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tions of city or State assemblies can profitably work under stricter ington (G), among which one by G. Du Barry deserves mention. rules, be more variously officered, and have more frequent conven

Miss Julia C. Loos, Fred Crane, of Ch. 891, Schenectady, N. Y., tions. The purpose which such assemblies will serve is to band together,

Geo. A. Briggs, Howard L. Morehouse, Miss Jennie Judge, Miss look after, stimulate, and perpetuate the Chapters which, though Mamie Mockler, and Charles Upson Clark. near in space, might otherwise remain comparatively isolated. These two assemblies may prove of great importance as attractive

REPORTS OF CHAPTERS 1 - 100. centers for the biennial conventions of the whole Association. Here again I must repeat the caution, that there is only one Agassiz

We shall now listen to the reports from our first century, only Association, and it is quite out of order for any single “. Chapter

premising that while from the nature of the case more have fallen to speak of itself as “The Blanktown Agassiz Association," or to out from the ranks in this than in later centuries, yet those that refoster the notion that there are nearly a thousand of these “ Associa- main rank among the strongest and best branches. We shall take tions” scattered throughout the world. We use the word “ Asso- little time for our Lenox Chapter, No. 1. - We are active, and ciation " in the sense of "an affiliation of local societies or clubs." pleasantly engaged in studying minerals. The Central Collection is

These local societies are branches or “Chapters" of "The A. A.," large, valuable, and growing. We are limited by vote to six active and should always be so designated, especially in any printed members, but have, of course, a wide and delightful circle of correaccount of their proceedings.

sponding members. Most of our energies are devoted to the gen

eral work of the Association, sometimes to the neglect, it is to be THE RAINBAND.

feared, of our local interests.

8, Philadelphia (A). Since our coming together last fall, we have Dr. H. P. Nottage, President of Chelsea, Mass., Chapter, de prospered; all the meetings have been fully attended, and the Chapsires the addresses of any who are interested in the spectroscopic ter is on a much stronger footing than last year. We have now taken observation of the " rainband," or in the spectroscope generally. up mineralogy and astronomy, which we find very interesting. One

of our members has given us a fine cabinet.—Howard Crawley, Sec.

II, Berwyn, PC Sickness, death, and removals have interfered ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS IN DECEMBER NUMBER.

sadly with our plans, and we are reduced to our original member

ship within our own family. It we meet with no further success, I I. BOTANICAL. 1. No. 2. No answer. 3. The rings of a beet indi- can say that it has proved of inestimable value to our children, who cate the number of leaves borne by the plant. 4. The heart of an old one and all have learned to love and study Nature mainly through exogen is never alive, but that of an old endogen is. 5. A head of

the organization of the A. A. - John F. Glosser. scarlet berries on the spadix. 6. In selecting edible mushrooms, avoid-a, bright colors; b, those that change color when broken ;

(But this Chapter, which the A. A. can not afford to lose, will C, those that have a milky juice; d, those that deliquesce; e, those meet with further success, as this extract from a later report that have a repulsive odor or an acrid taste; J, those that have a shows : « Report Berwyn Chapter as still active !") ning around the bottom of the stem; 8, those that have warts on

18, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Limited means, facilities and especially the upper surface of the pileus. Above all, do not risk your life until

We you have learned all the distinctions

from a living teacher. 7. Thirty time, have opposed us, but we have no thought of giving up. three. 8. A red berry, five-lobed, many-seeded, depressed.'

are taking ST. NICHOLAS now, for the first time, and do not feel so II. ENTOMOLOGY: 1. An animal:– Branch, Arthropoda ; class, drawings of snow and ice crystals, studying the pictures of frost,

isolated. We are engaged upon the frozen forms of water, making Insecta. The body has three divisions :-a. Head. 6. Thorax. c. Ab

and the philosophy of frozen water. - Myron E. Baker, Sec. domen. It has six legs, and passes through a metamorphosis. It is called “insect," because the parts are so segmented. 2. By means

(No better suggestion could be offered to any Chapter that feels of spiracles on each side of abdomen, which lead to trachea, which

isolated !”] ramity to all parts of the body: 3. Not insects - the body is divided

20, Fairfield, Iowa. One of the members of this Chapter obinto only two segments, and has eight legs. They are Arachnids. served a bee caught in a spider's web. A "yellow-jacket came up. 4. Fly, 2.

