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BARBER COUNTY INDEX'
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Plat Auditor K. I. W-t al
State Suportutrabnt II.C.rer
Barbear Ceanty Oftetrs.
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rbool mi 10 o'l'lnrk.
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fey Kr. liiu.
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to rw. HuntlMT on bMir on arrlml of tnitlL.
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f'rrk, Uutchin-oin. KlnvmMii. Urn, kl"w,
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ATTOHNFiY 7. LAW
Will prMCtl' In the iViirf f nim
Att'y & Counselor Al Law,
Will prarih'U In MAtu uml l.'nttr.l
(rrrtoi l tub IlAhK llvn.Kixe.
K. ntJUXKV. 3I.D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Medidne Lode, Kunsa.
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nhtht 1 rftMrnr.
tCTAIt cU m't nnitJy. C'luir
W. It. rou oti.
Mt-UU'lnu Lixlrr, Kc.
Cagge & Golcord.
B A V D L X
An Intlmalo aopirtlntnm r with the brt bn-l-rranf
KrnttH'tr p'rfort know4jr of
tho bulo"a, rualk- im to wiUsfa.ttu.
Kafrr to lit Northern Hank of Pari ant th
Mmkawaof tbo tMnilawort. -M
joa a ?r?r & co.,
noRhMTtn, rtu c., X.
JREElV:itH of an) 1-W rs tn
C1 - Short-horn,
V Polled Aberdeen
Jacks and Jennets. Ov"t'.on,1
Ttttllia. threx biintmt rho raltlo In nlf by
Jlrrrfonl anl IVJUtI Hull. Are pm-parrd to
i.iakM rontrartn for future UrtUtTy for any
Stock I ftra.
J. S. HAVES,
I.Mt or.TI R AND DXKK'DKR 01
STOCK FOR SALE.
3J VISITORS WELCOME.
R. K ELLIOTT,
T KEEP CONHTANTLTf OX- HAND a fuU
X tin cf Forpt and DoomwTIo CaahnMirea,
wcrt U and pk-o rood" iMMirally, ainl with a
full oorpa of rompotfol worhmro. I am prrpur
oil to ft up on abort notW tho brat atM Bnrat
clot bine. At rrnawr pnooa.
SAYS TOVXs 0X9XSJ
tcr W. A. Orffl'l. r"'1 tt tb'i bow, who wl'J
teak rrrular i1t UiMMtrlD IM
r 3 TtcronphDrefl
1 DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF THE (3ITY, AND THE LIVE BTOOK INTEREBf 8 OF THE SOUTHWEST.
I. W. f AT2TE.
MEDICINE VALLEY BANK.
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The Business of Stock-men a Specialty.
S .1. SlIK.PLr.K,
ProlMtr J i. lir-.
SHEPLER & O'BRYAN,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
MEDICINE LODGE. KANS.
"f 7n.t. '-tiy acd frl d-tat tone cUiow, pay UX for BOi.-resMent and co'-
f l v. rnt. II ,tj nuoibr-r of tancb'n in tbta and adjoining rAuntiva wfciih
thr) i I. ell v-n tfi'inuble trrui AUo rit p-oprty in Mmicini LxJ-.
Bunt H.inir o'd ff tlra and well atquainted with the country, they can make it
l n.lre.t of partis rirairin . I cntirtn t rM ny or rarro-oond wth thrr. 3J
1 P lilf i Sfi
i liilbii II
Keeps a Full Line of
DRUGS AND STATIONERY
O i hand nt all time. Q'llck "ale and inall roi.ts my motto.
C. IB. ZEEK,
QUINLAN, MONTGOMERY & 00.,
Livestock Commission Merchants,
KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS,
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I. MoNKiOMKHT, V
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M.irkrt lt'MrtH Ktirnlhvt Krte on Application.
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HUNTER, EVANS & CO,,
LI VIS STOCK COMMISSION
National Stock Yards, East St. Louis, 111.
MIiKKAL CASH ADVANCES ON (OXMiJXMESTS.
PREFER TO THE BANKS OF ST. LOUIS AND STOCKMEN GENERALLY"!
J. R. STOLLER & CO.
n007.tS6and 7 EXCHANGE BUILDING.
KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS.
