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THE STATICXtfAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, JTJ2PJ 17, 1882.
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Under the mighty headland tho -wavelets laugh
The sunny breeze blows over the seas soft as an
The butterflies over the clovercd hill flutter in mazy
The viewless lark in the deep blue arc sings to the
And all below and all above
Is sweet as hope and pure as love;
"But ah," sighed the maiden, " the sunshine is dim,
And the gladness is wearisome, wanting him 3 "
"Cndcr the mighty headland tho mightier rollers
As they break asunder in foam and thunder, and
their crests in ominous flash
Gleam in the steel-gray distance, and the winds in
Waken the waves in their deepest caves, and the
voice of the angry deep
Kolls full ami far, over sand and scar,
Jn the glory ami grandeur of nature's war.
"But nh," sighed the maiden, "the glory is grim,
Tho grandeur is ominous, wanting him ! "
Over the mighty headland, over the heaving sea,
From the sullen shroud of the lowering cloud tho
rain falls ceaselessly.
Sobbing with wings wet laden, the wild west wind
And our hearts sink low at its talo of woe, to its
And the embers grow gray on the lonely hearth,
And the dull night closes on tired earth.
"And ah," sighed the maiden, "as day died dim,
So do my hours pass, wanting him!"
The laugh that welcomes the sunshine rings false
for the chime it knew;
There is something dull in the beautiful that is not
watched by two;
The sad, sweet cadence of autumn needs tho ring
of the soothing voice;
Unless one is there her mirth to share, can tho
household joy rejoice?
For the chords of life ajar must be,
Xnless one hand hold the master key;
"And ah," said the maiden, " the nectar may brim,
But for mc is no loving cup, wanting him ! "
All the Year Jiound.
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. O.
Correspondence is solicited to this columH. Com
munications addressed to. the Sural Department
of Tne National Tribune, 615 Fifteenth Street,
Washington, D. O., will be appreciated.
"Water Plants for Ornamental
Lakes. The formation of ponds and lakes
for the culture of carp and other fishes is
now becoming quite a popular feature, and
will increase as the value of fish culture be
comes fully understood, and directly in it will
attract attention to the beauty of water
plants, and introduce a novelty in ornamen
tation. Hitherto this class of plants has
been much neglected; even in artificial
lakes, where the only object of their intro
duction is to increase variety to scenery, it
is uncommon to find them utilized for plant
culture, and although water-surface is sel
dom uninteresting, there is no reason why
it should not be invested with all the at
tractions and sanitary effects which can be
imparted by the introduction of flowering
No flower in the garden can excel, either
in beauty of form or in delicacy of fragrance,
the white water or pond-lily, Nymphxa odor
ala ; and for mere floral effect, it is not too
much to state that no mass of flowers can
exceed in beauty and interest a thicket of
the large tulip-like yellow flowers of the
lotus, or sacred bean, Kclumhhm lutcum.
This plant has points of special interest at
all stages of its growth: the large platter
like leaves spreading on the surface, so as to
produce a solid lawn-like effect many of
the individual leaves frequently to be
found which will measure eighteen inches
in diameter; then the tall, upright flower
stems projecting boldly above this mass of
leaves, and, finally, the curious shaped seed
vessels, in themselves an interesting study.
These lilies are hardy over a large portion
of the country, and when once established
need but little care. In addition to these
conspicuous flowering plants, various other
interesting species may be procured. The
Ling-plant of China, Trapa bicornis with a
fruit like the head of an ox, horns and all.
The water caltrops, Trapa natans, so called
from the spiked appearance of the seed, are
both rapid growing water plants, forming
roseate-formed tufts of small triangular
shaped leaves; indeed their rapidity of
growth is rather troublesome, as they are apt
to choke out all others, unless occasionally
weeded or thinned out.
In shallow spots near the margin may be
planted such specie3 as the Calla paluslrit,
which resembles, both in foliage and flow
ers, the calla-lily of greenhouses, although
the flower is rather insignifiant in compari
son with the African species ; the Calthapa
lu&iris, or marsh marygold ; the Acorns, Poly
gonum, Cypcriis, and Juiicus, all include
plants available for boggy and wet places.
