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TEE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON D. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 18S8. I I I; U8YAL WOMAN'S WORK c ,(Bhe liufieifiO, Cor versa lion Clul), Tuzzles, ete. '2Ta Uapay Hoaeeaoid. OCX C C. HOUSEHOLD. K Bbotjtkrs: As you have not heard .iia mfw otaettnte. I wish to tell you UirouKli ilka, Heed wMTarocim that inyTifeandI are liv- dctsJWHlv ssnnuttHHi wife cm live. Both of us 4lAHk a pial dent of Thx TwecXE. as it whs tlie imohu of orinjjiHg us together, and as lone a we ATHeTB:ccKK live, just thai long it will be a weekly ;ur at our home. We could not think of aauig without H, even though It cost S3 a year. We would Itko lo bear of move of the sisters and brothers mating off. We awarded prize for best postal autograph to Mk-s Mary Uutcher, Murphys- bara, 1U. 1 would like to havea jJiotoitianh of every owe f the sifters and brothers of tlie C. C, and in Grir to pet them 1 will give a cabinet photograph -of myself and wifciinsxHiaii', and will give prsze forthe lactone received before Dee-15, 1S88. Jaa. W. Lauteraiau. Weteell, 2Jich. LEi-rxR or FBIEXDSHir. Fmekob or the C. C-: Will some of you please teU ine throMtru the columns, of The National. Tmamntii the tironer way to begin at letter of friend i&tpT hou-d the addrt-s and dale le put on the beftaint; of tlte itaper and lbs baiul&lion on the first rle ; or the address on the first rule, date on the second and s ilut ation on the third ; or in what way o-Axtukt il 4m. n-ritlAu In U in :iwerhiitOC will! the rules ivemiugiriendsliipeorreapondeuee? Should j . iwe aoare os tsie person to whom k is. wi iastcelbe letter? Ainida Cochran, Camp Poplar Ittver, Mont. Editor' Chat. ffrtaesawrawtod.: immes K. Morton, Korih Kobin- eoM, O.. to Slay Hall, Berkley, Cat., for best postal -ywrtBfinapfc ; Annie 3L. Marsh to Glarence W. Iiow- c,-Geueva, 0.. for best necktie pieces; Ann P. Arnold to Clarence Bowers for beat nltotograph. "8Ua Kent. Ula. Ark., and others : It easts notfi Sae; to fo the C. C. If yau belong: to a subscriber's family, are loyal and true, want lo improvo your self and help others improve, come and welcome. Yew name is in tbe Roll-Call and you are ctium omtod in tlie hosts. Mm. Sarah J. Iluflaiwn, Columbia, Iowa, and Mtfbel C. Gichiingsare aiuoug: the contributors to itfce Mrs. Miller newspaper fund. Wilbur F. Xuli, Hary ville. Mo.: Tlie excitement attendant uikmi -the Blaine-Onkiing controversy doubtless led to Guitenu's assassination of Gar &eid, en the same principle tbai a religious excite wnt wake Ute frenzied mother kill her children or-perform other desperate deeds. MINNESOTA FLOWKBS. PrSr of the H. H. akd C. C: III answer lo "Ma Brand's request for a description of flowers, I v4N toll Iter of wme that grow in our State. After tfeeloMK. W.d Winter the 6r& bhn-oai llmt uieete the eje of the flower lover ie tle lair little crocus, or April flower. It makes its appearance about lite hwiot Aptil or tlie 1st of May. Then tlwrc are Toleu-.both blue and yellow. Of OMHwe all of t be C C friend have seen violeUs, and I suppose Io c them as dearly as I do. They take our memories bsek to the days of childhood, when we Meed to iuek great bauencs of them for our "kmA teachers. It Jue comes the fragrant wild roes; they (grow Mere ia e real profusion. Ahm lady-slippers, of wMdt there are two kinds ; the small, yellow ones, -wfcick grew on the dry land, and the large ones, wfcteh grow t:i the tamarac uwamps. Tlie latter ae very4icatciiftti as well n fragrant; they stand fwam 15 ;jelieri high, and Hie fioVer is about the aiae of a & mmou egg. Some are o( a magenla red oator; oth-irs are variegated. They reaeutuie a noccasin in form. The liawiiiorne, with its lovely white flowers atd dark, ciuwij- leave. bloaatHs About tlie same Uaae a lite violet. We have a cranberry buh here that throws out clusters of white flowers, rc eamWiug (hf tame snowball. They are very pretty, i but nac no viurtinct jKirfmnc There arc great quantities of wtiite water-lilies growing in the edges of some of the many lakes 4JbHtbowtid in this State: they Are much admired 'AM-tfecir b-.-auiy iutd fragrance. Uoldenrod. about -whk pcc.s and artuis talk ao much, grow along oarltaes, nndtays with u- the latest in the Fall. Sfeete are many other Sowers. 1 would lik? very DHteh to i.c aome of tite4ioi!eycuckle that grow ia Virginia. KitA MeNamsr. Deer Creek, Mum. CMtrorsatlsn Clb. JtmU cj Ikr Gtib. 1 . Write briefly. 2. Write only on out aide of tiic aper. 3. Write lo the )oint. i. Tcrile u one subject. S. Write your best. 6. Sand aeswere to li pttextesfor uaof Editor. ISaeh weekhe tittmes of thotc wri::t:g Uie bestsellers fiite. eouofenion. spelling, pe:umnsuip and geu DmA -'merit iided wtli be wnMHl at the head f tJUm ou'.ciun on the Honor Kel. Pitst honor wiH UhAuCk all of these rcquiremeMte. Seeond Iwwov wUl inrladeAdcfioienc- income one point, )Qo otbeii will be named. KOSTOS BOI.L BEST DBStTKBS. glittfonor iftaeonri Honor Blla SfeKamar, Deer Creek, SEaBCOSBS axd bolters. doa BofReabcrg. HtmtevUle, Mo., 1 ; BenaStill iwH, Erie, jut.,80; Mabel C. Qiddinga, Tiiorn ' ton's Perry. O.. H. Newton C. Myers, Myers, Kan., T;-J- iLHatM.Jananoqie, Ontario, 1: Annie L. Maaab, 27; Cxtesee L. Homer, Viueetmee, Iowa, .; Winnie lioot. Ioogootee, Jad 2; Annie Stile, Ited Biutk. K. J.. I; Plonmee E. - Martin, Junction OUT. Kan.. IS; Annie I-. Walter, Ureennp, JCy., 21: Miuuic K. Michael. De Soto. Mo.. 1: IxjU KJUtm Cask id. South Witeou. K. Y., 6; K. L. 'White, Biufftou, Mich.. 1; jtm E. Alger. 12; K. M. Tinkbc.m. hpriugfleld, Maae 5; C. J. tsteb Winr, Hew Loiuioa, Conn, 4. OCH KOJ.L-CAXL GRKKTrNGS. Winsie ltoot, Loogootee, Ind.. daughter Go. B, licM lmL; C...ra Co) ie, 1-eufleld, 111., daughter Co. 1, Sd 111. Ckv.; Ciarcwee L. iiorner, Viuecnuee, Iowa, aon 7iit Mo. Oav.; Charles, A. Grand. Good lma1,Kan.; OlieCox, Vuieeburg, Ky.; Grace Wil Imr, Howard City, Alien., daughter 4lh III.; Jler owMt Swift, Iuther. Mich ; Abl.;e K. KeUin, Giou oaator, MiWju.. daughter private on the Cnmberiand, vrmn on her when she tsuik ; Krneat J. Tvcnus, Ola, Arktson of Co. Ji. S3d Jnd.: Grace D. A (more, Saata Puula. CaL. 12 miies rom Oamutos. the liwaw of II. Ji.'a "Kmuom." THE HAVH.TOX CARETS. JDkam. C C. ftaanw: I suppose you have all ill of 4he Jiamthon Cadet, a XaUona! organi ixatkm beiongiug lo the Government. We have at ithe urekcul Uiue nearly WMi membera, or 2,009 -over-half of the lieguiar Army of the United HtMee. &tat that is notiii. We are still enrolling namca as 'Cast m we cn, and atiil want more. Maw, what I waul ia for every boy in the Uuitcd aic wkoaeea this letter end ihiukk he eould atari jtMMWjaiiy it: his place lo write me a letter and let me know what he ibiuka be can do. We do not -waul any cadets uuocr five feet iu liiglit. The ob--jeet of itif Order is lo caltivaie a love fur martial aad aailiUr oxereiacs, and to give proper military .Inawtedxc to the boys of the United Stotea iu a way wluch tbey will like and which will intsrest lham. It la to teach laetn habiU of obedience. miawMwnsin, neataew, hatieaty and eclf-etiaace, .as wiU muacjn beuer citisen of them and afford the malt-rial (ram which to draw for udicers of the KatMMuU Ouard. it to furthcrtnure believed thai a jsabetae can be devised wber by a certain number ofMoinmeDto to West Point .Military Academv -eaa hie mt.de oaeit year from the Order. atoaendm jour tiaweit for full u&rtieulars. and you wuuii luem, oo youruetio rutoe compa acb euainauy will have a Cautaiu. Firnt at. StMXrua l ,irIMMiaat- five Stu-'iuL hikI "ftvcOarfKn-l. The tirat boy I hear Irotn in eaeli taara &n have -eotnrnawd of the oouuxativ - , avii , iAwf fwu wme ue sure and in ! stamp ibr answer. Uopiag to bear from 11 Will H. Sneahtm. Mcnosville, Me. A PXCTUKSQUK VIEW. fPmsaw-OFTHKC. C: A German nowlH-iug in iSfa-twxacU. some years ago on a vttit to his ktoer land. was pauaag up lite Rinaa and admiring Use neaacry. and. iu commenting on iu