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TEN THOUSAND MEMBERS !

ject, and has proved very successful. We have also papers on other subjects. A question-box has proved very interesting. Clippings

from newspapers, etc., are collected, brought to the meetings, and DURING this month, our total membership has given to the scrap-book editor. We have two large and valuable passed the ten-thousand point. Since we began cabinets; - also two closets for chemical and other apparatus. Our in 1880, we have enrolled the names of ten thou- library is small, but composed of standard works.

Our chemical department is in charge of a committee of three. On sand and thirty-one different persons ready to enter this part of our work we have spent about thirty dollars. We have

an elegant microscope, and a very good magic lantern, both costing upon the work of studying Nature by personal ob- about eighty dollars. We have the use, rent free, of the libraryservation. We have not hoped to add much to room of an institute. the actual knowledge of the world, but in the more

On the whole, I think we can positively say that we have made

decided progress, and we wish that the “A. A.” may have long life modest aim of arousing an interest in Natural Sci- and prosper. - Robert T. Taylor, Sec. ence, and in directing our members to the better is at work with diminished numbers, but undiminished zeal. Being methods of study, we have succeeded beyond our expectations. A large number of boys and girls always held regular meetings, but have improvised meetings, whenwho joined us at first from mingled motives of curi- cially true since the elder members, our Secretary among the number, osity, interest, and love of acquisition, have come have left us, and are carrying on in distant institutions, the work to an earnest love for nature, and have determined commenced at home in the A. A.

We have divided our time between Ornithology, Botany, Mineralto devote their lives to the study of science.

ogy, and Entomology. We have learned the names and something about the habits of many birds in our vicinity. The number that

visit a large spruce tree in front of our schoolroom is something THE COURSE IN MINERALOGY.

surprising. Snowbirds lodge there; robins, wrens, orioles, etc., No one interested in the study of minerals, and indeed no one in and a pair of purple grackles once made us a morning call.

flutter about it. Kinglets rest there in their journey, fall and spring, terested in learning the best methods of study in any department of We have visited the stone quarries, etc., in our vicinity, and have natural science, can afford to neglect the opportunity of joining the now about 200 labeled specimens, from far and near. class started last month by Professor W. O. Crosby, of the Boston We have also a Herbarium, prepared by one of the members, Society of Natural History. To secure equally good instruction at showing the result of careful study of many of our plants. - Eugenia any price, is out of the question for a majority of our young friends. Winston, Acting Sec.

It is not yet too late to accept the most generous offer as made in St. Nicholas for February.

20, Fairfield, lowa. Chapter 20 is thriving. It has, in fact, become one of the indispensable institutions of our little city, and is

known and respected all over the county. We have now for four THE CONVENTION AT DAVENPƏRT.

years, given a reception to the teachers of the Normal Institute, and

this year we displayed our collection to over three hundred guests. All the responses to the invitation of the Iowa Assembly have

We have recently received one hundred and fifty pounds of ores from been favorable thus far, and if nothing unforeseen occur we may

Colorado. But the greatest additions to our collection have been consider it settled that our next convention will be held at Daven

made by our own efforts. Some of our members went with a team port, on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week in next August.

to Boneport, where is exposed the Keokuk geode bed, and after a This being decided, it is the duty, as it will

be the pleasure, of every delightful excursion, brought home a hundred fine geodes. Others Chapter to do its best, from this time until August, to insure the

have collected several hundred pounds of fossil coral from the Hamsuccess of the meeting. Meanwhile let the Chapters in other States

ilton series. Our botanical section has collected and classified the organize themselves into Assemblies, so that there may be a place

mosses, fungi, and lichens found in this vicinity. Our library is for the third Convention when the time shall come! There are, for

valuable and rapidly increasing. Every Saturday night sees an example, nearly a hundred Chapters in Massachusetts. If these

enthusiastic meeting. We inclose a picture of our “Home," and could be joined into a Massachusetts Assembly, we should have the

also a view of a corner of the front room, both taken one of our influence and means which would warrant us in inviting the A. A.

members. to a Convention in the Old Bay State, in 1888. The State Assem

48, Fitchburg, Mass. The four A. A. Chapters of this city, blies elect their own officers, and hold Annual State Conventions.

