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Hemp Railing in Kansas.
It seems that the public are not gen
erally aware that Kansas is the best
hemp State in the United States. As
strange as it seems it is certainly true.
It seems also that it is not generally
known that any hand that understands
the business of hemp raising can, at the
present high prices, make $1000 a year
at that business in this country. The
farmers ought to know that we import
from Russia from three to five million
dollars' worth of hemp annually, and
this has been going on for the last forty
or fifty years. This does not speak
well for the farming interests in the
hemp States. I have raised hemp in
Kentucky, Tennessee, and in Kansas.
The bottom land in Kansas is far su
perior to the lands of Kentucky or Ten
nessee for the quantity or quality of the
hemp or lint. There arc two kinds of
hemp -the old kind and what is known
as the Chinese hemp. The latter will
yield nearly double as much as the old
kind, and no more trouble to raise or
handle it. The Chinese hemp will
yield, on good bottom land, from 1,800
to 2,240 (one ton) pounds to the acre.
Land improves every year that hemp is
raised on it for ten years, and drouth
dues not affect tne crop but little if any.
Jleinp will kill out buckwheat, morning
'glory, black locust sprouts or any other
tilth in land that I have ever noticed.
Uemp is worth in St. Louis from the
break, raw hemp, $125 per ton. The
time for sowing hemp is from the 1st
to the 15th of May the quantity of
seed is one bushel per acre the ground
must be well pulverized before sowing,
then sow broadcast and harrow in.
Then there is nothing to be done with
it until cutting time, which is about the
15th of August, or when the blossoms
turn slightly yellow. Then it should be
cut or cradled, spread on the ground
where it stood, as thick as it grew, and
should lay until it receives two rains,
when it should be taken up, put in
shocks about as large as corn shocks,
and bound with some of the stalks to
prevent their falling down. About the
1st of November the hemp should again
bespread, on the same ground it was
before it was shocked, and as the lint
leaves the stock a little and is sufficient
ly rotted to break easy, it may be broke
as you take it off of the ground, if you
are ready, if not, put it in shocks again
until you are ready to break it. Cor.
While stopping some time in Ohio,
last winter, we met with Mr. B. O.
Warren, of Toledo, who was interesting
himself, and with success, in the at
tempt to induce the Ohio farmers to
engage in the cultivation of flax.
From facts which we have learned
from him we have thought that perhaps
Kansas farmers might turn their atten
tion to this crop with profit. There are
some special reasons ihy we need the
crop and its products. . There will be
for years an immense amount of build
ing done in this State, both in the towns
and in the country. hese buildings
will all require paint. In this climate,
all wood work exposed to the weather
must be kept painted to insure its pres
ervation. Linseed oil is the most ex
pensive ingredient in all durable paint.
2nis article is now quoted in our mar
ket at $2.25 per gallon. At this price
it will pay richly to raise flax, just for
the seed to be manufactured into oil.
We are told that the expense of an es
tablishment for manufacturing this oil
is not more than one-quarter what it
jcosts to erect an ordinary saw mill
vVe have men in our midst acquainted
with tie business. There is no doubt
but what a market for the seed would
spring up for the purpose we have men
tioned as soon as tho seed should be
raised in considerable quantities. Be
sides, in ordinary times, the seed would
bear transportation to an eastern mar
ket. But the fibre is equally important.
There are those Tho believe that flax
will yet supersede cotton. Linen, at
any rate, will always have a value of
its own. Very many can remember
when "tow cloth," of home manufac
ture, made a large portion of the cloth
ing of farming communities.
In the manufacture of paper, flax
fibre has been used just as far as it
could be obtained ; and for this purpose
the demand will continue and increase.
A strong kind of paper is being made
which is used for flour sacks and similar
purposes They can be made a great
deal cheaper than cotton sacks could
" when cotton was king." For making
this paper an immense amount of flax
will be required. Thus it will be seen
that the entire flax crop will have a cash
value more certain, and higher, than
most rops wc are now raising.
We commend the subject to our agri
cultural societies and friends Law
Plows and Farming Implement ef every
description, just received at
STREETER k STRICKLER'?.
UUIIIS 110 SEEDS!
GRANT & PRBST,
SOLE A0E5T3 OR
DAVID LANDRETH & SONS'
C. H. M'CORMICK & BROS', AND
WALTElt A. WOODS'
Mowers and Reapers!
