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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.
"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
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.
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
This Claim House Established
in 1S65 I
Office, 015 Fifteenth St., (Citizen's XaUonsl Hank,)
P. O. Dsaweb 325.
If wounded, injured, or have contracted any dis
ease, however slitfht the disahililv, anply at once.
Thousands entitled.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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,
Second JDhtricl of Ark.
W. P. LYNDE. M. C,
Fonrth District of Wis.
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.
-CjFAny person desiring information ns to my
standing and responsibility will, on request, be fur
nished with 11 satisfactory reference in lus own
vicinity or Congressional District.
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