The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, December 20, 1888, Image 1

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HARBISON, aSTEB., DEO. 20, 1888.
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A Model Ranch. Its Location, Sur
ntundiup, Improvements and Advan
tages. Eighteen miles ftouth and three miles
east of HurriHon is situated Mr. Ja. II.
Cook's stmk rancli. Durinir a' recent
visit there we were pleased to note the
many improvement that have, been
pku-ed there since Mr. Cook purchased
what was formerly known as the O 4
In point of situation, a better one
could hardly lie found in northwestern
Neliraska; having the advantage of an
unlimited supply of both hay land and
pasture, pure running water that never
freezes, and the natural shelter of the
hills that almost surround it; three ' of
the of the most necessary requisites for
successful cattle raising. Over fifteen .
hundred acres of pasture land bordering
on the stream is fenced and divjdud into
convenient enclosures of from a few
acres to several hundred.
Mr. Cook has utilized here his exper
ience of several years at the cattle busi
ness in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado,
Wyoming and Nebraska. The rule of
a place for everything and everything
in its place" is here followed and an a
of neatness and order prevails.
The large barn is used only for the
several teams of working animals and
has suitable bins for feed and rooms for
harness, saddles, &c, besides a jarge hay
room above. Attached to this on either
side is the store rooms for buggies, wag
ons, sulkies and a few farming imple
ments. Near the barn is the largest of
the several springs, so arranged that the
water is carried into a trough and used
for watering horses. Just south of the
barn is a Jong, well arranged building,
divided into lox stalls for the stallions1
and other compartments for young stock
poultry and etc., but the principal stock
sheds are several rods farther east, open
ing to the south, and will 'comfortably;
shelter about 200 head. Substantial
corrals in built adjacent to tu ahedit,
for holding the cattle while being sorted,
branded or dehorned. A board-tight cor
ral near is circular in form and is used
for breaking, branding and breeding
of horses, being especially adapted to the
catching and breaking of horses as it is
constructed with a (hiring top and
smootlie inside, so that it is almost im
possible for animals to hurt themselves
r the rider. The plan is original with
Mr. C-ook and approaches perfection for
its purpose.
The herd of graded and thorough bred
horses is headed by the Hambletonian
A standard bred trotting stallion. A
beautiful bay with black mane and tail,
and a white star in forehead. He was
foaled on the 27th, day of May, 18H4; is
17 hands high and weighs over l.ilOO.
His jiedigree is second to none of any
yoilng trotting stallion, his ancestors be
ing from noted, trotting families on all
sides for generations. Next comes the
promising two year old stallion,
S re, '"has. Hays, by Governor Hayes,
he by (Masterlode) Fisk's Hambletonian
Star. am, Topsy, by Lexington chief,
Jr., (2100; 2nd dam by Blanchard a Mor
gan: 3rd dam by . utr Green, by Bacchus,
(thoroughbred) he by Lexington, four
mile race horse.
There are a fine lot of mares in the
herd lirst among which is
Bay filly, foaled May 20th, 1887; bred
by W. V. Marantette, Mendon, Michi
gan. Sire, Pilot Medium (1597).' First
dam, Vermont Hero (141); 2nd dam,
Sherman's Black Hawk (U2); 3rd, dam,
Hambletonian (10). Next comes
Bay . filly, foaled June 22nd, 1886.
Sire, Lexington t hief, Jr. (2103). lam
same as Blaze Lighton. Also
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Bay filly, foaled April 20th 1885.
Sire, Paragon Maml rino. 1 am same as
Blaze Lighton. And , ,
Bay filly, foaled June 3rd, 1886. Sire,
Lexington thief, Jr., (2103). See Wal-liu-o
Stud liook, also American Stud
Book. First dam, Field's Royal George,
full sister to Lotta B. (record 2:34, pri
vate 2 82 at live year old form.)
These, with the others of tlie
comprise nearly 100 head. Tlieits awal-
so 14 young mules in the herd, a part of
which are broke to work.
Well informed tx k growers will ap
preciate the fact that unusunl care has
been ever. is d by Mr. ook in establish
ing and stocking his ranch, in view of
the fact that go"! blooded htock is more
valuitl In under any and all circumstan
ces. ...
.Th cnW Iwrd of lr0 InmJ are .ll
high grades or thorough bred from the
Short Horn and Polled Angus families.
