Edition. Eight Mile ! -s ADVERTISE jl ! I In The Semi-Weekly ' 'GAZETTE. 'f. TO REACH CT- New and Desirable BUSINESS, Vs NINTH YEAR IIEPPNER, MORROW COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1892. NO. 468. SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE. PUBLISHED Tuesdays and Fridays BY THE PATTERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY. ALVAH W. PATTERSON Bus. Manager. OTI8 PATTERSON Editor' . At t8.00 per year, $1.50 fur BU months, tl.00 for three inuutns; in advance. Advertising Rates Made Known on Application. " Newton, 111. From 1863 to 1885 about 22 years I suffered with rheu matism of the hip. I was cured by the use ot St. Jacobs Oil. T. C. DODD. O "ALL RIGHT I ST. JACOBS OIL DID IT." Q The 'EiflLE. " of long Creek, Grant County. Oregon, is published hy the same coin pay every Friday morning. Subscription pHce,2 per year. Foradvcrtlsiiigrates address ExifcEr ti PA.TTEES02T, Editor and Manager, Ixjng Creek, Oregon, or "Gazette, Heppner, Oregon. mH18 PAPER iB kept on tile at E. C. 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S3. wommissiouw, , . ... all arrearae9 BWtt. jjexiDtou, ui. HiihscriMtion and one year in advanoe, and to any new subscribers who will pay one year in, advance. The American Farmer epjoys a large national circula tion, and ranks among the leading agricultural papers. By this arrange' ment it COSTS YOU NOTHING to re ceive the American Farmer for one vear. It will be to your advantage to oail promptly. Sample copies can oe seen at our office. CANYON AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS. Stage leaves for Monument daily, lUuv at fi aft A. M. ' a .,;,. Tiiiiu-. KxiMot - Mottlay, at n'li'" j , 5:00 p.m. , , . Direct connection oan be made at ..i nith tlm T,on Greek stage. illUUUUJD"" ....... . c. , nii atoDH hetween Long Creek and n.,n P.itv rnnnnntuiB at the latter ,fi, the Ht.Bira for Burns and Sil- IttD O vies valley. H. Pennover. 0. W. WcHride. Phil Metachan. .E.H. McElroy. W. 1,. HradHhaw . ..W. 11. Wilson iTovernor. Bee. of State 1'reaBUrer Bupt. Instruction.... .... Judge Beventh District.. District Attorney MORROW COUNTY. , . . ...Henry Rlackman. Joint Senator.. j I :. Thompson, ,.,TvT,XJ .'.".'.'.'.......".Julius Kelthly. CoinmiBsionere J. A- lhompsou, ii m r .l.n Mh.riff""-'. fleo. Noble. " Kurer '. .' J.W. Matlock. SStV.V.V.V.V. -C. B Crane. Hnhool Surj't W. Li. Baling. " iTorouer..... Jmes Uangiiem . HEPPNER TOWN OFFICERS. . ...T.J.Matlock Sllory! W'.'j: McAiee. B. P.'GarrigueB, Thos. Morgan and Frank thlliam. Bobertt Recorder '.'.'.'. "w. J. 1-eeMr Marshal . . .J. W. Kasmus. BBOSET SOCIETIES. i, r 1 on k nf P. meets ev- ery TneBday evening at '-"g o'clock ill . !":""' CiVh'oor ndlv in vited to attend. Emil Vokuz, C.O. . C. Acbbev. K. of 11. a NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Offlce at La Onliide, Or., Oct. 2, istil. vHn l herehv given that the .following named Bottler has filed notice of his intention to mute filial nroof in BUliport of his claim, and tut mild nroof will be madeliefore thoCounty Clerk ot Morrow County, Or., at Heppner, Or., on March ai. wa. viz: '.,,, AHKA11A.1I J5. Hd No. Ma, for the K SKi Hec 11, f K'i SK'4 Sn and HWy N VS. 1 II :f IS K 11 t. H M . He'names the following wUiicbsch to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: A A. J. Cook, w. n. tnars, i.niip. uaie ano uhcb Daugherty, all of Lena, Oregon. 405-74. , , Register. NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Office at LaGrande, Or., Jan. 21, 1892. Vot1ni In herehv iriven tliHt thefonowing-nani ed settler has llled notice ol hlu intention to make II nil 1 prooi in Bupporb oi hifl claim, and that said proof will he made he fore the County Clerk of Morrow County at Heppner, Oregon, on aiarcn n, in-.rj, via: RUNNE J. HOWARll. T S No. 10M 1 lor Uits 1 and 2 and S'i NEVI Sec 6, Tp2 8, U27 E, W. M. He naineB the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, mid cultivation of. said land, viz: II. A. Thompson, T. L. Buckler, James Hurt, V. E. Hildcrbrand,all of Heppner, Oregon. , A. Cl.KAVElt, 