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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta iw�l1it)tfMyt^Mfj;-V-ri-:''fir>f v'lit'-VfiV miiliiil iW>i1^iiil�iWi*, o\'rr tin* horse mul ruler go about their work us it nothing unusual had happened KEQ11HES THIHTEEV by the cowboys, nnd tt slow time rf it they have for the following hours though probably the work is > hard ns that of the foreman. UEITSUn TO.KN'tfOlR'K VACCINATION. (Edmnntoti Bulletin,) To manage a ranch of ten thousand cattle from five to ten cowtH�ys u foreman, two horse wranglers, and n cook arc necessary. The nuiolicr of cowboys or cowpunchcrs. as they jirefer to style themselves, vara* as the season, for fewer men being er still ore needed when unything out of the ordinury. such as a big cattle drive, tubus place. Owing to the name, cowboy, many people think thai most ol those entitled tn the nunve uro young fellows ranging from fifteen to tveii ty-five years of age, und are really toys. Most of the icjen. however, are between the ages of twenty und sixt\ .vears. Another mint a ken uicu ubo.it west mistaken so fur us Canada is concerned, ut nny rate, is us to the prevalence of crime. There is fnilcss crime In Western ('unudn thun in d'hicago. Tlii> cowboys do not carry guns now or bowie knives, not do they indulge in fringed buckskin shirts or crimson neckerchiefs. A cow-puncher wears u plnin shirt, gen erally of dark blue or black or some such somtirc color, corduroy orlweeil trousers, and a soft felt hut �th-tirldge). In winter ho wears ulso a Jacket of fur or heavy cloth and clmps (lentIier trousers minus the corduroys). These generally have Jong angora hair black, white or yellow in color, [lasted on in front. costume designed foii lsic There is no part of tho cow punch er'H costume not designed for uso. Ths broad-brimmed felt hut is fur more efficient In protecting tho eyes from tho sun than is a straw, hut. The black silk handkerchief protects Ilia neck from sunhum, and thechups (pronounced shops) uro comfortable for riding and keep tho logs warm, in a vn.v which nothing else would. The heals of the tip hoots are made very* high in order to prevent tho toot from slipping through the largo western stirrups, for tho caw punch- ter of life or death to hove the feet seat, nnd worn over the ordinary free, ns otherwise they might be dragged for miles. Cow-punching seems nt first to be n most prosnlc occupation, but i.s ns otv* Iteconv-s uccustonu*d to the life ami the men he will find it us romantic ns could be wished, and  lntere�tlng. though in a different manner from that expected. Thare uro few sights finer than,eight or ten well-buni men riding handsome hor ses. especially when those mon ride as do the cowboys, who are born to the saddle, and do not ride with the prim stiffness of urban equestrians. COWIIOYS AHE INTELLIGENT The men are intelligent, quick wit ted anil fairly well Informed, much better than might lie ex|tected when allowance has been made for their longworkitig hours and isolated life They read magazines of every kind from the cheap "all-story" class to The Century nnd Some of the �*Kng-llsh reviews. They buy ns many monthlies of the l>etter ns of the poorer class, mul both niv read by them with equal eagerness. In near ly every oullit I hero is nomt> c o'clock in the afternoon with a brief intermission for dinner at ten or eleven, und then two hours' night duty. On one occasion, inde-d. 1 remember themen starting work us usual at four in the iiiorniiiK. and not censing till two the following morning, uml then the.v weirt the last lUt.vIl or sixteen hours without food Tlx* food in u cow camp is excel I.ill, Idler thun that to U* obtained in 11uist western hotels. Cork and beans is not the staple article of diet. It never was und never will t>c while there Ik such a quantity of good lieef close to hand. The conk -iug is usually ver> good, ns there is a s|ieciul man for -that purpose. The cook is quite un important func-tionary und is next to the foreman in rank. He receives sixty dollars a The public school board and the mr. Tertian, the city, health olllcer. wrote the secretary of tlto public school niv driven back to some spi t jhoard asking for n conference with camp, where they aiv held 1 >'jtho hoard to arrange the matter of AFTEll TltlC CfTTINO-OlT." Soon a fair-sized herd is "cut-out" and a man is required to watch it. When the larger herd no h.ngercon-toins nny of the required ntiiiikils it is left to Itself, nnd the cattle "cutout* non r a couple of nvn. while the rest, re-i vaccinating the school children. Or turn to camp for dinner. In the ef-JTornnn wrote