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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. C, FEBRUARY 4, 1882.
mXRK AND WAIT.
A husbandman, who mny years
Has plowed his fields and sown in tears, .
Grew weary with his doubts and fears.
"1 toil in vain! These rocks and sands
Will yield no harvest to my hands;
The best seeds rot in barren lands.
" My drooping vine is withering,
No promised grapes its blossoms bring,
No birds among its branches sing.
"My flock is dying on the plain,
The heavens are bni-ss they yield no rain ;
The earth is iron. I toil in vain 1 "
While yet he spoke a breath had stirred
His drooping vine, like wing of bird,
And from it's leaves a voice he heard :
" The germs and fruits of life must be
Forever hid in mystery ;
Yet none can toil in vain for me. -
"A mightier hand more skilled than thine
Must hang the cluster on the vine,
And make the fields with harvest thine.
" Man can but work ; Gd can create ;
But they who work, and watch, and wait,
Have their reward, though it come late.
1 " Jxok up to heaven! behold and hear
The clouds and thunderings in thy ear
And answer to thy doubts and fear."
He looked, and lo! a cloud-draped car,
With trailing smoke and flames afar,
Was rushing to a distant star.
And every thirsty flock and plain
Was rising up to meet the rain
That came to clothe the fields with grain.
And on the douds he saw again
The covenant of God with men,
Rewritten with his rainbow pen.
" Seedtime and harvest shall not fail,
And though all enemies assail,
My truth and promise shall prevail."
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Washington, D. C
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other departments of the paper.
Ostrich Farming (Concluded.) The feath
ers, for which the ostrich is bred, are in grime
condition' at the period of incubation; this
process injures a great many valuable feathers,
and to save these, as well as to rapidly increase
the flocks, artificial incubatioit is resorted to
with such good results that, as one writer re
marks, " he must be not only an imaginative
man, but something else, who tries to carry on j
ostrich farming without an incubator- One other
fact, we think, is established namely, that
ostriches must have plenty of room.
Although, where circumstances will permit, it
is considered better to hatch the young birds in
the natural way, yet a considerable number are
now reared by means of artificial incubators, and
it has been found that not only can a larger per
centage of eggs be saved in this way, but the
young so hatched are 'no less healthy than if
brought up by their parents.
The best incubator consists of a wooden box,
about three feet square, open from above, and
capable of containing twenty-live eggs. It rests
npon a copper or zinc pan or cistern three inches
deep and equal to the size of the box. "The
warm temperature of the water is maintained by
a paraffin lamp kept burning underneath the
pan. The heat can be regulated as necessary.
The temperature of the box where the eggs are
placed is 102 Fahrenheit when they are first
put in ; after two weeks it is gradually reduced
tol00,'and in two weeks more to 98. The
period of incubation is forty-two days. The
eggs are turned and aired by opening the box
and blanket covering once or twice a day. A
fortnight before the expiration of the time they
are held up against the light to examine their
condition, and a week after are slightly but
carefully punctured near the top with a sharp
pointed steel to enable any of the chicks in weak
condition the more readily to break the shell.
The operation of artificial hatching is now
performed almost to perfection quite equal to
anything the parent birds can do themselves.
Out of ferfcy-five eggs forty-two live chicks are
produced; fourteen out of every fifteen eggs are
hatched. The young are fed at first on bread
crumbs, bran, and water. Ostriches are not ex
pensive to keep, for during the greater portion
of the year they can find enough to live upon in
their inclosures, and at other times only require
a little Indian corn or beans and some additional
green food in the shape of lucerne. In Algeria
Captain Crepu found that the birds throve well
on barley, fresh grass, cabbage, and the leaves
of the cactus chopped fine. He recommends
about three pounds of barley a day for each bird
and green food according to circumstances. Mr.
Kinnear states that for their usual food nothing
equals lucerne or trefoil, but they also like cabbage
leaves, fruit, and grain; they are Tond of Indian
corn. The largest and longest feathers of com
merce are those from South Africa, but being less
flexible than those from Barbary and Aleppo,
they rank after them in point of value. One
from the Cape measured over two feet in length
and was seven inches wide.
