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If at times our materials seem fragmentary, let the facts be noted with interest, and gathered with diligence, tha tthe aggregated particles, may take their proper form in the masonry of the vast temple of the Universal Truth.

As human life has been said to be “A cry between the silences" ; may the voice of our columns be heard by our friends with even a part of the deference that we ever feel for the grander charms from the pages of our more pretentious contemporaries.

In the next volume it will be our aim to solve some of the unanswered queries which have accumulated from the beginning. Some of these are not only interesting, but difficult, especially where accuracy is necessary. It has been well said that a fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer, but a wise man cannot ask more questions than a fool is willing to answer.

Only those who attempt to answer general queries can fully realize what thc phrase “On reliable authority" really involves. As the opinions of very many people must be taken with grains of allowance, so we find that among the sources of information, very many works of reference are wholly unreliable. And although infallibility is far from being a human characteristic, it will remain the constant purpose of this journal to "eliminate the sources of error” persistently and faithfully.

Several articles and also bibliographies which have appeared in our pages have been extensively quoted and referred to; among the latter is the “ Bibliography on Cyclometry and Quadratures,” which has been quoted by Florian Cajori, M, S., of the University of Wisconsin, in his admirable compilation on the “ Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States," published by the Bureau of Education as Circular of Information No. 3, 1890 ; the "Bibliography of Mathematical Journals in the United States " has also been called for by many mathematicians. We have several other bibliographies in preparation, on special subjects, which will be published in due time.

The article on “ Biblical Information” in this volume is the most extensive, as well as complete, chapter of research that ever appeared in any journal in this country, without exception.

S. C. & L. M. GOULD, Publishers.

IN DE X.

VOLUME VII, 1890.

Abracadabra, Ablanaphabla, 206.
Acrostic-across stick, 159.
Acrostic from Beaconstield, 183.
Acrostic from H. W. Beecher, 182.
Acrostic from R. G. Ingersoll, 176.
Acrostic, Ichthic, 190.
Acrostic on Benedict Arnold, 182.
Acrostic on Kitty "Stephens," 44.
Acrostic Valentine Song, 183.
Acrostics on names, 181.
Adam, Epitaph on, 63.
Adam, Legends of, 64.
Adam's Bones, Legend of, 94.
Alliteration—"Sho!" 175.
Anachronisms of Literature, 79.
Anagrams, Full list of, 200.
Animal life, Earliest type of, 147.
Anthony, St., Legend of, 127.
Antonomasias of Cities, 87, 153.
Antonomasias of Countries and other places,

118.
Antonomasias of Islands, 119.
Antonomasias of rulers and warriors, 197.
Antonomasias of States, 155.
Aphorism acrostics, 176, 182, 183.
Apostles, Emblems of the, 142.
Apostles, Names of the, 122.
Arabian' legend of a monastery, 71.
Arithmetic, Fundamentals of, defined 165.
Arsenic detection, 78.
Asteroids, Table of recent, 184, VII.
Rarbarians, Origin of term, 39*
Bible, Supreme court, 188.
Bibles, Odd American, 96.
Biblical Information, 9.
Bight-Levant, 75, 94.
Biography, shortest, 40*
Bodies polarize if pivoted, 78.
Books of the Bible--a poem, 103.
Boustrophedonally, 40.*
Bridal Veil and Flowers, 42.
Bummer-its derivation, 188.
Buried Monastery, Arabian Legend of, 71.
Cabiri-Kabeiri, 2.
Calendar suggestion-thirteen months, 121.
Calypso, 70.
Camel, Day of the, 68.
Cannon Ball, Velocity of, 143.
Certitude, Problem on, 9*
Chemistry of human body, 148.
Chitty-faced, 160.
Cinque Ports, 149.
Circe, 70.
Clavicle, King Solomon, 61.
Coloreci Targcts, 148.
Combination of Cards in Whist, 92.
Confucius, Golden Rule of, 48.
Cosmic Egg, 159.
Cosmic Evolution, 109.
Counties of New Hampshire, 52.
Cryptonymous detineti, 131.
Damocles, Sword of, 180.
Dandy and Dude, 157.
Day of the Camel, 68.