A, B, C, and D, together with a literary society, which has turned They will prove one of the most potent agencies for extending the

its attention to science, have united to form one Chapter (to be influence of our Association. Delegates who attend the Iowa Con

known as the Fitchburg A Chapter of the A. A.), for better and vention may expect to learn many interesting facts regarding the

more extended study of science. Our meetings are to be held in the formation of the Iowa Assembly, and will then understand better

High School.— Nellie F. Marshall, Permanent Sec., Lock Box, how to go to work to organize similar Assemblies at home.

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79, Lockport, N. Y. Our Chapter has watched out the year

1885, with benedictions for our good success. We have a magnificent REPORTS OF CHAPTERS.

cabinet, and it is filled with a still more magnificent collection. Our

membership, 130, I think is still the largest in the A. A. We have We first present a few reports from the First Century, which fixed the limit at 130. We have about all that a Chapter needs for came too late for the March number.

success, and have ever been very fortunate. - Geo. W. Pound, Sec.

96, Lansing, Mich. (A). We have a cabinet of nearly two hun3, Philadelphia (A). We now number sixty-five, and nearly all dred specimens. One day, one of our members found in a pool of take a decided interest in natural history. At the beginning of this water, a globular jelly-like mass, about four inches in diameter. season a class in mineralogy was formed by our president, John This contained a large number of discs, in which were what looked Shallcross, Esq. This class was taught the practical part of the sub- like fishes one-fourth of an inch in length. Will some one tell us

gate, Sec.

out.

what they were ? For the year, our membership has been twelve ; the use of a powerful microscope, plenty of books, and quite a sum average attendance, ten. We have enjoyed our meetings and in our treasury. We owe no one, and our only debtor owes us but learned many things. - Mrs. N. B. Jones, Cor. Sec.

five cents!

The A. A. is a grand institution. It makes the boy of Maine a

fellow-student with the girl of California. I look forward to the time Second Century.

when it will be known by nearly every person throughout the U. S.

- Alfred E. Allen, Sec. 101, Middletown, Conn. Our Chapter was never in better con.

158, Davenport (A). During the past year, weekly meetings dition than now. We are going to establish a number of prizes for the best collections of different sorts, and perhaps one for original inves

have been held regularly in the building of the Davenport Academy

of Sciences, which has recently set aside a room for our especial use. tigation in Natural History. We have two hundred minerals, two hundred shells, and over sixty plants. We had a lecture by which

At present we have 22 active members, mainly interested in omni

thology, botary and geology. The society is in a flourishing conwe made $13.25, with which we bought books. Most of us have

dition, and has bright prospects for the future. - Edward Putnam, decided to keep notes during the coming year. — Lewis G. West

Cor. Sec.

161, New York (E). This Chapter was organized early in 1883 106, Lebanon Springs, N. Y. We have explored a cave in this vicinity, which no one before had ventured to enter more than a few by six of us boys, from whom we elected a President, Secretary

Treasurer, and Curator. The other two were active members. We feet. A piece of pottery was found by one member in a sand-knoll.

could not have a club composed of officers only, so we elected new It is almost exactly like some in the Albany Geological collection,

members; but even then there was a general desire to hold office. and is thought to be a relic of the Mound Builders.--- Walter H.

We discussed and decided many questions, wrote essays, and es. Harrison, Sec. 123, Waterbury, Ct. The branch to which we are devoted

is hektograph. The printing, however, was so serious an affair that

tablished a paper, and printed about thirty copies a month on the chemistry; and many experiments have been successfully performed.

we were obliged to cut our articles down nearly to the backbone. The average length of our meetings has been one hour. The text

It was easy to vote, but difficult to have our resolutions camed book adopted is Bloxam's Analytical Chemistry.–Fred Carter, Sec.