Bee, 4.
5. A glutinous fluid exudes from a small ball

and gnawed its head, abdomen, wings, and legs off from the thorax, between its claws. 6. They do not turn over; they leave the line with which it flew away. I have never before known of these of upward flight, and when the ceiling is reached turn half around.

insects, feeding their young on anything but spiders. Has any 7. Mosquitoes, butterflies, and other insects. 8. Not answered.

one!"-C. C. Trine, Curator. III. MINERALOGY.- 1. Minerals are the individual constituents 23 (A), Castle Bank, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. During of rocks. 2. Quartz. 3. Gold, iron or aluminium. 4. By Aqua

the year 1885 our Chapter has shown more interest than ever in the regia..5. Decomposed feldspar, called kaolin. 6., preventive study of Natural Science. The meetings have been well attended of intoxication. 7. The color shown when the mineral is scratched,

and held regularly. We have come to the conclusion that it is better or the color of its powder.

to take one branch of Natural Science and study it all together, than IV. ORNITHOLOGY.-1. The largest woodpecker is the Campe. for each member to have a separate study. We have been trying to philus, or the majestic ivory-billed woodpecker. It is nearly learn something about Botany during the spring and summer months, the same size as the common crow (Corvus frugivorus), meas- and have also begun to make a list of the flowers growing in our uring on an average about twenty inches from the tip of the bill to

neighborhood. We have entered nearly three hundred names of the end of the tail. It is so called because of the long white bill,

flowers we are quite sure have been found, in a book kept for the the nostrils of which are concealed by large nasal tufts. The male is larger than the female; his crest is of a beautiful scarlet families, with a space to enter all species of flowering plants growing

purpose. This book contains the names of all the natural orders and color faced with black; in the female the crest is wholly black. in Great Britain. During the winter we are going to study EntoHe is easily found in the Louisiana swamps. The colored folk

mology. Eight members have undertaken to give an account of and the 'Cadians call them by the peculiar name of "woodcock."

the eight principal orders, each taking one, and giving an outline of 2. If we except (as we have to the Texas beardless fly-catcher (Or. nithium imberbe) and the little buff-breasted fly-catcher (Mitre. belonging to each.

the peculiarities of the order, the different families, and some species

We have been advised to study Botany without phanes fulvi frons), the eggs of which are unknown, the smallest the help of any books. I think we have made a mistake in dependfly-catcher is Empidonax minimus, or the “Least Aly-catcher,'' ing too much on the help we get from them, and neglecting to use whose eggs measure 0.60 in. to 0.69 in. long, and average 0.65 in.

our eyes In the early part of the New Year we are going to by 0.51 in.; there are 3 to 4, white, normally unmarked, rarely speckled. 3. The nest of the "phæbe” is composed of mud, grass, moss,

have an entertainment, when all the specimens we have ourselves

and all we can borrow from friends will be exhibited ; there will be etc., lined with hay and feathers,- a nest which the majority would

some music, and two or three papers will be read. Our “Question call pretty. “The typical nest is affixed to the side of a vertical rock

and Answer Book" has been kept up well throughout the year, and over water, often itself moist or dripping." It builds anywhere about

has proved very useful. houses and barns now. 4. The genus Lanius is remarkable for its

Our Chapter wishes you the compliments of the season and would cruelty, rapacity, and its singular habits. It decoys birds by imitating like to take this opportunity of saying how useful the reports in St. the notes of suffering birds, and then when they are near him, it

