No fnrvi crop is bo liable lo be
ncglocted as that of corn. It is usual
ly put ijsto tlie shock in good season,
but the work of husking and cribbing
is neglected to be done at any time,
and almost, invariably where this neg
lect is made, Ioes attends.
Corn now in the shock is fully
cured, anil in good condition for stor
age. During the Indian Summer is a
good time tor lmski: g, and the work
should be pressed forward until all
the grain is cribbed and the stalks
properly bound and stacked or shock
ed. Avoid husking on very dry days,
as the stalks will break up badly and
the best of the fodder be lost, besides
all farmers dread to handle corn stalks
when they are dry as cinders, and
they dislike as much to handle them
when they are wet and the ground
soft, and miry. Days will be found
during Full when everybody is in
just the right condition, and upon
theae days all the forces that can be
easily obtained should be applied.
Where corn is allowed lo stand in
the shock until Winter, the fodder as
well as the grain will be more or less
injured by wet., as many of the shocks
will become twisted, or prostrate, so
that water does not find a free course
through, and mold takes place. Be
sides this, it will be noticed that where
shocks have been for a long limy ex
posed to the weather, the outeides
are blackened, and almost worthless.
Now when husking has been done
and the fodder n-shocked, that which
is bright is exposed and injured also,
so that when fed out nearly one half
of the stalks are almost worthless
It is a slow proi-epss to haul corn
into the barn, and do the husking
there, as the slaiks get broken and
interwoven eo that twice the handling
is required that there would otherwise
be, but this mode is preferable to let
ting the corn remain in the field until
mid-win'er. Twisted hay bands or
those made of straw, are preferable
to twine, bark or wire, as they are
less expensive, bind firmer, and go
into the manger as feed for slock.
If seed corn was not selected before
the corn was put into the shocks, it
will be ihe next best way to lay aside
the best ears when husking, leaving
a'few husks upon them so that they
may be hung up in a chamber or
some suitable place* It is not in ac
cordance with the rules of good farm
ing to select seed corn from the crib
at planting time.
We have always found corn fod
der to keep ns well when put «p in
large shocks as in any other form
outside the barn. It is best to put
them under cover, of comse, when it
can be done conveniently, provided
the stalks are well curcd at the butts,
and dry when packed away. Where
the stalks are stacked well, they keep
good, but when feeding is begun, re
aioving the top exposes the fodder
to all the storms, and unless fed out
very rapidly, it will become so mois
tened by Iuavy rains and melting
snows a3 to be greatly damaged by
pouring and molding. Wh re sh ek
ing is done bind the tops firmly in at
least two places, then the water runs
down the^outsidu and the stalks soon
It is a] much* belter
.plan lo set a
wagon in the field when husking, and
when filled going to the crib with
it, than to llnow the corn upon the
ground to be gathered up after
wards, for two reasons: First, one
half of the handling is saved, and
second, the corn is not exposed to
damage by being left out in the lield
through a storm, which is veiy com
monly done by mis-calculation when
not di and cribbed as fast as husk
Oh io Farmer.
Prospective Prices of Wheat.
The Mark-Lane Express estimates
that nine million quarters of wheat
will probably be wanted before the
harvest of 1870, and sees no hope of
liberal supplies from Russia, and
America is suffering from a very di fi
cient crop of maize, which will en
hance the value of wheat. All Ger
many and Htr g.iry complain oi very
inferior weight and quality this seas
on. With every part of the world
being rettv well cleared out, Cali
fornia excepted, the sending of large
supplies is therefore encompassed
with more diifieult-y '.linn usual.
Nathan McGrew, of Ilostraver
township, Westmoreland county, Pa.,
says that he has an apple tree grow
ing in front of his door which was
planted ill 1767—one hundred and
two years ago. It was one of the
nineteen which were brought over
the mountains on a pack horse in the
fall of the year and planted by Daniel
Hammond. The ground was known
as Hammond's Park, and the deer
destroyed all but this one. It is a
sound," healthy tree yet, was loaded
with apples this year, and appears to
have vigor enough to live another
A Maine piper mentions as one of
the unpublished incidents and casu
alties of the recent great freshets on
the Carrbasset, that J. M. Dennis, of
New Portland, lost his mill with all
its contents, consisting of portable
grist mill, engine, lathe, machinists'
tools, blacksmiths' tools, carpenters'
worth of belting, a good ri
ding sleigh, &c. from his dwelling
house cellar, seventy.five bushels of
potatoes, together with barrels, fir
kins, pots, jars, &c., the accumulation
of many years of housekeeping. The
loss is estimated at $2,Out).
