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Theory of the Effect of the Moon
Wc take the following from the pro
ceedings of the American Institute Far
mer's Club, as reported in the New York
Thos. Nelson, of Winona, 111., writes
as follows :
" Be not among the first by whom the new is
Nor ytt among the last to lay the old aside."
I have been a reader of the 7'ribune
for several years past, and do not re
member having seen in the report of the
American Institute Farmer's Club any
decision, from experiment or otherwise,
on the effect of the moon upon vegeta
tion. If this may not. be considered all
humbug, I know you would confer a
favor upon a credulous public by giving
some au'horitive decision of the Club.
I know that some of your members will
smile, but it is well known that beans
and peas planted at certain seasons will
blossom till frost, and have both ripe
and green pods at the same time.
, A friend from Green county, N. Y.,
once said to me he would give almost
anything if he had kept a diary, or had
any means of knowing the time he sow
ed a field to peas, as it was an enorm
ous yield without extra culture, and the
only good crop he ever had raised of
A neighbor called on me a few days
since, and said he : I never have any
luck raising potatoes, while my neigh
bor, an old farmer, who " plants in the
moon," never fails, and is planting to
day. Of course I left other work, and
went to planting mine. So much for
my own credulity. If you or any one
wishes I will give the time and the
result of the experiment in the Fall. I
also wish to ask your opinion, for the
benefit of the readers of the Tribune,
of the effect of the moon, and the signs
upon the weaning of young stock, &c.
Perhaps this may draw out suggestions,
and other items of a similar class, with
answers to questions, which I need not
namo. I presume you get weary read
ing so much trashy correspondence
asking so many foolish questions. If
so, I imagine if you should request such
to enclose a fee to entitle them to notice
their number would be perceptibly less.
Solon Robinson Mr. Nelson cer
tainly has not read all the proceedings
of this Club, or he would have seen that
this moon theory of effect upon animal
and vegetable life has been thoroughly
-ventilated, ind that there is a mass of
evidence to show that the moon has no
influence whatever. Numerous careful
observations have been made, all of
-which go to prove that the effect upon a
crop planted at any particular period of
the moon is just the same as commenc
ing a journey, voyage, or piece of work
on Friday ; the result in both cases is
all in the imagination.
Joun G. Bergen Many years ago
my father determined to thoroughly test
this moon theory, then so prevalent
among the old Knickerbocker people in
this vicinity, and he planted, sowed and
did everything that he could in exact
accordance with the moon theorists, and
exactly the reverse, and finally became
fully convinced that the theory of the
moon's influence could not be sustained.
I believe that that the same result has
been arrived at by every careful inquir
er after truth, uninfluenced by precon
CARE OF HARNESS.
T. Oliver Ayres, a practical harness
maker, Kent Co., Del., contributes to
the yimcrican Agriculturist the fol
lowing suggestions :
" Harness should be kept hung up on
wooden pegs in a clean dry room with a
plank floor, so that it may be free from
dampness. When soiled, it should be
washed with Castile soap suds. Harness
that is in constant use needs oiling four
times a year ; if only occasionally bro't
out, as carriage harness, &c, twice a
year will be sufficient, if the washing be
not-neglected. To oil harness, senaratj
all ike pieces, and lay them in water
until thoroughly wet through. Then
wash them clean and allow them to dry
sufficiently. To know when they are in
a good condition for oiling bend a strap,
and if the water does not ooze out it is
dry enough. Train oil (whale oil) is
sometimes used, but neats-foot oil is
better. Mix with it a little lamp black,
and with a brush apply it to both sides
of the straps. About six hours after
oiling, wash the whole with Castile soap
and irarm water, let them dry, rub well
with a woolen cloth and fuckle them
Whale and most vegetable oils injure
leather. Neats-foot oil, -with the addi
tion of one ounce of beeswax to the pint
of oil, is the best mixture that can be
used for harness. Soap suds should be
used only with a sponge to wipe off the
dirk; -the leather must not .be soaked
with the suds. A good method of keep
ing harness u good condition and ap
pearance, is to blacken and polish it
exactly-like shoe leather, then anolv the
mixtunTof ncats-footf oil and" beeswax.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!
