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THE NATIOKAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 12, 1881.
For The National TniuuNK.
ONE GOLDEN TRESS.
One golden tress
A dead caress
That oft' my checks have known
In other days,
When fortune's rays
More brightly o'er me shone !
"Twas hers 'tis mine.
Trove's light divine
Still lingers on each thread,
And comfort brings
"While mcm'ry flings
Her mantle o'er the dead.
'Twas hers; but now
'Tis mine. The vow,
Of which it is a token,
Was sacred kept
"While troubles slept;
"When they awoke, 'twas broken.
Uutyct, my heait,
Though forced to pai t
With all those fond caresses
That once she gave,
Heniains the slave
Of one of her bright tresses.
And though 'tis past
Hope's dream at last.
And joy from me hath parted,
I cannot chide ,
ly promised bride
"Who left me broken-hearted.
This golden tress
A dead caress
I cherish even yet.
Though faithless she,
-' 'Tis love's decree
My heart may not forget.
THE DUTCH CAPTAIN'S DEVICE.
"Sail on the starboard bow! "
"What is she?" asked Captain Martin Pieters
zoon, looking anxiously in that direction ; for in
the Eastern seas, two hundred years ago, every
strange sail was a terror to the captain of a well
ladened Dutch merchantman. " Can't quite make
her out yet," answered the lookout at the mast
head. "Looks like a brigantine very rakish
cut, altogether." The captain's face darkened
and his lips tightened. They tightened still
more a few minutes later, when the lookout
hailed again, " She's an armed brigantine, bear
ing right down upon us."
Every face among the crew seemed to harden
suddenly, but no one spoke. Indeed, what need
was thereof words? All on board understood
in a moment what was before them. They were
about to be attacked by pirates ; and there was
not a single cannon, not even an old musket,
aboard the vessel.
It was a terrible moment for them all, more
terrible still for the poor captain. For years he
had been toiling and saving, bearing every kind
of hardship and facing every kind of danger until
he had made money enough to become part owner
of the ship that he commanded. He had made
three successful trips in her. and was now going
home for good, to settle himself in a snug lit
tle house on the great canal at Amsterdam,
with rosy-cheeked Gredel Yoort, his old neigh
bor's only daughter, for his wife. And now, all
i a " fmwl himself face to face with
a hiJjoaf t ..
of U be hud in th
llfce crew stood
pimchin -veemt t. .
jjhi v lr . ?
like the wings of
w i his ii
a swan, a jicIha.
beauty, though it brought death along with it.
Some of the bolder spirits were beginning to
mutter to each other that it would be better to
set fire to their own ship and die like men than
to be flung into the sea like dogs, when the cap
Tain's gloomy face suddenly lighted up as nobody j
had ever seen it light up yet, and he burst into
such a loud, hearty laugh that the doomed men
stood amazed to hear him. "Cher up, lads," he j
cried, still laughing. "All's not over with us yet.
Come, knock the head out of that cask of butter,
and smear the deck with it. Sharp now!"
The men onty stared blankly at him, thinking
he had gone mad; and even the stolid mate
opened his heavy nlouth in amazement. "Do
you hear?" shouted the captain. "Look sharp,
will you? There is no time to lose Grease the
whole deck, fore and aft, and the rigging, too, as i
high as you can reach, well give the rascals a
slippery job of it, anyhow."5
Then the sailors began to understand : and the
Fhout of laughter that broke forth would have I
mightily astonished the pirates, had they been j
within hearing:. In a twinkling the deck was i
greased until it fairly shone, bulwarks and all.
"Now, boys," cried the captain, "on with your
e4i-loots, and put sand on the soles to keen you
from slipping, and then each of you take a hand
spike and be ready."
