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One cut, with brand, ....$5 Pea Line, eah week, 10..
` :.: ...ge Ranc .I
ngraved bliocks, each ...1 Cattle Rustlers ued dot apply.
(Above rates are by the year) .-ia-W lOng barred.
Advertisements under this head are solicited and communications will be 'given spae. Ranchers, Cattlemen and
S hdepmen are invited to make use of these columns. Latest Market Reports.
The Montana Code says that the
detainer of an animal saved from
drowning or starving must make affi
davit to the facts before a justice of
the peace, when appraisers are ap
pointed and the justice tiles a copy of
the appraisment with the county
clerk. A description of the animal
must also be published in some news
paper in the county. When these
things are done the animal, unless
the owner appears and pays all costs,
becomes the property of the detainer.
But this procedure.in red tape is not
necessary when an animal is simply
taken up as an estray. In the latter
event all that is required is that a
notice, reciting the facts, be pub
lished for four consecutive times, un
less the owner appears in the mean
time, proves property and pays all
charges. If, at the end of the four
weeks, the owner fails to appear, or
if he does show up, but refuses to pay
the charges, the animal should, in
every case, he advertised for sale, one
notice in a newspaper beingsufficient,
and sold to the highest bidder. The
detainer may bid the animal in.
P.O. Address, Red
Loange, Mont.
Range, Red Lodge
ndW. R.Rock Creeks.
P. 500.00 reward
Sfor evidence to
convict any per
son of stealing
these cattle or
mutilating t h i s
P. O. Address,
BRoberts, Mont.
Range; ber.
tween Rock
C.reek Cand
Clarke Fork.
Brannd fbr
horses same as
cattle brand,
only on left jaw.
P. O. Address,
'. Bridget" Mont.
Rango, Clarke
0 Fork, Bridger
and C'ttonwv~od
Earmitrk, un·
der bit· right
Horse brand
s alne as . cut
P. O. Address
Range, E a s
Rosebud anc
Butcher Creek.
Aluminum eai
side left ear.
+ý ;ý
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge,
Range, Butch
er and Volney
Earmark, half
under crop,
right ear.
No cattle sold.
P. O. AddAss,
Carbonado, Mont.
Range between
Red Lodge Creek
and Clarke Fork.
Brand for horses
same'as for cattle.
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge, Mont.
Range, between
Red Lod and
Rosebud Creeks,
Red Lodge, Mont
AND POINTS No.21. Red Lodge local. 11:25 am ...
_ No.2. Billigrslocal.... I . .12:0 pm
SPassengers for the west will chanse cars at
NELBUNA Laurel to make dose, connection.
A No. 1. North Coat L't'd. 10:37 am 10:57 am
POTLANI_ ' No. . Paci;ail .....I 1:55 am 1: am
CUAlPONNNIA o. N .o.l.. Burnon. ..... 4:20 am 4:O2 am
ýN No2 . NorlhCoat L't'd. I 900 am I900 am
N . ..U *.- ago p s,
P O. Address,
Carbonado, Mont.
Range, between
Rock Creek and
the Yellowstone
River on Shane
Creek Hills.
No earmarks.
No vent.
Other ma r k s,
double dewlap.
1 Other brands own
ed and used
on l and
shoulder, these
cattle have wat
tleon lft neck
on left and right hips.
Suitable reward for information leading to
recovery of any strayed or stolen animal bear
ing any of above brands.
$50.00 reward will be paid for arrest of any
party convicted of stealing any of tlhese cattle,
removing them from their range or mutilating
these brands.
P. O. Address,
Morris, Mont.
Range, Red
S Lodge. Volney
and Butcher
Creeks. .
No vent.
Earmarks over
crop on both
/ ears.
P. 0. Address,
Morris, Mont.
Range, be
tween East and
West Rosebud
This brand is
on left neck.
Other brands
RO on left hip,
Joliet, Mont.
Range. be
tween Hock
Creek and Yel
-Iowstone, River.
Swallow fork
in each ear.
Horse brand
Ssame brand on
left shoulder.
