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' f ' THE WEEKLY HERALD, APRIL 30, 90. i - i f V f -r V "V . ' I"- ' f r - - - ' J y ..... i. - . . .. ... . j .- r . a .1 " OLD BltlNDLE GLORIFIED L B, Watklos Delivers Amus- Address at Cattlemen's Convention The speech, of L. Ti. Watklns, of Dumas, delivered beforo the Cattle men's convention, Wednesday morn ing liiHt, ou the subject ' of "Old Brlndle" Is hero reproduced verba tim at tho request ot many who Itrard It. ' HlHtory tolU tin that an old blblral character gave up all t the striped kind of hi herd to his son. The boy jroncelvod the Idea to pool tho sticks fend stripe, tho ponta at the watering Ifroughs that tho greater part of tho Bnrrense mlirht bu "tine streaked and 1 1 f trlped." Tho success of this effort jV do not know, but this we do now, that In the '70'a tho most of tho Texas cattle worn brlndle, yel lows, browns and reds. But that syas In tho days before great Improve ments bad set in, the old time row Iman had a more Improved way of Imaklng the streaks and the stripes 'than peeling the sticks and painting the posfs. Ho titok tho red hot Iron jiand not only changed the streaks and Stripes, but' transferred tho tltlo of the cattlo to his own convenience; then again that was before there was a Cattle Raisers Asportation and this state and the territories was one toromon grazing ground, before the Question hnd ever been asked who the land belonged to." Before the shrill wblstlo of the steam engine had ever disturbed the bnffalos and an telopes, it wns tho cowman's paradise iid the haven for old Drln. But with the railroads rame improve ments old Brin was mated to a com panion of another rolor, tho Durham, White Faro, Hereford and the black mnlyt Tho off-spring of these noble elres get old Brln into society fast. We find her having a cattlemen's convention on a small scalo at first but as tbo years go by It grows larg er and larger. In the early days of the convention we have hard speak ers flatter the cattlemen and tell them that they were the pioneers and the developers of the country. We liave always accepted that they were the pioneers but not developers. We have ever contended the railroad and tho farmers, teachers and preachers were the ones that do. Toloped the country. Ono of the most flttlns things we hav0 ever heard for tho cowman was given to General Sheridan on ono of his trips of Inspecting the military post of the West When he had reviewed (' soldiers and inspected the camp he had one of the Indians called and through his interpreter he said, "Jno. how do you like my soldiers?" the Indian shook his head, as In diana always do and said "chatal," Which in Indian Is "no good." The Indian said "General Ivo me gun, tig- gun, cannon, heap.' " The gen eral said "John what you want with cannon, to kill my soldiers?" The Indian shook his head and said, "No, no, kill soldiers with stick, want can non to kill cowboy." There is nothing Hko going to one Of. old Brlns conventions, how good we feel, knowing winter is over and the cattle is safe. We have had let ters from friends telling they would there and others we meet, and as we talk over tho days of the long ago, happy days when we went on the long spring roundups and over the trail, cementing friendships eternal bond that will last as long as life Itself will last. Happy nights were they as we sat around the camp fire, talking of the pnst, present and fu tura and listening to the cowboy as he stands his guard singing some plaintive air of the girl he loft be hind. There is the old chuck wagon as it stands by tho brook with Its ever abundnnce of well. cooked beans, the best beef thnt the herd affords end the big old black coffee pot, with its ability to furnish coffee for thirty or forty men; and such coffee will never be drank again unless made under the same conditions by the dear old camp fire. LadieB! as we llve again amid these familiar scenes that are past and gone aro we not pardonable if we bed the dignified poise of manhood and old age and live again as boys on these occasions, for Is it not a fact that one of your fair sex ap pealed to Father Time and said, "Backward, turn backward, O time in your flight, and make me sweet sixteen again, juBt for tonight!" But tter we start home again from the I convention then comes the rub. How bud w feel when wo get noma. We say, Dully, I have conio home to die. Noble womnn that aha Is; with a twlukle lii her eyes, she gous about with the simple homo remedies to relieve our distress, when she ought to say, "John you are a liar, you haven't coma home to die, you have come homo to get sober." The cowboy, be too, goes to the convention, We knew one once In the long ago who had a winter camp twenty tulles