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How to Add to the Value of Your
An 'intelligent man, with a growing
family, when about to purchase a home-
-stead, looks not only at the fertility of
tue sou, -we value or tbe buildings, the
fences, the nearness of the markets, and
.the Jike, but several other things have
great weight with him in determining
upon the .jmrWiase of a farm, and a
home for his family. To illustrate :
A man of thirty-five, having disposed of
his present property, desires to purchase
a farm. The news that he desires to
purchase soon spreads, and he is offered
any number of farms, iir different loca
tions, but months passed before he
makes "a selection. We ask why. lie
eays he has not yet found all the good
qualities connected with any farm that
;he has found in the market. We reply
he must be very particular. " iSo, not
very particular, he replies, but there
are some essentials to a good home,
for my family, -which I cannot overlook.
I 'am, not looking entirely for good land,
good fences, and good buildings. But
1 want to know that Lam going into an
enlightened and progressive neighbor
hood." But how are you going to de
termine this point? "How? By the
1 hrst take a look at the school
If I find the house neatly built.
well painted, and comfortably arranged,
'with outbuildings" in good order, with a
good.sujgDlyDj-gell fitted dry -wood,
aiuHlic whole protected from the high
way by a good fence, I say at once, this
looks well. I will look around this
neighborhood. I pass along the high
way and soon find it all ridged and
Crisscrossed up, where somebody has
been jscounng an old rusty plow. It
looks bad, but never mind, that man
will soon get shamed out of that. Ah !
what have wc here? My horse comes
fto a stand. A motherly looking quad
ruped, with her nine incipient porkers,
raises from the mire, and blocks his on
ward progress. With a grunt, she re
treats, and we pass on. Each side of
the road is lined and embellished with
such attractive plants and flowers as are
furnished by the thistle, the burdock,
the mullein, and more of the same gems.
I notice that the pig and poultry yard
are in front of a good many of the resi
dences, and that there is as much old
rubbish on the street and around the
buildings as ought to occupy the site of
a dismantled fort. I conclude at once
that one or more public spirited individ
uals have built the school house, but
that the neighborhood is behind the age,
and I will search yet a little longer. I
ride on to a neighboring town to see
Mr. A., who advertises his farm 'for
sale.' Wc walk over it.. Good land,
splendid crops, good fences, generous,
tidy barns, and handy dwelling. Good !
Now, friend, show us your yard, shrub
bery, orchard, etc, Orchard! Ah!
yes ! We'l, to tell you the truth we
have not got an orchard. Never could
find time, or nirans to spare, to set or
take care of trees. So I have no orch
ard -to show. The 'women folks' have
- eo much to do, they have no time to fool
away on 'bushes and posies.' They
can get enough of them in the woods,
,or on the highway. Good morning,
sir ! My family and self would as soon
think of emigration to Greenland, or
among the Ilottentots, as to move on to
a place whore there is no fruit or flow
ers. As I ride by the school house,
which stands unenclosed on the public
'road, I see walls staring through the
falling clappoards", glass broken from
. the window, and the brick tumbling
from the chimney. 'The college is ex
posed on alrsides to the public gaze,
while splendid drawings, with chalk and
carbon, embellish the whole exterior of
the buildings, llude boys cling to my
carriage, and frighten my horse with
yells and stones. I feef a relief when
well out of the neighborhood, though
my first impressions', on the farm, were
The narrative of our friend's experi
ence, in purchasing a home affords to us
farmers a valuable lesson, viz: Other
things being equal, the value of any
farm is much enhanced by a good orch
ard, pleasant shade, flowers and shrub-
'beryyijkejitncss about the buildings,
nnd-fwJBfreetwith the public spirit
$o. bajjiigbod roan's and good school
-houses, and keep good schools therein.
The citizen who fails to do his part in
such matters is neglecting his own vital
iind pecuniary interests.
E. L. JONES,
SALIXE COUXTY, KAXSAS.
OK HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK OE
CASH, several improved Claims in Saline
County; also a house and lot in the town of
.Salina. I buy and sell land and stock at a fair
'Commission, and assist emigrants in making
- -JThe Homestead Bill has Passed,
V, J3fcw tuc 'me for emigrants to get GOOD
HOSESTo land in this county has been
offered 'at Public Sale, and will all be held
under i he Homestead Act.
all upon or address me at Salina, Saline
Co.. Kansas. nytftf H. L. J OSES.
mHrTiMDMtWrTrir.i.1 I'-'l" - f ""J inn
ARE SOLICITED TO CALL AT'
to select their Goods out of a very largt ttoek of
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND
CAPS -& -NOTIONS !
COME AND SEE US.
Til A T
CANNOT HELP PURCHASING-
W. THOMAS & Co.,
Lute R. C. Brant .
Xo. 34 Delaware Street,
- - Leavenworth,' Kansas... ..
lie has the largest assortment of
to he found in Leavenworth, of every variety
and quality, and in any quantity, which lie
will sell as low as any house in the City. His
stock is mcII selected, and embraces
, found in a
Wholesale Grocery Store.