SAM 7. RIAL Cattle Salttman.
)t ahkrt KttroHTs FritxiAHRD ox A tpmcjitiojc To Ast APDRrss.
MIZE & INGRAHAM,
Proprietors of the
NEW LIVERY AND
New and Safe Outfits, ff T T 1 fUTIl Q I T
A well of pure water for the txmeGt of our a LLU V flU LL
invited to water at our trough.
North Main Street, Medicine Lodgeu
KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS.
At reg-anla other markets and the gnzlag frouncU of tb West and Soataweat,
Higher Prices are Realized
llorv than In tb mart East.
Al! the Railroads from the West and South run directly
through the yards,
Tbaa affording the beat acoofimoatatlona poarlble for thoao comlna- from th gTMl g-razlDf
:'trtrta of Texan, Cuiormdo, New Mealoo and KanMui.
Tbe Company hare erected a
Large, Modern, Brick Exchange Building,
lociudina S4 oOora for oommlMloa mo ; two banhtna; ofBoea. occupied by the Daak of Sanaa
tlty and the Mcn haota National Bona, with ample capital for the trade. Parties wishing to
I in pro ra their atock will Had lUoodod Stock here at all timm. There are
Twa lalea a Tear af tae Tiaaet Blooded Iteck,
From the rboleat and beet herd of tbe country.
The bust o of the yard le done ayatmatk'sJly, and with the utmost prompt area, ao that
tbrre I no Klay and aoctaahlna. Id abort, theee yarda are
Dry, Roomy and Convenient
In erery arne of thq word, aad bre caulcmen hare found and will continue to and thai they
art all their cattle are worth, with the Iraat poaalble delay.
C. T. 1I0K8K, H. P. CHILD. X. X. aMCHASDfOT
Oaaaral Xaaafer. . BaperiateadeaL . . Aas't Trtaa. aad Aa'tlee'y.
Cor. Main and 3rd Streets,
KANSAS CITY, MO. : :
V-rR!.Y SIlKKtT Rt t(Sti rCKyiSHTD
W. W. COOr, 010. 0X77XXT.
MEDICINE LODGE. KS.
I CAPITAL STOCK. $100,000.00.
Bank ofKaiiH-. City.
Citizen." .National ttanfc, Kansas City .
Stock-ram of tbe South nest.
Dos a finer al aellectioa bvslaau; buyi amd
11a eoaatj erlpt aad pays taxaaforaen
W. Pan; W. W. Cook.
Geo. Ctpptrt. 0. Stith.
W. P. Ewing. H. C. Thompson.
P. H. Chapin.
T. L. O Bryan.
Live Stock CoininUfclou.
M. T. BUEt,.
8 Ail GREGORY.
OJT ATTt ICATTPy In A5Y AMTRM?.
MEDICINE LODGE. BARBER GO., KANSAS. NOV. 3', 1883--
Has now and will at
all times haVe every
thing that is to be
found in a first-class
Everything is Fresh
and New. Come and
examine my stock and
note prices before buy
ing elsewhere. Hess'
old stand, East side of
North Mlain Street.
Medicine Lodge, Kas.
SUN CITY, Kas.
Anytb!njr in tbe blackamlthlnx or woodworking-
Hue promptly attended to
At Itraanuable Price. 13
Hereford Bulls !
QnAKTTU GOOD GRADE ITKBEFORD
ZiJJ DCIXS. to U moatba old. for fall
or aprlna-delirery. Heoor atork before par
cbaaloffrleewbere. Breeding g-uaraateod.
A rent for the Sale of lire Stock.
Office opposite the Lawrence Hocae. 17
F. A. Whitaker,
Proprietor op Tins
& SALE STABLE
TToreee fed by the day or month.
I.lrery outfit a to any part of the country.
Will tmy, at 11 or trade for borw aad
We are now prepared fo f arnlah sAt eeWbrar
tod Flour in larffor amaD quannrJea, af bot
tom price. We warrant erery aack' eT our
Flour and ruaraatee it cxjuaX not awpcrior to
any Flour manufactured In the State of Kan'
aa. StandifordToumaaa 4 Korera' la bead-
qnarterafor our Flour la Medicine Lode. They
win fx youbottom prtcee, f
Very Truly Tour,'
t STILFS BfOh
THE 'BARBER COUNTY IN 5 EX
MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS.
