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THE NATIONAL TBIBTOE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JANUARY 21, 1882.
Yc who would save your features florid,
Lithe limbs, bright eyes, utiwrinkled forehead,
From age's devastation, horrjd,
Adopt this plan :
'Twill make, in climates cold r torrid,
A hale old man.
Avoid in youth luxurious diet,
Restrain the passions' lawless riot;
Devoted to domestic quiet,
Be -wisely gay ;
So shall ye, spite of age's liat,
Seek not in Mammon-worship pleasure,
But find your richest, dearest treasure
In books, friends, music, polish' d leisure:
The mind, not sense,
Made the sole scale by which ye measure
This is the solace, this the science,
Life's purest, sweetest, best appliance,
That disappoints not man's reliance,
"What'er his state ;
But challenges, with calm defiance, ;,
Time, fortune, fate.
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other departments of the paper.
Liquid Manures fOr Plants in Pots. The
importance of liquid manures in general cultiva
tion is well known, but the cost of their applica
tion on an extensive scale, such as to farm crops,
furnishes a reason why this mode of fertilizing
is not more generally adopted. That the liquid
condition is the best form in which manures can
be presented to the roots of plants is evident
from the fact that they can only absorb nutri
ment through the medium of water, as all mat
ters which enter into the interior of plants must
be in a soluble state, or so minutely divided as
to be carried along with water, before they can
be available for the plant. In cultivating plants
where the amount of soil is limited to that con
tained in a pot or tub the use of liquid manure
is of vast service judiciously applied, but much
harm may be done by its indiscriminate use.
Many persons are in the habit of resorting to
guano-water and other similar solutions when
their plants appear sickly, and find no benefit
from the application, unless it be that of hasten
ing the death of the patient. Only plants in
perfect health are in a fit state to be benefited
by manures ; but they may be growing slowly
from want of nutriment, and at the same time
be healthy enough, with an abundance of healthy,
hungry roots. Plants in this condition may
often be found among window and parlor plants
as well as in the conservatory and greenhouse.
Plants that have been for years in the same pot,
such as oranges, camellias, oleanders, and others
that are restricted in their growth from the roots
having occupied all the space allotted to them,
will be measurably improved by applications of
manure in a liquid state during their season of
active growth. These applications are equally
serviceable in the culture of all greenhouse plants.
It is well known that to secure the best results
with profuse flowering plants, such as geraniums,
cinnerarias, Chinese primroses, fuchsias, &c, in
pot culture, it is necessary to have them in the
c condition technically known as pot-bound that
is, the pots crowded with roots. "When brought
to this condition the vigorous growth of the
branches is checked and the formation of flower
ing buds is induced ; but when the flower buds
are expanding a liberal supply of manure water
will increase the size, brilliancy, and permanency
of the blossoms. Rigid rules, to be rigidly fol
lowed, are impracticable in plant culture, but in
general terms it may be stated that manurial
liquids may be applied when growth is active,
withheld during the time that flower buds are
forming, and again used during the expansion
and duration of the blossoms. But caution must
be exercised in the applications, and always use
the solution in a perfectly clear state. Strong,
high-colored, thick muddy water will do more
harm than good ; it obstructs the pores of the
soil and prevents the free access of atmospheric
gases to the roots; and, most important of all,
the drainage of the soil should be perfect.
Almost any substance that has manurial prop
erties and will dissolve readily may be rendered
useful. All greenhouses should be supplied with
convenient barrels with water, into which a por
tion of the sweepings of the stables may be mixed.
A convenient strainer and faucet will of course
be a iiecessary part of the arrangement.
Motto for a Sun-dial. "Horas non numero
nisi serenas." I number none but sunny hours.
Native Grapes and Grape Clim ates. The
recorded observations on grape culture point con
clusively to two import facts: first, the neces
sity of a closer determination of the species from
which each particular variety is derived ; and,
secondly, the unquestionable superiority of the
climatic conditions of certain localities for the
healthy growth of the plant.
Concerning the different species and their pecu
liarity of growth, exemption from, or liability to
diseases, the character and value of their fruit
for particular and definite purposes, we recognize
in the Vitis Labrusca, or fox grape, and its numer
4 ous varieties, a disposition to contract mildew or
leaf blight, and that more particularly with those
kinds which produce the finest-flavored fruits,
such as the Iona, Walter, Diana, Delaware, and
Catawba; also, that the fruit of these varieties
are more liable to the disease ealled rot than is
that of any other native sptecies; further, this
species produces fruit the least valuable for mak
ing wine, although for table use, some of the best
varieties furnish fruit superior to that of any
others of the native kinds.
