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ArThe cows in this herd are a grand lot of low-down, blocky matron s siret by some of
the greatest champions of the world; and are now headed by Louis XLY of the
Famous Corrector.strain, supported by Mountain King, a young bull of great merit, rich in
Kansas Lad blood. This herd of high-class Herefords ranks second to none in the great
northwest; prices are within the reach of all. Correspondence and personal inspection
invited--and remember that native bred stock will do you twice the service that eastern.
bred animals will.
O, MAs . . I T, ed I e, ed + rItMont.
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.
Other brands own- o
edrty ndicused
.sheldern these
cattle have wat
tleeoneft neck
on left an.d right hips.
Suitable reward for information leading to
recovery of any strayed or stolen animal bear
ing any of above brands.
$500.00 reward will be paid for arrest of any
party convicted of stealing any of these cattle,
removing them from their range or mutilating
these brands.
P. 0. Address, Red
Lodge, Mont.
Range, Red Lodge
and Rock Creeks.
for evidence to
convict any per
son of stealing
these cattle or
mutilating this
P. O. Address,
Roberts, Mont.
Range, be
tween Rock
Creek and
Clarke Fork.
Brand for
horses same as
cattle brand,
only on left jaw.
P. O. Address,
Bridger Mont.
Range, Clarke
Fortk 'Bridget
and Cottonwood
Earmark, un
der bit right
P. O. Address,
Horse brand
Butcher Creek.
and address,under
same as ear. t
P. O. Address,
Range, between
Red rodg Creek
and Clarke Fork.
Brand address underses
sidame leas for cattle.
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge Creek
Range, between
Reand Clarkodge Fork.nd
Rosebud Creeks.
Range, between
er and oige andey
Rosebud Creeks.
Earmark, half
under crop,
right ear.
No cattle sold.
I -
F R -. ili
P. O. Address,
Morris, Mont.
Range, be
tween East and
West Rosebud
This brand is
ol left neck.
Other brands
RO on left .hip,
also X on left
Other marks wattle under chin.
P. O. Address,
Joliet, Mont. h,
Range. be
tween Rock P'
Creekl: and Yetl- p
lowstone River.
Swallow fork pi
in each ear.
Horse brand
same brand on it
left shoulder.Z
P. 0. Address,
Nye, Mont.
Range, Sheep it
Other marks two
wattles on right O.
Other marks on ti
cattle 5S on left
thigh, --- on0 left
ribs. .
Other brands on
horses on left shoul
der. b
n left tigh. t
P. O. Address, 17
Red Lodge, Mont.
Range, between
Rosebud and
Volney creek. d
No vent. 0
Other brand on
on left
} ide. h
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge. Mon
tana. t
Range, Elbow I
Brand for horses
same as for cat
tle, only on left E
CiAs. E. WRIOHT, Manager. C
P. O. Address,
Red Lodge. -
Mont. r
Range, be- t
tween Rosebuds
and Butcher . WIT
Creek. I
Other malrl,- .= t
brands on loft side; also U 2 on left
on cat- side.
tie o Be
Postoffice a h
dress, Riverview,
Fork and triibb
taries from Wyo
]ming line to Blue
[lrard its shownm
in cut, on the left
P. O. address
Range, on Red
Lodge creek.
k ou right
hip. .
Horses braonded
on right shoulder
with inverted 2
azy Le brand
Postoffice ad
dress, Riverview,
t, Fork and tribu
taries, from tile
n Wyomning line to
id Bluewater.
Brand same as
cut on left hip.
Other marks,
attle on brisket
P. O. Address,
s Bridger, Mont.
e RangeClark Fork
and its tributaries
h- from Wyoming line
y to Bluewater.
Brand same as nut
if onriglt side.
P r Horses branded
!,flagmfIWtflhhi~semaime as cut on rigl t
d houlder.
Range and Ranch
STOCK CUTS-One cut, with brand, $5; each additional cut, 8; engraved blocks, each
$1-yearly rates. Lost. estrayed, etc., per line, each week, 10c.
Advertisements solicited and Communications #cicn space. Ranchers and stockgrowers
are invited to make use of these columns. Latest market reports.
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Commissioner Ferguson Says There tl
Is Big Demand for More Cream- Ir
eries in Montana. i
Vast Amount of Money Sent Out of
* the State Each Year That Should a
Be Kept at Home.