MI1S, MILLIIGTOI ft CO.,
ARE NOW REEIVING THE L ARGET
and BEST assortment of
DRY GOODS, DRESS GOODS, FANCY
XOTWXS, ROOTS, SHOES, HATS,
. CA PS, CI. OTUIXG, CA RI'ETS,
J"i '.fo , Jf.
that was ever brought to this market, and they
At prices that DEFY COMPETITION. It is
idle to attempt to enumerate all the various
articles comprising their extensive stock. It
is sufficient to say that they have
Every Thing You Want!
In the above line of Goods, in the greatest
variety, of the latest styles, and of the best
materials, which they offer at
They Purchased Largely
BEFORE the LATH HEAVY ADVANCES
IX THE EASTERN MARKETS,
and are enabled to sell
n. o -pv
New York Prices.
And will give their customers the BENEFIT
OF THEIR EARLY PUR HASES.
CALL AND BEE FOR YOTJR
SELVES! TIE &QQDS MUST BE SOLD !
DO XOT FORGET THE NUMBER,
No. 52 Delaware Street,
North side, between 2d & 3d,
SEARS & EARLE.
BOOT & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
TO-HOLESALE DEALER IN
AND ALL KINDS OF
Gents' Famishing Goods,
HATS, CATS, INDIA RUBBER GOODS,
NO 21 DELAWARE STREET,
Three Doors bcloic Sett, Kerr Co.'t Bank.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
SABSWA88 MS W&2M
SASH, GLASS, BOOTS $ SHOES.
and everything found in a country store, which
I will sell a
IS REDEEMED at the "BANKING-HOUSE
OF SCOTT, KERR Cb
FINE ASSORTMENT OF COAL OIL
Lamatpsthe CITY DRUG STORE, j
Carney & Stevens,
Qjrner Levte and Cherokee Streets,
Ilave in store the following stock of
Fresh Staple and Fancy
To which we invite the special attention of
3000 SACKS OF FLOUR;
200 HHDS N, O. MOLASSES j
500 BARRELS LOAF, CRUSHED
AND POWDERED SUGAR;
100 BARRELS CLARIFIED SUGAR;
100 BOXES HAVANA SUGAR ;
200 BARRELS S. H. AND N. O. OLASSES ;
100 BBLS. PLANTATION MOLASSES;
500 Bags Rio Coffee;
100 MATS JAVA COFFEE;
1000 KEGS ASSORTED NAILS;
500 Boxes Star Candles;
100 BOXES MOULD CANDLES;
100 PES. MACKEREL & HERRING ;
50 COILS CORDAGE;
100 BARRELS S. C. SODA;
100 bxs BABBITT'S SALARATUS ;
900 BOXES YEAST POWDERS;
300 BOXES RASINS;
400 Bxs Manufactured Tobacco;
lOO BOXES OP SOA!;
100 HALF CHESTS OF TEA;
1000 BDLS WRAPPING PAPER;
We have also on hand a fine assortment of
WINES AND OLD WHISKEY,
IN CASKS, QUARTER CASKS & BOTTLES.
FRUITS, PICKLES &1CUTS,
of all kinds.
SPICES OF J2LL KIJVDS.
And in short, everything connected with the
CAN BE FOUND AT OUR ESTABLISH
MENT. Outfitting for the Mines
will consult their interests by purchasing at
our establishment, as
OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE,
PRICES REASONABLE !
" REMEMBER THE PLACE:
CORNER LEVEE. ANjy CHEROKEE STn
Petition for Divorce.
State of Kansas,. ") Ib the Third Judicial
Riley County, I District Court, sitting ia
Mary R. Holnaaan, and for Riley County.