SAMUEL WEBB. ':'. ' .
SP. O '" Address,
'" " Nye, Mont.
S Range,. Sheep
r Creek.
Other marks two
wattles on right
L Other marks on
cattle 5S on left
Sthigh, -- on left
t ribs.
*Other brands on
ihoirses on left shoul- .
e n left thigh.
P. O. Address,
Range, be
tween Stiliwa
ter and Red
Lodge Creeks.
Other marks,
wattle on right
Bland for
horses same as
for cattle, only
on left shoulder.
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge,
Range, bb
tween Rosebuds
and Butcher
wattle on left
Other brands
on cattle, U2
-in left side; also on left side.
Is Your Brand
In These Column,?
If Not It Should be.
Settlers Have Driven the Millionaire Oat- cc
tleman From His Old-Time al
Grazing Grounds. St
Advocates the Australian System of Leas- fu
ing Pastures to Cattlemen and hl
Sheepmen, fo
The Live Stock World of Chicago has ca
an interesting article from a staff corres- uj
pondent'at Wibaux, telling of the out- th
look of the range industry. The cor- la
respondent says: ki
Big cattle outfits are a thing of the w
past in this section of Montana. The It
Wibaux cattle have moved to the Big S
Dry, and Converse is the big operator T
here. IIe is preparing to vacate and cl
the little cattlemen and nesters who have b;
driven the big ranchmen north of the
Yellowstone are now about to enter into w
a contest for possession with the sheep- c:
men. tl
Wibaux is the eastern gateway of ye
Montana on the Northern Pacific and h
was named after one of the cattle kings si
of the northwest, Pierre Wibaux, who i b
now on his return to Europe. He is a o
personal friend of President Roosevelt o'
and last week was in Washington con- si
suiting with him on range conditions I
and necessities. The president recently b
sent word to Mr. Wibaux that he would it
like to have an interview with him on n
the question of disposing of the public r;
lands in the range districts and 'this a
meeting is the result. It will probably Z
shape the president's course in the pend- ii
k ins settlement of the much mooted leaI- c
d ing question. -- . . li
Throughout the range district :np e
names are more familiar than those of I
Pierre Wibaux, the millionaire cattelp r
king, and his' lieutenant,: Jack .Serruy*,
There was.a time in:'the., somewhatir; 4t
cent history of range stock growing.. ik is
p the northwest when so-called cattle kings "n
were numerous. During :the . boomn en-" t
t joyed by the industry in the early '80's i
the title was liberally bestowed; some- t
t what too liberally as was demonstrated t
when so'many of the bovine royalty went c
to the wall after the hard winter of 1886
87, but among the few who emerged .r
from the disaster with standards flying I
was Pierre Wibaux. "Wibaux luck" 1
they called it, but those acquainted with I
the man and his methods knew that it I
was simply a case of rare business' judg- I
ment coupled with idomitable will power. I
Wibaux learned the possibilities, of
cattle raising in .the United States while
investigating industrial conditions "in
England for his father, a French maniu
e- facturer, and it was in 1883 with $10,000
a- that he reached the locality which for '
nineteen years has been his home. He
St invested his small capital in Minnesota
and Iowa cattle, having learned his .first I
lessons in the business by diligent appli
cation at the Union Stock Yards, Chi
cago. He was a close student of the I
daily transactions at that great market,
his good judgment suggesting that be- 1
fore beginning purchases he should .ac
quire a knowledge of cattle generally.
,and the classes most favored by the war
ket. His experience at Chicago fixed
- certain facts concerning beef steers so
strong in Wibaux's mind ,that when. he
, went into the country districts to make
e, purchases he was a match for the sharp
e- est trader.
His first homing plaCl rn the Montana
range was a "dug out" on the bank of
Beaver creek, in Dawson county, where
he burrowed, ate and slept during the
brief intervals of his first year on the
range, and it was here he laid the broad
foundation of his great success. He was
his own foreman until by hard experience
he had mastered all the details of the
business, and in perfecting this resolve
for five years he rode the range winter
and summer doing the work of a hired
man. In the same year. 1883, that Wi
baux settled on Beaver creek, the Mar
quis de Mpres settled on the Little Mis
souri, the next stream, and began the
unfortunate series of investments that
in total closely approximated the mil
lions and resulted in almost total loss.
