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Kntc 15. Sherwood is Pimideiit. nnd to which nil
Hue nnd lojal members of the G. C. arc eligible.
SONG TO LOYAL HOME WORKERS.
Tlio Great mtrlolic Sons Evanjcllst of Iho
Grand Army Dedicates n Simg to tlio
TH.W , or AVbioli V l Nw , Member.
"Words iiiicl Ulusic aud Portrait and Sketch
of the Comjiobor.
CHEEES FOE OLD GL0BY.
The stitring Bong "Chcors for Old Glory,
Loyal Homo Workers." is a magnificent trib
uto to the hostof dovoted patriots whose names
have appeared in our Boll Call as Loyal Homo
Workers, whether or not full-fledged members
of the formal association.
"There is a diversity or pi fts," eaid the great
Apostle, and with Colorado licdington, as ho is
known the country over, it is the supreme gift
of song. Through his own spirited composi
tions and Iiis zeal to circulate and extend the
royal natriotio soncs that are tbe properly of
the Nation, or which appear from time to time.
Comrade Uadiugton, with his Acme Haversack,
CHEERS FOR OLD GLORY! ALL LOYAL HOME WORKERS I
Inscribed to that Superb Association, with its model motto, "Patriotism, Progress, Charity."
LLoy- al Home Workers for country and progress, Char-1 'yXrXT'
l Guard e-aual rights all hu-man-i - ty mes-iug, xa - u-vmctungm.uiuvuuuiu .v
3 Golden to keeping, iu un-fcelf-isli du-ly, Livclbe A-jner-i-cauj,pir-it sograud;
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Is tho evangelist of patriotic song-teaching in
There are hundreds and thousands of isolated
places in which ho has introduced his songs
that else would have languished for a patriotic
revival among their inhabitants, while in tho
larger towns aud cities patriots and teachers
are always on the alert for whatever he has to
bring in patriotic song or exercise.
And not only iB Comrade Ecdington a com
poser and pnllieher, but a singer as well, and
his songs infuse new life into cvory Campfhe.
. And how deeply indebted to him arc the Grand
Army. JJclief Corps, and othor'patriotic orders
for his line programs for the National holidays,
used the country over.
Comrade Codington, who travels extensively,
placing hi patriotic work, and who comes in
direct contact with a crcat varietj' of patri
otic hvtictHS, is of the ojenion that none is or
ganized on more National lines, or has a iirnndor
future than the Loyal Homo Workers. His
beautiful song will bo sung in ovcry National
Tbtbcxk boust-hold, and around every C.C. and
L.1I.W. circle, local, State, and National.
COMEADE J. & O. ItEDlKGTOX.
It is natural that wo should wish to know
eotnothhig of the antecedents of a man who bus
made an impress for good upon tho lifo of the
Nation. What wore the influences surround
ing hira in boyhood? How was ho occupied
as a youth? Whore did he utand in the hour
of his country's peril? These and similar ques
tions 8U?gct themselves at once when we lcaru
of tho achievements of the patriot and philan
thropist, as well as of those of other classes.
Cou J. C. O. EnniKGTON.
It is pleasant to know that tho patriotic evan
gelist of to-day was the patriotic singer a half
century aso, whon ho sang swcot hymns and
songs with a loving mother, or listened to tho
woids of Christian love that fell Irom tho lips
of a devoted father.
His father was a Presbyterian clergy man,
and his mother one of tho famous Washburn
family of Revolutionary renown, members of
which vrcro prominent leaders of the Union
causo in tho dark days of secession.
Horn Aug. 8, 3837, his early instruction, Eup.
plcmcnting careful homo training, was in the
common schools and academics; he then en
tered Middlcbury Co'.lego, Vt., graduating with
honors in 1SG0. April, 16G1, ho put off the
student's gown for the soldier's uuiform, and
served his country for nearly three years in n
Now York regiment, enlisting as a private and
rising to the rank of Colonel.
At Chauccllorsvillo he was by some mistake
left with his regiment in tho woods, alone,
after tho troops had been ordered back, when,
with a small force, by two of the most des
perate charges pf tho war, tho enemy were
chocked aud a safe withdrawal secured.
At the despcrato and decisive battlo of Get
tyeburgiCol. Codington commanded tho cntiro
skirmish-lino ou Culp's Hill, and won, as at
Chnncellorsvillc, high official commendation
nnd honorable mention.
Since the war Comrade Ecdington b&s done
n large share in making and placing the congs
f tho Nation, a icrrico of at least equri in
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AOTTO. PRO rV-tfRIA
Flower. Forget 'me not.
ejects. Progress, patriotism
portanco with tlio making of tlio law?.- He
was a favorite pupil of the eminent Dr. Lowell
Mason, and studied with other eminent in
structors in Boston.
Ho has had latRC experience as musical in
structor in schools and academics, and was the
fitu to introduce the inductive method into
public school instruction. For a year and a
half lie was at the head of the vocal culture
department of the Stale Normal School at
Ctewreo. and has since been a musical leader of
Teachers' Institutes, patriotic festivals, musi
cal conventions and choruses, sometimes with
1,000 singers, so that ho equally excels as
composer and director.
As an orator and campfirc speaker Comrade
Kedington has few equals. He knows whereof
he spe:ik, and how to tell it, too. He has a
wife and several sons, and has just como into
possession of a pleasant homo of his own in
Syracuse. N. Y. AHiy only the "voice of mu?ic
be heard within its doors Tor many, many rears
to come, is tlio wish of Loyal Homo Workors
and kindred societies and schools of our great
and happy couulry.
Maytimo Pleasures and Attendant Draw
backs. Tlin MAYTIME.
Howbeautifnl is the JIaytimc, loved of tho
poets and artists, and by all puro hearts and true
souls the whole world over. What wealth of
bud and leaf and blossom, what soups of happy
bird, what sweet and simple gladness among
all unspoiled creatures of the kingdom of una
Words and Music by Col. J. C. 0. Bbdwgtok,
Editor Acme Haversack of Patriotism and Song, Syracuse, N. Y.
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1 Cheers for the Progressive daily maintain.
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be Acme llaversaek.
Yesterday wo went driving in the park, and it
was dotted thickly over with groups of men and
women, of fresh young maidens aud happy
children. How puro and wholesome the woody
odois, the breath of flowers, tho subtle sense of
green tilings glowing.
