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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. C, MARCH 4, 1882.
THE TWO GLASSES.
There sat two glasses, filled to the brim,
On a rich man's table, rim to rim ;
One -was ruddy and red as blood,
And one as clear as the crystal flood.
Said the glass of wine to the paler brother,
"Let us tell the tales of the past to each other.
I can tell of banquet and revel and mirth,
And the proudest and grandest souls on earth
Fell under my touch, as though struck by blight,
Where I was a King, for I ruled in might.
From the heads of kings 1 have torn the crown,
From the heights of fame I have hurled men down ;
I have blasted many an honored name;
I have taken virtue and given shame ;
I have tempted the youth with a si), a taste,
That has made his future a barren waste.
For greater than King am I,
Or than any army beneath the sky ;
I have made the arm of the driver fail,
And sent the train from the iron rail ;
I have made good ships go down at sea,
And the shrieks of the lost were sweet to me,
F6r they said, ' Behold, how great you be.
Fame, strength, wealth, genius, before you fall,
For your might and power are over all.'
" Ho! ho! pale brother," laughed the wine,
"Can you boast of deeds as great as mine?"
Said the water glass, " I cannot boast
Of a King dethroned or a murdered host,
But I can tell of a heart, once sad,
By my crystal drops made light and glad
Of thirsts I've quenched, of brows I've laved,
Of hands I have cooled and souls I have saved ;
I have leaped through the valley, dashed down the
Flowed in the river and played in the fountain,
Slept in the sunshine and dropped from the sky,
And everywhere gladdened the landscape and eye ;
I have eased the hot forehead of fever and pain ;
I have made the parched meadows grow fertile with
I can tell of the powerful wheel of the mill
That ground out the flour and turned at my will ;
I can tell of manhood debased by you
That I lifted up and crowned anew.
I cheer, I help, I strengthen, and aid ;
I gladden the heart of man and maid ;
I set the chain-wine captive free,
And all are better for knowing me."
These are the tales they told each other
The glass of wine and paler brother
As they sat together, filled to the brim,
On the rich man's table, rim to rim.
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. C.
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should be placed in possession of the address of
either the Master, Secretary, or Lecturer of each
and every Subordinate Grange, so that a copy of
the paper may Ise furnished for perusal by its
members. It is proposed, to make the paper a
welcome visitor to the home of every member of
the Order, and the Rural Topics column will, if
possible, be kept up to the progressive plane of
other departments of the paper.
Beet Sugar. It is reported that the Dela
ware Beet Sugar Co. has abandoned the attempt
to make sugar from the beet, owing to the failure
of making the manufacture a profitable industry.
If the statement is correct it adds one more to the
many failures which have been recorded in this
country in regard to similar efforts.
There are several important factors involved
in. the profitable prosecution of this industry,
and as the margin of profit is said to be small
even under the most favorable auspices, a partial
short-coming in any one of these factors may be
sufficient to cause disaster. From a scientific
stand-point it is conceded that the extraction of
sugar from beet is much in advance of the extrac
tion of this condiment from the tropical sugar
cane, so far as concerns processes of manufacture.
Prom beet juice which indicates, by chemical
tests, 12 per cent, of crystallizable sugar, 10 per
cent, is recovered in manufacture, whereas in
the case of cane the same amount is barely re
covered from juice which, under similar tests,
will indicate 18 per cent. The machinery em
ployed in manufacturing sugar from beet is very
elaborate and very expensive.
It cannot be profitably made on a small scale ;
it has been stated, that to furnish an establish
ment of sufficient size to be profitable would
require 2,000 acres of roots ; to produce this
annual crop would require at least 6,000 acres of
arable land within reasonable distance of the
manufactory, for nothing less than a three years
rotation would suffice in order to secure profita
ble crops for a series of years.
Again, it appears to be well understood in
Europe, where this business is successfully pros
ecuted, that the profit to the farmer is mainly
due to his utilizing the refuse pulp in feeding
cattle for the butcher. He thus not only realizes
a direct profit from his beet crop, but what is of
still greater importance, he is indirectly improv
ing his land by the application of the manure
made by the live-stock which is fed upon the
pulp, and one of the results of the sugar-beet
industry in Europe is, that the lands upon
which the roots are grown have materially in
creased in fertility, so 'that ihBrr"yield of grain
and other crops is gradually on the increase.
This -is not a matter of surprise, for what is
known as high-farming is simply that system of
farming which appropriates from 1G to 20 per
cent, of the land to root crops for the feeding of
stock and making manure.