beauty, re-loassu-d to a feUow-travelcr that it was the most aisanaifiii vw he laul ever feasted his -eyes npaa. itais near oqwanaaia remarked tliat ue bad in tJhhj ttavels iu many lands seen one mora beautiful. WheveT " qaeried the SprusgnuM man, and got iMsaaswcr: When UBveiins; in the United Slates I visited Spwiasjlfoid, MM..ad consider the view from the tower of lh- Arsenal in Um Uuitod States Armory lroMd as tiuer than this." That was a view Ue fcpriofcld man. though be had lived bare for aouae years, had never climbed use Arseiial Unver to see. On hut aeturn lie carried out bbi detorminattou to see the view that could eosapare iavorably with the beautiful scenery ou tbe ttluiic. igtom.itte wast, over the business part of the city mad aeroa tbe Ceaoeetacut ttiver. rise tbe rugged tteckabtre Xliils uotil the eye reaches the horizon ; iafstina- .ortb. Sit. Holyokc. Tom and Nonotuck Mlaasl lawt Kcutinels gmtrding the valley above; to the cast a avariy level plain stretches away ; to the .nsUtfcc broad riwrto sean like a silver ribbon oaiNvayU4ong bdaod feomwl, 60 miles away ; mm4 aha aongb mouataias west of Hartford rise, rj iiiJ-fc-H, ia ail a rare picture for the baUoldar.sE MiSTOKY OF TUB ClVlI VAX. hg LyOia p. Day. lait HL Thestrogglewasivaewed wkh great bhteraess wbea. in If W, '19. Missouri asked to be admitted a ntMsae. The North aatnaaded that slavery be pro Mbked; bui a fawtiaa of ber people aud the South desired 4av-ry. War was again averted by Clay's Compromise, wluch provided that Missouri should come in a a lava State, but bat iu oilier iiules north of 36 W jitovery should ke prohibited; but south of that fine tbe people should decide for t hcntscl ve. The bill baeame a law in 11. When the tnaVpaudeat. Itopubbc of Texas, whese iaaapeaaanee bad been acknowledged by the iOastad tat ales. Fraaee, IMpVmd aad others, but im. iy ai.xico. asaea va an aumiuen ia 1S tlie iwepositioti was ofiposed iu tbe North because it woaUadd u the area of slave ten itory and bring om war with Mexico. Teas s hdiuitted. Hhtek- rcsoltod ia tlm laextoau rt. b wbiefa tbeUireJ Stales aoqaired j j ''""' w-i vtoTac racspc. An attempt 1 mww; -. mm wn a exnuo siavery from U,i-'f7 ff-:.u;l y war; but iue " Wihuot Pw- -rtse." as it was vailed, from its originator, was re- 'jocted by Congress. Vllcu gold wns discoveretl in Cnlifornin the title of emigration turned thither,- nnd its people soon asked for nduiillnncc into the Union, with a Con stitution prohibiting slavery. Part of the State was south of the boundary fixed by the "Missouri Compromise," and Southern leaders declared it could not be a free SUutc. Vio lent dobaleg occurred in Congress. Finally a com mittee of 13 was appointed to discuss the question. Mr. Clay was Chairman. The subject was discussed for four months, and resulted in the "Compromise Acts of 1850," some times called the "Omnibus Bill." It passed both Houses of Congress and became a law. Its chief provisions were that 1. California should be a frco State. 2. 'Utah and New Mexico should be organized as Territories, not restricted as to slavery. 3. 510,000 should bo paid Toxas to give up all claim to Kew Mexico. -1. Slavery should be excluded from the District of Columbia. 5. Slaves escaping from their masters into free States should be arrested nnd returned. The hwt provision of the Compromise, known as the " Fugitive Slave Ijaw," produced great excite ment in the North, where the law was thought to be unnaccssnrily severe, and was often evaded. When Pierce was President, Senator Douglas, of Illinois, introduced a bill into Congress proposing the organization of two Territories Kansas and Nebraska, and both being north of 36 30', the in habitants wero still to have the privilege of coming into the Union free or slave states, as they desired. This bill greatly surprised the people, as it annulled the "Missouri Compromise," which was regarded in the North rts a sacred promise not to extend the slave territory north of the southern boundary of Missouri. This biK became :t law in lisol, aud is known as the " Kuii.sr.s-Ncbraska llill." A struggle now begun between the two sections to see which clas should settle the Territories. From the Korih and East came the opposcrs of slavery; from the South the slaveholder and his slaves; while Mitifeouriaus were charged with the crime of crossing the border by hundreds and con trolling the elections. For two years civil war and anarchy prevailed in Kansas, but at last it was admitted as a fico Statu ia IbCl, and Nebraka iu 1S67- f To be xmf fiiuctf. TO EXCHANGE WAKTBD. To exchange : " Gaskell's Compendium " for best collection crazy pieces ; postal autograph to each sender. II. Scalers, Republic, Kan. Natural His tory peei mens, paper;, magic lantern with views, for printer's type, etc. L. II. Henry, Bonaparte, Iowa. Wax doll for the prettiest picture of a child under 10 aim two stamps; drum or mouth-organ for prettiest picture of a boy under 10; all by Oct. 20. Flora. Wuriield, F.int Creek, N. Y. "Young Charlotte" for the "Creole Girl"; " Boston Burg lar" for "Just Bct'oie the Battle." Mary Hodg kin, Leonie, Neb. Specimens of nintiganese den drite (forest rock) for mineral specimens; will clas sify siieeimeus lor the C. C. W. II. Wiukley, Clear field, iuwa. liand-jmintcd hat-lining for best cabi net of youuir man. with name: collection of paper flowers for best cabinet of a lady before Sept. IS. Ituun Hummer, Wooster, 0. Choice collection of tulips and cacti fur minerals, curiosities, coins and relics. 0. Vr. Burger, Dallas Center, Iowa. Prize for best photograph, also best autograph. Ella HI. Jatnberi, fetrong. Me. Letters, postals and auto graphs with all. Clare Vcdder, bpriugville, N. Y. Pnze for best cabinet photograph by Sept. 30. Ella McNamar, Deer Creek, Minn.; Polly Piper, Add. Iowa. Prize for best collection crazy pieces. Ella McNamar, Deer Creek, Minn. Letters: With the C. C: William Bishop, Paw nee, 111.; Maude Iteed, Box 323,. Howard City, Midi.; Graee Wilbur. Box 1S3, Howard City, Mich. AViiii young ladies under 17: Edgar Itudd, Oak dtiie. Conn. With young gentlemen: Myrtle Car ter, Ella Clark, Moody, O. With a temperate man, by r widow of 30. Mrs. Etta, Park Hotel, Itich lnud Center, Wis. With soldiers nnd their wives, especially of Paoli, Ind., my old home. Mrs. S. J. Hofiiuuu, Box 1121 Columbia, Iowa. With gent lemen : Blanche Howard, Id.t Kingman, Oilman, 111.; Ellen Jennings. Gcmn lieed, Bridgcville, O.; Anna D. Beck, Hamsville, O. With ladies: Frank Koller, Green's Fork, Ind.; W. O. Mateo n, Harris vide, O.; B. Amnions, Amos, W. Vn.; Taylor Myers, McClelinn, W. Va. Postal autographs with tlie C. a: Mabel C. Giddhigs, Thornton's "erry, N. H.; Beun Still well, Erie, Kan. Wanted: To know the value of rare coins. Charles Bement, Ovid, Mich. John F. Goodall, Wighton, 111., wants to know why the girls don't s.d their cabinets and win the two-lifly gold piece. Longfellow's " Eviuigelcuc." and the song beginning "lu the low gray village churchyard." Nellie A. Gess, Box li0, Fores-t City, Iowa. Words to "Along thr K- !. Line; " " Increase of Crime," "Young Ch ,iite," "Norn O'Neal." Walter II. CampheU, Taylor, Neb. Wanted all who would assist iu procuring a chair for nu invalid of -eeven years' standing. Minnie Aiken, Council Grove, Kan. All to know my uddrogq is Doer Creek, Mum. (not Michigan. Ella McNamar. The CnrlotK Corner. (Answers to question will not be published with in two or three weeks after questions Hppear. So all will haveacbau&o to send rolies and receive honorable mention with the number answered. Greece at last accounts had but seven miles of rnilrad. Benjamin Franklin, Silas Dean and Arthur Lee visited: France iu 1770 to negotiate iu behalf of the Ainttiocn Kevoutionist:. in 1776 Franklin Mas ojpoiiited Minifter Plenipotentiary. St. Golharu'e Tunnel, iu tlie Alps, was long eon aidered the ioiigeat. Mabel C. Giddiugs, Thorn ton's Ferry. N. 1L, writes to say that the tunnel which drains tlie Schemuitz mines iu Hungary, now completed, i 10 miles long, one mile longer than St. Gothard's, with iv hight of nine feet JO inches and a breadth of live feet three incites. Tchi'tiau is the Qhineae word for magnet, signify ing iudidUor of the south. The Chinese consider south the first of the cardinal points, hence tho definition. .The Amoriean Colonies were troubled with King William's war, 1889-'97; Queen Anne's, 1702-'13; King George's, 1744-'48, and French-Indian, 1751 to '63. At the battle of Trcsimcnus an earthquake oc curred without being noticed by the oomiwtauts. Inject have ooioricM blood, except what they borrow for food. Commodore Perry, in reporting to Gen. Harri aon the imule of Lake Erie, fought Sept. 10, 1818, said: "We have met the oneuiy and they are our." Tarpeia. the daughter of the Governor of the Roman Citadel, betrayed the city lothe Snbines.on condition tltcy would give her Hie bracelets they wore. Once witinii the gates, she was iiwtantly kilted. 