Only for a little time wcro such natural
pleasures ouis to enjoy. Soon camo tho march
icg slaves of King Tobacco, pufling tho smoke
in our faces. Theie is no place ho sacred that
their tread is not heard, that their poison is
Here is a problem for our young folks to
consider: Docs not the tobacco slave loso his
souse of smell ? Or, docs not the sense of smell
of the tobacco slave become vialed aud de
praved, so that he loses his plcasuro in sweet,
It must be so, or how cl3c could he consent to
be tho purveyor of nauseating odors to tho
hosts of innocent children and women, young
and old. who otherwise might enjoy to tbe
titmoHt (he manifold pleasures of the bounteous
and bokutiful May.
VHKS OF HO RAX.
Louise Mnrkshiffcl, who has mado herself an
authority ou borax, and finds it infallible as a
clatBor, eweetener. and disinfectant, rccom
mondB it in cases of inflammation of the eyes.
It is such a simple, kindly remedy that wc
give an instance in point worth remembering:
"One druggist who was asked as to the uses
of boric acid, said physicians buy it by the
pnund for bo many things it would surprisoone.
Then he kindly jrave a cate of a friend of his
who had an inflamed and painful eye from
sand and dirt which the Spring winds had
blown into it. A lotion was given this gentle
man. This proved of no service. He was in ex
treme pain, and was obliged to remain home for
a day. One physician gave him a salve, which
did not help his eye, aud on the evening of
the second day the painful member was so
much worse that an occulist was called. Ho
immediately tout out for boric acid aud some
distilled water, which ho dropped into tho
pitlioHt'rt eye. ' With tlio first few dropp,' said
the druKcifct, who tvas giving tho information,
' that man's pain began to ease up. and with a
few more treatments his cj-c was all right."
Intut change of Thought and Sentiment Oh
a Vaiicty of Topics.
Jtulcs of the Ctub.l. Write biiofly. 2. Write only
on one tide of Ihepnper. 3. Wl lie to the point. 4.
Wrhc on one tuhject. 5. Write your bebt. C. Each
wcolc the iiHMic.t of tlioc w liliiiRtlic beMt Icltcra
ftlyle. composition, spelling, peiiuinuuhip and gen.
uihI merit coiibldcrcd will bo iinnicd l lliuhoad
of this column ou the Honor Boll. Piiel honor
will include nil of tliesc requirements. Second
honor will include ndoficiencr in uouic one point.
ITlifMiers v.s. mean veteran's son, v.d. vetor
hi'i daughter nnd v.w. veteran' t widow: member
of AMtociittioiib will be inuikcd fa.V. nnd J). V'.l
Leon a Gilbert, v.d., Tnb.ee. Okla.; Leon Gil
bert, v.H., Tohce, Okla. Total, 13.337.
Bello C. Anderson. Guthrie, Okla., in pre
senting the name.1) of Leon aud Loon a Gilbert
for C.C. membership, says: "Lcona Gilbert is
another of our bright school-teachers, and has
just finished a year of itudy at her old homo in
Albion, N. Y. Her brother Leon is preparing
to enlcr one of our Lasteru medical colleges.
They will join the L.I1.W. sometime- this Sum
mer, and the C.C. will welcome them warmly I
ANOTHER GONE TO EE6T.
Stephen B. BusgcII, son of Horaco E. Russell,
11th N. H., died at his home, Sutton, N. H.,
Jan. 14. 18'. He was boru at South Brooks,
Me., Oct. 3, 1S77, aud w as a brightuud studiou3
pupil of tho Sutton schools until a year ago,
when he began to suffer terribly from his eye,
submitting to its removal in August, 1895. It
proved to be rcso cancer, nnd ho never recovered,
hut boro his great sufferings with Christian
faith aud fortitude.
After a touching service his young claf-s
mates bore his remains to their last resting
place. Father, mother, three brolhcis aud
three sisters mourn his lobs, aud will be ac
corded -our sympathy in full measure
' - "
THE. NATIONAL TRIBOKE: WASptOEON. K CL, THURSDAY MAY T, 1896.
PEXSSYLr.VSIA I-n.W. DOINGS.
Comrado Loui M Stockton. Pennsylvania
Secretary L.H.W., S31?Fnirli!U street, Phila
delphia, Pa., has been authorized to solicit con
tributions on behalf of Capt. Philip K. Schuyler
Camp. 2, S. of Y., of that city, in aid of tho
Homo for Agul Yctcrans and their Wives.
Ho is provided with cards, each one encircled
with 10G small circles, each ciiclo representing
a cent; a punch for every cent contributed.
Any C.C. or L.II.W. who desires a launch or
tnoie, will communicate as above.
Comrado Stockton ukkcs every C.C. and
L.ll.W. to prcpaio for "the grand rally to bo
held in Philadelphia July next. He promises
a grand time, with Iho most interesting sight
seeing, whilo "tho brother of tho pinos will
cage some of those wonderful 'skecters,' ouco
seen never forgotten."
Oil 10 L.H.W. MEETING.
Ohio Secretary Frank McMurray announces
a meeting of tho Ohio Loyal Homo Workors,
to be held in Columbus, 0., Wednesday, 10
o'clock a. m., when it will bo decided whether
or not to organize an Ohio Circle, L.U.W.
In the afternoon there will boa musical and
literary program, when Secretary JdcMurray
will deliver an address. Miss Crabb play an in
strumental selection, JlissConklin read a pnpi-r,
Agnew Brothers play a guitar duet and Delia
Adams give a recitation. Tho meeting aud
parting songs L.ll.W. will bo sung.
L.H.W. Headquarters, 231 North, Twouty
first street, via Long street cars.
INFORMATION GALLED FOE.
Will some C. C. friend or L.H.W. living in
Washington, Pa., who would bo willing to cx
amiuo records at tho Washington. Courthouso
in tho interest of an old soldier's wife, and can
answer some legal questions relating to hoirs of
an estate, please write to mo?
Also, anyone knowing anything about ono
Maiv J. Warrick, daughter of James Warrick.
She was adopted by Samuel Smith somewhere
about tho year 1S33; all' residents of Washing
ton, Pa., at that tiidc. She disappeared about
tho time of the civil war, and ba9 never been
heard of since Anything concerning her will
bo thankfully recoived.
Mrs. L. E. Ware. Loup City, Xob.
T.VSSING IN EKVIEW.
