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FLATO COMMISSION COMPANY
LIVE STOCK SALESMEN AND BROKERS
Capital 10 < > ? OOO.OO
IH recto : . Salesmen :
F. W. FLATO , Jit , I'rrafilHm. ED. FI. HEID ]
PAUL FLATO , VimPresident. . JIM S. HORN Cattle Sa Jit-me
J. C. DAHLMAN. becretury. E. W. CAIIOW , [ log Salesma11
JOHN D.SEITZ. HUGH HITCHCOCK , Sheep "
ED. H. HIED , JOHN P. CLAIIY , Cashier
SOUTH OMAHA , NEBRASKA
DRUM-FL ATO COMMISSION COMPANY
CHICAGO. KANSAS CITY. ST. LOUIS
.OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
E. T. MILLEE , Proprietor.
LODGING FOR STOCKMEN
40 NEWLY FURNISHED .ROOMS'
2622 Three Doors N From STREET Corner , South Omaha.
RATES : § 1.00 to $1.50 Per Day. Telephone No. 67
$5.00 to 87.00 Per Week.
-MRS. JOHN REED , Proprietress.
STOCKMEN'S PATRONAGE ESPECIALLY SOLICITED ,
25thSt. Between L andM Streets. South. Omaha , Nebr
A Few Facts For Cattle Dealers.
It lias beeiirepeatedly ]
the past that
SIOUX TY IA.
Stands at top.as a market for Range Feeders
You can satisfy yourself as to the truth of that dlarement by
comparing the sales at Sioux City , last year , with those at any other
competitive market. You can also ask your neighbors who have sold
cattle at Sioux City. This year Sioux City is in the field for fat cat
tle as well as feeders. The great beef slaughtering plant of the
Cudahy Packing Co. is ready for business
N"o charges , except for feed ordered if your cattle are not sold on our market
The Sioux ( Jity Stock Yards.Co.
JOHN H. 1CEENE , General Manager.
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! P i i ' ' ! - ' mm * m m m i m m * * i i m i n >
and Ladies' Furaisliing Goods
GALL AND GET PRICES.
COX , JONES & COX
SOUTH OMAHA , NEBRASKA
ICoom I OH Exchange l < t .
UNION STOCK YARDS PACKERS' NATIONAL
NATIONAL BANE BANK.
We have a large clientage among Nebraska Feeder and can always neat Om alia prices to
Banch customers IF NOTIFIED BEFORE SHIPMENT.
C. II. CORXEI'L. l're i leiit. 31. V. NI SlOLSOX , a hier
ANK OF VALENTINE
Valentine , Nebraska.
A General Banking BnsinessTraiisacted
and Sells Domestic and Foreign Exchange
Chemical National Bank , New York. Fiwt National BankvOmalia Nebr
49 The DONOHER
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IB continually adding improvements and it is now the
best equipped , and most comfortable
i ? FIRST-CLASS MODERN HOTEL
IN NORTHWEST NEBRASKA
Hot and Cold Water Excellent Bath Room Twt Sample Rooms
Valentine , Nebraska
Every facility extended customers consistent with conservative banking
Exchange bought and sold. Loans upon good security iolicit d at reaionabU
ratei. County depository.
B. SPARKS. President CHARLES SPARKS Cashier
EOBEBT GOOD , Editor and Publisher
With range horses offered for slaugh
ter in Dakota at $10,000 for 10,000
head and well-bred Montana and
Dakota raised horses of the same ages
attracting the attention of eastern
buyers at prices that leave handsome
profits for growers it is sorely time for
the people in the range country to pay
attention more to quality than to
The report has reached town of the
weedy condition of the range north of
White river , and the poisoning condi
tion of cattle from the same. On a
recent roundup several cows were
found dead and others bloated in an
awful condition. They were stabbed ,
to let the gas escape and they appeared
to be well and good again. Chadron
One of the largest breeding establish
ments in the west is that of Win.
Humphrey at Ashland , Neb. The farm
of 3,300 acres is comprised entirely of
the rich bottom land lying along the
Platte river. Mr. Humphrey has recent
ly purchased the interests of his part
ner , and is now the possessor of nearly
1.000 pure-bred Hereford cattle. This
includes the present crop of spring
calves now in sight.