In view of the fact that a company ti
has been formed a, Bridger for the t
purpose of putting in a creamery u
plant at that point the biennial re
port of Commissioner Ferguson of the S
state bureau of agriculture, labor and r,
industry dealing with the state's dairy p
industry, will be read with much in- s
terest by all those who have given
the subject any attention. The com
missioner calls attention to the scarc
ity of creameries and dairy cows in
Montana, and states that 65 percent n
of the butter used is imported. In
the case of the cheese consumed in b
Montana, it is practically all shipped e
in. The report states that two cream- p
eries near Missoula were destroyed
by fire recently, and deplores the fact '
that they have not been rebuilt. a
Commissioner Ferguson and his as
sociates have gathered complete sta
tistics concerning this branch of
trade, which, the commissioner says,
should constitute one of the principal
profit-yielding commercial branches
in this state. The report will say:
"Of all the industries now lying
dormant in Montana, probably the
one that offers the greatest possibil
ities of success is that of dairying.
This business, which has been so
highly developed and is so great a
source of wealth production in other
states, has been almost wholly neg
lected, in what is undoubtedly one of
the most favorable localities in the
United States for its successful pros
"There are not half a dozen cream
eries in operation in the whole state,
and the capacity of these is very
limited. Two that were in successful
operation in Missoula county have i
been recently destroyed by fire, and I
were not rebuilt. As is the case in
all communities where it is proposed I
to start a creamery, the chief difficul
ty is to get a sufficient number of I
milk cows to keep the plant running
full capacity. This will gradually be
overcome as the farmers begin to re
alize that large profits are to be made
from milk cows,and that the creamery
relieves them of a vast amount of la
bor that is necessary under the old
regime of home butter making.
"With Montana grass lands, which
are unexcelled in the world, at their
present comparatively low values,
and butter selling at 35 cents a pound
or more, there are no reasons why
the expensive system of importing
s dairy products should be continued.
d "This is another case, as in irriga
tion, where co-operation can be called
into service. Let farmers and busi
ness men form co-operative associa
r tions under the very favorable laws
2, of this state for the purpose of carry
ing on the business. It would be but
a short time until we should have the
pleasure of publshing figures to show
that instead of importing 65 percent
of the butter and practically 100 pe.
n- cent of the cheese consumed in the
state, we are producing not alone
what we consume in the state, but
are able to sell to other and less fav
Sored localities in Montana."
In concluding the subject of dairy
ing, the report will devote considera
' ble space to farmers' institutes
rk throughout different states, and to the
e excellent progress and results derived
o from them by 'reason of the different
ut farmers' organizations, agricultural
nd colleges and experiment stations and
ht the boards and commissions of agri
culture, to say nothing of the individ
ual leadership in agricultural lines.
The report will state that about 80
years ago farmers' institutes wvere
started in various states and so great
Tee Montana Code says that the detaitor of an
animal saved from drowning or starving nil-t
make affidavit to the facts before a just iice of
the peace, when appraisers are appointed l nd
the justice filesa copy of the appraisement a ith
the county clerk. A description of the ani: :l
must also be published in some newsap;rl in
the county. When these things are dons the
animal, unless the owner appears and payw all
costs, becomes the property of the detainer.
But this procednre in red tape is not nece=:-ary
when an animal is simply taken up as an est ray.
In the latter event all that is required is that ia
notice, reciting the facts, he published for four
consecutive times, unless the owner appears in
the meantime, 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 aninal
should in every case. be advertised for sale, one
notice in a newspaper being sufficient, and sold
tothe highest bidder. The detainer may hid
the animal in.
has been the benefits derived from
them that at the present time they
are held annually in the greater num
ber of agricultural states or localities.
It also says that in many instances
these institutes are helped by legis
lative appropriations. Much more of
interest along this line will be in
cluded in the report devoted to dairy
ing and kindred subjects.
In speaking of the conditions whicch
at present exist in Montana as re
gards dairying, Commissioner Fergu
son said:
It is a burning shame that. more
attention is not paid to a business
'which results in enormous profits, and
for which different parts of the
state are peculiarly adapted. In fat
tening one steer the product of about
twenty acres of good pasture land is
used for a period of three years. The
steer is then sold for $40 or $50. The
same amount of land, if used for dai
ry cows, would yield a much larger
profit than the market value of the
steer, including his keeping for the
three years.