from headquarters, but when convention time came be went, and such a time as he had, none could have had, except one who bad Keen no one during the long winter months but the freighter who bad hauled him feed and provisions for his horse and himself once a month. But tho cowboy too, hud to go bark to camp and d.ity, for none are more faithful to duty than he. He has swam and forded the treacherous rivers from tho Gulf to the British possessions and has stood around the heard when the mutorlng thunders pealed and the forked lightning flashed. When tho fu ture historian writes the true biog raphy of tho cowboy he will say that there Is none more ready than ho to die In the defense of the good name of tho pure woman. Its pages will not be marred with any umnnnly act or with any disgraceful scenes. This Is the cowboy's conduct toward women who have lived almost alone on tho great frontier. ThB cowboy of whom I have spok. en, stood It all right the first day and the next night but when he gets up the next morning, bis enthu siasm all gone, his spirits all lu, be starts out on his line, but feels o bad ho takes tho nearest cut to head quarters. When ho getg there be finds Undo John, tho boss, 1Q his easy chair wltb his eyes enlarged, bit face swollen, his volre husky and hoarse, for ho too, haa been to the convention. Tho boy says, "How are you?" and the old boss says "Dad." The boy says, "Haven't you got any thing?" and be says "No, nothing at all." The boy says "I feel so bad I think I rhai? die. Haven't you no medicine?" Tho old man says, "Yes, there is a box of.Tutt's pills up there on the shelf." The boy gets them, takes off the lid, looks at 'em, frowns and says, "How many must I take?" and the old boss pays, "The whole box." Then it was that a sweet girl, who has heard the conversation through the door that stood ajar, pays, "No, do not. I know some- thli g on tboso pills. They will kill you. I took three tho other day and what they did for me was a plenty." It Is old Brln's money that has helped to build the churches and the school houses that stand on every hill and every village. It is old Brln's money, in the way of taxes, that hag helped to educate the chil dren In this state and territory. It Is her money that has sent sweet Nellie Smith to college, while her noble brother BUI stayed at borne and attended to the roundups and branded the calves. After a while Nellie graduates with high honors and comes home, and John Jones, a young bank cashier, lays siege to Nellie's heart and old Brln's money. Wins? Of course he wins, and Nel lie goes to live la one of the finest homes in the town. After a while there Is a big ball in town and Bill was there, plainly showing bis em. hnrrasament as we cowboys and cat tlemen always do on great occasions like that and this. We cannot dis guise ourselves. We are as much of the Jog of the pony and the ways of the plains as the sailor is of the rock of tbo ship and tho roll of the sea. We tried to disguise ourselves once In the city. We got us a pair of hog noso shoes, cut away coat, wide awake hat, and started down the street, thinking our disguise was complete. We had not gone two ' blocks until a gentleman of Jewish ' descent said, "Hello, Texas! when did you get here, already so soon with your cattle?" But Bill got through tbo ball the best he could, and along toward the wind-up of the ball the belle of the town said to her friends, she dJd not think Mr. Smith the young cattleman, had enjoyed himself so very well at the hall. "It has been such a formal affair, let's go over and make him feel at home. Mr. Smith is Mirs. Jone'B brother, you know, and she gives such elegant balls, such delightful receptions and such beautiful teas. Mrs. Jones is the banker's wife you know." At this, they go over to where Honest Bill Is and she says, "Now this has been such a formal sf falr and as you cowboys sometimes say, 'We have put on a good deal of dog, but we want yon to Just tell us In your p'aln evervday way just how you have enjoyed ourelf." He braces up and says, "Alright, old girl, I am glad to hear you say that! You can juat bet your damn sweet life and your old socks too that I have had a uamu good time," U Itf old iwiu lueul Witii is euloi! uy evury Utliuuu iittiiuii ou wu uuim, muo feeds tuu armies ot t" mui'Iu una supplies the bur i uc ku of Uio couuuy. Her product is sunt in cai'no loaus to iorulga couiunub. In ihu iaie sum mer and full months iia blorkaue the railroad from the 0Ht 111111 tlU11 country to tho Missouri rivtr rattle markets, and will until you get your pucklug bouso built lieio iu Ania rlllo, then her sweet Juky meats will go out to the ends of tho earth. She li ralsod and gruzed on tho sweot nutritious grass, fed on