He and Wibaux were close friends.
Wibaux induced the Northern Pacific to
build stock yards and shipping conven
iences while he took the town in hand
and began the work of improvement that
now makes it so noticeable to the travel
er over the Northern Pacific.
"Jock" Serruys, ,(r. Wibaux's mana
Sger, left a few days since for Clarendon,
Tex., to superintend the work of trans
porting of the southern cattle to be
brought north this spring. Mr. Serrays
is well posted fon northwestern range
conditions and prospects and I was fort- an
unate in securing a long interview with sh
him. His opinions are practically those pc
of the head of the concern and his ver- ru
diet that unless cattlemen can secure Wi
control of their range they must eventu- sh
ally go out of the business bears the HI
stamp of logic. m'
"We can't make beef on the open
range as we used to," said Mr. Serruys,
"and the settlers with their dogs are re
sponsible for it. They have driven us C]
off our old range which was one of the gr
best in the country and we are now sip
further north on the Big Dry. With I
few exceptions all the big operators th
have been forced to leave this section of
for the same reason. Cattle won't put al
on beef while dogs are hunting them and di
every settler seems to be wealthy in d(
canine property. Between sheep eating sr
up the grass and dogs running his steers ia
the cattleman seems to be making his
last stand, The 'long S' cattle we mar
keted last year weighed 1,100 pounds,
when they ought to have reached 1,200. Ii
It wasn't the fault of the cattle for the
Slaughter steers are the best raised in
Texas; they simply did not have a
chance to get fat, being kepton the move
by settlers' dogs." ii
Mr. Serruys says there is not enough I'
water and range in eastern Montana to p
carry the cattle and sheep at present Ii
there. "Had we met a hard winter this t
year, many would have been wiped out," t
he said. "It was the mild winter that
saved them. I wouldn't want a prettier t
business than this if we could control
our pastures. Why, there are vast areas (
of grass in Montana that never see a e
steer simply because no water exists.
If we could control the range we would I
bore wells and rig up windmills making
it available for feed. Naturally cattle
men will not go to this expense on a free
range. I believe we can do up here
what the XIT people have done in the
Texas Panhandle in the way of furnish
ing water. With our own range we 1
could put out fire guards and save mil
lions of acres of grass that are now burn- 1
ed and wasted annually. , We could buy
more Texas cattle and at the same time
run less, risk."
SMr..Serruys is a warm advocate of
the community of interest plan among
lstockmen in the northwest. HIe does ,
,not favor small fenced pastures, owing a
to the danger of fences, when cattle drift
in winter storms these barriers being
responsible for many fatalities. He
thinks all differences between sheep and
cattlemen would be ended, ieach could
control, their own pastures. They could
,reduce expenses by having community
ranges. "This summer we will not dare
let our cattle run loose if we expect to
get our cattle fat enough to send to mar
ket, owing to dogs. Unless the prob
lem is solved at an early date there will
be no more large herds on these ranges."
A boom is in evidence around Wibaux
just now owing to the recent influx of
settlers which was denied cattlemen from
the Beaver creek and Little Missouri
counties. These settlers now object
strenuously to the trailing bands of sheep
that come down from the mountain end
of the state every summer, eating up the
grass enroute and shipping from stations
in this vicinity. The rancher-grangers
say they cannot keep their small herds
e if sheep have access to the grass and
trouble is looked for when the migratory
bands arrive.
Minnesota cattle speculators have been
>, sending a large number of cattle into
this section lately and disposing of them
d to settlers at fancy prices. Over :,000
head have been sold at Wibaux at $28
p er head for steers and heifers all around.
e Payment is made partly in cash and
partly in long time notes, and shrewd
cattlemen say the prices are too high to
justify expectation of 'profit when scar
city of grass is taken into consideration.
