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HEE KATIOAli TE.IBUKS: "WAOTbTG-TOT, D. 0., MAY 20,' 1882,
THREE GOOD DOCTORS.
The lxt of all the pill-box crew,
Since ever time begHH,
Are the doctors who have most to do
"With the health of k hearty man.
And ao I count them up again
And prai&e them as I can;
Thcic's Dr. Diet, and Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Mcrry
nian. There's Dr. Diet, he tries my tongue.
" I know you well," says he :
"Your stomach is jxor and your liver sprung,
We must make your food agree."
And Dr. Quiet, he feels my wrist
And he gravely shakes his head.
cNbw, now, dear sir, I must insist
That you go at ten to bed."
But Dr. ferryman for mo
Of all the pill-box crew !
For he smiles and says, as he fobs Ills fee,
"Laugh on, whatever you do!"
So now I cat what I ought to cat,
And at ten I go to bed,
And I laugh in the face of cold or heat ;
For thus have the doctors said !
And so I count them up again,
And praise them ns I can ;
There's Dr. Diet, and Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merry
man. The Independent.
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
VVASnETGTOK, D. O.
Correspondence issoUcited to this column. Com
munications addressed to the Rural Department
of The National Tkibcxe, 615 Fifteenth Street,
Washington, D. C, will be appreciated.
Planting Street Trees In a former
paper a selection of the hcsl street trees was
given. A list of trees adapted for this pur
pose might be considerably extended all of
them having some commendable character
istic. "Without desiring to xinduly extend
the list on the one hand or making it too
limited on the other, we note a few desirable
plants as a secondary list to those which we
consider entitled to a first place, as before
1. Ash-leaved niaple, (iregundo accroides,)
also known as the Bos-ehier. The greatest
drawback to this tree for city planting is its
liability to be devoured by caterpillars;
otherwise it is desirable on account; of its
rapid growth and not over-dense shade; it
is readily transplanted, and forms a shapely
tree when not pruned.
2. Horse-chestnut, (JSscttlus hippoeasta
num. The horse-chestnut is a well known
heavy-foliaged tree, surpassing most others
in the beauty of its early spring verdure, and
superb pyramidal clusters of flowers. On
account of its density it should not be
plauted very close to dwellings. On poor,
thin, gravelly, or sandy soils, it makes but
feeble growth, and lapses into a brown study
and loses its foliage before the end of sum
mer, and makes much litter by its failing
leaves. On strong, deep clay, or moist,
loamy soils, it is more satisfactory.
3. Sycamore, (Plaianus occidcntalis.) This
ranks among the large-growing trees, and on
wide streets or broad avenues, where the
soil is good, it makes a desirable tree. In
dry, warm seasons it is much infested with
thrip-like insects, which turn the leaves
brown and disfigures the tree. In some
parts of Europe, notably in the City of Paris,
it is very popular as a street tree, probably
"because it agrees well with the system of
close pruning which is practiced on street
trees there. Even old trees can be cut cl osely
back and then form a dense growth of
healthy foliage. It is readily transplanted,
which is an important matter where a uni
form growth is necessary, as in city trees.
4. American ash, (Fraxinus Americana.)
The white ash is better fitted, as a street
tree, to northern districts than in the south
ern parts of the Middle States, where it is
liable to be attacked by borers in the stem
and branches, which are then easily broken
off by gusts of wind, which are more fre
quent and more intense in cities than in the
open country. In moist, rich soils it forms
a good shade, although its pinnated leaves
impart a certain expression of lightness. It
is also easily transplanted, even when the
plants have attained considerable age and
5. Carolina poplar, (Populus monilifera.)
This may be termed the American Eucalyp
tus, so far as rapid growth and large foliage
give sanitary value to a tree. Al though pop
lars aro not popular as street trees, this
species has many desirable natalities t0 rec"
ommend it. It is a clean tree, full of vigor
ous branches and bright-green, glossy leaves.
