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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 18S8.
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Tlio HoHsenfl, Cofi?ersttion Clulh
Puzzles, etc
Tie Happy Hsseli9ia.
FAIX FASHIONS
Folt bate, antrimmod, from white to Mack and
So every conceivable shade, have followed the sea
Bide ami mountain belles to the city thoroughfares.
iThey are irotty if the race is pretty.
Qtrte, do not wear such mottetrous vrabbhng bus
Hoe. A Kraoeful fulnoes at the waist-line is much
2nora elegant and in belter taste. And then fashion
iiis Fall per mite it.
Hats and bonnets are still trimmed from the
ack forward. The plumes, feathers and bows arc
hBcwith the season of ethereal Autumn lighl-
tieefl. . , . ,
Walking-boots of the fine grades are tipped with
Jmtent leather, and are very narrow at the toe.
Another extreme lias a very wide toe. Ladies will
5tudy the shape of their foot in purchasing. Soles
ere sensibly thicker.
KKD CATSUT.
To make catsup with the true tomato flavor and
pet hot enough to he grateful and appetizing, pro
seed as fotfoM s : Pare one-half bushel of ripe red
tomatoea, dram them through the colander with
out pressing, then Mew with half a dozen red pep
pers and a cup of salt until they droit to pieces, and
then put ihetn through a sieve to remove the seeds.
Boil until tretty thwk, add one pound of white
sugar and four Utblepooufuls of mustard dissol ved
in one quart of vinegar, sunnier a few minutes,
oool partly and seal for use.
PICKiED PEACHES.
The finest pickled poaches arc made with the
skins on. but care must be used that they do not
become loose or wrinkled. "Wash the peacles and
wipe with a towel to remove the furse. Have
ready a sirup made by adding one quart of vine
gar to a pound of sugar, in which is placed a bunch
of cuinatnoti and cloves lied in a doth. Put 1:1
your peaches and stew until tender. Plaeo in a
Jar, boil down until thick, and turn over. Seal after
allowing a little of tiie steam to cseape. Sometimes
two or three ets of peaches may be stewed in the
same sirup. Care must be taken that the sirup is
not too hot when piaeiug in the kettle.
SCPKBIOE aCUCIXAGE.
HAirr Hocsebold: The following reeipe for
mucilage to mend fossils and minerals has been
found ao valuable that I will give it for the benefit
oTtkeaH. and C. C: Starch, two drachms;
while sugar, one ounce ; gum arable, two drachms;
water, sufficient quantity. Dissolve the gum, add
the sugar and boit until the starch is cooked. It is
very adhesive mucilage, and. owing to the sugar,
never becomes brittle, so that it never scales off, as
most glues da, from stones or other hard sub
stances. In a geological cabinet it is simply in
valuable. Clara Trebel will iimi information
sought it Amy Smith's letter in Tbibctxe of April
26, 1896. Bessie G. liace, Fort Wayne, Jud.
Sailer's Chat.
Prices awarded ; B. P. Webb, Elroy. Wis., to Eva
22. Grate, Oceanside, Cal.. for best postal autograph ;
Birdie Klllam. Cleveland, O., seeond best.
Maud Stoddard, 130 North Ada street, Chicago,
111., has been vi&ittng Elpha L. Yeoman, Surrey,
lad., and together they attend National Encamp
ment this week.
"Bob" and others who write anonymously must
send their true names with contributions.
Dretta Chamberlain: The figure 1 after your
name in Searchers and Solvers simnly means that
yea answered one puezle correctly.
B. F. Webb adds 2 cents to the "little Cripple
Chair Fund."
W. S. Moore sent no address, consequently his
request to know how many of the C. C. were going
to vote for Cleveland, and why, and for Harrison,
and why, does not appear.
XL W. Davis, Mtukegon, Mich.: The way to join
theC. C.JtojoiH. Yo are now on the Boll Call.
Cenrersatien Qb.
IhMtm f tht Ch&.l. Write briefly. 2. Write only
on one state uf the paper. 8. Write to the point. 4.
Write on one subject. S. Write your best, 6.
Send answer to till punelesior ue of lid it or. Kaeli
week the naMies of those writing the beet letters
style, eotupostuou, spelling, peuuiansuip and gen
eral merit coustdercd w ill be named at the liead
of this column on the Honor Boll. First honor
will iudouv all of thee requirements. Second
honor will iuciude a deficiency in some one point.
Ko other til he named.
HONOR ROLL BK6T I.HTTEBS.
Fitwt HKor XiaUie B. Speers, Hawley, Pa.
tsecond Honor-Hoae Kelt Korlou, Aucora, N. J.;
Ivora E. Samycr. Parte, Mich.
DCS JtQVL CAIX GJtEBTIKGS.
Fannie l'uil, CIS Berwick street. South Hasten,
Il; Julia h-rniKlera, Xewart. Neb., father wound
ed at Vickatrarg; Tfmrralet4tar4cvwi, Ie)u4Ha.
Wis., son oi iron Brigade; Frank Boree, Bunker
Hill, Ilk, daughter Co. Jv, 9th 111.; Josh; Snyuer.
Bavte. ltl.; scUi C Dauiel. Ktteil, Nob.; Daniel
Bowlattd, ll-At-U, Neb.; haac A. Gary, S. of V.,
JffoaeU. alo; Nellie A. Go&s, Forest City. Iowa;
Graoe P. Boyd. Kroefcport. N. Y Frank Haekett.
XiOMwrSlle, W. Va., trees among the picturesque
Allegheuie, lUtta. Nell Norton, Ancora, N. J.;
Henry. Yanceboro. Mc; Nora E. Sawyer, Paris,
Mien.; Harold H.Davu,2K booth Terrace street,
Muskcgou. Mici.. sou of B. H. Davie, Ueuteuanl
ColoBet, lAtti ttictu; Flora A.Conner, Charles City,
Iowa; P.U.Juues.soaaM.hObio.Waite's.O.; W.S.
Moore, son of a soldier (no address); George E.
Hottftsout, Glcnwood, Mo.; V. K.tug Pifer, Har
mon's Creek, Pa., sun Co. B, 74th Pa. Total, 4.W2.
eKAECHEBS AK1 MLXRBS.
Fannie Paull, Sonth EastoM. Pa., 1; John B.
Creager. Valley. K. J.. 53 (two tosues); E. M. Tink
hatn. iapnugtieM, Maee.,i; Beasie G. Bace, Fort
Wayne, iuu.. a, Wm.ix Pedeu, Key at out, O., 4;
o name, WmcImmUt, ld., 3; Miiode M. C. Petty,
North Doraet, Vt., 25; Julia A.Tiukhaui, Hanover,
CouaM 1, Win. K. Chentree, 3; H. O. Wagner,
Erie. Pa.. 1 ; Annie L. Marsh, 24 ; Reoa M. Garvin,
New Athens. O.. 1 ; J alia Saunders, Newark, Neb.,
. Grace P. Bbyd. Bruckport, N. Y.. ; Cliarlee T.
inwughi, Pwiuciet, K. I., 9; Ij&uie Holman, Mill
iltage. Pa., J; Charte W. Gaat, Clinton, Iowa, 2;
Emma ttiaer. Gend. Spntuen. JCau., 3; Tommie
bturdevant. trivin, Wii, 23; Mabel C. Gkdtngt
Tnorntwn'a Ferry. X. II.. Ml; Bena Stillwell, Erie,
Kau.,23; Jamos K. Alger, SwaatpseoU, Mass., o;
A. l besnuu., fee Louis, Mo., 29; Kjietla Williams,
Derry. Kju, ; Maggss Bathbuu, Odelt. Neb., 22;
Isaac A. Garj , Motteu. Mo.. 2; Ada Crandall, Union
Ctty. Mm.. 1: Cbtca Cooper, Atucn, 0..1; Edwin
B. Bowser, Academy, Ind 1 ; W. S. Peyden.
jBuryfltone. O.. 1 ; May ttnsceU. Kodmaii, Iowa, I;
B. F. Wefcb. Kirasr. Wis.. 1.
THKKE COXEXe FOB. THJE TErBCKK.