alfalfa and fattened on the panbaudle grain, and if my friend Colonel Groom was here, he would nay she was flavored with tho panhandle sugar beet. Her descendants In th0 way of high grade will be at your fair next full. She hus gone to all of the cattle hhowa of the country, and wo of the Tan liandlo expect to help you have a fulr here that is second to non0 in tho country from an agricultural and livestock standpoint. It Is our good fortun to see her descendants In the long lines of high grades at the Kan sas City Royal. It was also our mis fortune to te Introduced to one at an entertainment given for the ben efit of the vlHltlng cattlemen which we do not believe was of old Brln's kin and kind. She was on the sun ny side of forty; she soon Informed un that her home was in Tittsburg, that she had spent the greater part of ber life abroad, had been educated la Germany, but waa then rusticat ing for a few weeks out west In Kan Baa City. She said she presumed "You had come to tho Royal Stock Show," and we said, "Yes." She said, "I was down at the Royal this evening, and Oh! I did enjoy the cattlo so much. Those beautiful white faced Durhnms, and those great red Hereford and those great big black ones with their fighters pulled off." She said. "I do not know the names of the cattle out west very well, but when wo were In Naples, Italy, they had some cows that they called goats and they would bring four or five of them around tied with little strings and ring, and if you wanted milk they would take the goat-cow up to the pantry and pump the milk out of them, and oh, my! goat milk is so good, it is so efficacious agaiust th ravages of tuberculosis, we buy it in Pittsburg and New York." She said, "Have you ever been abroad?" and think ing she was trying to load us wo said "Yes. When wo were a Bmall boy we went with a good old aunt ot ours to a neighbor and " She broke Into our conversation and said, "Have you ever crossed the water?" I braced up again and said, "Yes, when I was a bigger boy I crossed bte Mississippi." She looked blank and suid, "Oh! I do not believe I ever heard of that, but you ought to go to Europe. It is delightful, and Oh, tho swoet 'blue sky of Italy the most delightful place on the face of tho earth." Then our old Texas blood began to boll and we said, "Madam," and she said, "I am not madam," and we said, 'Tardon us," and she said "I would not mind being madam," but we told her wo could not help her. Then we told her that Texas was larger than Italy, Austria and Jamaica and wheu her north ern plains are covered with snow, and the southern shores are wreathed with flowers, and her winter veg etables and tropical fruits are being shipped to all parts of the earth, then Italy is not in It.. Wher we lived In 1893 tho sun shone without a cloud to mar its brilliancy week in and week out, month in and niontn out and year in and year out until 1897. She said, "Oh my! I have heard of that dreadful country. I will go and get my friends and have you tell them about it." She went this way and I went that. Rain and mud, civilization and progress, have gone hand in hand until now Brln's happy grazing grounds are covered with villages, towns and cities. But on thono convention oc casions we are prrud to meet an element of society to whom we shall ever hoist our hat and bow our hads, and for whom we shall ever gather tne first violets of spring, the ripest fruits of autumn and the Umt rose of summer. Noble souls they are whose slumbers are not disturbed by the hoot of tho mldnlnht owl, but who have listener' to the serenade of the roving wolves and heard the Bcreams of the hungry panther, and shuddered at the bloodj curdling yells of the savage Indian as he sought the blood or the scalp of flu p4e face. For these noble pioneer women who settled out on the lone ranches 'on? nrr, M us give the first cheer of the day. But my friends if you tMnv f-nt old Frln and her friends are will and woolly relics. of tV 'o-eone davs that Pre soon to be forgotton we ask you to go with ns a little further. Wuo U 11 tuat mis lue pulpit Of nouiu ot Ihti bol cliurciien o Luu country? 