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About Western news-Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1898-1900 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1899)
Metzger Bros. ,
Brand on left
Earmark , square
crop right ear
1 Southern branded
L cattle have but one
j"half-diamond E" on
[ left side
Native cattle have
Hanee on Gordon and Snake Creeks *
Horses have same brand on left thigh
. "I R ? ° " * : rf of $250 win be paid to any
gereon for information leading to the arrest and
snal conviction of any person or persons steal
ing cattle with above brand
EDWAKD BAD IIAIlt.
Allen S D
On left shoulder and
baron side ; horses
same on thigh
T J ASHBURN
Valentine , Neb
Branded on right
side ; horses same
ol Valentine on
Joseph "W. Eownet
I * . O. address
Mernnwn , Nebr.
Right ear cropped
Hole in center of left
ear Range Lake creek
Cody , Nebraska
Left side. Lefc ear
V on left shoulder ol
Rosebud S. D.
RangeJiBig White' '
and Had Ilivers
Charles C. Tackett
Rosebu'l , 5. D.
Range head of An
telope near St , Marys
on left thigh
Rosebud , S. D.
Left side. Left car
Range Little White
River , at mouth of
Cedar ( -reek.
Louis J. liichards
as ou cut
ft side or hi ; .
Range on Goru' u
Louis JF. Hichards
Rosebud S. D. U
Horses same on
Deerhorn clip on
Rosebud. S. D ,
Some branded ID
417 on left side
Horses JD on left
hip Kange in aieyer Co
on Antelope Creek
Rosebud , S. D.
ID 1183 either left
side or hip
Range head of
Marquardt & Bowlus
OTTO STKUBK. Manager.
Cattle brand OM on
left shoulder. Some
of cattle have various
older brands. OS on
left hip. Horse bra'd
A on left shouldei.
Ran ge Formerly
Gee W Monnicr
ranch 5-miles east of
IMerriman. from F.E.
Leander Creok. Mar-
R , R south to
' , Scribner.Nebraska.
W.V. ANDKUSON. '
. . . , T. C. ROUNDS'
Anderson & Hounds.
Cattle branded on
left side as on cut ;
also 10 on left side
with ZI on left hip of
some cattle ; also S4C
on right side. Horse
brand , rake and 16.
on left shoulder or
, Home ranch on
Dcwey Lake. Itange on Niobrara River , cast efFort
Fort Niobrara ; also between Snake Kiver and
Simeon , known as the Felch range , all in Cherry
County , Nebraska.
Marshall & Wolfendcn
Kennedy , Neb.
Some B on the left ,
Horses K on left
Brand is small
Earmark : Quarter
clip behind , half cir
cle forward on left ear
Itange Lone Tree
I. T. llichanlson.
Kennedy , Ncbn
Some on left
William M. Dtinbar
I.csnee from Heine & Kroeger
Left ear ot cattle
Range head of Hay
Cody , Nebraska
On right side.
Eight ear split '
Itange , Littl
Gordon , Nebraska
On right sideT ; on i
right hip. c horse
brand and Ton ,
Also cattle branded
It S on leftfside i
Range , fowl miles
south of Irwin
Henry Young , r
Cody , Nebraska
Horse brand 1IY o
on left shoulder
Cattle , right ear a
Range , Little
White river , S. D.
Stotts & Stetter. a
Cody. Nebraska n
Branded on lelt side
Range. Tin Can Lake a
mid Morgan Flats
D. C. Nelson.
Cody , Nebraska. A\
On right hip. AO
Range , Medicine O
Lake to the
Snake river latl
fJordon , Nebraska
Kange,14 miles north
sf Gordon. )
F. C. Dueri'eMt , Manager. ai
Gordon , Nebraska
Cattle also branded 10
9O on right hip r
Horses and mules
uranded same as cut tli
on left shoulder tliT
T [ "
J. C. Jordan
Gordon , Nebraska
Due bunch branded m
is on cut on left side
One bunch branded
I * on left hip cain
Horses .1 on left
Range. 10 miles
southwest of Gallop , in
md Snake rivers
George F Damon 1 :
Albany. Neb > v
Cattle branded vt
FB > on left ribs or ts
right shoulder ; 81 >
on right hip and left O'
ribs ; 6 on left hip O'e
Horses FD or SD on
right shoulder e
Range 7 mi north
cast of Albany Neb
Agent for Pasteur
Black Leg Vaccine of f
Joseph Fickel >
Horse brand .F on 1 !
