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CANYON CETY NEWS.
(THE STAY Ell.) IF YOU ARE A PANHANDLER, HELP THE NEWS "PANHANDLE" FOR THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS. VOL VII. CANYON CITY, TEXAS, FRIDAY. APRIL 24.1903. NO. 6. KANSAN RETURNS. F. M . lltMirn, the Well Known Kuiihhb Cattle Huyer, Ik in the City After nn AIihciicc of About One Year. As Mr. Bourn is well known to most stockmen of the county, the following clipped from the West Texas Stockman (Colorado City), may prove interesting reading: P. M. Bourn, the well known Kansas cattle operator, drifted in from the Sunflower state a few days ago, after about one year's absence, and paid the Stockman an appreciated call. Mr. Bourn wintered a string of cattle near Canyon City, and when the edge of the February blizzard began to nip things in Kansas, he bustled out to the Panhandle to see how those Texans were standing the bad weather, He found things in much better shape than he an ticipated, and for the past few weeks has been very busy get ting the entire bunch shipped out to Kansas. Mr Bourn reports conditions in the laud of 2 cent inspection j fees unusually good this spring. An abundance of rain during the j fall and winter months has filled j the bosom of old mother earth with so much moisture that early grass is a certainty, Hush cd all the streams and tilled all the water holes in the country. The outlook for good crops was never better, and there is suffi cient moisture already in the soil to carry the country safely until June. Mr. Bourn reports a very ma terial increase in the price of Kansas pasturage this spriug. Real estate in the grazing por t on of that state has had a de cided upward tendency, advanc ing from $3 to about $7 per acre. As a consequence of this ad vance the men who have pastur age to lease have made a cor responding advance in price, making the rate on an average about. J3.50 per animal for the season, ,a against $2 heretofore. The men who ljuy cattle to car ry up into that section are up against it, and believe their on ly means of staying in 'the ring is a corresponding reduction iu the purchase price. He thinks the dominating price for steers this spring will be $19 to $20 for twos, and $14 to $15 for year lings. Mr. Bourn expresses the oniniou that the movement of cattle to Kansas from this sec tion of the state will be much lighter this spring than usual, in view of the generally adverse experiences of the last season. He says he may buy some small bunches 6 stuff hiinself if he can get. them .like stealing them. , Asked as to tne status of bis ,-ase in Kansas for the alleged A,.;i:ition of the state quarantine N ... I., ...!J 1L. law, court rendered its famous de cision in the Ed Reid case, lie aw there was nothing for him to do but to make the best terms possible, and found by paying the costs the case would be dis missed. Mr. Bourn came around by Amarillo and interviewed the Pecos Valley people with refer ence to cattle shipment, and found conditions so favorable that he will again ship west to Pecos in the event that he makes any purchases here this spring. TO ADVERTISE RANDALL CO. The following excerpt of a letter addressed to the manage ment of the News from the traf fic department of "The Denver Road" is self-explanatory: For the information of your self and others interested in the territory along our line, and for the sake of development there of to the advantage of every in terest concerned, I beg to ad vise that this company, in con- which are in St. Louis, Mo., the object of the said agency being to exploit iu the fullest manner possible the resources, climatic and agricultural ad vantages and general develop ment of Southwestern territory including Texas, New Mexico and the Indian and Oklahoma Territories. As in connection with this scheme"(which calls for an ex penditure of many Thousand Dollars cash to be paid out by the various Railway Lines in interest.) the Commissioner of the said Agency is very desir ious of receiving letters or arti cles relating to every locality, for publication and other use toward inducing immigration to and the settlement of the terri tory referred to. To carry out this scheme a big sum of money, stated to be close to a half a million, is to I be used in the getting out and distribution of literature show ing what each section of the country has done and what it has to offer as an inducement C PR ICES THAT T A LK ? PWe have in our special cash pairs of Ladies', Misses' and Children's shoes, also some very low prices in k Gentlemen's BOOTS and SHOES. Our Ladies' $1.50 Slipper now $1.00. Our Ladies' $ 1 .25 Slipper now .75 Our Misses' $ 1 .00 Slipper now .75 Our Misses' 75c Slipper now .60 Come and let us show you the nicest line of Spring Hats in Canyon. While our sales have been beyond our expectation our line y is still complete. Our stock of dry goods and Groceries will bear close inspection. magraepwiiMMMiM I CANYON MER. COMPANY J ... mm . . . k i M .... ... . mAt. HOW'S TH IS? tip said be had paid tne costs and the case had been dis ced. When the supreme The News will get out a special edition, fully de scribing town and coun ty and giving every bus iness a WriteUp, etc., sometime in JUNE, if we can get subscribers to it sufficient to cover the ACTUAL COST. limn card on 4th pafre. This is no an advertisement, we pub lish it for the (rood of tile coun-try. IMPORTANT SCHOOL CA L A GOOD WAY TO ADVER TISE OUR TOWN, THIS. In the celebrated Tolleson Waggoner case the supreme court oo April 13, sustained the action of Land Commissioner liogan. In this case the matter in con troversy was a section of land in Scurry county under lease to Brooks Bell. On Aujf. 13, l'JOO, Bell sold and transferred all his right and title to said sec tion to Waggoner, and on Aug. 27 following, Waggoner filed the transfer in the general land office and made application to purclia.se the section, which was awarded him. On Aug. 30 and 31 following, Tolleson made two new applications for pur chase of the section. The ap plications were rejected because ot the sale to Waggoner. Wag goner's application and pur chase was made before the lease expired, according to its terms. Under the light of this deci sion it will be seen that a party bolding land undsr lease from the State may transfer his right to a person of his own choice and that such person may at once become by tiling bis appli cation therefor, a purchaser from the state. The substance of this is that a lessee from the State can choose his neighbor if he so desires. This will have a far-reaching elfect in connection with" State school lands; !..' - ' junction with a number of other important lines of tbe South west, is a member of "Coloniza tion Agency - Southwestern Lines," the headquarters of for bomseekers. This is a fine chance to get Canyon City and Kandall coun ty represented, and that too, without much outlay of cash. The railroads do the printing and sending out and all they re quire of us is to furnish the copy. By all means let our part of Texas be in it. See double col- Always look on the bright side of life, also look at Burton : Lingo Co's stock of bright fin ishing lumber it will make you feel good. This office has a 4x5 Cyclone Camera, tripod and general out fitjust the thing to take pic tures of stock, to exchange for a wheel. miss