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THE NATIONAL TRIBIHtfE: WASHINGTON", D. C, JULY 15, 1882,
THE MASTERLY RETREAT.
BT JOSEPniKfi TOLI.ABD.
A chieftain famous in the art of war,
Who lcl his heroes bravely to the fight,
Ka-i left on record words that gleam afar :
' rir-jl."t,ry over lo is flight."
ftSh Mars we iay contend, and win he prize
And boast, exulting, our superior might;
But Cupid buch ascendancy denies :
The only vict'ry over love is flight."
Though face to face we meet the rebel foe
Ami pride and valor scorn the coward's fright,
Heart battle thus unwisely, when they know
"The only vict'ry over love is flight." -
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. O.
Correspondence issollcited to this column. Com
munications addressed to the Rural Department
Df The National Tuibune, G15 Fifteenth Street,
Washington, D. C, will be appreciated.
Seasonable Operations and Hints.
Vegetables for ilic Tabic In Colorado, where
the rainfall is insufficient ior the needs of
useful vegetation, and where water has to
be artificially supplied to crops, the farmers
assert that irrigation is the best method of
farming, and that where the supply of water
and the methods of its distribution are
abundant and complete, the certainty of
uniform good qrops are assured, and all
doubts, fears, and anxieties as to result of
crops are entirely removed. Undoubtedly
there is inncb of truth in the assertion, and
the time will come when farmers, and more
especially market gardeners, who supply our
cities witb culinary vegetables, will take
measures to insure ample supplies of water
to their growing crops. There are numerous
localities where streams abound, and which
could be made available for irrigating pur
poses by the exercise of a little engineering
talent "Where irrigation is impracticable
by gravitation from streams, then wind
mills or other motive power will be made
available to force the water to the highest
point, where it can be conserved in cisterns
or properly-constructed ponds. These re
marks are suggested by the fact that our
markets are sadly deficient in tender, succu
lent vegetables during the late summer and
fall months. The spring "and early summer
supply is usually all that need be desired,
but as soon as the season becomes hot and
dry, then vegetables are tough, stringy,
woody, and uneatable. But it is not by any
means impossible to secure succulent vege
tables during summer even without irri
gation; all that is required is a soil deep
enough and rich enough to maintain con
stant growth. "When the soil is properly
enriched and loosened to a depth of
eighteen inches or more there need be
no fear of wilted cabbages, provided ordi
nary care is exercised in surface stirring or
mulching. And, after all, this deep culture
need not involve much expense. It simply
means that the common turning plow should
ahcats be followed by the subsoil plow. Let
this practice once be fairly tried, and it will
never be abandoned, unless for better
methods of culture, which may be expected
when we can apply power other than that
of animal to implements of culture.
The soil being brought into condition for
the maintenance of growth during dry
weather, a constant supply of eatable vege
tables can be secured by sowing seeds at in
tervals during the season. Such seeds as
those of early horn carrot, bush beans, tur
nip rooted beet, radish, lettuce, and peas,
may yet be sown. Peas are apt to mildew
towards the latter part of summer, and the
statement has been made that seed saved
from the earliest-ripened pods of the first
spring sowing, and sown immediately, will
afford a full crop exempt from mildew. If
the surface of the ground is very dry, a
stream of water from a watering-pot should
be run into the open drills before sowing ;
this is a much better method of insuring
germination than that of soaking the seeds
before sowing, a method which, as a general
rule, we cannot commend.
"We have in a former paper referred to
the difficulty which is frequently experi
enced during dry seasons in transplanting
cabbages, &c, and took occasion to advise,
as a means of overcoming the trouble, io sow
the seeds at once where the plants are to be
grown. This, although an excellent plan,
as we have proved years ago on an extensive
pcale, yet will not probably become general.
The old system of sowing in beds and trans
planting will prevail in most instances.
