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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C. MABCH 18, 1882.
Ptnr, sweet Dny, for thou are fair,
Fir. nnd full. And calm;
Orntrncil, through nil thy golden honrs,
"With Love bright, richest flowers,
Strong in Faith' unshaken powers,
Elesjed In Hope's pure balm.
Flay, whfit ebnnce nnd change rnny wait,
As you glide nwny ;
Xnir i H glnd And lnrlght;
Mtt we breathe in Mire delight;
Xon laugh in fate's despite;
May with uj, sweet Dny.
Ah, she cannot, inny not stop;
All things must dewy;
Then with heart, ami head, nnd will,
Take the joy that lingers Mill,
Pnr.c the pauc :n wrong and ill,
Tnze the puasing day.
All the Year Sound
Rural Topics. .
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CntcuLTo, or Plum Weevil. Twenty
years ajo itwas generally understood that
this insect confined its depredation, to
Kiioo h-skinned fruits, As the plum ftnd
nectarine, but of late years it .-ecms to at
tack all kinds of fruits in orchards, particu
larly peaches and cherries; pears and apples
arc als frequently marked with the peculiar
cttacent-sliapcd puncture of the insect, but
they are not injured as arc the stone fruits, as
the puncture usually heals over and leaves
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depredations of the insect are so great that
full-sized sound peaches are exceptional in
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the market, and half-matured diseased fruit
Cnrculio remedies are numerous; one of
the oldest methods of destroying them is
that of flunking, or rather knocking tho tree,
and thus dislodging the insects, which are
collected in sheets spread on the ground for
this purpose. A heavy mallet is used to
strike the tree, and in order not to bruise
the bark a low branch is sometimes cut off
near tho stem, leaving a stump to strike on.
Some prefer to drive a large-headed nail into
the stem and strike upon it, which does not
injure tho tree. With a small plantation of
plnms the jarring process can ba made quite
effectual in saving a crop of fruit.
A method, which was first adopted in
peach orchards in Michigan, consists in trap
p'ng the weevil by placing pieces of bark,
chip, or board, or rac, or corncob, or Anything
for a covert, close to the stem of the tree,
under which the insect will conceal itself,
e.thcr adhering to the covert or on the ground
under it. By insprctine these coverts daily
Rud destroying all the injects which have
there onght concealment their nnmbers can
be materially lessened.
Suspending pieces of freshly tarred paper
on the trees has been found to repel the
rurcuho; burning tarred paper or rags so
that smoke will pass through the trees is
One ponnS of quassia chips sfenred in a
coarse bag and placed to steep for 48 hours
in 1G gallons of water will made a very
bitter solution, which if sprinkled over the
trees by a ."jringc will protect them from
the weevil. Alternate trtes in a row have
produced crop of perfect fruit by semi
weekly applications cf this solution, com
mencing as soon as tho fruit first shows
formation and continuing until the fruit is
nearly full grown. If continued after the
fruit commences to ripen a bitter taste, will
be imparted to it We have found two ap
pl;cat:ons sufficient in dry weather. If con
tinued rains should occur immediately after
the application the bitter taste will be
washed from the fruit; when this happens
the application should at ones be repeated.
Where chickens are krpt they might be
ntiliztu in the production of plums. A
plum orchard inclosed by a suitable fence
nd chickens and swine allowed to run
among the trees will, without further pre
caution, insure plenty of fruit. The wormy
fruit, should thero be any, will be devoured
by the swine, and any of the worms which
may escape will have but little chance of
escaping the keen-eyed vigilance of the
It hvi been observed that the branches of
trees which overhang water cflcape from the
punctures of curculio. Trees may there
fore be planted on the banks of small lakes
or ponds with a certainty of success. We
have seen fine crop of plums on trees so
planted that most of their tops would over
hang the water; the pnnctured frnit drop
ping into the water secures the death of the
young grub, and thus keeps the enemy in
Thee are among the most practical
methods of "fighting the curculio."
