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&DsPsiHE i CATTLE IN THE WEST. !
lHE UNITED STATES.
HOW THE BIG CATTLE OWNERS' IN
TERESTS ARE PROTECTED.
THE AKGUS, FR1DA?, AUGUST 25. 193.
SR. D. D REA,
hon and Specialist
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An ld and Easy Tl ougb Dangerous Way
ef Getting; a Herd That Is Barely Fol
lowed Nowadays- The Arrangement or
Brands and the Rcnndap.
It is a common matter of wonderment
among eastern folk and others unfamil
iar with the great west and its ways
how the many herc.s of cattle that roam
over the immense ttretchea of nnfenced
prairie and hill pasture are kept track
of by their respective owners, and how a
stockman can possess himself of his wan
dering property, assert his ownership
and realize on it w hen he wishes to. Of
course the cowboys ride the ranges and
endeavor to keep the herd within the
bounds of their employer's property,
and thoy succeed in the main. But
wh re pasture lot? are 10, 20 or even SO
or I'm re miles squire and unfenced nat
urally a good many cattle get astray,
wander into other ranges and mix with
Time was when a couple or more ad
venturous young men could start life in
the west or south-vest with no capital or
outfit but a horso apiece and a branding
iron, and in a yea - or so bo worth a good
Bized fortune in c ittle, but a strong pub
lic sentiment wor ring through the agen
cy of hempen ropo put a stop to this kind
f industry. Cat lo thieves hardly exist
today, and so excellent a system has been
perfected among oattle owners that now
adays a man need not lose a single steer
if ho is careful about his branding.
Every owner jas a different brand,
and the number of brands in any one
cattle state runs up into the tens of thou
sands. They am most of them of ex
ceedingly q-:aint design, and the adver
tising columns of the western country
newspaper oiten loon much like mummy
scrolls covered with Egyptian hiero
glyphics because of the numerous cuts
of cattle brnnds pictured for the infor
mation of the r inciters. Sometimes a
rancher despair of inventing a new
brand, and then he uses an old one,
placing it on a d fferent part of the ani
mal from that vhere the owner of the
original one bn nds his animals. The
brand is the ov ner's titlo deed to the
6teer, and it is r wected.
An association is formed among the
cattle owners ii. each far western state
to deal with ot trays. Oftentimes this
business is lookt d after by a state board
of commissioners appointed by the gov
ernor. The var .on.i l-rjuids used by the
owners are rej; stored, with minute ac-cr.;-.;cy
of desigr, position and other par
ticulars, t:t the offic-o of the secretary of
the r.s:o;-i:;l;on or commission. When
the ro-.'.ndr.p is made on each ranch and
all the cat;lo gathered together for ship
ment, there are always a great many ts
trays cattle th it have wandered from
other ranges among the herd. Some
times there may be strange cattle from
half a dozen or a dozen different herds.
Instead of notifying the owner to
''come over and get his beasts" the es-
trays are either shipped to Chicago, Kan
sas City or wh rcver the market may bo
along vith the regular herd or are sent
to a designated center, where all estrays
may 1o gathered together at the round
up season. In the latter case, when a
sufficient number have been collected,
the "estray hel d'' is shipped to market.
Men are appointed at the stockyards by
the association or the governor to in
spect the herds as they arrive and to
look after their sale. The estrays are
sold in the re;,-ular way, and the money
is usually sent direct by the inspector at
the market to the owners of the brands
worn by the cj.ttle so 6old. This official
makes it his business to keep track of all
tho stockmen, and tho money realized on
an estray rarely fails to reach the owner
of the 6teer.
The amount of money realized at mar
ket on estrays and remitted to the own
ers through tbe associations runs from
100,000 to 2C 0,000 in every season for
each of the neveral big cattle raising
states. In 1801, for instance, the number
of estrays from Montana sold in St. Paul
and Chicago vas 18,740, and some $550,
000 was realised on their sale and re
mitted through the association to the
The fence question is an old and per
plexing one, and many and sanguinary
have been the wars in Texas and other
cattle states 1 etween fencers and fence
cutters. It has been judicially decided
even that a n an must not fence in his
land under -somei circumstances. The
fence around a 3(-mile square lot is apt
to be in the way of travelers, and when
the mail got s that way the fence has
been declared illegal. But often stock
men don't wi.nt to fence. The western
stockman who raises cattle on the un
bounded pra rie knows nothing of the
harassment that afflicts the suburban
resident whoso chickens will fly over the
neighbor's feaces. New York Sun.
The Trouble In Keeping; a Tersian Cat.
The love of liberty is the ruling pas
aion of the Persian cat, as it is of the
Angora. Every one of the long haired,
indeed, delif hts in long solitary tramps.