Another impediment to the culture of the
sugar-beet throughout a large portion of this
country is that of the unsuitableness of the
climate. Our summers are too hot and dry for
the crop. This has been also found to exist in
many parts of Europe, and is so well understood
there, that certain well-defined lines are drawn, so
as to exclude districts where the climatic in
fluences preclude absolute success.
Among the requirements for successful beet
sugar production we must include that of co-operation
between farmers and manufacturers. The
capitalist will not willingly invest his means in
establishing a manufactory unless the farmers
bind themselves to cultivate and furnish him
with the raw material; but as this involves
conditions of culture new to them, and with
doubtful profits at best, they will fail to continue
after a few unsatisfactory attempts.
"We must therefore conclude that the beet
sugar industry is surrounded by much uncer
tainty, and that we must look to the sorghum
cane for a supply of sugar outside of the semi
tropical range of climate. But although many
people are sanguine as to the success of this
cane, yet it must be confessed that but little has
of late been shown in this production beyond
what was known twenty years ago ; that, how
ever, is no reason why further improvements in
the processes of manufacture may not be made.
Fruit Trees as Shade Trees. There are
many positions where trees are planted merely
for their shade and cooling influence in summer,
which could as well be occupied by useful
fruit bearing trees as by those which are
merely ornamental. It would not be pru
dent to introduce fruiting trees in city streets,
or even in the avenues or roads through villages,
as they certainly would fare badly in such places.
But for bordering private avenues or roads in
private grounds they might be profitably intro
duced. An avenue of Black Tartarian cherry
trees, for example, would combine both the
ornamental and the useful in a superior degree.
So would a line of Buffum pear trees. Even for
grouping on lawns fruit trees may be introduced
so as to produce all the effects desired in the
way of ornament. One of the most " effective
features we have seen was a group composed of
five trees of the Lawrence pear on a finely-kept
lawn. The Crab apples, of which there are
many varieties, are beautiful, and of such mod
erate growth as to make them particularly
adapted for limited pleasure grounds. For iso
lated specimens on a lawn selections can be made
from the list of pear trees which will equal any
trees in beauty of form and foliage.
The Sunflower, (Helianthus annuus.) This
well-known annual plant probably derives its
common name from the brilliant color and ray
like appearance of its conspicuous flowers, for
although poets have attempted to make the
flower turn on its stem in order that it should
follow the course of the sun, it persistently re
fuses to do so.
The sunflower is a native of South America,
and grows six or more feet in height. It pos
sesses many valuable properties which are
applied to useful purposes. The flowers yield
a fine yellow dye which is said to be lasting ;
they are also a favorable resort for bees, and a
superior honey and wax is thus obtained. The
seeds are greedily eaten by poultry of all kinds,
and are very fattening. They contain twenty
per cent, of oil, which is yielded by expression ;
this oil is bland and edible, makes a fine, soft
quality of soap, and burns well. The plant is
much cultivated in Russia for the sake of the
oil, and the resultant cake is considered highly
nutritious as food for cattle. The shelled seed
is ground into a flour, which makes very good
cake and bread. The leaves, manufactured into
cigars, havepectoral qualities when smoked. The
stalks, when treated like hemp, produce a fine,
silky fiber, which is said to be fitted for working
up with silk. The ashes of the burnt stalks yield
ten per cent, of potash. As a field crop its cul
ture is similar to that for Indian corn. Fifty bush
els can be produced on an acre. Sunflower
plantations are said to be specially efficacious in
destroying malaria, but the assertion is not
supported by comparative experiments. All
plants are more or less conducive to this end,
especially those of rapid growth and possessing
Ornamental Grasses. For permanent par
lor ornaments the dried flowers of grasses are
much used, and are very beautiful and graceful.
One of the most popular grasses for this purpose
is the South American Pampas grass, Gyncrium
argentcum, its large white plumes forming a
prominent feature in florist's establishments
during the fall and winter months. It is too
tender for severe climates, although with but
little protection it succeeds well south of the Po
tomac. A good substitute, and one which is
quite hardy over a large portion of the country,
is the Erianthus Ravennie, seeds of which are
offered for sale in most of our seed lists. When
in full vigor it is a very striking plant, sending
up stems 8 or 10 feet high, with showy tufted
plumes at their tops. When cut before the
flowers commence to open these are but little
inferior to the Pampas grass, and may be grown
in every yard if desired. A fitting companion
to the above is the Japan grass, Eulalic Jqponica ;
some striped-leaved varieties of this are exceed
ingly beautiful. Plants of these may be had at
but little cost ; they are perfectly hardy, furnish
beautiful tufts of flower-heads which harmonize
perfectly with the Erianthus in decorating vases,
&c. These plants are easily procured, and when
once established on the lawn or in the flower
garden they will furnish all that need be desired
for the decoration of rooms.