E; W Payne, propwhor.
S2 00 A Tear.
Office : OTit the Mcnictxc Vaxjjct IIaiik.
To Oar labtcriberi : If from any cauae the
broax doea not reach you reamlarly. you are
requested to notify us at once. We are care
ful about sending- out the paper, and want to
know when subscribers fall to s;et it. tf
Gen. Bob. Toombs has joined the
Methodist church, and Georgians lost
her most accomplished swearer.
Prof. Newton says that the earth re
ceives about 8,000,000,000 of meteors
every year, but they only increase the
size of the earth one inch In 100,000,000
A gentleman who signs himself "Ex
Snorer" writes to the New York World
that he cOred himself of the bad habit
by inhaling spirits of ammonia after
going to bed, and sleeping on his right
State Auditor McCabe, who has re
cently visited his old home in Graham
county, reports that every negro famtfy
possesses from five to fifty head of cat
tle, have comfortable homes and an
abiding faith in the country. They are
supporting a good school at Xicodemus
with a white woman of culture and re
finement for teacher.
Karl I., king of Siam, is an extraordi
nary looking man, or rather boy, for he
is but 20 years of age. The most re
markable fact concerning him is the in
ordinate length of his nails, each of
which measures about half a yard. This
deformity is considered by the Siamese
as an attribute of sovereignty.
This week W. E. Treadwell brought
home from the Kansas City fat stock
show, a fine Hereford bull which he
purchased for use upon his farm in this
county. Those who are competent
judges declare it the finest animal of
the kind ever brought to Harper coun
ty. Harper Sentinel.
A gentleman who has recently spent
several months in those states says :
"There are eighty-seven counties in
Georgia where a man cannot beg, bor
row, or steal a drink of whisky, and
none can be purchased in the state ex
cept in the larger towns. People are
fanatical on the subject, and in Missis
sipi they have gone to such an extreme
that they tax billiard tables 1.000 each.
under the opinion that they are a device
for the encouragement of drinking."
A story was recently published in an
apparently authentic form, to the effect
the body of Abraham Lincoln had been
removed from the sarcaphogus atSpring
field to prevent the possibility of any
further attempt by gravt robbers. The
story runs that the removal was made
within a few days after the attempted
desecration of the grave a few years
ago. That the body was placed in a
lead lined, air tight, cedar casket and
placed in another portion of the monu
ment, and that its location is known on
ly to a few immediate friends.
A bold explorer who has recently re
turned from Arkansas, says: 4,In
Southern and Southeastern Arkansas
there are hundreds of farm houses in
which there has never been a cookinz
stove, the entire work of cooking being
done in pots and kettles of the most
primitive pattern, in the wide fire-places
of chimneys built of mud and sticks.
Just this morning a civil engineer in
formed me that he had surveyed 170
miles of railroad n the state and had
stopped for fifteen days continuously at
the bouses scattered thinly alone the
way, without seeing sugar, milk or but
Wichita Times: We have come to
the conclusion that the whole and sole
trouble on the temperance question is
in 'the everlasting fact that men who
drink to excess are fools, natural born
dura fools. They may go on in life
withont going to the penitentiary or
the poor house, but the one great and
awful truth stares us in the face that
they are fools. The man who ponrs
whisky into his stomach for anything
more than medical purposes is a fool
And, when it comes to medicine, no one
except a lunatic would even think of
taking ten or fifteen doses of strong
medicine in as many minutes. But will
men ever be cured? We think not.
You cant cure men of inherited idiocy
Of course, once in a while, men come
to their senses on this subject, but not
often.. If there could be an amendment
to the 'constitution prohibiting the
breeding of fools, and if this prohibi
tion would prohibit, the temperance
question could be settled in a few more
A eircnlar was sent out last week b
Secretary Haren, setting forth a project
by which the Kansas Cltr Fat Stock
Show could be placed upon a permanent
footing. As to the desirability and im
portance to our live stock interest of
keeping up such a show there can be no
doubt. There was no one here laaiu-Aek
from this section but appreciated and
rejoicea m the enterprise. But to keep
up these shows eorts a great .deal of
money and it can oaly be done by all
helping. The plan for perpetuating
them is to organize a stock company un
der me laws en the state of Kansas
with a capital stock of $20,000 to be di
Tided into 200 shares. Twenty-fire per
cent of the par value of the stock to be
payable when certiflcafeS are Issued and
twenty-five per cent annuafty thereafter
nntll the stork la fnTTv rxtT Trt- t- .
