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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, JULY ll, 1900.
VOL. LXV. NO, 28.
THE SONG OF
. There's a song that the hammer ls singing,
A ringing and wholesome song,
Ot the duy's broad won.
Of the dav's work done,
Of a mold well cast
In the fiery blast- 1
And never one blow cone wrong.
There's a song tbnt the engines are singing,
A deep and echoing Bong,
Of the whirring wheel
And the burnl.-dW. steel,
From the lightest spring
To the mightiest swing- ?
And never a stroke gone wrong.
M aggie-Wh i
Bf BERTHA SE
Maggie was 30, and Mercy wns 5.
Maggie had & down-town business
a fairly paying business, too-to
which, she attende! every day, a busi
ness with a movable office and no
rent to pay.
Maggie was bliud, certainly blind.
There was really no mistake and no
protending about it
- Everyone who passed her believed
it. For there were truly holes where
the eyes ought to be, and tho
lids wero pinched closo together
closer than fringed gentians ever tried
to be-they looked as if they never
would come open, even if yon took
both bauds to make them do it
Mamma Maggio might have been 13
instead of 30, she was so tiny.
Mercy was made sweet every morn
ing ami dropped in at the free kin
dergarten as Maggie and the Irish
neighbor passed on .the way to the
Maggie carried a big book and Mr.
McMooney,the Irish neighbor, carried
a low little black chair, und gallautly
held Maggie's arm and gnided her
over crossings and through the busy
The chair was placod on a sunny
corner, if the day was clear, and there
Maggie and the Lord kept office all
the day. The Lord appealed to the
hearts of the people while Maggie
made her voice strong aud clear as
she read from the big book, which had
A little worn tin cup always sot on
tho edge of the pago.
It was a noisy place. Every mo
ment tho cable cars rau past and the
elevated trains roarod overhead.
Numberless heavy truck wheels and
hundreds of iron-shod feet kept grind
ing and crunching on the iron rails
and on the cobble stones, and scores
of leather-shod feet passed where
Mother. Maggie sat The souff
scuffle of these feet close by was
more acute to her sensitive ears than
? all the other . noises. For she knew
^a??3; jv exe bo:rojUL f ejat . a n d_ab.cjr.e_
vhem throbbed 1'uman hearts. So
she read high and loud, telling with
her tongue what words her fingers
had traced on the pa^es oa the big
The book was large becauso the let
ters were raised and very large. It
took only a few words to cover quite
a space on the thick white pages.
Mrs. Maggie read abont the pretty
flowers and the green fields and the
woods. Those who'stopped to listen
thonght it an old, worn theme, but a
wonderfully curious way of reading
about it, nevertheless, and in pity
dropped their pennies into the cup
and passed on.
It had been not always thus with
Maggie. Once there had been a hus
band. John was born blind, but
Maggie was so by accident. John
-was well educated and held a position
as teacher in the asylum. But he
died. And so came about the mov
able office and the little old tin cnp.
The cup was never full. Deary me!
-Maggie knew bettor than to let it
get full. She considered it best al
ways to present an empty cutx"
Pennies mostly fell in, and nickels,
aud rarely a silver bit
They all vanished into the big
pocket that hung in the folds of Mag
gie's rusty black skirt, and was hidden
with the big old-fashioned cape that
protected Maggie from the weather.
* * ? * ? *
Mercy kept house alone when the
kindergarten was dismissed.
Oh, yes, her eyes were all right
as bright and clear and brown as eyes
could be. That is why she wan named
Mercy when she came. Sho appreci
ated those eyes, too, and helped her
mother to see whatever was to be seen.
When she was alone she dusted tho
furniture and talked and waited and
talked through hours aud hours.
