The term "peplum" (a Latin word referring to the Ancient Greek garment peplos), was introduced by French film critics in the 1960s. The terms "peplum" and "sword-and-sandal" were used in a condescending way by film critics. Later, the terms were embraced by fans of the films, similar to the terms "spaghetti Western" or "shoot-'em-ups". In their English versions, peplum films can be immediately differentiated from their Hollywood counterparts by their use of "clumsy and inadequate" English language dubbing. A 100-minute documentary on the history of Italy's peplum genre was produced and directed by Antonio Avati in 1977 entitled Kolossal: i magnifici Maciste (aka Kino Kolossal).
Featuring particle weather and spell effects and a variety of army and game types, Swords & Sandals Crusader takes off where Swords & Sandals 2 ended, as the battle against the undead Emperor Antares intensifies. The fate of Brandor is up for grabs, put on your sandals and stake your claim as the finest crusader in the realm.
Please bear in mind that this is just the **DEMO** version of the game, some of the features are locked, for those familiar with the series, thats just how we do it and we hope the demo can provide you with plenty of free entertainment as is. For those who really get stuck in the game, the full version is available for download and features a stack more stuff. Cheers, Oliver
fcyiWHW6WW(!p-n(Hmmpw " ilMfJVl!r1"iifSVlls!?,2''t'THE NATIONAL TRIBOTE: WASffllfGTOI, D. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1888.giomy'''iig?ifjywwwiMmyLOYAL WOMP'S WORKThe IwwJraH, Cwmsation Clnl),PhzzIcs, ecThe IfoMtf JU-KnWIa.KXW YKAK'S SONG.tPiti JLILd C C.hv Ux Miter.)OOOB-XY, OLD YJSAK.Oa-Wy. geod-by.OM yarnr, d-by ISIM basts are sadly pearing;Per alt the deadIXaMWctrberadtWte fotHtt of tears wwooaMng.GetHi-by, W yearl3-y, K-by.OM yr,icMl-byIThe batts are stewiy paHg;JPw hope that liesis'e mere to riseOwl WH-wtk appealing.G4.hy, old year tOoo4-by, goed-by,(Mi ye-. so-by !he bells we softly pealing;Far life will lastThough joy be itBeyond oor utmost feettog.Oeodby, oM yoar !TTRLOOHK, XKAJt TJCAE.Wdtaonic. New Year,BriebttMfHX yearlTle bells are blithely riagior ;Par wMh Ue ui-iMow hnpue are writ.Woloamo, Kew Year I"Wetamse, New Your,Qtnd. soldttit yeort5!e belle are bravely ringing;O heart, be strong,Take Hf tbe sons:Wtaeewe, Kow Year!Wetaama. New Yaw,llrave, beauteous yeor!The bells ore loudly rtugiug;BtMeaAbMnsftcktIeParadisa.VdMM, Kew Year!Sate Browrdee Sherwood, Deoambar, 1SSS.BEWmnJL HOLIDAY TABI.K.How lovely the New Year's table will be. JTemore stacks of trial, high stands of cakes and bigvase of fiocrs aud green to hide your friendsaaross tbe table from jour view.Pare white: Itneti, with aurics or sprays of evergreen before the plates, or a few col flower, audthe flat dihs, with your frans and viands.Bvect eakes-basket are discarded ; plttoli aodvelTt decorations have bad their day; colored glaas isoa tbe waue. imc on white, with gletuutug crystalaud a few bright flowers or holly berries thrown intbe center of the table, hi a pleasant revolution intbe laying of the doth.Alter ail, what was prettier than tbe old-fashionedwMUt table, wtth tig ekissy linen and golden fare?"Wetooroe Jus return and a feast of good things fordie Happy Household, alt tbe year round.KBCIPBE TTOSTH TKY1N3.Hatpy Household : Here are tootae recipes worthtrying:QtMMt ff Pudding : One pint of bread-crumbs,one quart of sweet milk, yolks of four eggs, pieceof butter sue of an egg. Flavor and bake. Beattbe white of an egg to a froth, with fcup of pulverized sugar. Spread over tbe pudding a layer ofjolly, pour the eggs over aud brown bhgbtly. Servewith cream.Cbeoaamr Cake: One-half cup butter, two eggs,two cops sugar, three cup flour, one cop sweetjulk, two teatspooufubj tanking powder, liakeM layers and put logettoer wah frosting and gratedeeoaaout. This can be used for jolly-cake, MaryBtneher, Mutpbysboro, 111.Kdttur's Chat.Tbe Editor acknowledged the photograph of Mr.J. W. Lautenuau, Wetzdl. Mich., and his prettylde O. C wife. It bu been plaeed in the C. C.albuBE.Maode Miller: All the soothers of The KaatoxALTKiBiTKK families who tod mi their names,flHhor te eouuuend r eeotatbate, are onroited inthe C. G. Find your muse.Bdgar L. tstevettfi, GoHben. Wye. Ter., quotesSwtetB3penec as authority tor tbe abbrenatfeas 4"VVy. T. for Wyoming Territory and Wn. T.for Washington Territory." Certainly, if theaaniesare not written out, eueh dbittneteoas should alweytbe made.OMiKsnwUftR dab.JH4es olfce CUA.1. Write brtetfy. 2. Write onlyon one bide of the paper. Z. Write to the point. 4.Write on one subject. 6. Write your bel. 6.eud aMwera to all iuzlesior ute of xiitor. Eachweek tbe utunexr of twuc-e wnung Uie beet lettersMyle, oontpowtioit, tielling, ieuuaiuhip aud generul Berit eooMdered h ill be ttauted at the needof this eoiuuut on the Honor Holt. Fum. hvtnorwill include all of lUe&e recfWremeuts. aeouudhonor will iuctude a de&oteuey in outiie one point.2o ofliorfc will be iwuMsd.BOKOS BOLL HKT X.BTTJBS.First Donor Kraeet linoebt, Hingbam, Mass.Seeoud Honor A. L, JErkiourL, Walla Walla,"Wn-Ter.6KA.BCHEKS AKD EOLYEES.James B. Aler. WMUiocott. Mass., 9 : Mabel C.Giddiuen. Tbwrntoa'fa Ferr-. K. H..8: Sluinie C.Burke. Koeeiiauk, N. Y.. 6; Mary Dawn Petty,CtuAl&ton. Vt.,; IJad K. Kepwer, Marengo, lows,Z; H. B. Yonng. Jloseomnfe, itl., 2; Louie Morrow,Stark, III., 1 ; Auute L.. t itiiiuns, siauus, Wsua.,7;E. M. TinklMUi, bpringheld, Maos., H; L.va E.Osate, OeeiuuMUe, Ciu.. , Will H. bbehan, ootmin&ter. Mil., 4 , Minnie O. Hyer. fcjinstild. O.,4; Lois Uaskitt, booth Witeon.N. ., 3; MaudeMMior, Aioba, Mo., ; Ivogar L. &tevens, Goshen,Wy. T.,4; iteOe Mke, L-nn, Mich., 1; CarrieSkeet, Lotaut, Hi., X; Edim iiroptiy, iiasi Dorset,Mass., 2; Juu W. Bau. Solitude, lud., S; Lutu M.iitaek. lVwiet, Vt.,3; Jamea A. Wray, JLoradoviUe,Pa.,2. OUS. SOLI. CALL (JKEBTIXGe.Edwin H. Iiayniau. l'areonbarg, Md.; Liaeie S.Meley. bwedeneoro, K. J.; Anna M. Uemte, Box87, liaoovt-rioM. O Willmm K. IHiicnimver, &. ofY Doll lioy. O.; Jna L. Mtlnviu, VinelMid, N. J.,dnufshter Co. K. liah Masa.. later L4ciiMuuit, 4th11. A.; Maud Muier, Alpb, Mu.,djuiiir of Dr. T.H.B. Miiier; CoraUnty, vterMi'OauIiier; JdnaBrophy, iuu Doriret, Mat.; lieuny Luke, IS. mhBbAUhto. New tfediord, O.; Lney liritucr, Hobev,D. T Lzx.e 'ittKHrt. Ouuidt Uanyon, t.o.,daughter Jo. I, fi&i Ohio; bU lcj,u;, California,aiau; xau u. Aruuir, xmjx. i, ooou Uope, U ; Ueo.. Miller, liox 47, WMt 1 uleuo, O.. betwuiftf to Toledo Oaoeta a4id eook to UwrrtooH'n luwugurauon ;Jane A. Wry, lwrdvate. IV., son Army Potomac veteran. Total, SLflCBl&UB OF JCAKSA5.FsxBsme or nif C. C: Some one wrote to ThkNaxiokal "lfUBU&Kand wud that iu weotera Kamfae there are no mmik binla but toe meadow -i,rk,whMsb, no doubt, n the ease where ne Uve; buthere we have Utile brown bird with itghl bretwts.They are aomethuu; like the Miowbitd. I do nutknow what tuey are exiled. Tney do not Iukpery BMicb. but thej- bmtre sneb pretty voice 1think they oeaurve juenUwn. Tbey tiny here nilyear. Auiouj; tbe biroa liml do turt. aing nre ihebaid aud brouae eagtea, and five kind ot Intwks ;eonteof them have bcantuui piutnujee. We altohave an ooraiaoiml tail front UMenuee; mot ofthem are gray. We fauve eeen r tew robiue udeatbiffde, but they are not coutwou. 