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THE NAtflONAX, TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, X). 0., AUGUST 5, 1832.
' THE CALL OF THE PARTRIDGE. STELLA A- GAJCONG. The fields arc wet, the fields are green, , AH things are glad and growing-, And freth nnd cool acrofas the pool Tlie gentle wind is blowing. Tho' humid clouds yet fill the sky, Tlie ruin hse oeaeed jte falling, i'AimI from his rail across the swale, I hear the partridge calling, Tle spotted partridge calling. Thro' the silence not a. note Hie listening ear is greeting, "But hear, O hear, how loud and clear " His call he is repeating. "What pleading lingers in his tone, "What tenderness revealing I O, soft and bweet across the -wheat A timid answer's stealing, The timid answer's stealing. Rural Topics. CONDUCTED BY WILLIAM SAUNDERS, "Washington, D. O. Correspondence issolicited to this column. Com munications addressed to the Rural Department of Tiie National TitmcNK, G15 Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. O., will be appreciated. Raising Strawherkies from Seed. One of the great drawbacks in raising vari ous fruits from seed for the purpose of intro ducing new varieties is the time required before they begin to bear. This, however, does not apply to the strawberry, for we have gathered bushels of fruit from plants eleven months after sowing the seed from -which they were raised. These were produced in the following manner: "When the fruit is thoroughly ripened the berries are bruised and the seeds washed out from the pulp as carefully as is practicable. This operation inay be greatly facilitated by paring thinly the outer surface of the berry, which, of course, includes the seeds; by this means the largest portion of the pulp of the berry is rejected, and but very little of the pulpy matter is retained if carefully managed. It is now washed and separated in water, which will allow the greater portion of the pulp to be floated or skimmed off. The seed is then spread thinly on paper and dried in the shade. "When dry, the seeds 'and adhering pulp are rubbed between the linger and thumb, which will separate them ready for sowing. Shallow boxes which will hold about three inches in depth of soil are the most suitable. These are filled with any kind of light, sandy soil, which is carefully and firmly pressed during filling, and the surface made smooth and level. The seeds are then properly distributed over the sur face, and covered with a light sprinkling of " sand merely enough to bnrcty cover the seed and the whole surface pressed evenly and solidly with a wooden block or a com mon .brick. Above all things deep covering of the seed is to be avoided. The boxes are now placed in a shaded position, such as may be found on the north side of a wall, board fence, or hedge, and covered with boards un til the seeds vegetate. The surface of the soil should be kept moist, and, unless the weather is very dry, but few applications of water will be reouired before the young plants appear, which will be in the course of three or four weeks, or less with SQme of the seeds." The covering" greatl y jircvcnla" dry- - ing ana onviates xae necessity 01 irequenc waterings, which have a tendency to disturb the seeds. As soon as the young plants appear they require to be fully exposed at night, al though partial shading from bright sun will assist their growth. Any covering during night is injurious, as closeness at that period will inevitably cause the young plants to decay or dampen off at the neck of the ten der stem. It is well to protect them from dashing rains at night when it can be done, but when fully exposed even heavy rains will not cause damping off, although the plants maybe somewhat bruised and beaten down. As soon as true leaves are formed the young plants should be carefully lifted, searated, and replanted, either in boxes prepared as for the seed, or in a sheltered place in the open ground, where tlie soil can be specially prepared for them by being Xropcrly pulverized, smoothed, and firmed as recommended for the seed boxes. The plants are now set in rows two incites apart the distances between the plants should not be less than this ; the soil can be settled round the root3 by a good watering they will le benefited from shading from bright sun for a few days until they start again to grow; at no time should they be al- i lowed to suffer for water, and no covering given either day or night. About the be ginning of September, (premising that) the seeds were sown as soon as they were ripe, which would not le later than the end of June,) the plauts will be large enough for X)ennanent planting. Tlie soil being ingood