02-on. Register. EIGHT MILE COUNTRY. The Great Grain Belt of East ern Oregon. WHAT IS SEEN BY THE GAZETO IN THIS SECTION. A Brief Synopsis of the Agricultural Inter ests of the Most Fertile Region in the Great Northwest. First National -OF HEPPNEK,- Bank FRANK KELLOGG, Vice-Preeident. From Terminal or Interior Points the Northern Pacific . A. RHEA. President. George W. Conser, Cashier. C. I. Lewis, Ass't CcwhverA iraus-wte a Gwrs) Barking Jkiemefw JEXOH-A.SraE On all parte ot the world Bought and Sold, Collections made at all points on Rea sonable Terms. Surplus and Undivided profits, $23,527.10 NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Office at The Dalles, Or., Jan. 22, 18!I2. Notice Is herebj given that the following named settler has Med notice of his Intention to make llnal proof 111 support of hifl claim, and that said proof will bo made before County Clerk of Morrow County, Or., at Heppner, Or., on March 5, 181I2, viz: THOMAS A. DRISKKIX, Hd No. 2-187, for the SW'h NK!, NW!4 SE'i NE rtWU ii ml SF Li NW',i Hen H4. To 2K. It 2ii E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation ol said land, viz: A. M. Markam, Allen Crabtree, .T. U. Hunt and Ellas Friend, al of Heppner, Oregon. John V. Lkwib, 62-G8 Register. NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Office at The Dalles, Or., Jan. 30, 18112. Xi.tice Ih hereto' e-lven that the following- named settler has 'tiled notice of his Intention to make liual proof In support ot his claim, aim lh.it anld nrnof will hp made before W. R. Kills, U. H. Commissioner at Heppnor, Or., on March 12, 18H2, via: wih.um o. Mccarty. Hd No. ajW,- K.lto tSEf i O, Tp 1 S R 20 E W M. He names the following witnesses to prove Iub continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: J. H. Edwards. C. C Paling, It. W. Turner and Jefferson D. Kirk, all of Heppner, Or. Chl-70' John w. Lewis, Register. NOTICE OF INTENTION. RAILEOAD! Is the line to take H2IB1 B3fiKPi EcS Io It tho TlininirOar Rente. It rnns Through VeBtibuled Trains every day in the year to St. Paul and Chicago (No Change of Cars) Composed of DINING CARS unsurpassed, PULLMAN DRAWING ROOM SLEEPERS , PENLAND. ED, President. R. BISHOP. Cashier. TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS COLLECTIONS Made on Favorable Terms. Of Latest Equipment EyCHANGE BOUGHT & SOLD, -r : rrr. I I ounsioieeumy uaia nEppNER. tf oregon. Best that can be constructed and in which ac commodations are both free and furnished for holders of first or second-class tickets, ana Elegant Day Coachs. A HnntinuouH Line connecting with all Lines, affording Direct and Uninter rupted Service. Land Offlce nt La Ornnrte, Or., .Tan. 20, 18D2. Notice is hereby given that tlit; fnllmvhif; namuii settler haw filed notice of his intention to make tinal proof in support of liin claim, and that said proof will lie made before the County Clerk of Morrow county, at Heppner, Or., on March 7. lsiiii, viz: JOSKPU M. fiRiiEN, Hd. No. 3701, for the Ht NWJ-i and NW'M, Sec fi, Tp2 N, K27 E. W. M. Ho names the following witnesses to prove his continuouH residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: W. B. Kinlcy, A. G. Bartholomew, Fred 1'iirnell, M. C. Carney, all of Alpine, Oregon. Or. A. Cl.KAVEfl, (i2-ii. Het'istur. ESTABLISHED IN 1877. RAWLINS POST, NO. 31. Q. A. B. Meets at Lexington, Or., the last Saturday of eachmontb. All veterans are invited to join. CO. Boon, Geo. W. Hmith. Adjutant, tt Commander. PROPEi3SI01IJi.il. A. ROBERTS, Iteal estate, insur AncB and Collections. Oflioe in Council Chambers, Heppner, Or. swtf, A. J. N.BROWN, Attorney at Law, J AS. D. HAMILTON. 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T have re-opened this well-known house to the J. public, and solicit a snare ui inc i"i'B Per dav Board per week. 1"0 with runm fi CO My table it always supplied with the best the market .noru BAgEy & DAUGHTF.R. ST-tf-l-w rr"P- 1.000 YOUHQ FOWLS Ready for Delivery. BOOK YOUR ORDERS FOR CHOICE SELECTIONS. NOTICE OF INTENTION. I.Hiid Office at The Dulles. Or.. Feb. . "J: Notice Is hercbygiven thatthefollowing-nani-ed settler has filed notice of his intention to make llnal prooi in support oi ins ciaim, ano that Saul prooi win ne mime oeioie r. 11. nnow Com. U. 8. Circuit Court, at Lexington, Oregon on April. 