j Stkam versus Horse Power. A writer
in the Massachusetts Ploughman remarks as
follows oh steam power on farms: "A two
horw power steam-engine, with a boiler that
jcarcely any amount of carelessness even can
make dangerous, can be bought for about
the eame price of the same amount of power
run ny norses, ana tne Jatter is ten times
more cumbersome, unwieldly, and liable to
prt out of repair it has so many tracks
j.nllrjr, and joints to oil up and to look
fcf r. Besides this, it is a tremendous strain
norm a, hore to run a one-horse power or
upon a span to run a two-horse nnnnr
Then you enn start up a steamer and get
it running; with half the fuss it takes to nn
htnber the horse power, harness the horses,
ic, and you can use the latter only for
power, and when you have cut your ensilage,
tawed your wood, and a few other such
jhores, it has done all it can do ; bnt not so
mth steam. You can shut off the steam
brain the boilor to the engine by turning a
ttop-cock and turn the steam to cooking
jutntoes and other stnff for the hogs, or
iteam the cut hay and straw and the dry
v wru aUa ftr the cattle, heat water, and if
fou tun fit to go a step further, heat your
Iwelling-house rwith the steam. Then a
steam-engine and boiler take no more room
than a small sized cooking-stove, and the
fuel sufficient to run it a week will cost
little more than what it would cost to keep
two horses one dav. "
Effects of Feeding Cokx toYouxo
Stock. Cornmcal is a very defective food,
being rich in starch chiefly and deficient in
nitrogen and phosphates. It should be given
very sparingly, but better not at all to
a young auimal; when it has become half
grown some corn may be given. But corn
produces fat, and this is not what a young
animal needs. Bone and muscle are re
quired, and corn produces neither of these,
except to a very limited extent. An in
stance of its peculiar effects may be noted
in the so-called leg weakucss of fowls fed
chiefly on corn, and the effects of its highly
carbonaceous composition upon pigs fed
wholly or chiefly upon it are seen in the
prevalent and destructive "hog cholera," or
anthrax fever. The French name of this
disease, charhon, distinctly characterizes it
as the effect of the super-carbonization of
the blood by too much carbonaceous or
starchy food. American Farmer.
Apples for Michigan. At a recent
meeting of the South Haven, Michigan, Po
mological Society, all agreed that red apples
are more saleable than the yellow or green
varieties, and the following kinds were rec
ommended: For Summer Red Astrachan
and Strawberry; Fall Maiden Blush; "Win
ter Baldwin, Talman Sweet, Golden Itnsset,
Jonathan, Ben Davis, Rome Beauty, Rhode
Island Greening, Northern Spy, and Canada
The British: Goat Society. This is
the rame of a society which has been organ
ized in England for the importation, breed
ing, and supply of goats. The demand for
goats, owing to the increasing popularity of
goat's milk as a food for infants and for in
valids, has led to the formation of a society
to establish a sj-atem of supplying these ani
mals, in order to meet this demand.
The opinion is held that if goat's milk
could be obtainable in larcc cities it would
meet with a very considerable sale, as it is
stated that this milk is much better than
that yielded by the cow. Another advan
tage claimed is, that the gout is a he.il thy
' animal, and is not subject to so many dis
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I "- a ia ijit; tun, Him is ill uuiibimiui'mi."
more reliable as a healthy milk-yielding
animal than the Alderny or Jersey.
Goon Bitteu. The best method of
abridging tho consumption oleomargarine,
butterine, and all such substitutes for but
ter, is for farmers to send good butter to
market. It is because so much inferior
butter is offered for sale that the ialc of
substitutes is possible.
One of the causes of inferior butter is thus
alluded too by thv National Live Mock Jour
nal. Science and the best practice would seem
to be on the side of chtirninsr sweet cream.
Dr. Voelcker, chemist of the Royal .Agricul
tural Society of Eueland, has recently taken
strong ground against churning sour cream.
