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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, DECEMBEE 17, 1881.
A farmer furrowed his swarded field,
And faltered not for the day;
He felt from the north a frost-wind blow,
And the path of the sun was gray,
And the wheat-bird's whistle he heard from the bough,
And he knew that the weevil oft followed the plow.
He bent his lowly form to the task,
Believing his labor a prayer ;
So he plodded the pace of a cheerful man,
Preparing his ground with care;
Whistled and plodded, then cast amain
For the harvest hour the seeding grain.
A fanner sat in his cottage door,
Nodding a noon-tide nap,
And the whitened wheat across the way
Waved on the meadow's lap ;
With heavy heads, in a slumbering haze,
The stalks bent down in the August days.
As the farmer dozed, lie dreamed and smiled,
For his acres waved on his eye;
And then the clink of the reapers he heard,
And his stacks and his mows swelled high;
And over his cheek a soft tear crept
For the joy he felt as he nodded and slept.
He woke, in the haze of the hot afternoon,
In health was he bent to the snath,
And over the field the gavels stretched
In many a winding path ;
The vision he saw had lightened his task,
And he learned that to pray we in labor should ask.
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CiirarESE Oil-bean. Eecently at the Atlanta
exposition Mr. Atkinson, of Boslen, distributed
beansrecerved'from China, where they are largely
used rfor the manufacture of oil and for other
domestic purposes. Having -seen a few of these
beans, we find that they are the -seeds of Glycine
Soja Soja7iispida), a low-growing Asiatic plant,
which very much resembles the common bush
bean of our -gardens. Samples of these beans
have been frequently imported during the last
thirty years. The Japan expedition procured a
supply of both the white and red-seeded varieties,
which were distributed aad cultivated as an -experiment
after the arrival home of the expedi
tion. It is the well-known soy bean, which is
largely used in China and Japan (called miso'by
the Japanese) for making akind of sauce called
sooja-or soy. The manner of making it is aid
to be by taking equal quantities of the beans
and bruised -wheat, and boiling them, together
until soft: the mixture is -flowed to ferenetti.
after which -salt and water are added and the
liquor strained, after which it is placed in a stone
jar, where it is kept tightly-closed until used.
Of -late years the beans have been much "used
for the manufacture of oil,-and the refuse pulp
after theoihis expressed Is made into cakes the
size and shape of large cheeses, weighing .about
60 pounds, which are used as food for live-stock.
This bean-cake is also very extensively used as
manure, especially for the sugar-cane plantations
in the southern parts of China, and is an article
of considerable domestic eosmierce in that conn-
try. The oil made from the fresh beans is said
to be much better than that made from beans
that har;e been gathered for two or three months.
The bean-oil .and bean-cake can be kept for a
long time without spoiling.
The beans can be grown inany locality whese
the common bush bean can be grown.
The Lesson, gp the Garden. A garden is
beautiful 'book, .writ by the finger of God; everv
tlower ana every -leaf is a letter. You have onlv
to learn tbem and he is a dunce who cannot, if
he will, do-that-rand join them, and then no 'on '
reauing and -reading, and you will find yourself
earned away from the earth to the skies by the
beautiful story you are going through. You do
not know wfcat beautiful thoughts for they are
snothing short grow out of the ground, and seem
rto talk to maa. And then there are some flow
ers, which alvrays seem to me like over-dutiful
children; tend themever so little, and they come
.up and flourish, and -show, as I may sav, their
bright and happy faces to you. Deuglas Jerrold.
Pleasures of Isskcts." Insects generally,
must lead a truly jovial life. Think what it
must be to lodge ia a lily. Imagine a palace of
ivory or pearls, with pillars of silver and capitals
of gold, all exhaling such a perfume as never rose
from human censer. Fancy, again, the fun of
tucking yourself up ia the folds of a rose, rocked
to sleep in the gentle sighs of summer .air; noth
ing to-do when you awake but wash yourself hi a
dew drop, and fall to and eat your bed clothes."
Pruning Shrubs. Siagle specimens-of shrubs
ra a lavin, or in a garden, are frequently allowed
to grow tail and ungraceful, sometimes to the ex
teat of requiring stakes to support them, detract
ing much .from their beauty of form and foliage.