Young plants are generally too crowded in
the seed bed, and a week or ten days before
removing them (if not done earlier) the
beds should be carefully inspected, and all
weak plants removed, which will improve
the plants which are left Previous to trans
planting, the beds should be well soaked
with water, so that in drawing up the plants
the roots will be brought up also; but even
with much care in pulling, many of the roots
will remain, so that the leaves must be re
duced, which can be done rapidly by taking
a handful of plants and shearing the leaves
in half with a knife.
The ground should now bo prepared for
celery. This plant requires a deep, rich soil ;
without this it is waste of time and means to
attempt to grow it. The custom formerly in
vogue of digging out deep trenches 'for this
crop is now obsolete. Plant it on the surface,
so that the roots may have a good depth of soil
in which they find nourishment, instead of
having to depend upon the watering-pot for
their main sustenance.
Herbs for winter use should be gathered
when the plants are in flower; just as the
flowers begin to fade is considered to be the
best time to harvest them. The herb garden
was formerly of greater domestic importance
-na.v vfc is ir-.Mwee days of patent medicines,
ocC ,'isother this change is an advantage to
health may well be questioned. To dry
herbs, it is best to tie them in small bundles
and hang them up in an airy sin d.
Fruit. Some of the most successful
growers of strawberries prefer to take one
crop only from a plantation. Young plants
are set in spring, and the earlier they can be
stt out the better, so that they may have a
good start before the hot, dry -weather of
summer overtakes them. Careful attention
is ghen to culture, in keeping the soil clean
and loose on surface during the summer, and
particular attention is enforced to the re
moval of all runners where the best results
are anticipated. Plants managed in this
way become very strong and well furnished
with fruit buds at the end of the year, and
the crop the following season will be heavier
than can be produced by any other system
cf culture. After the cron is removed the
I hints axe plowed under, a uew plantation I
taking its place. This system is considered
more profitable than it is to take two crops
from the same plants, and the fruit is finer
in every respect.
Young shoots of raspberries, if not already
toDjied, should now be cut over at a height
oi vvo ai a-half oi thrai- feet; this is r.
modern method of treatment both with
raspberries and blackberries, and entirely
obviates the necessity of using stakes for
support, which was formerly an important
item of expense in the culture of these fruits.
The young shoots, after being topped, will
send out side or lateral branches, thus giving
the plants the appearance of small trees.
Apples. "We have repeatedly alluded to
the importance of thinning apples as well as
other fruits. In regard to changing the
bearing year of apple trees a writer in the
report of the Massachusetts Board of Agricul
ture states that by removing one-half or
two-thirds of the fruit the bearing year,
when it has attuned the size of walnuts,
that a moderate crop will be produced the
following year, and the trees will afterwards
continue to produce yearly crops instead of
fruiting only in alternate years. It improves
the fruit in size, and while the trees are not
allowed to bear one half as much as hereto
fore, more is realized from the crop. The
process, it is remarked, is not so tedious as
might be imagined. A light pole, the length
depending on the size of the tree, with a
wire spindle in the end and a codfish hook,
or something resembling it, fastened to the
side of the pole, makes a very convenient
implement for doing the work. A moderate
amount of skill, combined with good judg
ment, is only 'required to complete the un
dertaking. Grapes. No fruit-bearing plant suffers
more from being allowed to overbear than
does the grape vine. Overcropping and ex
cessive summer pruning have destroyed
many vineyards. The best shoots should
not be allowed to carry more than two
bunches, and the weaker shoots only one
bunch. Summer pruning is admissible so
far as to regulate growth by the removal of
the tops of shoots, but it is always injurious
to remove large quantities of foliage, as is
often done. Grapes will not ripen well on
vines which receive a check to their growth
by the removal of much foliage ; they may
assume a ripe appearance, but will be found
destitute of the sweetness and flavor of properly-ripened
fruit Some of the best varie
ties of our native grapes are liable to be
injured by mildew on their leaves; this
fungus growth sometimes prevails to the ex
tent of almost denuding the shoots of foliage,
and when this happens the fruit will not
ripen. This suggests a strong reason against
summer pruning. The most exposed leaves
are the first to be attacked by mildew, and
where there is an abundance of foliage thero
will still be enough left to mature the fruit,
even should the outer leaves be destroyed ;
but when the foliage is much reduced by
summer pruning, and the scanty remainder
become mildewed, the destruction of the
crop is sure to follow.
