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THE MH0NAL!ERiBME! WASBTOffip Qj CU TO0RSDA.Y, JjINE 11, 1896.
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Motto. Pro Pah
Flower. Forget me not.
Progress rertainlngto nU that tends to develop
American intelligence on the topic of the day, nnd
the adoption of ways and means to secure this
end. . , ,
Patriotism Historical study or our country, and
dir.cusMon thereon, which keep-" alive the spirit
of American independence nnd lovnlty.
Charity Providing for the relief of luo sufler
Inp and nfllicled.
An organization for Reunion purposes mid to
more timctiortUv enforce the principles of the
Loynl Home Workers lus been formed, or winch
Koto B. Sherwood is President, nnd to which all
irue and loyal members of the C. C. arc eligible.
The- AwTul Storm at St. JLouIs, and tlio
Anxiety of the C.C.
LETTER FROM OUR SECRETARY.
When the awful news was flashed over the
vires or ilio ravages of tho wind-storm at St.
Louis and East St. Louis, across the river, the
thoughts of every CC. member were with our
own beloved members in the two cities, and
Croat anxiety prevailed as to bow they fared.
Of two, in particular, wo bavo been thinking
the most, first of all, Secretary Seaman, and
then onr sweet littlo friend, Edith Haines, who
was detained from St, Louis last year because
of an accident on hor wheel. Her home is in
ill-fated East St. Louis, and as yet we are with
out nows of her.
In this connection a hurried letter from Sec
retary Seaman will bo most welcome reading,
written on Memorial Day to tho Editor, though
papers received bofore had told of bis safety.
He writes as follows:
To-day is Memorial Dsy. It is twice cora
nieuiorated. There is deep sorrow and much
desolation hero. The papers outside are sensa
tional, though tho loss is great. How many
millions cannot be more than guessed, though
it is estimated to be at least $10,000,000. There
are probably uot over 200 lives lost in St. Louis
and about the same in East St. Louis.
Tho wreckage is very disastrous. I was in
the Odd Fellows Building when tbe tornado
came upon us. and cveu there, one mile north
of the tornado's path, I felt insecure. The
wind rushed, whistled and twisted through the
business center, but did little damage north of
Greenish, athen strata of clouds unfolded
themselves to my vision. Darkness reigned,
thunder aud lightning played in tho atmos
jpherc, and I am told by Bomo in tho stricken
district that meteoric flashes wore seen darting
hero and there. I never want to come as near
again such scenes.
Tho tornado's path seemed to be created by
a very low barometer for several days preced
ing, with a great humidity of the atmosphere.
Then severe, ugly-looking wind-clouds from
tho northwest, southwest and southeast met
over St. Louis, an indescribablo crash of thun
der signalized the concusaion of these currents
sud counter curronts rushing into each other.
The result was that there was a twisting of
winds coming in contact, which would tear out
one side of one house and another side of the
one next ; one side of a roof and the opposite
Telegraph poles wore all aplit in lialf ; grain
elevators cut in half, and in' Lafayette Park,
one or the most beau Ufa I in tho country, there
is complete destruction. Years cannot re
"bcanlify aud mako it as of old. But you have
read all about it.
My heme caught the severe northwest wind,
but was at least three miles from the tornado's
Amos L. Seaman, 5161 Minerva avenue, St.
Kschange of Thought and Sentiment Tlio
Rvlu oUie Cifuo. L Write briefly. 2. Write only
on one eldc rtlic paper. 3. Write to the point. 4.
"Write on one subject, 5. Write your best. C. Each
week tlio jnuiicM of thoc willing the beat letters
style, comj-osition.opellinfx. pcumanfthip and gen
erai merit considered wilL be named at the head
of this coiuniti on the Honor llolL Firtit honor
will include all of these requirements. Second
honor will include deficiency in home, one point.
DISCBIMIKATIOK IK PEX6IOXS.
Dear L.H.W. : Women havo had the gospel
f economy preached to thsra for nearly 20
centuries, and tnach practice may and has re
cti lto-i in vainglorious preference for self
methods, for which we arc willing to bo for
given because of these mitigating circum
stances. Eternal and enforced exhortation,
combined with hourly necessity and natural
ingenuity to invent expedients, wbcroby un
pleasant environment is transformed into a
mock-rose hedge and ambition to present a fair
life surface for neighborly admiration, ought
to render each individual wearer of calico ex
cusable for believing herself almost perfect in
tho art of makeshift.
But we have been outdone, where competi
tion was least expected.
Discrimination against dependent parents by
the general law of 1690 is plainly based on
economic reason, although at that timo the
Government's bursting Treasury vaults catisod
no end of Presidential contriving how to re
duce surplus revenue.
Whilo the dependent widows of soldiers are
not required by that law to prove their hus
bands' death duo to army service tho depend
ent parents arc held to the line of duty.
They must prove that the injuries or diseases
which deprived them of sons were incurred
ffhile in line of duty, and no Pension Cotumis
lioner or any of his household, from Secretary
Jo scrub-boy, will locate the line.
By this economical quibble parents are de
barred from the$Spor month given widows,
Mid left tho pension of $1 per week of their
If more than that sum moat bo hnd the
County House is their only refuge. But in
order to make that asylum sure Commissioner
Lochrcn devised a non -escape.
In case some one of his future substitutes
bliould bo credulous enongh to accent wroof
that now and then one of the boys stopped lonjjl
cnougu on i nno or ciutr to get Hurt, tho in
demnity of $8 per month made payable 'from
date of claim allowance was deemed sufficient.
By this economic sleight-of-hand three b:iv
iugs are accomplished.. These parents aro do
barred from accrued pension which the Treas
ury inherits immediately.
By having to wait three months before pay
ment, if their claim should bo allowed, which is
not probable ; thcy.bciiig very old, have a chance
to die aud forfeit tho benefit, and again the
Treasury of this great liepuhltc becomes chief
In any case, cutting off accrued pension, the
quarterly payment will only sustain life in tho
cheapest manner; for these people are feeble
aud more money must bo paid for care than for
food aud clothing. So in most every case Town
or County must be taxed to defray tho expense
So arc we afflicted with Lochren economy.
Thoso who voted for this amendment plead in
justification of their patriotism that tho Com
missioner of Pensions recommended its passage.
Thank Heavou ! Any excuse is better than
Tho President did not veto Mr. Lochrou's
bill. Whether it was because the Commissioner
recommended pen-rest, or whether ho was pro
vented by a disability not incurred inhiaarmy
service, rcnmiuB t bo found out.
No woudcr silence spreads a shame-woven
coverlet ovoi our Republic's parting benedic
tion to fathers who in the hour of peril gave,
all thutmado life worth living, and mothers
who prepared bandage and lint and deuiod
themselves every comfort to send delicacies to
hospitals for somebody's boys, aud prayed
that liko remombrances of mother, lovo, and
fcomo might nut ho denied tlioir own.
iiciluu 1L Sours Sisson
whkiui sheridan tougiit.
Deae L.H.W.: I havo been reading tho
L.H.W. columns with interest; away hero in
Oregon in the Cascade Baugo. Fivo snow
capped mountains aro in sight tho year round.