14tut Belietitrahi, Kannle, Kjm.C. a liSW VK4-Rfa UIXK.Another yen afiproaciien,And MWtr neart re sfantLot as Ml oeuoer Jeans,1Wbn lot u hath dted.an mc moonhMr m the34hilH earth with gohfen Ifebt,Unt J ine inujcl voice auurinlimn Ti aua al4 I ..a W "" hk I K"'In the ovennaga we're kneettng.And our hoauta with lovoo erttow.Let tm thank our Hcaveuiy FtaerIr the bhanrtng here below.-M. R. Winter.XKVALED-CSAIR FCKI1.FMfflfB or mm C. O: A Harry Muudy, fieoretary of the lnvaUd3hir Fuitii.ouoi noufy youa quickly ai cttu of the new coutnouUM-., I tjdtethe liberty of nendtuK nmv of iuoms received unto 2ec. 12: Com Avery. IvttcMletd, Mich., ceutsMaegie Bntter. tSbnrt. Pa.. 30 eeuu. BelleCttfUHt, lirooktleW. Neti., 10 com!; ti. E. KWwrLondouville, Vu, 25 uouu; Frwttk Jonea. Watu, p'O., 0 1 ccnus; Kuituic- MaeurdH. Ltabou, Me., 10oeoUi; Ci is. M. Heuoerou, Oonourd. 111. 5oeot; Mra, Cnrrie Mngga, Canton Miojk., 10 oettujEttte Smub. iiuc Putin. O., 25 -.:, Wm. tNtmhBig Phun. O.. 10 eonu; J. taqutrco. iU l'tatit. O 'Seonte; HutUSU: BeatMNt, Koe. iiU-. JiL. 10 eotSuneon Wane, Mrtle. Mtun.. w eeuU; Minniegoe. and Artie Eoe, PlytuooUi. Nh..2fteenie ech;Florence UtMb.rt.ttj, WiuoooLL Wi.. lOueou,, Mrs.All.LttU1Ker ' sfr,B. - Woeta.iMn Carriefv j Fi -!Uo. Uoorueio wn. Colo., & cei.u. lromtheir Ct:r:e; uuu Mtvtgi: making h. total of S3-widow, added u. lb UKMtiu Hurry a hbanueouutMake S.-Annie L. WJi-oj. Truatturar ofChair Fund.ILLXHS6 IN THE a aBertha E. Ed wrd. Cbioxgo. UL. and loaoher inBoom No. -, baered IWt ?ehooi. Cltngo. writesm wlSSf" Z V'0i ?: " M C .cwbur, ofdiphtheria, aud t; "Site la very uoor.y. but wpray for her reeovery, h we ttH br kud nnd loving spirit from aniong u. Her aebooitaaa aud Ihave learned to love her."Frank L. IIoHwibauK, elb . O.. Bend,! tbe sudnewsoftbeiltueobofuCU. f-...? -.Krai' j'rvorof Providence. K. L. of tj-j.iu. icvor. Ka wttaken ill Xov.SL Frank ,.. - ifab,tribute, and nks flie mrnt. . - ttttr&icled purents, whiob we i.i'., iv., tuunstinted measure : "Eva Is a beautiful, accompliabed and gifted young lady, a crent lover of thobeautiful in art, nature nnd literature, and an enthusbAhlic admirer of the poets, and Is herself apoetess. Through the kindness of her mother Ihave hnd the pleasure of rending several poemsfrom her gifted pen, nnd should she live, I wouldnot be surprised some day to see her nnmc rankside bv side in the world of letters with those ofthe brilliant Cary sisters, or Ella Wheeler "Wilcox,A whose poems she so greatly admires, or our owndear C. C. ISditor, whose rand and bcauiuiu pucmaso many of us have read and enjoved."AX ALASKAN ADVENTURE.Fmjexds of thk C. C: After an absence of nearlya year from your midst, I am with you once again.Since my dwappearancc from among the membersof the C. C 1 have had quite an abundance of exIerienoe in the far-off Territory of Alaska.Last November (1SS7) I joined a party of explorers, sent out for the purpose of gaining more information relative to the natural productions ofAhtbka, as well as to ascertain the adoptability oforganizing a colony for the cultivation of the interior portion of the Torritory. We landed atSitka, Mluatcd on an island, on the 28th day of November, and from there proceeded to tho mainlandiu a small boat. The coast abounds in islands,most prominent among which Queen ChnrlotleIslands claim attention.The climate at Sitka presents no jrreat extremes,being: an average Summer range of 51, and WinterranseofJfcJ0. Four degrees below zero is the lowest rmijre noted for the past 45 years, the equabletemperature being due to the warmth of the PacificOcean, but the country back from the coast is anSee-clad region for eiht months in the year, thecold being: too intense to be noted except with aspirit thermometer.Along the coast a rank Growth of wild and tamegrasses is universal, and a rich variety of berriescommon to the northern portion of the UnitedStates. The surface of the country is broken bymountain ranges whose peaks nttain immensebights, that of St. Eli ts being 19,000 feet, the Iiighoot m the United States.Coal is fouud along the coast, and there arc signsof jietroleutn. Gold has been found in a few puces,uud iron in a great many.Tbe purpose of our expedition, however, was afailure; but, taking all things into consideration,wchiid a very pleasant trip, and I would adviseany ambitious parties who arcs bont on exploring:or delving into the bowels of the earth for curiosto pay Alaska a visit, and they will be amply rewnrded for the loss of time and money expended.If there are any scientific members of the Clubwho deeire to be further enlightened in regard toAlaska, I shall be pleased to respond to any andall inquirie.'v regarding that portion of our possessions. Would like to hear from some of the youngladies of Pennsylvania, as I was born in the Keystone Stale.I heartily indorse tho circulating library, and'would lie pleased to hear from the founders ofsame for information, ae I have quite a collectionof books on Inttid. and could thereby derive considerable benefit from them by turninc thorn overto the library. A. L. Earlecourt, Walla Walla,Wn. Ter.A WRKCK AT SEA.Fbixkds op thk C. C: Thinking some of theC. C. who live away from the seashore would liketo bear a description of a shipwreck, I have tried togive a ffdihful account of one I saw last Tuesday.After the storm of Nov. 25 and 26, word reachedhere that three fhips were "wrecked at NnntnsketBeach, about four milesaway. 1 was not able to rothere till Tuesday noon, and then the waves had subsided considerably, but still it was terribly rough.After a pleasant (?) ride of half an hour in a pouringrain, with mud linlfwny up to Ihe hubs, wc reachedthe head of the beach. What only a few days before was a nice bard road was now covered withstones, from the size of an apple to that of a football, worn perfectly round by the waves, andfinally tossed up there, at least 60 yards from wherethe high-water mark usually was.After passingsomc other damages done by thestorm, such as piazwts swept away and two housesactually rolled up on one end, wc climbed AtlanticHill, aud right before us was the wreck. The ship,a three-maKted schooner, had struck hard and faston the rock", at low tide, and as the tide was abouttwo hours Ligh when I got there, it was nearly allunder water. The bow and one rail were out ofwater, and all three masts were standing, whichcaused one of our party to exclaim, -while we couldonly see the masts, not having climbed highenough to isrceivc her deck under water, "Idon'ttltink she is injured 11111011." But one glance afterreadmit; the top of