It is a common error to thin out the leaves
with the view that the fruit should be ex
posed to the sun ; this is a great mistake ; the
finest fruit will always bo found where it
has been covered by healthy foliage ; the
leaves, not the fruit, require plenty of sun,
and the greater the abundance of healthy
foliage the more fruit will the plant mature.
This is a rule which has no exceptions with
plants placed under normal conditions.
Floiccr Garden and Lawn. Very much of
the beauty of flower beds and borders de
pends upon keeping them scrupulously clean
and neat The Dutch or scuffle hoe is the
best of all tools for hoeing and stirring the
ground around the plants. Such plants as
dahlias, gladiolus, and hollyhocks require to
be staked, but the stakes should be as short
as possible and not conspicuous; and tie
rather loosely, especially dahlias, so as to
allow the stems to expand without being
injured. The flowers will come more perfect
if the small and weak shoots are removed.
The faded flower-stems should be removed
from roses and scarlet geraniums ; it improves
their appearance and strengthens the plants.
Poses are greatly benefited by an occasional
soaking with guano water, especially the
everblooming varieties. It is a good prac
tice to insert small pieces of brush-wood
rather thickly among the plants of petunias,
verbenas, and Drummond phlox, for the sup
port of their spreading stems; this will pre
vent them from being beaten to the ground
by dashing rains, and give the mass of
flowers a more elevated and improved ap
pearance. It is sometimes asserted that lawns should
not be cut close during dry weather, in order
that the grass may better shade the roots.
We do not think that there is much point in
this. Of course, but little of mowing is
required when the grass suffers for want of
rain, but it is an erroneous idea that moist
ure is preserved around the roots of plants
by the shade of their luxuriant growth ; this
is a fallacy, as are all methods which propose
to mulch with a growing crop. This is well
exemplified where efforts are made to secure
fine lawiiB by sowing oats with the grass
seeds for the purpose of shading the grass.
The oat-plant is master of the situation and
exerts its right by absorbing all the nutri
ment, and so the grasses perish.
Trees and shrubs planted last spring may
need attention in case of drought. One
watering, if properly applied, may be the
means of saving plants that would otherwise
perish. First, loosen the soil by forking and
breaking it up over the roots, then draw an
inch or two of the surface-soil from around
the stem of the plant so as to form a rim,
and then apply water until the ground is
saturated. When the water has settled,
throw the removed soil lightly back, then
mulch it. over with weeds, grass, or strawy
maf772, to prevent surface evaporation.
E-;rgrcen trees and shrubs require special
notice, as they are more likely to sutler in
dry weather, after removal, than are decidu
Hedges of deciduous plants, such as privet,
osage orange, honey locust, &c, will require
to bo cut twice, at leasL, during the summer,
if they are to be kept neat and serviceable.
The greatest drawback to these live fences,
especially where the two latter- plants are
employed, is their tendency to luxuriant
growth. Summer pruning is the very best
means of checking' growth, but the operation
is apt to be postponed, especially by farmers,
who are loath to spare time for hedge trim
ming while they are busily engaged with
.Farm. Buckwheat is valuable in many
respects, and one of its good qualities is that
of cleaning land. Any weedy piece of ground,
if sown with buckwheat, will show a clean
surfuce after the buckwheat decays. It is
therefore a good crop to sow in orchards
where it will smother "the weeds and after
wards die down and help to fertilize the
ground. The cleanest peach orchard we
ever saw was kept clean by an annual crop
of buckwheat The ground was rather
lightly plowed in spring, and immediately
sown with buckwheat, which soon covered
the surface and effectually prevented the
growth pf weeds of any kind. By the time
the fruit was ready to pick the buckwheat
would be in seed, and offered no impediment
to gathering the crop, as it would easily
tramp down, where it was allowed to remain
as a mulch or covering. No manures were
applied, yet the soil improved under this
treatment and the trees flourished satisfac
torily. Turnips can be sown any time during the
month, or later, depending upon the climate.