H. A. PITTS & CO'
We shall keep constantly on hand a large
supply of .
FLOWS, HARROWS. FAN
NING MILL3. WHEAT DRILLS
and other implements too numerous to mention.
Also a fine stock of
Field & Garden Seeds!
Which we shall warrant Fresh and Pure. Our
Grocery trade will be continued upon a much
larger scale the coming season. We shall be
prepared to fill any citizen's basket or coun
tryman's wagon with good things at as low
price as any house in the city. Thankful for
the patronage and friendship bestowed upon
us in the past, we will strive to merit it in the
future. Do not forget the Place :
No. 141 Shawnee Street,
March 5, 18G4.-nlG.6m.
YOUNG KENTUCKY BOY!
This celebrated young horse will stand the
ensuing season at Mat Beckers' stable in Junc
tion City, and at my stable on Clarke's Creek.
He will be at my stable on Monday and Tues
day of each week, and the remainder of the
lime in Junction.
Young A'entucky Boy is four years old,
about sixteen and a half hands high, and a
blue grey in color. He was sired by Young
Kentucky Bov, and his dam was sired by the
Old Ohio Pilo't.
Terms are S'2 for single leap, S3 for the sea
son, if paid within the season, if not, $1, and
$5 to insure a colt, to be paid when the fact is
ascertained or the mare traded off.
April 20, 1804. HUGH SIMMONS.
Notice is hereby given that letters of Ad
ministration on the estate of Jasper Sewel,
deceased, have been granted the undersigned
by the Judge of the Probate Court of Saline
county. A'ansas, bearing date of the 20th of
March, A. D. 1804. All persons indebted to
said estate, arc hereby notified to make im
mediate settlement of the same: and all per
sons having claims against said estate are
hereby notified to exhibit them to the Ad
ministrator within one year from the date of
said letters for allowance, or they may be
barred from the benefit of said estate, and if
they do not exhibit such claims within three
years from the date of said letters they will
be forever barred from the benefits of said
estate. E P. BAUGUESS, Adm'r.
N. B. I will sell the claim and one mare
as the propci ty of J. Sewel, deceased, in
Salina, Saline county, Kansas, on Saturday,
the 14th of May, 1804. E. P. BAUGUESS.
117HOLESALE DEALER IN
AND ALL KINDS OF
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
HATS, CAPS, INDIA RUBBER GOODS,
NO 21 DELAWARE STREET,
Three Doors below Scott, Kerr $ Co.'s Dank.
DRUGS.MEDICINES fc CHEMICALS.
IPaiiity, Oils and "Varnishes,
GLASS, PUTTY, &c.
3?ure "Wines fc !Liq"uors5
FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.
DYt WOODS & DYE STUFFS GENERALLY.
Junction City, Kansas.
EDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE,
i' I and of the best quality. Customers will
find my stock complete, comprising many arti
cles it is impossible here to enumerate, and all
sold at moderate prices. nl8
R. D. MOBLEY,
District Clerk of Oavis County
REAL ESTATE AND LAND AGENT,
WILL do business in the Laud Office, and
give strict attention to paying taxes for
non-residents Office on Washington street,
Taylor's Building, opposite the Eagle Hotel.
S. B. WHITE,
Attorney & Counsellor
U'ILL PROMPTLY ATTEND TO ALL
Vmsinoen fntrnxl in Tiiq car in Wt-
THO! Ml ft ClOff.
Wholesale Dealer in
CHINA. GLASS, EARTHEN-
TABLE CUTLERY, &C
65 Delaware Street,
'fw Goods.- Evervbodv is invited in j11
and see oar stock of New Goods, now arriv-
ing. The price wm ao you gooa- to tmns
Of. SViKfcElSiK :MMVli&fc.
OUR FORMER STOCK
A LARGE & WELL SELECTED
PRINTS and LAWNS,
DRESS SILK and RIBBONS,
DRKTSES and INSERTING,
LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S
L DIES' and GENTLEMEN'S
GINGHAMS aDd CROSSBARRKD
MANTILLAS and VAILS,
ONE THOUSAND AND ONE
8 iL S3 3 3 ILttXe&SBSe
3MS3 S QWSSlSiSWMg
We take this opportunity to return oar
thanks for pant patronage from the citizen
of oar city and the country, and woold
invite all to call and examine oar Stock,
before purchasing tbrir goods. Oar stock
in complete, and we will sell low to suit the
NO TROUBLE TO SHOW
BOOT & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
WATSON & RINEHART,
No. 12 14 Delaware Street,
HAVE ON EXHIBITION A VERY LARGE
and complete assortment of
Foreign and Domestic
BOOTS JMVD SHOES,
HATS, CAPS, CARPETS,
Oil Cloths & Mattings.