Hardy Permanent Climbing Plants.
"We have been asked to furnish a list of " good,
hardy climbing plants." In reply, we append the
following list, with remarks upon their peculiari
ties and habits :
Trumpet Flower, (Tecoma radicans.) This is a
robust plant, fitted only for large arbors or for
covering walls. It is also well adapted for plant
ing against old and mutilated trees. It produces
a profusion of dense clusters of flowers, which
are favorite haunts of the humming-bird; it has
the valuable property of adhering firmly to
walls ; it must, however, be occasionally pruned,
or it will, from its weight, ultimately break down
the overhanging branches.
Golden Bignonia, (Bignonia capreolata.) This
is a fine flowering plant, not quite hardy in north
ern localities. It supports itself by tendrils and
has great adhering powers. It is nearly ever
green, the foliage usually remaining on the vines
until late in spring.
Virginia Creeper, (Ampelopsis quinqucfolia,) also
called American ivy. This is a well-known plant
of great beauty of foliage, more especially in
the fall ; at this season it assumes a crimson
hue, which deepens into scarlet, producing a
pleasing contrast with the evergreen foliage, as is
often seen in the woods when it takes possession
of the common cedar, a tree for which it seems
to have a natural partiality. Its delicate tendrils
clasp very minute projections, and hence it may
be seen profusely covering brick walls. In such
situations it is very liable to be blown down
during storms when it becomes old. This fatality
may be prevented by close trimming after it has
covered the allotted space. This plant is emi
nently clean and neat, the leaves elegantly
formed and of a bright green color during sum
mer. It is also a plant of rapid growth, and quite
flexible, so that it can readily be trained in any
The Japan species (Amjiclopsis tricuspidaia) has
previously been mentioned in these columns as
one of the most desirable of all plants for cover
ing walls. It may be well to remark that the
poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) is sometimes
mistaken for the Virginia creeper, but they can
easily be distinguished by the leaf. The poison
ivy has its leaflets in threes and the Virginia
creeper in fives, the leaves of the latter being
large and the leaflets more oblong than those of
Carolina Jasamine, (Gelscmium sempervirens.)
Although this is tender north of Virginia, yet it
succeeds in sheltered places further north. It
is one of the most attractive plants, with large,
yellow, fragrant blossoms, and is often planted
in northern conservatories.
Ripe Vine, (Aristolochia sipho.) In rich soils
this plant will make an extensive growth and
cover a great extent of trellis in one season, pro
ducing leaves from ten to twelve inches in
breadth, and of a vivid green color. In poor
soil it is less beautiful in color, and is diminished
in size. The peculiar shape of the flowers gives
it the name of the Dutchman's pipe, to which
they have a very remarkable resemblance.
Biftcr-Siceet, (Celastrus Scandens.) This is a
twining plant of much beauty in autumn, when
its orange-colored capsules open and show the
scarlet seed-covers, the raceme -like clusters
hanging like small clusters of grapes. It should
not be allowed to twine upon any choice tree, as
its twining stems clasp so closely as to interfere
with the swelling -bark of young trees; instances
have been observed where young trees have been
destroyed by the wiry coil of this climber.
Japan Honeysuckle, (Lonicera orachyjioda.)
This is a most desirable vine ; there is no hardy
climbing plant that can excel this as a covering
for verandah pillars, arbors, or trellises. It has
bright shining leaves, and exceedingly fragrant
flowers. In order to produce the best effect on
trellis work it should be pruned closely to the
main stems in early spring; by this means, a
graceful growth of young, slender, drooping
shoots will be produced.
Chb Wistaria, (Wistaria Sineiisis.) A strong
woody cli. ber, well adapted for extensive trel
lises, or for twining on tree?. It produces large
racemes of fragrant flowers; the white flowering
varieties are very beautiful.
Coceulus, (Cocculus Carol inus.) This native
plant is a climber of moderate growth ; the fruit
is ornamental and hangs in clusters of a deep
red color, somewhat resembling the fruit of the
Moonsced, (Menispcrmum Canadense.) A small
foliaged, delicate climbing plant, producing
clusters of black fruit in autumn.
For covering a large trellis in a short time, the
wild grapes are available: among cultivated
varieties the Clinton is one of the best for rapid
Plants for Protecting a Sloping Bank.
A correspondent makes inquiry as to the best
plant for covering a sloping bank caused by fill
ing up a deep hollow, in crossing it for a road.
