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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 26, 1881.
- ' THE AMERICAN PRODUCER.
Give me the blue of the bcrnling sky
O'er the land of the freeman hung,
Ami the bright, fi.H ' of the sun on high,
While the hymn of the free is Ming;
jicnttlown with its arch of blue,
Or jovmily wept in it crytl showers,
Or gemmed the glad .rth with dew.
Give me the land where the plough's bright share
Turns wealth from the virgin soil,
Kor melts in the forge where the vulcans bear
A sword for the warrior's spoil :
Kot the song of the soldier's bloody trade,
ISbr the trumpet's startling twang,
Uut the vow of pesiee on the altar laid,
Hound the hearthstone fondly sang.
Oh. bright is the land where the golden grain
"Waves over the fertile fields,
And the tall, ripe corn on the spreading plain
Its harvest of bounties yields;
"Where the sounding flail, as it swings in air
Falls fast on the threshing floor,
And the Autumn sun shows the toilers there
"With the gold dust covered o'er.
Let the broad land wake in its proudest bloom,
In the light of our broader skies!
Let the anvil, plow, and the busy loom
In their power and grandeur rise;
Let the workers all, in their well-paid toil,
Rejoice with a labor song,
And the blessing of God on the uncovered soil
Be sought by the trusting throng.
Let the yeoman sing, as he tills the land,
And follow.- the shining plow!
Let the toiler sing, as he lifts his hand,
Oft wiping hi sweating brow!
Let the maiden sing! Let the anvil ring!
And the radiant truth be told
That the labor of home, in its fruits, shall bring
A truer wealth than gold!
Then give me the blue of the bending sky,
O'er the land of the freeman hung,
And the bright, full beams of the sun on high
While the hymn of the free is sung;
Oh, ne'er has a sky o'er a land like ours
Bent down with its arch of blue,
Or joyfully wept in its crystal showers,
Or gemmed the glad earth with dew!
CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS,
Washington, D. C.
Correspondence is solicited to this column. Commu
nications addressed to the Rural Department of The
National TnntrNK, GI5 Fifteenth Street, "Washington,
D. C, will be appreciated.
Culture of Figs. The fig tree is a native of
Western Asia and the shores of the Mediterranean
both in Europe and Africa. It has been cultivated
ironi time immemorial for its fruit, which has
been esteemed in all ages, both in the fresh and
in the dried state. The process of drying figs is
probably very ancient, as we read in the Bible of
a present of cakes of figs having been made to
The tigs of ancient Athens are mentioned and
praised by Aristotle, Pliny, and other classical
writers. The Athenians were so partial to figs,
that they did not allow the fruit to be exported;
and the informers against those who violated this
law being called aykophaniai. from two Greek
words signifying the discoverers of figs, give rise
to our modern word sycophant.
The fig is cultivated to a large extent in the
south of France and in Italy, where it forms an
article of diet, besides being largely exported in
the dried state.
The ripe fruit of the fig is esteemed as demul
cent and laxative, and has long been used as a
poultice for boils. The numerous seeds in the
fruit are indigestible, and sometimes have an
irritant action. The wood of the tree is soft and
spongy, and is sometimes used for polishing tools,
when charged with oil and emery. The bark
contains an acrid, milky juice which has some of
the properties of caoutchouc.
The process of drying figs is very simple. The
fruits are first dipped in scalding-hot lye, prefer
ably made from the ashes of the fig tree ; they are
then dried in the sun, or in ovens made for the
purpose, then pressed into boxes and drums for
The culture of figs has not attracted much
attentionintheMMdleand Northern States,owing
to the susceptibility of the plants to frost. The
trees are perfectly adapted to the climate of the
Southern States, where the' have long been cul
tivated for domestic use, but not produced in
sufficient quantities to be included among com
mercial product. They are cultivated to a
considerable extent in California, and the dried
figs from that State are but little inferior to those
imported from Europe.
The fig may be fruited in sheltered localities
in the Northern States, by' taking the precaution
of covering the branches during winter, so its to
protect them from j-evere frosts. This is not
difficult to accomplish, the most simple and
effective method bein that of bending down the
branches, and fastening them as close to the
ground as practicable, with pegs, in which con
dition they can readily be covered with eight to
ton inches of soil, or an equally thorough coating
of forest leaves, protected by a covering of boards
to exclude rain.
Due care must be given to the timely removal
of the covering in spring. If delayed until the
buds commence to unfold they will sutler injury
from sudden exposure; and if uncovered too
early they may be nipped by late spring frosts.
