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OT u wMfiiral Column. Things that Farmers Should Know. Everything that tends to increase the profit of farming must directly or indi rectly benefit the farmer by raising the value of his land. Every 'effect has its cause, and there are unfortunately so many preventible losses in agriculture, that I propose one by one to enumerate them. Animals differ in no degree from our selves in the appreciation of a dry bed and a dry skin, a -warm corner in winter and a cool one in summer. How im ploringly will cattle and sheep stand at at the field gate in bad weather, when they know there is shelter for them else where. How quickly sheep will avail themselves of a wooden hurdle, a hard rqad, or even a wheelbarrow or a piece of board to lay upon, so as to avoid contact ;ith the wet ground: to them damp sheets. It is :i well known and admitted fact that a saving of one-third in food icsults from providing shelter when required. Add this gain, or de duct the 08 per cent of loss over fifty six millions of acres, with their tens of millions of animals, and you arc as tounded at the sumv total. Exposure, even in dry weather, to a sharp wind, extracts an immense amount of caloric from the body, which must be made good by the fuel or fat of the food. Even with well-wooled sheep this takes place in degree, and it must interfere with their repose, for we can not rest well when cold. It is surprising how easy one may extemporize effective shelter. I find it undesirable to house animals and turn them out in the day ; the extreme vari ation gives them cold. I therefore, after threshing my fiist wheat, stack the straw, thatch it ready for next harvest, place it on a pasture, surround it at some distance with hurdles, throw down a, little straw close to the stack, and make this the night fold yard for my cattle. Here they get their cake, bran, or dry food. Bullocks soon establish, by rubbing and grooming themselves, a comfortable arcade of straw on either side, or at each end, according to the wind. Under this they lie comforta bly ensconced, free from driving rains or strong cold winds, and in the day time, weather permiting, go to their feeding ground. The act of grooming themselves gives cleanliness; and timulates circulation in the skin, and pays well in the health and condition of the animals. Prof. Mcchiy England' m m a Agricultural Machinery. It is estimated by the editor of the Country Gentleman, that a horse's labor is equal to that of twelve men. The wri ter then proceeds to show the effect of machinery, were it employed as exten sively as it should be. Among a mil lion of the best farmers in the Northern States", he shows that a hundred million dollars might be saved by the use of machinery, that is not now saved. Farmers arc rapidly realizing this fact. Ic is incredible how many mowing ma chines and harvesters are in use, and to what extent they are multiplied each year, to say nothing of the lesser ma chinery used. Who that has a mower or reaper but will get another, if the one he has used is worn out or destroy ed ? A fair test is all that is necessary to secure machinery. Salt tor Kansas and Missouri. The completion of the first hundred miles of the Pacific Railroad will be of immense advantage to the western coun try, in opening a new supply of that important commodity, salt. There are abundant deposits of this material on the upper branches of the Kansas river. Salt works will be established as soon as there are facilities for transportation. It can be so readily obtained as to be furnished here much cheaper than tiiO salt we now use. The settlers in West ern Kansas now get their supplies of salt from that rcnion. Many farmers from counties as remote as Osage, Wa baunsee, Shawnee, &c, go up into the neighborhood of Saline, and manufac ture their year's supply of salt. We believe the salt business will be so extensive as to make an important item of transportation for the railroad. KansaCity Journal. Corn Wanted. We will pay until further notice, thirty-three cents per bushel for Corn in the car, delivered to the Quartermaster al Fort Riley. Streeter 4 Strickler. Wood-choppers Wanted. We want ten bands to chop wood on the Fort Riley Res ervation, at $1.50 per cord. Streeter & Strckler. Teams Wanted. To haul Wood to Fort Riley, at $2 per cord. Can