Tested by the above-mentioned qualifications,
we find that the Vitis cordifolia, or Winter grape,
is a species possessing great hardihood and adap
tability to grow and bear abundantly under al
most any condition of climate or locality within
its range of latitude, producing fruit of much
value for wine, as well as for table use ; measur
ably exempt from leaf blight or other diseases, it
comprises many of the qualifications necessary
for popular and extensive culture, more particu
larly as a wine grape in northern sections, where
the best wine grape fails to mature.
To the Vitis tvstiualis, or Summer grape, we are
indebted for varieties of the highest merit, and of
the greatest value for wine. It is said by those
who are best qualified to give an opinion on the
subject, that from this species may be expected
varieties which will furnish wines of a superior
grade, and of such distinctive character from
all other wines as will entitle them to recognition
as American wines. Already wines of distinct
classification have been made from varieties of
this species, and have been awarded high consid
eration at foreign expositions.
It would be well for those who introduce new
varieties of grapes for sale, to accompany the in
troduction with a statement of their origin ; this
would enable intelligent purchasers to form a
tolerably correct opinion as to the intrinsic, or at
least to the special value of the fruit, as well as
to determine the range of climates and best local
ities for the culture of the plant.
With regard te the necessity of attention to the
best climatic conditions for grape culture, it is
enough, at present, to remark, that where these
conditions are favorable, good crops of fruit are
the rule, and that too, even in the absence of what
might be termed ordinary good management; but
in unfavorable locations the application of the
highest degree of skill in the art and science of
vineyard culture, so far as 'relates to pruning,
training, or similar manipulations of the plant,
or in the culture and management of the soil, will
not insure success. Grape culture has now
reached a point from which but little further
progress can be made without a close recognition
of the requirements of the plant, in connection
with local climatic conditions, the most import
ant being that of freedom from heavy dews. The
topographical configuration of a locality is of far
more importance than the geological formation
of the soil. Where the atmospherical conditions
are favorable, satisfactory results may be obtained
even from poor soils, as tested by their capabili
ties of producing ordinary farm crops; but in
ungenial climates the best soils and best culture
will not guarantee success.
American Holderness Cattle. The Far
mer and Dairyman pronounces this as being the
only strictly American breed Of cattle. It was
originated by Truman A. Cole, of Solsville, N. Y.,
and is established by twenty-eight years of the
purest breeding. The animals are medium-sized,
are beautifully marked with black and white,
have soft, mellow and golden skins, give a large
flow of rich milk, averaging 300 pounds of butter
annually per cow, are hardy, handsome, gentle,
docile and quiet. They come as near the ideal
dairy cattle as any that we know of and they
are American. Mr. Cole has reason to be proud
of his achievement.
Improved Method of Feeding. This
method is explained by Prof. E. W. Stewart, in
an article in the Rural New Yorker, as follows:
" The new "plan is to render it necessary for the
cattle to eat the grain and corn fodder together,
and when thus mixed both are raised and remas
ticated together. This is accomplished by sim
ply cutting the unhusked corn-stalks ears and all
into very short pieces by running them through
alaige cjatter and reducing the whole to fine
chaff. Such a large cutter run by sufficient power
will reduce into these thin shavings two tons per
hour, costing less than simple husking. This
breaks the rind of the stalk into fine shreds,
shaving up the cobs, splitting most of the kernels,
mixing the coarse and the fine parts of the fodder
together, rendering all soft and easily masticated
leaving no short edges to irritate the mouth as
when cut one inch or more in length."
The reader will see the greatest improvement
of this plan when he considers that it costs less
labor than husking, as an acre of corn can be
thus prepared for feeding in one hour with the
aid of two men. This method also saves all the
food there is in the crop, carrying out the plan of
nafure to feed the grain and stalk together the
bulky with the concentrated. This will also im
prove the health of the cattle as well as save a large
per centage of food. This method also enables the
feeder to compound the ration practically accord
ing to scientific principles. The entire corn crop
stalks and grain, in their best estate is even
too poor in albuminoids or flesh-forming sub
stances to make a well balanced ration alone.
