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TEDS KATIOKAL TRIBUTE: WASHIKGTO,'D. C, JUKE 24, 1882.
BY BIAIiin 6. LADD.
Pluck mc this homely flower,
TliHt with mild fragrance loads tho common air,
That all do brent he nlikc, and let mc wear
Jt. blossom for the hour.
No hot-house beauty t hip.
Whose perfume reaches but the favored few.
With lips that ne'er received tho heaven's dew,
Or felt the wind's wild ki v.
But strong for wind or -bower, from out the aotl
It blooms abundant in the fields of God,
All rich with memories, its odorous breath
Is freighted sweet with life, nnd rank with death.
Oh, bind within my hrtir this purple clover flower?
My childhood 1 would wear, this dreamy summer
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. O.
Correspondence is solicited to'rhis column. Com
munications addressed to the Rnral Department
of The National Teibcne,. G15 Fiftciith, Street,
Washington, D. 0., will be appreciated.., . ,. (i
A New Method of
Mr. J. S. Winter, of Montgomery, Ala., lias
"been making experiments in growing corn.
From a letter explaining his views and their
results we extract tho following, which will
explain his method. His first experiment
was in planting in rows 1-i feet apart and 1
foot apart in the drill, or at the rate of 3,G10
stalks to the acre, to correspond with, the
number common to tho acre when sown in
the usual 3 feet by 4 feet way. Tho returns
from this trial induced a further experiment.
Twenty acres were put down in rows 12 feet
wide and 1 foot apart in the drill, and not
withstanding the prevailing and unusually
disastrous drouth of last season the crop
realized was double the best grown on tho
land for years, and twice that grown on the
infinitely richer adjoining bottom lands cul
tivated with equal care, but planted in tho
ordinary mode and ordinarily producing
double the crop usual to the land devoted to
the experiment; the increased return being
greatly duo to the increased exposure of the
plants to the influences of light and air, as
also in a measure to tho greater moisture
retaining capacity of the wider and amply
cultivated spaces incident to the change.
After making several efforts in the demon
stration of the greatly superior advantages
of the wider row system of corn culture Mr.
"Winter regards with most favor tho plan of
planting two rows 4 feet apart, with the
distance in the drill say from 9 inches to 2
feet, determined and regulated by the quality
of the land; then skipping 16 feet two
other 4-feet rows, followed as before, and so
on throughout, the yet wider beds being
necessary, as he conceives, to tho freer and
less-hindered use of the intervening spaces
for the adjunctive crops which he has in
view as part of the system, such as field
peas, millet, fodder corn, &c., to be put in
after the corn crop has received its final
Mr. Winter remarks that "tho distance in
the drill thought best on the particular
lands devoted to these experiments is 1 ibot,
so that the number of stalks to the acre will,
in thoory at least, be 4,853, or just a third
more than the 3,640 due to the current 3 by
4 method; while the latest experiment war
rants expectation, under aYeragercCrrlditibns,'
of one-half-more weight of corn to the stalk.'
Mr. Winter thus further sums up $ho
advantages of this system: "And thus 20
seres of the 100, say, ordinarily surrendered
to 'the corn crop, it seems possible indeed to
gather and especially in seasons of pro
tracted drought, for tho wider beds secure
absolute immunity from its usual preju
dice double the com to be otherwise pro
duced on the entire 100 acres, and of vastly
better quality; while the field pea sown as
early as the 1st of May may bo alternated
with German millet, fodder corn, and other
quickly maturing crops, to be put down in
this latitude as late even as the middle of
July and gathered by tho 1st of September,
ondlhese in turn by the native crab-grass,
which will be all the better for the later start.
"And the promise is, accordingly, of ad
junctive crops rivalling in value and in their
uses, to tho practical farmer particularly, the
main or corn crop; while, again, the cost of
growing and gathering each and every of tho
entire of these products is infinitely re
duced, if aided in the work by the improved
power implements now-a-days at every good
and thrifty farmer's command."
Wool Growing. The greatest wool
growing county of the United States is said
to be Washington county, Pennsylvania. It
produces annually 2,500,000 to 3.000,000
pounds of wool, worth in cash 1,000,000 for
the wool alone.