There was only one that never failed: We voted to go on ex124, Jamaica Plain, Mass. The report from our Chapter is al

cursions, and we went. most like a voice from the dead. Some have moved away; some When our membership increased to ten we soon had seven officers have gone to college; still, we who are left do a little work when

and only three active members. This caused trouble, and somehow our school duties let us. One of us has been studying the shells

our teacher heard of it. So we had a talk with him about it, and we of our neighborhood. Near a little spring I found, as late as

decided to make him a member. At our first meeting the next fall November 3, the flowers of a species of buttercup – best agreeing with the description of Ranunculus repens, except as to time of

we elected the following officers; President, J. H. Morse; Vice

President, W. Brower: 'Treasurer, A. Griswold; Secretary, L. G. blossoming. When I found them, there had been snow on the

Morse; Assistant Secretary, J. C. D. Kitchen; Curators, I. L. ground and ice on the ponds thick enough for skating. I shall

Rogers. II. J. Brevoort. IN. L. Morse. This year our presialways keep up my interest in the Society. - Geo. W. Wheelwright,

dent wished to resign; so we elected the following

officers: PresiSec.

dent, I. L. Rogers; Vice-President, Paul Cheney: Treasurer, David [Several of the spring flowers come to a second blossoming late Banks; Secretary, L. G. Morse: Curators, I. Herbert Thomson. in the fall, under the influence of a few warm days; 4 friend Several older boys joined us, and we soon discovered that we could

II. Herbert Wade. III. Wilfrid Lay, IV. Julian Chamberlain. of mine finds dandelions all winter in a spot surrounded by snow

have as much fun making speeches, and entering into the active and ice, but kept warm by the constant escape of steam from a work of the A. A., as we could by holding offices. Our roll of memwaste-pipe. And this incident, or one very like it, was narrated bers now contains over sixty names. in the " Jack-in-the-Pulpit" pages of St. NICHOLAS for Marck.) We now have a MS. paper, prepared and read by two editors ap

pointed each month. It contains short essays and contributions from 132, Buffalo (B). We now have an active membership of thir- the boys on scientific subjects, and criticisms. We have lately esteen, only

two of whom belonged to the Chapter when first organ- tablished a column called " The Owl's Report." At the feet of an ized. Most of us are from the Central High School, where the A. owl, stuffed by one of the boys, hangs the “ Owl bag," into which A. finds hearty support from the teachers. Our meetings are held any one may drop written questions. The editors collect and answer weekly in the rooms of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science. We them. We have over seven hundred specimens, many of them valare in a better condition than ever before. The union meetings of

uable and rare. This is a partial record of such work as we have the Buffalo Chapters, which are held monthly at Chapter B's rooms, done and are doing ourselves. - The boys of Chapter 161. continue to increase in size, interest, and usefulness. Six Chapters 170, N. Brookfield, Mass. We found a curious wasp's nest. It send representatives, and the average attendance is about forty. On is bell-shaped, and suspended from a spruce limb about six inches December 8, fifty-nine were present. - Charles W. Dobbins, Sec. from the ground. The sides touched the ground except in one

133, Erlanger, Ky. We had the opportunity to-day, rare for place where was an opening several inches long. The earth bedwellers far inland, of examining a sea-gull. It was shot by one of the neath was hollowed out, forming a cellar. The wasps ran in and out

of boys as it was flying in company with a flock of ducks. It must have door, like bees.-H. A. Cooke, Sec. come from the Guli, via the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.- L. M. Bedinger, Sec.