And hero it was that Phil Sheridan's battles
with tho Indians were fought sonic 40 years
ago. The remnants hero are civilized, and as
trusty as white men.
Indian curiosities abound, arrowheads es
pecially, and thoro aro petrified specimens in
the lava-rocks which aro very beautiful. I
will send three of these curios, no two aliko,
lo anyone forwarding 25 cents for postage and
packing. This may help a soldier's family
whoso main dependence is $G a month pension.
Mrs. Mary Davis, Waco, Ore.
PASSING IN REVIEW.
Leonard and Leon Gilbert, whoso names were
on tho. roll-call May 7, 1S96, request an ex
change of letters and autographs with tho C.C.
John M. Murphy. Wheatland, Mo., writes:
"I think tho C.C. columns at tho present timo
moro interesting than they have over bceu be
fore, not excepting any time."
Cora Davidson s Memorial tribute was very
sweet, but received too late for use.
Julius W. Gogaru. is on a visit to his home,
Muuising, among the scented pine3of Michi
gan. His description arouses a great longing to
share his Summer vacation in thoso "hypcr
borcau realms." Ho says: "lam, and always
was, a child of nature, and pride myself in yet
being unspoiled. How dear to my heart aro
the virgin forests, tho familiar brooks abound
ing in the speckled finny tribe; tho hills, the
waterfalls, the pine aud cedar-scented air; the
bays, channels, lakes, and -what not! I lovo to
revel in all tho natural delights which they
ADVANTAGES OF THE CITY.
CC. Friends: I havo read with interest in
C C columns what one or the members wrote
concerning the ''Advantages of the Country."
She writes very nicely, and 1 wish her a long
and joyous life out tu the country.
But to those who havo gone from the coun
try into almost any city must the advantages
of city life be apparent. Here in this city of
Syracuse, a city of 127,000 people, vast avenues
open up for progress in countless ways. We
have -10 excellent schools, four theaters, 113
churches, 27 parks, 153 miles of street railroad,
1,000 miles paved streets, thousands of stores,
aud many public buildings.
Everything except rent is cheaper in the
city than in the country. Of course, we work
in the city, but after tho work is over for the
day countless amusements are opon. to cuter
Lain and instruct, aud you can live moro in
one day in the city than you can in the coun
try in s thousand years.
Imagine the country with its muddy roads,
no walks, miles from store, shop, and school,
no pavements, no exhilarating music, no olo
queut sermons or lectures, no beautiful parks,
no monuments and fountains, no roses and
flowers of countless perfumes, and tho mingling
of sweet song birds making tho very air en
chanted like somo ideal fairy land the poets
dream and sigh of.
But to number all the advantages of city life
over the country, with its weekly paper or no
paper at all, must be amusing to those who
know the difference between them.
B. B. Jones, 316 Pine St., Syracuse, N. Y.
THE BOND OF rEUFECTNESS.
GC. Friends: After readiug the many use
ful papers that havo been in tho C.C. columns
during the paBt four months, 1 thought to add
Many persons bavo a marked antipathy
against being tho recipients of charity; yet
almost daily everyone is the receiver of somo
charitable act at tho bands of his associates,
and it is right.
The child at play with his playmates will do
many little acts of kindness solely for the pleas
ore of pleasing, little realizing tho noble im
pulse actuating; him.
Charity is a disposition to think favorahlrof
others and do them good.
"Let all your things be done in charity," and
the darkened ways of many, almost ready to
give up in despair, will soon'becomo lighted up
by the sun of a new-found hope.
Wo are too prone in our ordinary survey of
the acts of our associates- to overlook their
sacrifices for us. Frequently wo search afar off
ior wnac is near by.
I once read of a botanist who, hearing of a
very peculiar flower growing in a distant laud,
wandered there in search of it. He spent the
best years of his life in a fruitless search and
rctured, an old man, only to find tho flower for
which ho had searched almost a lifetime near
his own door. He, like many of ns, had for
gotten to look beneath his own hearthstone.
And bo It must ever bo; we lose sight of the
real in a blind worship of tho ideal. All of
which causes us some times to be uncharitable
when least intended. Such day dreaming is a
positive injury it creates a morbid state of
the mind, littlo capable of helping to tho bet
terment of the race.
It is always best to bo alive lo the cverchang
ing present, always ready to lend a helping
hand to the needy and careworn.
Speak a kind word to some friendless dog and
see how quickly his appearance will change.
Give a meal to some wandering outcast, aud
hia conntenanco will almost alwuvs Immo.
foreigners, tha persons of whom tho critic
speaks as neither "low nor ignorant," gnd who
have been of "immouso valuo" to us.
True enough, Great Britain aud Germany
havo turned many to our shores of whom wo
are-proud, but they aro not tho solo sourco
from which tho immigrants corao.
Roughly sketched, geographically, draw n
lino from Bordeaux, France, to Borliu, Ger
many, thenco up tho Baltic Sen and to tho west
of it, and you havo all thedcsirablc immigrants.
Think of the fearful titlo of humanity cast of
this lino coming to our shores with just a littlo
r better than animal intelligence, ladenotl with
vernnu and polluted with tho etiological
germs of all diseases known to thonomcclaturo
of medical scienco.
No, sir, Mr. McKcnna, wo don't want them ;
neither docs tho State of Texas.
Yes, by all means "sift thorn" with a fino
sieve, lot them live here 21 years, n3 wo do, be
foro they can vote, that wo may have a grand,
frco, American Government uu tinctured with
tho dominations of Kings aud Queen?, and for
a time, at least, let our descendants make
beautiful homes for themselves out of tho littlo
remaining territory still unusurped by pre
S. Grovcr Burnett, Council Grove, Kan.
To what other L.H.W.'s have said on immi
gration I will add a few thoughts.
One is entirely within hounds in claiming
that millions of our citizens are descended from
people who camo to our shares prior to 1G1G
250 years ago. Somo of our members must
look back to the 10th goucratiou heforp finding
a foreign-born ancestor. Thou, in the nnmo
of rcasou, why call ourselves a nation of for
eigners? Why not call tho English foroigners
in their own land? When may posterity begin
to draw-the lino hero?
Up lo 1840, tho stream of immigration was
relatively small, aud it nearly all camo from
tiie JJritish Isles, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Assimilation was easy and rapid. Until then
America was iudced American".
How is it now? A majority of our pcoplo
aro foreign born, or of foreign parentage. Even
tho better elements of this larger half aro not
always trusty citizens. Iu thcSamoan imbroglio
many of tho Germans showed a disloyal spirit
ny talcing tho German side of that question.
Again, two per cent, of our while population
are English born, somo of whom hold positions
of public trust, or aroomployed whorea breach
of faith might havo worked great harm had
the Venezuela disputo culminated in war.
But there has been added a hodge-podge from
almost every nation under Heaven. Very many
of the later comers kuow littlo of our institu
tions, and care still loss for them, They come
becauso conditions at home aro uncomfortable,
or elso to make money with which to return
homo aud remain there.
