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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 27, 1881.
For The National Tribune.
LOVE AND CUPID.
Once on a time for so the story goes
As Love, sweet maid, lny sleeping in her bow'r, .
Young Cupid, little dreaming of the woes
To sure succeed from that unlucky hour,
Came through the greenwood, and, with bow in hand,
Beside the bleeping maiden took his stand.
Short time he gazed upon her beauteous form
Ere yet he bent him down to pluck a kiss
From cheeks, rich tinted with the life-blood warm.
And pouting lips. He knelt. A moment's bliss,
And then, alas! Love bounded to her feet
"While on his lips yet dwelt the nectar sweet.
In her affright she. seized his bow and dart,
And, as he turned to flee, the cruel steel
Launched, with most deadly aim, full at his heart;
But ere he could the cruel wounding feel
She chisped him in her arms. The weapon, prcs't
By keen remorse, she forced into her breust.
And thus it is that we so often see
The .self-same arrow pierce two tender hearts,
Which, stricken sore, submit to Fate's decree,
And mutual share the pain each wound imparts;
Nor do they either wit or wisdom gain,
But dream one moment's bliss worth all the pain.
For The National Tribune.
It was only a baby carriage, but yet 1 stopped
to look at it: not that I had any intention of pur
chasin"- (my babies have long since out-grown
ine use of such a conveyance) but because
e of the
associations which were, or as 1 thought might of ten dollars per week. The trouble witli Har
Ive connected with it. ! Per was that he didn't drop all his body at once.
It stood upon the little grass-plot in front of The upper half got into the hammock all right,
the house, close by the fence: and as 1 gazed at ; but the lower half kicked and thrashed around
it through the palings fancy was busy drawing j on the grass until the small boy, who didn't mean
.f iimil.-r iriftnrps lmon the tnhlct of inr i to leave the neighborhood until the show was out,
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It was one of those old-fashioned four wheeled
carriages, the tops of which are made to be raised
or lowered at will, and its rusty paint, and the
cracks in the enameled surface of its covering,
mutely tjld the story of its frequent use in days
The foot-rug was faded, and, in places, worn
thread-bare by the restless baby feet which had
once there found support; the soft cushioned seat
yet bore the impress of a childish form ; and the
bows sustaining the top revealed the marks of
childish hands which had often found them a
ready stay in time of need.
Looking yet more closely I perceived, tied to
the iron-work on the farther side of the seat by a '
fragment of ribbon, a broken toy part of a child's '
rattle and a rubber ring. j
At sight of these mementoes left behind by the
jyouthful proprietor of this once royal coach '
there rose up before me a vision of a bright, win- '
some baby face, and a little form decked out in )
all the finery lavished upon the Pet of a House
hold : of a fond mother bending over the little
one, and a proud father looking on admiringly.
What has become of baby now ? I wondered.
Did the sweet bud perish before it had fully
opened in the light of home, or has it grown and
flourished until its gathered strength and time
have transplanted it to bloom amid other scenes
In the world's great garden ?
Charlie or Winnie, for aught I knew, might be
even then quietly sleeping beneath the dew and
the daises: or, full of the rollicking spirit of boy- I
hood, or of the enchanting shyness of girlhood
climbing the flowery path of youth to life's high I
For aught I knew, he or she who had once month, that they might feel "quite cool, and
filled that dainty seat might, even while I gazed, ! then agreed to fight in the air! Two balloons
be fulfilling the stern requirements of a true were made, exactly alike, and upon the appointed
manhood, or learning those holy lessons and i day the rivals, each with his second, took their
tender womanly ways, which are the crowning i places and soared aloft, agreeing to fire, not at each
joys and perfected work of motherhood. For I other, but at each other's balloon, for which pur
trnght I knew it might be so: and as I love best pose they were armed with blunderbusses. The
the bright and sunny pictures, I built my airy wind was moderate, the balloons rose half a mile,
castle and hung its walls with such as pleased and then the preconcerted signal was given. One
me most. , of the gentlemen missed his aim, the other sent a
My work was almost done: the masterpiece, ;
portraying upon its broad canvas the glorious !
landscape of a noble life was ready to be put m
place, when a dark cloud obscured the sun and a
gloomy shadow was cast athwart the foreground
of my fancy.
