X - - T. ,. iiS .Q- W?
THE L0S8 OF A TCFK,
Id comparison with the loss of a wife, all
other bereavements are trifling. The wife !
she who fills so large a space in the domes
tic heaven; she who busied herself so
nnweariedly for the precious ones around
her j bitter, bitter is the tear that falls on
her cold clay ! You stand beside her cof
fin and think of tbe past. It seems an
amber-colored pathway, where tbe sun
shone upon beautiful flowers, or the stars
hung glittering overhead. Fain would the
soul linger there. No thorns are remem
bered save those your hands may unwill
ingly have planted. Her noble, tender
heart lies open to your inmost sight. You
think of her now as all gentleness, all
beauty, all purity. But she is dead ! Tbe
dear heart that laid upon your bosom, rests
in the still darkness upon a pillow of clay.
Tbe hands that have ministered so untiring
ly arc folded, white and cold, beneath the
gloomy portal. The heart whose every
beat measured an eternity of love lies un
der your feet. The flowers she bent over
in smiles bend now above her in tears,
shaking the dew from their petals that the
verdure around her may be kept green and
There is no white arm over your shoulder,
no speaking face to look up into tlio eye of
love ; no trembling lips to murmur, " Oh,
it is too ead."
There is so strange a hush in every room;
no light footstep passing around. No
smile to greet you at nightfall. And the
old clock ticks and strikes, and ticks it
was such music when she could hear it !
Now it seems a knell on tin hours through
which you watched the shadows of death
gathering upon her sweet face.
And every day the clock repeats that old
story. Many another tale it telleth, too
of beautiful words and deeds that are reg
istcredabove. You feel oh, how often
that the grave cannot keep het.
ORIGIN OF BRANDY.
Brandy began to be distilled in France
about tbe year 1343, but it was prepared
only as a medicine, and was considered as
possessing such marvellous strengthening
powers that the physicians termed it " the
water of life," a name it retains, thongh
now rendered by excessive potations, one of
lite s most powerful and prevalent destroy
ers. Raymond Lully, a desciple of Arnold
do Villa Nova, considered this admirable
essence of wine to be an emanation from
the Divinity, and that it was intended to
reanimate and prolong the life of man.
He even thought that this discovery indica
ted that the time had arrived for the con
sumation of all things the end of the
world. Before the true means of determ
ining the quantity of alchohol in spirits
were known, the dealers were in the habit
of employing a very rude method of form
ing a notion of its strength. A given
quantity of spirits was poured upon a
quantity of gunpowder in a dish, and set
on fire. This was called the proof. Spirits
which kindled gunpowder were said to be
above proof; those that did not set fire to
it were said to be below proof. From this
origin of the term " proof," it is obvious
tbat its meaning must have been deemed
' An Illinois preacher and one from
New England, meeting, the former said to
the latter: " I must confess that the Yan
kees are smart, for they know how to make
wooden nutmegs." ' Yes," said the other,
" and they inow where to go to sell them."
Another as good occurred at a meeting of
the Art Associations. A speaker in argu
ing the superiority of tbe French over tbe
British painting, said: "The British are
careless ; if they draw a spider, ten to one
.he will have too many legs ; if they draw a
-rose they will to it the leaf of a tulip' and
appealing to an Englishman present, asked,
"Is it not so ?" " I must admit the fact,"
replied the Englishman, "but they are
pictures intended for transportation to the
The British Empire. The colonies of
Great Britain cover not less than 3,350,
000 square miles, and to govern and man
age them costs the British nation five dollars
for every mile. These colonies have an
ggrfgate revenue of $55,000,000, and they
owe in all the total income of two years and
a half. The population is under ten mil
lions, of whom five millions are whites.
This estimate does not, of course, include
India, But if this is reckoned, it results
that tbe British Queen reigns over nearly
one-third of the land of the earth, and
nearly a fourth of its inhabitants.
HAVING Purchased Col. Wil
son's Mill at Junction City, we are pre
pared to fill orders for
BLACK WALNUT, OAK AND
on short notice, and on terms to suit the times.