A gradual removal of the protecting material will
obviate both contingencies.
The fig produces fruit most satisfactorily when j evhahly enrich the land, and one which is avail
it is planted in gravelly or sandy soil. In heavy, j able to every farmer whose means will not per-
rich soils it produces extra luxuriant growths,
and the young fruit will drop prematurely; the
wood will also ripen imperfectly, and thus di
minish the number of matured fruit buds. After
the fruit makes its appearance, and all during its
progress towards ripening, the plant requires an
abundance of water. If the soil becomes very dry
at anv time during this period, the fruit will
probably turn yellow, or shrivel and drop ; but
when the fruit becomes soft, indicating approach
ing ripeness, a less supply of water will improve
its flavor, as well as hasten iha ripening of the
young shoots, upon which depends the future
It is of some importance to know when a fig is
properly npe and lit. to eat. In most cases the
fruits drop to the ground, but that injures them
therefore, select one which is drooping lis head a
little, which has a large drop of juice at the eye,
and at the sides cracked, "with the juice exuding
and standing on the surface like drops of dew.
Then take the stalk in one hand, and with a
knife cut oil' the top end of the fruit, and peel off
the skin in ilakcs, making one mouthful of the
Si'ltiXG Flowkkixg Bulks Foremost among
these sire the hardy hyacinth, tulips, narcissus,
and crocus; and it may be said that no class of
flowering plants can be so entirely satisfactory
for general decorative purposes as these. They
are of the easiest culture, requiring only a min
imum amount of care.
These bulbs are furnished by seedsmen, who
import them from Holland, v. here for ages they
have been objects of special culture, and are there
produced cheaper and better than ill any other
pari of the world.
ulbs succeed well in any soil that is rich and
not too wet. They do better on light, somewhat
sandy soils; in clayey soils an inch or two of
sand under the bull) when planting will be ad
vantageous. They should be planted so that the
top of the bulb will be from three to four inches
below the surface. They can be planted any
time from the middle of October till the end of
November, but the earlier the better, so that they
may make a growth of roots during fall and early
winter. If not planted until spring the flowers
will be weak and imperfect, even from the strong
They are most effective when massed in a cir
cular or oval bed, placing the taller kinds, such
as the narcissus and tulips, in the centre, then a
band of hyacinths bordered with the dwarfer cro
cusses. In spring, or at the time of planting the
bulbs, sow the bed thickly with seed of the por
tulaca, which will flower after the leaves of the
bulbs decay, and continue until frost, thus fur
nishing a succession of flowers during spring and
summer. The bulbs remain in the ground undis
turbed, the portulaca will re-seed the bed. and thus
furnish the best example of "flower gardening
made easy" that can be produced.
For parlor culture few plants can equal the
hyacinth. The bulbs may be grown either in
pots, boxes, or in glasses with water. The best
method, however, is to plant them in pots. A
peculiar riot is sometimes made for this culture,
called the hyacinth pot; this is deeper, in pro
portion to its diameter, than the ordinary-shaped
flower pot ; but an ordinary pot of the size called
5-inch will answer every purpose. The soil
should be rather dry when used, and pressed
quite firmly in the pot. The bulbs are planted
so that they are merely covered, or even a small
portion may be above the surface.
And now comes the most important point in
their treatment. Select an out-of-the-way cor
ner, and set the pots as close together as they
will sit level ; then cover them over with earth,
sand, or coal ashes, the covering to be from eight
to ten inches deep. This will result in the plants
filling the pots with roots in the course of six or
eight weeks, after which they may be brought
into the room, when they will forthwith com
mence to flower strong and luxuriant.
A few plants can be removed at a time if a
lengthened succession of flowers is required; they
will keep for months under the thick covering.
If the tops have made a growth before removal,
they should not be exposed to the sun for a few
days, or until they acquire a green color.
"When grown in glasses, those of a blue or dark
color are to be preferred. The water should
merely reach to the base of the bulb, and they
should be placed in a dark closet until the glass
is well filled with roots, which will be in from
four to six weeks, according to the temperature
of the room.
The water should be changed every three
weeks, or oftener, if it becomes impure : but to do
this the plant must not be taken out; the glass
should be held horizontally, and the water pour
ed off. Rain water is best. A few small pieces
of charcoal helps to keep the water pure.
Farmixg in Scotland. Economy of labor is
the grand characteristic of farming in Scotland.