ngnin on the l.Mh as lernoon It is tin* same, ami during j,,,. ,.,,ls|,|,.w, ,,,, Mmt(01, u , T|||i the days following, till all the calves ro|)lv ()f th() b|>nr(, ^ nHvivis| have lx>'n rend a couple of weeks branding them. r'oity or fifty cows and calves (k*r-haps having Inti "cut-out" in the morning, thev are left. In a corrnltlll ll.e n*en have had dinner. Then the branding commences. A fire Is built and in it the branding irons are promotion examinations were about to begin such action would completely demoralize, tho classes for tlie re-tiMindcr of the present term nnd the organization for the opening after the summer hol.idays, and he ivfused to comply with the medical health olllrer's Instructions Consequently the bonj^l atv now standing pat and p In ceil. When these are sufficiently jaiv putting the onus of enforcing the heated a calf Is roped, generally l.,v,law upon the health olllcer and the the hind legs, anil dragged to ihe fire, where despite its Indignant and alarmed Uiwlings, It is marked 'or ever with the ranch's brand, and its provincial hoard of health. The hoard holds that there Is no grounh for fenr or alarm anil that to ask the puj>ils to produce vaccinal ion fur is cut into the shn|ie which teils certificates on condition of nt tend who Is its owner. Then the frighten- In nee would In* tantamount to clos ed little fellowi is allowed to run : ing the schools and the request of back to his mother, while another | the imnlical health olllcer vas tin takes his place. Thus the whole of- teusonnble and beyond the require-tcrnoon is s|*ent, and the work Is by : iiH*nts of tin: law. no means ugi*eenble, ft r in addition | in case tin* chairman of the board to the smoke from the fire, there is or the superintendent ni\> prosecuted a thick dust raised by the cattl:*, |for the action of the board they will and generally a fierce sun overhead When there is a suspicion of mange the cattle are "dlpiied"-that is, they are driven into a trough containing a chemically prepared antidote to pay the fine, appeal the case, which will take some weeks to carry out, nnd by that lime the schools will In* closed for the holidays. The tionrd are determined nt any co�t to keep manse through which they an* fore-'the schools o|>eii until the end of the ed to bwim. 1 term. ^�fc ^^^MMM****************- �T>� I The net Ing-city solicitor gave it ns his opinion today that the act wits ^ idefective as to terms of enforcing section 90, which reads as follows:- I "Whenever he deems it necessary I ihe medical health olllcer of nny lo-jcality which is invudi-d by smallpox ior is threatened to lie so, may re-;quin* n cerfificate or other sntheient evidence of inunuoity to smallpox to lie handed by every pupil attending the school, college, convent, univer  sity or other iHliientlonnl institution to the authorities of the institution �LsK LIFE AND IJMH The cow-puncher is nccustotivd to risking life and limb. He is continually in danger from badger-holes, cat tie, horses or rattlesnakes. lb* Is prot�bly nlso one of the hardest worked beings on the fucc of the earth, and his life is s|ient in solitude, without the luxuries of civilizu tion. Much of his work is not mere-1 ly physically hard, but It wears on I Where one can get the Real Semi-ready 0( the seven Jistinet types of Scmi*r�aJy Tailoring Type H has the largest sale, for it is the type of the Average Man. Type B it lubJiviJei into five vtriatiani: Noratl. Ili|k SkO.litfti. Ov�r Er�ti. ' Rauoi SkoiilitttJ. Sla|>ia| SkoiiUf t*i- ^ Nn man, mailer* it not what be kit height, girth, shape or figure, but may get a perfectly fitting garment from out the Semi-ready wardrobea. ^ Seir.i-reaJy Tailoring appeals to every man but he who is vexeJ with improvement*. It is the improved and modern method of selecting dress ofthe corrc-t address. Finished-to-measttre in two hours, the wearer of Semi-ready clothing can always forejudge its suitability to hi� indi-jff vidual expression. 1 Only the millionaire can atTorJ to waste money buying cheaper suits than Semi-reaiy, and there is no gain to the man who pays more. Cheap suits are too expensive for any but the rich. Stan-rtW*/ Butintn Sintt, SttVt tni Momin| Colt tiylit, in fint Enjlitk wgtM*J> mi iwwtit. tt $18 ani 120. Siaii-rittiy Frock sil�, ol tot Cktvioi tai Vicuat clalka, Ill-fact* aid all .ill-liaad. at 125. ISO aaj $35. the nerves, and Is extremely monot- i onous. Hut in spite of the long hours, the hard work, the inclement | which he attends; nnd every pupil : who refuses or neglects to produce such certificate on tlemund shall be weather, ranging from a. hundred de- ; ........., n � 'excluded from the institution during the shade (ami no shade,,. , , , ,, , * I the while time of his ivfusal inonlli,, whereas the onlinary cow  boy gets but forty. The cook orders the men around in his tent us much us, und often miiii thun, the faro  man does on tho round-up. In the morning for breakfast there ure UvlsMeal,. buns, jam nnd colfiv, lor dinner, tii of Sattly. Semi-ready Tailoring A. SOUTHARD, Where to get it: Lethbridge, Alta. or neglect. ' flans,- IM, which provides th.! |�*n-olly for violation, refers l�nck lo iclans.' 