence, no physical
force. Attack tho will by arguments. Show
all tho advantages.
20. Bad and good. 122:10. Thi3 is a de
scription of those invited, and not so mnch an
exhibit of ihoir character after accepting tho
invitation. Wo aro to preach to all. God is to
sift thoso who come. Are not all had boforo
tho call? Do not somo of said bad ones after
wards becomo good? Tho bad man of V. 11
was invited to come. His fanlt was the not
becoming good through tho advantages of the
call. Tho Persic Version reads, "for bad aud
good." "known and unknown." Though good
seod was sown, there were wheat and tares. 1
13:20, 27. The net gathered good and bad fishes.
113:47-49. Thero wero wheat and chaff.
13: 12. Five virgins wero wi3o and five
foolish. 125 : 2. Thero were sheep aud goats.
21. With one consent. 314:18. They woro
unanimous in declining to go. They were alike
in their spirit of rofusal. They acted as though
they had concerted together thus to treat the
matter. The excuses wero not nliko in form,
bnt thoy all harmonized in the spirit which
prompted them. Then excuses cm be classi
fied, and large numbers fall under each class.
Personal interest or easo rather than gratifica
tion lo others is the foundation.
22. To make excuse. 31 1 : 18. To ask off,
to bog excuse for not accepting invitation. Tho
veil) is used of the dc endunt in court who
seeks to exculpate the accused by showing lie
is innocent, or by assigning suillcient cause for
the act, or by modifying tho degree of alleged
God's claims prior to tbo incarnation were
treated very shabbily. Nonh wns laughed at
by those whom ho warned. Moses had a con
stant struggle with the disbelief and craolty of
tho Israelite?. The latter prophets could not
escape abuse, and suffered in many cases even
death. God wns insulted by peoplo making
light of his claim'. The hearers of his invita
tions wero olten slain. Tho early preachers of
the Gospel followed in most cases fates similar to
that of Christ, who was crucified. No wondor
God punished such wickedness. The Roman
armies (V. 7) nnder Vespasian and Titus de
stroyed Jorusalom, brought great suffering on
tho inhabitants, aud tit length scattered tho
Jews in all directions over tho faco of tho earth.
Special reference is made in ver.so 8 to the
Jews, who pioved unworthy 'heir privileges.
The Gentiles aro alluded to in verses 9 and 10.
Palestine had bcon practically the territorial
limit of religious work in a theocratic sense.
Tho field is enlarged. No boundaries aro
stated. Tho Roman Government for military
purposes had ca3t up splendid thoroughfares
all over Europe,wc8turn Asia, etc. Tho heralds
of tho Gospel wero to mako uso of these roads
as soldiers of tho Cross.
Wo would suggest tho following prayer:
"O Holy and Eternal Jesus, who hast gotten
us by thy Word, renewed us by Thy Spirit, fed
us by Thy Sacraments aud by tlio daily minis
try of Thy Word, still go on to build us up to
life eternal. Let Thy most Holy Spirit bo pres
ent with us and rest on ns in tho reading or
hearing Thy Sacred Word; that we may do it
humbly, reverently, without prejudice, with a
mind ready and desirous to learn and to obey;
that wo may bo readily furnished nnd instructed
to every ood work, and may practico all Thy
Holy L'i..jaud Commandments, to the glory of
Thy Holy Name, O Holy aud Eternal Josus.
(Corrpspondcnls .should wrlto each question on
a separate lic-t of paper, give full rmtno ami ad
dress nnd murk it "Correspondents' Column." Xo
attention will bo paid to communications not ae
vompauicd with name and address of writer. It is
requested that a .-tump lo inclosed for reply by
Icltcr. l'ottal card wilt be replied to by mail
only. Iteplics by mail will ordinnrily be made
within ii week, and if in this column within three
P. C. C. Butter, Mo., and other. Tha amend
ment to tlio Pension appropriation bill, which
became a law .March G, 180G. is, ''That whenever
a claim for pension under the net of June 27,
lS'JO, ha3 been, or shall hereafter ho, rojected,
suspouded, or dismissed, aud a new application
shall havo been, or shall hereafter he tiled, and a
pension has been, or shall hereafter be, allowed
in such claim, such pension shall date from tho
time of filing tho lirst application, provided tho
evidence in tlio case shall show a pensionable dis
ability to havo existed, or to exist, at tho timo
of filing such first, application, anything in
any law or ruling of the Department to the con
Jl. J'J. J)., Milwaukee, Wis. Please inform mo
whether a soldier who received a medal of
honor is also entitled to a cCTtiflcato of merit,
and the additional $2 per mouth iucidout
thereto? Answer. Certificates of moritare not
issued to soldiers other than of tho Regular
Army, and tho mere fact that a soldier of tho
Regular Army was granted a medal of honor
docs uot ontitlo him also to a certificate of
merit. Such certificates are granted only upon
tho application of tho soldier's commanding
oiliccr, or other appropriate otUcor having a
personal knowledge of the facts, and upon tho
xcconimcndatious of immediate) commaudora.