It has not the troublesome propensity to
throw up shoots from its Tools, so eminently
possessed by some of its family, to the great
annoyance of city yards, when planted in
their vicinity. As a street tree this poplar
deserves attention, especially in low situa
tions which are inclined to be wet and
G. Honey locust, (GlcdilscJiiatriacanthos.)
Objections have been made to this tree for
streets on account of its formidable thorns,
but this objection can only be made by those
who are thus prevented from climbing
among the branches; in all respects it ia a
very suitable tree for wide avenues, and its
airy, acacia-like foliage, hanging gracefully
on the young shoots, renders it one of the
most attractive plants during early summer.
This list, together with that formerly
given, is sufficient for all practical purposes.
In planting a line of trees on a street or
straight avenue, it is in best taste to confine
them to one species or kind as far as the
line extends. Variety in a planting of this
kind only tends to irregularity and confusion.
The lxsauty or grandeur that is produced by
continuity and repetition of the same objects
"is destroyed when a mixture of varieties of
trees of different forms and foliage is intro
duced, and is as much at variance with good
taste as would be a mixture of orders in the
columns of a building.
As ta6te improves, and planting trees in
cities becomes a recognized necessity, we
may expect that the kinds to be planted,
and the rules regulating the setting and care
of trees,' will be as much a matter of control
by city authorities as the sewerage, intro
duction of gas and water, the setting of curb
stones, and paving of sidewalks are at the
Sorghum as a Sugar Producer. It is
:.nuounced that a committee of the National
Academy of Science have pronounced "that
forghum is a sugar-bearing plant next to
the sugar-cane of the tropics ; that it is so
in actual cane-sugar contents, and that it
Las a continental pprcad of variability and
adaptation to the various soils and climates
vt the United Slates." This may be a new
discovery to the committee, and is in accord
tuice with many of the discoveries of so-
called scientific men in regard to practical
matters which have become common knowl
edge to farmers. Now, if the academy will
show a cheap and efficient method of extract
ing this cane sugar from the sirup alter it
has been obtained, they will show a way to
a profitable industry. As we remarked in a
recent note on Jieefc sugar, nothing in the
way of chemical investigations on sorghum
of recent years has added to those promul
gated twenty years ago, at least so far as
they have been mado public. "VTo hope for
something valuable from the renewed atten
tion to this matter, and hope that the mem
bers of the above-mentioned committee will
not content themselves by merely repeating
facts already well known to sorghum growers
all over the country.
The Forestry Congress. This is the
name of a society which was organized at
Cincinnati a few weeks ago. The Hon. Ceo.
B. Loring, Commissioner of Agriculture,
being elected president of the congress. In
his opening address, Dr. Loring alluded to
some of the objects which should engage the
attcution of the meeting, as follows: "The
use of forests; the influences, injurious and
beneficial, of forests ; the educational means
by which we may become acquainted with
forestry work ; to what extent can the land
owner enter profitably upon the business of
tree planting and forest culture ; what legis
lation can the States best adopt for the in
crease and preservation of their forests ; how
shall the General Government provide for the
planting of forests on tho public lands : what
is tho precise extent of forest waste; what is
the comparative value of various timber
trees : how shall we secure wind-breaks on
the prairies; by what chemical process can
we preserve our timber used in building and
fencing: and what forest tree3 aro best
adapted to various localities."
This Is the bestjccital of practical ques
tions for consideration in the interest of for
estry which we have seen presented; they
are all of direct interest, and their intelli
gent discussion may lead to useful results.
So far our great forestry "guns" have been
firing off tree rhetoric and tree statistics in
an exceedingly vague and aimless manner.
Summer Flowering B.ulbs The Gladi
olus has become one of the most popular of
summer flowers. It has many commendable
qualities, and requires but little of what may
be called skill in its management. The
bulbs may be planted as soon as the frost
leaves the ground in spring, and if a succes
sion of flowers is desired, planting may be
made weekly until the middle or end of
June. The bulbs for late planting must be
kept in a very cool cellar to prevent them
from growing prematurely. Like most other
bulbs, Gladiolus thrive best in sandy, or at
least light soil, and if the finest flowers are
to be obtained, tho soil must be well enriched.
