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THE NATIOKAIj TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 19, 1881.
BY T. G. FESSENDEN,
Who was the pioneer agricultural editor, as ell 1 .the
foremostagricultural poet, of New England & issued
the first number of an agricultural publication in Au
gust, 1822, aad he publtobcdthis poem in August, 1823.
Let moneved blockheads roll in wealth,
Let proud fools strut in btate,
My hands, my homestead, and my health
Place me above the great.
I never fawn nor lib nor feign,
To please old Mammon's fry;
But independence still maintain
Cn all beneath the sky.
Thus Cincinnatus, at his plow,
With more true glory shone
Then Ciesar, with his laurell'd brow,
His palace and his throne.
Tumult, perplexity and can.
Arc bold ambition's lot;
But tlutee intruders never dare
Disturb my peaceful cot.
Blest with bare competence, I find
What monarehs never can,
Health and tranquillity of mind,
Heaven's choicest giftt to man.
' The toil with which 1 till the ground
For exercise is meet,
Is mere amusement, which is crowned
With slumber sound and sweet.
But thoe who toil in pleasure's rounds
Sweet slumler soon destroy ;
Soon find on dissipation's grounds
A grave for every joy.
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. C.
Correspondence is solicited to this column. Commu
nications addressed to the Rural Department of The
National Tribune, 615 Fifteenth street, Washington,
D. C, will be appreciated.
Bacteria in the Soil. Professor Thomas
Taylor, Microscopist of the United States Agri
cultural Department, has recently published j
some of the results of his observations in regard
to the nature and mission of bacteria, their im
portance in maintaining the equilibrium of
natural laws, and their action in soils. Alluding
to this latter branch of the subject, Professor j
"While bacterian fermentation or putrefaction
is an essential part of the process which fits dead
organic matter to become food for plants, the
former appears to be an incidental source of one
of the common practical difficulties encountered
by the farmer and horticulturist, viz., the ten
dency of soil to become sour. Some of the lower
forms of fungi are denominated 'acid formers.'
and the mode in which these act will, I think,
illustrate the process by which sourness of soil
is bronchi about. If we dissolve a little sugar in '
water, add a small quantity of yeast fungus, and
subject the solution to a suitable temperature,
fermentation ensues the sugar is converted
into alcohol and carbonic acid, and in process of
time the alcohol is oxidized, becoming acetic
acid. As the results of some late observations,
I am convinced that a similar change takes place
during the progress of those fermentations of
which bacteria are the agents, and that these
organisms, though in a less distinctive sense, j
migh t also be called acid form ers.' So far as my
observation extends, solutions in which bacterian
ferments are in active progress invariably become
acidulated ; and I have also found that soils in
which bacteria and micrococci are revealed by
microscopic examination and I find them in all
soils of average fertility give perceptible acid
reactions when tested by litmus paper.
"That acidity is often produced in excessive j
quantities may be due m part to the character of
the unmarketable substances left upon the land
in the operations of agriculture, such as the
stalks of corn, the stubbles of the smaller cereals,
decayed grasses, the fallen leaves and twigs of
fruit trees, and the roots of field and garden !
plants in general. In ail of these there is a pre-
ponderance of cellulose, which substance is re- . bearing fruit, which is very large, one of the
solvable successively into starch, dextrine, and j finest specimens measuring ten inches in circum
glucose, and from this last, as from the solution ference.
of sugar in the experiment above referred to, is
ultimately produced acetic acid.
" The neutralization of the excess of acid in the
soil is not the least of the ends subserved by the
use of lime and other alkalies in agriculture:
but another means -which contributes to keep
its quantity within wholesome limits is thorough
drainage. If the soil of potted plants be not
watered with sufficient frequency and copious
ness it soon becomes sour, and gardeners have
learned by experience to leave at the top of each
flower-pot a water space of two inches, more or
less, depending on the size of the pot. By fill
ing this space with water as often as necessary
the soil is kept sufficiently free from organic
acids, which are washed out through the aperture
below; and this is precisely similar to what takes
place in any well-drained field."