Notice! To The Fourth and Fifth Centuries ! 136, Columbia, Pa. During the summer we continued to collect specimens and we now have many insects and minerals. We have Secretaries of Chapters 301-400 are requested to send their restarted a library. Our usual programme consists of questions in

ports to the President immediately, as the Printers of the Magasine botany, mineralogy, etc., and to utilize our magazines, we have

are about to move, and it becomes necessary to hasten all the MS. persons appointed to select articles from them and read them aloud. - W. H. Righter, Sec.

for a few months. Chapters 401-500 will kindly report by April 138, Warren, Me. One of our subjects was the chickadee. 15, instead of May 1, and 501-000 by May 20. The president read a description of the bird, after which the others gave accounts of its habits. One stated that, as he felled a hollow

EXCHANGES. fir-tree, many ants fell out on the snow. Chickadees flew down about him, ate all the ants they could, and then flew away with the

Birds' Eggs in sets and single for same. — J. Grafton Parker, Jr., rest, and deposited them under the rough bark of the same tree for

3529 Grand Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. future use. - A. M. Hilt, Sec.

Correspondence desired. - Chapter 676, Burlingtor, N. J., Box 142, Leavenworth, Kansas. A large cabinet has been offered

232. At one meeting a butterfly was analyzed and examined with

First-class eggs of American birds.- George H. Lorimer, Jr., the microscope. Three of us have private collections.- Chas. L.

2246 Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. Hopper.

Correspondence desired with all Chapters interested in minerals.145, Indianapolis, Ind. Our Chapter is in good condition. We

Ch. 814, A. A., 3088 Washington street, Roxbury, Mass., F. Edgar have two lepidoptera cases, and a mineralogical cabinet. We have

Spenceley, Sec. also a conchological cabinet. We have had a big discussion as to Minerals for minerals. Tin ore desired. Also mounted sea-moss whether Indian relics, i. e., stone implements, come under the head for minerals.- E. D. Lowell, 722 W. Main street, Jackson, Mich. of Natural History. We have a library of twenty-five books, and Correspondence desired. – É. F. Northway, Sec. Ch. 937, Kenotake two papers.-G. L. Payne, Sec.

sha, Wis. 147, Cleveland, O. (A) Our meetings are full of interest and entertainment. Lectures, essays, and debates have been found prof

NEW CHAPTERS. itable. One question : “What is the most useful animal ?

No. decided in favor of the cow. We have a room nicely furnished with

Name.

Address,

No. of Members. secretary, chairs, chest of drawers, shelves, etc., and many speci. 930 Nashville, Tenn. (B) 4.. Overton Lea, Jr., Box 395. mens, including some beautiful impressions of fern and coal.

931 Huron, Dakota (A). 4. E. S. Cheney. In warm weather, we take tramps and rides into the country, where 932 Boston, Mass. (I).

7. . J. H. Sears, 32 Chester Sq. we pull old stumps and logs to pieces in search of hiding coleoptera. 933 Sunny Side, Georgia (A)..16..Ch. A. Crocker, Spalding Co. We are waiting for the spring sun to open the cocoons in our breed- 934 Malden, Mass. (B) 9..H. W. Knights. ing-boxes. We are all boys about seventeen years old. We have 935 Sycamore, Illinois. 10.. Vernon A. Allen, Lock Box 2.

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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 JANUARY Puzzles were received, too late for acknowledgment in the March number, from Dash," London, 4- L. S. C., Nova Scotia, 4.

ANSWERS TO ALL THE PUZZLES IN THE February Number were received, before February 20, from Paul Reese — “B. L. Z. Bub, No. 1"- Sadie and Bessie Rhodes - Madge and the “Dominie"-R H. C. H.- Lulu May—“ Clifford and Coco"-“Shumway Hen and Chickens"- - Maggie T. Turrill -- Arthur Gride — Bertha Gerhard and A. S. Zimmerman — " Pepper and Maria "-"L. E. Plant"_“ L. Los Regni "-" Theo Ther"-" Betsey Trotwood"-“ Cricket" and "Bob"- George and Aunt Minnie —“Mis' Med. ders and the gals"-"San Anselmo Valley”—“B. L. Z. Bub,” Phila.- M. E. d’A.- Stella Sweet — P. Meeder — " Toboggan" - San Rafael – Blithedale - Rob and Mabel Duncan — The Spencers – J. B. Longacre – Effie K. Talboys - Constance Adee Bella Godshall -" Chawly Boy""Hill-top."—" Savoir et Sagesse" - Albert S. Gould - Eureka - Mohawk Valley – Mollie Ludlow – DashNellie and Reggie – Carey E. Melville -“Frying-pan' - Belle Murdock - S. A. B.-G. P. D.- Hazel and Laurel — Mamma and Fanny.

