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hL PASO DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1900.
t A Few Years Ago Worthless, the Pest of the Prairie,
f Now Bringing His Price In Any Market.
Tbe worthless western horse, almost
in the twinkling ol an eye. has become
a valuable animal. He is no longer
looked upon as a "peet of the prairie
and mountain ranees." He has raised
his head erect and now demands a rea
sonable share of attention, writes
Stewart L. Moore, general freight
gent of tbe Northern pacific railway,
St. Paul, Minn.
The tide has turned In hie favor and
he Is bound to bring his price in any
market. Think of It. More than 20.
000 bead of these range horses have
beea sold In one market, namely, the
South St. Paul market, during the
last sixty day. Thousands have been
B3ld also at Kansas City, Omaha and
at various other markets, and large
herd of these horses, formerly called
worthless animals, are being
gathered in Montana and
Washington for sales to take
place in St. Louis and Chicago in the
early part of May. Several thousand
herd are already purchased, and are
now being rounded up for shipment to
Minnesota Transfer for a sale advertis
ed for this week.
THE CAYUSE'S DOWNFALL.
How did Dobbin of the West dege
nerate? What wa the cause of his
downfall acd his singularly reversed
A dozen or more years ago a scarcity
of good horses existed, and the new
betilers and old ranchers of the plains
began to invest in breeding stock. The
farmers in the Mississippi and Missouri
valleys did likewise, and in tbe course
of a few years there was a slump in
prices. It was not long until there
was a sharp surplus and absolutely no
sale for any but the beet horses. It
was too expensive for the western
ranchers to "close herd" or hold their
stock in corrals, consequently they
. turned their horses loose, regardless of
' their sex, and like bands of gypsies,
those horses began to roam the prairies
-.and to climb the steep bide of tbe
mountains. The statutes were over
looked or totally ignored, the stallions
were set loose among the various
strains of blood and multiplied the var
ieties of horses on the prairies until it
was out of the question to herd tbem,
and colt were, turned loose as soon as
branded. These horses degenerated in
size and quality, and during tbe early
nineties were generally dubbed "bron
cho" and "oayuse" also the "gay and
festive horse," notwithstanding the
fact taat some excellent blood flowed
in their veins.
Soon poor Dobbin was forsaken by
man; bis roving bands multiplied
into millions and tbe ranges were
overrun. Think of this vast army
stalking the prairies in daylight, and
like specters in the moonlight, eating
the grasses that were required for the
sustenance of the cattle and sheep.
Then was Djbbln or the rollicking,
high-rolling broncho. dubbed a
CREATING A MARKET.
In 189o, incredible as it may seem
to some, tbe writer and several others
conceived the idea of creating a
market by advertising Mr. Cay use in
Europe, also in our eastern states,
with a view of disposing of him on
the hoof if possible, if not, then to have
htm sliced up and served in steaks to
the Frenchmen, and in sausages to
the Germans. Articles in this
strain were written and copied in
journals throughout the world, calling
tbe attention of capitalists to these
millions upuu miilijas of horses herd
ing on the rich grasses of the p ales
once occupied by the buffalo, the el
and the antelope, drinking from the
pure mountain streams and tributaries
of the great rivers. In 1896 several
train-loads were shipped on the hoof
to Germany, and about that time there
was inaugurated in O.-egon the
slaughter of horses fresh from the
ranges, since which date shipments tf
pickled and canned horse meat have
been made regularly from thi horse
meat faotory located at Portland to
Stockholm. Sweden, Christiana, Nor
way and Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 1898 an enterprise of this oharacter
to be bandied on a large scale was on
the tapis, and tbe only thing thai
prevented its consummation and loca
tion on tbe ranch of the once famous
Marquis de Mores on tbe Northern
Paclnc railway, in North Dakota, was
the threatened advance in the price of
horses. To such an extent bad the
market depreciated up to this time
that many breeders were forced into
bankruptcy. The electric cars ha 5
multiplied in number, taking tbe place
of horse cars, the bicycle -bad become
a favorite means of transportation and
pleasure and did not require feeding
and Btabling; these and other causes
served to humble and degrade poor
broncho, the halfbreed, most shameful
ly. Tnink of buying a horse for $1 50
you could buy thousands of them at
this price a few years ago!
