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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. C, FEBRUARY 25, 1882.
OVER THE WAY.
No fresh young beauty, laughing eyed,
"Who reckons lovers by the score,
But just a sweet old maid who died
While I was yet in pinafore.
She lived upon the shady side
Of that old-fashioned country street,
A spreading chestnut greenly tried
To screen the door of her retreat.
A tiny garden, trim, and square,
A snowy flight of steps above,
And sweet suggestions in the air
Of all the flowers the poets love.
Within the trellfced porch there hung
A parrot in a burnished cage
A foolish bird, whose mocking tongue
Burlesqued the piping tones of age.
A branching apple tree o'erspread
A rickety old garden seat ;
No apples sure were e'er so red !
Or since have tasted half so sweet!
In memory's enchanted land
I see the gentle spinster yet,
With watering-pot in mittened hand,
Gaze proudly at her mignonette.
And when the Spring had grown to June,
She'd sit beneath the apple tree,
And dream away the afternoon,
With some quaint volume on her knee
A gray-robed vision of repose,
A pleasant thought in Quaker guise ;
For truly she was one of those
Who carry heaven in their eyes.
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Washington, D. C
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Seasonable Operations and Hints. The
Vegetable Garden. Early crops of peas, carrots,
potatoes, beets, &c, and the main crops of on
ions, parsnips, carrots, and the seeds of such
plants as parsley, lettuce, radish, spinach, and
cabbage, should be put in the ground as soon as
practicable, as a week's delay at this time may
prove to be the difference between a failure and
a success: but nothing will be gained by at
tempting to sow before the ground is in a fit
condition ; clayey soils require especial care, for
if they are tramped upon while wet the ground
will not recover its friability for some time, but
will remain lumpy and probably crack open in
fissures during dry weather, to the great injury
of the plants which may be struggling to grow
in it. All soils for early cropping should be
turned over in the fall : with clay soils this is
almost indispensable, in order to secure a finely
divided and loose surface, and prepare them for
early spring seeding.
Manure to be applied to early maturing crops
should be well decomposed, evenly distributed
over the surface and worked into the soil with
harrow or cultivator, or covered by plowing with
a shallow furrow not over three inches in depth.
In order that proper cultivation may be given,
it is necessary to grow all crops on the drill sys
tem, and the drills should be so wide apart
as to admit the use of the spade, or fork, or horse
cultivator between them, as may be most con
venient. The depth of the drills will vary as
to the kinds of seed to be sown ; it is a safe rule
to cover seeds with a depth of soil about equal
to their own thickness, and although this cannot
always be strictly done, yet it should be aimed
at as nearly as possible, and immediately after
sowing, the soil should be pressed over the seed
by rolling, or by tramping with the feet if the
area to be gone over is small.
The chief difficulty in getting seed to vegetate
freely and so ensure a good start of young plants
on most soils, is the tendency of the surface to
become hardened by dry winds; this caking of
the surface sometimes retards growth to an in
jurious extent; a sprinkling of sand immedi
ately over the drills, or, still better, a thin layer
of chaff, are expedients which may be resorted
to in extremely tenacious soils.
Young plants of tomatoes, egg-plants, pep
pers, and earl cabbages may be brought for
ward by sowing seeds in frames covered with
glass sashes. Set the frames in a sheltered place
and keep the sashes close for several days so that
the soil may become warm before sowing the
seeds. The glass should be covered during cold
nights by straw mats, or loose straw the most
efficient of all coverings for this purpose, al
though somewhat unhandy to keep in place. A
cold-frame of this kind is easier managed than a
hot-bed, and for ordinary gardens answers every
purpose of forwarding plants to be set out in
May or later.
Strawberries that were covered before winter
should be examined, and the covering drawn
from the plants so that they may have the bene
fit of the sun heat. The most critical point in
connection with the winter covering of the
, above, as also the Raspberry and Fig, is that of
the uncovering in the spring ; if too long de
layed, the buds will have started and will be
more or less injured when first exposed. It is
therefore safer to uncover early than to run the
risk of having the buds start prematurely under
Cuttings of Currants, Gooseberries, and Grape
vines should be set in the ground as soon as
practicable. The cuttings should be exclusively
of last year's growth, cut to lengths of about
eight inches, and inserted their entire length in
the ground, leaving the top level with the sur
face of the soil; the less that any portion of
these cuttings are exposed to the atmosphere the
more likely are they to succeed in forming
roots : the successful rooting of all kind of cut
tings depends upon the preservation of their
juices until roots are produced.