; - iuu i m
matter" In which etery breeder in this
enure section is" interested and ahnnM
subscribe for at least one share of stock.
Of the 2 to shares. 156 of them KhonM
be taken by the breeders of western
Missouri and Kansas and the enterprise
conirouea, as it should be, by our home
people. L.ive Stock Record.
Last Tuesday a party of cowboys
workiug on some of the ranges south
west, while on their way from Caldwell
to camp, took occasion to indulge in
more of the same kind of ruffianism of
which the people along the road have
had to complain during the past sum
mer. Stopping at the Mayhew school
house, they forced the teacher, young
Mr. Beals to drink whiskey out of a
bottle they had. Arriving opposite the
next school house, tltey tired several
shots at it. Oil the other side of Bluff
creek a few miles of Donaldson's ford,
is the school house of district No. 144.
Here they amused themselves by shoot
ing the lock off the door. Oiling the door
full of bullet holes and shooting lights
out of several windows. They fired
several shots into the next school house
west, doing but little damage. At the
school house in district No. 72, they
gave the teacher, John Lowry, about
the same treatment they did Mr. Beals,
compelling them to drink their villain
It is about time measures should be
taken to put an effectual 'stop , to pro
ceedings of the above kind, and we
know no other way than for the people
living along the route on which the ruf
fians do their devilment, to ascertain
the names of the parties, and have them
arrested and punished. While the ras
cals are in town our marshal and his
assistant can make them behave ; but
between town and camp it devolves up
on those living along the line to see
that they are forced, in one way or an
other, to conduct themselves properly.
Cherokee Strip Association.
The semi-annual meetinzof the Cher
okee Strip Live Stock Association met
at Caldwell last week, with all the mem
M. II. Bennett, the treasurer of the
association, made the following report:
Collected on ftiemberships, $ 1.399 00
On assessment for lease, 10o,76. 16
Paid on lease $.30,XW 00
tors, etc., etc., 4fi,702 60
f 96,702 60 $90,702 60
Balance on hand $10,452 06
D. It. Streeter offered th following
resolution, which wds adopted :
Resolved, that it is the sense of this
meeting that the board of directors of
this association shall Issue an order to
the effect that all parties shall pay alike
for building and keeping in repair all
fences dividing their respective ranges.
Maj. E. C. Moderwell offered the fol
lowing resolutions, which were unani
mously adapted :
Resolved, That the officers of this
association be requested to take such
steps as shall effectually prevent the
driving through Texas cattle over tho
route heretofore used to some extent.
extending from theBullfoot ranch thro'
the Cherokee Strip to Dodge City.
Resolved, That said officers be re
quested to notify all parties concerned,
through the Texas stock papers and
otherwise, that said route is fenced, and
can no longer be used as a thoroughfare
for through cattle.
n. R. Johnson, the inspector for the
association at Kansas City, reported
that he had caught 108 head, amount
ing in value to $3,773.06.
Adjourned to second Tuesday in March
The lie Sale la a HntshaU.
The Kansas Live Stock Indicator, of
last week, published a table showing in
concise form the averages for which the
cattle, male and female of the different
breeds, sold at the different sales durinsr
the holding of the Kansas City Fat
Stock show, as follows :
T. W. Ragsdales :
21 females, average
J. C. Garlands:
28 females, average
7 bulls, "
41 females, average
3 females averaged
01 females averaged
110 Short-horns averaged
W. B. Ives':
6 females, average $600 00
i dwu 400 oo
Adam Earl's :
31 females, average 69) 60
7 pulls " 608 00
37 females, averaged &5 80
u duiis, 682 60
45 Herefords averaged $560 55
A. B. Matthews':
38 females, average $395
Dulls, " 422 00
L. & Chas. E. Leonard's :
3b females, average 358 00
8 bulls. . 494J00
15 femeles, average' a-a 00
15 duiis, -si 00
.!!.& Leonard's :
19 females, average 31 1
6 bulls, 434
108 females averaged 362
64 bulls 44 as7
162 Galloways averaged . $370
Estill Jc Elliott's:
19 females, average $439'
8 bulls . 44 Tfiio
G udgell & SimpaorCs :
13 females. avnrAra "rii hn
27 bulls, 44 - 4J2 00
15 females, average fifa m
6 bulls, 44 313 00
W. B. Ives'r
17 females, average 519 40
64 females aVcraged 637 60
41 bulls 4t ,438 22
105 Aberdeen-Angus averaged ,f97 00
Have you gotqnail oa toast ?" asked
a seedy looking party aa lie entered a
Market street restaurant the other day:
Mave yoisf. got au eagle on silver ?"