condition, fully manured and pulverized, the plants are now to be lifted with a small ball .of soil attached to the roots. Running a sharp knife between the rows will help to separate them and secure earth to each plant. Set them in rows three feet apart, and allow eighteen inches from plant to plant. They will make good sized iiIriiIb before winter, and form numerous flower bud3 for fruiting the following summer. Protect them during winter, in climates where the thermometer goes down to zero, by slightly covering them with straw or unrotted manure, for even the hardiest plants will produce better when protected during winter. Managed in this way fruit is produced in less than twelve months from the time of sowing the seeds ; and if the various details of transplanting, &c., have proved favorable to constant and uninterrupted growth, the crop produced will le quite large. The quality of the fruit should not be de termined by the first crop ; but the second year's growth and fruitage will exhibit the normal qualities of the plant, and until this is ascertained all runners should be removed. Vagaries of a Roskbusji epondont writes as follows: A corre V Sometime ago I purchased a tea cose; at the time of r purchase the bud on it wa3 very double. During the spring and summer it bloomed twice, and both times double. Tlie laat two crops of bloom have been very single. Can you tell me the reason of this change, and how it can be remedied ? " Many years ago we owned a cow which fell sick ; we called in a neighbor who pro fessed skill in cows, and after careful inves tigation he remarked that "If that cow had horns I should say that she had the horn-ail." As the animal had a tail we sug gested that she might have Avolf-in-the-tail. Now, if the above-mentioned rose had been a remontant, or what is called a hybrid perpetual, we would have suggested to our correspondent thathehad purchased a hudded plant, and that the budded portion had died, and the later flowers were pro duced by the slock, which had usurped the place of the bud or graft. 13ut since tea roses are so easily raised from cuttings that they are seldom propagated by budding, we conclude that we must look for some other explanation of this alleged phenomena. Many of the most popular varieties of the lea rose, such as Isabella Sprunt, Haflrano, and Uou Silene, only form fine double look ing buds when in the most robust, growth, and when the nights are cool, and before the 'scorching summer sun aud drying winds slirivel every green tiling. But as the sum mer advances the buds become small, open out quickly, aud look very single indeed. Perhaps as the season wanes the flowers will assume their former shape and consistency. In the abaenee of a specimen of the buds or moro explicit information, we cannot oiler furtlier advice. Peach-ctrl Fungus. Dr. Byron Jlal stead submitted a paper on this subject at a recent meeting of the Connecticut State Board of Agriculture, in which, among other questionable things, he stated that the cause of this injurious deformity has been various ly ascribed to plant lice, lack of some food element in the soil, and even to electricity. Disclaiming all these he states that it is due to a fungus which -grows withiu the tissue of the leaf, and that unless means are taken to keep it in check the' trouble may increase, and in time become a serion3 matter in the peach orchard. It is well known to those who have care fully studied and observed the phenomena attending this malady Unit its origin is made possible by extreme changes in the weather in spring when the leaves first make their appearance. This has the effect of injuring the tissue of the leaves, and induces that in cipiency of disease which gives a condition for the attacks of fungus. Our observation for the past forty years inclines us to the opinion that fu&gi is rave on perfectly healthy vegetation, and with regard to peach leaf curl there is no doubt as to its cause, so numerous havo been the experiments made in regard to ft that its origin it established ; cutting oiT diseased leaves will not avail anything ; it never spreads when the weather becomes more uniform, and the foliage gains strength by growth. Watering Plants in Sunshine A reader of The National Tribune asks the q-uestion, " Will it scald the leaves of plants to sprinkle them with water in the sun shine?" Wo would most emphatically an swer, Nq. We are aware that a contrary opinion prevails, but it is certainly errone ous, and it would be difficult to account for its origin, although it may be probable that in damp climates, and after a series of sun less days, a sudden burst of sunshine would injure tender foliage to some