make two trips each day. Streeter fr Strickler. m m General Order No. 2. r Headquarters 4tu Rej., N. D. K. S. M., 1 Junction City, Kansas, Nov. 16, 1863. Pursuant to instructions from Maj. Gen. McDowell, commanding Northern Division, K. S. M., the several Companies in this Regiment will meet at their usual places of parade, for drill, on the first Saturday of each month, un til further orders. i Company commanders will enforce a full and prompt attendance of the members of their companies. By order of Col. J. T. PRICE, Comd'g. R. E. Lvwbenson, Lieut. Adj't 4th Reg. Tlie Frontier 3SPursery! PATRONISE HOME INDUSTRY ! COMMENCE AN ORCHARD THIS SEASON The proprietor of the above Nursery, situat ed five miles from Fort Riley, on tho Fort Riley and Fort ATearncy Road, six miles due west from Ogdcn, now offers for sale 80,000 Choice and Reliable Fruit Tr jos ! Consisting of Apples, Pears, Teaches and Cherries ; also Chestnuts and a large collec tion of grape vines and small fruits black berries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, and rhubarb and shrubbery; roses, peonies, tulips, snowballs, lilacs, flowering quince and honeysuckles ; Lumber I)' poplar, maple and locust trees; all of which I will sell at the following rates, or exchange for young stock at fair prices: Three year old Apples, ten dollars per hun dred, foily-sevcn dollars for 500, ninety dol lars per 1 00; large, for immediate bearing, fifteen dollars per 100, seventy dollars per 5L-0, one hundred and thirty-five dollars per 1000. Peaches, seedling, two and three years old, four dollars per 100, nineteen dollars per 500, thirty-live dollars per 1C00; choice budded, ten dollars 100. Pears, Cherries and Chestnuts, 2" to "0 cents each. Grapes: -Delaware, five years old, transplanted and root-pruned, $1.30; three years, $1.25; two years, $1; layers, 25 to 50 cents ; Concord, 25 cents to 1.00; Cataw ba, Isabella, Clinton, Idon, 20 to 35 cts ; Frank lin, Diana, Northern Muscadine, Harford Pro lific, 50 to 73 cents, Blackberries, Lawton, $1 per dozen. Currants and Gooseberries 15 cents each. Strawberries from 25 to 40 cents a dozen. Rhubarb from 10 to 25 cents each. Everything else in proportion. Having for a long time been connected with the well known nursery and extensive test orchard of Cutter & Sons, of Western Illinois, I was enabled to select all the best tested Western varieties, which fact is worthy the notice of all men. Communications promptly answered. Stamps for return mail never re fused. Address SAMUEL CUTTER, nlv3) Fort Riley, Davis Co., Kansas KANSAS FARMER. The Journal of the Kansas State Agricultur al Society will be published MONTHLY, com mencing with May, '03. Each number will contain at least twenty four pages (octavo) of reading matter, composed principally of such portions of the transac tions of the State and county Societies and communications on the subject of Aguicul tuiik in all its branches, Mechanical and Household Arts and Industry, and Natural History, as may require early publication. All premiums offered and awards made by the State Society will appear in its columns. Officers of county Societies and the people generally are earnestly invited to contribute to its columns. Arrangements have already been made for valuable (and brief) essays upon Texas or Spanish Fever in cattle a complete cure, and also upon Grape, Tobacco, and Hemp culture, Stock Breeding, Wool Growing, &c, &c. To place The Kansas Farmer, within the reach of all, the subscription price has been FIFTY CENTS A YEAR! Or to clubs of ten or more at forty cents per year for each copy, barely sufficient to defray the cost of publication payable invaria bly in advance. ADVERTISEMENTS Will be inserted for one dollar per square of ten lines, for the first insertion, and seventy five cents each subsequent insertion. One thousand copies will be issued from the commencement. Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Implement Dealers and Stock Growers will find The Kansas Far mer a valuable medium for advertising. All subscriptions and communications should be addressed to the undersigned, Topcka, Kansas F. G. ADAMS, Secretary Kansas State Agricultural Society. STATE JOURNAL BOOS BINDERY! JOURNAL BUILDINGS, ISTeav Elclriclso House, LAWRENCE, - - - - KANSAS. 