Thorough Drainage Tiie above investigations
give us another reason, to the many already
known, for the necessity of good drainage for
healthy plant growth. The best conditions for
plant growth, so far as concerns the physical
nature of soils, are those which allow a free and
unimpeded access to the percolation of water
through them, and this cannot be secured with
out drainage which admits of the immediate
removal of excess of water; the execs is simply
that portion not retained or held in the pores of
the soil, which then causes saturation and stag
nation, with all their evil influences, upon the
roots of plant. With free drainage we have
what might be termed a drenching process, such
as takes place in the case where plants are grown
in wire hanging baskets, where the soil is sup
plied solely by water absorbed in its pores, and
where excess of water cannot possibly be re
tained; and how much of the value of drainage
depends upon this drenching or cleansing process
becomes an entirely new factor in vegetable
physiology. The following paragraph is note
worthy in this connection:
Jfot Water for Plants. It has long been
known that the roota of plants encased in earth
would stand water so hot as to be quite uncom-
jbrtable to the hand. M. Willermoz, in the
" Journal of the Society of Practical Horticulture,"
of the Rhone, France, relates thatplants in pots may
be treated with hot water when out of health,
the usual remedy for which has been re-potting.
He says when ill-health ensues from acid sub
stances contained or generated in the- soil, and
this is absorbed by the roots, it acts as a poison.
The small roots are withered and cease their action,
consequently the upper and younger shoots of the
plant turn yellow, and the spots with which the
leaves are covered indicate their morbid state.
In such cases the usual remedy is to transplant
into fresh soil, clean the pots carefully, secure
wood drainage, and often with the best results.
But the experience of several years has proved,
with liim, the unfailing efficacy of the simpler
treatment, which consists in watering abundantly
with hot water at a temperature of about 115 de
grees Fahrenheit, having previously stirred the
soil of the pots so far as might be done without
injury to the roots. Water is then given until it
runs freely from the pot.
In his experiments, the water first came out
clear: afterwards it was sensibly tinged with
brown, and gave an appreciable acid reaction.
After this thorough washing, the pots were kept
warm. Next day the leaves of Ficus elastica so
treated ceased to droop, the spread of black spots
on their leaves was arrested, and three days after
wards, instead of dying, the plants had recovered
their normal look of health. Very soon they
madenew roots, immediately followed by vigorous
Protection of Vegetables. As winter ap
proaches there comes up the annual question,
what shall we do with the roots ? The farm has
its turnips, beets, perhaps carrots and various
other things ; the garden has cabbage, celery, and
loads of other things. In all these questions there
must be various answers. How best to preserve
them will depend on how we want to use them
and the conveniences at command. Take celery
for instance : If we are to use it in large quanti
ties and often, wc must have some place for it
very easy of access ; but if we only want a little
now and then, we need not go to half the trouble
ag -n lhc other Vhat to do or how to do
it, can be best understood by seeing just what we
want to accomplish.
Xow, to preserve roots well, we must keep
them from growing ; for they are so constructed
as to sprout with very little heat. The nearer
we can keep them to the freezing point without
actually freezing, the better for the roots. Again,
water is an enemy, if the temperature should be
much above freezing. So it comes down to this,
that whatever will keep roots so that they will
not wither from too great dryness of. their sur
roundings, and will keep them cool, but not freez
ing, is the perfection of a plan.
Xow, some may have a cellar, some a barn, some
j nothing but boards or leaves to keep off water
J and frost ; it is all the same in principle to keep
cool, not frozen, and a 'little dry.
In keeping cabbages the water is very apt to
get in between the leaves and to be troublesome
when any kind of protection is tried in the o ,i
ground : but this is guarded against by turn-' .
the cabbage upside down. Celery is much :
bestrif it can be kept oufc-in the-ground to
last possible moment. If there are leaves or s -light
material at command to cover with, so as to
protect against the first frosts, it may be left out
m near 0, to advantage. It is as cool as
can be wished under such circumstances, and just
free from frost, the very best condition possible.
Indeed, if covering enough can be had to keep
out all frost, and no great amount of it required
at any one time, it might be best to leave it out
all winter, choosing the chance to get enough out
at a time to last a couple of weeks. If it is wet,
snowv, cold, or something or another, however.
when Ave want iQ get at the vegetable3, a cool
place imder cover is far the best if wc cjm com.
mand it. Gcrmantoicn Telegraph.
Japan Persimmon. Several years ago the
U. S. Agricultural Department sent a variety of
Japan Persimmon trees
Society, of Norfolk, Va.
to the Horticultural
One of these is now
These fruits will prove quite an acquisition to
our tables, being less astringent than our native
kinds, and much larger and finer in every way.
In Japan, they are dried and packed similar to
figs, and they are becoming an article of consid-
erable export from that country.