New Potatoes in Gallatin Valley.
New potatoes raised this year in Gal
latin county are certainly a novelty, es
pecially when the man who raised them
did not intend to do so. M. Johnson,
who lives near Salesville, put a number
of potatoes in a pit last fall for the pur
pose of saving them for seed this season,
but when he opened the pit one day last
week he found he had made the pit too
warm and his potatoes had brought forth
seed. He dug out of the pit nearly 300
pounds of new potatoes, a little smaller
than a egg, last Saturday, and does not
know how many more there are. Cne
peculiar feature was that the potatoes he
wanted for seed were the only ones which
went to seed, and some others he had
in the pit, which he did not care very
much about saving, were in good condi
Pretest Wauks for Busks.
To our stock of blanks we have added
"Notice of Protest" and "Protest" print
ed forms, especially designed for use in
banks. They were carefully prepared
and are exactly right. Mail orders
promptly filled, Prices given in pub
lished list of stock blhmks elsewhere in
this paper. Pexowr Pos. Co.
Park County Man Gets Over six Dollars Per al
Hundred In Omaha e
Livingston Post: G. W. Baker of Mc- t]
Leod has returned from Omaha where o
he has been with several carloads of fat T
steers. He topped the market at $6.15 ti
per cwt. The steers averaged 1,341 L
pounds and showed a shrinkage of but
68 pounds. In transporting his stock he ,
adopted the plan of stopping off and
feeding instead of rushing through with- t
out feed, and he says he finds it pays to IH
do so. He stopped at Lyons 24 hours o
and in Lincoln two days, and gave his b
stock plenty of feed and water at both i'
points. Mr. Baker says he has tried g
rushing cattle through on fast trains It
without feed, and his experience is ah
shrinkage of 100 to 150 pounds per head. s
He has become convinced that this I
method does not pay. t
-- ýe--- e
Holds Up a Congressman. u
"At the end of the campaign," writes i1
Champ Clark, Missouri's brilliant con
gressman, "from overwork, nervous ten- o
sion, loss of sleep and constant speaking t
I had about utterly collapsed. It seemed t
that all the organs in my body were out
of order, but three bottles of Electric I
Bitters made me all right. It's the best L
all-around medicine ever sold over a a
druggist's counter." Over worked, run- d
down men and weak, sickley women gain v
splendid health and vitality from Elec
tric Bitters. Try them. Only 50c. Guar
anteed by H. J. Armstrong. -3t5 1
Its Appearanee Before It I. Spilt
Into Sheeits.
The mica as it conies from the mines
is in blocks which are theoreicti:lly
short rhombic prisIms. but pir:tllica 13y
aret scarcely recognizable aIs such, ha:- I
lug a very rough ald IIunievenll (tontur.i
They have a very pcrl't(, cleavage 1
parallel to the base and mray be split I
into lanminme thinner than the thiunest il
tissue paper, and these himnilna fort I
the familiar transpatrent stove panes
rnd nlmp chimneys. The exterior plr
tionls of these blocks are op:ilue, lrit tie
and worthless, presunumbly I:rotm the
penetratliont of water, for mica soon1
ccoltposes when exposed to ainy cCni 1
siderabie wealtherinig. A tihick I yet
of plates hts thcretl'ore to be removed 1
fromn either face of the blocks before
any Ilica of colmmercial size or value
Is reached, and the sheets spilt from
the remainder ire s.nrr ounded by a
wide margin of worthless material.
But the dificulties and losses oe
mica mining are far from being aill
enumerated. Even 'whenl occurring in
blocks of commercial size it is rein
dered valueless,' or conilpltratively so
by one or more of a. series of defects,
which mnay be claisecd as color, specks.
ruling, ribblug and wedge formation
it sometimes occurs literally pied with
black dots, consilstlig lit general ol
black oxide of iriou0 or garnet, antnd
I when even a few of these aire present
'its commuercil valve Is Idestroyed, ibe
cause such mica ivelln used as IIt insn.
latoer is peculitrly littileto. punctulre,
the specks. forming..prttctlctilly short
circuits for the electric current. The
Sanoe is true of strenks, which are
sometimesI tllurnd to red rist.