the hill told to the mostinesperieuced eye that the noble ship would soon fall topieces. She,ly with her bows on to the sea. everywave of which would sweep over her bowsprit andbury her completely, except her tall masts, which&rose apparently unsupported from the depths oftbe ben. All of her toiisails were lashud securelyagainst the masts: her other sails vere blown topieces or else missing entiiely.Two booms were in the water at the ship's side,still held from getting loose by some ropes thatwere druggmg lrom the ship. The sea tossed thesegreat spam about as if they were no more thnnstraws. In the cross-trees of the fore-mast lay oneof the poor eailora, who had died from exposure,and his comrades had lashed him there; but iu theexciteaH'iit of their rescue, which was accomplishedby the Life-aaving men. no one thought to lowerhim down. Now his legs could be plainly seenhangiug over the edge of the cross trees.The boards at the stern were all knocked off bythe force of the waves, and the whole beach wassprinkled with debris. The people said they expeoted her to go to pieces at any moment, but shehhs still there Nov. 30. At high tide she rocksfront side to side so that hor masts nearly touch thewater.A very few minutes fopent in looking at such ascene make us realize more forcibly than anything else 1 know of, how feeble and insignificantare the works of man in comparison with those ofGod.Had the ship struck 100 yards either to the rightor to the left, he would doubtless havebeen saved,with little or no injury.Vt e afterward visited the other two wrecks, butone was not damaged at all, aud neither one ofthem made such an impression on us as the wreckof the C. IL Higgin&ou. Ernest E. Lincoln, Hinglnim, Maes.TO EXCKAN.GB WANTED.To Exchange: Twenty Indian arrowheads forbest offer. H. B. Young, Bosecrans, 111. Newtelegraph instrument for Webster's Dictionary;novels with the C.C. C. C. Cole, box 45. St. Mary's,W. Va. Plush photograph ease for best photograph by Feb. 15; embroidered hat-lining for bestcabinet pnoiograpii 01 gentleman. Mary Butcher,Murphysboro. III. Two pair five-prong, black-taildeer for best offer. A. IL Kelsey, Ilotehkiss, ilont.Dark lantern, hand force-pump, charts of Presidential candidates for best offer, or reading-matter.D- C. Harman, Davis, Pa. No. 5 shoe pattern for12 silk or velvet pieces. Mrs. Frank M. Hunt,Beedtown, O. Books, papers or seashells for'Capturing a Locomotive" or "SiKlegg." W.B.iMintb, Box 31. Coy ville, Kan. Eighteen curat goldring for bent photograph of young lady by Feb. 1;my photograph to all sending. James IS. Gates,Louisville, W. Va. Fine plush album for best photograph by Feb. 1; my photograph to all sending.James Freeman, Louisville, W. Va. Photographsfor the same. Susie Do Wilt, Dixon. O. CenturyJIugaeiHcforScribHcr,t; letters with young ladies.Eugene Cole, Wilsey, Kan. "Flowers of SLPetersburg" for "The Tern pest." I na M. Merrill,Mtuford, We. Yucca filimeiilosa nnd westernKansas caeti for flower seeds, cinnamon vine orbulbs. Lilla Belle Strain. Kepple, Kan.Wuted: The C C. to know that my address infuture is Will H. ShcaliHU, care Francis Stiver, 14CWe&t Main street, Westminster, Md. To knowwhy Mareell Hat eh does not return autograph.Eva E. Urate, OceansHie, Oal. The C. C. to know1 ant to remove with my parpents to WashingtonTerritory. Eugene Cole, Wilsey, Kan. Samplesof darned lace. Mabel C. Giddmgs. Thornton'sFery, N. H. The helpless and invalid to knowthil by sending & stamp to Charles Tallmadge,Mendon, N. Y., they can learn all about the 111valid-lifter, which I would not do without forworlds. tuincy J. Drake, Brighton, N. Y. Songa,"Old Black Jo," " Katie Lee and Willie Gray,""The Letter that Never Came"; letters from theC. C. and rectjte for cottage pudding. S. E. Smith,Lock Box 4. West Fairview, Pa. " The DyingCalifornia!!." Lou O. Arthur, Box 1. Good Hope,O.; James Freeman, Louisville, W. Va. The C. C.to know my address is Eureka, 111., not Kansas.Minnie Brant, Box 41.Letters: Willi the C. C C. C. Cole, Box 45, St.Mary's, W. Va.; Haltie Marlow. Belle Center, O.;Waller E. Gray, Box 461, Woonsocket. R. I.; Wm.It. Dnlenhaver, Deli Boy, O. With gentlemen.Pearl Agnue, Liiuevillc, Ky.; Dell Agnue, Limeville. Ky.: Delia Ripley, Box 50, Fremont, N. H.Prizes Offered: Five prizes, for best photogiaph,second liest photograph, best sketch, best paintingon plttohor velvet, and longest list of words beginning with C Lizzie Matthews, Trenton. N. J.Prize for best photograph by Jan. 25. 1S89. Bell H.Hotham, Edmund street, Pittsburg, Pa.; not now,but to be a teacher.Postal aulojsrapbs with tho C. C Delia Ripley,Fremont, N. II.; M. O-Hyer, Box52G,SpriugfleId, O.With voung ladies in California or Ohio. EdwinII. 1 layman, Parsonsburg, Md. "Willi 12th N. J.C. C. friends. Lizzie S Meley, Swedeaboro, N. J.WHh sons and daughters of veterans of Co. K, 8thIowa Cav. or Co. G, 22d Iowa. Lucy Lorimer,Robe', Dak. With sons and daughters Co. If,ffikh Ohio. Mary E. Allison, Sttu Rafael, Cal.WTith soldiers' sons and daughtcrs.il to 17. Minerva D. Wagner, No. 582 North Main St., Manchester. N. II. With ladies, 16 to 18, Geo. E. Miller,Toledo Cadet, Box 17, West Toledo. O.The Curious Corner.Answers to questions will not be published within two or three weeks after questions appear. Soall will have a chance to send replies and receivehonorable mention with the number answered.Martin Van Buren was called "Tho Little Magician." Daniel Welister was known as " Tho Expounder of ihe Constitution."The motto of Massachusetts Is "Ense petit plncldam sub liberie quietam," or "With the sword shekeek quiet peace under liberty."TUe Houug IIo Riverisoalled "China's Sorrow,"because of its destructive effects.Italy is known as "The Garden of Europe." Copenhagen, in Denmark, is the "Merchant's Haven." Quito, in Ecuador, South America, Is tho onlycity on the Equator.1. What Is the motto of Missouri? Mabel O.Giddiugs, Thornton's Ferry. N. II.2. Who were the seven champions of Christendom V Eva E. Grate, Oceansido, Cal.3. What was the 21st rule. House of Representatives, 1810 to 1811? E. M. Tiukham, Springfield,Mass.4. Who Is said to be the founder of the Democratic party? Corn Gray.5. What city it sometimes called "The City ofMasts?" Eva E. Grate, Occanside, Cal.When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,When she was a Child, sho cried for Castorla,When sho became Miss, she clung to Castoria,"When Eho had Children, she save them Castoris,6. What was tho first book published in NorthAmerica? Arthur O. Sisson.7. How many varieties of cacti are there, andwhere found? May Russell. Rodman. Iowa.8. What is the origin of the American Flag?Fred Taylor.BIBLE BRIGADE.The town clerk is spoken of in connection withthe Ephcsian riot, stirred up against Paul.It is supposed the milennium is referred to inRev., 20:2.Lot's wife was turned into n pillar of salt becauseshe turned toward Sodom when the family wa3warned to flee.L Who was Luke? Was ho an