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' ' ' i' * ' Tbo golden rod and asters gay , bloom bright the brook beside. And stately trees their branches ware In nil their bannered prldo ; * And In tho'noontltlo glare the sun hath all the ' * ' ' ' Sumtiur'sbcat- * Yet there's eomctlilnKtcllstbatSujnmer bastes ori with flyingicet. . " ' The gorgeous , plowing Summer with Its fairy wealth of bloom ; Its rainbow shades of colors , and Its delicate perfume : There's a hectic Hush on tree-tops that flaunt their branches high ; At night u mournful voice Is heard "the love ly lirstjniustdlol" , , , } "Summer IB dying * ' this , Js bprno upon the nlgat winds' breath , And the chirping of the crickets , sounds like a dirge ot death ; But with the fading Summer , ' ever comes a thought of glooip , Wo are dally drawing nearer to the dark and drcarj'tomb ! We pazo abroad on nature , and behold the lovely die ; Yet everything revives again why should not you and J ? The plants and flowers shall bloom again , clothed on with spring's new birth ! And shall not wo immortal plants burst from the bonds of earth ? 3 [ Lilhi N. Cushman In CJhicngo Sun. XIII ! FALLING OF HIE Al'l'T.V. As I stood in meditation I "Neath the orchard tree at night , 4 ; ( I Whore themoon'and stars of autumn Bathed the earth in pallid light , Lo the cricket hushed his music At the dull , unwonted ound Of the ripened mellow apple Tailing softly to the ground. I All the days of rain or sunshine Hero had made their work complete. Since the blossom dropped In springtime Till the fruit fell at my feet- Loosened by the hand of Nature , With a touch that made no sound , From the Father's hand of bounty Falling softly to the ground. Men have watched or men have slumbered , Counted days , or laughed or wept , But the upward flow of juices God's great calendar have kept. And the great machine of Nature Onward moves without a sound , Till'we , startled , mark Its fruitage Falling softly to the ground. Then my heart was dark'and ' heavy As I f aw an Iron hand Moving in a sweep resistless Through the air and sea and land , Ripening- plants gigantic , Holding all things helpless , bound , Till the full grown curse or blessing , Falls as fruitage to the ground. ' But the silver autumn splendor Shone about my waiting feet , .Glistened on the golden iruitagc Sending up an odor sweet. And I read a sweeter lesson Jn the harvest spread around , Of a God of patience ever Show'nnjr blessings o'er the ground. [ A. T. Wordon in the Dtica Observer. ClffiED OF BOEROWMG. There was a meeting of the Grange. The farmers eame in one after another , and soon the little school house was iilled with an anxious , happy assembly. Jonathan Fuller , the chairman , rap ped for order and called the roll. Every man answered to his name with the exception of Mr. * Haynes. Mr. Fuller announced at the conclusion of the pre liminary business that there was no particular theme for discussion and moved that , John Bangs make remarks upon any subject he might choose. . The whole meeting seconded the motion with a roar. Mr. Bangs arose and looked at the cobwebs in the corner of the xoom as if he thought there was an inspiration in , the dusty drapery. He then glanced-at the floor and .said he believed he had nothing to say. _ . The crowd stamped and .yelled , and amid the discord could be heard cries of "Go on , " "You must say something , " "Hurrah for Bangs , " etc. , all of which quite took the old farmer by surprise , and before he knew it he was standing balancing himself against the desk. The uproar ceased and Bangs cleared his throat. "Well , I'm not that sort o'citizen as wants to make hard feelin's 'mongeach other , but when I sees a screw loose I wants to take a screw-driver and tighten it. [ The audience tittered and stamped. Bangs fixed his ej-es on the cobweb , then glanced at the chairman , who acted as if he had been shot , and turned his eyes from the speaker to a crack in the ceiling. ] Now it is a very good thing to have a Grange. It is a very useful thing to have it made strong ; in fact , it is the best screw-driver we ever had. [ Loud laughter. ] There has been a screw loose for a long time in pur neighborhood. [ Deep silenced ] It is time to commence turuin' your screw driver on it. You all know what a botheration it is to borrow , and what a still disagreeabler thing it is to lend. [ Loud clapping and stamping. ] As I said , I don't want