But if two pounds of linseed meal or cotton-seed
meal be added for each steer per day, it will
balance the constituents of the ration and fatten
cattle more satisfactorily. Either of these oil
meals may usually be purchased at the mills for
$20 per ton, so that this addition to the ration
would cost only about two cents per day for each
Salt and Lime. Mix one bushel of salt with
two bushels of dry lime, under cover, and allow
the mixture to decompose gradually, thus form
ing an intimate chemical union of the two mate
rials. For this purpose the mixture should lie at
least six weeks before use, or, still better, two or
three months, the heap mentioned being turned
over occasionally. This salt and lime mixture,
when applied at the rate of twenty to thirty
bushels per acre, forms an excellent top-dressing
for many crops. It acts powerfully on the vege
table matter of soils. Fifty bushels applied to a
turnip field have produced as large a crop ae
twenty loads of barn-yard manure. It is also
very destructive to insects and grubs in the soil.
Like salt, it attracts moisture from the air, and
has been found useful against drought. Its de
composing power is remarkable ; and if three or
four bushels of it are mixed with a cord of swamp
muck, the latter will soon be reduced to powder.
Coarse manure is in a similar manner decomposed
and made fine. Sour, wet muck, thus treated
and composted with barn-yard manure, consti
tutes a fertilizer almost as valuable as the unmix
ed manure of the barn-yard. Prof. Johnson.
Advice from a Butter Maker. Set your
milk where the wind will not blow on it, for the
wind dries the cream, and dried cream will not
make butter. In warm weather keep your cream
still; for if you want your cream to become sour,
stir it often. Very sour cream will not produce a
goodquality of butter. In cool or cold weather don't
before you take off the cream. Forty-eight hours
is sufficient length of time for milk to produce all
the cream it is capable of producing. In a right
temperature it will rise in a less time. Much
poor butter is the result of bad management of
the cream. It is a good plan in warm weather to
save strippings, about a quart, night and morn
ing, from each cow, and churn every day. Churn
your cream as cool as possible in warm weather.
Much butter is spoiled by churning the cream too
warm. If your butter comes rather warm, put
in twice the salt you usually do, work your but
ter just enough to mix the salt well through it,
and set it away in a cool place for twenty-four
hours, then take it up and work it over. Much
of the salt will be dissolved and will work out.
Thoroughly cleanse your butter with salt. Use
no cold water about your butter, for you cannot
cleanse butter or any other lump of grease with
water. Some women talk as though butter was
not fit to eat unless it is first washed in cold
water. If butter is not fit to eat without being
washed with water, it is not by being washed.
Water always damages butter. Butter that is
washed with water is not fit to pack, for it will
not keep. When the brine which oozes from your
butter, as you work it, is clear, that is, clear from
milk, it is worked enough; don't give another
stroke except to get it into shape. Pack your butter
in perfectly clean vessels, and keep it well covered
with strong brine. When you" use your butter,
set it on the table just as you cut it out of the
tub, for it is injured if worked after it has been
packed. If all butter was made after this plan
we would see but little that is poor.
Keeping Grapes. Any grape, to keep well,
should be gathered with the greatest care; the
fruit should be handled only by the stems, never
touching the fruit with the hands; the bunch
when cut from the vine should be held in the left
hand, by the stem, and with a pair of scissors,
all green or inferier fruit cut out; it should be
then laid in a shallow box, just deep enough to
hold one layer of bunches; when the box is filled
it should be covered with paper, and placed in a
cool, dry place, and when the boxes are filled,
they should be of the same size, and set one on
top of the other. It is easy to tell when the air
in the store-house is too dry or too wet; if too
wet the fruit will rot, if too dry it will shrivel.
Cincinnati Grange Bulletin.
Botanists and travelers have been rather un
succeesful in attempts to ascertain the origin of
different kinds of manna known in commerce.
In the valley of Gohr, to the south of the Dead
Sea, 16 hours onward, which leads into a long
valley, Burchard found what he called manna
dropping from twigs of several kinds of trees.
According to his representations Arabs collect
it and make it into cakes, which are eaten with
their nauseous butter made from the milk of
sheep. They churn it thus: A goat skin is filled
with milk and suspended botween two poles,
swung to and fro by pulling an attached cord till
it assumes a new character a greasy, soapy mass
and that is Arab butter.