extent; but in our sunny climate we have never observed the slightest injury to plants by allowing the sprinkler full play over flower beds during the hottest and brightest weather we may have. On the contrary, if plants had feel ings, wo would say that they enjoy the 'watery bath in the hot sun, sq ( greatly do thcy rovivo and grow under'its influence. J Extracts from the 'KefoY.t 'of' tiie United States Agricultural Depart ment for July. The returns indicate an increase of area planted in corn exceeding 4 per cent., or fully 2,300,000 acres. In Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois there has been a loss of acreage, but in all other States of any promi nence in corn growing there is some increase. In the Gulf States the advance has been heavy. In the Ohio Valley the extension of its breadth of cultivation was prevented by excessive rains and a temperature that made early planting impossible. The condition of winter wheat averages 104, which is a higher figure flian any pre vious July since 1S74. Now, wiUi the spring wheat breadth at 100, with a favor able season until harvest, the yield ought to average above 13 bushels per acre, probably lo.5 at least, which would give a crop of 500,000,000 bushels. The condition of rye is very similar to that of wheat. Nearly all the States are represented by an average not less than 100. Only Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Alabama, Texas, California and Arizona Territory fall slightly below that figure. The other States range from 100 up wards. The oat crop is in liigh condition, repre sented by the percentage 103. The Eastern and Middle States Ml by a point or two to reach 100; the South and West and the Pa cific Coast and Rocky Mountain legion are above the standard of medium vitality. In Maryland and Virginia the attacks of vari ous insects have proved nearly fatal. In barley, New York alone of the three chief barley-producing States averages 100, Wisconsin standing at 0G and California at RS. The general average in May, indicated by 85, has, by reason of favorable skies, gone to 95. Nebraska is the only State in which the standard is exceeded, her figures being 100; Iowa and Pennsylvania, 99 ; Minnesota, 91; Ohio, 70. Cotton has improved since the first of June, its average condition being three points better on the first of July. From Virginia to Georgia and west 'of the Missis sippi, evory Stale shows higher figures. Prom Florida to Mississippi and Tennessee, condition has slightly declined. The general average is 92, which is higher than in July of 1873 aud 1874, and lower than in any other year for the past ten. It was 95 last July. The returns are nearly unanimous in indicating a good degree of vigor and rapid ity of growth. Thus far there is only a loss of time for development and fruiting. Fu ture favorable conditions may make good the deficiency, but unfavorable weather in July and August would make a full crop im possible. There is an increased area in potatoes in nearly every State and Territory the natural effect of the high price. This increase amounts to about 7 per cent. Condition is alio high, falling little short of 100 anywhere, and averaging 102. There is an increase in the breadth of sweet potatoes, especially in the Southern States. Condition is high south and west of South Carolina, but not up to the average in any of the Atlantic Stales north of South Carolina. The acreage of Iqhaceo is nearly the same as in 1H81. Condition is high in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, but below average in tiid eohnccUcut Valley, Mary laud, and Virginia; ''The average is about 93. rage : There is some increase of the area in sorghum in the South,a small decrease north of Ohio, with a small advance west of the Missouri. Condition is somewhat below average generally, except iu the Southern States. In fruits, apples aud peaches will be fairly 'abundant. The Delaware and Maryland crop of peaches may exceed 4,000,000 baskets. A medium crop will be gathered in the Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri peach regions. Condition of fruit is better w;est of the Mississippi than in the Ohio Valley. As usual, there is a reat local variation ia condition. Swamp Muck. This is of great value as an absorbent of liquid manures, and where it can be obtained easily, stores of air-dried muck can Iks advantageously -used in stables. As an application alone to soils of any kind siheious, dry, humid, or any other it has a very small intrinsic value. Its whole contained amount of mineral plant food does not equal in value more than fifty or sixty cents a ton, aud the bog-humus in which it is involved is of little value