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OFFICIAL VOTE OF THE STATE OF NEBEASKA , CAST NOVEMBER 4 , 1884.
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Review of the Wealth Represented Itij Dele
The committee on permanent organization
of the St. Louis Cattlemen's convention , pre
sented the name of Gov. Routt , of Colorado ,
for permanent chairman ; Gen. Curtis , of New
York , first vice-president , and one vice-presi
dent from each state and territory represented ;
Maj. A. G. Atwater , of St. Louis , secretary.
An idea of the enormous vrealth represented
by the delegates to the convention ma } " be
gained from the following reference to a part
of the companies and associations that have
sent delegates , the statement being obtained
from officers of the various companies. The
larcrcst and richest association in the country
perhaps is the Texas Live Stock association of
Texas , which extends nearly all over the state
and embraces in its membership a large number -
ber of the members of fourteen , of ivhat are
Icnown as district associations. William Lam
bert , its' secretary , says the association owns a
million head of cattle , the same number of
sheep and 350,000 horses , and a moderate esti
mate of their value would be $45,000,000.
Delegates of this association wear a
blue silk badge attached to the coat , with
a large five-pointed solid gold star , under
which is artistically wrought a silver cow ,
weighing abo'ut to ounces. The largest of
the district organizations in the state is the
Southern Texas Live Stock association , which
owns 420,000 head of cattle , 45,000 horses and
n large number of sheep , all valued at over
89,000,000. Thev also have 4.030,000 acres of
land , valued at § 11,025,000 , makinc their en
tire propertv worth about ? 21,000.000. They
employ 1,500 men as herders. Other large
district associations in Texas are the North
west Texas Cattle Raisers' association , the
Pan Handle Live Stock association , the Colorado
rado and Concho Stock association , all of
which own immense herds and send larce dele
gations to the convention. .From New Mexico
seven associations are represented , the lanrest
of which is the Northern New Mexico Cattle-
: 'Growers' association whose
, range practically
covers Colfax , Mora and San Miguel counties ,
and embraces 16.000,000 acres of land , on
which 800,000 cattle graze , besides a large
number of horses. The other associations of
New Mexico are the Acque Caliento. with 240- ,
t 000 cattle and a capital of § 2,500.000 ; the
Wagon Mound association , with 17,000 cattle
4 and a capital of § 2,000,000 ; the Lin-
coin County association , with 400,000 cat
tle and a capital of § 8,000,000 : the Central
New Mexico association , with 500.000 cattle
and a capital of ? 6,000,000 ; the Donna Anna
association , with 85,000 cattle and a capital of
Sl.000.000. and the Southwestern association ,
with 90,000 cattle and a capital of " § 2.000,000.
Of the ranches owned or controlled by St.
Louis men , and whose headquarters are in'that
city , the largest interest is that of Hunter &
Evans , which embraces several ranches in Tex
as , Indian Territory , Kansas and Nebraska ,
and has 880,000 cattle , capital § 562,000 , and
owns or controls by lease and otherwise 4,464-
000 a-res of land. Next comes the Continental
with 95,000 cattle , a capital of § 2,700,000 and
9J1,8SO acres of land ; the Clark Cattle and
Land companv , with 80,0000 cattle , a capital of
$500,000 and"800,000 acres of land ; the Nio-
brara Cattle companv. with 31,000 cattle , a cap
ital of § 200.000 and 3,000,000 acres of land : the
Raynard Cattle companv. with 15,000 cattle , a
capital of § 250,000 and 100,000 acres of land ;
v the St. Louis Cattle company , with 13,000 cat-
r tic , a capital of § 200,000 and 200OTO , acres of
land. These , with one or two small concerns ,
give an aggregate cattle interest operated there
of 521 000 head of cattle , § 4,437,000 capital and
18.503,850 acres of land.
In the convention on the 20th , General
Stone , of Colorado , chairman of the committee
on resolutions , reported with favorable recom
mendation the preamble and resolution relat
ing to the cattle trail. After several speeches
for and against , the resolution was finally en
dorsed by a large majority. The resolution is
as follows :
WHEREAS , One of the objects of this con
vention is to procure by all legitimate means
in its such legislation from congress as shall
best promote and protect the entire stock in
terests of the United States , and to each sec
tion ample market and transportation facili
ties : and
'WHEREAS. This convention dcslrrs that a
safe and cheap route be opened from the
"breeding ground to the maturing grounds of
the northwest : and ,
WHEREAS , We believe this can only be ac-
-complishcd by the establishment of a national
stock trail over -hhlch stock can be driven ,
Jtesolvcd , That the convention do memorial-
1ze congress for such appropriate legislation as
shall be sufficient to accomplish the p'urpose
herein intended , to open , establish and maintain -
tain a national stock trail from some point on
the Red River to the north line of the United
Second : That a committee of nine be ap
pointed to prepare and present said memorial
to congress , in the name and by the authority
of this convention.