Range 10 miles CC :
northeast of Gordon CCc
Wheeler 13ros. 7 :
Cody Neb vi
Also JJ on right D
Range Chamberlain in
Plats and Snake
Strayed or Stolon.
Several Lead of horses and cat
tle , sanded
Amos Strong , Valentine , Neb.
The Editor in the Country.
KEXNEDY , Neb. , May 19 , ' 99
DEAR GEORGE :
When I left town yesterday morning
for my first visit to the cow "country"
. I expected to have a nice visit and see
i nice country , but the reality has so far
exceeded my expectations. John Shore
and I left town behind Charley Sher
man's team of "spanking bays , ' ' and
under John's guidance we soon reached
the Jack Darr bridgejifter passing the
time of day with Charley Bennett , Dell
Kowley and Joe Burleigh , who said
they were going to town to file on some
reservoirs. We hope they didn't fill any.
After crossing the bridge we drove up
the river a short distance , and then
started to climb the hill. Th scenery
is beautiful , but is much impaired by
indiscriminate destuctiou of the timber
which has taken place in past years.
The bluffs frown down ou one mijj < -t"-
cally , huge stones.hurled fro the hi.i
by Titanic hands in nges gone , Hue the
road. Shortly after ivuchii.g t'-.c to. of
the hill the road b'gins its nwtuwest-
ern course along the Gordon Tii.s
stream is small , but the canyon tliro i 'h
which it runs is deep , oh , awful d < H ; > .
When aw-iy from the stream a hun-lie-l
yards , it seems that one could > jiMly
jump across the gulch , but a p.n-p over
the edge removes all desire for making
the experiment. Bin here's the be-in-
ing of the famous "cow country. ' '
Hundreds of head of cattle roam the
hills on each side of us as we drive
along , and gradually the Gordon can
yon gives way to a narrow valley , and
the country begins to assume a less
'desolate look. After crossing the
cTeek a couple of times we overtook J.
S. Grange and Chas. Latta , hauling
ba rbwire and lumber. A few minutes
later we came in sight of the place
wheTe George Beers made his disas
trous ! attempt to dam the creek and
irriffate his farm , but before we came
to the site John ordered a change of
routes , and ere we had gone half a
mile we were right in the midst of the
sand hills , bound for Sam Hudson's.
Hills , sand , sand , hills ! Hills in
front of us , hills behind us. They
rolled away from us in ripples , they
tumbled in bllows. they fairly envel
oped us , but everywhere was forage
and evidence of large herds of cattle.
John kept saying "It's only a few rods
farther , "and suddenly a beautiful valley
stretching away from a crystal lake
burst upon our sfght , and wheeling
around the point of hill which runs
down to the lake , we saw Sam's house ,
nestling at the foot of the hills , sur
rounded by a lawn almost as pretty as
any in Valentine. It needed no call
to < bring Kirk wood , great mogul of the
ranch , to the door -with tbe informa
tion that Sam and. his wife were not at
liome , and then lu began unhitching
the team. Of course , we concluded
bins meant an invitation to stop , and
ive did. John n 3t feeling well after
an r wind } ' drive went in thn house and
aid down , while "Kirk" anil I took in
hc ranch. As I nientfoned before , the
iouscwhich is a pretty and commodious
nc , is set in the nudst of a large lawn ,
tcpt green by meanv. of windmill and
iMik , and from its sp acious veranda a
jcautiful view presents itself , the val-
ey extending on thi ce sides of us.
ounded by the everla sting sandhills.