ANSTVTir.S TO NO. 227-JAN. 30, 1890.
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Authors of word-form: Phil Down (2), Eugeno
(2), A. Dundy, Arc.inu-. X. L. C. 1-. ltex Ford.
Vuz7Ac3 published during January, 67. to which
answers were received, as follow-: Percy Vere,
Frnuk Lynn, G. It ico. Alumnus, complete; Maud
Lynn, CO; II. S. NH. Kntrnra. X. 1.0.11,55; C.
Saw, CI; Malenco, Hen Trovato, Uex Ford. CO;
Friintz, 5"K: Maude. 50: Night Owls. 47: Ells
worth, Hurry, -13, Kenneth, 33; I'oly. Gl Gitntic.
37; Mr. O. P. (., .; Eittnlu-Asiero, Iron Mask,
Jo Kerr. 31; Lillian Loclce. Guidon. K O. Stactr.
30; II. O. Mer, L'Allcsro, Rokrby, 23; Locut, 25 ;
If- E. A. Diiiff. D.ui D. Lyon. 23; Veteran. Jo L'r
im),20; Dr. I. A. D. Wake, Aspiro, 18; A. Dandy,
Serpeggiando. Si. Julian, 1 1; S-uem. X. E. Moore,
Orlando. 12; Tcepcekay. Ill Patla. It; Oloffe In
nlsbed. Comrade, Arcnuu-, E oise. Swnmp Angel,
Si Key. 10; Chto, Don't Know, 1'andora. 9: Cin
ders, Holly, Joel II. Hint, Pennock, Arty Fishel,
Kinc C .tton. Lo Yell. Zoroa.iter. Primrose, Pearlio
Glen, Ilelenc, Xewcomer, Anulu Laurie. M. T.
Head, Bison. Aidyl.7; Annette. Lord Baltimore,
Eugene, 6; Ziiila. Klice. OIdcatle. Query, K. E.
A. Ding. T. O'BoggRii. Lucile. K. T. Did. R. E.
Mor-e. A. B. (..'inner, AtczHiider. Beech Nut, IlaL
dco. Garfield. Elion W.. Carroll Ton. Mazy Masker,
S. E. Archer, 5 or les-j. Total, 02.
1. Tcrcy Vcre; 2. Maud Lynn; 3. Night Owls;
1. 3. E. Archer; 5. Ellsworth; 0. It. E. A. Dinff.
NE1V IMTZZLKS. NO. 230.
NO. 2313 ANAGRAM.
jlm master in senate chat.
Belch Nut. Newburc;. X. Y.
NO. 2316 PYRAMID.
Across : 1. A letter. 2. To turn toward tho nenr
side, or toward the driver; snid of cattle. 3. P. O,
Washington Co., Vt. 4. I'epe.its by rote, an a par
roi. 5. A prophetess of Arcadia, mother of Evan
tier. (Authon.) 6. 1. O.. Oxford Co.. Me. 7. Ac
cordins to. 8. P. O, Mineral Co, V. V'n.
JJoxon: 1. A leller. 2. To call. (Cent.) 3. A
small, rudely-formed boat. A. Affected. 5. A river
of Indiana. (Wore.) G. Dealing. 7. A town of
Ciimb-rlaiid Co, Me. (Walker.) 8. P. O, Lako
Co.. Fla. 9. A name for the felf-htlng spinning-
mule. 10. Oiants. II. Dropped. 12. A small,
bitter, wild ribbon-plum. 13. A sip. IJ. Do you
menu what, you say? IS. A letter.