The effective arrangement of water and
bog plants in and on the margin of ponds
should be as much a subject of artistic study
as is the arrangement of trees and shrubs in
park scenery. This branch of landscape
decoration is much neglected, but in the
growing extension of fish ponds it is destin
ed to become popular, and it will awaken an
interest in an extensive class of plants which
are but little known and which possess a
characteristic individuality of form and
beauty which, when contrasted with their
natural surroundings, cannot fail to recall
pleasant associations to the mind, compared
to which the landscape effect produced by a
group of flowering shrubs will appear ex
ceedingly tame and uninteresting.
Cattle Food. The oil cakes and brans
are the foods rich in phosphoric acid; straw
and meadow hay are the foods poorest in
this constituent. Lime is most abundant in
clover hay, bean straw, and turnips, and oc
curs in least quantity in the cereal grains
and in potatoes. Potash is abundant in
roots, hay, bean straw, bran, and oil cake,
and is found in smallest quantity in tho
Digestion or Fats. Toaqnery, whether,
if fats, being rather hard of digestion,
cannot be dispensed with as food, and sugar
and starch used in their stead, the Herald of
Health replies that fats are no more diffi
cult to digest than starch ; that they contain
about twice as much force-giving qualities
to the pound, and that there being a special
arrangement in the digestive apparatus for
preparing them for absorption, it would
seem absurd to dispense with them alto
gether. So, too, the milk furnished by the
mother abounds in fats and sugar, -whereas
there is no starch in it, and this is evidence
of its use in the animal economy. The
prejudice against fats is not justifiable. It
works hard rather than good. It is time
there was a better understanding on the
oubjecL The vegetarians need not abstain
from fat because they eat no animal oils.
Vegetable oils abound, and are even more
digestible than the former, and purer and
Smoke and Frost. We have previously
alluded to the prevention of frosts in or
chards by smoke. A California paper, the
St. Helena Star, mentions that the vine
growers of that region have fixed the value
of smoke as a frost preventive. It says :
"For several mornings this section of the
valley was completely smudged, although
there were a few skeptics who did not.
use smoke, whose short crops this fall will
convince them that the judicious use of tar 1
and straw are their only salvation. That
smoke does actually protect the xincs
against frost was demonstrated during its
recent visitation, when, on one occasion, the
temperature fell to 2S, and those who
smoked thoroughly suffered but slightly.
In cases of extreme cold, tho practicability
of building bonfires to raise the temperature
has been suggested, and the idea seems a
Trees, Rainfall and Droughts On
this subject the Ehmta Husbandman remarks,
that " In the past twenty or thirty years
prevalence of droughts in the summer
months has been more common and
more extensive than in earlier periods
of our agriculture in this and other
States. Doubtless, clearing away the for
esta has much to do in diminishing the
rainfall, and especially in destroying the
innumerable little reservoirs that exist in
every wooded district and serve to hold
back the supply of water to meet the needs
of the crops." The explanation is given as to
tho retentive influence of forests in prevent
ing the rapid flow of rainwater from the
surface, thus allowing it to pass slowly
through the soil and feed tho springs, and
which "points to the necessity of tree
planting on an extensive scale, if anything
like tho former conditions arc to be met, if
the water supply is to bo continued through
a greater portion of the year, droughts to
become less common and crops more sure."
And, " It is fair to presume, however, that
full corrections of the evils accompanying
our summer droughts will never be made
until much attention is given in the older
States to tree planting." We make this
quotation for the purpose of offering a few
remarks upon it. We do not consider it as
an established fact that clearing away forests
for tho purposes of cultivation diminishes
the rainfall. The rain falling on a forest
gradnally finds its way into the soil, and
slowly percolates to the lowest points, there J
finding its exit m springs. Clear away
the forest and the water runs more rap
idly to the lowest point. But, in either
case, what effect has it upon the con
tiguous corn field? None whatever, that
we can perceive. It is held by some writers
that the evaporation from forests induces
frequent rainfalls, but if the assertion is
made, that in the case of a thoroughly
plowed and cultivated field upon which a
fair corn crop is growing, there is as much
evaporation as there is from average forest
lands, who will bring forward facts to the
We do not know the exact dates referred
to' 'as the "earlier periods" o'f bSxr agrifctiY
ture," but in consulting the rain tables for
the State of New York for the pastfoO years'
we see no indication of a diminished rain
fall. Taking the recording station of Pen
Yan, we find that during the decade ending
1838 the average yearly rainfall during that
period was 28 16-100 inches. The next decade
shows a yearly average of 2G 92-100 inches.