SAWING done on reasonable terms; or we
will saw first quality of logs on snares, if de
aired. n29 BROWN & WOODWARD.
' CORN ground every Saturday .ej
DRUGS.HEDICINES fc CHEMICALS.
rainta. Oils and. "Varnishes',
glass, purrr, &c.
iPure "Wines 3d Ijiquors,
FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES.
DYE WOODS & DYE STUFFS GENERALLY.
Junction City, Kansas.
MEDICINES WARRANTED GENUINE,
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. n!8
PAULDING'S CELEBRATED GLUE
at the CITY DRUG STORE.
ARE SOLICITED TO CALL AT
50 Dalawara Straat,
to ttleet their Goods out of a very large ttoek of
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND
CAPS & NOTIONS !
COME AND SEE US
CANNOT HELP PURCHASING
C. W. THOMAS k Co.,
Late R. C. Brant $ Co.
SEARS 8 MRU,
boot & SHOE
44 DELAWARE STREET,
In Prices !
TOHN P. WILEY, op JUNCTION CITY,
tP keeps at his old stand,
The Claim House,
a good assortment of DRY GOODS & GRO
CERIES, and PROVISIONS, as well as BOOTS
and SHOES ; and he flatters himself, as he has
no rent, clerk, or hauling to pay, that he is
able to sell at cheap as can be bought at the
retail houses in Leavenworth City.
Having traded in St. Louis with Morgan &
McClnng to over $50,000, and with Henslej &
Russell, of Leavenworth Citj, and now selling
for prominent firms in Leavenworth, I flatter
myself that I am regarded as a prompt and
well posted man, prepared, if necessary to sell
goods for others on commission, on fair and
reliable terms, as well aa to be able to sell
quite as cheap as they can be purchased in
Western Kansas. Farmers, bring oa your
HIDES AND PRODUCE,
and exchange with me, and hunters, bring me
your FURS of all kinds, and I will prove my
nronosition. I also keen a small amount of
LUMBER and COOPER STUFF
on hand for sale.
AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION.
AUBURN, SHAWNEE Cb., KANSAS.
tkW All communications relating to the organ
ixation of Sabbath Schools, application for the
purchase or donation of books or papers, funds
to, aid the work, etc., will receive careful at
tention by being addressed as above."M
Libraries selected, and all the publications
of the Society at Philadelphia Prices.
J. C. KENNETT,
Kenton, Davis County, Kansas.
Will promptly attend to all kinds of Sur
veying on terms to suit the times.
LdJVI) jgewt, surveyor,
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS.
IAKO WARRANTS f.r al far
A CASH, and on time. Laad WarrasJfl
located. Collections made aad Taxes paid for
non-residents. mltf - ',
For Sale by HALL.
Carney & Stevens.
Corner Levee and Cheroiet Streets,
ITave 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;
500 BARRELS LOAF, CRUSHED
AND POWDERED SUGAR;
100 BARRELS CLARIFIED SUGAR;
100 BOXES HAVANA SUGAR ;
200 BARRELS S. II. AND N. O. MOLASSES;
100BBLS. PLANTATION MOLASSES;
500 Bags Rio offee;
100 MATS JAVA COFFEE;
1000 KEGS ASSORTED NAILS;
500 Boxaa Star Candlaa;
100 BOXES MOULD CANDLES;
100 PKS. MACKEREL & HERRING ;
50 COILS CORDAGE;
100 BARRELS S. C. SODA;
100 bxs BABBITT'S SALARATUS;
900 BOXES YEAST POWDERS;
300 BOXES RASINS;
400 Bxa Manufactured Tobacco;
lOO BOXES OF SOAP;
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 &NUTS,
of all kinds.
SPICES OF ALL K1WDS.
And in short, everything connected with the
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 AND CHEROKEE STn
FIRST ANNUAL FAIR!
Under the Direction of the
urns sun am rail sun.