"There are but five creameries op
trating in this state. Some of them
which have been run in the past have
never sold a pound of butter singly.
It has all been taken off their hands
by large mercantile concerns, who are
extremely anxious to get hold of the
product, and they are saved the ex
pense, time and troulble of shipping it,
into the state from points which are,
as a rule, hundreds of miles distant."
Madison County Cattlemen Acquire
Interests in Canada.
The Alder Gulch Times says that
William C. Metzcl of York Ranch, in
company with his brothers, has in
vested quite heavily in grazing lands
at Maple Creek, Assiniboia, Canada,
where they now have 400 head of cat
tie. As yet they have found it unnece
·ssary to feed, as there is very little
snow, and there are miles of range
covered with unlimited supply of
It is said that next season over
1,000,000 head of cattle from Texas
and New Mexico will be driven into
,'Almost any man can secure a home
stead in Canada, as the Dominion gov
ernment offers every inducement to
intending settlers, the entire cost of
proving up on 160 acres of land being
$10, and if 160 acres is not enough,
land may be leased from the govern
ment at an easy rental of two cents
per acre.
Mr. Metzel is one of the leading cat
tlemen of Madison county, and recent
ly made a valuable addition to his
herd by the purchase from his broth
er, L. Albert Metzel, of forty head of
shorthorn yearling heifers. The price
paid was $65 per head, and is the
best proof possible that it pays to
raise thoroughbred cattle. He re
ports that most cattlemen in his see
tion have commenced feeding, and
that if we have a late spring hay will
be scarce, although at present there
is a large quantity in the valley.
Winter Has no Terrors for Them in
Eastern Montana.
Charles F. Stocker, of the sheep
firm of Stocker & Flail, which has
several thousand head of sheep win
tering near Terry, visited Big Timber
last week and told a correspondent of
the Helena Record some.good things
about the Eastern Montana flocks, in
which a number of Carbon county
woolgrowers are interested.
Mr. Stocker says that as a rule
sheep are looking exceptionally fine
in that section this winter, and that
indications are that nearly every
band will come through in good shape,
and with a very small percentage of
loss. There is some snow, but it has
not reached a sufficient depth yet to
interfere with ranging, although there
are cases where feeding is being re
sorted to.
Stocker & Hall are making arrange
ments for the erection of a large ma
chine shearing plant in the spring.
The location has not yet been decide]l
upon, but it will likely be built near
Miles City. The plant will be equ'l,
ped with the latost improved ma
chines, and- will be completed and
ready for business at the opening of
the shearing season next June.
They already own a large shearing
plant near Glendive, which was erect
ed last spring and used through the
following season.
Loco Kills Many Sheep.
A report- comes from Melville, in
Sweetgrass county, that Sigmund
Thambling, one of the largest sheep
I men of the northern part of the coun
i ty, has lost 3,000 head of sheep by
t loco weed within the last few weeks.
Ranches Near Billings Too Large.
Different Around Bridger.
F'..1. Mlero of Minneapolis has been
in the country adjacent to Billings
for the past three weeks looking up a
creamery proposition. He represents
a creamery outfitting company amn is
what may be termed a promoter of
that line of business.
Mr. Mero says he does not think
the time ripe yet for a creamery at
"The ranches are still too large in
this immediate vicinity," he said, "to
give a creamery suflicient customers
in a small area. What a creamery
needs is a densely settled community.
where cows are plentiful, and where
milk would not have to be hauled
more than five or six miles. The day
will come in Billings whlen a good
support of such an enterprise will be
"Down near Bridger, where the
ranches are smaller, a company has
been formed, and already $3,500 in
stock has been subscribed. I think
this company will put in a plant dur
ing the coming spring. I also think
that Park City citizens will organize
a conml)any and put in a creamery."
Custer Ships Many Horses.
A special froul Miles City says: WV. ,1
D). Smith and bi::,riff Savage are pre- o
plaring their annualIl rl'eorts to the see- 1
retary of thIle Montana Stock associa
lion. antd among other items is the
nunllbler of holrses illsipected and shilp
pleu from Custer county. Mr. Smith
repolrts from .Jan. 1, 1)902, to the pros- i
ent tinme. 1,087 horses which he per- (
sonally inspected, and Sheriff Savage
reports 1,782 horss for the samne iper- 0
in(d1 inspected by hinm, but thinks there
are at least 1,000 more on tile list of
other members of his staff which were
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Flour Mill Ready to. Operate.
