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Young beginners in life's morning , Don't forget the rainy day , Sunshine cannot last forever , Or the heart bo always gay. Save the dltno and then the dollar. Lay up something as your roam Choose some blooming spot of beauty , Some fair lot , and "plant a home. " You , too , who have babes around you , Coming up to take your place ; XJivo them somethingto remember , Homestead memories let them trace. Would you feel the pride of manhood , Let the sun your dwelling greet , Breathe the blessed air of freedom , Own the soil beneath your feet. "You , too , who perhaps have squandered Llfe'ri fair morn 'tis not too late ! 'Start at once to woo bright Fortune , Ball no more also-called fate. Sow the golden seeds of saving In the rich and quickening loam ; Spend your last diys not with strangers , Enter Heaven's gate from home. ANDRA BENAIR. "Auntie , I am going around the world ! " was Ward Arlington's sudden sand evidently startling announcement. "Why , Ward , what has put that into jour head , just as you have your new home finished ? I thought we were to -settle down and have a time of quiet - after all this bustle of building and .fur nishing. " "Yes , I know ; but I have been think ing that our home lacked so many things that I could send home from for eign lands bric-a-brick , sea-shells . ; you know how I love the sea besides , then.I could say I collected them my self. " U _ "But , Ward , why this sudden resolu tion ? It seems so very strange. I thought you intended going into busi ness. " "Well , auntie , I'm o'er young yet for life's trials. I would like to see a lit tle more of the world before I settle down. I'm only 28. " And the young iman looked at his aunt with a sunny smile in his blue eyes. "At any rate I have concluded to start by the next steamer. Don't be alarmed , Aunt Maggie , " he went on in reply to his aunt's anxious look. "I shall return -'safe and sound in a year or so ; and , oh ! the boxes that will come in for you on every steamer. And I want you to ar- Tange them as onlv your good taste can do. " Wa.d Arlington was the orphan son of a banker , who had left his only sod the undisputed heir-of half a million o money. His Aunt Margaret had beei "to him a second motherland they ha < always had their home in Cumberland Ward had just completed an elegan 'mansion , which stood about a mile f ron : the outskirts of a pleasant village. He was a merry , good natured fellow 'whose fair hair and bright blue eye ; many a dark belle envied ; and had h known how many anxious mammas an lovely daughters had their though upon him , no might not perhaps hav < been so ready to leave his native Ian' It was but a few days before Ward Arlington was on his way across the ocean , outward bound for the city of " "Yeddo , in Japan. Ward had ever been interested in conchology , and now that he had the opportunity , he visited every unheard of place in search of curiosities in shells. From the Yellow Sea , from Ceylon tandthe Sooloo Island Aunt Margaret 'received specimens carefully labelled , -tmtil the home was a vast museum of shells and marine curiosities. Every variety of strombus and poiythalamous shell , corals of all kinds , he had in his collection ; but there was one variety which he had not yet secured ; and two : years later he was searching for it up/m the Island of Cuba. "Within a couple of months more I ! must be in England , " mused Ward , < half aloud , a habit which he had con tracted in his solitary ramblings , as he took up his oars for a paddle along the shores of the island in search of aspeci- oien of spirulidse which had hitherto 3vadedhis eye. "Then I suppose I 'must begin life in earnest. " And he sighed as he thought of the lonely hours he must spend in that large mansion with Aunt Margaret. Rounding a point of rock , he came to ia long stretch of white beach , while 'high above towered jagged rocks , upon whose summits innumerable sea birds 'had their home. Without much difficulty he effected landing , and with a long staff in h hands he poked among the debris a : seaweed along the shore in search his specimen. "Ahawhat ! is this ? " he ejaculate' ' -as he picked up a dainty hand-bask from the shore. "A woman's wori basket as I live ! " he went on. "A iere is her picture. How interest ! : * -A Spanish beauty of the first wate and I declare here is her name 'And 'Benair ' " he read then he ' , ; replaced' ' parcel of fancy work and her pictur "It stands for reason she will be back eon for her property. I rather think -I'll wait for her. " But hew'iu-iljn vain ; and as the twilight calm ? ho look the little basket with nim to his hotel , where he sat -down and wrote the following adver tisement : FOUXD On the shore near Largo Point , -a basket. The owner can have