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THR &ONQ OP THK WO KKBS.
Bong of the workers , the men
'the brawny arm , x
o giro us our daily bread , and keep
from hunger 'B harm ;
io labor afar in the forest , who leav
the fields with toll ,
"Who take no heed of the sunshine , and ml
not sweat or toll.
I sing the song of thp workers , who harv <
the golden grain ,
And'blnd It , and thrash It , and sift It , E
care for the sting and stain ;
Who load It In creaking wagons , and stoui
their oxen drive ,
-And bld.them good-hy as they go , Jlke t
bees flying homo to the hive.
3. sing the song of the workers , the mi
who struggle and strain ,
"Who give us their muscle and nerve ,
they guard the loaded train ;
Who give us their sinew and brain as th
watch the prisoned steam ,
-And run the risk of their lives , as they pa
the perilous stream.
I sing the song of the workers , the .mi
who , labor and strive ,
"Who. handle for us the honey that comes
the human hive ;
The patient and tireless workers with mu
clea as tough as steel ,
Who carry the heaviest burdens , and 111
and trundle and wheel.
I sing the song of the workers , demandli
for every one
i . His Just and rightful due for all the wo :
he has done ;
for all the work of the workers , no matt
whom or where ,
'To each from the grand result his hone
. [ Edward Wlllott.
It may be that our old-fashione
; aunt needs no introduction. Perhai
.you have met her in the. city at son :
recent art exhibition , where she si
-among the crowd , a little bewilderei
tut sufficiently alert , listening to tb
glib chattering of the critics as the
discussed the merits of some valuabl
The same being , as she declared t
"the friend accompanying her , "only
picter of what anybody can'see fc
nothin' up to Craney Holler , " wher
- * he lives. "Why , " said she , regardin
" * " the great work of art with one eye shi
up , "just go to our back door of
summer mornirig and stand and loot
and there you have it , for all th
"The same smooth , green inedden
with the'pretty brooks windin' throug
'em , and on both tides , to the ri < l
and left , the pastur' lands , where Th
cattle are fed , so peaceful and cor
tented ; then , way off in the distance
them solemn-lookin' mountains
- , wit
the shudders creepin' round 'em , o
restin' on their tops ; and all the tim
the sun shines bright and pleasant be
low in the valley.
"I do declar , could a'most believ
- the man stood in our back door who ;
he painted that picter !
"It is a han'some view , and no mis
take ; but don't it seem a pity to sjsenc
so much money just for a picter , whe :
; ypu could buy a small farm a liv
picter , as it were for-a thousand do ]
tars ? "
She sees much of our city to disap
prove. Most of the so-called moder :
improvements are abominations t
The electric light finds no favor i :
"How must our Maker look on't ? '
t --she asked indignantly.
' "It wouldn't be so bad if they hai
only used it as they do gas , or kerosen
ile ; but when they come to light up al
outdoors with it , and make it take th
place o' the heavenly bodies that'
what I call impious ! nothin'more no
less than tryin' to outdo the-Creator !
When the moon and stars don't shine
let the people walk in the dark , or els
carry a lantern P' says she , whimsi
The telephone she regarded as an in
f ernal machine , and insists that ther
is something supernatural about it.
She has never been prevailed upon ti
tise it once. *
" 1 won't have anything to do with i
in any way nor shape ! " says she. "Jes
as if any human invention could d <
what that thing does ! "
So she always keeps a safe distanc
from it , as if it were liable to "go off1
at any moment or play some diabolica
trick upon her.