The decade ending 1858 gives a yearly
average of 27 94-100 inches, and the follow
ing decade shows a yearly average of o0
90-100 inches. During these years we find
that the lowest rainfall was in 183-1, when
22 39-100 inches was recorded. The highest
is noted in 1857, when 44 90-100 inches of
It is fair to presume that when forests
aro planted they will be planted, as other
crops are planted, for profit ; and this should
be sufficent incitement for investments ; for
if the trees aro properly selected as to the
value of their timber, there can bo but
little donbt in regard to tho ultimate profit.
We consider it very doubtful indeed if
forests will ever be planted in this country
for the sole purpose of ameliorating the
climate of any extended district But we
do hope that the attention now given to
forestry will induce every resident in the
country to shelter Iub dwelling and its sur
roundings by belts of timber. As a saving
of fuel in bleak localities it would ampty
repay the original outlay; the advantages
derived from good shelter to stock, as also
its great value in the production of vegeta
bles and the choicer kinds of fruits, are well
We greatly desire to sec more attention
given to tree planting in cities and villages.
In this manner the climatic influence of trees
can be largely secured. As an example, we
might mention that in the city of Washing
ton there are 70,000 trees in the streets. Al
lowing these to bo set 20 feet apart, (and
three-fonrths of this number would now
meet at this distance,) there would be a for
est covering GOO acres of ground. The cool
ing.effect of this extensive mass of foliage is
already sensibly felt, and this ffecL will be
more decided as the trees increase in size.
The only effectual method of guarding
crops from injury in dry Weather is to deepen
the coil, and to do this effectually the iirat
operation is to aerate or drain it Lands
which have been drained and subsoiled are
equally fitted to withstand dry seasons or
wet sefwous. Subsoiling and draining should
accompany each other; a certain amount of
value will be perceptible from either of these
operations in the' absence of the other, but
tho best effects follow their combination.
Draining and subsoiling increases the ca
pacity of lands for receiving and retaining
moisture, and they form the b:isis for suc
cessful farming, a fact well known to those
who have practically made the test.
Whether it is more profitable to plant tre s
for the sake of their timber than it is to
plant cereals and other crops for their food
value, may be left for farmeis to decide, but
to plant 100 acres in trees with the view of
inci easing the rain fall on the adjoining 100
acres of arable lauds, seems to us a very weak
Large Corn. A writer in the Indiana
Farmer says that "experiment has fully
proved that there is nothing gained by cul
tivating very large varieties of corn. What
is gained in the size of the ear is lost in dis
tance required between the rows. A stalk
that is thick rather than tall, bearing two
medium-sized ears, and ripening them by
the lost of September, when planted about
the middle of May, is our conception of a
profitable corn. It may be planted three
and a half feet apart in hills or four feet in
drilled rows. The Dent corn, either yellow
or white, very nearly answers to this de
scription. "Whether corn should be planted
in hills or in drills is a question that each
farmer must decide, after carefully examin
ing the condition of his ground. If this is
free from weeds or grass and is finely pul
verized, he will wisely select the drilled row;
but if its condition is otherwise, he KvilF
plant in hills so that he can cross-cultivate,
lie cannot afford to clean the weeds from jv
drilled row by hand culture." :
Improved Cattle Car. An improved
cattle car, invented by A. C. Mather, of Chi-,
cago, lately made an experimental trip from?