Down in Franklin Co., Maine, a
short time njo, a close lifted farmer
died, after devising one doliar to his
only son. The old gentleman was
duiy I.uned in the venerable church
yard, which suff'.-rcd a terrible wash
ing away by the flood, and a little
while afterward his body was found
opposite the son's place,-having been
brought down the river a long dis
tance. When the tender-hearted son
was informed of the fact, he made the
touching remark: "Probabiy como
back after that dollar
A liorsc that is in harness every
day needs an abundance of food and
the right kind. Oats make more mus
cle than corn, and should always form
part of the food of a hanl-working
horse. Corn gives plumpness and
imparts warmth. The colder the
weather, the more corn the harder
tlie work, the more oats.
It is stated that every farm of 160
acres in Eastern Kansas, is underlaid
with 1,550,000 tons of coal or nine
times more fuel than if the suilace
was covered with heavy timber.
Sheep have nearly doubled in num
bers in the United States since 18G0,
increasing Ironi 2 i,000,000 to more
and their wool horn
00,000,000 to 115,000.000 pounds.
I?acl-: eg^s little end down with
brau an ii.ch thick between the lay
ers. Threriied oats will answer very
well in tho wUo*
PLAIN AND FANCY
EXECUTED IN THE BEST
Feb. 26th, 18C9.
Orders from a Distance
Has just received u Spleiu id Assortment ol JJoots & Shoos direct
from the in:inufiicturer's, embracing the best quality of Eastern
Work and the cheapest Eastern Boots and Shoes—Price according
to Quality—which will be sold at a small profit, strictly adhering
to my principle of doi- business—One Price and Small Profits for
CASH. Custom work made to order. The best of stock used.
A large stock of Gents' and Boy^' Buckskin Gauntlets Gloves
and Mittens also Wool-Lined Gauntlets, Calfskin and Buckskin
faced, of our own manufacture. None genuine unless with
Wiley, maker," plainly stamped on inside.
Thanl s to the Public for their liberal patronage for the last 13
$uccc§§©rs So Stamford Bros.,
Havftg made large additions to their fctore room, are now receiving
A FULL STOCK OF
Bouse Tricipjings, Mechanics' Tools, Glass,
In addition to articles formerly kept by Sanford Bros., such as
Farming Tools, of All Kinds,
Plows, Road Scrapers, Clothes Wringers,
STOVES H^JD im WARE,
WITH THE BUST STOCK OF SEEDS IN TOWN
.AJRE AGENTS FOR.
Reapers & Mowers,
Corner of Main and Walnut Streets,
AyKXT1RELY XEW *STOCK OF
OF TIIE TATEoT STYLES.
NEW FEATURES FOR TIIE SEASON
CALL AND EXAMINE.
FARM FOR SALE.
An excellent fiirin. l-n"wn «.« tho Reeves
Farm, three miles north rust of the Oily of In
dependence, lfi'l iiereH ot I'ruirie itii'l KO acre.'-" of
Timhor nliout one mile from tlie prairie l:inil.
The lariu is well watered iiml is a superior stocl.
farm, a good share cultivated and fenced n
house and barn, and a good well near thehou.-i
with grove, Iruit trees and shrubbery. For par
tlculurs enquire on the promises, ol tho widow
or of W. H. bur on, Independence, or of (ic
W. ltuddiek, Wnverl.y, Hreincr Co., Jowa.
GEOKUK W. ltUDDlCK.
Independent, M» eli 29, 1SCJ. 40.h
Sulkv Corn Plows,
Sulky Eny Rakes,
and other Machinery.
uiai cv tt:.u«f
JO KM WILEY.
WE WILL FIND
OR ASK IVO PAY,
For my trade.
tho undersigned, wiil find Strayed
Stolen Horses that have Itoen missing
for Mune length of time, or ask no recompense.