Lorin S. Holman. j
LOUIS S. HOLMAN, A NON-RESIDENT OF
the State of Kansas, and whose place of
residence is unknown, is notified that Mary R.
Holman, did, on the 12th day of May, A. D.
1863, file her petition, in the office of-the Clerk
of the Third Judicial District Court, sitting in
and for Riley County, State of Kansas, charg
ing the said Lorin S. Holman with wilful de
sertion for more than two years lasi past, and
asking that she may be divorced from the said
Lorin S. Holman, and have the care and cus
tody of the children ; which petition will stand
for hearing at the next term of this Court.
Dated the 12th day of May, A. D. 1862.
MARY R. HOLMAN.
n307t By Jctics E. Hibbarp, her Attorney.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of, and
to satisfy, an Order of Sale, issued out of the
3d Judicial District Court for Davis county and
others attached thereto for Judicial purposes,
in the State of Kansas, in favor of Vita. II.
Mackey and against Dewitt C. Stevenson, and
io me directed and delivered, I will offer for
sale at public auction, at the door of the Court
House in Junction City, within the county of
Davis aforesaid, on the 18th day of June, A.
D., 1863, at 1 o'clock, P. BL, of said day, all
the right, title, interest and claim of the said
Dewitt C. Stevenson in and to the following
described Real Estate, to-wit: Lot 17 in block
11, lot 13 in block 30, lot 14 in block 63, lot 8
in block 70, and lot 11 in block 8, in the city
of Junction, Davis county Kansas.
Given under my hand this the 9th day of
May, A. D. 1863. A. W. CALLEN,
n26-7tpf$8. Sheriff of Davis Co.
Patrick H. Gaffney, Pl'ff. 1 In the 3d Judicial
against I District Court with-
John Horan, Deft. J in and for the coun
ty of Davis, el al attached, in the State of
The above named defendant, John Horan, of
pans uQ&nuvrn, win ia&e uuuee iuui me eaiu
Patrick H. Gaffney, of the county of Davis,
and State of Kansas, did, on the 18th day of
April, A. D. 18b3, file bis petition in the Court
aforesaid, in and for the county and State
aforesaid, against the said John Horan, de
fendant, setting forth that the said John Horan
gave a mortgage to the said Patrick H. Gaffney,
on the north-east quarter of section thirty- two,
in township 13, south of -range 6, east, lying
and being in Daviscounty, State of Kansas, to
secure the payment of $291.00, with interest
from the 8th day of March, A. D. 1862, at the
rate of ten per cent per annum, according to a
certain promissory note referred to in said
mortgage : and also setting forth that the said
plaintiff paid the State and county taxes on
said land afore described, for the years 1800,
1861 and 1862, amounting in all to the sum of
$25.06, and praying that the said John Horan
may pay said sums now due, with interest as
aforesaid, from the 8th day of March, 1862, on
the 291.00, and that he may be reimbursed in
the sum of $25.06, taxes paid as aforesaid, or
that the said premises may be sold to pay the
same ; and the said John Horan is notified that
he is required to appear and answer said peti
tion on or before the 27th day of June, A. D.
1803. PATRICK H. GAFFNEY,
By Stephen B. White, his Att'y.
Dated April 18, 1863. Attest:
n25-7t. R. D. Mobley, Clerk.
To Whom It Kay Concern.
State of Kansas, 1 In the matter of the final
Riley County, settlement of the Estate of
Lucicn Mansfield, deceased.
In the Probate Court of Riley county, State
of Kansas. To all persons whom it may con
cern: Take notice, that I shall be and appear be
fore the Probate Court of Riley county on the
first Monday of July, A. D. 18G3, to .make a
final settlement of the above described Estate,
and all persons having an interest therein or
claims against said Estate, are hereby notified
to produce the same then and there, or be for
ever barred. JAMES MANSFIELD, Ex'r.