The trees are more tender than our native
species, but will do well south of latitude 30.
Potatoes. Purdy's Fruit Recorder considers
the potato called the u Grange a very reliable
and productive variety. It is said to be bug
proof and drouth-proof, and yields enormously of
the best keeping potatoes. Another authority
gives the palm to the "Beauty of Hebron" for
productiveness and quality.
Yegetahle Garden. In choosing a situation
for the culture of vegetables, that one which
affords the most shelter should have a careful
consideration. The best situation and aspect is
one having a gentle southwest slope, backed on
the north and east pointe by a shelter of trees
suflic ently distant to break the force of winds
without interfering with the crops. This is, per
haps, of more importance than the natural adapt
ability of the soil, which the operations of culture
will constantly tend to alter and improve.
A free, loamy soil will le found most suitable
for the general run of crops, and if it rests upon
a somewhat clayey subsoil it will produce heavier
crops and require less manure than where the
subsoil is of a gravelly or sandy character.
Draining, to some extent, will be necessary, as a
permanent foundation for the gradual improve
ment and amelioration of such soils. A clayey
soil, however, requires much care in its manage
ment, but this is more than counterbalanced by
its capacity of production. Light sandy soils are,
in general, better fitted for very early crops than
are clayey soils. A clayey loam, well drained
and sheltered, will usually produce crops as early
as will a freer soil in a very exposed situation.
A principle in the management of clay soils, ia
to turn them over in the fall, so as to exporfe the
surface to the action of frosts. Tins is a very
important matter, and it haa the effect of render
ing clay soils capable of being cropped in spring,
quite as early as those where sand predominates.
Flowers tn Windows. There are no surer
tests of a happy home within, than the flower
decorated window and neatly kept gar leu, and
there is no occupation for the leisure hou more
calculated to keep it so, or to soothe the wd.
It yields pleasure without surfeit; the mo we
advance, the more rBager we become. A.pd ow
unlike this to most of our worldly engagem 's.
To those blest with children, how delightful 1 s
to bend their young minds to a pujjsuit so full I
utility and intellectual instruction, combiiu
with the advantages usually accompanying in
dustry; and in children, carefulness and thought
about their plants will lead to the same feelings
respecting other matters.
Peaks. A new race of pears, from which much
is expected, is now coming into cultivation. These
are seedlings of the old ornamental species famil
iarly known as the Chinese Sand Pear, supposed
to be crossed with the Bartlett or other varieties
equally excellent The Le Conte and Kieffer are
offered for sale and are stated to be blight proof.
This may be true so; far as has yet been demon
strated in regard to the Kieffer, but young trees
of the Le Conte have shown blight. It is too
early in their history to announce with certainty
as to their immunity from the usual diseases of
our cultivated pears, but it can be said that the
fruits of the above varieties are very good. The
Le Cont originated in Georgia, and it is being
quite extensively planted in the southern States,
where it gives much promise for adaptability.
Here is A lesson from a California paper: A
farmer was yesterday bargaining off his wheat,
which was filled with all sorts of stuff. He was
offered .$1 .40. I fe was thunder-struck, expecting
1.60 at least. "Well," said the buyer, "clean
your wheat, and I will give you $1.60. I would
rather give you 1.60 for it clean than 1.40 as it
is. I do not want-to market all this hog and
The Wheat Crot of Britain. An English
writer remarks, that according to the returns of
Registrar-General the population of the United
Kingdom was a little below 35,000,000 June 30,
1831. Making due allowance for the nativral in
crea.e, the mean population to be fed during the
year commencing September 1, 1881, and ending
August 31, 1882, will be 35,280,000. Estimating
the consumption at 5 bushels of wheat per head,
the quantity required to feed the population will
be a little under 25,000,000 quarters. The area
under wheat in the United Kingdom was, during
the past harvest year, slightly under 3,000,000
acres. An average deduction will place the
wheat crop of the country at about 9,000,000
quarters, and deducting from this the amount
required for seed, the quantity of home-produced
wheat left available for consumption would be
only about 8,000,000 quarters, and we should
thus have to depend upon foreign supplies for
nearly 17.000.000 quarters.
flArMainff area under
v . -nt and h r;j -.- . is.r. ? population, it is
probable that, oi c muy year are past, the
."Tf prottefe oJPlfiie.tjF M ;jf. furnish more
f. . . 'f the i"Ui .tmo required.