Too little attention luis hitherto been paid
to root crops as succulent winter food for
stock. Ensilage , will probably meet this
desideratum, and its success will increase
the culture of t roots as a supplementary
change of diet The improved health of
stock where ensilage is fed will serve the
purpose of directing attention to the neces
sity of providing other kinds of winter food
besides straw, hay, and grains, and where
ensilage is not provided, roots may be sub
stituted. For turnips the soil should be well pre
pared and brought to a fine tilth by fre
quent plowings. The ordinary method of
scattering turnip seed on any piece of laud
not otherwise occupied, and harrowing over
the surface, onty results in a very meagre
crop. Root crops of all kinds should be
drilled, so that they can be cultivated,
thinned out, and kept clear of weeds. Bone
manure, when first introduced, was applied
to the turnip crop exclusively, and super
phosphates seem peculiarly adapted to the
In dry weather it is sometimes trouble
some to get the plants to start quickly, and
they may be much injured by the lly. Dust
ing the young plants with wood ashes, soot,
air-slacked lime, or plaster will help to push
the plants into the rough leaf, if they do not
succeed in completely destroying the fly.
Snakes in Flies. Thomas Taylor, M.
D., Microscopist of the U. S. Agricultural
Department ,has found snake-like animals in
the proboscis of the common house-fly. Dr.
Taylor finds that about one fly in every
three or fourwill have snakes in its head. Un
der the microscope these snakes show them
selves to be exceedingly lively, and they dart
and wriggle about with much energy. They
are about seven-hundreths of an inch in
length, and about two-thousandths of an
inch in thickness. How they come to be
there, and what they are there for, are ques
tions which Dr. Taylor proposes to investi
gate. It has long been conjectured that flies
convey poison germs, and thus disseminate
diseases. For instance, it does not seem im
probable that flics may convey the eggs of
trichintc from meat exposed in markets,
and deposit them on wounds or flesh abra
sions, and thus communicate the disease oc
casioned by the presence of these parasites.
It is evident that the eggs from which these
snakes are produced have been picked up
by the flics, and there seems no reason why
they may not convey these eggs to other
Wo hope that Prof. Taylor will further
investigate the singular discovery he has
made. The snakes have been exhibited to
several members of the Washington Biolog
ical Society, so that the phenomena is well
Crops of 1881. The cereal estimates of
the Department of Agriculture for the crops
of 1S81 give the average yields, as under :
Corn, average yield per aero 18 0-10 bush
els. Wheat, 10 1-10 bushels. Bye, 11 G-10
bushels. Oats, 2i 7-10 bushels. Barley,
20 0-10 bushols. Buckwheat, 11 4-10 bush
els. The aggregate product of all cereals is
2,003,029,570 bushels, against 2,718,103,501,
a decrease of 24 per cent, as compared with
The Clinton Grape This is a hardy
native variety of great value when its merits
are once understood. It is generally looked
upon as being so acid as to bo uneatable,
but this results from eating it before it is
ripe. It changes to a black color six weeks
or more before it is ripe. When fully ripe
it is one of the best table grapes we have for
northern localities. A slight frost on the
fruit, before it is taken from the vine, im
proves it. When the fruit is in its best con
dition it contains more sugar than most
other of our native sorts, and for wine mak
ing it is invaluable. It is strange that so
good and so productive a grape has been so
much neglected as this has been.