It seems impossible to cure them of the
desire, and what a cat really desires he
generally succeeds in getting sooner or
later. To o.vn one of these most attract
ive and m st costly pets in the city,
where thievas abound, is to live a life of
constant anraety and watchfulness. Only
those who have kept guard over a sly and
cunning human lunatic, ever plotting to
escape, can appreciate the vigilance nec
eesary for his safety. Yet in spite of
this so ornamental and so beautiful is
the gentle creature that few who are
able to do i;o can deny themselves the
pleasuro of owning one. Olive Thorne
Miller in Harper's iiazar.
'(V 1 HIGHLY DIGEST!
(BEST AND COE3 FARTHEST)
The Exquisite Natural Flavor is Fully Devolopod.
No Vanilla Used to Cover Inferiority aud Imperfection.
WEARING THE TARTAN AND PLAID.
An Interesting Phase of Scottish Charac
ter Brought Out In Debate.
There was an interesting debate in the
English house of commons a few days
ago touching what is probably, next to
the Roman toga, the most famous article
of clothing that has ever been worn by
man. It arose out of a plan to consoli
date the kilted regiment known as the
Seventy-ninth or "Cameronian High
landers" with the Scots Grenadier
Guards, a regiment which has -nothing
Scotch about it beyond the fact that Scott
was the name of its first colonel.
This plan was no sooner noised abroad
than it excited in Scotland the deepest
indignation, being considered a deliberate
attempt to blot from existence one of the
renowned highland regiments which in
kilt and fWtan have, under the Brit
ish flag, filled the world with Scottish
glory. It is now nearly a century and a
half since these regiments were raised,
and for fully a century they were, if not
highland, really Scotch regiments. As
the supply of real highlanders began to
run low, either t! rou;,'h emigration or
dislike of soldiering, the lowlanders be
gan to feel themselves highlander under
the magic influence -f Scott's novels.
Thoseonly who remember tho account
which Macanlay gives of tho loathing
with which the lowland Scotch in the
eighteenth century lxked on the high
land garb and highland manners and
customs will bo able to appreciate the
force of the spell by which Scott succeed
ed, early ia the nineteenth century, in
disposing nearly every Scotchman to the
notion that the kilt, the tartan, the phila.
beg and blv.o bonnet were his original
national raiment, in which he looked his
best and which nothing but the advance
of a gross and material civilization com
pelled him to lay aside.
Tho fancy for the highlands with
which Victoria and Prince Albert were
seized in their early married life com
pleted tho conqnest which the Wizard of
the North had begun and converted
nearly all male Scots into truo high
landers to whom trousers or "breeks"
wero a genuino incumbrance. Every
man who canio near Balmoral castle or
aspired to deer stalking, grouse shooting
and salmon killing, put on the kilt and
tried to get his legs browned, as the only
costume for a persona grata. The queen
was so taken with the dress that she even
insisted on putting her German sons-in-law
and grandsons-in-law into it in the
summer and autumn, regardless of tho
danger to their hochgeboren knees.
But most of the kilt wearers nowadays
are gamekeept rs, gillies, guides and tour
ist touters generally. Mr. Campbell
Bannerman, the English war secretary,
himself a Scotchman, speaking on the
question of the Cameronian Highlanders
in the house of commons the other day
said, "An honorable and gallant gentle
man, a Scotchman and a memlier of a
great clan family, speaking on this sub
ject 10 years ago. said that for his part
he had never yet seen in Scotland a
Scotchman wearing a kilt unless he was
paid to do so by an Englishman." Nation.
Ileils Id the Russian Empire.
Not until recently have the inhabitants
of Russia known the tiso of beds, except
ing in the case of the luxurious patri
cians who were able to purchase them.
Tho peasants slept on the large bake
ovens to be found in nearly every house,
whilo the soldiers were provided with a
sort of cot without bedding. The mid
dle classes and the students, on the other
hand, contented themselves with wrap
ping a blanket about them and lying
down near rather primitive looking
Not so long ago beds were introduced
into the boarding schools which abound
in that empire, and now the use of beds
has become rather general. As is usual
in this absolute monarchy, the introduc
tion of these articles of comfort had to
be brought about by a special edict from
the czar of all the Russias, and as a mat
ter of course the servile schoolboys and
others who have been allowed to use
them by royal behest naturally look
upon his highness as a great benefactor.
They might well do so, for never before
have the babies even known the exist
ence of cradles, cribs or cots. House
The Kockies From Denver.
It surprised me to discover that Den
ver was a city of the plains. There ia
nothing in the appearance of the plains
to lead one to suppose that they tilt up
like a toboggan slide, as they do, or that
Denver is a mile above the sea level, aa
it is. But a part of its enormous good
fortune is that although it is a plain city
it has the mountains for near neighbors
a long peaked and scalloped line of
purple or pink or blue or snowclad green,
according to when they are viewed.
There are 200 miles or more of the Rock
ies in sight in clear weather. As there
are but DO cloudy days in the yea, and
as these mountains elevate and inspire
even the dullest souls, I think we can
forget that it is a city of the plains and
ever associate it with the mountains
hereafter. Julian Ralph in Harper'B.
