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THE TIMES, NEW BLOOMFIELI), PA., MAltClI 13, 1877.
HOUSE, FARM AND7 GARDEN.
For The Times.
A Lcllcr from Kansas.
Watkh Vii.iiK, KntiniH, Feb. ilnt,lhT".
Mr. Ktlltor: A ft render of your val
uable iMipcr, 1 thought I would drop j oif
ti few line from thU part of Knnsits tin J
lmvcflM yet never Keen uny mention
miulo of Mamhnll i-ouiity, Ktuifmtt In
your paper, but hnvo Keen letters from
other iwrt. I also wtw a notice in the
last paper which I received that a man
lier of persons In yourvlclnlty had went
to hear from an agent of the A. T. & H.
Fe It. H., with regard to Kansas lands.
Without disputing anything tlnd. sai.t
agent may have said, I should like to
say a few words with regard to lands
and also with' regard to railroads. In
the first place, every railroad, on far as I
can learn that has lieen built In Kansas
(with the exception of some extensions
and some branch roads recently built),
has received a land grant. The C. II.
U. P., from Atchison to Waterville, a
distance of 100 miles, received every va
cant odd section for L0 miles on each
Hide. The K. 1, and the Ht. Joseph &
Denver received like grants. Now as
Mr. Agent Is likely to get paid for his
discussion of Kansas lands, perhaps full
as well for his time and trouble,as many
a tiller of Kansas soil, I should like to
make a few practical remarks with ref
erence to the value of Kansas lands.
The railroads, besides their land grants,
have mortgages on considerable Kansas
territory, In the shape of bonds which
are payable every year, a part by taxa
tion and therefore taxes in some locali
ties are pretty high, according to the
value of property.
Then the cost of transportation of our
grain, Ac., is greater la new countries
than In places where there are more
roads. At one time it cost as much to
send a car from Waterville to Atchfson
as from there to Chicago. Cut times are
getting better by degrees and business is
increasing. The West is a large coun
try, and the ideas that some have with
regard to It might suit some localities
and not others. A great many who
came to this part of the country eight
years ago have gone- to seek a better
country, some h.ive returned to the
"land of their nativity," other like
migratory birds, have gone and return
ed. Hut that is Western style. Some
came here with nothing or comparative
ly little eight years ago, and are com
fortably situated. Others had little and
have but little yet, except mortgages on
There are farms through the country
that can be bought for less than the act
ual cost of the Improvements. Xow
with regard to persons, especially those
with families who design emigrating to
a new country, I would suggest that if
several families should desire to emi
grate, that it would be a. good plan to
send some one ahead who had good
Judgment, and who knew the resources
of theproposed colony, to see the coun
try and maturely weigh the advantages
and disadvantages of different sections
and let the others 1 guided by his ad
vice. We cannot learn even by experi
ence of a year or two exactly what a
new country is, but sometimes we find
our experience a pretty hard master, but
it is the only way In which we can
learn a new country.
I will give you a short history of
Marshall county, Kansas, and statistics
showing the advantages of road and
towns, mills &c, as farmers do not like
to spend more than a "week going to mill
or hauliug oil' a ldud of grain, as some
of the far West pioneers have to do :
Marshall county was organized in 1855.
It Is "0x80 miles iu extent,and contained
a population in 1800 of 2,2K0 ; in 1S70,
i,900 ; in 1875, 10,822. Of the above pop.
ulation, 240 are from Pennsylvania.
Two railroads cross the county and no
point within is more than 12 miles from
, railroad. There were in 1875, 70 school
districts and 70 school houses. There
are ten flouring mills, and many
manufactories of other kinds. The
rivers atlbrd good water power and this
county bids fair to become a manufac
turing centre. The assessed value of
property is nearly 3,000,000. The prin
cipal business of the country should lie
raising aniniuls, in connection with
grain as grain raising on an average
brings back but little profit. The
ixiuntry produce un abundance of nat
ural gracs which can lie turned into
money through the medium of cattle
a ul sheep. Sometimes we have failures
of the corn crop and then we have to
send all the pigs Kast. But we will
learn that it is cheaper to burn coal at
ti per ton than corn at 15 cents per
bushel. The average of wheat per acre
is from 12 to 15 bushels; fall wheat
yielded last harvest from 15 to 25. Corn
has been a gi crop for two years.
There was but little rye raised until
within the last two years : the yield U
from 18 to 25 bushels per acre. I shall
not enter too much into details at pres
ent, but if any wish to know any thing
with regard to prices of grain, teann
and farming tools. I will unswer their
iiniuirics by a private letter, therefore 1
will close for the present.