Three cheers for the grand old Tkwvkx,
And the hoys who wore the Use;
Wetl rally 'ruund our standard,
Tnrnauvc land be tree.
for the craad old Txugxe.
Ikjr Ms banner always wave,
Tittsil our NatKMtV umtors
Ate buried in their graves.
Tlwse eh uers for the grand otdTxunrjrE,
Hnm ijoldnari. stanch and bwvs;
Fiar the unsay that now me taring,
BnrUsaae to the silent mm.
Tltvee cheers for the grand oM Tjojkjks,
nartiss Ask that waves on hhjfe ;
Iter God tMdtsea our Xatfon,
Hay ll-ssdam never the.
Alma A. Hters. Kew Boston , IIL
smntT of thk civil yrxK.
39 E. J.
Part IV.
A osaspiracy for extendingMhe area of tsavorv
grew out of the olinculties between the UnKed
States and bfsuu concerning Cuba in JttW. Three
X. ntted StaU!t Mintstere to Europe met at Ostend
a seaport m Itelgtuw. and addreased a letter to the
.un7i w0 muiuiuuicui iu paroutse UnW, It
pussiUe, or mkt-it by loree if ne.esary. This let
ter w caiieu the " Ostend Circular," tuid seemed to
be a plai to form a slave-labor Empire within what
v as called tne "Golden Circle"; this was a tract
of eonotrj" having a radius of M degrees of latitude
wrth Havana for 1U eenter. Jt rcaebed north to
southern I'cntieyivania. south to the isthmus of
Darum, and .nciuded tbe West Indies, Mexico and
part ot Cetural Ameriea. This scheme tailed, as
did also a conspiracy under the leadership of in
M alker. a favorite uf Jeflerson Dans, to jjee the
Ceuteal Auk neau btates. Although suoeessful for
a fer itim tue project tailed, and Walker was
shot all i !n..,u iu ItOs.
lictuiii:ii.. uue of the authors of the "Ostend
Circular.' hum became President.
1 ue " Drea teoott Decision " of the Supreme
Court in lr7 kindled anew tbe strife between
North end booth. It prorated that slaves eon hi
he taken tuto tree States without gaising their free
dom, nnd " denied the rght of ettisenahip to any
persoti w-no ws slave, or was the desoeinhMtt of
bshtve.
ffbeeeowwNnad.
wax jakjk iKsrmcer&
Fkikkjmot theC. C: In oompliaooe with the re
quest of a member iu regard to toe elaasMeaUon of
the tomato as a fruit ore vegetable, I would say it
depends more on what is defined as a fruit or a
vegetable. My theory of a frort is that the seed
must be planted a year or two previous to bearing
t.g.. the pear tree; while the seed of a vegetable
if planted in the Spring, produces in the following
Bummer or Fall. A vegetable derives its nourish
ment through pores on its outer surface, whereas
a fruit is that which is covered and includes the
seed.
Vegetable is a botanical term of like meaning
with plant. It is applied to one of the divisions or
kingdoms in which organic nature is divided
egetebl widely includes all the productions of
the vegetable kingdom.
The term fruit is applied to the product of a tree
or plant containing a seed. The ovarv haviiur at
tained a certain age withers and falls off after the
other parts develop into what is known as the fruit.
TbK (consist of a thick covering, space or cells, in
winch the seed is inclosed. Botanieally, then, the
tomato is cl.ised as a fruit.
In tbe sense of belonging to one of the great df
vietons of uautre, the animal, the vegetable and the
minora! kingdoms, tbe tomato is a vegetable.
Its meat is a fruit, the plant belonging to the same
genus as the potato.
The whale is net a fish; it lung, heart and in
teslbies resembling those of a quadruped'?. Tiiry
breathe by lung, net by giii, , su.kit th-ir vouu'
have do seats, and a luuizuuu: uu, rfce rcitrS
of fishes. They are also warm-blooded, breathing
atmospheric air. John James.
CONGltATlTLATIOXS AND BEST WISHES.
Yes, we will miss the well-known name of Annie
L. Marsh; but since we are not to loso the individ
ual, (as we do not think of giving licrnn honorable
disclmrge.) why, we will accustom ourselves to the
change in name. According to her own expression,
Annie is " true blue"; and she has proved it. I
earnestly wish she may be as happy and successful
in her future life as she has been in the past. Wel
come to Charles M. Gnstand all other new mem
bers. The C. C. " latch-string is always out." A.
L. Seaman, St. Louis, Mo.
Having just read the letter of our favorite, Annie
Ii. Marsh, informing us of the coming change in
her name, I hasten to be among the first to assure
her that slie will be given as sincere a welcome in
the future as in the past. Wo do not want any sub
stitute, and as for a discharge she is not entitled
to one, for in entering the Club we all "enlisted
for the war." And now allow me to suggest that
she sign herself "Annie Marsh Williams," in her
letters to the C. C, so that we shall have the pleas
ure of seeing the old familiar name. I am sure the
entire Club will unite with mc in wishing her every
happiness in her new position. Clarence W. Bow
ers, Geneva, O.
No, Annie, your C. C. friends cannot think of giv
ing you a discharge. What would we do without
you? I have learned to look through the C. C. col
umns for your letters with as much interest as I
would for those of an old friend. We would miss
you greatly, and although it will not be Annie 1.
Marsh, it will still be "Our Annie." I extend my
welcome, Charles M. Gust; also my wish that you
may live along, happy and prosperous life. Willie
O. Johnson, Schooner Point, Ind.
Please allow me just room enough in your col
umns to introduce myself and to congratulate Miss
Annie L. Marh two weeks ahead of time. Geo.
E. Howson, Glenwood, Mo.
I trust Annie I.. will not withdraw from the C. C,
notwithstanding change of name. The name of
Williams has an honest sound. E. M. Tinkham,
Springfield, Mass.
Congratulations, Annie L. Marsh. May peace
and happiness follow thee on thy way of duty.
Charles A. Zicske, Courtland, Minn.
OUB BOOK CIRCLE.
Friekds op the C. C.: How many have read
any of Eggieston's or Cable's writings? Have
never seen them mentioned in our "Book Circle."
Of the present writers of fiction, with whose works
I am acquainted, they in my estimation take the
lead. Eggleston's delineation of a class peculiar
to the West and Cable's of one to the South, gives
us a clear conception of tbecharactcrs and jmaiinexs
of a people that would probably not be presented
to us but for the masterly minils of such men as
these.
Presume all are familiar with the "Hoosier
Schoolmaster." "The Graysons," by the same
author, published as a serial in the Century, I con
sider superior. There is also in the current year of
the CfcWury"Au Large," by Cable, a continuation
of "Caraiiero" and "Grande Pointe." It is excel
lent, but I think hardly equal to "Dr. Sevier," al
though some descriptions are beautiful bits of
word-painting.
Now, if those of our friends who condemn novel
reading as an absolute waste of time, would try
one of these works which 1 have mentioned, I i.m
quite certain there would be a change of opinion,
for such reading is instructive, and tends to elevate
one's thoughts. Zoe E. Owen, Kent, O.
I, like many others of the C. C, am very fond of
reading. H. W. Longfellow and E. P. Boe are my
favorite writers. I -think E. P. Roe's "Opening of
a Chestnut Burr"' and "A Day of Fate" very in
teresting; and I also admire many of J. G. Whit
tier's poems, especially "Snow Bound." Poetry
is elevating and should be studied by all. Nellie
A. Goss, Box 190, Forest City, Iowa.
I would like to know how many of the C. C. have
read and how they like the "Christmas Tree." I
liave read a great many books, and, next to the
"Children of the Abbey." it is my favorite. I think
Miss Alcott's " Proverb Stories " very nice. Min
nie K. Michael, DeSoto, 3Io.