The pirate was now so near that they could see
plainly the rabble of gaunt, sinewy Malays,
woolly-headed negroes, and sallow, black-haired
Portuguese that crowded her decks. A few min
utes more, and she ran alongside; and almost
before the two vessels had touched, three wild
figures leaped from the pirate's rigging upon the
Miercbantnian's deck. But it was a very unlucky
jump for all three. The first man spun across
the slippery deck as if it fiad been a skating
rink, and went right out on the other side. The
second tumbled head foremost down the hatch
way into the cook's gallery, where the black
cook considerately piled a heap of iron pans on
him to keep him quiet. ".Aha. Massa Pirate,"
.-.aid he, grinning, "disship no de 'Flying Hutch
man,' him de Sliding Dutchman !"
Tlie third pirate had leaped on board as fiercely
as if he meant to kill the whole crew at one
blow; but the only man he hurt was himself, for
In1 hit his head such a whack against the mast
that he almost knocked his brains out, and fell
down roaring with pain. All this so frightened
the other pirates that they thought the ship must
be bewitched, and rushing back to their vessel
uith a howl of dismay, made oft" as fast as possi
ble. For many years after, one of the familiar
eights of Amsterdam was a portly old gentleman
with a jolly red face, at sight of which the boys
vt-ed to begin singing :
"Captain Martin Pieterbooii
Made hts .ship a buttered bun."
And his wife was never tired of showing the
huge silver butter-dish presented to him in honor
of his repulse of the pirate with a cask of butter.
J avid Kcr in Harper's Young People.
All trades are good to good traders.
DEATH OF JULIUS CvESAR.
The first assassination that shook the world
, 'Caesar's leaves few details, but these few are
' thrilling as the victorious moment in battle.
Caesar s life had been one of the most A-alorous in
n age when valor was the pride of a nation. His
teath was equal to his life. He had many warn
ings, but refused to retain existence at tlie price
of constant suspicion and guarding. Caesar's ene
mies had made pretended contrition for their re
bellion and treachery after his conquest' of Pom
pey. The question of the kingship was over; but
a va-uc alarm had been created, which answered
the purpose of the optimates. Civsar was at their
mercy any day. They had sworn to maintain all
liis acts. They had sworn, after Cicero's speech,
individually and collectively to defend his life.
Ciesar, whether he believed them sincere or not,
had taken them at their word, and came daily to
the Senate unarmed and without a guard. He
had a protection in the people. If the optimates
killed him without preparation, lhe3r knew that
they would be immediately massacred. But an
atmosphere of suspicion and uncertainty had been
successfully generated, of which they determined
to take immediate advantage. There were no
troops in the city. Lepidus, Caesar's master of
the horse, who had been appointed Governor of
Gaul, was outside the gates, with a few cohorts;
but Lepidus was a person of feeble character and
they trusted to be able to deal with him.
Thus the ides of March drew near. Caesar was
to set out in a few days for Parthia. Decinius
Brutus was going as Governor to the north of
Italy, Lepidus to Gaul, Marcus Brutus to Mace
donia and Trebonius to Asia Minor. Antony,
Caesar's colleague in the Consulship, was to re
main in Italy. Dolabella, Cicero's son-in-law,
was to be Consul with him as soon as Caesar
should have left for the East. The foreign ap
pointments were all made for five years, and in
another week the party would be scattered. The
time for action had come, if action there was to
be. Papers were dropped in Brutus's room bid
ding him awake from his sleep. On the statue
of Junius Brutus some hot republican wrote:
" "Would that thou wast alive!" The assassina?
tion in itself was easy, for Caesar would take no
precautions. So portentous an intention could
not be kept entirely secret ; many friends warned
him to beware, but he disdained too heartily the
worst that his enemies could do to him to vex
himself with thinking of them and he forbade
the subject to be mentioned any more in his pres
ence. Portents, prophecies, soothsavings, fright-
ful aspects in the sacrifices, natural growths of
- v i v-
alarm and excitement, were equally vain. "Am
I to be frightened," he said, in answer to some
report of the haruspices, "because a sheep is
without a heart? "
An important meeting of the Senate had been
called for the ides (the loth) of the month. The
Pontifices, it was whispered, intended to bring on
again the question of the kingship before Caesar's
departure. The occasion would be appropriate.
