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4 VOLUME XIV VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , NOVEMBER 30 , 1899. NUMBER 45 ,
Mctzger Bros. ,
Brandon left bide
| and thigh
Earmark , square
crop right ear
1 Southern .branded
L cattle have but one
. - on
lief t side
Native cattle have
> Ranee on Kordon andjSnake Creeks
Horses have same brand on left thigh
A Iteicard of $2bO will be paid to any
nenwui for information leading to the arrest and
final conviction of any person or persons stealIng -
Ing cattle'with above brand
EDWARD BAD HAIR.
Allen S D
On left shoulder and
baron side ; horses
ame on thigh
T J ASHKUKN
X. Postofflce addres
Valentine , Neb
Hranded on right
side ; horses same
of valentine on
Joseph W. Bownet
P. ( ) . address
Merrimaii , Nebr.
Right ear cropped
Hole in center of lei t
ear Range Lake creek
Parker & Son
P O Address
J. . W. Parker
Brand same as cut.
Also Zl ?
Ramre on Niobrara
south of Crookston
11. A. McQuade.
Valentine , Neb
Branded on either
Phacher and Swan
Charles 0. Tackett
Rosebud , . IX
Range head of An
telot > e near St. Marv * .
Rosebud. S. I ) .
Lcfr. side. Left car
Range Little White
River , at mouth of
Louis J. Itichards
Newton , Nebraka
as ou cut
ft sideorliij !
Itange on Gordon
Louis F. Richards
Rosebud S. D.
llorses same on
[ eft shoulder
Deerhnrti clip on
Rosebud. S. D.
Some branded 11)
417 on left side
Horses JD ou left
itan ge in Meyer Co
on Ange Creek
Rosebud. S. D.
ID 1183 either left'
ide or hip
_ , , iiv'on Ieft
Range head of
W. W. ANDKH8ON. J. C. KOO > 'DS
Anderson & Hounds.
Cattle branded on
left side as on cut ;
also iti on left side
with on left hip of
some cattle ; also S4G
on right side Horse
brand , rake and 1C
on left shoulder or
Home ranch on
ttewev Lake. Range on Niobrara River , past efFort
Fort Niobrara ; also between Snake River and
Simeon , known as the Felch range , all In Cherry
County , Nebraska.
Marshall & Wolfenden
Kennedy , Neb.
Some s on the left
Horses H on left
Brand Is small
Earmark : Quarter
clip behind , half cir
cle forward on left ear
Range Lone Tree
I. T. Richardson.
Perch , Nebr
Some on left
William M. Dnnbar
Lessee from Heine & Kroeger
DUn Either side
Left ear oi cattle
Range head o' Hav
Cody , Nebraska
On right side.
Right ear split
Range , Little
Gordon , Nebraska
On right sideT on
right hip. v horse
brand and Ton ,
Also cattle branded
Ij S on lefu'side
Range , fowl miles
south of Irwin
Henry Young ,
Horse Urand JIY
on left shoulder
Cattle , right ear
Range , Little
White river. S. D.
Stotts & Stetter.
Branded on Mtsido
Range. Tin Can Lake
and Morgan Flats
D. C. Nelson.
Cody , Nebraska.
On right hip.
Range , Medicine
Range.14 miles north
F. G. Dueri'elir , Manager.
Gordon , Nebraska
Cattle also branded
SO on right hip
Horses and mules
oranded same as cut
ou left shoulder
J. C. Jordan
Gordon , Nebraska
One bunch branded
as on cut on left side
One bunch branded
C I * on left hip
Hordes J on left
Range. 10 miles
soiuh west of Gallop ,
and Snake rivers
George F Damon
FJ > qnleft ribs or
right shoulder ; J4I >
FD on right hip and left
ribs ; Con left hip
Horses FD or SD on
right shoulder - '
If Range 7 mi north
cast of Albany Neb
Agent for Pasteur
' Black Leg Vaccine
Horse brand F on
Itau e 10 miles
northeast of Gordon
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STOCK NOTES ,
The stock shipment came to a close
last Saturday and seven crews have
been pulled off of train service. The
F. E. has had a splendid run of stock
shipments this fall and this paper takes
a grain of satisfaction in that fact.
