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V* & fr VOLUME 3, NUMBER 43. Cow BOY, BY A. T.PACKARD Tna Cow Bor is not published for fun, but for $1 per year. A is in a no on a at on Standing Advertisement*? payable quarterly. Transient Advertisement* and all Job work, nion •f In sight. Address all commnnlcalions to THE BAD. LANDS OQW Boy, MEMOUA. DAKOTA. Catered at tha post-ofllce at Medorn, unk., AS sec end class mull matter T. PACKARD, HUNTERS ANO TRAPPERS Send for Price-list Of Raw Furs and Skins, Birds and W. GOULDSPEE, BOSTON, MASS. F. E. BENJAMIN, Jeweler id Watchmaker, MANDAN, DAKOTA. Repairing of all kinds promptly executed. «. .Order* from out of town receive my personal and eareful attention. -H.Jt. LT*X, Prest,, I!. VANVI.KCK, dr.. Cashier, At..laKo« Vino President. OF MANDAN, DAKOTA. 'Faii-up Capital, $50,000 Surplus, $15,000. Jaltrest uaid on Time Deposits.. Central Banking aud Kxcliuu^e UitiitiieHS done- ^and-L ltae-9oeiof, 1 MEDORA, DAK. g^iWork d»n« neatly and promptly D. FLYN.N, Manufacturer and dealer iu Book, Slices, Rita. Etc. 1 '1 mt *I 'Work and. Bepairing a. Spe cial tyAj. #41 Am STREET. MANDAN, DAK. IP SEAHLES: 'w"i 3rd, St, Bismarck, Dak INSURANCE! 'INSURANCE! 'Policies issued/Ta£regular Against Fire, Lightning'Aj Wind Storms (md Hail!I l.ioiciBt), Agent, UfldO ,THB DIRECT'LINK BKTWBKN ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, !|Jg|gpSrOli N O A N E O A S —BBTWBFCN— ST. PAUL AND PORTLAND, OUH. On an class of Ticket. EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE. "TUB ONI.* AI.1, RAII. LINK TO TUB YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Fnll Information in regard to. the Northern "Pa* eiflc liueecan be obtained FAKE by.addresBlng OtiA8. 8. FEE, _. General Pusaenuer.A^ont. St.-Paill, Minn, FIRST CLASS—Grocers Keep It. 1 AXiEX. MOBTON, TSOAP. Saves Time* X*abor. Money, Fuel and Clothe**. Use as di reetea on the wrapper of each bar* -——ORDERS BOMCITED.— ATKINS SOAP CO. rapiANAFOLIS. DSID. 35-stey Organ. v. ssa ^-olidly Made. *VV ,V, S f« ^?-one Uxuivaled. 5®-legant Finish. '^f-cai's o£ Popularity. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES E$tey Organ iCo„ Bratuei.»ro,vt The ADAMS & WBSTLAKE INTERCHANGEABLE oit -GAs and. i. Eastern Rates $ mm s!ms:/ DULUTH, points In Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, Idalio, WasliingtoijpPejggjlpr.y ND, -fji- AND- ALASKA. 7 Wator-Fowls' Skins and: -Wild Game, to Express Trains Daily, to which are attached UL LM AN PAL ACE SLEEPERS AND V^" v- ELEGANT DINING CARS. vT HE A« S 6 a, fi Were washed iritta ELECTRIC LIGHT SOAP Witliott* Rnbbln?. FirstGaii Koiisckeeper«nse it lit Vashlne clotliej) in the nsnal manner la decidedly bard works it wears yon oat and the clothes too, 2d. Try a better plan and Invest cents ln a bar of ELECTRIC HIDES, SH: GASOH'IISE STOVES I _r C~ ,tH MOST BOMKCTX. COWVEWlEMT ljO^IP^ij»g STOVES IN THE MARKET. manufactured BV lb* AUmi W«tl*k. WFg. &M cfm i-i-daS1 «*v. :l MEDORA, DAKOTA, DECEMBER 9, INSTANTANEOUS ROUND-UWKWS. We have remaining & few sets of Huffmann's install? taneous roujtd-up views, representing the nioSt inter esting events of the range cattle industry.••.•- There are thirty-six well-executed photographs in the series, mak ing an extremely interesting and realistic panorama of cowboy life. We will sell the complete set.for $5 or, THE COW BOY A YEAR AND THESET, $6 m(£Ms offer, will pnofoahly.be fjseUWed soon, blithe tar- v. 1 •. 1 gain can now "be secure^, by calling on Xr addressing THE BAB LANDS COW BOY, •, Medora, Dale. ESTABLISHED I897 M. F. KENNEDY & BROS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SHOTGUNS, RIFLES AND REVOLVERS, AMMUNITION! FISHING TACKLE, TENTS AND CAMPING OUTFITS. THE LARGEST SPORTING GOODS HOUSE WEST OF NEW YORK. 06 EAST THIRD ST. ST. PAUL, MINN. ^NATURES INCUBATOR! .. r,. -. V.V PROPRIETORS OP THE BEST MADE IMITATION OF .KATDEE OH THE MARKET. It perfectly siiniiloand never fail3tp batch if managed properly., 'aooitta SIZE, PKICEOSLL'822.00 Other sizes equally as AMD DEALERS IN C. W. COOK & SON, *??