In 184G only 1,327 pounds of feathers, valued
at about 40,000, were exported from the Cape.
In 1874 the exportation reached '36,829 pounds,
rained at over $1,000,000.
Proposed Method for Planting Fruit
Trees. It is a common observation that the
outer rows, of trees in established orchards are
finer and more productive than the trees in the
interior of the plantation. This superiority is
all the more conspicuous if the orchard is bor
dered by cultivated 'fields, and it is fair to pre
sume that the extra luxuriance in this case is
owing to the trees having a greater extent of un
occupied soil for the ramification of their roots.
1 Something is also due to the greater space avail
able for the expansion and spread of the branches ;
but it is in accordance with all experience in the
cultivation of plants that a rotation of crops is
1 absolutely essential toward securing the best re
I suits of the fertility of thcsoil. Keeping these
! facts in view, it is suggested that an improve
ment upon the present method of planting orch
ards would be gained by planting two rows of
trees from 18 to 25, or more, feet apart, depend-
in"-, ns to distaEce, upon the character of the
trees, and alternating the plants in the rows.
Then allow a space, varying in extent Xrom 300
feet to any greater distance, before planting an
other series of rows, and so increase the planta
tion as far as may be desired. The intervening
spaces between these double rows of trees would
be available for the cultivation of the ordinary
crops of the farm. -The roots of the trees would
not only participate in the benefits of cultivation,
but they would also have, practically, unlimited
space fcr extension before meeting with other
roots of their kind. Immediately under the trees,
and for .a distance on each side of the rows, so far
as the brandies extend, t2te surface could be
kept in grass. If not sown down immediately
after planting, which might not be desirable in
all'Cases, it should be done after the trees attain
a fruit-bearing size, or from five to seven years
after setting out. The shelter which will thus
be aflbrded to other crops by these tree belts or
lines will be found valuable as a protection from
winds as well as in forwarding early crops. This
method is more particularly applicable to cherry,
apple, and pear trees.
Posts iFGK Fences. Mr. Parker E&rle says, n
the Farmer nnd Fruti Groaoor, that "in building a
fenGe around our young orchard several years
ago,ve tided many plans for preserving the posts.
Having occaeion to remove the fence tikis winter,
we noted the condition of the posts as follows
Those set with no preparation were decayed an
inch or more in thickness. Those coated with a
thick wash -of lime w-ere better preserved, but
were qeite seriously attacked by worms. Those
posts coated with hot tor were perfectly sound as
when first put in the :ground. Those painted
wdth petroleum .and kerosene were equally sound
asd as good as mew. In: future, we shall treat
all posts ia the fallowing scanner before setting:
Lei the posts get thoroughly -dry, and then, with
a pan of clieap kerosene and a whitewash brush,
give the lower third of the post, the part to go
into the grocod, two or three good applications
of -the oil, letting it -soak in well cash time. Posts
so treated will not ifee troubled by worms or in
sects -of any kind, but will resist decay to a re
markable degree. This we find to he the sim
plest, easiest, cheapest, and best metkod of pres
Glucose or Graps Sugar. The manufac
ture of syrup and sugar from .corn staseh is an
industry which, in this country, is scarcely a
dozen yeacs old, and already (is one of no incon
It is estimated that noi less than eleven mil
lion bushels of corn were aed for this purpose
last -vear. and, as
factories are still
this amount will probably
during the present year.
be nearly doufcSed
A Good Orastge. About ten years ago sev
eral plants of the Isfavel- or Bahia orange was
sent from the Department of - Agriculture at
Washington to an orange grower in California.
This has proved to be the most profitable orange
in that State, the fruit always receiving the high
est premiums at the fairs, and it brings a price
of $40 per 1,000, when other varieties command
only $4 per lfiQO. This fact is worthy of the at
tention of those persons who consider the Agri
cultural Department of no value to the country.