Chadron > ews.
Dr. II P. MeKnight has disposed of
the remainder of his cattle , except a
bunch of calves , to J 13. Cox , a cattle
man living in the Bloody Valley , and
has sold his feed to W. E. Root. Dr.
MeKnight is still a firm believer in the
money ma Ing qualities of good cattle ,
but has decided that keeping a ranch
with hired help is not profitable.
Ft. Pierre (5. ( P. ) Stock Journal.
Bunches .of stock cattle are still going
out on the range almost daily. Nev r
before in the memory of the oldest in
habitants has there been such a contin
uation of fine fall weather. No snow
to cover up the grass , and no freezing
weather to close up the water holes.
The nights have been just cold enough
to make cattle hold their fat and take
on more and to induce the growth of a
good winter coat of hair. If cattle on
this range were ever in shape to go
through a hard winter they certainly
D. T. Taylor and Dave Phillips ac
companied three car loads of cattle , be
longing to the former , to the Omaha
market the fore part of last week. Af
ter disposing of the stock they took a
trip over into Iowa and visited friends
a few days. From his comparatively
small ranch Mr. Taylor has disposed of
over § 12,000 worth of stock during the
past four months. The secret of D. T's
success is the fact that he believes in
breeding up lie is making arrange
ments to dispose of his grade cattle and
raise nothing but thoroughbreds.
Hay Springs Leader.
It is announced that an attempt is to
be made cm a large scale to , grow cattle
on the abandoned farms in Maine. It
is hard to see why such an undertaking
should not j5e made remunerative. Any
use of the land in question ought to be
an improvement on its abandonment ,
and the cattle that could be grown on
these abandoned farms would at least
have the advantage of being produced
close to the demand of a strong , nearby
market Leading business men , it is
said , have secured from the state an
option on 28,000 acres of land for the
purpose of inaugurating the undertak
ing and finding out whether it can be
made commercially profitable.
( Jlay Robinson's Report says that
during the past two weeks there has
been a very heavy run of warmed-up
steers to this market cattle that should
have been fed 90 to 120 days longer.
This was doubtless occasioned by feed
ers being under the impression that be-
canse the western rangers were about
through coming it would be a good
time to market their cattle and avoid
the rush to come later. .
As events proved , however , a very
large number of feeders took the same
view of the situation and with almost
disastrous results , as during the past
two weeks values on the above class of
cattle have declined 75 cents to $1.00.
One of the largest , if not the largest ,
real estate deals ever consumated in
ihis county was the sale of the Circle
Arrow ranch , six miles east of town.
This valuable ranch , which consists of
5,800 acres , has just been purchased
from the Bay State Live Stock Com
pany by Robert Deal and Mr. Ilagger-
ty. The latter is Mr. Deal's partner in
a copper mine in Wyoming. The ranch
has about twenty-five miles of fence
and a good meadow from wliich 500 or
COO tons of fine hay is cut every year.
The purchasers get this year's hay crop.
We understand they will stock it up
with cattle or sheep in the near future
and Mr. Deal will look after this ranch
in connection with his own. Kim ball
Since so much interest is being taken
in stock circles regarding goatsthe edi
tor has been looking up the matter a
little. From his investigations lie is
convinced that Angoras would prove to
be paying property in this country.
Their meat is by many preferred to
mutton , and their fleece will prove fa-
more profitable than wovl. They are
early breeders , breeding sometimes at
as early an age as seven months , and
as their period of gestation is only five
months it is not infrequent to find goats
giving birth to young at the age of one
year. It is said , however , that the
best results are obtained when breeding
is done at the age of ten or twelve
months. The best strains of Angoras
are obtained from Asia Minor and
South Africa , though the more promi
nent breeders are inclined to favor the
stock from the latter country.