Still more detestable is that clipping process
which subjects all alike to a uniform lump, or
rounded ball. Most of our early summer flower
ing shrubs bloom most profusely on the young
shoots of the previous year's growth, so that all
pruning in winter will tend, so far, to diminish
the abundance of flowers, which may at times be
desirable. The best time to prune most of these
shrubs is immediately after the bloom fades in
early summer, and the operation will mainly
consist in judiciously thinning out the shoots,
cutting them close off at the ground, which will
c , ouuuia Ionow aml tlms reilew-
the plant, Spircn prunifolia and Spirea lieevaii,
wu ui tu uesc nowering shrubs, may be formed
auu manuainea UU compact yet graceful bushes I
by attention to removing or shortening misplaced
branches. The golden bell Forsyihia) so beauti
ful during early spring, is naturally a spreading,
straggling growing plant, with a constant ten
dency to send forth strong willow -like shoots
from the base ; this and plants of similar habit
should be occasionally looked at during growth,
and the joints of such strong growths pinched or
broken off when about eighteen inches in length,
which will induce them to form numerous side
branches or shoots, and by this means they can
be formed into massive, well formed plants.
Dcuizia scahra and Deuizui crenata are much im
proved in beauty of both foliage and flowers
by thinning out most of the old wood, after
it has flowered, which allows space" for the
young growths to develop ; the double flower
ing form of D. crenata is one of the finest
shrubs that we possess. These plants should be
treated, so far as regards pruning, in a somewhat
similar way to that of the raspberry, old shoots
removed and young ones encouraged. The beauty
of isolated plants on a lawn depends much upon
their shape and regularity of branches; the
lower branches should spread so as to nearly
meet the grass and cover the lowermost stems,
thus presenting aii appearance of a well-iormed
mass of vigorous foliage.
In shrubbery borders or beds, where individual
beauty of plants is comparatively lost, and where
only a general massiveness of growth is the ob
ject sought, this care is not so essential, although
judicious pruning will increase the beauty of
foliage, and "toad towards keeping the plants in
Winter 'Coverings for Plant Frames.
In protecting pits and hotbeds from frosts there are
some simple points which should be kept in view.
Everything should be kept as dry as possible in
frosty weather; dampness from whatever source,
whether it arises from insufficient drainage of
the interior or by using damp material for cover
ing, should he carefully avoided. Where no arti
ficial heat is applied there will not be much oc
casion for frequent waterings, and the dryer the
soil can be kept without injury to the plant the
less effect will cold have upon it. "When water
is applied it should be early in the day, choosing
bright weather, and ventilate to get rid of super
fluous moisture before the eveniag. Another im
portant ipoint is to endeavor to inclose a stratum
of air -reposing betweea the upper surface of the
glazed -cashes and the protecting siaterial. A
single-cover of canvas, if elevated three or four
inches above the glass by a light frame-work, so
as to inclose a portion of air "between the sashes
and the-cover, will exclude'frost more effectually
than half a dozen thicknesses of -covers would
do if' placed in direct contact with Oke glass.
Eight or ten inches -of thickness of loose straw
or dry leaves form a good protection. It is not
to be expected that many plants wrill bloom dur
ing winter in a frame of this kind, but many of
the hardier kinds of -summer flowering plants,
such as'petunias, verbenas,:geraniuins,'een taureas,
roses,-cc, may be safely carried over -for spring
Keeping Vegetable Roots. The system of
keeping parsnips, oyster-plants, carrots, &c, in
the ground where they have grown and taking
I them up as required for use is very .good so far
! as the roots are concerned, but where the ground
freezes 4o a great depth there is difficulty in
reaching-them during .freezing weather; even if
protected from freezing there is still the incon
venieneeof exploring for them under a layer of
snow, as any happen. Again, when the crop is not
removed, it prevents the -soil from being turned
over for exposure to the atmosphere 'during. the
winter menths, and it is not every cultivator who
iGau afior to lo3e 6 aaantage, particularly
j cn adhesive soils. The better mode is to .lift
''these roots and keep them tin a dry cellar, where
they can fee covered wiih dry sand. Choose a
dry day for lifting and storing, and use the pre
caution not to break any .portion of rthe fleshy
; roots more ihan can be avoided. Of course the
leaves shou&I be removed, but they should not
be so closely cut as to injure the root.
'Watering Plants in Iters. The -application,
or rather the misapplication, of water, kills
more pot plants than anything else in their
It is also a -subject that will not
admit of makiaS definite Duleo for its guidance,
mach dtPns uPon iadsvadual circumstances.
viit;ii uiiu auis. i& vul, it &i. -uuiust; requ&yes no
water, yet macj persons water ftheir plants. daily.
