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THE. NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, ft' tt; THURSDAY. SLAY 21, S9G.
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tj.c adaption or ways aU ues to secure this
dmou-iun tl.eieou; which keeps a ive the pirlt
of A.m-rica.i independence xu.d J"1- . ..,....
Cftrtfj--rrvidiii; fr Ihc ichef of the eullu-
more rctic11y enforce the nrinctplw of the
Loyal Home AW.rkcia hm Ikhmi foi med, of IHc.
KhI B Sherwood i Prwidnit. and to which nil
ue and loial member, of the C. C. are clifitblc
ailSMORIAI. DAY TIIODGHTS.
SoinGiiibcrliifiT tlio Great Men of a Great
Kntiuiial Upoch-Geii. IJlack'H aiRffnlflcent
Tribute to Gen. Grant.
W0KDS OF LINCOLN.
In his address at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1SC3,
Picsidont Lincoln said:
Wo arc met on a great b&tllefiold of the war.
Wcniemcl to dedicate a portion or it us the
final rchlins-placo of those who here gave
tlioir lives that that Kation mirfht live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we
should do this; hut in a larger senso wc cannot
dedicate, wo cannot consecrate, wo cannot Hal
low this ground. The brave men. living and
dead, who struggled hero have consecrated it
larabcve our power to add or detract. J lie
world will little note, fior long remember, what
wo say here ; hut it cau never forget what they
did here. . ,. ,
It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated
here to the unfinished work that they have
thus far so nobly carried ou. It is rather lor
us to bo here dedicate! to the great task re
niaining before us; that from these honored
dead we Uko increased devotiou to the cause
lor which thev here gave the lust full measure
of devotion : that we here highly resolve that
these dead shall not have died in vainthat
the Nation shall, under God, have a new biitn
of Freedom ; and that the Government of the
people, by the people, and for the people, sliaU
not perish from the earth.
TWKNTY-FOUIt YEAKS LATBB.
"When President Lincoln spoke his memor
able words of dedication upon the battlefield of
Gettysburg the great civil war was in full
progress. Twonty-fouryears later, July 3,1853,
Gen. John 15. Gordon, one or the bravestlcadera
of the vanquished rebellion, spoke the best sen
timent of the Southern soldiery when he dwelt
upon the magnanimity of the Government at
the close of the war, and said:
Mv fellow-countrymen of the North, if I may
be permitted to speak for those whom I repre
sent, let me assure you that in the profouudeet
depths of their nature they reciprocate that
gcuerositv with all the manliness and sincerity
thev are capable. We join you in set
ting apart this laud as an enduring roonutne: t
of peace, brotherhood, and perpetual union. I
repeat the thought with emphasis, with single
ness of heart and purpose, in the name of a
common cemntrvand or universal liberty; and
by the blood ot our fallen brothers, we unite iu
the solemn consecration of these hallowed hills,
as a holv, eternal pledge or Gnelity to tlio life,
freedom", -and unity of this cherished liepublic.
T.X KEEP MEMORIAL DAY.
Iiy Kate Brorsxdec Sherwood.
When the ly ha culled her Huwera for the Sum
mer WiiltlliC 1'C , , , , .
And the waking of the roi&es woob the hedges into
CouieoitJieHhrob of martial music and the banners
And tlie miirciriiiK-oI the mttlioiiB bcarrtig: jjnrlauos
fair and gueul;
Tis tlie a.bbmli of tfie Kation, 'tis tbe floral feast
Iu roiucinberatice of ourlieroes
Wc keep Mcinoriul Day.
They arc tlceS'b'K in the vallcyb, tbey are sleeping
They.are fcU-epinc by the thousands til! the royal
Let u kimw 1 hem, let us name them, let us honor
one mi! all.
For they lov-d us and they baved us, mine ut
tiic bugle call;
Ist us atunl Uie eotig and cymbal, Tt-reiitbc the
immortelle and bay,
In tile forr of Tlmnk-uviti;,
We keep Memorial Day.
Tbcy wore eonn of streiiKili and courage, tbey
v.-crr coiihrcratc 10 titilli.
And liieir jiulcen weie a-nngie with the splendor
of tlittlr youth;
And 'they battled for the many and the tuany now
And the jMiefcccd corde cf union clasp the earth
f will Mill to lrUu;
From she tiniiint:iiii of endeavor, where our fathers
hIhihJ to prny,
On the uS'al hicbl of freedom,
Wc keep Mcinoriitl Day.
They blaze the path of clory with the balUc-ax of
lu the biHk of God'a remembrance they have
niohi'd their deeds Kubiium,
They wrouKhi the iuauumiioi of a people great
And tit ihiiMdor of their cannon waked the nations
ytA In b-;
Tlieyw-ere pickei-uards of proRrchs, on tbe kir-
iHi)ii-liiiih tliuy lay,
Lc6t our lichrl forcl their fealty.
We keep Meuiorial Day.
There ore monuments of valor reared in many 11
And thev id ihc eacrod utory of a people' proud
And tlie imni-fc of tbokc who jcriblicd in the buig-
lH tiuule line
Arc graven ou the grutiite, ou the mighty bronz.es
But In lender recollection wc our fragrant tributes
And with fHiih in home ntid country.
We keep Memorial Day.
There arc IHHnti for the dutiful, and roses for the
Atid4wrul for the viclor'u crown, and myrtle for
Thotc oHiu-o:i for tho blood thnl flowed that
ftuotloiu might be free;
And gtfideM for tlie hearts of gold that died for you
11 mi me;
Till love no more is loving we lift our souls and
For libei iv i.ikI loyalty.
We keop Memorial Day.
TVl'JCAI. AMKUICAN hOLlJinB-
Goti. John C. Black, ex-Commifsioncr of
PctiBltftts, wa6 orator of tho day at the fourth
annual celebration of tbe birthday of Gen. U.
S. Graut, at Galena, I1L, the home of Grant
when he oulifcted.