' " " She cloes not approve to the "Quimr
Method" in our schools , and much pre
f ers to have the children learn thei
lessons from their books and recifc
them standing in a nice straight line
with their toes to a crack in the floor
"She would like more prominence givw
to order and to the Ten Command
ments ; and she sadly misses the dinne
baskets and the water pail andtin dip
She does not like the new version o
the Scriptures ; her mother's Bible i :
.good enough for har ; and she takes n <
interest in the great controversy , except
-cept to mourn that there should bi
such wick'ed and disorderly going onii
She went to see the , opera of "Pa
tience , " and her womanly soul wa
shocked beyond repair at the eonduc
of the lovesick maidens ; felt personal
ly humiliated and disgraced , and sa
there with burning cheeks , not darinj
to go , and too indignant to stay and set
Words were thrown away upon her
"All the words in the English Ian
guage , " she declared to us , "couldn'
excuse or explain-away such a shamefu
exhibition-i-such immodest behavior 01
the part of those young girls. Th (
trollopes ! " said she angrily , "where ir
the world were their mothers ? Pool
things , though , " she added , as an af
terthought , "perhaps they hadn't an ]
mothers ; I can't believe they had. "
Estheticipm and the Renaissance , ai
she understands them , areonly delu
sions of the adversary , invented to ruii
weak and idle souls who loiter in tin
by-paths of life , and she believes th <
only salvation for such is to go tc
f 'Lefc'em do something practical,1
will . "If ' 'mazln
I ahe say. they're so
fond o' sunflowers let 'em go to rajsi
'em by the cart-load ! They're exci
lent chicken fodder , , as everyboi
knows , I did see a whole acre on 'c
once all growin' together ; they we
in full blow ; and looked cur'us enouj
with their big round faces turned "t
ward the sun. Oscar Wilde eays , y <
know , that they resemble a lion ; ai
they do look about as wise and kno
"There's nothin' like work for kce
in' girls out o' mischief , " she is fond
"When our girls leave school let 'e
take right hold and help their mothe
with the housework and the plain.se' '
in' and takin' care of the baby , and thi
they won't be < hankerin' to paint o
pots and jars or to embroider sage-grei
curtains and table cloths. Thou <
why that color is called sage-green
can't it ain't the
imagine ; certainly cc
or of any sage that ever grew in n
garden ; and its unaccountable to 11
that so many folks nowadays pref
such dirty faded out colors that y <
can't look at without feelin' sick ai
faint , when there's plenty of prett
bright ones , that will wash and bil
as it were. "
Aunt Bethia is a born nurse , and ;
such is recommended by the "Hollei
folks with as much enthusiasm as the
own favorite spring bitters , or couj
She is indeed "excellent in case
sickness , " and she-comts at such tim
like a veritable angel of mercy , brin
ing with her soft voice and gentl
soothing ways , not forgetting the nois
less slippers and white apron.
Aunt Bethia is , I suppose , an o'
maid ; but there is no bitter blight *
disappointment upon her life.
She has-nevor loved and her unwove
heart is still fresh with the dews - <
youth. Though her lovely hair is jui
beginning to be threaded withgra ;
she knows not the feeling of growin
old , neither do the passing years brin
any definite sense of want to her peaci
ful sunny nature , except , perhapi
sometimes a dreamy- feeling of incon
pletene s , like the faintest shadow enl
of a pain.
Her city nieces tell her often , wit
many a hug and caress , that her fat
is the sweetest and dearest in all tl
world , that she looks "quite too utte
ly" quaint and lovely in"h.er prett
white aprona ; and she always answei
"But , oh , my dears , I am so old-fasi
ioned ! "
Nevertheless , when she is alone sY
looks in the glass and blushes warinh
half inclined to believe their swe
words , and wholly glad that she is n <
yet.growing homely , though she feels
little'guilty , too , as if see ought to d
so. Then she turns away and sigl
softly ; she knows not why.
Now , fate had ordained that whe
Aunt Bethia came to visit in our fdmil
wo should be entertaining , as an hoi
ored guest , our Uncle Jeremiah Bai
ker , or "Uncle Jerry , " as we childre
familiarly called him , though he wa
snly a distant relative on my father
He had betn ? knocking about for th
last fifteen years or so in Australia , an
liaving amassed a considerable fortuni
returned now to his native citv , wit
ike hope of ending his uays among hi
He was unmarried ; and hidden st
iretly away in his rugged bachelo
heart was the long-cherished dream c
i wife and fireside of his own.
