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1899. THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS. MODERN METHODS. flow Thing; Are Now Done on th Weatrrn llangra. Dehorning cattle has brought a new instrument into tbo equipment of a range, says the San Franoisco Chron icle. It is a Eteel apparatus with ban dies about tbroe feet long and altogether weighing 15 pounds. It is known aa the "dohorner." It baa two sharp knives, one stationary and one movable, and resembles a tree pruning fork. When the handles are apart, the knives are open and will encircle the largest cattle horns. Whon the handles are pinched together, the knives olose, and in a twinkling the horns are severed clean and smooth. A Etrong armed man can romove the toughest horns from an animal by quick, strong pressure on the handles. The large cattle companies have their own dehorning outfits, but there are gangs, each of five rnun, that go abopt the southwest doing nothing except dehorning cattle at eo much a head. One of the gang ia theropor, who heaves his lariat about an animal's hind leg and by the sudden backing of bis pony throws it down. There are two "bulldoggers." Tbey hold the strug gling, bellowing animal down, one man holding on to the tail, while another plants a knee across the beast's neck. The fourth man manipulates the do homer. The fifth standa close at hand with a pail of pine tar and a brush. The moment the hoina have been cut away and blood begins to spurt the tar ia daubed over the wound. The beaut stag gers to its feet and ruua madly away. Nowadays, also, the branding on a well regulated cattle ranch is dono eys lematically and with improvod inven tions. The picturesque scenes that for merly characterized a rodeo and brand ing have been supplanted by practical contrivances for saving time and doing a neat Joe I The wviter eaw recently one of those businesKike outfits at work on tbo Azteo , Cattle company's range in Navajo coun ; ty. There was none of the wild cowboy yelling and whooping of a decade ago as the cattle were driven. Indeed not !: one of the cowboys wore the regulation 1 buckskin suit, with a brace of pistols at his waiiit, as of yoro. Hardly a person spoke. The boss rodo slowly about like a captain, seeing that no time was lost and no animals misused. The cows and calves were separated and driven into different corrals. From each corral a narrow, boarded passageway led to a still narrower arrangement, coustitut ing the branding box. Soveral men in the corral, armed with long, blunt poles, drove the cows and calves, in sin gle file, through the passageway. At the farther end the animals, one by one, were forced into the branding box. ' A man stood without and at one side with a long wooden lever in hie hands Ho watched the cattle as they emerged into the box. When each animal was well in, he suddenly pushed the lever down, the movable side of the box closed in upon the beast and it was held fast and tight without injury. In a trice the Drander snatched one of the several branding irons from the fire and pressed the beated end against the side of the animal. There was a little smoke and a smell of burning hair. The beast gave a convulsive outcry, but the brand a huge "A. 0." was charred in the hair and flesh. The lever was raised, the box widened, and the poor brute darted out into another corral. go the branding went on for hours incessantly. The boss said that by working two branding boxes 500 cattle could bo