Having read the many different opinions of tho
C. C. on works of fiction, I wonder how many ad
mire my favorite novelists, Georgie Sheldon nnd
Bertha M. Clay ? I have also rend " Ivntbrina," by
J. G. Holland, and"Lucile," by Owen Meredith,
and like them both just splendid. Julia Williams,
Hawkeye, Neb.
Novel reading gives wrong ideas in regard to
life. Many lose their reason m not finding life as
the novels picture it.e think it much belter to
read hooks that will ennoble the nature. How many
agree with me? Alma A. Hiers.
W. A. Kaler expre&bes my views that " Beulah "
is of slight interest. "Dr. Jc-fcyll and Mr. Hyde "
may be read with profit. Etta M. Todd, how did
you manage to know your lesson and "study" a
novel? Bertie Killam, Cleveland, O.
What do tlie C C. think of the book entitled "A
New Graft on a Family Tree " ? I think it very
fine. E. P. Roe and "Pansy " aro my favorite
writers. Isn Short.
I wonder if any of you like my favorite poet,
JohnMiilou? I think his "Paradise Lost" the
greatest production ever written by mortal man.
The description of the fallen angels, the splendor
of Heaven, the lovcIines3 of Paradise as i-howii in
the poem gives us scenes of supeibuman beauty
or horror so vividly that it rivals memory itself.
Clare Nichols, Palo, Mich.
"Reading," says Lord Bacon, " makcth tho full
man." Many a dreary hour have I got over by the
help of the tragedies and comedies of our dramatists
and novelists. Books should be placed in the
1 lands of children and youth which require some
effort of tbe tabid; such ns demand patient and
serious thought. Tho young mind Is easily spoiled
if it is fed alone on t utt which amuses. E.Ger
trude Race, Fort Wayne, Ind.
My question remains unanswered. It was not
which was the best man, but which was the great
est General, Napoleon or Grant? As to authors, I
believe John C. Abbott to have been a true, noble
hearted American, who could have had no reason
for rendering a biased account of Napoleon. How
ever, there was no dispute bn this point. D. D.
Tower, Miiivillc, N. J.
I hearttly agree with Emmet Searcy concerning
" Little Women, by Miss Alcott. I have read and
re-read it, and still enjoy it. Itena Stillwell.
Cyrus Wick: Alt English writers have their
prejudices, Aliaon and Macfarlasie among the rest.
Madam Hemusat was a close friend of Josephine,
and Bourrieune. Napoleon's Secretary, was a per
fideous friend. The statement about J. S. C. Ab
bott was the first of the kind I had ever heard.
Chambers's Eneyclojiedia says of Mr. Abbott: " He
is a remarkably voluminous writer, and has ac
quired a large measure of popularity from the sim
plicity anu earnestness or tils thought," Napoleon
was born at Ajaceio, Island of Corsica, Aug. 15,
1769. (Jobnsou's Encyclopedia and Goodrich's
Hiotory of France.) The Island of Corsica was
ceded by the Genoese to France in 17S. (Johnson's
Encyclopedia.) Therefore. Napoleon was born a
Frenchman. Harvey A. Bower. Delpbos, O.
I have read the opinions of the C. C. with inter
est on their favorite authors. I liave no favorites,
but prefer American writers. I like Harriet Beeclier
btowe's slavery books, and Tourgee s historical
novels. I do not admire "Ivanhoe." Ella Price
voices my views. V. King Pifer, Harrison's Creek,
Pa.
The Book Circle dieeuasion is a good way for tho
dissemination of the knowledge what books have
benefited us most. I have seen no mention of
"The Vicar of Wakefield," Oliver Goldsmith's
great masterpiece. A lesson of morality is in every
chapter and fashion's follies strongly portrayed.
Iet us cremate tlte yellow-baek literature an de
vote ourselves to modern and ancient history,
travels, science, and pure fiction whose puriwsc is
to elevate, with something to amuse, like "Gulli
ver's Travels," or a good satire like " Don
Quixote." "Barriers Burned Away" is a good
noret; "Princes of ThuJe," by Black, gives a
good descriimou of Northern Scotland. "Yo
iande" ispleasaut reading, but not so instructive.
Burns is my favorite poet. Clio Harper.
I think "Beulah" and "Airy Fairy Lillian"
charming. Who lias read "East Lynno" nnd
"Lena Kivers"? E. P. Roe's "Near to Nature's
Heart" I like. Mary A. Scott. Binghamton. N. Y.
I belong to the S. of V., the i. O. G. T. and Chris
tian Endeavor. My favorite authors are Gen. Ixj w
Wallace. E. P. Roe, Charles Read, Sir Walter Scott
and A. C. Gunter. W. G. Smith. Plymouth, Mass.
Friends, read "Tlie Life and Death in Itebel
Prisons." E. P. Roe is among my favorite authors.
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room," bv T. S. Arthur:
Holidays at Home" and "The Way to the ileart
of Childhood " are of the kind of books profitable to
read. May A. Russell, Rodman, Iowa.
TO KXCIIANOE WANTED.
To exchange: "Monte Cristo," by Dumas, to
us irmv. u. r . j-ohs, apencer, lowa. Prize
for prettiest collection of advertislngoards. sMinnie
L. Sawyer, Bx 75, Paris. Mich. Photographs and
letters for tlie same. Frank Haekett, iouisvillu
W.Va. PriJW for best piiotograph by Oct. 30. Miss
A. Murphy. Murphy. O. "Diok Onslow Among
the Indians" for best painted postal autograph -exchange
with all. B. V. Webb, Elroy, Wis. Prize
for prettiest advertisement card by Oct. 15; also for
best photograph. E. Gertrude Raeo, Fort Wayne,
Ind.
I'oatal autographs: Julia Saunders, Newark,
Neb.; Itena M. Garvin, New Athens, O.; Charles
W. Gsst, Clinton, Iowa; Nettie Cady, Troy, O.
(especially Mith Annie L. Marsh, John James and
Emmet Searcy, etc.; Grace A. Smith, Hurlhurt,
Ind.; Louis Holman, Mill Village, Pa.; Minnie K
Busbey, Hohoesville, O.; W. G. Smith, Plymouth!
Mass. '
Letters: With the C. C Tommie Sturdevant
Melvtna, Wis.; Flora A. Conner, Box 13, Charles
City. Iowa. With young gentlemen. Nina and
Neil New-ton, Box 11. Greenup, Ky.; Lillie Shaw
rer, Edna Ruiie, Osawatamie, Kan.; Norn Man
chester, Box 404, North Manchester, Ind. With
soldiers' daughters, 16 to 20. Selh C. Daniel. Estell,
Ivn;se.x"oowUoy'Uvi,,K in a J"BOUt on n claim;
Daniel Rowland, broncho breaker, Estell, Kan.
With any who expect to attend the Coshocton
County Fair. Sadie A. Busbey, Box 115, Holmes
y.V1' P,",ta 'OHnK ladies. Albert B. Bean.
Wioerford Me.; Fred H. Nickerson, Greenwich
O.; Oma Woodbury, Washington, Kan., (especially
in Concordia); Deil Neir, Washington, Kan., fea
pectatly Concordia girls).
Wanted: Songs, "Broken Engagement," "Dv
ing Cowboy," "Sailor's Last Hymn," " Sioux
Chiefs Daughter." Lizzie Hannn. Brunswick, Mo.
Song, ' Little Red Itosewood Casket." Minnie L
Sawyer, Box 75, Paris, Mich. To know how to
earn money while attending fcchool. Rosa Nell
Norton, Ancora, N. J. Lettors from Clnremont
Colony, Va No. 1072 New York ltretlde Compan
um ; Song, " Don't Go Out To-Night, My Darling";
last six itaragraphs of "James Bird," nnd song
containing the words "Do not pass them with n
f?eJT-','rNor E- Sawyer, Box 75. Paris, Mich. W.