When she stood at tha window of
the one little scrap of a room where
she lived, the people and the teams
aw?y down in the street seemed so
far off that she played they were only
'make-believe. It was all as if in fnncy
that the horses slipped and fell and
were lashed by their drivers, the news
boys sonrried and squealed (for their
shouts were not very loud by the time
they reached her window) and the
carriages flashed in the sun and car
ried beautiful ladies. Her window
gazing invariably came after she
dusted the furniture. The window
sill was paintless and also speckless,
because as she gazed and thought and
talked she rubbed and scrubbed at it
with a tiny wet rag. When the win
dow sill was quite clean-and we
might say quite worn out-for the
day. Mercy set up her clothes-pin
dolls and made them go a-calling. She
talked for both of them, and had them
drag their dawdy calico trails over
the window-sill pavement with a
swish of style and pride.
Mercy never went down into the
halls to play with the other children
of the house, nor yet into the street
"Mum Maggie" forbade it
"These children," she had said,
"are not very nica-aud then there is
io "*e the letter." Mercy mnst watoh
i nd listen for the postman to rall
tuoir names. Everything depended
upon that letter. Mum Maggie could
give np the movable office when the
letter had come. It had been ex
pected for two years-ever since Papa
John died. It was going to give Mum
Maggie the first placo that was vacant
among thc teachers at the school fot
the blind where Papa John had
And so when the postman stood al
the street door and whistled, Mere j
ran to the stairway and listened.
Everyone on all the floors did, too|
. THE WORLD.
There's a song that the sails are sloging,
A bummln? and catching song,
Of the prow tbut braves
TUe ravening waves,
Of storms outsuiledi
And ot ports safe bailed
And never the helm gone wrong.
There's a song that the world ls singing,
A resonant, splendid son?,
Of its wort, work, work,
With never a shirk,
Of Its battles won,
Of its labors done
A^d ot Right that masters Wrong I .. -
-Isabel Bowman Finley, in St. Nicholas.
j Was Blind. J
and the rickety old banisters fairly
bristled with raggedy heads when he
called ont the names of the fortunate
ones. Thus far he had not called
"Kimber," and Mercy often pursed
her lips and told her clothes-pin dolls
that he never would.
A parade was ever a great trial to
Mercy. Sho grew so excited and so
eager to be in lt or near it that while
it was passing she had to stand on
the very tip-toe of one foot One
hand held the other foot while another
hand held fa?t to the window Bill, and
the little solemn face was pressed
against a square of glass. Many a
time she thought of rushing down the
stairs. 3ut she stayed. "Mum Mag
gie" must be obeyed. Mum was little,
but she was mighty. She just had to
"I'll go with yon to down town
when I'm 6," she used to say; "that'll
make mo big 'nough, won't ? years?"
"Dear, dear," laughed Maggie.
"How could I ever get through the
crowds and crossings with ouly a baby
of 6 to see for me."
The crowds were thicker than usual
one day-it was the day of the grand
parade. The president was passing
through the city ou his way home to
"Washington, and the people were out
to welcome him. The noises roarod,
and the feet tramped aud scuffed. The
little tin cnp was emptied often, al
though Mrs. Maggie did not quite un
derstand. She had not heard of the
great parade. She read oa and on;
then she listened and waited. At last
the notes of a bugle reached her, then
the drum beats and tho tramp, tramp
of feet. She ceased reading. A faint
shout rame to her. The people were
cheering, and she heard tho magic
name of the president as the sounds
A sudden fright possessed Maggie.
Evidently the parade was marching
toward her oiEce and she knew that
the sidewalks would be jammed with
people, and abe but a tiny, helpless
woman at the mercy of the throng.
.**m?tt'~vsitf?m?i ?th??; ^e'?l^?,, First
came the shouting boys and afew men,
then men, women aud children.
Mamma Maggie had hardly a chance
to catch her breath before she was in
the midst of the rush, and actually
carried along, inch by inch, on the
smooth pavement as she sat in the low
"The Lord is with me," abe
thought, aa she folded her trembling
fingers over the big closed book. "He
will not suffer my feet to be moved.
