1 A A Knott #151 [12A] b. 1848 Hillsdale Co., MI d. 1947 m. 1870 Margaret Ann WELTY #144 [12A] b. 1850 OH (see WELTY section for her family) 2 Effie KNOTT #152 [12A1] m. 1896 Frank Jackman #1433 [12A1] 2 Elza H KNOTT #153 [12A2] b. 1871 IA 2 Frank N KNOTT #154 [12A3] b. 1873 IA 2 Bert? KNOTT #155 [12A4] 2 Elizabeth Alice KNOTT #156 [12A5] 2 A T KNOTT #157 [12A6] 2 Leslie KNOTT #158 [12A7] 2 E H? KNOTT #159 [12A8] They lived in Illinois and Kansas a few years and in the They had one old plug team of horses and a yoke of bulls. He landed in Leadville in June where he worked in the mines for a short time and in July came to Longmont and took charge of the old flour mill at Pella, on St. Vrain Creek. His family and Mr Welty joined him in the fall of 1880.spring of 1880 he came overland to Colorado with a party of thirteen men. In 1884 he bought a farm of 400 acres near Berthoud. In 1890 he fed a small bunch of lambs in partnership with his brother in-law, J H Welty. These were the first lambs ever fed in Colorado south of Fort Collins, and was the beginning of one of the best means of income on a farm today. Lamb feeding and cattle feeding being one of the main industries on the farms of this region. ref's: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE BERTHOUD BLADE. THE PAPER LATER CHANGED ITS NAME TO THE BERTHOUD BULLETIN.. A Reply to those Stolen Fish. Sept 2, 1892 Sunny Side, Aug 29 Editor Blade. Your correspondent from this "neck woods" in last weeks Blade seems to be a little off his base and I thought it best to make a little explanation in behalf of the fellow south east of the lake who was too late to get any fish", and to give Mr. Smith a few pointers in regard to my lake and fish that he has been selling. In the first place one third of that lake happens to be on my land while the water right on it belongs to J. H. Welty for irrigation. Now if Mr. Smith ever put a fish in this lake no one knows it some four years ago I put over 3000 growing cat fish in the lake and posted notice for no fishing and kindly asked Mr. Smith to do the same and he promised to do so, thinking that in a short time we could have some fine sport catching fish for our table. Now when the fish are nicely grown Mr. S. thinks there is a chance to make 5c or so and take in a marker fisherman to camp on his land and fish out the lake for the paltry sum of 3cts a pound. Now it seems that some of Mr. Smiths neighbors thinking there was no harm to "steal from a thief", has made a raid on the "purioined cats" and friend Smith is on his ear. Suppose he was out 10 or 15 cents. I think Mr. Welty can ask neighbor Smith a few questions in regard to who keeps up this lake and furnishes the water to fill it. Think it is too bad about Mr. Smith running that 12 year old boy through the wire fence. I would advise parties sending such boys out fishing in Smiths wheat field to yoke them and if friend Smith will come over I will lend him an old bull yoke I have here to keep him out. Mr. Welty just came in and says that about the time most of those fish was "Stolen" he (Welty) missed the water from his horse pasture and sent a man up to the lake to turn it in again. And if Mr. Smith or his fisherman had taken the trouble to look they could have found the fish along down the ditch, and also says that this same water has been stopped since then and if it is tampered with any more someone will be made an example of. Mr Welty further states that he has 27 shares of water to run into this lake while Smith has only 7 and was never known to hire any, and most Springs Mr. Welty gets my ditch stock (40 shares) to help fill the lake and then while Welty is irrigating out of the lake, Smith gobbles all of Welty's water from the ditch to irrigate his farm, this is rather cheap irrigation 1/4 sec, with 7 shares supply stock and yet neighbor Smith calls this my lake and my Fish. "Rats". Yours Very Respectfully. A.A. Knott (12A) Oct 14, 1892..A A Knott returned last week from Corono, Colo. where he owns a large tract of land that he has converted into a sheep ranch. Mr Knott has a large herd of fine and well bred sheep, and expects to follow sheep raising to a considerable extent; but what puzzles us is how can a man invest his money in sheep and then vote for free wool? Nov 11, 1892..A