He has the best
to he found in the niaikot, besides
- COFFEE, GOLDEN SYRUP,
Molasses, Bice, Tobacco
RAISINS, SODA, NAILS,
Fort Wine, Claret, Old Bourbon, and
AXD LIQUORS OF EVERY BR AXD.
Alo a ihousand other thing", too numerous
to mention, but which will be fully explained
by calling on
at Xo. 34 Deluware Street,
for Stle ett
Canned Pine Apples,
Canned Beans, &c,
-A c&d n
W' ' i
OUR FORMER STOCK
A LARGE & WELL SELECTED
PRINTS and LAWNS,
MUSLINS and DELAINES,
DRESS SILKS and RIBBONS,
DKfiTSES and INSERTING,
LADIES' and GENTLEMEN'S
LADIES' and GENTLEMEN'S
GINGHAMS and CROSS-BARRED
MANTILLAS and VAILS,
ONE THOUSAND AND ONE
B, MS, fc.
Wc take this opportunity to return our
thanks for past patronage from the citizens
of our city and the country, and would
invite all to call and examine our Stock,
before purchasing their goods. Our stock
is complete, and we will sell low to suit the
NO TROUBLE TO" SHOW
JUNCTION OITT, KANSAS.
AXD DEALER IX
JUNCTION CITY, KAS.
MB, CH FIE
3?E en E s9
IN POWDER. AN
DEIED APPLES AND
A WELL STOCIISD
W. K. BA11TLETT,
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS.
On or about the FIRST OF APRIL,
I will open a large and complete assortment
COOK AND PARLOR
and everything in the line of
EfflBTOuaa sfusss mm
My Prfces nre at the lowest Living Rates
Remember the Place:
Wilson's Stone Building,
nl8tf. Junction, Kansas.
DRUGS.HEDICINES & CHEMICALS.
IPaintp, Oils and "Varnialies,
GLASS, PUTTY, &c.
Iare "Wines fc Liquors
tum JLt,JJUijjUj Jt'LKI'OSES.
DYfc WOODS & DYE STUFFS GENERALLY.
Junction City, Kansas.
MEDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE,
and of th? best quality. Customers will
find my stock complete, comprising many arti
cles it is impossible here to enumerate, and aU
sold at moderate prices. nlS
JAMES B. PAV1S,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Of every style and Description,
A Larqc Assortment of
W06B COFfllSAIfi METALLIC CASES
Constantly on band.
66 Delaware Strccijtet. Second and Third
Xjgpavcnworth, Kansas. -
BOOT & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
WATSON & RINEHART,
Xo. 12 .j-11 Delmcare Street,
HAVE ON EXHIBITION A VERY LARGE
and complete assortment of
Foreign and Domestic
' BOOTS AjXD SHOES,
HATS, CAPS, CARPETS,
Oil Cloths As Mattings.
WINDOW DAMASKS, WHITE
23 &L jl 3E3 S3 !FL 3T,
uj ,, 5
GREEN & BLUE WINDOW HOL
LAND AND PAPER.
Curtain Fixtures, Cornices,
Cnrtai 33clsft. Hook
Retitihrt ichowUh to bin Gwhut BOTTOM
PRICES, 'lift (h irrl to mil and examine out
Sloe.. gSr-UEMEMUEIl Till? PLACE:
0. 12, Deluirsirc SJros?t,
WATSON & RINEHART.
whw vsm Miroiirifln7iv
.HJ D2iJUI& flUUlV fflMUIflblUill
Main Street, (Ofliosilc the Planter s )
WE HAVE ESTABLISHED tt
connection with -The Bulletin Job Piinl
'".7 Qjlce, one of the best Bindciics west of
New JTork City, and solicit the pitronagc of
nny having work in our line. AVe shall deoh
special attention to the manufacture of
Blank Books for Counties!
District Con-t Books, County Treasurer's Books,
RECORDS, REGISTERS, TAX BOOKS,
And all kinds of
BOOKS OF PUBLIC
Manufactured from the best of stock
the highest style of the art.
We imitc the attention of Mcichants, Bank
ers, Manufacturers. Hotel Keepers, &c. to our
facilities for the manufacture of the best kinds
of Lcdeeis, Journals. Dav Rooks, Invoice
Books, Shipping Receipts, Sales Books, Hotel
Registeis, Lawyer's Dockets, &c.
Harpers, The Atlantic. Godcy, Peterson,
Frank: Leslie, Harper's WeeklVj Pictorial His
toiy of tlio War, and nil 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
roco, and Moroco Antique, done upon the short
RTJrjrN'Gr of all 3vTNX3 PROMPT-
J"N. B. We employ none but first-class
workmen, and are prepared to guarantee every
job of work sent out. Orders respectfully so
n9tf Leavenworth, Kansas.
. STATE JOURNAL
"eax; JElclricIse House,
LAWRENCE, - - - - KANSAS.
Any order for
PRINTED, TtULED or BLANK BOOK WORK
completed within our office, and. under otir
superintendence, thus insuring accuracy,
dispatch and rcllabili,ty.
fgf Magazines, Pamphlets, Newspapers and
Damaged Books neatly and substantially bound
at reasonable rates.