A resolution was presented which requested
. the secretary of the interior to restrict all except -
cept those Indians In Indian Territory to the
f. ; limits of their reservations. After considera-
Jle discussion the resolution was referred back
4o the committee for further consideration.
Official Vote in the Various Districts as Re
turned to the Secretary of State.
The following is the official vote for
members of congress in their respective
districts as returned to the secretary of
* The official of , Keith county has not been
received. These figures are taken from the
Dgalalla Reporter of the 12th inst.
THE COLORADO POOL.
A. Sleeting of the Roads interested at Denver.
A meeting of the Colorado and Utah pool
was held at Denver. All the roads were fully
represented. The principal business of the
meeting was to receive from J. F. Tucker , the
pool arbitrator , the award oC per centages on
Colorado business for the three months end
ing on the 1st of January proximo. Under
the arrangement ending the 1st of last month
the Union Paciflc received on Denver
business , both freight and passenger , flfty-
one per cent , the Burlington thirty , the Santa
1'e and Kio Grande nineteen. On Pueblo bus
iness the Union Paciflc and Burlington re
ceived flf ty and the Santa Fe fifty. By Mr.
Tucker's new apportionment , submitted to
day , the Union Paciflc receives forty-nine on
Denver freight and flftv-one on passenger
business ; the Burlington twenty-nino on
freight and thirty on passenger ; the Santa Fe
twenty-two on freight and nineteen on pas
senger. On Pueblo business the Union Paciflc
and Burlington receive forty-five on freight
and thirty-five on passenger : the Santa Fe
fifty-five on freight and sixty-five on passen
ger. _ _
TOE APPOINTING FOirER.
The Senate to Keep an E je j > n the Official
"Washington special : Therewillbenn execu
tive session of the senate after the adjourn
ment of congress , next 4th tpf March , to con
firm or reject President Cleveland's nomina
tions. There will bo a republican majority in
the senate , and many politicians believe that
the republican senators will not consent to the
official changes a democratic president may
wish to make. Under the tenure of office act
federal officers cannot be supplanted until th %
expiration of their terms of o.ffice unless for
cause. Pretexts for removals can easily be
found , but it is the duty of the senate to de
termine what is good cause and to respect the
law. If the majority chooses it can effectual
ly block any attempt to make sweeping re
movals of icderal officers filling unexpired
terms. After the adjournment of the senate
Mr. Cleveland can make as many changes as
he sees fit , but the senate , which is assuredly
republican for the next two years , will pass
upon every nomination at the following1 ses
sion of congress. It is not at all probable ,
however , that the republicans will use the
confirming power in nn arbitary manner or
will interfere unnecessarily to prevent the
president from filling the responsible offices
with men of his own political faith. Neither
is it expected that Mr. Cleveland will exercise
the appointing po\ver arbitrarily.
a FOR SENATOR.
How it ts Figured Out that He Can be Chosen.
The No York Sunday News , a paper which
Is responsible for the gubernatorial boom of
Grover Cleveland , and which has been his
home organ ever since , has made the canvass
of the western part of the state on the ques
tion of returning Conkling to the United
States senate. It says , editorially , that the
stalwart assemblymen will unite with the
democrats and accomplish this. It finds that
thirteen republicans , orenough to elect ,
will unite with the .democrats. Frank M
Giese , Second district ; Timothy W. Jackson.
Fourth district ; Eric" county , all democrats ,
will support him , as they feel it is for the best
interests of the party to do so. William M.
Hawkins , Third district of Erie , and Walter
P. Home , Second district of Niagara county ,
republicans , are both in favor of him , and be
lieve Him the best man for the place. Jacob
A. Driess , of Niagara county , a democrat , will
also support him. The Wyoming assembly
man , Loring , is non-committal , and the Mon
roe county assemblymen , Hubbell , Tunilty
and Gnrbutt , are quoted as being favorable.
Interviews in an indirect way with assemDly-
men from other parts of the state show a
favorable impression , and Conkling will be
yond doubt be elected through a consolidation
of democratic and stalwart forces.
From tlic Corporal.
From the Marine Barracks , Pensaco-
la , Florida , Corporal Ben. Barger writes
of the benefits of Brown's Iron Bitters
in that malarious region. He says : "I
have used several bottles and must say
I am greatly benefitted by using it.