Apostle? JamesGeddcs. Pittsburg, Pa. .2. To what is the New Jerusalem likened?Sarah Manniifg, Wheeling, XV. Va.3. To what is the evil ono likened in the Scriptures? Mary Morrison, Columbus, O.BRAIN-RACKERS.To CoNTKinrjTons: In sending answers nameNo. of Tiik National TitmuKn in which the puzzleis found. Answers of guessers may bo forwardedwithin a week after receiving this Tninuxn. Do notmake numerical enigmas of your own names.Answers must accompany all puzzles forwarded.ANSWERS TO PUZZLES IN TRIBUNE DEC. 6.Changeable Charades Mat, sun Matson.Charade Adamant.A Poet Longfellow.To Clarence W. Bowers Keepsakes.A C. O. Puzzle Loyal Woman's Work.A Wise Enigma A good name is rather to bechosen than great riches.Green Mountain Jewel Casket Sapphire, opal,garnet, ruby, rhinestonc, diamond, carbuncle,tiger's-eye, emerald, pearl, onyx, goldstone, cameo,turquoise.River Enigma Potato.TRUTHFUL TANGLE.Veil ot moseporusep; kenia yht flioA fitg fo sue ot licet,A yoj, a dgoo, a lodcgn polio,A vehnalye gyaors.Minuic A. Preston. Charlotte, Mich.A C. C. REQUEST."Who will write a letter,The nicest you can write,To a C. O. member?To exchange compliments is right.You may write upon a postal.But your autographs I'd like;With tt letter long before them.Would to me be pleasure bright.Take a word from each line in tho order theycome, and you will have n popular C. C. request(and I intend it for n request), which I hope youwill all comply with. Tennie Wiar, Armour, Dak.DECEMBER ENIGMA.In ice and snow, firelight's glow,Stockings hung up in a row;Time, midnight, visions brightFill the youthful dreamer's sight.Scrambling noise Santa ClansSteps forth from the chimney's jaws;Sees the hose, quickly goesAud fills each till it overflows.Then he gripshis pack, tipsHis cap, and up the chimney skips.Whole is here, onco n year.Bringing blessings and good cheer.Annie Walter:ENIGMA.To John Fox, jr.)Am composed of 9 letters:My 1, 8, 3, 9 are useful conveyances.6, 2, 4, 5 is a pronoun or adjective.7 is the 13th letter of the alphabet.My whole is a Winter event, which we all enjoy.Carl M, Kcpner, Marengo, Iowa.TIMELY GREETINGS.I nnd 2 is in the parting rhymo ;3 and 4 is in the merry Christmas time.5 and 6 is in the young cannoneer,7 and 8 is in the Hindoo's fear.9 and 10 is in our progressive C. C,II and 12 is in the spreading elm tree.13 and 14 is in searchers and solvers bold,My whole to both young and old.Arthur O. Sisson, F.edficld, Dak.aAn Interesting Volume.Wo are in receipt of a bound copy of Ayor'sAlmanac for ISS9, embracing editions in 10languages. Specimen pages of pamphlets iuI II other tongues are also included, some ofthem being very curious and interesting, cspociall3r those iu Turkish, Hawaiian, Burmese,and Chinose, which ive have not yet had timeto peruse. The accuracy of tho astronomicalcalculations, as well as the other tabulatedmatter contained in this work, commends it toall in need of a valuable aud reliable almanac.The annual issue of Ayer's Almanac js aboutfourteen millions far exceeding that of anyother work of tbe kind.A Holiday Stimber.The New York Mirror, tho leading dramaticpaper of tho country, has published a splendidChristmas number, with artistic cover, finochromos and single colored pictures. It is published at tbe corner of Fifth avenue andTwenty-first street, New York.A Long-Lost Docnment.Nearly 27 years ago Capt. Benjamin F.Hawkes had sent to him from tho War Department tit Washington the following letter:Sin: I herewith forward your commission of Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers with thorank of Captain, your receipt and acceptance ofwhich you will please acknowledge without delay,reporting at the same time your age and residence,and the Stale where born. Fill up, subscribe, nndreturn as soon as possible, the accompanying oath,duly nnd carefully executed.Your obedient servnut, Jolius P. Gatjtsche,Assistant Adjutant-General.Inclosed with it was a sheet of parchmentcontaining the commission signed by PresidentAbraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The commission never reached him, but he assumed tho oilice and discharged his duties until promoted to a higherposition, in which ho continued to the end oftho war. Last week tho letter was discoveredin the archives of the War Department andturned over to him, to his great pleasure, as acommission signed by these distinguished officials is a precious souvenir.THE REGULAR ARMY.Rapid Growth of the New Society.The notic&of the organization of Eegulara ina recent issue of The National Tribune hasbrought mail by the half bushel to Col. Butts,Commander-in-Chief, New York, and his Aid-de-Camp," The Boy Spy," iu Washington.The society previously mentioned at Cincinnati is one of the many Subordinate Garrisonsof the General Command.Tbe Society of Veterans of the Regular Armywas incorporated under tho laws of the State ofNew York in 1SS5. Its jurisdiction covers thoUnited States. The membership embraces allhonorably-discharged soldiers of tho RegularArmy, tho Navy, tho Marine Corps, the SignalCorps, etc.The objects, as previously stated, is similar inplan to the G.A.E. to secure for Regularssome of the honors, etc., granted to volunteers.Local Garrisons or Commands are establishedat principal cities.A National Encampment or Convention willbe held in Washington citj soon.The Commander-in-Chief is Alexander B.Butts, 93 Nassau St., New York. It is proposedto secure such legislation for the veterans ofthe Regular Army of 1860 and 1861 as wasgranted to those who enlisted subsequently.pDoex the Earth Really 3Ioto1Science says it docs, but we cannot helpwondering sometimes if tbero isn't some mistake about it, when weseo how stubbornly certain old fogies cling to their musty and antiquated ideas. It was believed onco that consumption was incurable, and although it has beenclearly demonstrated that it is not, thousandsof old-time physicians close their eyes and puttheir hands to their ears and refuse to abandontho theory. But for all that tho world moveson, and Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discoverycontinues to rescue sufferers from consumptives'graves. It is a sure euro for this dreaded disease, if taken in time. All scrofulous diseasesand consumption is included in the list yieldto it.EX-PRISONERS OF WAR.Enthusiastic Sleeting at Toledo, 0.Editor National Tribune: An enthusiastic meeting of Toledo Association Union ExPrisouors of War was held last Saturday evening. Resolutions were adopted memorializingCongress to put the prisoners of war pension billupon tho House Calendar for this session. TheHouse Pension Committee should no longerdelay bringing this bill out of tho pigeon-hole.There aro but very few men in the North,either citizen or soldier, who do not approvethis bill, iu fact, it is ouly faulty in not including arrears. Tho Legislature of Ohio, as wellas of most of tho Northern States, have annuallyfor the past four years unanimously adoptedresolutions