Ffancis W. Lowe, Box 125, Princeton, Minn.,
wishes to say that ho is not collecting auto
graphs, and hopes no nioro will bo sout, as ho
Emma M. Hackman, Rossvillo, 111., was mar
ried at that place, March 22, to Oscar Thomas,
a prosperous young farmer. Congratulatious
and best wishes from all.
A. Grace Darall, Lakin, Ta., will exchango
songs with anyone who can send her Iho words
and music of "Pretty Quadroon," 'ItSbowcred
Again," and "The Blind Boy's Lament."
Olla Bell Ilothnm, of Pittaburir, spent a plens?
ant week with AUio L. L. Neville, and as Nellie
Swager lives near, they had a delightful timo
talking over C.C. and L.H.W. affairs in goucral.
Lator she went to Centcrville to visit her grand
mothor. IIAPI'Y IIOUSEUOLD.
Excellent Dishes Easily AInrio for the Loyal
Tut a cup of hot water in a saucepan with
two tablespoon fills of butter, ono lovel table
spoonful of sugar, aud tho thin riud of a lemon ;
boil five minutes. Skim out tho lemon aud
Btir in quickly ono and a quarter cups of dry
flour; stir aud beat until tho dough docs not
adhere to tho pan or spoon. Keruovo from tho
fire, cover and let stand for 15 minutes, and
then boat in, ono at a time, fivo raw eggs.
Tho batter should be thick and smooth, aud
dropped a spoonful at a time into smoking hot
lard. Lay the fritters on a folded cloth, or
white paper, to absorb the fat ; dust with BUgar
aud serve hot with liquid sauce.
There aro many ways of making liquid sauce,
but ono that is simple aud always at hand
may be made as follows: Work into a picco of
butter, much or little, according lo tho quan
tity of sauce required, twice as much flour and
four limes as much sugar. When a smooth
paste, stir in, gradually, boiling-hot water.
Flavor with lemon juice.
MRB. KOREE'S NUT BALLS.
New dishes are always welcomed by house
keeper.1), aud here is ono mado by tho famous
cooking instructor, Mr. Borer, just as good as
it seems to bo.
Chop sufficient cold meat to make a half pint.
While chopping the meat add aud chop at the
samo time about 12 blanched almonds, or a
quarter of a cup of pine nuts. Add a half tea
spoonful of salt, a dash of pepper, aud one egg.
Form into balls tho sizo of an egg, stand in the
baking-pan, pour over a half pint of strained
tomato, aud cook in a quick oven 20 minutes.
Dish, boil tho sauce for a moment rapidly,
pour it over the balls, aud servo.
DAVID D. PORTER.
A .Suggestion that a Statue of tho Great Ad
miral be Placed In front ofthc City Hall,
Editor National Tribune : It may not
be generally known to 3'o'uFreailcrs that a
movement has been started for the pnrpo.se
of raising funds to erect n statue to the
memory of Admiral Porter, late United
The south iront of the City Hall, Philadel
phia, is the place determined on for the
site, and authority for the location has been
granted by the Public J'uihling Commission.
Naval Post, 400, Philadelphia, and Post
25, G.A.IL, at Chester, Pa., are leading in Ibis
ood work. They desire and deserve the in
terest, sympathy and co-operation of all
who believe in sonic recogitiou of the naval
clement. The numerous memorials, tablets
and monuments erected to the memory of
our army comrades U decidedly creditable lo
the intelligence, patiiotism and liberality of
our people. Now let u ste what can l.c done
lor the navy. William Simmons, Pa3t
Commander National Association of Naval
Veterans, Farrngut Naval Veteran Associa
tion and Naval P03t, 400, Department of
Our Cheap Coal.
The "United States is claimed to put coal
on the market cheaper than any other eotin
tiy in the world. Tho census of 1690 showed
that the average price of bituminous cal
was for 18SU, 5JU cents per ton. The present
price at the Pennsylvania mines is 03 cents
per ton ; ami it costs al the mines in Illinois
something less than $1.
Il'H a, 1112x10 to doctors and laity
alike. Attempts have been made, lime aud
again, at explaining: wherein the peculiar
efficacy of Dr. Peter's Blood Vitalizer in the
treatment of blood diseases really lies. So
unwilling have some people been to attribute
merit to llTn plain household remedy that
they have tried to classify it among the so
called " faith cures," that is to say, they have
claimed that those who have been cured by
the medicine have been so imbued with
"faith " that it's the faith and not Iho medi
cine that does the work.
We are unablo to fcay whether it is " faith "
or not, but we do know that the remedy is
accomplishing some rcmatkahlo results.
Mr. If. Hoffman, of LaCro3se, Wis., in a
letter duted .Tan. 24, 189G, writes: "I take
pleasure iu teporting that my wife has been
cured through tho tifcc of the Vitalizer of a
dibease of twenty years' standing. She had
a tunning bore on her foot for twenty years.
We tried every known remedy, without
avail. Occasionally tho wound would ap
parently heal up, only to break open again.
After we commenced the use of tho Vital
izer the sore healed uud the tenderness dis
appeared. "Wo thought, to begin with, that it would
break open again, but now over two years
have elnpsed and there is no such indica
tion. We can but say, that we aro thankful
to God for that valuable preparation."
Dr. Peter's Blood Vitalizer goes right to
the root of disease, eliminating tho impuii
lies from the blood nature does the rest,
health follows. Although in constant mu
for over oue hundred years it has never been
extensively advertised. It is not put on
sale with druggists. Only special agents
handle it. If there are none in your neigh
borhood write to Dr. Peter Fahrney, 112-114
So. lloyno Ave., Chicago, HI,
A Sludv of fllic International Sunday
School Lesson Appointed for May
Subject: farnblo of tlio rortmls.
fOne reading' thevs notts should first carefully
Hudy the paragraph from tho Hoty Scriptures ai
indicated above.r :
Ho who realizes tho valuo of tho Biblo to
himself will Iovototoacb it toothers. Hqsocs
iu it all the hopes and comforts of mankind,
and would havo nobody ignorant of its con
tents. Tho father was an infidel, tho mother a de
vout Christian woman. Ho oven jested at re
ligion in tho hearing of his children. Yet she
succeeded in loading each child to revoro God
an J respect Iho Bible. Oue asked her how
she managed, in the faco of so much op
position, to influence all hor children to love
Christianity aud tho Sacred Volume Sho re
" Because to tho authority of a father I do not
oppose the authority of a mother, but that o
God. From their earliest years, my children
havo always seen tho Biblo upon my table.
