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THE SAHOHAL TRIBUHE: WASHINGTON, & G, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1S96.
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Tiin nA-Ritiso:? gordon flag.
Harrison Gordon, Stevoiiehnrir. Vn., who is
tho custodian of Hie Bchool flag, sent down by
the Loval Homo Workers for I lie school at
Stevctisbnrg. one or the first raised over a A ir
piuia fchonllionsc, has been rewarded with a
flap of Iih own. which ho proposes to use at the
head of a mawhinc company of school boys.
In acknowledgment of the flap ho gives some
intcrcstiiip notes concerning tho closing ex
ercises of the school, writing as follows:
"J received the 4 by G flap, which is nluty.
lam very llmu'kfal to you and tlio 111. Vt. for
it, anil I 1 keep it waving in tbo cause of
lovaltv and Union. i j .1
""At our Frhool commencement wo linn mo
echool flap nicely draped over tins rostrum and
tho children sang patriotic soup's such as J no
It-d, Whito and Blue,' and 'America. I re
cited. 'We Have Drunk from the Same i Can
teen," and also delivered tho address of wel
come, ouo verso of which was as follows:
"Under our flng with its Ptnr and Btiipe,
Tliat over our bcIiooI has fluttered bo gay,
"We will try to plcane you aa well an wo can.
So wo heartily welcome you here to-day.
"Thoro was a larpc attendance of spectators,
who wore all pleased, the flap heiup a new
addition; it is considered tho proper thing,
and our Culpoper paper pave it a favorable no
4ice. 1 hope that this fir&t step may lead to
Unpsboinpfurnishedtoali tho schools by the
Stale, for they aro needed badly.""
Trlse Winners nnd Animated Discussions "by
Marv A. Silloway. Minneapolis, Minn. ; Jda
G. HoWall. Kew Haven, Iowa; Francis W.
Lowe, Priuccton, Minn.. Box 125. would like
C.G correspondents; E. D. Fisher, Pierce, Mo.,
autographs exchanged. Total, 15,333.
Tho "prize winners to-day for volunteer papers
are Floota TJrastcad Smith, Shcdd, Ore., and
May L. TJockflr-H, North Madison. Mo. Thus
t3o tho C. 0. write, from the Atlantic to tho
Pacific, in fraternal competition. Annie Witton
xnycr'a grand war book, "Under tho Guus,"
is awarded each.
Responding to inquiries, we would say that
Lincoln's Words" may be had from Tun Na
tional Tribune at $i per copy, and " Uuder
the Guns" for tho same price.
"Campfire and Memorial Poems" mailed by
Kato 13. Sherwood, Cautou, O., on receipt of
ATWATS GUXAT IN NEWS.
L.H.W. and C.C: The National Timm.vn
lias been a welcome visitor in our home for
many years. The first visit it made it was
-very small in size, but prcat in news. I was
rilways-Tntcrcstcd -in it, but more so since tho
birth of the C.C.
I have 1 ecn a member of the C.C. for years,
and am in my second year in tho L.H.W. I
ci.joy all the let tors, and never tiro of reading
them. J would liko to -exchange autographs
nti leltcrK with all incmbt-rs. Loyally
3T. K. Springer, Anderson town, Pa.
A MOST IMPOBTANT QUESTION.
The meelJn'-house wuz full o' folks
.A-tatklu' an' a-jitwiii',
Fr when they iarl they never know
?Uhen to 1enve off n-snwiu..
"llOow," bcz the, parson, "we hevcome
'Her to discuss the question
O1 jmiiiii' in aoliaudyticr;
IIe any a BugReetion
')Jtecardiii' cost or etylc?'" Tlien each
Itxii-od up his voice In vexin'
I)icu".ion cs to ways an' menus
nJjH 't all cotjUllo iMjrplexlu",
Then up rose Brolticr "Williston
An' tiKkcd for our iillcntlon;
Stz hf; "1 iliink t vrc hev erred
In bavin' thin convention.
JV time es ood es lost,"" tcz he,
T tntk mi clve BUccliin,
Alt' 1, for one, would like to able
A mob' importaul quceiiou.
r"M. why." bcz Brolher Villlnton,
II ii ttiHinlcr ne'er t-nz lilxiuler;
Why hliould we liev n clinnriylicr
1 'low it would be prmider
")lli iliis I Vek." lie for'Hrd leaned
More onrneMly to bay it
'"Wh aliutild we bev a chnnilylier,
hen no one hei C- k li play it "
Once up.-.!! i (ho hand of Time appronchnz
the umrk that desipuates tho completion ol an
other cycle and the return of the day made
cacrcd to the band of tioblft men who. in the
hour of peril, laid down their lives for the
country they loved so well.
We may not build for thrm monuments of
Bloue or classic marble, but we show a monu
ment of fairer proportions, tnoro beautiful iu
design, more classical in its,hts and shadows,
for its fouudtitiou is deep dou iu tho hearts or
their countrymen, and it if cemented by tho
Dolilo tic of loyal and fraternal love.
Memorial Day is not a day tet apart for un
weaniup and idle ccrcmonicrt, but the outpour
Snps oi the cumulative feoliftps of joy, sorrow
end love or a prcat Nation ; a p'rateful tribute
paid by fair women and bt&to tueu to liberty's
Memorial Day ceremonies- are fraught with
instructive lc5soiisfor tlie living. Thechildren
of all lands may learn from these observances
that the proctors of tho American Ecpublic
tie lovingly remembered.
Flowers aro typical of ouryeuthful soldiers
rho went forth in the Springtime of life and
through f-iininicr'e heat and Winter's storm
Upheld our country's glorious symbol and
BHcrificed their li vc lor tho preservation of our
2.itiona! inUpiily and unit'.
But while no scatter the Uowers for the dead
let uh ask ourselves if there ate not duties duo
tiio liviiiir, wounds to bind up, acts of cbaritv,
deods of love or benevolence to perform.
Have the widow's wants been aaliafied, and
tho orphan's cry been Jicard? Have we en
dtavored to Stimulate tho purity of living, in
public aud private life, which our laws requite?
And above all, do wo extend a hand of follow
chip to those who were our enemies in tbeslri ?
( we havo not done these things let us atono
foi the onors of the past by being more dili
gent in futute in the discharpo of our duties.
As we look over the pa&t with cooler couu
Eels, tompored uith judgment, wo are forced to
scknonkdgc that our foes were fighting in
sincerity of purpose, and upon many a well-contested
field ihoy were found foemen wot thy
And now, since tho old flag floats in all its
pristine bplondor, without one star blotted out,
nnd xho wren, of our country not in tho least
curtaikd, lot us catch the inspiration of the
'" Undor the sod and the dew,
Whiti,s the judgment lty,
Tf've ami tftars for'the blue.
JVr and love for tho cray."
TIounnds of our heroes sleep In unknown
grave lar from Lomo, in a laud of utiaugers,
whore no hind hand may strew the Uowcm,
and (ours cannot moisten the green shioud
above thorn. Yot there is ono who keeps watch
over them, and Nature decks the grave, and
tho winds of Heaven chant a requiem to their
Thou, in liunor of our Nation's dead, let us
scatter tho flowora, as bright as their memory
and puro as was their devotion to the btarry
flag wo lore.