except as an absorbent. This is its value according to chemistry, but its value as a mechanical agent in clayey soils is of much importance in rendering them open and more readily pulverized and easier worked when cropped. London Purple. A writer in the Amer ican Farmer says: "I read somewhere that London purple was excellent for potato-j bugs, and to use it as you would Paris green, and now, having tried it, would caution your readers to use it sparingly,, for it is highly destructive of all vegetable life. One part purple to fifteen of flour destroyed every leaf it fell upon, and even one of the poison to thirty parts flour proved dam aging to any leaf it was showered thickly on. I have changed to Paris green.!' Green Crops. The term "green crops" is applied to turnips, carrots, mangel wurzel, parsnips, vetches, cabbages, and all kinds of clovers and grasses when consumed on the farm ; Uiat is, when green crops arc alluded to as improvers of land, it means that they are to bo used on the farm either for feeding animals or for plowing under as green manures. Green crops arc not so exhaust ing a3 grain crops, because they are not allowed to ripen seed, hence their distin guishing feature from crops raised for their seeds. Practical Forestry. The Prairie Farmer states that the managers of the Union Pacafic Railway continue the work com rmenced two years ago in ornamenting their stations with trees and shrubs. The paries around the stations for the first three hun dred miles west of the Missouri River already make a good showing and look pleasant to travelers over what has been called the tree less plains, but which As being rapidly dotted with groves. For deciduous trees the company have a preference fob the Calalpa, which grows rapidly and is per fectly hardy; the Negundo, red and whUe maples, the white ash and elm have done well. On the Laramie plains the .pen and narrow-leaved Cottonwood seem to be thja most suitable. The beautiful evrrccas w the Rocky Mountains have proved rio: s-- J cessful in ,their growth and have suffavra muqh less ih.transplanting than e: .. e j& teiji-j5iuu. neea. oi.t mumrcu t j si. t urea c ' j si- r 1. and Douglass spruce and several species pine have been planted the presc season. These trees are from four to five feet'hidh and succeed well with proper digging, carl ful planting, and mulching. At the sta 'ens on the sago plains, where there is o' ahi 1- QT dant supply of water, there is no dotibt of ' the success of the growth of evergreen trees. The furthest point reached this year s 620 miles west of Omaha. I The mantigers, besides beautifying stations, intend by example to urge every farmer along their line to plant, and that largely, particularly of those kinds of timber which will be of service for ties. Forest planters are realizing that there is no moro profitable crop than timber, and wrestern farmers that there is no section of the country better adapted for the purpose than the wide prairies. Pine forests cannot bo planted tco soon on the great plains, and there cannot lie a question as to their success and great future juofit. Care of Cows. In the very hottest days it will pay to keep milch cows in dark stables during the heat of the day, bringing them some green food and turning them out to cat and drink night and morning. In this way the annoyance from flies will be greatly lessened and their milk capacities preserved. Currants and Chickens. -"A successful chicken raiser says that he always feeds his hens among his currents, and the leaves are consequently free from worms, and other bushes not thus treated near by were entirely stripped of their foliage." What success ho had with the currant crop is not staled, but unless his breed of fowls differs greatly from any we have ever seen his currants would be well stripped of their berries. Georgia Crop Report for July. The corn crop was never more promising. The oat crop is so abundant that, since harvest, the price has fallen from GO cents per bushel to 35 cents, per bushel. The wheat crop is 1 1 per cent, above an a verage crop. The cotton crop is below an average in every sec tion of the State. The sugar-cane crop is reported in fine condition in those sections in which it is principally grown. The average of the rice crop for the State is 99 ; the average yield of hay is one and a half tons per :Tcre. Of other crops, compared to an average, the condition of sorghum July 1 was, in the State, 99; millet, 103; ground peas, 100; chufas, 102; melons. 