The dehorning plan is carried out and
tlie beneficial result iB so apparent as to
be convincing. The animals aie all un
usually large and thrifty, ranging as
high as 1,800 and 2,000. Mr. Cook will
breed nothing hereafter but the hornless
varieties, liaving exerienced confidence
in their superiority over the horned ani
mals. The new bull for his lierd, which
will be secured from' the east next
spring, is a Red Polled.
A half mile race track is being com
pleted for the better training 'and seed
ing of his horses. A great many other
improvements are either planned or un
der execution. A fish pond, encircling a
high grassy spot of about half an acre,
is nearly completed and several hundred
German carp liave already been placed
therein. The island js to be the site of a
new and. commodious dwelling to be
erected next summer. Several thousand
fruit and forest trees liave been planted
and as a rule are thrifty and doing well.
Mr. Cook served several years in the
employ of the Government ' during the
sarly days of western Nebraska and Wy
oming, and is bettor known to the Army
oflicers and cattle men as the noted
scout, Jas. Cook.
Fighting the Inevitable.
The argument of many railroad or
gans is that investments must not be im
paired. The argument virtually is that
interest on railroad bonds and returns on
all railroad securities must be guaran
teed and in no way interfered with. And
upon the same assumption the same au
thorities complain greviously when these
returns dwindle, and they are glib in de
claring that everything is going to the
demnition bowwows. This is the sub
stance of no end of stuff which is' given
out from sources of railroad authority,
and it even passes current in many cir
cles which are reckoned of account in fi
nances and business. Yet when it is an
alyzed and reduced to its nuked meaning
it is based on a fundamental absurdity,
t al) amounts simply to this, that the
railroad property alone, among all- spe
cies of property ought to lie taken out of
the law's of trade and competition and
guaranteed the supernatural privelege
of profit in spite of all progress" and . cir
cumstances. Now what special sacred
dess inheres in railroad investments, anv
more than iu other investments, that
they should bring perennial profit at all
hazards? Leave cut of the account the
frauds and robberies which taint so ma
ny railroad securities, leave out the
question of balooned bonds and watered
stock, and admit that all railroad obli
gations represent actual values, which is
not true at all still the fundamental
absurdity of the positions of the railroad
organs remain exactly the same. The
fact is that the man who puis bis money
into railroad investments must take his
chances just the same as the man who
puts his money into peal estate, into
trade, into manufacturing. Sioux City
Mr. Pine Top, over on Cottonwood had
the mumps and they get well very slow.
A Friend of mine was over there the oth
er day and found one man trying to kick
himself to death. Poor man! he voted
wrong and has at last awakened to the
fact. Stop short and not make a fool of
yourself. You say, "that .ink on Sol
dier creek," it don't make any difference
who you talk ahout if he did not vote
for the Ring. You ask who is a bigger
story teller than George Walker? 1
know of men who can beat him nnd I
wont have to go to lyceum to rake up
all the back lies of my neighbors. Please
look to some of your own family Mr.
Pine Top. )f I hear of you kicking your
self again you will hear from me if I am
in the country, and if it comes to shoot
ing, I will load my gun with whiskey
and shoot vou right in the mouth where
you got it on election day. Y.
Don't Forget
That we want several more
correspondents. Some may think they
are not competent that a person must
lie able to write and spell every thing
correctly. Not so. . Send us the news as
best you can and we will correct it and
make it readable if not already so
Try it once or twice. '
Harrison's New Mill.
C. L Tubbs Iuih added to the Nov-
Ity Works a mill capable of grinding
graham flour, buckwheat flour, meal,
and chop feed of all kinds. He will be
ready for business after the 10th of L e-
Scluwl Entertainment.
The Hillside school, district No. 2, will
give an evening entertainment Friday
iw, 21. All are invited. Curtain will
rise at 8 o'clock,
MmiMB Thomas, Teacher
50 tons of hay for sale 4 miles north
west of town, by Bigelow Bros.
We can save you money on any pa
fer in the U. S. by clubbing it with the
Joursai.. Come and seel
J. W. Seoor informs us tliat he has
discovered a sure method of keeping
horses from running into barbed wire
fences, whenever its adoption is practica
ble. It is simply to plow a furrow
along die line of fence, from eight feet
to a rod away. .The horse will invaria
bly halt at this furrow in time to discov
er the fence beyond. It is worth trying.