' When among iho lofty mountains and across the
The Biibiime, .tlcfelial busier shall ring out the
Thon Khali march with brighteat Jaurela and with
firm, victorious trend
To tlmir Motion tip iu Heaveu. our Grand Army of
TJinslcai Smith, Shad, Oro.
Rower. Forget "me not.
ss Objects Progress,patriot.5m
EPRING IN GKOHGIA.
ft Southern Girl.
I lore the Joyous Springtime,
Bright Fcaou Of the year,
Tlmt gaily brings all gladdening IhingI
Tiicilrooping narlli to chvet;
I hive its lcify woodlands,
1 love its waving fields,
The fragrance if the b1ontns
Kueh bloomhig 01 chard .yield.
0! who would Hvo in snowland?.
Wliero tho fingituft breath of Spring
No'or lends its glow to bloom the biiow,
And no birds lire on tho wing;
But give hid ihih Southland of ours,
Whore fragrant hues belong,
Wlioretlio memlnwH wave with flowers.
And ihu woodlands ring with song.
Tlic jiiow flower is a tiny red, Mcmlcs flower
that lH(-ald to spring iiplii theffigid rones, relden
iug for miles tho snow-mantlcd mounlaiu bights.
INFLUENCES OF HEADING.
Wc are all subject to influence, not from one
particular source, but from a thousand. At
every turn wo meet somo pcrsou, or behold
some object, or take in some thought written
by another's hand ; theso all havo their weight
iu influencing our minds and foimiug our
characters and dispositions.
Of all the infliienccs"which arc exerted upon
us none is greater than that which is derived
from tho matter which we icad. From child
hood to old age overy intelligent person Is sub
ject to infiucuco from this direction. Even tho
stories which arc found in tho "Mother Gooso
Melodies" can never ho effaced from our mind.
How often do tho pages of the little lettered
primer come before us as if lhcy"had been
stereotyped on the blank leaves or our memory ?
The lesons learned from the hooks at the day
school and Sabbath school have been to our
character what tho hammer and chisel aro to
the uuquarricd ma: hie.
And as wo have counted tho ycaw go by,
the letters wo have received, the books wo havo
read, and the papers and magazines which havo
cemo into our hands, havo all had their weight
iu forming our character.
Whoever reads at all is governed mora or less
by the matter they read ; and the kind of read
ing chosen reproduces iu character tho saino iu
kind. Those who read dime novels and other
sentimental stories must not bo surprised if
they find that their own characters arc tending
toward thoso of which they lead.
It is said that Gnilcau, tho Garfield assassin,
the James boys and the Dal ton gang wero all
incessant readers of the lowest kind of litera
ture. Parents have great responsibilities. They
should excrciso a vast amount of caro iu tho
selection of the reading matter which they placo
in the bauds of their children if they would
have them become noble tuou and women, and
the home life pure and lnppy. Wo should choose
pood books rather than many book.. Cultivate
the acquaintance of authors of principle rather
than popularaiithors. Nothing will so lift up
aud elevate the mind as to take into it tho
thoughts of somo pure, noblo writer.
Like Mary Anderson, we may receive aid and
inspiration from a study of tho life and works
of our beloved Longfellow: for though dead, his
influence Hvcf, and his writings reflect his
But far above all are the words of Uitn who
Epokc as never man spake.
MaeL. Uicknell. IhlUido Farm, North Madi
PASSING IN ItEVJKW.
Loni M. Stockton, Assistant Secretary,
L.H.W., has changed his address to3.'5l7 Fair
hili street, Philadelphia, Pa., where he will al
wavs bo glad to welcomo any memLcr of tbo
Col. J. C. O. Rcdington, Syracuse, N. Y.,
wiites that Ivate IJ. Sherwood's flag song,
"Awake, Salute Old Glory," adapted by him
to the tune of "Maryland, My Marylaud." is
proving very popular. The Interstate School
Journal, published at Danville III., set it up
and printed it 'entire, words and music Col.
Rcdington has run it through 30,000 Acme
Haversack lea 11 ets.
Ida G. ilotsfall is an Iowa teacher who joined
the C.C. with the highest recommendations as
to personal worth, capabilities, aud accomplish
mcnls. "'Keystone Girl" thinks Urother Strceter's
vievs ou "The Golden Rule" all very good,
except that she objects to hisstricturo on coun
try dances; says that if ho will visit western
Pennsylvania they will make a pr.rly for him,
and he will not be ashamed of his company.
Uert W. Jones, Salem, Ore, was delighted
with mosses, seaweed, and shells received from
CIiHrlos E. Gard, St. Augnstiue, Fin., and com
mends him to tho CO. who would liko curiosi
tie, aud assist a consumptive who is struggling
to help himself. Re.ctuucis, First National
Bank, St. Augustine.
Aurdla Knight, Montevideo, Minn., in ac
knowledging her pleasure iu tho receipt of a
prizo book. " Under the Gnus." incloses a va
riety of beautiful pressed flowers, gathered
from her garden last Summer, which embraced
over 40 varieties.
All the C.C. are glad to welcomo Julius W.
Gogarn, always frank and fearless. Of his si
lonce for a time ho says: " I have been a con
stant aud decply-intcrostcd reader of all that
ha6 brcn going on in our grand organization of
patriotic Homo Workers. Tho good old Na
tional TllIIlUNE is a regular and thrice wel
come weekly visitor of mine, and I pr'tze it as
highly as of old. Only a want of tinio hns pre
vented me from joining you iu your different
discussions from time to time."
Mao E. Bicknell, North Madison, Me., writes:
"We usually get our National Tiubuxk
Thursday and Friday evenings, and my first
reading after the Capital news is thu L.H.W.
column. :.nd I want to express my gratitudo
to you and all its friends for the aid and en
couragement I havo received.
"1 liko tho suggestion of JamcR McKcnna
and other that all should write something that
will iiihtiucl. I am always interested iu every
thing that -has a tendency to elevate, refine
and purify our mental atmosphere and render
u intelligent nicmbeis of the charmed circle of
home aud society."
JlKhOLUTIONS or itKsrr.cr.
Whereas tho ullwiuu Father in Ilts Providence
baa CHlled from our midot mid memberohin Mis.
I-.. K. KhiidcH: Iliererore, he it
llesolrcd. Thai, recognizing God's right to call
III-, umi nolo IliuiMclf, wo bow rubmittivcly to
the wjil ff Ono who is "too wise to err. too good
to it titililod";
Jtauhed, That wc lender our sincere sympathy
In thofu who mourn lu-r ti, anil especially to our
friend mid winter. Annie h. Williams, ill the irro
prttablu loss of a devoted. Christian mother, com
mending them for comfort lo IIIui who "doeth
all things well";
Jtcsoltrd, Thai a copy or these resolutions beent
io oi.r terrnvttl ulster, and another copy lu The
National Tmbune fr publication.
(signed) Oi.la IIiu.1. IIoTiiAM.
M. WAufcim JlAitoiiovn,
Lkxokk a. Itiviimf.
CHALLENGE TO MASKKllP.