7, 1W12, viz: WILLIAM T. CAMPBELL. Hd. No. 42.11, for the 1W BV)4 Sec 17, and W'A See 20. "H2H. H25 IS. W. Jl. He nameB the following witnesses toprove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation oi siiiil iHiid. viz: Jiicob Karnst, tieorgo V. Hmith, Theodore Cork, William M. HUiuller, all ot Lexington, l)r, John W. Li-:wih, 4114-72 Itegister. NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Offlce at The Dalles, Or., Feb. Zl, l:r2. Notice Is herobv given that the followlng-nain-,,i fli.tiler haB tiled notice of his intention to make final proof in support of Ills claim, and thr hi.1,1 nroof will be made before the County Clerk of Morrow cmility, Or., at Heppner, Or., on Apr II, 1W)2, viz: ' till.HKKT D. COATS. Hd. No. 427'J, lor the SK'i Sec 2f, Tp 3 8, II 21 E Ho names the following witnessf's toprove Ills continuous residence upon, ami ciiiuvauon oi, a.,1,1 1,,,1 Vl- Cvrus Fuuiiii, J. It. Allen, Ed Ashhailgh and E. B. Stallion, all of Eight Mile. or. i-7l John W. Lkwib, Register QUICK TIME ! TO Smix Fronolsco AnH all nointfl in California, via the Mt. (Shasta rouie oi urn Southern Pacific Co. The great highway through California txi all Mints East and South. Brand Bcenio Koute of the Pacific Coast. Pullman Buffet Sleepers. Second-class Hleepen AttahoH toATnress trains, affording superior accommodations lOr Becoiiu-oiano Van.,.B. For rateB, tickets, sleeping car reservations, etc., call upon or .address k irnFHI.ER. Manager. E. P. ROGERS, Asst. Gen. F. & P. Agt Portland, Oregon. Illy Fowls iiave no supbiiol In America, and are the Viest on this coast by a great difference. GTJARANT' E SATISFACTION TO EVERY CUSTOMER. Send for Catalogue. Address J. M. GARRISON, Box 55. com.300. Forest drove, ur L U M BE 11 ! JZ HAVE FOR SALE ALL KINDS OF UN- tT dressed Liiimoer, id uiiica ui nvyu, TO WOOL IF YOU WANT To keep your Sheep healthy, and insure a good Clip, unc HAYWARD'S : "HEEP : DIfb. A Sure Cure at Moderate Cost. ... " HAYWARD S PASTK DIr Mixes with either COLD or WARM WATER. NOTICE OF INTENTION. I niul Ollice at The Dulles. Or., Feb. 'A Notice iB herehr given that the following immi.il Kettler has Hied notice rif his intention t make llnal proof in supportof hlsclaim.aiidthat SHUI proO! Will PIC inline oiTiino in ...... i.j (Terk ol Morrow County. Oregon, at llopp Oregon, on April II, 1I2, viz: b ' VAMiKVIilt I.. COFFKY. Hd. No. 2011, for the SEJ-i Sec 1H, Tp 2 S, R 21 E; W. M. II ..anion Ihe follfllV I1L' WitllCSSftS to OfOVl continuous residence upon and cultivation of, u.,l.l lulwl i-l-- HtunuerN. Warflcld, Win. Hiiguewood, Wesley Mi-Nnlih. Thomas Merrill, nil ol Eight Mile, ur 4117-47H. John V. Lkwih, Register. what is known I GOTT BAWMliiii. HAYWARD S LIQUID DIP PER 1,000 FEET, ROUGH, CLEAR, - 10 00 17 50 Is Non-Poisonous, Improves the Wool and does ot stain it. 2 TF DELIVERED IN HEPPNER, WILL ADD A J.0u per l.Uuo feet, auamouai. L. HAMILTON', Prop. I j. a. llumlltori, Man'ur Wool. Commission Merchants, Filth and Townsend SU,, San t raucisco Genebal AdENTS. For sale by Slooum-Jobnston Drug Co. 436-47 1. NOTICE OF INTENTION. Land Otlicc at Laflrande, Or., Feb. 12, W.1. Ni.tlce is herehv triveil that the following nam ed settler has filed notice of his intention b m. liiiol nroof In supportof bis claim. that said proof will he made before County Clerk of Morrow Co.. uregmi, at Ueppner Ore gon, on March 2. m, viz: " ' HKOItliE PIIIPPS. D. S. No. 1017:1, for the W' HW'14 and BW;-4 N W'isec2l, Tp 1HK2- I'. W l. ir,. ...mi., the follnwiiii' witnesHos to prove hi contlniiouB reBidence ufion and cultivation ot said land, viz: Thomas Crow, Fran I'hipps and Homer Reese of Ixuia. Or., and Victor Groshans, of Heppner, l)r A. Cl.KAVKIt ii-,-74 Registi NOTICE-STOCKHOLDERS MELTING. VOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Til 1 animal meeting