87. which stipulates the nuill-' cnl practitioner shall provide the paivnts with a certificate but makes | no mention of nny |m*rson or cor-1 portition in control, of a school or j | col lege. ! The matter is forming thn't you remember how she stood. With wistful glance ut parting? Iiin't you remember how the tears Were in her soft eyes starting.' Have >ou forgotten, how her arm, Stole round you to caress you? ting life will lie a thing of the jmst, | Have you forgotten thes* lov words. (iood-hye. my sou, (iod htass .vou?" the easterner 'roundup.' The nutiu* ulone con-\e\s vague ideti of what the work is but Hint is all thut most people Ipurn concerning it. The round-up is held two or, three times a year to collect all the calves for branding iu the spring nnd lull, nnd nlso to collect the uniiiiiils to lie sold us htvf. Every round-up covers different territory until the whole range ami much of the .adjoining country has been cleared of tho ranch's cattle. The cowboys sometimes rido four or five miles beforo they coii*> to the (listiill to be worked. Then the foreman divides the cowiboys into three or four little groups, ami semis each group u different wu.v Som.ftliues one group will be sent ten or fifteen miles to make certuin of gathering in all the cuttle in the district assigned to them on their return journey. After an hour or two all tho mon are together ngnin, having us-sei'ibli'il a herd of from five hundred to three thousand cattle. Then the process of 'cutting out' U'gins. The foreman rides in among the cattle und drives rut the animals bearing er� do not rido with merely the U" j hiH rnncho's brand which uro to be la the stirrup, and if by any chance sold as lieof, or the covs with calves they should be thrown it Is a mat - at heel. The herd is hold stationary but it wiy |h> many years tiefoix* the last hoc f-beats of the cow pony are heard. There are many hundreds of ,. . , thousands of nctvs which are suitable Ihe phase of cowboy life of which only for ranching. ,,d till scicn,*e """" ht""N mosl ls th0 has rendered these arable they will f. O. Box 97 Mk>m 75 probably bo used by the ranchers. Such a greut Industry cannot suddenly 1-e supplanted by mixed farming....In Texas and New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming, Oregon nnd Montana, the rancher still holds sway, nnd one of the greatest ranching countries in the world has I nvn ns yet hut little utilized, for Argentina has great stock-raising capabilities, uud I'ruguny is a splendid country were it not so often worried by the disensions and strife of its inhubl -tnnts. Oh. do not wrong hor patient love. Save (Iod there Is no other, So faithful through all mists of sin-Fear not to wrife to mother. Tell her how hard it is to v nlk, As walked tho Hosier lowly; Tell her how hard it is to kivp I \ man's life pure and holy. | \ Tell her to keep the lump of prayer A light-a lanicon burning; Whose beams shall roach you tor n Any, Shall luiv your soul returning. Tell her you love her dearly still. ' For fi-uc some gkd lo-morrow. Shall ln-iir away tho listening soul. SpEl'IAL HATES TO THE COAST j And leave you lost in sorrow. VIA P. Y. It. Special excursion rates are now on sale to the following points: Vancouver, Victoria. New Westminster, flollinghnm. Wash.; Seattle, Wash.: Tucoma, Wnsh.. and Portland, Ore. at s-lngle first class fare for the round trip. Tickets oa sale daily from June 20th to July 12th, going transit limit, Sept. 10th. Final return limit Sept. 15th. Any further information will tie furnished on application to the C.P.R. agent. And then through hitter falling teurs | And sighs you may not smother. You will remember when too late. You did not write to mother. -June Honahlsou, r THE TOWNS OF TAllElt MAOHATH. AND On July 1st tho local improvement villages oA Tuber and Mugrath will ho raised to the status of towna. We are the only -exclusive Hardware in Lethbridge WE WANT YOU to see our REFRIGERATORS We are selling them away below cost, and at prices you will never, never, never see again so HURRY lft>! The Central Hardware Store G. L. VROOMAN ;