How He Had Fun With Him.
Two giddy young men were strolling
through Midway pluisance the other day,
when they saw a Turk a short distance
ahead of them.
"Do you see the Turk?' said one of
them. "I am going to have some fun
So presently he said to the Turk:
"Well, old Fezzy, how's your liver?"
And the Turk replied, in perfectly good
"Much better than your manners,
sir." Chicago Tribune. .
Bright Dlek Quick.
The favorite 6tudent at the east Maine
conference seminary at Bucksport is
Dick Quick, the first mate of the 4
masted schooner Talopa, who had the
courage to eater the institution without
knowing even how to read or write, but
in two terms with hard work has be
come one of the' smart pupils and can
sow handle a pen as well as a marling
spike. Lewiston Journal.
The Wonderful Starfish. !
There are scores upon scores of differ-'
em rorms or marine animal life that
come within the category assigned to
"starfishes." but the most "singular spec
imen in the whole group is the splendid
astrophyton the "sea basket" of the
sailors. It is truly a wonderful speci
men of marine life, having hundreds of
long and short, straight, twisted and
curled tentacles, and but for the geomet
ric precision of the plan upon which
the starlike "body" is fashioned might be
mistaken for a minature. circular speci
men of the devilfish. The center of the
creature, the "hub," from which the live
stout arms radiate, is the body, head and
"thinking machine" of our curious as
trophyton. The whole, not including the laby
rinthine tentacles, which branch to all
the points and intermediate points of the
compass, looks for all the world like an
animated Fourth of July firewheel. Tho
five main arms are divided into threo
each within a short space from the astro's
body, and these three are almost imme
diately subdivided into innumerable oth
er arms and tentacles, the whole form
ing a net, by means of which it captures
its prey and holds its victims until the
life has been sucked out of them. St.
i:iectrulybis Iu Water Tipes.
A considerable amount of anxiety has
recently been caused, especially among
corporations controlling waterworks, by
the discovery that the passage of electric
cars has a tendency to seriously injure
the water pipes of a city by causing elec
trolysis. At a meeting of a waterworks
association cn electrical engineer stated
that in some cases under his observation
lead pipe had entirely disappeared by the
action of the electric current, and a like
result had attended the use of iron, gal
vanized iron, brass and "rustless" pipes.
The corrosive action takes place where
the current leaves the pipe and not
where it enters it, and the phenomena
mentioned were undoubtedly owing to
the operation of electric cars. It is sat
isfactory to know that should the elec
trolysis of water pipes become so serious
a question as it is thought by some it
may, a certain remedy, although it
would ii)i-: -Tise the cost of water instal
lations, v. v. Id be tho iurulation of the
conduits. Chicago Herald.
T n Econo y.
'o inat'.tr bow many hundred dotes of any
otlur niuclciue arc off red f.-r a di liar, Dr
1' erec's Golden Med. cat )covry !s t . ch. ai
ct b',ood- uriiicr wild. tli'.nrh d ajrui-t.-, be
cause i s iiearantecd, and vo ir n oi.ey is refund
ed f it doisn't bent tit cr cure.
With its ni-e y.iu only j ay for tl c o.i y .u rt t
fan yo t aik nuire?
Notice to Kleetric I.icht CiiiiIiki t.irs.
Sea'ed pr.'posal; wi I Se received at the e ty
fit rk"f ffioe, KrcJ ulnnrl. II mo s. 111 til i oYh -k
. m , September 4, W-i for iUlitinir th trv t
of the ci:y by t l. cri 'ity, ihe lamp "o he of
standuid - ,(Ki emdle : ewer each to ihe number
'. KlU to 14(1 lifrhiH fusneiided at ttre. t i itersec
tiouM or on p le at such plsc-s as tbe city may
direct, he term of contract to be for five ye r
fiom Di-oimhrr 1. 1SW Tha sp c flsa i n au
be seen atiheciiy clerk' (dice. The city re
8 rcs tbe right to reject anv or all I id-.
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Datel Rock Ilard. Iilii.ois, Auk. 1- l'tO
Fits All fits stonned free bv Dr
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
lits after the ilrst dav's use. Marvel
ons cures. Treaise and $2 trial hot
tie free to lit cases. Send to Dr
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l a ror sale by all urugjrists; call
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is and will ever be tho
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hibit of the General Elec
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mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
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with General Electric Com
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Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Xarcotic substanco. It is a harmless snbstitnto
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing? Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its gnaraiatco is thirty years' uso hy
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys AYorins and allays
feverishncss. Castoria- prevents vomiting1 Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates tho food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural bleep. Cas
toria is tho Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. G. C. Osgood,
" Castoria Is the beet remedy for children of
which I cm acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Eincbbloe,
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior toany preacriptioc
known to me."
H. A. Archer, M. D.,
11 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T
" Our physicians in tho children's depart
inent have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital akd DisputsaaT,
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