There are no half-emjrioyed loungers ; and every
man has his work allotted to him, which he must
perform, or give his place to another who can
accomplish it. Farm implements for cultivating
the land are mostly made of iron, and are simple,
yet strong in their construction and effective in
their operation. Every process of farm work is
quickly executed, and so arranged as to avoid all
confusion or unnecessary delay.
The farmers seldom work with their own hands,
but every operation of any nicety or importance
is conducted under their je-rsonal inspection.
Considerable rivalry exists among them as to
which shall have the cleanest farms and the best
crops; and this spirit is fostered by the opera
tions of local agricultural societies, in the shape
of premium and sweepstake competitions. 3Ior
Green Manuring. To enrich lands by
plowing under green crops of rye, buckwheat,
&a, is a system not sufficiently appreciated by
mauy farmers who work poor lands at little
profit. The land must be extremely poor in
conceivably poor, in fact which will uot, if sown
in the fall with rye, or earlier with Italian rye
grass, produce a green covering to be plowed un
der in spring, when it may again be seeded with
buckwheat, to be turned under when in blossom:
a system, if persistently repeated, which will in-
mit of immediate expenditures for manuie.
Turnips are not among the plants usually rec
ommended to be grown for the purpose of enrich
ing land, but they have been used to great advan
tage and have been highly extolled by those who
I have had experience in t.eir use.
Numerous instances mkht be noted wilh re
gard to their value. The following is recorded as
a Canadian example: "Some years since a farmer I
located on worn-out lands in the Niagara district, j
iiad on ins inrm one tweiiiy-iivc acre iiekl that j little value (o corn or grass in wet seasons, but j little suet, popper, salt and cayenne. Toss them
from continuous cropping was so reduced that j of great value in dry': 'that superphosphates are ! then over the fire in a stewpan with a little hut
no grain whatever would grow upon it. Jie had of very unequal values, those of (he best repuia- ! ter until done. Have ready some slices of but
no spare manure, as the farm would not grow (ion proving of but little value on the soil of (his j (ered toast to pst them on" but hefore doing s,
straw enough to make it. He therefore prepared I farm when applied to moderuielv ferlile. mul .dd to (he kidnevs i he v.?lr ivvn i.or. P,
the field for turnips,-sowed the seed in drills, as
well manured in the drill as he could manage,
Avhich Avas not much, but as the land had ncArcr
hefore grown turnips they grew finely, lie horse-
hoed the roots; then, when the plants were large
enough, he ran the cultivator across them in place
of otherwise thinning them, lie got a heavy crop
J of tolerably large roots, the whole of which were
plowed in, and the ground summcr-iallowed the
following year to kill the weeds. Fall wheat was
then sown and produced sixty bushels per acre.
The wheat was seeded down well with clover,
and as soon as the clover was in flower the next
year, it was plowed under. This treatment got
the land into thorough heart, and with judicious
management since the field has continued to be
the best on the farm."
Pjjuxixg G k a r !:?. The best time to prune
grapes is from the middle of November to the
middle, of December. Formerly the month of
February was generally chosen for this operation,
but when deferred till spring the vines are liable
to bleed, which, although not considered as doing
much injury may ay well be guarded against, as
it certainly cannot be of any benefit. A far more
important reason for fall pruning is the additional
stimulus Avhich the buds receive from the accu
mulation of sap during the winter months.
All through the winter the plaut still contin
ues to absorb by its roots, and the matters intro
duced accumulate in the wood and buds; it is
therefore evident that when paining is delayed
until spring a very significant portion of this
winter-accumulated vigor is removed.- YVhen
pruning is performed early or before winter, the
buds which are retained acquire greater strength
on account of their diminished number, and will
grow with redoubled a igor in spring.
In pruning grapes it should of course be re
membered that fruit is produced only on growths
made the previous season, so that enough of these
young shoots should be retained to secure a crop.
Cuttjxgs. The present time is a favorable
season for making and planting cuttings of such
plants as are known to propagate readily from
hardened wood. Of these may be mentioned
grapes, currants, and gooseberries among fruits,
and such ornamental shrubs as forsytliias, dcut
zias, sjrircas, wciyclias, and the jfrivds.