He lays as much stress upon having cream
sweet when il nt-' churned as he does upon."
having it clean. Common flen.e would focui
to coincide with Torlekcr. That milk. v hen
it has turned sour, is slatted on the road to
decomposition, is not questioned by any
body, even the advocates of c uring cream.
What advantage it cm bo to the stability oi
butter fats to hold them for a time, cither
long or short, mingled wth a maps of decom
posing animal matter, in whatever .stage of
decomposition it may be, common sense is
unable to understand.
The Casthr-uil Plant, also called
the Palma Chnsti, is botanicnlly Jiicinus
communh It is a native of India, but dis
tributed or cultivated in warm regions all
over the world. Theie are many varieties
in cultivation, differing in size of giowth,
color of the leaver, mid size and markings of
the seeds. Ihe smnllcr seeded kinds are
said to produce the best qualities of medic
inal oils; the larzcr seeded kinds producing
coarser oite, which arc employed for arious
domestic .and mechanical purposes; tho
quality of tho oil is also dependent, in some
degree, upon the process of manufacture.
The cultivation of the. Castor Bt-an, ns it is
usually called, is a minor industry with us.
Being a tropical plant it requhes u dry, warm
soil well enrichftd. Wet clay soils are not well
fitted for its growth. The method of plant
ing and general culture closely reseiirble
those employed for Indian corn. The seeds
are deposited in rows which are from five to
six feet apart, and the. plants should bo from
three to five feet apart in the row, varying
to some extent to suit, the variety ; some of
the kinds arc very much stronger than oth
ers. The seed spikes are collected its soon
as the pods assume a brownish color, and
before tho seeds are so far matured as to
drop out of the pods in handling. The
gathering is troublesome, as the seeds ripen
at different periods, and many gatherings
are required in order to remove such spikes
only as are in proper condition.
The profits of this culture are said to be
but little over thosj of corn, taking an aver
age of years.
The medicinal uses of caster oil are well
known; it is largely employed us a gentle
and efficient purgative. Its mechanical uses
are varied; it is used in some parts of India
as a burning oil ; it. is said to soften and re
deem old leather better than any other oil
Leather belts for transmitting motion to
machinery will last a long time when greased
with castor-oil, as they always remain flexi
ble and do not crack; if also prevents slip
ping, so that a belt three inches wide im
pregnated with the oil will lie equal to a
belt four inches wide without it. Il is neces
sary, however, to wait twenty-four hours till
the oil has disappeared from the surface and
penetrated the leather, otherwis the freshly
greased surface will cause slipping.
Rats and other vermin detest an3'thing
impregnated with castor-oil.
Silk Culture. At the fair of the Wo
mens' Silk Culture Association at Philadel
phia, the following premiums were awarded:
First preminm of $200 to Mrs. Rebecca
Taylor, Kennet Square, Pa., for best speci
men pound of cocoons, which averaged 157
to he qnarter pound, and yielded J ounces
of fcilk, and 2 J ounces watte. Mrs. Taylor, is
the mother of the late Bayard Taylor the
poet, aud is over 82 years of age.
Second premium of $150 to Mrs. II. M.
Sutton, Camden, N. J., her cocoons averag
ing 198 to the quarter pound, and yitldiii"
1 7-32 ounces of silk, and 2 25-.'J2 ounces
Third premium, $100, to Charles Krauss,
Egg lTarlwr City, N. J., for cocoons averaging
157 to the quarter pound, and yielding 1 1-6
ounces of silk, and 2 15-16 ounces waste.
Fourth premium, ?50, to Miss Lillie Titus,
Camden, N. J., for cocoons averaging 205 to
the Quarter pound, and yielding lj ounces of
silk, and 2 ounces of waste.
These premiums were offered by Straw
bridge & Clothier, of Philadelphia, who du
plicate the offer for premiums for 1883.