A Knott is doing jury service at the November term of the district court at Greeley this week. Dec 9, 1892..A A Knott has sold one of his farms to a Mr William Greip of Iowa. Berthoud Blade changed its name around April 1893 to Berthoud Bulletin: June 23, 1893..C J Clennon was a caller of Mr A A Knott near Berthoud, on Friday of last week. June 32, (really) 1893..A A Knott has gone down to his sheep ranch in the vicinity of Fort Morgan, and will remain there for some time. He writes us that it will be impossible to fulfill his promise to the Bulletin at present, with reference to writing a letter regarding his trip to the Worlds Fair. Aug 10, 1894..Rev J W Knott of Holdrege, Neb spent Sunday with his brother, A A Knott, and preached a good sermon in the Presbyterian church, Sabbath morning. Nov 16, 1894..Mr Frank Knott was in Berthoud Saturday, laying in supplies for the sheep ranch at Corono, preparatory to a trip on Tuesday. Mr A A Knott will bring up about 3000 head of sheep to feed upon his farm. Alfalfa and wheat will be the principle feed. Mr Knott feels encouraged over the late election, believing as he does, that the republican policy of high protection will be beneficial to his interest as a wool grower. Dec 27, 1894..A A Knott is a "grand pa." since Saturday night. Mr Knott was first informed of the event by Dr McCarty of the Turner House Sunday morning and of course had to "set um up." Jan 3, 1895.. The Mask Ball. The Fireman's Mask Ball was pronounced a grand success by all who witnessed it from the point of spectators as well as by those who indulged in the temptation to "trip the light fantastic" in time with the exquisite music furnished by the Italian orcbestra, says our reporter, and a more orderly gathering is seldom seen. Every one seemed bent on having a good time and doing so in a quiet sociable way. The house was well filled, many attending from Loveland and Longmont. Following are the costumes represented. (see WELTY for complete list) Elsie Knott Topsy Frank Knott Cowboy Bert Knott Little Topsy Feb 7 1895..Frank Knott walks with a hitch of some prominence now. He tried to split wood with his eyes shut, one morning and the result was a hacked foot. Better go to bed earlier Frank, and keep your eyes open while splitting kindling. Lake view..Too late for last week.. Miss Effie Knott entertained a number of her friends last Thursday evening, among whom were the Misses Brown, Davis and Hull and the Messrs, Dana, Coleman and Lovejoy. We learn there was no end to the merriment till the 'wee sma' hours. Mrs Elza Knott and son Clifford and Mrs Fred Welty visited with Mrs Wm Bader last Friday. Feb 28, 1895..The Masquerade. The mask ball given by the Woodmen at Tilton Hall on last Friday night was a success. The new hall is a great improvement over any place for such a gathering that had previously been used in Berthoud. There were several couples that did not mask, but those who did had no trouble in "outshining" the "natural" individuals. In fact, in many cases, the merry dancers offered more attractions before unmasking than afterwards. Supper was given in the lodge room. It was not until the "weesm" hours," that the happy revelers wended their homeward way. Following is a list of the maskers as reported.-(see WELTY for complete list) Elsie Knott Milk Maid, A A Knott Mexican, Bert Knott Brown'e Mar 7, 1895..Frank Knott has taken out a life insurance policy. Looks rather suspious Frank. Apr 11, 1895..A A Knott returned from Chicago last Thursday evening. He received good prices for his fine car load of sheep. He remained in Chicago only two days. Apr 24, 1895..A A Knott shipped several car loads of sheep, Tuesday. They joined a number of Fort Collins shippers and made a full train of sheep at that place. Jun 27, 1895..Lake View..Mr A A Knott has returned from his ranch near Corona Colo. where he has been superintending the shearing of his sheep. Mr E H Knott finished irrigating last Saturday. He is highly pleased with the success he met with this year under the difficulties of pumping. Mr Joe Hitchinson was the faithful engineer and in E H's estimation thoroughly understands his business. Dec 27, 1895..Lake View..Talk about a boy being proud of his first suspenders, just slip around and watch Elza Knott doing up his