Size of Sheep. A German agricultur
ist, after twenty-five years' experience, con
trary to tho general belief that the larger
varieties of merino are to be preferred on ac
count of their yielding a better return both
in flesh and wool for the fodder consumed,
declares the reverse to be true, as tho build
of the sheep has a greater influence on the
fattening properties than the absolute size,
and larger quantities of wool are obtained
from small sheep in relation to a given
weight than in the larger kinds, the relative
increase amounting to from 20 to 30 per
Testing Egos. A French paper recom
mends a Eolation of three-fourths of an
ounce of salt in a quart of water for testing
the ages of cggH. It states that an egg put
in this solution on the day it is laid will'
sink to the bottom ; one a day old will not
quite reach the bottom of the vjnscl ; an egg
three days old will swim in tho liquid, while
one more than three dayp )ld will swim on
Elephant jriLK.Prof. Doremihi:rjys that
elephant milk is 100 percent richer in butter
than tho milk of a Jersey cow ; but the drat
of it is that an elephant is 100 per cent
worse than a cow to milk, having a tail at
both ends to sloah around a man's eyes. Ex.
Department ok Agriculture. Here
after the Department of Agriculture will
mean something. Congress has elevated it
into a Cabinet postilion and its chief will
be an adviser of the President and a high
Executive officer. The scope of the Depart
ment is somewhat limited by tho bill creat
ing it, but what is lacking now can be reme
died by future legislation. Eventually tho
Department will embrace a bureau of manu
factures, and gather within its folds all mat
ters pertaining to our industries, whether in
agriculture, manufactures, mines, or com
merce the Treasury Department being
ready to yield its supervision-ofr-intenial
commerce at any time when it can be appro
Labor in all its branches is dignified by
the action of Congress in making the Bureau
of Agriculture an Executive Department.
Our agricultural interests were never repre
sented before by a gectleraan so well quali
fied for the position as the present head of
the Department, and the country can confi
dently look forward to steady and certain
improvement in all the plans and methods
of government for the advancement of indus
trial interests. Southern Industries.
Grange Discussions. For the last four
years I have been much among the granges,
both in public and private meetings, and no
subject of practical importance has been so
fully and so often discussed as the subject of
butter making, and it has been clearly seen
that a feeling of emulation was being de
veloped, which could but produce good re
sults. No woman likes to be outdone by
her neighbor, and when one sister tells of
getting thirty-five or forty cents for butter,
the other sister, who is selling for twenty,
gets a bee in her bonnet at pnee. When one
farmer tells of getting four hundred pounds
from his cow, his neighbor, who is getting
but one hundred and fifty, sees a big hole in
the skimmer that he never knew of before,
and forthwith he begins to investigate the
cotton-seed and Indian-meal question, and
probably he will batten up the cracks in
tho tie-up, and get a load of saw-dust for
bedding. I know of nothing that will more
strongly influence ambitious men or women
than this feeling of emulation, and nowhere
can practical questions be so intelligently
and unreservedly discussed as in the grange.
Cor. Maine Farmer.
Training Horses. A new and very
simple method of training vicious horses
was exhibited at We3t Philadelphia recently,
and the manner in which some of the wildest
horses were subdued was astonishing. The
first trial was that of a kicking or " bucking"
mare, which her owner said had allowed no
rider on her back for a period of at least five
years. She became tame in about as many
minutes, and allowed herself to bo ridden
about without a sign of her former wildness.
The means by which the result was accom
plished was by a piece of light rope which
was passed around the front of the jaw of
the mare just above the upper teeth, crossed
in her mouth, and thence secured back of
her neck. It was claimed that no horse will
kick or jump when thus secured, and that
a horse, after receiving the treatment a few
times, will abandon his vicious ways forever.
A very simple method was also shown by
which a kicking horse could be shod. It
consisted in connecting tho animal's head
and tail by means of a rope fastened to the
tail and then to the bit, and then drawn
tightly enough to incline the animal's head
to one side. This, it is claimed, makes it
absolutely impossible for the horse to kick
on the side of the rope. At the same exhi
bition a horse which for many years had to
be bound on the ground to be "shod, suffered
the blacksmith to operate on him without
attempting to kick while secured in the
Drying Sweet Corn for Market.