WILL BE HELD IN THE
City of Leavenworth,
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, -THURSDAY
and FRIDAY, OCTOBER
6th, 7th, 8th and 9tb, 1863.
Competition Open to all
The Premiums offered will embrace almost
all the Departments of Productive Industry,
and amount to nearly
Stalls for Cattle, Horses, Sheep, and nogs,
will be erected ; Also, Halls for the reception
of Fruits, Articles, Implements, and Products.
Water for Stock trill be abundantly supplied.
Feed will be provided at cost. Convenient
camping-ground will be arranged. A large
will afford refreshments at moderate rates.
Will be conveniently located, amply enclosed,
and suitably arranged with Halls, Offices, and
J. P. Johnson, Doniphan county ; G. W. Col
lamore, Douglas ; D. L. Lakin, Jefferson ; A.
Ellis, Miami; S. M. Strickler, Davis; J. S.
Hidden, Nemaha; C. Starnes, Leavenworth;
J. R. Swallow, Lyon ; J. C. Marshall, Linn ;
C. B. Lines, Wabaunsee.
L. D. BAILEY, President.
F. P. BAKER, Treamrer.
F. G. ADAMS, Topeka, Secretary.
James L. McDowell, General Superintendent.
Send to the Secretary for the Premium List.
Also send 50 cents for a year's subscription to
The Kansas Farmer.
Near Eldridge Hour,
LAWRENCE, .... KANSAS.
Any order for
PRINTED, RULED or BLANK BOOK WORK
completed within our office, and under our
superintendence, thus insuring accuracy,
dispatch and reliability.
tfT Magazines, Pamphlets, Newspapers and
Damaged Books neatly and substantially bound
at reasonable rates.
We promise a faithful and prompt execution
of all work forwarded to our office.
Orders are solicited from Public Officers,
Merchants and good business men everywhere,
by mail or express.
TRASK & LOWMAN;
State Journal Office,
n41-2-lyj Lawrence, Kansas.
TO ALL OUR WESTERN FRIENDS,
And other", as you come to mill, will want to
buv some Goods, Cheap for Cash, call at the
at the old stand,
No. 353 Poyntz Avenue.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED FROM
the Philadelphia market, a large assort"
ment of Goods, consisting of
Dry G-oods Clothing
Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps,
TOBACCO, TEA, SUGAR,
SOAP, COAL OIL,
and other things too numerous to mention:
p.ALSO, Agents for Ayer's Celebrated
All person desiring to invest Cash for
good Goods will please call and look through
our slock. JOHN PIPER & Co.
Manhattan, Dee. 25, 1862.
Dry Goods, Groceries,
1M1TOS3E MW 13MW
SASH,.GLASS, BOOTS $ SHOES.
and everything found in a country store, which
I will sell
CHEAP IFOR CASS!
IS REDEEMED at the BANKING HOUSE
OF SCOTT, KERR $ Oon
JAMES B. DAVIS,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Of every style and Description,
A Large, AssortmePt of v
fill HffllS All HITAIUC USI
Constantly ob baad.
86 Ddaicare Stredjbet. Second and Third
- Tjctveaiwortlv'JgwTi tmm.
roa sau at tub omci,
STmra & snicmi.
TAKE PLEASURE IN INFORMING
THE CITIZENS OF
That They ara now Receiving
AND OPENING A NEW AND WELL
SELECTED STOCK OF
Hats and Caps,
ALL OF WHICH
WE WILL SELL AT THE
IN OUR STOCK WILL CONSTANTLY
MENS', WOMEMS1, MISSES', AND
BOOTS AND SHOES,
FOR MEN AND BOYS,
TO OUR STOCK OF
the. attention of the Ladies is partic
WE BOUGHT OUrf GOODS TO SELL
AND SHALL BE CONTENT WITH
tut sum rums
UNTIL GOODS DECLINE TO OLD
and ask an examination of our Stock. No
trouble to show Goods, aBd no one is ex
pected to buy whilst examining nnless per-
WE HAVE DETERMINED TO SELL
STRICTLY CASH !