any hard feelin's but if any of you have been bothered as much as I have , you'll not blame me for saying Caleb Haynes is the worst nuisance \ye have. He borrows every thing. His wife is getting into the same habit , and the voungsters too. He is the screw that's loose. Now let's -talk up some way to"cure Caleb'for we all know he is good at heart ; besides that , I want to get a screw-driver he borrowed of me not long ago , for my woman is going to take up the carpet. " This brief , extemporaneous address was followed by wild cheering and ex cited stamping till the whole room was , ° JJ 4oud of dust. No _ one , minded.it but the spider , who scampered over his swinging mansion's delicate carpeting and settled himself down in his back chamber in perfect disgust at the be havior of the Grangers. The plans suggested for curing Caleb Haynes of borrowing were numerous , none of which seemed entirely satisfac tory but the one set forth by Mr.Bano-s. It was unanimously agreed to begin the tightening of "the screw the next day , that the novel method should be started by Mr. Bangs. The meeting then dissolved and the Grangers dispersed to their homes. " * * * * Caleb Haynes was feeding the pigs. Looking towards the hill , his eye caught the wagon of John Bangs , loaded with something. "Good morning , Ciuep , " said John. "Good morning , John. Goiu ° - to market ? " , ° "Oli , no. I just merely thought I would bring you over a few things. You weren't at the Grange last night ? " "No , I couldn't come. Had to go to town last night to my old woman's .cousin Ann to borrow a iluting ma chine. I knew there was no such thing around in the neighborhood ! " , "Wish ! had one. I would loan it to you. But I guess there is something liere you will like * Now here is a new ax I wilf-letfyou have till you get ready to return it , and " "Oh , you are too kind-n" . "And a coffee-grinder and a first-rate grindstone. Yes , aridTiere is a double- shovel plow , just , what you want for your new corn. " i'Johnyou are a Christian. If every body was like you , this would be a hap py world. " But before he could say anything more , John whipped up his horses and started for Home. Mrs. Haynes was delighted with the c6ftee-grinder , and declared she would not be m a hurry to return it. While they were breakfasting , they heard the clatter of wheels , and soon after some one knocked'a't the door. "Come in , " said Caleb. "Good morning , " said Jacob Fuller. "I am on my way * to market , and I thought I would stop and loan you a few things. " "How clever you are , " said Mrs. Haynes. "Here is some sugar and nutmegs my wife put in , and a bottle of vinegar. " "How thoughtful she is. Why , I was just coming over after those things , for we.want aAlumpling.and we can't eat lettuce Avithout vinegar , you , know- " "Of course not , " observed Mr. Ful ler. "And'there is a spool of thread ; she said that she thoughtyou were out. " "Yes , 1 am. Now T can finish Bob ' . " by's pants. Mr. Haynes smiled and remarked that Mrs. Fuller would " have a bright spot in Heaven. "Mr. Fuller drove on and wondered what sort of anookMrs. Haynes would have in the same , place. William BoTnton was none the slow er for hife 'grey hairs. He rushed into the yard like an antelope. , , , i "Why , what's the matter ? " asked ' ' ' Caleb. "The fact is , " said the old man , "Pm in sort of : i hurry , , and I thought I might as well be a little lively. Here is a string of dried apples my wife thought you would like to try ; and I thought I'd save you the trouble , of coining after the weekly paper. There is a good deal of news in it. And there is a scythe to cut your grass. Good day. " Boynton was off as quick as he came , and had not gone ten steps before young Robert Danvers came'riding down the road on a gallop and leading another horse. Caleb handed the string of dried apples to his wife , and went to * the gate to see what was wanted. "Pa sent me down with our bay mare , Mr. Haynes , " said Danvers. "He said he knew you didn't like to borrow , but he thought you needed a horse ior a while. " Before Caleb could utter one word the young man had galloped away. Caleb led the animal to the barn and then walked slowly to flic house. "Tell you what it isM > said he to his wife , "Pm growing 'spicious. " * ' $ , Qf what ? " she said. ( . "Of the neighbors.JI can't tell'what's the matter with them ; they're'getting ' too good , besides " He was interrupted