II. S. Xct, Boston, Mass.
NO. 2317 CIIARADB.
She wai my chum at boarding-school
MI-)- Dorothea Marguerite
And I was such a little fool,
I fancied she win wondrous sweet.
Alas! she showed her heathen taste
In btiyini; n two Easter 05B
That might it darky belle have graced;
And thus our total inn begun.
At services she sought our pew,
And I, In lavender bedecked!
Tho consequence was plain lo view,
She simply murdered tho t'Mectt
Uay O's'ussuixb, AVinooskl, 'Wia.
NO. 2318 SQUARE.
1. A sovereign niiitresa. 2. A genu of endoge
nous plnuls fotind in tropical America, and somo
species also in India. 3. A pressman. I. Bavins
in violen', Iiigli-noundiiig. or extravagant lan
Uiiage. without dignity of thought. 5. Quiddity.
(Stand.) C. A craulomctrical point, (stand.) 7.
Americnn poet and temperance writer; I0I-1S67.
PuiMnosE, Baltimore, Md.
NO. 2319 ANAGRAM.
EhT Hot pellets soon be fashion "agen,,T
Till ninety-scvcii, tho critics straight
"Will nay the 'GranU" must surely wait.
For they will piny ns In years past.
When a'eii tho " Colonels " them outclassed.
And with defeat be satiate.
But such is now our present state,
With total we shall demonstrate
That they mnt wait, who thus forecast,
So you. who at this early dato
Are templed to prognosticate.
Lei not your fancier run so f.iB !
Think of the time 'twill come at last
When forced lo wait will he tour fate
C. Saw, New York City.
nos. 2320-21 half-squares.
(J) 1. A variolv of the ornamental foliage-plant
.lmdrniihu Tricolor. (Stand.) 2. Oophorectomy.
3. A saleswoman. (Slnnd.) 4. MakliiR upright.
5. The name of certain gold coins of various values
formerly coined in some countries of Europe. G.
With sanctity. 7. One of the cylindrical bars of a
lantern wheel. 8. A digest. 9. Mellow, as land..
10. Always. 11. A letter.
(K) 1. Serranoid food fishes of California. 2.
Developments. 3. An accountant. 4. Contrivers.
5. A Township of Williamsburg Countv.S. C. 6.
Tho Grecian Goddess of Wisdom. 7. Those who
rest in concealment. S. Brief strains on n bugle.
9. United. 10. Half em-. 11. A letter.
Hex Ford, Alplnus, X. Y.
no. 2322 charade.
When soldiering at Louisville
I went into a store,
A hluxhing miss stood at a FIUST
As I went in the door.
I mnde a TWO, she en me to me.
And sold mo socks and shirt.
And army hut nnd black cravat;
But, oh ! she was a ilirt.
Upon the counter facing me
A placard read "No Trust";
I said: "Dues tlmt apply lo'.iio" f
Said .she: "Indeed it must."
Ah that's my TOTA'. all I want
To take me into camp:
Pd made my mush, I paid my cash,
And then I took u trump.
I took in all the sights and scenes
Until it got quite latr.
And then I started out to camp,
And brought up at the gate.
J did not have the TOTAL,
So the guard became irate.
And when he let me in at last
The guard ho use was my fate.
Dakby, StevensbuTSr, Vfl.
NOS. 2323-4 PENTAGONS.
I. A letter. 2. P. O.. Valley County. Neb. 3. A
cluster of islands in the lied Sen. 4. A Variety of
nllanite- u. v alitor riiytlim. O. JJotages. (Fi.ncy.
Diet.) 7.JLatin geographer of Istria; fourth cen
tury. 8. An outbreak. 9. A river of the Nether
land!. KKjfKBxn, Morton Park, 111.
1. Government of Itussia. 2. A plrale. 3. Mys
teries. I- Authoritative. 5. Precious possessions.
0. P. O, Jefferson County. Tcnn. 7. Saltish. 8.
To propurefor use, as Max. 9. A letter.
Poly, Brooklyn, N. Y.
CIIAT -WTM CONTItlKIITORS.