branded a day. There bad been over 400 branded in a day by the use of only one box. I . Some I'nradoxea. ' "Aa big aa a whale' ' might be rather small, as there is a species of the ceta cean genus hardly three feet long. Nor does the expression "as awkward aa a crab" apply on Borne of the south sea islands, for the crab is found there that not only runs as fast aa an average mangubnt climbs trees with the ease of a 8choolboj. Nor doet.vthe busy little bee improve each shining hour down in Mexico. On the contrary, it soon learns that, aa there is no winter there, there ia nc necessity for laying in a store of honey, and degenerates into a thoroughbred loafer.. Exchange. THIS WEEK'S MARKETS. Kaunas City Uraln. Kansaa City, April 11. Tn store Wheat. 81)2.700 bushels: corn. 519,100 bushels; oats, 9,100 bushels; rye, 17.- tiuo ousneis. WHEAT. lWi'lnta the nost 48 hours. ...52.000 bushels Receipts same time last year.70,050 bushels Shipments the past 48 hours.. 3,250 bushels Shipments same time last year 7,800 bushels Tho general sentiment In the market yes terday was decidedly bearish. Cables were lower, me visiuie supply srioweu an in crease of 441,000 bushels, and the weather was more lavorauio to me growing ini. Ai, I llw inivnrnmi.nt nrin n.vuirt PH. pected to favor the bears. Prices, there tor, ruled lower both In the cash and future market. The receipts were not heavy here, l.,, I rw.ilt.ill.. ir uiim.ill itlvz. murltl.t II fill disposition to realize on the part of certain longs causeu general weaiuiena. i no i-uou market here was not only slow, but fully 1 , ........ ttiin ilnnli v Nn 9. himl tuilil 5,V('e over test, No. 3 hard KVytic over ana ino. nara owiiviic over, inu in.-vuia.- tlve marKet aiso mane a nouceauie iut hri Ma ir ilrvcllnlllir !V.r mill .Iiilv H,c. at which decline there was more or ls trad ing and the close was c higher than the low point of the day. In Chicago, as here, tho feeling was bearish, the trade gener ally holding back for the Government crop rejiort, and at one time May was off c, but the close was just me Bame as on oai urday. No. 2 hard, 04rnJ5..c; No. 3 hard, tilKOlc; No. 4 hard, 5i;y(i00,ie; No. 2 rod, nominally 7tWi7tiVfec; No. 3 red, 75c; No. 4 red, 75c; No. 2 spring, GKu'Gl'jc; No. 3 Bprlng, CORN. Receipts the past 48 hours.... 45,750 bushels Receipts same time iai year..io,.iw uumhuib Snlpments the past 48 hours.. 10,400 bushels Shlpm'ts same time last year. 32,250 bushels There was more in yesieruay man iur several days and cables were lower. Hut with a decrease In the visible supply last week or BYU.oou uusneis, ine speculative market held up fairly well both here and in t'hinnrrn 'Ihn ml miirket. hOWeVCr. under the Influence of better offerings was a trine weaker, unere was a iair uiuvc- rv,..t linii!i.i'i.r nt the nriees. Kilt 11 fl of late t'rado was largely of a local character, exiMirters sun noia nacn ana o iihiiiihb, leaving the marked In the hands of home traders. No. 2 mixed, 321j33ttc; No. 2 white, 33IU331&C. UA l B. n.nliitu Mm nnat 4S! hours 4.000 bushels u it .j um,. tlTYia 1nl veil r.. 12.000 bushels Shipments the past 48 hours.. 