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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. C, FEBBUARY 18, 1882.
SOONER OR LATER,
Sooner or later the storm shall beat
Over my slumber from head to feet;
Sooner or later the wind shall rave
In the long grasses above my grave.
I shall not heed them where they lie
Nothing their sound shall signify ;
Nothing the headstone's fret of rain ;
Nothing to me the dark day's pain.
Sooner or later the sun shall shine
"With tender warmth on that mound of mine ;
Sooner or later in summer's air
Clover and violets blossom there.
I shall not feel in that deep-laid rest
The sheeted light fall over my breast ;
Nor even note in those hidden hours
The wind-breath of the tossing flowers.
Sooner or later the stainless snows
Shall add their hush to my mute repose ;
Sooner or later shall slant and shift
And heap my bed with their dazzling drift.
Chill though that frozen pall may seem,
Its touch no colder can make the dream
That recks not the deep and sacred dread
Shrouding the city of the dead.
Sooner or later the bee shall come
And fill the noon with its golden hum ;
Sooner or later on half-poised wing
The bluebird above my grave shall sing,
Sing and chirrup and whistle with glee :
Nothing his music can mean to me;
None of those beautiful things shall know
How soundly their lover sleeps below.
Sooner or later, far out in the night,
The stars shall over me wing their flight ;
Sooner or later the darkling dews
Catch the white spark in their silent ooze.
Never a ray shall part the gloom
That wraps me round in the silent tomb;
Peace shall be perfect to lips and brow
Sooner or later; oh, why not now ?
Harriet Prescott Spojford.
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About Potatoes. The followiug notes on
potatoes, as discussed by members of the Massa
chusetts Horticultural Society, are from its tra)is
actions for 1881 :
' Mr. Leander "Wetherell related an anecdote
of a root grower, who, "when a farmer brought
him an enormous mangel-wurzel, said it was a
very good way to raise wood. Such, overgrown
beets and turnips are coarse, and crops when the
quantity is less to the acre possess more feeding
properties, as has been proved by chemical analy
sis. It is the same with the sugar beet, whether
grown for food or for sugar. The most profitable
potato, and the one that sells the best, is the
Early Rose. The market price last year and
ibis was from five to ten cents per bushel higher
than that of any other variety. The Snowflake
is better for baking, but not so good for boiling,
and it is not so productive. The best quality is
always in demand. The Early Eose grown in
Canada is not as good as when grown near Bos
ton, but those raised at Houlton Maine, are
better. This variety is often grown too large,
when it becomes coarse. Quality is not enough
studied by vegetable growers.
"Mr. "Wilder said that the Early Bose is the
only potato used in his family. It is both early
and late. There may be others as good.
"Mr. "Wetherell said that Bresee's Prolific is of
better quality than the Peerless, but not so pro
ductive. The Prolific grown at Houlton is better
than anywhere else. The Early Rose is the most
productive of all.
"Mr. John B. Moore had found the Early Ver
mont more prolific than the Early Rose, and it
is said to be fifteen minutes earlier. It is a seed
ling from the Early Rose, and he prefers it to its
parent, because the vine is stronger. For mar
ket he wants the largest potatoes he can get, be
cause they bring more ; but for his own eating
he chooses those of medium size. The Snowflake,
and some others, are of better quality than the
Early Rose. In June, he prefers the Mammoth
Pearl, a variety which originated in Ohio ; it is
very productive, has remarkable keeping quali
ities, and is very white when cooked. He grows
fewer small potatoes than his neighbors; they
are worth little more than the cost of picking up.
If whole potatoes are planted they produce too
many vines, and there will be many small pota
toes, and only one or two strong, vigorous ones.
He cuts up good, strong potatoes into pieces with
two eyes each. He has seen splendid crops from
small potatoes, but on general principles would
not recommend planting them. Potatoes are
smoother from not overseeding.
"Mr. "Wetherell said his brother planted one
half a field with medium-sized potatoes, and the
other with small ones ; the yield of the former
was more than double' that of the latter.
"Mr. "W. C. Strong spoke of experiments in
producing a stock of the Early Vermont potatoes
from green cuttings, and said that the tubers
produced were as large as those grown in any
other way. The cuttings are made like verbena
or fuchsia cuttings.
"Mr. Aaron D. Capon said that twenty-five
years ago he was advised to cut off the seed end
of potatoes and feed-to the cows,.and plant the
other end, and he haft found that by following
this advice and cutting the potato so as to have
only one or two eyes on a piece, his crop was
more uniform in size and of better quality, and
he was not troubled with so many little sprouts
and small potatoes.