S.Yhen-the soil ie dry, sufficient water she-aid be
given to wet every portion of at, so that ail the
roots my be reaohed by it; yet many persons
content lhemselv3 by daily dribbling a little
on the surface, aad the water -never percolates
mou-e than an inch onto the earth. Plants having
a laqje amount of foliage, and tibose that iuiwe
fille their pots wath roots, wil'I require more
water -than those wthich present ISie opposite of
these .extremes. Plants maturing their growth,,
or coining t wards a state of rest, should receive
a gracLually diminishing supply, not, however,
by curtailing the quantity of water at each
application, but by lengthening tlie period be
tween tlftom. Merely wetting the suriace of the
ground is of no value to the deeper parts of the
roots. To .ascertain accurately whether or not
tfce soil ia !the pot is diy, give the side of the
pot!, a sharp rap with the back of the hand; if it
produces a clear, ringing ssand, it is a sure sign
that there is ao.t much moisture within it.
Hex-iiouse -Guano. The sweepings of the
hen-house through winter may be manufactured
into aa excellent and powerful guano by 13ie
use of a sufficient absorbent, ia be applied iq
thin alternating layers with the 3roppiugs. The
mo.de which we have found convenient is to I
use barrels, first placing an inch of road-dust in
the bottom, then half an inch or an inch of
droppings, then road-dust, and so on in alternat
ing layers till the barrel is full. If this mixture
is broken up and pulverized the following spring,
it is reduced to a good condition to drill in
with seeds or to drop in the hills of any planted
crop. If road-dust has not been secured, sifted
coal ashes in larger quantity may be employed,
a mixture of dry earth or loam with which
improves it, or a mixture of powdered charcoal
serves a good purpose. The thinner the alter
naiiag layers are made the easier and more pec-
feet will be the reduction of the mass to pow
der. Country Gentleman.
Action of Fbost ox Land. A clod of earth
will retain a certain portion of water, this during
a frost will become ice ; in doing so it expands,
and of course must separate the particles of soil
further from each other than naturally; when
frozen, the clod still retains its shape on account
of the solidity of the ice, but immediately a thaw
takes place the water resumes its original bulk,
which then no longer supports the earthy parti
cles, and they must as a consequence become, as
it were, independent of each other, and fall apart,
and having been so loosened, are perfectly friable,
falling to powder by the least touch. The great
utility of this crumbling of the soil in an agri
cultural point of view is obvious. By this means
a much larger amount of surface of earth is ex
posed to the action of the air than otherwise
would be. The roots of plants growing in such
land are enabled to penetrate, as it were, into a
new soil. Some of the hardest rocks contain the
most valuable ingredients as food for plants;
much of the cultivated land has been originally
produced by the surface of the rock which is
now below the verdant field having been crushed
through the intermediate action of frost.
Growth of Plants by Electric Light.
For some time past Dr. Siemens, of England, has
been making experiments with electric light in
the growth of plants. It has been clearly estab
lished that etiolated and blanched plants which
have purposely been grown in the dark until no
green color pervaded the leaves, have elaborated
chlorophyll and assumed a green color, under
the influence of electric light, so that, as a mat
ter of fact, the electric light seems to have essen
tially the same power on plant growth as the
rays of the sun. The application of this light
has so far been only of an experimental charac
ter. It was found that, in a glass house, plants
that came in direct contact with the streams of
light were injured, but a sheet of glass, placed so
that the light must pass through it, counteracts
these evil effects. Another difficulty appears to
be the proper diffusion of the electric rays, and
their equal concentration over a given area, in
order that the light may act upon plants as the
sun's rays wouM do on a bright day. Whether
this effect will be best obtained from large cen
ters or from a number of smaller ones remains to
be seen; but-of the ultimate success and mastery
of these details there can hardly be a doubt, con
sidering what has already been accomplished by
science in the same direction. It may revolu
tionize the system of forcing fruits, vegetables,
and flowers out of their natural season, for al
though it is a matter of general belief that plants
must rest at night, and that it is a matter of fact
ohat plants-become etiolated if forced to grow in
the absence of light, yet it may not necessarily
'follow that they may not grow on uninterrupt
edly if sufficient light be present. We see some
thing analagous to this in the rapid growth of
:plantsin northern latitudes where daylight, for
a brief season, is almost continuous.
From an economic point of view but little can
yet be judged as to the value of the experiment.
Dr. Siemens, it is stated, uses the " waste steam "
from his driving engine to heat a range of green
houses and forcing houses. The engine boiler
thus supplies both light and heat, undoubtedly
a .great boon to gardeners and florists. In addi
tion to this 'the electric force is used to pump
water, drive straw - cutting machines, and per
form a variety of services of a similar kind.
Sapid Growth of Vegetables in Norway.
