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ItHE NA1ES0NAL 1EEIBUNE: "WASHOSTGTOIS", D. C, DECEMBER 31, 1881.
It was .a merry brook, that ran
Beside my cottage door all day,
I beard it, as I sat and span
Singing a pleasant song nlway.
I span my thread, with mickle eare
The weight within my hand increased ;
The spring crept by me unaware;
The brook dried up-the music ceased.
I missed it little, took small thought
That silent was its merry din,
Because its melody was wrought
I mo the thread I sat to spin.
It was a lark that sang most sweet
Amongst the sunrise cloud so red ;
1 knew his nest lay near my feet,
Altliougli he sang so high o'erhead.
And though he sang so loud and clear
"Up in the golden clouds above,
2Iis throbbing song seemed wondrous near ;
I twined it with the web I wove.
The long day's glory still drew on :
Then Autumn came ; the Summer fled ;
The music that I loved was gone;
The song was hushed the singer dead.
I wove on with a steadfast heart ;
My web grew greater, fold on fold.
I bore it to the crowded mart ;
They paid my wage in good red gold
Red gold and fine. I turned my back,
The city's dust was in my throat
No brook ran bubbling down its track,
No bird thrilled out a tender note
But city noise and rush and heat,
The gold was red like minted blood,
Oh ! for the cool grass to my feet,
The bird's song, and the bubbling flood.
I turned me, and I went my way,
My lonely, empty way alone;
The gold within my bosom lay ;
My woven web of dreams was gone !
Did the gold pay me? No ; in sooth.
Gold never paid for brook and bird,
Nor for the coined dreams of youth,
Nor for the music that I heard.
My web is gone ! The gold is mine,
And they who bought it, can they see
"What dreams and fancies intertwine
With every woven thread for me ?
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. 0.
Correspondence is solicited to this column. Commu
nications addressed to the Rural Department of The
National Tribune, 615 Fifteenth Street, Washington,
D. C, will be appreciated.
The condnctor of Rural Topics is very desirous
that the publisher of The National Tribune
should be placed in possession of the address of
either the Master, Secretary, or Lecturer of each
and every Subordinate Grange, so that a copy of
the paper may be furnished for perusal by its
members. It is proposed to make the paper a
welcome visitor to the home of every member of
the Order, and the Rural Topics column will, if
possible, be kept up to the progressive plane of
other departments of the paper.
Pyrethbum as an Insecticide (continued).
Prof. Riley remarks as follows upon 3fodes of
Application: Pyrethrum can be applied, 1, In dry
powder : 2, As a fume : 3, As an alcoholic extract ;
4, By simple solution of the powder in water; 5,
As a tea or decoction.
The following recommendations are based on
repeated experiments in the field :
1. Application of Fyrethrum as dry powder.
This method is familiar to most housekeepers,
the powder being used by means of a small pair
of bellows. It is then generally used without
diluent, but if it is unadulerated and fresh, it
may be considerably diluted with other pulver
ized material without losing its deadly effect,
the use of the powder, thus becoming much
cheaper. 01 the materials which can be used as
diluents, common flour seems to be the best, but
finely sifted wood-ashes, saw-dust from hard
wood, &c. in short, any light and finely pulver
ized material which mixes well with the pyreth
rum powder, will answer the purpose. If the
mixture is applied immediately after preparation,
it is always less efficacious than when left in a
perfectly tight vessel for about 24 hours, or long
er, before use. This has been proven so far only
with the mixture of pyrethrum with flour, but
holds doubtless true also for other diluents. In
experiments made on the cotton worm it was
found that one part of the powder to eleven parts
of flour is sufficient to kill the worms (only a
portion of the full-grown worms recovering from
the effects of the powder) if the mixture is ap
plied immediately after preparation; but if kept
in a tight glass jar for about two days, one part
of the powder to 22 parts of flour is sufficient to
kill all average-sized worms with which the mix
ture comes in contact. For very young cotton
worms a mixture of one part of pyrethrum to 30
parts of flour, and applied one day after prepara
tion, proved most effective, hardly any of the
An ordinary powder bellows will answer for
insects infesting dwellings or for plants kept in
pots in rooms, or single plants in the garden, but
it hardly answers on a large scale out doors, lie
cause it works too slowly, the amount of powder
discharged cannot be regulated, and there is diffi
culty in covering all parts of a large plant. An
other method of applying the dry powder is to
sieve it on to the plants by means of sieves, and
this method is no doubt excellent for insects that
live on the upper side of the leaves. For large,
more shrub-like plants with many branches, and
for insects that hide on the underside of the
leaves this method will be found less serviceable.