0 Any order for PRINTED, RULED or BLANK BOOK WORK completed within our office, and under our superintendence, thus insuring accuracy, dispatch and reliability. JKSy 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 arc solicited from Public Officers, Merchants and good business men everywhere, by mail or express. Address, TRASK & LOWMAN, State Journal Office, nll-2-ly Lawrence, Kansas. AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION. o Eev. O. C. MOOEE, MISSIONARY, AUBURN, SHAWNEE 0n KANSAS. ?" All communications relating to the organ ization 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.- Libraries selected, anu an m puimuuuuua of the Society at Philadelphia Prices. R. D. MOBLBY; District Clerk of Davis County REAL ESTATE AND LAND AGENT, JUNCTION CITY. WILL do business in the Land Office, and give strict attention to paying taxes for non-residents. Office on Washington street, Taylor's Building, opposite .the Eagle Hetel. nStf DANIEL MITCHELL, LAWD AGEJVT, SURVEYOR, AND JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS. rllVD WARRANTS for sale for i CASH, and on time. Land Warrants located. Collections made and Taxes paid for non-residents. nltf GRAPE VINES BY MAIL ! OFFER, FOR SALE THIS FALL and next spring over ONE THOUSAND hardy, acclimated, (layered) Grape Vine Roots of the Delaware, Diana, Concord, Taylor, (Bul litt) To-Kalon, Franklin, &c., &c. I also We several hundred Isabella and Catawba Grape Vine Roots for distribution. Send for a "Price Current List, enclosing a two-cent stamp to pre-pay postage. A. M. BURNS, 2n4fyl Manhattan, Riley co.. .Kansas. nSBSTEi & STRICELER'S w COLUMN. LADIES' DRESS GOODS : Latest Fall and Winter Styles. Shawls5 Hats & Hoods. DOMESTICS WmWH MJSSILMfgEaiD Large Assortment. JACONETS, SWISSES, STRIPED, AND BARRED MUSLINS. PANTS STUFF, SATINETS, TWEEDS, DENIMS Jeans cfe Drills. IN LARGE VARIETY. WHITE. RED. YELLOW.BLBE & BBAY. PLAIN AND TWILLED. and una Mens' & Boys' HATS AND CAPS, OF ALL VARIETIES. EEST ASSORTMENT IN SELLING AT FROM 15 to 25 CENTS. GLOVE ?, Ladies' Men's and Childrens'. GOOD ASSORTMENT. Iron Nails G-Iass- AND GENERAL STOCK OF ? QUEENSWARE, AND L OOKIJYG-GLASSES. rtr AL OIL LIMPS ! C Oil cfe Cans. Very Cheap. c FRUITS: (DY$ra Pine Apples, Blackberries, mimm, CATSUP. IN : mattoes ffiCH&Ml! Hoop Skirts, BOOTS & SHOES For Men, Women & Children ALL OP WHICH WE WILL SELL AT THE LOWEST PBOFOT. STREETER & STRICKLER. Junction City, October 31, 1863. j liftRllWflFl IN WATSON & RINEHART, NollTDeUware Street, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS HAVE ON EXHIBITION A VERY LARGE and complete assortment of Foreign tian Domestic DRY GOODS, BOOTS MD SHOES, HATSr CAPS, CARPETS, Oil Cloths fc IMattings. ALSO: ' WINDOW DAMASKS, WHITE OIL SHADES, BUFF, GREEN & BLUE WINDOW HOL LAND AND PAPER. Curtain Fixture! , Cornicei, Cnrtain Bands, Hooks, cfec. cfeo., Retailers who wish to buy Goods at BOTTOM PRICES, mil do well to call and examine our Slock. jeSTREMEMBER THE PLACE: No. 12, Delaware Street, Leavenworth, Kansas WATSON & RINEHART- " " GROCERIES & PROVISIONS ! M. II AC! EM AN. W. H. BAIBD. M HGEMJST & Co wholesale GROCERS AND r Produce Dealers, SrSHAWNEE STREET, (Between 3d and 4th,) LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS. II AVE NOW IN STORE THE FOLLOW- lowine Fresh Groceries, to which they invite tho attention of purchasers : SUGARS, Crushed, Powdered, Granulated, and New Or leans Sugars. COFFEE, Java, Rio, Pure Ground Rio, Dandelion, and Essence of Coffee. TEAS, Young Hjson, Gun Powder, Imperial and Black Teas. MOLASSES, Sugar House, Golden and Union Syrups, and Plantation Molasses. . TOBACCO, Boxes & Cadies, Smoking and Chewing, Cigars. FISH, -To. 1 and 2 in bids., ft and bbls., also in kits, Cod Fish, Scaled and Pickled Herring. CANDLES AND SOAP, Cincinnati and St. Louis Candles and Soap. OYST ERS, Best Baltimore, in cans and half cans. SRDHSTES. Every Variety of Canned Frnit. ACTS, PICKLES, SPICES, WOODEN WARE, Sec. Country Merchants and Outfitters for the Plains will find it to their interest to examine our stook. TENTS $ WAGON COVERS. HAGEM AN & Co. UNION FOREVER JOHN" P. WILEY, or JUNCTION CITY, keens at his old stand. The Claim House, a eood assortment of DRY GOODS & GRO- CEIUi:S, and PROVISIONS, as well as BOOTS and MIOES ; and he natters himself, as he has no rent, clerk, or hauling to pay, that he is .ible to sell as cheap as can be bought at the retail