Decimal notation-its origin, 66, 93.
Defoe, Daniel, 65.
Democrates, Golden Sentences of, 45.
Devil Lore, 192.
Devil, Quotations and Sayings on, 43, 139.
Dianoia, 69.
Dictionary, Use of the, 136.
Digital squares and square roots, 104.' 210.
Digital squares, J. H. Drunmond, 195, 210.
Dollar Mark, 138.
Draco, 188.
Dream, Remarkable, 91.
Drummond, J. H., Digital squares, 195.
E.--poem without that letter, 41.
Earth and Man Compared, 152.
English Poets, Graves of, 83.
Enoch, Legend of, 61.
Enoch, Translation of, 141.
Epitaph on Adam, 63.
"Eternal Fitness of Things,” 68.
Evil Eye, 140.
Executions and tortures, Prices for, 202.
Fairies, Queer facts of, 126.
“Familiarity breeds contempt,” 50,
Field, George,--who was ? 69.
Fifteen-girl problem, 11.*
Five ages, The, 208.
Flakes of Fact, 120.
Flaming Sword, 185.
Fourth Dimension, 51, 51* 117.
Freemasons, Early mention of, 160.
Fuchsla, Orth@py of, 189.
Gad, Tower of, 50.
Gin. the liquor-a contraction, 155.
God is a circle, etc., 125.
Golden rule of Confucius and Zaleucus, 48.
Golden sentences of Democrates, 45.
"Gone over to the Majority,” 12*
Graves of English Poets, 83.
Great, as a royal soubriquet, 135,
Greek Poets, 133.
Gyroscope, 1.
Hari-kiri, the “Happy dispatch," 132.
Harris, Thos. L., works of, 52*
Harrow, Rhyme for New Testament, 122.
Heroines of Christendom, 201.
Holy League, 137.
“I, am a Christian," 49.
I am a Woman, 159.
1, too, am of Arcadia, 4.
Ichthic acrostic, 190, 209.
Inappropriate words, 250.
India Rubber, 42.
Indian Names in Massachusetts, 123.
Inscription on Soldiers' Monument, 51, 52.*
Invisible Writing, 148.
Iron rails, Magnetism of, 156.
Jack o' the Clock, 158.
Kabeiri-Cabiri, 2.
Ketchup, 42.
Kisses, Varieties of, 159.
Legend of Adam's Bones, 94.
Legend of Enoch, 61.
Legend of St. Anthony, 127.
Legend of Sethe, 64.

Legends of Adam, 64.

Levant, Bight, 75, 94.

Legends and Myths, 173.

Literature of the Lunar Man, 144.

Long measure, Origin of, 189

Loot-its derivation, 156.

Lord's Prayer, 86.

Lost spirits,-their fall computed, 10.*

Lotteries—their origin, 149.

Lunar, Man, Literature of the, 141.

Macaronics, 205.

Maelstroms, 73.

Magnetism of bars, 78.

Magnetism of iron rails, 156.

Mannscript Volumes, 114.

"Maryland, My Maryland," 138.

Masonic term “bright,” 132.

Massachusetts Indian names, 123.

Materials of a Man, 148.

"Mayflower" passenger-list, 147.

Mephistophilus, 49.

Minerals, Relative hardness of, 124.

Mitten, Getting the, 4.

Mnemonics, 95.

Music, Taste for, 189.

Myths and Legends, 173.

Names, Curious Complication of, 150.

Names of the Apostles, 122.

Nasik Magic Squares, 12.*

Neck-Verse, 155.

Neshobe Island, 75.

New Hampshure, Counties of, 52.

Nine, Properties of, 19.

Nixon, Robert, Predictions of, 177.

Nouns of multitude, 205.

Novel Advice, 124.

Novel Tragedy, 156,

“Now I lay me down to sleep,” 137.

Old Shoes, 172.

Olives, Eating, 188.

Omens, 90, 168.

Ouomatopaia in Homer, 206.

Orthographic test-words, 145.

orthography of Turgeneff, 97.

Parasang defined, 170.

Passengers of “The Mayflower," 147.

Patents, Rival, 42.

Path of Rectitude, or Ye Samian Y., 53.

Pentateuch preserved, 163.

Permutations in whist hands, 92.

Perpetual Calendar, 119.

Perry, the beverage, 160.

Philosophic Facts, 18.

“Plus One Sayings." 52.*

Poe as a Puzzler, 181.

Projectile, Velocity of vertical, 143,

Pronunciation, Puzzles in, 170.

Properties of the number "9,

Prophets by Time, 122.

Pulteney Guinea, 157.

Puritan passengers of "Mayflower," 147.

Puritan Surnames, 143.

Puzzle-a maid's age, 174.

Pythagoras, Golden verses of, 203.

Pythagorean Symbols, 106.

Queer Literary Family, 183.

Railroad Trip Fifty Years Ago, 73.

Robinson Crusoe, 65.

Roman Crowns of Triumph, 149.

Rosebush, Oldest, 161.

Rosicrucianism, 99.

Rotten Row, 12.

Rubber, Discovery of, 161.

Runaway Pond, 130.

Sakucees, Books of the, 207.

St. John and St. Paul,--poem, 128, 129.

Salt in the sea, 184.

Salutation, Forms of, 171.

Secret name-"leue," 50.

Selkirk, Alexander, 65.

Sentence of Jesus, 74.

Setle, Legend of, 64,

Seven heroines of Christendom, 201.

Sho!--an allitcration, 175.

Sis., Sissy, 169.

Sivartha or Sidartha, 69.

Soldiers' monument. Inscription on, 51, 52.*

Solomon, Clavicle of, 61.

Soubriquets of cities, etc. See Antonomasia s.