asked the proprietor. And the confer
ence adjourned sine die.
$2 A YEAR;
Reports from the western nart of the
range are to the effect that the grass is
good and the cattle In better condition
than they were this time last vear. The
rains, which it was foared would rot the
pM grass, while on the other hand tin y
have had a beneficial effect upon the
winter grass, brinirinsr it out in fine
R. D. Cragin. while in Kansas Citv.
bought five head of imported Polled
Angus bulls at (Judgell & SimpSoil's
sale. The blackies arrived here on Fri
day night, and on Saturday morning
were brought up town, through Main
Street, and taken to quarters, prepan
tory to being sent 'down to the Cralgin
cattle Co. pasture. During their march
up the street they created quite a sensa
tion and were greatly admired by everjT
body who saw them. Caldwell Journal.
At the annual meeting of the mem
bers of the Smoky Hill pool the follow
ing named gentlemen were elected to
fill the offices for the ensuing vear : Mr.
Evens, chairman and director; V. A.
Stoweberg and Samuel Bowman, direc
tors; Geo Bowman, of Lamed, was
elected superintendent, - and Mr. Alc-
G rath was chosen treasurer. We are
informed by J. Z. Rider, of Lamed who
is a member of the pool, and who paid
the Cowboy a very pleasant visit, that
there are now about 8,ouo head of cat
tle in the pool and that the expense of
keeping them for the past year was
about 121 cents per head per month; and
that several parties had made applica
tion to become members of the pool.
but had been black-balled; the members
concluding that it was better to have a
little too much grass than a( few too
many cattle ; or in other words, that it
would be better not to overstock the
range. The pool has the south side of
the range now fenced and pait of the
east. Private individuals will build the
fence on the west, and will extend it to
the K. P. railroad, thus rr.akintr an en
closed range of about thirty m'ilcs
square. Cattle are in excellent condi
tion. The bulls, 200 in number will be
taken out on the 15th inst. Kansas
The Law of Sex Discovered.
The author claims to make known "a
new discover' cf ! great law of natiue
nothing less than the law which gov
erns the sexes, and whereby the sex of
offspring can be controlled." He has
worked for twenty years on the subject
carefully counting the number of boys
and girls in all the families of his ac
quaintance, carefully summing up the
characteristics and taking the portraits
of the parents and read ing Darwin and
other authors who have handled the
question. The great discovery is 'the
law that sex is determined by what I
shall designate as the superior parent ;
also that the superior parent produces
the opposite sex ;" that is to say, if the
husband is superior to the wife the fam
ily will consist mostly of girls, and vice
versa. Hence, as the . author explains,
results the preservation of the balance
of the sexes; for in the next genera
tion the Rirls, inheriting their father's
superiority, will in most cases produce
families with a larger proportion of
boys. In future there will be no need
to pry in order to determine who rules
the roost in one's neighbor's family it
will only be necessary to coutit his boys
and girls to determine the point; hence
it is expected that the desire for male
offspring will scarcely remain so strong
ly developed in fathers as heretofore.
Dark complexion is superior to light,
dark plants and trees are the most har
dy, and dark horses the best. A square
forehead and prominent veins are ( "su
perior;" a large and prominent eye
(which ''indicates conversational pow
ers,") is the reverse. But the best in
dication of superiority is a large and
prominent nose, Roman or aquiline, full
a third the length of tho face. As an
illustration of the method of summing
up the characteristics of parents from
the rules laid down,the several portraits
of opposite sex are given in the plates,
are hypothetically married pair by pair,
and their superiority or inferiority is
estimated numerically, 100 being taken
as a standard number ; hence the num
ber of children of either sex which such
pairs ought to rf oduce,according to the
new theory, is arrived at. One of the
most ill-favored, of the ugly women is
mated for example to the man whose
head i the biggest at the top, and the
result is that if the pair have twenty
children they will all be girls.