If they aro oppressed at home, is it not as
much their duty tostrivofor their rights thero
as it is ours to shelter them here? And will
they not shirk this duty just so long" as mi
American port is a safety-valvo for foreign
Many well-meaning people say: "O, don't be
scared. Let them come. Plenty of room with
us. They are over-crowded at home." Such
persous might well take as their motto: "After
us tho deluge," reinforced by "Lot her go,
Gallagher." The old world is not necessarily
overcrowded, and our own America has littlo
room to spare. These denials may be questioned,
out I cannot stop to anticipate this.
I tip my hat to a Lioutcnant-Governor of
Nebraska who was strongly opposed to coaxing
immigration by means of a State bureau. He
said foreigners would come fust enough without
extending them a special invitation, and that
tho first duty of his pcoplo was toward thoir
own posterity aud their frieuds in the older
I do not think that'any true and well-informed
American objects to the foreigner simply
because he is a foreigner. He objects to tho
foreigrNsm which is too often brought along
and maintained here, and ho bcliovcs iu tho
use of a flnc-meshed sieve.
O. F. Morton, Mbrgantown, W. Va.
A Study of Hie Jutcrnaliomil Sundiy-
fc'cliool Lcssoirtppojnled for June
Subject: Tlio KiscnTnord.
St. JmIsc, JM : 3G-
fOno rending thoo'nottf should flrt carefully
Ptudy the paragraph frotd the Holy Scriptures as
Cueist With the Ten ArosxLE3.
Our Savior roso from tho dead on Stindny
moruing, very early, March 20. A. D. 2.0. On
43. Many hold" that tho body resurrected was
tho same as that buried, nnd only reanimated.
He- 'declared that lie had flesh and bones (St.
Luke, 24:30). nnd yet we know that flesh and
blood cannot bo admitted into Heaven. It is
thought by diligent students that tho change
which camo over the body of onr Savior, fitting
it for Paradise and Heaven, took place after his
ascension, and while- on way to the glorified
state tho home of spiritual bodies.
3. "All things must bo fulfilled which wero
written in the law of Moses prophets psalms
concerning mo." What a claim foranyordi
nary being to make! What a presumption for
a man to declnro that tho whole burdon of tho
Bible is himself! Jesus was cithern fearful
eeotist, or 0I30 moro than man- Conipnro V.
4. "Opened their understanding." V. 45.
This is equivalent to" thoir eyes wore opened."
V. 30. And this corresponds witti "heart
- opened," in Acts, 10:14. So the Psalm
ist prayed, "Open Thou mino oyes, that I may
behold Wondrous things out of Thy law." Ps..
119: IP. The "Law" is a coiior.it term for nil
that day ho was seen 'fivo times. First, ho ap- y tho Old Testament. As onr Savior talked witli
X.OYAI, HOJIE WOKKERS.
d lately beam with uuexnrossed thankful.!
no matter how low down iu tho scale of exist
ence ho may Le.
Iu all tho affairs of life "put on charity,
which Is tho bond ofporfectness."
J. Marshall Murphy, Wheatland, Mo.
IMMIOIUNTS HE HAS SEEN.
Members of the C.C.: Is it a violation of
your codo of ethics for a stranger, friend, ad
mirer, a veteran's son, and for sometime a
reader of your workings, to invite himself into
your sanctum? If nor, may I say a word on
that large questionimmigration? tho ques
tion on which Miss Davis wrote hor admirable
paper, and upon which Mr. McKeuua has
b en pod dire criticism.
I wonder if our critic, Mr. McKcnna, has
Cleaned any positive knowledge of tho immi
grant from a personal study or him ; if he ever
sat in Castle Garden and saw a thousand foreign
souls trend the gtuig-pliuik from out tho steer
age of asinglo ship; if he ever glauctd over
their mnny signatures consisting mainly of an
X sign; if hoover followed a "single drive"
ot 1,200 strangers in our land out of Cnstle.
Garden and up Greenwich street to the noted
cheap lodging-nouses; if oe Cvcr made au in
voice of tho earthly possession carried on tho
shoulder, or iu iho hand, iu a red-covered
bundla; if ho ever, in this mournful corner of
New York City, mado a houso-lo-houso aud
room-to-room visit from Battery Park to Chris
topher street; did ho 6ee unclothed, unfed and
uiicomfortctl babes dying of" inanition " (that's
the readiug of the death certificate) while tho
fumes of intoxicants and tobacco wore choking;
if ho ever saw tho dead on the floor uncared for
whilo its own countrymen reveled in convivi
ality; if he over sat in tho oflice of tho Super
intendent of Charities and Corrections, GC
Third avenue, and studied tho countless faces
passing daily iu monotonous procession before
the desk, asking admission to Bellevue Hos
pital or leave to visit frionde in tho alms
house, workhouse, lunatic asylum, or other
institutions for tho indigent aud afflicted; if
he ever took a peep into our groat mines, from
Pennsylvania to the Rocky Mountains; if ho
overtraversed IhoPacificSlope, "China Town,"
Sau Francisco, aud Mott street, N. Y"., toseo the
mass of foreigners, who ship millions to China
sb well as thoir bodies or bones; if ho ever in
terrogated thcto lonely fcllow-humau beings to
hear a common story of visions of wealth and a
return to tho old homo " rich " 7
If a line of study of wauderinjr humanity hag
thus been presented to Mr. McKonua he will
havo seen, as I saw, the most abject suffering-,
waut, ignorance, dissipation, crime, mental ab
berratiou, aud death; a human, condition' not
included iu statistics' aud a thing untold by
.What sort of neoplt did I eccT Largely
New Torlc Meeting: to JJo Held at Beinus
Toint L.U.W. Applicants.
President Chas. H. Randall, Frcdonia, N. Y.,
gives notice that tho meeting of western New
York and Pennsylvania Division, X.H.W.,
fixed for June 24. will be held at Bemtis Point,
instead of Mayvillo.
Bmu8 Poiut is one of the attractive spots
on Chautauqua Lake. A basket-lunch has been
decided upon, so let everyone provide good
things in plenty.
Report No. 24. June 11, 1S90.
Archie B. Russell, Sikesfon, Mo.
Cora P. Canney, Farniington, N. H.
Respectfully, Amos L. Seaman, Sce'y.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Will tho Secretary of tho New- York Di
vision, L.U.W., please write his last name more,
plainly? As written, it might be taken for
either of three names.
This recalls the experience of a well-known
Ohio Congressman of aomo years hack, hand
some and a bachelor, and thought to bo a
" ci tch " by tho young ladies in society.
Once he sent an invitation to ono of them,
but received no reply. Ho was considerably
piquod, of course, nnd avoided meeting her.
KuVouo evening she heard his frieuds joking
him about his chirography, when explanations
followed ; thouzh, sad to aay, experieuco has
not j'et changed a careless habit.
Uses of Korax in trashing Seasonable ito-
EOBAX IN CLEANSING.
Borax is tho best and safest cleanser for the
weekly wash, as well as for every other pur
pose. For this purposo buy tho lump borax by
the pound; dissolve on the Btove, as heating is
required, aud bottle.