She thought it in an agony; then
she resolved to say it. She made her
voice loud and high-her strong street
voice she uped, and at the clear words
a big man tamed and looked down.
"You seem to be moving, though,
chair and all," he said. "Kere.boys,
lend n baud. Lift her up. "
Mauy strong hands laid hold of the
"What sdiall we do with her?" they
asked. "There's no place to set her
"Carry her along, theo," was the
And sd, almost at the head of the
crowd, sat "Mnm Maggie," marching
to the measured tread of feet with the
baud playing md the president him
self following in his carriage. And
the people shouted, and the horses
champed and prauced and the presi
dent did the honors,
"They are going south, and very
soon, at this rate, I shall be home,"
thonght Maggie. "I never expected
to go home in such state. Please set
me down nt Peck's place," she called
to the big man on her left
"Live there?" he asked. "What
"Seventeen," she answered,in great
"All right Boys, tarn off at Peck'B
place, No. 17." The big man lin
gered when the others had hastened
back to the maiu street "Seventeen,
Peck's place"-he pondered- "Peck's
place." Then he took from his vest
pocket a little soft covered book and
turned its leaves. "Here 'tis," he
said, "Peok's place. Do you know
a Mra. Maggie Kimber living at thia
"Thatis my name," fluttered Mother
"No! is it? Well, well!" There
was a pause. Wonder and surprise
kept both the big man and the little
"Why did you never-what are yon
-well!" The big man seemed to be
unable to express himself. It was tho
little woman who straightened him.
"Who are you?" she asked.
"Why, you know, I'm one of the
board. I'm president of the board for
the home for the blind. Why did you
not reply to the letter of the secre
Maggie gasped and fell back against
the wall of the passageway. "I never
-got the letter-I never had any let
ter," she said. "Was there a vacan
"Yes,there was a vacancy." The big
man actually trembled, as he realized
what it meant to this helpless little
woman. He longed to say something
comforting, but there was nothing to
"I don't know who is to blame,", he
i was saying, when the sound of the
carrier's whistle nearly drowned his
. words, and lu a-moment the postman
. was at tho door.
; "Here!" demanded the big man.
? "Do you know about a letter directed
I to Mrs. Maggie Kimber?"
The postman dropped hi* whistle nt
t the Budden attack. "Why, yes, I do.
r And I delivered it, too. I remembered
it because it was a new name. I had
i never had any mail for that party be?
fore. Let me see; it must hate been
three wesks ago."
"Oh," groaned Maggie. "Was it in
The postman thought a moment
"Yes, it was, I believe-yes."
"And no one was here to watch for
it and someone m the house has kept
The little black chair fell over on
its face in the midst of the three.
The big man looked the postman
over fiercely. "That's a great way
to do business," he said, sternly.
"What was I to do? Tho woman
who took it said her nnrno was Kim
ber, and I gave her the letter."
"The vixenl" said the big man.
"Oh, ohl don't say that Porhaps^
there is another Kimber here. But,"
tell me, is the vacancy filled?" cried
The big man was looking up at the
banisters where the bristling heads
listened for the postman to call.
"No wonder," he muttered. "A
rongh-looking lot-no wonder."
"What's the damage?" said the
postman. "I'll do what I cuu to make
good my mistake. "
"I suppoee it's filled by this time.
It's in tho hands of the committee.
I'll find put and let you know. I'll
come myself and tell yon. Now, which
one of those hoads did it? Which took
"She isn't there-this sortof people
never stays long in a place. The
woman has gone away by this time."
The postman called out two names,
and the big man departed.
Maggie climbed the stairs. The old
chair lumped noisily along as she
slowly journeyod upward.
Mercy heard her and flew to meet
^ "I didn't go, mum- I, wanted to,
but I didn't I stayed to watch for tho
letter. I fought I'd put it in the
bread furkiu if it corned,but it didu't
Nothing come but tho p'rade," she
Two days afterward the big mau
stopped at the movable office.