Portions of the address arc hctowilh given,
not only because they cuulaui a magnificent
tribute to the Captaiu of the war, but because
iu his simple and strong Americanism stand
xcfUfctod the lives of tens of thousands of vol
unteers who fought and won his battles, un
like him only in tho cudowiucuts of superior
leadership aud the trauscundeut qualities of
Doubt everywhere! Despondency every
wheio ! IJut, thank God, not where stood that
grout President upon whom was laid the eor
towb of his generation, to whom was committed
the purposes of tho Almighty, who was closest
in touch with the people of any mau our poli
ties ha8 produced 1 He, Hsiug serene to meet
these troubles, awaited thecomiug of tho deliv
ering hour, aud while Lincoln listened, ou tho
15th of February. 16U2, the line of grbuito was
brolicu. the fioieoncsa of the rebellion was
checked, and Donelson, with 15,000 prisoners,
was banded by Ulysses S. Grant to the un
altoring grasp of history.
AVho was the victor 7 Whence had he come,
who, between the riciiig and setting of two
suns, as with the stroke of tho Ejccaliuur of
Ireudotn, had broken the strong Jiuus of opposi
tion? Who was this that scattered tho clouds
bud brought the dawn ? To amrcr, let me re
view his life aud labors, whobo impressive
monument lifts its front before this audiciicu
Children Cry for
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ji BOVVER. roRGET wit ru-
F-'-', n icr-rc Ponr.RFSS PATRIOToW
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Mr fellow-countrymen, God has no place in
his plans for accident. Tlio great men of every
age Jiave not been themselves tho results of
chance. They for whom humanity has waited,
groaniugaud travailing, have becu the products
of their times and fotccs, and ho whoSo story J
am to tell to-day was no exception to the rule.
He was a child of the people, born nearly half a
century before this moment of national deliv
erance on the banks of the beautiful Ohio in
tho simple homo of good, plain, old-fashioned
American people that diew their blood lines
from the Pilgrims down. Reared in all the sim
plicity of Western boyhood, ho lived to run, to
fish, to wrestle, to learn, to bo happy, to ho joy
ous, to be free. War had not claimed him as its
darling, nor had the spirit of contest kindlrd
bis soul to tho fervor of the conqueror. Super
nal genius had not set its mark upon his brow;
no prophetic spirit foretold his honors; no mar
shaling stars illumined his way. Himself ho
tolls us with what reluctance, obeying the pa
rental will, ho sought tho Academy at West
Point; with what lack of fiery purpose ho pur
sued its course of studies and completed his
scholastic course; how plain his tastes wore in
the matter of personal adornment; bow uuat-
tractive to him was the pomp and circura stance
of war; how unimportant all of its parade, and
yet how sacred all of its duties. A child of
plain people, tlie early impressions that were
mado upon his mind were those of freedom and
the contentment that surrounded his early
home; of its lack of ostentation, ofits simplic
ity of manners, of the plaiu heartiness of those
about him; and of these early irupiesslon: ho
never lost the ttamp and mold.
Till: AMKRICAN fcOLDIEn.
Ho was Liberty's child ; born tinder the tem
perate skies of this beloved clime, amongst the
cool mountains, where the purcspriucs break
from their mossy fonts to run sparkling be
tween green lianks and under whisperinK trees,
down through the pleasant valleys where tho
fields spread and the kino graze, past the old
homestead, gray with age, of generations who
sleep wherolhe whitestoncs sentinel thcirrcht;
or nurtured ou breezy plains or in sheltering
forests but late redeemed from savage rule,
where health-giving winds hroaght strength on
their wooing wings; or wherever in this broad
land freedom had a home; and whero every
suggestion was of health aud every 6entimnt
of peace. From all these he umrched away;
from the old sheltering roof to tho tcutlcss and
rainy bivouac; away to hot plains and tangled
thickets, where fever and juiasmanbodc; along
dusty and perilous roads, where ambushed
drain or open combat awaited him; away from
every com fori that lovo offered and affectionate
I labor afforded to the hard fare and slender ra
tions of camps, sacrificing all,tho years of his
boyish prime and his place in the column of
The years of strife roll on and the beardless
hoy is tho bronzed aud bearded youth, danger's
companion and victoryTs darling; study him
now, nut one man, but the American Eoldier.
llcsolule as Grant, wise as Sherman, patient
as Thomas, gallant as Custer, suprrb as Han
cock, fiery as Sheridan, skilful as McCIeilau,
braving all dangers for his idea of right; sUirv
iug or storming, waiting or charging, accepting
defeat but not overthrow, conquering but spar
ing, making death a daily companion aud facing
him unflinching under the dreadful clouds of
war. seeking not fame or booty, but only that
his flag should stand alone Iu his country, that
tho Constitution should live aud the laws pre
vail. Then, when the very amplitude of suc
cess was his, and fame was lifted to the heavens
aud filling the whole earth, inciting out of sight
as the thunder cloud turns its lightning-laden
lio.ioui full of destructive fires and the roaring
tempest to the gentle drops of fruitful rain.
GIIEAT MEN IN GROUPS.
Bishop John 1. Newman, in 1SUI, delivered
a eulogy ou Abraham Lincoln, iu which he said:
" Human glory is often fickle as the winds and
tnuisientus a Summer day; hut Abraham Lin
coln'jj place in history is assured. Ail tho
symbols of this world's admiration arc his.
Uc is embalmed iu tong, recorded in history,
eulogized iu panegyric, cast in bronze, sculp
tured in marlle, painted ou canvas, enshrined
in the hearts of his countrymen, and lives iu
the memories of mankind. s
"Great men appear in groups, and in groups
they disappear Irom the vision of tho world;
hut we do not lovo or halo men in groups.
Wo speak of Gutenburg anil his coadjutors, of
Washington and his Generalc, of Lincoln and
his Cabinet, hut when the day of judgment
comes, wo crowu tho inventor of printing, wo
place the laurel on the brow of the Father of
his Country, and the chaplct of renown on the
the head of the savior of the Repulic"
John A. Andrew, the great war Governor of
Massachusetts, iu an addre's commemorative of
the achievements of our Union heroes, uttered
these memorable words:
"The .heart swells with unwonted emotion
when wo lemomher our sons aud brothers,
whobc constant valor has sustained on tho field
tho cause cr our country, of civilization, and
liberty. On the ocean, on the rivers, ou tho
laud, ou the bights where they thundered down
from the clouds of Lookout Mountain tlio
defiance of the skies, they have given with
their swords a record imperishable.