These can be competed for with cocoons
raised in the States of Pennsylvania, Dela
ware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Instruc
tions for raising silk worms can be had, free
of charge, by addressing the Wpjnens' Silk
Culture Association, PhBadelphm; Ba.
Scuppernong Grape for Wine. A
correspondent asks if the Scuppernong is a
wine grape, and if so, can it bct cultivated in
southern Olfio. This grape, and other varie
ties of the southern Muscadine, Vitis vulpina,
such as the Mish, Thomas, Flowers, &c,
yield wines which are very popular where
known; their fragrance is proverbial; no
native wines can compare with them in lou
quct. Usually sugar is added to the must,
as the grapes are high in acidity, but where
fine samples of thoroughly ripened fruit are
selected, and submitted to moderate pressure
only, a superior dry wine is produced.
The plant, however, is semi-tropical, and
will not succeed in any part of Ohio. It
has small clusters of fruit, but neverthe
less yields enormous crops, and is generally
allowed its own will as to growth, as it does
not appear to submit to the pruning manip
ulations which are necessary to the success
ful culture of other grapes.
Bees and Grapes. At a late meeting of
the Northeastern Bee Keepers Association
the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, After due investigation of well
known and numerous cases, the convention
unanimously asserts that the honey bee
never punctures the skins of perfect grapes
or any other 'fruits; but that the sucking of
juices from fruits is only from that which
has been punctured by other insects, birds,
or resulting natural causes.
Raising Sehd Potatoes. In the lower
counties of Yinrinia and southward as far
as South Carolina large quantities of early
potatoes are grown for the northern markets.
The crop from the latter State come into
market as the supply from Bermuda becomes
exhausted. The seed from which these crops
are produced is procured for this special pur
pose, and are known as second-growth po
tatoes. Towards the end of July potatoes of the
current year's growth are cut and planted,
and from these late crops the seed is procur
ed for planting the following spring. These
seed potatoes do not attain to a large size,
but experience has proved that they make
earlier and better crop3 than can be pro
duced from the earlier ripened potatoes, and
this method of raising seed potatoes is now
Vegetable Ivory Palm. This name is
given to a South American plant which
closely resembles a palm, but accprdinc to
botanists it does not belong to that family
of plants. Jfc is named Phytclcphaa macro
carpn. The fruit of this plant is formed in
large clustrs, each weighing when ripe about
twenty-five pounds. From six to eight
clusters are produced at ono time on a plant,
and each of the fruits contain from six to
eight of the seeds, which are the vegetable
ivory nut' of commerce. The seed at first
contains a clear insipid fluid, which hecomes
milky, and changes bvdegrefs until it ripens
solid aud almost as hard as ivory. Animals
eat the fluid in its young green stato. A
sweet oily pulp incloses the seeds, which is
collected aud sold in Now Granada under the
intne of Pipu do Jairua. These nuts are
fashioned into a number of fancy and useful
articles, which are as white as animal ivory
and equally hard, unless put in water, and if
they are they become white and hard again
when dried. Vegetable ivory may be dis
tinguished from animal ivory by means of
sulphuric ncid, with gives a bright red color
with the vegetable ivory, but none with the
animal ivory; the color produced on vegeta
ble ivory gradually disappears in contact
Peaches. Mr. W. R. Phillip, of Millford,
Delaware, recommends the following varie
ties of peaches for marketing purposes, and
which will ripen in succession as enumer
ated : Early Alexander, Troth's Early, Moun
tain Rose, Crawford Early, Foster, Oldmixon,
Princess, Red Rareripe, Stump the World,
Crawford Late, Beer's Smock.