of the Morrow Count Ijind A Trust Coinpany will tie held at the o t,,... ,.f the cinnoaiiv in Heppner. Oregon, u Saturday, March 12, li2, at 7 p. m.. for the pur pose of electing officers for the ensuing year, and transaction of such other business ss muy come before the meeting. T. fc. Fkm.. 1B-711 Secretary. NOTICE TO HTOCKIIOLUKII. VOTICE ISHERKIiVGIYENTIIAT A MEET i Iligof the stoi ktioldcisof 'I he I'ulace Hotel Co. will he lii-ld In Hie oil e ol the KiM Nitliiih rtl Hank, on naturd.iv. Miircli-I-J, !.2.at I o chick. p m. 1 he object hi 'the me-tiuu is Pi adopt by laws mid attend to such other business may be brought before the meeting at this lime. J. W. Moaaow, K470-. Secremiy. This is the first of a series, that will be published in the Gazette, relative to the farming interests of Eastern Oregon, and especially of Morrow county. The publishers of the Gazette have not ed the iueilicieut means at hand of diffus ing knowledge in regard to the farming In terests of this locality and bave under taken the arduous task of procuring such facts and figures in relation to farming as will serve to auswer, lu part, or the whole, as the oase may be, the thousands of inquiries that are. being constantly made regarding this wonder ful country. At all times this journal has been fully alive to the agricultural interests, and has from time to time published state ments showing the miraculous crops annually harvested. The statements may have been accept ed with a "grain of allowance" therefore the Gazette, beiug the most progressive journal in Eastern Oregon, has commenc ed a ounvass ot the county, and will, by publishing a correot statement from each and every farmer, more thau verify all it has heretofore said. With the strict injunction to secure a complete and reliable aooouut of what the farmers are doing, regardless ot time or expense, your representative seated himself behind a nervy little horse and started for the famous Eight Mile country. The writer ot this article is fully con- soious of his inability to do jtistioe to so important and wioWronchiup: a subject, and while the readers will have to be content with a plain, nuvaftiished tale, be can rest assured that the statements made are thoroughly reliable, being the actual figures given by the farmers themselveB. A history of the pioneer life and settle ment of this country would be an inter esting article and it will take a greater pen and more space than can be afforded at present, to portray the battles, sieges, fortunes, struggles, trials and triumuhe ot this hardy baud of nature's noblemen Therefore the readers will pardon any thing that will indioate a spirit of indiffer euoe to that most trying ordeul, the early settlement, and examine the situation as it is today. Leaving Heppner one passca over a vast prairie that for miles and mileB rolls back, like the ponderous waves of a mighty ocean, uutil they are lost in the background formed by the Blue moun tains and a clear sky. The stubblefieldu and countless straw stacks everywhere furnish evidence of the prosperous sea son past; while the busy farmers on every baud display energy iu preparing a large acreage for the coming season, The push and vim with which they pur sue their toil clearly show the abiding faith they have in their chosen portion of mother earth. This country seems wonderfully adapted to farming, being divided into two seasons, seed time aud harvest. Plowing aud seeding can aud hue been done iu all mouths of the year, and harvest begins July lut aud is often extended until the uiidiile of October or the first of November. Many of the settlers have for laudable reasons built their homes on the lower ground, the prime objeot beiug to have access to plenty of good pure water aud a strauger traveling through this country is liable to overlook some of these hid den homes even though he exercise the ulmost diligence. Therefore if anyone should be neglected in this review, please do not charge your representa tive with willful neglect, for the utmost pains are taken at all times