'The Mute herself demands tho lapse of silent
years to soften, by the influences of time, her
too kc-on and poignant icaliz-iliou of thot-couca
of war the pathos, tho heroism, tho fierce joy,
the grief of battle. Hut during tho ages to
come iho will brood over their memory. Into
the hearts of her consecrated priests shu will
breathe tho inspiration of lofty and undying
beauty, sublimity, and truth, iu all the glowing
forms of ppecch, of literature, and plastic art.
JJy U10 homely traditions of the fireside, by the
headstone in the church-yards, consecrated to
those whose fornin repose iaroiTiu rude graves,
or sleep beneath tho sea, embalmed iu the
memories of succeeding generations of parents
nnd children, the heroic dead will live ou in
O, SWALLOW, WHAT SAW YE?
Jly Ina Jjunl HcDnvitL
0, Nwallow, bwallow, from the South,
What tiilinira do you bring?
"I've Been within the cantioii'ij mouth
The gut lands of the Spring! "
"I've wen the red fluids of the elaln
Another bin vest yield;
J'vr i-eii tlin yhvJiiij Waiirs of grain.
On many a battlefield;"
O, f wallow, swallow, on tho wing.
What naw you iu your tliglil?
"One nlundnrd to t'i hrcrzss ding
Iter azure foldu of light."
"Fve seen the old hvvord nibted He
The oaiiiiou-hatlH uiixiient,
Wlietc oncenniid the huttle-cry
Tlie louden slumi mbx spent.4'
I ""--if X 'J x
O, twnllow, swallow, on the wing,
O. swallow, what shall he?
"That every birl of air xhatl sing.
The banner of the free!"
Yincland, N. J., May, 1S9G.
WHEN TO n.V THE FLAG.
While the subject of the flag in our schools
is being so thoroughly discussad by tho C.C.
and L.U.W., it may boof interest to all tokuow
just wheu to uufurl its starry folds to tho
If it is not displayed every day during school
hours, it should certainly ho hoisted on tho
opening-day of the term; on the dates of tho
Jrtntcand Town election, when the President or
the Governor is inaugurated, aud on tho Fourth
The flag should also float on tho breeze on
tho anniversaries of historical events occurring
during tho school terms. On these days special
exercises in honor of the event will add to tho
children's iuterest in the history of their Town,
County, State, and Nation.
I think the following dates should be com
memorated byv"displayiug the ilag on school
huildings: Feb. 12, Lincoln's Birthdav, 1S09. '
Fob. 22. Washington's Birthday, 1732.
March 17, Evacuation of Boston by British,
April 2, Jefferson's Birthday. 1713.
April 9, Lee's Surrender, 1S05.
April 39, Bittle of Lexington, li5.
May 11, Springfiold organized as a town,
May 23, Foundation of Jamestown, Va., 1G07.
May 30. Memorial Day. Id63.
Juno 17, Battlo of Bunker Hill, 1775.
June 20, United Status Flag adopted, 1774.
Sept. 5, First Continental Congress, 177-1.
Sept. 17, United States Constitution adopted,
Oct. 12, Dhcovory of America, 1JD2.
Oct. 17, Surrender of Jiurgoyne, 1777.
Oct. 19, Surrender of Coruwailis, 1781.
Nov. 25, Evacuation of New York by tho
Dec 1G, Boston Tea Party. 1773.
Dee. 21, Landing of the Pilgrims, 1G20.
It is to be hoped that in a few years every
school in tho laud will possess a flag, and the
flag salute becomo a part of tho daily program.
Yours, Pro Patria
Lillian Knight, Member of National Progress
Committee, Montevideo, Minn.
ADVANTAGES OF THE COUNTRY.
Dear C.C. Friends: As tho Spring returns
aud 1 look upon tho beauties of Nature as wo
sec them in tho country, I wonder how auy
ouo can say ho likes the city best.
I kuow tho city has many advantages which
tbe couutry has not in business, education, etc.,
yet how much nearer we seem to Nature and
Nature's God when wo seo tho clear, hluo sky
unclouded by car and factory smoke; tho
beautiful flowers, which all mav gather and en
joy; tho green grass, on which all may tread
with no tear of trespassing; tho clear, cold
water coming from some spring or well, which
is free to rich and poor alike; and inhalo pure
air, which 13 so necessary for health.
Then, too, wo can see and hear the birds in
their freedom as they warble forth their songs
of praise; wo ou gather fruit fresh and sweet
and vegetables crisp with tho morning dew ;
and enjoy fresh milk, batter and eggs, which
are so scarce in the city.
Then, think of tho now-mown hay whoso per
fume is sweeter than any wc can buy.
It scums to mo I can hear someonoysay:
"Well, the writer knows nothing of tho work
which niU3t be done." Ah ! tkero you are mis
taken, for I have lived iu tho country the most
01 ray life, aud if wo do have to work, so do
city people, unless they are blessed with a big
bank account; and our surroundings are much
more favorable for us than theirs for thorn.
Talking of this brings to mind a song I onco
heaid, which ran something like this:
" Lei other girls who lovo it best "
Tho gloomy town enjoy.
With dusky walls aud dirty streets
To ramble through and by.
"Bui flowery fields and shady woods
And sunny skies for me;
If e'er I marry in my life,
A farmer's bride I'll be."
I am certain, too, that wo in the country arc
just as patriotic, if notquitoas progressive, as
our city cousins.
I wonder why some of tho C.C. who live near
the ocean do not write, describing tho beauties
of their surroundings. 1, for one, would think
it very interesting as well as instructive. I
would like to exchange autographs with some
of those so situated. Loyally
Auuetta Mark ham, L'agle, Wis.
P. L., SI. Helena, (hi. I applied for pension
iu 1&J8 for lumbago, aud got no pension, but
when the act of Juno 27, 1800, was passed,
I claimed under it and got S3 a mouth. After
ward my old-Uw claim was allowed and I got
$2 a month back to tho timo 1 first applied,
deducting the $8 a month that had been paid
mo under the new law. 1. Am I entitled to
tho rating of $3 per month back to tho dato
I first applied, deducting the S2 nor mouth?