There are many other plants which may be
propagated by cuttings of ripened wood among
others may be mentioned the fig, willow; of all
kinds, poplars, Spireas, Forsythias, mulberries,
and most of the Ribcs family.
Orctord Trees. In pruning apple, pear, cherry,
and plum trees all that is required is merely to
remove branches where they are overcrowded.
No rwire misdiievous operation can be performed
npon tihese trees than that of cutting off any
portion of the leading shoots, as they are techni
cally termed ; in other words, the points of the
branches or shoots of the previous year's growth.
The shortening-in or cutting off a portion of the
young wood only tends to the production of a
multiplicity of slender shoots and prevents the
formation of the spur-like processes from which
flower-buds and fruits are produced. It is safe
to presume that, as far as pruning influences fruit
production, the less of it that is done the better
for the trees, unless it is under the control of a
But while in many cases pruning is rather
overdone, it is equally true that eilbrts for the
destruction of insects and blight diseases are
sadly deficient. No time should be lost in care
fully removing from the trees all caterpillar
nests, cocoons, and especially stray clusters of
leaves which may be found adhering to the
branches and which almost invariably contain
a lurking enemy only awaiting the genial in
fluences of the warm spring season to awaken
and develop into a destructive agent. Orchard
trees of all kinds would be materially benefited
by a dressing of lime wash applied to their
trunks and main branches. This not only de
stroys all scale insects but preserves the trees
from blight. The great drawback to the culture
of pears is their liability to blight, and many a
promising orchard has suddenly been destroyed
by this malady. Whether this so-called blight
is the result of a low vegetable growth (fungi)
or of a low animal growth (bacteria) is immate
rial to the fact that it cannot exist under a cover
ing of lime wash, and it is the part of wisdom to
adopt a remedy which is both cheap and easily
applied, and which promises so good results.
This' wash is made by placing half a bushel of
shell lime and four pounds of powdered sulphur
into a tight barrel, slakingthe lime with hot water.
The mouth ot the barrel should be covered
closely with a cloth of some kind to preserve
the heat and encourage ebullition. After cool
ing, the mass is to be reduced to the consistency
of ordinary whitewash as usually applied to
rough woodwork. If the white color is objec
jectionable as a matter of taste, it may be toned
down by soot or lampblack : but so far as being
beneficial to the trees the white color is prefer
able. .So far as practicable the tree should be
coated with this wash, for it is not claimed that
the parts of the tree not covered will be exempt
from blight. Exceptions have b en made to the
utility of this as a preventive, but on inquiry it
has been found that only on the portions not
cohered has blight been discovered, which, in
stead of being condemnatory of the proscess,
rather proves its efficacy.
Branches not treated with the application may
become blighted ; these should be cut out and
removed. We know orchardists who cut out all
trees upon which there is the least appearance
of blight, under the impression that when once
blight attacks even a small limb of a tree that
it cannot afterwards recover. This is a great
mistake. We have known trees so badly blighted
that all the branches had to be removed so that
only a stump was left; yet these trees would
push forth shoots and continue to be healthy and
fruitful. More than this, we have cut down
blighted pear trees within a couple of inches of
the point of grafting and they have produced
shoots from the surface of the ground, and ulti
mately become healthy, fruitful trees, in all
respects as good as trees upon which blight had
never made its appearance. It is very evident
that blight is not a constitutional disease.
Wheat-Fields. The pressure of winter snows
and the beating spring rains have a tendency to
consolidate the soil and thus prevent the free
aficess of air to the roots of the growing plants ;
especially is this the case on soils of a tenacious
tendency. It will be found a profitable expedi
ent to pass a harrow over the young wheat to
break up and pulverize the surface of the ground.