Several of my comrades use Brown's
Iron Bitters , and } rou may rest assured
they all think it is the greatest thing on
earth. " This kind of testimony comes
from all quarters concerning Brown's
Iron Bitters the best tonic.
TJie Power of Election Shouts.
"There have been an average of
5,000 persons standing in these crowds
since the election excitement began , "
said a gentleman of mathematical rep
utation to a reporter of the republican
last evening. That seemed aTery mod
erate estimate , and th'e reporter agreed
to the proposition , not knowing the ex
act purport of it , however. "And they
have been standing around for forty
hours or "Will have been by the time
your paper comes out with the exact
facs and relieves this exhaustive sus-
Again the reporter assented.
"They have shouted on an average
once every minute and expended a foot
pound of force at every shout. "
That was more obstruse , and the re
porter agreed to it.
"This being conceded , we come to
what that force would do if applied. It
would , in the first place , I find , raise
1,440,000 tons to the top of the monument
ment , or rather to the top of the verti
cal shaft. Then , it would move a train
of cars from Washington to San Fran
cisco , containing let's see , how many
men and how much freight. "
The Natural Orator.
" The orator is born , not made , " say
certain critics. The assertion is contra
dicted by BO many exceptions that it
cannot be received as a general rule.
It js , however , verified in the career of
some great orators. The rnost notable
case , in the annals of American orators ,
is that of Patrick Henry. The bees of
Hymettus touched his lips , as they did
those of Plato , Avlule slumbering in his
cradle. He lisped in eloquence , as Pope
did in numbers.
Henry was a natural orator , but he
was "only that and nothing more. "
Mr. Jefferson , who knew him well , and
often listened spell-bound to his elo
quence , says he was neither a man of
education nor a well-read lawyer.
Wirt , in his "Life of Henry , " which
should more properly be entitled Wirt's
"Romance"says lie read "Plutarcli's
Lives" once a year. " I don't believe , "
said Mr. Jefferson , " he ever read two
volumes of them. "
One November , on leaving Jefferson's
house , Henry selected two books from
his host's library. "I will take these
iwovolumes of 'Hume's Essays , ' " he
remarked , as he put them in his saddle
bags , " and try to read them this Avin-
ter. " Tn the spring lie returned them ,
saying he had not been able to get half
through one of them.
In fact , Henry was too lazy and too
fond of company to read. His delight
was to pass weeks hunting in the "piny
woods" along with overseers and people
of similar social position. At night ,
when they gathered about the camp tire ,
Henry wj > s the soul of the company
telling stories and cracking jokes until
Yet the lazy , half-educated lawyer
seemed like one inspired when he stood
before a jury or on the stump.
"He appeared to me , " wrote Mr. Jef
ferson , "to speak as Homer wrote. I
never heard , " he continues , ' . ' anything
that deserved to be called by the same
name with what flowed from him.
Where be got that torrent of language
from is inconceivable. I have frequently
shut my eyes while he spoke , and when
he was done asked myself what he had
said , without being able to recollect a
word of it. He was no logician. "
But Hen y's case is an exceptional
one. There is nothing like it in ptir
history , and the times were on his side.
To-day the man who wishes to attain
eminence as an orator must have ideas
raid know how to put them in an at
tractive form. "To gain ideas and ac
quire the art of putting them , he must
otudy. Youth's Companion.
THE Northwestern Lumberman men
tions an experiment which may have im
portant results for lumbermen and grist-
millers. Sawdust and brun compressed
at little cost into a space which will
much reduce the cost of their transporta
tion. Into a block of compressed saw
dust an eight-penny nail was driven so
firmly that it broke in the * attempt to
draw it. Yet the block was easily fria
ble. Three pecks of bran were com
pressed into a roll six inches long by six
inches diameter , capable of enduring
much handling , yet easily broken by the
fingers. The process will probably
bring sawdust largely into use for bed
ding horses , and will reduce the cost of
bran to consumers distant from the
Foster got $15,000 for writing "Old
Folks at Home. "
Fr.ocn Wheat per 100 tbs
FI.OUK Ityo per 10U 2 > s
JlARLEY NO. 2
IlVK-NO. 2 . * .
Coux No. 2 mixed . . . .
OATS No. 2
ilUTTEU Fancy Creamery. . . .
liUTTKit Cholco dairy.