The Montana breeders were the most
energetic and progressive of any in the
west. They bougbt sires of thorough
bred and trotting blood in Kentucky
al a a -3 crrale of Clydsdal and Nor
man stallions were imported from
Europe. It is said that bunches of
Mexican horses, mixed with Spanish
blood, strayed to the northern ranges
and mixed up things with the maverick
horse, and all classes thus herding to
gether became woefully mixed In
THE RETURN OP THE HORSE
With the advent of 1900 tbe boom
began. The low prices which prevail
ed for several years caused a cessa
tion in breeding In the east; the
bicycle boom bet an to declice; the
Spanish-American war used up thou
sands of horses; the war fn Africa
caused a search to be made in the
United States for horses to climb the
kopjes after tbe Boers and all these
combined served to take the kinks out
of tbe market, when orices began to '
advance. Tbe er.stsrn and middle'
states were being cleared of horses of
average value, and this forced the buy
ers of these states to look to the west
to repieniah their farming dietricu
OF THE WEST j
with cheaper horses. This search for
borties will continue: the sales will be
numerous from now because there is a
shortage of horses all through the
Eastern and tbe Middle states, ana
because theEnglish government wants
One of my neighbors suddenly lost
oc of his large gray carriage horses re
cently; he found one from Montana
wuicb matched him thoroughly In gait,
a.zitnd style and 1, 250-pound Dobbin
i 1 now as proud and happy as a dumb
animal can possibly be, together with
his mate drawing his mistress in a Vic
toria or brougham shopping and on
D bbla is destined to serve in various
capacities over all our land. The North
ern Facinc Hallway company is sending
buyers to tbe ranches in Montana, Wyo
ming, Idaho, Washington andOregon to
bring more horses to the auction Males,
and if the owners will accept reason
ab'e prices hundreds of thousands of
hoes will be brought Eat and cash
from the East will ba left in the West
in exchange for them.
Tbe auctions at South St Paul are
conducted in an honest, upright and
business like manner. A ring 1b prepar
ed for buyers which has a Beating cap
acity nearly equal to that of a circus.
The horses are cut out and assorted la
carload lots before tte sala takes
p'ace, each bunch being kept In wings
and alleyways convenient to run into
the sales ring at a moment's notice. A
otrload is put up, and the auctioneer
sells almost in a minute from tbe time
it is run in, eaoh buyer present hav
ing an opportunity to bid, but com
pelled to do 60 on the jump.
THE DAY OF THE WESTERN HORSE.
Now the western horse is coming in
for its share of admiration. Hereto
fore it was the 4,mealy thing." Now
it is different they are a "fine lot of
western horses," with "plenty of
bone," some "splendid bays and fine
roans," "well "gaitad," etc. It is
praised all round by tbe farmers and
borsemen who attend the sales, and
if you could hear the auctioneer you
would think tbere never was any other
kind of a horse known to man. He can
furnish the buyer with a "tiptop bay,"
"a beauty of a black," "a gray with a
good pair of eyes and splendid bone,"
a white with fine shoulders and broad
bock" look at him now! Isn't he a
beauty? He can furnish you a black
horse with white eyes, or a white
borse with black eyes, just as you
Dlea". la a "jiff" he can run Into
the ring a carload of stripes, checks,
pialds, circus horses, or horses of any
color in tbe rainbow.
The writer attended one of tbe auc
tion sales when 3,000 horses were sold
in carload lots in about four hours. He
can testify to the auctioneer's state
ment in this respect. There were
horses of nearly every size; and as for
color, nearly every shade found in tbe
windows of one of our fashionable drv
TOO GOOD TO EAT.
It has been demonstrated that the
range horse, properly broken, is gen
tie as any horse in tbe world. One
can see them about our etreete every
day. Tbe delivery boy scarcely ever
stops to tie them; they are perfectly
quiet until they hear bis voice again,
or the noise of the crack of bis ship.
I predict that Dobbin of the range will
never again serve to tlcule the palate
of the French and German connoisseur,
but tbat he is destined to go in single
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and double harness along with tbe
milkman and the plow boy. He will
rollick with tbe cultivator and take
part in the perfomance at the circus.
If his rear pedestals occasionally go up
in the air you may be sure that be is
cogitating on some of tbe incidents of
his earlier good old days on tbe western
p alrie, when he didn't have to do a
stroke of work.
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San Antonio, Texas, Meeting Texas
Industrial and Real Estate association.
Tickets are on sale June 25tb, good for
return until June 29 at rate of 818.70.
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Date of sale July 9th, limited to July
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Rate; $48.80 for the round trip.
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Santa Monica, Newport, Santa Bar
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j July 22nd.
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H. R. Turner, T. E Hunt,
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Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold
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One little tablet gives immediate re
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