In dry seasons the blooms will be short
lived, but this Can bo materially counter
acted by mulching around the stems. This
is preferable to watering, which sometimes
injures the bulbs. They ripen seed very
freely, but it is at the expense of the young
bulbs, and where it is not proposed to save
seed, the future flowering bulb3 will be
greatly helped in growth by removing the
flower stem as soon as the flowers fade.
Each bulb will form tvo(Ilubs.fttnikiu'r6
planting, and in addition to these, numerous
small THUUieis will De ibunoL,Cjuslrring-at
the base of tho larger bulbs. These small
bulbs will vary in size from a marble to a
pea. These should be carefully gathered
and sown iu rows like peas, when they will
soon reach the size of flowering bulbs. The
bulbs should be lifted in the fall, and after
being well dried in the sun, stored in a dry
place where no frost can enter. In dry soils
even in the middle Slates they can be plaut
ed deep enough to escape injury from freez
ing, but it is the safer plan to lift the bulb3
after the stems decay, and keep them dry
The Tigridia, or Tiger flower, is a Mexican
bulb which produces tulip-shaped flowers of
a scarlet color, spotted with yellow. The
flowers are very beautiful, but of short dura
tion, lasting only one day ; but it continues
flowering for some time, several flowers being
produced from the same stalk. The bulbs
are small and appear almost worthless, but
if they are planted in a deep, light rich soil
they will flower satisfactorily. They are
very tender, and will not stand any frost,
consequently they should be lifted and kept
in a dry place where there is no frost. They
should not be planted until the ground be
comes wanned in spring, otherwise the bulla
will be apt to decay.
Fencing. The total length of fencing in
the United States is upwards of six millions
of miles, and the cost over two thousand
millions dollars. The cost of fencing during
tho last census year was nearly seventy-nine
"Watering Horses. The Farmer's Maga
zine says that horses require water as much
as do men, and should have it every five or
six miles, if the weather is warm. If the
horse is very much over-heated just before
coming to a watering place, say a quarter of
amilo or go before, "slow up" to a walk,
and when you get where you can give the
horse water, ho will have become cooled off
considerably ; then, too, he should have his
mouth sponged out, and about half a bucket
full of water. xTothing refreshes a tired,
jaded horse so much as a drink of water, and
if he has it at regular intervals, ho will keep
up over a long distance. He can do much
better for a whole day, and over a long jour
ney, without food than without water. If
this item of watering was more carefully
attended to we would hear of fewer cases of
horses being overcome by the heat during
the warm suaamer months.
Cydonia Japonica. Tliis early flowering
shrub is an old favorite in gardens, and is per
haps better known under its earlier name of
Pgrus Japonica. There aro many varieties
in cultivation, :tnd their flowers are of
various colors, from pure white to deep
crimson. Its fruits are freely produced in
this locality, and are very beautiful, adding
greatly to tho ornamental value of the plant.
They arc fragrant, make a delicious jelly,
and are much prized by thoso who have
utilized them in this way. Further north
the season is too short to ripen them suffi
ciently for use. Tho plant is rather difficult
to propagate; it is usually increased by cut
tings made of short pieces of ioots, but
where tho fruits ripen the seeds can be eaved
and sown, and thus plants can be produced
in quantities; but individual varieties can
not be increased tfi-ic to their colors by seed,
although some of tho seedling plants may
show finer flowers than thoso from which
the seeds were gathered, lfc is also a fine
plant for making serviceable ornamental
hedges, and as it grows dense from the start,
it requires but little trimming and much
less care to form a hedge than plants ofis it is being rapidly cut, and no provision
strong growth, which require to be severelyjnade for planting more the supply will soon
pruned for years before a compact hedge canpe exhausted.
be established. The most rapid growingj For engraver's use tho wood is cut across
plants do not make the best hedges in thcihe grain into slices about au inch thick,
shortest time. The roots are used for inlaying and for fine
sells lloughman says that the great d-M ornamentation of their TiUna, and made
i,iU,1..CTm0nhitCW''lsl1 is tllc.AVaut0ftnusical instruments from its wood. Pliny
--xuum uox an improved preparation maj thafc & f he clipped
bo made as .follows: For five gallons 8lack,nt0 amlcthsifcn0 animalwin touch
sx quarts of good lime m hot water; when.(ts bRmchca tQ
slacked strain througn a coarse cloth, add cat lh ;md snp.