The Senate house itself was a convenient scene
of operations. The conspirators met at supper
the evening; before at Cassius's house. Cicero, to
hjg regret . not nviunl. Tin pl..n -- ?iraple
,rid was lapid'y ana 7. Caesar would attend
in the Sdr.'et would
' . ho intei"If. ' t
- il."h ... ,: i
tviliu 0 ' 'It r I. i- jJL.
So far all was simple : but a question rose whether
Caesar only was to be killed, or whether Antony
and Lepidus were to be dispatched along with
him. They decided that Caesar's death would be
sufficient. To spill blood without necessity would
mar, it was thought, the sublimity of their ex
ploit. Some of them liked Antony. None sup
posed that either he or Lepidus would be dan
gerous when Caesar was gone. In this resolution
Cicero thought that they made a fatal mistake ;
fine emotions were good in their place, in the
perorations of speeches and such like; Antony, as
Cicero admitted, had been signally kind to him:
but the killing Caesar was a serious business, and
his friends should have died along with him. It
was determined otherwise. Antony and Lepidus
were not to be touched. For the rest the assas
sins had merely to be in their places in the Senate
in good time. When Caesar entered, Trebonius
was to detain Antony in conversation at the door.
The otners were to gather about Qesar's chair on
Pretence of presenting a petition and so could
make au entL A 2an of gladiators were to be
secreted in the adjoining theatre to be ready
should any unforseen difficulty present itself.
The same evening, the 14th of March, Caesar
was at a " Last Supper " at the house of Lepidus.
The conversation turned on death, and on the
kind of death which was most to be desired.
Ciesar, who was signing papers while the rest
were talking, looked up and 'said: "A sudden
one." "When great men die imagination insists
that all nature shall have felt the shock. Strange
stories were told in after years of the uneasv la
bore of the elements that night.
"A little ere the mightiest Julius fell.
The graves did open, and the sheeted dead
Did queak and jibber in the Koman street-'
The .armor of Mars, which stood in the hall of
the Pontifical Palace, crashed down upon the
pavement. The door of Caesar's room flew open.
Calpurnia dreamt her husband was murdered,
and that she saw him ascending into heaven and
received by the hand of God. In the morning the
sacrifices were again unfavorable. Caesar was
restless. Some natural disorder affected his spir
its, and his spirits were reacting on his body.
Contrary to his usual habit he gave way to de
pression. He decided, at his wife's entreaty, that
he would not attend the Senate that day.
The house w;is full. The conspirators were in
their places with their daggers ready. Attend
ants came in to remove C:esar's chair. It was an
nounced that he was not coming. Delay might
be fatal. They conjectured that he already sus
pected something. A day's respite and all might
be discovered. His familiar friend whom he
4-MMifAil 4-1 r inif.i1 J j l
uusiciL ui luiunuuu'u is MTiKing: was em
ployed to betray him. Decinius Brutus, whom it
was impossible for him to distrust, went to en
treat his attendance, giving reasons to which he
knew that Caesar would listen, unless the jilot
had been actualty betrayed. It was now eleven
in the forenoon. Caesar shook off his uneasiness
and rose to go. As he crossed the hall his statue
fell and shivered on the stonep. Some servant
perhaps had heard whispers and wished to warn
him. As he still passed on a stranger thrust a
scroll into his hand and begged him to read it on
the spot. It contained a list of the conspirators,
with a clear account of the plot. He supposed
it to be a petition and placed it carelessly among
his other papers. The fate of the empire hung
upon a thread, but the thread was not broken.
As Caesar had lived to reconstruct, the Roman
world, so his death was necessary to finish the
work. He went on to the Curia, and the Sena-
tors said to themselves that the augurs had fore-
told his fate, but he would not listen; lie was
doomed for his ' contempt of religion."
Antony, who was in attendance, was detained,
as had been arranged, by Trebonius. C:esar en
tered and took his seat. His presence awed men,
in spite of themselves, and the conspirators had
determined to acb at once lest they should lose
courage to act at all. He was familiar and easy
They gathered round him. He knew
thein all. There was not one from whom he had
not a right to expect some sort of gratitude, and
the movement suggested no suspicion. One had
a story to tell him ; another some favor to ask.