Then comes a series of cases' from
the personal experience of the author.
Mr. B., a man of genius, with large head
and slender body, witka corpulent wife
of moderate intelligence has five daugh
ters. Mine. A., a strong woman, with
masculine voice and slightly bearded
chin, had seven children, all sons.
tkI becxrfe acoiainted with rtfan of
good address, with a well-shaped head
and a Roman nose. His wife was of
consumptive tendency, of literary taste
but with an infantile nose and an ex
pression of general inefficiency. Imag
ine my surprise when I found they had
But the law remained unshaken: "All
was satisfactorily explained." The
husband was extremely illiterate and
addicted to drink. "Nothing more
surely degrades the nature."
Philosophers, lawyers, editors, poets,
literary men and brain workers general
ly have a large excess of daughters.
Wine merchants, tavern keepers, small
retail detail dealers.orators, physicians
and musicians have preponderance of
boys. Clergymen appear just to Strug,
gle through the ordeal without incur
ring the stigma of inferiorty ; being
equally intelligen'tober and moral with
their wives, and producing an equal
number of boys and girls. London
"Well, what's the matter now?" ask
ed Simpkin's wife, as he staggered in
about two o'clock in the morning.
"Well, (hie) an' he said r -Putslr stick
rn 4m so (hic soda.' So I says :
'pMtsh stick in mine.' Then I gesh "
. a " Well 1 guess," said Mrs. Sitopkins,
laying considerable stress on the per
sonal pronoun, "that he put a Whole
cord of wood in vour soda.f -
BARBER COUNTY INDEX.' ,
.... ." . A&rerfisiBf Bates.. :, - :
. . Irhry Sny wq receive prO'6oVals for advert!,'
Wr apace fron .patent tnodlclu men. eewln -ftmchino
compcjiioa, book pubUdwr. adverthn;''
luo- atfout. oto. .To all cucb wo will eay: The "
tpwee In thU paper, can bo fiUd wttb homo art
&UlwmeuU at rood prtooa. We have a rood, vy
circulation anion aa Jntolliswt class of poople.
We li!r uo f orebjrn ati'e in lb pHrcr, and don't -care
to have tmkvw Uicy pay in CAttR our rcirulaf ,
raw.. ,Thesares- - i
1 oolunui tour MMatlon), per yoex, fL&Oq
1 Inclj; lOiAj
2 " ' ' : 4 " . "J IWairr
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Allmdlnff tiotloea 10 cehtt per line xach ik- '
Caum QuAi(tBiu.r ix Auvanc:
In Philatielpliia the old and broken-';
down horses and mules are purchased :
by those ip charge of the Zoological.
garden for foi-d for their carnivorous
animals. Broken-down horses are purf
chased for f i-om $2 to $0 each."'
The other .day a grocer sold ah old
farmer a gallon of tar through mistake; ,
for molasses. Alter discovering tho
mistake he waited to hear some com
plaint, but, fiearing none, wrote to the
ok! fellow, who replied as follows : "I'm1
much obliged for th5 c'reckshum,but it
come too late, as all of the stuff is done
sopped up." Wife she 'lowed that thar ' ;
was suthen out of fix with the 'lasses,'
but I 'lowed sho must be grcgedist."
That there is not a pacing horse in all '
England may seem incredible, but'ac
cording to good authority such is the
case. It must have seemed wonderful
to English horsemen to think that
horse would be able to establish such a;
gait, when Yotiatt, one of the best of
their authorities declared that ho never
saw a pacor,and doubted Whether it was "
possible for ahorse to move the two feet
on the same side at the same tinio with
out falling down. Now that the, fast'. ,
est mile in harness has been done by a
pacer, our cousins across tho sea should r
be encouraged to introduce at least
enough of this blood to greatly improve
their riding horses.
A Boal Comedy of Errors.