Titr Caroii Tkee. This is a medium
sized tree, a native of the countries border
ing on the Mediterranean Sea. Its botani
cal name is Ccrntdnia Siliqua. It is cultivated
to a large extent for the sake of its pods
which contain a fleshy pulp surrounding the
seeds. These are known a3 Carob-bcans
which comes from the generic nawo of Al
garroba, which is used in various countries
to designate pods, pronounced Kharoub by
the Arabs. These pods contain a quantity
of agreeably-flavored mucilaginous and sac
charine matter, which although not-very
nutricious, yet forms a prominent ingredi
ent in the various patented cattle-foods
of trade. The export of these pods from
Cyprus amount to ten thousand tons yearly.
They are also known as Locust-pods, or
St. John's Uread, from a supposition that
they formed the food of St. John in the wil
derness. It is now believed that tho winged
insects known as locusts formed the food of
The husks' mentioned in the parable of
the Prodigal Son were pods of the Carob
tree, which were a common food for animals
at that time.
The composition of Carob-beans is given
as follows: Water, 14.G; albumen, 7.1
7.1; suisar, 51.8 pectoso and gum, 1G.1; fat
1.1 : cellulose aud lignose, GA : mineral mat
A kind of brandy is prepared from tlie
Carob-bean, which is sometimes flavored
with juniper berries aud passed as a substi
tute for gin. Twenty-live parts of the bro
ken and macerated pods are added to sixty
five parts of water, and submitted to regular
fermentation. The liquid obtained hv .
ration from the lees is distilled and chemi
cally rectified, and yield 101 per cent, of
spirit, and the precipitation from the first
dii-lilhition yields another l1 per cent
making a total of 12 per cent.
The brandy has the odor and flavor of the
bean, but is usually disguised by juniper
berries, or anise seed. Thete pods may oc
casionally ha seen on fruit stands in our
Goats and Dogs.1 It is stated that some
farmers in Hew Jersey usb goata to protect
their sheep from dogs. Ttro goafe can drive
away a dozen dogs. As son as a dog enters
the field at night, the goats attjsdc Mm, and
the dog soon finds himself rolling over ana
over. A fevr repetitions tf this treatment
causes the dogtd quit the field, limping and
howling. Formerly, whea a dug entered a-sheep-field
at night, the eheep would run
wildly around and cry piteously. Since tho
goats have been used to guard them, they
form in line behind the goate and seem to
enjoy the fun.
Pigs. Mr. James S. Grinnell,
of Greenfield, Mass., says that when pork
brings six cents 'a pound it will pay to buy
grain or mieal for fattening. The question
should be not how little to feed) bnt how
much the pig can get into him and assimi
late in the shortest time. Cooked meal he
regards as about the besfc feed, all things
considered, and eastern corn is better than
Irish Moss or Pearl Caerageeit.
This marine production is botanically the
Chondrus critpus ; it is found on the north
ern coasts of both continents. It is purplish
whJte, and nearly transparent; It swells np
in water, and by long decoction, affords A
considerable quantity of a light, nutritious,
but rather insipid jelly. It is mote nutri
cious than gelatine, for tfhidh it is often
substituted. It is used in the preparation
of blanc-inanges and other cflnfectioiis ; for
dressing threads in weaving; for mixing
with paper sizing, and sometimes for feeding
The gathering of this sea-weed on the
New England coast is described as being a
very considerable industry. In calm weather
the water is clear, and the " mossers," with
long sea rakes, bring np the moss bunches
from the rocks, and in a few hours secure
their boat load. In stafisay weather the
labor is severe and dangerous.
The moss iB tafcen to tfie drying sheds and
pebbly bleaching grounds, where it is
washed, picked, sorted, and turned over like
hay, to give it all an equal share of sunshine
and air. It is put through CTeral washings,
and then dried, is clean, white, and ready to
be packed in barrels of about ono hundred
poinds, and s$!d to druggists and to brewers,
who employ it-as a substitute for isinglass.
Wild Garlic (Alihh ffneale.) This
troublesome weed is particularly obnoxious
in pasture meacrows, as it imparts its flavor
to milk and butter, rendering these foods
exceedingly disagreeable to most persons.