Manhattan, April 7, 1863. n25-5t
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT
the April Term, A. D. 1863, of the Davis
County Probate Court, the undersigned was
appointed Administrator of the estate of John
Ratliff, deceased, late of Davis County, Kansas,
letters dated April 7th, 1863. All persons in
debted to said estate are required to make im
mediate payment of the same; and all persons
having demands against said estate are re
quired to exhibit the same to the Administra
tor for allowance Tvithin one year from the
date of these letters, or they may be precluded
from any benefit of said estate; and if such
claims arc not presented within three years
from the date of these letters they will be for
ever eebarred. ENOS RATLIFF, Adm'r
of the estate of John Ratliff, dee'd.
To all whom it may concern :
Notice is hereby given that at the annual
July session in 1863, of the Board of County
Commissioners of Davis County, Kansas, there
will be a Petition presented to said Honorable
Board of Commissioners, praying for the view
ing and laying out of a county road, from the
south terminus of Washington street, in Junc
tion City, iu said county, and from thence up
the Smoky Hill River bottom in a southwest
and westerly direction, on the most practicable
ground for a road, crossing Goose Creek at
Matthews' Crossing, to the southeast corner of
the southeast quarter of section 24, township
12, south of range 4, east, on the western
boundary line of said Davis county.
E. D. Magill, James Mansfield, R. W. Colwell
And Many Other Citizens.
May 23, 1863. n29-4t.
ON THE 23d. DAY OF AUGUST, 1859, 1
pre-empted, at the Land Office at Ogden,
Kansas, the south half of north-east quarter
and lots Nos. one and two of section two, town
ship eleren, south, range six, east, containing
162 40-100 acres, by locating thereon Military
Bounty Land Warrant, act 1855, No. 40,574
and receding from the Register duplicate cer
tificate of location. No. 730. which certifier, t
hare mislaid or lost. Notice is hereby giren
that I hare never sold or disnosed nf id in
pHcate. No. 730. nor the tract of land -for TiiM,
itcalls, and that I am still the legal owner of
w,m.iiu(hi or alter the SOU day of May
! I ihaUrapply. to the Begister of the Land
Office at Junction City, Kansas, for the patent
to the land described. AU persons interested
will gorern themselres accordingly.
April 18,i.n246t .JACOB TIPP.
S. B. WHITE,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELLOR
v JUNCTfON-CITT. KAJfgAS. -
UTILL PROMWLT-'ATTENI) TO AM,
-J bwoMe entrusted te hi cw is We-am
mmi k sTUGKUi.
TAKE PLEASURE IN INFORMING
THE CITIZENS OF
That They axa now Receiving
AND OPENING A NEW AND WELL
SELECTED STOCK OP
Hats and Caps,
ALL OF WHICH
WE WILL SELL AT THE
L O WEST POSSIBLE
IN OUR STOCK WILL CONSTANTLY
MENS1, WOMEMS', MISSES', AND
BOOTS AND SHOES,
FOR MEJVJIJVD BOYS,
TO OUR STOCK OF
the. attention of the Ladies is partic
WE BOUGHT OUR GOODS TO SELL
AND SHALL BE CONTENT WITIL
my small run
UNTIL GOODS DECLINE TO OLD
and ask an examination of our Stock. No
irouoie to snow uoods, and no one is ex
pected to buy whilst examining unless per
WE HAVE DETERMINED TO SELL
- GOOD3 FOR
AND AT THE '
3LW9S 1P8ISSS2D3&S ESSS
GIVE US A TRIAL,
AHDTE8T OUR AS8ERTIOV&.
r r i
- 3TREETER A 8TRICKLER.,
Junction City, May 8, 1S53.
MRS. S. II
ofJinctioni Agent for
"Wheeler & "Wilson5s
Wheeler $ Wilson's
HAVE WON THE
at the Fair of the
XT. S Agricultural
And at the State Fain or Maiae, Vermont,
New York, PeansylTania, Mississippi,
Ohio, Illinois, Miehigan,Connectieut,
New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri,
Indiana, Kentucky, Wiscon
sin and California.
We prefer them for Family Use. N. Y. Trib.
