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STE NEWS-DEMOCRAT :
. VOLUME XIV VALENTINE. NEBRASKA , DECEMBER 21,1399. NUMBER .
Metier Bros. ,
( * lierr > ( ' ' .
Brand on 'eft '
IK. tlnuli ,
KarniarK , s'j
Top right ar
cuttle have hut OIK
.left . side
Native cattle hav <
_ , throat wattle
Itance on Gordon andiSnake Creeks
IJorses have same brand on left thigh
A Jlfirfird of $25O will he paid to anj
person for information leading to the arrest ant
final conviction of any person or persons steal
Ing cattle with above brand
EDWARD BAD HAIK.
On left shoulder and
baron side ; horses
same on thigh
T J ASIJBUKN
Valentino , Neb
Branded on right
side ; horses same
Range-io miles east
of Valentine on
Joseph W. Bownet
P. O. address
Mernmali , Nebr.
Right ear cropped
Hole in center of left
ear Range Lake creek
Parker & Son
P O Address
L.V. . Parker
Brand same as cut.
ItariL'C on Xiohmra
south of Crookston
11. A. McQuade.
Valentine , Neb
Branded on either
side Itonge between
Timelier and Swan
Charles C. Tackett
r Koselni'l , * . D.
Unnge head of An
telope near St. Marys
on left thigh
Rosebud. S. D.
Left side. Left car
Range Little White
River , at mouth of
Louis J. Richards
Merriman , Neb
Newton , Nebraka
as ou cut
Range on Gordon
Louis F. Richards
Rosebud S. D.
Horses same on
Deerhorn clip on
Kosebud. S. I ) .
Some branded ID
417 on left side
Horses JD on left
hip Kange in Meyer C < >
. S. Rowley
Same as cut n 'eft '
side and hip. and on
Ml > ikW m nd
.Y n r'ght hip and
F-f on left side.
CJ ou left lilu'of horses.
W ANDERSON . J. C. ROUND'
Aiirlers ui & Hounds.
Simeon. VehnwU ;
( 'title branded oi
left > .idi' as on cut ;
n..so 1C on lett sldt
with on Iff ! hipo
some rattle ; aiso S4i
on right side Horf <
brand , rake and 1 (
on left shoulder 01
, . , i ilome ranch on
Dewey Lake. Range on Niobrara River , east o
Fort Niobrara ; also between Snake River anc
Simeon , known as the Felch range , all in Cherrj
County , Nebraska.
Marshall & Wolfendeu
Kennedy , Neb.
Some R on the left
Horses on left
Brand is small
Karmark : Quarter
clip behind , half cir
cle forward on left ear
Range Lone Tree
I. T. Richardson.
Perch , Nebr
Some on left
William M. D unbar
Lessee from Heine & Kroeger
DUn Either side
Left ear ol cattle
Itange head of Hay
Tody , Nebraska
On right side.
Right ear split
Range , Little
On right sideT on
right hip. o horse
brand and T on
Also cattle branded
I' 8 on lefU'side
Mange , lowl miles
soutli of Irwin
Henry Young ,
Cody , Nebraska
Horse brand IIY
on left shoulder
Cattle , right ear
Range , Little
White river , S. D.
Stotts & Stetter.
Branded on leftside
llange. Tin Can Lake
ind Morgan Flats
D. C. Nelson.
On right hip.
Range , Medicine
l .ake to the
Kange,14 miles north
F. C. Duerfellt , Manager.
Gordon , Nebraska
battle also branded
O on rijiht hip
Horses and mules
. .randed same as cut
on left shoulder
J. C. Jordan
Cordon , Nebraska
) ne bunch branded
as on cut on left side
One hunch branded
< l.on left lnj )
Hordes A on left
Uau e. 10 miles
sourhwi'St of Gallop ,
and Snake rivers
George F Damon
Fl on left ribs or
right shoulderMI ; >
on right hip and left
ribs ; Uon left hip
Horses FJ > or SDou
Range 7 mi north
east of Albany Neb
Agent for Pasteur
Black Leg Vaccine
Horse brand F on
Kange 10 nules
northeast of Gordon
j STOCKJTOTES ,
To tell the age of any horse
Inspect the lower jaw , of course ;
The six front teeth the tale will tell
And every doubt and fear dispel.
Two middle "nippers" you behold
Before the colt is two weeks old.
Before eight weeks two more will come ,
Eight months the "corners" .cut the
The outside grooves will disappear
From middle two in just one year ;
Jn two years form the second pair ;
In three the "corners" cut are bare.
At two the middle "nippers" drop ,
At three the second pair can't stop ;
When four years old the third pair goes ,
At five a full new set he shows'
The deep black spots will pass from
At six 3Tears from the middle two ;
The second pair at seven years ;
At eight the spot each ' -corner" clears.