2. Does tho act of March G. 1S9G, g'ivo mo $3 a
month back to tho time I first applied? 3. Will
I have to mako a formal application for the
arrears? 4. Ph-awj print the act of Match (!,
1S9G. Anxwcr. 3. You do not appear to be. 2.
No; it has no application to a claim under the
old law. '.i. You do not appear to bo entitled
to farther arrears. 4. Wo have heretofore, iu
this column, printed nil that pnrtion of tho act
of March G, 1803 (one section), that has any
hearing on the prosecution or scttloment of
Mrs. M. C, Penacook, N. IT. Please inform
me whether anyone can retain a pension cer
tificate fur money that was loaned? Answer.
By act of Feb. 23. 1S83, the retention of a pon
sinn certificate by anyone as security for the
payment of a debt is an offense punishable by
a-fiuc of $100 and costs.
'Don't Tobacco-Spit or fcinoko Your Life
Name of the little book just received tells
about Kotobac, tho woudorlul, harmless, eco
nomical cuie for chewing, smoking, cigarct, or
snuff habit. You run no physical or financial
risk, for Kotobac is absolutely guaranteed to
cure or money refunded. Your druggist's got
St or will get it. Write for the book mailed
free. The Sterling Remedy Co., Box 3. In
diana Mineral Springs, Ind. Agents wanted.
AVeht of tho Tijiiihvaul.
West aud north of the Transvaal lie those
iinmcneu Britibh territories which have been
assigned to tho British South Alricau Com
pany as its sphere of operation?. Beclmima
IjihI io called from the principal native
race winch occupies it is :i high and gen
erally level country, mostly wouded, though
the frees a re LutHiuall.and with grass which
iu richer and more abuuditnt than that of
the Transvaal. It is looked upon as likely
to prove one of the best ranching; tracts in
the continent. Matabelelantl nnd Mashonn
lautl, farther to the north, are equally high,
but moie undulating than Bechuiinnland,
with ureat swelling, downs somewhat resem
bling tlie prairies of western Kansas.
They are bright, breezy countries, very
hot iu the daytime, for they lie within the
tropic, but with nights cool oven iu Mitl
summer, and a climate which, except iu the
lower grounds along the marshy hanks of
the streams, is not merely healthy, but in
vigorating. Plenty of lain falls in Decem
ber, January, aud February, and it is only
iu October, at the end of tlie dry season, that
the grass begins to fail on the pastures. The
subjacent rock is, as in Bechu tualaud, usu
ally granite; bntheteand there beds of slate
ami bchist are found, and in these beds there
are quartz reefs, believed to be rich in gold,
aud from which a great deal of gold must in
days gone by have been extracted, so numer
ous are the tiaces of ancient working.".
The extreme easterly part of Mashoua
laud, where it borders on the dominions of
Portugal, is called Minicaland. This is a
country of bold mountains of granite mixed
with porphry nnd slate a country the loft
iest peaks of which rise to a bight of 8.000
feet above the sea, and whero a compara
tively abundant rainfall makes the streams
more numerous, nnd fuller, even in the dry
bcason, than are those of any other part of
the great plateau. Here and there a piece
of high tableland, tome 7,000 feet abovjj sea
level, offeis an atmosphere of rare salubrity,
while a law miles farther to the eastward, in
the low grades which slope gently to the
coast, malignant fevers "warn Europeans
ngainBt any attempt to settle, and make
even a journey from the sea to tho high
lands dangerous during some mouths of the
A. Sludv of llic'intemational Sunday
J School Lesson Appointed for May
Subject: Destruction ol Jerusalem Foretold.
St. Luke, gl:20-3G.
fOne reading tlieyo nnbt should first carefully
Mudy the paragraph rom tho Holy Scriptures as
indicated nbove.l " J
Suiuect: The Duty to he Ready for the
Coming ok Ciikist.
Tho paragraph to be studied is from the
famous discourso of Christ as to tho Last
Things. There is wondrous diversity of opiu
ion among biblical students as to all that re
lates to Eschatulogy. Chapters 21 and 23 of
St. Matthew are reports of one of tho thrco
longest sermons or discourses of our Savior.
Tho other two are tho Sermon on tho Mount
and tho Address to tho Twelvo ou the Thurs
day evening before his crucifixion. His ro
markson Last Things have been cause of much
discussion, resulting in a dearth of definite re
sult. Wo find ourselves on a polemic fiold.
Wliichcvor way wo decide on mooted questions
suggested, wo shall find many eminent scholars
arrayed against us. We shall 'rmt, however, on
this account, refuse to study, but tho rather to
try to reach certain useful conclusions.
Wc would mnko a great mistake if wo con
fino ourselves to any one of tho three accounts
given of our Savior's discourse. Wo should
studv all three St. Matt.. 24:20-33; St. Mark,
13 : 2 1-31 ; St. Luke, 21 : 25-33.
Christ uttered the paragraph which wo study
011 March 1G, A. D. 29. It was on Wednesday,
two days before the crucifixion. That was tho
week of the Passover. It was 1,867 years ago.
Tho Discourse, a part of which is our lesson,
was spoken on the west side of tho Mount of
Olives, probably not far from its summit (Seo
St. Matt., 24:3.) That was a grand elevation.
The bight allowed a sight down into the very
streets of tho city of Jerusalem. Tho mountain
extends all along tho east sido of Jerusalem,
mountain and city hoing separated by tho Val
ley of Jehosaphat, through which runs tho
Speaker and Hearers.
Our Savior delivered tho discourso.' Ho wa3
tho Teacher of tho Disciples. They asked him :
" When shnll these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming and tho end of the
world?" ''Theso things" (St. Matt., 2-1:3) re
lated specially to the rtiiu of tho temple. Com
pare verso 3 with 23:33. Christ "Was logical,
and in reply kept himself close to tho ques
tions asked. He had been apcakingparticu
larly of the destruction of the temple involved
in the ruin of tho city of Jerusalem. Thcro
was no ambiguity about tho fact of the over
throw. What was lacking in Christ's language
was any intimation as to the dato of tho ruin.
What tho Disciples were coucerned about was
tho time of the destruction.
Time Catered by the Les$on.