Jarvis Richards came MJ from the
ranches in the sand hills the first of the
week and remained until yesterday
morning. Mr. Hichards reports the
sandhills country as looking better this
year than ever before. The copious
rains this spring have made the grass
plentiful and the stockmen in that
region , as well as all through north
western Nebraska , arejubilant. Chad
New cottonseed oil mills are being
built all over the cotton belt of Texas ,
and a larger percentage of the cattle fit
to go on feed can be provided for next
autumn than ever before. Lust year's
crop of Texas steer calves sell around
$15 per head , and at that figure they
return home some profits * A good
many New Mexican cattle have been
sold recently at $15 for yearlings , $18
for two year-olds and $21 for three-
The sales that have been made on
range cattle , while at a shade lower
prices than prevailed a year ago , are
still at gojd , strong figures , and every
prospect is for their continuance. The
market prices that have been ruling
throughout < he spring have been satis
factory in the highest degree , and as
far as it is possible to look ahead E see
nothing during the coming year to indi
cate that they shall not continue at
least as satisfactory.
New Mexico has sulopted ; i 1-vw
which provides for the collection of a
special tax assessed upon cattle , horses ,
sheep and goats' , the proceeds of the
tax to form a separate fund in the
treasuries of the several counties and to
be used exclusively as a bounty fund
for the payment of bounties for killing
wild animals. The payments are regu
lated as follows : For each coyote 'or
wild-cat , $1 ; lynx , $ > 2 ; gray wolf , lobo ,
panther or mountain lion-fo ; for each
bear , $7.
There is not such , a shortage of
young scrub cattle as to materially enhance -
hance their value. What buyers are
willing to pay good prices for is such
stuff as will do for the feed lots next
fall , aged steers and \ > ell bred steers ,
twos and up. Raising scrubs will
hereafter pay less each season , simply
because the discrimination against
them by the men who make a business
of feeding has become general and is
growing continually stronger. Texas
For several months the general ten-
dene 7 of cattle prices at the market
centers have been favorable to the sell
er , but the supply of grass cattle which
will soon be going in may have an in
fluence that will occasion somewhat
lower quotations , as the grass meat is
not as firm as that made with grain.
The Swift contract , however , for sup
plying the troops in Cuba ought to help
keep up prices. This contract will re
quire large supplies both of refriger
ated meat and cattle on foot to be
slaughtered as required. The latter
class must dress not less than 400
A dispatch from Lander , Wyoming ,
gives details of a meeting held by
ranchmen along the Little and Big
Pope Agie rivers , at which resolutions
were adopted to the effect that "The
stockmen and ranchers assembled do
earnestly request the sheepmen to keep
off the following described ranges , for
the reason that we all have a few head
of horses and milk cows and need the
range for summer pasture and are un
able to range them elsewhere. " After
this follows the description of the lands *
they desire exetflpt from inroads of |
sheep and the signature's of twenty-
four ranchmen , '
' The health of President McKinley is
very much impaired , and the Chicago
! Tribune attributes it to the excessive
use of tobacco. It says : McKinley is
becoming as inveterate a smoker as
Gen. U. S Grant. To this is attributed
the development of his nervous condi
tion. The president smokes almost
continuously from the time he goes
into his office in the morning at nine
o'clock until he retires , about midnight.
During the reception of official c illers
the president smokes. At the cabinet
meetings smoking is also indulged in.
and whenever the door of the cabinet
room is opened to admit a visitor a blue
haze of tobacco smoke is visible.
Casper , Wyoming , is a great wool
center , and how great may be inferred
from the statement made that the wool
clip there will be 100,000 pounds
lighter this year than last , not because
there is less wool but because it is
cleaner. Last year in round figures the
clip at Casper was 3,800,000 pounds.
This year the quality is reported to be
very superior and unusually clean and
the staple and texture show that sheep
men have been breeding for good wool
as well as mutton. There are in the
vicinity of Casper about 650,000 sheep
that will furnish the wool clip of the
vicinity for the present year.
It is really diflicult to estimate the
value of a high class horse , possessing
nearly in perfection the most desirable
qualities of his class , for so few such
animals , relative to the number of men
desiring to possess them , can ever be
found. That is why dealers are so
read7 to pay what to some may seem
an extravagant price when they find an
almost flawless animal. The Chicago
Drovers' Journal in speaking of the
Donovan seal browns that sold in Feb-
ruaiy for $ ! ) ,500 , says that now on the
same market they would bring $15,000 ,
and very likely § 25,000. Really , when
such teams are oifered where wealthy
buyers compete no one could have any
standard of value bv which to estimate
what they would bring.
One week ago last Sunday the State
Journal contained a long editorial on
the subject of "Reservoirs , " and in that
article took occasion to everlastingly
roast Senator Allen , claiming that he
had been instrumental in securing the
passage of the law , and had filed on all
the vacant land in one township located
in the Broken Bow district. All the
cuckoos immediately took up the cry ,
and soon Senator Allen was being
roasted all the way from McCook to
3Jlair for his meanness in conniving to
rob the homesteader of his rights. But
it seems the senator finally heard of the
libel and called the State Journal to
account. At any rate.that paper bear
ing date of Monday. June 19 , contains
a retraction of its former statement ,
and also apologizes for other canards it
has published in regard to Senator Al
Many plans for legislating scrubs out
of existence have been suggested , chief
among them state inspection and li
censing < of sires , but Colorado makes
the 1 first practical test of this matter in
this 1 country. A law which goes into
effect ( next month provides that no in
ferior ] or mustang stallion , no Texas.