chores. The cause of his stepping a little high and somewhat irregular is the arrival of a fine boy at his home. Jul 30, 1896..A A Knott recently returned from a trip to New Mexico, where he has been looking over the sheep ranges with a view to buying for next winters feeding. Aug 6 ,1896..Miss Hattie Weaver of Tipton, Iowa, arrived in Berthoud, Friday, and will visit for a few months at the home of her uncle A A Knott. Wm Bader and family took dinner with Elzie Knott's, Sunday. Aug 20, 1896..Mrs L R Hull and daughter and Miss Alice Iniel were calling on Mrs A A Knott, Wednesday afternoon. Mesdames. Williams, Bader and E H Knott were calling on Mrs Jake Welty, Friday afternoon. Aug 27, 1896..Silver Literature..Below we give a list of the names of those of Berthoud who have contributed toward a fund that is being collected for the purpose of disseminating silver literature. Like lists are being made up in other towns. (not a complete list) A A Knott $1.00 Oct 1, 1896..A A Knott and son, Frank, started for New Mexico, Tuesday, where they will purchase some lambs for J H Coleman and the Welty brothers. There will be several pens of sheep fed in this neighborhood this winter but not as many as last winter. Oct 8, 1896..A A and Frank Knott arrived from New Mexico, Monday, with 2600 fine Mexican to be fed in this vicinity for the Chicago market. They will be fed by J H Coleman, the Welty bros. and Wm Greip. Mr Knott will return to New Mexico at once for another load of lambs. Oct 22, 1896..A A Knott and son, Frank, brought in a train load of sheep, Monday. Oct 29, 1896..A A Knott started Tuesday, for New Mexico for another train load of sheep. Frank Knott went to Morgan county Tuesday to buy a car load of ewes for an Iowa farmer who wants them to stock his farm. Nov 26, 1896..Married..At the residence of the officiating minister in Berthoud, Nov 22nd, by F R Wotring, D.D., Mr Frank Knott, of Berthoud, and Miss Mary Beeson, of Longmont. (didn't copy rest).. Dec 17 1896..Lost-some laundrying between Berthoud and A A Knott's place, addressed to Bert Knott. Finder will please leave at Foresman and McCarty's Drug store and oblige owner. Jan 7, 1897..Several persons enjoyed the hospitality of D Colemans family New Years day and report a grand good time. The guests were Jake Welty and family, Mrs A A Knott and family, H H Foresman and family, Wm Bader and family, Mr and Mrs Fred Welty, Mr and Mrs Elza Knott, Mr and Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jackman. EIGHTH ANNUAL MASQUERADE BALL BY THE BERTHOUD HOSE COMPANY. On the last evening of the old year our faithful hose team donned their uniforms early in the evening and gave a hearty welcome to the guests who attended their Eighth Annual Masquerade Ball. Mr Webb, of Longmont, came up early in the morning and made a display of hideous regalia at the hall, which was eagerly taken advantage of for the occasion. An Italian orchestra from Denver furnished the music, so that nothing was left undone that could have been done to make the affair the grand success it was. There was a large number in attendance from neighboring towns and perfect order prevailed. Nothing else would go with our kind of a hose team. We are able to give only a partial list of those who were masked and regret that we cannot make the list complete. Those whom we were able to list were as follows: (see WELTY for complete list) Elsie Knott Sailor Girl F Knott Sailor Girl Jan 14, 1897..We received a paper this week from El Paso, Texas, through the courtesy of A A Knott having therein a marked article pertaining to the shipping of unhealthy sheep. We received it too late to mention the important matters contained in the article, this week. Jan 21, 1897..A A Knott returned from his extended trip to Mexico, Sunday. Mr Knott's Bad Luck... Five thousand Two Hundred an Eighty Sheep Slaughtered. We stated last week that we had received a paper from El Paso, Texas, giving information concerning Mr Knott's difficulties with his large herd of sheep. Since then we have received two more copies from the same place which give us the following information. On December 27, Mr Knott brought from Mexico into Texas 5,280 head of young sheep which were corralled in the Santa Fe stock yards at El Paso. On December 28th the resident