The cutting should not be less than six inches
in length, and planted perpendicularly, so that
the top bud will be level with-the surface of the
ground. The reason for making the cutting this
length is to prevent exhaustion of its contained
sap before roots are formed. A single bud attached
to an inch of wood, if placed in a position where
evaporation would not occur, will form a plant
quite as certainl as the longer cutting will do.
and with new or rare p"" bic mrice is corn-
mon, but in this case an
to be provided so as to
success. Evaporation is
whole of the cutting ii.
sap may be economized
Hence the reason of fa
only partially inserted i
. . sphere has
'it-.'u ' placing the
i,; Gui id, so that its
. - f-rr; 3n of roots.
vl-iet uttings are
gr un-l the exposed
he rving influences
portion, being subjected-:.) '
of the atmosphere, shrr e'.s
rooting takes place.
The rooting of cutting ip
ground in which thev uiv
than the atmosphere by why-
i iis up before
ijt' ti. when the
"";.; is warmer
;: - surreuud-
ed; all successful propai'.-tfi'.ii of plat.ts depends
mostly upon these coi itii.'3: & propagating
house is simply a house -here thee conditions
can be secured, but no s rnvemu.ces are es
sentially necessary with r!i:j0'sas those
mentioned above : in fact, we find these condi
tions existing in a natural manner at this season,
inasmuch as the soil for a foot in depth is warmer
than the atmosphere; consequently, cuttings will
at once commence to form roots, while there is
no danger of bud growth interfering with the
process. For the same reason, early fall is the
best time to transplant deciduous trees, thus en
abling them to form a new growth of roots dur
ing the period which occurs between the fall of
leaves and the commencement of a new irrowth
Scale and Bark Insects. The best remedy
for all bark lice and other insects on the bark of
trees, is to cover the part attached with a coating
of common lime wash. Fruit trees of all kinds
would be greatly benefited by an annual cover
ing of lime wash, as it smothers insect life of ev
ery kind which may be lurking in crevices and
cracks. It is also a good preventive of blight.
Cotton-Seed Meal. Dr. Atwalcr says that
cotton-seed meal, either as a fertilizer or as cat
tle food, is one of the cheapest articles in the
market, and deserves to be used to a much great
er extent than it now is. 15y employing it first
in the feeding trough its fat and carb-hydrates
are u tilized to the best advantage. Thence a iarc
share of its nitrogen, its phosphates, and potash
pass into and enrich the manure.
According to the general analyses and deduc
tions of Dr. Wolff, of Germany, the feeding value
of cotton-seed meal is nearly double that of In
Bean Koots Poisonous. It is not always
best to "get at the root of a matter." Recently,
Mr. Kellogg, of Goieta, happened to discover that
the roots of his French beans the common bush
beans were large and j u icy. He conel uded that
they would be good to eat. Accordingly, he ate
a small piece himself, and gave some to other
members of his family. They all thought that
the t.iste was rather agreeable. In about half an
hour, however, they discovered that instead of
being wholesome the root contained a very dan
gerous poison. Alter the most intense sufferimr,
and by the prompt use of antidotes, they have
all recovered from the effects of the poison. The
quaintly winr-n was eaten Avas so very small that !
it is certain that this root contains a ve'rv fatal
poison. Mania Barbara Ires$.
Coxi'LUsioxs. In tlio report of (lie Agricnl
tunil University of the State of New York occurs
the following: "The following j-,re some of (he
conclusions arrived at, viz.: that gypsum is of
well-cultivated land ; that failures in farming re
sult not so much from poor soil as from poor
culture, imperfect preparation of the soil, and
a mj ----.- - ... - .,...
J stagnant water in the subsoil; that clover and
cattle are the cheapest renovators of worn-out
! fields; that early sown crops require the least
quantity of ?eQ( and promise the best results;
that heavy land should be plowed moderately
deep in the spring; the best results are obtained
from land plowed moderately deep in the fall,
covered with manure in the winter, and replowed
to half the depth in the spring."
A Little Farm V.'ell Tilled. Charles "W.
"Woods, in Oldtown, has one of the prettiest
places in the town, and he makes it profitable
to farm. Tie has but twelve acres, and upon
these he has set out eight hundred trees pear,
apple, peach, quince, and plum trees, lie has a
great variety of grapes, gooseberry, raspberry, and
blackberry vines. He has gathered one hundred
barrels of pears. For twenty barrels of Bartlett
pears he recieved $100. The apph'S and peach
trees did not bear much. lie had two acres in
onions, from which he gathered one thousand
bushels; one acre devoted to cabbages yielded
five thousand head, and when first brought to
market he realized seveu cents a pound. Two
tons of squashes, three tons of turnips, three tons
of beets, and ten tons of carrots, two hundred
bushels of the choicest potatoes, for which he ob
tained the highest market price, were a part of
the products. J e has sold $7, worth of tomatoes,
?o0 worth of asparagus, !jv0 worth of the culti
vated dandelion ; and for melons, grapes, berries,
and other products not enumerated, the sum of
300. Mr. "Woods has labored every day upon his
farm, and his untiring industry has brought his
land to a state of the highest cultivation. He
can attest that a well-mananed farm will nav a
handsome return. Valley Visitor.