A very satisfactory way of applying the powder
on large plants, in the absence of any suitable
machine or contrivance, is to throw it with the
hand after the manner of seed-sowing. This
method is more economical and rapid than those
mentioned above, and itbas, moreover, the ad
vantage, that, if the plants'are high enough, the
powder can be applied to the underside of the
The modes of applying pyrethrum will be fur
ther considc red next week.
rVlPPLICATW-XT tQF "PLANT FOOIK iForith3 past
nsw-enty years or more, J. J. Thoscas, .associate
editor of the Ckxagliiy -Gentleman, has feeen(afail-
3 ting tin his efforte to-show the absurds&p'.ofjtying
v0foad trees by gBdfsing.cjxiure around moir-Seems,
antkjet the custoese. .prevails in quarfcecs who2 it
WFotti not be expeeied. J&i a thoughtfully ,pre
parefi paper whiek Mr. Eiouias read kefaretf&e
Assoeiiition for the IPromction of Agricultural
Science, at its meeting Oateljv held at Ciaeinnata,
he cefoired to the oemmon method of applying
fertilisers, by placing iheni iia the hills w&h 'the
seeds, oo being very imperfect, and likened .the j
proceeding to that of agaplying food to the feet .of
animals uistead of their anautm-. In a nuaiber
of exaiciEations which he -had made as to the
distance tic which some of the common farm crops
throw out rf&eir roots duri&g thcearlier stages of
their growth, he found that corn plants, when
only three. or four weeks oidimdilLT.e inches high
had thrown .out roots a foot a each -side from the
base of ihe -atzlks, and that when rtfie corn had
reached the height of one foot, the xoois had met
between the .opposite rows, although the plants
,had not attained one-eighth of their ultimate
height, or a tenth of their full bulk .or weight.
jEean plants four weeks old had extended their
j sficres i foot and a kzlf, or made a circle thrae feet
in diameter, and the small, fibroug roots .of the
potato had extended .over the whole area of the
soil before the tubers swsre formed or had reaeS&ed
any -size. Upon the direct application of fertilizers
he has the following remarks:
"In ll the experiments of which I have had
persoaaa knowledge, when superphosphates and
other special compounds have been applied to
corn in ths hill, the growth of the plants for a few
weeks has been visibly increased; but all this
advantage has been subsequently lost, and no
final additioa to the amount of the crop has been
gained from the practice. The reason appears to
be obvious. The six-inch circle in the hill, which
has been enriched by the fertilizer, is not a fiftieth
part of ihe whole area over which the roots extend
during the later stages of growth. On the con
trary, when the space between the rows has
received its portion of the fertilizers through the
tubes of the grain drill employed in planting the
corn, a positive benefit has resulted to the crop.
The same advantage would be derived from
" In connection with the subject, it may be well
to allude to the extension of the roots of fruit
and ornamental trees. A rule adopted by old
writers, gave the length of the roots as equal to
the length of the branches above. It is safe to
say that this rule does not indicate generally more
than a tenth of the ground which the entire roots
really occupy. Many years ago, I made an ex
periment on a row of peach trees planted in grass
and within a few feet of each other. They had
been set three or four years and were eight or nine
feet high. Within a few feet of one end of the
row, the ground was made very rich with a heap
of manure. Its stimulating effect on the nearest
tree was such that the shoots made in one season
were two feet and a half long. The tree which
stood seven feet from the manured ground made
shoots fifteen inches long, and at eleven feet
distance the shoots grew seven or eight inches.