-" AND AT THE
MWB EWSSSS M2SS
GIVE US A TRIAL,
AND TSST OTJ ASSERTIONS.
1 ";2'i 'STREETBE J8TMCKLEBr
Junction City, Ms'j 8, 1863.
HAQKYAK. w. m. BAIB.
M HAGEMAN & Co-
WHOLESALE GROCERS AND
(Betveen 3d and 4th, ) "'V
AVE NOW IN STORE THE FOIXOW-
lowing Fresh Groceries, to which ther
invite the attention of purchasers :
Crushed, Powdered, Granulated, and New Or
Java, Rio. Pure Ground Rio. Dandelion. aaT
Essence of Coffee.
Toung Hyson, Gun Powder, Imperial and
Sugar House, Golden "and Union Syrups, and
Boxes & Cadies, Smoking and Chewing, Cigars.
No. 1 and 2 in bbls., and bbls., also in kits,
Cod Fish, Scaled and Pickled Herring.
CANDLES AND SOAP,
Cincinnati and St. Louis Candles and Seep.
Best Baltimore, in cans and half cans.
Erary Variaty of Cannad Fruit.
A UTS, PICKLES, SPICES,
"WOODEN" "WARE, 4cc
Country Merchants and Outfitters for the
Flains will find it to their interest to examine
our stock. e. .,
TEJVTS WAGON COVERS
HAGEMAN & Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
JUNCTION CITT, KANSAS.
"With Neatness and Dispath.
JHOLESALE DEALER IN
AND ALL KINDS OF
Gents' Funishing Goods,
nAis, cars, liNDIA KUBBER GOODS,
NO 21 DELAWARE STREET,
Three Doors beloic Scott, Kerr .J- Co.'s Bank.
Evening Bulletin !
11HE LEAVENWORTH EVENING BUL
LETIN has now been established one
year, and is well known throughout Kansas.
Its success thus far has been greater than any
other journal ever established in the West. -J
The proprietors are experienced newspaper
men, and thoroughly know the tastes and
wants of the people of this State.
There are three editions of this paper, vil :
THE EVENING BULLETIN,
Printed every afternoon at 3 o'clock, contains
me laiesi leiegrapnic dispatches and local
news up to the time of going to press. Terms
$6 per annum.
THE TRI-WEEKLY BULLETIN
Is issued every Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day, and contains the news of the Daily, at $$
THE WEEKLY BULLETIN
Is issued every Tuesday, and is made up ex
pressly for the country from the six daily
052 DOLLAR A YIAB.
Tne Bclletix is a nr-paper in the best
sense of the word. Its columns will contaia
news upon all subjects and from all quarters.
It will endeavor not to deceive its readers by
the distortion of reports or misrepresentatiosuf
of facts, but will furnish upon all subjects the. A
fullest and most reliable information that eaa
be had, accompanied by such comments aa
truth and not prejudice shall seem to warrant.
Especial attention will be given to the local
and commercial news of Leavenworth City
and the State generally. As a commercial
journal The BunrnK will be found onexeelleel
for accuracy and reliability. This departaeat
of the paper is under the charge of a compe
In addition to other matters a portion of the
colnmns of our Weekly edition will be devoted
We are conl dent that every family which,
subscribes for The Weeklt Bcllxtix wiU
agree that is a companion of far greater valve
wan lis price.
A specimen copy furnished gratis te aay ,
who desire it. '
H. L. JONES,
SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS.
ON HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK Oft
CASH, several improved Claims ia Satis
Cenaty ; also a' hemse and let ia the tewa ef
Salina. I bay and sell laad aad stock at a fair
Commission, and assist emigrant ia staking
Tka Haaattaai Bill kai Fajaat,
Aad aow is the time for eaugraata to get GOOD
HOMES. 56 land ia this couatv kaa aea
offered at Pablic 8le, aad will all bo held
under the Homestead Aet.
Call upon or address me at Salina, SaHft
Co., Kansas. n35tf H. L. JONES.
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