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Westalso.- He wearsasorabrero-
sometimes and generally a vest;
but neyer a gun.
The best example of this new
cowbey is in California, where he
, thrives under conditions of cli
mate, soil and closeness to mar
ket that are well adapted to his
work. He probably learned to be
a cowboy at college ; at least he
has made a thorough study of the
business which he is applying in
a practical way.
Allen and Garland Ruddle ,are
healthy specimens of" the new
cowboy is in California, where hej
4,QP0 acres ideally located -for
stock raising on the Merced 'river
The ranch is all under fence.
Cross fences divide it, into fields
to luxuriant green, feed, some, of
which is cut for hay and stacked
for winter use. The barns are
neatly whitewashed, gates-are on
the hinges and the. corrals -are
systematically arranged for
branding, weighing and shipping.
The new cowboys' by-word is'
system. More, attention js paid
to the qualify of stock raised than
to the quantity. He knows to a
cow whether his place is over
stocked or not. He studies the
market and measures h'is feed so
that when beef is high, he is sell
ing for a big profit. The Ruddle
ranch supports between 500 and
1,000 head and the animal sale of
beef average $f 5,000.
Once a year the young stock is
branded. By the use of the. corrals
the calves are quickly parted from
the band, the big ones roped and
little ones put through a chute,
the-whole- operation consuming
qnlya few Hours.
On Sundays, instead of riding
fo town with gaudy handker
chiefs streaming, shaggy chaps
flapping and pistols popping, the
boys crank up their automobile,
climb into their tailor-made suits
and ride to town like bankers.
This is the modern cowboy.
Natural progress has made him
and he has come to stay,.
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
Suet Pudding Chop fine one
cup-beef suet, add 1-4 cup sugar
and 3-4 cup milk, one cup rai
sins, seeded and chopped, 1-2
cup currants, ,1-2 teaspoon nut
meg or cinamon, 1-4 teaspoon
salt, twocups flour sifted 'twice
with 3 teaspoons bakingvpowder. '
i , , -
Entire. Wheat Griddle Cakes.
Qne-half cup entire wheat,
flour, 1 cup flour, 3 tablespoons
baking powder, 1-2 teaspoon salt,
3 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg", 11-4
cup mjlk,' 1 tablespoon melted
butter. Mix and sift dry ingredi
ents, beat Qgg and milk and pour,
slowly.on first mixtures Beat
thoroughly and. add butter.
Si "Did yer get buncoed on
yen last trip to the city,Iir"
Hi "Nope. I beat them confi
dence feliers-this time, ,Si."
Si "Dew tell."
Hi "The porter on the sleep
ing car didn't leave nothinr fer
them ter git." Toledo Blade.