At fifteen feet no perceptible effect of the manure
was visible, the growth not exceeding three
inches. The experiment showed that a decided
benefit was gained to the tree at eleven feet
distance through the few roots on one side, and
that the roots formed a radiating circle at least
22 feet in diameter. The absurdity of the prac
tice of applying a small heap of manure at the
base of the trunk of a tree is obvious."
Paris Trees. The following is from a recent
notice of the trees on the streets and boulevards
of the city of Paris, France. "The only trees
which seem to weather all the bad influences of
Parisian climate are the Ailantus, or Japanese
varnish trees : their appearance on the boulevards
is conspicuous by their splendid bearing, as stout
and lofty as that of walnut trees ; their numer
ous branches, covered with light green leaves,
render them one of the most pleasing ornaments
of public gardens. With the Ailantus, which
will before long become the only species used in
large towns, there is also the Judas tree, which
produces a magnificent effect with its brilliant
red flowers, thick and dark green foliage. There
is also the Triacanthos, or thorn tree, which at
tains a height of 18 metres, and is well fit for
bordering avenues. A bunch of thorns shoots out
from its centre, and it is used in America to pro
tect fields and orchards ; planted close together
they form an impenetrable fence. This tree has
long been considered as having supplied the
thorns with which the crown of Christ was
Remarks on the above. It is interesting to
note that the Ailantus tree, which finds so much
favor in Paris, is being condemned as a street tree
in our cities. When it was first brought into
prominent notice in this country, about forty
years ago, it was largely jflanted and much ad
mired for the oriental appearance of its massive
foliage, and especially for its rapid growth, even
on poor soils. The disagreeable, heavy odor of
its flowers is specially objectionable and sicken
ing to many persons, and health officers have been
repeatedly called upon to condemn it as a public
nuisance; its propensity to throw up suckers
from its far-reaching roots, is also against its use
as a shade tree, or as an ornamental tree for parks
and lawny. Nevertheless it is a strikingly hand
some tree. The stamens and pistils are produced
by different plants, and it is only the staniinate
ones that have an unpleasant odor; the pistillate
trees usually produce large masses of seeds in the
latter part of summer, which are quite orna
mental. It is wrongly called "Japanese arnish
tree," which is a species of Sumach.
The "Triacanthos" mentioned, is our native
Honey Locust, Gleditschia triacanlho.,wheh forms
a spreading tree, reaching to a height of from
sixty to eighty feet, and covered, especially the
younger branches, with triple compound thorns
of a formidable character. It is sometimes em
ployed to make hedges, for which it is well
adapted. It is a fine ornamental tree, and is
sometimes planted as a street tree in our cities,
but for this purpose onr fine maples, lindens, and
elms have the preference.
The statement that this tree supplied the thorns
with which the crown of Christ was made, is of
coarsee?ifineous, as it wassrwst introduced into tli
old watiltL itill towards .the.esd of the seventeenth
centwry. The tree bearing sthe name of Christ's
thorn is ti-bs Paliurus acwleaiKS, a low tree, a na
tive of ;fche -south of Europe, and north and west
of Asia, ffit is used as a hedge plant in many
parts of ILtalgr. As this tr-oe.olBQunds in Judea,
and as the spies are very sli&rjp and the branches
very pliable, .cud easily twisted into any figure,
it was supposed that the erowiurfgf thorns which
was placed oja the head of Christ before his cru
cifixion was eaiaposed of these ba&nches. Ac
cording to Joftepiiis, "this thorn, having sharper
j prickles than any other, in order .that Christ
fisiight be the more tormented, they eaade choice
.or it for a crown for him."
The Paliurus is sometimes planted In orna
mental shrubberies, but it is liable to suffer from
frost when the thermometer marks below zero.