the property by inquiring for Ward Arlington and describing - scribing contents. Boom 46 English Hotel. W. A. This he sent to the Havana papers in both the English and Spanish lan- - j iages. Then he waited with com mendable patience for further develop ments. "I hardly think she will come herself - f self , " he thought. "It will be some .pompous old don who will call. " And then , with a view of ensnaring the stately parent into a friendship , he ordered half a dozen bottles of the best wine and a box of choicest cigars sent to his room. But all the next day he had to himself - self , and the next day the beautiful Spanish face of "Andra Benair" was scarce away from his mental vision ; and already in his fertile imagination , to- ether they trod the hall of his English f ome. Then he laughed aloud at the hold this fancy had taken of him. Just as the Southern Cross came out in the heavens , and the fireflies began to glow on the foliage beyond the open window , a low knock sounded upon the door of the room. Ward opened it qui etly , and before him stood a tall , slim man of about his own age. "Are you the gentleman who wrote this advertisement ? " inquired the stranger , pointing to the paper in his hand. "I am , sir. Please be seated. " "You must really excuse me , as I am in a hurry. I am Andra Benair. " "You ? " "Yes. Was there a portrait with the basket ? " "There was , with the name of 'Andra Benair' beneath it. " "Just so. That is my dead mother's picture , and I am named after her. " Mr. Benair remarked , as he took the ar ticles from Ward's hand. After offering a remuneration for the trouble taken Mr. Benair politely bowed himself from the room. "Well that's nice end to , a my ro mance , " said Ward to himself. "So that vras my Andra that I was building castles about ! Ha ! ha ! * * * * * * Gayly the gulf steamer Seguna steamed forth from the Havana harbor , bound for England , and on the after deck stood Ward Arlington , on his way home after a two years' ramble. He was thoroughly disgusted with the end of his adventure , and he made his ar-j rangements immediately and started ] for home. j The sun set in a golden glory in the ] bosom of the waters , and the gulf wa as calm as an infant's breast. The bam began playing the invitation to th dai.ce , and soon several couples weri swaying back and forth as the enchant ing strains of the "Manola Waltz'i lured idlers into poetic motion , t Ward gazed indifferently among dancers , and his eyes fell upon a coupl who were floating around the room in' the old slow legate step. Surely he had seen that tall , slim man before who bent his head so gently toward his partner. It surely was the hero of Ward's episode , Mr. Andrey Benair. And this same Andrey Benair , revolv ing with slow , languid grace , held up on his arm the graceful figure of a wo man whose southern beauty outshone any type of beauty that Ward had ever seen. Just at this moment the dark , vel vety eyes glanced up into his face with that nameless , indefinable fascination which it is the lot of some women to exercise. Ward stood there entranced , all his old carelessness gone , and all unconscious that the woman whose , and _ itedonly Dyxne Kar lig ! the tronics. "What an idiot I am ? " he said himself. "She is probably his wife. " The mate of the steamer paused b ] his side a moment , and Ward embracin ! the opportunity , questioned : "Do yo ] know the name of the lady in the dai blue traveling dress ? " "That ? O , that is Andra Benair. " Ward , exasperated that he had n < made himself understood , but ashami to question further , tried another met ! od. od."Is "Is she married ? " "Oh , no , " resumed the other , with a surprised look , as he resumed his du ties. ties.Ward Ward returned a bow of recognition from the unconscious Benair with a feeling of defiance , and retired to his stateroom. The next day was one on which to do nothing , read nothing , think nothing only to exist. The sky was one ex quisite azure , and as the day went by Ward felt that the slow heaving of the steamer and the "flip-flaps" of the wa ter were almost insupportable. He saw nothing of the lovely Spaniard , and when he met the polite Benair that evening in the gentlemen's cabin he only gave a little look of vexation and " one quick contraction of the" eyebrows as he returned his pleasant greeting. "Mr. Phelps , the mate , tells me you are just completing a trip around the world , " observed Mr. Benair politely. heavy , and by" 12 o'clock the sky was black and enshrouded in the deepest night. A monstrous cloud had scud ded aijross the smiling sky , and no light of star or planet was visible , and ever and anon the thunder pealed and forked lightning zig-zagged amid the dark ness. * The steamer began to pitch heavily , and almost every moment a great