B. K. KlKTLKH.
1 IE SUN.
, The different editions or The Huh during the
next, year will lie tliosanic asdurliiK tlin year that
has Just passed. 'I he dully edition will 011 week
days lie ii sheet of lour pages, ftnd on Hundais u
sheet r rl ulii pages, or Hi broad oolunins t while
the weekly edition will be a sheet (it eight pages
lit the sumo dimensions nil it character Unit are
already tftinlllar to Our friend.
The Hi'N will continue to tie tint strenuous nd
vneate of reform mid retrenchment, and of the
substitution of statesmanship, wisdom and In
tegrity ror hollow pretence, Imbecility, mid fraud
In the administration of public n Hulls. It will
contend for the government of the people by t he
people and lor I lie people, as opposed to gnvorn
meat In the ballot box and In tlie counting of
votes, en forced by military violence. It will en.
deavor to supply Its readers a body now not far
from n million of souls with the most careful,
complete, and trustworthy accounts of eurieut
events, and will employ for this pin pose a tinnier
oils and enrelnlly selected statf of renin tors and
correspondents. Its reports troin Washington,
especlall, will be full, accurate and fearless ; and
It, will doubtless contiiiie to deserve the hatred of
those who thrive by plundering (ha Treasury or
by usurping what tne law does not give tliein,
wlille It will endeavor to merit the eon II deuce of
the nubile hy defending the rights of the people
against the encroachments of unentitled power.
fhe price of the dally His will be 65 cents a
month or fil.Mi a year, post paid, or with the Him
day edition $7.70 a year.
The mummy edition alone, eight pages, II .20 a
Tho Wkkki.tNiin, eight pages of (A broad col
umns, will lie furnished during 1HT7 at the rate of
SI a year, post paid.
The belief t of this larga reduction from tho
previous rate for Tun Wmcki.r can be enjoyed by
Individual subscriber without the necessity of
making up clubs. At the same lime, If any of
our friends choose to aid In extending circulation
we shall be grateful to them, and every such per
son who sends ten or more subscribers from one
place will be entitled to one copy of the paiej
mi himself without charge. Atoiie dollar a year,
postage paid, the expenses of paper and printing
are hardly repaid t and, considering the size of
the sheet and the quality of Its contents, we are
conllilent the people will consider Tine Wkkk'IY
M n the cheapest newspaper published In the
world, and we trust also one of the verv best,
flout, Address, Til K SU N, New York City, N. V.
Improved CUCUMBER WOOD
PUMP, Tameless, Durable, 141.
tlcient and Cheap. Tho best
Tump for the least money. At
tention Is especially Invited to
Blatohley'e Patent Improved
Bracket and New Drop Check
Valve, which can be withdrawn
without. removing the rump or
disturbing the Joljits. Also, the
Copper Chamber, which never
cracksor scales, and will outlast
any other. Kor sale by Dealers
everywhere. Send forCatalogue
A 8. a
jiDi Commerce St., Hnllapelphia, Fa.
Do j ou want HOOTS of any kindT
It so, call and see the
NOW OFFFRKH HT
r. M lllt't'l ,M Kit.
New Pension Law.
UNDER an net of Congress approved March 8,
1X73, widow oi otliuer who were killed, or
died of 'ise,ae contracted in the service, are now
entitled to uo per month for each of their chil
dren. Tlioguardii.li of a minor child of a soldier who
hi'i(UsHD only lecoivcd IS.uu per mouth pension
Is oow Infilled totllO. per moth.
.Soldiers who receive invalid pensions can now
have their pensions Increased to any Mini or rate
bet ween IS. and 18. per mouth.
Soldiers wholmve lost t heir discharges can now
Fathers and mother who lost sons In the serv
ice upon whom v.rey were dependent for support,
can also nblaiu pensions.
The undersigned having had over 111 years ex
perience In the Claim agency business will attend
pimpil incbilmsumler tho above act.
fall on or address
Attorney for Claimants,
Perry Co., Pa
Dailj Kxprcss and Freight Line
rplIKsiiliscrlborwtslie to notify lhcoltlzesof
L liloomltald and Newport that he Is running
Daily l-iiie between these two places, and will haul
freight of uny kind. or promptly .tellverpackagef
or messages ttnlrosteri to his care,
nu Order inr.v bo leit for him at the store of
K. Mortimer & Co.. Now Hloomlleld. or MitllganaV
Mussel Newport .'a.
.1. 8. WHITMOKE.
Blooiiirield. laimary 2o.lK""o.
pi.l.l.VM M. stt'Tfll,
.Iiistli of the loa.
AMI (IKNKKAl. COl.l.KCTOK.