CHEESE Young America
O.NIOSS Porbbl 1 40
CHICKENS Per doz. live 225
CHICKENS "Dressed , per Ib. . . 9
TURKEYS Per B ) 13
' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '
LEMONS Cou' \ \ . . . . . . , . . . . . . . C 00
I'OTATOKS Per bushel 30
SEEUS Timothy 1 IN
SKEHS Uluo Grass 100
SKKDS Hungarian 1 15
IlAY-Dalled , per ton SCO
WHEAT No. 2 Sprlnjr 80 © 81tf
WIIKAT Ungraded Ked C2 © § 0
CORN No.2 - SOM : " 2
OATS Mixed Western OlJifci 33
Fnoon Winter 4 75 © 5 30
FI.OUH Sprinjr. 375 @ 45(1 (
WHEAT I'erlnishel 72 Co 72"
COIIN Per bushel 4UJ < ii , 414
OATS Pcrbu&hel 25ifiJ 2\ ?
LAUD ( M . " > ( TO 700
lions Pckpr and shipp'g 4 10 © 405
CATTLE Exports 015 & 020
SiiKcr Medium to good 225 © 300
WHEAT No. 2 red 73 ? 74
CORN Per bushel 37 © 37i
OATS Pcrbushol 24fsO 247a
CATTLE Exports 0 U ) & B 25
SHEEP Mc'dlum 2 00 © 375
Hoas-Packcrs 4 00 ® 4 CO
KANSAS C1T1" .
WHEAT Per bushel M < < & 50
CORN Per bushel 2 ! ! ; 29i
OATS Per bushel 28 © 29
CATTLE Exports BOO © 635
Hoes Jledlum to Rood 4 12&I& 430
SHEEP Fair to good 300 © 350
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK SfARKET.
The llvo stock market during the wcolc Just
closed has ruled rather irregular. Receipts
have been fair in number but not un to the
average in quality. There arc not a great
many fancy cattle in the west at the present
time , and what few there _ arc arc being kept
back for Thanksgiving and the Christmas and
New Tear's holidays , when there arc euro to
be plenty of buyers willing to pay extreme
Shipping steers opened with prices for good
to choice stock strong , mid common to medi
um kinds steady. Trade was brisk , Rhippcrs
of live cattle and dressed bcof operators be
ing good buyers , and some sales were made at
a Binall advance. No prime export beeves
Butchers stuff was active. The supply of
na'ive cows was not heavy , but there was an
ample number of cunnlngcattloof all kinds.
All the good bulls were wanted l > y feeders to
put on distiller3' slops. Prices were generally
The run of range cattle was largo but the
demand was peed , buyers realizing that the
western cattle season will soon be over. The
movement was fairly active at fully steady
Stockers and feeders wcro abundant and
business slow at about previous prices.
As the week drew to a close the market for
all kinds of shipping cattle was lower. The
decline was uneven varying from 1025cbnt
the average reduction was nearer the latter
than the former figure. The cause of the de
pression was the sudden Increase In receipts
and very weak eastern markets. Later ship
pers were in full attendance and at the modi
fied prices considerable activity was devel-
opeel. Sales ran from 54.1004.25 for common
rough lots to $0.30 forchoice steers ; the larger
number going at $4.5C5 C5.
Native butchers' stock too did not soil to PO
peed advantage as earlier in the week. Offer
ings were liberal and the movement slow ut
10@I5c decline , notwithstanding there was a
very good demand. Sales of cows were at
$firstname.lastname@example.org for good to choice , while bulls went
at S2.0X ( ( 150 , and common to fair little steers
at S4.00@4 30.
Rangers were stronger , but it was due moro
to small receipts than to an increased demand ,
buyers not taking hold very sharply at the ad
vance of 5@10c which they were required to
pay. Tcxans were quoted at $3.254.40 and
westerns at S3.email@example.com.
Stockers sold well , but the principal buyers
were speculators. They have been loading up
In the expectation of an increased-atteiidanco
of country buyers during the fat stock show- .
In prices therois no change , the market being
firm on a basis of firstname.lastname@example.org for Stockers and
email@example.com for feeders.
Sheep have come in faster than wanted ,
causing a break of 15@30c. Only a few f.at
muttons were on sale , the bulk of the offer
ings consisting of common to fair and
medium animals. Quotations range at $2.00 ©
4.10 for inferior to choice grades.
CnrcAfiO. November 20. The receipts of
wheat and corn were larpc here , and at other
points. Wheat opened lower on the report
of weaker markets cast , and sold down about
V-c. Then , on local buying from Shorts , the
market reacted , during which there was a
large amount of trading clone , but there being
insufficient outside support , prices were not
sustained , and the market closed at the lowest
point of the day.