to make a thorough canvass. Having thus briefly outlined the pur pose of this work and Bhown some of the olwtaoles that lie iu the way of its fulfil ment, will begin the aooouut of what the farmers are doing wbioh is the best evidence of the country's true worth. Let it be recorded here also that any failure iu this work will be due to the inability of the writer personally, for the Gazette has done everything in its pow er to facilitate the work, to aid its rep resentative, and render complete and ef fective an undertaking unprecedented iu the history of journalism. In pasaiug judgment on the writer, may the gener ous public be "To his faults a little blind And to his vlitues very kind." At the Khea creek bridge on the road to Eight Mile one cannot help but note the unusual air of business tliat seems to envelop the whole country. Not far from this point will be found the comfoi table home of 1. h. HBYMKIl, One of the most enterprising aud uo- ocssful farmers in this country. He . . . J I 1 - owus some ouu acres 01 goou iauu, a large part of whioh is under cultivation. Has all the modern appliances for tann ing, including a barn full of horses, a house full of boys, aud a soul full of publio spirit and energy. He and his worthy wife are good entertainers. Should it be your fortune to pass an evening with these people you will go away convinced of the oomforts of faini life. H. B. HOllKKB Is operating the MoBee ran'oh, a farm ot 480 acres. 320 iu crop this year. Last year's crop 100 aores, averaged 30 bushels per acre. Takes the Gazette and regards it the best oounty paper in existouoe Mr. Hooker is a reader and a thinker as well as a worker. Ho believes there will be a fair crop this year. B. B. STANTON Owns a fins farm of 480 acres ; 200 in cultivation; average wheat crop last year 38 bu., barley 45, hay 2 tous per acre. Will seed 40 acres; has sown 80 aores. Will summer-fallow 100 aores. Has plenty of water. Mr. Stauton is a thorough larmer in every respect. He is here to stay and means to enjoy life, for seven years ago he planted quite an orchard, whioh has been iu bearing four years, and has never failed to furnish an abundance ot fruit. Mr. Stautou has been looal postmsster for several years, discharging the duties to the eutire satis faction of the community. He deserved ly enjoys the reputation ot beiug one of the first in every move for the good of the community. a. D. COATS Owns 320 acres; 150 in cultivation. Aver age wheat crop 35 bu. per acre, barley 40. Will seed 150 aores aud break 100 acres. IIKNHY H. COATS Though at present engaged iu farming with his father, enjoys the distinctiou of being the youngest subscriber on the Gazette's list. He is thirteen years old and is at an early age manifesting symp toms of superior intelligence. Any one who reads the Gazette is bound to keep thoroughly posted. D. T. SHKUWOOD Has cast his lot among tho bunoligrassers and is opening out a nice farm. Having just moved in he is nimble to furnish information qther than that gained by observation. o. a. l'UtjDA Has a fine run oh of lliO acres, HO acres of whioh is iu cultivation. Barley crop averaged 35 bushels. Light sowing this year but will summer-fallow aud break 100 aores. Has a comfortable bouse and an exoclleut barn 30x40. Fine young orchard and everything denoted the fact of his beiug devoted to bis farm aud home. L. FAICUUlt Owus 320 acres ot nioe level hind. Has 70 acres in cultivation; average 25 bu per acre last year. Will seed 40 acres and expects to break 75 acres this sen son. He drives a good timin, milks 15 cows, has plenty of good fruit trees in bearing and some extra fine ouos only two yours old. Keeps everything in good order and seems to be enjoying life. Lt llllilt HUSTON One of the substantial farmers of this oountry located here 7 years ago. Owns 300 broad aores; 75 acres under cultiva tion. Average crop last year 30 bu. per ...... , . , . i i. ., v. i I aore. will seea iuu seres suu uo w acres. Is paying considerable attention to raising fine horses and reports his stook coming