"Warm Stables Stables should be warm
enough so that horses may be comfortable with
out blankets : then the blankets will do good ser
vice as coverings when the animal is left standing
out in the street. The practice of covering a
horse with a blanket in the stable, to be removed
as soon as he is taken out, is like a man wearing
his over coat in-doors and taking it of when he
goes out into the open air.
Peeling Peaches. In certain California
peach-drying establishments the work of peeling
the peaches has been much simplified by the fol
lowing process : A craJ e tilled with fruit is drop
ped into a vat containing hot lye, and there shak
en. It is then removed to a tank of pure cold
water and the lye is washed away. The skins of
the fruit by this process become so separated from
the pulp that they are drawn off with one motion
of the hand. This saves much time, labor and
expense. The new process causes the fruit to dry
more readily, and a very slight loss in weight re
sults. Warning from Frost. General AY. B.IIazen,
chief signal officer, has issued a circular of in
struction announcing a plan of special frost indi
cations for the benefit of the fruit growing inter
csts of Florida. "Whenever minimum tempera
tures of 40, or less, are expected to occur at
Jacksonville, Fla., special frost indications will
be telegraphed to the observer of the Signal
Corps in that city, who will immediately furnish
copies to the press of that citj and to the president
of the Florida Fruit Grower's Association. Special
attention will be given to the early forecasting of
anticipated frosts, the fruit growers desiring that
the Avarning may, if possible, be given two days
in advance. It is. in the view of the chief signal
officer, quite doubtful whether this can be accu
rately done. The forecast is to be made as early
as it can be with reasonable safety. A minimum
temperature of -10 is a source of great anxiety to
the fruit growers, and a temperature of o". as or
dinarily shown by a sheltered thermometer, is
destructive to tropical fruits. The special an
nouncements will be made from November 1.1 to
THINGS TO MAKE A NOTE OF.
Breakfast Polls. Add one teaspoon fnl of
baking powder to a pound of flour, two ounces of
butter, and the yolk of one egg: mix with suffi
cient miik to make into a stiff dough. Roll il
out. and makeup the roils into any shape a ou
may prefer, and bake in a rather quick oven.
Steamed Puddixg. One cup of sugar, one
half cup of butter, three eggs, one cup of milk,
three heaping teaspoon fills of baking powder, and
three cups of flour; steam one hour.
Apple Trifle. Scald as many apples as,Avhen
pulped, Avill cover the dish you design to use to
the depth of iavo or three inches. Before you place
them in the di-h add to them the rind of half a
lemon, grated fine, and sugar to taste. Mix half
a pint of milk, half a pint of cream, and the yolk
of an egg; scald it over the fire, keeping il stirring.
and do not let it boil; add a little sugar, and let
it stand till cold, then lay it over the apples, and
finish with the cream Avhip.
Ox-Tail Sonv-Put three ox-tails into three
quarts of Avater, Avith half a dozen eloves and a
little salt and pepper. Boil three hours; strain
the soup into an earthen pot; let it stand until
the next day, then take off' all the fat. Cut two
onions into small pieces, and cut the ox-tails the
same. Put them with the ouions, and with but
ter fry a nice brown. Cut up Iavo carrots, two
turnips, and half a head of Avhile cabbage. Tut
them into the soup with the onions and tails, and
boil two hours.
Carrot Pl-ddtno. Boil a quarter of a pound
of carrots and half a pound of mealy potatoes
in separate saucepans; pound both carrots and
potatoes toa smooth pulp; add half a pound of
moKt sugar, quarter of a pound of Hour. quarter
of a pound of breadcrumbs, quarter of a pound
of sue! chopped fine, three quarters of a pouud of
currants, and one ounce of candied peel. When
all are well mixed, put into a buttered basin, and
boil four hours.
Kidney Toast. Chop up very fine two or
three mutf on kidneys, and season them with a
- - .. - . - - ,- . - 4 -m. .VV..11 l.l.ll. Ill XJIIK
egg. and a squeeze of lemon, stirring avcII
cj-r..ofT fli,. ini"t.irA An fb -t. .i 7 r. '
&,rtrfUi the mi..tuie Oil the toast, and place for a
moment m the oven to get quite hot.