But after spending the best part o
\ua \ life in rough toil , separated from a ]
society of woman or , in fact , societ-
Df any sort he found himself laboriui
under great disadvantages.
The girls J that he knew and playei
svith when he was a boy had grown s <
far away-f rom him m many direction
that he felt he had no part or lot wit !
them , and so , slowly and sadly , th
hope of years began to fade away.
It was just here that dear old-fash
ioned Aunt Bethia came into his life
ind from the first moment of thei
meeting Uncle Jerry had appropriate !
lier in his heart of hearts , as the oni
( voman specially provided for him , am
straightway elected her to preside eve
; hat ideal future he had dreamed of.
In short , for the first time in his lifi
ho found himself passionately in love
ind , as men of his years are apt to d <
n such cases , he resolved to , mak <
; 'short work" of his wooing.
Accordingly he spent one week ii
matching her every word and actioi
md in studying her face from unde
lis shaggy eyebrows while he pretend
) d to read his newspaper.
Another week he devoted to following
ler about and waiting upon her witJ
juch. alarming assiduity that the littl
voman began to wonder and'to trem-
jle at she knew not what.
Finally , he grew impatient to knov
"What is the use of'beating abou
lie bush ? " he said to himself , in hi
jlunt fashion ; "if she don't fancy mi
low , she never will , and I may as wel
enow it. " _
So he came "in upon her one after-
icon as she sat knitting by the win-
low , and , nerving himself for a decis
ve effort , he thus addressed her :
"Bertha , I hain't known you long
be sure , but I feel Better aoquaintec
ivith you to-day than I should withanj
> ther woman in a year's time. Thingi
lave changed 'mazingly in the fifteei
? ears that I've been away from home
ind the women most of all. I find J
lon'fknow 'em. "
"The girls that I used'to study oui
> f the same book with at school , I heai
.alking now about 'cultur , ' and 'art ,
ind * afiinitie8 , ' and so on and so f ortl
-all Greek to me. I left 'em doin1
ipuse work andknittin , ' stockin's , anc
low I find 'em playin' on the planner ,
ind ravin' over picters and statoos
hingsl don't know nothin' , about-
md what's more , I don't want to.
"The only statoos that I ever liked
he looks on at all , is the Injun gir
itanding outside of the tobackei
"And as for music why , Bethia , I'c
uther hear you sing old , Naomi , the
vay you did last Sunday night , thai
L ! ! their rattle andolatter. ;
" 1 did use to.think , when I was oui
n Australy that when I come home I'c
pet married.and , try to settle down , bui
. don't s'.pose any of these new fash
oneo , highfalutin' women would have
ne with all my money $ and , " says he ,
* ? *
ungallantly , "by George 11 don't knc
aa I want them. "
Aunt Bethia looked mildly shooke
. "You see , " he continued , lipolbge
cally , "we couldn't take much comic
together 'less we felt somewhere ni <
alike about things , now could we ? "
"Why no , " said Aunt Bethia , ca
didly , looking up at him in s medit
tive way ; "I don't s'poso you could
"And I should hate to see my mom
fooled away on trash , that I don't ca
a continental for , though I kmw w
men are master hands to spend mone
and I mean my wife shall have plent
"I doit'L think all women are extra
agant , " said Aunt Batia' with soc
show of spirit. "I know I ain't u
less , " she added deprecatingly , "pe
haps 1 am in the matter of white apron
Mother always said so , and I do lil
plenty of clean aprons say one evei
afternoon. " '
"My wife shall have a clean one fi
every hour in the day , if she wants !
roared Uncle Jerry with enthusiasm.