"Immediately after." St. Mt.. 2-1:29. Wc
may understand tho timo just succeeding tho
destruction of thoclty of Jerusalem. Doubtless
there wore great natural phenomena. Then, by
sun, moon, and stars wo often mean tho leading
eminent men of a-Nation. In tho siego and
destruction of Jerusalem tho prominont Jew
ish rulcr3 were slain, or .disposed of by somo
summary and cruel way.
" Then." St. Mutt;, 24 : 30. The Greek word
for " then " indicate rtuccessiou of events. Just
after tho incidents mentioned in V. 29, then,
or uoit, shall appear tho sigu3 of V. 30. When
will such next or successive evouts becomo
apparent? Tbcrd is great diversity of opinion.
Somo hold wo aro to understand tho entire
paragraph to relalo to tho destruction of Jeru
salem exclusively; Others think we must have
iu mind said destruction mainly, but with fore
shadowings of the ruin of earth at tho last day
of human history. Mnxs sea in the language
reference only IojUMVcI of time, 'tho closo of
human o vents, the'immediato preliminaries of
tho Judgment Day. Wo must recall the fact
that Christ is answeriug tho questions of St.
Matt., 21:3 "When shall theso things be?
and what shall he tho sign of thy coming, and
of the end of the world?" Tho direct ques
tion relates to the destruction of tho Temple
involved in tho ruin of Jerusalem. Many
scholars beliovc that all of Chapters 21 and 25
of St. Matthew refer to that question. Others
think that there is a point where Christ termi
nates his answer to that particular inquiry,
and gives full iuttmatious as to the end of this
material world. Tho subject of tho disaster
awaiting tho Jews iu the downfall of their
Capital, Temple, and religious system might
suggest the closo of earthly things. In their
ignorance the Disciples might infer the de
struction of tho Hebrew-nationality and Church
would itself bo a feature in tho ruin of all
The expression, "tho end of the world," (St.
Mt., 21:3,) does notnecessarily imply tho ter-
initiation of mundane thincs. The word for
"world" means, iu Greek, ago or dispensation.
We may understand thus: "When shall tho
Jewish system of religion bo brought to a
close?" That practical I y took place synchro
nously with tho overthrow of Jerusalem aud
the downfall of tho Temple.
Tho theory that Christ spoke all through
with a double meaning, uttering words appli
cable to the destruction of Jerusalem aud also
to the Judgment Day, makes a jumblo of both
chapters 21 and 25 of St. Matthew. Wo would
have confusion throughout. Even if tho Dis
ciples, iu excitement and ignorance of tho ex
act force of their questions, askod. all iii a single
breath, questions of great diversity of moaning,
yet Christ iu answering would analyze tho
inquiries and givo logical replies.
Tho following hold to the view that tho
paragraph relates wholly or at least primarily
to the ruin of tho Jewish civil aud religious
systems: Whitby, Newton. A. Clark, Watson,
Coke, Benson, Barries, McKnight, Warburton,
Burkitt, Lishtfunt. Prof, Stuart, Bp. Pcarce,
Dr. Tower, Bloomfield, Noshitt, Grotius, Lowth,
Sykes, tho Taylors, Dr. James Strong, Michaelis,
Scott, Prof. Robinson, and Samiiei Leo.
The explanation will depend on which view
wo adopt as to lime. Accepting tho theory that
the statements of tbo lessons refer to tho end
of tlio Jewish dispensation, wc dato tho evouts
in the year 70 A. 1)., or about 10 years after
Christ prophecied tlioir occurrence, and not far
from seven years after Sts. Matthew, Mark and
Luko lccoivcd the prophecy.
It is plain that Christ did not propose to givo
to the Disciples a very dufiuito roply as to ex
actness of timo. St. Mutt., 24:34, (comparu
10:23,) makes a statement which might ho a
clow: "This generation shall not pass nway till
all theso things bo fulfilled." Somo define
"generation" to bo rate, and teach tho con
tiuuaneu of the Hebrew ruco till the Judgment
Day. It would hofmoroi(natural to understand
the word tuiicu in. our senso of it; to wit, as in
dicating the (jmolt'requlVud for as many to dio
as aro alive ai atfy given time. Wo put tho
timo now at aboJit"33 years. Horoditus said
that there are throo generations in a century.
In Seder Olavx, tho lie'hrows reckoned a genera
tion at 75 ycars 'A'nd Moses, in Ps.,00:10,
gives it as three-score and 10 years. Seo St.
Matt., 23:31-30. TJ10 words "Shall not pass"
hi St. Matt., 24:3-l Imply that tho greater part
shall pass off from Itfo, buti will not. It is a
fact that many whVwcro alivo whon Christ
spoke lived to see Jerusalem sacked, and the
Temple razed tot'Iio ground. St. John tho
Evangelist did udtftTo till nearly 30 years after
tho ruiu of the Capital of Palestine. Rahbis
Simeon, Jochainan b'en Ziccai, Zadoch, Ish
uiael outlived 'the ' interval between tho
prophecy and its fill fill men t, Josophus tells us
many of tho signs which accompanied and im
mediately succeeded tlio overthrow of Jerusa
lem, and they tally wonderfully with those
announced beforehand by our Savior.
Tho descriptions which we havoof the Judg
ment Day e. g., 2 Th 4: 15, 1H ; 1 Cor., 15:52
nro so similar to llioso employed by our
Savior, referring to tho ruination of Jerusalem,
it is no wonder that tho two events should bo
confounded in many minds, or that somo stu
dents havo bclioved the prophecy u dual one
covering both incidents.
We can perhaps moro r-dily explain tho
losson if wo teach that i. relates to tho final
end of the world or the closo of human history
on earth. Tho argument in favor of this Yiew
is supported bv tho following: A'Lapide, Al
ford, Lauge, D.'D. Buck, aud othors.
1. Bo observing. It is our duty to look out in
advance. Though wo havo not tho powor of
predicting future events, wo can avail oursalves
of all hints given us by tho Omniscient. There
nro signs of tho times which can ho read, aud
somo ingenuity iu their interpretation may bo
of great service to us in the manipulation of
2. Tho saved arc to como from ovorywhore.
This fact harmonizes with tho commission in
St. Matt., 28:19. liere 13 eucouragcaieut for
3. Bosuro that all who mistreat onr Savior
will regret it sometime. Such mourning a3
that referred to in St. Matt., 24:30, may not be
truo repentance, but it will be on this account
more painful. As Christ will yet bring us all
to our knees (every one shall yet bow boforo
him), so ho will bring us to lamentations.