In answer we would state that one of the best
plants for this purpose is the Forsythia viridissima,
sometimes called the golden-bell plant. This
plant has widely ramifying roots, which
send up shoots or suckers, and rapidly makes
a perfect thicket with roots spreading in
all directions. The plant is very hardy, and is
one of the earliest and most profuse-blooming
shrubs we possess; it is one of the most effective
plants in shrubberies. Masses or groups of these
plants when distributed judiciously in parks
and ornamental grounds, flowering as they do on
the first approach of spring weather, form one
of the brightest ornaments of the vernal season.
Teosinte This term, occasionally noticed in
connection with rural matters, is the name iven
to a forage plant from South America. The
true name of this grass is Euchlxna luxurians. It
was first grown in this connrty in 1876, and it
fully sustained its reputation for massive, luxu
riant growth, producing a dense mass of leaves
which closely resemble those of Indian corn.
Horses and cattle are said to eat it when the
leaves are young, but as they attain age, or
toward their maturity in 1he fall, they become
hard and coarse. Repeated cuttings during
summer will insure a succession of tender
leaves. The plants require to be not less than
three feet apart in ordinary good soil, as they
branch out shoots in all directions during their
growth. It may prove a good ensilage plant ; as
regards its nutritive properties but little is
known. It requires a long and warm season to
enable it to mature seed. It has not seeded in
the United States, so far as we are aware, and
the high price of the seed will probably make it
scarce for some time to come.
Seed Adulteration. From a report on this
subject we make the following extracts. In
numerous samples of farm seeds examined by
Prof. Nobbe, or Tharand, Saxony, "the percent
age of pure seed was found to be only 59." Of
this 59 per cent, of pure seed, " only IS per
cent, were capable of germinating." "Three
tons of seed sold as red clover contained two
tons of yellow clover," a cheaper article. " Old
seeds were renovated by boiling, dyeing and
roasting. Weeds were stained and used to adul
terate expensive seeds. In Bohemia and else
where large factories for the manufacture of
seeds from quartz were running, with warehouses
at Hamburg and other commercial centres. The
quartz grains, colored to order, were selling for
50 per ton, and were largely used to adulterate
clover." " Men, women and children were regu
larly employed in Bavaria and Austria to collect
from the roadsides and ditches seeds of weeds
and grasses of all kinds. These collections
were bought by agents, who shipped them to
England and elsewhere to be sorted, labeled and
sold." These statements regarding the veracity
of European seedsmen are astonishing. It may
be safely asserted that American seedsmen, who
mostly grow their own seeds, practice no such
deceptions on their customers.
The Hope of the Grange. National Lec
turer Eshbaugh tersely states what he expects the
Order will accomplish, as follows: Local agricul
tural organizations have only a local value and
interest. State organizations have value only to
certain ends and in certain directions. National
agricultural associations and agricultural con
gresses may accomplish certain objects in certain
ways. But none of these will ever relieve the
farmers from bearing burdens of injustice, nor
elevate them as a class. The organization of
the Patrons of Husbandry is the only organiza
tion, through its work in the Grange, that will
ever secure justice to the farmers, and elevate
them to their rightful position. The Grange is
therefore the all-important organization for tne
farmers, and they must sustain and stand by its
Silk Culture. The Cornith Mississippi Silk
Company is the name of a company which has
j ust been formed for the purpose of encouraging
the silk industry. They promise to purchase all
the cocoons which may be sent to them, giving
value for them according to their quality, and in
order to disseminate the best breeds of worms
they have started a farm, where eggs of first
quality will be raised, and sold at cost to alL,
This is the only way in which silk culture can
become established. Let every farmer have a
small cocoonery and sell its proceeds to such
companies as the above. All silk culture
throughout the world is managed in this way.
It is a kind of labor savings bank, where labor
otherwise of but little value can be utilized.
MURRAY ON MUSTANGS.
The Rev. W. H. H. Murray writes enthusias
tically to the Boston Herald that Texas is just
the place for horse breeding, and that the tough
little mustangs are the right stock to take hold
of for improvement. He declares that they trace
their origin back to a "race of equine kings and
queens," and have only deteriorated under hard
usage. " I have seen these little 800-pound horses,"
he says, " travel eighty miles, with a 180-pound
man upon them, under a Southern sun, in a ride
across the country, without roadways, from sun
to sun, and that, too, on a little grain, perhaps
nothing but the grass they get from the prairie
at night. Many of them pace pace like the
wind "pace so fast that they play with you on
the prairie, though you have a blooded mount
that can run like a greyhound. Others trot
trot naturally with stifles out and perfect knee
action, and will do nothing but trot, however
hard pressed. I have raced through the prairie
grasses and flowers at the rump of a mustang
stallion 15 hands high, and blood bay in color,
with a tail as black as night and that would
sweep the ground a foot, and been unable to
break him from his trot or range up to his side,
although my mount was a three-quarter bred
mare of 1,000 pounds weight, that took to the
chase with her eyes blazing and ears laid back
in a way that plainly told her rider that she felt
a good deal as he did." Mr. Murray advises a
cross from a thoroughbred stallion, believing that
it would increase the size without losing tough
ness, and produce the best saddle horses as well
Cholera morbus is about the meanest thing a
man can have and the easiest thing he can get.