"Mr. Moore said that many experiments had
been tried in planting the seed end, middle, and
base of the potato, and sometimes one plan had
succeeded best and sometimes another.
"Mr. Wood expressed the opinion that the
Early Rose and Early Vermont potatoes are the
same. Mr. Moore said there is a little difference
in the height of the tops, but quite a difference
in productiveness. He cannot tell them apart in
the barrel, and the quality is the same. There
are more Early Vermont potatoes sold in Boston
market for Early Rose, than there are of the true
"Mr. "Wetherell said that the farmer who plants
potatoes whole is most certain of good props.
"Mr. Moore said that he had been growing po
tatoes all his life, and would "not let a man plant
whole potatoes on his ground if he would give
him the seed ; he would have two eyes on a seed.
" Mr. Wetherell said that he had a good farm,
and would not allow a man to cut a potato to
plant. These discordant opinions can only arise
from our failure to take note of all the conditions
under which our crops grow.
"Mr. Hunt agreed with Mr. Moore in regard to
cutting potatoes rather than jjlanting whole, and
thought the former was the general practice. He
thought that the young sprout gets a certain
amount of nourishment l'rom the piece of potato
to start it. In his experience the Beauty of Heb
ron is more productive and of better quality than
the Early Rose."
Planting Corn. The time-sanctioned meth
od of planting corn in hills about three and a
half feet apart, and allowing from three to four
plants to stand on each hill, is being abandoned
by many farmers, and instead, the corn is planted
in drills which are at least four feet apart, and
wider, if the soil is rich and the corn a large
growing kind. The plants are thinned so as to
stand from ten to twelve inches apart in the row,
and by this mode it is claimed that from ten to
fifteen bushels more per acre can be grown than
by the older plan of hills. "When the ground is
in good condition the planting machine will de
liver the grains at uniform distances, and at a
great saving as compared to planting by hand.
Some farmers object to the drill system because
it prevents what they consider thorough culture
during the growth of the plant, as it limits the
plough or cultivator to one direction only, and
renders hand hoeing necessary between the
plants, but in ordinary clean soil this objection
is more than balanced by increase of crop.
Gooseberries Grafted on the Missouri
Currant. At the Centennial Exhibition in
Philadelphia a collection of English gooseberries
grafted upon tall stems of the Missouri currant
attracted considerable attention from the claim
which was made that they could, in this way, be
grown without danger of injury from mildew,
which, in ordinary culture, prevents the ripening
of these berries. It was stated that this method
was something new, and had been copied from
European nurseries where the practice was at
that time becoming general. However new this
method of grafting may have been in Europe at
that time, it was not new in America. At least
thirty years previous to 1S76 this method was
adopted by a .nurseryman at Carlisle, Pa., who
communicatedJiis success to the "Horticulturist"
in the year 1848, stating that the plants when
grafted on the Missouri currant did well, even in
unfavorable situations. It has been confidently
stated that during a period of seven years no
mildew had been seen on gooseberries when so
grafted, and it is a practice well worthy of imi
tation by those who are partial to fine varieties
of the large European gooseberries.
The Missouri currant, Ribcs aurcum, is a well
known denizen of old gardens, where it is highly
esteemed for the delicious fragrance of its yellow
flowers, which are profusely produced in spring.
Apples for Keeping. The following state
ment is taken from the Report of the Pennsyl
vania Fruit-Growers' Society for 1881 :
"Pennsylvania has a soil and climate as well
adapted to growing apples as any other section
of our large country. "We have plenty of very
excellent summer and autumn varieties that do
finely for their season, but for long-keeing win
ter varieties we are far from being well supplied.
Our Smokehouse, Fallawater, Baldwin, Greening,
&c, produce well of perfect fruit. They formerly
kept well in winter and into early spring ; they
now mature early, fall from the trees, and when
gathered soon decay. Here is an open field for
some inventive genius to create in some way a
low temperature, by mechanical or chemical
means, so that we can gather these fine varieties
when mature and place them in a low tem
perature till winter sets in."