I have boon mncli amused over tho altitude
of ono or two noin-do-phimo enthusiasts. As
yot but comparatively few nome-dcs-plumcs
have appeared m our worthy columns, aud vet
one of our esteemed couiemporaiies of Iho
magi: fraternity had tho audacity iccently to
brand as egotists and the liko that great ma
jority of tare and intelligent contributors who
have enough of tho true ring of individuality
about them to sign thoir Welcome meksagsaiid
become respoiiRi&ie to tho good editor and tho
club for hut they Bay good, bad, or iudifler-
Our maBked friend claims a world of unique
modesty, diflidcucc, and affability for himself,
and would feign impress tho readers of tho
C.C. that nearly all others aro jwrscvoriug
cgoiists pure aud simple.
Pr'ythco tell us kindly whero tho greater
egotibtu lies? It is truly as amusing as it is
1 know of no broad-minded, intelligent C. O..
who wouiu not, generously tolerate, without
taking the least offense, tho use of a nom-do-piumo
by somo weak-kneed or uniquoly modest
brother or sister, if ho or euc to elected to do,
even though it vcro tho sotiso of tho large ma
jority that such a uso was contrary to tho well
regulated aud long-established usago of our
Club, which for years has had the cordial sanc
tion and encouragement of our tried and truo
Say what you may, tho nom-dc-plumo is em
phatically unpopular, and is rather a source of
amusement than alarm. It is a puny relic of
tho days of our swaddling clothes, and is des
tined soon to r6turn to tho placo from whonco
the shaggy remains havo been discntomucu.
Yours for Progress Julius W. Gogarn,
75 Fountain St., Graud Rapids, Mich.
LIFE IN A LUMBER CAMP.
Few of ihoso who uso lumber know of tho
hardships and perils undergono by those who
cut tho trees aud saw them into planks. Sce
iug tho nicfe clean board?, they little realizo the
dust aud dirt left behind at tho old mill shed
in tho heart of somo rugged mountain range, or
in somo dismal swamp.
They littlo think that tho tree from which
this lumber was cut may havo grown in tho
most precipitous placo imaginable, and that to
get each log to tho mill involved a peril to the
logman aud his teams.
In loading aud hauling in tho mountains tho
block-nnd-tacklc is often brought into service,
aud when tho driver starts down with his log
he often locks all four wheels aud comes down
iu a gallop.
After tho day's work is dono and his teams
watered and fed, ho comes to his shanty to pre
pare a supper that ho may appcaso his hunger.
His shanty is a rudely-constructed affair,
about 10x12 feet, without door or windows.
His knowledge of tho culinary art, for ho docs
hisowii cook i up, is iu keeping with hisshnnty.
There is no furuituro hut rough boards nailed
together, nnd tho bedstead, or bunk, isascatTold
in tho corner of the room, with a straw tick
thrown over it.
In one corner is tho cooking-Stove, and in
another nails arc driven along tho walls, and
there aro shelves for the few old dishes aud ra
tions of tho ''shack."
How docs ho spond tho long evenings? An
swer for yourself. Tho lumbermen aro men,
and, liko other men, they will seek diversion iu
some way. Sometimes tho checker-hoard is
brought into service, and somo of tho men
know tho value of an "aco" iu a quiet littlo
game of "soven-up."
Rut lot him play at cards now and then, if it
amuses him, for he is away from friends; away,
almost, from society. If he happens to be u
singlo man, as is tho wtitcr, he may occasion
ally meet a country girl nye, a true country
girl, a description of whom would mako the
ideal picture of " Dixie Glctt " sink iuto insig
nificance. This ono not only milks tho cow with tho
"crumpled horn," hut will go far into tho wild
woods, or iuto the canyon below, aud bring tho
old cow homo. This girl never bothers her
mind with an exciting novel, nor do03 sho
pour over tho latest fashion plate.
Sho docs not rido or drive into town twice or
thrico a week to get her mail; a loiter is al
most a curiosity, and a newspaper a month old
is as good as a recent " daily." I hope at somo
futuro timo to ho able to tell tho C.C. girls
whoro and how tho material for that pretty
piano of theirs came from. Loyally yonra, iu
F., C. aud L. Mountain Boy.
ritOGKESS COMMITTEE, I II. W.
Award First Prlzo to Dora Davis for I'nper
on Suppressing Foreign Immigration.
M. Dell Adams, Chairman of tho Committee
on Progress, writes that she, with her associates,
Lillian Knight, Montevideo, Minn., and F. L.
Morrow, Tusculum, Tenii., have decided to
award tho prizo book for bust paper 011 tho
question of Foreign Immigt ation to Dora Davis,
whose paper follows.
In 1 espouse to an inquiry from tho Chairman
as to eligibility of competitors, tho President
L. IT. W. decides that the intention Of commit
tee work is to develop talent Within tho ranks
of the C. C and Loyal Homo Workers, ami that
au outsider would not, properly, bo eligible to
Inasmuch as it requires a more act of volition
to become au enrolled member of tho C. C, and
but 25 rents a year to become a member of the
Loyal Homo Workers Association, no ono need
feel bauiahed from the ranks by the ruling
'Should laws bo enforced to restrict foreign
immigration? " Without hesitation I say yes,
for, in ray opiuiou, a great part of our .liard
times to-day is caused by our foreign popula
tion. Tho majority Of the immigrants who cotfio to
our country aro of that low, poor, ignorantelass
of people who aro certainly not desirable, aud
havo no idea of remai7iiug iu America.
Tho fiist thing they do is to look for work.
They undervalue their services, and lienco
cause many true, hard-working American to
bo thrown out of employment. Their under
valuing their services is ouo causo to-day of
wages being so low.
These people haVe no love for America; all
they desiro is to make money. Some, when
they aro satisfied with their little fortune tnado
in America, return to their homes; IJins our
country is drained considerably of its wealth.
Others, who can provo that ihoy havo lived
the requisite time in the United States and in
tho State in which thoy wish to mako applica
tion, and cm show that they each " havo ho
haved as a man of good character, attached to
tho principles of tho Constitution," etc., tako
out naturalization papers aud becomo citizens
of the United States.
Of course these ignorant people cannot bo
interested in the welfare of onr country very
much, yot they aro entitled to the samo voting
privileges as tho truo American, havo tho samo
share in determining tho Government and
may aspire to any olh'co exeunt two iu tho
Whoro will we iud a moro prosperous city
than that truo American city, Chicago? Why
is Chicago so prosperous? Becauso she is com
posed chiefly of iruo AmericuiiF, aud foieigu
immigrants aro somewhat scarce.
When tho United States was debating whero
the World's Fair was to he. New York wished
to havothofair, but "she wasouly half-hearted,
nnd represented by a few shopkeepers and
Chicago was all enthusiasm, and was repre
sented by true American citizens of all classes,
full of honest prido and energy, and made a
determined stand for recognition, and, of
course, won, buctuso sho is a truo American
city, with American ambition and pride.
Now York failed becauiio sho was sadly lack
ing iu tho true abloacquisition, and tho greatest
leason is that sho has buch a gieat foreign pop
ulation. Again I say I am in favor of forbidding
foieigti immigration, for it is certainly derog
atory to our country's wolfaro.
R. Leonard Martin, Sergoant-at-Arms,
L.H.W., is now a railway mail cleik, between
hid home, Pittsburg, Pa., aud Youngstown, O.