NICHOLAS have been, and of thanking you for the trouble you have swoops down upon its prey. I have often read, and have also heard

taken to help us through the past year. - G. Ruegg, Cor. Sec. it stated, that the shrike after eating his meal, if he has a surplus,

24, Mattapan, Mass. We are now succeeding in interesting the generally impales the victim upon a thorn or other sharp point, members in our work. We desire correspondents. Any one who much the same as the “jay-bird" stores its food in a hole. Although

can describe to us the Fauna or the Flora of the place where he or they belong to the passeres, they have a beak adapted to tearing she lives, is invited to address us.- Mary C. Lovering, Sec. flesh, as in the raptorial birds. 5. The catbird (Mimus Carolinensis), like his first cousin, the mocking-bird (Mimus polyglottus), is burning, no matter how faint the glimmer may sometimes appear.

27, Pittsburgh (A). I can assure you that we keep the lamp a great mimic, and stands next the mocking-bird in his ability to

I begin to realize the importance of talking more and more about imitate. The different notes and songs of this bird are impossible to

our A. A. to outsiders, if for no other reason, in order to keep in their describe, but its own individual note is a harsh cry "somewhat

minds the memory of the great Christian scientist. In our new resembling the mewing of a cat; hence its name.

library we have a large window, partly of stained glass. In the

middle we have a head of Agassiz, and on either side symbols of the The best set of answers in Ornithology is given above, and comes

Arts and Sciences.-R. H. Mellon, Sec. from Percy S. Benedict (aged 14), Sec. of Ch. 331, New Orleans. 29, Philadelphia (B). In its earlier history, our Chapter was The best papers on other topics were received from Ch. 448, Wash- earnestly industrious, and two or three of us can still be depended

on for its reorganization. We, whose privilege it was to undertake other members of the Buffalo Association; have held a pleasant the arrangements for the first convention will, of course, be ready to meeting in memory of Agassiz on May 28th; and have enlivened aid the Iowa State Assembly in all ways in our power.- Edwin A. the monotony of the regular work by occasional socials. Besides Kelley, Sec. Philadelphia Assembly.

this, an essay is prepared cach time for the union meetings of Chap48, Fitchburg, Mass. One member has now formed an herba- ters A, B, C, F, I, H, and K, which are held on the second Monrium of about 650 species. We have discovered several new varieties day in every month. of plants and one new kind of violet, which we call the V. parva. It Our treasurer reports six dollars always kept on hand in the is described as follows: Leaves, serrulate, or large crenate, elliptical treasury for contingent expenses, and a snug fund laid aside in the acute, tapering at base into a wingless petiole longer than the blade. savings-bank for microscopical work. Plant 1-2 slightly pubescent. Petals, beardless, obtuse, lower one Our collection, in charge of a curator, consists of a cabinet of deep purple, but white at apex; one or more stained light-blue by insects, a herbarium which is continually increasing, and which now this purple one, which is opposite to them, the rest white with pur- consists of over two hundred plants, and a cabinet of miscellaneous ple veins. Corolla, very small 1-4: Muddy shores of Robbin's specimens, several of them of value. A catalogue of all objects is Pond, Rindge, N. H. This resembles the Vi lanceolata more than kept. any other species, but can easily be seen to be much different. 1 The Librarian reports, as a nucleus for a future society library, should be glad to hear whether any one else has found it. -- Arthur nine volumes of the Humboldt Library collection, files of the Scien. B. Simonds.

tific American for 1884 and 1885, and the Supplement for 1884, 58, Philadelphia (D). We are making wonderful progress. We several works on local botany and geology, and various pamphlets. have fourteen members, and our meetings

seem to be very attractive, With a good, binocular instrument, the property of the society, for we always have several visitors. We have purchased a black- the miscroscopic work of Chapter A is perhaps the most thorough board, and we have also the nucleus of a library, in which, besides and effective that we do. A microscopist is elected each term, who books, the greatest care is taken of papers read by our members. appoints monthly two assistants, and holds with them weekly or Under the head of “miscellaneous," we have lectures by the various semi-weekly meetings, at which the principles of microscopy are members. The Chapter is divided into sections on Geology, Ento- studied, and specimens mounted. Thus, in a year, each active mology, Botany, Mineralogy.- Jos. McFarland, Sec.

member has been assistant at least once. Of the one hundred and 64, Cedar Rapids (A) grants you a glance at its year-hook,-a forty-five specimens which have been mounted, I send you a list of retrospect of plans formed and carried out, of progress in its various some of the newer ones to show what kind of work we are doing. studies, and decided advancement in its work.