one quart of salt, prepared by boiling m((0Scd to Q.VQ its inf to DeCa feeding
.wi. Hutu. ui&MM veu ana me lnijmmica
have been skimmed off; also add ono pound
of alum, one-half pound of copperas, three-
fourths of a pound of potash, four quarts of
very fine sand, and coloring to suit tho fancy.
This preparation should be nut on hot. If
properly done it makes a durable paint. To
make a brilliant white, to the amount of lime
above mentioned add one-fourth of a pound
of burnt alum, one pound of refined sugar,
three pints of rice flour, made into a thin
paste, and one pound of dissolved glue.
This, like the other, should be applied hot.
It is economy to keep rough board fences
and outbuildings covered with a cheap paint
or whitewash ; it prevents decay by keeping
the water out of the wood, and it is believed
by many that it pays to whitewash the
shingles on the roofs of buildings, as it not.
only assists to prevent decay, but is a great
safeguard against firo.
Australian Cereals, &c At a recent
agricultural show in South Australia tho
prize wheats wore tho Purple Straw, weigh
ing dt) pounds li ounces per bushel; the
"While Lammas, weighing G3 pounds 9
ounces; the Tuscan, weighing 68 pounds '1
ounces. A sample' of Chevalier barley
weighed 57 pounds 0 ounces per bushel, and
tho prize for oats w;is awarded to a white
oat weighing 52 pounds 10- ounces per
bushel. The prize for the best six rams'
fleeces of Merino combing wool was awarded
to an exhibit which weighed 101 pounds 3
ounces: the best six fleeces of Merino ewes
weighed S6 pounds 10 dunces ; the heaviest
six fleeces on exhibition weighed 121 pounds
Agricultural Education. A Cana
dian Grange recently adopted the following
Whereas the time has arrived when pro
vision must be made for the introduction
of a systematic course of instruction in the
public schools, high schools, and colleges of
the country adapted to the wants of the
fanning community; and whereas the benefits
of the present systems of higher education
are almost entirely confined to candidates
for Iho learned professions: therefore be it
Jtcsolrcd, That tho government be peti
tioned to amend the school system so as to
give young farmers equal facilities for ac
quiring as liberal an education bearing upon
their calling as is afforded to candidates for
the several professions.
1. That tho necessary provisions include
teaching the elements of agricultural science
in public schools wherever circumstances will
permit, the introduction of suitable text
books la l5 r. l-onol.TO, duJ giUiiinir
certificates to teachers who have qtmiiuM
themselves for teaching au agricultural
2. The introduction of an agricultural
course into the high schools distinct from
the professional course at present existing.
Medical Virtues of Celery. An
English writer proclaims cooked celery as a
cure for rheumatism, which it certainly will
not harm if it fails to cure. "We read as
follows: "Celery, cooked, is a very fine
dish, both as nutriment and a purifier of the
blood. I will not enumerate the marvelous
cures I have made with ctleiy for fear the
medical men should, like the corn dealers,
attempt to worry me. Let me fearlessly say
that rheumatism is impossible on such a diet.
Plainly lot me say, cold or damp never pro
duces rheumatism, but simply develops it.
The acid blood is tho primary cause and the
sustaining power of the evil. "While the
blood is alkaline there can bo no rheumatism,
and equally no gout. I must return to
cooked celery. Cut tho celery into inch
pieces, and boil in water until soft. No water
must be poured away unless drank by the
invalid. Then take new milk, slightly
thicken with flour and flavor with nutmeg ;
warm with the celery in tho saucepan; serve
up with diamonds of loasted bread around
the dish, and eat with potatoes."