I&ws ix Winter, "Eggs thirty cents a dozen,
and going up," writes my city correspondent.
u Eggs ihirty-five cents a dozen, and scarce at
that," writes my sister-in-law, who lives in a
neighboring manufacturing village. " Can't get
eggs at any price," writes an aunt who lives in
another manufacturing village; and most of the
farmers around here are growling because their
hens insist on taking a vacation when hen fruit
sells rapidly for two and a half cents a piece. But
I am happy all the same, for sixty-three Plymouth
Rock pullets laid 317 eggs last week, and I don't
propose to sell them for thirty cents a dozen, either.
Eggs will be worth forty cents a dozen before
Thanksgiving, and my pocket-book fairly hankers
after that extra ten cents a dozen. Friends and
neighbors who want "just a few eggs to cook
with," get them at my house for the moderate
price of twenty-five cents a dozen, and they
growl awfully about my "cheek" in asking
"such an outrageous price," but that don't trouble
me. If they feel like growling, let them growl;
it relieves their feelings, and don't hurt me so
long as it don't affect the price of eggs. I've got
a " blasted monopoly " of the egg business in this
vicinity, and I propose to "put on all the price
that the trade will bear."
Moral. It pays to have eggs to sell when
other people's hens have entered into a combina
tion to force the price up.
And it now occurs to me to remark that it is
just about as easy to have eggs to sell in winter
as in summer if you only know how to manage
the biddies properly and my word for it, it is a
great deal more profitable. I have made the same
remark before. I have a habit of making it, be
cause I know it to be true, and I am going to
keep on making it until other people find out
that it is true. Of course somebody will say, "I
don't believe it ; my hens won't lay in winter,
and I don't believe that Fanny Field or any other
woman can make hens lay in winter just as well
as in summer." But I don't care. My hens will lay
and keep on laying, whether you believe it or not.
If you have hens of the right age, a comforta
ble place for them to stay iD, and keep them
supplied with everything that they need, you
will have eggs simply because the hens can no
more help laying than they can help breathing.
"Hens of the right age" don't mean hens any
where from one to three years of age, and it don't
mean half-grown pullets. Hens of the right age,
if you keep the Brahmas, Cochins, or Rocks, are
pullets seven or eight months old. If your pul
lets were hatched out in February or March they
will be seven or eight months of age in October,
and if they have been properly fed and cared for,
will commence laying without any forcing pro
cess ; and if you keep up the good food and care
they will lay right along for fully three months.
If you keep the Leghorns, Hamburgs,Houdans,
or any of the smaller breeds, the pullets for win
ter laying should be hatched out in May, and
they will be ready to commence business in Oc
tober or November. These breeds mature from
a month to six weeks earlier than the larger
breeds, and usually commence laying that much
earlier. I know some breeders claim that the
small breeds, especially the Leghorns, will com
mence laying at five months of age, but where
you will find one Leghorn pullets that lay at five
months you will find five hundred that do not lay
until six or seven months. I have known Brah
mas and Cochins commence laying at six months,
but such cases are rare ; usually they do not com
mence until seven or eight months.
If you have no pullets of the proper age, of
course you must do the best that you can with
your old hens, unless you can prevail upon some
one who has fowls to sell to part with a few very
early pullets. One-year-old hens, if properly
cared for, though moulting, and furnished with
plenty of green food, meat, lime, gravel, etc., will
commence laying fully a month earlier than they
would without extra care. Mind you, I am not
advising any forcing process beyond that of good
care. A little " egg food " may occasionly be given
with good results, but the tendency is to overdo
in feeding stimulants. Prairie Farmer.
The Shoeblack Plant. This plant is fre
quently mentioned in newspaper paragraphs. It
is, botauically, the Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis, a Chi
nese shrub frequently cultivated as an orna
mental plant, on account of the size, beauty, and
colors of its flowers. The flowers contain a quan
tity of astringent juice, and when bruised they
rapidly turn to a black or deep purple color.
They are used by the Chinese ladies for dyeing
their hair and eyebrows, and in Java for black
ing shoes, hence it is sometimes called the Shoe
bla k plant.