WINDOW DAMASKS, WHITE
GREEN & BLUE WINDOW 11 OL
LAND AND PAPER.
Curtain Fixtures, Cornices,
Curtain !Bands3 Hooks.
Retailers who wish to buy Goods at BOTTOM
PRICES, mil do well to call and examine our
Stock. ggrilEMEMBER THE PLACE:
Xo. 12, Delaware Mrvct.
WATSON & RINEHART.
GEO. O. CATLIN,
WHOLESALE DEALER ID
BOOTS AND MS.
A GENERAL VARIETY OF
MEN'S & BOYS'
WOMEN'S k CH1LD8ENS
No. 8 DELAWARE STREET,
Second Door Above Main,
LEAVENWORTH CITY, KANSAS.
THE UNION FOREVER
JOHN P. WILEY, or JUNCTION CITY,
keeps at his old stand,
The Claim House,
a good assortment of DRY GOODS & GRO
CERIES, and PROVISION, as well as BOOTS
aad MiOES ; and he natters himself, as he has
no rest, clerk, or hauling to pay, that he is
able to sell at cheap as can be bought at the
retail houses is Leavenworth City.
HaviBg traded in St. Louis with Morgan &
McCluag to over $50,000. and with Hensley &
Rusell, of Leavenworth City, and aow selling
tor prominent firms ia Leavenworth, I tatter
myself that I am regarded as a prompt aad
well posted man, prepared if necessary to sell
goods for others on commission, on fair and
reliable terms, as well as to be able to sell
quite as cheap as they can be purchased ia
Western Kansas. Farmers, bring on your
BIDES AND PRODUCE,
and exchange with me, aad hunters, bring me
your FURS of all kinds, and I will prove my
preposition. I alee keep a small amenatof
LUMBBft and COOPER STUFF
o band for salt,
ARE SOLICITED TO CALL AT
50 Dataware Street,
iiiniw one cm.
to itUet their Goods cut of a very largt stock of
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND
CAPS & NOTIONS !
COME AND SEE US
TEE PRICES WILL BE SUCH THAT
CANNOT HELP PURCHASING
C. W. THOMAS & Co.,
Late R. C. Brant Co.
STOVES & TINWARE
HAVE THE LARGEST AND BES'J
selected stock of
and all kinds of heating stoves in this western
of tinware for the wholesale trade.
All onders for stoves, tinware, tinner's stock,
hollow ware, &c, filled promptly and at Ion
prices. Remember my stand,
51 DELAWARE ST., 51
F. R. WEIUC
No. 34 Delaware Street,
lie has the largest assortment of
to be found in Leavenworth, of every variety
and quality, and in any quantity, which h
will sell as low as any house in the City. His
stock is well selected, and embraces
found in a
Wholesale Grocery Store.
He has the best
to be found in the market, besides
COFFEE, GOLDEN SYRUP,
Molasses, Sice, Tobacco
RAISINS, SODA, NAILS,
Fort Wine, Claret, Old Bourbon, and
AND LIQUORS OF EVERT BRAND.
Also a thousand other things, too numerous
to mention, but which will be fully explained
by calling on
at No. 34 Delaware Street,
B. L. JONES,
SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS.
ON HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK OR
CASH. sereraLiaproTed Claims in Saline
County; also a house and lot in the town of
Salina. I tray sna eeu una and stock at a fair
Commission, and assist emigrants in making
fits HoBtittti Bill fcai Patted,
And now is the time for emigrants to get GOOD
HOMES. No land in this eoutr has been
efered at Public Sale, aad will all he held
under; he .Homestead Act.
all upon or address me at Salina, Saline
Co.. Kaasss. n6f H. L. JONES.
"THE KANSAS FARiOJJ
The officers f tha Stat AgrienltwaV
ty havr platan the u tsetse Ttamten mads
tht editorial charge af the Staler of thfepaptc
Its business affairs aad pablieatiea will la
henceforth trader the exclosiYe control of tht
Journal Office firm. The first number of Vol.