Wheat Growing. In 18S0 the West
produced more than half the wheat of the
country, the centre of wheat production
being a line running north and south, touch
ing the Mississippi at St. Louis. The present
year the centre of production will probably
he a north and south line entirely west of
Lice on Chickens. M. II. Conner, of In
diana, says that thousands of young chickens
die annually simply because they are lousy,
and the cause is not apparent, owing to the
smallness of tho parasites that bury them
selves in the down of tho little chicks and
are not seen, and many times not even sus
pected until the whole brood is dstToyed by
them. The most efficient remedy and tho
jjafest is a solution of carbolic soap. Take
an ounce of carbolic soap and dissolve it in
a quart of warm water; with this thoroughly
. head and neck of the chicken. It
"ce immediately and soon dries off,
f 'hick all right and free from
insect. Old fowls that are
ighly dusted by Persian
Asa. - This article of commerce
is a gum . obtained from a plant called
Narihex asnju'Uda. It is a tall growing herb a
native of Afghanistan, and has a root some
what similar to that of the parsnip. The
gum exudes as a milky juice from incisions
made near the head of the root, and which
gradually on exposure to the sun assumes
a reddish color. It has a nauseous alliaceous
emell, and a bitterish, acrid taste. It is said
to be generally adulterated by adding one
fifth to one-third of wheat or barley flour
orpowdered gypsum immediately when col
lected, and inferior kinds exiat which are
full of sand, and said to be a compound of
garlic, eagapenum, turpentine, and a little of
the genuine gum. Tho beat quality is known
as the "tear" kind, which is gathered drop
by drop from incisions made at the extreme
crown of the root. It is used by the Asiatics
as a condiment. In medicine it is valued as
a stimulant and anti-spasmodic in cases of
asthma and spasmodic cough. A volatile
oil. called asafretida oil, is obtained by dis
tillation from the gum resin.
Trees as Sanitary Agents. The Eu
calyptus trees of Australia haVe acquired a
reputation as nnti-malarinl and as anti-fever
trees. The Eucalyptus globulus, or Tas
rnanian blue ptrni, has been extensively
planted in various parts of the world for the
purpose "of increasing tho healthiness of
climates, but reports as to its success are
rather conflicting. It is argued by some
who have investigated the subject that the
main good these trees eflVct is due to their
rapid growth and abundtint foliage; these
tocetlier have tho power to absorb a con
siderable amount of moisture from the soil,
and thus produco 'an effect similar to that
produced by draining the land. If this is
the only attribute these trees possess they
have no special peculiarities over thoso pos
sessed by other trees of rapid growth and
furnished with a profusion of ample-sized
leaves, such as some of our native poplars.
Even the more rapid growing willows ab
sorb a large quantity of water, and although
perhaps not equal to the Eucalyptus in this
respect, are sufficiently effective in drying
up wet lands that they may very properly
be planted for this purpose in climates
where these more rapid growing foreign
trees cannot prosper on account of low tem
peratures. The Eucalyptus cannot endure
in this country moro than about six degrees
of frost without injury, so far as tho species
have been tested, although it is quite
probable that somo of tho more alpino kinds
may endure moro cold than the larger
species, but their growth will consequently
be slower, :.nd in thi3 respect they will bo
outstripped by many of our American trees.
But it is not by any means a settled ques
tion that the Eucalypti have no other sani
tarj effects upon climates except what may
be due to their rapid growth. While they
possess the general constituents of ligneous
vegetation, they have in addition a tannate
gum resin, a volatile acid and a volatile oil
peculiarly their own. The first two aro to
be found in most parts of tho tree, but the
latter only in the leaves. The atmosphere
of an Australian forest is highly charged
with tho peculiar aromatic camphoraceous
odor which emanates from the trees, and it
is stated that Australia on the wholo is
pretty free from virulent epidemic or mias
matic fevers, and tho latter is said to exist
only as the Eucalyptus recedes. It may be
remarked that a small quantity of Euca
lyptus oil when sprinkled sparingly in a sick
chamber, or over any unpleasant substance,
or add a small quantity to stagnant water,
and tho pleasure of breathing an improved
air will immediately bo manifest.