As a green-house plant in winter, and an out
door decorative plant in summer, the Chinese
Hibiscus and its many varieties, are well-known
plants. More recently, double and semi-double
varieties have been introduced to cultivation;
some of these are of dwarf-growing habit, and
sufficiently profuse of flowers to render them fit
companions for the geranium, petunia, and ver
bena in the massive style of display now so much
in vogue in the flower garden.
The Castor-oil Plant, Richms Communis),
A Kemedy Against Flies. A foreign paper
states that the Castor-oil plant is an excellent
remedy against flies in dwelling-rooms. Flies
that alight on the leaves and suck the sajj fall
down dead, their bodies changing to white.
Rooms in which flies are very numerous are by
this means soon freed of them.
Trenching and Suijsoiling. These terms,
as applied to soil culture, are expressive of dis
tinct operations, although they are frequently
confounded and used as if they were synonymous.
Trenching implies an overturning or reversion of
the ground and is, when properly done, next to
draining wet lands, the most important prepara
tory process in the improvement of soils. Sub
soiling implies a mere loosening or stirring of the
subsoil, without bringing it up to the surface,
and so far as it loosens the soil, it is valuable, al
though not fundamentally equal to the more
thorough process of trenching.
But deep trenching is not advisable in all cases;
in a ferruginous, clayey subsoil it would not be
judicious to bring more than six inches to the
surface ; even that might require more than the
freezing and thawing of one winter to pulverize
it sufficiently for grain crops ; but that it would
ultimately and permanently benefit the land,
there need not be a shadow of doubt. But sub
soiling is always beneficial, and for farming lands
(except in preparing ground for special crops) it
is better than trenching. Lands will sensibly
improve where the subsoil follows behind the
Refuse of Cocoa-nut Fiber. Among other
evidences of this being the utilitarian age is that
of discovering uses for what was formerly refuse
waste from manufactories of various kinds. One
of the minor fragments in this line is the horti
cultural use of the refuse obtained in the prepara
tion of the fiber contained in the husks of the
cocoa-nutfor the manufacture of matting, brushes,
&c. This refuse consists of short scraps of fiber
and of the tissue which grows with it in the husk
of the cocoa-nut. It is light in texture, and
when mixed in the soil is well adapted to the
rooting of plants. From what we learn it is
much sought after in Britain, where nurserymen
and others use it quite extensively in the com
posts for all soft-wooded plants. In this case it
takes the place of leaf-mould, and acts as a
lightener of the compost, as a good retainer of
moisture, and gradually as a pabulum for the
growing of plants. It is also used as a mulching
material for flower-beds and for surrounding
plants in pots when they would otherwise be
exposed to the sun. One of its most useful ap
plications is that of spreading a thin layer of the
finest portions of the refuse on a bed of soil in
tentended for the temporary growth of such
plants as tomatoes, cabbages, egg-plants, and
many delicate seedlings of greenhouse culture.
The bed is prepared by spreading a thin layer
of the material over the soil of such thickness
that when compressed with a covering of about
half an inch of fine soil it will form a layer of
say one-fourth of an inch in thickness. The
young seedling plants are transplanted so that
the roots immediately permeate the fibry mat
ter, so that when ready for removal each plant
has an adhering tuft which is of the utmost value
for its future growth. The same object is at
tained by using finely divided moss, a method
much practiced by our florists and gardeners.
Bones as Manure. Prof. Voelcker says:
"Bones are the first manure which a farmer usu
ally buys, and which farming communities
demand. Wherever agriculture is improved
throughout the world the first lack of the farmer
is phosphates. The easiest source of supply is
bones, and not until that lack has been supplied
in the soil does he begin to search for ammoni
Peanut Crop. Peanut growing is one of the
most profitable industries of Virginia. The re
turns never fall below fifty dollars an acre even
in seasons of drought like the present one, and
sometimes rise as high as 300 per acre. A light
sandy soil is best. The nut must have plenty of
rain in August in order to reach perfection.
There are three grades in market, the strictly
prime, the prime, and the medium, the latter of
which is sold to the retail buyer. The best are
sent abroad or used by makers of the finest
grades of candy. The peanut candy sold at forty
cents a pound is made from the low grade, the
wholesale of which is two cents per quart.