Wood Ashes. Wood ashes are one of the
most valuable fertilizers that a Tanner can
apply to his soil. Ash from the wood of the
beach is said by chemists to contain 9G lbs.
of potash, 33 lb3. of lime, G lbs. of magnesia,
3 lbs. of phosphoric acid, besides sulphuric
acid, to the bushel of 60 lbs. From this it
will bo seen how great their manurial value
is. For rootcrops of all kinds, grasses, clover,
etc., they will be found just what is needed
to stimulate" and feed the crop. Tho ash is
the mineral element of any vegetable struc
ture, and thereforo indispensable to its
growth. The farmer who will sell hi3 ashes
is actually parting with so much of the
fertility of his farm. As an application to
reclaimed marsh land the effect of ashes is
often wonderful. The burnt lands in the
Huron peninsula will have their productive
ness greatly increased by the burning of tho
forests that covered them, and farmers there
will receive great benefit in the future from
the clearing of the lands and the depositing
of the ashes from tho burned forest upon
them. Michigan Fanner.
Eon-wood. Tho box -tree or box-wood
tree is au evergreen plant which seldom
reaches over 20 feet in height; it is a native
of various parts of Europe and Asia. There
aro many varieties which aro grown as orna
mental pkurls, and a very dwarf kind is a
familiar occupant of gardens, where it is
used sw edging for walks.
The wood of the box-tree has long been
celebrated for its hardness and closeness of
grain. The mediaral collections testify to
the exquisite skill of some of the old wood
carvers on this material. Its chief charac
teristics are excessive hardness, great weiht
evenness and closeness of grain, light color
and being susceptible of a fine polish. These
are the qualities which render it so valuable
to the wood engraver, the turner, the mathe
matical instrument maker, and others. Tho
best is said to come from the vicinity of the
Slack-Sea, and which formerly appeared in
commeice in logs 4 feet long and from G to
9 inches in diameter. In the district of
Tenckaboun,in the province, of Mazcnderun.
i'ersia, the box-wood grows in abundance,
u 187G purchases to the value of $140,000
K-ere made of this wood in that province, but
rpt. ..: i .-i l . xi. "K- -In
hn the flowcra of the box-tree.
It has also medicinal value, and at one
ime had repute as a cure in hydrophobia.
PICTURE OF A BEAUTIFUL
I saw last evening, says Clara Bell's New
fork letter, the woman who, in my critical
pinion, is the most beautiful woman in the
vorld. If there is a shadow of a fault in
icr face or form, it has escaped my discover-
ng eyes. I formed this conviction years
nd years ago, when I first saw her as a,
risky burlcsquer on the stage. I hold to it
gainst all competition, when, later on, she
jiaycu semi-tragic roles quite badly; ami
tow that she is doing a comedy part happily
ft the Park Theatro, I am fixed in it for life.
he is an ideal Venus or would be, but for
ho restrictions of propriety. One of the
(resses she wore last night was as near the,
jounds as possible without going beyond.
Jer graceiul arms were bare right up to the
Dps of her shoulders; her smoothest of
leeks was uncovered, and a wedge-shaped
jtrip of her skin Avaa visible helf-way down
p her belt, while tiie edges of tho covering
f her upper bodice appeared opaque. Sac
as truly lovely, and I had only one fault
jo find, she was outrageously Avhitewashed.
jorno powdering and coloring are necessary
efore the glaring footlights, but Alice Dun
ging Liugard (sho is the creature 1 have
ieen ravinir about ) doosn'r. rtooil in hr
wubbed all over-?'A second of her costumes
ivas a dark-brown satin, so cleverly draped
that is was as little a detriment to her su
perb figure as it is possible for skirts to be.
It was brocaded with leaves and blossoms of
Xle gold. There was a petticoat of brown
latin covered with white lace flounces, the
lesigns being outlined with gold threads,
nd the flounces leaching from belt to hem.