Some otherwise excellent nmicai Is
found to be ruled or cut, as it were,
I with a series of perfectly straight
3 lines, piralicl to one side of the crys
tal, so that on being split the mica
falls iummediately into strips; or, again.
instead of being striped or ruled, the
mica is often deeply ribbed or corrun
, gated parallel to the adjacent edges of
the crystal, so it to give the alppear
ance of the letter A, or, rather, V,
whence it is termed "A mlica." As the
ribbed portion has to be cut away in
Sthe. sheet, such mica is unlprofltable
t unless the blocks be large. Wedge
p mIlca is that In which the block is
3 thicker at one end than tihe other, the
e lalnmine partaking in the uneveminness.
Such blocks are wllolly worthless ex
cept Its scrap.-Engineering Magazine.
What has become of the old fashion
ed woman whllo said, "Oh, now .you
W\hat has become of the old fashion
ed nman who had his lpicture taken in
lodge regalia?
What has become of the old fashion
ed wolman who wore a long gold chain
around huer neck?
What has become of the old fashion
ed woman who did thilngs in three
shakes of a lamb's tail?
What has become of the old fashion
ed woman who referred to the best
room in her house as "the room?"
What has become of the old fashion
ed home where the children sat with
their noses at the window every night
watching for their father?
What has become of the old fashion
ed girl who, as soon as she became en
gaged, got out her crochet needle and
began to make her own trimmings?
Atchison Globe.
KeSro Slwo Plles Great Loads of
Driftwood on Alanka's Shores.
In one sense the Kuro Siwo, or Japan
current, is the most interesting in the
world because many oceanographers
believe it was the direct means of peo
pling America. This much at least is
certain: If a boat were to be set adrift
on parts of the Asiatic coast and sur
vived all storms, the Japan current
could be depended upon to carry it
across the Pacifieand deposit it on the
American shore. Such a thing has
happened. In 1832 nine Japanese fish
ermen were left derelict and unable to
find their way back to shore. They
went' with the current, and after a
drift lasting during several months
they were carried to Hawaii.
Trees torn by storms from the banks
of Alatlc. rivers frequently loat across
tre Pacific to the Ame'anl.coast. o:,
tween Kakatag and Kyak tilan:ds
about 1,200 miles northwest of Seattle,'
enormous piles of this driftwood cover
the beaches. There cani i no qnestion
of the Asiatic origin of the timber.
They are the trunks of the camphor
tree, the mango and the mahogany.
Logs 150 feet long and eight feet n di
ameter are frequently found. Many of
them are seen floating shoreward; with
fantastic roots standing high above thi
waves. In places the logs are pile
twenty feet high. They are generally
without bark, which has been peeled
off by the wavies, and most of thli
have become white and heavy, from:
impregnation with salt water. As they
pile up the sands drift over them, and."
gradually they' sink out of sight: and
new beaches are formed. This process
has been going on for ages. and thes
shore line is being steadily extegrnded
Excavations along the beach show thati
texture of the buried timber gets hard-i
er and harder the farther in you go,i
until in some instances petrifaction has
taken place. Other excavations show
logs that have turned.to coal. ,,
The presence of Siberian driftwood
on the shores of Greenland convinced
Nausen that his idea of drflting acrioss
the Polar sea in the Fram wnas.logict,!
Great quantities of the wood are hia
anally cast on the coasts of Spit.,
bergen and Nova Zembla, and therei
are tribes of Greenland Eskimnos wiho
depend for sledge runners and other
wooden implements on the drift fron 'a
Siberian forests. Fo'r years they 'de
pendled for iron implcements on thl
hoops of casks which camine to thhem
over seas.--lTheodore Waters in Alnuw
1lecerlmhnanm Coct In Making.