'luo uu ut cattlemen. Wno is It lu muu of U'O uuiiKs ol the country? it L the caltiumcn and their sous, The. are in all of the busmen Hues. i Is it that Is poKtiuabtor at t. Worth? Ono wbo was once an L. . cowboy, Lou Bark ley. Who it it thu is postmnster of your own city! Capt. Ingerton a boy raised iu the com camp ou tho frontier. Who is li that is postmaster of Dallas? A 0i. of a cattleman once a cowboy him self, tlco the vice president of thL association, Sloan Simpson. Who was it, when the nation called for volunteers to liberate the Cubau from Spanish misrule and oppres sion, niiHwere dtro call? It was onco the cowboy and cattleman from out tho wilds of Montana. ll came to Texas and organized a regiment of rough riders, composed largely of cowboys and cattlemen, and when tho flnul conflict came, booted and spurred at the head of his command, he rode to fame and victory up the slopes of the great San Juan. His people made him governor of New York, his party made him vice presi dent ot the nation, and when the life of the good, the immortal McKlnley was taken by the cruel hand of a foul assassin ho filled out McKlnley's term with honor to himself and sat isfaction to his people. And when election came again he was elected with the first honors of the land by the largest majority ever given the president of the United States, and today be sits enthroned with old Brin-like tenacity, opposing wrong, contending for right. He is not en. throned alont In the nation's capltol 'but lQ the hearts of all Americans who believe lu right and denounce wrong. The political fires of enthusiasm are beginning to kindle again In the breast of American millions and the eye of tho nation Is turning with no uncertain gaze to one whoso father was a friend of the cattlemen In the halls of the United States congress, and one who grew to manhood Bide by side with old Brln and her asso ciates. As a man he was made at torney general of his state and then governor and today In tho halls of tbe United Sttos senate he is cham pioning the cause of the cattleman on railroad rates, Mr. President, we know that we are treading on forbidden ground, amid hidden snares, font may we not express the hope that springs eternal in our hearts that ere the Ides of November roll around and autum's frost shall again have seared these verdant plains and freedman's bal lots shall fall like snow from out the winters olouds and that old Brln's friend, that noble citizen, that peer loss statesman and grand Texan, will be vice president in tho White House C. A. Culberson. When the name of Culberson was Ti is mfint,one(1 the audience went wild. air. catkins' speech was frequent, ly applauded until the finish, and it was declared by hls( many friends to have been his best oratorical ef fort up to date. I Tiles Ab. Cured nt Home by New sorption Method. If you suffer from bleeding, Itch Inf, blind or protudlng Piles, send ma your address and I will tell you how to cure yourself at bomb by the new your own locality if requested. Im mediate relief and permanent cure assured. Send no money, but tell others of this offer. Write today to Mrs. M. Summers, Box P, Notre Dame, Ind. LOST Nine miles west of town, one iron pray horse, 15! hands high. This horse on leaving home wore a baiter and branded" on left shoulder. ' Will pay reasonable reward for recovery GEO. MINKR Care McKnight Livery Barn. CONSTITUTION 1 OR WOMAN'S CLUB ..liCLUL NAME. The name ot this Association nll be the Woman's Personal Appearance Club. AH1U LK 11. OUJtCT. Tue object of this Association shall be the Improvement ot the natural appearaaca of each of IU meuiUcis. ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP. Section 1. Membership in this Club shall bo of two classos, Active and Passive. , Section 2. Active membership shall be limited to those who Intelligently devote a reasonable share of their time to the object ot UU Association. Section 3. Passive Membership shall be confined to those who, while disinclined to investigate the opportunities tor personal Improvement, aro willing to accept the advice of those who do, ART I CLIO IV. OFFICERS. The offices of President, First and Second Vice President, Socretary and Treasurer shall be honorary In character, and may be assumed, at will, by any member, when such assumption advances the good of the cause. ARTICLE V. MEETINGS. . Section 1. Regular meetings may occur upon bright days, following the careful preparation ot members for the purpose., bectlon 2. No member shall be admitted to any regular meeting whose appearance .does not ln- stantly stamp her a member of the Club. Section 3. Special or unexpected meetings between members may occur at any time or place; there, fore each member should at all times be mindful of her membership and never appear untidy or be seen with dull, brlttly or unsightly hair. ARTICLE VI. QUORUM. Section 1. One member shall constitute a quorum for the execution of any plan or the use of any prophylactic not out of harmony with the object of the Association. Section 2. Upon special occasions a larger number may constitute a quorum, provided the purpose of the meeting interesU and Instructs those wbo are known to bo loyal to the Club. ' ARTICXK VII. AMENDMENTS. Section 1. But one amendment Is permissible under this Constitution. Section 2. Article III may be amended by tho addition of a