-Sheridan Co., Sun.
i AJiui Hope Robinson, of Foxc.roft,
Maine, is only eleven years old, but this
year she has been "field overseer" of
the picking of over twenty-five bushels
of strawberries, liaving had some days as
many as twenty little girls and boys un
der her charge picking the fruit. She
kept good order, knew just how much
each one had picked, saw that the work
was properly done, and understands all
the line points of strawlerry raising as
well as anybody. 1 emorest's Monthly.
Mothers pay too little attention to the
headgear of their infants and children.
Who has not seen an impatient and testy
nurse hastily tying on a bonnet or a cap
ljor a child, while she pefhups crumpled
fjhe ear on itself or pushed it out so that
it stood at right angles to the head?
Whenever this is done the ultimate posi
tion of the ear in adult life is affected,
t is not to be wondered at that so many
ears stand at right angles from the head
or hang in so lackadaisical manner by
their attachments. The prevention of
these errors will lie in a careful personal
supervision of the headgear.
; If a tendency on the part of the ears
to stand off at top bold an angle lie no
ted in infancy, it may lie corrected by so
wminging the bonnets and caps that the
oar lies lUt against the head. It would
uot lie amiss even for a cloth to be
bound around the forehead at night,
when the child sleeps, so that the upper
portion of the pinna be taken in by the
bandage; if these procedures be pereever
ed in fop some time the malposition of
the ears piay be greatly remedied.
When a woman has a new pair of
shoes sent home she performs altogether
different from a man. She never shoves
her toes into them and hauls until she is
red m the face and all ont of breath, and
then goes stamping and kicking around,
but pulls them on part way carefully,
twitches them off again to take a last
look, and see if she has the right one,
pulls them on again, looks at them
dreamily, says they are just right, then
takes another look, stops suddenly to
smoothe out a wrinkle, twists around
and surveys them sideways, exclaims:
"Mercy, how loose they are," looks at
them again square in front, works her
foot around so they wont hurt her quite
so much, takes thoni off, looks at the
heel, the bottom and the inside, puts
them on again, walks up and down the
room once or twice, remarks to her bet
ter half that she won't have them at any
price, tilts down tne mirror so she con
see how they look from that way, backs
off, steps up again, bikes thirty or forty
farewell looks, says they make her feet
awful big and never will do in the world
put them on and oil' three or four times
more, asks her husband what he thinks
about it, and then pays no attention to
wliat he says, goes through it all again,
and finally says she will take them. It's
very simple. Kansas City Times.
The legislature of Nebraska will soon
lie called upon to revise our election
laws. The ballot system in force in this
state, as well as in the other states of
the country, is faulty. Efforts are being
made in various commonwealths to
purge elections of their bad elements.
In Massachusetts and in New York meas
ures liave brought liefore their respective
legislatures to correct elective methhds.
The reforms are modelled upon what is
termed the "Australian ballot system.
Under this method ballots are printed by
the state, and all candidates, nominated
a certain fixed time liefore the election
appear on these ballots,, and no other
can lie used. Instead of having a separ
ate ballot for each candidate, all the can
didatis for one ollice are printed on the
same ballot and each voter marks his
choice in a room by himself. This is a
guaranty of secrecy. No one can know
how the elector votes, and under some e-
lection laws under this svstem the voter
is prohibited from telling how he voted
under penalty. The Australian method
commends itself in discouraging the use
of money for election purposes. A candi
date, in order to run under this system is
1m not, put to the expense of paying for
the printing of tickets or tlte peddling of
of theui at the polls. It moreover
breaks up the evil trade of buying votes,
so scandalous in our elections, as no one
can I' ll whether, the votes thus bought
Iu-.. been delivered. Omaha Bee.
Stock and Lowest Prices
D. H. 60IS170LD S.
This is the time to buy barbed wire
CHEAP. I have just received a
load and it will pay you to buy it
now. Yours for buiness,
D. H.
J. B. Finney, President. General office F. C. Sikensen, Secretary.
Lumber, Coal; Grain, Lath
And Shingles,
Sash, Doors,
Blinds, Plaster,
Hair, Lime,
Harrison. Neb.
Blacksmith, Wagon, Carriage and
Repair shop.
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Good stock always on hand. All kinds of WorV executed promptly and
Boutta of Pfoit's LlvOTy Bar - ' IWriwm, Nlrfi
Dealers in-
G. GUTHRIE, Manager.