The influence of the long duration of light
during the summer month is well exemplified in
the growth of vegetables in the higher latitudes in
Norway. At 70 degrees north, it was found that
ordinary peas grew at the rate of 3 inches in
twenty-four hours for many days in summer, and
that some of the cereals also grew as much as 2
inches in the same time. Not only is the rapid
ity of growth affected by the constant presence
of light, but these vegetable secretions which
owe their existence to the influence of atomic
force on the leaves, are also produced in far
greater quantity than in more southern climates;
hence the coloring matter and pigment cells are
found in much greater quantity, aud the tint of
,the colored parts of vegetables is consequently
deeper. The same remark applies to the flavor
ing and odoriferous matters, so that the fruits
cl the nosth of Norway, though not equal in sac
charine properties, are far more intense in flavor
than those of the soath. Dr. Mueller.
"WhexVT The following remarks are taken
from an admirable little work entitled " "Wheat
Culture : How to dou.ble the yield and increase
the profits," by Col. D. S. Curtiss, "Washington
We will lvere sum up in brief, the process or
requisites essential to produce increased yield of
wheat and continued good crops, as follows:
1. Perfect drainage, by both undnr rlrnino ,i
surface ditches, as shall be found necessarv to
jprevont stagnant water ia the sub-soil or my
standing water on the surface, for any length of
time after the thawing of ice and snow or after
2d. Deep cultivation, by sab-soil plowing or
trenching, at least twelve or fifteen inches deep
in order that plant roots may run deeply for
sustenance, and also, that moisture may rise
from below to the surface in seasons of drought.
3cL Alkaline matter. The soil needs a liberal
supply of ashes, lime, or other substances of
alkaline properties, and also salt. A two-fold
benefit is caused by these ingredients in the soil,
namely: they aid largely in dissolving the silica
(or flint), and they are, to a considerable extent,
preventives to ravages of insects and of diseases
aenoniolli. U, r.n- .... !.:!. - ... ..
.w mbuiv, ninuiiiseuecuve, very often,
, jj tJJ iMkJ. XilJ, U1 ail inese
tilings are beneficial to the wheat crop, particu
larly where there is prevailing liability to rust
and crinkling straw.
4th. Clover and plaster rotation. The frequent
use of and plowing under of various green crops
as manures; the plaster to he applied to the
clover or other crop to be plowed under, to
induce ranker growth, together with the liberal
application of lime to the land by being harrowed
into the surface before seeding.
5th. The seed. Careful selection of, and brin-
kig the seed in salt, and drying in lime or
Gth. Harrowing and rolling. The land, just
before seeding with the drill, should be thor
oughly harrowed and rolled, to crush all lumps
and completely powder the soil, so that the
largest possible portion of it will be available to
nourish the young plants. Another object is, to
make a soft, mellow, seed-bed, into which the
drill can drop the wheat, and have fine earth to
fall back into the drill furrows to cover the grain
perfectly at even depth, with no hard, coarse
lumps to hinder or smother the growth of the
7th. Hoeing or cultivating the growing wheat
in fall and spring, often enough to keep down
weeds and keep the soil mellow and moist, which
will greatly increase healthy growth, letting in
air and sunshine more freely, and will also
facilitate the applying of remedies for diseases, as
well as the dislodging of insects when they
infest the crop.
8th. Early harvesting. Much will be added to
quantity, quality, and safety of the crop, by
early harvesting, while the wheat is in the soft,
dough state, which tends to prevent injury by
rust, loss by shelling, and bad weather; enables
the work to be better done, by not crowding so
much into a short space of time, and the work is
more pleasant, as the straw is softer and tougher :
furthermore, early harvest makes heavier grain,
while the same weight of grain makes more and
Vienna Bread and Rolls. Professor E. N.
Horsford gives the following description of these
"The three most important factors or ingre
dients in the production of these delicious, un
equalled bread and rolls are, first, the selection
of flour made of the very best wheat that is, dry
and ripe, in which is the largest proportion of
gluten compared to the starch ; and this best
flour is made by a process of grinding in which
as much of the proportion of the kernel next
to the bran as possible is retained, in which is
the large share of gluten; second, the use of
proper yeast and right preparation of dough,
about as follows: 8 pounds of flour, 3 quarts of
milk and water in equal parts, 2 ounces of
press-yeast, and one ounce salt. This dough is
pnvprp1 oni-J 1fft. in n PTrmprrifvmv nf 70 in RD
about 2 to 3 hours, when it will present a puffed,
smooth, tenacious form and yellowish color, and
is elastic under pressure of the fingers, indenta
tions gradually disappearing to evenness again.