section permitting Auxllnry Member. Socton 3. Any married man may become an Auxiliary Member by promptly and cheerfully purchas ing for his own family .such toilet remedies or requisites as may be desired by any Active or Passive Member. NOTE 1 NOTE 2 NOTE 3 It Is passing strange that we have no clubs for the improvement of one's natural appearance; "a iback to nature club," so to speak. We certainly need them, for we all know that one lecture by a capable dermatologist would be more helpful to tho complexion than a ton ot beauty lotion. No one has other than encour agement tor literary clubs, but we are forced to admit that many, many' hours are devoted to looking up the depre dations of some ancient Buccaneer, when the time would be worth more if spent in com bating the depredations ot drandruff germs. Upon this very subject, how many know about the dandruff germ and the havoc it creates in a luxuriant growth of hair? It is a deplorable fact that, up to within very recent years, one century after another rolled by without any important ad ditlonto our knowledge of hair preservation. Nearly six thousand years ago, or to be exact, 4,000 B. C, tho mother of the Egyptian King Chata (second king of the first dynasty) tried to save tho hair of that monarch with a mixture of dogs' paws, dates and asses' hoofs, ground up and cooked In oil (Egyptian Papyrus.) Similar remedies have been popular ever since. Just when cantharldes took the place of dogs paws iu hair rem edies is not known, but Hippocrates, "the father of medicine," used it four hundred years B. C, and it has 'been n constant use with no benefit whatever up to within tho present decade. Most hair remedies contain it even now. What is "cantharldes?" Simply a foul smelling dead fly or bug from the Le vant that has been dried, powered and soaked in alcohol. The elder Pliny, A. D. 23, and also Dlotcorldos, overcame the "mousy" odor with hot vinegar. NOTE 6 NOTE 4 N3TE5 It remained for the eminent Ger. man, Unna (ask your doctor about him) to discover that the real cause of dandruff, itching scalp and falling hair is an invisible microbe growth of vegetable char acter that lodges and develops in the sebac ceous glands of the hair follicles in the scalp. This Bhows that the disease Is contagious and also that the use of dead animals or 'bugs is worse than useless. Read how a guinea pig wrs denuded with human dandruff germs, page 511, "Jackson on Diseases of the Skin," 4th edition. Also Lancet, London, Sept 24, '04; Medical Re view of Reviews, New York, Nov., '01; New England Medical Monthly, Oct., '04. Liter ary Digest, New, York, March 1, 02 and Not. 12. '04. NflTF 7 The ',n,t remcl7 to successfully llUIC I comhat the dandruff germ, stop itching and permit the hair to grow as na ture intended, Is Newbro'a Herpicldo. It Is . a scientific germicide and scalp prophylactic. It does not stain or dye the hair, and It con tains no cantharldes. While Newbro's Her. ptclde will not cure baldness or do anything; "magical," its intelligent use will produce re suits that are, to say the least, extraordinary. Jn addition to its remedial qualities. It makes the hair light and fluffy and gives it a silken gloss. Doctor V. T. McGillycuddy, Denver, Colo., Medical Inspector Mutual Life Insur ance Company of New York, writes as fol lows concerning Newbro's Herpicide: "Knowing the composition f Herpicide, I can state that it contains nothing Injurious In a great number of cases of 'baldness, a neglected dandruff can be considered as Its immediate exciting cause or associated con dition. Your Herpicide will, in the vast ma jority of enses, cure and prevent the continu. atlon of dandruff. It is an elegant. and ideal hair dressing." Miss Jennie Betchel attended the commencement of the Canyon High School at Canyon last evening. ..Her sister was a member of the graduat. ing class. L 0. THOMPSON & CO, Special Agents NewLro's Herpicide. For Lease. Seven-section pasture closo to Aroarlllo, plenty of water, good fence and splendid grass. Address EAVE WHITE, 15 4p Amarlllo, Tex. Hon.. J- H. Bowman is making a speaking tour of the south plain." in derense of Senator Bailey and the Fort Worth delegate ticket. ITS Co Nothing like it for a clay's recreation. They're biting fine now too and some gooJ ones are being caught. We've tackle ot every description everything needed for the suc cessful fisherman, rods, reels, hooks, floats etc. See them in our window. s The Safe Paint to use is THE Sherwih-Wiuiaks PAIMT It is a pure lead, 2:inc, and linseed oil paint of the greatest durability. Properly ap plied it can,'t go wrong. We car show you houses, painted with it years ago, that arc still in good condition and that prove the value of the paint. 11 : Ft v s r.