II. H. Boster to know that Rhode Island has two
Capitals, Providence and Newport; Ruth A. Kil
lam to know I have been waiting two months for
tbe joe4al autograph. Eva T. Pryor,190 Westmin
ster street. Providence, B. I. Friends to know the
letter signed B. A. Smith should have been my sig
natureGrace A. Smith, Hurlhurt. I ml.; do not
wish gentlouten correspondents. Will some one
htftl m lltf riluilr flolluil n..r;. AfH4A.. SI -ftr-.
Allie Baruum, Ilolstcin, Iowa. To hear from tho
l C y , after a year iu Michigan and Indiana. Zada
.- iicwmwn, jr springs. x0O. All to k'llOW I
am nut a young lady, but the mother of nfnmlly 47
er old, married in 1S0S, but one who loves The
TrtrnusE and hns a warm place for tho ' old vcl3."
Magnolia J. Gnlpen, Gnlvoston, Tex. James G.
Shumway to know my address is Cresco, Iowa.
Florence Shumwny. To know where J. M. B;, of
Assumption, III., is gone. Alma A. Hiers, New
Boston, 111. The address of some one who buys
premium coin. J. W. Lane, Cumming., Kan.
Tlio Curious Corner.
Answers to questions will not he published with
in two or three weeks after questions appear. So
all will have a chance to send replies and receive
honorable mention with tho uuraber answered.
There aro said to bo moro males than females
in the world. Nature seems to bo against polyg
amy. When Gen. Burgoync, nicknamed "Elbow
Room," on entering Boston Harbor in 1775, was
told that 10,000 armed men were investing the city
defended by but 5.000 British, ho said, sarcastically,
"10,000 peasants keep 5.000 King's troops shut up I
Let us get in, and we'll soon find elbow room."
Hence the name.
The Himalayas, rising 2.900 feet above the sea, are
the highest elevations; the Dead Sen, lying 1,300
feet below the ocean level, is the lowest depres
sion. Do Soto w.i3 bnried in tho Mississippi River to
conceal his body from tho Indians.
Tho seven Kings of Rome were Romulus, Nutna.
Ponipilius, Tullus. Hostilius, Ancus, Mnrtius. Tar
qumius, PriscusServius, Tullius and Tarquinius
Superbus.
The passage from the Atlantic to tho Pacific was
completed by Capt. MeClure in 1852.
" Webster's Reply to Hayno" was a strong plea
for National Union against the South Carolina Null
ification theory.
Tho first American theater was established at
Williamsburg, Va., 1752.
An error in copying, plnced Moseby in tbe list of
the live greatest ex-Coufedernte Generals, instead
of Joseph E. Johnston, who should, indeed, head
the list.
1. Who destroyed the rebel ram Albemarle;
when and how? Prize for answer. Charles T.
Straight, 103 Hight street, Pawtuckct, R. I.
'1. When was Jefferson Davis inaugurated Presi
dent of the so-called Confederacy? George S.
Ford.
3. Who was the first while man in Kentucky?
May Russell, Rodman, Iowa.
1. What heroic act did a woman perform at the
battle of Monmouth? Will S. Pctlen, Keystone, O.
5. What is tho valuo of a ton of pure gold? Of
silver? Ora Annie Kost.
BIBLE BRIGADE.
In the ninth Chapter of Kccleslastes you will
read: "The race is not to the swift nor tho battle to
the strong, neither yet bread to the wise nor riches
to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of
skill ; but time nnd chance hnppeuclh to them all."
Judah, the successor of Joshua, captured tho Ca
naanitc giant, Adoni-bezek, and cut off his thumbs
and great toes.
The Lord said that Cain should be a fugitive and
vagabond upon the earth, a penalty thatsecins to
attach everywhere to the murderer.
1. What is the meaning of the word " brigan
diuc," in Jeremiah -1C:-1 ?
2. In how many places is the word " banquet "
found? Grace P. Boyd, Brockport, N. Y.
3. What man took his wife and two sons and
dwelt in a strange land because of famine, and
what became of them? A. C. Smead, Huntington,
O.
BRAIN-RACKERS.
To CoCTiinroTOits: In sending answers name
No. of The NATioKAirmnuNEin which the puzzle
is found. Answers of guessers may bo forwarded
within a week after receiving this TmnnjjiJ. Do not
make numerical 'enigmas of your own names.
Answers must nccompany all puzzles forwarded.
ANSWEItS TO PUZZLES IN TBIBUNE AUG. 23.
The Granger's Tangle
The potato bug and chinch bug,
They always quitin the Fall ;
But the worst bug is tlie " big bug,"
And the farmer feeds them all.
Truthful Anagram Tho man who ruleth his
wife's spirit is a great deal scarcer than ho who
taketh a city.
A C. C. Favorite The National TcmoKE.
Rhyming Enigma Cards.
A Summer Bouquet Rose, four-o'clock, aster,
pansy, pink, daisy, lilac, fern, monk's-head, sweet
pea, lily, forget-me-not, primrose, violet, water
lily, dnmask rose, myrtle, mignonette, tuberose.
United States Cross Word Woman suffrage.
An Historic Character John Withorspoon.
Poor Richard's Maxim "Never too late to
mend."
Poet Enigma Caxton.
TANGLED EDUCATION.
Hct solrw cntudenio,
Hchiw chosnet lcsf-iuaeld,
Si tebter unlit elh sebt,
Hicwh actehse thiyervengselo,
Adn tno hltn.
Dora Romosburg, Huntsville, Mo.
BUCKEVE HERB CHEST.
1. A couch; a stalk.
2. A knob; a plant.
3. A man's name; a shrub.
4. Belonging to a prelate; a cover.
5. Springing; a girl's name.
C, A small animal ; to pinch.
7. A quid; a noxious plant.
8. A disease; small number.
9. A number; to handle.
30. An insect; mischief.
11. Belonging to the vital part; rest.
12. A quadruped; an aromatic-plant.
13. Unbound; discord.
14. A girl ; a filament growing from the head.
15. Belonging to n King's son ; a plume.
10. The same; to cure. ' '. '
17. A serpent; source.
18. AInnce; to coin.
19. Celerity; a pit.
20. A rent; part of the hand.
21. Belonging to a maid; au arbor.
22. A twig; a pole.
23. Belonging to a religious man; headgear,
21. Fresh; a thorn.
25. An animal; ruin.
20. A fluid; a plant.
27. A bird; a projection.
23. A fish ; an herb.
29. A domestic animal; a twig.
30. An oily substance; a vessel.
31. A road; food made of Hour.
A prize for best list of answers. Nella Hampton,
3It. Victory, O.
THE TITLE OF A TENNYSON POEiT.
I am composed of 20 letters.
My 4. C, 20, 15, 9 is a large rope or chain.
21, 1C, 25, 8, 3 is the top of n mountain or
house.
18. 2C, 7. 10 is n brave man.
1, 5. 21, 12 is a pronoun.
2, 22, 19 is to strike.
'Si, 21, 9, 11, 25 is voracity or ravenousness.
13,0,15,11 is one of the equal parts of a thing.
11, 10, 17 is a thick vapor rising from the
earth.
Louis Holman, Mill Villago, Pa.
ENIGMA OF GENERALS.
My 21, 1, 15. 9, 8. 20. 10, Union General.
2, 14. 19, 19, 0, 15, General.
2. 13, 22, 5. 12. 1, 17, 11, 19. General.
21, 19, 23, 15. 20, 3. General.
2, 18, 6, 16, General.
7,19.4. 9. 11, General.
My whole is something that was honored nnd re
spected more than any Generator even the Hag, in
the late war. William Heiman, York, Pa.
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Comradci' Queries and Koplies Odds and Ends of
Information.
Comrades answering those InquIrioB are re
quested to write directly to the persons asking for
the information, and not to Tub National Tkiu-
UJiK.1
George D. Swift, Lock Box 7, Eureka, Kan.,
would like the address of Ed. Sanborn, Co. A, 11th
Mich. Cav. 0. S. Rouse, Salem, Mo., would like
to hear from any of the boys of the 110th JU,
Christ. Laughenry, Co. M, 10th Ohio. WostervilJe,
O., wants the addresses of all tho surviving mom-
lers of the above company. T. F. Tripp, Acme,
Ore., would like the addresses of T. G. Smith, E.