HOW TO JUDGE A HORSE.
The weak points of a horse can be better dis-
covered while he is standing than while moving.
If he is sound, he will stand firmly and squarely
on his limbs, without moving any of them, the
Jeet. planted rhrt -upon the ground, with legs
plumb and naturally poised. If one foot is
thrown forward with the toe pointing to the
ground and the heel raised, or if the foot is lifted
from the ground and the weight taken from it,
fiiuivP mriv fir iiimLiTiir nr mt iinnr tnitrtnimAca
which is a precursor of disease. If the horse
stands with his feet spread apart, or straddles
with the hind legs, there Is weakness of the loins,
and the kidneys are disordered. Heavy pulling
bends the knee-. Bluish or milky-cast eyes in
horses, indicate moon blindness, or something
else. A IkhI tempered horse keeps his ears
thrown back. A kicking horso i-s apt to have
scarred legs. A stumbling horse has blemished
knees. When the skin is rough and harsh, and
does not move easily and smoothly to the touch,
the horse is a heavy eater and his digestion is
bad. Never buy a horse whoso respiratory or
gans arc at all impaired. Place your ear at the
side of the heart, and if a wheezing sound is
heard, it is an indication of trouble let him x.
BEER MAKING IN NEW YORK.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has had
the question of materials which enter into the
manufacture of beer in New York examined bv
some of his agents there. The main point of in
quiry was directed toward ascertaining whether
the brewers were in the habit of reporting on the
regular forms the materials, other than the malt
and hops, which they used. The detailed report
of one agent shows that, many brewers claimed
that they used nothing but malt and hops, but
still he ascertained that some used sugar, some
corn-meal, and some rice in addition. One brew
ery showed the use in a month of 11,130 bushels
of mart, no hops, and 3,045 bushels of other ma
terials. On inquiry, it appeared that tho latter
item was all corn-raeal. At one brewerv where
the returns to the collector showed tho use of
malt and hops onlj-, investigation revealed the fact
that for every ninety-six bushels of malt there
were used 500 pounds of coraline, although the
latter was not entered either on the returns of
material Tciived or material used. Another
large brewery, which reported hops and mall :ts
used, really manufactured their beer in the fol
lowing proKrliin.M : Malt, 13,250 bushels; corn, !
Sb.JOO pounds; glucose, 5,609 pounds. Another
establishment ii-mh! malt, hops, corn-meal, and
ricf-, the proportion of malt r.nd nual being fifty
bushels of corn-meal to 950 bnshoh of malt. The
last brewery examined had jnst abandoned the
tij of glucose. The practice had been to use f00
pounds of ghicoiHi to every 1(13 bushels of malt.
Have a horse of your own, and then you can
The lawyer and the money-lender will cover !
the poor fellow with their wings and then peck
at him with thtnr billS? r.ill there's
THE CANINE CURSE.
Observing men are of the opinion that an or
dinary dog and he is always hungry will eat
and destroy in a twelve month, fho equivalent of
tht which, if given to a well-bred pig, would
make him weigh at the expiration of that time,
300 pounds, gross ; 286,000 such pigs would ag
gregate 85,800,000 pounds of pork, now worth at
the home shipping station, more than $4,700,000 ;
requiring to transport them, more than 2,860 cars,
carrying fifteen tons each, or a train more than
sixteen miles long. This would represent nearly
$1,500,000, move than the entire amount paid in
the State in 1880, for school, township, and State
taxes combined; it would build 9,400 school
houses and churches, worth $500 each, or would
pay the average wages of 14,000 school teachers,
twice the number now employed. A condition
of affairs, of which the above is but a poor out
line, is at the bottom of what is each year becom
ing a greater and more irrepressible conflict be
tween the wool growers and the savage brutes
that keep in jeopardy, or destroy the flocks that,
protected, would enlarge and increase to the ex
tent of producing the wool for which we now
send so many millions across the seas. If the
dogs are maintained as a luxury, they are a lux
ury we cannot afford, and should give way to
something less expensive, and less productive of
loss and misery.
The rearing of better classes of sheep, always
indicates a high state of civilization, where intel
ligence, comfort, and competence abound, and no
more unfailing sign of ignorance, squalor, and
poverty, can be manifested, than the presence of
a varied and increasing assortment of flea-bitten
curs, unclean, and of low degree. It should not
be difficult to choose between raising sheep and
growing dogs. Hon. F. D. Coburn, in American
The Government recipe for cleaning brass, used
in the Arsenals, is said to be as follows : Make a
mixture of one part common nitric acid and one
half part sulphuric acid in a stone jar; then place
ready a pail of fresh water and a box of saw-dust.