"It's all right," he said to Maggie.
"They had found a teacher, but she
has resigned. She is going to bo
He called a cab and put tho little
bliud woman in it and rode away,
leaving the little black chair alone on
the pavement. The movable office was
deserted. The next time the big man
passed tho place a bootblack had
moved in. But the bootblack never
knew what the low chair knew, nor
how it and tho grand pnrade had
helped to nshor in good times for
Mum Maggie and for little Mercy.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
While cutting timber in the forests
near Cromwell, Ky., lumbermen found
a bone in the heart pf a solid oak tree.
-How-it-got th?e'ia TS-mystery?' -?-'-W
It was a belief among tho Egyp
tians that the third finger of the left
hand was connected with the heart by
meaus of a slender nerve. From that
belief came the custom of v earing
the wedding'ring on that finger.
The Eads bridge across the Missis
sippi river at St. Louis has always
been8tibject to the phenomenon Jeno wu
as "creeping rails." The creoping
occurs always in the direction of the
traffic, and varies with the amount of
tonnage passing over tho rails.
A. A. Putnam, an electrical engi
neer of Bochester, N. Y., made ai
oral will the other day by talking into
a phonograph. He signed his name
on the ?ax roll of the machine with a
hot copper wire, and the witnesses
did likewise. Legal authorities say
that the will is valid.
A curious plant is tho tooth brush
plant of Jamaica. It is a species of
creeper, and has nothiug particularly
striking about its appearance. By
cutting pieces of it to a suitable length
and fraying the ends tho natives con
vert it into a tooth brush, aud a tooth
Eowder to accompauy the use of the
rush is also prepared by pulverizing
the dead stems.
A singular accident occurred near
Juliet, Ga,, a few days since. A fly
ing pigeon collided .with a southern
'railway train which was coming at
high speed. The beak of the pigeon
broke the glass in the locomotive cab
and so great was the velocity of the
bird that the window was not shat
tered, bnt a round smooth hole was
made, similar to that caused by a bul
let when fired through glass. The
bird was instantly killed, but lu his
flight his sharp beak came in contact
with the engineer's face and the man's
eye was put out
Mrs. Davis Swoet of Boston in step
ping from a chair seversl weeks ago
struck her foot lightly agaiust one of
the rounds. Intense pain followed
and the usual remedies failed to give
relief. Finally her doctor cut into
her foot and near the heel attached to
a tendon was a large piece of bone
that was tearing the flesh. Upon
being removed it was found to be the
exact counterpart of an incisor tooth,
the only difference being that it had
enamel on the back while the front
was of double thickness. The doctor
is unable to give any explanation as to
the piece. He does not believe it is
part of the heel.
In the province of Cordoba, Argen
tine Republic, is a great salt lake,
whioh recently has boen surveyed by
an Argentine surveyor. The lake is
CO miles long from east to west, and
31 miles wide at its broadest point
The average depth is from 12 to 16
feet. Some fish live in the lake, but
they are small, and do not thrivo well
because of the extreme saltiness of
the water, which is a 6 per cent, solu
tion. Tho shores of the lake nod its 15
islands are thickly wooded with pine
and qnobraoho.( The lake is called
Mar Ghiquata, and the region about it
is entirely uninhabited. Many wild
animals abound there.
Whnt. Sffflitl Tlilnk or Yon.
The best way to find out how much
a man really thinks of you is not to
have $5 when he wants to borrow it.
-Now York Prose.
I have for years been engaged at
varions times in the handling of sheep,
being what ls called a "sheep feeder."