11,000 bushels Slupm ts same lime iasi year. i,w uunnum Only a lew ire.sn cars in ana uio mamei held steady and llrm under the light olter- ln.ru '!'),,. ro wn nil mitslile bUVlllK'. hOW- ...,.,'r.' I, .ml fi.ml Irmln tuklnir wnat few on sale. There were no orders in and the .....i,l n-..,n Vii.lil nut nnil did nothlllir. No. 2 mixed, nominally zwiia o mixed, nominally 27rtt27Vfcc, 1 car choice white, zs'c; jno. t mixeu, uuiiiini.iiy No. 2 white, 3 cars at 2!Vic; No. 3 white, 1 .,.. ,.h,.i,.u. ut 9iiM. 1 rn.r nt 2'le. 1 car at zhc, l car at zsysc; jno. wuue, jiimuhiuuj RYE Receipts the past 4S hours. C50 bushels. Tho marKet yesterday wan hujw ur.Mik.p with wheat. The fresh re ceipts were one car and it was taken with a held-over one at tile, tne lowest price ior a long time, and even at his price there u.,i.ni...i t i.o mi iwni'cliil demand. No. 2. .nrvi nt r,1r.- No. a. nnmliiiillv 50(il50'iC. 1 lAJUU JUarKet Kllll UU11. ine nuuia- lions iouow; ooii uhu, .mi, ents, $3.503.60; straights, :i.W3.40;r extra fancy, W.wq i.w, low graues, t.uuwn.w. u,.rii Mrhi.ntai'ntivnts tt.l.Vd 3.25: stra.chls. $2.70(i2.80; bakers', 52.uOfy-2.15; low grades and city mills, 3iauc per oarrei iiikiuu. CORN AllSALr Bieauy, out Slow ssaic, TJulU- nf u.nli.Q K7(i liXc. Tier P.Wt. CORN CHOP Dull at old prices. Sacked, 63fri64c per cwt 13HAIS in goou uemiinu unu eieiiuy u.t 62'f(ti3c per cwt, ana snorts uic per mi C3.,r .f 9 mim ut tl'An CASTOR LEANS No receipts, uar lots, 9uc per bushel. KAVF1K UUKIN UUU anil wain. nne, iO'ttlUc per bushel; red, 34ru35c per bushel. I'uiiiivri fill. I'll. MS Oimtwl: Car lots. $23 per ton; ton lots, $21; 1,000-pound lots, $12.50; less, $1.25 per 100 pounds, sacked, O. D. . . . niTM nvawrn iif.i! Oiintrvl: Par lots. mi ....r. t,.n of iihui Citv nnil also all points in Kansas and Missouri taking the HHOOAICUKIN wuotations per ton iui nr lots. t. o. b. Kansas City: f'hrkino irrwn hlirl $100.00 Choice green self-working 9a.w Good green hurl .w Oood grexn self-working.... 0.(;0 i-.Knu,. l nr vU,.7 tlniwil hurl 80.0( Choice red or yellow tip'd self-work'g 70.00 common nun w.w SEEDS. ILf TT TU"TTTn a llttlo finrmflll. ,11.00(fll.30 per loo pounds; common, 80c&$1.00 per loo pounds. CANE Firm Quoted at 85ig9.1c per 100 nnnnila TIMOTHY-Steody. Quoted at $1.7552.30 per 100 pounas. CLOVER Higher. Quoted at $4.85iSj.7u rw.r. Illil rjinnila FLAXSEED-Steady. Cash and Febru ary, $1.07 per bushel, upon tne oasis or. pure Kanfas Cut Hay Market. Receipts and shipments by cars the past 43 nours: Recelnts. Shioments im is!)8. law. was. Prairie 24 58 8 9 Timothy 5 Clover mixed 1 Alfalfa 1 Totals 31 58 8 9 iTlmnihff ami r.t Jif.r varieties Included. A good, strong market continues under 14rrht orrtvola PralrHa an A tlmnthV both moving wltli some freedom and all desira ble offerings were oia witnout trouoie. Kiln- No 1 timrtthv. s srant cars at $8 XT (Imnlhv 1 ar nt tfi 7Sr No. 1 clover and timothy, i scant car at $8; No. 1 prai rie, z gooa cars at i.sw, ucani. i-wa k No. 2 prairie, 1 good car at $7. 4 cars at tff 9 anon no M O f tC ! Mrt 3 I H P . 2 good cars at $6.50, 1 car at $6.25; No. 4 prai rie, 1 car at $5.73. fTr 4!"' " Vy ', '' :!.' 1 THE M. RUM (XT COMPANY. Tho institution bearing tho above name waa established 40 years ago and has been doing business all these years at Ha Forte, Ind. They are manufacturers ot a. una tu machinery that has not only mado them famous In this country but wh ch has been o such quality and superiority as to attract trado from European countries as well. The M. Humely separators ana r-ingines are Known every wnt io n.i wm r" " ity t)f their construction and tho uniform high quality of their work. The cut which we present herewith Is that of the new Rumely Rear-Geared Traction nRne, wj,'," Friction Clutch. It serves In an excellent way to Illustrate the high