Sugar from Watermelons. It has been
stated, but upon what data we are not advised,
that sugar can be made quite as profitably from
watermelons as it is from beets. The sirup is
very delicious, as fine as the best sirup procured
from the sugar-maple, and just as easily made.
It requires but little more juice of melon than of
maple to make a pound of sugar. It is also ad
vanced that the raising of an acre of watermel
ons is easier and costs less than raising an acre of
beets, and the product of the former will make as
much or more sugar than the product of the lat
ter. Only comparative experiments can decide
the factor of profit, and it may be worthy of trial.
British Importation of Potatoes and
Onions. From a return lately publisned by the
British Board of Trade we find that during the
year 1879 the potatoes imported by that country
amounted to 0,357,179 cwt., having a money value
of a little more than $13,000,000. During the
same year 2,169,480 bushels of onions were im
ported, at a cost of $2,000,000. Commenting on
these figures the Gardener's Chronicle remarks as
" Looking at these facts in their entirety, it will,
we think, become apparent that we cannot, with
our past and ever-increasing requirements, and
our uncertain climate, ever hope to dispense with
foreign aid. But although this is so, that cir
cumstance of itself would not prevent our mar
ket growers from realizing good profits for them
selves if other conditions were favorable. They
cannot well have been worse than during the
last few years, so that there is good reason to be
lieve they must now improve. To this end rents
must fall as they are falling, transit rates must
be lowered to balance foreign import, the agency
of middlemen must be reformed if it cannot be
done away with, open markets must be increased,
the producer and consumer brought into more
immediate contact to the advantage of both, and
the cultivator must employ more capital, and
especially more brains, so as to be able to avail
himself of the resources which science is daily
putting in his way, and to know how to secure
one crop when he sees another likely to fail or
fall in value."
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Attorn ey-at- Law,
OFFICES, 615 Fifteenth St., (Citizens' National Bank,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. O. Drawer 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any disease,
however slight the disability, apply at once. Thousands
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fathers,
and minor brothers and sisters, in the order named, are
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldiers of this war, whether
in the Military or Naval service of the United States, who
served fourteen (14) days; or, if in a battle or skirmish,
for a less period, and the widows of such who have not
remarried, are entitled to a pension of eight dollars a
month. Proof of loyalty is no longer required in these
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, 1881, 1 shall make no charges
for my services in claims for increase of pension, where na
new disability is alleged, unless successful in procuring
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who have been unjustly dropped from the
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, may
have their pensions renewed by corresponding with this
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in another,
is not a bar to pension in cases where the wound, disease,
or injury was incurred while in the service of the United
States, and in the line of duty.
Survivors of all wars from 1790, to March 3, 1855, and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acres
ot land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late war
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest mar
ket rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Ration money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
: uch claims .annct be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims oi this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of this character have been erroneously rejected.
Correspondence in such cases 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 filed before January 1, 1880. 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
Land Office and other Bureaus of the Interior Depart
ment, and all the Departments of the Government.
"We 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 liands of some persons unac
quainted with this House, we appendhereto.as speci
mens of the testimonials in our possession, copies of let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Belvibere, Ili, October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain Geobgx
E. Lemon', now of Washington, D. C, to all persons who
may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
before the Departments at Washington. I know him to
be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted with the laws,
and with Department rules in all matters growing ouS
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to employ hlra
for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, aad
have found him very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend bJsa
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. S. Vols,
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1S79.
Captain George E. Lemon, attorney and agent for th
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. CRESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House op Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March . 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Georgi
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him as a
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified to
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claim?
against the Government. His experience in that lina
give 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 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 fail
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generally.
A. V. RICE, 'Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Peps.
W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District of Arh.
W. P. LYNDE, M. C,
Fourth District of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C,
Nineteenth District oflU.
Anv nwnn desirinc information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished with
a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressional
George E. Lemon, Att'yatLaw,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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