Corn opened active and advanced some Tin
der liberal buying from shorts , but weakened
later in the day on account of the insufficient
demand to susutain the advance , closing at
the lowest point of the clay.
Oats are dull and not much doing , closing
with a weak feeling.
The cattle market has firmed up considera
bly , and the general leeling has decidedly im
proved , though by many the pain in strength
is ascribed to a natural reaction from the ex
treme depression of the previous week. Ship
ping stivers started slumpy. There was a
pretty full supply of natives , and as Eastern
advices were gloomy the tone of the market
Cows , bulls and butchers' stuff generally
Range cattle receipts continued to fall off ,
but a good many Texans came in on se\-eral
days and Montanas were quite plenty. Prices
were barely sustained.
Stockers and feeders were in limited re
quest , and while not quotable lower were cer
tainly very weak. Few country buyers were
present and otTerinjrs were large.
Anecdotes of Snuff-Takers.
Talleyrand once said that snuH-taking
was indispensable to diplomats and pol
iticians. When suddenly pressed to
answer some awkward question they
could gain time for thought by indulg
ing in a pinch of snuff. " Would you
confute your opponent in argument , "
said the brilliant Channing , "learn to
take snuff and turn your back ! " "Where
did you get that brilliant sentiment in
your song ? " asked a gentlemen of Tom
Moore , a little skeptical as to the poet's
originality. "Why , I got it , " replied
Moore , priming his tipped nose with a
pinch of snuff , " I got it where I got all
the rest , to be sure , at Lundy Foot's
shop , " referring to the great tobacco
nist of Dublin. Prof. Matthews
tells , in an article on "A Pinch of
Snulf , " several good stories of clergy
men who were inveterate snuffers. Here
is one :
A clergyman who was a Xew England
pastor , and an inveterate snuff-taker ,
one Sunday morning began the service
by announcing that a portion of the
119th Psalm would be read , beginning
at the twenty-fifth verse. While the
congregation were looking out the Psalm
in their Bibles , he took a lusty pinch of
SHuff. As he began to read , a aeries of
nasal explosions forced the following
"My soul - - - - - - - - -
cleaveth unto the dust 1"
The tittering of the congregation
showed that they had made an axiplica-
tion of the scripture lesson.
Morning concerts are all the rage in
London. They begin at 10:30 and are
over at noon that is if the audience
does not demand too many encores.
B&noh on Ho A Willow , Thomburp , Hayes
Coimtr , JT b. Cattle branded J. M. " on
ICt lao. Toiuvc cattle branded name u
tboro , also' 'J. " on left Jaw. Under-slope
right ear. Horse * branded "E" on lolt
The Hew ( JSCaMc RancIiB Co-Limited
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; : ilso
. dewlap and a crop and under half crop on
loft oar , and a crop and under bit In the
right. Ranch on the RopubHoan. PoEt-
offloe j , Max , Dundy county , Kobraaka.
HENRY T. CHURCH.
' 0 born , Nob. Range : Bed Willow creek ,
in southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded " 0 L O" on rhjht side. Also ,
an over crop on right car and under crop on
Itft. Horses branded "S" on riu'lit shoulder.
SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO.
Indianola , Neb. Range : RepublicanVal-
ey , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , m Chase county ,
J. D. WELBORN ,
Vice President and Superintendent.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on loft hip , and : i few double cross-
as on loft aide. C-J ) . . EIICANJ3HACK.
' STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. Address , Cnrrioo , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car-
rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the
lazy ci brand.
GEORGE j. FREDERICK.
Ranch4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on th
Jefthip. P. O. address. MeCook , Neb.
J. B. MESERV6.
Kanch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River , in Chase county , Nb. . Stock branded
as abova ; aho "TIT''on left side ; " 7" on
richt bip and ' * L.J > on right shoulder ;
* 'L."on left shoiuder and * * X. " on left
jaw. Half under-crop loft ear , and square-
crop riirht ear.
with Red Tin Tasr : Rose Leaf Fine Cut
Chewing ; Navy Clippings , and Black ,
Brown and Yehow SNUFFS a"e the best
and cheapest , quality considered ? ]
Eanch on Red Wiliow Creek , half mtla
above Oiborn pqrtoffice. Cattle branded on
right side ana hip above. 3.4
FOR SALE Improved Deeded .Farm
and Hay Land. Timber and water. Two
farm houses , with other Improvements.
Convenient to No. 1 school privileges. Sit
uated ni Republican river , near luouth of
Red Willow creek. Call on J. F. Black ,
> n premises , or address him at Indianola ,
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