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128 LoN L. Swift its President and Secretary, and its corporate seal to be here- unto affixed, and the said party of the second part has here- unto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Cash Lease Employed for Cattle in Gilliam County. This contract, made this 23rd day of December, 1897, be- tween W. W. Steiwer of Fossil, Oregon, party of the first part, and J. P. Perin and Wm. L. Metteer of Pine Creek, Gilliam County, Oregon, parties of the second part : Witnesseth, That said party of the first part has leased to the said parties of the second part the entire S. T. brand of cattle, numbering about 300 head, more or less, for a period of five years, running from November ist, 1897. The parties of the second part hereby agree to brand and otherwise care for said cattle during the entire time of this lease, to prepare feed sufficient to feed them in winter when necessary, to gather them at all times when necessary, and to bear all the expenses in connection with running and caring for said cattle, except that each of the two parties to this lease are to pay ione-half of all taxes. The party of the first part hereby agrees to furnish the use of the Jones Ranch on Pine Creek without charge to the parties of the second part, or in the event of it being considered best to dispense with the use of the Jones Ranch, or if the party of the first part can not rent said ranch at an annual rental not exceeding $100, then the party of the first part agrees to furnish an amount equal to the rent now being paid for said ranch, viz., $i(X) per year and the taxes on the same ranch, toward the maintenance and running of said cattle. And it is further hereby agreed that the cost price or present appraised value of said band of cattle, viz., $4000, shall be paid to the party of the first part from the first sales of cattle until it is all paid, except that each of the two parties to this lease are to have $100 from any sales

of cattle each year. When said cost price as above stated----