This Holy Book has constituted tho wholo of
their religious instruction. I was silent, that I
might allow it to speak. Did they propose a
question, did they commit a fault, did they
perform a good action, I opened the Biblo, aud
tho Bible answered them reproved or encour
aged them. Tlio constant roadiug of tho Scrip
tures has wrought tho prodigy which surprises
Subject: Tiie Parable of the Pounds.
Supposing this parable differoni from that of
tho talents (St. Matt., 25: 14-30), wo havo but
ono account', that of St. Luke. Tllero is such
similarity, however, that a study of tho parable
of tho talents is helpful to an understanding of
that of tho pounds. Again, wo find St. Luko
noticing words of Christ not reYcrred-to in tho
Gospels of Sts. Matthow and John, although
tho latter heard tho words uttered, whilo St.
Luke probably never saw tho speaker. Thcro
is some reason which wc do not understand for
such apparent freaks in New Testament reve
lation. Ono thing hi certain, Christ's life was
one busy in deeds and words, which aro given
only partially by all tho Gospel accounts com
bined. Wo join with those who hold that tho para
bles of the talents and the pounds were spoken
at separato and different times and places. It
is difficult to explain them ns one, and keep up
a unity in our exegesis. Somo think tile two
parables identical as originally spoken, or olse
hold them as practically ono, bo far as their ex
planation is concerned. Dr. James,. Strong
makes them parallel in his Harmony. Moyer,
Do Wctte, Langc, Bloomfield, Bcngel, Barnes,
Dr. John Hall mako thorn different as to timo
aud place of utterance. Whilo there aro simi
larities, wo notice great differences. In the
parable of tho pounds, tho man who figures
principally is from public, royal, governmental
lifo, while in that of Iho talents ho is an ordi
nary citizen. pin that of the talents tho trusts
aro five, two -and' one, while in that of tho
pounds tho trusts,aro 10, ono to each sorvant.
Then thcro isntgreat discrepancy between the
values of a talent? and a pound. Dr. James
Strong gives $028.43 as the current valuo of a
talent, while a poiind was worth about $15, or
about oue-sixtiotl tho faco of a talent. Tho
parablo of the talents was addressed to tho
Apostles (St. Halt., 24:3), whilo that of tho
pounds was spoken to tho miscollunoous com-
pauy gathered, at the house of Zacchcua.
Tho parablo of, tho pounds was spoken on
Saturday, March 12, A. D. 29. Tho parablo of
tho talents wfus uttered on tho Wednesday fol
lowing. Christ was fast approaching tho cross.
no was, put 10 ueatu wimiu a wcut uiiur uur
Christ spoke this parablo in tho bouso of Zac
chcua at Jericho, nbouHG miles from Jerusa
lem. St. Luko, 19: o, G. Ho was practically
"nigh to Jerusalem." V. 11.
1. "A parable." V. 11. A parablo isasimplo
illustration, easily understood, and spoken for
tho purpose of making lucid a thought more
subjective aud intricate. Its uso is also to im
press a truth by associating it with woll-kuowu
2. Wo seo Christ's purpeso in uttering this
parable. "They thought that tho kingdom of
Heaven should immediately appear." V. 11.
"Till I come," in verso 13, explains. A pro
longed timo is implied, during which there
would bo demand for patience, endurance, toil,
suffering. From verso 9, "This day issalvation
come," might lead his hearers to get idea
Christ's advent was to bo immodiatc. Ho
wanted to guard against such error, Wo are
to understand " till " (V. 13) as covering all tho
interval between our lesson and tho final judg
ment; to wit, till Christ shall return (V. 15),
or "at my coming." V. 23.
Wo notice tho Disciples of Christ had tho
thought their Master was at ouco to usher iu
his Kingdom. 18:34. They imagined thorn
selves were actually to bo tho primo ministers
of Christ in a temporal government. They, as
well as tho miscellaneous hearers of this parablo,
needed to bo sot right. The Twelve wcro on
way to Jerusalem, and might havo thought
their Leader was oven thou going up to tho
Capital to tako throne, scepter and regal power.
3. "A certain nobleman wcut into a far
country." V. 12. Tho Roman Government in
Christ'H timo was practically universal as a
world Kingdom. Provinces existed in Europe,
Asia and Africa, Ambitious men wero eager
to rule in these. No ono could bo recognized
as a Governor who did not secure confirmation
at tho seat of Government, Rome. Honco, men
backed by somo local or foreign influence,
sought iutcrviews at the Roman Capital to bo
invested with authority to rulo iu ono and
another locality. Cases liko that supposed by
Christ wcro in those daya of frequent occur
rence. Subordinate rulers wcro obliged to re
ceive from the Emperor a kind of inauguration
or investuro of power. So tho sons of Ilorod
tho Great, though by his will nppointod as
Governors to succeed him, wero necessitated to
go to Romo aud bo confirmed iu their positions
by the Emperor. Horod tho Great himself
wcut to tho Capital and got his title direct from
Cesar. Jo3. Ant., 11:11. This custom gavo
greater weight aud diguity to tho Governor
ship. Wo havo cases in history right lo tho point.
When his father, Horod tho Great, diod, ho ap
pointed Archelaus to succeed him as rulor in
Judca. llo was n moustor very liko his father.
Hence, wo read 'that when Joseph heard Arche
laus had taken ttho placo of Horod tho Great,
ho wa safraid to Vctum to Judea. So tho Jews
hated Archclaifs. Ho was a hard, austere man.
Hence, thoy did",thpir host to proven t his con
firmation. Josephtis A ut 17:11. Tho will of
his father was&lot enough. Ho was forced to
go to Rome and"socuro porsonal recognition
from Auguatuso'Ho sot out, a nobleman going
into a far coutirytRome) to rccoivo for himself
a Kingdom nudo return. But his citizens
(tho peoplo of Judca) hated him, and sent a
message (by an'embassy of 50 persons) after
him, saying (to Iho Roman Emperor) it is our
settled wish not to havo this mini (Anchelaus)
appointed to roign over us. But their oilorts
wero unavailing, rchelaua got tho position
of Governor of Judea, and returned with full
power and authority. Christ may havo had
this very casojn mind when ho uttered tho
parablo of the ip pounds. Tho Jews were
fumiliar with this practice, nnd readily under
stood Christ's allusion to it. It was as much
as to say, you rjahk mo with tho despised, hate
ful aud hated Archulaua. You would, if you
could, send a delegation to Heaven and solicit
God to withhold' my appointment as a Rulor iu
tho Kingdom of Heaven ou earth.