memorializing Congress to pass theprisonors' (Eobiuson) bill. After having passed tho Senate, let us hopo it may not die iuCommittee of tho House.Tho Toledo Association is in a flourishingcondition. The annual meeting for election ofofficers will occur at our magnificent Soldiers'Memorial Building the first Thursday in January next. A committee have in chargo thearrangements for banquet and Campfireon thatevening. Geo. W. Vbooman, Toledo, 0,OUR RlffiL TOPICS,' " aSome Practical Suggestions for .OurAgricultural Readers."UNDER-DE AINA GH.This system of farm improvement does notappear to bo indulged in to tho extent that itsimportance and advantages would seem towarrant. It 13 a difficult matter to convincetho average farmer, and especially in thorougher sections of the country, that it is bestfor him to engage in an enterprise that becomesso expensive as under-drainago is. Uudordrainago in a soil that is free from stones andso looso that it can easily ho removed with thoshovel or by machinery is very different fromthat in a soil that is filled with boulders fromtho size of a man's head to thoso four, six, eightor oven 10 feet across, imbedded in a sub-soil sofirm that every inch requires to bo loosenedby a pick before it can he removed. Tho itemsof expense are entirely disproportionate, andin a case of tho kind last described tho question at once arises, Which is best, to enter upontho sovero labor of improving a soil at anenormous expense, or dispose of the samo andpurchase land that has been improved and canbo bought with tho money it would requiro toimprove the othor ? Thcso are conditions thatconfront farmers in somo sections of our country, and which have to bo mot manfully. Germuntown Telegraph.SEED POTATOES.Edgar Sanders, in tho Frairie Farmer, say3that thero is a desirability iu changing seedpotatoes, and mentions a easo of experience,whero ho planted his own sood in partandalsoseed from tho north of England of the samevariety, and found a very great difference inyield in favor of theseed from off the farm, andcloses the statement by makiug tho rather wildassertion tbat it would pay anyone to giyoaway thejr own seed rather than plant it againon tho same kind of soil. Wo have no doubtbut that the planting of potatoes on the samokind of soil tends to a deterioration of both thoquantity and quality of tho crop, aud the rulemight be advisable when tho soil of tho entirefarm is uuiform ; but thero aro sectious of ourcouutry, and New England notably, in whicha single farm of even more than 150 acres contains nearly every variety of soil that can benamed, aud so we can imagine many caseswhero the great necessity for a yearly changeof potato seed would bo wholly unnecessary.Sometimes broad statements require some modification before being applicable.GREASING SHEEP.As it is a difficult matter to keop sheep fromevery storm, it would bo a good idea for sheepgrowers to adopt tho plan of English andScotch shepherds, which ia too smear tho sheepthoroughly with greaso, quito frequently withbutter that has been coudemned. This practice tends to keep out water, which sometimesis ice cold. Perhaps American farmers mightsecure oleomargarine for this purpose, and somake it of somo uso and to a purpose for whichit is bettor fitted than for tablo use. Withcheap material it costs but little to smear thosheep, and in this way. their health may bopreserved or lives prolonged.ACTION OF SPSCIAL FERTILIZERS.Those who have been in the habit of usingspecial fertilizers, 'know full well how variedaro tho results, ofton in a way that cannot bouuderstood or explained. This fact only goesto show tbo necessity.of careful experimentsconducted under different conditions in orderthat some generaL conclusion may bo arrivedat. This can bo 4ouc upon a small scale in acomparatively inexpensive way, and wouldshow whether the uso of the material employed,under average circutnstauces and conditions,would bo likely to prove profitable in thegrowth of various crop3.THE CRANBERRY CROP.According to BradstreeVs Tcports from thomost important cranberry raising districts indicate a short crop, and as a consequenco pricesaro high. Many of these berries are raised iuMassachusetts, especially on Cape Cod and theshores of Buzzard's Bay. Last year tho -CapoCod crop amounted to fa3,500 barrels; this yearit will fall some 10,000 or 15,000 barrels short.Some of tbe best berries wo have seen thisseason were from Capo Cod ; they were of goodsize, and, what was more, wcro very highlycolored, which is an important feature.NOTES.A calf born in Fall or Winter is worthtwo born in tho Spring for profit.It is said that by forcing salt into the holesmade by borers in tho trees, tho borers will bodestroyed.Cut-worms do not like buckwheat, andmay bo driven off tho field, or starved out, byplautiug it with that crop.The water-trough needs a thorough scrubbing aud scalding occasionally, or it will soonbe coated with slime.The warmer aud more comfortable tho bedof pigs tho moro rapidly will they grow audfatten, while less food will be consumed.Too much grain is moro detrimental tobreeding stock than not enough. Tho foodshould bo bulky, with a small allowanco ofgrain.Mushrooms are always salable, and canbo grown in any dark room or cellar that iskept at a temperature from 50 to 60 degrees.Maj. Alvord condemns dohorning in toto.He says, in tho Boston Cultivator, that it is cruel,and argues that it does not render cattlo lesspugnacious.A heavy application of poultry mauureonplaces infested with Canada thistles is said tobo effective, as tho manure i3 too strong for theyoung plants.No animal is so hardy as to require no attention. The more an nuimal is exposed theless it will produce either of pork, wool, mutton, beef or milk. ?Tho Pokin duck can bo kopt in yardswithout pouds of wator, but it should have atrough to bathe in, while tbo food should consist mostly of grass or cooked roots.larred paper makes an oxcellent coveringand protection for cold-frames at night. Oldbagging serves well, but the paper is a hotternon-conductor of heat.Don't be afraid of the onions being injuredby cold. Tho point to observes is not to allowthem to becotno too warm. Keep both ouiousaud sets in a dry place in thin layers.Do not set apart a special time to cleanyour house cellar. When you spill anythingclean it up. Leave nothing there that docs uotbelong there just because it is out of sight.Pour brine down tho sink-holes aud therowill be less liability of pipes breaking fromfrost. Salt and lime should also be used freelywhere the outhouses aro choked up with manure and ice.Clean out tho see.ds of beans, beets andpeas and putthom.iu woolon bags, with a smallpicco of gum cam hor in each bag. Hang thebags in a dry plSce, 'and occasionally shakothem up during tlrb Wfjjtcr.Thero is no way in, which pork can be soquickly and so cheaply produced as upon apartially-green diet, which tho animals gainthrough the wholesome qxercise of picking fromtho pastures themselves.Evergreen boughs inako an oxcollant covering for young rose bushes. Cornstalks canbo utilized iu no timnner as well as for covering plants that areto h,f exposed to tho weatherduring the Winter, , t.The developing of. tho useless part of aplant is at tho expense of tho useful portion,and a writer therefore, claims that if potatoblossoms aro cut o4''.wbqn thoy appear tho tubers will bo largor .