Chicago to P.oston. The car was loaded with
fifteen large, fat cattle, weighing, in Chicago
23,210 pounds. None ot these cattle werej
taken out of the car from the time they left,
Chicago until they arrived in Boston. They
were fed about eighteen pounds of hay; pen
day each, while the car was running, and-,
given from eight to ten gallons of water;;
they laid down, got up, and were apparently
as comfortable as if in a stable. They were,
weighed and sold early tho following morn
after their arrival in Boston, weighing;
22,950 pounds, making a total loss of only
260 pounds on the entire load, or sixteen
and a half pounds per head, whero tho aver
age loss is from forty to sixty pounds. And
ono car arrived on the same train which was
said to have shrunk nearly ninety pounds
per head, but. they were unloaded only once
between Chicago and Boston, and then given
only a bite of hay, as they had to bo there
for a certain market.
Humanity alone will, in time, enforce
measures for the alleviation of the barbarous
treatment of cattle during transportation :
but when supplemented by securing better
meat to tho consumer, and better profits to
the shipper, the improved car will the sooner
Cows. The average of observations in
Germany shows that the annual yield of
milk rises gradually from the birth of the
first calf to the fifth, reaches its maximum
after the sixth, sinks gradually till after the
tenth calf, when it is about the same as at
the first calving, and after the thirteenth or
fourteenth calf is only one-fourth or one
fifth of the maximum yield.
Ground Limestone. The practice of
using finely ground limestouo on land in
stead of first burning it is advocated by
many, while others condemn it as of no value
whatever. We see much said on both sides,
but not much which is derived from prac
tical tests. Ono thing we have had frequent
occasion to observe is, that in the vicinity of
roads made with oyster-shells which have
been pulverized into fine dust by passing
wheels, and then blown over the adjoining
lauds, that the portions under the receipt of
such dust are much richer by it. On grass
this is very apparent. The same result has
been noted in the vicinity of turnpike roads
built with limestone.
A writer in the Practical Farmer says that
"raw ground limestone contains 46 per cent
of carbonic acid, and this is readily held in
solution by water, and conveyed with the
sap into the plant from the roots. Of course
to do this the raw limestone mustJ'lievfjrie.
Lumps of limestone contain the carbonic
acid the plant wants, but it cannot get at it
until tho limestone is made into dust. Of
course in burning the limestone all the car
bon is destroyed, aud the farmer loses 40
per cent, of plant food.
"It has been asserted that plants only get
their carbonic acid from the atmosphere, but
any one who has read' How Plants Grow'
can find abundant evidence that plants get
carbonic acid from the soil more than from
the air. It is very certain that there can be
nothing in burned limestone that is not in
the origuinal raw limestone. By burning
you can destroy 46 per cent, of carbonic acid
and deprive the plant of that amount of
nourishment, but yon cannot certainly add
anything to it by burning. Parties who
recommend burned lime tell farmers that
they must 4 air-slack' it, Avhich simply
means that they must expose it to tho
atmosphere that the burned lime may draw
back again as much carbonic acid from the
atmosphere, for which it has a great affinity.
In other words, burned lime when exposed
to the air tries to get like raw limestone,
but, of courso, only gets back a very little of
the carbonic acid that was lost."
The Farmer's Lot a Happy One. The
Sringfield Republican thus sums up the
advantages of the farmer's occupation:
"There are advantages in being a farmer
that he ought to think of these times.
His lot may bo hard work and no end
of it, but ho is the only man in tho
country who can command safety. Tho
forehanded farmer has always the assurance
of his living, and it may be a very good
living, while ho is equally sure that what
he produces will bo wanted by others; and
if times are hard and prices low, he docjn't
have to shut up his shop, fold his unwilling
hands and see his property depreciate iu
idleness as many a manufacturer docs. He
does not need to venture highly, and if he
makes no brilliant profits he runs no risks.
It is estimated from actual figures that out
of 1,000 traders but seven can acquire wealth.
Of 1,112 bankrupts who took the bencfitof tho
bankrupt law in Massachusetts only 14 were
farmers, and of 2,550 iu New York only 46
were farmers. Less than two per cent, of
the bankrupts belonged to the agricultural
population twenty-five years ago, though
that population ao largely exceeds that of
all other vocations."