Regarding tho sanitary influences of pino
trees, Dr. Porcher, in his valuable work " Re
sources of Southern Fields nnd Forests,"
has the following: "The foresta of pine are
not only useful Irat beautiful. The charac
teristic moan of the winds through their
branches, their funereal aspect, almost limit
less extent, and the health-giving influences
which attend their presence, all contribute
to make tho pine an object of peculiar in
terest to tho people of the Southern States.
Tho terebinthinato odor of the tree, some
(jTcctrical influenco of its ', long, Boear-liko'
leaves, a certain modification of ozono, are
severally esteemed to modify the atmosphere
and diminish, the effects of malaria. They
also create a mechanical barrier to the in
gress of malaria, and hence tho pino lend
residences, though condemned for tlreir
sterile aspect, have proved a blessing to the
southern planters in affording a compara
tively safe refuge from the unhealthy emina
tions of tho neighboring plantations."
The drying of land by trees may be looked
upon in part as a mechanical action, depend
ing greatly upon the atmospheric conditions.
When the air is dry evaporation from the
leaves will be greater than when the sur
rounding air is moist Tho effect of evapora
tion is to produco cold. Trees planted in
city streets havo a tendency to dry out the
soil wherever their roota penetrate, and thus
they tend to health so far as keeping founda
tions and cellar walla dry, and the effect of
evaporation tends to cool the atmosphere,
thus presenting two conditions which can
only bo looked upon as favorable to health
in cities, e o far as these factors may exist or
exerb any influence.
We are familiar with a public park which
was planted about thirty years ago. Tho
soil is clayey, resting upon a retentive sub
soil. For ten years tho young trees made
but little growth; they were stunted look
ing, and tho bark more or less covered with
moss; but as they increased in size tho ac
cumulated foliage gradually relieved tho
soil of excesiivo moisture, the trees year by
year assumed a moro vigorous aspect, tho
moss disappeared from the bark, and for
the past fifteen years they have indicated
perfect health. It is quite probable that
they would have been ten years advanced
in growth had the soil been drained beforo
Catching Apple Worms. W. D. II. in
Fruit Recorder has the following under the
above heading: "I wish to give yon au ac
count of a little experiment I made two
years ago, which I think is ahead of any
thing I havo seen reported. 1 bad somo
sweetened water with a littlo flour stirred
in for fcee feed, which the bees did not use
up. It stood in a pan until it sonrcd so it
smelled well, anything but sweet. About
the 1st of June I found a lot of millers in it
one morning, and it occurred to mo to hang
up pails in apple trees with this sour stuff
in them and catch tho moth miller. Well,
I divided the sour meos in four pint tin pails
and hung them all on one tree. They hung
two nights beforo I looked at them.; then I
found all the millers I could put in one of
the pails. Every miller you catch in June
saves you from hundreds of worms."
Keep Improved Stock. Farmers should
always bear in mind that it requires no more
food to make improved stock grow than it
takes to keep the meanest scrubs. Good
stock will make moro growth on the same
amount of food; horsea bred from good
stock, whether for driving or for farm work,
will always command a better price than
those of common or inferior stock. The
farmer who expects profit from raising
animals of any kind whould start with tho
beat of the kind he intends raising.
Bat Gtjano. This is a cave deposit
found in Cuba and in other of tho West
India Islands. It is also found in Arkansas
and Texas and in somo parts of Europe, but
most of that in commerce here has come
from the Samana Bay. Some small lots
taken from, the surface first were imported,
showing 30 per cent, of ammonia, largely in
the form of urate of ammonia, but the under
lying material disappointed expectations,
averaging per cent, of ammonia and 4 to 5
per cent, phosphoric acid, and several cargoes
have been rejected because they were not
mwch better than garden soil. From igno
rance the least valuable material is often
shipped, so that the article does not meet
with much favor from dealers.
Clover. In a programme for discussions
at a Fawners' meeting among other questions
we notice the following: "Is clover a grass?"