-aud bettor.(i Purgatory Bullets."An excited Irishman lately rushed into aBoston drug store, having a "broken up" appearance geuerally. "Bo jabbers"! ho yelled,"I'm all wrong cntoiroly. I want somo stuffto straighten mo out. Soma 0' thim ' PurgatoryBullets' will fix me, I'm thinkin '. What d'yotax for thim " ? " What do you mean " ? askedtho cleric. " 'Purgatory Bullets,' sor, or somethin' loiko that, thoy call thim," replied thoman. "Shure, I'm in purgatory already, withheadache, and liver complaint, and bad stomach,and tho divil knows what all." Tho clerkpassed out a vial of Dr. PJerco's Pleasant Purgative Pellets, and Pat went off contented.These little Pellets euro all derangements ofliver, stomach aud bowels. Sugar-coated, littlelargor tbau mustard seeds, and pleasant to take.Druggists.SUNDAY MEDITATION.Practical Duties Taught by a Study or tho International Sunday-school Lesson Appointed forJan. C. St. Mark, 1:1-11.One reading theso notes should first carefullystudy the paragraph from tho Holy Scriptures asindicated above.1Subject: Trus Preaching and the Baptizing of St. John the Baptist.1. Time.When St. John Baptist becamo 30 years ofago ho set out as tho forerunner of our Savior.That was A. D. 25. Ho continued to horaldChrist for about ono and one-half years, oruntil ho was imprisoned. Aftor about sirmonths from tho time he began his ministryho baptized Jesus. Then for 12 months hekept pointing persons toward Christ, preparingthem to become followers of tho Messiah. Hisvoice was hushed only by5 tho arrest and incarceration of his person.2. Flace.The location of the ministry of St. JohnBaptist was tho wilderness of Judea, reachingfrom tho south quite down to Juttah and totho north up to tho region about Bathabara.By " wilderness," verses 3 and 4, wo aro not tounderstaud a sterile, uninhabited locality.Sections of that region aro indeed very wild,rough in rocks, terrible in gorges and rifts,waste as to vegetation. Aud yet there wereparts quito cultivated and much inhabited. Inthe timo of Joshua we find a wilderness inwhich thero wero six cities. ( Jos., 15 : 01, G2.)Carmol was in the wilderness of Paran, and yotthe thrifty shepherd Nabal lived in thatsectionof country. (1 Sam., 25 : 1, 4.) Wo must notthou attach to the word wilderness tho idea ofa desort, barren and wild. It is plain manypeople lived in tho region through which St.John went declaring the coming of tho Messiah.3. Subject.Wo are to study in this paragraph the accountof tho ministry of St. John Baptist. His specialwork was trTpre'paro tho way for Christ; to telltho people that Christ was coming ; to get theminto a fit frame of mind to receive him ; to loadthem to a consciousness of their sins, aud thusto a rfcalization of thoir need of the Savior. Howould not tolerate oven a suspicion that hewas himself tho Messiah. Ho was loyal to hisPrincipal ready to sink out of recognitionrather than that any should lose sight of Christ.4. Analysis.1. An account of St. John Baptist's personality. 2. Tho preaching of St. John Baptist.3.1.tist.Tho baptizing of St. John Baptist.Tho baptism of Christ by St. John Bap-5. The Discussion.1. The personality of St. John Baptist. Howas tho son of Zacbarias and Elizabeth. Hobelonged to tho priestly family. His birthwas miraculous. Ho had neithor brother norsister. His mission, foretold, it was his aim tostudy and meditate nnd otherwise qualifyhimself for the work. He becamo ascetic.He began tbo special mission of heraldingChri3t when ho becamo 30 years of ago, sixmonths the senior of Jesus. Wo have noticesas to his food and clothing. He ate locusts audwild houey. The Jewish laws related even todiet, and Jow3 aro very particular to observothem. But said laws allowed the eating of locusts. (Lev., 11:21, 22.) The supposition weare to understand by locusts tho pods of locusttrees is not entertained by many writers. Insects of tho locust order are still much eaten inEastern lands. The legsand wings torn off andtho ontrails removed, tho body is placed on aspit aud roastod. Often the locusts are driedand pulverized, making a sort of flour. Sometimes, like sardiues, they aro dressed in oil.Bedouins salt them and carry them iu sacks,eating tho food on thoir journey with muchsatisfaction. Dr. Kitto says of locusts: "Intaste thoy much resemble shrimps, and wholearmies have been relieved by them when indanger of starvation." The force of the statement that St. John ato locusts is in tho factthoy wero tho food of tho poorer classes, andwould naturally be chosen in tho East by onewho had given himself up to a humble, solfdeuyiug life. Ho also ate wild honey. We donot understand this to be what is known as avegetable sort of honey. Ho may, however,have eaten both kinds. Palestine was a laudflowing iu milk and honey. (Ex., 3:17.)Honey was deposited in hollow trees aud infissured rocks, and that even in wildernessplaces, free to tho passer-by.Wo find tho clothing of the forerunner ofChrist specified. Ho "was clothed with cam-el's-hair,aud with a girdle of a skin about theloins." (Y. 6.) In St. Matt., 3:4, a leatherngirdle is mentioned. The material was probably rudely prepared tanned imperfectly. Girdles were often mado of linen, silk, silver, gold.The aucient style of attire for men as well aswomen tho garments being long and flowingcalled for girdles. But the oue of St. JohnBaptist was not soft. (St. Matt., 11: 8.) Somobelieve he simply cast about his person a camel's pelt or rawhide. But most think tho raiment was made from cloth spun from thoshaggier hair, drugget or carpet-like in appearance. Certainly it was not tbe expensive, elegant camlet stuff. The poor of tho East nowand monks at some points still wear garmeutsmade from Camel's coarse hair mixed withwool. St. John's apparel was common to prophets. (2 Ki,, 1:8.) False prophets imitatedsuch dress. (Zee, 13 : 4.) On his feot St. JohnBaptist wore sandals. Tho sandal was simplya solo fastened about the foot and auklo bymeans of strings or straps with buckles. Thosole was mado of leather or wood.2. The preaching of St. John Baptist. Hewas tho forerunuor, pioneer, harbinger, messenger, enyoy, avaut-courier of Christ. Hiscoming to prepare tho way for tho Messiah was tho subject of many prophetic utterances in the Old Testament. Wo have twospecial allusions to certain prophets, togetherwith quotations. Malichi (3:1) is quoted inverse 2, aud Isaiah (40 : 30) in verse 3. The ficstwrote about 400 years before Christ, nnd thelast a little over 700 years before Christ. In acortaiu senso tho beginniug of