They are the Faroiite for "Families, New
It has No Rival Scientific America.
There are 85,000 Machines is use ia this
coantry and in Europe.
This Machine is Profitable and AtaUaM
It is equal to Tea Seamstt esses.
An Annual Dividend of 100 to 500 per Mt
(on its cost) may be obtained ia use by it
This ta ill anln Sn V..V. S il. .... u
making the Leck-Stitck with the BotatiagHeok
ana using we uiass-f ooc
The Sales of the Wheeler 4 Wilson Machine
in the single year of 1851 amounted ta 10,727 ;
being 3692 more than the combined sales of all
other Sewing Machines.
No. 1. Medium, on Table,
No. 2. Improved Black, om Tablt
No. 3. Black en Table,
No. 4. Large Machine, -No.
5. Cylinder Machine, i
Instructions will be given to all persons wisa
ing to learn the use of the Machine, whether
they become purchasers or not.
WGF'To Ministers of the Gospel and for
Charitable Purposes, the Machine are sold at
From the Celebrated Manulactory of George
A. Prince & Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Of Prince's Melodeons haye been finished and
are now in use.
U.1he First Premium has uniformly been
awarded io these instruments whererer cxhib
ited in competition with others.
Organ Melodeon (for churches) $350.90
Ouble Bank, Double Keed Melodeon. 150.00
Piano Style, Double Reed Melodeon, 150,00
Piano Style, Sir Octave Melodeon, 130,00
Double Keed, Five Octave Po.Melodeon,l30,00
Five Octave, Portable Melodeoa, 75.0U
Four and a half Octave Port. Melcdeon, 60.00
Four Octave Portable Melodeon, ' 4100
J1" Messrs. THOMPSON. WOODRUFF St,
Co., of Leavenworth, are the Sole Agents for
Kansas of these justly celebrated instruments.
They have given the 3ubagency to Mrs. S. M.
Stbicklsb, who will secure an instrument or
any person who wishes to purchase at the pubs
lisbed prices. June 20, 1862.
TO ALL OUR WESTERN FRIENDS,
And other, as you come to mill, will want to
buy some Goods, Cheap for Cash, call at the
at the old stand,
Wo. 353 Poyntz Artnuw.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED FROM
the Philadelphia market, a large assorts
ment of Goods, consisting of
Dry Goods Clothing
Boots and Shoes, Hals and Caps,
TOBACCO, TEA, SUGAR,
SOAP, GOAL OIL,
and other things too numerous to mention:
A. ALSO, Agents for Ayea Celebrated
All person desiring to invest Cash for
good Goods will please call sad look through
our stock. JOHN PIPER & Co,.
Manhattan, Dec. 25, 1862.
JOHN P. WILEY, or JUNCTION 0ITT,
keeps at his old stand,
The Claim. House,
a good assortment of DBT GOODS A GEO
CERIES, and PROVISIONS, as well as BOOTS
and SHOES ; and he iatters himself, m he has
no rent, elerk, or hauling to- pay, that he is
able to sell as' cheap as can be beught at the
retail houses ia LeaTenworth City.
HaTing traded in St. Louis with Morgan &
McClung to oxer $50,000, and with Heasley
Russell, of Leavenworth City, and now selling
for prominent firm in Learenwerth, I flatter
myself that I am regarded as a, prompt antf
well posted man, prepared, if necessary to seU
goods for others on commission, on fair and
reliable terms, as well as to Be aoie w
quite as cheap as they can be prehaedl
Western Kansas. Farmers, bring em yeur
BIDES A1TD PRODUCT,
an.lenha.gf with me. WpiSf 2J
your TUBS of all kinds, and Iji pror. say
proposition. I dao keep a small -f
LUMBER and COOPER 8TUPF
oa land for sale.
j. c. KENNBTT,
KinUm, Davit Cfewtfy, Aa,
Will prpfjpdj attaad to allkiadsofSax
ejjg on tents to suit tfct tgsicf. v