bylSen Topham yelling to him from the front' gate. Caleb left his wife and asked his friend what was up. "I'm going to town to see to some business. My wife 'told me to be sure to call at your house as I came along , for she wanted your wo'ruan to tiy our new coffee-grinder. " "We've already borrowed one this morning , " said Caleb , with puzzled face. face."That "That won't make any difference. You can use both. Let me see. Oh , yes , here is the weekly paper. I thought , perhaps , you'd like to read the news. " "But I've got a copy alreadj * . Bill Boynton brought me over one not long ago. " Oh , that doesn't matter. You can read one while the woman is reading the other. I must go. Good by. ' ' The coffee-grinder and ueVspaper set Mrs. Haynes to thinking. How those two articles should have happened to have been duplicated the same day was a mystery she couldn't seem to begin to make out. Mr. Haynes was thought ful , also , and he hitched the borrowed horse to the borrowed double-shoveled plow in manner that would lead , any bystander to think that Caleb had com mitted some act of which he was deeply ashamed. He worked hard and ate but little dinner. The offlciousness of his neigh bors troubled him more than the prob ability of a short crop of corn. When the sun set Caleb ceased work and wearily started for home. "Well , " said'he , coming into the back door , "has anybody else been over to loan us a paper ? " "Caleb ' fo'ol " , you're a ! The farmer's hands dropped to his lap as if they had received an electric shock and he gazed at his wife in mute astonishment. "Yes , Caleb , you're a fool. I am a fool and anybody that borrows is a fool. Do you hear ? " "I hear. But what has come across you so suddenly. ' ' "I don'tthinkit has come so suddenly. If we had not been fools , we'd seen it before this. ' , ' "Say , Susan , I wish you'd explain your nonsense and stop acting so much like a fool. I'm hungry. " The most sensitive point of Caleb's feelings was touched , and he arose from his chair- and walked the room impa tiently. , 'Til give you to understand , " said his wife'that slian't liave , } rou a mouthful until I have had my say. " "Well , hurrymp- ' said Caleb. "All right. In'the first place , , neither you nor I were at the meeting last night , were we ? " "No. " "Well , now , to come down to busi ness I know very well they talked about us and our-habit'of borrowing. " "Don't believe it. " "I'do. 1 know it. I've1 been think ing about it all this afternoon. How could it , happen that they'd bring us so many filings the same day ! And think of it two coffee-grinders and two newspapers ! " "Susan , I begin to believe you. " "You'd better. It's just. as plain as beads on a string. " . "What can we do ? " . "Do ? Why ( , take -everything back as soon as you get through your sup per. " . . , * -f ' ' * J. * ( . / * WiT4 "But don't we need the things ? " "What of it ? Take them all * back , and say we can buy onr own things. " 'B'ut Susau.it will cose a good deal' " "Can't help it ; we must act inde- , pendent. We'll buy our % own things after'this.- ' - * l "Why , of course we can : and if we can't we can do without , " said Caleb , brightening. "That's right. Ill pound up the coffee with a hammer before I'll borrow another grinder. " A new feeling came over Mr. Haynes. His manhood seemed to have returned , and his heart seemed 'to ' ! be lifted of a heavy load. After supper he hitched his old marc to his wagon and started on his jour ney to return everything * that was brought to his home in the morning. Harry , the oldest son , rode the bor rowed bay. The neighbors were dumbfounded. There was not one member who thought the trick would bo found out before a week. No one had an pportuuity to question him. He merely announced that he had come to return the articles borrowed , and that he hoped to never get in the miserable habit again. It was nine o'clock before he returned home , and by the timjp that the chores were finished the clock struck ten. The next morning was a bright one , and Caleb declared that he felt better than he had for many months. "tt seems so much better to use your own tilings , " he remarked. "You are right , ' * assented his wife. By the time the month .had passed Mr. Haynes had bought another horse , subscribed for the Aveekly paper and furnished the house and farm with the necessary implements and conven iences. At the next Grange meeting Mr. and Mrs. Haynes