Tullius Cimber, whom he had just made Gover-
nor of Bithynia, then came close to him, with
some request which he was unwilling to grant.
Cimber caught his gown, as if in entreaty, and
dragged it from his shoulders. .Cassius, who was
standing behind, stabbed him i?, the throat. He
started up with a cry and caught Cassius' arm.
Another poniard entered his breast, giving a mor
tal wound. He looked round, and seeing not
one friendly face, but only a ring of daggers
pointing at him, he drew his gown over his head,
gathered the folds about him, that he might fall
decently, and sank down without uttering an
other word. Cicero was present. The feelings
with which he watched the scene are unrecorded,
but may easily be imagined. Waving his dag
ger, dripping with Caesar's blood, Brutus shouted
to Cicero by name, congratulating him that lib
erty was restored. The Senate rose with shrieks
and confusion, and rushed into the Forum. The
crowd outside caught the words that Caesar was
dead and scattered to their houses. Antonv.
guessing that those who had killed Caesar would
not spare himself, hurried off into concealment.
The murderers, bleeding some of them from
wounds which they had given one another in
their eagerness, followed, crying that the tyrant
was dead, and that Koine was free : and the body
of the great Caesar was left alone in the house
where a few weeks before Cicero told him that he
! was so necessary to his country that every Sena-
tor would die before harm should reach him !
Sixty Senators in all were parties to the imme
diate conspiracy. Of these nine-tenths were
members of the old faction whom Ciesar had
pardoned and who, of all his acts, resented most
that he had been able to pardon them. They
were the men who had stayed at home, like
Cicero, from the fields of Thaspus and Munda,
and had pretended penitBand submission
that they might take tKKtt'-' ?" 1 them
selves of their enemy. The!P?"'i''o vere the
ambition of heir order and personal hatred of
air. imi thev perauj.a lthu
hat th y
m t'.i ;
were asr- ated by j atnotm, . nd
naurls she Kpublif had n ik" !:ej
so they aim- ;it ic- t jg-: t,yrt
tide. 'ih' uh-, u -at it
xl t vcie entitled, to kx
Caesar, they were entitled equally to deceive him.
No stronger evidence is needed of the demoraliza
tion of the Eoman Senate than the completeness
with which they were able to disguise from them
selves the baseness of their treachery. One man
only they were able to attract into co-operation
who had a reputation for honesty and could be
conceived, without absurdity, to be animated by
a disinterested purpose.
Marcus Brutus was the son of Cato's sister
Servilia,the friend, and scandal said the mistress,
of Caesar. That he was Caesar's son was not too
absurd for the credulity of Roman drawing
rooms. Brutus himself could not have believed
in the existence of such a relation, for he was
deeply attached to his mother, and although,
under the influence of his Uncle Cato, he had
taken the Senate side in the war, he had ac
cepted afterwards not pardon only from Caesar
but favors of many kinds, for which he had pro
fessed and probably felt some real gratitude. He
had married Cato's daughter Portia, and on Cato's
death had published a eulogy upon him. Caesar
left him free to think and write what he pleased.
He had made him praetor: lie had nominated
him to the governorship of Macedonia. Brutus
was perhaps the only member of the senatorial
party in whom Caesar felt genuine confidence.
His known integrity and Caesars acknowledged
regard for him made his accession to the con
spiracy an object of particular importance. The
name of Brutus would be a guarantee to the
people of rectitude of intention. Brutus, as the
world went, was of more than average honesty.
He had sworn to be faithful to Ca-sar as the
rest had sworn, and an oath Vith him was not
a thing to be emotionalized away, but he was
a fanatical republican, a man of gloomy habits
given to dreams and omens and easily liable to
be influenced by appeals to visionary feelings.