1. How many postoffices are there in the United State? May Kussell, Kodman, Iowa. 2. What did Atkinson say to John Lnngdon? Lydia Killion. 3. Wliat are tlie three distinct movements of the ocean? Nelia Hampton. 4. How many muscles in tho human body? Oeorge S. Ford, West Plains, Mo. 5. lin a Slate the right lo coin money ? Charles H. Jooet!, Aurora, 111. 6. Wuy.-dhi Wnt Tyler's liMsnrgants cut off the keads of those wiio could not' say "bread and ohcMMe" with the English accent? Allien Barton. 7. Was Sheridan an American? Newton C. Myers, Myers, Pa. . " JMBXK TlltlOADE. Methuselah wae the oldest man ; .age 960 when he died. Jjwreas has been noted throughout the Christian era for her charities. The golden calf worshiped by the Israelites, when Moses was In the mount, was groundto pow der, strewed In tbe water, and diank by the people. 1. Where is soap mentioned iu the Binlo? Sadie Elliott, lted Bank, N. J. 2. Who made ihe.iir.3t garments, and of what ma terial? 3. Where did yfctouheus live, and what do we know of him? A. C. Smcad, Huntingdon, 0. e BRAIN-RACKERS. To Cowtribotobs: In sending answers name No. of Tmk National Tkibuab in which the pualo is found. Answers of gucssem maybe forwarded within a week after receiving UiisTuiuuKK. Do not make numerical enigmas of your own names. Answers must accouiiutuy all puzzles forwarded. ANSWRHS TO I'OZZLKS IX TWBUJ7E AUG. 16. Heiais Asminc (As in nine). Tangle In all places and iu all seasons Flowers expand their tight and soul-like wings, Teaching us by most persuasive reasons How akut Uicyare to human things. A C. C. Acrostic K, Van Winkle, Nina Ballou, Annie Mursb. A C. C. Tangle Shout loug and loul for victories won, By chief and leader, stanch and true ; But don'l forget tlie boys that fought Sliout for the oouimou soldiers too. Hidden Mvers Parana, Pearl, lied, Ohio, Dan- uoe, i-, ramie, wise, uwiun, iou, I'arvo, Obi. Grandmother's Flower Garden Blue bell, flow ering aiaiond. mounuin ash, lady's finger, swuet nilliam. Dutchman's breeches, tiger lily, sweet pea, tubcro, larkspur, snowball, candytuft. Poet Enigma Milton, Khyuilug Enigma Carlioniferoiis. Proverb A smooth sea never makea a skillful mariner. .Revolutionary Rhymes Count Pulaski. TASGbKD WIs&OH. Eb slew toady : sft samneds ot freed." C. E. Derr, Dayton, O. AWXIE'S CONUXDHUM. Here Is a owto conundrum, asked me lately: Agenllemnn living in Brooklyn. N. Y., was go ing to New York City ; his wife wished hfm to do two errands for her; so thinking boya'could do them and save him tbe trouble, he gave 7 cents lo one and 6 cents to another; then thouKut that he didn't tell them what quality of goods lo get, so ho gave a darky JO cents to hurry after the boys and iri-ihen: : rstsf tiis-crrsd. J,"o,y whattnuG it? Annie L. diarsh. A TaXOXK TO EVA T. PEIOE. Ml a sineelbg ot vile, Ubt reatergot led ; Nad liet seht fo eth lordw Si Isi tliap ot hto ksy. Dora Romosburg. 1IIST0EIC ENIGMA. First and seeond in sparkling wine; Third and fourth in bells that chime ; Itflh and aixtli in the fragruntjessamiuo; e&ssih trtna sunny Southern dime; Eighth aud ninth iu yo bygone time; Tenth and eleventh iu t.ie orchid fine. 7 I My whole is the name of the founder of the clly g i of tttohaioud, Va. Maggie Jv. Hover, Madalin, . I 5 Y. XUMBRICAT, ENIGMA, lam composed of 11 letters: Myll, It, 4 id a headgear; G. 10. 7 is to give permission; 1.5. Sisadbh; 2. 8 is a pronoun. My whole Is a bailie In (ho Mexiea war. K&lbaruic E. Warrcu, North BucUIicld, Mc. AN 0Lt ADAGE. I nniinn old ndngc, and am composed of 20 let ters : My 9, 1, 23 is a boy's name ; 2, 11. 10 is to decay; 30, 3, 4. 5, a tax for passing; 33, 15,12, something wo all have seen; 37. 22, 11, a quadruped ; 30, 21, 25, 2G, to throw with the hand ; 17, 13. 10, a possessive personal pronoun; 20, 0. 7. 8, to utter with musical sounds; 21, 18, 20, 10, a bed for birds. Kcuii Stillwell, Eric, Kan. POETIC ENIGMA. My whole, composed of SO letters, is three lines of poetry by a well-known author. Each of the words expressed by the numbers be low (except the last three) is the name of an author or poet, either by pronunciation or spelling. My 2, 19, 5, 2S, 31, 39, -10, 07, -15 is the name of a tree 9, 37, 77, SI. 03, -10, 32, 50, Gl is a kind of fuel nnd an elevation of land; 1, 25. 35, 2S, GLwas the name of a General ; 15, 25, 50, 4G. 80, 77, G, -11 is having ability to achieve and to do wrong; 29, 2, SO, 55, 53, 11 is a building and a heavy weight; 41, 11,73, 69, 7, 20 is not wet and the home of an animal i; GO, 21, 77, 80, -13, 22, G9 Is a kind of cloth ; 18, CO, 3. SO, .11, Kl arc found in the country; 33. GO, 23, 1, 37, 85 is what the school-boy en joys; 30, 73,'CO, 27, 2G. 73 is a city on the Eastern Continent; 59, 57. 77, 32, -12, 47. 70. 8, 2 is n mclal and n very common family name; 75, 79, 8, 70, 9 is the name of a nerve; 71, 53. 70, 1, 31, 51, 73 is not a point of the com pass, but inclines toward one; 55, 3S, -19, CO, 07 means two; 12, 1G, 85, 31. 13, if transposed would be no;cr; 72, 82, 74, 78 is a meeting of people; 48, SI, 52, SO is to ponder; &i. 58, G2, 08 is that which conducts fire to tho ,plnco to bo ignited. Ella McNnuiar. & THE QUESTION SQUAD. Comrades' (Queries and Boplios Otitis and Ends of Informal ion. Comrades answering these inquiries arc re quested to write directly to the persons asking for the information, and not to The National Tkib uke.1 James P. Palmer, Co. n, 17Gth N. Y., Galesburg, 111., would like the address of Capt. S. E. Thomal- soii. Ezra Keames, Zanesfield, O., would like to correspond Willi some of the comrades of Co. D, 13th U. S. J. J. Moody, Lucas, Iowa, desires the addresses of Benjamin Vandyke, Peter Taylor, Thomas Core and J. Dobbins. Charles Albers, 8 Seminary avenue, Auburn, N. Y., wants the nnmes and addresses of any comrades of Co. A, 9511) N. Y., who knew him at the hospital in Alex andria, Va., between May and July, 1805. W. M. Kciley, Co. E, 2d Ind. Caw, Etna Green, Ind., would like the address of Jasper N. Leasher, who was detailed to nurse him at Corinth. Miss. An drew Walker, Co. F, 77lh Ohio. Stockport, O., wants tho address of Mr. Tiny, who was Super intendent of Commissary Department at Browns ville. Tex., in 1805, 'GO. William It. Keef, Co. A, 25th Mass., Arenac, Mich., would like to hear from any of his company. Mrs. Sarah Gill, Millbank, Dak., would like to hear from some of the 20lh Wis., if thoy cnn tell her where the regiment was during the montliB of July and August, 1SG3. Mrs. M. J. Knicker bocker, San Jose, Oil., wishes the address of Cnpt. Stephen Cooper, or any olllcer of Co. I, 53d 111., that was with company on tho Atlanta campaign. W. W. Williams, No. Ill East Thomas street, Borne, N. Y., wishes the name and address of every surviving member of Co. D, 10th N. Y. Cav. Will comrades please call one another's attention to this, as it Unimportant ? Samuel Urfor, Co. L, 1st Colo. Cav., Guernsey, Iowa, wants the addresses of Mills, William Nash, Jos. Shay and Thos. , Henan. Harris Peters, Co. D, 25th