R. Parke and G. W. Samson, Co. K, 52d Pa. A.
JLW. Long, Box 560, Springfield, O., desires the
address of Stillman Sarmiue. or any comrade who5
was in McKIm'u Hospital, Baltimore, Md in tho
Spring of 1805. Oren Abbott, Licpsic, O., wants
tho address of any lifer or drummer of the 123d
Ohio. G. A. Orrnsby, 23d Mich., Box 178, Ne
braska City, Neb., would like tho address of James
M. Wilkison. Edward Roberts, Oro City, Colo.,
wants to hear from some of the comrades of Co. F.
22d Wis. Jno. W. Kirk, Co. A, 37th Ind., Haney's
Corners, Ind., wants the address of GeorgeSargent,
Co. 0, 74th Ohio, who served in Co. I, 1st Batt.
Pioneer Brigade. John B. Holloway, Gaines
ville, Mo., desires the addresses of Capt. Godfrey
Luthey, First Lieut. George B. Miller and Second
Lieut. Price Holt, Co. G, 45th Mo. Merida Ba
ker, Hot Springs. Ark., wants tho address of any
memlKsr of Co's A and Bj also any member of the
8th Tenn. M't'd Inf. Louis Young, 109 Broad
way, Rochester, N. Y., would like to correspond
with any comrade of Co. K, 2d N.Y. Cav., who
was confined iu Libby or Salisbury Prisons, and
whorecoliectshim. EUYoder.MaKnetieSprings
O., wants the address of William Elliott, Co. B, old
12th Ind. Michael McCarthy. Ebensburtr. Pa.
abouts of the Surgeons in charge of the General
like to find some of tho comrades of Co. E. Oth P.
Cav. 1. P. Crowson, Sixteenth and U Sis, Port
land. Ore., would like the address of Capt. Theo
W. Ganby, or any of Co. 1, 10th Tenn. Cav. Artc-
rous Kleckner.Co. 0, 10th Pa., Munclo, Ind., would
like to hear from any of his old comrades. Tay
lor Knight, Co. M. 1st 111. L. A., and Co. A, 2d
Minn. Cav., Montevideo, Minn.would like to hear
from any members of his company. Edwin
Hammond, Fife Lake, Mich., would like to hear
from comrades of Co. F, 15th N. Y. Cav. Wm.
wood, or any member of tho 16th U. S. who re
members him having tho smallpox at Nashville,
Tenn., in 1865. Mrs. E. Duncomb, Upland, Neb.,
would like tho addresses of Col. Henry L.Webb
and Capt. Adams, of the 9th N. Y., Mexican war.
Eliaa Tousonought, Van Wert, O., wants the
address of Capt. L. H. Roots, of Co. H, Kth Ohio.
Mrs. Anna M. Espoy, New Richmond, Pa.,
wishes tho address of any comrades of her hus
band. Fred. R. Espy, of Co. A, 8th Pa., and Co. H,
6th U. S. Cav. David Holmes, Co. K, Oth U. S.
II. A., Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., wnnts the
addresses of Capt. Ivory Purdell, Lieut. Allen
and Serg't Taylor, of tho eaino company.
Hoofl'sSarsaparilla possesses peculiar curative
merit, and is much superior to other preparations
...n..1.1 j;i. ti
ituunniKumuiiuuicMui xmuici u. iuc.;ariny, wiio
served in Knapp's battery. Thomas B. Palmer,
West Fallbrook. Cal.. wishes to know the where
Jiospnai at jyuwrence, Jtau., during April nnd May,
1W2. Mrs. Phehe Van Stenberg. 51 King street.
Troy, N. Y desires the address of A. P. Allen, of
the 120th N. Y. 1. II. Jones. Moran. Neb., wnulil
D. Longwell, Co. C, 2d Batt. 16th U. S., and Co. C.
25th U. S., Karns City, Pa., desires tho addresses of
Dennis Vickery, James Whitehead. Robert Under
our mm TOPICS,
i -
Some Practical Suggestions for Our
Agriculuiral Readers.
"WOOL TASTE" IN MUTTON.
Thoso who partako of mutton know full well
that there, is frequently a very strong tasto
thai has been denominated a " wool taste."
This has been attributed to tho contact of tho
wool of tho ileeco with tho flesh of the animal
during the process of removing the skin from
tho slaughtered animal. Tho fact that mutton
is considered a very healthful food, and which
is sought for when tho flavor is not affected iu
a distasteful manner by any mean3 is a suffi
cient reason for the exercise- of proper caro in
slaughtering, lion. Cassius M. Clay, who is
considered a good authority upon tho question,
states that the tasto does not come from the wool,
but from tho " infusion of tho secretions of tho
intestines into tho circulation," by which tho
ilesh is tainted. 1 1 is claimed that in life tho liu
ingstrata of the intestines prevents theolTensivo
entrance of the excreta into tho capillary tuhes
of the absorbing surface. But as soon as tho
vital powors cease this capacity for resistanco
ceases, and tho irupuro secretions aro infused
into tho circulation. "Therefore," says Mr.
Clay, "it is best to starve tho sheep for 21 hours
before killing, giving water plentifully." At
tho time of killing, as soon as sensibility is lo3t
by a speedy removal of tho blood, tho skin
should be taken partly from tho hind quarters
and tho animal hung up, the skinuiug speedily
completed, and tho entrails removed as quickly
as possible. The ficsh is then perfectly sweet,
and no "wool tasto" is percoptiblo. Thoso
farmers who raiso their own mutton and do
their own butchering will do well to heed the
suggestions of Mr. Clay. Gcrmanlown Telegraph.
COItN FOR, ENSILAGE.
Much labor may bo saved by allowing corn
ensilago to lio iu the gavel in tho field whore
it grow until partially dried. To niako the
economy greater, tho gavels may he turned
over, and the stalks deprived of half their
weight by drying. Cornstalks half dried still
contain more than sufficient moisture to causo
fermentation and complete collapse of tho fiber
and settlement into a solid mass. I have for sev
eral years past cut tho partially-dried stalks,
from which ripened coru has been husked in
tho field, into tho samo pits with greener en
silago, with advantago to both kinds from mix
ing. I am convinced that coru ensilago is not
injured, but on tho contrary is materially im
proved by partial drying in tho field boforo
cutting into tho pits. Drying the stalks par
tially in tho field before drawing will econo
mize labor and mako much better ensilage than
to ferment after drawing and aftor cutting.
NOTES.
According to tho Department of Agricul
ture's reports, Fultz is tho most popular Winter
wheat grown, occupying something liko one
third of the area sown.
It is said that a horseshoo nailed on tho
forward feet of a cow or steer will prevent
jumping fences, as tho feet cannot spread;
henco tho animal cannot spring.
Tho hardest work of farming is to keep
down weeds and grass. Much of this labor
could ho saved if fighting tho weeds should ho
continued until the appearance of frost, instead
of giving up iho laud to them as soon as tho
crops aro off.
Eecently I noticed that one of my mo3t valu
able young applo trees was infested with borers.
Examination proved tho difficulty of removal
with a knife, as the pests were at work deep in
the body of tho tree. I requested a boy present
to get tome salt and rub in the holes, and was
rewarded by tho hasty appearanco of four of
tho intruders, which wero destroyed. Subse
quent careful search fulled to discover more of
the borers in tho tree.
A. sloppy, wet floor in a henhouse is an
abomination, and invariably brings on cramp,
colds and roup. Ifcnay be too late now to raiso
your floor if it is of that description, but you
can put boards in and cover litem with litter.
In tho Bluo, Grass region of Kentucky
there are no k-33, than 130 finely-improved
farms devoted to tho breeding and rearing of
thoroughbreds and trotters. Tho farms are
within a radius of 35 miles of Lexington.