Cains Cassius, his brother-in-law, was employed
to work upon him. Cassius, too, was a pnelor
that year, having been also nominated to office
by Caesar. He knew Brutus, he knew where
and how to move him. He reminded him of
the great traditions of his name. A Brutus had
delivered Rome from the Tarquins. The blood
of a Brutus was consecrated to liberty. This
too, was mockery. Brutus, who expelled the
Tarquins, put his sons to death and died child
less. Marcus Brutus came of good plebeian
family, with no glories of tyrannicide about
tliem: but an imaginary genealogy suited well i
with the spurious heroics which veiled the
motives of Caesar's murderers.
Brutus, once wrought upon, became, with Cas
sius, tne most- anient m the cause, which as- I
sumed the aspect to him of a .sacred duty. Me- '
hind them were the crowd of Senator;
of the !
familiar faction and others worse than they,
who had not even the excuse of having been
partisans of the beaten cause men who had
fought, at O.easar's side till tin1 war was over and
believed, like Labeniiih, that to them Ciesar
owed his fortune and that he alone ought not to
reap the harvest. One of these was Trebonius.
who had misconducted himself in Spain and
was smarting under the recollection of his own
failures. Trebonius had long before sounded
Antony on the desirableness of removing their
chief. Antony, though he remained himself true,
had unfortunately kept his friend's counsel.
Trebonius had been named by Caesar for a future
Consulship, but a distant reward was too little
for him. Another and yet baser traitor was
I Decim us Brutus, whom Caesar valued and trusted
j beyond all his officers, whom he had selected as
j guardian for Augustus and had noticed, as was
! seen afterwards, with special affection in his will,
' The services of these men were invaluable to the
J conspirators on account of their iniluence with
the army. Decinius Brutus, like Labenius, had
enriched himself in Caesar's campaigns, and had
amassed near half a million of English money.
It may have been easy to persuade him and
j Trebonius that a grateful Kepublic would con-
sider no recompense too large to men who would
sacrifice their commander to their country. To
Cesar thev could be no more than satellites : the
first prizes of the Empire would be offered to the
choice of the saviors of the Constitution.
' So composed was the memorable band, to whom
! was to fall the bad distinction of completing the
ruin of the senatorial rule. Caesar would have
spared something of it, enough, perhaps, to have
thrown up shoots again as soon as he had himself
passed away in the common course of nature.
By combining in a focus the most hateful charac
teristics of the order, by revolting the moral in
stincts of mankind by ingratitude and treachery,
they stripped their cause by their own hands of
the false glamor which they hoped to throw over
it. The profligacy and avarice, the cynical dis
regard of obligation, which had marked the
Senate's supremacy for a century, had exhibited
abundantly their unfitness for the high functions
which had descended to them; but custom and
natural tenderness for a form of government, the
past history of which had been so glorious, might
have continued still to shield them from the
penalty of their iniquities. The murder of Ciesar
filled the measure of their crimes and gave the
last' and necessary impulse to the closing act of
A WONDERFUL RUSSIAN IDIOT,
An idiot, who perhaps surpasses all rivals in
memory and in the capacity to make mathemat
ical calculations in his head, was recently exam
ined before the students of the medico-surgical
academy of St. Petersburg. He is twenty-seven
years old. In his youth he was noted for his
brilliant ability, but was addicted to the immod
erate use of liquors and led a dissipated life. He
was attacked by an acute disease. When he re
covered he was found to have lost all his mental
faculties except memory and the power of mathe
matical calculation. Those increased proportion
ately as his understanding and power of logical
thinking vanished. Now he is a living phono
graph and calculating apparatus. In the lecture
room Professor Merjevsky requested him to square
numbers containing five or six figures, to extract
Hie square root of lik.e, tjj -bers, and so on. All
the qu'cUon rrt- .. s fey answered by the
patient m . -w st '-'.a'. .' No mathematician
f " v.Y4
-ild ! ?p- L- like it. Then the
, et e I -fx i ie to read poetry aloud
; ini or ' u the natient reneated it
as correctly as a phonograph. The professor de
clared to the audience that he was unable to ex
Xilain this psychical phenomenon. The memory
and calculating capacity of the patient are still
growing, while in other respects he is becoming a
more hopeless idiot.