government inspectors examined the sheep and notified the custom officers that the importation was infected with scab. Agent Dean of Kansas City, gave the importers one week in which to return the sheep to Mexico although the United States custom officials had collected the duty amounting to about 15cts per head. The Mexican government claimed that after the duty was paid the sheep became American sheep and asked the modest sum of $2 per head upon them if they were returned and this made their return out of the question. Other parties interested in the sheep were Mr Namby, Allen Packer and Thomas Richards. The entire lot was ordered to be slaughtered by Mr Dean and the slaughtering was proceeded with by contractors who were to have the carcasses for their trouble. It seems that the government precaution ended with their order to slaughter for they allowed the carcasses and hides to be distributed promiscuously throughout the country wherever a hungry Mexican could be found. The owners will attempt to recover through the courts for their loss and the government will commence proceedings against the transportation lines involved. Mr Knott claims to have complied with the law in every particular and says that he has the papers to back his statements. We sincerely hope that by some means he will be able to recover for his loss. Mr Knott's enterprise has been very beneficial to the people of Larimer county and all regret his misfortune. Feb 11, 1897..A A Knott started upon another trip to New Mexico, Monday morning. He will deliver another lot of sheep at Fort Morgan. A A Knott returned from an extended trip through Mexico last Friday evening. He delivered a large number of sheep about Fort Morgan. Feb 18, 1897..A A Knott came in on the midnight freight, Sunday night. Mar 4, 1897..A A Knott returned from Fort Morgan, Saturday evening. Mar 11, 1897..Lake View..Mr and Mrs A A Knott started for Fort Morgan, Wednesday. Mr Knott goes on business and his wife goes to visit friends. Grandma Smith will be housekeeper while they are gone, so of course things will be carried on about right. Mar 25, 1897..John Shay, A A Knott, Wm Coleman and Jake Welty went with the sheep shipments, Wednesday. May 6, 1897..Bert Knott went to Fort Morgan Tuesday where he will join his father and make a trip with him to Chicago. Fred Welty, Will Greip and Ed Coleman started to Chicago, Wednesday, with a shipment of sheep. They will join A A Knott at Fort Morgan. May 13, 1897..The collections for the India sufferers in cash and grain through the efforts of the Y.P.S.C.E. were as follows: Fred Welty 2 sacks of corn; E H Knott 1 Sack of corn; (others not listed here) May 27, 1897..A A Knott left for Chicago Monday morning. He will stop over at Fort Morgan and load four cars of sheep. Jake Welty and Bert Knott returned from Chicago last week. Mr Welty's father joined him in Iowa and will visit among friends and relatives here for some time. Jun 10, 1897..A A Knott returned from Chicago last Thursday. The ghosts were on a rampage last Friday night. At the Masonic hall it was childrens night and an amusing program was rendered which was under the management of F L Cook, who introduced a misstral feature into the entertainment with A A Knott and F L Cook as ref men, and F I Davis as Middle man, (rest in file) .....No 1898 papers on film..... Feb 16, 1899..A A Knott, Uncle Dick Hubbel and others are preparing to ship 12 cars of sheep, about next Tuesday. Following are the names of those who attended a party given at Mr J H Welty's last Thursday evening. Mr and Mrs E H Knott, Mr and Mrs H H Foresman, Misses Luella Clark, Maud Richards, Nellie Ellis, May Graves, Rose Zweck, May Coleman, Alice Brown, Messer. H C Lovejoy, H D Whipple, J H Coleman and Al Hawkins. The party indulged in numerous games until a late hour when they partook of a dainty spread which was done justice to by all. Jul 22, 1899..A A Knott expects to go south in a few days to contract for sheep and calves for next winters feeding. A A Knott..BABY BEEF FEEDING AT A A KNOTT'S RANCH Sheep feeding has become such a common industry in this country that one seldom gives thought to the immense importance and vast extent to which it is carried on. Realizing this fact, and the beneficial results to our country, we will trace