It is now ready to be cut and weighed into
masses of one pound weight or less, if desired ;
third, proper baking. The oven should be of
good brick or stone walls ; the size of loaf and
needed temperature are so fixed as to secure a
perfect cooking of the whole mass, so that when
taken out of the oven every part of it, crust
and crumb, will be thoroughly done through
but none of it burned in the least and whole,
have an agreeable aroma while warm, and when
cold shall be palatable in the highest degree, even
without butter or other condiments of any kind.
Salt. One of the most valuable results of the
application of common salt to the soil is its
property of assisting decomposition of various
inorganic ingredients. Thus it increases silica
in the straw of grain crqps, and enables the
farmer to enrich his lauds without the danger
of raising straw too weak to support the grain.
It is also supposed to act in a similar beneficial
manner when applied to soil in which fruit trees
are planted, equalizing to some extent the ele
ments of growth and imparting to the soil a
moisture-absorbing property of great value in
seasons of continued drought. Asparagus which
has been treated with salt stands more erect and
the stems are stronger than when salt is not
used, but it may be doubted whether it improves
the quality of the plant as a vegetable for con
sumption. SADDLE HORSES AND SADDLE GAITS.
There is an increasing demand of late for good
saddle horses, and many of the fairs this season
are paying much more attention than formerly
to this class. The Chicago fair especially is giv
ing great prominence to saddle horses in its pre
mium list, which may be taken as something of
an indication of the drift of popular demand.
The gaits that especially commend a horse for
use in the saddle are, the walk, the fox trot, the
single foot, and the rack. The walk is a gait un
derstood by everybody; but everybody does not
understand that a good saddle horse ought to be
able to go a square walk at the rate of five miles
an hour. The fox trot is faster than the square
walk, and the horse ill usually take a few steps
at this gait when changing from a fast walk to a
trot. It may be easily taught to most horses by
urging them slightly beyond their ordinary walk
ing speed, and, when they strike the fox trot step,
holding them to it. They will soon learn to like
it, and it is one of the easiest of gaits for both
horse and rider. The single foot differs somewhat
from the fox trot, and has been described as ex
actly intermediate between the true trot and true
walk. Each foot appears to move independently of
the other, with a sort of a pit-a-pat, one-at-a-time
motion, and it is a much faster gait than the fox
trot. The rack is very nearly allied to the true
pacing gait, the difference being that in the latter
the hind foot keeps exact time with the fore foot
of the same side, making it what has been called
a? literal or one-side-at-a-time motion, while in
the former the hind foot touches the ground
slightly in advance of the fore foot on the same
side. The rack is not so fast a gait as a true pace,
but it is a very desirable gait in a saddle-horse!
In addition, the perfect saddle horse should be
able to trot, pace, and gallop, and should be
quick, nervous, and elastic in all his motions.
without a particfe of dullness or slui-ishness in
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ms nature, rus mourn snouKl he sensitivn -m
he should respond instantly to the slightest mo
tion of the rein in the hands of the rider. A poor
and clumsy rider, however, will soon spoil the
best-trained saddle-horse in the world, and such
a person should never be permitted to mount a
horse that is exceptionably valuable for that pur
pose. A " plug horse and a " plug rider may
well go together, but keep a really good, well
trained saddle-horse for one who knows how to
enjoy this most health-giving, exhilarating and
delightful of out-door exercises.
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Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than formerly, and
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From and after January, 1SS1, 1 shaH make no charges
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Prisoners of War.
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Amounts clue collected without unnecessary delay.
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Horses Lost in Service.
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BEI.VIDERE. Ti.T... OrtnherOl IC77:
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may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
before the Departments at "Washington. I know him to
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for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
nave found him very acti-e, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the A-ar, and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend hin
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. IIUKLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. S. VoU.
Citizens' National Bank,
L . Washington, D. C, January 17, 1S79.
Captain George E. Lemon, attornev and agent for th
collection of Avar 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 Avar claims requiring
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CPvESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House op Representatives.
Washington, D. C, March, 1S75.
rom several years' acquaintance with Captain Georgs
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him as
gentleman of integrity and Avorth, and well qualified to
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claima
against the GoA-ernment. His experience in that line
giye him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania
House of Representatives,
, .. , Washington, D. C, March 1, 1878.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance Aviti
Captain George E. Lemon for the past feAv years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fail
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfuUy,
commend him to claimants generally
. A. V. RICE, 'Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Petisions, House Peps. ,
W. F. SLEMONS, M. C,
Seeond District of Ark,
W. P. LYXDE, M. C,
Fourth District of Wis, .
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C.
' nineteenth District of Id, .
. -63 Any person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished Avith
a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressional
George E. Lemon, Att'y at Law3
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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