houses in Leavenworth City. Having traded in St. Louis with Morgan &, McClung to over $50,000, and with Hensley & Russell, of Leavenworth City, and now eelliag for prominent firms in Leavenworth, I flatter myself that I am regarded as a prompt and well posted man, prepared, if necessary to sell goodj 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 in Western Kansas. Farmers, bring ob your HIDES AND PRODUCE, . and exchange with me, and hunters, bring me your FURS of all kinds, and I will prove my proposition. I also keep a small amount of LUMBER and COOPER STUFF on hand for sale. H. L. JONES, FOB SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS. ON HAND TO TRADE FOR STOCK OR CASH, several improved Claims in Saline County; also a house and lot in the town of Salina. I bur and sell land and stock at a fair Commission, and assist emigrants in making eligible location. Tke Homestead Bill has Pajitd,..; And now is the time for emigrants to get GOOD HOMES. No land in this conntv has been offered at Publio Sale, and will all be held ' under the Homestead Act Call upon or address me at Salina, Saline Co., Kansas. n36tf H. L. JONES. .A. COHEN, TCTHOLESALE DEALER IN CLOTHING AND ALL-KINDS OF Oents'FiinushuigOoods, HATS, CAPg, INDIA RUBBER GOODS, Trunks, &c, NO 21 DELAWARE STREET Thru Doors below Scott, Kerr $ OoU Bank. I,tTtawort&; KftnfM. llli liBADB mm Carney & Stevens, WHOLESALE 6!0Cffi Forwarding AND Commission Merchants, Corner Levee and Cherokee Streets, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS. Have in store the following stock of Fresh Staple and Fancy Groceries ! To which we invite the special attention of CASn PURCHASERS: 3000 SACKS OF FLOUR; 200 HHDS N. O. MOLASSES j 500 BARRELS LOAF, CRUSHED AND POWDERED SUGAR j 100 BARRELS CLARIFIED SUGAR; 100 BOXES HAVANA SUGAR ; 200 BARRELS S. II. AND N. O. MOLASSES; 100 BBLS. PLANTATION MOLASSES; 500 Bags Rio Coffee ; 100 MATS JAVA COFFEE; 1000 KEGS ASSORTED NAILS; 500 Boxes Star Candles; 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 Bxs Manufactured Tobacco; lOO BOXES OW SCXAJ; 100 HALF CHESTS OF TEA; 1000 BDLS WRAPPING PAPER ; 250,000 SEGARS! Wo have also on hand a fine assortment of PURE BRANDIES. WINES AND OLD WHISKEY, IN CASKS, QUARTER CASKS & BOTTLES. FRUITS, PICKLES &NT7TS, of all kinds. SPICES OF JILL KIJVDS. And in short, everything connected with the GROCERY BUSINESS CAN BE FOUND AT OUR ESTABLISH MENT. Outfitting for the Mines will consult their jntcrcstsby purchasing at our establishment, as O UR STOCK IS COMPLE TE, aad our FRIGES SEASONABLE! BEMEMBER THE PLACE: CORNER LEVEE AND CHEROKEE STn WCATEIfWORTH CITY, K&lSiHIMAHESlEi! AND EMIGRANTS' GUIDE, For llie Year ISS4. On the 1st of January, 1S'J4, and Annual thereafter, a work will do published under tUr direction of tieJvaus.as, State'Agricultural So ciety, which will exhibit from vcar to vear the ' growth, resources, present condition an&pro3 I rccts of our young aud vigorous Common wealth. It will comprise a handsome volume of from 800 to 100 pages (octavo), illustrated with por traits of several of our mo3t distinguished cit izens and soldiers, executed in the best style of art, and will contain besides the usual cal endar pages, and a great variety of general statistics, the following as leading features: I. The State: A complete (condensed) history of Kansas from its organization- as a Territory in 1S-3 1 to the present time, with a complete list of State Officers, Executive, Leg islative aud Judicial, with a sketch of all State institutions such as the State Universi ty, State Agricultural College, State Xormal School, with their endowments, &c. Railroads projected and in progress, Societies, Publio Libraries, &c. IL Tux Counties: A condensed historicl skeich of each County in the State, stating population in I860, topographical character, distance and direction of the county seat from Leavenworth and the State Capital, chief Towns, list of County and Township officers. &c. Also the Agricultural statistics as furn ished by the County Assessor, and the number of acres of land in each county subject to en try under tne Homestead Act, Kailroad Lands, &c. III. The Military: Embracing (1) com plete rosters of the several Regiments of Kan sas Volunteers, with a brief historical sketch of each embracing so far as practicable a list of the actions in which each