foun tain of spray enfolded her in a dense cloud of salt water. The passengers huddled together in the cabins , and the sheet lightning showed faces as white as death and lips that trembled with fear. fear.Ward Ward Arlington had been in several storms at sea , but never before had .he seen such a commotion. He put on a heavy sea jacket and stole up the com- panionway. Many of the passengers were there before him , and he brushed heavily against Andrew Benair , with a white form lying against his breast , and his arms wound around her , before he was aware of their presence. "Passengers , you must go below , " shouted the captain through his trump et. "You shall be warned when there is danger. " The passengers fell back like freight- ened sheep , and it seemed when the hatches closed over their heads as if the sunlight would never more meet their subterraneous cavern of earth for ever. Nervous women shrieked , strong men prayed aloud in the agony of fear , while some stood like frozen marble , stern , silent , expecting death at any moment. At length there came a shock that threw them to their feet. "She has struck ! " shouted Benair , almost in Ward Arlington's ear. A horrible , grinding , indiscribable noise audible above oven the roar and rattle of the raging storm. "We are aground ! " shouted the mate from the open hatchway. The proba bility is that we can reach shore in the open boats. The less excitement the better ; come on deck one at a time. " Ward followed Benair , with his half- faintirig burden in his arms , to the deck. "Heavens have mercy onus ! " said the mate as he passed him trembling. "We have mistaken the lights. " It was now 3 o'clock in the morning , and the storm was abating. The steam er lay half out of water near the Eng lish shore , and was creaking and strain ing in every timber. It was still dark , but a couple of boats were launched , land those who preferred it were allowed ie spea darling , allow me to present to you Mr. Arlington , the gentleman who found your basket with our moth er's picture. My sister , Mr. Arling ton. " Ward Arlington bowed low to the object of his adoration , albeit he was somewhat mystified at the similiarity of the names of brother and sister. His heartbeat high with happiness , al though they were still in danger , at the thought that Benair was only the brother of his beautiful companion. He made his way down the almost perpen dicular companion-way to his state room , from which he emerged with a heavy waterproof cloak , which he of fered to Miss Benair. It was received with a smile and glance which set his heart throbbing with joy in his bosom. Andrey Benair was right ; one of the boats had drifted in the way of the tug Tiger , who learning of the disaster , came to their relief , and before 9 o'clock they were safe in the cabin , Leaving the unlucky Seguna to be res- sued from her perilous position , or to Ira tiis forehead with cold water. His lip's slowly moved at last , and he said , half mconsciously , "Andra , darling , is it rou ? " "Hush ! " said the young girl. "You ire very ill. The surgeon has set your fractured limb ; you are to perfectly juiet. Rest assured you are among friends. My brother will be here di rectly. " He lay back perfectly quiet , and his iyes followed the beautiful girl , now loubly beautiful to him in the capacity jf nurse. He was surrounded by every ippliance of luxury , and as the long lays of pain went by , in which his love grew stronger , he almost thanked Providence for the accident which had made him an invalid. All the events of his voyage , of his tvhole life , of his home in Cumber land , he told the listening brother and sister during his hours of convales- uence. And they in return told him jf their Spanish mother , who had died it their birth , and who , when their father had bent his head to catch the last loving words , had murmured , "Name my baby after me. " But in stead of one there were two , and Mr. Benair regarding his wife's wish his sacred law , had called the little girl Andra after her mother , and the little boy , with a slight change , was called Andrey. And now he , too , was gone , md the brother and sister were all in ill to each other. They had a large property , partly in Cuba , where they had been before un- lertaking the voyage which was so nearly fatal to them all. "But the basket was your sister's , was it not ? " asked Ward. ' Yes , " returned Andrey. "We had been strolling onlthe beach where yea found it , and we left it by mistake. It contained our mother's picture , which we highly regard. Andra has one taste in common with yourself , " he went on after a pause , "and that is her passion for shells. " Ward glanced at the beautiful girl , whose dark eyes fell as a soft blush crept oyer her cheek , and the hope in his