A SLIGHT MISTAKE,
A very laughable occurrence was witnessed at J
the Union Depot last night. When the train from
the South stopped a lady alighted, and, seeing a
gentleman standing by whom she supposed to be
her husband, she ran toward him, and, throwing
her arms about his neck, showered kisses upon
him. The gentleman made no objections: but
when she ceased her osculations a gentleman
standing near by remarked: Well, Laura, haven't
you made a mistake? " Laura turned toward him
in astonishment, and, flying into his arms, buried
her blushing face on his shoulder, saying: " Lord
bless me, &te e, I thought it was you ! TN hy (lid i
you not speak. Tern' Haute (Ind.) Express.
AN OLD YET GOOD STORY.
When Davy Crockett was in Washington, he
was one clay in a hotel toasting his shins, when a
senator from Massachusetts entered.
Approaching the old frontiersman the latter
said: " Crocket, a large body of your constituents
are marching up the street; you ought to go out
and greet them.
Crockett hurriedly arose and went out upon
the hotel steps, when a drove of mules caught his
eye. lie quietly watched them until the last one
had passed, and then returned to his seat hy the
stove. The Massachusetts senator was still there,
and as the redoubtable Davy dropped into his
" Well, did you see your friends? "
" Oh, yes," was the response. "They are look
ing remarkably well, too."
"Did you ascertain their destination?"
" Certainly, sir."
"And where are they going in such a solid
Crockett turned to the senator with a quiet,
calm expression, and replied :
"The blamed fools are all going down to Mas
sachusetts to teach school."
And then they gazed a moment into each other's
faces, and sadly walked up to exercise the bar
keeper a while.
"You can't add different things together," said
an Austin school teacher. 'lh' vou add n sIipoh
and a COW together, it does not make two sbppn Any person desiring information as to mystand
jT a i'-a1 t , VOft,UclM mg and responsibility will, on request, be furnished ith
or two COWS. A little boy, the SOU of a Texas a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressional
nuiKman, neiciup ms Hand and said: "That may
( wtn sheep and cows, but if you add a iiuart
0I water it manes two quarts of milk. I've een
it tried." Ttxm Sifting,
The retort Medical: Don't call a man a liar;
address him as "an ollicial bulletin." New York
Commercial A dverliscr.
A boil in the kettle is worth two on your nose,
And a corn in the ear is worth two on your toes.
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faerved fourteen (11) days; or, if in a battle or skirmish,
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Increase of Pensions.
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From and after January, 1881, 1 shall make no charges
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mens of the testimonials in our nossession, copies of let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Beivideke, Ii.!., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasu re in recommending Captain Geo RGB
E. Lemon-, now of Washington, D. C, to all persons who
may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
ueiore me departments at Washington. 1 know him to
1 W f ltirfir1npll' minKnl ..n1 1 An. .?. 1 JlU 4.1 1
and with Department rules in all matters growing out
tern-uister's Ollices. I have liad occasion to employ hirn
! for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
; have found him very active, well-informed and success
! ful. As a gallant officer during the Avar, and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend him
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. 8. Vols.
Citizens' Xatiosa! Bank,
"Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
Captain George E. Lemon, attorney and agent for tho
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.
JXO. A. J. CRESWELL,
TV. F. EOACII,
House or Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March . 1575.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Oeorgb
E, Lemon of this city, 1 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 lina
give him superior advantages.
"W. P. JSPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
3 AS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
Horsi: ok Representatives,
,T tl , . "Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S7S.
e, tlie undersigned, having an acquaintance with
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he eon
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fair
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generally.
A. V. RICE, "Cliainnan,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, ibiui Reps.
W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District oj'Arh,
Y. P. LYXDE, M. C,
Fourth District of Wis.
Ii. W. TOWN8IIEND, 31. C.
Nineteenth District of III.
ui liic jam ar, espceiauy in uie paymaster s ana yuar-
George E. Lemon, Att'y at Law,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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