He favors a consolidation of the Kovstono
Circle, of which ho is a member, with tlio Alio
Nevillo Circle, of Sttmbeuville, O., and invites
members of tho K. C to scud iu their views on
Tho L.H.W. badge, adopted at Louisville,
will combiuo tho monogram with tho forget-me-not,
and will probably bo ready before Seventh
National Reunion at St. Paul.
President Lenoro Rivers, Vermont Circle.
L.H.W., Bristol, Vt.t announces tho Vermont
Reunion in connection with the S. of V. En
campment, to ho hold at Rutland iu Juno. Sho
hopt'Ball will "rally round tho flag," as what
to do with tho Vermont banner will ho a
themo for discussion. A visit to tho marble
quairics will ho a feature of Reunion. Sho
urges all to pay due?, and wonders what has
become of blanks distributed Dec. 27.
Loni M. Stockton, Pennsylvania Secretary.
L.H.W., urges every L.H.Wl who has not paid
dues for le'JG to do so now. Noto his new ad
dress, llo urges everybody to attend tho Re
union in tho City of Brothoi ly Love. July 13 to
IS, inclusive, and assures all of a good tlmo
among historic places, aud thiuks Scrip?.
Scraps, Post-scripts, and others of like ilk, would
fitid enough to keep thoir witty poiis going for
-A r JUL 23, 169G.
Report No. 20.
Amos L. Scdmaii, Secretary.
Change Orders No. 2, Tin; National Thib-
U.sr, April 9, to Orders No. 4. Ghanpo Kollin
S. Jones Ip Kollin S. Toms, Torringion, Couu.,
in same Orders.
Ajh.03 L, Ecamuu, Secretary.
Nelson A.Ccarfoss, Edinhurg, Pn.; S. P. War
ner, Pk-flsnnt Homo, O.; Charles C. Krauss,
Philadelphia, Pa.; Melissa Merriman, Pleasant
A Study of Hie 'international Sunday-
School Icssdft Appointed for May,
3, 1896. r. .
-fUio Ton -Xciiers.
.. J?: 5-19.
One reading Ih'eo aiotes should firt carofully
HMidy tho paragraph torn tho Holy Scriptures ai
Sudject: JTiie Ten Lepebs.
Wo havo only this ono account, given by St.
Luke, written in Chapter 17:11-11). St. Luke,
it would seem, was tho fittest Gospel writer lo
report miracles relating to tho physical, to wit,
to diseases, cures, resurrcctiuus, etc., seoiug
that ho was a physician.
The incident occurred iu tho lattor part of
September of tho year 23 A. IX That was fivo
to six months before Christ's death.
Christ set out to go from Capernaum to Jeru
salem. St. Luke, 9:1. Tho account states,
" Ho passed through the midst of Samaria and
Galilee." V. 11. Two views aro held as to tho
a. Leaving Capcrnanm, Christ went south
till ho reached tho boundary-lino between
Galiloo and Samaria; then ho went cast on'
said Hue till ho reached Scythopolls, whero ho
crossed tho Jordan, there being a bridgo at that
'place; then ho went on south along the eastern
bank of the Jordan till ho camo to tho neigh
borhood of Rcthabara, about duo cast from
Jericho; then ho recrossod tho Jordan, passing
on southwest till ho arrived at Joruaalom.
This viow supposes that "through tho midst
of" means hclicccn. Various explanations aro
suggested as to why Samaria is mentioned
beforo Galilee. Tho following express this first
view: DoDicu, WeUtuin, Camploll, Bloomfiold,
Rarncs, Jaulieson & Co., Dengcl, Lange.
b. Others hold Christ went through Samaria.
Refcrouco 13 made to 9:51, 52. Wo know that
in tho early part of his ministry he did cuter
a Samaritan city. St. John, 4 : 4, 5. This viow
is held by Dr. A. Clarke, Cnlmct, Robinson in
his "Harmony," Dr. James Strong in his "Har
mony," Neander in hia "Lifo of Christ."
"A certain village." V. 12. Wo cannot say
definitely whether this was iu Galileo, Samaria,
Pcrcii, or even Judca. All wo know 13 tiiat it
lay somewhere in Christ's routo from Caper
naum to Jerusalem.
Tho position taken by iho lepers was out of
the village, aud off ono sidn from tho road
leading iuto town. Tho Lcviticnl law required
lepers to keep at a distance out from towns,
cities, etc., and away from persons. And when
they heard persons coming they woro com
manded to givo warning of their presence.
Lev., 13 : 15, 40 ; Nu., 5 : 2, 3 ; 2 Ki., 15 : 5. Tho
Kahhis do not agree as to tho distauco pro
scribed for lepeta lo keep away from habita
tions and persons. In verso 12 it is said, ' thero
met him 10 lepers." Tho word " met," in Greek,
doos not imply nearness, but oppositcuess, and
does not dcfiho distance. It doc Hot imply
contact, but tho, contrary. Any leper who in
truded within the forbidden d is tan Co was
flogged with 40 stripes save one." See "Game's
Letters from thoiEasiJ" p. 02.
1 4. tcprovj.
The word leprosy M derived from a Greek
original, which means scaly or scabby. The
Hebrow word fqr leprosy signifies a heavy
smiting. A Iepers a man sovoroly smitten or
scourged of God. . Tho thought in tho Jewish
mind was that lnn disease is a special inflic
tion from Deity. i.TItu Arabic 1001 of tho word
leprosy moans tojcast. down, to prostrate, refer
ring to tho terribly woakcuiug, collapsing, dis
jointing effects of this ninlady. Tho Chicago
lltrahl, alluding 0 tho case of a leper in that
city, said: r
Johnson, (he tepor, .lien in a room off from the
coiitai;iGtli ward. ,IJc Is hldcoiiH. UN iinnd-) and
halrlfSi fncc aro cncru.!ed nilh seale-like blotches
of reddish-brown. . Tiie face hows most dlitinetly
the ravaged of the horrible disease. The lower lids
of the cyen aru draiftVdhn-u ami Mimed iuMdeotit.
Tho lij are blue, axiil the noso fi swollen lo twice
lla natural rdz, lita bn.ck and abdomen aru
covered with hugeinfjcrclc.. Thcenculeaiitislitly
change color from liuie'lo tune. (See Lev., 13; 2,3,
Leprosy, it- is believed, is incurable. It is
customary to scparato lopors. The Sandwich
Isltilidcrd devoto' ouo island to tho exclusive
habitation cf lopors; to wit, Moiokai. Dr.
Thompson, in " Laud and Book," thus describes
The tenb comes on by degrees, in different parts
of the body; the hair fulN from the head and eye
brown; the nnlls loimru, decay and drop off; Joint
afier Joint of the flugerrt mid toes shrink up, and
nJowly frtIN away; the gum are absorbed, and the
lectli dinaiiiK'tir; I he no-te. the eyrs. tho touuueand
tho p.-ilatu are rdowly coutuiuied; aud finally tho
wretched victim "brinks into tho enrth and disap
pean, while uiedichto has no power to atay the
rnvBRCH of l lie ui-a-aiv, nor oven to mitigate sensibly
Sin is to terrible that it is often spokou of as
a leprosy of tho soul.
Christ's sixth miraclo was in tho caso of a
leper. Sco MatL.-S:2-4 ; St. Mark, 1:40-45;
St. Luke, 5: 12-10. Add St. Matt., 20: 0.