A very slight knowledge of botany would
have prevented such a simple question as
this to be brought forward as a subject for
discussion. As well might it be asked'Is
the pea a gra?s?" because the stems of this
vegetablo are sometimes used as food for
Japan Maples. The Japan maples' aro
very beautiful, low growing trees, especially
valuable for planting on lawns of limited
extent. The species Acer polymorphum fur-J
nifihes many beautifnl varieties, with finely,
dissected leaves as lino as fern fronds and of
many colors, some of them nearly scarlet iu '
their young state. Notwithstanding that
they have been introduced for many years ri
they are but seldom seen in our onamcntal1
plantings. Most of the leading nurserymen
havo them in stock, so that they are not I
difficult to procure. To those who admire
fine, hardy, medium-sized trees, that will
not soon outgrow a limited space, tho Japan
maples aro a great acquisition.
THE LARGEST CAVE ON EARTH.
Tho NcTTly-ronntl Kentucky faTe Its Catacombs,
Jlnnixnles, awl Jl.nsonlc Emblems.
The great cavo lately discovered bore, says
the Grayson (Ky.) Advocate, has been visited
by a multitude of people from various points
of the United States. Wo think that Litch
field is destined to become the great "Mecca"
of tho world for tho Masonic fraternity,
and scientists generally.
For tho last two weeks no ono has been
admitted to the cave except upon presenting
a written permit from Mr. Rogors, and thoso
who have boon fortunate enough to obtain
admission havo been principally scientists
from abroad, who journeyed here to see tho
great wonder for themselves. It was neces
sary to take this step, as tho cavo was rapidly
being despoiled of its contents. Indeed,
several of the mummies and some of the
smaller Masonic emblems were carried off
before Mr. Rogers or, in fact, any of our
citizens realized the importance of the dis
covery, and of preserving the contents of
the cave intact. Tho subterranean river has
been so swollen from tho excessive rains of
the last month that no explorations have
been made in the avenues beyond it. Exca
vations have been made, however, in the
chambers or catacombs where the mummies
aud Masonic emblems were found, and in tho
vicinity of tho pyramid, and several t..
with queer hieroglyphics have been du
also some bronzoand copper vases, aud p
of pottery. A mound was opened and f
to contain Etx well-preserved niummie
posing in regular order with feet nidi
from tho centre.
In tho discovery of this cave the k
undoubtedly found that will unlock
mystery of the prehistoric race of JAni
and also prove their identity with tho an
Egyptian race who undoubtedly crossed
and peopled this continent, built ten
and flourished in a high deirree of civ
tion until wiped out of existence b;
ruthless hand of tho savage. Tho cav
Kentucky undoubtedly afforded them si r
and protection, and were used as a s f
catacomb for tho storngo of all that was t
aud dear to them, including their illust
dead. Such at least seems to nave bee
Citso in this instance, whether this tl. j
will apply to tho other caves of Kontucky
Many beautiful formations have een dis
covered during tho last week. The stalactites
and stalagmites glisten like so many million
diamonds. The pillars and columns of ala
baster aro beautiful beyond description, and
its wonders will havo to bo soon to bo fully
SUPERSTITION IN GERMANY,
Criminal proseen tions occurring in various
parts of Germany throw a strange light upon
the firmly-rooted belief of tho peasantry in
witches and witchcraft. In a cao just fried
at Friedberg tho wife of a railway station
master was accused of fraud and extortion
in persuading a farmer and his wife that
their thiee children were possessed by evil
spirits aud under a witch's ban, and that
they needed exorcising very urgently. The
cure she prescribed involved the frequent
Irking of the children's measurement, ac
companied by formulated prayers and invo
cations of the Trinity; and twice a day they
were required., la pass through herds of
swine, that the wicked spirits might leave
their bodies and cuter thoso of tho brutes.
For this cure she received two marks. Tho
woman was convicted and sentenced to fine
and imprisonment; but it would take much
moro than that to convince her dupes that
there are no witches. All the courts in Ger
many would not be able to remove that belief
from the minds of tho country population.
A FAMOUS DUEL.
Krc-lVItncftS DrarrUiM Hctt Crittenden Killed
Robert Crittenden, tho brother of Henry
Crittenden, fought a very remarkablo duel
about the yoar 1830. Ho was cauvartsin Ar
konsas Territory as a candidate for delegate
to Congress, General Conway being his oppo
nent. The latter was a " Jackson man," while
Crittenden was "auti-Jackaon " in the politi
cal nomenclature of that day. They met in
debate at Littlo Rock. There was an im
mense concourse of people in attendance,
and party feeling ran very high. The dis
cussion became personal, and Crittenden, at
the close of his second speech, remarked that
he "trusted no gentleman would utter words
in the heat of debate toward him such as
could not bs tolerated by flu; code of honor."