Tho following is given as the practice of one
who knows all about it: The kind grown is
the evergreen, which is the best for this pur
pose. . TJie cqra is gathered as is required
for evaporating ; the ears are pulled when
the grains are fully formed and filled, and
when the milk will spurt from the grains
when they aro pressed with the thumb nail.
The ears are then boiled sufficiently to set
the milk, which is done in five minutes, if
tho water is boiling to begin with. The
corn is then cut in slices from the cob, and
tho col) is scraped. The corn is then placed
in the trays of the ovoporatiug machine and
carefully dried without being scorched or
burned. It is readily salable at 18 to 20
cents a pound. Five acres of sweet corn
can bo easily dried in one machine kept at
work daily until the crop is disposed of, and
all by the help of the childen of the family,
as the work is light and not wearisome.
The corn should be planted in succession, so
that it will not all be ripe at once. One
acre a week should bo planted.
Oil Pickle. Pare aud slice one hundred
cucumbers and six onions. Salt them over
night and place a weight on them. The
next day drain them from tho pickle that
forms about them and cover them with cold
vinegar. Let them standafewhoursand drain
them again. Add to them two ounces mus
tard seed, two ounces ground mustard, one
tablespoonful of black pepper, one pint of
oil, one ounce of celery seed, and two
quarts of cider vinegar. Mix the oil and
spices with the vinegar bofore putting in the
cucumbers. Pack in stone jar.
Spice Cake. Beat to a cream two cups
of sugar and one cup of butter ; add tea
spoonful of cloves, ditto cinnamon, aud half
of a nutmeg, five eggs, yolks and whites
beaten separately, one eup of milk, and
three cups of flour sifted with two teaspoon
fuls of baking powder. Buko in a moderate
oven, and ice it when cold.
Walnut Stir. Boil one quart of New
Orleans molasses for fifteen minutes, stirring
it all the time. Add one cupof brown sugar
and boil fifteen minutes more. Kemove it
from the fire and stir in one quart of walnut
kernels. Pour it into shallow pans to
Crullers. Sift three teaspoonfuls of
baking powder with three pints of flour.
Pub a tablespoonful of butter through tho
flour with tho hands, add a pinch of salt, a
large cupful of white sugar, two beaten eggs,
spice to taste, ana sumcienc mine to torm a
dough. Poll '.ut in any form desired, drop
the cakes in VJiling hirjl and f-y then'- ?, light
brown. Sifc sugar over them when they are
Ginger Snaps. Beat to a cream half a
pound of butter and half a pound of sugar.
Boil one pint of molasses and stir it hot into
the butter and sugar. Add two tablespoou
fuls of ginger aud half a teaspoonful of
soda dissolved in some warm water. Sift
two pounds aud a half of flour and stir some
of it into the mixture, beating it very hard,
aud then work in the remaiiftler with the
hands. Poll out very thin, cut into small
round cakes aud bake them in a quick oven.
A pinch of salt must be added to the flour.
Plain Pudding. Siftthreo cups of flour
and mix with it one cup of molasses and one
cup of milk. Add one cup of chopped snet,
one cup of raisins, one cup of currants, aud
spice to suit the taste. Dissolve one tea
spoonful of soda in a gill of milk and add it
the last thing. Pour all into a mould and
steam it three hours. Serve warm with
A BRID& hot twelve YEARS OLD.
An Extraonliunrj 2Iarrint;p Doirn In Georgia and
In the northeastern portion of this county,
says the Eastman (Ga.) Times, on Monday
last, there was a romantic matrimonial sensa
tion wbieJ-- is unparalleled is. the history of
the oounty, aud. so far as we know, in the
State. We briefly give the facts a3 they
have been detailed to us from reliable
sources. They are about as follows: It
ecems that one Louis B. Fosky, a young
man about 22 years of age, had been playing
the devoted to Miss Martha daughter of
Mr. Wade Evans for some time, whenever
an opportunity presented itself, although
she was a child tuuder 12 years of age. In
deed his attentions to the girl had become
so marked as to arouse the suspicions of
the parents, and to cause them to be on the
alert But on Monday last her father being
engaged in shearing sheep at his brother's a
short distance from his home, Miss Martha
took advantage of his temporary absence,
and met her would-be liege lord at Mr. Tom
Bennett's, a neighbor's house about two
miles from home. The necessary license had
previously been obtained, and the justice of
the peace, J. C. Thompson, was sent for.