Ohio, Wiu- tcrset, Iowa, would like the addresses of Lieut. Hortun, Second Lieut. W. W.McFec, John E. Cobb jiutl William Glufi". sr., all of -same company and regiment. M. M. Murphy, Mt. Vernon. O., wants to know whnt company and regiment George W. Ross belonged to iu the Mexican war. Edward Hughes, Co. C, 5th U. S., Palestine, 111., would like the address of Serg't Kuapp, of tho s.inie com pany nnd regiment. M. A. Ilening, Box 017, Vinulaud, N. J., desires to correspond with any comrade of the 1st N. Y. Eng. who was ;on duty outside of Petersburg, Va., in leoi. David A. Vail, itivcrhead, N. Y., wauls tins address ot any com rade who remembers John Clink, of Co. A, 173d X. Y. J. Z. Smith, Kirksville, Mo., wishes the addresses of George Adams, Samuel Fisher, Mace Force and II. McLoughlin, nil of Co. B, loth Ohio. Charles Sharp. Co. C. 46lh Pa., Slinona, O., wants the addresses of Lieuts. McQuillcn aud Siglev. Serg't Waller Davis and A. Luse. II. H. Davis, Co. D. 4th Mich., Eric, Pa., would like to have tho address of any members of the 14th N. Y., G2d Pa., 9lh and 32d Moss., or the 8i.'d Pa., of First Division, Fii'ih Corps. Henry Parker. South Curroll'.on, Mo., desires tho names and addresses of all of Co. H, 2u Mich. Cav. B. F. Hickman, Wcstport, CaL, desires the ad dress of Hospital Steward Miles, who wus at Draft Rendezvous near Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. Jack Malier, Box 77. Innsing. Mich., would he glad to hear from any of his shipumtcs of IheTJ. S. Steamer Morccdita, in 1SS3, 'ol. Oliver II. Bur- -sou, Mth Ind. L. A., Wayne, Neb., wantd the ad dresses of Lieuts. Irvin Whitman and Frunch Stviie. Charles P. Clark, Co. D, 1st Ind. Cav., Gilbcrt'sMllls, O., wnnls the address of any com rade who remembers and was with him at Rich mond, Va., at the close of the war. James A. Walker, Wheeling, Mo., would like the addresses of Capt. Fallis and Jacob Frank, of the lSi.li Mo. Mercy Johnson, Nora, Kan., deaireii tho address of George W. Gardner, Co. 1$, 34lh III. Paul Bunch, Dixon, Mo., would like to have any Infor matiuu of his brother, Anderson Bunch, of Co. II, 5tii Tcnn. A. S. Loudermitk, Co. IS, 124 th Ind., Tone Haute, Ind., wants the addresses of William Stacy, George Fry and John Gechcll, who were day nurses in the brick hospital at New Borne, N. 0.,'dnriug March aud April, 11$. Joseph G. 51ar- Sliall, Madison, Ind., wuhus the addresses of com rades of Co, G, 15th Ky., who knew Thomas Mc Laughlin. David B. Bowersox, Box 539, Tifflu, O., wishes Ino HUdreases ol First Lieut. Josiah W. Leonard, Seeond Lieut. David Miller, Gorp'Is John A. Hcckmnu and Andrew Binkley, John T. Baker, David Bishop, E.i V. Firiincr, David Hague, Jas. Houck, William Hoover, Thomas Kcops, Sylvester Loiwway, William Locust, Alexander II. Lott, Jo seph Myers, Etias 11. Osborn, Charles Richardson, John Vcitz, Michael Walsh and Thomas I. Young, of Co. D. 123d Ohio. W. E. Moses, Denver, Colo., wants the addresses ot George w. liuusdiu, First Lieutenant, Co. C, 7Sth 111.; Henry M. Swisher, Lieutenant and Captain, Co. E, Ctllh 111.; John Blmidon, Co. E, 9th Pa. R. O; Cornelius McNamee, Co. 13, 2d Bait., 18th U. S.; John C. Riddle, Co. D, IGth Kan. Cav.; Richard Cook, Co. I, 3d N. Y. Prov. Cav., and Elizabeth Jones, widow of Edw'd D. Jones, Co. E, 5th Mich. T. A. Wagner, Mc- Clure. Pa., would like the address of Capt. Solo mon Bowurmim, of Co. A, 172U Pa. E. E. Crainc, 2517 Flora Ave., Kanhuj Ciiy, Mo., want- the ad dresses of the comrades of Co. M. 13th N. Y. II. A.; Capt. E. C. Parkinson. Second Lieut. Paul and the Orderly Sergeant. E. L. Hsisclimnun. Now Al bany, O., desires the address of Cyrus L. Mobley, Assistant Surgeon, ilth Ky. 1-Hiniel Sv.nvze, Flint, Mich., wishes the addiesses of William E. Cortulloand Ferdinand CiinimingM.of U.S. Steamer Sonoma. Mrs. Jane Sawyer, Allona, Mo., de sires the address of two or inoro comradci of Co. II, 2.1 Colo. William II. Cochrane, Co. K, 5ih U. S., Buil'alo, Minn., would hko to hear from some of his comrades. Hrri-ou Kuiskcrn, Co. D, 18th Pa. Cav., Fnmkliutou, N. Y., wauls tho address of any comrade who remembers him in Andorson ville or Florence Prisons, or any comrade who knew his condition when paroled, between Feb. 2-1 and March 2. 18fi5. W. D. Clark, Applclon City, Mo., wants the address of Onin McFarland, of Co. P.53d 111. Robert F. Bartlett. Cardlii-ton. J O., desires the addresses of Joseph F. Jacobs, Co. JJ; George iSrowu, Co. D; Isaac It. p lunkctt, Co. K, ami William Matthews. Co. K, 96ih Ohio. Sampson J. L. Whitoman.Co. K.lst U. S. (colored) Cav.. Buona Vista, Ore, wants tho addresses of Mj. William 11. Seip ami Liout.-Col. II. Brown, of same company and regiment. Mrs. Lizzie M. Wilson, Tremont, 111., would like the address of the First or Second Lieutenant. Co. G, 37th N. Y. B. F. Beach, Surprise, Neb., desires tho ad dresses of Serg'ts C. Wait, Don Jackson and Phil Ferry, of the Lith N. Y. Cav. Campaign supplies. Write for Ti ee Price- List to E. A. Armstrong, Detroit Mich. lloMPstenulng. Editor National Tiubunk: Iu issue of July li) I see an inquiry by A. II. V. iu regard to his homestead, and mentions soldiers' home steads. 1. What is tho difference between a common or citizen's homestead entry aud a soldier's homestead entry? 2. Can a soldier after making a homestead outry, and being deprived of tho benefit of it and lost his laud, take a soldier's homestead under tho present law? 3. Was there a bill introduced iu this session of Congress to make up the deficiency of pay for service in tho rebolliou on account of the depreciation of curreucy below gold? '1. Was there a bill presented to give every honorably-discharged soldier a land-warrant? L.B. 1. The only difference between a common or citizen's homestead entry and that of tho sol dier is tmucrt'uoSGjuicr-iius ucuiiOtcu truiii -'tiic timo that ho is required to reside upon his land the timo that ho served in tho army or navy of tho United States. 2. It is a matter within tho discretion of tho Land Ouico. As a .gouoral thing, if a soldier has taken a claim on the strength of his dis charge, that oxhausts his rights j but there may be peculiar circumstances that tho Offico will tako cognizance of and givo him another opportunity. y and 4. Thero wore a nutnbor of bills of tho kind introduced into Congress, but until thero is a change of heart iu tho present majority of that body thoro is not tho slightest chauco of their success. 4tA $2 Washing Machine Free." To introduce them we will givo away 1,000 eclf-oporalliig wnsh ingmachines. No washboard or rubbing required. If you want one tend your name to Tho Monarch Lauudry Works, 420 Wabash Ave, Chicago, 111. OUR RURL TOPICS. Some Practical Suggestions for Our nn Agricultural Headers. DON'O? rOEGET THE COMPOST IJEAP. The season is at hand when wo should again say that all farmers know the value of " com post "and how to prepare it. Many farmers manufacture hundreds of loads of the best mauur"o iu this way. Thoy gather together on the promises forest leaves, cornstalks, including tho roots, weeds, vinos, and offal from fence-corners, muck from ponds and ditches, occasional sprinklings of limo through tho mass, layers of barnyard manure, aud thus build up oblong squares and lot remain ovor Winter. "When April arrives tho mass has gone through fer mentation and coimninution and presents a mound of fertilizing matter better than asmall gold-mine would bo to the proprietor of tho farm. But we want to seo these compost heaps in the garden, and there is no reason why thoy should not be thero as well as upon the farm. There is rubbish enough in tho garden, with tho assistauco of leaves, somo mold from the woods, if -attainable; if not, from portions of the premises where it can be spared ; scrapings from the turnpike, manure from the stable, and every attainable substance that will decay through tho Winter. A little slaked limo will bo a good assistance. A half-dozen loads of excellent manure will bo manufactured by tho timo it is