A "feeder" is a man who receives
sheep from the ranges into the feed
lots, where they are fattened for mar
ket; and he ls distinguished from fl
"brecder," who grows his sheep on
the range. Some years since i con
tracted with a Mexican gentleman liv
ing in Santa Fe, In New Mexico, to
buy 30,000 New Mexico sheep. Owing
to some difficulties with the railroad
company In the matter of fclght rates
I determined to have the sheep
trailed through" to Nebraska, which
In Western parlance means driving
them overland. My ranch and feed lots
were at that time located at Stevenson,
in Central Nebraska; and it was my
Intention to get the sheep to my yards,
there fatten them ou grain, and then
send them to thc Omaha market.
I had contracted for the sheep in
A FEW "SMALL LOTS" OF THE GREAT
the spring, and If I had consigned
them by traiu I should not have re
ceived them all before October. But1
as I decided to "tall" them in, it was
necessary to receive them in the
spring, for the drive would certainly
take close upon six months.
In the mouth of April I engaged my
men; I also bought two good heavy'
carts as "grug wagons;" four strong
mules, and two good saddle-horses, to
gether with all camp utensils and oth
er necessities for the trip. The wag-,
ons, mules, etc., I sent down to Santa
Fe by freight My men sent at the
same time their tarpaulins and blank
ets. Two men next went down with
them. The others followed with me
a little later on a passenger train.
Altogether there were seventeen men
In my employ detailed to bring the
sheep through. Two were to act as
foremen, two ns cooks, and the others
as herders. It was necessary to divide
the sheep into two flocks for driving;
hence the two foremen nnd cooks. I
bought my supplies in Nebraska, be
cause I could get them cheaper there
than In Santa Fe, and, besides, I was
sure of getting what I wanted.
Arrived at Santa Fe, we immedi
ately set about getting the sheep to
gether ready for their long drive. The
Mexican with whom I had contracted
for the 30,000 had, In turn, sub-con
tracted with numerous small Mexican
ranchmen for the required number.
His agreement with me was to deliver
nt Santa Fe the specified number and
quality of animals. There were sev
eral reasons for buying in this way.
For example, the Mexicans In the out
lying dlstrlts know nothing of money
drafts and cheques, and gold would
have to accompany every purchase.
And to traverse these wild hills and
canons with money in one's posses
sion would be positive madness, un
less, indeed, one had a well-armed
company as a body-guard.
Well, the small bands of sheep were
speedily brought in and grazed around
the town, until finally my Mexican
told me through his Interpreter that
he was ready to hand over the lot.
These grandees, by the way, usually
profess not to speak English, and so
all negotiations have to be conducted
through an interpreter.
I had borght 18,000 lambs and 12,
000 two and three-year-old wothers.
We first undertook to count the weth
ers. The flock, or band as it is termed
there, was "rounded up" and got ready
to run through the corrals. Two
flimsy corrals were constructed, side
by side, with only a division fence
between them. From the first corral
a V-chute with a narrow gate at the
end led Into.the second. The sheep
were drlveu Into the first pen or cor
ral until lt was filled, and then were
counted through the chute Into the
second. One thing which added to
the difficulty of couuting wns the fact
that the corral was not large enough'
to hold the whole number at once. I
had to count part of them first, and
then turn them out and hold them to
gether while I counted the rest It
turned out later that this gave us
plenty to do, nnd besides, gave abun
CHAULES TAYLOR, ONE OP THB CIT IE I
HEBDEBS, WHOSE COBIOUS NARBA
TIVE MR. DALY HERE SETS FORTH.