Upon seeing the extreme youthful and child
like appearance of the would-be bride, it is
said that Judge Thompson declined to per
form the ceremony until assured by Mr.
Bennett, at whose house they were, that the
father had consented to the marriage, and
that it would be all right.
Judge Thompson then proceeded to tie
the knot, and about ten minutes after the
couple had been pronounced man and wife
the vexed father, who had been notified of
his daughter's absence from home, appeared
upon the scene. The groom was standing in
the doorway and, as the father, wild with
anxiety, attempted to enter the house, the
groom drew a pistol and, it is said, snapped
it at Mr. Evans, whereupon Evans ran upon
Fosky, seized the pistol, and wrenching the
same from his bauds, proceeded to pommel
him with it over the head. Fosky suc
ceeded in getting away from Evans", however,
and ran into the house. The girl-bride in the
meantime had gone out the back door, and
was walking in the direction of the parental
home she had abandoned but a short time
before. The groom seeing her movements,
attempted to follow, but Mr. Evans leveling
the pistol upon him, which he had but a few
moments before wrenched from his hands,
commanded him to stop, which he did. Mr.
Evans, then overtook his daughter and ac
companied her home, where she still remains.
WOOING IN A CEMETERY.
A Widow Says " Ye" Over the Grare of Her Late
In the dingy confines of a magistrate's
office scenes of interest are sometimes wit
nessed, aud one of them occurred some time
ago in 'Squire Stevens's court The scene
was a marriage, and the ceremony itself was
not the interesting part of the afiair, but the
circumstances which led to it The bride,
who was a widow, had buried her husband
some time previously iu Cave Hill Cemetery,
and, as is usually the case, was in tho habit
of visiting bis grave. She made frequent
excursions to the cemetery, and was often
accompanied by some friend.
Ou day, several months after her husband's
death, she went to the cemetery in company
with a lady friend, aud near the gate, just
inside the cemetery, met a- man who was
acquainted with the lady accompanying her,
and the couple were then and there intro
duced. The man did not seem to have any
thing particular to do just then and accom
panied the widow and her friend to the grave
of the deceased husband, and after remain
ing some time returned home with them.
The widow seemed to have impressed him
more than ordinarily, and some time after
he again met her and escorted her home.
After this he became a visitor at her home,
and paid her considerable attention. This
was during the past summer, and on Sun
day he invited her to visit the cemetery and
her husband's grave with him. The invita
tion was accepted, and the pair accordingly
proceeded to the cemetery, and there, beside
the grave, the momentous question was
asked, and he offered to fill the dead man's
place not in the grave, but with her. The
offer was accepted. A short time since the
'squire was called upon and made the couple
man and wife. It seems that there is no
accounting for some persons' tastes, as it
would have been the last place on earth an
ordinary man would, have chosen to ask so
seriousa question. LouisvilleCouricr Journal.
A LEAP FROM HIGH BRIDGE,
3Ir. Brown Volunteers It, nntl Strikes tho Water
Flat Without Hurt.
Shortly before noon, says a New York ex
change, a man of thirty, in a row boat, drew
alongside the restaurant of George W. Piley,
moored in the Harlem Piver near Hiuh
Bridge. Leaving his coat and hat in the
boat, he entered the barroom and drank a
glass of beer. His gait indicated that he had
been drinking before. He asked how deep
the water under tho bridge was, and was
told ten and thirteen feet. Then ho broke
"Donaldson thinks he's a great man, don't
ho? Nobody else can jump off that bridge,
can they? You think I can't jump off that
bridge, don't you? But I can. You bet
your boots I can, and I'm going to do it, and
I'm going to do it now."