Dip the articles to be cleaned in the acid ; then
remove them into the water, after which rub them
with saw-dust. This immediately changes them
to a brilliant color. If the brass is greasy it must
bo first dipped in a strong solution of potash and
soda in warm water; this cuts the grease so that
the acid has the power to act. The Manufacturer
says that rusted steel can be cleaned by washing
with a solution of half an ounce of cyanide of po
tassium in two ounces of water, and then brush
ing with a paste composed of half an ounce of
cyanide of potassium, half an ounce of castile
soap, an ounce of whiting and sufficient water to
make the paste.
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF,
Tapioca Blanc Mange. One-half pound
tapioca soaked one hour in a pint of milk ; boil
( imtil tender; sweeten to taste, flavor, pour into a
' mould; when cold turn into a dish and place jam
arounu; serve wim cream, sweetenea ana navoreu.
Corn Cakes for Two. Sift a cupful of corn
1 meal into a bowl or tray, make a hole in it, put
in salt, soda, and shortening, as for biscuit, break
! in two eggs, stir with a strong spoon until the
: eggs are well broken and mixed, then with new
I buttermilk or sour milk make into a batter. Bake
jn a brisk oven ; have the cake three-quarters of
, an inch thick when it goes in the oven.
Hom e-Made Crackers. Beat two eggs very
lightly, whites and yolks together; sift into them
a quart of flour, a teaspoonful of salt; add a table
spoonful each of butter and lard, and nearly a
tumblerful of milk ; work all thoroughly together;
take a fourth of the dough at a time and roll out
M thick M a milk taacker cut in small rounds,
mijl lnlrrt r. i , n I ,r 4-j-k r I , rT, rr"T
! Fricassee of Veal. Cut eight small pieces
I of salt pork and fry brown ; take out the pork
j and put in thin sli'ies of veal (those cut from the
leg are the best, sprinkle with salt and pepper,
and fry brown; when all the veal has been fried,
mix with the boiling fat two teaspoonfuls of dry
flour ; then add two cupfuls of boiling water, and
season with salt and pepper; put the veal in the
gravy and simmer about fifteen minutes; dish out
and pour the gravy over it.
Fricassee of Onions. Peel two or three
dozen of the very small, round white onions;
sprinkle them with salt, let them remain for half
an hour, then roll them upon a cloth to dry them
1 slightly, and dredge with flour; throw them into
a stowpan in which you have melted two ounces
of fresh butter, toss them over a gentle fire for
five minutes, drain the fat from them, add a pint
of rich milk ; minced lemon peel, white pepper,
salt and batter. Simmer for ton minutes and
serve in the sauce.
A Good "Way to Cook Chickens. Take three
or four chickens, and, after cleaning and washing
them well in cold water, split them down the
back, break the breast bone and unjoint the wings
to make them lie down better; put them in a pan
and sprinkle pepper, salt and flour over them ;
put a largo lump of fresh butter on each chicken ;
pour boiling water in the pan and set in the oven.
Let them cook till very tender and a rich brown
color; then take out a large platter, put on more
butter, bet in the oven to keep warm; put some
sweet cream in the pan : add as much hot water
as you think necessary for the quantity of gravy
you desire ; the more cream and the less water
the better the gravy. Thicken with Hour; put a
pint of gravy on the chickens. They must be put
on the table very hot.
Cranuerrv Roll. Stew a quart of era nbcrries
in just water enough to keep them from burning.
Make very sweet, strain and cool. Mate a paste,
and when the cranberry is cold spread it on the
paste an inch thick. Roll it, tie it close in a flan
nel cloth, boil two hours and serve with a aweet
sauce. Stowed apples or other fruit may be used
in the same wa-.
Mutton I Tab 100 r Take a loin of mutton, cut
iv into Muiuu uuuyn, Keiu-Hm wiui grounu popper,
allspice and salt; let it stand a night and then fry
jj Have good gravy well seasoned with Hour,
butter, catnap and pepper, if necessary. Boil tur-
njpd an,j carrots, cut. them small, and add to tho
mut ten, stored in tho gravy, with the yolks of
hard-boiled egg-?, and force-meat balls. .Some
gray: pick Lug will ban improvement.