"Wools. It is a theory that the finest wools
are grown in the coldest climates, and that as
you approach warmer climates the wool assumes
a coarser and more hairy appearance ; that the
same sheep housed and kept warm will produce
coarser wool than if exposed to the cold, and that
where fine, thick wool is grown in warm cli
mates, it is upon elevated tracts where the tem
perature is similar to that of the temperate
Co-operation. "The true basis of human
society is absolute justice, unswerving equity,
in which one cannot wrong a fellow, nor see him
wronged without pain and protest. There is no
equity or justice in a state of society which re
quires thousands to be poor and overburdened
with toil that one may be rich and live in idle
ness. The doctrine of brotherhood and friendship
needs to be more widely promulgated. " In place
of the fierce competition in which society is now
engaged, every man should prosecute his own
advancement by contributing to the welfare and
comfort of those around him. With this in view,
organization and co-operation among the work
ing classes should be advocated and encouraged,
so that those who labor under disadvantage will
learn to protect themselves by nobler and more
effectual means than by strikes and riotous dem
onstrations." Overgrown Seed-Lists. A popular seed
dealer advertises as an attractive feature, that he
has "36 varieties of cabbage; 26 of corn; 28 of
cucumber; 41 of melon; 33 of peas; 28 of beans;
17 of squash; 23 of beet and 40 of tomato, with
other varieties in proportion, a large portion of
which were grown on five seed farms." In read
ing this paragraph the first query which presents
itself is as to how so many varieties can be grown
on five farms so as to ensure the integrity of each
variety, seeing that from 3 to 8 varieties must be
grown on each farm. When we consider the nu
merous agencies by which pollen can be trans
ferred from one variety to another it cannot be
expected that the varieties will remain distinct;
winds carry pollen for long distances; bees,
wasps, and insects of numerous kinds, convey
pollen from one plant to another, so that the
greatest care is required to insure the purity of
type of a race or a variety. It is owing to want
of sufficient care in growing seeds that complaints
are so common in regard to flavorless melons, and
white-colored beets resulting from seeds which
are sold as red or blood variety, and that cab
bages, instead of forming compact and solid heads,
present a tuft of fluffy leaves only fit for feeding
to cattle. Purchasers would therefore serve their
interest were they to carefully abstain from pat
ronizing those who cater for patronage on ac
count of the great number of varieties which
they offer for sale, rather than to the intrinsic
merit of their productions.
This extensive enumeration of varieties furthur
suggests the question as to the utility or abstract
necessity of so great a variety. No one desires to
grow 33 varieties of garden peas. What they do
desire is to ascertain which is the earliest, which
is the best intermediate, and which is the best
late variety ; and this kind of selection is appli
cable to all cultivated plants, which have run
into a vast number of varieties, most of them
being comparatively worthless in any given cli
The Department of Agriculture could
not well do a better service to the country than
to institute a series of test experiments which
would have for their object the important aim of
divesting seed catalogues of worthless articles.
This weeding out of useless varieties would
speedily follow the acquisition of a discrimnat
ing knowledge on the part of the purchaser, as
only the best would roe sought, and the -seed
dealer would -eventually drop unsaleable varie
ties trom his Hist, and both seller and purc&aser
would be gaioers by the operation.
Arars -on the Roots of Apple Tress. It
appears that the apple trees in California ere in
fested with an insect, an aphis, which punctures
the roots, similarly to the phylloxera on the roots
of the grape vines. Instances are given where
orchards have been rendered wholly unproduct
ive and useless by the ravages of these coot lice,
and -the trees have 'Iseen dug uip and burned. Al
though Tt lhas been long known, as long perhaps
as a?ple -trees hane been cultivated, .that aphis
may be found occasionally at "their roots, yet it
has not 'been considereded as -a source-ef injury,'
or as seriously detrimental to -the tree. It mayi
prove, however, especially in he case of old or
chards of apples, that this is-eae of the-causes of
their general debility. It is fheld by -some per
sons that these and similar rinsect attacks, are-j
mainly a result of l&ck of vitality in the plant,
in the first place, and that they are -consequent
upon this diseased condition of the tree, and
nly help its final destruction.