He unsteadily ascended the steps leading
to the western end of the bridge. No one
prevented him. It had occurred to nobody
that he would jump. Several men in tho
restaurant watched him carelessly.
They saw him start across the bridge.
When he arrived over the central arch he
stopped, climbed over the iron railing and
stood upon the granite projection. He looked
down into the river for a few seconds, then
turned and climbed back over the railing.
Then he reappeared with his shoes and waist
coat oft', and at once leaped out into the air,
descending feet foremost. His arms were
stretched above his head, and his body was
perfectly rigid until he Avas within about
twenty feet of the water. Then he turned
over flat and fell into the water on his stom
ach with a re-echoing smack.
It was about half a minute before he rose
to tho surface. He was unconscious, and
would have been drowned but for Mr. Piley,
who rescued him in a rowboat He was car-
I ,ried to the eastern shore and recovered con
sciousness about fifteen minutes afterward.
His clothing had been split down the front,
but he was uninjured. A policeman'arrested
him for drunkenness, and walked him to the
station, two and a half miles away. He said
he was John D. Brown, a butcher. Ho was
much elated over his feat, and said he only
Avanted a chance to jump from tho Brooklyn
CLAIMS I' CLAIMS!
GrEOBGE E. LEMCXST,
Office, 615 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's Xational Bank,)
17ASHINGTOX, D. Ct
P. O. Drawer 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis
ease, however slight tho disability, apply at "once.
TVidows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa
thers, and minor brothers and sisters, in the order
named, are entitled.
War of 1812.
All surviving officers and soldiers of this war,
whether in the Military or Naval service of the
United States, who served fourteen (It) days; or. if
ina battle or skirmL-h, for a less period, and the
widows of such who have not remarried, are en
titled to a pension of eight dollars a month. Proof
of loyalty is no longer required in these claims.
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than former
ly, and many are now entitled to a higher rato
thnn they receive. ,
From and after January, 1SS1, 1 shall make no
charges for my services in claims for incr.eae of
pension, where no new disability is alleged, unless
successful in procuring the increase.
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who 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 ono regiment or vessel and enlistment in an
other, is not a bar to pension in cases where tho
wound, disease, or injury was incurred while in the
service of the United States, and in tho line of
Survivors of all wars from 1700 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 tho
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims of this character promptly attended to.
Many claims of this character have been erro
neously rejected. Correspondence in such cases is
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the Army in
States not in Insurrection.
Claims of thi3 character will receive special at
tention, provided they were filed before Januarvl.
1SS0. If not filed prior to that date they are barred
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 btisin
before the General Land Office and other Bureaus
of the Interior Department, and all the Depart
ments of the Government.
We invite correspondence from all interested, as
suring them of the utmost promptitude, cnergv,
and thoroughness in all matters intrusted to our
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons un
acquainted 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, and widely known
throughout the United States:
IIOCSE OF REPRESEJTTATIVKS,
Washington, D. C, Marcli . 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain
Geokoe E. Lemo.n 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 the Government. His expe
rience in that line gives him superior advantages.
W. P. SPR AG UE, M. C.,
Fifteenth District of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
House of Representatives,
Washington; D. C, March 1, 1S78.
We, tho undersigned, having an acquaintance
with Captain Geokge 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, House Revs.
W. F. SLEMONS, M. C,
Second District of Ark.
W. P. LYNDE. M. C..
Fourth District of iris.
E, W. TOWNSHEND, M. C.
Nuiclccnth District of HU
Citizens' Nattonai, Bank,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17, 1870.
Captain Geokoe E. Lejion, nttorney and agent
for tho collection of war claims at AVasliington city,
isa thorough, able, and exceedingly well-informed
man of business, of high character, and entirely
responsible. I believe that tho interests of all
having war claims requiring adjustment cannot bo '
confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL.
S"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 District.
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