A very effectual remedy for the removal
of this unpleasant taste is to place a small
lump of saltpetre in hobncl:et or pail before
commencing to milk, where it will become
thoroughly dissolved and diffused through
the contents before straining. A lump about
the size of a hickory nut will answer, even1
wheu the milk is very strongly charged, and
a little experience will indicate the amount
of saltpetre required.
When it can be done, it is well to remove
cows from tho garlic pasture a fow hours
previous to milking ; a portion of the garlic
odor willl thus bo removed and expelled by,
4V)tH'"iil exhalations, so that less of the salt
p.ftvef'will bo required. Gher jastes, such
as those imparted by turnips, brfter weeds,
&c, may be removed in thsame manner.
Food for Fowls. A change of-food, sum
mer and winter, is just as wsential "in the'
management of fowls as any farm stock.
While oat meal and middlings contain a high
per cent, of flesh-forming material, glnten,
etc., Indian corn has the greatest per cent,
of oil-making or warmth-giving qualities of
any of the grains ; and while oat meal is one
of the best summer foods, in winter it should
not be fed alone. Potatoes and rice contain
a lfirge amount of starch, and are excellent
Wheat is never profitable as a poultry feed
compared with oats; it contaidB a less
amount of flesh-fbrming and fat-making in
gredients. A change of food frequently is
desirable, and wo prefer for winter alternate
messes of mixed oat and corn meal, and com
meal and mashed potatoes. Middlings may
bTTu2d- with equal profit i place of the oat
meal. In mixing soft foods they should not
be made very wet, but kneaded np as dry as
possible, for forcing an excess of water into
the crop is very liable to cause diarrhoea.
Fowls must never be left without water,
but we would advise letting them take it in
such quantities and at such times as their
natures demand. Give fresh water, and see
that there is no snow in it. Experience has
taught that snow water will reduce poultry
in flesh. The Poultry Xaiiott.
Titk GiiAJfGK is organized upon the very
same general principle upon which all other
associations and societies are established
that of one common interest binding all the
members together. In this it differs from
an agricultural club or society as usually
organized. It differs, too, in the objects and
purposes it has in view. It has-' 'a wider
sphere of uBofuthpss ; it takes a more com
prehensive view of file work of the agri
culturist. It is not confined to the mere
routine work of farm life, nor is it contented
witft " merely causing two blades of grass
to grow where but ne grew before," and
yet that is a grand and noble work. The
question is not simply how to produce more
by the application of science to the farmer's
profession, but includes also the other im
portant matter, how to save themselves a
fair proportion of what they produce.
Ownership. Give a man the secure pos
session of a bleak rock and he will turn it
into a garden; give him a nine years' lease
of a garden and he will turn itjnto a desert.
Tho magic of property turns sand into gold.
According to a German economist, tho
income of the world is $13,050,000,000;
debt, 10,020,000,000 ; capital, $35,612,000,000.
Sweden has the smallest debt, or $50,000,000;
France the largest, or $2,120,000,000. The
United States has the largest income, and
England tho most capital. Italy is the
heaviest taxed, paying 35 per cant of its
income for taxes to the average 15 per cent.
J of other nations.
CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA,
It is said that Dr. Buisson, of Paris, during
his professional experience, had saved the
lives of eighty individuals bitten by mad
animals, by the following simple treatment,
which he declares to be infallible: A person
bitten by a mafi dog should take a vapor
bath for seven consecutive Brvs, heated
from fifty-seven to sixty-three degrees Centi
grade, equal to one hundred and thirty-one
to one hundred and forty-one degrees Fah
renheit. This is recommended as a pre
ventative. Whenever symptoms of mad
ness appear, only one vapor-bath must be
taken, rnrridlv hejitefl in fiflv-seven Centi-
-.-j- nfttz, pnni fo nnR hundred and.
tnirtrI)ne deiig Fahrenheit and then
slower to Bixtyithree degrees, eqUal to one
hundred and forty-one degrees Fahrenheit.