A Bozemnlan disaltch says: 'The I
Gallatin mill at Ilelr'ade is now com
)leted and the machinery in place.
Grain is .being received at the eleva.
tot and the mill will be turning out
flour111' within few days at the rate of
seventy-five barrels per day. Thile mill
is one of the most up-to-date in the
state, being fitted with all the latest
machinery and appliances. It was
built by Dr. Featherstone and Mr. Pal
mer, and other residents of the val
The Une of the liIlght i'oot.
Thlat the right foot is, like the right
hand, ordinnrily more 1mohile and at
the same lirll: stronger than the left
might be altribulted to ile more fre
quent exertion of this sidhle were it not
that the peculiarity is said to extend
Itself eveu to the con(sitution, and tlhe
left extrnllllies Ilre ilsserted to be more
liable to disanse tltan the right. Tile
more dillicultl moveennts in stage dane
ing lre usually executed upon 1the right
foot, and it is genler:lly considered
that unless double prctict , be aiccolrd
ed to tilhe left leg nn ungraceful Iprefer
ence for the right will be shown by
the dancers in their public perfornm
Most people tread more firmly with
the right than with the left foot. There
1eerInls to Ie tI grlcuter apa(city for pro
pelling the body with the right foot.
Froml this the horseman springs, with
his left in the stirrup, and unless left
handed no boy in his play hops n1tu
rally upon the left foot.--Pall Mall an
One Misery of Anglo-ndlian Life.
Every night:,tt inner' tile Alglo-In
dian holds a kind of levee. The in
sects whltich :lttend1 dance glyly round
the :lump, and (one Ihas to watch one's
p]ate 11nd1 glass cr'efully lest some of
the insec-ts shoilt dance into them.
There is one insect--a little, flat,
brown, shiniing -ratllire--which emits
the wIorst odor ill the world. If one of
r these touitches your 'food, tIe whole is
taintcd :and re(ndered inedible. You
(l1re not Ikill these pests, for if one be
sqiuasheitl ] theill \\lwhole rIooml hecomes
filled w\\ith its dlisgusting smell and is
uninihailahle for the next half hour.
So these aomhinlable insects fly albout
c with limlunity while the p)oor Anglo
SIndian must perforce look helplessly
oIl nd 1 inwardly sigh "Spero meliora."
- -London Saturda'y Review.
T'lhe iuion iJuck.
British IC\spapers complain that
Englisliniion often lllng the union jack
upside dowli.
'To) iscertainl which is tihe "top" and
whiclh the "lhttolom" 01o a union jack
look at the diagonal red cross (the
cross of St. Patrick), and you will note
that tih white "edgihigs" to it, which
are really the diagonal while cross of
St. Andrew, u o v; which it is placed,
are mlillluh ,reo:ler.( i onoe side than onl
the ot her.
The tin, :: right side up when both
those hriad white "(d(lingis" are above
the re(d di:ina:ils oin 1the side next to
the pol(', whereas if yon get the two
mnarrow "(,d-ulgs" of white on the top,
on the side next the pole, your flag is
upside down.
Estray Taken Up.
Came to my ranch, on the East
Rosebud, Nov. 1, 1902, one blacit cow,
slit in right ear, branded MA on left
hip; also one red cow, branded M II
on right hip. Owner is requested to
prove property, pay charges and take
animals away.
25t4 Morris, Mont.
Estray Taken Up.
Came to my place at Roberts one
red and white cow, branded with a
cross on left side and also on jaw.
Owner is requested to prove proper
ty. pay charges and take arfi al
23t4 Roberts, Mqnt.
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Estray Taken Up.
Came into my e.nlosure about Dec. 12,
two horses, with ropes around necks.
One bay, with strip in face and white
hind feet, branded -I- on loftshoulder.
One brown, with white hind feel, branded'
3 on left'shoulder. Iboth have har
ness marks. Owner is requested to prove
property, pay charges and take animals
away. CuIirtLIs E. ]Liraro.,
24 t-- RLockvale, Mont,
Estray Notice.