regiment has taken part with list of casualties. The sol diers of A'ansas have achieved a world-wido celebrity for coolness, dash and daring, and TL is designed in this and future volumes of the Register to preserve the memory of their gal lant achievements, and each volumo will con tain portraits of some of the most celebrated of the Kansas military men. (2) Tho Kan sas Militia organization by Divisions and Reg iments. IV. Professional GuinE: Comprising com plete lists of Clergymen, Physicians aud At- " torncys at Law arranged alphabetically, with Post Office address of each. The denomination of each clergyman, and the school of practice of each physician will be carefully designated. V. Business Directory: Containing a full list of all the leadingBankcrs, Merchants, Me chanics and business men in the Stare, conven iently arranged for ready reference. VI. The Cities and Cuief Towns or Kax- . sas: Under this head, we design to give an historical view of Leavenworth, Lawrence, Topeka, Atchison, Fort Scott, Emporia, Man hattan, Council Grove, Junction City, &c, with list of county officers, and statistics, showing present population, trade, &c. VII. The Teskitokies: Sketeli of the settle ments, present population and development of the new Territories adjacent to Kansas with an account of the best routes from the chief cities of the East to each new Territory, ac counts of the new gold mines of Colorado, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico, and other matters of general interest. VIII. An edition will be published contain ing a complete sectional map of A'ansas, show ing the location of Counties, Towns, Raifroads and projected Railroad Routes, Telegraphs and Public Roads, with tho various Indian Reser vations, and comprising the recent survevs, and lands open for settlement and sale, alon worth S1.0U each. The work will be prepared under the direc tion of the Executive Committee of the A'ansan State Agricultural Society, and is designed to exhibit for the information of emigrants and others a complete view of the immense re sources of Kansas with the inducements it presents for immigration, as well from tho older settled States as from Europe, and also to furnish a convenient Hand Rook of refer ence for business men at home and abroad. A limited number of advertisements will bo conspicuously inserted at reasonable rates. All persons- to whom this circular is sent will confer a favor by promptly forwarding any information deemed to be of interest, and all desiring early copies of the work, are re quested to send their orders with the prico (witli map one dollar and a half, without map, one dollar). Address PUBLISHERS KANSAS ANNUAL REGISrB, Topcka, Kansas. TI1E LEAVENWORTH Evening Bulletin ! 1HE 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. The proprietors arc experienced newspaper men, and thoroughly know the tastes aad wants of the people of this State. There are three editions of this paper, via : THE EVENING BULLETIN, Printed every afternoon at 3 o'clock, contain the latest telegraphic dispatches and locaf news up to the time of going to prcsa. Terms $G per annum. THE TRIWEEKLY BULLETIN Is issued every Monday, Wednesday and Fri day, azd contains the news of the Daily; at-$3 per annum. THE WEEKLY BULLETIN Is issued every Tuesday, and is made up ex pressly for the country from the six daily editions. Terms ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. Tue Bulletin is a new-paper in the best sense of the word. Its columns will, contaia news upon all subjects and from all quarter. It will endeavor not to deceive its readers by the distortion of Teports or misrepresentatioa of facts, but will furnish upon all subjects the fullest and most reliable information that can be had, accompanied by such comments as 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 Bulletin will be found unexcelled for accuracy and reliability. This departmeat of the paper i under the charge of a eestpe tent editor. AGRICULTURE. Is addition to other matters a portios of tk columns of our Weekly edition will be devoted to Agricultare. We are confident that every family wkiekt-- subscribes for The Weekly Bulleter wiU agree that is a companion of far greater valae than its price. A specimen copy furnished gratis is aay who desire it. BURNETT'S COCOAINE rot iqiHAIR, For Sale by HALL.