With cordial assurances of the continued and hearty interest of We devoted the first seven

months to “The Microscope and its Chapter 91, in the A. A. and its work, I am, yours respectfully,– revelations,” studying from nature as far as possible. În August Cora Freeman, Cor. Sec. we took up entomology, ornithology, and botany, and will con- 100, Hartford (B). Our Chapter has just now seven members in tinue our research in these three branches for some months to come. actual attendance, and three others who will come to the meetings a

Several of our members formed themselves into a “ Linn County little later in the season. The older boys and girls have outgrown Investigation Committee," and explored a large part of our county, our simple talks on birds, flowers, and insects, although none of them reporting the fruits of their expeditions to the society.

have lost their interest in out-of-door sights and sounds. I am sure We have spent over a hundred dollars in the purchase of instru- that the A. A. has made all of them more observing than they would ments and in increasing our facilities for scientific research; have have been without it. The children in the Chapter just now are entertained the Second Annual Meeting of the Iowa Assembly of from eight to thirteen years old. We are studying butterflies this the Agassiz Association, and have increased our library by the ad- winter, and I inclose the result of two mornings' careful inspection dition of several volumes, and our collection by several hundred of the Atalanta, taken down from their own lips. We have no officers imens.

just at present, but shall choose them in the spring. We now possess a collection numbering several thousand speci- Robert Leverett Brainard, who had been a faithful member of our mens, illustrating nearly every branch of Natural Science; which, Chapter for three years, was drowned at Fenwick on the third of last with our library, microscope, and accessories, enables us to study to August. He was eleven years and four months old, a sturdy, considerable advantage.

cheery little fellow, with the promise of a character combining manThe enthusiasm imparted by the meeting of the Iowa Assembly liness and gentleness. Yours sincerely,–C. M. Hewins, Secretary of the Agassiz Association, held here last August, has done much pro tem. for us, and we are looking forward with pleasant anticipations to the next, to be held next August, at Davenport, the same week as the

EXCHANGES. National Convention.

In behalf of the lowa Assembly, I extend to the members of the Fossil teeth of sharks, fern impressions, and insects. – Edward D. A. A. an earnest invitation to be present next August, and help Keith, Providence, R. I., Moore street. make the Second National Convention a grand success.

Quartz crystals, shell petrifactions, shark's teeth, four inches Yours in the A. A.,

across.- Miss Lizzie Apple, Sec. 692, Saegerstown, Pa. E. P. Boynton, Cor. Sec. Chap. 64,

Correspondence desired from Gulf States and territories. — A. W. Pres. Iowa Assembly of the A. A. Hodgman, Los Angeles, Cal., Box 797. 65, Wiesbaden, Germany. Our traveling Chapter is split up. In A letter seal — with monogram for A. A. Chapters, with number if France a want of butterflies and here a want of time have prevented

desired, for minerals or natural curiosities.-C. F. Hotchkin, for much collecting, and more than half the specimens we did secure Main street, Binghamton, N. Y. were tipped over by the servant and destroyed. If we follow a rare specimen into a field we are liable to arrest. — Kenneth Brown, Sec.

NEW CHAPTERS.
87, New York (B). This has been the most prosperous year of
our existence. Our Annual Exhibition proved very successful.

No.
Name.

Address.
The first evening was entirely devoted to receiving the members of our

No. of Members. neighboring Chapters of the A. A. The exhibition caused some of 922 London, England (E) 6 .H. L. Bergel, 17 Pembridge our members to decide to study special branches of Natural History.