New "Wine-Making Process. Adolph
Reihlen, of Stuttgart, has invented a process
of wine-making which, says the Vienna
Free Prcst, opens a new era in wine indus
try, because it uftonls a means of thoroughly
utilizing the grapes. An increase in the
quantity of wine produced is attained with
out, :is in tho case of Pctiot's and Dr. Gall's
method, aff.otiug its quality. Jieihlen
operates as follows: The berries are gently
pressed, the must heated to boiling, and the
marc mixed with the boiling must for three
or four minutes, whereby tho coloring mat
ters, tartar, aroma, and other valuable sub
stances are extracted, and at the same time
the injurious albuminous substances are
rendered insoluble. The marc is, however,
not quite exhausted by this process, but is
capable of imparting the rest Of its still
valuable contents to weak wines, so-called
fruit wines, and saccharine liquids generally.
By this method (which has been in opera
tion since 1880), when purple grapes are
worked up for wine, a deep bluish-red must
is obtained in a few minutes without fer
mentation, the quantity of coloring matter
extracted by the boiling must being from
three to seven times a3 much as that
extracted according to the old method after
three months' fermentation. Reilen further
prepares the marc of purple grapes in such
a way that even after years this will impart
a color to red wines which have become
bleached, or revive the taste of deteriorated
wines. The process cm be applied to
both red aud white wines, and the bouquet
peculiar to the Reisling and Traminer grapes
admits of being imparted to the must from
other kinds of grapes.
The Grange. It is again plainly dem
onstrated that if the farmers do not look
out for their own interests, no one else will.
We see nothing strange in the fact that
serious mistakes were made in the early
business attempts of the organization. Our
peoile were compelled to pit inexperience
against the best trained ring-masters in the
world. Out of the numerous failures we
gained knowledge aud experience, aud from
these grew out a score or more of tho best
managed, most successful business institu
tions in the State, having the entire confi
dence of people everywhere. But it should
not be forgotten that the Grange does not
alone teach material benefits. It seeks to
raise tho intellectual standard of the rural
communities by frequently meeting together
in their councils. As a social organization
it has never been approached in value by
anything known in history. Here the
farmer takes his wifo and children, and
what was formerly a community of
strangers, now becomes, as it were, one
family, with kindred feelings and desires.
The prosperity now of the organization, we
think, is more due to these latter considera
tions, and merits the approval and cordial
support of all mankind. Stiller County
Grasses. An important point in laying
down land is to select such grasses aud
clovers as aro most suitable. Thus all the
varieties possess affinities for particular
soils, and the success or failure of the
future pasture or meadow depends very
largely on the selection of suitable seeds.
For instance, "meadow catstail" revels
in a heavy, wet loam, but perishes on
chalk and sand. " Crested dogstail " will
yield its full return of valuable cattle
food on tho chalk marls and light loams,
but soon dies out Sh a cold clay. "Sweet
vernal grass" produces its beautifully
scented blossoms on the lighter loams and
medium sands, but on a wet, black soil soon
ceases to exist. "Perennial white clover"
will fatten sheep to perfection on rich land,
but on poor soils will scarcely be worth
sowing. Similar observations will prove
true of other kinds.
CLEANING HORSES BY STEAM.
Some one has invented a machine for
' cleaning horses by steam. Its standard rate
is a hundred horses in ten hours, but yester
day it cleaned 122 between 7:30 a. m. and
5:40 p. m. Avith an hour's intermission for
dinner. To test it, extra speed Avas put on,
and one horse was actually cleaned in one
minute and fifteen seconds, and more
thoroughly than by the ordinary process.
'The horse i3 led under a bar, from Avhich
depends on each side of him arms with
universal joints. Turning on the arms are
brushes a foot in circumference. These are
''revolved by steam through the arms and
cross-bar at an ordinary rate of 800 revolu
tions a minute, which can be increased
to 1,000. A man on each side takes hold of
the mm close to the brush aud applies the
brush to the horse. The steam that Avhirls
the brush makes a noise a good deal like the
hissing of a hostler. The universal joints
allow the arms and brushes to be moved in
any direction. Beginning at the head, tho
men move the brush along tho sides, back
aud belly, and down the legs of the horse
to the feet. A cloud of dust arises in the
air, and in two minutes the horse looks like
a different creature. The horses Avere a little
nervous at first, but after a feAV seconds all
appeared to be pleased with the operation.