Answers to PUZZLES IN THE FEBRUARY NUMBER were received, before February 20, from Nellie B. Ripley, 4 - Marie A. T., 3– C. H. E. Dunn, 1 - Lilly Macdonald, 1 - - Anne, 1 - Tilly and Madge, I-" Jack and Jill," 2 - J. Leigh, i -'F. Nightingale," 3 – “Two Little Maids," 8- A. P. Wright, 1 - H. W. Reynolds, I–L. R. Blynn, 2–G. Roome, 1 - S. Hamell, 2-J. M. Allen, iMaude S., 8– H. Du Barry, 2 - M. E. Breed, 1-J. Bigger, 1 – L. Martin, 3-G. S. Seymour & Co., 9- R. G. and W., 1-W. and, W. La Bar, 7 –“Felix and M. A.,” 3—"Arrow," 1 - Katie D., 2 – A. and B. Knox, 8 – Lewis B., 1 - E. E. Abbott, 1 – A. P. I., iW. Hannaford, 4 – M. G. Fiero, 2-“Count No Account," 5 - J. M. Hodges, I – Gracey, 2 -- E. Thanhauser, i • Devonite," etc., 4 – Rena and Sidney, 3-A. G. Towles, 1 - B. Perault, 7 - C. Loeb, 2 – Mamma, May, and Warren, 1 – Vi and Sals, 3 – M. L. Mayo, 3- F. V. Lincoln, 1 - A. H. Emdell, 1 - B. Dixon, 2 – C. Chadwick, 2-Susie W., 2–C. Small, 1-"Maid Marjory," 3- B. L., 2

W. B. Greene, 8— M. S. Scudder, 6 - Rosa A. B., 3— W. P. Beam, 5 – Emily 0.,1- A. C. and R. E. Rowe, 1 - A. R. Fludder, 2 F. Matteson and G. A. Bunn, 4 –“R. U. Pert." 8 — H. Tryon, 1 - A. D. Brown, I-L. J. Robbins, 1-E. Halle, 3 – G. Darling, I

F. B. Buckwalter, 1 - M. E. Breed, 1 - C. Gattman, 1-G, W., 1-J. and Betsey, 3.- M. W. McNair, 2 – F. W. Taft, 1-G. Hiecke, 1- A. Converse, I - David O., 3 — A. M. Tuttle, 2- Nancy, 1 —"Mat H. Ematic," 3-L. E. Brickett, 2 – A. F. Mitchell, I-G. E. Paquin, I _"Locust Dale Folks," 9- E. S. Hills, 2 – A. Crawford, 1 - H. A. Kuehn, 2- W. Chase, 1 – H. L. Bogert, 1-C. Race, 2- L. Miln, 2- T. Fogg, 1- The Crawfords," 1- E. T and P. Lloyd, 3 - M. Guild, 2 – Mamma and Flossie, 7 - R. E. Olwine, I-E. Wickersham, 2—"S. Jupe,"1-E. M. Bennett, 1 - W. S. Hamburger, 2 – A. B. Brower, 1 - W. and Severa, 3-C. D. Mason, 3 – Kathleen, 3-G. A. Howell, 1 – Bo Peep, 1 – M. M. McLean, 1 - C. A Walton, 8— Ellie and Susie, 3-C. H. L'Engle, 7 -A. Byller, 2- E. Harrington, 1-N. E. Lee, 1 - M. M. Mead, 2 – B. B. Witherspoon, 3 – Rosalie, 3–C. E. Gutman, 4