answered promptly when Jonathan Fuller came to their names on the roll , and when there was order and quiet , Caleb arose and said he would like to say a few words. The whole audience was silent. They seemed to think that they were in the presence of a man" whom they had injured. "Ladies and gentlemen , " began Caleb his voice ( coming out with an ef fort , -Twas not present at the last meeting , and I am glad of it. You have done. great good. I don't want anybody to feel bad because he might have talked about me behind my back. I am cured of the miserable , beggarly habit of borrowing , and that is enough. I move we speak upon another sub- ject. " At the conclusion of this brief speech , which was uttered with a great deal of feeling , Mr. Boynton stepped forward and pressed Caleb's hands. Every one in the room followed the example of the agile old man , and Haynes felt that he was honored beyond his meritsl At the end of the unusual perform ance some one suggested that singing should be next thing in order. -v'Not an objection , was offered , so Jonathan Fuller hunted around a while for his tuning fork and started , "There is rest for the weary , " in as high a key as he could maintain without rupturing his windpipe. To be sure some said "we-ar-ry" and others let the melodi ous strains pass through their noses , but their hearts were enraptured , and their souls aspiring above the sordid earth. Even the little black spider came out of his dark chamber with three other little spiders , and listened intently to the music , and did not deem lialf so dis gusted as during the last meeting , when the } ' raised such a dust. AGMCWTJEAL. I'litin Trees in the Poultry Yard. Colorado Farmer. I see that the discussion iegarding plum trees in the poultry yard is vigor ously kept up by fruit growers in the east. A is positive that"if poultry are allowed the rim of the plum orchard a big crop of plums will follow. He knows it , because he has tried it. B boldly denies this , because , as any fool must know , the curculio is not caught by the fowls until after it has done its damage and the" ruined plum has dropped to the ground. Then . .comes C. who says he tloes not care whether or not the theory of B. is correct , but he is certain that veiy little benefit is de rived from the poultry who run in the plum orchard. Like A , he has tried it and knows. The trouble with B. is that he depends upon theory alone. Witli C the trouble is not having patience to secure success. When a stung plum drops to the ground the worm ( if not gobbled up by the "early bird , " the pigs , the sheep or small boys ) enters the ground , thence to emerge the following spring as a full-ftedged moth , to sting more plums. Now , if one-half these worms are destroyed one ' years , it stands to reason tha't there will be less stung plums the following year , and so on Irorn year to year. A , having pursued this pfan for years , has gained on the curculio and pronounces it a success , while he has probably tried it but one season , and with very few fowls , and gives up in disgust. Eastern Calves an irc tern Fanni. We note sales of several hundred east ern calves at western stock yards , at $16.50 to § 18 per head. These calves net the eastern dairymen $13 to $15 per head , and it is becoming a new branch of the dairy income there. These are mostly raised upon skim milk. Most of these eastern dairymen never raised as good calves for tl emselves , as they la bored under the opinion that such extra feeding would not pajT : but when they could realize the cash for them at these rates , at from five to six months old , it quite revolutionized their ideas of value and set them to studying the feed ing problem. In fact , they found that a good calf cost but little more than a poor one about $2.50 to $3 worth of oil meal and middlings made the differ ence in cost between a calf worth $5 and one worth $15. This showed them tha't if they could Taise.a six months calf at a profit , they might possibly , grow it till eighteen or twenty-four months old and sell it , as early-ma tured beef , at a profit. This" > problem * must be'worked out for them be others , under their * own eyes , before i $ can impress them. In a few localities parties arc doing this , success fully.0no , whom we 1cnow , in Chau- ; iuiqua county , buys each year thirty of the best of these calves that he can [ hid , at a cost of $15 per head , and , feedirig them