heart grew stronger. And when next they were alone there were a few words which sealed forever the. fate of two loving hearts. And so it happened when Aunt Mar garet welcomed .home her wandering boy that he had two companions : one , AndreyBenair , a "friend and brother ; " the other , Andra Arlington , the wife of his love , the star of his life. As the fire-fly only shines when on the wing , so it is with the human mind when at rest it darkens. [ Addison. Jobbins didn't mean it for swearing when he found , one night , that his barn-door had disappeared , and re marked that it was "a door-gone shame. " [ Yonkers Gazette. ' BLAINE AT HOME. How Ho Ilccolved HU Friends and JIUWH of the Nomination. An'Augusta ( Me. ) telegram of June 7th says : All the afternoon people were congregated in the vicinity of the Western Union telegraph office await ing the doings of the convention. The crowds grew denser and denser as the news following the ballots was received. When the final joyful tidings came , one grand hurrah burst forth from the im mense throng , and the acclamation which arose found one prolonged echo from one limit of Water street to the other. Hats were thrown wildly in the air , and , with joyous countenances , people exchanged heartful congratula tions. Men became wild and almost frenzied. They wrestled with each other , they laughed and shouted for joy. It seems as if they could not be satisfied. It was not long before Water street was well-nigh impassable. Car riages blocked the way , and where her e were not vehicles the space was occupied by people. At twenty min utes of five and less than five minutes after the news came a mammoth flag iwas swung to the breeze. As the ban ner was run up it was greeted with stentorian cheers. Men fairly shouted themselves hoarse. Next they went up street to where a large portrait of Elaine was hanging out. Here they broke into a storm of cheers. At night the city was not less excited than in the after- aoon. When the 8 o'clock train ar- ived it was the signal for renewed Jheering. A procession was formed md movedfldown the street to Mr. Blaine'sJ residence. The houses and itreetsjalong the route were illumin- ited. In front * of his [ residence they halted. In response Mr.Blaine appeared at the door and surveyed the assem bled multitude for a moment. All demonstrations were quickly hushed and Mr. Blaine spoke as follows : "Mr FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS : I thank you most sincerely for the honor of this call. There is no spot in the world where good news comes to me so gratefully as here , at my own home , among people with whom I have been on terms of friendship and intimacy for more than thirty years ; people whom I know and who know me. Thanking you again for the heartiness of the compliment I bid you good night. " Mr. Blaine received the news of the balloting in the afternoon while seated upon the lawn with the members of bis family , laughing and commenting apon the reports as they came in in rapid succession. Mr. Blaine gave no sign that he was especially concerned in the proceedings at Chicago , he was lalni and cheerful and apparently con tent to abide by the result , whatever it might be. A dispatch was received from William Walter Phelps after the : hird ballot , which foreshadowed what ihe end was to be. The group under ihe apple tree began increasing by the addition of friends and neighbors. Soon came a dispatch announcing his aomination , followed by a roar of whistles and clang of bells and shoutIng - Ing [ of the happy crowds , but still no change was perceptible in Mr. Blame's ippearance as he received the congrat- ations of those around him. Tele- prams came rushing in upon Mr. Blaine ilmost literally by armfuls. Hundreds > f dispatches followed from every state n the union. A Snake in a Sleeping Car. 'hlcago Herald. "The liveliest time I ever had on the oad , " said the sleeping car conductor , 'was one night when a snake got loose n my car. We were coming east from > t. Louis , and out at Emngham , 111. , ve took on a family of Pittsburgers jound for home. There was a boy of LO in the party , who carried a little vicker cage in his hand , partly wrapped ID. I thought , of "course , he had a rird in it and allowed him to take H vith him into the car. That night at Davton , which we reached at 9:30 ) 'clock , a pretty young lady was put iboard and took a berth at the end of he car , near the ladies' dressing room , ibout 10 o'clock I was at the other end ) f the car , looking at the porter black- ng the boots , when suddenly there same from the dressing room some of he shrillest screaming you ever heard so keen that we heard it over the loise of the train. I rashei frantically hrough the car , followed by the porter , md found the little lady who got