For this purpose the so-called Thomas smoothing
harrow is most efficient ; the sloping position of
the teeth of this harrow, while they have a supe
rior pulverizing effect on the soil, are free from
the injurious tearing up and dragging of the
roots, which renders the common class of harrows
so objectionable when used for this purpose. If,
previous to harrowing, an application of common
salt at the rate of four bushels per acre be
equally sown over the surface, it will have a ten
dency to strengthen the stems, and add to the
value of the crop so far as it lessens the tendency
of the lodging of the straw at the time of ripen
Oats should be sown at the earliest opportu
tunity, so that the crop may be well advanced
before the hot, dry season overtakes it. The oat
requires a comparatively cool season for its
greatest perfection. This grain becomes larger,
and its nutritive qualities are greater, in cool,
moist climates, than in warm and dry climates,
and when grown on dry soils under warm sun it
is comparatively worthless, acquiring a small
kernel with much husk ; under these conditions
the best seed sown degenerates, hence, in order
to secure really profitable crops it is pure econ
omy to make frequent changes of seed, procuring
the best from localities which have been found
to be the most congenial to the development of
the plant. Seed oats should not weigh less than
40 lbs. per bushel ; if heavier than this so much
the better. Oats weighing 45 lbs. to the bushel,
and even higher than this, are not beyond the
reach of those who make 'diligent search. Or
ganizations which are sustained by farmers, such
as the Grange, could, by systematic effort, supply
themselves with superior seed by an annual im
portation from the best localities. If the pecu
niary value which would result from this method
was clearly understood, the system would soon
become established, and would be generally
Apj)iyiny Manure to Land. It has been so re
peatedly stated that great fertilizing properties
are wasted by hauling out barn-yard manure
and spreading it on the ground without immedi
ately plowing it under, that many farmers are
deterred from removing it solely on this account,
when otherwise it would be advantageous for
them to economize time by taking leisure op
portunities as they occur for this work. It has
been well proven that the losses sustained by
evaporation from manures thus exposed are com
paratively unimportant. It loses water by evap
oration, and but little if anything more; decom
position proceeds so slowly that its products are
mainly absorbed by the soil, ot rendered soluble
and washed down by raiss and dews. Fields
which have been manured by hauling out the
accumulations of the barn-yard from time to
time as occasion offered, have been found to yield
the best crops on those portions which were first
covered. To account for this fact it has been
suggested that some advantage is derived from
the mere shading or the mechanical effect, as it
might be termed resulting from the influence
of the covering, without regard to the manurial
ingredients or plant food contained in the man
ure. At all events, the loss by exposure is so
small as to be unworthy of consideration when
a question of convenience arises in the adminis
tration of farm labor.
Swine. Some of the diseases of these animals
are attributed to their frequent filthy surround
ings; it is proper that they should at all times
have access to pure water to drink when they so
desire, and a sheltered, dry place, with plenty of
straw to sleep on during cold weather. When
the weather becomes warmer a good bed of dry
earth is healthier than straw. Dry earth is one
of the best absorbants and disinfectants that can
be provided, and is at once the simplest, most
convenient and harmless of all remedies for or
preventives of vermin. The value of dry earth
in stables is not sufficiently appreciated.
Treatment of Seeds Before Sowing.
Prof. Thomas Taylor, microscopist of the United
States Department of Agriculture, in a paper
published in the proceedings of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science,
shows that the germination of seeds which have
a hard, bony covering, may be greatly facilitated
by steeping them in sulphuric-acid for a brief
period before planting. In making some inves
tigations with a view to the removal of fibers
from the cotton seed, Prof. Taylor found that
two ounces of sulphuric-acid poured over sixteen
ounces of cotton seed, completely dissolved the
lint on its surface, changing it into a gummy
substance soluble in water. On washing the
seeds thus treated with plenty of water, the
gummy substance is removed, and the seeds
appear clean and smooth, resembling in color a
When the seed is thus cleaned there is no
nieehanical obstacle to the use of machinery in
planting it. It can be drilled, like corn-seed, at
regular intervals apart, a method not possible
by any machine Avhile the seed is coated with
lint, for the lint holds the seeds in mass, so that
the individual grains cannot be separated by any
of the seed-drills now in use.
Prof. Taylor further found that seeds so treated
germinated more quickly than did seeds which
were sown with the lint attached. From a series
of experiments it was shown that the seeds
treated with the acid germinated in about one
half the number of hours which where necessary
for the germination of unwashed seeds.