The great value of borax is that it docs not
destroy tho fabric, as docs washing soda and tho
many varieties of powders of which it is tho
Put on your wash-boiler, with what water
you need, and add liquid borax until tho water
feels quito soft when tho hand is run through
it. Tho quantity depends upon tho kind of
water used. Add some shaved soap.
Havo your clothes assorted aud soaked iu
cold water. When tho water is sufliciently
warm put n part of it in a ttiband throw iu. tho
first lot of clothes, dipping up and down for tho
water to pass through, aud let sland for in or
Rubbing will not bo required, except bands
and spots, and if enough soip and borax is in
the water but littlo additional soap will bo
needed. Scald the clothes iu borax water.
For woollen clothes borax is beyond "com
pare, being cleansing, purifying and softening
tho texture without shrinkage. For colored'
clothes it is unequalled, ;is it does not destroy
tho color; rattier brightens it. No dangor of
using too much.
BTItAWIJERnY SPOSflE CAKE.
Weigh six eggs; then their weight in pow
dered sugar and tho same in Hour. Separate
the eggs, placing tho whites in a glass jar ami
the yolks iu a baking bowl.
Beat tho whites to n Btiff froth ; add tho sugar
to tho yolks, boating until very light, then work
in the whites and then the flour, little bv littlo.
Last of all stir in quickly a tablespoonful of
vinegar in which a quartor of a toaspooufttl of
soda has been dissolved; turn into a well
greaied shallow pan and hako 15 minutes, and
when done turn on a plate bottom upwards.
Spread over tho cake a filling mado fioforo,
tho cako and cooled, as follows: Add to a'half
piut of boiling milk one and one-hair table
spoonfuls of starch dissolvod in cold milk and
mixed with two tablespoonfuls ofstigar and the
beaten yolks of threo eggs; stir until thick.
Cut tho cako in halves; set largo strawberries
thickly over the lower half and place tho other
above. Over the cake spread bruised straw
berries thickened with powdered sugar; set
away to cool and serve with cream plain or
Apricots are delicious in any form. Apricot
pudding is particularly uicc, made as follows:
Beat two cups of white sugar with one-half cup
of butter. Add two eggs, whites and yolks,
beaten separately, ono cap of milk and three
cups of flour sifted with two teaspootlfbls of
baking powder. Bake as a layer cake.
Filling: One can of apricots cooked with, a
cofleecup of sugar and thickened with ono
tablespoonful of flour. Spread on tho layers
wheu cold, aud'servo with whipped cream.
pearcd to several G-alik-an women on way from
thesepulcher. St. Mt 2S:9. 10. Next, lie was
seen by Mary Magdalene. St. Mk., 10:0; St.
John, 20:11-1 8. Then Sr. Peter saw him. St.
Lu., 24 : 31. Tlio two Disciples on the way to
Eiumaus wero the fourth party to meet him.
Iii the evening 10 Apostles wero assured of his
Our lesson calls ns to consider his fifth ap
pearance. The paragraph gives the particulars
of that interview. Ho was scon 11 different
times during tho 40 days between the resur
rection and the ascension.
St. Mark, 1G : II: St. Luke. 24 :3G-43; St.
John, 20:19, 20; 1 Cor., 15:5, "then of the
3 The Company.
Wo do not know h'nw many wero present.
Tho Ten Apostles were there. St. Thomas was
absent. St. John, 20: 24. The two whom Christ
overtook on way to Hmmaii3 were of tho uuin
bor. So wo know by naino 1 1 of tho company.
For the names of tho Ten Apostles, sew St.
Matt., 10:2-4. For the name of tlio one of the
two whom wo know by name, sco St. Luke,
21:18; St. Mark, 10:13. ?pcaks of the residue.
Wo remember that 120 Disciples of Christ mado
headqunrters iu an upper room in Jerusalem,
waiting iho promised descent of tho Holy Spirit.
Acts, 1 : 13-15. That may have been the samo
room as the one iu which the Ten Apostles were
visited by Christ on tho evening of tho day of
The Case Set Forth.
In the evening or tho day on which Christ
rose from the dead 10'of tho Apostles assembled
at some room in the City of Jerusalem. It wai
Sunday, and honco Iho first day of tho week.
They wanted to counsel to"lhor. They know
wclf the power thnt crucified Christ, and thoy
could bii C 'l)ii apprehensive of it. Hence they
lieM their meeting iu as retired a tnatinor sis
possible. Known as the friends of Christ, thoy
would bo suspected. It was wiae iu them to
mako no public denunciatory demonstrations.
Having gathered, they clo'ed the doors of the
room. The account does not declare that they
bolted, locked, or barricaded tho door.. If
their presence wero known aud called for
police action, locks and bolts or olstructioiis of
any kind would be utterly useless to prevent
their arrest. It was prudent r them to close
the doors so that they could tho more quietly
talk over the even ts'crr the day. It would bo
against them if discovered in a fortified room.
It is possible the room itself was In a secluded
part of the city. Some imve heliovetl it was
the place in which Cifristi and his Apostles wore
accustomed lo meet before his crucifixion.
Porhaps it was, but il-Ai not an argument for
such opinion to .nythnt( Jesus kuow where to
nnu thfm. It is not necessary to suppose onr
Savior's entrance was ariiraculous. Some have
held that Christ's body, flesh ai'd hones (St.
Luke, 24 i39), gained entrance through a door
which remained closed rind fastened. The ac
count does not even, imply such an explana
Tho Apostlos met not only to consult, hut
also, it would seem -from St. Mark. 1(5:14, to
celebrate the llolyiComiuuiiiou. Many inter
preters so hold. lt.Ji.i probable that Jesns went
quietly to tlio place, opening tlio door and ap
pearing to the 1 en; oawoinlcr that 111 a room
in the evening, lipbtcd only by moonlight,
they were alarincd,?iniaining the form, so un
expectedly in theiramfiany, was a ghost. Wo
arc to remember thny wero nlso in n alate of
fear on account of tliu.wrnMi of the. Jews. He
wonld quiet them, and iieiicc, in his natural
voice, said: "Peace bo unto yon." This was
a usual salutation in that laud, but it meant
muclua3 then uttered by Christ. St. Luke, 24 :
38, is proof Christ was not pleased with their
lack of faith. They should better have un
derstood fits declarations before death. They
ought to have had gruater confidence in tho
declarations of tho women, who stated that
they had seen him. St. Matt., 28:11. 10.
Specially was St. Peter without good cxctiac,
seeing that ho had met Christ after his resur
rection. St. Luke, 24:34. Compare St. Mark,
16:14. To convince them of his identity, and
to show ho was uot a spirit, he- bade them to
examine his. hands, feat, and side. Wo cannot,
believe the Apostles forced Christ to submit
to a critical inspection. They were probably
satisfied by his well-known voice and manner.
St. Luke, 24::), 40; St. John'; 20:2 As ad
ditional evidence, ho ate some fish and houoy
(St. Luke. 24:41-43), it being an admitted
fact that spirits do not eat. Jesns I hen re
hearsed tho instructions formerly given. St.