Mr. Turner found a grove of tamarack trees
near Mount Sinai in the valley of Farran, which
furnish what the monks called manna. They
were bushy, about ten feet high, from which
drops of a sweetish thick fluid ooze. If taken
early in the morning before the sun is up, it may
be kept in earthen pots a considerable time. It
is used in lieu of- sugar in the convent.
Commercial manna, principally in the hands
of druggists, is a product of the punctured stem
of the ornus Europce, growing in Calabria. An
article very similar in appearance and medicinal
properties is procured in Sicily by the same kind
of process. Both have sweetish taste, are soft, of
a pale, yellowish color, and used for their mild
laxative quality rather than food.
From the foregoing facts it is very clear there
is not the slightest resemblance to that extraor
dinarily nutritious article which was miraculously
provided for the children of Israel in a barren
wilderness on a memorable occasion, while in
their forty years' peregrinations toward the Prom
ARE OUR HABITS IMPROVING.
It is quite certain that the American man of
to-day does not use as much tobacco as did his
forefathers. There was a time when nearly every
grown American chewed tobacco. The spittoon
was to be seen everywhere, and it was generally
patronized. The habit was well nigh universal;
yet, to-day, it is doubtful whether more than one
man in thirty is an habitual chewer of the
"weed." Our ancestors also were great snuff
takers; even women indulged in the nasty habit;
but the snuff-box, once in universal use, is now
rarely seen. Cigars, however, are used very gen
erally, while the consumption of cigarettes is
enormous. We probably smoke more than did
our ancestors, but pipes are not as popular now
as in their time. We drink a fearful amount of
liquor in America, but even here there is some
improvement. In our forefathers' time rum and
whisky were in every man's house, while to-day-strong
drink is excluded from all reputable
homes. The consumption of light beers and
wines has, in a great measure, replaced whisky,
rum, gin, and brandy ; while there are a hundred
total abstainers to-day where there was one fifty
years ago. But still the dreadful fact remains,
that drunkenness is the great vice of our age,
that an appalling amount 6f liquor is consumed,
and that there are but few families who have not
to mourn the curse of strong drink in some of
their members. Still, sonie progress has been
made in limiting the use of tobacco, and the rav
ages made by strong drink. DemoresVs Monthly
One of the dry est jokers of the day is Judge
Allen A. Bradford, of the Pueblo bar. He is a
little eccentric, but withal, one of the best law
yers in the far West. He was trying a case a few
years since before a judge to whom he took a
dislike. The judge was undecided in his rulings ;
would change his conclusions every time the op
posite lawyer would argue a point. When Brad
ford came to talk to the jury he took occasion to
express his contempt. Said he : " Gentlemen of
the jury, the indecision of this court reminds me
of the fabled ass that died between two bundles
of straw for want of decision." The court could
stand this no longer. Calling the attorney to
order, he fined him $5 for contempt. With the
coolness he is capable of, Bradford felt in his
pocket for a moment, then producing $2.50, said
in his peculiar intonations of voice : " Your honor,
I have but half the amount. I will pay for the
straw, but let the ass stand."
One day a notorious horse thief had been cap
tured and brought into court to be committed.
While the examination was progressing the pros
ecuting attorney and the sheriff stepped to the
door to counsel. The thief seized the opportu
nity, and clasped in the squire's hand a twenty
dollar gold piece with the remark: "Hold the
case until dark ; then dismiss for error in the
complaint. It sets forth that a horse has been
stolen while the evidence shows it was a mare."
The case went tripping along until the sun had
dropped behind the hills and darkness shadowed
the land. Then the court raised the horse and
mare question, and dismissed the prisoner. Before
a new complaint could be made he'was far away
under the cover of darkness. The squire then ad
journed the court and went straight home in
high glee. Arriving there he clapped the " double
sawbuck " over his eye and went caporing around
the floor like a young colt. His good wife, notic
ing the wealth, made some remark about apparel.
" Nothing to wear, eh ? " said the squire. "A cal
ico dress goes." Supper being over, he repaired
to the barn to feed his beast. But, io ! she was
gone. He had a bogus coin in his pocket, while
the thief was bestride his beautiful mare over the
hills and far away.