At the Third avenue railroad stables it
takes six men thirteen and a half hours
to clean, or half clean, 123 horses by the
ordinary process. If the steam brush is
passed over the horso at a moderate speed
once, each square inch is actually brushed
more than if an ordinary brush had been
passed over it 400 times. Tho dust settles
on the floor, accumulates rapidly, and is
shoveled into a AvheclbarroAV and carted
A PAIR FROM MARK TWAIN,
We submit the following pair of jokes
make the best brace to be found in Mark
Twain's sayings or Avritings. If anyone can
offer better ones, avc shall be glad to publish
them : Speaking of Ingersoll's lecture on
"The Mistakes of Mosss" he said: "I
Avouldn't give a cent to hear Ingcrsoll on
Moses, but I'd givo ten dollars to hear Mo3es
on Ingersoll." In the preface of his "Tramp
Abroad," he says: "I'm going to try to keep
statistics out of this book, but I doubt if I
succeed. Figures stew out of mc just as
naturally as the otter of roses out of the
A PRACTICAL YOUNG WOMAN.
"Sec tho sunrise, Gwendolen!"
Mariam Mahaffy spoke those Avords in an
ecstacy of girlish enthusiasm to her elder
sister as tho latter sat languidly on the
bedroom floor one soft sensuous morning in
June, and pulled with stately graco a long
striped stocking over a shapely limb.
Thrusting her tiny feet into a pair of
dainty slippers, Gwendolen stepped to the
Avindow and looked out upon the morning.
"Is it not beautiful ?" exclaimed Miriam,
impulsively, putting on her corset as she
('I'I,a ,mll., nannilinnD n I ll.rUI
from below the horizon, touching
the fleecy whiteness of the ever-changing
douds with a roseate glory beyond compare.
See how, in yonder speck of blue that peeps
forth so coyly between the great musses of
clonus that surround it on every side, there
comes a mezzo-tint of orange hue, making
a beautiful background to the turqunh,o
bloom of tho picture. Is it not very beauti
" Yes' replied Gwondolen, reaching for the
hair brush, " it reminds me of a lemon pie
in a blue plato."
"See, sister," continued Miriam, as she
did up her back hair and took her bang
from the dressing-case, "the breath of the
morning, balmy and sweet, is kissing every
flower and plant into new life. Can any
thing e more lovely?"
"Nothing in all the wide, Avido world,"
replied Gwendolen " except breakfast."
HOW HE SAVED THE CHAIRS,
A father of several girls living on street
put fashionable thin-legged chairs in his
parlor, and was annoyed by the frequency
with which the frail furniture was broken.
He asked the girls about it, and ono of them
" I was sitting in the easy chair by the fire
and Charl that is to say, Mr. Smith was
sitting on the sofa by the window, when
suddenly, crack ! down went the little rocking-chair
that no one was sitting on at all.
It must be the poor glue they use; or per
haps it was the frost"
The father studied the subject a few days ;
then he gave to each daughter a locket
plainly inscribed with her name and weight,
aud on each chair riveted a silver plate bear
ing the Avords: "Warranted to bear up 125
pounds." Calling in the girls he said : " Now,
if there are any more chairs broken, it is be
cause your young men can't do a sum in
simple subtraction or else because they are
bent on malicious mischief and destruction
WIT AND HUMOR,
A man Avith a dimple in his chin is said
to be partial to a good dinner. A pimple
on his nose is, however, an indication of a
love for Appolinaris water.
" I never pretend to know a thing that I
do not," remarked Brown. "When I don't
knoAV a thing I say at once, ' I don't know.' "
"A A'ery proper course," said Fogg ; " but how
monotonous your conversation must be!"
A lawyer once said to a countryman in a
smock frock Avho was undergoing his exam
ination in the Avitnes3 box, "You in a smock
frock, hoAV are you paid for lying?" "Less
than you are, unfortunately," was tho reply?
" or you Avould be in a smock frock, too."