•?. ODEBOLT, 8AO OOH IAJ. if*" Jl 700 head in the Herd. Including all the beat. ilA'B rainB of btood known to Hereford breodors.:We at ail timoR a choice selection ot etock of all ages and both aexes fo* sale,-and just now about £0.Heod YoungBiUUj lS to 84V08. old^ AND 40 YEARLINGS. All recorded in A. l!. & Send lor terms. -.-V' -.7.: -SUN BTSUE9 OF BABKK88. 60. pHISNeyif voiM. BOSTON Or FARGO, DAKOTA ?PSLT3, Ftms, WOOL, FALLOW Ginseng an(f Seneca Root.. .'v. SHEEP .PELTS & FtTRS A SFiOSAX'S.'T. 101,103 & 105 Soooad St NorUi. BiiNSBAPOIJS, BGIIK Shipm-ntat Solicit d/ vv rito for ircu'«ra ,AT WHOLESALE! TO CONSUMERS!! Such as Hotels, Lumbermen, Restaurants and Ranchmen who wish to buy in quantity. Thoro is a lionse. iii St. Paul where parties who wish to take advantage of whole sale prices, can solid and get their supplies. Farmers can bny of this house and lie fairly dealt with. They.issue a monthly price-list, which they send -free to any who think ol ordering of them. It will at least pay to send for one of their lists. Address, GRIGGS & Co. 4-n PtT=T?.T-rqrr4- A^m i^3\ Cut ahoiraNa ready to .'$Si ^pftTand 19i3 EastJFifth St, St: Patil, Minnesota. The -BrookmOnt Hend. £$~ 4,1 lojir. .'^TieprJaclpleoftblsincubatoris etactly 151iq Bbcn sitting oil a noat fall of-egg^, aud for practical service it la fully equal toilhi- niuftt contly inachluM. and is sold at less tbaii -iudf 4he' price. .GnarHiitecd as rpprefltnttd or money rofonded. Beudforfr6oiUu*thit«do r cular to. Wmfc*"• 1AT8BESIHCBBATGH Ofl TVftHlpo tho XATUltEH aiioouiili. Clr- 'y tSJABLlSHED liB7T. Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery, rir^ got Into. lst. 'jr if Two-Wheeled VeMdes, EnByawte. BII0KB0AR08, Bert w.vi ^nMbf Scotob Harrow* with RanAIta, iV A a it a A .,T It seems that Governor Fierce has ab solutely declined to serva in his present office after January. Ho will resume his old profession of journalism, but where he refuses-to state. Mo'nd'a^'s receipts of cattle in the Clii caeo yards amounted to" 7,000. liead, against. M.OOO received the 'previons Monday. The quality of the cattle was rather poor, only a few car-loads of ex tra choice Christmas beeves selling for more titan $5. Some 940 lb. Nebraska yearlings sold at $4, while a bunch of 1,520 lb. steers brought the same price showing a vast difference iu quality. The question of ilisngiug the exeinp-* tion laws:at the'Deit'session of tlio leg islature isuow bein£ dismissed by thu terrtorial press and it is an'oblecqiu couiment on their iiohesty and devotioii to public good that it is practically a unit in favor of change: At- present, be sides his homestead, library, wearing ap parel'and household goods in storCj every resident can claim $1,500 worth of prop erty as exempt from any debt unless se cured by mortgage. To a certain extent, we believo thoroughly in exemptions but the $1,500 limit is too high by at least $1,200. It furnishes a nteahs of refusal of payment for every dishonest rascal who can secure a cent credit. Not- only is it it means of swindling constantly em ployed by dishonest men to beat their creditors, hut it is a, positive detriment to the honest man, who, when lie gets credit, is generally compelled to pay an exorbitant rate of interest, due solely to these largo exemption, laws. A total abolishment of the exemption laws would be fat preferable to the piesont ones, and we certainly hope to see them repealed or the amount greatly lessoned at the coming session of the legislature. What future, benefits may accure to tiie dairymen from the passagoof the oleomargarine bill can oiiiy be conjec tured, but it must be confessed that thus far no very gratifying results have fol lowed the enactment of that measure.' A comparison of' present prices with those of a: yuar ago shows seareely an appreciable difference ao '^af as creamery butter is concerne(i&w)iil& dairy is barely l@2c higher ,than then. Aml it is Question whether .the nniderate^Advance in the latter is iiot.niore tiie r^ltof |he drought whii^i: pevaiief- ii'irougli' tlm dairy districts of the.west duriiig the last season, than of any restrictions upon the manufacture and sale of the imita tion article. That the staple has not reached anywhere near as high a: point as thd trade generally expected, can not be ascribed to the fact that most other food articles are cheaper than a year ago, for we find that cheese is fully 3 cents pernoniid higher than at the correspond ing li'me Ihst year, notwithstanding the fact that the export, demand has token out of the. country more than 200,000 boxes less than during the season of 1885. —IX. S. Produce Review. Additional Local. There are numerous rumors of two more marriages about to take place. Work was to have begun next week on tlir ice. bufc it is not yet froisen to a suf ficient thickness. A mistake was made in last week's issue in stating that Mrs. D.