Instead, of wasting talent in the effort to secure
an artificial climate for the slower ripening of
apples, it would seem much more judicious and
practicable to experiment with some of the many
fine varieties of more southern origin, which re
quire a longer season to mature, and keep well
until spring or early summer. "We append a list
of those which are of known excellent quality
and possess good keeping properties. The fol
lowing, it is believed, are all of southern origin :
Aunt Peggie, North Carolina; Boran, North Caro
lina; Broadnax, North Carolina; Cullasaga, North
Carolina; Disharoon, Georgia; Edwards, North
Carolina; Gladness Red, Mississippi; Golden
Wilding, North Carolina; Guilford Red, North
Carolina; Gully, North Carolina; Rail, North
Carolina; Hemphill, North Carolina, Maiamuskeet,
North Carolina ; Shockley, Georgia ; Sharpens Green
ing, North Carolina, and Walker's Yelloio, Camack's
Sweet, Nickajack, Winter Horse, and Green Cheese,
all of which are also southern apples.
Saving Seed Corn. Prof. Blount, of Colorado
Agricultural College, has originated or perfected
one of the best sorts of corn now known. It is
called Blount's Prolific. The stalks each produce
from three to eight or ten ears. These are eight
rowed and rather small and short. In selecting
for seed he looks for ears on prolific stalks. He
pays much attention to soil, cultivation, and to
fertilizers, and to pure, sound seed. He says:
"It wants cultivation up to a certain time, and
then it demands rest. The stalk can be made
smaller or larger, shorter or taller ; the cob can
be lessened and the grain in it increased, its color
changed to suit the taste, the ear and shank
shortened and lengthened; single or many ears
upon the stalk, and a hundred more changes can
be wrought if the farmer ha the inclination and
patience to give it his attention. Corn is so re
markably susceptible to chaige, so tender yet so
hardy, so easily turned out c? its course, even in
one season, that the slightestattention or neglect
will make it a lucrative croj or a failure." He
prefers for seed the topmost ea- from stalks which
produce the most good cor. He selects from
stalks which mature early, ad the selections are
made before the corn is cut i
Harriet Martineau or Rural Life.
Whoever grows anything fee j a new interest in
everything that grows; and. is to the mood of
mind in which the occupations pursued, it is, to
towTn-bred women, singularlj elevating and re
fining. To have been reard in a farm-house,
remote from society and boois, and ignorant of
everything beyond the bowels of the parish, is
one thing ; and to pass from m indolent or a lit
erary life in town to rural pu suits, adopted with
a purpose, is another. In theurst case, the state
of mind may be narrow, dull 'and coarse; in the
latter, it should naturally hj expansive, cheery,
and elevated. The genuine poetry of man and
nature invests an intellectual Ind active life in the
open universe of rural scenery If listless young
ladies from any town could witness the way in
which hours slip by in tendi g the garden, and
consulting about the crops, md gathering fruit
and flowers, they would thiik there must be
something in it more than tley understand. If
they would but try their banc at making a batch
of butter, or condescend to ga ler eggs, and court
acquaintance with hens and heir broods, or as
sume the charge of a single lest, from the hen
taking her seat to the matirity of the brood,
they would find that life has pleasures for them
that they knew not of pleares that have as
much "romance" and "poety" about them as
any book in the circulating ibrary which they
Locating Orchards. Exeriencehas proved
that low, sheltered valleys arenot well fitted for
fruit trees, as in such localitiesthey are subjected
to injury from frosts both in early winter and
late in spiing. This has led to the selection of
northern aspects and otherwise exposed situa
tions for orchards, under the telief that shelter
is an injury rather than a bensfit to fruits of all
kinds. This, however, is a wrong inference,
although it is to some extern a plausible one.
No amount of shelter will entirly compensate the
evils of a bad location ; but, gven a good loca
tion so far as regards soil andsurface configura
tion, then shelter may be hade a powerful
auxiliary to success. It is a requent matter of
reference that the earlier planed orchards were
always productive, giving abindance of fruit
with a minimum amount of carp-trees luxuriant
and fruitful under treatment Yhich would now
be deemed negligent. To acount for this ap
parent change it is custoniari to say that the
climate has changed, but records of rainfall,
snows, and temperature show rr radical changes
have taken place. Yet it is perfectly true that
changes have been going en the forests have
been removed, and in 'consequence the winds
blow with unchecked rigo: over the treeless
mer and exhausti
trating, cold breez
are those which
lands, and then i
- during sum-
ill sides by
l pr icri-
forest growths. Most of thcbiaer uichards were
planted in clearings of the ciginal forests ; sur
rounded on all sides by wods, extreme climatic
influences were subjected to modification, and a
greater uniformity of atmwpheric conditions
prevailed. Judicious shelter is a factor of great
importance in the well-doing of orchards, but it
is secondary to that of selecting proper locality,
as referred to above.