"Yes, this must be the ladies' cabin," said
a young lady to her friend as they halted at
the door of the cubin of a ferryboat and
peered inquisitively in. " Why do you think
so ? " doubtingly asked the other. " Oh, oe
cause there are so many men in it," was the
Count (to his servant) "John, I have
noticed that evervsince your wife's death
you come home drunk every evening. Why
is this?" John "I am only trying to con
sole myself for my loss." Count "And how
long is this going to last?" John "Oh,
sir, I am inconsolable."
A youth Avho attended a Scotch revival
meeting for the fun of the thing ironically
inquired of the minister "whether he could
work a miracle or not? " The young man's
curiosity was fully satisfied by the minister
kicking him out of the church with the
malediction: "We cannot Avork miracles
but Ave can cast out devils! "
Bootblack amenities Mickey " I say,
Shorty, thore was a blacksmith down here
a-lookiug fer yer." Shorty, unsuspiciously
"Wot did he want?" Mickey "He
wauted to hire yer for a bellow?," Shorty,
unconcernedly "Yer don't say so. Well,
there was a Eyetalian here askiu' after you.
lie said he thought he could use yer.'"
Mike, uneasily "'"What fer?" Shorty
uHe Avanted a new crank for his organ."
Prentice Avas playing poker on a Missis
sippi s'teamtr. JHe bpt a thousand on his
hand; his opponent raised him five hundred:
:Prcritice again raised the stake a thousand.
"Prentice," said the opponent, confidently,
"you are betting more than your hand is
worth." Prentice looked at his hand, tnrned
it down on the table, and said, "Sir, if I were
playing with Jupiter, at a star ante, I would
darken the heavens on the hand I have just
turned down ! "
On Sunday evening a Boston divine sud
denly paused somewhat near the close of
his sermon, and said: "We would all be
glad if that young ann in the vestibule
Avould come inside and satisfy himself
Avhether she is or is not here. That would
be much better than keeping a half-inch
draft on the occupants of the back pew."
And in the solemn silence that followed the
congregation could hear a sound outside as
of the retreat of an army with banners.
Ask some men for an advertisement and
they will answer: "I don't believo in ad
vertising. Nobody reads your paper;" but
let the same man be caught kissing a neigh
bor's Avife or trying to hold up a street light
and his tone changes immediately, and if a
newspaper office is in the garret of a seven
story building he Avill climb to the top and
beg the editor to keep the affair out of the
paper, as all of his acquaintances in seven
comities Avould get on to it.
Spring agony. As the sun s rays begin to
fall more directly upon the earth, warming
up the soil and starting up early vegetation,
a new aud brilliant agony appears. A young
lady beautifully decorates a miniature spado
and sends it by district telegraph boy to a
young gentleman friend. This signifies, " I
am about to set out my plants. Come this
evening and spade up the front yard forme."
The agony is that the young man's sole
knowledge of the use of a spade comes from
the "ante" room.
Two Highlanders found themselves unable
to get into harbor in their boat, the waves
driving it out to sea so persistently that
Donald, after obstinately battling with the
elements, cried out to Duncan in a dialect
Avhich avc wjll not attempt fully to represent;
"Godoon on your knees, mon, and offer a
bit prayer." But before Duncan was on his
knees the boat's keel grated on the beach,
Avhcreupon Donald shouted: "Stop praying;
Ave've come ashore by our own exertions, and
I'll no' be beholden to anybody."
The bride of a Green Bay (Wis.) Avedding
Avas astouuded at receiving from a friend a
pair of trousers, with the message: "Loaned
for the part you are to play." While the
natural excitement was high, the friend ar
rived, and explained that the trousers should
have gone to a fellow for wear in an amateur
entertainment, while a piece of silverware
.-hould have come to the Avedding. He had
hastily Avhipped the bludering messenger, and
Avouldsulmut himself to any punishmentthat
tho bride might inflict. She made him wait
for a kiss until everybody else Avas served.
In a railroad car on the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie kuilroad the seats were all full
except ouc. Avhirh was occupied by a pleasant
looking Iriihman, and at Beaver a couple of
evidently well-bred and intelligent young
ladies came in to procure seats. Seeiug none
vacant they were about going into the next
car, when Pat arose hastily and offered them
his seatAvith evident pleasure. "But you
will have no seat yourself," responded one
of the young ladies with a smile, hesitating,
with true politeness, to accept it. "Niver
mind that," said the gallant Hibernian, "I'd
ride upon a cow-catcher to New York for a
smile from such jintlemanly ladies."