These experiments were not confined to cotton
seeds. A variety of seeds having hard coverings
were washed with the acid, and in every case
great advantage was gained as to the time re
quired for germination. Even some old palm
seeds which had been in the soil for some time,
were removed and steeped in sulphuric -acid
diluted with fifty per cent, of water, for a period
of twenty-four hours, after which they were
washed and again planted, and they germinated
in about three weeks afterwards, while those not
treated had not germinated three months after
wards. These experiments and results are of great
value, and seem to point to the fact that all kinds
of hard shelled seeds may have their germinating
period hastened by first steeping them in sulphuric-acid
more or less diluted with water.
Grazing Wheat in Winter. This practice,
which is as old as the days of Virgil, i3 objected
to by many. Liebig, however, has shown that
wheat sown in the fall partakes of the nature of
our biennial roots, such as the turnip and carrot.
During the early stages of its growth, the root
developes most rapidly, and is engaged in laying
up stores of nutritive matter in its own tissues
sufficient for all the demands of the plant when
growth recommences in earnest in the spring.
This development is favored by a fall cold enough
to keep the temperature of the air a few degrees
lower than that of the superficial layers of the
soil. This checks the unseasonable growth of
the stalk and foliage, while it promotes that of
the roots. A mild fall, on the other hand, induc
ing a luxuriant growth of the leaves, has a tend
ency to lessen nutritive deposits in the roots.
When this premature growth is destroyed by
freezing weather the whole plant is left en
feebled. In such a season the advantages of
grazing are obvious: it will arrest the top growth
and advance root development. But it is certain
that in a cold and unpropitious fall or winter,
when growth is slow and backward, the disad
vantages of grazing would be- equally great.
Hence grazing lessons one of the dangers of early
sowing, and should be adopted as a remedy when
necessary to check luxuriant growth at particular
Yellow Locust Tree. A. correspondent re
siding in the neighborhood of Norfolk, VaM writes
as follows about the yellow locust : " In the year
18G5 the border of a swamp was cleared entirely
of roots and stumps. Two years later it was
covered with locust sprouts wrhich, were again
cleared off, leaving shoots standing at intervals
of eight feet. In the spring of 1876 these were
cut for posts, and averaged twelve inches across
the stump. The first lengths cut from the trees
were quartered and made four good posts, and
the next length made two. Since then I have
been experimenting upon clumps of locust trees,
and find that they will grow to large trees at the
distance of six feet apart all over the ground,
and by pruning and culture can be made line,
straight trees of fourteen inches diameter in ten
years, provided the soil is suitable. A gravelly
clay or loam seems best suitable to them here.
Grown at the distance mentioned, 1,200 trees can
be planted on an aere ; at ten years they will
make two railroad ties each.
" This wood is extremely hard when seasoned.
I know of locust fence-posts which have lasted
three times longer than the best oak under the
same conditions. These are facts which have come
under my observation. This tree can be readily
grown bent in the shape of ship knees and tim
bers, and seems to grow nearly as fast bent as
straight. It is used for treenails in ship building,
and is exported from Norfolk to Liverpool for
that purpose. In burning, this wood leaves a
larger quantity of ash than most other kinds,
which is very white and strong; the wood when
freshly cut burns nearly as well as seasoned
wood. It seems to have some element of com
bustion which chemical analysis may bring to
light as useful matter.
'"This section seems adapted to the growth of
locust and wild cherry ; the black walnut does
well in black soils and damp localities. The
swamp willow makes a heavy and quick growth
here in places that are nearly all of the year
covered with water, where nothing else will
grow, and when seasoned is excellent for fuel.'
Home-Made Fertilizer. Take one barrel
of pure, raw, finely ground bones, and one bar
rel of the best wood-ashes : mix them on a floor,
and add gradually three pailfuls of water, mix
thoroughly with the hoe. Use in small quanti
ties in about the same manner as the superphos
phates. If the ashes cannot be procured, dis
solve twelve pounds of potash in ten gallons of
hot water, and with this solution saturate the
bone-flour thoroughly ; a barrel of dry peat, or
good loam without stones, may be added. The
mixture should not be sticky, neither two moist
nor two dry. In applying it avoid direct con
tact with the seed : for instance, when applied
in the hill, scatter a little earth over it before
dropping the seed. A very early visible effect
should not be anticipated, but the good results
will manifest themselves as the season advances.
Journal of Chemistry.