Goose," 1-L. Sprecher, 2 - L. Reynolds, 2 -- A. Lilmer, 2 - G. W. Furbeck, 2- R. K. Allison, 1 - A. Crawford, 2-" Uno Hoo, 3- M. Francis, 1 - A. M. Burbank, 4 - J. A. Keeler, 4 – L. C. Haulenbeck, 1 – M. T. Knowlton, 2– E. G. Wolff, 1 -"Cogg and I,' 6-C. L. W., 3 —"Marjorie Daw," 3- E. and E. Stanley, 2 - M. Reeves, 2-W. Keep, 1.-J. E. Mitchener, 1 – M. P. Harris, 1 – H. T. C., 3 — S. P. and Baron, 3 – M. P. Dell, 2- B. Jones, 6–G. E. Keech, 2-“Dolly Varden," 4- C. G. and A. S. Trumbull, 5 M. Q. Smith, 3 – Mother and Son," 2 – Mamie V. B., 2- - Parry B., 2 - M. Seavey, 1 – J. Blanche, 1 - B. Carmichael, 3-J. M. G., 3- Jack Sprat,” 7 - E. and B. Fennel, 2 —"P. D. Rooster,"2 – G.T. Hughes, 4 — "Stovey," 1 - M. S. Pratt, 1-C. H. Urmston, 5 -“ Nanki-Poo," 1 - F. Eckman, 4- E. H. Seward, 8 – M. E. Lumm, 1 - Fan, 2 --E. H. Rossiter, 1 – Pet, 3 – E. Young and J. Dupuis, 9 – F. Jarman, 3 — H. Couch, 8 – B. E. Ells, 2 – S. A. Weeks, 4 --C. Fell

, 1 – J. M. Sturdy, ! - E. J. Bogen, 2 – Katie and Auntie, 1-"A Family at Leipzig," 8 – D. Faulkner, 7 --"Old Carthusian," 7-J. Moses, I-"Russie," 3-A. B. Smith, I -S. Viles, 8 — B. Atkins, 2-1. Fox, 1 – Maud, 2 -" We Three,” 6-J. E. and M. Stork, 1-L. C. Bradley, 7.- L. M. Holly, 1 - J. M. Moore, 1-"T. Superbus," 8- N. Fritz, 9-F. M. Wickes, 1 – H. E. Dunaway, 1 —"N. C. Agriculture," 9 – B. Ferris, 8 – Ruita," 2 “ Murray and Percy," 7 – Mamie K., 8 – M. Muzzy, 4-" Bessie Wee,” 7.-L. Meeks, 5 — F. P. Bent, 3 – L. and C. Hendrickson, I - M. and H. Granger, I - Laura and Annie, 6 – Maud E. Palmer, 9 - Avis and G. S. Davenport, 5 – A. M. Carter and F. S. Merriman, 3-L. Whitehurst, 4-G. G. Turner, 4-M. Rolland, 4 - F. 1. Crandall, 4-L. F. George, 4 - B. Rolland, 4-L. Boller, 4H. Davis, 4 - E. Kight, 4.-K. V. Caffer, 4 - M. Nicholson, 4 – L. Glueck, 4 - E. Bear, 4 - M. A. Etheridge, 4 – E. Wallace, 4-F. Jones, 4 – H. Grant, 4 - L. C. B., 6 — Isabel, 3 – Alice Solvay, 1-J. H. Brackett, 1-F. D., 9 – H. Calden, 2 – C. Holbrook,

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WORD-SQUARES. 1. 1. One who contends in a race. 2. The American aloe.

3. An artificial water-course. 4.

To elude. 5. To let again. II. 1. A junto.

2. Over.

3. A kind of tea. 4. Solemnly affirms. 5. Most insignificant. III. 1. Raging. 2. To stay in a place. 3. A

ind of wild ox. 4. Images. 5. Compact.

" YOURS TRULY AND T. M.

3. Acid.

4. An

ward: 1. A pillar. 2. A lady's reticule. 3. The French name of
Christmas-day. 4. A kind of wig of false hair.
Lower LEFT-HAND SQUARE. Across: 1. An army. 2. Compe-

4. A name by which the heron is sometimes called.
Downward: 1. To mince. 2. A hautboy. 3. An innuendo.
aquatic fowl.

LOWER RIGHT-HAND Square. Across: 1. A plate of baked clay. 2. An ancient garden. To

peruse.
4. Siestas.