tho Gospel wasin the eternal foreknowledge of God. It wasfurther begun in tho promiso in Eden of theSavior to como. (Gen., 3:15.) The heraldingof St. John Baptist was in a moro conspicuousway tho beginning of tho Gospel.Tho nature of tbo preaching is seen in verses3, 7, 8. He was a voice firm, vigorous, bold,crying out in tho wilderness that Christ wason way to tho ministry and would soonappear in person. He carefully magnified hisPrincipal aud sought to hide himself.3. Tho baptizing of St. John Baptist. Hebaptized with wator, and probably mainly inthe river Jordan. Whenever a Gentile wasreceived into the Jewish Church he was baptized. In tho timo of St. John Baptist thoJews in mass had become wicked as Gentiles,aud ho practically, so far as cleanness wasconcerned, demanded that the repentant Jewsshould give evideuco of reformation by receiving baptism. It seems from Acts, 19:1-5,that tho baptism of St. John Baptist Avas notregarded as sufficient. The condition for baptism by Christ's heraldcr was confession, andof course by implication abandonment, ofsin. It was not with the Holy Ghost. (V. 8.)If candidates truly repented they were assuredthat God would remit, forgive their sins.4. Tho baptism of Christ by St. John Baptist. It was iu tho river Jordan at Beth&bara,on tho east sido, to wit, in Perea. It was dojiewhen St. John Baptist had been heralding htmfor six months. Christ was 30 years old, sixmonths youngor than his heralder. Ho wasbaptized to fulfill all righteousness; baptizedjust as ho was born; as he was circumcised;as ho ato and drank; because he was human aswell as divine. Ho stood for us, representedus, acted as wo ought to act. He thus, too, indorsed tho ministry of St. John Baptist. Hisbaptism was attended by certain phenomena.Wheu his baptism was completed tho heavensopened, as it wcro parted, leaving an avenuethrough which access could bo given betweenHeaven and Christ. Down tho Heavouly waydescended tho Holy Spirit, having wiugs likethoso of a dove. Thou a miraculous voice Nwasheard : " Thou art my Beloved Sou, in whom Iam well pleased.""Where tho woods in verdure drosscd,lluug o'er Jordan's wnters bright,John fulfilled his Lord's behest,Gnvo to Christ the sacred rite;While the Spirit like a doveIvcstcd on tho Holy One,JLo 1 n voice from heaven above :'This Is my Beloved Son."G. Suggestions.1. Be fororunuers for Christ. Prepare theway.2. Ropont. Stop sinning.3? Confess sins.4. Be baptized.5. Magnify Christ. Stand behind the cross.6. Bo not content without baptism of theHoly Spirit.7. As children of God try so to live as tosecure his commendation. Try to pleaso yourHeavenly Father. And children should seektho approval of their human parents.Writo to E. A. Armstrong, Detroit, Mich., forhis G.A.R. or S. of V. Price List. Sent froa.OUR CORRESPONDENTS.Replies to Questions on a Varlotr or InterestingSubjects.To Correspordenls. Write questions on a. separate sheet of papor. give full name and address,and mark it "Cjrrospondents Column." Noattention will bo paid to communications that are notaccompanied with full name nnd address of writer.Our renders are requested to inelose a stamp forreply to their inquiries. Postal cards will bereplied to by mnil only. Beplies by mail will ordinarily bo made within a week, and if in this column within threo weeks.!A. U Walllngford, Conn. I applied for pensionin 18S0, for I053 of finger, receiving 2 per monthback to discharge. In 18S7 1 applied for injury toright eye, and was granted 82 per month on thatdisability. If tho bill removing the limitation ofnrrenrs becomes a law, will I receive arrears baekto discharge on my injury to eye? Jnsvter. Yes.A. M. Bradford, Pa. Did Congressmen ever recoive SlO.OOO a year, or did they ever receive over5,000 a year? Answer. The bill known as the Salary Grnb Bill, filing the salary of Senators andBcprcsontntives at $7,500 a year was approvedMarch 3, 1873. This law wss repealed by theaetof Jan. 20, 1874, when the salary was fixed at theformer rate of $5,000 a year. At no time was thesalary of n Senator or Representative SlO.OOO.II. D. V.t Granite Fulls, Jftmt. What is the netof July 20, 1833, amendatory of the act of Aprit IS.1872? .answer. Tho act of April 22, 1372. gave $100bounty to all soldiers who enlisted for three yearsprior to July 22, 1861, and who were actually mustered prior to Aug. 6, Ic6l. Tho amendatory netof July 20, 1S33, removed the limitations as to thedate of muster-in; consequently, as the law nowis, any soldier who enlisted prior to July 22, 1S61,for threo years, no matter what date he was mustered in, can receive 8100 bounty, providing he hasnot already been paid such bounty for hisfcervicee.J. B., Jackson, Minn. Are papers sent to thoPension Bureau as evidence in a claim preservedin that office, or should they be returned to theclaimant? Ansieer. AH papers, excetiiigdichargQcertificates, which are sent to the Pensioii Officein relation to a claim are retained by that Department and carefully preserved. They are not returned to tho applicant.L. T. C. Ha cine. Kn. Bv whom are ExnminintrSurgeons appointed, nnd how many are allowedfor each Congressional Distriet? What fee arethey allowed by the Government? Answer. Examining Surgeons are appointed by the Commissioner01 .Tensions, xncre is no rule as to the numberallowed each Congressional District. They aregenerally distributed among the centers of population. Each member is allowed S2 for each examination. J. P. JT., lusffn, Cass Co., JIo. What State furnished the most soldiers during the late war? Howmuny soldiers did Kentucky furnish, tnkiug bothsides into consideration? Answer. New York furnished the greatest number of troops to the Unionarmy, which was 166,W7; Ohio came next, with319,659; Pennsi-lvania next, with 106,107. Kentucky furnished to the Union army 79.025. We donot know how many troops she furnished to theConfederate army, but we are certain that she didnot furnish enough to both sides to make up anyof the amounts quoted above.J. 8. O., Altoona, Wis.l am now drawing $12per mouth for gunshot wound. If "The NationalTribune" Pension Bill becomes a law will I receive the benefits of my time of service in additionto my disability pensioii ? .dnsHwr. No ; not unlessyou served over 1,200 days. You would receive Icent a month for each day's service, in lieu of yourdisability pension. You could elect, however,which pension you would like, and if the disability ,pension was larger than the per diem pension, itwould bo to your advantage to take the former.M. F., Tuckerlon, N. J.l. I saw lately that by anact of Congress there is now a fine of from $100 to5500 for sending anything on u postal card whichcould injure a person's character. When was thelaw passed? 2. In the poem "Bingen on theRhine," whatsoldiersare meant by a "a soldier ofthe legion"? When and by whom was the battleat Algiers fought? Answer. 1. The act of Congress to which you refer was approved by thePresident June 18, 1888. 