wanted in tho Spring, without in curring a cent of actual expense, and at tho same timo the garden will bo cleared of its vines, stalks, weeds, and all otherwise-worthless trash. Germantown Telegraph. SAVING CABBAGES TILL SPEING. Wo know of no better way to preserve cab-, bages through the Winter than that which wo have recommended for a number of years. It is to plant or set them up in rows as they grow that is, with the roots down fill in with soil protty freely, then make a covering by plant ing two posts where there is a fence to rest on, or four where thoro is not, allowing for a pitch to carry off tho water; lay bean-poles opposite the way of tho pilch and cover with conifoifuor or straw or boards. In usiug through tho Winter avoid as much as possible tho sun ny side and close up again. Wo have not found that setting tho cabbages upside-down iu tho rows, as many do, of any advantage, as wo have kept ours for more than 20 years in the way wo mention in a sound, perfect condition, through the Winter into the Spring, and could even up to tho 1st of May if desirable. We seo other methods recommended, and they may answer just as well, but as to our owu wo speakfiom a long experience. LOOK AFTEIt THE CELERY. As the celer' crop is ono of tho most desira ble raised in tho gardeu, and at the same time one of tho most difficult to obtain iu perfec tion, it cannot bo referred to too frequently. Before tho timo arrives whon banking com mences, tho soil along the rows should be fre quently stirred, inasmuch as the daily water ing of tho plant creates a crust which shuts out tho air and seriously interferes with tho growth of- the plants at a time when they are too ybuug aud weak to tako caro of them selves. Twice a week, until thoy are well established and are well on the way to make steady headway, they should be well soaked with manure-water; but at other times with plain water only. When the plants have grown uightor nine inches the adjoining soil should be gradually drawn to them, aud tho quantity increased as their growth progresses, always boing very careful to remove all clods or ground from the top of ,tfco leader of encii plantj so sis-thoro shall bo no obstruction to its heo'gVowfch ; and this work should always be done ,by tha hand. NUTRITIVE RATIOS. The farmers at times have occasion tobecomo disgusted with scientific teachings for the rea son titat scientific touchers disagree in their conclnsions relative to the results of purely sctcnlifit: investigation. Quite a largo propor tion of the agricultural scientists of this coun try, following in the lino of the Gorman inves tigators, have been recommending tho adoption of systematic rutsding by tlie use of such food products as will form when combined a fixed proportion between the nitrogenous and non nitrogenous elements of tho food. Tho idea has grown to bo very popular nud is generally supposed to have a substantial foundation, hut recently Prof. Mauley Miles, iu a discussion of tho subject, calls somewhat in question soma of tho conclusions resulting from recent experi ments. This collision between scientific in vestigators is not calculated to inspire confi deuco Willi those who feed aud are governed by piaetieal results. Tho great English experimentor, Sir John B. Lawer, with many years of experimenting in the various fields of farm practice, recently ex pressed himself in a manner that would indi cate doubt regarding tho attempt to follow airy fixed rule or nutritive ratio in feeding, when ho states that he- pays little regard to any nutritive ratios. It may yet be found that con dition of feed and its assimilabtlity has all to do with its feeding value. Farmers should hail with delight all infor mation that will lead to or assist inthodetcr miuatiou of the questions of tho most economi cal fcodiug, but they aro left at sea where one class recommends a course that is condemned or at least questioned by another class. Scicuco must bo sure. Exchange. CLUB ROOT IN CABBAGE. At one of the meetings of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture tho question was asked, " What causes tho club root in cabbages, and what is tho remedy?" To tho first part of the inquiry no satisfactory answer was given, and experiences that had any hearing upon a supposed cause wero so varied and contradic tory that no satisfactory conclusion could bo reached. Oue suggested that it was tho use of highly nitrogenous manure, and recommended that no green stable manure should ever bo used in growing cabbages, while another stated that ho always had tho best success in the uso of green stable manure. Another also stated that ho made use of salt upon tho soil where cabbages wero to grow, and always had a good crop. This was contradicted in another in stance, whero salt was applied and tho cabbages were killed. Thus thoro was conflicting testi mony. But in one direction tho evidence was ono way. Several speakers mentioned the -planting of cabbages upon old pasture land, or upon u hod that has not been cultivated for a few years, whero tiiere was no troublo in secur ing a nice crop. This is a point worthy of re membrance by cabbage-growers who have ex perienced tho same difficulty that has troubled the Massachusetts farmers. NOTES. A young son of Calvin Solby, of Fair mount, 111., recently died from blood poisoning that was causod by killing potato bugs with his bare hands, on which were several cuts. Many farmers lot fruits and vegetables go to wtsto because of the absurd idea that it is cheaper to buy them dried or canned in Win ter than to preservo them at homo while thoy are plenty and right at hand. riio best place forsoapsuds from tho wash kitcheti at this season is tho cucumber and melon patch. Saturate tho ground around tho hills', whenever you have suds, and thoroby not pnly supply moisture, but also a most ex cellent plant food. lu transplanting trees all tho roots which may, have bocomo bruised or broken iu tho process of lifting should bo cut cleau away bo hind tho broken part, as they then more readi-iv-aw-ikccat "- - ts -from, tho cut parts. Iu all such cases the cut should bo a clean, sloping one, and niado in an upward and outward di rection. Ovor CO years ago I gathored frnit from tho earliest varieties of apple tuiu pear trees unripe, yet full-grown specimens, and placed them in a prepared cavity in the haymow when undergoing a slow combustion. It required but a low days for them to change color and mellow, gaining somo two weeks in ripening over those left on tho tree. Thoso of us who Bharod in tho dividends wero all well satisfied with tho flavor yes, iaoro, delighted. This method of ripening was followed up for many years. I havo often thought to repeat tho process in later years to seo if a heating hay mow has tho power to improvo tho quality of fruit. I then believed it had. Reader in N. E. Homestead. Dyspopsfri's distress is rcliovedby Hood's Sar saparilla. It has cured many severe casos. SUNDAY MEDITATION. Frantieal Duties Tacttht by a Study af the latsr iintlon.il Si!U(lv-hdi((ol Lesson Appointed far Sept. lfl. Xa., 'J0:l-l;J. Ono reading theae notes should first carefully study the paragraph from the Holy Scriptures as indicated above.! Subject: Water from the Rook at eade5u-3i.kribah. 1. Time. It is ovidont the children of Israel have about reached tho close of their pilgrimage. 2sTot so long after our lesson closes Aaron died. (Nu., 315: 33.) That ovent happened in the 40th year of tho exodus, or about 83 years after the first rcconnoitcr of Canaan bv spies. (Nu., 20: 22, 2a, 23 ; also Deu., 1 : j) The first spies went out when the Israelites had journeyed about IS months. (Deu., 1 : 22, 23.) Hence, as we aro near the closo of tho pilgrimage, about 33 years havo intervened between tie report of the 12 spies and the smiting of the rock, about which wo study this week. The lesson must be put in the first month (Abib) of the 40th yoar of the exodus. (Nu., 20: 1.) When the first spies returned it was Tisri, 2T.14 A. M.J Tisri was tho seventh month of the yoar. From Tisri (seventh month) iu the year 2514 A. M. to Abib of tho year 2T53 A. M. would be 38 years and six months, llenco the date of our lesson is Abib, 2553 A. M., or 1451 B. C. Very little is known of tho events of the intervening 38 years. The account wo havo was probably written on the spot by Moses, something on the plan of a diary. 