Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 1887 Page: 3 of 8
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G-roceries, Grain, Dry
jBóoís ai)d Sl")ocs.
Whoh'sale and Retail.
Goods Delivered to all Parts of the City.
Store Opposite Suth-
Will Sell Lower Than the Lowest
for Cash. Call and get prices.
Ranch and Trail upplies a Specialty.
IV/ 1*'B • "
First-class in Every
The tables are supplied with all the
delicacies of the season.
W. % Gullurr).
NELSON PEET, Proprietor.
The finest and best board in the city
can be had at the Lop Cabin on the
Hill. Give us a call.
For Cigars, Tobacco,
subscriptions taken for all
Any book furnished on short notice.
Latest periodicals of the day constantly
American Cattle Trust
Early in May of the current year
some of the big cattlemen of the coun-
try got together and concluded to form
a cattle trust for the purpose of econ-
omizing the cattle business on the
Western ranges. Tom Sturgis, of New
York, ex-secretary of the Wyoming
Stock Growers' Association, was elect-
ed president. The scheme agreed 011
was to form a combination which
should grow the cattle on the ranges
and control the market for beef. The
trust was also to own slaughtering es-
tablishments and certain railroad and
steamship franchises. I11 short, the
trust was to put into operation every
means likely to increase the protits of
any branch of the cattle business.
Trust certilicates were isstUil to own-
ers of herds at 25 cents 011 the dollar,
and common report has it that about
$20,000,000 of these certificates are now
outstanding, and that the total capi-
talization is likely to be increased to
at least $70,000.000 in case the trust is
a success. Some of the largest herds
in the West have joined the trust, in-
cluding the Union Cattle Company,
Big Horn Cattle Company, North
American Cattle Company and Fron-
tier Cattle Company, all of Wyoming,
and a number of other herds in Mon-
tana, Colorado, New Mexico and Tex-
as. Ex-Gov. Routt, of Colorado, and
ex-Gov. Warren, of Wyoming, are
largely interested in the trust. In
Chicago Neis Morris is the representa-
tive of the trust, his slaughtering and
canning establishment having been
sold out recently to the trust. At
present the representatives of the trust
are buying cattle on the ranges at $21
to $23 per head, being about the lowest
figures at which cattle could have been
bought during the past ten years.
Beeves in the Chicago market have re-
cently advanced 25 per cent., and it is
stated that the cattle trust is likely to
profit largely from the fact that it
comes into tlie market as a buyer at a
time when prices are very low. Presi-
dent Sturgis, who is the leading spirit
in the cattle combination, is considered
to be a very clear-headed man, but
there are a good many cattlemen who
refuse to have anything to do with the
trust, and predict that it will prove a
When money is scarce and J¿ard to
get, there is no exception to the rule
that all purchasers look for the place
where they can secure the best bargains
and the merchant who will sell the
lowest gets the customer; but no mer-
chant can let the community at large
know that he has bargains for sale
unless he uses the means at hand to
do so, and there is 110 better medium
than the local paper. If any of our
merchants have any bargains in store,
tell it and the customer will pick them
Backward, turn backward, O, time
in thy flight, rake up a suicide just for
the night: I am so weary of news that
is stale, writing up drunkards and va-
grants in jail, writing up people that
buy up some ground, writing old chest-
nuts of cattle in pound; weary of chas-
ing till worn are my shoes, rake up
some news, mother, rake up some
news. Backward, turn backward. O,
tide of the years, take me again to the
time when the beers, frothy ^ind foam-
ing. were drank by the pail, and people
got full and were run off to jail. Let s
have a murder, or shooting or worse,
let's have a scandal or thrilling di-
vorce; to work on a paper would give
you the blues, rake up some news,
mother, rake up some news.—Ex.
Gerlach "Brothers have just received
a car load of corn and oats. Corn only
81.50 per hundred. Oats only $1.75 per
wholesale and retail dealer- in
Staple and Fancy
Carries the largest stock and best
Groceries at cheapest prices of any
firm in the Panhandle.
Canadian, - Texas.
a. w. rum8ey,
J. P. I'.ROCGII,
a. j. kentley, Cashier.
The First State Bank
of Kiowa, Kansas.
Directors: A. W. Rumsey, J. P.
Brough. D. R. Streeter, J. W. Dobson,
W. P. Carey, Jas. Stranathan, J. A.
Frame, Kos Harris, A. J. Bentley.
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Harm & Ludwick. Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 1887, newspaper, September 21, 1887; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183617/m1/3/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.