93, and sweet potatoes 109. ' Tomatoes and Health. The tomato; says the Australian 'Medical Journal, is thought too little of by physicians. - Its lemarkable effect on diseases of other plants suggests its use as a germicide and a pro tector against those disorders, so many of which Ave now know derive their origin from bacteria and allied germs. If a tomato shrub be uprooted at the gad of the season and allowed to wither on the bough of a fruit tree, or if it bcluirned beneath, it will act not only ;is a curative, but protective against blight and similar attacks. This hostility to low organism is due to the presence of sulphur, which is rendered up in an active condition in the decay or burn ing. Remembering that digestion also splits up the tomato into its chemical con stituents and releases sulphur, probably in a nascent condition, and probaly in the intes tinal canal, it may have as great potency there as experiments prove it to have out- side the body. Summer diarrhoea, English cholera, aud typhoid fever are all due to low organisms. As the diarrheal and typhoid seasons are luckily contemporaneous with the fruiting of the tomato, it is not unrea PonaHe to assume that tomato-eaters would be more than ordinarily likely to escape such diseases. Experiments are now being made on the tincture of the tomato, which will help in determining its therapeutic value. Mean while, eaten cooked with hot meats, and in the form of a salad alter a cold lunch, it is a pleasant and useful addition to our ordinary regimen. The fruit acids it contains, com bined with the mechanical effect of the seeds and skin, render it to some extent an enemy to scurvy as well as a laxative, and the sulphur, with its known power over septic conditions, would probably contribute to make its use a protection against the poison genus of those diseases, like typhoid, that find their way into the system primarily by the alimentary canal. One caution is needed to the lovers of this esculent. All kinds of raw fruit, except used with care, are liable to irritate, and avc have known an instance where a person working hard all day on raw tomatoes only, was seized with inflammation of the bowels, which proved fatal in a few hours. A3 an article of diet, two or three tomatoes will be found as effective as, aud certainly safer, than a dozen. Wool. Wool buyers are paying only from twenty-eight to thirty cents. They claim that all ot the factories have an abun dance of wool to keep them running for the next six mouths, and that the country is flooded with manufactured woolen goods of all kinds, and that wool has a downward tendency. These men have told the same story so often at this season of the year that it is worn threadbare. There can be no reason why wool should not sell for forty cents before the 1st of September. Hold on to it; it will keep better than any other product of the farm. It always brings better prices in the fall than in early spring. Orange County Farmer. Stap.le Management. Much depends upon the groom in the management of horses in the stable. Frequently very poor grooms get control of good horses, and the owner suffers the less resulting from their incompetency. It is moro difficult to find a competent groom than it is find an experi enced farmer, skilled mechanic, or practical sailor, because there is no rule or mechanical standard by which to determine the groom "s competency. An efficient groom will keep the stable clean, aud purified from the car bonic acid gas generated from the lungs in respiration and the ammonia escaping from the excrements, so that the horses will not breathe these gases, which create disease. He will arrange in all ways for the comfort and good health of the animals placed in his charge; ho will have "a place for every thing, and everything in its place"; he will be kind tempered, humane to his horses, and faithful to his employer, and will under stand his business, and have the honesty to execute the trust with fidelity, vigilance, anil economy. Feeding is one of the most important 'duties in the stable. Horses require to lie fed at regular hours, and in such quantities 4ife will keep the subjects iu condition to per- . , U"'1J iauoi JXUibU? li wori rc" tSW- t linlH t m I I n 1 t rt U TTnur. A.. mL ,.u1 : """""' P "" u.eir nveweigm, as me (iauy allowance ot looci. t com lb to IS lbs. of grain, and an equal weight of hay, would lie considered a liberal allowance for a large horse in full work. Small, or idle horses, would not require more than one half of that amount, as the quantity of food will depend upon the size and the amount of work required of them. They must be fed enough to supply the natural waste of the body, and to re-supply the substance ex hauscd by the labor performed. It is not good policy to let work horses get thin. It costs more to put on flesh thau it does to keep it