CLAIMS I CLAIMS !
This Claim House Established
in 1S65 I
GEOPtGE E. LEMOST,
Office, 015 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's Xational Ba.ik,1
WASHINGTON, D. c.
P. O. Deaaver 325.
If -wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis
ease, however slight tho disability, apply at once.
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and minor brothers and sisters, in the order
named, are entitled. ,
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldier of this war,
whether in the Military or Naval service of tho
United States, who served fourteen (It) days; or, if
In a battle or skirmish, for a lcs period, and tho
widows of such who have i.ot remarried, are en
titled to a pension of eight dollars a month. Proof
of loyalty is no longer required in these claims.
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than former
ly, and many are now entitled to a higher rate
than they receive.
From and after January, 1SS1, 1 shall make no
charges for my services in claims for increase of
pension, where no new disability is alleged, unless
successful In procuring the increase.
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners xrho have been unjustly dropped
from the pension roll, or whose names have been
stricken therefrom by reason of failure to draw
their pension for a period of three years, or by
reason of re-enlistment, may have their pensions
renewed by corresponding with this House.
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in an
other, 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
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. Sol
diers of the late Avar not entitled.
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest
market rate, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Ration 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.
Many claims of this character nave been orro-
! nco'isly rpjcc'.cd. Correspondence la stick csaes Lj
t respectfully invito!.
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
i -a J:rci
i Property taken by the Army in
t -'t States not in Insurrection. '
i Claims of thi character will receive special at
tention, provided they were ft!eU before .Tannury 1.
1KS0. if not filed prior to that date they arc barred
by statute or limitation.
In addition to th above we nroaeeitte Miliiarv
I and Naval claims of ever dc-er:pt:oii, procure J't-
I ents, Trade-Marks, Copyrights, attend to business
before the General Land Office and other Bureau '
i of the Interior Department, and ad the Jjepmt-
ments or tne government.
We invite correspondence from all interested, as
suring them of tne utmost promptitude, energy,
and thoroughness in all matters intrusted to our
GEORGE E, LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons un
acqunintcd with this House, we append hereto, as
specimens of the testimony in our possession,
copies of letters from several gentlemen of political
and military distinction, und widely known
throughout the United Stated:
House or Rhpresewtatives,
"Wasiiikotoit, D. C, March 1S75.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain
George E. Lemon of this city, I cheerfully com
mend him ns a gentleman of integrity and well
qualified to attend to the collection of bounty and
other claims against the Government. His expe
rience in that lino gives him superior advantages.
W. P. SPIt AGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBPJDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth Dialrici of Pennsylvania.
KorSE OF RrcrKESEJTTATTVES,
"Wasiiisoto;., D. C, March 1, 1S7S.
"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 conducts his extensive business and of
his reliability for fair and honorable dealing con
nected therewith, cheerfully commend him to
A. V. RICE, Chairman
Committee on Invalid Pensions, ITovse Heps.
W. F. SLEMONS. M. C,
Second District of Ark.
V. P. LYNDE. M. C.
Fmtrlh District of Wis,
H, W. TOWNSHEND, M. C.
IfineUcnUi. District of HI.
Citizens' National Bak,
Washington; D. C, Jan. 17, 137J).
Captain Gsonoi? E. Lemon, attorney and agent
for the collection of war clnims at Washington city,
is a thorough, .ble, and exceedingly well-informed
man of business, of high character, and entirely
responsible. I believo that the interests of all
ha-injc wr claim's requiring adjustment cannot ba
confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CKESWELL.
JUST Any person desiring information ns to my
standing and responsibility will, on request, be fur
nished with a satisfactory reference in his own
vicinity or Concrei-sional District.
Every Xusry Nnon Xeeds Them.
Rituals, with Key, pocket form, morocco and
gilt, Air 53. Other books, goods, etc.
Send for catalogue to
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