one year , sells them to the local butchers at $50 per head , making for one year's keep $85 per head a better profit , ho thinks , on his food , than he can make by dairying , the labor being so much reduced. His farm is only seventy acres , and most of. it in ; oed meadow. By this plan lie only ires a little labor in haying time , thus reducing his expenses to a low figure. He thinks he will soon be able to Keep fifty of these young things by buying some grain feed , and this he is quite willing to do , because it enriches the manure which goes tp improve the farm. He has now tested this plan for several years , and is able to make a pretty uniform result. He is now building a new barn , and proposes water-tight receptacles for the manure , so as to completely save all the liquid and solid droppings. This plan will produce a rapid improvement of the soil , and he finds , prac tically , will pay a large profit. When examples like this shall multi ply and show the farmers of the eastern states that under a system of full feed ing , beef can be grown in competition with the west , it will soon produce an entire change in the old , half-starving S3rstem of raising young stock that weigh , at one year 300 to 400 pounds , at two years , GOO to 700 pounds , and are never worth the food they have eaten. Eastern dimymcn are learning rapid ly , as witness the fact that there are ten good calves produced now where one \\jas ten years ago. Every year brings numerous converts to the economy of liberal feeding , both for milk and beef. The Chicago Fat-Stock show has awak ened much attention to this sub ject of better feeding , and its prizes for the most economical growth , at one , two and three years , under the hood of "Cost of Production , " teach a great lesson on this 'point. Farmers will not heed any but practi cal lessons. They cannot yield a long established habit without many practi cal proofs of a better way , but it looks , now as if they had taken a new de parture upon calf breeding. * Tito Fence of the. Future. Prairie Fanner. What shall the permanent fence of the future be ? lu the eastern and southern portions of the county , where timber was plentiful , the old Virginia rail fence is yet to be seen ; but these , with the old log cabins , will soon dis appear. No fences , or very few , are made Avith this material now. The Osage orange has already takei its place. The county can show numerous well-kept hedge fences and when well kept they present a beautiful appear ance. But there are serious objections to them. They are expensive to keep in repair , and if not kept neatly trimmed they are a nuisance to their owners and all travelers. Another serious objection to them is , they make such safe harbors for rabbits. Barbed wire is being extensively introduced and may become the fence of the future. But many do not like it because it is dangerous to stock. Cannot some in ventive genius give us a fence cheaper and better still than any of these , or devise means by which we may do with out fences altogether. ill } > heci > Jireciliny. Sheep Farmer. Probably of all the animals which domestication has succeeded in molding to its fancy none have been so easily influenced by climate , soil , individual idiosj'ncracies and force of circum stances as the sheep. Let the ultimate desired end be ever so well understood and agreed upon , these conditions would preve.nt the use of the same means to effect a like purpose. All improvement in breeding is in a measure brought about by experiment in fact , it is only by continued experiment that a retro grade is prevented. There is not a man but what could afford to pay three or four prices for the rams whose progeny was foretold , and there would be no necessity of producing any stock of an undesirable character. It is to avoid this dangerous uncertainty that breed ers of every class are striving to elevate their stock and make that drawback less liable. But it should be remem bered that it is only through the exist ence of tendencies to recede that an advance is possible. It is but reason that the animal should be drawn as by a magnet toward its most natural con dition , its primitive and. for its own comfort and health , mort perfect order. It is supposed that all things were created perfect , and in breeding , if sud den and rapid changes are being ef fected.it is evident this magnetism will the more easily attack weak points. The more fixed