Persons hsiving Ilorses or Cuttle, .strayed
ptolcn, will pica
will attend to it at once. Addre'*
K. h. TRIPP CO.
Independence, Iown, June 25, 1869. (y2-3m
is hereby given to all persons in
terestod, that on the 1Mb day of Septem
ber, A. P. IMfi'.l, the undersigned was appoint
ed by the Circuit Court of liuehanan County,
Iowa, Administrator of the Kstate ot he
Morgan, deceased, late of said county. All
persons indebted to said Kslato will make pay
ment to tlie undersigned, and those having
claims against the saino will present them le
gally authenticated to said Court for allowance.
J. C. Js'EIDY, Adm'r.
Dated Sept. 15, 1^6'J, 12-In
I Look to Your Titles!!
W. G. & .T. B. DONNAN,
OWNERS OP A
Titles of Lands and Village Lots,
BCCIIAKAX COUiVTV IOWA
Arc prepared to give prompt and reliable infor
mation relating to tho title of uny real proper
ty in the County.
The Abstract consists of a set of books which
show tho Original Entry of each scpratc tract
of land, and every subsequent, conveyance of
the same, the kind of Deed, whether full War
ranty, Special Warranty or Quit Claim, with
tiny and all imperfections in description, form
or acknowledgment carefully noted also all in
cumbrances. including Mortgages,Hoiids.Trust
Deeds, Life Leases, Tax-Titles anil 'l ux Sales,
ind Judgment Liens. It is surely wisdom on
the part of the purchaser,to know what the title
his land is bi-fure In }nrrhimrt and thus avoid
any trouble ill the future.
Several lusiind acrcsof wild land & several
Valuable improved Farma For Sale,
in different parts of the County. Also a number
of Lots and Dwellings in the Town of Inde»
Ponnionr, and all kind* of Wnr Clninu, col
t0 th Fl,rme
A full au} ply of
Johnston Sweepstakes Controllable Self-Bake,
The best Self-Raking Reaper for all work. Is light draft, six feet cut.
THE EAGLE MOWER
Will cut at an angle of forty-five degrees, op or down. A splendid mower fori^^^
very rough land. All of these machines are easily managed by two hordes
I have over $13,000 worth of
Sulkey Steel Tooth Horse Hay Bakes
vory clioap rake.
The Ch:in]|ion of Iowa ^reili-r, perfect in
I lineii o iiml w rk. Vn (irn n Iri If. the
Ori^innl Suec|,!aties 'I'hie^liin/, Mnehincp,
miuiufiietiiretl liv V. Anliiimn it o., Cuiiton.
Ohio, the Stiiinl iril Eii'I'ess Apron Mncli'iie.
Tho A n A Tin lor YIHHATOK, a new
The A. 1'. I-ieko.' n"d
Willi.-mis'celcl ruled FaMiinjr Mills. The
fumed Krislin^ AVn^nns. VrovMi 8 Corn Plan
ter?. Eureka Cntlins 1!' xes. »Sti-r Coin
SheMcrs. Kalamazoo 3-Horfe Clevis. Brcnk
inja. Hlulible iiml Shovel IMows. Iron pin
Wood l'umps. I hoy my l''imps hy the cur
load un I II! lowest figures, therefore enn
I'henp. Wheeler'?. Wiml-M ill tor Ptoek Prmp?
l.i-litniii lioils ol fruj.eri' Qu:i iiy mid war
ranted perfect from damage from Lightning.
B1 \nk Bocks,
W 11 Paper,
I have Sci'nrcd at «»jtOO WorSh of for (lie Season of 18C9.
A partial list of articles lor sale nf the Wigwam comprises
$12 000 Worth of Marsh Harvesters.
Tlie great Machine of the ago. Twu binders tie the grain under canvas. Think of it. Order early if you want on*», a
a the supply very limited.
25.000 Worth of the ^Etnas have been Received.
I invite spe. i&l attention to the new Gear Wheel Drive for Keel—a new feature. Examine the
a first-class WOOD REVOLVER for those who want -jV '-Zjff Xr-i
CHAiiTENGE WALKER AND RIDER COMBINED, AT $47.-5
AND TIIE CASE SULKEYS.
Cook's Evaporators, the Best and Most Popular. Over 20,000 in Successful Operation.
And Exaaiiae for Yourselves. No (isargc for Siiofliug Goods.