Che corrals are to the 'est , and here is
novelty. They are pn itected on the
lorth < by a high and tigh. t board fence ,
ind in one is a shed 112 f. ? et long and
feet wide , covered wi-tt i corrugated
ron. Attached to the en d of this is
he calf shed , a heavy h ay structure ,
"auks ; for watering purpi > ses are dis-
ributed at convenient points , and
iverything is "as neat as a. pin. "
Fifteen years ago Sam a nd his young
vife settled there , with . lothing , and
low they own 040 acres of fine hay
and , all these buildings , . 250 head of
attle , and a nice bun < ; h of horses ,
ror the stock he has abouit 100 square
niles of range. Towards night Sam
.nd his wife arrived at home and found
eating a hearty supper turned out by
he skillful Kirkwood , a.nd soon , we
s'ere chatting about the country and
! principal industry cat tie. At nine
'clock we retired to one of the many
oems in Sam's large house which
ensibly is all built on the ground but
didn't sleep very much , on account
John Shore's snoring.
Rising early I was tern pted to take a
ath in one of the large tanks which
ire scattered around the yards , but
bought better of it , and waited for the
reakfast call. The drive and fresh air
lad given us enough , appetite so we
ould thoroughly appreciate Mrs. lind
en's excellent breakfast , and it was
vith sincere regrets that we left , about
:3G. I was sorry that we could not
asit Burleigh , Morgareidge , Hobbs.
Davis , Bennett , and the other Simeon
'oiks , but as our trip is partially a busi-
icss one , John deemed it best to take
lie short cut south for the mail route ,
which we did.
( To Be Continued. )
Since the hrst of February nearly
5,000 cattle have been shipped into
Lincoln county rjid sold to farmers and
-v l r
The war department is advertising
for bids to furnish beef to troops in the
field. The demand is for 1,020,000
pounds for Porto Rico and 4,020,000
for Cuba. The estimated cost of the
supplies is $30,000. pive Chicago
firms submitted bids , but Colonel
Sharpe , in accordance with department
rules , declined to make public the
names of the bidders or their prices.
The bids are divided into these classes :
Beef , refrigerated cattle shipped to the
West Indies from this country on hoof
and slaughtered there , and cattle pur
chased in the islands and slaughtered
for use as desired.
A Filipino Village.
A complete Filipino village , people ,
houses and surroundings , as they ap
pear at their home , will be at ti e
Greater Amerija Mxpo-.it.on , Omaha
Pain's Fireworks , and the "Knl ! of
Manila. " on the u'-m-r , at the e\p HI
tion.liicjniliceut di-play. Indian
Congress ot"wnd Indians , trom all parti ,
of the country. War relics from Cuba ,
Porto Rico and tin * Philippines. Rare
mi no- ) , birds , animals and tropical
plants. 1 . " 5,000 neelectr.c lights , be
sides all usCvl last year ; a magnificent
hpcciacle. Tlu- finest collection of ex
hibit in all depart.nents ever shown.
Mvisic b } ' tlu ii ieot b.vniU , orchestra
aiutsic , vocil music ; an exposition
worthy the close of the 19th century ,
from July 1st until November 1st , ISU9.
As an educational exhibit the Greater
America will surpass any and all of its
predecessors It will present new and
unique features , never before presented
in any exposition , no matter what ex
position you may have visited , the
Greater America at Omaha will be
new to you.
Program , G. A. R. Memorial and Decoration
All old soldiers , whether members
of the post or not , are requested to
meet at the county judge's ofiice at
10:30 : y. . in. , Sunday , May , 28 , and
march to the AI. E. church , where
Key. O. H. Baker will deliver the
All old soldiers are requested to
meet at the county judge's oih'ce on
Tuesday , May 30 , at 10 a. in. , and pro
ceed to cemetery and decorate com-
Meeting at 8 p. m. at Cornell's Hall
Music Leat. by Miss IvaEfner
Song By W. W.Thompson
Short Address. . . Iy some person to be selected
Music By the uhoir
Recitation - Bj School Children
An admission fee of 10 cents will be
charged at the hall in the evening- ,
the entire net proceeds to be given to
parties that lost their property by
fire a short time ago.
