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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta Western Cowboys Life decade or two ago travellers in ter of life or death to have the feet the far west were obliged to journey I and worn over the ordinary far in Now these have as otherwise they might by the save in draggedfor Le remote districts To see tine real west it is necessary to leave the iron horse far and wlthsteeds of flesh blood expltre new ter for the steel rails betray the advance of whereas when one is but ten miles from the rail way the country la often as primeval as in the days of and the traveller vould hardly W surprised ifa marauding party of painted and Indians suddenly burst into But the modern redskin is a clad in rag and dirt and sadly lacking the picturesque element save on an oc casional fete RATTLESNAKES MORE COUMOX sameness of the prairie is fre quently spoken whereas it has many different from the wellwatered foothills to the sandy and level Gophcrj and badger holes are supposed to riding and inniany parts of the west they but side where is not a gopher to be and in these lafcter districts raltlefiriakes to be more com Doubtless these dangerous rep have found the squirrellike gopn crs great and so between eat ing andterrorizing then have caused themto evacuate Tho snakes themselves inhabit the crulees in the dry country and are most dan gerous inAugust nnd when they losd their Bight ami be come Theii1 bite is always except when are afraid of und will unless disturbed to an unusual aL seems at first to le prosaic but loconus uccustonuxl to life and the us the he will fitul it us romantic as could Le and though in a different nunner trom that arc sights finer thum eight or ten wellbxmL iijon riding hatitisonvj hor especially when those mien ride as do live who ani born to the and do not rule with the jjiifTiKSs of urban COWHOYS AllE INTELLIGENT are quick wit muc when The ted and fairly better than might be expected allowance has beenmade for then longworkiiig hours and isolated lift They road magazines of every kirn from tho cheap allstory class to The and Some of it lish They buy ns monthlies of the better us of th poorer nnd both are them with equal In near ly every outfit there is some ccw boy who is quite well do not refer to the men who conw from cul tured families and to the inon yho were born and Drfd oh the frontierand who edu cated Unfortunately the by the cowboys atid ti slow Umo cf t they have foi the following hours probably the wort is hard as that of the AFlEK TUB Soon a fairsized herd is cutout and a man is required to watch When larger herd no Icngercon tains any of the required animals it is left to andtho cattle cut out are driven back to sonte spct nr wheix they are held a couple of while the turn to for in the ff ternoou it is the and during thedays till all the calves have been rcumled up and or till tlw required number of Uvf cattle heifers and dry cows has town In the latter cattle already collected art heli every night and but in REKUSKD Kdmontoi The public school hoard the medical Ikealth department of the chy have crossed swoivls the vaccin ation of the pupils 01 the public On of the citj health wrote School wilh tho secretary of tlie public board askingfor u conteivnco jthe board to illrange tlu mutter of vaccinating the school Tvrnan wrote again on the 1 he considers the matter Tin reply of board was ivivivtd the Terimn n school find His mer this id not necessary there is only roundup in the morning and in the afternoon the calves lire branded and are then would be Injurious to the animals andwoulil require more labor to first collect ill the calves on the range and ihtsn spend a couple of weeks branding Forty or fifty cows and calves per haps having in the they are left in a corraltill the nien have had Then ih branding A fire is built anil in it the branding are When these are a is gwernlly Ly he hind and dragged to ihe where despite its indignant and alarmed it is markedfor ver with the ranchs and its iir is cut into theshapewhich teils who is its Then the frighten BIG ALUERTA In Soutliera Alberta there are now probably fifteen or twenty large ranches with ten thousand head or more cattle on In addition to these there are numerous smaller ranches vkh a few hundred head of cattle on There arethousands of recorded but many oitkese represent herds ihat have ed and accordingly are no longer in The total number cf range cat tle in six hundred thous The average number on important ranch is which require range of to two hundrel thousand ac cording to the imulity and quantity of The found this grass is by no means soft to fall on when but the ex citement soon wears out tlw feeling of stiffness uttendonl upon such an No real cowboy is ever the only influence which horses bucking has is to make him give a number of half joyful and rifler the performance is over the horse and rider goabout their work as if nothing imusunl had UEQUIRES To aranch of tea thous and cattle from five to cowboys a two horse tnd a cook are The number of cowboys or us they prefer to style varies as the far fewer men being re quired in winter than in and a larger number still ore needed when anything out of the