Strictly healthy-plants appear able to over
come, to a great extent, the att&eks of insects on
their roots, but if the plant is farther weakened j
by other causes, the insects will probably in
crease and their injurious effeets become domi
nant in its ultimate death. This question as to
whether insects are a cause or a consequence of
disease in plants is one not always easily an
swered, but in most cases the destruction of the
insect life is followed fey a renewed vigor in the
plant; this query mainly applies to the lowest
class -of insect organisms, for it is well known
that insects will attack and destroy the .foliage
of the most vigorous plants, in fact preferring
them, and avoiding the less healthy and less
succulent leaves. With insects of this fcind
there is no doubt about what should be (done :
the insects must be destroyed, otherwise ithey
will destroy the plant. But where insects aire
consequent upon a diseased condition of the
plant, their ravages may he greatly modified
and held in check by restoring -fcLe health of the
These root lice on apple trees are probably
more prevalent than is generally supposed, and
it would be well for those whose trees are not in
a satisfactory condition of health to ascertain
whether or not the roots are thus affected. As
to remedies, the best seems to be that of spread
ing tobacco stems or leaves over the roots so that
the juices will be conveyed to the insects and
thus destroy them. Manuring, cultivating, prun
ing, or otherwise helping to increase the vitality
of the tree will also, in this case, be of important
Concerning the Apricot. Although the
apricot is one of the most delicious of stone
fruits, and ripens earlier than the peach, yet it
is a scarce fruit in our markets and is rarely
seen on the desert table. This may be account
ed for by any one or all the following reasons :
First, the tree is easily excited to growth in the
spring, and a week or two of mild weather will
start the flower buds, which are afterwards de
stroyed by cold or frosty weather. This is a
common occurrence north, and even south, of
the Potomac, and may be measurably modified
by planting on the north side of buildings or
groves of trees, and thus retard the starting of
the buds, and shield them from the morning
sun after a cold night. Then, when the fruit is
set, a second trouble is encountered in the at
tacks of the curculio, which punctures the fruit
of the apricot with a regularity similar to that
with which' it addresses the plum. Unless
measures are taken to check the ravages of this
insect the crop will certainly be destroyed: and
probably the most decidedly effectual method of
checking its progress and propagation is 'that of
planting the trees in an inclosure where poultry
and hogs are allowed to run at large. Good
crops of plums are secured under' these circum
stances, the animals destroying the grubs as they
occur in the fallen fruit.
The third and greatest drawback to apricot
culture is the liability of the trees to loss of
branches by a blight somewhat similar to that
which destroys the pear tree. The earliest his
tory of apricot culture makes mention of this
malady ; branches will suddenly wither and dte
without any apparent cause, and so fatal does it
become that orchards of considerable extent
have rapidly become extinct from this fatality,
for which no effectual remedy has yet been dis
covered. TJie Apricot in California. We learn from
the Marysville Appeal, that apricot or
chards are the rage in its immediate section.
This season trees three years old paid ten dollars"
to the tree. The Appeal adds its testimony to
the fact that there is not the slightest danger of
overdoing' the business, as the canneries can
handle all the fruit that can be produced. It is
stated that some of the farmers in the vicinity
of Berry essa, located on what they have recently
learned to call apricot lands, are preparing to
engage extensively in fruit culture. Thousands
of apricot trees are to be set out on lauds hereto
fore " wasted " on grain culture.
Within a brief period the apricot has gained
very rapidly in public estimation. It is be
lieved that there will be a great demand for
small fruit trees to set in orchards as soon as the
rain comes in sufficient quantity. The Califor
nia nurseries will be unable to supply the de
mand, and a good trade will probably spring up
between this State and Eastern nurseries. It is
the opinion of some of the best orchardists that
it is much better to plant trees from a colder
Deleterious Effects of Coffee with
Milk. According to the Societe Imperiale et
Centrale d' Agriculture de France, coffee is an
excellent aliment which suits most ages, tem
peraments and constitutions, and of easy diges-
tion when its consumer is in good health : it is
also known that black coffee is a stimulant and
tonic whose intervention is advantageous after a
repast tc facilitate digestion.
Milk is undeniably wholesome and nutritious.
Milk aad coffee taken separately, not to inter
fere with each other in the stomach, are excellent-:
but, what is remarkable, when mixed and
takes together they constitute a new composi
tion which is absolutely indigestible.