quality of this company's product. This engine is famous for its high power coupled with economy as to steam and fuel; it is the quickest steamer known and is possessed of high re serve force; It is possessed of unusual traction power and takes its load with ease over tho most slippery roads. With all its size and power it is bo sensitive to tho steering apparatus as to no nanaieci wun perteci ease. . .. In addition to this Traction Engine those peoplo make nlso Compound Traction Engines, Portable Engines and Semi-Portable Engines. In Threshers they manufac ture the New Rumely Separator which combines the apron and vibrating principles. with leading spouts, high wagon elevators, ciover nuimg lllu,y,l"1V,,l.lu' .V ' 1 lny device, telescope bagger, etc. These machines are equipped with the famous itumi.lv i-neltt Tom's Farmer's Friend Straw Stacker; the Rumely Hand-cutter and Feeder and tho Rumely Automatic Stacker. ,i,a i.m ami A full line of Dlngee-Woodbury Horse Ptwrrs, Saw Mills of various sizes, and Maurer's Automatic Haling Presses completes tho line. Every article Is the complete embodiment of good material, good skill ami perfect workmanship. A rite them for largo illustrated catalogue, which they will lane pleasure in mumns i m '" (i,,.,(.,tl..nu. TlmnHiv-Phnliio IS STirti S Prf) : No. 1. "7.5tWi'8.00: No. 2, $7.25(17.50; No. 3, $i;.75j7.00. Clover mixed No. 1, $7.75r)8.25; No. 2, $7.IHW;7.50; No. 3, $ti.!07.(J0. Pure clo ver, $i;..riiw7.oo. I'raine i:noice, (.uwi.w; M. 1 7 fuir,i7 '.ft- M,i 9. ii .riO(ii7.0O: No. 3. $r..W.j(i.r.0;" No.'4,,ri.25i."i.7.. Packlng-$3.MWi) 4.IHI. Alfalfa j.oorux.iMi. hiraw uye, (!;4.50; wheat, $3.504.00; oat, $3.003.50. APRIL GOVERNMENT REPORT. Showing yield of winter wheat; Year. Per cent. Bushels. is:i! 77.9 ;ira,iiw,o(iu IS' is Hii.7 379.S07.291 JS17 81.4 332,W8,105 ls;m 77.1 zii4,;i:r.i,wi ISIIfi 81.4 2f.7,iO!),000 IS-il 811.7 32li,3!l9,000 isy;! 77.4 275.4S9.00O is;i2 hi.'i ;j.i!i,iai,j ISiH) 911.9 392,404,000 Hy Stales: Apr."J8. Crop 189S. Kansa.s 00 101 (M, 939 ,4 12 Missouri 73 81 14,104,454 Nebraska 6,ii,.vr. Mlchiiran 75 92 34,0td,8rl Indiana 72 83 38,4211,029 llllnirls 74 7.i 1 Ohio 80 80 42.HKI.173 Oklahoma 14,170,799 Texas 71 h 9,348.404 Tennesseti 71 J3,ai,w Kentucky 97 i4,4iw,4Jft Kaunai City Produce. Tv-.inuna ntv Anril 11 Prices clven below ,,r.u .r.iiui.i I. .t m stmuller lots secure bomewhat higher rices, enough to cover caring for ami lining. HUTTER Coming In less freely and mar- l..r cln-nlu nnil til in Hi'l l'llllH. 125 Dack- agea. Crwunery, extra fancy separator, 20o ier pouna; nrsts, jic; s'coihim, auj fancy, 15c; country roll, 12f(fl4c; store packed, loc; packing stock, 9c. i.-j!ru i...... I.. i a iiK' 4ii:t eimi'si n.nil mar ket lirm. Fresh candled Missouri and Kan sas, lo'fec er dozen. POULTRY Demanu very gooi anu mar ket steady. Receipts, 78 coops. The quota tions are as touows; xiens, live, r,Miril- Krnlli.r under '1 nnunds. 15c: springs under 3 pounds, 8'2c; capons over 3 jiounls, lUftjiic; sups, nnwu;r, um, each, 15c; young, 20c; ducks, 9c per pound; r,r.an . turUcvH hi.n4. 10c'. toms. VOUIIK. 