Conway retorted in a torrent of bitter in
vective and personal denunciation. Critten
den briefly and calmly rejoined: "Your lan
guage, General Conway, admits of only one
answer, and that, you may be sure, I will
make rigjjt speedily." A hostile message was
senL tho same day, and the meeting arranged
for the followiug morning.
A vast throng had collected to witness the
duel, for there had been no attempt mado to
conceal it. Ron Deaha, a eon of Governor
Desha, of Kentucky, was Crittenden's second,
and Colonel Wharton Rector was tho second
of Conway. There was somo delay in set
tling the preliminaries, at which General
Conway became impatient and excited,
while Crittenden remained perfectly cool,
stretched quietly on a blanket, with his eyes
closed, as though ho were sleeping. Finally
the principals were called to their positions.
"The spectators," says an eye-witness, " at a
glance contrasted their aspect and bearing.
Crittenden inherited the noblest of human
forms, with fair hair, blue eyes, and a lofty
countenance, frank and open in its expres
sion, and wearing the seal of death-defying
bravery. He stood cool, collected, and un
concerned, like a rifleman about to fire at a
mark. But Conway had a stern face, eyes
as dark as night, aud his look of indubitable
courage was perceptibly tinged with revenge.
At length Desha gave tho word in a voice
that rang ovor the hills like tho peal of a
trumpet: 'Fire! One two three ! ' At tho
sound 'Fire!' Conway raised his weapon and
drew tho trigger. His bullet grazed Crit
tenden's breast and cut a button off his coat,
without more injury. But Crittenden waited
until the last echo of tho word Two, and
then his pistol exploded. General Conway
dropped to the earth like lead. The ball had
pierced his heart." Crittenden died of fever
a few years after these events.
A MERRY COFFIN -MAKER.
Tho Grim Iliinqnrt at Tvliich an Undertaker Enter
tained Ills Friends.
One of most solemn-faced men, while on
duty, is David Schuyler, an undertaker, of
Philadelphia, but at other times he is ex
tremely social and very apt to play tricks
upon his friends. Ho is peculiarly devoted
to his trado, and his house is furnished with
certain peculiar emblems of his calling. He
delights iu offering cigars from a trick box,
which conceals a grinning skoletou that
pops up with a weed in his bony fingers
when the lid is lifted. Mr. Samuel Hemple,
the actor, is an old friend of his, and when
the thirty-second anniversary of his debut
arrived, about two weeks ago, the under
taker honored tho event by inviting him
and a fow mutual friends to a dinner. Tho
invitations were printed upon mourning
paper, and at the first sight of the skull and
crossed bones which headed them one might
have mistaken the note for an official warn
ing of tho Ku-kluk-Klan. When Mr. Hem
ple arrived ho was ushered into a darkened
room, where only Eome wax tapers were
A table stood in the centre of tho room,
covered by a handsome black pall that
reached to the floor and gave it tho oppear
anco of a catafalque. Upon this tho dinner
was laid. Tho dishes wero all appropriately
arranged, with fringes of black and white
tissue paper around them. The chicken, as
it lay in its dish upon its back, had a whito
choker, a black necktie, and a white dickey
at its neck, mado of the same material. The
salt-collars had black caps, and long trailing
mourning bauds tied around them. The
most unique arrangement upon the table
was a silver toothpick bolder, a small hearse
" Worses attached, driver upon the box
c ors to open at tho rear end, where a
rv aro casket containing the picks was
: forth. Tho mashed potatoes were
ont of a mound covered with roast
jackets, which, with sprigs of green
,it 1 hero and there, looked liko a shady
lot, with several wooden tombstones
ag upright upon it.
lcoi&foftra. was moulded in the shapo
flin, and tho cuts of pio were mado in
ws ilar shapo. Tho entire dinner was
; 'as cniblomatical'of tho undertaker's
's ' as taste and lncenuitv could devise.
ler tho first shuddor was passed the
. . enjoyed themselves in spite of the
fn .il surroundings. Mr. Schuyler heartily
c." id the discomfiture of his guests as
i - mtered tho room and looked upon the
3r. !ar sight, and says the fun he derived
'v' the affair amply compensated him for
Dublc of preparing for it.