A very good story is told of one Squire Dyer,
who was a justice of the peace at Canon City in
an early day. He prided himself on having the
finest saddle mare in all Colorado. She was as
slick as a mouse and as fleet as a hound. Not a
horse in Fremont county could overtake her in a
hundred-mile run, and the squire was ready to
stake his money on that proposition. Said he in
the bar-room one day, addressing some seedy
bummers : " Gentlemen, if you want to give my
mare ten minutes' start, I will bet $1,000 that all
the horses in Colorado can't catch her before she
lands in the Pacific Ocean." The barkeeper, hav
ing an eye to business, chimed in, "Yes, gentle
men, I believe the squire's mar is a better hoss
than the winner of the Darby to-day. She is a
daisy, and donrt you forget it." These remarks
so pleased the squire he called all hands, and ten
red noses with blue trimmings stood in a row at
the bar without further notice. " Now," said the
barkeeper, as he raised his tumbler to his chin,
"heer's to the squar and his wonderful mar."
And they all guggled at the same time. As the
money was paid for the "scoots" and the squire
retired, the barkeeper remarked to the bummers
who had taken their seats at the stove, "Maybee
I'm a sucker. This would have been a duU day
if I hadn't rung in that ar' remark about the
Darby hoss. The squire has got a weak spot,
and it's hoss. Denver Col.) Inter-Ocean.
TO PURIFY SICK-ROOMS.
The deodorizing punkah or chemical lung has
not come a moment too soon. It is cheap, effect
ive, universally wanted and of universal appli
cation, and yet, if I am not much mistaken, its
very simplicity is against it. The simple "wash
and be clean" never tickles the public like a
mystic nostrum or an expensive machine. The
chemical lung is simply a rough towel, stretched
and kept saturated with carbolic acid or caustic
soda in solution. This waved, punkah fashion,
in a sick room purifies the air in a very short
time. At what a trifling cost could our crowded
city work-rooms, full of young girls or pale
faced tailors craving for oxygen, be made sweet
and wholesome. Its application to churches and
theatres would not be difficult, but the short
sighted policy of the Underground Eailway in
not giving it a trial is quite characteristic of
British and especially British railway sto
lidity. When America, or France, or the Sand
which Islands have bought the patent, and every
tunnel in Christendom is purified, perhaps the
Metropolitan Eailway may be made tolerable.
BY H. C. DODGE.
Ben Bosen was a sailor man
But not a man assailer,
Therefore lie would not whale a man,
He'd only man a whaler.
He'd sail the seas and seize the sail,
And when he'd heave the lead
He would be led. to heave and, pale,
Throw up the sponge, most dead.
He'd eye his pipe and pipe his eye
When smoking was forbidden ;
When wet he'd say that he was dry
And search for liquor hidden.
Sometimes he'd see a ship ; sometimes
He'd only ship a sea.
The climes he saw were mostly climbs
Upon the mast to see.
Ben's hardtack was to tack the ship;
Yet never man was sooner
Than he, when in the slip, to slip
Andquick attack a " schooner."
He was aboard when on the sea ; .
When on the shore a boarder ;
Though not a boarding pirate he
Was then a pie rate boarder.
Though Ben could not direct at sea
At sea he could die wrecked :
His resurrection day would be
The day they'd raise her wrecked.
One day a shark went swimming by
And Ben, alas, he filled him. 2
No shark, they said, could make him die,
Had not the shock first killed him.
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Atto r n ey-at- Law,
OFFICESjGIS 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 nee. 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 (11) 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 no
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 1700, to March 3, 1S55. and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acres
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late war
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highesttmar
ket rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Eation money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
Such claims jannctbe 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,
Erovided they were filed before January 1, 1SS0. If not
led prior to that date they are barred by statute of limi
tation. In addition to the above we prosecute Military and
Naval claims of everv 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 hands of some persons unao.
quainted with this House, we append hereto, 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
Belvidere, IjAj., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain GeohgS
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 oui
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to employ him
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 hla
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HUKLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, IT. S. VoU.
Citizens' National Bank,
"Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
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,
T7. F. ROACH,
House of Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March, 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Georgi
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him as
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified to
attend to the collection of Bounty and other clalmf
against the Government. His experience in that Una
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBREDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
House op Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March 1, 1878.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance with
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and $
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
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 Bepa.
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