Por fo ios,
OK PROUU^ED AS ORDERED.
We have receiveil direct lrom the publishers the finest
B1 n ks,
Stereoscopes & Views,
IVcw Publications Constantly Received
English Bibles, S. S. Rewards, Toy Books, &c.,
Ever seen here. They are very beautiful ami cheap.
TO ALL PEOPLE
WM. FEW & CO.'S
WAGGONER & CO.
THREE DOORS WEST OF THE MONTOUR HOUSE
IS TIIE PLACE TO BUY YOUR
CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS,
Boots dfc? Slioes,
AXD TIIK PL A CI1. WIIKliE CENTLKMKN CAN GET TITT^TTi
CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER,
IN TIIE MOST APPROVED STYLE.
BROADCLCTIIS, GASSIMERE8, VESTIN6S,
OF TIIE LATEST PATTEKNS.
NEW YORK FASHIONS JUST RECEIVED.
Buchanan C.unty that I have doubtless the Heaviest Stock of Implements ever offered
this market, and I hope by fair and honorable dealing to retain the patronage of all old customer* and gain that of many new ones.
I Warrant all Goods Sold to be as Hepresented in every Instance.
My Stock of SULKY CORN PLOWS will Reach $7,000 Strong,
and are composed *f the
ii t».i» U' Supvimr, .ui.l iew Li-.iualB,
The Hapgood & Young,
Do^-Powers. Horse ITay Forks. Weather
Strips. S i u C. ui.' Aliil^. Am a^ent for he
Also, the f.,Mowing
& l.if I iMirancn fonip*y^:
/Ivtnn. of II trftVd, \-set? over $l.nfln.iiiHi
Phoe is. Ilarrford, A.-'sot? orrr $1,500,000.
N'atioual, Davenport, Capital $2i0,000 nil
id up. ThU is the be^t Insurance Co.
MufM.il Lif'', and
Plia*nix Mutual Life.
ii.l. AT I II!.' WK.WA#
R, S^.I?S.b2?Xj E5i
A NEW AND FREPII STOCK OP
E I N E S
Having found their way to the room former
ly occu ied by J. P. SAMl'SON as a liook
Stere, are sow all ready to be carefully dealt
out to cuffmera by a Pliynician and experi
ALSO A FINE STOCK OF
A I N S
RAW ii\D COILED.
Both PliRE and Strktlj PUKE,
VARNISHES, MACIIIXE OILS
The Purest of Liquors,
For Medieinal, Mechanical, Culiuaty, and
Saeramental purposes only, een be purchased
Cuatomer8 will please remember that ours is
a fresh sthok of Diugs and Medicines, and when
you purchase of
yon can expect an artiolf
that has not been shelf ridden for years.
Terms Strictly Cash.
TABOR & IRVIN.
A Proposition to the Ladles.
We propose to show a hetter assortment of
Hoop Skirts, Hosiery and Corsets and at cheap
er prices thau were ever before offered in Inde
pendence, allowi»c the ladies to be the judges.
l'ir«l d"or »rc«t of Montour Hou-e.
•1TKNKK I MGI.I.ISII,
GEOKGE SMALE. JOHN SMAIL.
(2 Doord East ot Montour House, Main Street,
Klavo Just received a new and choice supply of
And rnnnoron.1 artifloj* suoh ns are found in a
First Ciadc Drug iSture, which have been
Sefcctcd with Great Care,
and bought for cash, and will be s )ld as cheap
ns any other house will sell thoaaiue quality of
(Jnoily for cash, We shall kei'p our stock
complete at ul! times, and aim to keep the bedt
articles to be found in the market. A full
Paints, Oils, Varnislies,
BRUSHES of all Kinds,
MMPS KHMSOE OH,
Bc.*t |uality, at .r'0 cciit-* per gallon, alio the re
The best in the world, no explosion, entire
FR03I 7x9 TO 2«x3G.
We are prepared to sell
nearly all of the lead
ing kinds by the dozen, at manufacturers'pri-
We huve a lar^c »t of Perfumerr, Soapg,
Hair OiKs, Ihv.Aua, Ci.mlfs, ic.