HE HAD NO FUJI IM HIM.
One of the members of tho Methodist
conference held in Dotroit was out for a
walk at an early hour one morning, and
encountered a strapping big fellow, who was
drawing a wagon to a blacksmith shop.
" Catch hold here and help mo down to
the shop with this wagon, and I'll buy tho
whisky," called the big fellow.
"I never drink," solemnly replied tho
" Well, you can take a cigar."
"I never smoke."
Tho man dropped the wagon tongue,
looked hard at tho member, and asked:
"Don't you chew?"
" No, sir," wa3 the decided reply.
" You must get mighty lonesome," mused
" I guess I'm all right; I feel first-rate."
" I'll bet you even tliat I can lay you on
your back," said tho teamster.
" I never bet," said the clergyman.
"Come, now let's warm up a little."
" I'm in a hurry." . -,,., .-
"Well, let's tako each other down" for1 fun,
then. You arc as big as I am, and I'll give
you the under hold.'
"I never have fun," solemnly replied tho
'Well, I am going to tackle you anyhow.
Horo we go."
Tho teamster slid up and endeavored to
get a back hold, but he had only just com
menced his fun, when ho was lifted clear off
the grass and slammed against a tree-bos
with such force that ho gasped half a dozen
times before he could catch his breath.
"Now, you keep away from mo," ex
claimed the minister, picking up his cane.
('Bust me if I don't," replied the team
ster, as ho edged off. "What's tho use in
lying and saying you didn't have any fun
in 'you, when you are chuck full of it?
You wanted to break my b.nck, didn't you."
- SHE WAS CONFUSED
was in McFadden's drug store that
a young and sprightly school teacher last
week addressed the clerk :
"I would like a sponge bath."
"Ah, oh, a will you please repeat; I did not
quite understand you ?'' stammered the clerk.
"I would like a good sponge bath," again de
manded tho customer, while a pair of sharp
gray eyes, beaming with wonder and impa
tience, made him tremble.
More dead than alive he managed to tell his
fair visitor his inability to catoh her meaning.
"Well, I never! if this ain't queer! I think
I speak intelligently enough. I wantyon
to give me a good sponge bath.
At this moment the proprietor whispered:
"She wants a bath sponge."
At tho same moment she comprehended
tho trouble and fled from the store beforo sho
could be recognized by any one, but too lato!
A gentleman raised his hat to her, passed in,
and all was discovered. Hackcnsack Republican,
DEGRADED ADIRONDACK MUR
The Chicago Times furnishes the latest in
formation with regard to the Rev. W. H.
II. Murray, once familiarly known as "Adi
rondack Murray," and the occupant of a
Boston pulpit, who, since his elopement
with a young girl employed as his secretary,
had disappeard from public view. It was
known that he was living near San Antonio,
Texai. and that his secretary was with him.
Last year, it is said, her heart-broken father
found the fugitives, and mado a despairing
effort to induce his daughter to return to her
home. His appeals proving of no avail, the
old man, disgraced, broken in spirit, alone
in the world, and almost penniless, blew out
his brains at tho very threshold ol Murray's
door. One Sunday recently Murray was
seen at San Pedro Springs unloading with
his owri hands a wagon filled with cedar
I tics, which he had
hauled from his littlo
a proposed horse rail-
, place to tho line of
ronu. iJe was without coat, vest or collar.
grimy and unshaven, and the last man im
the world, apparently, to be pointed out as
formorly a prominent preacher and lecturer.
Misfortune has brought many better men
than he to toil as humble as his, but in his
miserable surroundings one may seo tho
legitimate consequences of a misspent life.
A TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR KISS.
A St. Louis woman has recently sued an
old beau for forcibly kissing her, and has
demanded twenty thousand dollars dam
ages. In a land where kis-ses can be had for
nothing by any man who is worthy of them
this seems a high valnation, although tho
trial may develop some justification for tho
lady's claim. It may be that tho man had
been eating onions. If ho had the sum
claimed is entirely two small. Or he raay
havo been an habitnal smoker or drinker,
which would havo mado tho case still more
3eriouB. Iu the absence of any detailed
evidence it is possible to imagine only one
of two reasons for tho magnitude of tho
lady's claim either tho man was personal
ly obnoxious or he made a grave mistake
in taking only one kiss. A man who values
such a blessing enough to steal it, yet
is satisfied with a single one, is not the sort
of man with whom a lady of spirit can
havo a particle of patience.