" The small netted, cantaloupes arc usually
the best flavored. They also come early. The
Montreal nutmeg aud JIackensack are desir
able largo kinds, and'fho Casaba (a long melon)
is au excellent variety of family use.
When hens have swelled eye3, it is usually
ono eye and seldom both. Tito reason is that
wheu a hen is on tho roosfc thero is a draught
of air on her head, aud directed principally to
tho side on which the cyo is swollen. All that
can bo done is to make a close search for the
opening through which comes the draught. It
may be only a crack or a crevice perhaps no
larger than a pin-hole, but it will be onough
to kill tlie hen if sho roosts in tho samo place
every night. Look to tho ventilation also, es
pecially if at tho top, as a current may come in,
strike a board, and bo directed to ono side of
tho head of the hen. Swelled heads and sore
eyes nearly always cojno from draughts.
Thero should boa supply of red peppers
kept duriug tho Winter to bo fed to poultry
with their regular food.
"With 10 or 15 hens ono rooster, with six
ducks one drake, and with 20 hen turkeys ono
gobbler, is said to bo the proper division.
Eggs packed iu salt, so that they may not
touch each other, a layer of salt and then a
layer of cgsis, with small cud down, and put in
a cool place, will keep six months or more.
Tho heaviest ox ever raised injtho United
States was owned by Mr. Sanderson, of Palmer,
Mass., in 1863. The ox was raised on his own
farm and weighed 3.GC0 pounds on tho hoof, and
2,476ponnds dressed. Mr. Day, of Northampton,
Mass., raised tho heaviest pair of steers known.
When killed aud dressed Feb. 22, 18GJ, tho
pair weighed 4,493 pounds.
A Western farmer found that his corn crop
cost him too much for profit, tho principal ex
pense being the cutting, which was dono by
hand. lie therefore decided to try a new way.
He picked the stone3, rolled tho ground, and
sowed tho corn broadcast, then cut it with a
mower, llo began tho work with some mis
givings, but found stalks one and a half inches
thick wore cut through readily.
The old serpentine ridges, which aro com
mon through tho whole of Scotland, aro said
to have arisen from following tho paths of tho
cattle, which, left to themselves, naturally pro
ceed in a curved lino. The slovenliness and
unskill fulness of tho plowmen and tho bad
construction of their plows may also in somo
mcasuro account for tho crooked ridges. Full
a century ago it required four horses and threo
men to manage a plow in tho Highlands one
person to hold it, another to lead the horses,
who walked backwards, looking and guiding
tho course of the plow, and a third with a spado
to turn over any turf that was loft by tho plow.
The four horseswero yoked abreast, and tho
samo system prevailed in other parts of Scot
land about 100 years ealier. .FaraiH7 JporZcZ.
Tho "Xcck Verse."
Editoii National Tribune: I saw tho ex
pression tho "neck verso" in a hook I was
reading tho other day. , Can you tell mo what
it means? Is it. a portion of tho Biblo?
Estklle, Clarinda, Iowa,
Tho "neck verse" is:tho first of tho 51st
psalm:
Have mercy upon- me, O God, according to thy
loving kindness; according unto the multitudo of
thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
It got its liamofromboing chosen as a test
whether a criminal could read, under tho old
law of England whch allowed a man who could
provo that he could reatito escape execution.
, , .
Honor to Whom Honor is Due.
Editoii National Tribune: "The Boy
Spy," in his narraHtm of events at tho battlo of
Gettysburg, lays .particular stress upon the
military sagacity of G011. Hancock in saving
tho day aud the army, but does not ulludo to
tho fact that Longstrccfe was held in chock at
Little Bound Top for full 40 minutes by Gen.
Hiram Berdan's four companies of Sharpshoot
ers, a fact which was recognized by Gen.Loug
stroot himself at the last Reunion of tho blue
and' tho gray at tho Gettysburg aunivcrsary.
"Honor to whom houor is duo" is a motto that
should always bo kept in mind by narrators of
events. Tho terrible iiail of lead from Berdau's
hoys with their Sharps breech-loaders is what
Gen. Longstreot claims prevented him from
reaching tho coveted position in time to turn
Iho day in favor of tho Confederate forces. Is it
not so? I wish The National Tribune would
obtain a likeness of Gen. Berdau, and publish
a cut thereof, together with a brief bintrrnnliv
of tho General. Do so. Wm. Eluendorf,
Santa Ana, Cal,
SUNDAY MEDITATION.
Prorllcnl Duties TatiRht by a Study or tho Inter.
national Snndny-scliool Lesson Appointed for
Sept. 23. Dou 31:1-12.
Ono reading these notC3 should first carefully
study tho paragraph from tho Holy Scriptures aa
indicated above.1
Subject: The Death op Moses and tiie Ap-
roiNTarENT or Joshua as Successor.
Wo first consider the doceaso of Moses.
1. Time.
Moses died in tho year 2553 A. M., or in tho
yonr 1451 B. C. Houco wo study an eveut
which happened 3,341 years ago. He was 120
yeara old. (V. 7.) His lifo was composed of
three groups of 40 years each. For 40 years ho
was a friend of Pharaoh (Acts, 7:23); for 40
years more tho shepherd of Jethro (Acts, 7: 30),
and for 40 years in addition tho leader of tho
Israelites. Ho spent 40 years in luxury, 40
years iu labor, and 40 years in leadership. For
40 years he was a courtier, 40 an exile, and 40
a Commanding Geueral. His decoaso occurred
in tho 40th year of tho cxodu3. For mouths
before, Moses knew he was not to enter tho
Promised Land. Atfvhovery time when Mosos
committed tho sin which barred his entry into
Canaan, God pronounced tho sentence. (Nu.,
20 : 2-13, verso 12 in special.)
2. riace.
Tbe children of Israel had reached their last
station before crossing tho river Jordan. Thoy
were in tho plains of Moab. (V. 1. Also, Nu.,
33 : 49.) Tho facts and words related in chap
ters 3-1, 35 and 30 of Numbers were done and
said on thoso plains. Tho Book of Deuter
onomy was written and proclaimed there. East
of tho plains extended north and south tho
Mountains of Abarim for 50 miles, with a
breadth of 20 miles. In this range was an ele
vated ridgo, known as Mb. Pisgah, tho summit
being called Ncbo. It was in a line stretching
cast from Jericho. Nobo is about 4,500 feet
abovo tho sea. Tho word Nebo means a projec
tion. Tho modern name is Jubel Nebboh.
Thero was a heathen doity named Nebo. Prob
ably there was an altar erected on tlio summit
to his memory, giving name to tho spot. There
was much uncertainty as to tho indontity of
Mt. Pisgah until 18G4. Dr. Tristram ascended
tho peak in 1872. E. H. Palmer reached the
top two years earlier. Dr. Robinson refers to
a village threo mile3 southwest of Heshbon,
called Neba. The particular spot for tho death
of Moses was designated by Jehovah. (Deu.,
32:49.) All travelers who ascend Mt. Ncbo
speak of the wonderful range afforded tho sight
from said peak. Dr. Tristram speaks of a " clear
distant view of western Palestine, and tho
whole Judaean range from far south of Hebron
to Galileo." Ho states specifically ho "could
see the west side of tho Dead Sea, from Engedi
northward; Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mizpoh,
Ebal and Gorizim easily made out; tho open
ing of tho valo of Sheehcm, and the ridgo of
Carmel." (Seo Nu., 21 : 20 ; 27 : 12-14 ; 33 : 47;
Deu., 3:20,27; 32:4S-52; Isa., 15:2; 2
Mac, 2:4.) In tho lesson tho places seen
aro mentioned. With favorable atmos
phere it is possible from Mt. Nobo to
seo tho localities named. Wo aro re
minded of our Savior's range of vision from
Mt. Quarantania at tho time of his temptation.
