VOLUME 3, NUMBER 43.
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.
Job work, nion
•f In sight.
Address all commnnlcalions to
THE BAD. LANDS OQW Boy,
Catered at tha post-ofllce at Medorn, unk., AS sec
end class mull matter
HUNTERS ANO TRAPPERS
Send for Price-list
Of Raw Furs and Skins, Birds and
W. GOULDSPEE, BOSTON, MASS.
F. E. BENJAMIN,
Jeweler id Watchmaker,
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, $50,000
Jaltrest uaid on Time Deposits..
Central Banking aud Kxcliuu^e UitiitiieHS done-
g^iWork d»n« neatly and promptly
Manufacturer and dealer iu
Book, Slices, Rita. Etc.
'Work and. Bepairing a. Spe
Am STREET. MANDAN, DAK.
3rd, St, Bismarck, Dak
Wind Storms (md Hail!I
,THB DIRECT'LINK BKTWBKN
N O A N E O A S
ST. PAUL AND PORTLAND, OUH.
On an class of Ticket.
EMIGRANT SLEEPERS FREE.
"TUB ONI.* AI.1, RAII. LINK TO TUB
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Fnll Information in regard to. the Northern "Pa*
eiflc liueecan be obtained FAKE by.addresBlng
OtiA8. 8. FEE, _.
General Pusaenuer.A^ont. St.-Paill, Minn,
FIRST CLASS—Grocers Keep It.
TSOAP. Saves Time* X*abor.
Money, Fuel and Clothe**. Use as di
reetea on the wrapper of each bar*
ATKINS SOAP CO.
35-stey Organ. v.
ssa ^-olidly Made. *VV ,V,
S f« ^?-one Uxuivaled.
'^f-cai's o£ Popularity.
E$tey Organ iCo„ Bratuei.»ro,vt
The ADAMS & WBSTLAKE
oit -GAs and.
Minnesota, Dakota, Montana,
Wator-Fowls' Skins and:
-Wild Game, to
Express Trains Daily, to which are attached
UL LM AN PAL ACE SLEEPERS
v- ELEGANT DINING CARS.
S 6 a,
Were washed iritta
ELECTRIC LIGHT SOAP
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
,tH MOST BOMKCTX. COWVEWlEMT ljO^IP^ij»g
STOVES IN THE MARKET.
lb* AUmi W«tl*k.
:l MEDORA, DAKOTA, DECEMBER 9,
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, •,
M. F. KENNEDY & BROS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
SHOTGUNS, RIFLES AND REVOLVERS,
TENTS AND CAMPING OUTFITS.
THE LARGEST SPORTING GOODS HOUSE WEST OF NEW YORK.
06 EAST THIRD ST. ST. PAUL, MINN.
.. r,. -. V.V PROPRIETORS OP THE
BEST MADE IMITATION OF .KATDEE
OH THE MARKET.
It perfectly siiniiloand never fail3tp
batch if managed properly.,
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.
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'
-SUN BTSUE9 OF BABKK88.
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.
4-n PtT=T?.T-rqrr4- A^m
i^3\ Cut ahoiraNa ready to
^pftTand 19i3 EastJFifth St, St: Patil, Minnesota.
The -BrookmOnt Hend.
.'^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*"•
TVftHlpo tho XATUltEH aiioouiili. Clr-
'y tSJABLlSHED liB7T.
Minneapolis Sheepskin Tannery,
got Into. lst.
'jr if Two-Wheeled VeMdes, EnByawte.
BII0KB0AR08, Bert w.vi
^nMbf Scotob Harrow* with RanAIta,
iV A a it a A
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
[email protected] 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.
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
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
8ome More Old-Timers.
Al.Gifford is married, and living in
Miss Mary Brophy is at home in
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,
B, X, WOOLMLK, Vle« PreaWeM,VV
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
mm wm. AjwfezsL*.
po not forget
to write for. Prioesttd^taliSTtiftt!
P. S. Bemis is on a cow\ ranoh in Ari
zona, but has not yet sent us his ad
"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,
"Dynamite"-1 Jimmy McSliang is a
prominent offloial of th6 road, with head
quarters at Sully Springs.
Johuuj Cliilte -Was last heard ot In
^ir?, JoUn."Ander8o1i.i8 in Bapid Oily.
She wishes information
Vhersab^uts of "her son, Charles Wil
J. B. Prior is running a shoe simp ii.
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.*:
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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\
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
nature, we should have
nore lmnest mon -G". 0 Shields in
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