That little one what if it had grown and
flourished like some ugly thing, to be a source of
-vexation and sorrow to the loving hearts that
eared for it so well and tenderly when it was
young! What if but, no! I can imagine noth
ing that is not good and pure and beautiful of
-childhood. I cannot, I will not think that the j
sweet home violet, or bright eyed daisy, or pansy, !
or even the' ragged Robin of the family can ever i
"become other than it is when first opening to the j
light a thing of beauty and a joy forever. ;
Once more the sun shines down upon the scene,
touching up with golden light the central figure J
of my reverie. Once more the colors I have put
on fancy's canvas glow beneath the splendor of
the day god's beams once more a vision rises up
to view and such a vision ! Oh how wondrous
fair! Mothers may picture it for themselves when
they think of their first baby. Fathers may,
perhaps catch distant "leanis of it as the travel- '
ler catches gleams of pleasant fields and smiling
valleys through the emerald foliage of an inter- '
veningwood; but of all the others, none may see ' mulllsu astonisnmeni, wnen, on uie iouowing ; uwsi-i u grwu. cvecm "i uieirsuuuueu ami coune
it as beheld it: nor could thev realize its he-mtv ! morni tly ""d tlieil respective shocks mi- I ous manners toward the harmless fellow while
even if it were vouchsafed them to see it grow
into being before their eyes. They could not
understand it nor read the poetry of its meaning.
So I pass on, as I did then, leaving the baby car
riage, with its placard of "For Sale" attached, to
tell its story to other hearts as it was rehearsed
So I pass on, but carry with me as I go the fan
ciful etchings graven upon my heart while I stood
looking at it and wondering what might have
" "been its past. " Gihf."
Scientific men now say that men's brains are
made from the white of an egg. The announce
ment was made only two weeks ago, and eggs
have gone right up. Large invoices have been
forwarded to Washington, and the hens are as
suming more importance than an amateur pedes
trian. Pouftn Nation.
es, it takes about one hundred dozen eggs per
day to supply the cranks, chronic office seekers,
and other like visitors with brains. About seventy
five dozen thus find their way back to the neigh
borhood of the Nation. i
Between the yes and no of a woman 1 would
not undertake to thrust the point of a pin.
.Have patience and shuftlle the cards.
IN A HAMMOCK.
"I've been a fool!" prowled Harper, as he un
tied a parcel in his front yard, and shook out a
new hammock. "Here I've been lopping around
all through this infernal hot spell, when I might
as well have been swinging in a hammock, and
had my blistered bark cooled off by the breezes."
Anyone can put up a hammock. All you've
"ot to do is to untie about five hundred snarls,
and work over the thing until you can't tell
whether the open side was meant to go up or
down. This puzzled Harper for full twenty min
utes, but he finally got it right, and fastened
the ends to tvo convenient trees.
Then he took off his hat and coat, and rolled
in with a great sigh of relief. No, he did'nt quite
roll in. He was all ready to, when the hammock
walked away from him, and he rolled over the
grass, and came to a stop with a croquet ball under
the small of his back.
"Did you mean to do that?" called a boy who
was looking over the fence, and slowly chewing
away on green apples.
"Did I? Of course I did! Get down off that
fence, or I'll call a policeman."
The boy slid down, and Harper brought up a
lawn chair for the next move. It's the easiest thing
' m the world to drop otl a chair into a hammock.
' Lots ol men would he willing to do it on a salary
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felt called upon to exclaim : " You can't turn a
handspring with your head all wound up in that
net, and I'll bet money on it!"
Harper suddenly rested from his labors to rise
up and shake his fist at the young villain, but
that didn't help the case a bit. He hadn't got
into that hammock yet. He carefally looked the
case over, and decided that he had his plans too
high. He felt around to see if he was all in, and
then gave himself a swing. Xo person can be
happy in a hammock, unless the hammock has
a pendulous motion. This hammock of Harper
J was getting the regular salt water swing, when
his knots untied, and he came down on the broad
of liis back with such a jar that the small boy felt
called upon to observe :
"That ain't no way to level a lawn: you want
to use a regular roller ! "
After the victim had recovered conciousness,
he crawled out, gently rubbed, his back on an
apple tree, and slowly disappeared around the
corner of the house, in search of some Aveapon
which would annihilate the hammock at one
sweep, and though the boy called to him again
and again, asking if a minstrel performance was
to follow the regular show, Mr. Harper never
turned his head nor made a sign. Exchange.