1. One loses by missing a religious gathering.
It was a mistake of St. Thomas to be absent
that first Sunday niirht when Jesus met the
Apostles. St. John, 20:24.
2. Wu should meet uu Snndava in God's
House and celebrato tho Holy Communion.
Christ will bo suro to he present. St. .Marl:,
3. We must always he ready nnd willing to
furnish proof of our religious claims. St.
4. Act so with tho hands and go so with tho
feet that hands shown will remind many of
our favors to them, and our feet exposed will
revive memories of places blessed by our pil
grimages to them. V. 40.
5. Havo faith. St.Mnrlc,lG:14. To demand
reasonable evidence is proper. Honest doubt 13
better than credulity. Theskopticism of science
has always ultimately coufircd revelation..
There is sometimes a stupidity iu faith which
leads to superstition. Incredulity is displeas
ing to Christ. Ho upbraided tho Apostles bo
cause thoy "belrovod not."
G. Study tho Bible. Vs.30.3I. It Is tho data
forholiof. "Bo not faithless, but believing."
V. 27. The scriptures show tho way to eternal
life. V. 31.
tho Ten and their associates, tho Holy Scrip
tures seemed a now Boole hidden meanings
disclosed themselves their Bible appeared to
be a new rovolatiou. From St. John, 20:!, wo
found the Apostles did. not get into tho spirit
of the Scriptures.
St. Mark, 10:19; St. Luke, 24:50-53; Acts,
Neither writer was a witness and no witness
gives account. Scriptural revelation is not de
pendent on personal experience. Such a theory
as that ono cannot give a statement of only
things seen and heard by him. would dispense
with toatimony and inspiration. Sec 2 Pet.,
Tho Ascension took placo on Thursday, April
28, A. D. 29. It W113 40 days after tho Ke3ur
rcction (Acts, 1 :3) and 10 days beforo the Pen
Christ ascended from a spot on Ml. Olives one
Sabbath Day's journey from Jerusalem. Acts,
1:12. A Sabbath Day's journey wn3 2,000
cubit?. Each cubit was 1.H24 feet, and henco
the distance was seven-tenths of a mile. But
the accnuut given iu St. Luke's Gospel says tho
Ascension occurred at Bethany. St. Luke,
24:50. But St. John, 11:19, says Bethany
was about 15 furlongs from Jerusalem that is
to say, about two miles. Hethany was tho
name, probably, uot only of tho village, but of
tlio town, and tlio town would reach, not un
likely, quito to the summit of Mt. Olives,
and so include the spot which was seven-tenths
of a mile from tho Capital. The samo writer
was the author of both accounts.
4. The Ascension.
Wo moan by tho Ascension that Christ's
body the body apnarently in which Christ
suffered and died tho body that roso from the
dead relieved of nil the effects of decease, in
vigorated with new life as a recovery from tho
marring received in his human struggle that
Mid body rose higher und higher from sight
till ont or vision on way to tho former Homo
of Christ. In the process it probably lot all
human weaknofses and wants, and wa3 fitted
for the life, in glory.
5. Reasons for the Ascension.
1. To fulfill prophecies. I'd., G3:18. Cf.
Eph.. 4 ; S.
2. To intercede for sinners. Hob. 9:2l.
3. To secure God's indorsement. Phil., 2:6,
4. To attract us toward Heaven.
5. To prepare mansions for us.
G. To display hi triumph over all foes.
7. To give gifts to men.
8. To show his work ou earth was finished.
St. John, 17:5.
9. To take the thrnna as our King.
10. To Im at Home.
11. To give greater universality to Christi
anity. 12. To send the Holy Spirit. St. John, 1G:7.
G. The Ascension-in Art.
Nearly every master has attempted tho As
cension, and so we have a diversity of paint
ings. Hogarth painted "Tho Ascension" for
the decoration of the altnrpiece in St. Mary's,
itadchffc, Bristol, England.
In tho LHurcutiniaii Library, Florence, thero
is extant in a Syrian Evangolarium. dated A.
D..5SG, a representation of the crucifixion, to
gether with a companion, picturo illustrating
tho Ascension. Prof. Piper says: 'These aro
the oldest pictorial representations of tho
earthly lite of Jesus and his exaltation."
7. Celebration of the Ascension.
Tho (Roman) Catholic, Greek, and Anglican
Churches (inclusive of tho Americau Episco
pal) keep iu memory tho Asconsiou or our Sav
ior by special religious services ou the 40th day
after Faster every year, and thcroforo always
ANSWKItS TO NO. 237 AFIIIE. 9, 1890.
Freer to Jk.ll WoMn.
I h&va learned of a very Fimple home treatment which
Will readily cure U frnmlc dif order, painful ncrloJ. leu
corrnoca, unpincemenif or ltTeguiariUce, and will gladly
ksd It Iim w mtUiicf wosusir AAi't !Ukl. HatK Jofltl, 111
Cubist's Woiids to thi: Tuk Apostlks.
Wo havo only one account St. Lnko 24:44
Sunday evening, 3'ftrch 20, A. D. 29.
The City or JoruejtlSi. Wo remombcr that
12f Disciples of Olmet antido headquarters in
an nppor room, in Jerusalem, waiting the prom
ised descontof tho HoIy"Bpirit. Acts, 1: 13-15.
That may have bcodtho samo room as tho ono
in which tho Ten Apostles wore visited by
Christ on the evoning(of the day or his resur
8eo ''Company" iii tho former paragraph'
L "These are thaswords." y, 4.. Thoy
wero a summary or recapitulation. St. Matt..
1G:2L; St. Luko, iBifll. We aro reminded,,
by what fallows, of! Christ's talk with the two
on tho way to Etonians. St. Luke, 24:25-27.,
Christ taught his Idsjons over and over. Thero
wore several great principles which he wanted
specially to impress sdcuply, aud heuce ho re
iterated thorn. .if ' 11
2. While I was yet with yon." V. 44.
He meant to say, Ueforo' my death, during- my
ministry. A great "chango had conio over
Christ. Ho could uot appear again on tho
familiar terms which wero his wont beforo tho
crucifixion.. Itis.truo that ho was seen by his
disciples for 40 days after tho rosurroction.
Acta, 1:3. But tho conditions weredifTarent..
Seu St John, 20:17. Thero was no queUioa
about, his identity, and yet he hud about him.
something which prevented the intimacies' of
fellowship. Then, he was not soeii continuous
ly for 40 days and nights, but only at iutorvals.
Ho appeared he did not stay was uot " with
them" as during, his ministry. Somo think
that tho body, with which ho appeared aftee
the- resurrection, waff the one purified from
mortality; relieved from human limitations:
Wo read, however, that lie ate. St. Lake, 24:
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Merry. (Unnb. Ffcf.) 7. Remove from one itnto
to-onothor. 8, I.utct. (tftnnii.) 9. Manners. 10.
A town or Hungary. 11. A lollcr,
Fkastz; IHoKlinmtonST. V.
1. E. 2. StnOliifc- Walli-d. 4. Specie f the
sentw .tiu. 5. A vendee, a rottn--. 7. French
pliyVt'wn mul writer; b. 1751. 8. French Civiii'tiif;
ITSS-liCCS. 0, A town of Frnnce. 10. A PortiKiie-r
money of account. II. A letter.