BY ORDER OF COM.
How Sorry Are You ?
Jin. ED n on.
i hue hi your extensively lead paper thalNeivt
Grooms and iMis. Ufiborn lost everything they
had J by fire , bad uulujd , ibu'c it ? In fact a
yre.it deal sadder than it seems at first thought.
1 am awful sorry $10 woith. 1 have talked with
se\eral and they "an ; sorry about that much too.
These parties are deserving. They have battled
against odds for about fifteen yeaib to accumu
late what they now lost. Let us help them.
M. V. SCKOGGLNS
This is indeed a sorrowful event.
And \ve shall receive subscriptions for
a fund to relieve these unfortunate
people. Send in or call and f ive if
you are sorry. We start the fund with
Oscar Sellers and wife arrive ii here on the Uth
from Duell county.
Mr. Nichols and Lew Adams inrnishud the
music for the dance on the nth at Geo. French's
place. An elegant time is reported.
Geo. Moilnier sold t tiny head of cattle to a
party near Pullman at a jiood price.
Geo. French , G. W. Ilili , Gene Mossman and
W. II. Sellers all vaccinated their j tarings.
AI Uass and Wul Duhlgrin went to Gordon on
busines this week.
Henry Sherman is building a , house on the
Win. Burris is prospecting for water.
1'arker & Son
r O Address
L. W. I'arkrr
J'.rancl same as cut ,
Abe Z3 ?
Uance on Niobr.ira
south of Crookston
Prideaux San ford
Stock branded on
J. A. Adamson.
On left side or hip
A4 left side or hip
On left side
Newman Bros. & Nations.
Cody , Nebraska
On point left shoul-
der. Also O < on j
Also o on left i
Same on left hiu
fi"Cl 5 a AIO
v . -
TRAVELING ON ITS OWN SI'ECIAI " .IMJOAD TRAINS
[ ay or
and Rare Zoological Collection ,
Rare and costly wild beasts from remote countries and troupes of
wonder fully trained domestic animals. Stupendous aggregation
of noted male and female performers in startling and
sensational feats of skill and daring.
Funny Clowns to Make you Laugh
Highly educated ponies and dogs in novel performances. Kew and
dxclusive features never seen before.
Two Performances. At 2:00 : and 8:00 : p. m. Doors Open
One Hour Earlier.
Everytkmg fresh and cleanand
prices that are right. Special
attention given to pumpstanks
and all stock supplies ,
J. STEADMAN & CO-
Kennedy * Nebraska ,
Colonial People | E
Birds , Animals. . . j |
Products , Homes | E
Pain's Fireworks 5 ;
OPENS AT OMAHA , NEBRASKA , JULY 1st , I
CLOSES OCTOBER 31st , 1899. § its-The Midway i
Godfrey's British !
EVERYTHING NEW EXCEPT
THE BUILDINGS Will Eclipse Last J Military Band.
CHAMBERLAIN & CO
IJrownlee , Neb
Branded on either
side same as on cut
also both jaws
J. C. Trowbridge
Merriman , Neb
Range between Irvin -
vin and Merriman ,
iouth of railroad
Hugh Uovill , Manager
All on left side or
Range north of El
Charlotte E. Uovill
Left side or hip
Range north of Eli
Pine Ridge , S D
Cattle branded as
on cut and below on
either side. Eermk
swallow fork on left
and crop right
Horse L rands as
below on left thigh
11. A. McQuade.
Branded , on either
13. B. Teeter ? Bros.
Newton , Neb.
Horses same on
tbe Gordon and the
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