da nt chances for fraud. From whal
follows you will understand why I d<
not give the Mexican's name. Tin
corral was filled with sheep and I tool
my station at the chute to count ai
they streamed through. Now, it ii
dizzy work counting sheep. I couK
count up to about 500, and then '
would become so dizzy watching thi
swiftly moving stream of animals thu
I would have suddenly to shut thi
gate that dosed the Barrow exit
I the goods und-ajflnrate^o toke-"1
which was Just wide enough for a
sheep to pass through. This done, I
would jot down the number in my
note-book and then let my foreman,
John Martin, take my place as long as
he could stand it. We were getting
along nicely, and had counted up to
6000, when Martin made an unpleas
ant discovery. The gate which was
the entrance to the first corral was
next to the partition fence, and the
"greaser" who was tending, the gate
was forcing shdep through the loose
fence back Into the first corral, when
they would bo counted the second
Martin at once Informed me of the
fraud, and I stopped the count and
hailed our Mexicnn friend. To our
accusations Lr? replied with a digni
fied "No sabe." Martin then hustled
up the swarthy interpreter, and we
gave them Rome lively talk, but it left
the sonor quite undisturbed. The in
terpreter finally told us the greaser
"wouldn't do it again," but that did
not settle for what had beep recount
ed. The delay was nanoylng and lt
took us the whole of that day to count
the 12,000 wethers and get them out
so we could hold them safely that
ARMY STRIKING ACROSS THE PL1INS.
The next morning the wethers were
! started on their thousand-mile trip to
Nebraska. Thc 12,000 animals were
divided into five bauds, each In charge
of a herder on foot One extra man
went along to act as night watch.
The cook traveled In. the wagon, and
the foreman of the gang, Tom Bar
rett, rode on horseback.
The day after starting the wethers
Martin and 1 undertook to count the
18,000 lambs. As on the first day, we
were well under way when we discov
ered another fraud. One of my men
detected a "greaser" in the act "of
driving a small band, which had been
counted and" turned out around
th rou gb- a-ravine-and>-bnck- towards
the host of sheep walting to enter the
first corral. We stopped the swindler
In time, however. I then scattered my
men out at all points where fraud
might be attempted, and then proceed
ed with the count
The morning after we had counted
the lambs we stated them after the
others. I hired a horse from a Santa
Fe stable and went with them for a
short distnnce, riding on ahead with
Martin to overtake the first outfit.
Convinced that the men knew their
business and would make the great
divide without serious trouble, I re
turned to Santa Fe. Then, as my
business interests would not permit of
longer absence, I returned to Nebras
ka by rall. As to the details of the
trip, Mr. Charles Taylor, who was one
of my herders and ls still lu my em
ploy, will give them:
I started as a herder with the bunch
of lambs which Mr. Daly had bought
in Sauta Fe, and was with the outfit
for the whole trip. There were some
features of the trip which might have
THE VAST "ARMY" SAFELY INSTAX
been called hardships, but I mysell
enjoyed lt I have worked with sheer,
the greater part of ten years, and dc
not mind , a little inconvenience.
Our 18,000 lambs were run in Bb
bands, with a herder in charge ol
each; so there were five herderg be
sides myself. Mr. Martin was fore
man of our crew, Frank Willis wai
cook on our wagon, and John Norri!
was night herder. We left Sauta F<
on the 1st day of May, and the weath
er was hot. On the second day w?
discovered that the wethers whlcl
were ahead of us were getting tin
best of the feed and not Ieavlnj
enough tender stuff for our lambs
They were travelling slowly, and Mr
Martin determined to get ahead. Si
we made a night drive, overtook them
made a circuit around their camp, an<
the next morning our lambs were lead
lng the way.
? New Mexico is always a dry region
and the spring hnd been unusuali:
dry, so that the grass was not ver:
good and the dust something terrible
Dost by the way, is always thc wors
feature of the trail. The cloud tba
hangs over the flock looks, from i
distance, like the smoke from a pru!
rle fire. Our faces were black most o
the time. We all wore eye shields o
tinted Isinglass to protect our eyes
otherwise some of us might have gon
After we had passed Las Vega.'
some fifty miles from Santa Fe. we bf
gan^ to descend from the high level
to the lower plains, and the hills wer
From Las Vegas on Into Colorado th
grass was burned brown with th
drought, and water was scarce. 0
course we had to depend on ponds o
streams for our water supply. Som
of it was pretty thick-.'thick enough,-'
the boys said, "to carry in a gunny
sack." But a man is not at all par
ticular when he is "on the trail."