One dark sorrel gelding branded
on the left shoulder, seven years
old. White strip in face. Weight
about 1100 pounds.
One light sorrel gelding' branded
on left lhigh. Star ol his fore
head. Onel white hind foot. Elev
en years old. Weight 1.000 pounds. `".
Ihoke horses. Will give $20 for infor
mation leading to recovery.
23.t-6 Gebo, Mont.
Estray Notice.
IEtlrayed from my ranch seven niles
south of Alslrokee, one roed yea rli. g
slteer, star in forehead, brantlded
on right hip, one ear cropped.
Liireal reward for information.
2:3-t-1. O.I' Ro , JR.
Estray Notice.
F'romll my ranch four miles northeast,
of Rod Lodge, one yearllinlg heifer red
and white spotted, she is branded
on lie loft shoulder. A suitableo
reward will be paid for recovery
of saine.
23-t 2. Il. B. RI.lTmiaNolo.
One rod and white cow, with calf,
branded on Ifts thoulder, cow also
branded witi bar hbat on right
hip. e ward of $5 for return of
aninmals to my ranch, or $2.50 for infor
mlation leading to their recovery.
W. i1. AeaN,
23-t-2 Joliet, Mont
Cattle Reward.
Chapman Bros. hereby offer $2 per
heod for informatilon ladling to the re
covery of all cattle bearing the dia
mnond bar ibrand. 14t17
Estray Taken Up.
Canme to my ranchIi ' on left, hip. Owner is
near R.Lodge, one reopostod to property
roed stoor, branded pay challrges and Ltke
the ii. llnil away. \V. HI. CLOSE.
1l .d Lodge, Mont. 22-d-,
Reward for Estray.
Estrayed from my ® on left, ribs and 0
rainge, I red & white on right hip.
yearling hoif ,r, br'nd Liberal Roward.
22--.4 t. W. PIER(CE.
Morris, Mont.
Estray Taken Up.
lTaken up, it mly pltol, 1 mile eotnt otf Rocck
vial, Oct. I, ilne wlitoe-l o left hi p. Own
faced, minlellly -tocr,.. Sir ciln have satme
liine-bckedt , brideo by ptrovinllt g Irop
ert.y lnll Ipayinig flor this notico ,
22-tI IT. C, CRAIG,
Rockvale, Mon.
Estray Taken Up.
Caite to imty ranch on Butcher creek,
one 2-year-old heifer, branded n on
left hip; left ear cut off. Owner is re.
quested to prove property, pay charges
and take animal away.
A.i.N i: Hieairt[M.
24-t-4 Absarokee, Mont.
"dn uajel sXeJis3
()One red cow and calf. branded V on
I left ribs. left ear slit; also yearling, with
Same ear marks, with indistinguishable
l brand on left ribs. Owner is requested
to prove proIelty, pIly charges and take
animal away. J. IIAItimY WR(IIGHT.
25 t 4 Morris, Mont.
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H Five Dollars Reward.
lFor yearling hay mi lire, lbrainded
e on left shoulder. Weight about
s 1,200. In August was between
SiRed Lodge and Blutcher creek. Deliver
to Martin HeIll at Linley, or W. L. Luther
;at Roberts. W. L. LI"I'EIra,
1 t Roberts, Mont,
Estray Taken Up.
Came to may ranch, near Roberts, ja
year ago, one black heifer, now coming
t two, brandedV on left shoulder. Owner
t is requested I-n to prove proplerty,
d pay charges and take animal away.
S 25 t-4 B. A. JoHNssoN,
e Red Lodge, Mont.
Reward for Estray Cattle.
Will pay $2.50 ler head for informa
tion leading to recovery of stock
cattle, branded on left hip.
25-t .2 JoHN Tu:UrSTOi.
Gebo, Mont.
Sale of Estray.
Not ice is hereby g;ven that I will
sell at, public auction, to the highest
biddhler, at my ranch on the Stillwater,
on Monday, December 29, 1902, at 2
o'clock p. m., one whitish roan steer,
with under crop on right ear and un
der slope on left ear, and indistin
guishable brands, previously adver
tined as having been taken up as an
1-t Columbus, Mont.
Old newspapers at this office, 25
cents per hundred.

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