From middle "nippers" ' upper jaw
At nine the black spots'will withdraw
The second pair at ten are white ;
Eleven finds the "corners" light.
As time goes on the horseman knows
The oval teeth three sided grow ;
They longer get , project betore ,
Till twenty , when we know no more.
The sheepmen of northwest Nebras
ka , South Dakota and Wyoming met
at Edgemont last Saturday for the pur
pose of forming a permanent organiza
Secretary Chas. F. Martin , of the
National Live Stock Association' , has
sent out a circular urging all the liye
lock organizations in all parts of the
country to join the national association
and have representation at the January
meeting at Fort Worth.
While the weather during the last
ten days or two weeks has been ex
tremely cold , we are happy to say that
it has- done but little damage to stock ,
Jecause it I'as been "dry cold. " The
snow has caused some inconvenience ,
but not more than is to be expected at
this season of the year.
The Homestead correctly describes
this portion of the state/when it says :
4"The , changes in the range cattle indus
try are increasing eyery season , and a
arge proportion of those now engaged
n the work are doing what they call "a
semi-range business. " This means that
the cattle range all summer and are
under fence in winter. " While a few
years agp the range was the only place
that cattle obtained feed all our stock
men now feed hay during the winter.
II. Blenkiron , a cattleman owning a
ranch down near Amelia , was shot and
instantly killed at Beldeu last Sunday
evening by C. S. Harris , editor of the
Belden News. An article appeared in
the News to which Blenkiron took ex
ceptions , and he called upon Harris in
the hitter's office for the purpose of get
ting him to retract it. The argument
waxed warm and Harris says Blenkiron
started for him to do him up when he
shot him , claiming to have done so in
self defense. Self defense was the ver
dict of the coroner's jury.
The Texas Stock Journal says that
stockmen of Wyoming are buying
Union Pacific lands for grazing pur
poses and have , up to this time , taken
about 1,0. 0OOU of the 8,000,000 acres
the company owns in that state. The
sales for the last year have been stead
ily increasing , the demand for land ex
ceeding anything in the previous his
tory of that portion of the range coun
try. Reports from Colorado show a
greatly increased volume of business
there in the land office , all of it consist
ing of-sales of public land for grazing
At Chicago on Wednesday of last
week the center of attraction at thn
stocK j'ards was sixteen head of high
grade Angus bee.ve.-5 , averaging 1 > 38
pounds , for which ihe s-ky-scrapimj
price of $8.23 was obtained. This is
the highest sale in considerably more
than fifteen tears , and the next day
another feeder-brought in some 2-year-
old steers , ' averaging 1,700 pounds ,
which brought $8.50 , the highest price
paid since 1882. They were of the
Aberdeen-Angus breed and were fed
from calves up on the common feed
grown on the farm and ran freely on
the grass during the summer. They
were finisned on ground corn , ground
oats and brau mixed.
in many parts of the west and northWest -
West where sheep have been allowed
ihe e\elu.Mve privilege of the range , the
grass lias bcim eaten and tramped down
until it has become necessary to aban
don the country at least temporarily. A
rest may be all that is needed , but some
think that the grass can never be re
claimed except by artificial means Cat
tlemen have given place to the sheep
herders , and ns one of the Montana pa
pers says "After sheep comes what ? "
This is the problem that confronts the
ranchmen in many parts of the west ,
and in some places promises to be a
serious one. Farmers are rapidly tak
ing up the available agricultural lands ,
but there are vast areas that can never
be farmed until some Srstetn of irriga
tion is established. Chicago Provers'
A number of our cattlemen have of
late lost cattle from some mysterious
cause. The cattle so dying were those
turned into cornfields. They are at
tacked with dizziness , stagger to and
fro for a short time , ending in falling
to the ground in spasms , and after a
struggle seem to die in terrible agony.
The Star-Journal reporter has inter
viewed a number of our stockmen over
the cause of these deaths and each and
every one seems mystified and are un
able to account for it. Some think it
is caused by the deadly "night shade ; "
others claim it has been caused by
'loco , " so well known in southern Kan
Whatever the cause , fullv fifty head
of cattle have so died within a radius of
a few miles of Ainsworth. And , also ,
whatever the cause , it somes from the
cornfields , for as soon as the cattle were
taken off the corn stalks and put. into
the feed lots the losses ceased.
It is claimed by some that the deaths
resulted from lack of water and salt ,
the cattle overfeeding and becoming
bound up. This theory is especially
untrue with regard to I. Fowler's cat
tle , for instance. Mr. Fowler lost
eleven h ad before he took them off the
cornstalks , and in each and every case
the cattle had freest access to both salt
and water , and did help themselves lib-
erally"and instead of the binding pro
cess , the direct opposite was manifest.