Sun's distance-latent facts, 174.

Superstitions, 90, 168.

Surnames of Puritans, 143.

Swallow, 1:45.

Sword of Damocles, 180.

Svime's Theory Concentric Spheres, 6.

Test Words, 145.

Texas-its derivation, 126.

Theory of Will-Power, 115.

Thirteen at Table, 152.

Thoth, an Egyptian (leity, 208.

Thoughts for Thinkers, 77.

Three Globes, 108.

Tishya, Asterism of, 5.

To, tu, two, etc., 1.

obacco, Ridille on, 11.*

Tower of Gail. 50.

Translation of Enoch, 141.

Trees imported to England, 167.

Tri-Mountain, 40.*

Trilobite, the earliest type, 147.

Tritogenea, 69.

Triumphal crowns, Roman, 149.

Tunels of the World, 179.

Turgenell, Orthograplay of, 97.

Twelfth-Day Eve, 189.

Twelve Apostles, Emblems of the, 142.

Typo's Romance, 193.

Ulysses, 70.

"Uncle Tom," Original of, 169.

Varieties of Kisses, 159.

Velocity of vertical projectiles, 143.

Verbal Snares, 170, 202.

Victim of Etiquette, 170.

Whist, Combinations in, 92,

Will-Power, Theory of, 115.

Wire first mentioned, 202.

Wit, Practical, 42.

Witch-hazel, witch grass, 4.

Words, Fantastic, 207.

Worils, Inappropriate, 205.

World moves, 77.

Ye Samiita Y., or the Path of Rectitude, 53.

Zaleucus, Golden rule of, 48.

Zoroastrianism, 116.

49.

Names and Noms de Plume of Correspondents.

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Α. Α. Ο. 194.
agnostic, 72.
Alonzo, 13*, 49, 52*, 72.
Angelo, 173.
Archibald, 194.
Ayme, L. H., 4, 51, 51*.
B., 98.
Barrett, T. 8., 12*.
Beacon, 40*.
Bolles, James A., 50.
Bolton, H. C., 71.
Boyle, A. J. 50.
Burton, 72.
C. B. S., 162.
C. W. G., 94.
Caxton, 82, 158, 160.
Colby, Fred Myron, 83.
Coleman, Wm. Emmett, 5.
Compton, Alfred G., 143.
D., 98, 162.
Dexter, Martin, 97, 98, 124, 137, 155, 156, 160,

176, 182, 194, 197, 200.
Djafar, 8, 160.
Dresser's Japan, 132.
Drummond, J. H. 195.
Drury, David M., 8, 68, 72, 98, 162.
Ellen, D. T., 52*.
Elwin, 75.
F. J. P., 40*.
G. C. S., 134.
G. R. H., 12*
G. S.C., 70, 98.
George, Mrs. L. T., 4, 39, 65, 68, 73, 75.
Goodale, H. G., 108.
H., 146.
H. H. H., 146.
H. W. H., 8.
Ham, 207
Hannah, 73.
Harbinger, 134.
Hendricks, J. E., 10.*
Herbert, 146, 194.
Hinckley, W. H., 92.
Howard, Wellington, 162.
Inquirer, 146.
Irvine, A. A., 8.

Israel, 51.
J. E. B., 2.
J. G.)., 50.
J. O. H., 78.
J. W. W., 98.
John, 1, 12.
Johns, William, 49.
Jonas, 10.*
Joseph, 8.
Julian, 98, 194.
Junior, 5.
K.R. H. M., 103.
Lewis, 146.
Llewllyn, 8, 72.
Logos, 39, 72, 98, 124, 155, 162, 194.
M. G., 77.
Mc. Donald, J. S.. 108.
Marseilles, Chas., 137.
Mitchell, B. A. Jr., 11*, 51, 51*.
Neophyte, 72, 98.
Nestor, 146.
Ortho, 162.
Percival, Capt. 0. V. 130.
Perkins, F. B., 202.
Philander, 194.
Phillips, Lois, 134.
Philomath, 6, 9*, 98.
Pole, Wm., 92.
Pond, Willard H., 1.
Quartus, 194.
R. K: D., 72, 98, 155, 162.
R. R. D., 162
Reader, 146.
Robinson, Rembrandt, 160, 194.
S. 146.
Searcher, 49, 98, 146, 194.
Smith, Herbert, 40.*
Stowe, H. B., 169.
Student, 146,
Tyro, 146.
W. B., 98.
W. H. K., 94.
Walker, Timothy P., 188,
Wilder, A., 4, 49, 71.
Wood, H. A., 68.

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Questions.
Number of questions, Volumes I to VII,
Number answered,
Number unanswered,

1766 1056 710

No. 299 300

New Asteroids.
Date of Discovery.

Discoverer.
October 8, 1890.

Palisan September 9, 1890.

Charlois14 November 16, 1890.

Palisas See N. AND Q., Vol. V, No. 1, P, 8. Vol. VII, No. 11, p. 184.

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