such us a big cattle takes Owing to tho many pooplo think that most of those entitled to the name are young fellows ranging from fifteen to tven years of jind arc really Most of the are the ages of and sixty Another mistaken idea west mistaken so far as Canada is at any is as to the prevalence or There is farloss crime in Canada than in cowboys with literary seeni also to excel their fellows in of The cowpunchers have Jittie re spect for English grammar or the English They have constructed a style peculiarly their own which is far more anil which contains far more color than the language of the ordinary The slang of the city is and puerilu as compared with that of the Their swearing is an art in As Edward Whhe remarks in The most obscure and unheard of con ceptions are draggvd forth fronn ear heaven and and linked to gether in a sequence so so gaudy and so utterly blasphemous that you gasp and are stricken with devotel li is NCVT I have Iward people talk of the life of a they had even during a short time led that life they would certainly have chan ged their fcr there is noth ing rehiarkably indolent in sleeping on the rising at Ihree in the or soon and staying in the saddle till t or oclock in the afternoon with a brief intermiss ion for dinner at and then two hours night On one I remember themen proposal was that tlw pupils be sent home to give thorn a chance to return next tiny with certificates as by the Public act iioalso Avenue school wheiie thesaute McCaig as it was within ten days oi the clote of the term and ilat sinco the promotion examinations were alKut to btvin such action would complete the classes for rnaindcr of the pivsont iprm aiul organization for the opening the sununor and ho ivfused to comply with tiie nodical officers Conseiueinly the are now standing pat und are putting tlie onus of enforcing the law upon the health otlicor nnd provincial holds that thoixj is grounh for fear or alarm awl Llvat to ask iho pujils tn produce vaccination certificates on condition ofattend n nee would be tantainoimt to clos cd little fellowi is allowei to run ing the schools and the retjuest ack to his while a not hor his Thus the whole af ternoon is and the work is by no fcr in addition to the smoke from the there is a thick dust raised the and generally a fierce sun When there is a suspicion of mange the they are driven into a trough containing a chemically prepared antidote to mange through which they are forc ed to the intHlical officer reasonable and bcyond tlw LIFE AXD The is accustomjd to risking life and He is continu ally in danger from cat horses or lie is probablyalso one of the hardest on the face of the and his life is soli without the luxuries of civiljza of his work is not mere ly physically itwears on j the and is extremely monot But in spite of the long the haixl the inclement rangingfrom hundred de grees in the shade and no shade within mites fiftybelow zero in spite of the the in spite of these nven arr fascinated hy tlie They iiro free from the conventionality of civ They respect for his trua The sons of old and titled families who have cow of In iiase the ctiainnnn of the the superintendent aio prosecuted for tho action of the boaid they will pay the appeal the will take some weeks to carry arid by that time the schools will closed for the The are cktcrminni at any cost schools open until tin end of the The actingcity solicitor gave it as his opinion toduy that the act wos 1 defective ns to terms of enforciog I section which reads as he iWms it necessary the iiwdical health oilicer of any lo cality which is invaded by sintillpox or is threivtcnei to le may re imiire a or sufficient Where one can get tKe Real Semiready Of wven diitinct of Tailoring H has the largest for it Is ihe of the Average B is subdivided into Sloping No matters it not what be shape or but may get a perfectly fitting garment irom out the Semiready SemireaJy Tailoring appeals to every man but he who is vexed with It the improved and modern method of selecting dress of the correct Finihedtomeaure i in two the wearer of Semiready clothing can always forejudge iti suitability to lu indi vidual Only the millionaire can afford towaste money buying cheaper than and there is no gain to the man who Cheap suits are too expensive for any but the Staiirrady ButincM and Morning Coat ia fict anj at Sffflirtady Frock o tne Vieuos Md ill of gain Ttw work as usual at four in tlie and not Censing til two the following and then they went thf last fifteen or sixteen hours without The food in a cowcamp is excel than that to Vw obtain ed in most western beans is not the staple article of J was and never will be while thore is such a quantity o good close to The cook ing is usually very as there is a special man for that purpose The cook is un func ind to the foreman sixty dollars a whereas cow boy gets but The cook orders the nien around in his as much accustomed to hardship and and often more the fore man does on the Tn the morning for breakfast there are jam and for ten ami beef in some form or tomatoes or pr aspirations must ncoils out anil if they wish to the resfKct of their compfin ahsencft of conventionality T havo a charm Of the hut the chief pleasure of the