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lished in 18651
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however slight the disability, apply at once. Thousands
ows, minor children, dependent mothers, fathers,
linor brothers and sisters, iii the order named, are
War of 1S12.
All surviving officers and soldiers of this war, whether
in the Military or Naval service of the United States, who
served fourteen (11) days; or, if in a battle or skirmish,
for :i 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.
From and after January, 1881, 1 shall make no charges
for my services in claims for increase of pension, where no
new disability is alleged, unless successful in procuring
Restoration to Pension Roll.
Pensioners who have leen unjustly dropped from the
pension roll, or whose names have been stricken there
from by reason of failure to draw their pension for pe
riod of" three years, or by reason of re-enlistment, may
have their pensions renewed by corresponding Avith this
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 ser-ice of the United
States, and in the line of duty.
Survivors of all waTS from 1790, to March 3, 1S55, and
certain heirs are entitled to one hundred and sixty acres
of land, if not already received. Soldiers of the late Avar
Land warrants purchased for cash at the highest mar
ket rates, and assignments perfected.
Prisoners of Var.
Ration money promptly collected.
Amounts due collected without unnecessary delay.
Such claims cannot be collected without the furlough.
Horses Lost in Service.
Claims of this character promptly attended to. Many
oiaims of this character haA'e been erroneously rejected.
Correspondence in such cases is respectfully iirvited.
Bounty and Pay.
Collections promptly made.
Property taken by the u my in States
not in Insurrection.
Claims of this character will receive special attention,
provided they were tiled before January 1, 1SS0. If not
tiled prior to Ihat date they are barred by statute of limi
tation. In addition to the above we prosecute Military and
Naval claims of 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, Ave append hereto, as sped"
mens of the testimonials in our possession, copies of let-
ters from several gentlemen of Political and Military
distinction, and widelv known throughout the United
BrxviDERi:, III., October 2-1, 1S75.
I take great pleasure in recommending CaptaiuGEOKGB
E. Lrxo:. 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 to
be thoroughly cmalitied, well acquainted with, the lawe;
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 him very active, well-informed and success
ful. As a gallant officer during the war, and an hou
orable and successful practitioner, I recommeiui hire
stronglv to all who mav need hi- services.
S. A. IIURLBUT, M. C,
FoiSrth Congressional District, Illinois.
Late Major-Gencral, U. S. Vols.,
Citizens' National "Baxk,
Washington, D. C, January 17, 1S75.
Captain Geokge K. Lemon, attorney and agent for thi
collection of war claims at Washington city is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly Avell-informed man of busi
ness, of high character, aad entirely responsible. I be
lieve that the interests of all having Avar claims requiring
adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JXO. A. J. CKESWELL,
W. F. ROACH,
IIOUSK OP Itrrni-SENTATIA'ES,
Washington, D. C, March , 1S75.
From several years acquaintance Avith Captain Geokge
E, Lemon of this city, I cheerfully commend him as a
gentleman of integrity and Avorth, and A'ell qualified tc
attend to the collection of Bounty and other claim?
against the Government. His experience in that lino
giA'e him superior adAantage.
W. P. SPBAGUE, M. C.
Fifteenth District of Ohio,
JAS. D. STKAWBRIDGE, M. C,
Thirteenth District of Pennsylvania,
I ITorsr: or UcruESENTATiA'ES.
, Washington, D. C, March 1, 1S75.
We, the undersigned, lumng an acquaintance Avitii
j Captain Gkoerh E. Lkmon for the past Icav vears, and a
t knoAvledge of the systematic manner in Avhich heeon-
ducts his exteiHiA-e business and of his reliability for fail
j and honorable dealings connected therewith, chcerfull?
tcommcnd him to claimants generally.
! A. V. lUCl-:,'CIiainnon,
Committee on Invalid Pensions, House Eeps.
W. F. SLEMt"S. M. C,
i Second District of Arts.
i W. P. LYNDE. M. C.
! Fourth District of Wis.
I IL W. TOWXSIIKXD. M. C,
nineteenth District of ML,
-0" Any person desiring information as to my stanch
, iug and responsibility Avili, on request, be furnished Aitfa
! a s-ntisfactorv reference in his vicinity or Congressional
u. vt- a
George E. Lemon, Att'yatLaw,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Send sketch or model for Preliminarv Examination
and Opinion as to Patentability, for Avhich 'o Charge
,b i". ' reponou patentable, no charge for serAices
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