New Bloorufleld. Parry County, Perm's,
-Spechilattentlon paid to Collections of all
kind. Kedsi Itomls, Mortgages and Agreements
neatly executed. 71iitf
Notice 1o Trestiassers.
NOTICE Is hereby given to all person not to
trespass ou my crounds bv picking berries,
lishing. hunting, or ntherwlsetrespassiiig, as they
will be dealt with aeeordiiigto law.
W. If II Kit MAN.
trreenwood twp-. Aug. In.l87. tf
TltKS,Mi M1TKE.-AH persons nre
forbid to trespass on mv land in Saville
tflwiihhlp for anv pui os whatever, and a reward
tif -i will lie p:ld for testimony that will eouvlct
any persnn of such trespass.
May it IKTil tf
l.ANNEI.S A splendid assortment of Finn
nels. pist opened by F. MOHTIMEll
sdava home. Asenrs wanted. Outfit and
terms free. TKI1IC & CO., Augasta, Maine.
PATK.UK OU INJURY.
The imi-t e.niijilete ineMiod of proiwllinu the
sewlnn msclilhe. Ii saves foiir lllllis the lalmruud
entlrelv avoids Hie cause of phvsic.il Injurv i eu
do'sed bv the medical fraleru'lv. It. can be at
tached to any ordinary sewing machine without
removuif the iiiwclilue from thr house. No new
tug nmeliliov -bon d tie use.1 without Oils Im.
portmii atfaehsKeni send for our circular.
Whtfti e,'-iiis the p. ii.l,il(.4. Address
SEW VOUK TltKADI K MP.', t o.,
it lyr. 04 (JuiU'iitiUMmet, y. y.
NtVl'lVK The nniierlvud lierehv vlve no.
tloem alt prius indelMeil to him. that their
Hccounu must lw settled oi or IWore the llrst of
Mrci. Alter that no fun her Indulgence will be
grsnled. CIII WI IAN hlu, KKKIt.
sheriuaasdaie, Jan. a, is;7. pd
JANNEY & ANDREWS
No. 128 MARKET ST.,
WAINWKIGHT & CO.
North Kast Corner of 2nd and Arch Street,
QHARLES S. JONES,
WHOLESALE DEAI.EK IN
Fish, Cheese and Provisions,
218 NORTH WIIAUVES,
JJAVID. J, HOAR & CO.,
HOAR M.'CONKKY ft CO..
Hltt MAUKKT MTKEET,
JUNNINGHAM, GLEIM & CO.,
Wholssali Ukai.bkb in
TOHACCO, CIGAHS &c
NO. 4. NORTH FIFTH STKKKT,
QRAYBILL & CO.,
, Wholesale leaiersi ii
' Oil Clot8. Carpets,
Carpet Chain, Wadding,
Butting, Twines, &,
And a line assortment aV'
WOODan.l WILLOW WA11K,
No. 12(1 Market street, above 4th.
JOHN LUCAS & CO.
ONLY MA N II L ACT 11 15 KHS
I PURE SWISS GREEN,
White Lead and Color
Nos, HI and 14:t North Fourth St..
QJMITH'S CARRIAGE WORKS,
On Hum Street. Kast or Caki.islb St.,
Xcw Bloomfleld, I'enn'a.
THE suhscrlber has built a larjte and coimno-
l.tiia Ul,..., .... 1JI..I. Ut 1.' u u , ..f eui-llula
law IU,uuiil.M 1... H l,!iVu ha lu nmon.aillnMni,
Of every description, out of the liest material.
Slela-ha of every Style,
hnlli to order, and finished in the ninstartUtioand
. H avliig superior workmen, he Is prepared
to furnish work that will compare favorably with
the best City Work, and nioeti more durable, and
at much more reasonable rates.
lydona A eall Is solicited.
TOll PHIXTIXtl of every dererlptlnn neatly
I eiernted on short notice and at reasonable
rates at this olllce.
D. ELDER & CO,
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTUUEKH
Booksellers and Stationers,
"tiTAl.li l'Al'Klt, KTC'i
No. 430 Market Btreet,
2EIGLER & SWEARINGEN
8UAFFNEK, ZIEOLEU & CO.,
Importer and Dealers la
and every variety ot
TRIBIMINGS& FANCY GOODS,
No. 38, North Fourth Street,
PHILADELPHIA , PENN'A .
AQenttifor Lancaster Comba.
J0WER, POTTS & CO.,
And Dealer in
CURTAIN & WALL-PAPERS.
KLANK noons .
Always on hand, and made to Order.
Nos. 830 Market and 823 Minor Streets
PHILADELPHIA, PA 1
Publishers of Sanders' New Readers, and
Brooks' Arithmetics. Also, Robert's History of
the United States, Kelton'sOntllne Maps, Ac.