Here is a picturo of tho attitude of mankind
toward Christ. ' He is our Ruler, but many re
fuse to couutenauco his Government. Ho has
tho indorsement of- Heaven as earth's King,
and yot a largo number treat him rudely, oven
cruelly. But things will chaugo samo timo.
Then mem will bo indignant at themselves for
ovoV having insulted Christ. When thoy seo
Him exalted, to universal dominion, when ho
holds their destiny in his will and powur, thou
they will cower in shiiuio uud submission.
4. "Delivered them 10 pounds." V. 13. It
is common in tho East "for mastors to intrust
servants with homo capital, aud hold them ac
countable for increase. In Russia this is of
5. "Tnkest up that thou laycst not down,
aud reapest lhat thou didst uot sow." V. 21.
These aro two proverbial expressions to point
out a skinflint. Either is equivalent to steal
ing. Comparo Ex., 5:7. S, 10. It. 16. 1?, 19.
The sorvant had cheated his master by not in
vesting the capital given him, and when timo
of accountability came, instead of bringing him
usury (interest) he fell to abusing him. It i3
tho beam and tho moat over again, so far a3
tho nobleman and bii servautaro literally uu
dcrstnod. G. Kept laid up in a napkin." V. 20. Tho
word for napkin in the Greek means a sweat
cloth, and corresponds with our word hand
kerchief. Comparo "digged in tho earth aud
hid." in St. Matr 2.": 18, 25. Wc read of men
who put away money inboUlc:, bugs, stock
ings, cans, etc, and hide the contents. If ono
do not care lo exert himself enough to trade
and iucrcaso his money, he can at least invest
7. "Well." V. 17. This is an exclamation
liko our bravo! In tho public games it was a
common cry of tho masses to tho victor. Wo
remembor St. Panl pictures the Christian lifo
as similar to the Olympic games, with galleries
crowded with ohservcrs ready to burst out into
shouts of commendation for tho successful
8. "Slay them." V. 27. The nobleman was
King, haviug power over his subjects of lifo
and death. Comparo St. Matt., 25:31,1. ;As
to killing a disobedient subject in presence of
tho King, sco Sam., 11:12; 15:32, 33; Jor.,
52 : 10.
Nobleman. 12. Christ.
2. For country. 12. Ascension. Acts, 1:9.
3. Rcturu. 12,15,23.
1 Acts, 1 : 11. Judgmont
Ten servants. 13. Mankind in general.
6. Ono pound each.
7. Occupy. 13. Use, trado with.
8. Till I como. 13. ScTTolTNo. 3.
9. Citizens. 14. Jew3, sinners
10. nnted. St. John, 15:18,23.25.
11. Sent a message to.
Rejected Christ, ex
12. Call them to ac
Ro., 2:5, 6.
13. Gainers of 10 and Christians.
5. Vs. 10, 18.
14. Wicked sorvant. Sco on No. 9.
15. Ten, five cities. 17, St. Mt.. 5:12; Cor.,3:
19. 24; Rev., 22:12.
16. Bank. 23. j Uso and incroase.
17. Enemies. 27. ' The impenitent.
18. Slay. 27. Punish. 2 Pet., 2:9.
AH persons havo talents. Each person has
his special aud peculiar gifts, aud should oxcr
ciso them accordingly. But bo suro you havo
talent in the direction you aspire. Tho Rev.
Rowland Hill received a call from a mother and
son. Sho felt her son was called to tho min
istry, and so said, when presenting him for
examination by Mr. Hill, "I am suro he has a
talent, but it is hid in a napkin." After tho
interview between the clergyman and tho can
didate, Mr. Hill said to tho mother, " Well,
madam, I have shaken tho napkin, and I can
not find tho talent." Uso your pounds. Oc
cupy. Bo moro anxious to do your work than
for Christ to return. Increase your powers by
thoir use. Bo thu cmployod wheu you aro
called away from life, or whon Jesus cornea.
Your work will not bo in vain. You shall havo
10 citios or five.
"Brown's Bronchial Teocuks" are un
cqualcd for clearing the voice. Publicspeakers
nnd singers tbo world over uso them.
Correspondents should write each quostlon on
a separate sheet of paper, give full name nnd ad
dress nnd ninrk it "Correspontlenta' Column." No
attention will Repaid to communications not ac-'
eompamed with name and address of writer. It is
requested that a stamp be inclosed for reply by
letter. Po-ital cards will be replied to by mail
only. ItepUet by mail will ordinarily be mado
within a week, and if in this column within three
Mrs. S. J?., Sail Lake City, Utah. Pleaso in
form mo whether it is any use for me to apply
for my husband's back pay, ho having boon
discharged for disability? Answer. We do not
understand why you should think that thero is
any back pay due him. Wo should say that it
is probable that ho received all due when ho
was mustered out. If you mean pension, then
you aro advised that oven if ho would havo
been entitled had he applied, if ho did not
apply you cannot havo the benefit of a right
which ho might havo had but failed to assert.
If ho filed a claim which ho did not complete,
then you can take it up. ar.d if you establish
it you may reccivo that to which be would havo
boon entitled ; otherwise not.
W. If., Sioux Falls, S. D.A soldier drawing
pension died before ho could executo his quar
terly check, though after receiving it; can bis
widow sign his name to it and get the money?