One of the most extraordinarv duels ever fought
took place in 130S, between two Frenchmen. Of
course the quarrel arose about a lady, a certain
Mile. Tirevit, who, it appears, could not decide
which man she preferred: and with some vague !
idea, apparently, of reviving ancient custom, she .
agreed to marry whichever worsted the other.
The ardent lovers postponed their combat for a
ball through the rival balloon, which instantly col-
mpseu, rue car ueseenueu witn mgntiui rapidity, '
tne uuemst ana nis second were aasnea to me
ground and killed, and we are to suppose that the
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AN ANCIENT LEGEND.
One of the most beautiful legends of ancient
times is told as happening on the site of Solo
mon's Temple,, the memory of which hallowed
sceue was membered when the temple was
decided upon, and which caused it to be built
thereon. The story goes that the land was owned
and occupied by two brothers, one of whom had
a family, and the other had none the very spot
' My vouuger hrother is unable to hear the bur
den and the hast of the day; I will arise, take of
my shocks, and place with his without his knowl
edge." The younger brother being actuated by
the same benevolent motives, said within hini-
se' " -.v eer brother has a family and I have J
none' T win arise t:,ke of m? sll0cks- aml l)ll,(e
with his vvitll0ut ,is knowledge." Judge their j
diminished. This course of events transpired for i
several nights, when each resolved in his own
mind to stand guard and solve the mystery.
They did so; when, on the following night, they
met each other half way between their respective
fields with their arms full. Alas! how many now
aday would more likely be caught stealing their
brother's entire shocks than adding to it a single
A watchmaker in Newcastle, Pa., says a Pitts
burg paper, has completed a set of three gold
shirt-studs, in one of which is a watch that keeps
excellent time, the dial being about three-eights
of an inch in diameter. The three studs are con
nected by a strip of silver inside the shirt bosom,
and the watch contained in the middle one is
wound up by turning the stud above, and the
hands are set by turning the one below. But
perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Lili
putian machine is that it works with a pendulum,
like a clock, and the pendulum will act with ease
and accuracy in whatever position the timepiece
is placed, even if it be placed upside down.
The bathing dresses worn by the little boys
along the wharves are very simple. They consist
of a stone bruise on the heel.
which the temme was afterwards built beinir i L l , . ,, ..
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sown wirn wnear. on uiu cenmg succeeding: .' . ,.: ' , . VT t . ta h. c i.
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, , ' , ,, 1-, , .,. -.P..Lf - German friends and subiects," in consideration of i I won't. T,e sure and bring barah Jane w
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LOOK THE OTHER WAY.
Half the papers you pick up nowadays have
appeals to authorities of one sort or another
to protect society from the small boy who per-
sists in "going in swimming" without clothes
on. Society of course, ought to be protected,
but on the other hand the boys ought to swim.
It is their nature to do so. It is odd that it
never occurs to society to look the other way
when the boys are about to swim. That would
protect society, the boys, the authorities, and the
newspapers. It seems like an easy thing to do,
but its practice or a part of it finds it very hard
to do in fact, quite impossible. And society lias
been like that for at least a hundred years. It ' bankers to place the bank where it would be dif
was a little longer ago than that a solid 1'ennsyl- , ficult to get at, and then loan out its notes, and
vania Dutchman came into the presence of the ' let them circulate as money. Under instructions,
commander of the British troops, then occupying j I kept three or lour men ready to start on a mo
rhiladelphia, and complained that the soldiers j ment's notice to hunt up these banks, and present
had a habit of going to swim within sight of his ' their notes. Many of them were located in towns
house, to the great annoyance of his daughters, j which had no existence except on paper, and were
The general promised to look into it. The officer very difficult to find. At one time when all my
sent to examine, reported that the swimming j men were away except one, who Avas sick, I re-
. place was so far from the house that the men
could not be seen. So they were allowed to con-
tinue. The Dutch father came again to complain,
j and when told of the officer's report, replied, "Ah,
I but those girls have got a spyglass." Let the hoys
j get health and fun in the water, and let society
focus its spyglass in some other direction.