Cres't, Bayswater, Lon., W. We have had twenty-three lectures and discussions. Enjoyable 923 Columbus, O.

16.. Russell Kilbourne, excursions have been made to Croton Lake, and elsewhere; moth

550 E. Iowa Street hunts have been made in East New York, and more actual work has 924 Lancaster, Pa. (B)

10..Geo. F. Alter, East King St. been done than ever before. Many kind gifts have been received, of

925

East Liverpool, O. (A) 6.. W. M. Hill, Box 395. which 600 botanical specimens from Dr. Miller, and 183 specimens 926 New York, N. Y. (Y).

5..

Wm. Coman, New York, N. Y. of shells from Mr. Linsay, deserve special mention.

The library

927 Philadelphia, (I)... 5. .F. M. Vogel, 2454 Nicholas St. has increased surprisingly. But the hiring of our present hall is

928 East Sound, Washington the realization of the object for which we have been most longing.

Territory (A)

Clarence Van Sant, Here we can spend the cold winter evenings in a warm and pleasant

San Juan Co. room, having the easiest access to our library, and can quietly 929 Doylestown, Pa., (A) .....12. . Miss Katherine Grimes. work at our speciinens. Hoping that 1886 may be marked by still harder work, I respectfully submit this report.-J. F. Groth, Sec.

DISSOLVED. 91, Buffalo, N. Y. (A). The fourth annual report which Chapter 91 has had the privilege of sending to Lenox, is forwarded at the beginning of this New Year, from a hopeful band of workers, who

93 Taunton, Mass.

H. G. White. look back upon the past twelve months' study with interest and

95 Rozetta, III...

Miss N. M. Crouch. profit, and forward to the next year's efforts with pleasure. Our members at present number thirty-four, sixteen of whom are

Secretaries will please confine their reports within the limits of active, fourteen passive, and four honorary. The meetings during three pages, commercial note, and invariably set at head of first page the year have been held regularly, with but few exceptions, on Fri- - both number and name of Chapter, as they appear in our printed day evenings, and the order of exercises has consisted of scientific reports. Reports from Chapters 201 - 300, inclusive, should be sent committee reports; an essay, discussion, debate or microscopic exhibition, observations, questions, miscellaneous science, and 'necessary

in as near March ist as possible. All are invited to join the A. A. business. In addition to the regular weekly meetings, we have

Address the President: celebrated during the year our fourth birthday as a Chapter of the

MR. HARLAN H. BALLARD, A. A., have given a microscopic reception to our friends and the

Principal of Lenox Academy, Lenox, Mass.

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THE RIDDLE-BOX.

The names of those who send solutions are printed in the second number after that in which the puzzles appear. Answers should be addressed to ST. NICHOLAS "Riddle-box," care of The CENTURY Co., 33 East Seventeenth St., New York City.

ANSWERS TO ALL THE PuzzlES IN THE JANUARY NUMBER were received, before January 20, from “ Clifford and Coco"- Paul Reese — "B, L. 2, Bub,, No. 1" - "B. L. 2. Bub," - Woodbury – Carey and Alex. Melville – "Chawley Boy"- Maud E. Palmer – Edith, Neil, and Mamma - Maggie T. Turrill — Charles A. Walton —"Pepper and Maria”- Sallie Viles Ida M. Preston W. R. M.-"Ma" and " Billy"-"Blithedale"- Lucia C. Bradley -“Shumway Hen and Chickens - Emily and Susie - X. Y. 2.Georgie H. Meleker - Edith Hunnewell —“Eureka"-"L. Los Regni”-Charlotte B. Capen – Deiwn and Abehrt Eolrwy – "N. C. Agriculture"– F. I and A. I.-“Mohawk Valley"- Sadie and Bessie Rhodes –Hazel and Laurel - Nannie S. Barker — Ida C. Lusk Nellie and Reggie — Bertha Heald — Francis W. Islip -- Avis and Grace Davenport – Mamma and " Jokie "-" Navy Yard "- Nellie G., -“San Anselmo Valley"- Agnes Zimmermann and Bertha Gerhard — “Frying-pan"-"The Spencers "— Katie L. Robertson -Fanny R. Jackson.