Tlio question ha3 been raised as to how Mose3
saw tho lands specified. Somo havo imagined
God drew a map and indicated geographically
the places. But if so, why ascend the mount
ain? Ono could seo a map in the plain. Others
have supposed God imparted to Mo3es miracu
lous keenness of vision, Gnabling him to see
each spot in detail. But we arc not to resort
to tho miraculous too freely. We know that
for all practical purposes a view can be ob
ttflncd from Nobo of all the Promised Land.
3. The Author.
Much has been said as to tho writer of Deuter
onomy, chapter 31. Itcouldnothavobeen Mosos
himself, for tnon do not write of theirdeathsand
burials. It would not, however, bo reasonablo
to draw tho inference that if Moses did not
writo tho last chapter of Deuteronomy ho did
not composo tho rest of tho Pentateuch. A
friendly hand adds a final chapter to overy
autobiography, thu3-supplcmonting tho volume
with an account of tho decease and burial of
tho person who was tho subject of tho volume.
It is plain chapter 3-1 is a later production. Tho
name3 Dan, Naphtali, etc., wero not tho names
of said places till after tho death of Moses. Wo
can account for tho fact tho book of Deuteron
omy ha3 this last chapter. In early times tho
Holy Scriptures wero without tho divisions of
hooks, chapters, paragraphs and verses. Then
it occurred to scholars tiiat it would bo of ad
vantage to mako such divisions. In doing so
the last chapter of Deuteronomy should havo
been tho first of the book of Joshua. We would
then bo relieved of tho absurdity of allowing a
man to detail the report of his death and burial.
4. Preparations for Death.
1. Moses delivered an address to the people,
reciting an account of tho exodus and appoint
ing cities of refugo. (Deu., chapters lAto 4 in
clusive.) 2. Ho delivered a second address (Deu., chap
ters 5 to 26 inclusive) reinforcing the com
mandments, ordinances, etc., of Mt. Sinai.
3. Ho delivered a farewell address. (Seo
chapters 27 to 30 inclusive)
4. Ho commissioned and instructed Joshua
as his successor. (31:1-8; 14,23.)
5. Ho gavo instructions to tho priests and
Levitcs as to tho disposition of tho Pentateuch
and tho instruction of tho people as to it3 con
tents. (31:9-11; 21-27.)
6. Ho composed a very tender parting odo.
(Seo chapter 32.)
7. He pronounced a blessing on each tribe,
foreshadowing by prophetic power much of tho
history of each tribe. (Chapter 33.)
5. Tlie Death.
The decease of Moses was puroly penal aud
oxomplary as a warning. Ho did not dio from
any disease (V. 7.) His death was duo to his
sin at Kadesh-Meribah. When commanded to
speak to a rock, aud thus secure water, ho be
came impatient and instead struck tho rock.
(Nu., 20:12; 27:12-14; Deu., 3:27; 32:51.)
This was afterward a matter of deop regret to
Moses, and ho besought God to forgivo him and
let him enter Canaan. (Deu., 3 : 23-27.) But
the prayer was not answered. Aaron was a
party to the sin, and ho died. (Nu., 20: 23-29 ;
27:12-14.)
When tho time came God told Moses to go to
tho top of Nebo. That was a lonely journoy.
Having looked over tho promised territory,
Mose3 died. Wo cannot tell tho nature of his
death. Somo think that 113 God breathed tho
breath of lifo iuto Adam, so ho kissed it from
Moses. Tho original for "according to tho
word of tho Lord" iu V. 5 is literally "at tho
mouth of tho Lord," aud henco the rabbis
claim God kissed away tho life of Moses.
Thero was cortainly no augor. God owned him
as his servant oven aftor death. (Josh., 1: 2, 7.)
The effect of punishing Moses so severely has
had a salutary effect over sinco iu impressing
on mankind tho great sin of disobeying God,
tho certainty of punishment, tho fact of tho
diviuo impartiality, aud tho wickedness of
angor aud impatience.
Josephus gives tho following account of tho
death of Mosos. Of course it is not authorita
tive, hut it may be suggestive: v
Amid the tears of the peoplo, the women weep
ing and beating their breasts, and children giving
way to uncontrolled wailing, ho departs. At a
point in his ascent ho matces a sign to the weeping
multitude to follow him no further. Taking with
him only the elders, tho High Priest Eleazarand
Joshua, thoy proceed to the lop of the mountain to
gether. There he dismisses tlio elders, nnd then
alone with Elenzar and Joshua ho embraces them,
and while still bpeaking a cloud suddenly stands
over them, nnd he vnnishes in a deep valley.
In reply to tho thought that it was tantaliz
ing to Mosos to show him Canaan aud then
exclude him, it may bo said that it would havo
been far moro sad for Moses to dio without
assurauco and somo realization of tho grand
prospects boforo his beloved nation.
God buried him in a valley in tho land of
Moab over against Beth-peor. Beth-peor is
about one-half way hetweon Heshbon aud tho
Dead Sea. No ono yet even knows tho spot.
"God madohia grave, to men unknown,
"Where Moab's rocks a vale infold;
And laid the aged seer alone.
To slumber while the world grows old."
Archbishop Tillotson, from tho hint in Judo
9, claims that God gave special caro, superin
tendence, at tho burial ; that ho charged and
directed tho Angel Michael in the work; that
when Michael was so employed Satan appeared
and quarreled over tho matter. Satan wanted
to use tho spot for a shrine and tho body for a
rolic.
Wo romomher Moses indeed entered tho
Promised Land at tho transfigu ration of Christ.
0. The Successor.
Joshua became leader in placo of Moses. Ho
had been designated to said office by Moses at
tho direction of God. (Nu., 27: 18-23.) Ho
had splendid qualifications, no had oxpori
enco as assistant to Moses. Ho was wise. (V. 9.)
Ho was influential with tho peoplo. Ho must
have been about 100 years of age.
7. Suggestions.
1. Hoarken to leaders. (V. fit)
2. Proper mourning is right, but wa should
not griovo as do those without Christian cul
ture. (lTh.,4:13.)
3. God does not indicate a leaning toward
cremation.
4. Livo so as to gain God's approval and
man's commendation. (Vs. 10-12.)
OUR CORRESPONDENTS.
Ilopllcs to Questions on a Variety of Interesting
Subjects.
To CorrcspoHdsnls.WxHo questions on a sep
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umn within three weeks.l
II. L. L., WtlherJMd, Conn.!. Hare they com
menced to pay arrears to widows entitled tinder net
of June 7, 1863? '2. If so. how many of these claims
are being settled weekly, and what progre h
been made with them ? 3. Vht was tbe estimated
number of widows entitled to arrears by said act?
Answer. 1. Yes. 2. They are being settled as rap
idly as they can be. It is impossible to pay them
all in a week or in several weeks. They will b
disposed of as early as possible. 3. We are unable
to say.
J. A. P., Granvillt, Pa. A. pensioner incars the
displcasuro of a prominent man, who writes To the
Commissioner of Pensions and attempts to have his
pension stopped. Can he, by alleging pensioner to
be a fraud, liave the pension stopped, or Wonld the
Department pay any attention to him? Could not
the pensioner demand an investigation and make
his enemy furnish proof? .-lnwr. It is probable
that no attention would lie paid to such statements,
but in any event the iHsiuioner would be given a
full investigation and au opportunity to defend his
title to pension.
O. II., Rockmltr. X. Y.Is there any pension rate
equivalent to the loss of one arm? Anmeer. Tho
pension for disability equivalent to the loss of a
hand or foot w S24, (Act of March 3, 1883.) and the
pension for inability to perform any manual labor
14 SMO under the same act. These are the only
equivalent disabilities provided for.
J. S. McG TrenUm, Mo.l enlisted in Co. H,13th
Pa., Aug. 1, 15:62. for nine months, and was dis
charged at expiration of terra. Enlisted in Pennsyl
vania Militia, served three months, and was dis
charged. In February, 1S65. I re-enlisted in the
23lh Pa., and was discharged in August. 1S65. by
reason of close of war. I received but S66 bounty
from the United States Government. Am I enti
tled to any additional? Answer. You liRve received
all the bounty due you. You were not entitled to
any bounty for your nine months nor your three
months' service.