Xo. 2315 is dedicated by its author to Lord Balti
more; No.2310 to A. Dandy; No. 2319 to IheBalli-
inoreaus. Kny G'Suiishine's tlrst Hut is accepted
mid used immediately an eloquent invitation to
tend other?. Any puzzler wishing to procure
Worcester's Gazetteer, or Dmiglisnn, should drop
us a line. To our many friends to whom we owe
letters wo feel called upon to npologize for our tar
diness. Business duties havo reduced our timo for
puzzle affairs minimum.
4-2-'0G. Jl. O. CnESTER.
Scarcity of Sen Ottor.
A few years ago between JES0 and 90 was
a hih price for the pelt of a sea otter, bub
by 1892 100 was no tincommou price, while
as much us 200 had been ;iveu lor an un
usually fiue example. At a sale iu Loudon
in the Spring of 1895 the hitherto unheard
of price of 22-5 was paid for one by a Rus
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla
OUR RURiJL TOPICS,
Some Practical SHsgesns for Oar
TSnrlcy for TSrcwInc;.
The best bnrley for brewing; should hnro
rounded grains with Ihln skin, of uniform
size, and straw-colored yellow, flowry when
I broken, and showing but a slight amount
of nitroRcneons matter. The barley which
shows the5e characteristics most closely in
Auatria-rinuqary is tho early Harma. It
has been lately triwl in the tHirley-growing
regions of Prance so successfully ihnt it w
now recommended to the txclnsion of all
others. It is early, yields more largely, and
possesses better brewing qualities than tho
varieties usually grown. Moravian proves
to be extremely like it, hut Austrian, Ger
man, nnd French brewers have given Hunan
the first rank, after exhaustive tet3 in
brewing it on a largo scale, and also at tho
Brewers' Experiment Station. The seed
was introduced by the Freuch Minister of
French Kules for Milking-.
"Work rapidly; slowness causes I033 of
Milk thoroughly, to the last drop, bocanso
the last milk is the best.
Milk at the same time everyday.
Milk crosswise thnt is to soy, ono foro
teat on the n'xht and a hind tent on the lefr
and vice versa; the milk thus llow3 moro
copiously than by parallel milking.
Milk with five fingers, and not with indec
and a thumb, a fault too common with
Do not employ any kind of milking ma
chines. To milk yonnjr, restive cow.", raise one of
the fore-feet. Never strike them.
Always keep ihe hands clean, and also tho
cow's udder and dairy ntensils.
Dnrinp; milking avoid distracting or dis
turbing the cow.
Those who neglect any of these prescrip
tions infallibly lose milk. Gazelle Agricole
Mineral Manures for Beans.
The idea that beans do well on poor land
and that the crop may even be injured by too
heavy manuring, is due to the fact that tho
applications of stable manure will often in
duce a large growih of vine without corre
sponding grain product. WLat isl needed in
such casei 13 more potash and phosphate. All
kinds of grain are benefited by applications
of phosphate, and the benn perhaps mora
than any other. The bean being one rf tho
family of leguminons plants, has power to gee
its nitrogen from air ia the soil. If the soil
has much mineral plant food the bean roots
will derive enough to mako a fair crop. But
the minerals in the soil are usually in un
available condition for plant roots to use.
Some soluble phosphate will, therefore,
nearly always pay m growing beans, no
matter how rith the soil may be. Farmers
in the bean-growing districts found out this
fact years ago, and those who understand the
business best apply phosphate in the hill
with their beans, with as ranch certainty of
profit as they drill the same mineral fer
tilizer with Winter wheat. The phosphate
makes the beans earlier, and it promoter a
great development of pods well filled with
plump beans inside. If the soil is poor tho
beans, even when the pods are fml, will often
be somewhat shrunken.
The Vermont Station finds the best rem
edy for the horn fly to be kerosene emul
sion sprayed on the cattle, and quicklime
applied to the droppings to kill the eggs.
The Minnesota Station find3 that prairie
hay producer as much milk or butter as an
equal weight of timothy, that it costs less,
and cows prefer it.
The Vermont Station made excellent
silage of soja beans ; also of vetch. Both
kept well. Uye silage wa3 much inferior
to corn silage. A mixture of soja beans,
oats or peas with corn made a much richer
silage than corn alone.
In prnning of old and neglected grape
vines the principal object should be to in
tlnce a yonng growth which in time is to
take the place of the old barren wood.
Homo Seekers Excursions.