This Claim House Estab
lished in 18651
GEORGE E. LEMON,
OFFICES, 815 Fifteenth St., (Citizens' National Bank,)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
P. O. Drawer 325.
If wonnded, injured, or have contracted any disease,
however slight the disability, upply at once. Thousands
Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fathers,
and minor brothers and sisters, in the order named, are
War of 1812.
All surviving oSlcers and soldiers of this war, whether
in the Military or Naval service of the United States, who
served fourteen (14) days; or, if in a battle or skirmish,
for a less period, and the widows of such who have not
remarried, are entitled to a pension of eight dollars a
month. Proof of loyalty is no longer required in these
Increase of Pensions.
Pension laws are more liberal now than formerly, and
many are now entitled to a higher rate than they receive.
Prom and after January, 1881, 1 shall make no charges
for my services in claims for increase of pension, whereno
new disability is alleged, unless successful in procuring
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who have been unjustly dropped from the
pension roll, or whose names have been stricken there
from by reason of failure to draw their pension for a pe
riod of three years, or by reason of re-enlistment, may
have their pensions renewed by corresponding with tins
from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in another,
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 duty.
Survivors of all wars from 1790, to March 3, 1835, and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acres
of landt if not already received. Soldiers of the late war
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest mar
ket rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of War.
Ration money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
Such claims cannot be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
laims of this character promptly attended to. Many
claims of this character have been erroneously rejected.
Correspondence in such cases is respectfully invited.
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made,
Property taken by the i myinStates
not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special attention,
provided they were filed before January 1, 18S0. If not
filed prior to that date they are barred by statute of limi
tation. In addition to the above we prosecute Military and
Naval claimsof every description, procure Patents,Trade
Marks, Copyrights, attend to business before the General
Land Office and other Bureaus of the Interior Depart
ment, and all the Departments of the Government.
We invite correspondence from all interested, assuring
them of the utmost promptitude, energy, and thorough
ness in all matters intrusted to our hands.
GEORGE E. LEMON.
As this may reach the hands of some persons unao
quainted with this House, we append hereto, as speci
mens of the testimonials in our possession, copies of let
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widely known throughout the United
Belytdere, III., October 24. 1875.
I take great pleasure in recommending Captain Geo bos
E. Lemon, now of Washington, D. C, to all persons who
may have claims to settle or other business to prosecute
before the Departments at Washington. I know him tc
be thoroughly qualified, well acquainted with the laws
and with Department rules in all matters growing out
of the late war, especially in the Paymaster's and Quar
termaster's Offices. I have had occasion to employ him
for friends of mine, also, in the soliciting of Patents, and
have found lum very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an hon
orable and successful practitioner, I recommend biis
strongly to all who may need his services.
S. A. IIURLBUT, M. C,
Fourth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-General, U. 8. Vols.
Citizens' National Bank,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1879.
Captain Geohge E, Lemon, attorney and agent for th
collection of war claims at Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, and entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having war claims requiring'
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JNO. A. J. CRESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, March , 1875.
From several years' acquaintance with Captain Geokgb
E, Lkmon of tliis city, I cheerfully commend him as 4
gentleman of integrity and worth, and well qualified tc
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claims
against the Government. His experience in that line
give him superior advantages.
W. P. SPRAGUE, M. C,
Fifteenth LHstrici of Ohio.
JAS. D. STRAWBRIDGE, M. C.
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania.
House or Represent attves,
Washington, D. C, March 1, 1878.
We, the undersigned, having an acquaintance witk
Captain George E. Lemon for the past few years, and t
knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
ducts his extensive business and of his reliability for fab
mid honorable dealings connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants generally.
A. V. RICE, Chairman,
Committee on Invalid Pensions. House Reps.
W. F. SLEMONS, M. C,
Second District of Ark.
W. P. LYNDE, M. C.,
Fourth District of Wis.
R. W. TOWNSHEND, M. C,
Nineteenth DistrUt of 10.
5 Any person desiring information as to my stand
ing and responsibility will, on request, be furnished wiflj
a satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Congressiorsea
George E. Lemon, Att'yat Law,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Send tJceteh or model for Preliminary Exammatiou
and Opinion m to Patentability, for whih No Charge
Ls mode. If reported patentable, no charge for serviee
Unl Successful. Senci for Paiuphlu of Jnstruotion.
F3TABLISHKD IN 18G-.