9c; old, 9c; pigeons, 75c per dozen; squabs, $1.20 )'r dozen. HUTTKRINE Dairy grades, UMic; me dium grades, 12'.c; high grades, 14V4e; 1-pound rolls, bricks and prints, lc over above prices; 2 and 3-pound rolls, 10 and 20-pound packages, lc over above prices. fill?T.QW BH11 Orm Onn t !1 1 1 in H T RS follows: New York and Ohio full cream, 12fil3c; Wisconsin fancy and full cream, 12'il3'.c; Young American full cream, 12'fe (u.sc; Missouri, tvanHas anu mwu iuu cream, WaWVc. unTATiiiro TtoM firm ttinnirh nnt nno- tably higher. Home grown, 5.ra05o per UUSner, jMinnesoia KirKit nuruaima, m car lots, WuMc in a jobbing way; mixed varieties, 60i'i7oc; Iowa, large white, 70,i75c; choice mixed, 6575c; Colorado Greeley, li..mlj ur.t In nnr l.ta XI In n. smnll W1V! Dakota, Ohio and Rose, 70c; seed, Early Ohio, $1.10fil.25; Red River Rose, $1.10-1.15. SWEET POTATOES Finn. Home grown r.rr. rn V... uV.nl GAME Steady and st-lling fairly. Plover, Wc per iozen; jacKsiupe, mc i:r uirn, irogs, tocffiz.w per oozen, accoroiiiK 10 niae, APPLES Quiet but unchanged. The quo tations: New York and New England va rieties, choice to fancy, $3.00ftfl.0O; Michi gan choice, $4.0frfi5.00; California and Wash- Inrrrnn O-t. lf '.'.(,, ) K IUr IwiT STRAWBERRIES More arriving, 125 cases of Texas corning in yesterday. Sell ing at $4.00i5.00 per cae of 24 quarts, and Florida 20c per quart bo. CRANBERRIES Market firm. . Quota tions: Bell & Kugle, $7.758.00 per barrel, -,. finA 7 1U5,7 rj.- laraov t7WK,fK NUTS illckory nuts, large, 653)75c; small Missouri, GOtfCOc per bushel. Pecans, Texas Jumbo, imltshed, G'i8c; extra large, 7ri 7i.c; largo, GVn0c; medium, to 1 tie, unpol ished, 4((i4'-jt'. Peanuts, raw, AWuWiG Icr IMHind: rousted. 70iKc per pound. Cocoa nuts, $3.25 per hundred. Chestnuts, 8c. per pound. FRiriTS-Grapes, Malaga, $7.(KM9.0O per 70-pound barrel. Lemons, California stock, In car lots, fancy, $3.00; choice, $2.75; com mon. $2.50; Messina fancy, In small lots, $;i.5Of(i4.0O. Oranges, California navels, car lots, $3.251(3. 75; budded seedlings, car lots, t2.1!Mt2.r.; blH)ds, $2.50. per ,4 box. Grape fruit, $1.50. llananas, shipping, JumlK), $2.00 ft(2.25; large, $2.00; medium, $1.75; culls, tlOetfj) $1 M VEGETAl!lES-Dolng fairly well. We quote as follows: California celery, $1.25 per dozen hunches. Wax beans, Old Mex ico, $i.oorii4.50 per crate. California green peius, $l.oo'5.0o per bushel crate; Texiut, $1 per one-third bushel liox. California ..u....r..jruu ir.rvi"ii iK.r iiminil: Texas, irreen. 2oc per pound. Home-grown spinach, il.lKMO 1.25 "imt bushel; Southern, Tc($t.0o per bushel box; Arkansas, $3.00'd4.0O per barrel. Ishes, Southern, $1.25 per halt bushel bas ket; 25rti."i0c jx'r dozen. New carrots, Mi 40c per dozen bunches; $20 per ton In car lots. Lettuce, home grown, $1.50 per bushel; Southern, 75((.s5e per half bushel basket. Recta, home grown, 45: per bushel. Cab bage. California, $3 per cwt. Onions, Red Globe. 85(! per bushel; White Globe, $1; Yel low Glolie, 7Ki75c. Horseradish, $1,501(2.00 per bushel. Squash. Hubbard. $l.(KWi 1.25 per cwt.; Northern, $2.ri.tj0ff( :I5.00 per ton In car lots. Water cress, ,Wj40(! ier dozen bunches. Pieplant, &0e per dozen bunches In a small way. Parsnips, 051j75c per bushel. Louisiana shallots, $1.25 per box. She Tho noct Campbell couldn't liavo been bald headed anyway. . He Why! fchn lln wrote "Distance lends enchant ment to the view" didn't he! Chicago Record. Mention Advocate and News. 9CAHEEK is a small amount, but you may have the Advocate and News for that. Write to the publishers that you will take the paper at that rate, to be paid some time during the year; and if at any time you don't like it you can stop it at once and settle up. Isn't this installment offer fair enough! This paper is an Advocate and News for work ers. Look it over, size it up and send us your name.