ARCR0FT & CO.,
Imporlei. and Jobbers
Of Staple and Fancy
DRY - GOODS,
Linens, White Goods, &o.,
Nos. 408 and 407 MARKET STREET,
(Above Fourth, North 81de.)
JEW. Tf M0UL,
Woimer, Wright & Watkln,
.If nnnfaetnrer & tVhoIesale Dealers
Boots & Shoes
yo. 302 Market Street,
AUB FRYMIRE & EDWARDS
IlirORTBRB AND JOBBERS OF
923 Market Street,
I'HI LA.TirLI 1 1 1 A .
TRIMBLE, BRITTON & Co.,
No. 605 MARKET BTREET.
David Masters. I. A. Detwller. W. M.B.Bali
RASTERS, DETWILER & CO.,
Manufacturers ol and
WITOLBSALB DKALKKS AV
328 MARKET STREET.
,o PHILADELPHIA. '
JJL0YD, SUPPLEE & WALTON
WHOLES A LB
No. 625 Market Street,
gT. ELMO HOTEL,
(FORMERLY "THE ONION,")
J0H. M. FEUEIt, Troprieton.
817 & 819 ARCI1 STREET,
'HISHOTELbelnRoentrBlly loeatert and hav
X Iiir been entirely KurirrKD. It will be foundi
as pleasant a stopping place as cau be desired'
JJNDSAY'S SILVER LIGHT
REFLECTOR COMBINED !
Giving Double the Light of
any other Chimney,
AT NO GREATER EXPENSE.
FOR OIL !
Everybody who sees them are.
gjf The Trade supplied at
a Liberal Discount.
JE. JUNKIN. Attorney at-Law,
New liloomlleld. Perry CO., Pa.
Office Next door to the residence of Judge
AM. MARKEL, Attorney-at-Law,
New bloom Held, Perry county. Pa.
t-y Offlco directly opposite the Post-Office t.
and adjoining the Mansion House.
NEW BLOOM FIELD, PERRY CO.,PA
-Claims promptly secured and collected
Writings and all legal busluess carefully attend
ed to. 32 yl
JAMES H. FEHOLSON.ttorrieat-Law
-Offlce Market Street, near the Square. 85 6
CHARLES H. SMILEY, Attorney at Law.
New BJoomneld, Perry. Co. Fa.
VOffleewlth C. A. Barnett, Esq., on HlRh
Street, north aide, nearly opposite the Presbyte
rlaa Church . August U),Wi.
JBAILY, Attorney at Law,
New Bloomfleld, PerryCo., Pa
Office opposite the Mansion House and nex t
door to the Post-Office.
Refers to B. Mclntlre, Esq. ' June27,1871.
T7M. A. 8PON8LEK, Attorney-at-Law,
T y Office adjoining his residence, on East
Main street. New bloomfleld. Perry Co.. Pa. 3 2 ly
JOHN G. 8IIATTO, Surgeon Dentist .
New ttlooiuheld. Perry co.. Pa.
All kinds of Mechanical and Surgical Dentistry
done lu the best manner, and at reasonable
VOff.ee at his residence one door East of the
Robinson House, and opposite Win. A. Sponsler's
Law office. 3 21y
tlTM, N. 8K1BF.RT, Attorney-at Law,
TV . New llloonuleld, Perry co.. Ta.
Bloomfleld, 3 33 ly. . .
WM. M. HUTCH.
New Bloomdeld. Perry co.. Pa.
rOfflee Two doors West ot It. Mortimer
Store 31 ly
LEWIS POTTER, notart HBL1C New Bloom.
Held. Perry Co., Pa. ,
Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages and Leases carefully
Erepared anil acknowledgements taken. Alt
Inds of Pension and Bounty papers drawn and
cert I lied, will also take depositions to be rei d lit.
any court In the United stales. . . 7101y
CHAS. J. T, McINTTRE, Attorney-at-Law,
New hloomtleld. Perry co., Pa.
. AU professional busiueiw promptly audfaith
fully attended to. 32 ly. .
WM. A. MOUItlSON,
JUSTICE OK THK PEACE and f? EN ERA I.
COLIJCTOK, NbwOkhmastowii. Perrvco.. Pa
-KeniitUncewUlbe made promptly leralT
Collections made. 7 44
- t-i i ,
CHAS. A. BARNETT, Attorney-at-Law,
sUOfnee en high street. North side, nearly on
poaite the Presbyterian Church. 1 ... , . 3'ly
jICHARD" iIliAGEETJ'" "
JUSTICE OP THE PEACE,
i,,TV' !."' resldenee. lu CENTRE TOWJt.