WIT AND HUMOR.
When a dead man's property is put under
the hammer, it is a sale of effects ; but when
a man gets seasick, it is tho effects of a sail.
Sleep knits up the ravelled sleeve of care,
but she lets the worn-out Beat of poverty's
pants tako care of itself. Salem Sunbeam.
Mrs. P. C, Chattanooga, Tenn. : " Is there
any way to keep ants out of the sugar bowl ?"
Yes. Fill the sugar bowl with salt.
" I'll make you dance," cried an irato
mother, pursuing her erring son, slipper in
hand. " Then," remarked tho juvenile, " we
shall have a bawl."
" The meanest man on record sent through
a postofiice presided over by a woman a
postal card on which was written: "Dear
Jack Here's the details of that scandal."
And thou the rest was in Greek.
Mary Clemmer says only one girl in 500
can be happy as a clergyman's wife ; but as
only about one man in 500 atnnds in need-'of
a clergyman's wafe, wo don't see what Mary
is growling about. New Haven Register.
'"lTedaul7aFf, wud yu Ink at 'em now?"
Mike was gazing intently at a procession
honoring St. Patricks day in the morning.
"See, how-the fellows phat drunks the wh'us
key all on fut, and the fellow3 phat sells it
all a'roidin'." Mike grasped a pregnant fact.
" Tim, I want to borrow your black Sun
dcy pants to attend a funeral," asid one Gal
veston Irishman to auother. "And whose
funeral is it ye aro so anxious to attind in
me black Sunday pants?" "Your own,
bednd, ef you don't lind 'em to me."
"I stand," said a stump orator, "on the
broad platform of the principles of '93, and
palsied be my arm if I desert 'em." " You
stand on nothing of tho kind.' interrupted a
little shoemaker in tho crowd; "you stand
in my boot3 that yon never paid me for, and
I want the money."
A tobacco hater says : " Two cigars a day
will supply a family with flour." Fogg says
he buys half a dozen cigars some days, but
he doesn't find it any easier to snpply tho
family with Hour, for all that. He thinks
there must be a mistake somewhere. Boston
His last wishes: "Your future husband
seems very exacting; he has been stipulat
ing for all sorts of things," said a mother to
a daughter, who was about getting married.
" Never mind, mamma," said the affectionate
girl, who was already drepscd for the wed
ding, " theae are his last wishes."
It was evening. Three of them were kill
ing a cat. One of them held a lantern, an
other held the cat, aud the third jammed a
pistol into tho cat's ear, and fired, shooting
tho man in the hand who held tho cat, and
the one with the lantern tt3 wounded in the
arm. The cat left when it saw how mntters
stood and that ill-feeling was being engen
dered. Cautious: "When j'ou wero last here,"
said the magistrate to the prisoner, "yon
promised me that if I released yon you would
go to work. Why haven't you kept your
word?" "Judge, returned the victim,
meekly, " I didn't want to be breeding any
disturbance, and I Avas afraid if I went to
work that I would get on a strike" Brook
Matrimonial pleasantry: A lady whoa
husband was the champion snorcr of the
community in which they resided confided
to a female friend the following painYnl iu
telligeuco: "My lifo has not been one of un
alloyed delight. I ho had the mcnsles, the-chicken-pox,
the cholera, the typhoid fever
and inflammatory rheumatism, but I nert i
knew what real misfortune was until
married a burglar-alarm." j
"Thirty days in solitary confinement," vvaa
the sentence pronounced against Jim Web
ster by an Austin judge. " Thirty days ?"
asked the man. " Thirty duys," was the re
sponse. " Look heah, boss, you gib me thirty
days las' winter for do same 'fenae, when de
days was a heap shorter den dey is now.
Ain't you gwiue ter allow clo usual discount
on account of de signs in de zodiackle?" A
look of intelligence appeared on the judicial
face, and spread all over it. " I declare, I
forgot the days were not always of the same
length. I'll make it twenty days' solitary
confinement instead of thirty." " Toll me
dat book larnin' don't do a niggar no good.