Wo read of lepora in the Old Testument
Moses, Ex., 4:0; Miriam, Nu., 12: 10; Naoman,
2 KL 5: 1 ; Gehazi, Ki., 5:27; Uzziah, 2 Ch.,
3(5: 19, 20. Refer in general to Lov., 13 : 2, 3, 9
11; Deu.. 2-1:8; 2 Ki., 7:3-5.
Tho euro of leprosy was thought impossible
Save by Deity Himself, aud hence miracles in
volving euro of that disease- wero suiliciout
credentials for Christ to furnish.
5. Anal y til.
fl.'DAla. St. Luke. 17:11-19.
'2. Timer-Sept.. A. I). 'IS.
3. Piiitv. Near .a villnge between Capernaum
1, I'ntioiits. Ten men. Nine
Jews one SntiiHritan.
2. Diieaae. Leproy.
'A. Phyrilelnu. Christ.
f 1. Method. No med
icine or touch,
but mere com
mand of tbo Olil
uipoicul. 'J. Tune required.
3. Conditions. Faith
1. The miracle. -j
(J. Reporter. St. Luke. Achaia,
A. Ii. 57.
Specially, gratitude the one cx-
G. Critical Notes.
1. "Go show yourselves unto the priests."
V. 14. A leper was unclean, not only in fact,
but ceremonially filthy, lit such condition ho
was excluded from home, society, nnd church.
If a person wero suspected of having tho lep
rosy ho was forced out of tho community and
could not regain adihisslou among healthy peo
ple till a priest, hficr due examination, guvo
him a certificate. ;Heiicc, the 10 lepers wero
obliged to go to tho prtost, pass a sovero ordeal
of investigation, and 'get permission to enter
city, home, synagog. Bee St. Matt., 8:4. Then,
Christ wanted to'bboy tho Mosaic law. Ho
probably hoped the priests would boo in his
wonderful cures proof of his Doity aud be led
to accept him. ''
2. "A Samaritan'." r. 10. In their common
distress Jews could to)orato tho company of a
EcniMicathun. Tlio 'nino woro Jew?. The
Samaritan laws as to loprosy wero tho samo as
thiise of tho Jews, but the Samaritan would bo
obliged to show hipsulf to a Samaritan priest.
It is because ho mis a Samaritan that Christ
called him a "atra'upor."
:?. "Whole." Wjl'p. Tho nino woro cured
physically. This is'tlio meaning of "cleansed,"
(V. It,) ns bclioycfl by matiy students Hut
wholo" includes soul as well as body. Tho
Samaritan was savctl in a religious souso.
1. Pray. V. 13. Pray for yourself. Pray
for others. Intercessory prayer is obligatory.
"For iu." Wo get a suggestion, also, its to
united, prayor. As by seemingly concerted
agreement, the lopors pinjcd in tho samo
woids "Jesus, Master, havo mercy on us."
This may not ho an argument, or hint, iu favor
of hturtc worship, hut somo think it looks
that way. In such a fearful diseaso as tho
lcpiosy, selfishucs-i might bo quite possible
almost excusable in player. It would seem
one roulii hardly think of anybody but self.
That was a gencrons outburst of petition
uttered by tho Tin Lepers. Thoy were in n
common late. They wero together iu their
misery, and wanted to bo as Ouo in enre.
2. Wo soo tho call for faith "Thy fnith
hath mado theo whole." V. 19. AU were
cured. All had n goodly mcasuro of faith.
Tho prayor of tho 10 (V. 13) showed all had n
degree of confhleuco Iu Christ's power. Tho
word "wholo" (Y. 19) means sohiothing mora
thiui "cleansed." V. 14. Tho ouo of tho Ton
Lepers restored to health expressing gratitudo
pleased Christ more fully than tho uiuo who
uttured no word of appreciation. Ho had a
deeper comprehension of Christ's power. Tho
-work of graco wa3 effected more impressively
in him. And all this was due. probably, to a
moro intelligent and comproheudiug faith.
Human faith is plowing to God. It is a con
dition of tho reception of tho peculiarly desir
able gifts of God. Christ always commends
its presence aud exercise.
3. Prnijo God for his blessings. Thoreportof
this miraclo scums to ho glveu on purposo to
omphnst'o tho duty of gratitude. Ono of tho
men restored to health ' turned back, and with
a loud voicn glorified God." V. 15. Christ
noticed this fact aud remarked : ''Thero are not
found that return to give glory to God. savo
this stranger.' V. 18. It is clear that Christ
appreciated thntacton tho part of tho one. Tho
nino look thoir cur -a as a matter of course.
Road Ps., 30:1, 2; 107:8. Tlio ouo leper, on
being restored to soundness, beforo going to tho
priest, beforo going home, stopped and rendered
praiso to God. Tho nine went on without any
such expressions of appreciation.
".Tint emblems of the human race,
All debtors to Almighty Grace;
How few with thankful heart believe.
Anil own the blessings they receive."
Tho Prayer Book of the Episcopal Church has
a prayer "Tor a sick Porsou ": but consistent,
ly it also baa a form of thanksgiving "For n
Recovory from Sickncsc." Ministers of that
rcligibu3 body say, regretfully, and with some
shame, that many persons who :13k for tho pre
sentation of tho former, forget to request tho
offering of tho latter. Ingratitude is more com
mon than gratitude. Tho grateful aro as ouo
Tho principle of thankfulness hoida truo not
only in tho physical, but also in tho spiritual.
When ono is saved from sin, tho worst kind of
leprosy, his first act should ho expression of
gratitudo to God. Then ho can go aud give
cvidouco of his restoration to others, to tho
church, to the elorgy, and others thon he can
mingle again with his family and society.
"Glorified God," in vorso 15, is practically
tho samo as "giving him thanks," iu verso 10.
Tho man recognized Deity in Christ. And so
" falling down on his face at his (Christ's! feet "
was worshiping Him.
Gratitudo is subjective Glorifying God is
tho gratitudo of tho man becoming objective,
expressing itself and making itsolf recognized
and shared by others.
To euro ncrvoinness, purify and enrich your
blood, lake Hood's Saraaparlll.n Take only Hood's.
Correspondents should wrllo each question on
a sopnrntc sheet of paper, cive full nnnio aud ad
dress and mark it "Correspondents' Uoiiimn." No
attention will ho paid to communications not ac
companied with name and address of writer. It is
requested that a utatnp be inclosed for reply by
letter. Postal cards will be replied to by mail
Only. Replies by mail will ordinarily be made
within a week, and if in this column within threo
A. C, I'hitatlelpfiM, Pa. What is your opin
ion as to sotdior prosecuting a claim for in
crease undor tho general law when ho 13 a
pensioner at $12 a month undor tho act of Juno
27, 1890? liiiircr. It depends entiroly upon
tho fuels in the caae. To got any pension under
thu general law requires that a pensionable
disability shall he connected with tho soldier's
service One cannot get moro than $12 a mouth
undor tho net of June 27, lo90, and to get a
pension uuder tlio general law iu excess of $12
a month it is necessary thata disability of serv
ice origin ho shown that shall of itself entitlo
the soldier to a rating thereon of more than $12
a mouth. Therefore, if a pensioner at $12 a
mouth under tho act of Juno 27, 1SD0, hns disa
bilities provod to havo originated iu lino of
duty in the scrvico thatdisablo him in a degrco
warranting a rating greater than $12 per month,
ho can apply for renewal and increase under
tho old law (if once pousioucd thereunder), or
for additional pension under tho old law if
never pensioned thereunder.