The Purest of Liquors,
For Medicin:il, Mechanical, Culinary, and
Communion only, such an
Braiidies, Wiitrs, Gins, Whiskys,
Hum and Alcohol.
Paint, Varnish, White-wash. SituU, Shoo. Ilair,
Tooth, Nail, l'em:il. Striping and Lather.
O I Zj JS
Raw and Boiled I.i:ifccl, Whale, Fish, Lard,
Machine, Ne .tst it. i."t"r. Sweet, Sperm.
I'AIXTS & COLORS.
st assortment in town.
Tlie people's fav(»rito hrand, Knili.-b Cro^n, in
iron cans, «inl other brands strictly pure.
Compounded with care and di-j atch.
+Vo Trouble to Show Goods.
Plen^e examine our 0*od.« before pureha^inp
to a pencr^us jiublic for
past favor?, wr wiil endeavor to merit a contin
uance of your pntronajra.
MI 11.K KR01HKRS.
May 7, 15(59.
Toledo and Cleveland,
The Only Lire Running Through Trains
CHSGACO & BUFFALO
5.10 III. Train Runs iily.
And has Palin'e Sieci.iiig Coaches Attached,
Ruuning Through to New York
W1TIIOLT Cll WGE.
Passenger? for Oetr- it and all point? in C««
ada, and those lor UJti",
X0. 56 CT,\RK ST., CHICAGO.
F. E. MOUSE, ion. West'n Pas^. Agt.
C. F. HATCH, Gen'I Sup%
Williams it Soii,
L. X. WIH.CIl A CO.,
Cor. Main & Chatham St§.,
North tddo Main Street,
We h:iTe on hand, and aro Daily lloeeiTing
one ol' the
Choicest Stock of Groceries,
SUGAR, TEA, COFFEE
ft 'assuarc, Woodniwarc,
Canned ami Dried Fruits,
stores, Fisli, tt?o.
We ask the eitizens of In dependence and vi
cinity to give us a call. We want your trade.
Highest Market Price Paid for
WILLIAMS & m*
one 18,196$. 51 tf
Waggoner & Co-,
Where may be tuuitd Utu ljesl Stock ot
and Stationery ,o the ouunty.
Mclalir, \Val nt, and Rosewood
COFFINS &. CASKETS
CONSTANT].Y ON HAND
Trimmed and K ady for l-f.
ominis ni,n:i) at awtimeof
DAY OR NllillT.
Hearse and arriagrs Furnished
Ware-Room & Residence
iriLror .vi.i»* BLOCK,
MAIN" STltllRT. lNDKl'KNDl-XCK
F. C. LIGHTE'S & CO.
Making this the Comfirtabic. Expeditious
and Only Dire«.-t K.-ute to
Erif, Dunkirk, Buffalo,
And ail points in
the 1'riiii-i|i.11 liailwav." of the North-
neft and Southwest connect at C'Ai"'with the
Fuur Daily Kxpress Trains, leaving Ohicag')
at 7:10 A. M., 11:30 A. M., 5.1j P. M. and
9.00 P. M.
Elegant Drawing-Room Coaches
JFS" On Day Kxcre.s Trains, betn-eon Chicago,
Tnle-io an.l Unlfalo.
I A N O S
IOWA AND ILLINOIS
ilion wHh (he B«8t
Aff ARDED 20
TOGETHER WITU THE
ExhibUiou of the Industry tf
i'iaso forte ran
NEWTON & CO.'S
& H. W, Smith's
THE MOST PERFECT AND BE)
IN THE WORLD-
York nx\\ Xac E»yf-nnI, should purchase Tick
et? via Luke Shorn ami Mn-hfjua Southtm Rail
icay wh.ch are on sale ut all the principal
Railway Ticket Ollices, and at tho Company's
500 of the BEST 0rganift»
Ii\ THE COUNTRY
To be Superior to any other
17 FIRST PREMIUMS
TIIE AMEIJU IN 0UGAN8
Consisting in part of
In the Month October, '65
IIK ORGAN'S ar* tu «ti«rl»
great ful!nrs» and eompUten«H «f
tone. :iiul ehisticity of toiu-h. and are fiaMtwl
in the highest style of art, in PanusiUd 0»k,
WfcU«t,5ofcwood and Jet.
w W. KIMBALL,
Wtahiagten SU, CkiMga,
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