Neither were the cattle bloated in the
This is probably an outbreak of
"cornstalk disease" which caused so
much havoc a couple of years ago. The
remedy is to feed cattle other rations
Before turning them into the stalks. If
Uro. Burleigh will advise his readers to
send to Lincoln for "Bulletin No. 52 , "
issued by the agricultural college the
atter part of 1 97 or early in 1898 , they
may learn something about the trouble.
Since writing the above we learn that
this cornstalk disease is also prevalent
in Hock and Holt counties.
Perhaps the most infamous piece of
egislation ever attempted in this coun
try is embodied in II. 11. 1. now before
congress. Ordinarily , a bill when in-
; reduced in our national legislature , is
equired to be read twice , is then re
ferred to a committee , after being con
sidered there is reported to the house ,
s then considered in committee of the
whole and finally put upon its passage ;
but in this instance the procedure is
entirely changed , regardless of rule or
custom. The bill was introduced the
first day oi the present session , was
lever referred to a committee , and
with only three days for printing and
consideration was forced before the
louse and one week later was brought
to a vote. The bill provides first to en
act into national law the single gold
standard , makes every bond , every
coupon , every greenback , eveiy treas-
iry note , payable in gold , and prevents
hem being pnt into circulation again
except in exchange for gold ; it makes
ill debts , public or private , that now
exist or are hereafter contracted , pay-
ibleingold ; it creates a division or re
demption into which $760,01)0,000 ) is
hut up ; it authorizes the treasurer of
the United States to at any time issue
bonds without consulting an } ' other
person or branch of the government ; it
makes silver redeemable in gold , it j
authorizes the coinage of small pieces '
of silver but requires that an eqtial
amount of treasur-v notes must be de
stroyed at the same time ; it gives the
secretary power to name the size of !
treasury notes to be 'issued and proliib-i
its silver certificates from being issued
except in denominations of $5 and mi-1
der , thus making silver legal tender1
only in small amounts ; it permits ua-i
tional banks to issue currency to the
full amount of bonds held b } ' themand
reduces their taxes , and finally permits' '
national banks to organize with only |
25,000 capital. Almost every demand
that the capitalists of this country have
ever made is embodied in this bill : it
was considered by the republican com
mittee almost six months before it was
introduced in congress ; and yet this
k'brutal majority" rush it through con
gress like a private pension bill and
never give the people of the couutry
tiuie to express their opinions on it
L"ne above bill pa-td the hou e of
representatives , Monday , by ; i vote of
190 to leO , eight gold standard demo
crats voting with the majority. '
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STOVE TALK ,
TALK ABOUT STOVES a "root
deal ; but that's our business. Stoves
are a specialty of .ours. By the way ,
we have just received a few of those '
Unexcelled Heating Stoves The
MAGIC ESTATE HOT BLAST.
> Remember we are also dealers in
< BED SPRINGS , MATTRESoES ,
\ 9 PICTURE FRAMES , Etc. : : : : : :
DREYFUS HAD TWO TRIALS" *
WE ONLY WANT ONE
To convince you beyond a doubt that the best line of
LIQUORS , WINES AND CIGARS
Can be had at THE STOCK EXCHANGE
WALTER F , A. MELTENDORFF. PROPRIETOR
OUR MOTTO Honest Goods ; Honest Prices ; Courteous Treatment.
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Fur Coats ,
Ladies' and Children's Felt and
Boots and Shoes and Furnishings of all kinds. Practical Tailoring
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D. Stinard , Clothier.
Tine Kidge , S D
Cattle branded as
on cut and below on
either side Eennk
swalljiw fork on leit
and crop right
Horse L rands as
below on left thigh
Also B on right
Flats and Snake
Newman Bros. & Nations.
Cody , Nebraska
On point left shoul
der. Also O o ou
point left shoulder
Also JuT011 left
Same on left hip
J. A. Ad.imson.
On left side or hip
A 4 left side or hip
On left side
Range on Niubraia
Marquardt & Bowlus
Cattle brand OM on
left shoulder. Some
of cattle have various
older brands. OS on
left hip. Horse bra'd
A on left shouldei.
Gee W Monnier
ranch 5-miIes east of
Merriman. from F.E.
&M.V.K.3J. south to Ltander Creek. Mar
quardt & Itmvlns. SRr5bner.Nebra.slta.
ti. C. Trowbridge
Merriman , Neb
llange between Irwin -
win and Merriman ,
south of railroad
Uugh Bovill , Manager
All on left aide or
Range north of El
Left side or hip
Eange north D Eli
Taken up , at my place abtmt 4 miles' east of
FortMobrara,3ra\ : , ono sorrel baUl
gelding , 5 years old , and one bay mar
2 years old. ' both bnuicteil on left shonltletj
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