8. F. S. rarkersburg, TP. Va. Is a dependent
mother whose son died from effects of the service,
entitled to pension? He lived some years a Iter his
discharge and married, but his widow never applied
for pension, and is now remarried. Anwtr. The
dependent mother in this ease would not be enti
tled to pension, because the son left a widow sur
viving him. Only dependent parent whose sons
wero unmarried have any title to pension.
A. J. M., Louisville, Ky.'ily father, who was
drawing a pension on account of the services of
my older brother in the late war. neglected to
draw it for some time, and was finally dropped
from the rolls. He made application for restora
tion, but died before he was restored. Am I not
entitled to receive the amount due him at date of
his death? Answer. If you were under 16 years of
age at tho dnte when your father died you can ap
ply for restoration of his name to the pension roll,
nnd can receive such accrued pension as would
havo been due him had he lived; but you would be
entitled under no other conditions.
W. F. Ii., Memphis, Mo. Montli3 agolshrned and
returned to tho Second Auditor of the Treasury
receipts for pay between date of commission and
muster. Why 13 the money not forthcoming? An
swer. Presumably because your claim is not yet
settled. The signing of receipts in no way indicates
the state of your claim.
J. L., South Ccu3, Ionia Co.. Mich. I enlisted Feb
ruary, Ifc&i, for three years or during the war, and
was discharged from hospital February, 1S85, by
reason of Surgeon's certificate of disability. I re
ceived S60 bounty when I enlbted, which is all that
I have over received. Am I not entitled to addi
tional of the S00 promised? Answer. You are not
entitled to full bounty, because you were dis
charged for disability other than wounds. You
wero only entitled to the installments of bounty
which had accrued at the date of your discharge.
J. D. J., Cheater, Rockingham. Co., Ar. . 1. I en
listed May 7, l6l, for three yeara. and was dis
charged iu August, 1861, for disability; re-enlisted
Oct. 18, 1601, for three years, and was discharged
with the company Feb. 19. 1S65. "Was paid S160
bounty on my last discharge Is there anv further
bounty due? What are the acts of July 22, 1K61;
April 22, 1872. and of 1883, in regard to soldiers? 2.
How Iong"after a soldier's pension claim is referred
to a Special Examiner before he will be notified of
the result of such examination? Answer. 1. Thero
is no further bounty duo you. JThe act of July 22,
IJsCI, provided u. bounty of $100 to all soldiers who
enlisted on and after said date, and who served two
years or more. The act of April 22, 1372, provided
a bounty for all soldiers who enlisted prior to July
22, I8C1, nnd who were not otherwise provided for,
and who received no bounty. There has been no
act In 1833 relating to soldiers, either in tho way of
bounty or pension, except the act of Aug, 27, 1SSS,
which increased the rates for deafness. 2. We can
not say, because thero are many circumstances
connected with such claims which do not affect
others. All claims are taken up in their regular
order as soon as they are reached by th&Exaaimer.
Bounty. Why could I only get 50 instead of
$100 in 186? under the equalization of bounty act?
1 enlisted Aug. 5, 1S02, and was discharged July S,
1865, for disability. Answer. There never was an
equalization of bounty act. The act to which you
refer was tho additional bounty act. The reason
you only received 850 was because you served less
than threo yeara and were discharged for a cause
other than wounds.
T. T Sligo, Montgomery County. Md.It the
Dependent Pension liill becomes a law, will those
already on the roll at less than SI2 per month be
increased to that amount? Answer. The bill men
tioned has already been so amended and tinkered
with that it is liable to bo still further changed, so
that it is impossible at this time to predict what its
features will lie if it is ever broughttoavote. "The
National Tribune" Pension Bill would increase
certain pensioners.
M. C. D., LiUte Falls, Ark. Will the Government
furnish a soldier with trusses who is drawing a
pension for hernia; and if so, to whom must he
apply? Answer. Yes; apply to the Surgeon-General.
U. S. A., this city.
What has become of the Ex-prhoners of War
Pension Billt Answer. Two Senate bills and 12
House bills havo been introduced during the
present Congress, providing pensions for ex-prisoners
of war, and but one of these has been aeted
upon. H. It., 1120, introduced by Mr. Morrill, of
Kansas, and by him reported to the House, is now
on the calendar. It provides a pension for disa
bilities which may reasonably be presumed to be
due to confinementin rebel prisons, and a per diem
of 52 per day for each day's confinement for those
who wore prisoners of war 60 days or more. The
Senate cannot act upon the bill until the House of
Representatives shall dispose of it, and the pros
pects for the latter aro remote.
OIto tho Veterans Their Sues.
Editor National Taibuxk: Why aro tho
arrears of pay due tho pensioner cut off? Is
the creditor due his debtor from date of pre
sentation of account? or is the account duo
from date of receipt of "value received"?
How strange this must seem to tho average
American citizen, coming, as it does, from the
House of Justice, when there are thousands of
soldiers, alike worthy, who did not apply soon
after tho war. Aud why? Because they hoped
to overcome aud throw off their "aches aud
pains." But " tall oaks from little acorns
grow," and instead of overcoming thoso " aches
and pains," thoy have grown until tlte disabil
ity compels them to seek sholter under thoso
"tall oaks."
The component parts of manhood that make
up tho true soldier does not enjoy the title of
"pensioner." None are ready to lay down the
gauutlct and assume tho titlo that indicates
that tho end of lifo draws near. But he is
like the American flag that continues to furl
and unfurl, and only hangs limp aud lifeless
when the breeze is no moro.
I know personally worthy and honorable
soldiers that wero members of the volunteer
Uarray of tho United States (whom I have in
sisted on making application), who have re
coutly said : "In justice to my family and ray
self 1 should havo applied long ago, but lifo "is
fast shortening, and tho arrears aro cut off."
Thero aro many considerations duo tho sol
dier. Tho depreciation in money values was
almost 40 per cent., while the pay proper per
mouth was increased from 11 to $13 only.
Tho values of clothing increased 100 per cent.,
while tho allowance to the soldier was increased
50 per cent. Again, tho soldier's enlistment
bound him by oath to obey the oilicers placed
over him, and for failure so to do in certain
prescribed duties, they wero to be shot, etc.
Tho Government agreoing to pay as abovo, with
a stipulated ration "given in weights and
measures," or "the money value, in lien
thereof," etc. Tho officers in command led
us nobly to victory, cared for and rationed us
as well as the circumstances would allow, or
tho productions of tho country could furnish.
Aud I do not know tho soldier who served
with tho writer under Grant, Sherman, Mc
Pherson aud Logan, who would not enlist again
to-morrow, for history fails to produce their
equals. But does this discharge the stipulated
agreement of tho Government to tho soldier?
Aud was tho United States Treasury as limit
ed to-day as was the supply of rations when
thoy wero issued short, this would seem to be
ingratitude. Yet, tho Treasury is filled until
it is said to bo burdensome by tho presont Ad
ministration, aud tho soldier is unpaid for mere
tbau 20 years. May The National Tribune
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IMPORTANT BOUNTY DECISION.
A soldier who, baring been honorably discharged after
serviajc nine months or motet and who afterwarde at ay
time on or before April 1, ISM, daring the war of the
rebellion, re-enlisted is the volunteer service tor three
years or daring tbe war, and who was discharged by
reason of tbe close of the war, or prior thereto for wmlt
received in ltaeof dnty, is now entitled to tnoTCtexaa
bounty of rtt. Tbe nine months' pnrntw sentee need
not bare been consecutive, nor need tt have been ren
dered in tbe war of tbe rebeHJea.
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615 Fifteenth Street Northwest,
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MEXICAN PENSION BILL
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Jauuarj 9, 1S87, tUe date when the bill became a law.
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