1. Seek another home. Esrth is yet to cease
to he. Mako not this lifo tho oud, for it is not.
5. Lot teachers illustrate. Uso parables to
enforce religions truths. Study, observe na
ture and becomo ablo to impart abstract and
spiritual truths by comparisons mado with tho
G. Confide in all of Christ's promises. Not
0110 of them cau fail. God would rather wreck
tho u ii i verso than let oilo of his promises re
main unfulfilled. St. Matt., 21:35.
7. As it was the duty of people to bo ready
for the calamities resulting from the ovorthrow
of Jerusalem, so every generation should keep
in readiness for tho final coming of tho Son of
Man. You ought to bo prepared. Ho will
como in an hour ye think not. Bo like the
five wiso virgins. Keep your lamps trimmed
and supplied with oil.
Wo suggest tho following prayor, titled,
"lor lite Profitable Heading of the Word.
"0 Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, who hast
given us thy Word to boa lamp to our feet and
a light unio our path: Grant that wo may
reverently and attentively read and hear its
holy lessons, and, thinking upon Thy com
mandments to do them, may find iu them tho
words of eternal life. Amen."
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McGiuty, C. Saw (), Stoclca (2), ltex Ford (2).
NEW PUZZLES. NO. 343.
KOS. 2399-2100 HALF-SQUABES.
1. A species of illicit commonly kept ad a cage
bird. 2. Destitute of a stomach or an intestine. 3.
Iliiiircs. 4. Performed unties. 5. Hows of trees.
C. Eaten. 7. Earnest- money. 8. Fillet! with roe.
9. A town of Spain. 10. An entrance. II. A letter.
Hkx Foi:u, Alpluus, N.Y.
1. Figures in whir-h successive clauses end witb
tlicaarne word or affirmation. 2. An athletic con
test involving botb boxing and wrcatliutr. 3. Con
uiKiied. 4. Made too small or abort. 5. A Trum
peter. (Stand.) C. Itubbcd or crated with a
roticli file. 7. Tho larva of the glio-t moth. S.
Spotted. 9. A husk or hull, as of a nut. 10. Tbe
unit of typo measure. II. A letter.
Ii. O. Mm:. Winona, Miun.
NO. 2401 NUMERICAL.
Iu India tho 1 to 5
And then 11 doud contrive
To servo itself in manner nice.
Denoting jail; likewise boiled rice.
ThcTOTAL ennuol well refuse
To di-uii nod chapter leave to choose;
Yet !0 to G their Icing would bo
Did not their choice with his iigree.
C. Saw, New York City.
NOS. 2102-3 DIAMONDS.
1. A letter. 2. Fared. 3. Wiuditnr or turning
stetuu of a hop-vino. 1. Coek-roaehea. (Stauil.)
5. Pertaining to, or dependent on. a diathesis. 0.
Vagabond. (StaTul.) 7. Cleansing- 8. Kinds of
dress-goods. . Heaveim. (3tnud.) 10. A skein of
yarn. II. A letter.
1. A letter. 2. A flinnll hooded poisonous ser
lient. 3. Small fox-like animals of South America.
1. Grubs up. as trees. 5. Notes, bills vr bonds, is
sued as currency by the revolutionary Government
of France. C. A "tcnderPoutb African tree. (Staiid.)
7. Destruction. 8. Policy. 9. Aujnipleuieiit for
keeping malt from overllowing a vat. (Stand.)
10. A Japanese coin. II. A letter.
Simon Kask, Philadelphia, Pa.
NO. 2101 TRANSPOSITION.
Accept this con.. O friend of mine.
Ami whun your oyes rest it upon,
Itemctnbcr him who wrote the line:
"Accept this con."
Hero isn roundel, but to kike,
Ily one who rittMK, oft anil anon,
To woo the Sacred Sisters Nine.
And as the Muses. I opine,
AcceptH with grace your "fltts," 0 Son,
So should you. when tin meets your oyne.
I'uimkose, Baltimore, Md.
NO. 2-105 REVERSED JtHOMBOID.
Across: 1. Io"K knivec, or short sabers, com
mon among Mohammedan nations. 2. Tlie ster.
mint of 1111 niithropod -omtle. 3. To pervadr. -1.
Oils obtained from tho A'l'ctmis Communis. (Duiigl.)
5. Those who forage. G. An instrument for meas
uring the diameter or thickness of bodies. 7.
Feudal tenants of tho lowest class. S. Laced
Down . 1. A letter. 2. Go on. (Xuttali.) 3. On
thisKlde. 4. Ituin. 5. AnytliinjiKlutinoinorof the
nature of glue. (Ilni I "'.) 0. Tho triangular mid
die part of each segment of I lie hell of a barnacle.
7. An Egyptian deity. 3. Clematis riliilbu, (Uuntil.)
9! AdjitkU. 10. Slirs up. IT. llloodsuekiug, dip
terous injects of tlio gcnui Culex. 12. Clashes. 13.
Tuo goddess of folly. 1 1. Never. 13. A letter.
Dax 1). Lyox, Irwin, Pa,
NO. 240G SEBIAT. CHARADE.
ITho Triumph of Love. Yjr. The Good of Gold.)
"Who lives in that homo on Taunctt Square?
A palatial man-ion of beauty It;
The rich rrjolee in ivImiisiou there,
While covetous on looks the common cit!
If you should ask who the owner is
Of this Ii'ousc nnd lawn and fountain cool?
Quite quickly thus they would solve tlio quia
'Tts u great rich, mau the good Sir Fool I
Of horses with satin coala hear the pncol
Who in yon carriage with trappings guy
So stately rides? Yet a kindly face
PeerH forth to greet its friends by tlio way.
Ilumtisl bo happy, it seems that he
Hclougs indeed to Dame Fortune's school;
Men wonder how such a thing ran bo
IJut never a clew esenpos Sir Fool I
The poor in him see a generous frioud
To borrow or beg, a simple task,
For ready over is ho to lend
And freely to givo to thoso that ask.