'he tunic and corsage were figured with
pld, and the elbow bleeves and the inside
f the high ruff were trimmed with gold
Ice. She carried an oval fan of soft white
lathers, bordered by bright ones from the
beasts of tropical birds. J Icr reddish golden
hir was brushed back and tied low on her
rck, then divided into two plaits, while the
font hair formed a low ridge over her low
forehead. One of the plaited strands en
creled the brow as in the pictures of Sapho,
aid the other was arranged in n low knot
tehind. Tin's is the newest fashion in hair
dressing, and pearl beads are usually woven
iito the plaits; but Mrs. Liugard wisely
trusted to the suitableness of the Grecian
&y3qand'wa3 a very high-headed goddess
p f:7o. noon. At one point in "Divorcons"
ivnecamo necessary lor the heroine to show
ler foot. She is dining at a lestaurant, but
i is all right, her companion being her hus
land. She had just fallen in love with him
mew, after recovering from a flirtation with
at army officer, and when her ex-ilirtee ar
fves she hides behind a screen so as not to
ueet him. Her husband vows it is another
woman, whom he would not compromise by
revealing. To convince the officer, it is
agreed that she shall thrust her foot out into
vitw, as ho declares he would recognize it if
it belonged to her. Sho docs so, disclosing
a shapely, but not too small, foot. On it was
a Trench shoe made entirely of velvet, with
tin toe covered by jet embroidered-blue
tiircd. silk embroidered stockings. The
mjnoeuvro was managed with modesty; and
she also performed tho feat of smoking a
THE SCIENCE OF CROSS-EXAMINATION.
lawyer You say you know Mr. Smith ?
Yitncss Yes, sir.
lawyer You swear you knowiim?
Witness Yes, sir.
lawyer You mean you are acquainted
Witness Yes, sir, acquainted with him.
Liwyer Oh! you don't know him; you
aro nerely acquainted with him ? Remem
ber ",hat you are under oath, sir. Now be
careful. You don't mean to tell the court
that you know all about Mr. Smith every
thing that ho ever did?
Witness No, I suppose
Lavyer Nevermind what you suppose.
Pleasi answer my question. Do you, or do
you lot, know everything that Mr. Smith
ever did ?
Witness No, I
Lavyer That'll do, sir. No, you do not.
Very good. So you are not acquainted with
all his acts ?
Witness Of course
Lavyer Stop there. Are you, or are you
Lawyer That is to say, you are not so
well acquainted with him as you thought
you were ?
Witness Possibly not.
Lawyer Just so. Now we begin to un
derstand each other. If you don't know
auylhing about Mr. Smith's acts when you
weie not with him, you can't swear that you
know him, can you?
Witness If you put it in that Avay
Lawyer Come, sir, don't seek to evado my
question. I'll put it to you again. When
you say you know Mr. Smith, you don't
mean to say you know everything he does?
Witness No, sir; of course not.
Lawyer Just so; of course not. Then
you were not quite correct when you said
you knew Mr. Sxrilh ?
Witness No, sir.
Lawyer In point of fact, you don't know
Witness No, I
Lawyer Ah, I thought so. That'll do,
sir. You can stand down. BoHon Transcript.
A goat disturbed worship iu a St. Louis
church by trotting up the main aisle, mount
ing the platform steps, and trying to eat the
green fringe of tho pulpit drapery. St. Louis
always was a pretty good goat pasture, but
when the animals are driven into tho
churches for food tho grass must bo pretty
well trampled down in the streets. Chicago
The success wliicli lias tlms far
attended our reduction of rates to
One Dollar leads us to extend the
time to June 30, 1SS2.
Gne Dollar mailed us before
June 30 will secure Tile National
TpvIbuke for One Year.
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In f.ict, its growth has been the most remark
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scribers. In order to meet ihe extraordinary
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Scott web-perfecting press, which has a capacity
for turning out lai thousand copies of the
paper per hour, pasted and folded ready for
mailing. Only a few of tho leading daily
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by an exclusively weekly journal (except Tue
National Twbune) in the country.
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aid in having pension and bounty claims recog
nized by Congress, and also in equipping tho
reunion bureau so that thousands of accu
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This Claim House Established
GEOE.GS E. LEMOS",
Office, 015 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's National L.mls,)
TTASniN-GTOX, X. C.
P. O. Deayvee 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis
ease, however slight tho disability, apply at "ones.