ANSWERS to PuzZLES IN THE JANUARY NUMBER were received, before January 20, from S. L. S., 1—“Tarr Baby," 1- H. E. J., 2—“Daisylina," 2 - Carrie B., 5—"Grace and Arthur,” 6–“Chippie Bird,” 7-"Mysteriarch,” 4 — Emma Du Puy, 2 – Nellie L. Howes, 2 – Alma M. Hoffman, 4 – -Josie Emmerich, 4- Carrie, Willie, and Stuart Symington, 1- - Edgar Reets, 6- Anna M. Tuttle, 2 - Maytie Crane, 1- Hattie and Mattie, 1 – Ida and Hattie, 1 - Harry Hayden, 1 – H. W. A., 1-Georgie, Aunt Kate, and Mamma, 8 -“Rats," 5—“Zulu,” 3.-"A Pair," ; – Grace Fleming, 1 - Eleanor I. Schultz, 1 — R. Earle Olwine, 3 – Helen Du Barry, 3— Margie and Florence, 3 – B. W. W., I – Celia Loeb, 2 - Fritz G., 1 - Helen L. U., 1 - Alice Haskell, 1 – E. A. Haight, 1 - Daisy and *R. I. Chard," 7— Sam Bissell, 4 - Richard P. Kent, 3 — Willie H. Beers, I- Edith Humphrey, 5— Peg and Meg, 4 —"Yum Yum, 7—“Pottsville,"3 - George Costigan, 3-Ida Anspach, 1 - N. Phelps, 4 – Helen S. and Helen G., 5 - J. O. and Wm. Ames, Jr., 2– Charlie D. Mason, 5 - Maude G., 2- - Goblin," 2 – Effie K. Talboys, 7 – Emma St. C. Whitney, 8– Walter S. Hamburger, 2 – Philip R. Coats, 2—" Cousin Hattie" and Lottie Harmon, 7 – Estelle H. Rossiter, 2- - Justus R. Holme, 1 - Chas. H. Urmston, 6–“Goose, 2-L. B. B., 2— Amelia N. Junk,, 2 – Ellen de B. Wickersham, 1-Willie Hollenbeck, 6 – Hallie Couch,,7

“Vanki Po and others, - Mamie R., 7-"M. I. Kado," 7- Genio Abner Longley, 4 - M. A. C., I-S. Y. L., 2-“Co-Co and “Pitysing,” 4- Laura Whitson, 2 – Adelaide Schoonover,' I - Mamie, 6– M. Malone, 6– Elliot H. Seward, 8 – Whipper, Snapper, & Co., 8 – Willie K. Comwell