The climatic changes which fdlow the destruc
tion of forests are not wholly ndicated by the
thermometer; the deterioratioi is due to the
diminished supply of atmospheic moisture. It
is well known that the removJ of forests will
render a country comparatively barren; it is
equally well proved that the irst operation in
rendering barren countries habinble and prolific
is to plant them Avith extensive racts of trees.
CROWNS. Why is it that for tbusands of years
the warrior has been crowned Tith laurels, the
poet with ivy, the citizen with nural emblems,
and the husbandman with nothiig; why are his
achievements without record and his name with
out honor, and his only reward hat which is to
be found in the words of Juvend, "Laudater et
alget;" translated by Gifford "Fjr virtue starves
on universal praise."
Creation. "How wonderfiy says Hugh
Miller, " has the course of creaton been ! How
strange a procession! Never yit an Egyptian
obelisk or Assyrian frieze eaci charged with
symbol and mystery have our layards or Raw
linsons seen aught so extraordinary as that long
procession of being, which, stating out of the
blank depths of the bygone etenity, is still de
filing across the stage, and of whfch we ourselves
form some of the passing figuEs. Who shall
declare the profound meanings wfth which these
geologic hieroglyphics are chargd, or indicate
the ultimate gaol at which the loig procession is
destined to arrive? "
The Army Worm. Remedies md Precaution
ary Measures. That it is possibb to protect a
field from a marching army of wirms by ditch
ing, is a well-known fact. Plaiks placed on
edge and fitted end to end, smeared on the up
per edge with coal-tar or kerosene, is another
method which has been adopted in some cases
with success; placing lines ofpoal-tar across
their pathway has been tried, lut they soon
cover this and pass over it. Sprinkling the grass
in front of them with water mised with Paris
. green and London purple has, itvs said, proved
successful in checking their marcl ; but the use
of such poisonous substances ii such places
cannot be justified and should neer be adopted.
Where the worms have obtained possession of a
field, and spread, themselves over it, there is no
practical way of destroying then, and at the
same time saving the crop. Topical applica
tions, such- as solutions, powders, etc., are utterly
useless and a waste of time and noney, except
so far, only, as they act as fertilizers. Running
heavy rollers of stone or iron ovei the field has
been suggested, but the objections to this plan
are, that comparatively few farmers are supplied
with such rollers and that only a portion
of the " worms " are. destroyed by this means.
Where it is very desirable to preserve the mead
ows so far as possible, this plan is worthy of
adoption by all who may be prepared for it.
Burning over the meadows in the winter or
early spring has proved, in some instances, an
effectual remedy in this latitude, probably
because it destroys the old grass in which they
prefer to deposit their eggs. The chief objection
to this remedy is that it requires the- burning to
be done every year, unless some means of know
ing beforehand when' the insects will come can
be ascertained. As we already know that they
only come after a dry fall or summer, this will
limit the use of this precautionary measure to
the winter following such seasons. Prof. Thomas,
in American Agriculturist for January.
Getting Rid of Stumps. The Scientific Amer
ican gives the following important information
to those who desire to get rid of stumps on the
farm: "In the autumn or early winter bore a
hole one or two inches in diameter, according to
the girth of the stump, and about eight inches
deep. Put into it about one or two ounces of
saltpeter, fill the hole with water, and plug it
close. In the ensuing spring take out the plug
and pour in a gill of kerosene oil and ignite it.
The stump will smoulder away without blazing,
to the very extremity of the roots, leaving
nothing but ashes.
WRITING WITH LEMON JUICE.
Father John Gerard, of the Society of Jesus,
who was confined and cruelly tortured in the
Tower of London at the end of Queen Elizabeth's
reign, was in the habit of writing letters in orange
or lemon juice to his friends. The manner in
which he thus baffled the vigilance of his jailors
is described in detail in his highly interesting
autobiography, published a few years ago by the
Rev. Father John Morris. Father Gerard says :
"Now, lemon juice has this property, that
what is written in it can be read in water quite
as well as by fire, and when the paper is dried
the writing disappears again till it is steeped
afresh, or again held to the fire. But anything
written with orange juice is at once washed out
by water and cannot be read at all in that way ;
and if held to the fire, though the characters are
thus made to appear, they will not disappear :
so that a letter of this sort once read can never
be delivered to any one as if it had not been
read. The party will see at once that it has been
read, and will certainly disown and refuse it if
it should contain anything dangerous."