C. Saw. New York CHr.
I. F. 2. Tho end of n yard. 3. Anv turn- or
winding. -1. French pimn lady; 15711-111. .". A
Kcniis of tnll conifers. C. Ths berry of n. iieclc- of
buckthorn. 7. Comprehensive group of ingots.
. A district in tlio northrrcit of Unvla. 9. A
town of Spnin. 10. Tho Altar. II. A letter.
ItoKEnv. Kidse, O.
1. Q. 2. Precedence. 3. Blossom. 4. Causes
to hulsio out. (Cent.) 5. To describe. G. A heavy
nrmeil foot soltlfcr from Ireland and tlio Western
Iflcs iu the timo of Edwnnl II. 7. A kind of cart
used to trnri!port cniiuon niul their c,rriucc.JnrKa
fltoncf, machine, etc. 8. The rock pipit. 9.
Powerful. 10. Eist.e XI. A letter.
Or Gastic; SU I.oul, Mo.
I.. IT. 2. A town of Hungary. 3. Hvb? or
point.. A. Simple pistuor.inf;!e-ceI!eti ovrie or
fleed-vcaels. 5. A species of tlnnmou, having- a
lone slender crest. 6. A hnih. of J.ntiaica. re
pcmMIng tho EiiKImIi blackbird. 7. Engnges iv
second time. 8. Hurdles on which formerly
trnltor. were drawn to the plce of execution. 9.
KoiM on the edge of tlio eyelid. 10. A town of
HunRarj-. 1L A letter.
Maud Lyss, Baltimore. Md.
I. I. 2. InTnrkey. n com mamler or chfnf officer.
3. A village- of Belgium. J. A mensiira of surface.
wi mo inolrlc system. 5. An earpick. C. A dewy.
I. An oxycliloritle of copper. M. Pertaining; lo
the Muie Erato. 9. To irnh onf. 10. To chirp.
ii. a toner. SPltrsx. Allilon, Mass.
I. J. 2. A hnmmlne; nofc. 3. Agenmof E"ln
tnle. . Blurred. 5. Woundi of clnmieytine ie
tmction. C. Stout bottle., made of thick, drk
eiilorcd class. 7. Tocurrv on.or prepare for. wnr.
8. Ilnllnri physician; J. ICW. . A tmot of InI
shaped liko the Greek letter delta. 10. To per
ceive. II. A letter.
Pirn, Dowx. Brooklyn, N.T.
1. K. 2. Afier the return from the B-bv!on!h
captivity, nny member of the new state. 3. Tho
monitor. I. Pun Uu end to. 3. Any revolt of
peasant.. 6. A ecuti. of polypeta!ou.t shrub. of
the natural order Stereuliacete. (Cent.) 7. A
water mite. 8. A fossil uunelid related to the
ncretils or supposed to be ono of them. (Stand.
9. ( onaidering. 10. A liniment fur urensins sheep.
H. A letter. J. E. W.f Boston, Mass.
I. L. 2. A rcsinou substance. 3. Strings. -L A
village of Italy. 5. Those who lament. 6. A town
of I'rnnce, in Lozpre. 7. Divisions of Urn Itoman
people. 8. Sterile. tEnevc IMpl O Am n,wl,r.
shrub of the milkweed family. (Stnnd.j 10. Tho
chiru. (Stand.) II. A letter.
Akca.ntjs, Town City, Iowa.
I. 31". 2. Preceded. 3. Claws. 4. An nxe or
halberd. (Encvc. Diet.) 5. Ycura containing ZWt
days. 6. A buffoon. 7. Ciwtody. 8. .More dubi
ous or corrupt. 9. FNity. 10. A Japanese coin.
II. A letter. Alcmxcb, Waahiugtou, D.C.
I. J. 2. Exprestfoew of ajent. (Stand.) 3. A
race of people of uncertain origin, who inhabited
Scotland in early time. 4. A village of Itniy. 5.
A Roatluir thread of spider's silk. (Stand.) 6. The
iiiHuriil day nnd night, or space of 21 hours. 7.
Tim area over which a storm extends. (Stand.)
8. Gibed. 9. Having tufts of feathers resembling
ears. 10. A Malay island. 11. A letter.
PuiMROdK. Baltimore, Md.
I. O. 2. To mako an offer of. 3. Lost color or
lu-itcr. 4. Made purple. 5. The party to a con
tract who receive- orngrees to receive the properly
sold. C. The art of punning In oil color. 7. To
portray. 8. The di-til bone of tho lower jaw in
many animals. D. A god or goddess. 10. A river
of Peru. (Wore.) II. A letter.
A. DASDY. Brooklyn. N. Y.
I. P. 2. Very much. (Stand.) 3. Asking. 4.
A seaport town of Norway. 5". Thu person en
titled to the earning of a vessel. (Stand.) 6. A
character in the "Arabian Is'hsht." (Fict.) 7. An
Iinlliinmn. 8. Coiiarcirale. 9. Sorta of piaster
used hychemfol.. (Cent.) 10. A river of France.
(IC. & McN.J II. A letter.
Dan D. Lyon. Irwin, Pa.
I. Q. 2. An liland of the Dalmatia. 3. Narrow
opening.. 4. Certain sweet spices ud by the
ancient Jew. In the preparation of incense. 5.
One who blackens. C. Tho European rowan tree.
7. Circumspect, g. A sink. 9. Tc suit- 10. A
Portuguese money of account. II. A letter.
H. S. NrjT. Boston, Mn85.
1. It. 2. A herd or school of whales. (Cent.)
3. Tho washer; a designation of the American
racoon. (Cent.) 4. A kind' of hawk. (Cent.) 5.
An aciepiadnceuu. jronu of twining- or trailing
herbs or woody plants of tropical and Northern
America. (Cent.) 6. Rattle-headed. 7. SufTerinj;
or sensibility in a single organ or function. 8.
Diminutions. 9. Miseries. 10. The obs. imp.
siiiff. of "see." 11. A letter.
Swamp A no el. Rock Falls, III.
1. S. 2. An imposition. 3. German fabulist; Hth
cent. 1. Ono rho accepts boodle. (Stund.) 3.
Associates in stuity. . A large Egyptian lizard
which inhabits dry localities. 7. Gilthead. 8.
CJoes to bed. 9. Networks. 10. A town of Spain.
II. A letter. Mazy Maseeh, Talma, Ind.
1. T. 2. Admired. 3. A native state of India, i.
A hassock. 5. .Lace, ginip, or braid sewed to ii gar
ment. C. Bread ninde of flour better sifted than
common flour. 7. Plnverfuf brass instruments of
the trumpet kind. 8. Latin poet: I55I-16C8. 9.
Carpal joints. 10. A heap. 11. Aletter-
Kenneth, Morton Park, III,
1. TJ. 2. Intention. 3. D.indfes. 4. Execrates.
5. Pertaining to music 6. Underiuinetl. 7. One
who despoils. 8. Astral. 9. Ono who saves. 10.