-K./Wade was in Faribault, Minn. She is in New Brighton, Penn., visiting her mother. If Howard Eaton doesn't blush iu sev enteen different languages when he reads the article on our first page, he hasn't, half Clio modesty we think' he has. 8ome More Old-Timers. Al.Gifford is married, and living in Miles .City. Miss Mary Brophy is at home in gusville. A. W. Slerrifleld is in his eld Canadian home and will return in the spring. .* Vl^m. Paddock and wife are in Wadena,-, Mollie Moore was married re cently to Lt. Varuum of the famous 7th. cavalry and the bridal coople are now liying at Ft. Yates, where the lieutenant is now stationed. 0x8. Josie Maxwell nee Smith, is visit ing her husband's parents in Port Byron, Tl'. up Capital, KM0,°Q rr*jT' iMi'.W«unib Presldenti, B, X, WOOLMLK, Vle« PreaWeM,VV Treuurer, 1 A l^w«x,8«Ml»»jr, yfcr* Sr. f^oKioD, Agent, Me4Sr|, Dtliot*. -^fiOOD AGENTS WANTED! Tommy Smith Is wintering in Dead woodi He will retnrntd the British Pos nssions in the spring. Kirby Garner and family aro in- the southern Black Hills. ClS». Blown, .founerly:'a partner of John Warn in-the '.'Oyster Grotto," is iii Oppelo, Kansas. 1 •mer Handle mm wm. AjwfezsL*. po not forget to write for. Prioesttd^taliSTtiftt! FIRE, LICHTfllN^ORNADO,HAIL! P. S. Bemis is on a cow\ ranoh in Ari zona, but has not yet sent us his ad dress. "Eeno" Marsh is hunting for a fur company in Alaska. Joliu llunro is owner of the brand of cattle and is living,. on Beaver creek, above Mingusville. "Dynamite"-1 Jimmy McSliang is a prominent offloial of th6 road, with head quarters at Sully Springs. Johuuj Cliilte -Was last heard ot In Helena. ^ir?, JoUn."Ander8o1i.i8 in Bapid Oily. She wishes information "concerning the Vhersab^uts of "her son, Charles Wil liams. "Trafif J. B. Prior is running a shoe simp ii. Dickinson. -.v. George Wilkes and family are in Xon, ilon, England, where George in running a machine shop. "Scotty" Beaumont was married re cently in £ondou, England.*: STOCK NOTES. The following are the latest cattW quotations in the Chicago market: Prime Beeves............. ,.$L75 @5.1(i Choice to fancy shipping,.. :§3.j5 4.4( Good to choice shipping,.V .$3.45 4.U Common to good shipping,..$3.00 & 3.4" Poor to medjum steers,. ...$3.00 Gra^Brf^dj-natives,.1 Grass-fed Texans,. Northern Hangers $2.75 Fair to choice/native cows. ?1.6a 2.50 Inferior to medium cows:. .?1.25 1.65 Poor to choice bulls., $1.50 2.60 Stockers, 500 to 860 lbs,.,. .$1.75 2.00 Feeders,600 to 1,200 ibs,...$2.55 3.40 •Teal calves. $3.5(i 6.00 Milch cows,$ head,. ...$20.00 40.00 The Cattle Interests. DENVER, Col., Nov. 30.—TheS followlug letter was addressedj to Presiding Cleve land to-day: OFFICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL RANC.E Excellency, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States: The time has come when that branch_of itho'cummerciul in terest of our couutryrepreseiited by tho live stock industry feels ..that itshmiid no longer plead for, but demand justiec. I am empowered by the live stock men of the plains, who have more than $6po,4 000,000 invested in cattle, to resiiec, fiilly iuvite the attention of Your Ex cellency to the imminent danger threat ening our herds by the existence of con tagious-bovine diseases, which, if once introduced to the open ranges west, will sweep our entire interests from the earth. I feel that lam justified in asidngjthat in -your forthcoming message to Congress some suggestions may be made iu the in terest' of legislation looking to Ihe ex termination of&the coiftagio'us cattle dis ease' known as pleuro-ptietiuiouia, aud BUCII sanitary