2 will be issued from this office about the 15th
of this month. Its publication is delayed bj
various causes. One is. the new arrangement
was not perfected until after the middle of last
month. Another is, the present conductors
lave enlarged the paper and are issuing it is
a new and entirely changed form. New ma
terial had to be procured from the East, which
required time. Everything needed is now in
hand, and the May number is progressing rap
dly towards completion.
It will be published monthly, as heretofore;
and on good paper, octavo form, size of the
" Prairie Farmer," published at Chicago, and
will be made up and issued in as complete a
tyle as any of its coteraporaries.
The price will be advanced from 50 cents to
ne dollar for single subscribers. Eighty-five
ents for clubs of ten or more.
For dealers in Machinery and Agricultural
plements it will be one of the best adver-
ig mediums in the State. Price ten cents
line for every insertion.
1L E. LOWMAN A CO.,
State Journal, Lawrence.
mil ui mi mam.
Main Street, Opposite the Planter's,)
UTE HAVE ESTABLISHED IN
connection with The Bulletin Job Print'
ing Office, one of the best Binderies west of
New York City, and solicit the patronage of
any having work in our line. We shall devote
special attention to the manufacture of
Blank Books for Counties!
District Ooart Books, County Treasurer Books,
HECOBDS, REGISTERS, TAX BOOKS,
And all kinds of
BOOKS OF PUBLIC RECORD.
Manufactured from the best of stock, and in
the highest style of the art.
We invite the attention of Merchants, Bank
ers, Manufacturers, Hotel Keepers, &c, to oik"
facilities for the manufacture of the best kinds
of Ledgers, Journals, Day Books, Invoice
nooks, Shipping Receipts, Sales Books, Hotel
Registers, Lawyer's Dockets, &c.
m AGAZINE BINDING!
Harper's, The Atlantic, Oodey, Peterson,
Frank Leslie, Harper's Weekly, Pictorial His
tory of the War, and all other Magazines,
bound in plain or fancy binding, at the lowest
Binding of all kinds and styles Paper,
Sheep, Calf, Law Style, Moroco, Turkey Mo
i oco, and Moroco Antique, done upon tho short
RTJITNTG- or nil XTNDS FBOMFT
i6TN. B. We employ none but first-class
workmen, and are prepared to guarantee every
ob of work sent out. Orders respectfully so
BUIXETIN CO., t
n9tf Leavenworth. Kansas.
JOHN H. HANNY'S
REAPER AND MOWER
The First, most Complete and most Successful
REAPER AID HQf Eft II THE ffOIID
Nearly Sixty Thousand have been made and
successfully used. Hundreds upon hundreds
Have been awarded it iu competition with
other machines, receiving in Kuroue during
GRAND MEDAL OF THE WORLDS IN
in London, being the highest award for any
thin.t in the Exhibition.
The improvements for 1864 are extraordina
ry. Sec them in sample Machines with Agents.
Xt is th Lightest Banning Ma
chine in ths World
THAT WILL DO ITS WORK.
Two-Horse Machines, $150 and FaEicnr.
FoDK-HonsE MAcnixKs, $160 and Fkxiout.
DANIELS, HILLINGT0N k Co., v
For a printed pamplet, with full particulars.
Give your address in full.
DANIELS, MILLINGTON & Co.,
52 Delaware Street,
Sole Agents for Kansas and Western Missouri.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Boots, Shoes, Caps, &c, 4o.
TO STOCK RAISERS!
Persons wishing to raise Mules will find a
GOOD JA'K seven miles east or Junction
City, on Humboldt Creek. Said JACK is
thirteen and a half hands high, well built,
ana proven to oe a good breeder. Terms,
$3 single leap, to be paid when the service
is performed; $5 for the season, to be paid
during the season; $7 to insure the mare
with foal, to be paid when the mere is known
to be with foal or when traded.
ALSO, a GOOD STALLION, dark chestnut
sorrel, sixteen and a half hands high, Levi
athan stock, will stand at the same place.
Terms $2 for single leap ; $4 for the season,
to be paid daring the season , $6 to- insure,
due when the fact is ascertained or the mart
traded off. If put by insurance, the mare '
must be brought regular, or the season will
be charged. Season to commence the 1st of
April, and end the 1st of July.
p h ROBERT REYNOLDS. '
Picture Frames. Everybody earn now be
accommodated with Picture Frames. Streeter
& Stnckler have just received a lot of ma
terial, and will get up frames of any lilt
on short notice. " "