"And , nw I think of it , by Georg
if 1 don't believe a white apron dress
up a woman more than the big Kol
noor could. "
"Ana I shouldn't wonder , after al
if-them white aprons had somethin'
do with yourtlookin' different fro
other women so kinder good and oL
fashioned you know. "
Aunt Bethia blushed and laughed.
"They call me the old-fashioned wi
man , " she said sharply.
"And I am an old-fashioned man ,
he said significantly.
Then he looked at her and met ti
startled glance of her soft eyes.
"Maybe it occurs to you , as it does I
me , that there's somethin' particular ]
interestin' in the fact that I am an olc
fashioned man and you are an ol <
fashioned woman coincidence , ain
it , now ? "
"Dear me"murmuredAunt Bethii
dropping a dozen stitches in her coi
fusion ; "why , no , I hadn't thougl
He took her hands with gentle * forci
knitting-work and all , and bent ov <
"Think on't now , then , won't you ?
said he. "Come , Bethia , be my wif <
and we will show the world what
happy couple an old-fashioned ma
and woman can be ! "
She looked up into the honest , kind !
face glowing down upon her , and
reassured her. The grasp of his Ham
so firm yet so loving , compelled he :
and with a thrill , sweet as strange , si
opened her heart at once and we
corned in his love as the bird does ii
mate to the nest.
She dropped her head in conlusiot
and foolishly , just for the sake of sa ]
ing something.faltered :
"I know I am old-fashioned. "
"Oldjfashioned ! So is a daisy ! sea
a robin redbreast and so , by Georg (
am I ! " And plucking up couragi
Uncle Jerry took her face in his hanc
and kissed her on both cheeks , an
lastly , on her lips.
A. Handsome Compliment to Its Wax
From a High Authority.
The Journal has maintained in set
apn and out of season that ouc univci
sity faculty contains among its men
bere aa able men as can be found anj
where , and that the work of the uni
trersity in many lines and the student
in attendance there are of as high chai
icter as can be found anywhere. On
jf the most strongly developed depart
clients is that of history. The follow
.ng complimentary reference to thi
lepartment is taken from one of th
lumbers of the "John Hopkins Univer
ity Studies in History and Politics
Science , " wliich'are published monthl ;
ind edited by Prof. Herbert Adams
me of the ablest of the faculty of tha
nstitution. The number in question
.reata of "Methods of Historical Study,1
ind in connection with the subject o
jo-operstive study in history , theediloi
n a foot-note says :
"To Baltimore students it is an in
eresting fact that the same line of co
> perative study in the history of th <
[ taltan renaissance has been 'followec
jy their former associate , H. W. Cald
veil , and his students in the Universi
y of Nebraska Admirable papers 01
Savonarola and Erasmus have beer
lent in from Lincoln , Nebraska , to
3altimore for examination. It may b
iddedin this connection that thecourai
n history under Professor Geo. E
loward and Instructor H. W. Cald
veil , at the University of Nebraska , ii
imong the most complete and the mos
nodern in spirit of any that are giver
n this country. The weak side , how
sver , is insufficient attention to Ameri
san history. "
The paper on Lavonarola referred to
yas by A. G. Warner , who took thi
irst prize in the late oratorical contes
'or an oration on the same theme. Th <
mper , however , was an entirely differ
snt production , being a critical studi
> erhaps three times the length of th <
> ration. The , paper on Erasmus wai
> y A. , L.Frost. It is but justice to thii
lepartment to say that the subject o
American history , the insufficient at
ention to which was very properl ]
.riticized , will receive ample attention
text year , as arrangements are being
nade for a full year's course of Araeri
lan history alone.