A fire in a pipemaker's shop the
other day spoiled the proprietor's stock'
of ineersrchaum and incidentally dis
posed of the idea, common in most
smokers' minds, that this commodity
is very expensive. Meerschaum Itself
is not expensive. That used by" the
manufacturers in this country! is .i.
ported as raw material from Austria,
but most of it is obtained in Asia:
Minor. Usually there are three or four
different grades, running ` from the.
rough iuld mixed to the pure .and finely
grained article. There is no duty upon
It. 'The chunkls, not unlike can.ei
coal in slhape), are packed In oblong
boxes, about two feet and a half long,
a foot wide and a foot ilgh. The raw'
material is quite brittle and has to be
soaked in water before it is used for.
MlcerschiAunm pipes are expensive; be,
cause much of the materaial'ft'om whichi
the bowls are made has to be thrown
away before a piece is found that has
no flaws in It. The shavings, however'
are never wasted. They are used to
make a cheaper grade of pipes whichF
are known as chip meerschaums.-New
York Post.
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, May 7.-Wheat-May,
74.c; .July, 74%c; Sept., 71%c. On
Track-No. 1 hard, 76%c; No. 1
Northern, 47/[email protected]%c; No. 2 North
ern, 73%[email protected]%/sc.
Sioux City Live Stock.
Sioux City, Ia., May 7.-Cattle
Beeves, [email protected]; cows, bulls and
mixed, [email protected],00; stockers and feed
ers, [email protected]; calves and yearlings,
[email protected] Hl.ogs-$6.70'@7.05.
Duluth Grain,
U Duluth, May 7.-Wheat-Casih, No.
- 1 hard, 741/c; No. 1 Northern, 751/4c;
f No. 2 Northern, 731%c; No 3 spring,
714'Ac To Arrive-No 1 hard, 781/c;
No. 1 Northern. May and July, 751,c;
' Sept., 721/2e. Flax-Cash, $1.75.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, May 7.-Cattle--Choice
butcher steers, [email protected]; choice
butcher cows and heifers, [email protected];
good to choice veals, [email protected]
Hogs-$6.55 @ 7.00. Sheep-Good to
choice, [email protected]; lambs, [email protected]
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, May 7.-Cattle-Good to
prime steers, [email protected]; poor to me
dium, [email protected]; stockers and feed
ors, [email protected]; cows and heifers,
[email protected]; Texas steers, [email protected]
I-logs-Mixed and butchers, [email protected]
7.10; good to choice heavy, [email protected]
7.20; rough heavy, [email protected]; light,
$6.;[email protected];.90; bulk of sales, [email protected]
Sheep--(ood to choice, [email protected];
lambs, $5.75'6.50.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, May 7.-Wheat-May,
73%c; July, 74%@74/4c; Sept., 73'/s
@7314c; Dec., 74½@74%.c. Corn
May, 591/2c; July, 605%c; Sept., 59%@
59%c; Dec., 461/c. Oats-May, 41%c;
July, 33%c; Sept., 28%c; Dec., 291/c.
Pork-May, $16.80; July, $16.95; Sept.,
$17.02½; Jan., $16.9012. Flax-Cash,
Southwestern,J1.64; May, $1.66; Sept.,
$1.44; Oct., $1.41. Butter-Creameries,
[email protected]; dairies, [email protected] Eggs
14%c. Poultry-Turkeys, [email protected]%c;
chickens, 11c.
Timothy hay, per ton ............$9 00
Alfalfa .. ........... 8 00
Wheat. best grade, per hundred... 1 25
Oats, ... 1 10
Creamery butter, per pound....... 35
Ranch " 25
Case eggs, per dozen.............. 25
Ranch " ............ 20
Potatoes, per hundred ............ 1 25
Taken Up.
Came to my place April 1, 1902, one
gray gelding, branded T on left shoul
der. Owner is requested to prove prop
erty, pay charges and take the same.
41-t4 Abearokee, Mont.
$25 Reward.
Will be paid for information lead
lng to recover of spn sorrel horu,,
one branded op left soblder
andotherbra nded CIRCL J
on left shoulder, kown t
Greenblatt tael. AMdrei Ik U -
derwood, Carbonado Moot. 9t,

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