on. Flesh that becomes hardened by exercise will be kept up with less food, under the same work, than it took to put it on. From 15 to 30 pounds of food will about supply the daily consumption of horses, large and small. Tle English cavalry horses are fed 10 quarts of oats aud 12 pounds of hay three times a day. The American cavalry hor?es havo had the English rations increased to 13 or 14 quarts of oats and an equal amount of hay three times a day. The hunter, in the season, is allowed from 10 to IS quarts of oats, and about S pounds of hay, fed five times a day. The race-horse is allowed from from 18 to 20 quarts of oats per day, and nearly as much hay as the hunter, being usually fed five times a day. National Live stock Journal, Chicago. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Bacalo a la Basaina. Wash a sniall codfish and cut it in pieces about six inches square. Soak it over night and next morn ing put it over the fire in a pot of cold water and let it come to a boil. Remove it from the water and take out the bones, being very careful not to break the skin. Pour a cup ful of oil in your frying pan and add to it three chopped onions and let them brown; then add one can of tomatoes, one dozen cloves, and eight Spanish peppers. Let all boil for a short time and throw in the fish. Boil a few minutes longer and serve very hot. Stuffed Leg of Mutton. Select a piece weighing about five pounds. With a sharp knife make pockets in several places and stuff them as full as possible with a dressing made of crumbled bread, seasoned with salt, pepper, butter, aud minced onion. Place the meat in a baking pau and add just enough water to keep it from burning. Bake slowly about two hours aud baste constantly 'while it is cooking. Whcu the blood ceases to run after trying it with a fork it is done." Serve with gravy and accompany the dish with currant jelly. Boiled Salmon. Wash from two to four pouuds of salmon and put it on to boil in hot Avaler, adding some salt to the water. Allow a quarter of an hour to every pound of fish, and when it is well done place it upon a flat dish aud dress it with a white sauce. Garnish the dish with parsley and serve immediately. Salmon Pudding. Take the remains of your boiled salmon or boil one pound for the purpose and pick it very carefully, in order to get out all tlie boues. Put it into a stew-pan with a large lump of butter, aud add salt and cayenne pepper, llavean equal quantity of bread crumbs ready, which you must moisten with boiled cream or milk. Stir the fish and crumbs together, add three beaten eggs, and pour all into a mold and bake about twenty minutes. Turn out and serve hot. Pigeon Pie. About four pigeons will make a good sized pie. Clean them, split them down the back, and divide them again lengthwise. Throw into a stewpan a table poonful of butter, and after drying the pieces of pigeon, brown them slightly in the butter; also a small slice of veal. Dredge in some flour, add pepper, salt, and chopped parsley, and stir in enough boiling water to make a nice gravy. Let them simmer on the range while you prepare a paste. Line a baking dish with the paste, and. pour in the pigeons. Cover all with paste, and bake quickly un til nicely browned and thoroughly cooked. Serve in same dish. Pepper Pot. Boil three pounds of tripe in clear water the day before 3'ou want to use it, then boil a knuckle of veal iu about three quarts of water until it is thoroughly cooked. Remove it by straining the liquor, and cut up the tripe into small jneces and add to the liquor. Pare aud slice eight po tatoes and put them with the tripe. Add some thyme, summer savory, two red pep pers, aud salt to suit the taste. Boil slowly for three hours. Rice Pudding. Boil a small teaenpful of rice until it is quite soft. Stir into ita table spoonful of butter, one quart of new milk, a cup of raisins, four beaten eggs, and sugar to snit the taste. Flavor with vanilla, lemon, or spice. Pour all into your pudding-dish, and bake in a quick oven until nicely browned and the custard set. Remove it immediately from the oven when it is solid, or it will become tough aud tasteless. Loaf Cake. Beat to a cream half a pound of butler aud one pound of sifted sugar. Add flie yolks of six eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg to suit the taste, one cup of milk, and one pound of flour, sifted with a tea spoonful of baking powder. Beat all very hard and stir in the whites of the eggs, which have been beaten until they stand alone. The last things, stir in one pound of raisins and half a pound of currants. Bake in a moderate oven one hour and a quarter. JfllSCEGENATION IN PENNSYLVANIA. Everybody at