Not to Be Found.
avannoh ( Q& . ) News ,
Will G. Nicholas , the witty manag
ng editor of the Washington Nationa
lepublican , stutters badly. It is sail
f him that when he was the city editoi
if the Indianapolis News one , of thi
tate house commissioners explained t (
urn what kind of a superintendent the ]
( ranted. "He must . be , ' said he
'honest , industrious , good , pure
ninded " "j
, frugal , self-sacrificing
h-th th-ink , " interrupted Nichola"
' w-w-won't find him. He
'y-y-you - - , wai
: -o-c-c-crucified a-b-bout 1800 y-yeari
mmmimi fm mi
Eighteen thousand knit mittens anc
mstlets were made by students of the
lampton Indian school last year.
An Iowa farmer has killeu 278 skunki
i his farm.
Jumbo is to be taken back to
and early in October.
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR.
A Few Special Premiums.
The next Nebraska state fa'r will'
hold at Omaha'September 5 12.
The Nebraska state board of agrici
lure offers a premium of $100 for t ;
best yield of corn per acre on a field
not less than ten acres , no yield of le
than eighty bushels per acre to rocer
For. the best yield of fall wheat c
ten acres , not less than thirty bnshe
per acre , $75.
Spring wheat , same stipulations , e
cept yield , not less than twenty-fi
bushels per acre , § 50.
Oats , same stipulations , except yiel
not less than eighty bushels per acr
Barley , same stipulations , exce
yield , not less than forty bushels p
acre , $50.
Rye , same stipulations , except yiel
not less than thirty bushels per acr
Irish potatoes , best yield .per acr
, not less than forty bushels , $15.
Flax , best five acres , $15.
For best collection of grain and ve
etablea grown and exhibited by oi
farmer , samples one-half bushel cac
at fair , $50 , the successful collection 1
become the property of the state boai
of agriculture for free distribution els
where , .as the board of manage * nu
A bushel of each of the successful
competmg crops also * becomes tl
property of the board.
Competitors for premiums on cro ]
are required to furnish a statemei
under oath , andto have the ground an
its produce actually measured by m
less than two disinterested person
whose statements shall be verified I
A statement of the kind and cond
tion of the soil , the variety and qualit
of the seed planted or sown , and th
mode and expense of cultivation mui
be presented in writing before the pn
mium is awarded.
The whole amount of roots or grai
produced on the amount of land spec
fied must be measured or weighec
Root crops estimated by weight , sixt
pounds to be considered a bushel , an
grain crops to be measured an
weighed according to the usual stam
In addition to the premiums abov
offered for the yield of ten acres c
corn , best yield of ten acres eacl
spring , and fall wheat , best yield (
ten acres of oats , best yield of te
acres of barley , best yield ten acre
of potatoes , there will be awarded t
the successful competitor in each
medal engraved "Champion. " Th
prize confers on the succesasful com
petitor the title of "Champion
in his respective class. Ti
party winning the championshi
is required to be ready t
contest for the championship at eac
subsequent fair , and remain champio
until the honor is taken away from hii
by a more skillful person. When th
championship is won from the "charr
pion" he shall not have the privileg
of again contesting for the honor unt :
the championship has passed from th
person defeating him. The champio
medal , being held by the same perso
for three successive contests , become
the property of the winner.
The board also offers $25 for the bes
twenty-five pounds of sugar made fror
beets , and $16 for the second bes
; wenty-five pounds , it is require
ihat there be a statement under oat ;
iccompanying the product , showini '
; he per cent , in yield of sugar per to'
) f beets and per acre.
The same premiums are offered fo
sugar from Indian corn-stalks or north
jrn cane grown in Nebraska. Require
nents the same as with beet sugar.
The public , we are sure , will b
.reated . to a magnificent show of grain
ind of sugar at the next Nebrask :
air. The ambitious farmers of thi
imbitious state will show the worli
iome of the biggest crops ever growj
n this country , if the season is at al
A Feline Heroine.
.cmdon Dally. News.