Downward: 1. An aquatic fowl. 2. Notion, 3. To vault. 4. Closes.

Centrals (reading across), unfriendly. Centrals (reading downward), a back door or gate.

"L. LOS REGNI."

CONNECTED DOUBLE SQUARES.

BAGATELLE.

Supply the missing vowels in the following sentences, and make seven axioms. From each of these axioms select a word of equal length. When these words are placed one below another, central letters will spell the name of an article much used by Chinamen.

I. M-R- H-ST- L-SS SP--D.
2. M-D-C-N-SW-R-N-TM-- NT T-L- V - - N.
3. H - WH- H-D-S C-NF-ND.
4. PR-D- G--TH B-F-R- - F-LL.
5. TH - - BS - NT P-RTY -S-LW-YS F--LTY,
6. - CR-WD-S N-T C-MP-NY.
7. P-NN- W-S-, P--ND F--L-SH, GILBERT FOREST.

UPPER LEFT-HAND SQUARE. Across: 1. An old name for the hoopoo. 2. The tenor violin.

3. Fastens.

4. An army. Downward: 1. Has. 2. A mixture. 3. A tribe of Indians. 4. A pillar

UPPER RIGHT-HAND SQUARE. Across: 1. Confined. 2. A county in Nebraska. 3. A kind of fat. 4. A plate of baked clay. Down

HOUR-GLASS.

Reading across : 1. Pertaining to Tartarus. 2. Those who cut grain with sickles. 3. To distort. 4. To contend. 5. In April. 6. Astern. 7. Buffoons.

8. Morbid hunger. 9. Mental power. What do the central letters spell ?

she was changed. My 26–33-8-40-24 was her guardian. My 4-21 -3-35-47–6–28 are flowers named in this quotation, and said to have sprung up expressly for her food while in disguise. Of 14-27-5-24 her guardian had a remarkable supply. My 9-43-34-25 is the name of a classical poet who wrote of her. He says Heaven was her 1536-11-29-32-27. At sunset she was fastened by a 18-22-17-5 to a 24-12-31-46–2. In her disguised form, she used her 30-45-3-42 in writing her name. She wrote it in the 24-36-41-38. The feetfooted messenger who destroyed her guardian wore a curious winged 13-31-48. My 34-18-44-49 is the name under which she was worshiped when restored to her original form.

J. P. B. AN EASTER REBUS,

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PRIGSN, wiht ttha lameness pashot ni eth ari
Chwih swelld tihw lal stingh raif,
Ripngs thiw ehr dognel unss dan sliver rina,
Si hiwt su cone giana.

CENTRAL ACROSTIC.
Each of the words described contains the same number of letters.
When the words have been rightly guessed and ranged one below the
other in the order here given, the initial letters will all be the same
and the third row of letters will spell the name of a day which is cel.
ebrated, with appropriate ceremonies, in many of the Western States.
Of this day, J. G. Whittier wrote: "The wealth, beauty, fertility,
and healthfulness of the country largely depend upon the conserva-
tion of our forests and the planting of trees."

Cross-words: 1. Killed. 2. To scatter. 3. A wooden shoe. A kind of ship. 5. A piece of leather. 6. A kind of chair. ficient. 8. Craftily.

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I. UPPER LEFT-HAND DIAMOND: 1. In lamentable. 2. One-half of an exaction. 3. Distress.

4. A kingdom of Europe. 5. Damp. 6. A furrow. 7. In lamentable.

II. Uppen 'RIGHT-HAND DIAMOND: 1. In lamentable. ten eaten with eggs. 3. One of the great lakes. 4. The name of a moor where a battle was fought in 1644. 5. A moving power. 6. A conjunction. 7. In lamentable.

Ill. CENTRAL DIAMOND: 1. In lamentable. 2. A boy's nickname. 3. A claw. 4. Ten hundred thousand.