One result of Father Gerard's orange juice
correspondence was that, with the aid of zealous
friends outside, he effected his escape from the
Tower in 1597. The last ten years of his life
were spent in the English college at Rome, where
he closed a lonp, arduous, and meritorious career
on July 27, 1630, aged seventy-three.
The sheltering of animals from cold weather,
from chilling winds, which, by their rapid motion,
carry off heat more rapidly, is the way to save
food and to save waste of flesh. If, by stopping
this waste of heat from the surface, all the food
consumed will not be wanted to make heat a
portion of it can go to increasing the flesh ; that
is, to producing growth, or more can be used in
making milk, eggs, etc., within the animal.
Dyspeptic persons, those having feeble diges
tion or poor appetite, get less internal heat from
food combustion and sutler from cold. Such
persons need a warmer atmosphere, or warmer
dwellings, and warmer clothing to retain the
heat that is produced. This applies to all ani
mals. Close-fitting garments, garters, lacing, boots,
shoes, neckties, &c, that prevent free, easy circu
lation of the blood, each and all diminish the
amount of heat produced and its uniform distri
bution. Exercise promotes more rapid circulation
of the blood and increased heat production.
Rubbing wet horses and other animals dry is
very useful, not only to save heat, but also to
save cold taking. For the same reason any damp
nro-rmp-n-f. sTinillri bfi TPnlanPfl "wifTi flrxr rmoo oo
soon as possible, or enough covering be added to
prevent chilliness from the evaporation.
Free perspiration (sweating) in hot weather
carries off a large amount of heat, and keeps
down the temperature. If perspiration be
checked, sponging with water aids in cases of
sunstroke or depression from heat. Persons have
gone into hot ovens unharmed by encasing them
selves in moistened garments, the evaporation
keeping down the heat about the body. Green
wood, besides its inconvenience, is very unprofit
able. A large amount of heat which the dry
portions would yield is lost by being carried off
in the evaporation of the sap. So of any wet or
damp fuel of any kind.
As confined air is a poor conductor of heat, all
fabrics that are porous, that is, full of little in
terstices, tubus or holes filled with air, are the
best protectors to keep heat from escaping from
the surface of the body. A loosely woven gar
ment or bed coverlid is warmer than a compact,
firmly woven one, because the air in the texture
of the former conducts away heat less rapidly
than the more solid ones. Loose-fitting garments
are warmer than close-fitting ones, for reasons
above given, and also because the air space be
tween them and the skin is a non-conductor of
Stone, brick, or wooden walls, with perpendic
ular air spaces in them, are warmer than solid
walls, because the air conducts the heat away
less than the solid materials. A sheathing of
tarred paper, or pasteboard, or of any thick paper
even, placed midway between the clap-boarding
and the plastering, to form two thin air-chambers
instead of one, adds greatly to the warmth of a
house or other building. Two half-inch boards,
set a little apart to leave an air space between,
make a far warmer house wall than the same
thickness of wood in inch boards. American
During the year 1881 New York State spent
$9,685 992 upon her public schools ; Illinois
$6,734,475; Pennsylvania, $7,048,116, and Wy
This Claim House Estab
lished in 1865!
GEORGE E. LEMON,
Attorn ey-at- Law,
OFFICES, 615 Fifteenth St.. (Citizens' National Bank,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. 0. Drawee 325.
If -wounded, injured, or have contracted any disease,
however slight the disability, apply at niee. 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, 1SS1, 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-enristment, 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 acrea
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late wa?
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest mar
ke' rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Kation money promptly collected.
Amounts clue collected without unnecessary delay,
i uch claims .annct be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims o. this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of tiiis 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, 18S0. If not
filed prior to that date they are barred by statute of limi
tation. In addition to the above we prosecute Military and
Naval claimsof 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 matterb intrusted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons unac
quainted with this House, we append hereto, as sped
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
Belyidere, III., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain 30BG3
E. Lemon, now of Washington, D. C, to all persona wnj
may have claims to settle or other business to prosecut
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 oci
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, sad
have found him very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an boE
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend Wn
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HTJRLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, IT. S. Vols,
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
Captain George E. Lemon, attorney and agent for tk
collection of war claims at Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, ad entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having war claims requirinjj
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 Geoegji
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 claims
against the Government. His experience in that Una
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio,
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, 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 ft
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 generallv.
A. V. RICE, "Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Sept.
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 oflU.
4 Any person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished witi
a satisfactorv reference in his vicinity or Congressions
District. " ?
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