This requires an -explanation: The skin of
animals is a nitrogenous matter which by boil
ing becomes a digestible product ; if it be put
in a fresh condition "m contact with tannic, it is
converted nto leather, when it may no longer
be turned into alimentary aliment : no acaount
of boilingvill do it. Gelatinous sxibstances, put
sn contaoi with tihe tannin, are affected like
heskin; they unite with dt and acquire the
property of resisting the eUbct of the gastric
NoWj'sthe infusion of coffee us rich 'hi tannin,
"hence its mixture with milk has the imme
diate result of transforming the caseous part and
the albumen thai it contains into a kind of
leather, undecomposable and indigestible, like
that made in a 'tan pit. The composition thus
produced remains in the stomach until new ali-1
ment'eomes to displace and 'force it -through the
lower orifice of 'the stomach into theiintestines.
The scgar and bread with which this -mixture is
charged digest-all the same,-s well as the gela-tinous-substanees,
if the coffee is not used in
such quantity as to render tbsm inert.
Tke-Gtomaehi'thus ballasted with -a kindof
thin milk, in which the gastric juiccohat it se
cretes constantly is quickly-diluted in weaken
ing its stimulating actioa on the membranes
ifrom which it comes, and thesresult is that the
want-of food makes itself mose slowly felt; for
ahis want, in general, is only developed when
vihe stomach is empty. The consumer is thus
eceivefi. by the feeling of his stomach.
The -use of this .mixiure is sometimes attended
with -disagreeable results. Those who re not
accustomed to it frequently unfiergo a purging 3
through endigestion, and those who are, often
eventually have inflammation of cahe stomach or
one of the maladies to which this organ is sub
ject Ainderthe abuse thus put upon. it. Women
especially, ;rom theirdelicate .organization, soSer
in tihe consumption of coffee with milk. To
dissuade them from its use it would be well to
maket&em understand that cafe a&Zait is noth
ing in fact but leather soup.
WHAT 3XESA POUND OF BUTTER COST?
A writer -descants upon this query as follows :
""What dairyman can give a precise answer to
this question? and if we should put it in this
way, what ought a pound of butter to coat? we
should present a poser, not only to the dairymen,
but to all the agricultural experiment stations
now existing or in embryo. But these are very
pertinent questions, because it is in the choice
and use of the feed that profit or loss lie ; sod
who can say which food and which method of
feeding it produce the most favorable results?
I have been feeding cows experimentally for
years, and although I have made up my mind
which foods and which methods are best for me,
I could not say positively that one or the other
would be best for another dairyman. The most
costly food for a cow is bay and corn-meal and
wheat middlings. With hay at 1 cent a pound
and corn and middlings at 1 cents, it will cost
to feed a cow 15 cents for hay and 7 cents for
meal per day in all, 22.1 cents. A cow that
will make 250 pounds of butter in a year will
cost at least $60. She will repay her own cost
in calves and her carcass when twelve years old;
so that to pay for her feed will cost $81 yearly,
if it is purchased, and if it is provided by the
farm it comes to the same end, for the feed
might be sold; and against this there is 250
pounds of butter, worth, at the market price for
the best quality, about $50 net. Now, what
.should this butter cost? If the cow is at pas
ture for six months of the year, the pasture will
be worth, at $60 an acre for the land and 4 acres
to the cow, in interest alone, $8.40 : taxes will
add at least $2 more to that, and the cost of
grass will be at least $2 an acre more ; so that,
with the winter feeding, the cost in all will be
$53.90, and the skimmed milk and manure may
pay for the labor. Then can a pound of butter
be made for less than 25 cents? and if not, the
dairyman is not likely to be troubled about the
high price of 4 per cents. But what of the dairy
man whose cows will make but 150 pounds of
butter in a year, and whose butter causes the
nose of the commission men to turn upward?
How do they live and how much do they earn
per day ? "
CURE FOR A FELON.
The latest receipt for curing a bone felon is
given by The London Lancet: "As soon as the
disease is felt,-put directly over the spot a fly
blister about the size of your thumb-nail, and
let it remain for six hours, at the expiration of
which time, directly under the surface of the
blister, may be seen the felon, which can be in
stantly taken out with the point of a needle or a
Mrs. Spriggina was boasting of her new honse.
:'The windows," she said, "-were all stained."