Nearer. 11. A letter.
Stocxzs. Mt. Vernon. 111.
OUR RURAL TOPICS,
Some Pracieai Sns-tions for
Apple Trees Nerd Fond nnd "Water.
The modern apple is the product of a fer
tile soil, and reKttlor crops of huge nutl fair
fruit should only be expected from trees
that aro regularly fedt .Because apple trees
will exist ami oeusionaliy hear a pnrtial
crop of fruit if they are utterly neglected,
it is too often assumed that they require no
care after they are planted; but poorly-led
apple trees can only be regarded from the
fruit-grower's standpoint as unprofitable
possessions. Plant foods may be supplied as
follows, says the Rhode Island Experiment
(a) By top-dressing the soil beneath and
about tho trees with farmyard mannre dnr
inj; the Winter or Spring at the rate of one
cord to from fonr to 10 trees, depending
somewhat upon their size. Occasionally
the application may be omitted and an
Leqnal value of -wood a-ihes applied in its
place, inis is an old and reliable recipe
that is now being nsed by many apple
growers whose trees generally appear thrifty
(b) llj the use of agricollnral chemfcala
and the more concentrated fertilizer?. Les.i
is known at present concerning the specific
action of these npon the growth of apple
trees, although it is belteved by many grow
ers that they can be used wilh profit iu tha
(c) By the growth of nitrogen-gathering
crops in the orchard and the application of
a small amount of fertilizing materials, con
sisting mainly of potash and phosphoric
nnul Thia ntnn pnntl... It it .
-u..j y,,.n buuiiuipiuics me gruwsaui
Simon Ensc (2). n,r
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l'orti voj, ai ivey nun awumn Anj;elt A. JLtaittly.
Puzzles puhlislipct' during March, 18; to which
nnswerj were received as follow: G. Race, Altiin
iint. IS; CPniv, Kex Ford, 45; Night Owls, 41; Hen
Trovnto, Miileuco, X. L. (T. I., -13r Poly and GI
Gantic. 39; Kenneth, 35; Eiltnli and Asero. 30:
H. O. Mer,C9; Dr. I. A. D. Hlake. 27; Mrs. G. P.
C, 25; Itokeby. 21; Iron Misk. Guidon, 22; Dan
I). Lyon. EINwiirth, II. S. Nut. Kalrura, 20; M. T.
Head. Aidyl.l'J; Franiz, 11; Maud Lynn. 13; Prim
rone. Pearlie Glen, Shoo Fly, Mazy Masker, 12;
Cinders, Ilolly, Joel II. Hint, I,o Yell, Kinj; Cotton,
Peunock, Kemnrdo, Arty Fishel, Ehkoiic, L'Alle
uro, Locust. Zoroaster, Lnr.l llaltimure, N. O. Vice,
Ncuin. Ziidn, Swnmp Ansel, Si Key. OIoiTo Iuuish.
cd, '1 eepeckay. HI Putin, Arcanu., Kloise. Annette,
I.ueitc. IC. T. Did,. Diinmn, K-pcnu ce. Comrade,
Aniro, Lillian Lock.., 2 K. Z., Marry. If. K. A. Dini
K. K. Arolior. Elicc. Hi. Elmo. Query. A. It. Ginucr.
N. E. Moore, Newcomer, Darby. Miss Fit, Dorothy,
Mabel P.. Ituy O'auiialiine. Cleo. Matnl.i in nr
less. Total, 80.
1. Alumuin; 2. Eittah and Assero;
Mur; -I. Shoo Fly : 5. S. XL Archer; 0.
3. II. O.
NEW PITZZnES.-NO. 24C
1. A. 2. Part of a circle. 3. ltnbbi and physic
clan of Hebron and Pulc&tiuo. 4. Upas-trees
of Java. (Stand.) 5. Ono who prepares the
shell?. fucs. jrreiiadus, etc:, in a military labo
ratory. 6. Havfnp; boundaries thai aro- datum!
defences, an mountains, rivers, etc. (Sland.) 7.
A tiiunerworlceil tntu a wall to tie or strenmbeu
it longitudinally. 8 Gnldnuith; worker in Niello
15lll Cent. 9. A dlstricLof Untislr India. (Slant!.)
10. A fresh-wilier European fili ofthe carp family-
11. A letter. P.KX Fonn. AlpIaU9, N. Y. '
1..IJ. 2. A klnir or crowned pfeco- In the came
of draughts. 3. A white or buff colored granular
powder, obtained by beatlug ammonium aulplin
cyanide. 4. Tholivcapindleof u turuiug-lulhe. 5.
In book-binding, ornamental tooling, liko laci-. G.
Ih' Sir Walter Scott's "Bridoof Lammermoor.?,'tho
.surname- of the faithful old butler of thu muster of
Kuvanawuod. 7. Anaudy calcareous stratum, con
taining, or Impregnated with, iron, and lying be
tween iho upper and lower Liaa of England, 8.
Idnila of stout woolen cloth. 9. Lions. 10, A
town of .Upper Egypt, ll. A lelier.
ItEMAitDO, Ardmore, Pa.
1. C. 2. A river of Prussia, 3. Else. 4. En
tnuglosv. 5. A mntah for lighting- caudle, lamps,
ate. 0. A small South. American edoulate allied to
tha armadillo. 7. Receiving or contnhiinar. 3. A
Gnootio set, iv. brauoli of. the Apliiles. (dtund.) 9.
Tokoop.warm.by artificial bent. 10. Before. 11.
Aletter. Ecobmb, Pittsburg. Pa.
1. D. 2.. To experience. 3. A river of Prmalan
Saxony.' 4.Akind'of game of ball. 5. Township,
Treviio Itniy. (Blj.) 6, Pseudonym of Koboik
1. V. 2. A vat or ci.itern. 3. A Iwenty-foHrth
part. 4. Keels. 5. A kind of cap formerly xvornby
poldiers. G. Diversity of colors. 7. In a melodious,
Mowing style. 8. Anj system or method of pro
cedure. 9. Craft. 10. A nntlonml food of the
Ilawaiiaus. 11. Aletter.
GtJAKDiSEEK. Poultney. Vt.
I. W. 2. Camphor. (Dung!.) 3. Italian painter;
I7lb century. 4. Leaders ol church choirs. 5. A
mild cathartic oil, extrnoted from the seeds or Jti
cinns Communi. 6. A piece of Continental cur
rency. 7. A village nnd parish of England. Co. of
Ivjsex. 8. Kinds of silk. 9. A title conferred upon
j-.uniunii ii., kin;? of the Anglo-Saxons, (bict
10. A nation, of Gormnny, oc Norway, (Lemp,
ii. aports. 13. .Leash. 13. Aletter.
PAX.MS, Pawtucket, R. L
1. 3C 2. An earthy oxide of manganese. 3.
English Vice-CIiaucellor; 1102. 4. Uttered incon
siderately. 5. Resisted. C. A genus of Pteropo
didm. (Encyo. Diet.) 7. To impel or direct. 8.
White-crystalline aiibstanctfH. 9. Flemish painter;
1C17-1701. 10. Thtdado. 11. Aletter.