A remarkable story comes td-uig'ntj
from St. IIolc'V'vhich 3 Wfel vouched
for. About six months ago, twin broth-! :
ers Alfred and Henry Grove arrived
from Kansas and settled neat St. Helen.
There was a very strong resemblance
between them, in fact so strong that in
timate friends could scarcely tell one
from the other. Henry was married;
but his Wife was livfffg in Kansas. He
soon' made the acquaintance of Johii
Avery; living near, including their
daughter, Lottie Avery, aged nineteen.
One night almost five weeks ago in jest
le asked ftef to become his vife, and to
his utter surprise she accepted, inform
ing her mother, immediately. Tho
mother, in a practical way broached the
subject of tho date of the marriage,
etc., and before Grove could recover
from h surprise, th'e details had been"
llo immediately went to his I'fother
Alfred, told the story and asked his ad
vice. Alfred offered to personate the
brother and stand for him. Tho cere
mony look place Octolwr 21, the couple
remaining at the home of the bride's
parents. Alfred fell in lovo with the
girl and a week after the marriage told
of tins deception.,, In her indignation
she ordered him from the house. She
then informed her parents, and the old
man started after the son-in-law with a "
shot gun and has followed Alfred to tins'
city, where he is supposed to have lied:
A Coote s Sac Tor Life'.
On Monday afternoon as the train
coming from Mono Mills turned a curve
a coyote came in view standing in tie'
middle or the track a short distance
atiead. The curve in the road bronght
a straight piece of track ahead a couple
of miles, and when the train approach
ed the vicinity of the coyote's wherea
bouts, the latter started off down the
ties on a tfot, occasionally looking back
at, his iron pursuer, which was thunder
ing down upon him with a twenty-five-miles-an-hour
jog. Altera short trot
the coyote discovered that it was not to
be a trotting race if he was to have a
hand in it much longer, and his gait
was soon qiriekenod to a dead rftn. The
throttle on the engine was pulled out
till the hair on the loconYottvc's cylinder
head stood on end, and the felAgraph'
poles went into retirement like the
shadows of a nightmare's colt. Tho
haunted aspect of a fleeing animal ahead
still kept a distance in fJlie lad,althouglr
the train was tuned up to forty miles'
an l:Mir, and f6r five miles the contest
ants in that race kept an interested
audience amused by the proceedings. It
was a cold day for the coyote when a
section hand left a discarded overshoe
between the rails, for he atubtad his'
toe on the wearing apparel, and with'
the echo of his death yell yet penetrat
ing the still afternoon, he went under
the relentless wheels of Xo: 4. Bodie
The Condition of tho Ban re.
We have-taken gret pains to secure
reliable information as to' the grass and
water prospects of the great grazing
fields of north and western Texas, and
our advices up to the 10th are as favora
ble as we could wish. The heavy and
continuous rains in the early days of
October, ceased after leaving the water
holes and streams fully supplied with
water, and the ground in prime condi
tion to yield a: bountiful supply of grass.'
A month's sunshine and growth has'
.pushed the grass forward to such an ex
tent that its maturity is bejond the
da ntrtges of frost. A good winter range
is an assured fact. Ijoshcs of cattle on
the range from lack of grass and water
will not occur. The only dangerwecan
see threatens cat tie that haVe been ship-"
ped late from the coast country and:
the portions of southwestern Texas'
were the drouth of summer had placed
there at starvation's point. Deaths have
occurred in removal and after reaching
northern range. Cattle thai have sur- '
vived a month' after arrival from the
coast are taking on ffertr rapidly and the
prospects now are that th'ey Wi!? rive anT ;
come out all right in the spring. : - The
rains have been the means of opening ar
large area of grass fanrfs, that lack of
water bad in thesummcf and" early falf
prevented grazing. Late calves, their
mothers, and thin cattle should now be
given the best range to be - had. The'
losses in winter will be found greater
than otherwise, if this cfa&tfof stock itf
not attended to. ... We regard, the. skies"
asbrighi and the prospects flattering:
for range catltle t!o' winter well. : So far
do' damaging frosts or chilling blasts
have come, The weather has beea fa
vorable, the grasses forward ' and .roa-'-tnring.
.Water is abundant and the
cattle, except the classes referred to. in
line flesh and healthy condition. Texaw '
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