2. Place. The miracle which we study this week was performed at Eadesh-Moribah. Kadesh was doubtless added to that of Mcribah to distin guish it from tho Mcribah of Ex., 17:1-7. The meaning (Hebrew) of the word Meribah is s?-jc, and was probably given to tlie place in memory of tho cveut which wo study. It was in the desert of Zin. Nu., 27: 14. says "Meri bah in Kadesh." Deu., 32:51, has "Meribah Kadesh." Robinson identified it with tho modern Ain El-Weibeh. Stanley thought it corresponds with Petra. 3. The CircunuUaneea. The children of Israel wero in great straits for water. But they hat! experienced emer gencies, as, for example, at the time of the last plague in Egypt ; at the Red Sea; when out of bread and furnished with miinua; when in vicinity of Mt. Sinai whou furnishing for water. When any waut presented itself thoy became frantic, unbelieving, roliellious, oemplaining. Thoy raged against Moses aud Aaron, and oven presumed to censure God, and all this after 40 ycar3 of training. 4. Facta as to Moses. Notice Moses does not originate. He looks for orders from God as to what to do in all critical points. Miracles were not original with tho Hebrew leader. They could be per formed only when God dictated. Moses took his rod, probably the one cut from the acacia tree near tho burning bush, used during the 10 plagues iu Egypt and at the crossing of the Red JSea. Wo must remember Moses was about 120 years old. He had for years Iieeu fearfully tried, jirovokcd, by the children of Israel. He was human. Thi3 was apjiareut at the time of tho making of the calf at Alt. .Sinai. In con nection with the smiting of tho rockatKadesh Meribah lie was exceedingly unfortunate, so much so that after all his struggles, hopes and fears he was punished for this particular sin concerning which wo study by dying soon aad being forbidden to see the Promised Land. Notice tho item3 of his sin. 1. Ho was dis obedient. He varied God's command. God did not tell hiin to smile the rock. He was simply to command the cliff to become a living fountain of water. 2. IIo becamo mad. He oven culled theieople rttdo names. He set a fearfully bad example before a people all too inclined to bt-come impatient. 3. Ho exhibited unbelief. This was shown by striking hard blows instead of uttering quiet words of request or command. In fact, lie spoke to tho people instead of to the rock addressed the Israelitesand hitthosfcoue, 4. The rock was better than Alosea, for it obeyd. At tho stroke out camo tho water. The very stono rebuked the people for their frequent disobedience. We notice the following features of the sin of iloscs. Wo want to find out what his wrong act was. He is charged (V. 12) with unbelief. The want of belief is thus developed. 1. He smote when he should have spoken. Did ho not think speaking would suffice? Did he not believo God can command water from a rock? Ue evidently leaned too much on his staff. There was no virtue in the rod, no power in the stroke. 2. He smote twice, showing ex citement, impatience, passion, or also want of faith in the availableiress of a single stroke. 3. Heufiedanunfortuniitoopithetwhonaddressing tho people. Ho called them rebels. (V. 10.) Did he believe them so bad that God would not perform another miracle in their behalf, and thut if they had water Moses and Aarou would bo obliged to go and fetch them drink? 5. Ho took credit to himself formiraculous power, causing the people to infer that he possessed tho power to secure water from a rock. (V. 10.) Very serious consequences befell Moses for his hastiness and auger and presumption. He was not allowed to lead the children of Israel into Canaan, but instead died in tho month Adar, and was buried iu an unknown grave on Alt. Pisgah. 5. Fade as to the People. 1. At tho direction of God through Mose3 thoy gathered before tho'cliff. They may have known what was about to be done. " When tho order for congregating was issued it was prob ably reported about that God had indicated to their leader somo method for meeting the want of water for men and beasts. They gathered therefore for thrco reasons, a. To obey the command to assemble. 6. To witness the miracle, c. To secure water. 2. They seemed no better than their ancestors at Kadesh-Bar-nea 33 years before. Children are likely to re semble their parents. 3. They strove with tho Lord . ( V. 1 3. ) Fro m verses 2 t o ( we seo t h ey strove with Moses and Aaron. But said two persons represented, stood in the place of, God. 6. Facia as to the Miracle. The incident answers all tho conditions of a miracle. 1. There was no water. Tho people were actually suffering from thirst. After the acts of Moses water was abundant. Those are facts. 2. There was no humau way of securing water. Least of all, could it ho expected water would How from a cliff. Specially is it unnat ural for a mere stroke of a rod on a rock to cause flowing streams of water. Had there been no stroke had Moses but told tho rock, as ho was bidden to do, to pour out a coutiuu ous stream of refreshing water, it would ba'Se obeyed tho more voice. By usiug tho rod Moses made tho miracle lees effective, and so robbed God of glory due. 3. There wero numer ous witnesses. John Pierpoiut, in his poem titled " Crystal Springs," says : And when the man of God From Egypt led his ficck, They thirsted, nnd the rod Smoto tho Arabian rock ; And forth a rill Of water gushed, And ou they rushed, And drank thoir fill. God was with his people. Thoy had unceas ing evidences of his power and lovo; but, ala3, they wore slow to learu, backward to beliove, heedless of example, ungrateful for froquent interpositions of Providence. 7. Suggestions. 1. Bo patient. Avoid fretfulness. Chide gently. Call no names. Bear with those dull to learn. (Rev., 1:9; 13:10; 14:12; 2 Pot., 1:0.) Ministers must not grow petulautaud scold congregations. If persons do not becomo Christians after repeated efforts, tho clergy must still labor and wait. Teachers must not get crossiud want pupils to ho too studious. 2. Give God tho glory duo him. Lot us nevor claim ive do this or that, when in fact the credit belongs to God. Got behind tho cross as Christian workers and put Christ for ward. 3. Ee right yourself boforo you criticise others. It will not do to bo augry, aud then charge others with being rebels. 4. Hencvu-Gou. W-aut t)f fftith. offends liiro and leads to sad consequences even in this life. (St. Matt., 13:58; St. Lu., 12:46; Heb., 11: 6; Rev., 21:8.) Doubting God is a radical siu, and father of an ovil offspring. 5. Fear to do wrong. You cannot bo such a favorite of God that ho will overlook your sius. God is sot against wickedness, and this caso of tho punishment of Moses is recorded to intimi date U3. 0. Co-operato with God. He would have m work with him. Moses was to speak far God, nnd bo tho agent for securing tho water. So each of us has a mission of mercy to others. 7. Though God's .ministers may orr, tho peo plo can yot bolienefited. Tho good of a sacra ment, e. g., does not depend on tho clergyman. Though Moses was presumptuous and hasty, yet tho people had tho water. 8. When we strive with God's ministers wo do with God. (Cf. V. 13 with Vs. 2-6.) 