THE. IRON CROSS OF PRUSSIA,
In March, 1811, Frederick William III, of Prus
sia, father of the present sovereign, instituted the
Order of the Iron Cross, for peculiar military or
civil distinction in the war then carried on against
Bonaparte. At that time Prussia, long depressed,
had taken a place in the van. and her troops were
part of the great German Army of Liberation.
j The so-called "Confederation of the Rhine," of
j which Bonaparte had been head, had been dis
j sohred. Frederick's motto was " Honor and our
j Country," and this was also adopted by Alexan-
j der of Russia. Frederick William had invited '
; his subjects to pour their gold and silver orna- '
j nients into the public Treasury, whence they i
would receive iron ones fashioned in the same
j form, to preserve in their families indicating
; past wealth and present patriotism and the call
i had been nobly responded to. Bracelets, neck
! laces, rings, brooches, crosses, solitaires, earrings of
i gold, and jewels were taken to the treasury, and
there exchanged for similar bijoux, beautifully
worked in bronze, and inscribed " I give gold for
iron, 181 3." From that time until the war was
ended, golden ornaments were never worn, and
hence arose the Beautiful Berlin bronze orna
I ments. so well known and so highly prized
throughout Europe, as well as the order of the
Iron Cross of Prussia.
The present King of Prussia has revived this,
the most honored and honorable national decora
, tion, conferred onlv for service and high merit
during the War of Liberation in 1813 and 1815.
Xo other rank will be handicapped for the chase
of this reward for courage exhibited on the field
of battle, or in shielding the household gods at
home, but that of merit The soldier of Prussia
uls now before him two classes and a grand cross,
The first-class medal and ribbon is to be Avorn the
inst:,nt he wins it. on the left breast, where his
heart beats: "the second-class in the buttonhole,
! where of all places should be sported the flower
of valor: the third, a double size medal, to dan
gle round his neck as a cross round the throat of
, a Crusader. But to possess the second he must
make good his title to the first, 'flic Grand Cross
' will lie the recognition of nothing less than signal
victory accomplished, the conquest of an import
! ant position or place, or the brave defense of a
lortress. The Iron Cross was the glory ot glories
duriii"-the Avars of Liberation. Even when you
na(i W011 it.it yet remained to be won for the
munl)er of tnese precious badges were limited,
,ld its rpf,-n:Rllf h.ul not 0nl v to distinguish him-
I self against the foe. but to wait till one of his for
tunate countrymen died. He might, however,
have handed it down to his son as an heirloom.
Here, then, a bit of cast iron, whose intinsic value
would be magnificently paid for by a few cents,
becomes more valuable, to a brave man, than the
Sancv diamond or the Ivohinoor could possibly
be, for it is the perpetual testimony of valor, hon
or, love of freedom, and the fatherland. Louis
Xapoleon may distribute baskets full of the in- ;
signia of his uncle's celebrated order, but what is '
placed, and in grateful memory of the heroic ac
tions of our fathers during the AVar of Liberation.
P.urton, the stage robber, who deliberately
robbed thirteen persons aboard the coach near I
Alamosa, is blind in one eye, has a cork leg, and
has no bone in his right arm. The passengers
he was holding a preliminary examination over
them. There was not an objection raised. The
only thing the party raised was their hands.
Ouray (Col.) Times.
A MOSQUITO CONUNDRUM.
" Why am I like mosquitoes, dear,
That you have killed?" he sighed.
" Because you won't go hum, I fear,"
The sleepy maid replied.
" That isn't it please try once more." .
' Well, then you'r like," said she,
"Mosquitoes, for they always bore."
" Your wrong again," said he.
" Because they come 'round every night,
And are a nuisance, too ? "
" Oh no, my love; the reason right
Is that Pm mashed on you."
" What does tliat mean? " she asked. While he
Explained she gently coughed.
" Oh, now I understand," laughed she
"You'r mashed because you'r soft."
" What is the difference," said she,
" Between the moon and you?"
" I cannot tell, my treasured one,"
Said he with interest new.
" The difference is this," said she,
With the satire of a Junius,
"The moon hath silvery quarters, love,'
While you arc impecunious."
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A WONDERFUL BANK.