, 2 – Florence Aithaus, 1 — " Betsy,” 2 - Mollie Ludlow, 7- Nettie Johnson, 2 2 – Lizzie Wainman, 3 - M. J. Renick, 5-Willie H. Dorrance, 4 --Ned L. Mitchell, 3 – Macy and Fannie Brooks, 3 – Fannie S. Merriman and Alta Carter, 1 Millie B. McNaught, 1. Alice Gibbs, 2 – Philip James Faulkner, 6 – Lillian M. Sprecher, 3.-C. C., 1- Alice Frame, 1 – Florence Foley, 2—“Mystery, 2Agnes Converse, 1- Eva Sherwood, 2—"Two Marthas," 8 - J. F. and H. S. K., 2–G. P. G. and M. N. W., 7.- Nannie, 5 - Jennie and T. A. G., 8 – Clark Holbrook, 3-W. H. and M., 6 - Ethel M. Bennett, 2- Eleanor, Maude, and Louise Peart, 5 — R. U. Pert" and " Theo. Ther,” 8 -- " Lyons, Ia.," 8 – Pearl Colby and Nell Betts, 8— Lulu Belle Murdoch, 7- - Julian and Grace, 2"Fan," 4 —"Seb and Bam," 7-"Frisco," 4 – Laura E. Scott, 1 – Carrie C. Howard, 6 – Grace Roome, 2 — W. D. Keep, 2 – L. C. B., 5—"Brother Jonathan," 5 -“Sun Dial," 6 – A. W. Lindsay, 5-L. L. L. and G. A. P., 8- H. Allen, Jr., 2– George T. Hughes, 2 -R. S. and Ray Freeman, 1 – A. Mulligan, 3 – M. Webb, 3 – E. M. Gower and F. S. Merriman, 1- - Mab, Amie, and Mabelle, 2 – Maggie Dobbs, 3 – Harry B. Reynolds, 3- John Vanderbery, 2 - Florence I. Crandall, 3 – Cora Stroman, 3- Era Bear, 3.- Mary Etheridge, - Maud Rolland, 3 - M. Helen Grant, 3 — Sara Irene Cannoles, 3- - Mamie Degge, 3 - Odie G. Turner, 3 - J. Litchfield, 3- Victor Caffes, 3 – Florence Jones, 3 - Ella Frances Kight, 3 – - Maggie Rose, 3 – L. May, 8— S. S., 7– L. Lloyd, 2 – One of P. E.'s Þets, 2 — W. A. La Bar, 5 - May B. Creighton,

5 - Louise and Henri, 5 – - Jas. J. Connor, 3- - Hattie, Lillie, Ida, and Olive, 5-F. D., 6 - Jerome and Eddie, 3 – C. Rittenhouse, 2 – E. Young and J. Dupuis, 8 – M. Ferris, 6 — B. F., 7– J. Judge, 5 —“ Puzzled Family at Leipzig," 5.

CONNECTED DIAMONDS.

in opposition to. u. Cautious to avoid harm. 12. A command. 13. Absence of conceit. 14. A kind of soft leather.

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UPPER DIAMOND: 1. In jarred. 2. A lawless crowd.

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A bird. 4. Waggish. 5. Frustrates. 6. A verb. 7. In jarred.

LEFT-HAND DIAMOND: 1. In jarred. 2. The name of a dog famous in fiction. 3. To renovate. 4. A porter. 5. The smallest of Venetian coins. 6. To court.

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İn jarred. RIGHT-HAND DIAMOND: 1. In jarred. 2. Established. 3. A sweet substance. 4. Refreshed. 5. A. claw. 6. Three-fourths of a fracture. 7. In jarred.

LOWER DIAMOND: 1. jarred. 2. A kind of grain. 3. To happen. 4. Having a raceme. 5. Swelled up.

6. A color. jarred.

The nine central letters in the above diagram (seven stars and two dots) form a double word-square.

Across : I. A verb. 2. A mineral substance. 3. A kind of grain. Diamond: 1. To court. 2. A river of Spain. 3. Placed.

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Each of the words described contains seven letters. When these are rightly guessed, and written one below the other, in the order here given, the third row of letters (reading downward) will spell a name formerly given to the fourth Sunday in Lent, and the fifth row of letters will spell what the tenth of March inaugurates.

1. Confined within certain bounds. 2. Dressed. 3. Confines with a rope, as a horse. 4. A man of letters. 5. A gift. 6. The title next to a baron. 7. Published. 8. Used by soldiers for carrying drink. 9. Those who govern in the place of kings. 10. Acts

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10. Behead a black substance and leave attenuated. 11. Behead in what place and leave in this place. 12. Behead a kind of meat and leave mature. 13. Behead oxygen in a condensed form and leave a girdle. 14. Behead an iridescent substance and leave 4840 square yards.

The beheaded letters will spell the name and title of a famous man who died on March 20, 1727.

DICK SWIVELLER."

RHOMBOID. Across: 1. Requiring to be subtracted. 2. Prongs. 3. Plays on a fife.