I gols out ten days sooner, all owin' to my
habin' studied up de symptoms of de zodi
ackle," remarked Jim Webster, as tho con
stable led him off to jail. Texas Sidhgs.
CLAIMS ! CLAIMS I
in 1S65 !
GEOPvGE E. LEMON",
Office, Clo Fifteenth St., (Citizen's National Bank,)
Washington, d. c.
P. O. Drawer 325.
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Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and minor brothers and sistore, in the order
named, are entitled.
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldiers of this wnr,
whether in tho Military or Naval service of the
United States, who erved fourteen (11) days; or, it
inabnttlc or skirmlh. for a les period, nnd the
widows'of such who have not remarried, are en
titled to a pension of cijcht dollars n month. Proot
of loyalty is no longer required in these claims.
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now thnu former
ly, and many are now entitled to a higher rate
than they receive.
From and after January, 1S1, 1 shall make no
charges for my services in claims for increase of
Ien?ion, where no new disability is alleged, unless
successful in procuring the increase.
Restoration to Pension Roll,
Pensioners who havo beMi unjustly dropped
from the peniion roll, or whoie names have been,
stricken therefrom by reason of failure to draw
their pension for a period of three years, or by
reason of re-enli"ttncnt, may have their pensions
renewed by corresponding with this Honso.
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in an
other, is not n bar to pension in cases where tho
wound, disease, or injury was incurred while in tho
service of the United States, and in tho line of
Survivors of all wars from 1700 to March 3, 18f35,
and certain heirs, are entitled to one hundred aud
siity acres of land, if not alroady received. Sol
diers of the late war 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 bo collected without the
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims of this character promptly attended to.
Mnny claims of this character have been erro
neously rejected. Correspondence in such coses is
Bounty and Pay,
Collections promptly mado.
Prppe&ftJaken by the Army in
rfj m&tatesvnot in Insurrection.-
, ' . ..-. . ,
lw MT''')l'"1'qcHnicH!r win receive special at
kfc;)tlp,nptayjded they were filed before January 1.
iccv. ii iioi men prior to mai ame mey are uarreu
by statute of limitation.
In addition to the above we prosecute Military
and Naval claims of every description, procure Pat
ents, Trade-Marks, Copyrights, attend to.businfss
before the General Land Oilice and other Bureaus
of the Interior Department, and all tho -Depart-inenta
of the Government.
"We invite correspondence from all interested, as
suring; them of the utmost promptitude, energy,
and thoroughness in all matters intrusted to our
GEORGE E, LEMON,
As this may reach the hands of somo persons un
acquainted ith this riouse, we append hereto, aa
specimens of the testimony In our possession,
copies of letters from sevrral gentlemen of political
and military listinction. and widely known
throughout the United States:
ITorSK Or ItKrRESEXTATIVES,
WAsniSGTorv. D. C. Jtareh. 1873.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain
Geo rob E. Lkmox of this city, I cheerfully com
mend him as a gentleman of integrity and well
qualified to attend to the collection of bounty and
other claims against tho Government. Ilia expe
rience in that line give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPK AG UK. M. C,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STItAWBKIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth Ditlrict of Pennsylvania.
HorK OF RKriCESESTATlVES,
AVamiisgtos, D. C, JfnrcA 1, 1S78.
"We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance
with Captain Geokoe E. Lksiox for the past few
years, and a knowledge of the systematic manner
in which he conducts hi citenive 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, House Heps.
W. F. SLEM0N5, M. C,
Second, district of Ark.
W.P. LYXDE.M. C
Fourth District pf. Wis.
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. OJ,
2fideth IHstrlci of HI.
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17, 1379.
Captain George E. Lemos, attorney and agont
for the collection of war claims at Wuhington city,
is a thorough, able, and exceedingly uell-informcd
man of business, of hi.h character, and entirely
responsible. I believe that the interests of all
having war claims requiring adjustment cannot bo
confided to safer lianas.
JKO. A. J. CRESVELL.
3"" Any person desiring information as to my
standing and responsibility will, on request, be fur
nished with a satisfactory reference in his own
vicinity or Congressional Dtitrict.
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