Mexican , Cherokee or ether inferior
bull 1 , and no scrub rani , shall be allow
ed ( to run at largo. The Jersey is
classed vith the scrubs in beef-produc
ing j Coloradoaml no Jersey bull though
his j blood is the bluest of St. Lambert ,
will be permitted to roam on the range-
All persons who own cows which run
on public ranges must furnish one high-
grade bull for every twenty-five cows.
Violations of this law arj punishable as
misdemeanors. Moreover , anyone is
authorized to castrate scrub sires that
are found at large. It will be interest
ing to note the effect of such legislation
upon Colorado live stock. If the ex
periment is found practicable other
range states will doubtless follow with
anti-scrub laws. National Stockman.
It is a problem whether there is any
money for the grazier in stock cattle at
the present dizzy prices. When good
stackers sell at $4.50'ao 25 per cwt. , as
they now do at the leading markets for
such cattle , the question of profit be
comes largely a question of future
markets for fat and fin-Jim ; cattle.
Such prices for stackers are evidence
that many people need the cattle badly.
or have considerable faith in the future.
There are many things which will
figure in fixing the future value of these
cattle , and one of the most important
is the season. Should it be favorable
to the growth of pasture there will be
no rush of grassers to market , as will
be the case if drouth occurs. And
should the season be favorable for a
corn crop there will be a good demand
next fall for feeders , a class which will
include many of the stockersnow going
onto grass , The area planted to corn
this year is , bej'ond question , verv
large. If conditions are right a big
corn crop will be raised , and that al
ways means sharp competition for feed
ing stock. Thus in the cattle problem
great deal ' 'depends. " One thing is
sure , stock cattle are high , and too high
as compared with fat stock. National
' CITIZENS - MEAT - MARKET
GEO. G. SCHWALM , PROP.
This market always keepa a supply of
FRESH - FRUIT - AND - E
In addition to a first-class line of Steaks , Roasts , Dry Salt Meat *
Smoked Hams , Breakfast Bacon and Vegetables
AtStetter's Old Stand on Main Street. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
THE PALACE SALOON fc *
WINES , LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Of the Choicest Brands
Birds , Animals. . .
Products , Homes
Pain's Fireworks ? !
OPENS AT OMAHA , NEBRASKA , JULY 1st , I fM Exhib
CLOSES OCTOBER 31st , 1899. lt5'The ? ldway §
THE EVERYTHING BUILDINGS NEW EXCEPT . ' . Will Eclipse Last Year. Godfrey's Military Band. . . .
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Highest market price pair ! and prompt returns. Reference
Omaha National Bank.
F. S. BUSH & COMPANY.
513 South 13th St. , OMAHA , NEB
We Charge no commission.
Jlill Prices for fceil.
Bran , bulk . 50c per cwt $9.00 ton
horts bulk _ 60c per cwt $11.00 ton
Screenings . 40c " $7.00 "
Chop Feed . 70c " $13.00"
Corn . 65c "
IHtS . § 1.00 "
[ f You Want toBuy or Sell
Live Stock , make your
wants known to the
C herry Co , Live Stock Exch ,
Valentine , Nebr ,
JONES & DUNN
Woodwork of all kinds promptly
and carefully done
Ami repairing made a specialty
Shop at residence opposite the
Give us a Trial
North-Western Line7 is the best
to and from the
SUGAR BEET FIELD
Having again entered into the wind
mill business I am better prepared than
3ver to sell farmers and stockmen just
the kind of outfit they need. Have
Sve kinds of mills to select from , either
ivood or steel , and ask you to call on
me and get prices before purchasing.
My prices are reasonable.
S. MOON , VALENTINE , NEB.
Feed in Transit at Fremont
Capacity : Sheep , covered
sheds , 24 cars ; open pens , 15,000.
Oaitle 28 cars
The place to rest and feed for
the Omaha market.
Easy run to feeding points out
Long distance telephone.
Write or wire when yon will ar
rive , t )
Fremont Stack Yards Co
FIRST CLASS MILL
I have established a Feed and Saw Mill
9 miles south ef Cody , at the mouth of
Medicine Canyon , and am now prepared
to grind Feed , Corn Meal and Graham ,
CT turn out all kinds of Lumber and di
mension stuff , and Native Shingles
Give us a trial order.
J. F. HOOK
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