Jlf. JLj Ottawa. Ill: A soldier iB pensioned
under net of June 27, lfcOO, nnd marries in
1691; dies January, 1895. As a result of mr
riauo child is horn January, 181)5, . Ll the
child entitled to pension, and how much? 2.
If tho mother remarries, would child bo onti
llcd to any greater pension than $2 per month
undor act of 1890? Ansicer, 1. In general, no
child is entitled no long as its mother survives
unmarried. Tho-titic, if any, is in the widow
until divested by death or by remarriage. In
this instanco tho widow, having married sub
sequent to Juno 27, 1890, would not bo entitled
to pension mil 03a sho could provo tho soldier's
death a direct result of a cause originating in
line of duty iu the service. 2. Jf soldier's death
Were conceded a djrect rcsalt of his military
Scrvico, tho child, upon rcmarriiigo of tho
widow, would bo entitled, upon duo applica
tion and proof, to the samo amount per mouth
that tho widow drew from dato of mother's
remarriago to date of attaining tho ago of 16
years. If death not due to service, it is our
opinion tjiat the child, upon remarriage of tho
widow, would not bo entitled under tho act of
Juno 27, leOO, since tho widow was not, and as
tho child derives title, if any, through tho
widow, it is uot clenr how the child's titlo can
ho highor than thosonrce from whence it is de
rived. Wo understand that thi3 question is
jjow beforo the Secretary of the Interior.
.. H'.. WtttfitM, K'il. I'lcnso state how
mHiiy National Cemeteries thero aro. 2. What
is the highest number of soldiers buried iu ono
cemetery, and in what cemetery? Answer. 1.
Suvouty-nine. 2. Vicksburg, Miss.; 10,600, of
which 12,701 aro unknown.
1'rcseiitatloii to Int Commander-in-Chief
Editou National Tkitiuse: One of
those little incidents that fiend a brighter ray
of' sunshine through tho clouds of ' life's
dull cares" occurred recently when the com
rades of Toledo Poit, 107, G.A.K, after
completing: the regular order of bnaincas at
Post HeudqustrtcrH, formed in line and
inarched to the pleasant home of Comrade
John S. Kottntz, Past Commander-in-Chief.
Entering into collusion with his excellent
wife, the comrades had helped Mrs. Kotiutz
arrange a complete surprise for tho brave
" drummer-boy " on the 50th auuiversary of
Sonic 40 or more veterans took possession
of the premises, and surrounding the Gen
eral, pushed Comrade Jiubge Austin to the
front, who, in a characteristic speech, ex
pressing the admiration of his comrades for
his bravery on the field, his loyal and
successful work in the interests of the
Grand Army of the Uepnblic, and his worth
as rt citizen nnd friend, ai a mark of their es
teem and friendly comradeship, in the name
of Toledo Post presented him with a hand
some cane, expressing the wish ' that it
might assist him in his daily walk through
as much as po?3ible of another half-century
ol time, should health and fortune permit
him to enjoy it.'"
Although so completely taken by sur
prise, Comrade Konntz quickly rallied, nnd
in his happy way responded to the compli
ment paid him, feelingly thanking; the com
rades for the gift which meant so mnch to
him ''another evidence of their fraternal
Then tho old soldiers surronnded the
card tables which had been provided, and
whilcd awny the hours with pedro, whist,
and eueher, followed by most delicious re
freshinets, served by the hostess tind lovely
daughter, assisted by lady friends who bad
volunteered to make this "surprise pnrty"
such a charming success. Hamuler, To
TI10 Oldest Chaplain.
Kew York Press.
Tho Rev. Samuel R. Willi?, Chaplain of
Cain oro 11 Prist, 79, eolebratcd hisSStli birthday
last week, llo is tho oldest Chaplain in tho
I Grand Army and h:i3 served this Post iu that
capacity ever Hinco its organization. During
tho war ho was Chaplain of the 15Sth N. Y.,
and was ono of tho first to cuter Charleston
when occupied by tho "Union forces. He Ustill
hearty for ono oT his years, and never fails to
atUnd tlio Encampments of the Post when tho
wcathor i at all suitable, llo 13 a native of
Lfialem, MaS'., and coinej from Now Englautl
stock. Up to tho lima ho entered tho army he
wassottlod over rt number of congregations in
Massachusetts, Vermont and Now York, but
since the war has had no regular sotlierneiit,
but hiv; dono iiiuc'j mission work and acted as
temporary supply for tho Baptist churches iu
(Hrery reader U Invited to cnd .lolntioni and
original contributions, and lo compete for prizr"
offered. Definition followed by an aiteri-lc )
nro of obsolete word. Addre all emiMifo
tlon to l'nzzle Kdnor, Tub Xatio.val. TuiuUMcf
Washington, D. C.J
KKW I'UZZI.KS NO. 2.10.
NOS. 2517-50 HAI.F'SQUAKKS.
(W) 1. A basket ned in office at n receptacle for
watte papor. ii. A thorny shrub yieldlmr a frajj.
rant oil. 3. A short curved axial rod-like pirulo
With largo protruding tplnc.t. (Stand.) -I. 1'otl
biiroiigh of Allcghnuy County. Pa. 5. Hurt, ft.
Hc.den with ntick. 7. A enut typlcnt nf Alt UUr.
(.Siaiid.l 8. Son of V.mlir rt. fi, ' I Irt-Iiiir,. 9. A
river of West Asia. 10. A Danish weight. (Stand.) j
II. A letter.
(X) 1. Posterior sezmcnU of the sternum. 2. Ap
paratuses of Hilr. and ropes for recuiui; peron
who havo broken through ice. (tand.) .1. A
tweet lemon, bavins a penrthnped frail. (-?tnncl.)
I. Thin silks for women's circlet, 0. Tracts of
land Hiirrounded bj water. C. Ileavet upward at
a vcsiel on a wave. (Stand.) 7. A ieve. S. An
epic. 9. The kidney. (Stand.) 10. Measures of
space, equal to halfan cm. 11. A letter.
(Y) 1. A term niad of beer, when the froth of the
yeatt hat re-entered tho body of tho beer. 2. .Mat
ter breathed forth. 3. A petitioner. -I. A ftiticle.
S. Town of ThcMiiIy. C. An npparntot on iho
principle of tho secaw. 7. An early Tallin version
of the Script u ret. 8. A tooth. 9. Anything iim.ill.
10. Half thcuuitof spuco in measuring type. II. A
(Z) I. A followcrof Zoroaler. 2. Sleeps beyond.
3. Thoio pirti of circulation decimal which recur
continually. .J. Tailzie. 5. E-cnpot. 0. Pertain
ing to slccr. 7. Contributed. J. Vrcus from em-lmrrai-imeilt.
9. Town of A nutria. 10 By nnrnf
example. II. A letter. ICkx Foiuj, Alplaus, N. Y.
XO. 2351 NUJIEHICAL.