They call him of Charity, the King,
He smiles as hu hears the-lnciining phrase.
For he likes full well to hear the ring
And clamor and joy of worldly praise!
They say at times he Is dull and sad,
Enveloped quite by tub total gloom ;
The reuauu of it can uo'ct bo line,
Perhaps tho rrtlMR of FINE fatal doom
Or the los of frlctuU might tell tlio Into.
If Fortune -dinuld ctvc n udvcrmj shove.
"Whispotit Hof.ly our hii! and dale,
'Ti not. but the haunt of love, of love!
I.ooCiJT. Allegheny, Pa.
NOS. 2107-9 DIAMONDS.
1. A letter. 2. A prefix meaning aero.q. (Cent.)
3. Cropt. tand. 1. Grappling-iron?. (Kneyc
Diet.) 5. To interpret. C. Women living apart
from their hu -i bund. 7. One who mnkei request.
8. The European son-perch. 9. Torphlueas. 10.
Tho newt. II. A letter.
Gt Gantic, St. Louis, Mo.
(To Beech Xut.)
1. A letter. 2. A merlon. 3. A town of Italy.
i. The stem and ring of n watch, by which It is
suspended. 5. A town in the country of Briitli.
(Lemp.) 6. Tho shrub CylLuu Jjalturitum. 7. The
under mJo of corniced. 8. A sou of Kmneliii.
(Lcmp.1 9. Forms of lienddres-s worn by the
ancient Persians. 10. Three-toed sloths. 11. A
letter. A. Djlsdt. Urooklyn. N. Y.
1. A letter. 2. Timoly. 3. Solntious in which
photographic plates or prints are immersed, t.
Small bushes. 5. Tho ofiice. State, or jurisdiction
of a pastor. 6. A recent dweovcry in photograpnic
science, making it possible to sccurw a photo
graphic reproduction of the interior of a solid sub
stance. (Authority-; The author' brain.) 7. For
that. 8. A nobleman who possessed a starosty. 9.
Any long handle. 10. "Watch. II. A letter.
Eugene, Pittsburg, Fa.
CIT AT TTITII CONTKIRUTOKS.
Claiming to be In the employ of a certain Boston
dully, Ernest enlisted with Coxcy two years ngo
and took up Ids weary tramp to Washington,
wearing his hobo uniform with soldierly dignity.
This was legitimate journalistic work, nnd, com
pared w.tli his editorship of Knots, much more to
his credit. Alan Adair, who ha- been for some
llinu n leading contributor to Gold'n Bays "Puz.
zledom's" mtr, is cordlilly invited to associate
himself wiili "Mystery." A warm welcowo
awaits him and his Hats. Zenith has been silent
for many week, and we would be pleased to boar
from him again. Just as puzz'ers wero com
mnncinc to mourn at tho thought that Quillets had
given up the ghost along comes another issuo,
bright and rcadablo a any of its predecessors,
lis editor makes the liberal offer of hit papornnd
IKoniuu Work one year each for 50 conts. and tho
two are well worth the money. Send postal order
for half n dollar to C. L. O. Lucfcen. Kox 315, Du-
lutli. Minn. "Nonplutics," by Miss Fit, has
made its debut, and the initial issue, while badly
bungled by the printer, is nevertheless nicely put
up, and contains some first-class work, the West
ern Pennsylranifi folk doing their duty in a
praiseworthy manner. Wo cannot givo the snb-i-criptioii
price, as we failed to find it niiywhere.
With John L. Sullivan as hi " chief." MLis Fit is
probably safe from harm emanating from Cbxeyite
Agcr'a burg. Somo excellent trork has been
received by us during the past few weeks, for
which wc are not wauling' in gratefulness.
&-2i-'9C. K. O. CIIE3TEE.
The way to purify, enrich and vitalize the blood
Is to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. Try it now.
Slinking Minnrets of Ispahan.
"When I first came iu eight of tlie minaret3
I eonfes that uiy expectations werewofully
disappointed. Iusteatl of graceful, airy
forms of bright colored tiles and gilding I
had anticipated, I s.tw two constructions ex
actly like the brick chimneys of an Ameri
can foundry, rising some 20 or 30 feet above
the roof a dilapidated mosque. I felt in
clined to tnrn tail and ride home again.
Their custodian, however, prevailed ou me
to ascend one of the narrow stairs which
lead to their summits. He mounted one
anil I the other, and as soon as we -were
aloft, he signaled "attention" and com
menced swaying- his body slowly backward
nnd forward. Both the minaret we were on
and the one 12 or 14 yards off followed his
motron3 and began to bend and sway like
pliant willow-wands j in a tvf moments
their oscillation became so great, and we got
so far out of the perpend iculnr, that I began
to repent my curiosity and was glad to de
scend to terra firma. It 13 not difBcnlt to
understand that a single tower can be so
constructed that a man at its top can make
it oscillate ; the mystery is, how be cau make
a second tower, at a distance, participate in
A 2,800 Tree.
IDoccr (A"y.) Hetcs.J
A few days ago a company bought of J.
"W. Adams, of Pullin, nil his wnlunt timber,
from 12 inches up, at n good price. In cut
ting the timber they came across an old
walnut tree that had been blown down for
at least 30 yeara, and had been threatened
to be burned up several times, but when
they made an examination of it they found
it to be a bird-eye walnut worth consider
able money. Tho company gave Mr. Adams
$300 for it. It measured 70 feet, and they
will get S10 per foot, which will amount to
"Paw," asked "Willie, "what is 'money
easy on call?'"
"It must he," said Mr. Ferry, " when you
are sure the fellow you call hasn't any better
than two pair against your threes."
Reduced Rates to St. Louis.
Tho Republican National Couvention will
mcot in St. Loui3 June 16th. For this occasion
the B. & O. R. E. Co. will sell Excursion Tickets
from nil stations on its lino East of the Ohio
River for all trains Juno 12 to 15, inclustvo
valid for roturu passago until June 21, at one
faro for the round trip.
Tho Baltimore & Ohio is n direct line to St.
Louis, running two solid vestibuled fast express
trains with through Pullman Sleeping Cars
attached every day in the year.