In order to give everyone an opportunity to
sco tho Western Country and enable the homo
seekers to secure a homo iu time to commenco
work for the season of 1S96, tho Chicago, Mil
wankea & St. Paul Eailway has arranged to ran
a series of four home seeker? excursions to
iarious points in the West, .Northwest and
Southwest on tho following dates: March 10,
April 7 nnd 21 and May 5, at tho low rato of
two dollars moro than one fake fur the round
trip. Tickets will bo good lor return on any
Tuesday and Friday within twenty-one days
from dato of sale. For rates, lima of trains
and further details apply to auy coupon ticket
agent in tho East or South, or address John R.
Pott, District Passenger Agent, -1S6 William
Street, Willlamsport, Pa.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
fctcrans Anxlout to Find Tliolr Comrades 1TIi
Can Aid Thorn!
Inquiries for the whereabouts of persons will bo
published in this column once, free, but they can
not appear for sonic time after receipt, owing to
the Krent number sent us. By watching our -Reunion
columns during Reunion season the where
nbouts of Secretaries bavin;; regimental rosters
may be ascertained, nnd signed communications
will furnish the desired information very fre
quently.! California. Of Cos. E and A, 1st Cal.; by
William Van Winkle, Calloway, Neb. Of
James II. Eaton, 2d Cal. Cav.; by W. L. Eaton,
Honolulu, II. I.
CONNF.CTICTJT. Of John IT. Eussell, Fred
erick J. Wei ton and C. A. Hollinsworth, all of
Co. K, 1st Conn. If. A.; by Henry . Eouse,
Central Village, Conn.
Hospital. Of comrades in the Convalescent
Camp at Edgefield, Tenn., in Spring of 1SG5;
by James fcmitli. Money, X. C. Of Surgeon
ill charge of City Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.,
in Spring and Summer of 1S63; by David
Brobst, Chatsworth, HI.
Indiana. Of otlicers of Co. A, 46th Ind., at
battlo of Fairmount, W. Va.; by Samuel Patter
son. Wheeling, Mo.
Kansas. Of Capt. A. IT. Green, Co. C, 6th
Kan. Cav.; by Owen Blacker. Esrom, SIo.
Maine. Of Co. H, 11th Me., or other mem
bors of tlio regiment who know writer and can
aid him iu getting pension ; by Michael Fitz
gerald, 1G2S Broadway, Xew York City.
Michigan'. Of Co. D. 17th Mich.; by Mr3
L. A. Smith. Pleasanton, Kan. Of officers of
tho 12th Mich, who took cotton from planta
tion of J. K. Winn, in Union County, Ark., ia
Deccmbor, 1S65; by P. Winn, Hillshoro, Ark.
Miscellaneous. Of Wm.Kcudall. who loft
Virginia just before tho war; by G. W. Brown,
Long Rapids, Mich.
New York. Of Co. G, 12th N. Y. Cav.; by
John Mai one. Cleveland, O. Of comrades of
Adolph Pfenderer, who enlisted at Greonpoint
or Williamsburg. X. Y.; by E. G. Mansfield.
West Haven, Conn. Of Co. A, 7fh N. Y.; by
Charles A pel, Cincinnati, O. Of comrades of
the lGth N. Y. H. A. who pickod writer up
when ho fell from his horse at Wilmington, X.
C Juno 15, ISO'3; by George Klinkhart, Sha
ron Springs. X. Y. Of Capt. Brakan. Co. E,
06th N. Y.; by II. Van Schoick, Colfax, Wash.
Ohio. Of William and Isaac Ambrose. Co.
E, -13d Ohio; by John II. Bratschi, Erin, Tenn.
Of Co. D, 54th Ohio; by Pearson If. .Miller,
Millschoales, 111. Of comrndo3 of T. J. Cro-
zicr, Co. U, 175th Ohio, who knew hira whilo
on detached duty, and known as ' Jack tbo
Postmaster"; by Mrs. J. IL Crozier, 261 E:t3t
Winifred street, St. Paul, Minn. Of Albert
Wike.Co.K, 31st Ohio; by Bov.S.G.AppIeget,
Tomkin's Cove, X. Y.
Pennsylvania. Of Frank Parker, Frankr
Flower, Isaac Thornton, and others, who ro
member John Stumpff. of Co. L, 4th Pa. Cav.,
being wounded; by Ellon Stumpff, Plcasant
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