"That's too had ! But won't turpentine or ben
zine wash it off? " asked the good Mrs. Oldbody.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON,
OFFICES, 615 Fifteenth St., (Citizens' National Ban,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. O. Drawer 325. '
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any disease
however alight the disability, apply at ence. Thousands
"Widcws, minor children, dependent mothers, fathers,
and minor brothers and bisters, hi the order named, are
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldiers ofthis warv w-Bether
in the Military or Naval service of the United States, who
served fourteen (14) days; or, if in a battle or. skirrolsn,
for a less period, and the widows of such who haye nos
remarried, are entitled to a pension of eight doUaraa
month. Proof of loyalty is no longer required in theso
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than formerly, asd
vasxiy 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 n
-new disability is alleged, unless successful in procuring,
Restoration to Pension Roir.
"ansionera who have been unjustly dropped from the
pension roll, or whose names have been stricken, there
from bv reason of failure to draw their pension for. a pe
riod ofhree years, or by reason of re-enlistment, may
have their pensions renewed by corresponding with tns
fromone regiment or vessel and 'enlistment in another,
is nota bar to pension in cases where the wound, disease,
or injury was incurred while in the service of the United
Statee,jand in the line of duty.
Survivors of all wars from 1790, to rarch 3, 1855, aodi
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty aaces
of land, if not already received. Soldiors of the late Trsr
.Land warrants purchased for cash at the hignestTiaftp
ket raies, and assignments perfected
Prisoners of War. - -'
Ration money promptly collected.
Furlough Ratio ns.
Amounts due collected without ui mecesssry tfielay;
JLuch claims cannot be collected withou t the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims ci this character promptly atttraded to. Urary
claims of tfeas character have been erroi teonsly rejecfc.il.-j
Corresponckace in-sucb cases,is respectfully invited.
Bounty and Pay;. .
Collections promptly made.
Propertytaken Joy the Army firStates
not in Insurrection
Claims of this character will receive special attention,
provided they were filed before January 1, 1880. If x&b
filed prior to thai date they are barred by statute-of limi
.tation. In .addition to the above sre prosecute Military and
Navei claims of every description, procure Patents.Trade
Marka Copyrights, attend to business before tfceuenexal
.Land Office and other Bureaus of the Interior Ueoorfc
ment, And all the Departments of the Government.' "'
We ijwite correspondence from all interested, asenrtng
iheiu of the utmost promptitude, energy, and thoronghf
jaets in all matters intrujted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons tmad
quainted with this House, we append hereto, aa- speeJ
inens of the testimonials in our possession, copies o&k
iers from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Belvidehe, Iij-., October 34, 1S75.
Itake great pleasure in recommending Captain Geoegb -
tu. jljuxox, now oi Washington, 1). U., to all persons -ymm
may have claims to settle or other business-to prosecuts
before the Departments at "Washington. I know him to
be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted with the hvwa,
and with Department rules in all matters growing- out
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's-and Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to exaployhini
for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents,' sad
liave found him very active, well-informed ancJaucccaB
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and aa hoa
orable and successful practitioner, I xecommeidJ Mnq -strongly
to all who may need his services..
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C, -Fourth
Congressional District, Illinois,
Late Major-General, U. 8. ToU.
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 reqidTiiifc
uujudiincub cannot oe connaea 10 saier nan as.
JNO. A. J. CBESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House of Representatives,
"Washington, D. C, March , 1SJ5L
From, several years' acquaintance with Captain GeobgO
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend hirr as 9
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified ta
attend to the collection of Bounty and other clafaiH
against the Government. His experience in that lis
give him superior advantages.
"W. P. SPRAGTJE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohi.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvtuvia.
House op Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March 1, 3878.
"We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance vrRi
Captain George E. LEMOKfor the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he coa
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for faia
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generally.
A. V. RICE, Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Heps
"W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District of Ark.
W. P. LYNDE, M. C,
Fourth District of Wit.
R. "W. TOWNSHEND, M. C,
Nineteenth District of III.
jC Any person desiring information as to niy stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished witSj
a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or CongressiosMJ
George E. Lemon, Att'y at Law,,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
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