A 1 to-4 was 1.2.3,
(It's easy when you know it),
NoTOTAt, you'll ngrtie wiili me,
And 1 to 0 will ahow It.
One. 2. 2, 9. lilt worldly lot
Most 1. 2,3, 1. 6. are.
Hit workt will never be forgot,
I'irtt 9,5.7, Sore.
Once t to S but cultivate;
One. 9. S. 6, 7. 2!
All other 1 lo I'm you'll hate.
For none will Interest yon.
Lord 'Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.
NO?. 2332-3 SQUAKES.
I. Festivals held in honor of various dlslnitiee.
(TJuab.) 2. A titlo of honor. 3. A woman'n Christ
ian name. -i. The miiddtr of the L vnnr. 5. Per
taininc to the ancient Chinese. (Stand.) C. Draws
iu. (Stand.) 7. Iu preparation for.
1. A direction at the end of a movement to show
that tho next in to follow immediately. 2. Tos:
a disused term, (land.) X Kindt of Hinuleta
or magical charnio, 4, Dcsignatins a chain of
inlands between Alanka and Kamsohatkn. 5. Hav
iiiK ribs or tire appo.iranco of ribs. C. i'ersom of
rank. (Stand.) 7. A collection of put or purulent
matter ill any tissue or ort;an of the body.
Sihox Ease, Philadelphia, Pa.
N0S. 2351 ANAOtUJf.
1 eua out. J-JJort dies vain.
The stream of Life. Charybdit-like iu sway.
Flows madly on with tempting foam and spray,
"Unchecked a1 haughty I'hreton'a chariot train,
The barks with .sailors poor upon the mala.
Soon drift upon tbo rocks, and rot away.
Tho Argonaut In ancient timo array.
Set anil with half the zeal for fortune gay.
That marks mnuklnd when steering on In pain
The stream of Life.
Onr Onlflnn Vlreon will Ik. llmt enmlntr dnv N
Wlicn man leave earth with all it human fray.
If wo through Neptune's storm aud fallins rain,
Shun Sylhi crfm and on the track remain
We gain the shore, then shudder at our way
Thentreani of Lifa.
ZonOASTEU, Philadelphia, Pa.
N03. 2355-G DIAMONDS.
1. A lelter. 2. Mets. 8. Boston merchant and
writer; 1719. 4. Tho chief city of Sardinia. (Lem
prierc.) 0. Pickle.. C. A group of tho human
race including the dark whites. 7. One of tho
Selaehii. 8. 1. O.. Vermillion Co., III. 9. French
Abbe; 18lh cent. 10. Tho produce of anything.
II. A letter.
1. A letter. 2. P. O.. Green Co., Wis. 3. An
obeisance, 4. Hoi, oppressive wind?. 5. Fo?sil
brtlnnoid shells C. A croup of Iho human race In
oludinK tho dark whiles. 7. Believers in the doc
trines of Manes. 8. Generatrixes. 9. English
printer; 15t3. 10. A town ot Spain. 11. A letter.
BoiCEBT, Bidge, O.
NO. 2357 TRANSPOSITION.
'Isn't she quite divine I lhoe white
O.VK. don't they .-uit her soft, dark hair?
Two richest silk and jewels might
Not make (his plain-gowned imiiden more fair.
I'm not surprised that each man hero
Four to afthnro in her bright glances
So softly veiled yet frankly clear;
And well, as for the way she dances
Bcwe leaves in air float clumsily
Compared to little Bess when alio
Graces tho waltz!"
Minn Brown (who't plain and thirty) beard
His ccatacies with gome discjiist;
But, smiling nt his boyish THIltD.
Agreed quite sweetly, a-t ahe must,
Aud yet tvlth puzzling emphases:
"IJ too, am really chatmed when Bess
Graces the walls l"
Mabel P., Georgetown, S. C
NOS. 2353-9 DIAMONDS.
1. A letter. 2. The grampus, a An Algonquin
tribe of Indian?. 4. Dependent'. 5. To arrange hi
order. 6. Bill bio seaweed. T. A large genn.s of
composite, plants related to the-thistles. 8. A vil
lage of European Turkey. 9. Ladders. 10. Dis
pensation. 11. A letter.
1. A letter. 2. A city of tho Netherlands. 3.
Cigar-fish. . A pointed fleshy appendage. 5. To
sour somewhat. C. Uttering by brief and sudden
imuulee. 7. Flattering in a servile way. 8. A
town of Boumania. 9. A town of Italy. 10. An -f
old friend one of the Siamese twins. II. A letter.
Eccjese, Clevelaud, O.
NO. 2360 SEUIAIi CHARADE.
(The Triumph of Love. HI. At Honor's HcdW)
Ho! onward, onward to Honor's Hall
Comes it motley, crowding student throng
Hurrying, hurrying one and alt
Willi latih and jest as they move along.
Into the Hall iii tlieir scats they sit
The .scholar dull aud the scholar keen
By a thousand lamps the place It lit
By two thousand eyes tho lights are seenl
Why come the students and who the One
Whom they honor, praise or, jealous, blight?
Ah, they come to hear the old Nile'; Son!
ThoSrtgc his wisdom will show to-nightl
Eaucrlv watched is the mystic slage.
The Sage's fame lsTHK-TOTAI-hind.
To henr his lectures Is alt the rage
His learning is wonderful and grand t
Look ! F1SC on the platform stands he still;
List to the multitude's deafening cheer
While pitiMBeach goes an electric thrill
At the sight of this surpassing peer!
He speaks but he notes their stupid stnrea
Hit thoughts to them aro as ocean deep
Perchance at somo odd time, unawares.
Slight rays to their brains embryoti creep.
Ho ends. Such applatiso he'll ne'er forget;
But envious ones from the bottom rung.
Nerviiii", ttne lay, they fume and frt
As to-night they hear his praises sung!
Query Ids method", bi:t ju-tt tho same
He answers ever in that mild voice
No matter tho person, timo or claim
Tills aimple sentence "It wa my choice ! "
Locust, Allegheny, Pa.
NOS. 23G1-2 SQUARES.
1. Town Viscti. Bcira. Portugal. (Bijou.) 2. A
genus of true spiders. (Cent.) 3. Relates to or
situatod nt the base. -!. Tho label or ruler that
moves on the center of an astrolabe quadrant, or
other mathematical instrument, and carries tho
aiglit. (Encyc. Diet.) 5. French phy.tician and
writer; b. 1S07. 6. Eedorn. (Dung!.) 7. Tho name
of two connected lakes in Franklin Co.. N.Y.
Misj Fit. St. Mary's, O.
1. Spanish statesman; 1827. (Web.) 2. Son of
Criiiisus and Egcsia. (Letup.) 3. Boring springs
which throw forth at frequent intervals jett of
water, mud. etc. -1, Posl-viihige, Sidiiie Co., Kan.
5. A deep snore, or Mioring iu curtain diseases, as
npoplcxy. (Stand.) 6. A fortified town at the
north of Italy. (Lemp.) 7. Pot-villnge, Saline Co.,
Kan. A. Dandy, Brooklyn, N. Y.
chat ivrrn contbihutoks.
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iVn, tli contents of the first i-aue of winch ure
spread beforo Puzlcdoth with a sumptuous regard
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contributions arc desired. J.J. HoUiugs'.vorth, St.