Answer. Certainly not, ns such an indorsement
would bo illegal; but sho can soud tho check
to tho Auditor for tho Interior Department,
United States Treasury, tln3 city, accompanied
by ovidenco that sho is tbe legal "Cidow aud
that thcro is no executor or administrator, and
then tho proper officials of the Treasury De
partment will prcparo tho check for her in
dorsement and return it to her, and sho can
then indorao and get tho monoy on it. Tho
check is prepared for her indorsement by hav
iug an express authorization written on tho
back of tbo check and signed by tbo officials of
E. C. D. S., Bradford, Pa., and several others.
I do not understand tho ruling referred by the
decision hero alluded to: "The ruling holds
that where a widow and minor children under
1G years of ago survive a soldier the children
may, after attaining tho ago of 1G, and whore
tho death of tho niothor occurs, thereafter,
w ithout payment to her of any part of tho peu
sion, apply iu their own right and receivo tho
same pension ns tho father would have beeu
entitled to had ho beeu totally disabled. This
pension is to commence from tbe dato of his
death and to continuo until they respectively
arrived at the ago of 1G years. This holding
entitles thoso whoso rights to apply did not
accruo uutil after they had passed their 10th
year to bo pensioned as though their rights hud
accrued whilo under tho age of 1G, as held by
tho Department a year ago, aud heuco not
subject to any litigation." Has it any bearing
ou a ca3Q liko this : A soldior died in 1SS0 by a
fall from a derrick; tho widow re-married bo
foro Juno 27, 1S90, and tho children were all
ovor the ago of 10 at that time. Aro they now
entitled under this ruling? t usurer. Thoy aro
not; tho ruling iu question has no bearing
upon tho caso of any child or children where
tho death of tho soldier was uot a direct result
of a causo originating iu line of duty in tho
service; it Bimply goes back to tho practice
that prevailed stoadily up to December, 1&91,
and roadopts an interpretation accepted for
many years prior tberoto, nnd under which
thousands of claims wero settled. Iu Decem
ber, 1691, iu tho case of the minors of Patrick
Fitzpatrick, Assistant Secretary Busa.oy bysomo
strange process of reasoning (which we beliovo
to havo been wholly unwarranted by tho law
of tho case) arrived at tho conclusion that al
though tho soldier's death was concedod a di
rect result of his service, tho survival of tho
widow until tho minors attained tho ago of 1G
years, sho not remarrying before that timo,
and dying without payment to her of any part
of tho pcu3iou, barred tho titlo of tho child'ron.
Up to tbo date of the promulgation of this da
mion it had been held that if the widow died
without boing pensioned, aud if tho children
under 1G years of ago at dato of soldior's death
could provo that his death was a direct result
of a cause originating in lino of duty in tho
servico, that they might bo pensioned from dato
of his death until dato of attaining tho age of
1G years, ovon if they did not apply until after
they reached that age. All that tho present
Assistant Secretary has dono is to go back to
this practice, aud although this matter was ap
pealed immediately after the adveut of tho
pivscnt Administration nnd might have been
dispoicd of iu a few weeks it was suffered to
drag along three years, during which timo
many of tho persons who might havo been
favorably affected by it havo died.
B. B., Macon, Mo. 1. Is thcro a peualty for
falso swearing in a pension claim ; nnd if there
is, what is it? 2. When a claimant fails after
eight or nino years of falso swearing to mako
out his cluim, why does uot tho Department
throw tho caso aside? lusiccr. 1. Yes; a fine
of uot oxcccding$3Q0, or imprison men t for thrco
years, or both. 2. Wo do not know ; it has tho
credit of throwing out all claims that are uot
possessed of sterling tueril.
IKvery Tender 1 Invited to enI oIu!!on nnd
original contributions, mid to compete for priz4
offered. Definition- followed by ii nstorl-ic ()
are of obsolete wtnl. Aildre," nil communicn
iinn to Puzz'a Kiluor, Thk National TaiBOScf
Washington, D. CI
AN5WEKS TO "NO. S35-MAUCH 5, 1SOC.
"!67 Alfred Austin, Bng-lnnd's now- poct-laure-nlc.
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laries.) T-tard, Tetard. (A
Sco pcst, Ccnlnry.
Authors of word-forms: Eugene (3), Rax Ford
(3), A. Handy.
Puzzles published during the month, 51. to
wbicli answer were received, an fotIow: O. Knee,
Alumus, 54; Frank Lynn, Percy Vere, Alaud Lynn,
Night Owls. 53; Malcnco. Ben Trovato. 50; Rex
Ford, 19; Frantz, 47; C. Sitw, 45; Gl Gnntic and
Poly, U; Maude, 39; Kenneth. ZZ; Eittah, Asaers,
II. O. Mer. Airs. G. V. C, Kolceby, 30; Dr. J. A. D.
Blnke, 2-1 ; II. S. Nut, Kntrnra, Dm D. Lyon,
Guidon, Eugene, Comrnde, Ellsworth, 13; falioo
Fly, 1G; N. O. Vice, Mazy Alasker, Aidyl. St.
Julian, 12; AI. T. Head. Primrose. Pearlie Glen,
Yi ildn. Lord Baltimore. Zoroaster. Klice, Kcmnrdo,
Cinders, Holly. Joel II. Hint. Peunock, Khi
Cotton. Lo Yell, Arty Fnhel. Swxmp Angel. Si
Key, 2 E. 55.. Nomo. K. T-. Did. INperance, Ella
Use, N. E. Moore, Beech Nut, Haidee. Misa Fitt,
Oloflo Innislicd, Newcomer. Annette, Lucile. S. E.
Arclier, Teepeckay, Hi Putin. Arcnnus, E'ofae,
Aspiro. Lillian Locke, It. E. A. Ding, Caro,
X. Ii. Ginner and Query, 10 or less. Total, 77.
1. G. Race; 2. Gl Gantic nnd Poly; 3. Elice;
L Neino; 5. Query.
&3 Winners of No. 2 will please advise us wbero
to send book, and Elice whl kindly favor us with
NETV rUZZLES. NO. 241.
NO. 2372 CURTAILMENT.
A daisy raised its little bend
In tlio shaven lawn. Some chid
Its Loldnc-.i. Stilt it oped its eyo
To ALL the light, that mid
Tbo trees, guy, flickered hero and there.
Oblivious of scorn.
Content, though but a I'ttle spot
Whs nit it could ndorn
With e'en its lot. Stars rose and sat,
The night succeeded day.
And still the little plant lived on
Iu thesunshine'd cheering ray.
Tlio children learned to cult it friend,
Tho lonely loved its cheer.
The lawn would seem n dreary placo
Without the daiay near.
Its guerdon richer than nny ONE,
Xty cheering brightness it bud won.
Frantz, DingamtonN. Y.
NOS. 2374-5 SQUARES.
1. A peddler. 2. Hulling machines. 3. A book
or table containing a calendar olduys, weeks and
months. 4. To makesmooth or plain, aa a metallic
surface. 0. A County in tho citMern part of Ken
tucky. 6. A town of Persia, iu Irak. (Wore.) 7.
A West African anthropoid ape.