5. Damp. 6. A word that expresses denial. 7. In lamentable.

IV. LOWER LEFT-HAND DIAMOND: In lamentable.
What Mr. Pickwick called young Weller. 3. A portable chair.
The surname of a president of the United States. 5. A brick-layer.
6. A prefix meaning "not. 7. In lamentable.

v.' LOWER RIGHT-HAND DIAMOND : 1. In lamentable. 2. A
Scotch nickname. 3. The name of a Roman emperor, the son of
Vespasian. 4. Unassuming. 5. One of Napoleon's marshals. 6.
Rested. 7. In lamentable.

F. W. NICOLLS.
MYTHOLOGICAL NUMERICAL ENIGMA.
I am composed of forty-nine letters, and am a quotation from a
poem by N. P. Willis.

My 10-37-16-20-13-23-28 was the name of a river god. My 1-7 was his daughter. My 39-5-19-30-14-18 is the animal into which

The rebus is pictured on the string of eggs, beginning at the upper right-hand egg, “Bid Folly fly," etc. The answer is a fourline verse.

INVERTED PYRAMID. Across: 1. Deprived of inhabitants. 2. Appointed. 3. Misled. 4. Flowers of a certain kind. 5. A number. 6. In pyramid.

DowNWARD: 1. In pyramid. 2. A prefix. 3. A covering. 4. A lating to the goddess of evil

. .,. To spread.2 10. A boy nickname: 11. In pyramid.

F. L. F.

Woo.

7. D.

Red. 7.

3. Oat.

ANSWERS TO PUZZLES IN THE MARCH NUMBER.
ILLUSTRATED NUMERICAL ENIGMA.
When Fortune means to men most good

CONNECTED DIAMONDS. Upper Diamond: 1. J. 2. Mob. 3.

Macaw.
She looks upon them with a threatening eye.

4. Jocular. 5. Balks. 6. Was. 7. R. Left-hand Dia

mond: 1. j. 2. Rab. King John, Act III., Sc. 4.

3. Renew.

4. Janitor. 5. Betso. REBUS. March rain spoils more than clothes.

7: R. Right-hand Diamond: 1. Ř.

2. Set.

3. Sugar. 4. Regaled. 5. Claw. 6. Ren(t).

Lower Diamond: I. CONNECTED DOUBLE Squares. Upper left-hand square : 1. Halt. R. 2. Oat. 2. Aria.

3. Occur. Fast. Upper right-hand square: 1. Team.

4. Racemed. 5. Tumid. 6. 4

D.

Central Word-square. Across: 1. Was. 2. Argo. Lower left-hand square: 1. Fast. 2.

2. Ore.

Downward: I. Woo.
Inca.
Henis. Lower right-hand square.

2. Ara.

3. Set. 1. Test.

NOVEL ACROSTICS, Ache.

Third row, “Mothering Sunday"; fifth 3. Rhea, 4. Sods.

row, “ The Lenten Season." BEHEADINGS. Sir Isaac Newton.

Cross-words: 1. liMiTed. 2. Cross-words :

1. S-tone.

2. clOtHed. 3. te Th Ers. I-rate.

4. scHoLar. 5. prEs Ent. 6. baRoNet. 3. R-over. 4. I-deal. 5. S-tory. 6. A-tone. 7. A-lone.

7. prinTed. 8. caNtEen. 8. C-rime. N-ever.

9. reGeNts.

10. re SiSts.
9.
10. E-bony. 11. W-here.

11. prU. 12. T-ripe. dEnt. 12. maNdAte. 13. O-zone. 14. N-acre.

13. moDeSty. 14. chAmOis. RHOMBOID. Across :

1. Minus. 2. Tines. 3. Pipes. 4. AN OCTAGON. Tamer. 5. Liter. — CROSS-WORD ENIGMA.

1. Hod.

2. Lapel. 3. Hateful. 4. Operate. Crocus.

5. Defamed. 6. Lutes. Led.

3. Leer.

3. Rial. 3. Slar.

4. Test.

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