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BVXSIEIt IS DYIffQ.
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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
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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
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
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.
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.
"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
' . "
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
' ' '
"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
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
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
"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
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
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
"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
'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 ? "
"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 ,
"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
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
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
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-
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.
I'litin Trees in the Poultry Yard.
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.
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.
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.
It is claimed that a woodcock will eat
liis own weight in insects in a single
Potatoes ought to be dug as soon as
they are ripe , or as soon thereafter as
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
Pent moss is gathered in North Ger
many and sent to Germany for bedding
for animals , for which it is said to be
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. "
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
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-
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 ? ]
i S i ° n "l11. " 1 Creek , half
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