A. Dandy, Brooklyn, N. Y.
1. King of Egypt; B. C. 713. 2. Italian organist
and sacred music composer; 10-10; U. Italian. archi
tect and sculptor; 1500. 4. The daughter of Poti
pherah. (auutb.) 5. An idl indoflndi.uin Bombay
harbor. 6. A small insulated Leyden jar, placed
between the electrical machine and a larger jar or
battery. 7. German organist anil composer; 1720.
Cloves, Philadelphia, Pa.
NO. 237(5 CHARADE.
To L' Allegro Ao.2209.)
How often havo we redan thought
Of luckless Peter Siorr
Who enlisted for n SOLDIER
A substitute for war?
Though n toper as we knew him,
He rushed the cannon free.
And Commissary man on earth.
Charged it too, General Lee.
The canister cnabto him
To cheer, and shout, and yell.
Fort Sortie toktifikd his nerve.
Just how, no bomdsuell tell.
Ilowas ill ICANK "A," COKPORAL,
Would oft himself RETREAT.
And when it enme to citAitctNO,
With him, why, Non. Com. I'kte.
We canteen tell unto this tiny
How from the ranks IIEUOES,
Nor why the oicayback yonder, ran
It muster been bis nose.
Ills total " irar like" all the rest,
ASoAult his comrades knew.
Though hu would FINE about the PRIME,
Aud uicuiT Anotrr it, ti.o.
In Mar's chignon ngalnst the foe,
Though nATTLKMENT hit life.
He sometimes felt lie musket there,
Nor arnAGGLtNO lose the strife.
Ho was KEaULAR ns a clock,
Co.NTENTED. full of b-elieer,
ESFILAUISO ill thoSCniUMAOB,
Would KilUUASUUE CANNONEER.
One day this VETERAN away
Ilia SQ.UADKON, tuo, likewise,
But. nh. he was in ckisoner
He reached Uh parade ice.
This f.itnl BLUNDEttncss did him,
Hissr-KAit, it took its flight.
And swokd on high to rcn nis of rest.
Peace to his sasuks white.
iliss Fir, St. Mary's, O,
NOS. 2377-8 DIAMONDS.
1. A letter. 2. To open. 3. A piece generally
projecting from n rotating or swinging piece. L
Wuali-clotli. (Stund.) 5. Disk-shaped. 6. Princi
ples, or mixtures of principles, derived from vari
ous species of Euphorbia. 7. Tho protoplasmic
matter which surrounds tho ciitoblast. 8. An ex
tensive artificial group of invertebrates. 9. A kind
of wild goose. 10. To suffer. II. A tetter.
C. Saw, Now York City.
1. A letter. 2. Symbols of cerium. 3. Italian
physician and medical writer; 1GGG-173. 4. To
praise. 5. An nnnotator. C. A sub-family of Ver
mestidie. (Stand.) 7. A blue coloring matter found
in somo b ten tor?. 8. Kinds of beor combining
qualities of different kinds of beer. 9. Italian Cu
pucllin, bibliographer; Iti36-1G95. 10. Yarns coiled
on aspuu-yuru winch. Ik A letter.
PitiMuosn, Baltimore., Md.
NO. 2379 CHARADE.
The Triumph of Love. V.. The Crystal Pool
The rniMKsim shone on the Crystal Pool,
Whose ripples ran In a merry race;
While gleaming ilsh from the depths so cool
Arose nsuddeu and gnvo them chase t
The bee from somo homely hive close by
Sipped thu honey from the fragrant dower;
Tho locust sang from a willow nigh
A-pralsiug tho glory of tho hour!
Drank iu tho dew, the grasshopper brown.
While thu spider gray his vub-trap flung
Finer than silk for a wedding-gown
For all it joy whon the day is young!
Tlio tree bhuok ils green leaves with a laugh.
The east breeze echoed the laugh about
Among the bushes. Tin: total, half
Alad with its joy, ibtted iu aud out.
But what does it mean? Tho ripples stop,
Aud as If nbishcd, the Osh stop, tuo;
While Nauru's laugh to the trees atop
Hastes, up; from there to the heavens blue.
Nervuus the bee Icavei uutasted sweet,
Half-reluctant, yet afraid lo stay,
And tho locust's .loiipKors Incomplete,
'Fur swift and silent it fifes away I
But part refreshed, tho grnishopper seeks
A safer spot by a shaded knoll.
While the spider's manner, tuu. bespeaks
The scare as it scurries into its holot
Tuetotal hull iu its frantic glee.
As fearing to FINK some unknown wrath.
What omens it? O, it m.-ans lhat She
The Fair One comes to her morniiiir batht
I.OCUS r, Allegheny. Piu.
Children Cry for
NOS. 23S0-S1 SQUARES. .. ,
1. A sncrlstan. 2. Small, dry, iiidehlc4nt fruita.
3. Meellm:-oue. 4. Describe-. 3. Want of nc
ttviiy. C. Pf auhiting. 7. Drkid meat, prepared in
a manner simitar to pemiHlonn. (Stand.)
1. A dritftwjraway. fStand. i Wrai!p. iStand.)
3. Acta of MMtto k'HCH, I. "A family of lfshy
fungi. fSt!L) 5. Of. or pertaining to, the ankles.
(Stand.) 6. IlMct.i. 7. A )itl bone.
raox JSajk, Philadelphia. Pa.
NO. 2398 AjrvRAJL.
FitfG C7irUitm r 7Am KmlLonl
Wh twiwic Ue eraHiie's wwgvful sword.
1 1 falM nrmor, so s ott humj.
The weak pratuM", I ne'er dfcmnycd,
Wb duett f prowess ranked nfcovo
( Would rfetc hi tff fnr a !?yj glove)
Te enlmer BvenHT ef fiime
Ttutt w tit Mtate-Mimii-. quiil pen camev
Ha incut tK wn time of hi Hfe sougnt'glo'ry
AhI Ivfton history's page a fiiiy story
To him that giant waln-iuil ph ruder,
Points whl prnktfcr TV eMte net their crusader.
Lord Baltimore, Baltimore, MU.
NO?. 2GSG-1 ?QCAHE3.
I. AWml, Hef Die PhMtipinc Z. Turkish
orTrtnrairor ronxpimtor. 3. P. 0.r Dougln.
CouBty. Mo. 1. A CarttMgeniHU general of greal
eioqttcnea ami cunning. (Lemp.) 5. To treaS
with seorn. 6. P. O., Saline Count v. Kan. 7.
f French traveler; 1328. (Web.)