2. A certain portion of theFrench army was designated as the " Legion," todistinguish it from other parties. Algiers wasbesieged by the French army in June, 1&30, andthe town capitulated July 4, 1S30, since which timeit has been the Cupital of the French province ofAlgeria. At that time tho Turks (Algerians) wereopposed to the French army.O. II. B., Bismarck, Dak. I. What is meant by theBi-enuiul Examination of Pensioners? Are all pensioners examined at stated intervals ; and if so, whendoes the uextone occur? 2. Can a pensioner let hispension accumulate at the Pension Agency for twoor three years and then draw it? Answer. 1. Biennial examinations were abolished several yearsago. You will not be again examined unless youapply for increase. 2. You can draw your accumulated pension for a period loss than threeyears; nt the end of which time, if you fail todraw, your nanio will be dropped from the rolls,subject to restoration upon proper application andstatement to the Pension Office.J. B. D., Xalchcz, Tenn. Does the Governmentfurnish headstones for the graves of Union soldier3who have died since the war? .dnsteer. Yes ; butthe appropriation for such purpose has for sometime been exhausted. It is probable, however, thata new appropriation will bo made by Congress, iawhich event the Quartermaster-General, U. S. A.,tins city, will furnish the headstones. Application should be made at once, so that no delay mayensue. iNo money will be furnished in lieu ofheadstones. Nothing but the headstone, with thesoldier's name, company and regiment engravedthereon, will be furnished, and the stones are all ofa uniform size.J. A. S., Bonding Green, Ky. When I was discharged from the volunteer service I paid my ownpassage home, to the amount of JIO. Can I nowmake claim for the same aguinstthc Government?-dnstcer. No; you were furnished with transportation and you did not avail yourself of it. The Government did not allow you to choose your ownmethod of transportation.A. P. IF., Independence, Toiea. What are theprovisions of the Equalization of Bounty Bill?Ansieer. To give to each honorably-discharged soldier SS per month bounty for each month of service, from which would be deducted all United3tute3 bounty which had been paid him.IF. P. M Springfield. Mass. A. soldier who Isdrawing a pension of S17 per month for rheumatism and piles, dies from disease of lungs. Can hiswidow draw a pension? lnjer. Yes. if she canprove that tho disease from which he died was theresult of his service in the army aud in line of duty;but nottherwisc.21. A. J., Balton, Ark. II a soldier takes up ahomestead and fails to stay ou it the required time,letting it revert to the Government, oan he take upanother homestead in another State or Territory?Answer. No; he has exhausted his right.THE QUESTION SQUAD.Comrades' Queries and Beplies Odds and Ends ofInformation.Comrades answering these Inquiries aro requested to write directly to the persons asking forthe information, aud not to Tins National Tbibuxk.1 Geo. A. Thompson, Co.F. 151st 111., Norton, Kan.,wants addresses of Dan'l Vader and Wm. Groves;last heard from in Columbus, O.; or any one whoknew of him having neuralgia and rheumatism atColumbus, Ga. D.D. Lake, Central City, Colo.,would like to know tho whereabouts of John Larish. who enlisted in a Pennsylvania regimentand served through tho war. John B. Derrick,Russell, Kan., desires the name and address of anymember of Co. K, 8-llh or 57th Pa. E. J. Young,Ukiah, Cal., wishes the name and address of anycomrade of Co. jr. 1st N. J. Cav., who knows Corp'lSimeon M. Lewis. W. Toggart, Tuscola, III..would like the address of the widow of Samuel D.Wall, late Lieutenant-Colonel of 2Sth 111. AlonzoGerard, 1112 Sun Antonio street. Austin, Tex.,wants the address of Thomas Hitchcock, who wasBoatswain Mate, or any of the survivors of tliecrew who wore on board tho United States steamship Arkansas. May I, 1863. F. M. Huffman.Marquiss. W.Va wants the address of Capt. Sylvester Porter, Co. K, 15lh W. Va. C. H. Bremer,Box 70, Howe's Cove, N. Y., would like any information of his fnlher, Charles IJ. Bremer, of Co. A,liilst iN. x., who uas not been heard from since thebattle of Winchester. B. F. Shinn, Co. A. 17thInd., Wabash, O., wants the addresses of John Os-born and Charles Kuapp. of the 17th Ind. A. W.Bangs, 646 Main street, Springfield,' Mass.. wouldlike to hear from any of tho boys of the 2d N. Y.Cav., or Harris's Light Cav. Robert M. Painter,Elizabeth, Pa., wants to hear from some of themembers or Co. IS, 4lh Pa. Cav. Mrs. Mary Sanderson, Colfax, Iowa, wants the address of GeorgeE. Priest, or any ofilcer or comrade of the 57thMass. Johu M. Clark, Middlepoint, O., wouldlike the addresses of First Lieut. Sotioat, SecondLieut. Day, Wm. Barnes and Thos, Payton, of Co.B, 1st U. S. V. V. Eug. John Herlkom, 3024Rockland street, Philadelphia, Pa., wishes the address of any comrade of Co- H, -ilh U. S.Cav., fromJune, 1863, to ItstJS. Stephen Mollett, GilmoreCity, Iowa, would like the address of Robert Srvi3. who was Chief Transportation Master at Duvall's Bluir, Ark., in 1865. Elmore Sharp. Norwich, N. Y., would like to know tho whereaboutsof John Houghtnliug, who is supposed to be inIllinois. Robert Corbitt, Danville. Pa., would bepleased to hear from Dr. B. F. True, Joseph Fetrow and Jacob Hollmer, of Co. 1, 148th Ind. A.C. Matson, Cnrmel, Kan., wants tho addresses ofCharles Debenhnm and Thomas Maddux, of Co.K. 15th III. F. B. Streeter. M. D.t Glens Falls. N.Y., would like the address of any comrade of Martin Mollnnc, of Co. H. 3d N. Y. S. V. M. L. Spencer, Co. K, 4th Ky.M't'd Inf., Chester, Ky., wantsto hear from his brother, W. C. Speneer, of Co. H,11th Ky. Cav.; when last heard from (in 1881) hewas in Nebraska. J. W. Yeaman, Grove City,Pa., would like to correspond with any member ofCo. M, 5th Pa. Cav. Christian Stout, Haddon-Ueld, N. J., deiires the address of Henry Roller.Co. F, 40th N. Y who was in Convalescent Camp,near Alexandria. Va., iu July or August, 1888. orany other comrade who remembers of his havinghis fingers amputated Albert S.Carlisle. BrewerVillage, Me., would Hko the address of Capt. Michael Devlne, Co. L. C5th N. Y. John Thomas,Prebles, O., wishes tho addresses of First Lieut.John Ilagcmnn and Jackson Johnson, Co. A, 1stW. Va. Phincns Montgomery, Arcadia. Iud.,wants the address of Charles Vanata, Co. O, Invalid Corps; mustered out at Indianapolis, Ind., June30. 1805. Pntriok Cain, Co, B, 31st Mo., 26 Hoguestreet, Youngatown, O., would like the address ofnny momber of his company. A. S. Folger, Co.K, 131th lud.. Washington, Iowa, desires the addresses of Serg't John 11. Yates, Corp'l I. N. Coop,John Gobble, David Lisles. Andrew Patterson andJohn Moran, Co. G, 10th Tenn. Mrs. KateThomas, 122 West Bethel street, Hagerstown, Md.,would like the addresses of two privates of Co. G,1st TL S. C. T. Mrs. F. H. Denig, 57S Franklinve., Columbus. 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