regulations as will protect the-cattle interest .of the United States against the importation of cattle from DdfiMfofcjiisMBe centers iof other couutr- litei compels the producer to accept for his products a price which has pressed the cattle-growers to the vergo of riiin. The bill uow pending before Congress for the regulation of inter-stnto com merce, known as the Reagan bill, is iii the interest ot justico and equity/and the cattle industry bespeaks for it such attention in your message as may meet your commendation. Respectfully, R. G. HEAD, President IuternationljIKange Associa tion.' A Festive Cow.Punclier. Cowboys asa class are brimful and running ov«r with wit, merriment, good humor. They' are always r,eady for any: bit of innocent fun,.but are hot perpetu ally spoiling for a fight, as has-so often been said of tli^m. They nre at peace with all men, aud would not be otherwise from choice. As a rule, if a man quarrels with one of them, he forces tlie war, and is himself to blame. Their love for ftm often leads to trouble, though generally, because the victim of it doe^ not -know how or is not willing to either "clip iu' or excuse, himself.. They, aro .-.fond of 'piping off" anything thn| is conspicu ous, or vice versa, uo matter to ^lioin it belongs, and they dislike todies snobbish airs' assumed in tlieir country, t'unigh such might pass current in unyrcaston. city.: I once saw a: dude step out of a liotol in Cheyenne wearing a silk hat, laveu der trousers out-away -coat, high pres sure collar scarlet velvet scarf, patent leather shoes, etc. Several ..'cowboys wore riding through the street, and spied him. "Say,- Dick said one of them, "whai do ye 'spose it is!*' -"Lft's tackle it and see," paid "Dick. It looks alive.? "Let's brand.it said Dick, and as quick: as a flash- a riata fell' about the dade,: closed, around, liis slender waist and- ho was a prisoner.- Tlis-boys- gath ered around him, chuffed Mm .'good itat uredly, took liis liat rubbed tile nap the wrong way.put Bome alkali nituron hit shoes, and then releasing him and bid ding him "go in and~put on some clothes,' rode off. A good natyred repartee on Ids -part, or an inylia^ion .to drlpk or snoke, or a pleasant reply of any kind. wouIA have ''let him out" without an) unpleasant treatment but he- scorue tljom, and tliey'^ousidereit Ijlji duty A society' to post him on how UuwSt uwa\ from home, I(i common vity1"all otWr laifnau lie tags, the cowboys requlfe' and umst lia\i" amwementof some kin^, and his isolat ed condition depri^iug him ot tho privi PRICE $2.00 PER"YEAR ther vai ieties of amusement that young :IIPII in the states usually iudulge in, it hut natural that his exuborance of pirits should cause |him to find sport of 'thor kinds. His only sources of amuBe- i iicnt ou the ranch are his rifle, revolver, Toncho, lariat, and cards, and in course time he tires of these and seeks a hnnge. lie gce3 to townland meets there some t, his comrades or acquaintances, and hey iudulge in some wild pranks which to eastern people, and especially those who happen to fall victims to their prac-. -ical jokes, appear ruffianly.^ Their love excitement and adveutnre sometimes getB the. better of their judgement and icy carry their^fuu to excess. They r' orral the mw nt. I'lTtrfitfrf ivliirli jgn^MBaSiaak §&' iUTOipfWti^m^p.jfljS^^inen.Yen jfi'ueer, and fireman -dunce a jig to the« music of 8ixHhooters., In png instance lliey boarded a truid |^tiii(i Ifiiade the? Cheodoro Thomas orchestra give them an e^teuiporaueouB concert. They have been known to carry their revek to still worse excesses than these, and to resort to acts of real abuse aud injury against defenseless people. But such acts on the part of genuine cowboys are rare, and are rigorously condemned by alj res pectable elements iu the business. I would much rather, take my chances as to solely of iii'e and piojierly in a coun try .inhabited only by cowboys than in any eastern town or uty, with ail its police "protection." An incident may servo to illustrate liovy suddenly eastern people change their -opinions of cowboys ou CIOBO ac quaintance. I iwas going west a few years since on the Northern Pacific rail