Adams & Co. and the Adams Express Com
pany, did a very profitable business in receiving '
from brokers and others notes of the several banks
; of the country and presenting them for redemp-
! tion, charging double rates for such business. At
I that time there were a class oi banks m Indiana
I known as free banks. Any person who could
. purchase $;0,000 worth of bonds could deposit
. them with the Auditor of State and receive that
j amount in banknotes ready for circulation when
, signed by the bank's president and cashier, and
these notes were redeemable only at the counter
; of the bank. It was an object, therefore, for the
J ceived a package containing 1,000 on the Bank
of Morocco. The bank, I learned from the State
Auditor, was located on the Grand Prairie, about
fifty miles west of Lafayette, and 125 miles from
Indianapolis, the Lafayette and Indianapolis
as then running about fifty miles of
that distance, and the rest of the way had to be
traveled on horseback and coach. Procuring a
horse at Lafavette, I started west through the
prairie with scarcely a track to guide me, with
1,000 in my pocket, and I did not find a person
who had ever heard of Morocco, until I reached
the little town of Kensselaer, where I finally got
Pushing on until nearly night, I saw before me
two log buildings, and, riding tip to one, which
proved to be a blacksmith shop, I inquired the
way to Morocco. The smith told me I was al
ready in the town, and I inquired where the bank
was located. He informed me that he kept the
bank in his house, and asked what 1 wanted. I
told him. It was then dark, and I had no alter
native but to stay with him all night, though he
told me his accommodations for travelers were
very poor. He turned my horse out on the prai-
1 rie to graze, and I got a very good supper at his
; house. It was very warm, and he made a bed on
J the prairie, where we both slept. I was a little
1 uneasy about sleeping on the open plain with
' $1,000 in my pocket, and he offered to put it in
the bank, and did so. In the morning, after a very
i comfortable breakfast, we proceeded to the busi
, ness for which i came. He went to one corner of
; the log cabin and commenced taking potatoes out
of a barrel, and after taking out a bushel or more;
produced a bag of gold, which was marked $5,000,
; and counted out fifty $20 gold pieces, and handed
I them.to me, and put the notes and his bag of gold
back into the ban-el. and covered them up with
i the potatoes. After receiving my money I asked
; him for his bill for meals, lodging, and horse feed,
but he refused to take anything, and remarked:
; "You are the first person who ever found the
Bank of Morocco, and if you will keep its loca
i tion to yourself, I am satisfied." Mr. Dunn, Audi-
j tor of State, told me that several persons had tried
to find the Bank of Morocco, but he thought I
was the only one who had succeeded.
HE OBEYED ORDERS,
Frederick II, King of Prussia, used to rise
early, and he gave strict orders to attendants
never to allow him to sleep longer than four
o'clock in the morning, and to pay no attention '
to his unwillingness to rise. One morning, at
the appointed time, the page whose duty it was ;
to attend him, and who had been long in his ;
service, came to his bed and woke him. !
"Let me sleep but a little longer," said the j
monarch, "I am still much fatigued." t
"Your Majesty has given positive orders that I !
should wake you early," replied the page.
"But another quarter of an hour.''
"Not one minute," said the page. "It has
struck four; I am ordered to insist upon your
"Well," said the King, "you are a brave lad; i
had you let me sleep on, you would have fared J
J --- or vour neglect.
AT THE GATE,
Did you ever hear two married women take
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leave of each other at the gate on a mild evening?
This is how they do it: "Good-by!" "Good-by !
up this time, but she wasn't very well. She
wanted to come awfully." " Did she, now ? That
was too bad ! Be sure and bring her next time." f
" I will ; and you be sure and bring the baby." !
" I will. I forgot to tell you that he cut another '
tooth." " You don't say so ! How manv has he
(1.ire gav it
Five. It makes him awful cross." "I
does, this hot weather. "Well, good-
by! Don't forget to come down." " No, I won't.
Don't forget to come up. Good-by ! '' And they
A lady living near Baltimore, who is very deaf,
stopped a milkman as he was passing the house j
the other day and asked him how much he
charged for a quart of milk, and then put up her
ear-trumpet to catch the reply. The man drew
a quart of mil lc and emptied it into the trumpet. :
iUld the result hag been that he has to go three j
miles out ot his war to keen out ot sitrht ot the i
lady's son, who sits on the front porch waiting
for him to pass.
The following notice by a Virginia f,!ksmith
indicates Readjtister sentiments on the pnC't f
Mose's partner: "Notis. De copartnership here-
tofore resisting betwixt me and Arose Skinner is
hereby resolved. Dem what owe the firm will
settle wid me and dem what the firm owe will
settle wid Mose." Texas Sif tings.