Public opinion is often hard on cats
rhey are accused of a gentle and com
> lacent selfishness , which gives an ad
nired tone of calm to their manner
Jr. Romanes has lately shown tha
sats are philo the Greeks had no cat
ill : i late period , andwe cannot
herefore , coin a proper word to ex
> ress that quality in the cat called phi
anthropy in man. Suffice it to say tha
: als can be charitable to cats. A ca
n Mr. Romanes' "Mental Evolution ii
Lnimals" found a starved cat and gavi
he poor beast her own dinner a fisl
liuner , too. Here was real altruisn
n a puss. A remarkable example o
> luck and devotion has just been giver
ly another cat. When Lusby MUSK
lall was burned , a cat , the mother of
even kittens , chanced to be out of
[ anger's way , but the kittens were in
langer at the rear of the stage. Sev-
iral times thatbrave puss rushed intc
he choking smoke and several times
he was driven back. Three kittenc
ihe rescued , then she hurried back foi
he fourth , but she returned no more
Che charred remains of the cat and tht
: ittens were found lying side by sid
vhere the fire had overtaken them. I
lither sect of Fositivists still commem
rates the virtues of the lower creatioi
his poor plucky cat deserves a plao <
imong the four-footed saints. Di (
my dog ever display so ' much devotioi
ind could any man die'better ?
IOYYU and New York Dairymen.
lour City Journal.
A New York dairyman writes : "Yoi
ellowsout in Iowa are getting us 01
he hip. You are making just asgoo (
tutter as we can. Our land is wortl
rom $75 to $150 per acre ; our cow
: est from $50 to $75 , and these con
ounded railroads bring your butter al
he way from Iowa and lay it down ii
few York or Boston just as cheap ai
hey will take ours ; while your lane
iut there , understand , can be bough
or from $20 to $50 per acre. "
A Texan , who raises goats for thei
Lesh , says that kid eteaks are more del
ate than vension.
ft. A. SPALDING ,
AGENT FOR THE
' > < t :
COZ CO - +
Sold Low for cast * , or on easy paymentSs or
rente r until tlie rent pay ? tcr the organ.
M. A. &PALDING , Agent , m
McCOOK , . . . - NEBRASKA.
Ranch on Red "Willow , Thornburg , Hayei
County , Neb. Cattle branded "J. M. " oi
leftside. Young cattle branded same ai
' . " left . Under-slopi
above , -also 'J. on jaw.
"E" on lef
right ear. Horses branded
FOR S ALE. My range of 1,000 aerosol
deeded land in one body , including the
Black and Byfield hav lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
improvements. Convenient to No. lxschool
privileges. Situated In the Republican val
ley west of Red Willow creek. Call on or
address J. F. BLACK.
ludiauola , Neb.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap and a crop and under half crop on
left car , and a crop and under bit In the
right. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
offlce , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
HENRY T. CHURCH.
Oborn , Neb. Range : Red Willow creek ,
In southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded "O L OM 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.
Indlanola , Neb. Range : Republican Val
ley , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county ,
J. D. WELBOBN ,
Vice President and Superintendent.
JOHN HATFIELD & SON.
ifcOook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast ,
on Republican river. Stook branded with
a bar andlaxyH on left hip $
J. B. MESERVE.
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above : also " 717''on left side ; "O.L. "
on left hip ; " 7" on right hip and "L. " on
right shoulder ; "L. " on left shoulder and
"X."on left jaw. Half under-crop left
ear , and square-crop right-ear.
C. D. PHELPS.
Range : Republican Valley , four miles
west of Culbertson , south title of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertaon , Neb.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a few double cross
es on left side. C. D. ERCANBRACK.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car-
rlco. Stock branded as above. Also run the
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Jlanch4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCoolc , Neb.
McCook , Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek.
ln > outbwe tt -rner of Frontier county. Also
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork inright ear. Horses branded E ; P.
in right hip. A few branded ' 'A' ' on right
ALL. LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL.
* - ' THE * - * GRKAT
AntrBilkna and Dyspeptic Cm.