through the winter in good condition. Had an extra large yield of hay last year. Has some fine trait trees aud a bountiful fupply of water. Mr. Huston shines iu the capaoity ot a host; has a large family otboys that are taking kindly to the pursuit ot farming. H. P. OEKKINQ Has been iu the country seven yearBj owns 320 aores with 25 in crop; will break 50 acres; hay averaged 2 tons per aore. Has Deen engagea in siook ramiug but will hereafter devote bis entire at tention to the cultivation of small grain. J. W. ALI.ST0TT Is one of the pioneer settlers in this locality. He left Oregon, Ind., 35 years ago and has been iu the west ever since. Would be glad to hear from any old friends at his former home. Owns 480 acres; 215 under cultivation; wheat aver aged 20 bushels. Will seed 60 aores this year. Has fifty head of valuable horses and cattle, due orchard in bearmg, twen ty extra good hogs, plenty of living water running by the door, aud in fact seems to bo wanting nothiug but a housekeep er. OIIAS. ANDIiliSON Seems nicely situated but was not home so no figures are given. ISAAO KNIGHT RN Owns 240 acres; 150 under cultivation; wheat averaged 25 bushels per aore last year. Will seed 100 aores and break 150. Extensively engaged In etook raising mostly Peroherons from 1 to 6 years ohl. Orchard of three acres iu bearing. Plenty of water. J. H. BKLLBNIIROOK Looated two months. Owns 160 acres; 50 acres in cultivation. Will seed 50 acres this year to wheat and barley, and i break 100 acres. Has plenty of water convenient. ; JOHN S. INUKAHAM Has a oomfortable borne surrounded hy 100 aores of No. 1 land, only a few acres of whioh is in cultivation. Wheat aver aged 25 bushels last year; oats nominal. CHAS. W. INGRAHAM Owub a valuable farm iu this vicinity but is payiug little attention to farming. He is a worker, however, aud the writer will take pleasure in t-peaking of his work hereafter. The Ingraham family oarae from Ken tucky nnd the "Old Kentucky Home" is here in all its glory. Hospitality is a very tame word when used to show bow these people entertuin either friends or strangers. A. w. BALING Looated seven years ago; owns 480 aores; had 180 aores iu orop last year with au average yield of 20 bushels per aore. Will seed 250 aores this year and break 250 acres. Mr. Baling has a good farm well equipped with approved machinery and Borne ot the best horses in this or any other country. The light yield last year was due, Mr. Baling asserts, to late seeding. Mr. S. iB justly proud of his fine horses, also ot an extra large orop of potatoes and oats. Some attention is beiug paid to stoqk raising. He is assist ed in bis extensive farming enterprise by his brothers, J. M. and Cheater Saliug. Especial credit is due Baling Bros, for their unbounded hospitality. The (luzotte is fouud at almost every fireside aud to lie a representative of that popular journal insured all possible at tention aud oourtesy. Your representa tive has been traveling among strangers for years and never bus found a commun ity that surpasses this iu making a stronger comfortable. STAOV IIOBKKTS Has 640 aores of fine laud; 325 acres uuder cultivation; wheat averaged 32 bushels per acre, Will seed 1C5 aores, summer-fallow 200 aores aud break 50 acres new land. ANDIIKW ASI1IUCOU Owus 100 aores with 75 aores under cul tivation; average wheat crop 30 bushels per acre last year. Will summer-fullow 40 acres and break 50 acres new land. I'Diitinuptt tut tfconil paic. WHY ROYAL Baking Powder is Best " The Royal Baking Powder ir, absolute ly pure, for I have so found it in many tests made both for that company and the United States Government. " I will go still further and state that, becausrvof the facil ities that company have for obtaining .eifectiy pure cream of tartar, and for other reasons dependent upon the proper proportions of the same, and the iu..hoJ of its preparation, "the Royal Baking Pcvder is undoubtedly the Purest and most reliable baking powder offered to Ins public. "HENKY A. MOT'I'. I'm. IV Lutt UiuuJ o'.j.'ii Ct.it niiitHl Chemist.