'We promise a faithful and "prompt 'execution
of all tvorlc forwarded to our office.
Orders are solicited from Public Officers.
Merchants and good business men everywhere,
by mail or express.
TRASK & XOWMAN,
State Journal Office,
nll-2-lyJ Lawrence, Kansas.
SEARS & m
IlKADQCARTEBS. DEPARTMENT OF KaSSAS, 1
Fort Leavrmeorth, September 'iOth, 18C4. J
GENERAL ORDERS. 1
No. ol J , t.
I. Lausdrksses. It is represented that at
various posts and elsewhere persons receiv
quarters to the exclusion of officers and sol
diers, and daily rations, under tjc pretext of
being on laundress duty, whe-eas they have in
fact been for months and sojletimcs for years
doing no snch duty- Four Sundresses nre al
lowed to a company for duty. To be entitled to
anything the' must be ' present with the com
pany," or only ' temporarily " absent. Sixty
days absence cannot be regarded as temporary
and women absent for this or a longer period
cannot be considered as laundresses of a com
pany. Such persons not being in the service
in any sense, cannot be allowed either quarters
or rations, and the proper officers will see that
error or fraud is not tolerated by illegal indul
gences of this kind, which are CTidently on
II. Indian Tratfic. The military power is.
constantly invoked to regulate trade in tho
Tndi.in Country, and while that territory be
longed to this Department some effort was
made with indifferent success to prevent fraud
But in too many instances the Commanding
General hid reasou to believe that the power
was obtained to aid one class of speculators
against another, and the effect -was only to
substitute logues and demoralize troops. In
dians have a right to trade, however incompe
tent and Italic to fraud they may be ; and it is
within flic Ikdtau country w here transgression
and proof arc nearest that any proper success
can be expectej in regulating this traffic.
The Departncnt of the- Interior and Civil
authorities arc the proper special custodians
of Indian affitrs. The Commanding General
has fully advied Headquarters ; and Col. Cor
fim, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, is tho
proper man tosupcrvise these matters, as tho
representative of the Interior Department of
Government. Ills Headquarters are at Leav
enworth. He is earnestly endeavoring to reg
ulatc trade on tlte Indian border, and Military
commanders will give him such aid as he may
desire, consistent with our legitimate duties as
soldier . Rut rcat circ will aNo be taken
that no false use of military power be made, to
aid pretending patriots to cheat and defraud
cither Indians or while men; and all trans
gressions of officers or soldiers connected with
the Indian trade will receive prompt and severe
III. Captain Etw in J. Meeker, Signal Offi
cer, U. S. A., liai ing reported to these Head
quarteis in obedicdec to orders from the War
Depaitmcnt, is Announced as Chief Signal
Officer Department of Kansas.
By Command of Major General Curtis.
C. S. CIIARLOT.
n-10-lt. Ass't Adj't Gcncrai.
JOHN H. BUNNY'S
REAPER AND MOWER
Thc'Fiist, most Complete and most Successful
REAPER AND Mil III THE WORLD
Ne.uly Sivty Thousand have been made and
successfully used. Hundreds upon hundreds
H.ie been awarded it in competition with
other machines, recching in Europe dunf.
Ibtii the J
Gli AXD MEDAL OF THE WO R LETS
TERX. 1 77 OX. I L EX1UB1T1
in London, being the highest award
rning in iiic-ijinimmri. -ftt
'Ihe iuipjoemcnts for IP'H are cxtmordini
ry. Sec tliem in sample Machines with A'gents.
It is the Lightest Fanning Ma
chine in the World
P AT WILL DO IT3 WORK.
TWO-HORSE M ICIII.NK, "FIoO and Frkioiit.
roun-IIoKbi: Machim", S1C0 and Frkigiit.
DANIELS, HILLINGTON & Co.,
For a printed pamplct, with full particulars.
Give your address in full.
DANIKLS, MILLfNGTOX & Co.,
"2 Dki.awre Stufet,
Sole Agents for Kansas and Western Missouri.
WHOLES U.E AM) RKTAIT. DEALERS IS
Boots, Shoes, Caps, &c, &c.
j. d. BRiniRvrrcn.
J. VT. BOLLINGER.
BRUMBAUGH & BOLLINGER,
A X D
LAND -AGENTS, vfc
Marysvillo, Marshal Co., Kansas.
H$SL Prompt attention given to paying tazeo
Jan. 30, 18G4.-nH-tf
3&a: 5, xx 2a. st x x ck, xx
SASIf, GLASS, BOOTS .1- SHOES.
and everything found in a country store, which
i twu sen
CttKAP XKXR CASS!
IS REDEEMED at the BAXKIXG HOUSE
OF SCOTT, KERR r Co
WILLIAM S. BLAKELY,
Davis & Clay County,
OFFICE IX STOXE L AXD OFFICE, -
JJRUNKARDS STOP I Tp"
Send for a Circular showing how to remove
the Appetite for Strong Drink. Hundreds are
cured very week It can be given secretly aad
without injury-o health. Address
Dr. A. HUNTING.
n it " Manhattan, A'ansas.
Dr. IJunting la also Agent for several late antl
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