The patient snould then be kept closely con
fined to his room until he is completely
cured. Dr. Buisson, having once been sent
for to visit a man in the last stage of this
frightful disease, where there was not the
slightest hope of saving him, bled him as a
last resource, and in doing so was unfortunate
enough to cut his own finger, which when
bleeding came in contact with the saliva of
the poor sufferer. On the ninth day after
ward he was suddenly affected by extremely;
violent symptoms of hydrophobia, ana
I hastened home. The fits eame on him regu
larly every five minutes, accompanied by the
usual excruciating sufferings, the horror of
air and water, the desire to bite at anything,
which he repressed, etc. He immediately,
toot a vapor bath, and whenever the heat
reached fifty-two Centigrade degrees, equal
to one hundred and twenty-six degrees''
Fahrenheit, all the symptoms of the disease'
ceased, as if by enchantment.
SAYINGS FROM JOSH BILLIHGS.
Young ones and dogs! those who are the
least able to support them generally hav the
most ov th'em.
"Experience is a good BchooIma3ter,,, btrl
reason is a better one.
A Pedant is a learned phool pedentry fir
a little knowledge on parade pedentry is
hypocracy without any malice in it.
It don't show good judgment tew he
surprized at ennything in this world, for
there iz nothing more certain than uncer
tainty. The man who kant find tenny virtew in
the human heart, has probably given &
faithful sinopsiss ov his own.
I don't think that Fortune hafc got enny
favorites, she was born blind, and I notis
them who wins the oftenes go it blind too.
I think the hefb of people takeaz mutch,
cumfert in bragging ov their misfortunes az
they do'ov their good lufc.
Pride is a looking-glass, into wuich mea
look, and, seeing themselves, they strut and
turn up their nose at other folks.
How on arth kan you trust man kind ox
woman kind when there aint one out often
of them dare trust themselves.
Thar iz two kinds ov Faith; faith ov the
brains this iz nothitfg more than shrewd
ness and faith ov the heart, this is humility
half sister tew virtew.
Tu will notice one thing, all good talkers
are good listeners.
Adversity is a goddess with frolieh smiles.
I don't believe in fighting; i am solemnly
against it; but if a man gits tew fighting i
1 am solemnly against hiz gitting licked. Af
ter a fight iz opened, all the virtue thare iz
in it iz tow lick tho crther party.
Slander iz' like the tin kittle tied to a
dog's tale a very good kind ov kittle so
long az it aint dux dog's tale.
0.car Wilde is said to have been complete
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cheering news to thousands of American
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One Kiss ! Light of my life ! and then
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Nine per cent, of Yale graduates become
clergymen Ex. Probably this is caused by
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Latin class Professor to student (slightly
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CLAIMS ! CLAIMS I
This Claim House Established
in 1865 !
GEOEGE E. LEIOT,
Office, 615 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's National Bank,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. O. Dbaweb 325.
If wounded, Injured, or have contracted any dis
ease, however .sunlit tho disability, apply at once.
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and minor brothers and slaters, in the order '
named, are entitled.
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldiers of this war.
whether in theMilitary or Naval service ortho
United States, who served fourteen (14) days ; or, if
in a battle or ekirmish, for a less period, and the
widows of such who have not remarried, are en
titled to a pension of eight dollars a month. Proof
of loyalty is no longer required la these claims.
Pension laws aremoreiliberal now thanformer
iy, and many are now entitled to a higher rate thart
Jh-om and artaf.d'anuary, 1881, 1 Bhall make-noR
charges for my services in claims for increase of.
pension, where no new disability is alleged, unless
successful In procuring the increase.