on at Dayton perched on tip-toes on the vashstand , frightened out , of her wits , md pointing at something on the floor. She was so excited that I couldn't make > ut what she was saying , but I looked lown , and there was a nasty little jreen snake coiled up in the middle of he floor and moving his head about rom side to side , evidently ready for a ight. I wasn't exactly afraid of the hing , but it did give me a creepy sort > f feeling to see it in my car , and I was ust about to kill it when I heard some- jody behind me yelling : "It's my snake ! Don't kill it ! Don't kill it ! " md the boy who had brought the cage nto the car rushed in and took the > nake up in his hands. But when the joy had put the snake back in his cage [ settled matters by dropping the cage , make and all , out of the window. I relt like dropping the boy out , too. Che boy had put the cage under the aerth on the floor , and when the porter vas fishing out the boots he must have ipset it and let the snake out. " "Let me see , " thoughtfully said a nan who was looking at an old well , ; 'the windlass needs repairs , the bucket eaks , the rope is rotten and the curb ing is defective , but considered as abele bole , I think it will do. [ Merchant Traveler. Solf-distrust is the cause of most of sur failures. In the assurance of strength there is strength , and they are the weakest , however strong , who have tie faith in themselves or their powers. [ Bovee. By struggling with misfortunes we are sure to receive some wounds in the conflict ; but a sure method to come off victorious is by running away. [ Gold smith. Defect in manners is usually the de fect of fine perception. Elegance'comes of no breeding , but of birth. Emer son. Disparage and deprecate no one ; an insect has feeling and an atom a shadow. [ Fuller. A. SPALDING , AGENT FOR THE z H < O o PO K o III O I- Ice co 3 " 0 * Sold Low for cask , or on easy payments or rented until the rent pays for the organ. M. A. fiPALDINC , Agent , McCOOK , - NEBRASKA. STOCK DIKEGTOEY DENNIS M'KILLIP. Banch on Bed "Willow , Thornburg , Hayes County , Neb. Cattle branded ' " 'J. M. " on leftside. Young cattle branded same as above , also "J. " on left jaw. Under-slope right ear. Horses branded "E" on left shoulder. FOB SALE. My range of 1,000 acres of deeded land in one Body , including the Black and Byfield hay lands ; timber and water with two good farm houses and other improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school privileges. Situated in the Republican val ley west Bed Willow creek. Call on or address J. F. BLACK. Indianola , Neb. WILSON. Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also dewlap and a crop and under half crop on left ear , and a crop and under bit in the right. Banch on the Bepublican. Post- office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska. HENRY T. CHURCH. Osborn , Neb. Bange : Bed Willow creek , in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat tle branded "O L OJ on right side. Also , an over crop on right ear and under crop on left. Horses branded' ' 8" on right shoulder. SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO. Indianola , Neb. Bange : Bepublican Val ley , east of Dry Creek , and near head of Spring Creek , in Chase county , J. D. WELBORN , Vice President and Superintendent. JOHN HATFIELD & SON. McCook. Neb. , Baneh 4 miles southeast , on Bepublican river. Stock branded with a bar and lazy K on left hip I Banoh , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman Biver , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded as above . ; also " 717" on left _ _ _ side ; " 7" on. rteht hip and "L. " on right shoulder ; ' "L."on left shoulder and ' 'X. " on left jaw. Half tinder-crop left ear , and square- frop right ear. PHELPS. Bange : Bepublican Valley , four mik * west of Culbertson , south side of Bepubli can. Stock branded " 161" and "f-L. " P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb. THE TURNIP BRAND. Banch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock branded on left hip , and a few double cross es on left side. C. D. EBCANBBACK. STOKES & TROTH. P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county , Nebraska. Bange , Bed Willow , above Oar- rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the lazv ei brand. GEORGE J. FREDERICK. Banch 4 miles southwest of JTcCook , on the Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb. PROCTOR. McCook , Neb. , range ; Bed Willow creek , in southwest c rnerof Frontiercounty. AJso E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal low-fork in right ear. Horses branded E. P. . few branded ' 'A' ' A on right hip. on right hip. ALL LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL gPRING BLOSSOM I ' ' K- THE - * - GHXAT Anti-Bilious and Dyspeptic Gore.