For rates and other information apply to
nearest 15. & O. Ticket Ageut.
Survivors (or their widows) of the INDIAN "WAKS below ennmerated may he pen
sioned if a bill which the Senate has passed, and which has been favorably reported by the
House Committee on Pensions, should become
This bill, which 13 amendatory to the act of July 27, 1S92, proposes to pen-
tno?e survivors 01 tue inainn wars specified who had a service of 30 dys
ana wno were nonoraoiy oiscliarged under the TJutted States military. Ter-
ritorial, or provisional authorities in these wars; viz., the Florida and Georgia Seminole
Indian war of 1S17 aud 1318 ; the Fevre Itiver Indian war of IUiuo s of 1827; the Sabine
Indian disturbances of 1836 and 1837; the Caynse Indian war of 1817 and 1848 on the
Pacific Coast; the Texas and New Mexico Indian war of IS 19 to 1S53; the California In
dian disttubances of 1851 and 1852; tho Utah Iudian disturbances of 1850 to 1853;
the Oregon and "Washington Territory Indian wars from 1851 to 1856, inclusive; tho
Semiuole Indiau wars in Florida from 13-12 to 1858; and, also, to include the surviving
widows of such officers and culisted men, provided such widows have not remarried.
If those who are within the provisions of this bill will answer the questions betow
asked, and mail tho same to the undersigned, their cases will receive immediate considera
tion in the event of the enactment of this measure.
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Full name of the soldier? Answer
From what County and State enlisted?
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Name of some company or regimental
"When enlisted? Insirer
"When discharged? Ansicer
The rate of pension under this hill will be ?3 per month, and the fee for collecting
the pension will be that provided bylaw. No person now receiving a pension of S or
more a month will be beuefited by the passage of this bill, and such pensioners should
not reply to this advertisement.
Pensions under this 3ill will fintc from J31I3' 27, 1S92.
Several who answered this advertisement in last week's paper
failed to state tlieir Postoliiee address. Tliey should immediately
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other attorney or firm of attorney?. I claim a thorough knowledge of tho practice, based
upon 30 years of active experience, during which period I have succe-stu ily prosecuted
more c!nim3 before the Pension Bureau than any other attorney in the United Slates.
There will be no fee unless the pension be
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
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WASHINGTON, D. C.
OUR RURiJL TOPICS,
i - .I
Some Practical Suggestions for Our
Thorough preparation of tho soil 13 tho
prime secrot of successful tomato culture,
and it is much cheaper and belterto do tbo
necessary and deep cultivation before tho
plants are set, says Garden, and Forest.
Where the ground is well prepnred and
the plants well grown there is no advantage
in putting them ont till the conditions nro
favorable for rapid growth.
Give the plant but little water, barely
enough to prevent wilting, for four or fivo
days before, and a liberal watering two or
three houra before setting. In putting out
the plants be careful to save as many of tho
roots as possible, and to get them into tho
ground in a natural position without being
kinked or crowded together, and, if it is
practicable to do so, soak the ground about
the plant after setting; but if this is dono
care should be taken to draw some dry earth
over the wet soil, so as to prevent its baking
and cracking. A few days after the plants
are set stir the surface soil with a hoe or
rake, and repeat this every few days as long
as the size of tho plants will permit.
If the preparation of the ground has been
thorough there will bo no need of deeper
cultivationhich wonld do more harm than
good. If a smaller quantity of extra-fine
fruit is preferred to a larger yield of that
which is simply good, it will bo better to
stake off or trellis the plants. For this pur
pose nothing is hetter than four two-inch
sqnare stakes, about six feet long, driven
into the ground, in a square of about 16
inches around the plants. From four to
six branches are allowed to grow up within
the space inclosed, the others being: removed
as they appear, and are held therein by
strings around the stakes, kept in place by
occasional tacks. Except in very heavyand
wet soils, more satisfactory results will bo
secured from unprnned plants which are al
lowed to rest on the gronnd.
Males In Laying Peng.
The advice is very commonly given by
modern poultry writers that where eggs aro
wanted for the table simply, and not for
breeding purposes, keeping a male in tho
flock is not only useless, but a positive dis
advantage, the reason assigned usually being
that the eggs will keep longer if no male is
kept in the pen. The reason ii doubtless a
good one, bnt it is not the only one. A series
of experiments covering the point, under
taken at the New York Experiment Station,
made it very conclnsivly appear that where
hens were kept without a male, eggs were
produced at about 30 per cent, less cost
than in exactly similar pens where cocks and
cockerels were kept. In Borne cases, too,
the production of ggs was nearly a third
larger in pens where no males were kept
than in others of precisely the same kind,
managed in the same way, except that the
presence of the male was permitted. Keep
ing males in laying pens, therefore, except
where fertile eggs aie wanted for hatching, is
a mistake in a variety of ways. The eggs
are produced less economically, tbey are
liable to be fewer in number, and they are
uot as good, keepers.
Grass Under Trees.
Under some circumstances grass appears to
grow better under trees than it does when
exposed to the full blaze of the Snramei's
sun. In a young orchard, and especially one
that is plowed every year, the tree roots
near the surface are cut off by the annual
cultivation. This leaves several inches
of soil irr'which shallow-rooted grass plants
thrive. But in orchards that have long been
uncultivated, treo roots will be found Yery
near the surface, ready to take in the rain
fall, even of "very light showers. In snch
circumstances it is impossible for grass to
thrive, and much less for the deeper-rooted
clover to do 30. In any event, the grass
grown in the shade will have less nutrition
than that which has abundant sunlight. In
pasturing an orchard some extra lood shonld
always be given, not only for the benefit of
the trees, bat to supplement the deficiencies
of the pasture.
Black-knot on cherries and plnra3 shonld
be cutout and burned as soon as discovered.
Spraying is a remedy.
One ounce of hellebore dissolved in five
gallons of water is a remedy for currant and
cabbage-worms. Insect powder is also good.
The Vermont Experiment Station tested
the germinating power of many samples of
cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, and pepper
seed received from the leading seedsmen of
America. Fifty seeds of each sample were
tested, and the smallest number to germi
nate was 13 aud the largest 46, the average
being a fraction over 35.
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