HoissitY, Bfdge; O.
(7 Smon Btme.)
I. Marks." (Stnnd.) 2. Nutrition. tDuntrl. 3
French litternleor. mttsiirian, and eomposor; l9th
cent. 4. K-tlIedrmm. 5. A liqueur, or cocdint,
; flavored with erunge peel, cinnamon, and mace.
.. toss; a disused term. Stand.! 7. A larga
K. T. Did. Washington, Di C.
ciiat Tvrrn co.vTKimrTorcs.
Rathvcii Informs us thnt Airs. Joseph Bttdger,
wlfoof our friend and contributor Maude, died nl
Si. Joseph. Mo . March 23. All puzz'ert will r,egrek
to learn of the bereavement which has hefiilleii tho
Missouri veteran. Cloves' smmr. No. 2.TJ.T U
I ono f the kind thnt brings terror to the.hnrt of
tne puzzler who is seeking solving honor. It Is
netdle) to say the combination i n good one.
Thefum&of Zorouster hns traveled to Gotham, for
Puck is responsible for tin paragraph: '"it's the
pace that kills.' murmured tho Philadelphia, man,
as he ordered lib fourth glass of buttermilk, that
night.'' Formists-.who are af cr Simon Ease's
dollar should bo careful not to duplicate Drm D.
Lyon's seven, published four or five yearano,
which runs: Pestlnw. esctiarn. schemer, thareof,
lime'la. areolar, warfare. We are anxious to re
ceive more verso work from Ray O'Sitnshine, and
Iron Music. Several solvers of February Mys
tery were unable to connect with Zf tilth' Van-quishci-Squoshvliie
transposition. Tea numbers
were duplicated during February, and a skip of
that number will be mado next week. We,bavo
plenty of room aboard our craft for Jejune, and
hope ho will " walk tho plunk " at once. .
5-"-'05. . R.O.CIMSTEB.
OUR RURAL TOPICS.
Young peach-trees, where hnfc a row of
them are desired, should be cot back very
low at the start, so as to have them grow
stocky, and also to permit of more easily
gathering the crop when the trees are in
fruit; but for orchards, where the horse is to
ba nseu for cultivating the land, it iss not
convenient to work among them if they aro
too low. Manure should, not he used! the
first year, bnt ground bone aud wood, aahes
are excellent. A young. peach orchard shdald
be cultivated and kept as clean as a corn
crop, and a careful jvatch should he kept for
Geese begin to lay early, and tonally bring
off a full brood of gosling?. Thero is noth
ing to gain by hatching goslings under hens,
as the hens are not as successful willi gos
lings as with ducklings. The best success
is when the mother goose attends-to hatch
ing and raising them herself. They are
easily raised if fed regularly on a, variety of
soft food, a mixture- of ground oatSJ corn
nual, ground meat (equal parts), and mashed
turnips or potatoes (cooked) being excellent.
The goslings should not he allowed on the
water until well feathered, as it chills them
and causes death. Yery cold water to drink
is liable to produce cramps. Give them a
warm, dry place at night, and as soon aa
grass appears th?y will need bnt very little
food or assistance from their owner
To Remove Uust from Tools.
Alix equal parts of sweet oil and turpen
tine, and form these into a sjnooth, soft paste
by stirring in a sufficient riunntity of fine
emery powder. Put a small portion. on a
piece of soft, old flannel, and rub 5t well and
briskly over the steel ; then rnh with another
piece of flannel free irom the paste, and.
polish with a very fine soft duster or a piece
of wash leather.
Lawns and Chicks.
There is no better place for hens wiih
chicks than on a clean, closely-mowed lawn,
for the reason that there is no high gra33 to
causo the chicks to become wet, and they
can see their enemies better. Cats, rats, and
hawks commit depredations more easily
when the chicks run in high grass or wced3.
The mother hen will better defend her brood
on a clean lawn, and the chicks can ajso find
little daiuties that would otherwise not be
seen. It is an excellent arrangement to
confine the hen on tbe lawn and allow the
chicks their freedom if she strays away with
' How to MlIIc.
A French dairy journal says yon should
milk rapidly, because slowness causes loss
of cream j thoroughly, to the last, drop, be
cause the last is best; at the same time
every day ; crosswise with the fore and hind
teats, because the milk flows faster than
with parallel milking; with five fingers,
not with first and thumb; never with a ma
chine; quietly, keeping the cow as placid
as possible, and, if youug and restive,, rais
ing her fore foot with a strap. Never
strike; and keep hands, cow's udder, and
nil utensils eztra clean.
Soja bean3 have been tried to some extent
in ;New England, particularly at the Massa
chusetts College and Experiment Station,
and are recommended for dairymen's nse,
especially those who have silos. The beans
are round, like peas, and may be ripened
aud ground, but there is no way the crop
can be so well utilized as by storing; in the
The plant, like clover, ia valuable on ac
count of its Lgh per cent, of nitrogen, and
will make a balanced ration with corn fodder.
Hero and There.
For peach borers, a mixture oi soft-soap
and copperas, applied with a whitewash,
brnsh, is in common use among Western
fruit growers. Soapsuds, to which a hand
ful of copperas is added, if poured about the
base of peach-trees, will help to kill tho
"When covering small seeds be careful not
to have too much earth over them. They
cannot push through the ground after germi
nation in some eoiIs, and especially whero
the laud bakc3, Such seeds as carrots, pars
nips, turnips, kale, cabbage, etc., require
only a slight spinkling of dirt for a covering.
Beets, peas, beans, and other large seeds may
be planted deeper, but half an inch off dirt
is sufficient for them.
Sudden changes of the ration do not prove
of aavantajie with dairy cows. A change of
food should be gradual. It requires bub
very little- to cause a cow to fall off in milk,
and the feeding should be done judiciously.
Oilmeal should always be used by commenc
ing with a small quantity, half a pound a
day being sufficient, increasing an ounce a
day until a pound or more of the meal is
allowed. It should be mixed with- other
food, as it sometimes "gums" in the mouth
and may be rejected.
Senator Kyle's Successor.
(Unity Eusfent-.fi rj a. i
A man in Mitchell, S. D., iu attempting
suicide, by the aid of a revolver, bored a
large hole completely through his head.
Not only is the man still liviug, but ho. is
rapidly recovering from tbe effects of tha
wound, and it is the intention of the Stato
Legislature, should the hole remain opeu at
both ends, to send him to the United State?