road, aud stepping off tho train at Dick inson, Dakota, I met Howard Eaton, an old-time friend and fellow hunter, a typi cal cowboy, who 1ms charge of a ranch aud a herd of cattle iu the '.'bad lands" oil the Little Missouri river. He was dressed in the regulation costume of the craft—canvas trousers audijacket, leather chaparajoes, blue flannel shirt aud broad brimmed white felt hat&^Lls loins were girt about with a wciiggted cartridge baft, from which hung hf^mx-shooter—a weapon that may aluiost be termed badge of the order. Large Mexican spurs rattled at his heels as he walked. He had ridden thirty-fiye'miles under the spar, arriving at the station just in time to catch the train, and having no time to change his apparel, even if ho had wished to do so. He was going some distance on tho same train, aud I invited him into tho sleeper. As he entered, aud .wallced down the aisle the passengers bocame suddenly alarmed, imagining that the train had be^n corralled by aparty of the I would further respectfully snbmit that umler the pooling system entered into, by the transportation companies of the United States, and the iuiquitous fav oritism of. the "rebate systoni, grievous wrongs are perpetrated on tho producer of beef and the consumer as well. That tjrrible cowboys but when I conducted same combination which compels the him to oursection and introduced him to millionswho toil to pay an exorbitant my wife, they began to feel easier. We price ior one of the prime ncCessaries-cf had a vyell-filled lunch basket with us, ai:d my .wife hastily spread its contents before liiui. He ate as only a cowboy can eat. Our fellow-passengers beeame ihterostod.spectatpis,aiidafterour friend had finished liis repast we introduced him to several of them. They were agreeably surprised at his polished niau ners, his fluent and well-choseu langu age, his handsome though sun-browned face, and his kind genial nature—at find ing. in fact that he was an educated and cultivated gentleman. Before we had been an hour together they had learned^ to respect nnd admire the wild, pictnr- ,, esque character whom at first they had feared. "Altogether, cow-boys' lire a whole souled, lurge-heairted geuei-ons class of fellows, whom it is a pleasure to ride with, eat with, and associate with and fe it is safe to say tliat niue-teutiis of the •%. haril things that have beau said of •them have come from men who never mi knew intimately: a single one of them. I .contend that a year spent tin the hurri caiie deck of a cow-pony is one of the-:?' most usefu amt valuable pieces of ex perience a youngnnau can possibly have v. in fitting himself for business of almost any land and if I were educating a boy to fight, the battle of life, I would secure Iiim a cowboy,s situation is soon as ho was thiough with his wtudies at school. »'s A term of service on a frontier cattle ranch will take the conceit out of any xi boyj.it Will at the same time teach liim as sclf-relianco it will teach liiui to en dure-lmrdshipsand snfferiug will giva nerve and pluck it Will develop thn latent enorgy inliini toa degree that-" could not be accomplished by any ojlier apprenticeship or experience I know of. Muny of tfto.succfcsstul bubinessmen of the wostera towns of to-day, sirved their first ycars ou the frontier as "cow punchers," and to that school they owe I the firmness Of character aud the ability I to surmount great obstacles that have inade their success in life possible. -I coutend tluit.the constant commnn ion with nature, the study of her broad, 'ii pure domains,-the days aud nights lonely cruising and camping' ou the prairie, the uninterrupted communion With and study of self which this occu iHviion affords, tend to make yifuug meu 'tohest and noble,, much more so than. •tlie same"men would he if c(epriv«8l of tlieso-npiwrtunities.' oonflned to the 11m its ot-our Wsted "civil|j5atiouM"an4 ^mpelledtobrenthecouataiitlytheair adroitness ofstfatefcy,- ofconipetitlon suspicion and crime, If every.yotmg •nan reiu^l'lii the town ot city ceuld we the advantages «f« year or of «on ^Wiit study ot 1 AtVSS-V. £s« nature, we should have nore lmnest mon -G". 0 Shields in llarpci-9 Weekly.