Sheep are not heavy drinkers and can
do without water If there are heavy
dews on the grass, but on this .oca
si?n the air was so dry that dews
WITH THIS SMALL OUTFIT THE MEN AC
COMPLISHED THEIB OBEAT TASK OP
DBrVTNG 80,000 SHEEP A THOUSAND
were very light, and much of the time
there were none at all. Finally, we
were without water altogether, and
for five days the sheep had no water
at all. We hoarded the Little we had,
but at length lt was all gone. For
two whole days, in intense July heat,
we hadn't a drop for ourselves. The
sheep had been five days without wa
ter when we approached the Canadian
River. We were fully a mlle from the
bank when the poor animals scented
.the water and stampeded. We did
our very best, but we might os well
have tried to stop the wind. In one
mad whirling rush, gathering speed
as they went, the bands crowded to
gether and reached the river in a
jdense, struggling mass. They plunged
in, climbing over each other, and pil
ing up until it looked as if we might
lose them all. We, of course, plunged
after them, towing, dragging, and
throwing sheep out of the river, until
every man was quite exhausted. When
we got the flock out of the tangle we
found there was no fewer than 800
lambs drowned. Mr. Martin rode back
to warn the other outfit to hold their
bands at a safe distance from the riv
er and bring on one band at a time.
This was done, and so they were able
to get across without loss.
Of course we had to replenish our
stores occasionally, and our cook
would go across country to some town
near us when we needed something.
Our principal fare was bread, bacon
and gravy. Bread was baked every
day In the big camp kettle. It might
be supposed that we had mutton for
dinner sometimes, but we did not,
though we had nearly 30,000 sheep In
front of us. Very few sheep men will
eat mutton. I myself would have to
be very hungry indeed to eat lt
We followed no roads, but struck
out across open country wherever for
age was good. At night wc always
tried to find a hillside for the camp.
Sheep have a great many, peculiar no
tions, and will only lie down -quietly
on a hillside.- We- made, only about
eight miles a day, as we gave the
sheep plenty of time to graze. While
the rest of us slept the night watch
went his rouuds, moving about the
edge of thc camp and* keeping a sharp
look-out for wolves. Both our outfit
and the flock of wethers were man
aged In the same way.
Passing through Colorado we often
had to cross ranches, for there is but
little open range left In the eastern
part of the State. And sometimes we
were hard pressed to keep from dam
aging crops. On several occasions
ranchmen demanded small damages,
Which Mr. Martin always paid.
It was early summer when we start
ed, and we kept on through midsum
mer In the dry heat and alkali dust
till tho grass was browned by frost.
Across Nebraska we took the straight
est line for the Platte River to get
water. We reached the river opposite
North Platte-the very first town I had
seen in a lourney of nine hundred
On one occasion we approached a
iLED IN MB. DALY'S FEED LOT8 IN
? large cornfield and found that wf
) could save three miles by going
> through it instead of around. Martin
said, simply, "Take 'em through," and
: we did. On the farther side stood a
mon with a shot-gun walting for us.
"What's the damage?" asked Mr.
j "Twenty dollars, and not a cent
} less," answered the farmer. Martin
paid him the money and on we went
We reached the little town of Stev
enson on the evening of the last day
of September-just five months from
the day we started. The second bunch
had overtaken us, and we went
through the town with" our twenty
nine thousand odd sheep. The fog of
dust we raised nearly smothered the
I enjoyed the ?vhole drive, and we
all enmr through In the best of health.
I found J had gained twenty pounds
in weight and never felt better.
(Signed) CHAS. TAYLOR.
The sheep came through their thou
sand-mile drive in good condition
much be+ter than if they had been
"shipped" lu. Since that time many
other sheepmen have followed my ex
ample and trailed In their sheep.
The Wide World Magazine.
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some cases is worse than the reality.
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bacauno they owe you tba most money,
W. J. RUTHERFORD.
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