X. L. C. R.. Lyons, N. Y.
1. Y. 2. A large American serpent. 3. A village
of France. 4 A hAVotleti condition of tilts leg. 5.
Smnir columns or pilasters ti'cd to guard the sides
of staircases. 6. P. O., Sumtor Co.. Ala. 7. Ill
will. 8. Diving petrels of Australia. 9. Snarled, f
10. An habitual drunkard. II. A letter.
Poly. Brooklyn. N.Y.
1. Z. 2. English judgo; 1193. 3. Ladies. 4.
French Protectant ecclesiastic: I6D9. 5. P. 0. At
lantic Co., N. J. 6. P. O., Boone Co.. In. 7. A
Turkish man of war. 8. Senile. (Dung!.) 9.
Tarea. 10. A festival in Englilt country places.
1L A letter. K. T. Did, Washington, D. C.
CIIAT WITH CONTRIBUTORS.
Thi week we give our special diamond issue,
which has been iu course of preparation sines April
1. The only deviation from the program then Inid
down has been the substitution of Frantz, Poly and
IC. T. Did, for Kosciusko McGInty, Cloves and
Tuuste, most of the puzzlers having responded
promptly; Tho 26 diamonds contain but 11 obso
lete word, and aside from 24 Century. Standard
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Solomon Didn't Know.
King Solomon was the wisest man that
ever lived. People camo from miles around
just to look at the receptacle of so mnch
wisdom. Ouo day a young man came to
him aud knelt before his throne.
" O, King, live forever," aafd the yonng
man. "lam in love. I bought the object
of my affection a diamond pin- She allowed
me to kiss her, and later accidentally called
mo dear,' and blushed and apologized.
Does she care anything for me?"
"I don't know," said King Solomon.
Entering tlio Royal Navy.
The earliest age at which a boy can enter
the royal navy is 15. Ho must be live feet
in. night and measure 3() inches round the
chest. The standard- is altered from time to
time, according to the requirements of the
navy. A boy must bo of good character,
able to read and write, nnd have the written
consent of hia parents or guardian, to his
a crop on the nuocenpted land in the orch
ard that will return to the soil more plant
food than it take3 from it, and in a measnro
make good the loss which the land sustains
by taking off a crop of frnit. Where practi
cable, this appears to be the cheapest method
of maintaining the fertility of the soil in tin
apple orchard, although at present it is but
little practiced in this State, except in a
modified form where the orchards are pas
tured. If the supply of water in the soil in an
orchard is deficient when the fruit is matur
ing, as it frequently is, the trees cannot
produce a full crop of applta however well
they raay have been fed and otherwise cared
lor. The lack of a sufficient amount of water
in the soil in orchards is the cause of apples
dropping prematurely and the ripening ot
Winter fruit during the Fall months. Whilo
it may he impracticable to attempt to supply
wator artificially in most cases, at least, to
orchards in this State, yet much can b
done by good management to prevent tho
needless escape of the natural supply, and in
this way large quantities of water may be
retained in the soil for the use of the trees
when it is needed by them. A murch of
grass, leaves or other organic matter is use
ful for this purpose, and the ground in some
cases may be cultivated in the open spaces
to good advantage. In this connection we
must enter a protest against the practice of
trimming off the lower limbs of apple trees.
This allows the wiud to sweep through
beueatlrthemandthesnn to shine inanddry
op the soil over their roots. Iu the average
orchard in Ehode Island these limbs shonld
be spared if for no other reason than to re
tard the evaporation of moisture from, tie
soil beneath the trees.
Curing- Grasses and Clovers.
The natural grasses, when cut for hayr are
generally spread and dried as rapidly aa
possible in order to secure them in the best
possible condition. The same method is not
applicable to the clover crop. It requires a
longer time to cure properly, and if exposed
to the scorching snn it 13 injured more than
the natural grasses, since its sucenfenfc
leaves and tender blossoms are quickly
browned and lose their sweetness in a meas
ure, and ore themselves liable to be wasted
in handling over. Many prefer curing in
the cock. Mow clover when dry and free
from, dew; let it wilt, and the same day
it is mown fork it into cocks which will
weih from 40 to 50 pounds when fit for
the barn. Do not rake and roll, as that
will compress it too much. Place in the
barn according to the weather, but it may
be safely mowed away while the heads and
stalks are comparatively green and fresh.
When fit to cart, the green stalks wilL be
found to be destitute, or nearly so, of sap, aa
me sap naa canaieuano the clover will keep.
On the day of carting turn the cocks over,
expose the bottom to the sun an hour or so,
and to each ton of hay a it goes into tho
mow or stack add four to six quarts of salt.
In a general way, these instructions may bo
adapted to clover, cowpeas, and other legu
minous crops, which are so valuable for
stock because of their richness in protein..
Buckwheat is not raised extensively in
many sections. It can, however, be success
fully grown as a catch crop. So win June or
Jnly at the rate of two to five pecks per acre
broadcast. It will grow on very poor soil.
If wheat ripens early this year, which, is
probable, bnckwheat can be sown on the
wheatfield. It is cut with, a self-binder, and
shocked and thrashed like other small grains.
If bees are kept, the buckwheat blossoms
furnish excellent honey, and by sowiusr at
several different dates quite an extended
honey period is obtained. During seasons
when clover, etc., are not abuudant, buck
wheat as a hee pasture is important.
When a tree is allowed to bear a full crop
of apples it costs the tree more to produce
the seeds than the pulp. Every apple left
on the tree, whether the fruit is good or not,
taxes the tree and the land. If one-half of
the fruit of a heavily-laden tree is removed
by picking, the remaining fruit will be of
better quality and also produce as many
bushels as though all of the fruit had re
mained on the tree.
The lack of song birds is due to their de
struction bycats to a large extent. Cats not
only catch the parent birds on the ground,
hut destroy young birds in the nests. Wren
boxes, placed against barns, where the cats
cannot reach them, and with openings not
larger than an men in diameter, will induce
wrens to remain, but if cats are numerous
many of the wrens will bo caught on the
The tomato is subject to blight rot, leaf
spot and to insects. Use the Bordeaux mix
ture on the plants- It is necessary to care
fully look over tte plants daily, as they aro
subject to the attack of potato beetles. Use
nitrate of soda to give them a quick start in
The orchard shonld be cnltivated regu
larly. It is the rule among experienced
pench-growera to cultivate a peach orchard
in the same manner as is reqnired for corn.
Weeds and grass in a peach orchard soon
show the effects ofthe competition for plant
At a recent New York horticultural meet
ing Prof. Lodeman explained that the hlack
knots on plum and" cherry tree3 produce two
crops of spores, one in January and Febru
ary and another early in Summer.. After
that the old knots are harmless: Spraying
with Bordeaux mixtnre is a safe remedy,
but the knots ahuul&be cut out in the Fall
and also in tho Spring,
It is better to cut hay a little too early
than to aUow the grasa to ripen the seeds.
When hay is cut at a late stage of its growth
moru indigestible matter will be contained
in it, and what may be gained in its weight
is lost by the proportion that is not digested.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.