the line breeding pursued the stronger become the characteristics. The ideal sheep is the extreme of imperfection from na ture's standpoint , and , as compared with a rubber band , is the limit of elas ticity stretched a little further. The ideal sheep is advancing from the point of gravitation in a multitude of ways , and it may never be possible to thor oughly systematize the breeding princi ples , although great results could be ac complished by a more scientific trcat- .nient of such matters. In the face of all these circumstances it is not strange that so many fixed types are found in a single famity of sheep. True , in every line , progress is stamped in indelible letters , whether it be for length , beau ty , strength or fineness of fibre , weight , density , quality , quantity or condition of fleece , size , form , coverings or folds of body , mutton , wool or a combina tion of both ; it is ; progressive in its line. The greatest excellence in any particu lar point is attainable only by a disre gard for all others , as in the produc tion of fibre. In this instance the means employed have impared the hardihood , size and form of the animal and diminished the quantity of fleece. The French sheep is three times the size of his Spanish progenitors. The Amer ican merino has quadrupled the weight of fleece and .quantity of folds. These are significant facts showing as they do possibilities of the future. FARM NOTES. It is claimed that a woodcock will eat liis own weight in insects in a single night. Potatoes ought to be dug as soon as they are ripe , or as soon thereafter as possible. It is alleged that Massachusetts buys more wheat than is exported from this to foreign countries. If all the farmers would join in sub duing the worst weeds , they would soon be no more the weeds we mean , not the fanners. Pent moss is gathered in North Ger many and sent to Germany for bedding for animals , for which it is said to be excellent. As a sample of the increase in the growth of small fruits , it is recorded that the town of Warren , Mo. , raised ten acres of strawberries last summer. A silo in Colorado is as yet rare , yet in the neighboring territory of New Mexico they are quite common , and are considered quite invaluable by the ranchmen. Georgia-made butter costs l'2\ cents a pound , and sells at 25 cents. Pastur age is good and cheap for ten mouths in the year , says a Georgia dairyman. Joseph Harris says there is no more trouble in raising an early lamb than a late one , and he would rather have lambs come in January and February than in April and May. In Great Britain no man is allowed to plant tobacco , the laws forbidding the growing under any circumstances. The government grows none , but it holds a monopoly in the traffic in to bacco. Large as is our surplus of most cere als , we do not raise all the barley we use. The imported article mostly comes from Canada , and goes to the New York breweries. JSEFOHE THE UAltlES CAME. It used to be so very trim , So qniut and serene. With nolhiii'rovcroutof place , ( Our little home 1 mean ) ; The chairs stood runted against the wall From week to wceU the same. No s\viii in # doots , no littered lloors , Rbloru the babies came. It seemed so still one mi ht have heard The patter ol a mouse , As wo with solt and slippered Icet Moved silent 'round the house ; We never stepped upon a doll , A humming- or kite Wo never heard a lisping- word From moniing-imtu night. All ! there was somethingwanting - thei e To make our lite complete : It was the touch of baby hands , The sound ol" little feet ; The cry of "Mother" hero and there ( A concecrated name ) , t From jnrl or boy. ne'er gave us joy Uefore the children came ! But one by one they ventured in To bless our humble cot ; Woe darlings , very suect and fair. And happy in our lot ; , The rosct > climb upon the sill To see our children play. The sunbeams glance and brighter dance Thau in a childless day Now , looking- the little nook * That holds * their precious toys. We blots kind heaven with fervent heart For all our girls and boys ; For they have brought tar more to us Of earthly wealth and fame Than e'er we lnd to make us glad Before the children came. [ Omaha Watchman. OUR SISTER STATES. Two farmers in Walton county. Ga. , have land on opposite sides of the high way. The two signs that they have put up ou their respective properties offer a lesson for the student of human nature. One reads : "All persons are warned not to hunt or fish or otherwise trespass on these premises. Any person violat ing this notice , will be prosecuted to the extent of the law. " Just across the road , on the opposite side , is another board , with this writing upon it , "Come on , boys , lets go a huntinV Boston is aghast at the discovery that Trinity Triangle , in front of her Muse um of Fine Arts is not public property. A tall apartment house is being built thereon. The New York Graphic is authority for the statement that Mr. Fred Geb- hardt is studying for the stage , and will make his first appearance as Mrs. Langtry's support. A judge in a Brooklvn court has de cided that a passenger in a horee car must hand his fare to the conductor : that it is not stifiicient to throw it on the seat and point it out to the con ductor. The latest discoveries render insula tion so perfect that to-day there is less loss of electrical force between the United Stales anil England than there formerly was between New York and Brooklyn. The league of peace and liberty of Geneva has received a plow forged from sabres carried by American ofliecr- iii the Mexican war" and the late civil war in America. The "Tongue of Firoe , " "Restitu tion , " "The 'One-Plan Herald"Our Brother in Red" are the bizarre names of soiuc of the religious papers pub lished in this country. There was almost a riot in 1S55 when Castle Garden was first proposed as the landing place for immigrants , and since then 4,888,180 immigrants have landed there. The colonel , who lives in the south , was finding fault with Bill , one of his hands , for neglect of work , and -aying he would have no more preaching about the place ; the- had too main" pro tracted meetings to attend.'Bill ain't no preacher , " said Sam : "he\ only a "zortcr. " Well , what's the difference between a preacher and an cxhorter ? " "Why , you know , a preacher he takes a tex' , and den he done got to stick to it. But a "xorter , he kin branch. " "Do Unto Others , " Etc. From the Washington Republican. An old colored man and an equally old colored woman walked down to the rivei near the long bridge , and to the astonishment of the fishermen \ \ ho saw the performance walked in and be gan ducking each other. When both were thoroughly wet the\ " offered a short prayer and walked ashore. To a gentleman who inquired the meaning of this strange proceeding the old man "Ye we's Christians lesC- said : see , : - ways we believe in 'the Bible , bnt not in the church , because dere's more sin inside do church dan out. But we reads de Bible and AVC conclude to bap tize ourselves as subscribed bv John. " STOCK DIRECTORY DENNIS M'KILLIP. Ranch on Red Willow , Thornburg : , Hayes County , Neb. Cattle branded 'ST.UI. "on cattle branded same as left side. YounR above"also' ' Jon left jaw. Undor-alopo right ear. Horses branded "E" ou left shoulder. . BiBllBwOSCatilBHancliBCo.IMlei Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also dewlap and a croi ) and under half crop on left ear , and a crop and under bit In .the ri"ht. Ranch on the Republican. Post- otfice , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska. HENRY T. CHURCH. Osborn , Neb. Range : Red Willow creek , in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat tle branded " 0 L O'f on rhihtside. Also , an over crop on right ear and under crop ou left. Horses branded " 8" on rtelit shoulder. SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO. Indianola. Neb. Range : Republican Val- iey , east of Dry Creek , and near head of Spring Creek , in Chase county , J. D. WEr.Bonx , Vice President and Superintendent. THE TURNIP BRAND. Ranch 2 mil PS north of McCook. Stock branded on left hip , and : i fv double cross es on loft Mil . C. _ P KUC'AXIJHACK. STOKES & TROTH. P. O. Address , Cameo , Hayes county , Nebraska. Ran re , Red Willow , above Car- rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the lazv ci br.ind. . GEORGE J. FREDERICK. R.incb.4 mile ? southwest of McCook , on the Driftwood. Stock braii'Jrd "APJ on the teH , hip. P. O. address , fcCook , Neb. riirht hip and "L " on right shoulder * L. " on left shoultlerand "X. " on left ; j m. Half under-crop left ear , and square- cropirightear. PLUG TOBACCO vvUh Red Tin T.i-r : Rose T.cal Fine Cut Chewing ; ISavy Clippings , and Black , Brown ami leliow SNUFFS ae the best and cheapest , quality considered ? ] JOSEPH ALLEN. i S i ° n "l11. " 1 Creek , half