Mory'd.O., is the address. A.D unly hat changed
hi address to -ITS Pulaski street, Brooklyn. By Iho
way, puzzlers who wish their addresses changed
on this paper's mailhig-lLit should xend a commu
nication, giving old nnd new locution, to the mail
ing department direct, apart from iwiy.hing iu-
tnndud for Mystery. Tills is important A recent
eve.nl iu liallimorc puzzle suoiciy was thomarriago
of f.iili.ui A. Thorpe, Jim or member of the solvinv
Ii' in of Night Owlt.to Mr. J- U. Bradley. Wo shall
be sorry, indetd. if the Wedding causes the discou-
tiiiunnceof tiic linn's puzz c work. Preparations
for thu special diamond isitio tiro progressing, and
much fino work has been received. More flats
by Mnllo I. can bo used to advantage.
1-2C-'0C. 11. O. OflKSTKB.
Children Cry for
OUR RURL T0PIS8,
Some Practical Snsestions for; Oiir
A Cheap Mc for Chicks. " '
Procnre a sheep's liver and cook it tot
broth. Thicken it while cooking -with a
mixture of tqtial purts of corn men, oraD,
and ground oats. When cold, feed It dnca
a dtiy to the chioka, on a clean honid, or
from a trough, giving them as much iri they
will eat and removing the remainder. lb
will cost but vo.little, nd will rnnko the
chicks grow rapidly. The other raeal3 may
be of auj kind of food they will eat.
Oats nntl Vetch.
The Massachusetts Experiment Station
has grown ottta and vetch together. It is
suggested thnt several lots be sown 10 d.iyg
apart aud green fodder secured fornearly'a
month; that after the crop has been taken a
crop of Hungarian grass can be grown.
The station seenred thre tons of5 vetch
and oats aud ono ton of Hungarian grass
succeeding it; had it been a moist sfensonit
was cert.iin that another ton confd 'Ime
been seenred, making a total of fivlon&.
Tho station uae3 fonr bushels of oata,and oO
pounds of vetch to an acre.
Cut Worms. .
With the approach of tho garden- season
the customary peat of cut-worms may tf
expected as numerously a3 ever. The Flor
ist Exchange epitomized the following, list of
methods lor combating the worm r
rincing aronnd the plants trnit or vegeta
ble cans from which top and hottorrohave
been removed. Tho top of the can should be
three or fonr inches above the sarfnee of tfio
ground. The ends can be unsoldered by
throwing the cans into a lire.
Tlowing the ground early in September,
and not allowing weeds to grow.
Plowing the gronnd late in the Pall or
early in the Spring, keeping the surface free
from weeds by cultivation, and not putting
a crop on same nnttl the middle of May or
first of Jnne. During the fir-,fc 10 days of
May fresh cut clover, grass or weeds which
have been dipped in water containing pans
green should bestrewn over the gronnd eack
Collecting the worms each evening white
they are feeding. This requires a good light
and sharp ejeA
Each morning hunting for tho freah-crii
Using "iight traps" at intervals dnrin'x
the months of June, Angnst and September.
These traps are made by filling a tnbor half
cask two-thirds full of water, pouring a lit
tle kerosene over the surface and hanging a
lantern over the tub.
Keep Kggs from CliIHInc;.
It is a common mistake to suppose that
egga kept always in a cold place may be
kept indefinitely. It is true that keeping
them too warm starts the germ into life,
but even then the egg is spoiled qnicker and
more effectually by being chilled. The
germ is sensitive to cold almost from the
first. Some poultry keepers make it a rule
to set eggs the day they are laid, and, if
possible, without ever having the warmtk
which they received from the hen impaired.
The necessity of keeping the eggs reason
ably warm until they are set is greatest ia
the early Spring months. Many eggs are
kept in cold rooms where the temperature
at night goes down very near the freezing
point. If they are on earthen or metal
vessel?, which take away the heat from the
egg very rapidly, the egg will be worthless
for setting long; before the shell is cracked
by frost. Without doubt many early set
ting of eggs get chilled in this way.
While the weather is cold notso- maaj
eggs should be pnt under the hen 83 she
will care for and hatch in the Summer,
when eggs will hatch with little more beat
th in the sun fnrnishes if covered with some
thing at night to keep them from being
Care for Common as for Taney Hens.
The flock of common ponltry that Is well
kept will be very mnch more profitable
than the one that is compelled to shift for
itself, and anything in the way of bousing
aad feeding that is good for the fancies
kind of faucy poultry is jnst ns good for the
most common of native hen?. Do not make
the mistake of thinking that one kfnd of
care ia necessary for a common heo and
another kind for the pure breeds- Thafc
which will increase the profits in one. will
increase the profits in the other in a corre
sponding degree. We believe In pure-bred
poultry, because it is best; but if the maa
who has common stock wants to get the
best results from it he mast give it the best
In setting; out an orchard extremely rich
soil is neither profitable nor to be desired, if
it could be made rich without expense.
Most young orchard in the first few years
grow too fast nnd make Wood at the expense
of fruit. If the farmer thinks the soil not
rich enough, he is apt to manure the yontig
trees with stable manure. This only makes
matters worse. What is needed in most
long-cultivated lands is a larger supply of
the miueral fertilizers that promote fruit
An economical mode of growing: early
tomatoes, melons, etc., where bnt a few are
desired, to produce crops for home use, is to
use egsr-shplls. Break the shells near the
small ends, fill with rich dirt and plant a
few seed of the kind desired. The shells
may bo set In a shallow pan or box of bran,
aud placed in the sunlight on warm days,
caro being taken not to expose them to cold
at night. When transplanting simply set
the shell with the plant in the gronnd. The
roots of the plant will soon break through
Those who use incubators and are disap
pointed when theysneceed in hatching only
60 or 70 percent, of the cggs,mnst not over
look the fact that hens do no better. It is
true that a hen will sometimes bring off a
dozen chicks from as many eggs, but other
hens may hatch only two or three chicks.
The" average number of chicks batched, if 10
or 20 hens are allowed to sit at the same
time, will uot exceed 50 per cent.
The main objection to growing lima beaoa
is the providing of snpports. In some locali
ties the poles are cosily, and if they must
come from a distance the hauling is an item
of importance. Two strands of strong wire,
fastened to poles a suitable distance apart,
will answer as well as to use poles exclus
ively, a string to each vine gnidmg it to the
top wire. The pods can be collected better
than under the old method. The only ob
jection is that the vines cannot be cultivated
except up and down the row; hence the
check-row system, ruiiat be abandoned.
The land best adapted to sbeep are high
plateaus or rolling fields. Sheep are more
subject to d'.sease on lower levels, and are
uot so well adapted to a warm, moi3t atmos
phere as to the rarer and dryer air of tho
uplands. Marshy gronnd has a tendency to
bring ou foot-rot and kindred diseases.
A IJIt of lto&ton English.
LJos.'on Evening TranscrijU.
A correspondent sends a rare bit of Eng
lish. It was written by a woaian in excus
ing: her tardiness in answering an inquiry
that had been addressed to her:
"I would have written before, but T have
been sick with a dog bite in the arm. The
man that owns the sawmili'a dog bit me isk