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and minor brothers and sUtera, in the order
named, are entitled.
War of 1S!2.
All surviving ofiiecrs and soldiers of this war,
whether in the Military or Naval service of the
United States, who M?rvt.d fourteen (14) unys; or. if
in a battle or .skirmish, for a less icriod, and the
widows of such who have not remarried, are en
titled to a pension of eischt dollars a month. Proof
of loyalty is no longer required in these claims.
Increase of Pensions.
Pension law are more liberal now than former
ly, and many are now entitled to a higher rate than
From and after January, 1S3I, I shall make no
charges for my services in claims for increase of
pension, where no new disability is alleged, unless
successful iu procuring the increase.
Restoration to Pension Roil.
Pensioncra who have been unjustly dropped
from the pension roll, or whoae names have been
stricken therefrom by rcivn of failure to cLmw
their pension for a pfrio.l of three yer3, or by
reason of re-enlist merit, may hare their pension
renewed by corresponding with this House.
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in an
other, is not a bar to pension in eases where tha
wound, disease, or injury was incurred whiiein tho
service of the United btates, and in the line of
Survivors of all wars from 1700 to March 3, 1355,
and ecrtain heirs, are entitled to one hundred and
sixty acres ot land, it not already received, sol
diers of the late war not entitled.
Land warrai ts purchased for ca.-h at the highest
market rates, and assignments perfected. ,m'
Prisoners of War,
Eation 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.
Matty claims of this character have been orru
neouslv relucted. Corrctfoondcncu in Mieh iii.e.i
I- - i -... j-TT.Trr -- '
" Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the Army in;
States not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special at
tention, prortded thi-y were ti'ed txfore Januurv I,
1SSO. If not tiled prior to that date they are barred
by statute of limitation. .
Jn addition to the above wc prosecute Military
and Naval claims of every description, procure Pat
ent?, Trade-Marks, Copyright, attend to busi
ness beforo the General Land Onice and other Bu
reaus of the Interior Department, and all the De
partments of the Government.
V"e invite correspondence from all interested, as
suring them of the utmost promptitude, cnergv,
and thoroughness in all niAttcra intrusted to our
GEORGE E, LEMOH,
As this may reach the hands of some persons un
acquainted with this House, we append hereto, a3
cpeeimens of the testimony in our po.-c.5aiQii.
copies of letters from several gentlemen of political
and military distinction, and widely known
throughout the United States:
Ilorsn of Peprhsektatives,
Washi.ngto:.-, D. C, March , lt75.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain
Geokge E. Lemo:t of this city, I cheerfully com
mend him as a gentleman of integrity and well
qualified to attend to the collection of liounty and
other claims against the Government. II L expe
rience in that line give him superior advantage.
VT. P. SPKAGUIJ, M. C,
F'fcerth Dislrict of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAW BRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Fennstfuiiiia.
UOCSn OP REPJtESEXTATIVrS,
Vf aiii:;gtoji I). C, March 1. 1S7S.
VTc, the undersigned, having an acquaintance
with Captain Gso::c.n E.Lfmo: for the past few
years, and a knowledge of the .'ystemati manner
in which he conducts his extensive business, arid or.
his reliability for fair and honorable dealings con
nected therewith, cheerfully commend him to
A. V. HICK, Ciinirmmi
Committee on Invalid Ft nsinns. House Fens
Y. F. SLi.MO.VS. M. C,
Second District of Ark.
TV. P. L.YKDE. M. C.
Fourth Di.-tricl of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSIIEXD, M. C. -Nineteenth
Dislrict of IU.
Citizkvs' Xationai. Eaxic,
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a thorough, able, and r xef-iilingly weil-i:ifurmoi
i...... ji Msuu.al ji iiiH'1 WUU.Kil-1, JUKI I'UUrOlV
responsible. I believe that the interests of all
having war claims requiring adjustment cannot be
confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESTTELL.
CSP'Any poison desiring information as to my
standing and rejousihility will, on request, be fur
nished with a satisfactory reference in his own
vicinity or Congressional District.
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