Sorghum. Notwithstanding much has been
said and written on the subject, the possible
value of the amber cane industry seems not to be
generally understood by either farmers or capi
talists. A brief statement of facts established at
the Faribault refinery is appended, as follows :
One acre of land planted to amber cane, and
fairly cultivated, will yield twelve to fifteen tons
of cane, according to soil and season.
One ton of cane will yield twelve to fourteen
gallons of string-proof syrup.
One gallon of string-proof syrup will yield
five to seven pounds of sugar the remainder,
after the sugar is extracted, being a first-class
The cane can be raised, laid down at the mill,
with not more than two miles of hauling, and
worked into string-proof syrup, at an average
cost not exceeding twenty cents per gallon.
At twelve tons of cane per acre and fourteen
gallons of syrup per ton we may average the
product at 15S gallons of syrup per acre. At
five pounds of sugar to the gallon the product
would be 810 pounds, leaving a residue, of
eighty-five gallons of syrup. The sugar, at eight
cents per pounc", would amount to $67.20, and the
syrup, at 60 cents per gallon, would amount to
$51. The 158 gallons of syrup, at 20 cents per
gallon, will have cost $33.60, but add 50 per
cent, to cover possible contingencies, and say the
extreme cost is $50.40. Deducting this from the
value of the sugar and syrup, $118.20, and we
have left $67.80 for transportation of syrup to
refinery, refinery expenses, and profits. Minne
A UTAH SNAKE STORY.
' I hate a man who lies about snakes," said an
old fellow who had been listening for nearly an
hour to snake stories around the stove at the
" Perhaps you mean that we are all liars," said
one of the most loquacious of the yarn-spinners.
" Oh, no ; I haven't heard anything from you
fellows that astonishes me," continued the
"Perhaps you know a few snake stories your
self," said one of the group.
"Well, I do recollect a curious circumstance
connected with snakes. Up at Malad last sum
mer I saw a rattlesnake going along the road
with thirty-six young snakes in tow."
" Must have been a polyg.," remarked a by
stander. "Oh, that wasn't anything; but when the big
snake saw me coming it just swallowed those
thirty-six young snakes one after the other."
"Oh, he's a good one himself," said one of the
" I don't see anything surprising in that,5 con
tinued the Malad mau. "But what struck me
as curious was that when I came to kill that
snake, about two minutes afterward, I could not
find a solitary young snake inside the bic one
after cutting it open."
" What a whopper ! " they exclaimed in admi
ration. "But still," responded the story-teller, "I
afterward figured out what at first seemed almost
inexplicable. You see, after the family began to
realize its danger, eighteen of thoss young ones
swallowed an equal number of the others: there
is so many out of the way; then nine of those
remaining swallowed nine of the rest. You see
it's no trouble to explain these things if you only
light up the mysteries of nature with the lamp
of reason and intelligence. They kept right on
diminishing the number in regular arithmetical
proportion, until there was but one left."
"What in the deuce became of that one?"
queried one of the group.
:Oh, now you've got me; that's what makes
my story so remarkable. I did nob interrupt
you with unreasonable queries, and I think it very
impolite to cross-question me. HowT can a man
make any show of a snake story if he is inter
rupted ? "
Here he walked away, leaving the common
place liars ashamed of all the snake stories they
had told. Salt Lake Tribune.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON,
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 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 Militarv 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 &
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, 1831, 1 shall make no charges
for mv services in claims for increase of pension, Avhereno
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, m&y
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, 1S55. and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and Mxty acres
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late waz
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,
t uch claims .annct be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims o- this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of tnis 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, 1SS0. 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 claimsof every description, procure PatentsTrade
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 thoiough
ness in all matters intrusted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons umc
quainted with this House, we appendhereto,as sped
mens of the testimonials in our possession, copies or let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Belvidere, III., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending CaptainGEORGB
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 ou
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, aacl
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 recommena nm
strongly to all who mav 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 andagent 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.
J'0. A. J. CRESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March , 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Georgs
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him aa 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 Hn
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, 1S7S.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance with
Captain Georgb E. Lemon for the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fail
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generallv.
A. V. RICE, Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Peps.
W. F. SLEMONS, 31. C,
Second District of Ark.
W. P. LYNDE, M. C,
Fourth District of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C.
Nineteenth District of HI.
-Anv person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished with
a satisfactorv reference in his -vicinity or Congressional
George E. Lemon, Att'y at Law,
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