Washington, Pa., talks of the miscegenation case of John Miller and Miss Veuie Clokey. Miller is a colored waiter at the Auld House and twenty-one years of age, while his newly-made wife is a white lady of thirty-five years, good-looking, and worth several thousand dollars. She is con nected with the best families in the county. Miller got acquainted with her several years since, while working for the family, at which time she became infatuated with him. The woman was adjudged insane last summer and taken to the Dixmont Asylum. After remaining there for a short time she was removed, at the request of her friend?, but against the advice of Superintendent Reed. She has made her home with her brother-in-law at Washington, where she has been so closely watched that she could not have communicated with her lover. But on the night of the 11th, about midnight, she stole away after the rest of the folks had retired and met Miller on the street. The couple proceeded to the residence of a colored minister, where the two were mndei-onc. Herfriends were greatly incensed at the ont '.ragfc.anchlhe next afternoon a petition wns imiReJto ithe court asking that a commission be appointed to inquire into the case. This was done. The commissioners, after making their examination, reported it as their opinion that the woman was a lunatic. The court approved the report and she was arrested and ptaced in jail to be conveyed to the asylum. Her husband is now looking around for the purpose of employing counsel to sifc the matter. RESCUED J?ROM THE GRAVE. A Ulan IIuviiMl Sfven Feet in the EartU Sa lutes His Undertaker. "It sounds like a good deal to say, but I once knew a man who died and was buried on the overlaud trail to California, and after wards made his appearance in the Placer Mines at Prickly Pear city, and it wasn't his ghost either, but himself in the flesh." This was the reply which a well-known resi dent of Helena, Montana, made to a reporter. " In the spring of '19," continued the citi zen, " when the California gold excitement was at its height, in company with, a large party, I crossed the plains. After getting well under way the cholera broke out among us and several died. Among other deaths was that of a man named W. II. Clark, of Henry county, Missouri. We buried him near the point where the old Santa Fe trail crossed the Arkansas River. We had no coffin, but wrapped him in his blankets, and inclosing him in a covering of bark strip pings from the Cottonwood trees, we planted him about seven feet deep in the sand and piled logs on the grave to keep the wolves from digging him up. The next morning Ave moved on. "I remained in California until 'Go, and was then attracted to Montana by the gold excitement. In 1SG8, Avhile in the diggings at Avhat is known as Montana City, I Avas startled at meeting Clark, Avhoni, Avith my own eyes, I had seen buried on the Arkansas RiAer nineteen years before. The recogni tion Avas mutual, and on my expressing my surprise he related to me that after our party had buried him and proceeded on toward California a party of Indians came along and, seeing his neAV-made grave, dug him up for the sake of his blankets and clothing. As he showed signs of life they applied restoratives, and Uie result was that heAvas brought back to life and health. He lived among the In dians for years and afterwards came to Mon tana. At the time I met him he was Avork iug for Jerry Embry. There is absolutely no doubt as to Clark's identity, and he is now living at Prescott, Arizona, I believe." ADRIFT ON A TROPIC SEA. We hear of a strange adventure from Re union. Two soldiers of the Royal Artillery stationed at Mauritius went out for an excur sion along the shore in a little skiff. They Avere caught in a strong current and carried out into the Indian ocean, where they drifted about for nine days without food or anything to drink except rain Avater. One eventually died from exhaustion; the survivor, named Forsythe, a native of Woolwich, aged about twenty-two, Avas at last throAvn on to the coast of the Island of Reunion, about tAventy nine miles from St. Dennis, and was properly cared for by the consul. They fed on flying fish, and being folloAved all the way by mon ster sharks, avIio Avere nearly level Avith the boat, must have had a terrible time of it. London limes. Two drinks a day, remarks an exchange, Avill supply a family Avith flour. This, of course, refers to the saloon-keeper's family. CLAIMS ! CLAIMS I This Claim House Established in 1S65 I G-EOEGE E. LEMOX, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Office, 015 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's XaUonsl Hank,) WASHINGTON, . C. P. O. Dsaweb 