9. Christ is tho Bock tho wator of life. OUR CORRESPONDENTS. UsaHas to 0ses4i5 ea a Yartstr f,C Iaismtia SaaJMfc;. .J Cbrrstmeadeab. Writ qnassJoas on a sep arate sheet of paper, give full name and address, ainl mark it "Correspondents Column." No atten tion will be paid to communications that aro not accompanied with full name and address of writer. Our reader are requested to melose a stamp for reply to their iatiri. Postal card. will be replied to by mail aaly. Keplias by mail will omli narily be made wiibta a week, and if in this col umn within three weeks. J. C. S., Boulder, QtLl was wounded through tbe right shoulder, and received $.'J3 per month. I asked for an increase of pension on account of rheumatism, canned by wound. After wailing about three months I received a new certificate, granting me $& per month. I was not examined. and I do not feci as il $6 was enough. What had 1 belter do iu regard lo the case? Anancr. Apply again for increase. li. D. It., Patota, JW.-9old1er died without flliog claim for pension. A fter his death his right to pen sion waa proved up by his widow, but her pension was not allowed, but the children were allowed from hid death. The widow not applying until lbl, was barred from pension. Is aha not entitled now, as the bar to widows' claims has been removed nud she id again married ? jtnsuir. We do not un derstand your staleniettttbat pension has been paid to tbe children frcui the soldi .-r's death, because they wore only entitled from tbe date of their mother's remarriage. Pension for tbe period be tween the death ot soldier and her remarriage wJa vested solely in tlie widow, and could not legally be paid to any other peraou unless be had forfeit ed her rights by immoral conduct. If no pension has been paid for the period mentioned, tne widow can now apply for peianou covering tbe period of her widowhood. T. J., iVw City. Kan. A soldier wants to prove upon a homestead. Ho enlisted in the army in September, 12; was commissioned Second I ien tenant; had pneumonia in November following, and on Jan. 1, 1883, resigned on account of disease of throat and long contracted while in line of duty. He has since received a pension from Jan uary, 186.7. How should he proceed to get a credit for the three years, tbe term for which be enlisted ? Answer. Submit with his final proof an affidavit giving full statement of his military service, to gether wilh proof of his identity as tbe person who rendered such service. Such statement of service will be verified from the records of tbe War De partment. J. L. Jf., Jhtdne, Wit. I. I am almost blind: am pensioned for total disability, and receive $34 a month. I think, by your -'Tabus of Rate.?," I am entitled to &. Am I right? 2. I am unable to see steps in the sidewalk or objects three or four feet from me ; see tbe walk itself only with difficulty, and frequently meat with accidents from failing. If I can prove this, would it be called total help-la-bness? Disease is retinitis pigimenlnsn. A-nswer. 1. It will depend upon a medical examination, the result of which we cannot foretell. If -you think yourself entitled to increase you should apply therefor, and have the question officially decided. 2. So. J. R. S., Enfield, X. How many soldiers were killed ami uicd of injuries received in battle in tbe Mexican war, and how many at tbe battle of Get tysburg? Answer. Aiexican war, 1.0J9 killed. 508 died of wounds, and 3,t Wounded; Gettysburg. Linoii loss, 2,831 kilted, 13,709 wounded, ami 6&3 niiiig; total loas. 23,146. agaitwt 31,621 rebel loss. r ?' "&'! ' JO-What was the act of March 3. 1853, concerning arrears of pension? An swer. The act of March 3, 18d3, was not an act granting arrears of pension to any sobKer, nor has any act granting arrears of pension to soldiers or dependent parents been parted siuco the limitation of June 30, 1880. The net of March 3, 1883, increased tne rates for amputations and disabilities of second and third degree. '. II. It,, Bvrdstowfi, Tenn.1. Where a soldier lia a pension claim )ending, but die before Jte al hJwauce, and tlie widow completes it, will she have to prove tbe ages of minor children of ber family? 2. Where a soldier who is entitled to pension dies without filing a. claim, can tbe widow lite hi claim, and will she have to include minor children in her declaration ? .dnatcer. Not in an invalid claim, but if she had a claim for herself pending, the agts of the minor children would have to be nrnvMl. Jt the soldier died without ibing a claim the widowl viiiiiiui. me a tmim jor mm, nor cousu any pension be paid for the period between tbe discharge of the soldier aud hio death ; but if be died of causes in cident to line of duty in tlie service, she can file a claim as widow, and would be entitled to pension for herself and minor children under Ml years of age, from tlie date of death of tbe soldier, so long as she remains his widow, and iu such a claim she would have to prove tlie date of birth of minor children in order to draw pension for them. .. F. C.,JCowna, Ky.l. Is a person entitled to arrears of pension as minor or a Revolutionary soldier, widow being n married? 2. Wliat is tha legal fee allowed attorneys for the prosecution aud collection of bounty claims, and how are they paid ? 3. Hoes the Pension Agent nay t he fceaof attorneys in atraight increase claims ? 4. In widow's pension claims, where some of the minors of said widow are not included, would slie be entitled to arrears of pension on said minors; and if , what proof would be necessary? Angtcer. 1. No. 2. Ten per cent, of the amount recovered under $200, and 5 percent, for any additional amount. Th attor ney's fee is deducted from tbe amount allowed by the Government and sent to him direct. Tbe re mainder is bent to tbe claimant direct. 3. Yes: the fee is 810. 4. That depends upon circumstances. ir the minors are in her care and custody, she would be entitled to pension for them. A. D. L., St. Louis, Jfo. I have been prosecuting a pensiou in my wife's name for aver two vears. and just as it waa id lowed she died, not receiving any of the money. Can I not obtain it in some way? .4 nuer. You cannot receive any of your wife's ixmsioii. If. however, you are the father of the soldier, you can apply for pension, and if .aine ia granted you ean draw pension from date of filing your claim. The amount which was due your wife as tho mother of tbe soldier reverts to the Govern ment, unless there i a claim under the following section of the Revised Statutes of tlie United States: "Seution -I71S. If any pensioner has died or shall J uereauer oie, or ii any person entitled to a pension having mi application tiiere for pending bus died, or shall IiercaAcr die, his widow, or if there is no widow, tho child or children of said person under the nee of 16 years shall be entitled to receive the accrued pension to lite date nt death of such per son. Such accrued pension shall not be cunklered as a irt of tho asset of tbe estate of decea-ied, nor liable to benpplieU to the payment of tlie debts of said estate in any ease whatever, but shall inure to the sole aud exclusive benefit of the widow or chil dren, aud if no widow or children survive no pay ment whatsoever of this accrued pension shall ue made or allowed, except o much as may be neces sary to reimburse tho person wlio bore the ex pense of tho last sickness and burial of tho decedent in cases where he dkl not have sufficient assets to meet such expenses." A. J. L., Mtjjliitburff, Pa. Some five years ago I drew pciiaiou as widow of A. M. C; then remar ried, but liave since been deserted by my husband. If I procure a divorce, can I be restored to the pen siou rolls? Answer. No; you cannot be restored. When you remarried you forfeited forever your right to jiensiou on account of your first husband's service, and though you should become a widow again you could not be restore!. J. L. li.. Buttle Creek, louu. Eulbtedin lOftfrlll., and was discharged by re.ion of Suixeon's certifi cate ami General Order, No. 36, of 1&62. I received only 33.33 bounty. Am 1 uot entitled to more ? Amwtr. You are not entitled to further bounty, unless you wera discharged by reason of woaaa receiveu in line of duty or injuries in Uie nature of wounds. A. J., Milford, Man. IT a claimant for original pension is ordered before a medical board, and is too much debilitated to appear before such board, will the Pension Oilioa send a Special samiuer to examine him; orwaatwiil be done? Answer. If an applicant lor pension ia unaMe to report for medical examination, the Cotutni&iioner of Pen sions will, upon satisfactory evidence of the feet, instruct some physician to-examine the claimant at his home. Generally the testimony of the family physician should be filed to show tbe claimant's inability lo travel. J. II. E.,BoniUi, Mont. I. What are Count v Clerks aim Magistrates allowed by law for making out pensiou vouchers? 