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[Illustration: ONE OF THE "BOYS."

(Portrait. See p. 125.)

Frontispiece.]

RANCHING, SPORT AND TRAVEL

BY

THOMAS CARSON, F.R.G.S.

WITH SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS

T. FISHER UNWIN

LONDON LEIPSIC Adelphi Terrace Inselstrasse 20

1911

[ All Rights Reserved ]

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

This book is somewhat in the nature of an autobiography, covering as it does almost the whole of the Author's life. The main portion of the volume is devoted to cattle ranching in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The Author has also included a record of his travels abroad, which he hopes will prove to be not uninteresting; and a chapter devoted to a description of tea planting in India.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. TEA PLANTING 13

In Cachar Apprenticeship Tea Planting described Polo In Sylhet Pilgrims at Sacred Pool Wild Game Amusements Rainfall Return to Cachar Scottpore Snakes A Haunted Tree Hill Tribes Selecting a Location Return to England.

II. CATTLE RANCHING IN ARIZONA 42

Leave for United States of America Iowa New Mexico Real Estate Speculation Gambling Billy the Kid Start Ranching in Arizona Description of Country Apache and other Indians Fauna Branding Cattle Ranch Notes Mexicans Politics Summer Camp Winter Camp Fishing and Shooting Indian Troubles.

III. CATTLE RANCHING IN ARIZONA ( continued ) 81

The Cowboy Accoutrements and Weapons Desert Plants Politics and Perjury Mavericks Mormons Bog Riding.

IV. ODDS AND ENDS 103

Scent and Instinct Mules Roping Contests Antelopes The Skunk Garnets Leave Arizona.

V. RANCHING IN NEW MEXICO 117

The Scottish Company My Difficulties and Dangers Mustang Hunting Round up described Shipping Cattle Railroad Accidents Close out Scotch Company's Interests.

VI. ODDS AND ENDS 152

Summer Round up Notes Night Guarding Stampedes Bronco Busting Cattle Branding, etc.

VII. ON MY OWN RANCH 170

Locating Plans Prairie Fires and Guards Bulls Trading Successful Methods Loco weed Sale of Ranch.

VIII. ODDS AND ENDS 198

The "Staked Plains" High Winds Lobo Wolves Branding Cows Black Jack Lightning and Hail Classing Cattle Conventions "Cutting" versus Polo Bull Fight Prize Fights River and Sea Fishing Sharks.

IX. IN AMARILLO 226

Purchase of Lots Building Boosting a Town.

X. FIRST TOUR ABROAD 234

Mexico Guatemala Salvador Panama Colombia Venezuela Jamaica Cuba Fire in Amarillo Rebuilding.

XI. SECOND TOUR ABROAD 250

Bermudas Switzerland Italy Monte Carlo Algiers Morocco Spain Biarritz and Pau.

XII. THIRD TOUR ABROAD 256

Salt Lake City Canada Vancouver Hawaii Fiji Australia New Zealand Tasmania Summer at Home.

XIII. FOURTH TOUR ABROAD 270

Yucatan Honduras Costa Rica Panama Equador Peru Chile Argentina Brazil Teneriffe.

XIV. FIFTH TOUR ABROAD 287

California Honolulu Japan China Singapore Burmah India Ceylon The End.

APPENDIX 317

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

ONE OF THE "BOYS" ( see page 125) Frontispiece

PLUCKING TEA LEAF 20

NAGAS 37

ROPING A GRIZZLY 70

A SHOOTING SCRAPE 76

ONE OF OUR MEN, TO SHOW HANG OF SIX SHOOTER 78

1883 IN ARIZONA, AUTHOR AND PARTY 80

WOUND UP, HORSE TANGLED IN ROPE 106

WATERING A HERD 116

HERD ON TRAIL, SHOWING LEAD STEER 137

CHANGING HORSES 153

A REAL BAD ONE 164

BREAKING THE PRAIRIE 230

FIRST CROP MILO MAIZE 230

LLAMAS AS PACK ANIMALS 279

DRIFTING SAND DUNE, ONE OF THOUSANDS 279

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