A gentleman, in his eagerness at the table to
answer a call for apple pie, owing to the knife
slipping on the bottom of the dish, found his
knuckles buried in the. crust; when a wag who
sat opposite, gravely olserved, as he held his
plate, "Sir, n I trouble you for a bit while your
I This CIclim HOUSG Estclfo-'
lished in 1865!
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OFFICKSJilo Fiftronth St.. (Citizens' National -Rank,)
WASHINGTON, I. C.
p. 0. ni:AvEu:j2r.
If woundt-il, injured, or have contract:! any disease,
however slight the disability, apply at once. Thousand
"WidowM. minor children, dependent mothers, fathers,
and minor brothers and sistera, in the order named, are
War of 1812.
All Mirviviiu omVers and soldiers of this war, whether
in the Military or Xaval service of the United States, wh
served fourteen (11) day; or, if in a battle or skirmish,
for a lew period, and the widows of Mich who have not
remarried, are entitled to a pension of eijht dollars ft
month. Proof of loyalty is no longer required in thehe
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than formerly, and
many are now entitled to a higher rate than they receive.
From and after January, 1SS1, J shall make no charge
for my .services in claims for increase of pension, where no
new disability is alleged, unless successful in procuring
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who have been unjustly dropped from th
pension roll, or whose names have been .stricken there
from by reason of failure to draw their pension for a pe
riod of three years, or by reason of re-enlistment, majr
have their pensions renewed by corresponding with this
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in another,
is not a bar to pension in cae where the wound, disease,
or injury was incurred while in the service of the United
States, and in the line of duty.
Survivor.-, of ail wars from 1790, to March 3, lSv, and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acre
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late ww
Land warrants purchased for wish at the highest mar
ket rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Ilation money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
Such claims cannot be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims of this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of this character have been erroneously rejected.
Correspondence in such eases is respectfully invited.
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the Army in States
not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special attention,
provided they were tiled before January 1, 1SS0. If not
tiled prior to that date they are barred by statute of limi
tation. In addition to the above we prosecute Military and
Naval claims of every description, procure Patents, Trade
Marks. Copyrights, attend to business before the General
Laud Ollice and other Bureaus of the Interior Depart
ment, and all the Departments of the Government.
VTc invite correspondence from all interested, assuring:
them of the utmost promptitude, energy, and thorough
ness in all matters intrusted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons unac
quainted with this House, we append hereto, as speci
inens of the testimonials in our possession, copies of let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Bki.videre. III., October 21, 1375.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain Georgic
j i-u. l,kmon, now ol aslnngton, 1). C, to all persons wh
t may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
before the Departments at Washington. I know him to
I be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted Avith the lawg,
; and with Department rules in all matters growing out
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and Quar
i termaster's Ofliees. I have had occasion to emplov hint
' for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
i have found him very active, well-informed and succces-
ful. As a gallant otlicer during the war. and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend hira
strongly to all who mav need his services.
S. A. IiriJLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District. Illinois.
ImIc Major-General, U. S. Vols.
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1S79.
Captain George E. Lkmon, attorney and agent for the
collection of war claims at Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, and entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having war claims requiring:
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESW'ELL,,
W. F. TCOACFI.
House ok Representatives,
Washington. D. C, March , 1S75.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Geogge
E, Lemon of this eity, i cheerfully commend him as a
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified to
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claims
against the Government. His experience in that line
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
J AS. P. STRAAVBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
House ok Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S7S.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance witk .
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic maimer in which he eon
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fair
i and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generally.
V Y RICE Cirti'n
Committee on Invalid Pensions,
W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District of Ark.
V. P. LYNDE. M. C,
Fourth District of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSIIEND, M. C,
Nineteenth District of III.
ATf Any person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished with
ft satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressional
J. B. Gnl:ne11 writes to tne Iowa State Register
that General FiW Henry Warren, of Burlington
originated the ncwsper Phrase, "On to Rich
mond." It has been said hWiently that Secre
tary Stanton first made use of .the expression.
It is estimated by good judges that tli5 -aHs o?
Minnesota will grind the present year 20,000,00.
bushels of wheat. The increase in milling ca
pacity has been growing every year, but at no
period so fast as at present.