Restoration to PensfonftoUi
PengfimcTB who have been nnjnstry dropped.
from tlje pension roll, or whose names have been '
etneken therefrom by reason of failure to draw
their pension for a period of three years, or by
reaeon of re-enlistment, may have their pensiona
renewed by cenrrcsponding with this House.
frem tffie regiment or vessel and enustmet,lrrn
other, is not a bar to pension in cases where the
wound, disease, or injury was incurred while in tho
service 'of the "United. States, and in the line "of
Survivors of all wnrs from-lTGO to March 3, 1SSSI '
find certain heirs, are entitled to one hundred and
sixty aeres of land, if not already received, Sol-,
diers of tho late war not entitled.
Lena warranta pnrdhased for cash at the highes'
Markefc rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War,
Sation money promptly collected,
Amounts due collected without unnecessary de-
lay. Such claims cannot be collected without the
Horses Lost in Service.
.Claims of this character promptly attended to.
ALany claims of this character have been erro
neously rejected. Correspondence in nueh cases is
Bounty and Payr
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the Army in
States not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special at
tention, provided they were filed before .Tamutrv 1
18. If not filed prior to that date they are barred
by statute of limitation.
In addition to the above we prosecute Military
and Xavjil claimsof every description, procure Pat
ents, Tradc.Marks, Copyrights, attend to busi
ness before the General Land Ollicennd other Bu
reaus of the Interior Department, and all the De
partments of the Government.
TTe invite correspondence from all interested, as
suring them of the utmost promptitude, energv
and thoroughness in all matters intrusted to our
GEORGE E. LEMON,
As fhts may reach the hands of some persons un
acquainted with this House, we append hereto, aa
specimens of tho testimony in our possession,
copies of letters from several gentlemen of political
and military distinction, and widely known
throughout the United States :
BELVTDEnE, Iix., Ocltiber 21, 1S75.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain
George E. Lemon-, notr of "Washington, D. C, to
all persona who may have claims to settle or other
bulsness to prosecute before the Departments at
"Washington. I know him to be throughly quali
fied, well acquainted with the laws, and with De
partment 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
him for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of
Patents, and have found him very active and suc
cessful. As a gallant officer during the war and an
honorable And successful practitioner, I recommend
him strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. nURLDUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District Illinois,
Late Major-General U.S. Vols'
Citizens' Natiosai. Basic,
TTashingtoN-, D. C, January 17, 1S79.
Captain George E. Lemox, attorney and agent
for the collection of war claims at Washington city.
Is a thorough, able, and exceedingly well-informed
man o business, of high character, and entirely
responsible. I believe that the interests of all
having war claims requiring adjustment cannot be
confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL.
House op Representatives,
Wasiiisgtox, D. C, March , 1&75.
Trom several years' acquaintance with Captain
George E. Lemon of this city, T cheerfully com
mend him as a gentleman of integrity and well
qualified to attend to the collection of bounty anI
other clnims asrainst the Government. His expe
rience in that line give him superior advantages.
"W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio,
JAS. B. STRAWBKIDGE, M.C.,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S73.
We, the mdersigned. having an acquaintance
with Captain Georgk E. Lemon for the past few
years, and a knowledge of the systematic manner
in which he conducts his extensive business, ami of
his reliability for fair and honorable dealings con
nected therewith, cheerfully commend hhn
A. Y. RICE. Chairman
Committee on Invalid Pcnsfons. House Hens
W. F. SLEMOXS. :.r. c.
Second District of Ark.
W. P. LYXDE, M. a. .
Fourth District of Wis
K. W. TOWXSIIEXD. M. C. "
Xinelcenth District of Ml.
J-Any person desiring Information as to mv
standing and responsibility will, on request, be lv.r
nifdied with a satisfactory reference in his own
vicinity or Congressional District.
GEORGE E. LEMON, Att'y at Law
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Send sketch or model for Preliminary Examina
tion aatl Opinion as to Patentability, for which Xo
Ctfxrge is made. If reported patentable, no
charge for services Unless Successful. Send for
PaaBhlet of Instructions.
ESTASIJSHED IS 1885.