[OMNIA TOWNSHIP CORRESPONDENT: “ALEXANDER.”]
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Mr. Frank Blue has completed his house and applied one coat of paint.
[POLO, RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, CORRESPONDENT: “M. C. SELTER.”]
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Mr. Weimer, Frank Blue, and C. W. Doty have sheared their respective flocks of sheep. They report a good wool crop.
[THE PUBLIC SHEEP SHEARING.]
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.
The public sheep shearing held last Wednesday under the auspices of the Cowley County Wool Growers and Sheep Breeders’ Association, proved to be a much greater success than the management had hoped for. Almost every flock in our county was represented, and several of the leading wool growers of Butler County were present with some of their finest sheep. Much interest was exhibited, and the shearing was visited by crowds of visitors all day long.
Eight of our Cowley County flocks were represented. Messrs. Meech & Blue brought several thoroughbred two-year-old Merino bucks and three yearling lambs, a first cross between Merino buck and Colorado ewes. Two of these lambs were sheared and showed remarkable results. The first one weighed after shearing 51 pounds, and fleeced 9 pounds. The second weighed 48 pounds and fleeced 6¾. These lambs being from ewes which fleece at best from effect of the cross is apparent. One of their two-year-old bucks weighed after shearing 89 pounds and fleeced 24½, the second best, according to weight of carcass, sheared on the grounds. Another of their two-year-old Merino bucks weighed 82½ pounds, fleece 21½..
[OMNIA TOWNSHIP CORRESPONDENT: “ELIZER.”]
Frank Blue has sold out and gone back to his “wife’s people.”