4. More domesticated. 5. A measure of capacity. DOWNWARD: 1. In trim. 2. A pronoun. 3. To pinch. 4. One. 5. Part of a flower. 6. A Latin word meaning half. 7. To place. 8. A note in music. 9. In trim.

" YOURS TRULY."

AN OCTAGON.

UPPER LEFT-HAND SQUARE. Across: 1. To stop. 2. A tune. 3. To ogle. 4. To abstain from food. Downward : 1. A moiety. 2. Surface. 3. Falsehoods. 4. A kind of pastry.

Opper RIGHT-HAND SQUARE. Across : 1. Cattle used in pairs for drawing a vehicle. 2. The name of the ship which carried Jason and his companions to Colchis. 3. A gold coin used during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. 4. To try. Downward: 1. Sour. 2. A large lake. 3. Turkish chief officers. 4. A conical hill with a smooth top.

Lower LEFT-HAND SQUARE. Across : 1. Immovable. 2. A Peruvian title for a chief ruler. 3. A distinguished theatrical performer 4. Domestic fowls. Downward: 1. An aquatic animal. 2. Before. 3. To scrutinize. 4. Sailors.

Lower RIGHT-HAND SQUARE. Across : 1. Trial. 2. To pain. 3. A South American bird, similar to the ostrich. 4. Pieces of turf. Downward: 1. Marines. 2. To resound. 3. To emit. 4. Drinks.

Centrals across (seven letters), most rapid; centrals downward, persons having irritable tempers.

F. L. F.

1. A coal-scuttle. 2. Part of a coat. 3. Malignant. 4. To act. 5. Calumniated. 6. Ancient musical instruments.

7. Conducted

F. L F. CROSSWORD ENIGMA.

BEHEADINGS,

1. BEHEAD a hard substance and leave a sound, 2. Behead angry and leave proportion. 3. Behead a wanderer and leave above. 4. Behead imaginary and leave to distribute. 5. Behead an untruth and leave a conservative. 6. Behead to reconcile and leave a sound. 7 Behead single and leave solitary. 8. Behead a violation of the law and leave hoar-frost. 9. Behead at no time and leave always.

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ANSWERS TO PUZZLES IN THE FEBRUARY NUMBER. CHINESE PROVERB. When the heart is out of tune, the tongue WORD-SQUARE.

1. Balls.

Llama. seldom goes right.

4.

Shade.
RHOMBOID CROSS AND DOUBLE DIAMOND.

DOUBLE ACROSTICS. I. Primals, Little ; finals, Dorrit. Cross-
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words: 1. LanD. 2. Iago. 3. TeaR.

4. Tier
5. Levl.

6.
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AffA. 2. DeaD.

3. AreA.

4. MaiM. 5. SeaS.

BROKEN WORDS. Longfellow; Washington. Cross-words; I.
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Lap-Wing. 2. Over-Act. 3. Name-Sake.

4. Green-Horn. 5. E

Fin-Is.
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6. Ear-Nest. 7. Looking-Glass. 8. Loads-Tar.

9.

Ode
On. Io. Win-Now.
D A G Ο Ν

Pi.

Never a night so dark and drear,

Never a cruel wind so chill,
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But loving hearts can make it clear,
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And find some comfort in it still.
DIAMOND.
1. R. 2. Bib.

4. Beadles.
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box. 6. Baleful. 7. Rebut. 8. Sol. 9. X.

Zigzag. The mating of birds. Cross-words: 1. Trap.
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3. plEa. 4. shaM. 5. drAm. INVERTED PYRAMIDS. I. 1. Patagonian. 2. Natives. 3. Robed.

6. sTop.

7. Ivry. 8. a Non.

10. Juno. 11. waFt. 12. eBon. 4. Men. II. 1. Catamaran.

13. Iron. 14. Rip. 2. Marines.

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ILLUSTRATED WORD-DWINDLE. Basket, skate, teas, sea, ea, a.

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