As the horses tire shaggycoo and some what hey look tothe hnnJsone horses of east ern Rut their though they may be in evidence of inimunity to smallpox to le hamlcd by every pupil attending the sity or other educational institution to the authorities the institution pupil which he attends and cvxj who refuses or neglects to such certificate on demand shall be excluded from the institution during the whole timo of his refusal or ne Clause provides ths pen alty for refers back to clause whichstipulatcs the mcH cal shall provide the parents with a certificate but makes no nvention of any erson or cor porationin of a school or V The TnaUer is forming the subject of a the deputy attorney the city solici who xvill return to city this tenor on a race or in a The cowboys donot cnrry suns now or nowie not they indulge in fringeL buckskin shirts or crimson A wears a plain gen erally of blue or black or some such somire corduroy and n soft felt hat Stet son mtike rtifffircnt that worn by Imnk clerks nml othor town dwellers in Calgnry and winter he wears also a jacket of fur or heavy cloth chaps trousers minus the Thvse generally have Jung white or yellow in pasted on in COSTUME BTSTOXED FOR There is no part of the cow punch ers costume not designed for broadbrimmed felt is far efficient prolecting tho eyes generally rice ami prunes gowl bread and buttor and jam for tea much the same as for but always cake in THE The phase rtf cowboy life of which the easterner hears most is the The name alone con vague idea of what the work is thore is no better steed all kinds of work ihnn tho cow bred anil reared in the his mnstor he s selfreliant and He is the right horse in the riglit HAVE YOU WRITTEX HOME TO Semiready Tailoring Where to get it COWHOY MAY BECOME j Ranchers are pessimistic nowadays they the cowboy viill give way to the and this fascina ting life will be a thing of the but it be many years before the last hocfbeats of the cow pony are There are hundreds of thousands of acres which are suitable only for and till science has rendered these arable they wiSl probably be used the but that is nil that most people tparn concerning The roundup is held two three times a year to collect all the calves for branding in tire spring and nml also to col lect the animals to be sold as Every roundup covers different ter ritory until tho whole range and much of the adjoining country has been cleared the ranchs cattle The cowboys sometimes ride four or five miles before they come to the district to Thon the fore man dividos the rowJtoys intf threti or and sends each group a different Komolimos group will be sent ten or fifteen from the sun than is a j milos to make certain of gathering The black silk handkerchief protects the neck from thechups pronounced are comfortable for riding and keep the legs warm in a my which nothing else The heels of the am made high in order to prevent the feet from slipping through the Targe western for the punch ers do not ride with merely the Ue ino if any chance they be thrown it is a mat in nil1 cattle in the district as signed to them on their return jour After an hour or two all the men are together having ns of from five hundred to three Then he process of cutting out The Voremon rkles in among tle cattle and drives cut the animals his rnnchcs which are to be sold as or calvos at The herd is held stationary Such a great industrycannot denly supplantctl by farm Texas anrt New Ari 70na and Oregon and Mon the rancher still holds and one of the greatest ranching countries in the world has been as yot but little for Argentina has great stockraising and Uruguay is a splcmiid country were it not so often worried by iho disensions and strife of its inhabi SPECIAL RATES TO THE COAST VTA Special excursion rates arc now on sale to the following points Vani New j and j at single first c loss fare for the I ask worthy Whose no Ciire can Though busy lifo throbs rpumi about Have you written home to mother You arc forgetting arnt you qurte How fast the weeks went flying And that n little blotted sheet Unanswered still is lying Dont you rpmemljcr how she With uistful glance at parting Dont you remember how the tears in her soft eyes starting1 Have you how her Stot round you to caress you Have you forgotten IhePo lov my God bless vou do iiit wrong her patient Save CJod there is no So faithful through all mists of sin Fear not to write to Tell her how hard it is to v As walked the Mnstcr lowly Tell her how hard it is to keep A mans life pure nml Toll her to keep tho lamp of prayer A lcacon Whose beams shall itach jou hi Shal lure your Tell her you love her dearly For iVur some skrJ Shall btar away the listening And lenvc you lost in BOK 97 We are the onlyexclusive Hardware in Lethbridge And then through bitter falling tears And sighs you may not Yoit will remember when too You did not write to YOU to see our We are selling them away below and at prices you will never see again SO HURRY round Tickets On sale daily from Junej 20th to July going transit Final return limit j Any further information will be furnished on application to the I T1U TOWNS OF AXB On July the local villages oA Taber and Magrath will he to the status of The Central Hardware Store ;