2. Can a pensioner let his pen siou accumulate indefinitely, ami draw tbe same when iie so desires? 1h. veer. Magistrate's lees are governed solely by local law.-, and vary iu different Status. There is no general law on tbe subject. 2. The failure of a pensioner to elaim his pensiou for three years after the same shall have become due, results iu the pensioner's name being stricken from the pension roll, subject to restoration to the same upon proper application and proof. Utiuhiones. Until lately the Quartermaster-General, U. S. A., has been able to furnish headstones for the graves of Union soldiers, but tbe appropria tion for that purpose is exhausted. Congress, how ever, will probably renew the appropriation. Noth ing but the headstones arc furnished. No monev in lieu thereof is allowed. It is well in all cases to inke application atonee, so that when the appro priation is made there need be no delay iu furnish ing the headstones. A. M. ., Marlborough, Mtus.l. How long is H after pension ia granted and certificate is issued be fore the same is sent to the U. S. Pension Agent? 2. How long would the agent usually keep it? An swer. 1. Ordinarily it would be sent at once. No delay should ensue. 2. It should not be long. At most agencies it would not be retained over two or three days. II. E. M Wilmington, Dei. Is a deceased sol dier's son, who is almost totally helpless by reason of paralysis, entitled to pension if his lather died from disease uot originatiug in the service, .in sieer. No. J. II. !., Erin, Houston Co., Tenn. My attorney has allowed my claim to run over 11 months after it waa completed, without action. Can I compel hiin to surrender his contract? Answer. If your attorney has neglected the progress of your claim for the above period you can appoint a new at-terney,-which, appointment, if recognized by the Pension Bureau, will operate so-as to render void the feu contracts made by you in favor of the first attorney. The contracts are filed in the Pension Bureau, nnd cannot be withdrawn. Hants to Find Hlni. J. Clem Wilson, Maysville, S. C, was In 1864, '65 a fioldhand ou the plantation of T Wilsou. scmeix miles from Floreuco. At the -ttrcii of tho break of the prisoners iu the Fall of 1S61 ono of them, named Michael Daisy, who belonged to somo Massachusetts cavalry regi ment, niado his way to the quarters of the Wilson place, and was there taken caro of by J. C. Wilson aud others for a number of mouths, Mr. Wilson would like to hear from Daisy if he is now alive. mn All Fits stopped free by Dr.KIine's arcnt 0i"""Norvo ltcstovor. No Fits after tlrst d.iy's use. Marvelous cures. Treatise and $!.uutruu bouie tree to Fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline, Kol Arch at.. Piuia., Pa. BomBfiSTTETl WwrWI.Caiitaln-ir . f strenatn. turrei.. . ,. ia- cras, er - cl, r vrv4i rslHvfe x a.d applied t- body or Itnsbs v liirr uifr:. "V"r.o:i; nail ?nrale Wi- .i -r it j 1 light. SMBpM" A- ' an otners. hi.-- . . .. on? ?ar. Jt- !..ir4 T n - tnrtwIMMni. T. - tog price, teat in aslam, and smu - -; for tbe carp of 1 -- 3 wnt JPHaVX to v .. m. WE BELT CO.. m Slate St, f zm. THE CELEBRATED FBSN0H GAPSdU! OP BaVUP t-i -, IWMI nLI-UAYLUd A lest of 30 YEtHS as prove !!:-.- Km ni'-rn-'xiv, by th rpit .1 Wits lr, ;.;w rv. :..;.. DsevrT"h:- j ail utt?r? i-ftieh,', pmmptaa.t c -jDiir.Lv!!-hiwr,irrv.BS -. Jfcm.7. . bwt:f-fe- n -. aia. imneors i , CjoMte. ovlc 01 Capsule. ULIN S. Ir, ' Kef- .: r ' r.3i Mir.' -1 . Ka;-' 'or- rf Tor's 's 1 ? i-irfc Spt-n- ..a ,! ;;.-alf n u aa.' Exjj i.bi'ij -Sr s Anngu.Sie 'irons. Prkie u . double-. Sead t-ttno fir :i: -nd trcatUe, ! A'd C M MOX SEX- K X - ate si.-; Xeattsa Th Nations! 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KJ&.VKS, P a Eox ELECTRIC BELT FREE. IoiutoiJarrtw;wutj4e,lraaof char. . .1 rr f oar UermfHi ! tSvtvsnuc . -.p-n"r!rv IWa,PriceS-.s"icamfndfcTCiir 7 " r ,-;a Xtebtuty, Varksorcie f'rniaaiopn, hnpet- v 2iEClRlCAUIiCY.P.aSoxl78.r XZ PAMPFR A fasttlve rnr. X Vn.IWi-.iti plaster, no rui:i. W. C PAN!-. M 30 r a. I j 72. Menttoe The XMSooa! Trtbaae. DR. CATGN'3 XXX R. Al- mm 3krt fccd. led Ju .tap 3 jmsc-j..- . . t " OCT. MnB arfllBlv at-noe awi ;.-il( tamd mnoom ,zxs. lrc- ft ' rz.-' 1 .... 4. a. ?. c. - . :-: - roRKRosmr JLirdcXpermar-n rtrra wr xos. or z . 1 : . ? aaaniood. nervo. -3. mmatm&l loaaaa. lack of a r-.-. h. -teor or eawelopme-t, eaoaed by lndiic-'.oa. exaeaaea. etc Val".,ibte book t rut 1 vf r 1. t- 2SZB Tttttnafil. CCX. 30TFAXO, 27. 7. Xastanst-elasf. final care la a faw !- Tetarcj; no purse; boss!-- no Jeaely BSiIet fre. Ailrfr- 1- fl. fcV2& 73 Xassaa t. : MsbUoh Thermits act Tnbeai. ;.tY rytRusKS skvp w 'FS.iAi.-c h. e ,le- Xeattea The Xatlnaal Tribune. QTTTJT' Care tor Epilepsy er fttafccMboan. i- -j - or 1 Ull till Dr. Knt, M. a. gys Hidtarr at., at. L ..Ma.! Mention The Sal tonal rr.baue. '$&? rsrSw 'ivS?1 -. i w hit) "v ' .cr a..-tk - i K .t-wiy vv ,. , .- RANTS Written by Himself, PUBLISHED BY Chas. L. Webster & Co, Vols. L and IJ. Complete. By an exetasTfearrangnaeat we tiave - of this last creat work of the Nation - ii enabled to :eat tnenn tuany of our r a... a et at the pwijSishcis' price $. The boot is uu'..'uliir"ntl boand in 1 1 i-.ly -rati ?a'I r ; illcstratad with eagraviaand maps stfti ay paper ol tec bumi nuoijiy. ua large t . . o. lo Ameriran soldier s.iould be wit'i a "We will send die two volumes, dm nl 1 Thb Ximoxai. TaiKOK foe one : jWt up aiMi. LANDS, Atalowestimatetbereireatleasttin.ivo - - id sospended entries of public lands ik-u-ii. :aa Geaerat Load Office a-id Uepartmeni : : i t. A large per cent, of -tuch cases con be roi: . i m- Venaton. or, in cae nf contest, can be :i.ii i- - I jr tbe employ niu tot a ctasptent ami u). . -- ia Washiustou, where lite record ci sr.. ,-a- bla to such utoraey if recofrnUed by the Lc;-. . ,.U attend to sach eases with promptaess auU .. l.,ju have such a case wme ate for terma. 6OX6E S. LEMON, 615 7rffeeaak StaratN.Tr."Wa,shi:ist(:i, x. O. IMPORTANT BOUNTY DECISION. A soldier wlu, ha risgbeeaooearably :i-c .. , ...Use servios atae months or more, and who m -.. - i -" vuy time on or before April i, tst,dnrin: ti. -.' r'ie rebellion, re-enltsted in the volantepr ?er. -.r-a years or daring tha war, aad who w.h d. . ...: l ty reason-of the dosaaf thswa,arpiQr ihei . . n ats received hi liae of daty.fe aow entitle" i to - v aa bounty of faKL The aiae montha'pre'OiH - ured not have been coosscative, noraesd it Uuve v- , rt-a-dered ia the war of the rebellion. GEORGE E, LEMON. Aitoraey-at-Law ami Saieiior of Patbn:5. 615 Fifteenth Street Northwest, WASHINGTON, D. C. M EXIC A rTPENSiON" B !JX Has becer-mw.waw entitles certain ur. iv .n r ,Ulr Widows, to apeittioaof ? per mouth, c.i'i-r. . . ..-ura Janoar S9, to7, tbe data when the b.U ' . i 1 1 iw. All partuw interested should .it ooee en . . -i. i '.he nadeiaigued for blanks aad iatbrm tt! :. I . - MvX facilities for the prosecution of 4ucn .,:- i - ?nty yearaaaeeessfal experience in pcl;:.. .-! . ..i : :.'uw the Bsecutiva Departments of iaajovtri;;:.i-'.ii. G-SOB.es E. UEMOTT. 815 13th SMsaat, Wabhiua ton, u. C. P. 0. Drawer S. THK KE ACKX. iaterestiog aod This most ablr-writtea work, by John McElroy, js mm having; a very large sale, ami tbe now edition will soon bo exhausted. Send Si to Thh N.vrxoxAb Tsra- tsy vnw im?, gpSLASSlCjB 53"&I IJlMjMMMM li Jmkl?22&l xMBE'ST"n .eK vlJHbJ-a-lXU2'AL fii ' "lTtT GEN. 8 BOOK, i T7.XK and secure a copy. - - i - -isajfcr-X- ix