It lies around loose and jumps on a person with
out any previous warning, and once on it rides
until it gets tired. It comes like a thief in the
night, and steals a man's sleep and his peace of
mind at the same time. It falls on the just and
the unjust, and no one knows at what hour of
the night he will have to get up and hustle
around after Jamaica ginger to pour on the
troubled ice water he has drank during the day.
Verily, all is vanity and vexation of spirit, but
the cholera morbus is more than this. There is
nothing on earth to equal it for genuine misery,
and we doubt if Hannibal could produce any
thing worse. It starts from any where and trav
els alone, but it gets its work in as effectually as
if there was a whole crowd. It is not a citizen
of the United States but it summers here with
all the regularity of a poor relation. It is the
sworn enemy of temperance and the bosom
friend of the devil. It will tackle any thing that
has life except a chronic bore and an English
sparrow, and they only escape because they are
blood relations. The man who can wrestle with
a healthy cholera morbus and retain his piety is
entitled to the finest harp on the golden shore
and a reserved seat in the celestial circle. His
price is far above rubies, and he is a correspond
ingly rare article. This is about all we know
about cholera morbus, and as a sort of three-cornered
sensation is beginning to make itself felt
several inches below our heart we will drop the
subject before it becomes painful. Quincy Herald.
A New York mechanic has patented a device
for laying telegraph wires underground. The
novelty is in the method of insulation, the wire
being threaded through glass beads placed three
inches apart. By the use of the beads a large
bundle of the wires can be laid in an under
ground trough so that none of the wires will
touch. It is estimated that such wire could be
laid at a cost of $30 a mile.
The old 'squire said as they stood by the gate,
And his neighbor, the deacon, went by:
" In spite of my bank stock and real estate,
You are better oft' than I.
"We're both growing old, and the end's drawing
You have less of this world to resign,
But in heaven's appraisal your assets, I fear,
"Will reckon up greater than mine.
"They say I am rich, but I'm feeling so poor,
I wish I could swop with you even
The pounds I have lived for and laid up in store
For the shillings and pence you have given."
44 Well, 'squire, said the deacon, with shrewd common
While his eyes had a twinkle of fm,
44 Let your pounds take the way of my shillings and
And the thing can be easily done.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON",
OFFICES, 615 Fifteenth St., (Citizens5 National Bank,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. O. Drawer 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any disease,
however slight the disability, apply at nee. Thousand
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 no
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, 1S81, 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 Roll.
Pensioners who have been unjustly dropped from the
pension roll, or whose names have been stricken there
from by reason of failure to draw their pension for a pe
riod of three years, or by reason of re-enlistment, may
have their pensions renewed by corresponding with this
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in another,
is not a bar to pension in cases where the wound, disease,
or injury was incurred while in the service of the United
States, and in the line of duty.
Survivors of all wars from 1790, to March 3, 1855, and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acres
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late was
.Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest mar
ket rates, and assignmencs perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Ration money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
Cuch claims annct be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims ol this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of this character have been erroneously rejected.
Correspondence in such, cases is respectfully invited.
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the Army in States
not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special attention,
provided they were filed before January 1, 1SS0. If no
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 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 thorough
ness in all matters intrusted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons cnao
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
Belvtdere, III., October 24, 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending CaptainGzoses
E. Lemon, now of Washington, D. C, to all persoKS wba
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 out
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and. Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to employ hfir
for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
have found him very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an hoaj
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend "Mt
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. HURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. S. Vol.
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
Captain George E. Lejion, attorney and agent for tie
collection of war claims at Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, and entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having war claims requiring
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House op Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March , 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Georgz
E, Lemon of this city, 1 cheerfully commend him as
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified te
attend to the collection of Bounty and other clainy
against the Government. His experience in that lins
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pemisylvania.
House op Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S78.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance with
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and a
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fafe
and honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimant" generally.
A. V. RICE, Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Peiisions, House Peps.
W. F. SLEMONS, M. C,
Second District of Ark.
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Fourth District of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C,
Nineteenth District oflU.
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