The secretary of the National Live
Stock Association has been engaged
collecting and analyzing the market
statistics on live stock from western
points where they are obtainable. The
most important feature noticed is
the great increase in slaughter com
pared to the increase in receipts. Re
ceipts of cattie from all sources show
MI increase of about 75,000 head while
the increase in slaughter is oyer 220,000
In connection with these figures , rc-
i orts coming to this office indicate that
the shortage on the ranges of the west
is becoming accentuated rather than
relieved. The terrible experience of
last winter has made rangemen timor
ous , and this , with the high prices
that have prevailed , has encouraged
shipping to 'an unusual extent. As a
result hundreds of range stockmen have
reduced their herds to the lowest pos
sible point , some clearing up every
thing , while others have shipped down
to their breeding stock , even sending
their yearlings to market. Many of
these shippers are figuring on buying
stock cattle in the spring to replenish
their ranges , arguing that it is safer to
sell now. and avoid all risk of winter
loss and then buy back in the spring
even if they do have to pay nearly as
much as at present for cattle.
With all the efforts of the range ship
pers to clean up their herds , however ,
shipments from the ranges fall far be
hind last year's movement. Tins is
only another indication that the greatly
discussed shortage is real , not imagin
ary. It is also remarkable that with
the high prices and strong demand so
few s'tpskers and feeders have been .sent
to the country. This is explained on
the part of sheep in the demand for
wool , but the only explanation as re
gards cattle u the shortage and high
With a demand for consumption in
creasing at a much greater ratio than
the supply , fewer stackers and feeders
going to the country , ranges shorter
than ever before in their history , there
seems to be reason to anticipate a con
tinuance of present high prices. Cattle
are continuing to concentrate in the big
corn states of the Mississippi and Mis
souri valleys , and it is possible that
next season will witness something of
a retrograde movement , for it is 1 kely
to be a difficult matter to find the
stock cattle which will be needed in the
range country , from usual sources. In
a'ny event , it is feared that tne situation
will put prices to a point that will
make the free movement difficult.
The Ainsworth Star-Journal says
that in every slate Avhere Bryan made
speeches this year the republicans made
large gains in the vote If our esteemed
contemporary down the road will only
look up the records he will find that he
narrowly escaped telling a falsehood
when he said it.
The latest fashion is for girls to wear
a belt which contains a plate on which
their name is engraved. If you see a
pretty girl on the streets and wonder
who she is , step behind her , and you
may read on the plate that she is
Edythe G-leddowynne Carruthers , the
same as you may read on a dog's col
lar that his name is Curly.
Not the least unwise proposition in
support of the United States retaining
the Philippines is that they are not
capable of self government. It is a de-
lucive theory. The glorious sun of
heavea never shone upon & race of men
incapable of self-government. What
ever the condition in life of a class of
people may be , so will their govern
ment , if left to themselves , be suited to
them ; and the less intelligence the
simpler the government. O'Neill In
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we have just received a few of those
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D. Stinard , Clothier.
Tine Kidge , S D
Cuttle branded as
on cut and below on
either side1. Kermk
swallow Tork on leit
and crop right
Horse Lnindfl as
below on left tlilyh
Also B on right
Flats and Snake
Xewman Bros. & Nations.
Cody , Nebraska
On point left shoul
der. Also O < on
point left shoulder
Also JjTon left
J. A. Adamson.
On left side or hip
A4 left side or Lip
On left side
Marquardt & Bowlus
OTTO STKUBK. Manager.
Cattle brand OM oa
lef l shoulder. Sonm
.of cattle have various
older brands. OS on
left hip. Horse bra'd
A on left shotildei.
[ Gee W Mnnnler
nch 5-miles east of
lerriinan. from F.E.
& M. V. R. R. south to Leander Creek. Mar-
quarrlr & Rowlus. SnribnPr.Nebraska.
J. C. Trowbridge
Merriman , Neb
Range between Ir-
wiu and Merriman ,
south of railroad
Hugh JJovill , Manager
All on left aide or
Range north of El
Charlotte E. Bovill
Left side or hip
Range north of Eli
Taken up , at my place about 4 miles east efFort
Fort Niobrara , May I2G. one sorrel hald-fa"Pd
gelding. 5 years old , and one ba mar-f
2 years old."both branded ou left s