325. Pensions. If wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis ease, however slitfht the disahililv, anply at once. Thousands entitled. Heirs. Widows, minor children, dependent mothers, fa thers, and minor brothers and bisters, in the order named, are entitled. War of 1S12. All surviving: oflicers and soldiers of this war, whether in the Military or Xnval service of tho United States, who served fourteen (11) daj-s; or. it In a battle or .skirmish, for 11 lass period, and the widows of such who have not remarried, are en titled to u pension of eipjht dollars :i mouth. I'root of loyalty is no longer required in thetai claims. Increase of Pensions. Pension laws are more liberal now than fortner ly, and many are now entitled to a higher rato than they receive. From r.nd after January, 1SS1, 1 shall make no chare.es for my services in claims for increase or pension, where no new disability is alleged, unless succcijaful in procuring the increstse. Restoration to Pension Roll. Pensioners who have been unjustly dropped from the pension roll, or av1ioc names have been stricken therefrom by reason of failure to draw their pension for a period of three years, or by rcaon of re-enlistment, may have their pensions renewed by corresponding with this House. Desertion from one regiment or vessel and enlistment in an other, is not a bar to pension in cases where tho wound, disciise, or injury wjis incurred while in the service of the United States, and in the line ot duty. Land Warrants. Survivors of all wars from 1700 to March 3F-1S.3, and certain heirs, are entitled to one hundred ami sixty iicres of land, if not already received. Sol diers of tho late war not entitled. Land warrants purchased for cash nt the liighest market rate, and assignments perfected. Correspondence invited. Prisoners of War. Ration money promptly collected. Furlough Rations. Amounts due collected without unnecessary de lay. Such claims cannot be collected without the furlough. Horses Lost in Service. Claims of this character promptly nttended to. Many claims of this character have been erro neously rejected. Correspondence in such-coses is respectfully invited. Bounty and Pay. Collections promptly made. Property. .taken by the Army in States not in Insurrection. Claims of this character will receive special at tention, provided they were tiled before January I. 10. If not tiled prior to that date they are barred by statute of limitation. Tn addition to the above we prosecute Military ami Naval claims of every description, procure P.t cntH, Trade-Marks, Copyrights, attend to businewj before the General Land Office and other Btirea'13 of the Interior Department, and all the Denart ments of the Government. "We invite correspondence from all interested, as suring them of the utmost promptitude, encrgv, and thoroughness in all matters intrusted to our hands. GEORGE E. LEMON. REFERENCES: As this may reach the hands of some persons un acquainted with this House, we append hereto, a3 specimens of the testimony in our possession, copies of letters from several gentlemen of political ami military distinction, and widely known throughout the United States: House op Representatives. "Washington, 1). C, March , ls73. From several years' acquaintance with Cupt;in Geokge E. Lemon of this city, I cheerfullv com mend him as a gentleman of integritv aud welt qualified to attend to the collection of bountv and other claims against the Government. Jlis expe rience in that line gives him superior advantage. w. p. spi: ag vi-:, m. c. Fifteenth District of Ohio. JAS. D. STR.VWBKIDGK, M. C, Thirteenth JJislrict ofPciuisyloania. HorsE op Representatives, Washington. D. C, March 1. 1ST?. We, tho undersigned, having an acquaintance with Captain George K. Lemon for the past few years, and a knowledge of the systematic manner iu which he conducts his exten-ive business, and of his reliability for fair and honorable dealing con nected therewith, cheerfully commend him to claimants generallv. A. V. RICE, Chairman Committee on rnralid Pensions, JIousc liejts, W. F. S LEMONS. M. C, Second JDhtricl of Ark. W. P. LYNDE. M. C, Fonrth District of Wis. 11. VT. TOWNSIIEXD, M. a. yineteenth District of III. Citizens' National B.vxk, Washixoton D. C, Jan. 17, 1S79. Captain George E. Lkmon, attorney andagout for the collection of war claims at Washington city, is a thorough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of business, of high character, and entire'y responsible. I believe that tho interests of all having war claims requiring adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands. JNO. A. J. CRESWELL. 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