its history and also call attention to the new departure made by one of our most prominent sheep feeders and cattlemen, A A Knott. It is that of calf, or "baby beef" feeding as it is commonly called. The importance of the step taken by this gentleman is incalculable in as much as it has proven eminently successful and profitable business. To many feeders it has opened a new field in that line and will be a very safe opening for the investment of capital. The history of sheep feeding in the Big Thompson valley is as follows; In the fall of 1890, A A Knott was informed that one or two small flocks of lambs had been fed the year previous at Fort Collins with profitable results to the feeders, both for their hay and grain. He concluded to try his luck at it and in November of that year he purchased 700 head of grade Shrop Shire lambs east of Denver and drove them home, fed them that winter and in March '91' shipped them to Chicago thinking they were fat. But on his arrival at the Chicago market, he was much disappointed to learn that they were far from being fat, and he lost some money on them, but this in no way discouraged him for he saw where he had made his mistake and realized that there was money in the buisness if proper attention was given to it. Since then he has made a business of feeding from one thousand to four thousand head each year besides contracting for and furnishing many thousand head from the flocks of southern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to other feeders. In the fall of 1897, he brought about 35,000 head of steers from the south, principally New Mexico, and placed some 15,000 at Fort Morgan, Colorado, and the remainder of the head went to the feed yards at Longmont, Berthoud, Loveland and Fort Collins. Then in 1898, he made arrangements by which 25,000 head of steers were shipped to him, 24 cars of which went to Fort Collins and the rest to Berthoud. Early in the summer of 1898, while in southern Colorado, Mr Knott met a prominent cattleman from the Pan Handle of Texas, who offered to contract him some fifteen to eighteen hundred head of high grade Hereford and Shorthorn calves for October delivery. This put him to thinking and talking up calf feding to be done on about the same lines as we were doing with lambs. Some days after, on his coming home, he met Senator Evans of Fort Collines on the train and he told the Senator about these calves and gave him his ideas about feeding them instead of high priced Mexican lambs. On his return south a few days later, he went and saw these calves and rode on the round of some four days and was so well pleased with them that he closed a deal for fifteen to eighteen hundred head to be delivered at Amarilla or Canon City on Oct 15th. On his return to Trinidad, Colo., he received a letter from Senator Evans in regard to the calves and in a few days he had closed a deal by mail and wire by which a contract was made with the senator for the delivery in October of 600 grade Hereford and Shorthorn calves, and another contract with T J Murray of Fort Collins, for 500 head of some calves, and also one joint contract with Evans and Murray for 400 head, more or less or the remainder of the head he bought. On these contracts he delivered to the above parties about 1200 head, or all the calves he bought in this particular head, except one car load of the small and young calves wich he shipped to his own yards 4 miles northeast of Berthoud. Shortly after filling the above contract, he purchased all the calves belonging to the La Curva Ranch Co, La Curva, New Mexico, but there were only about 800 head that were per contract. After shipping these calves to the Denver yards he sorted one car of the smaller ones out as before, and sent them to his own yards, and the remaining eleven cars he shipped east and sold at the Omaha market. Now these tail ends or cutlocks, are the calves he is now feeding as an experiment and as any one will clearly see, is not a fair test. These calves, 170 head including a few of his own breading, were fed no grain until about Dec 1st, and then very lightly on gran and shorts with a little corn chop. In Jan. they weighed about 315 lbs average, and were all treated to a dose of Pesteum Vaccine for black leg during the severe cold weather and were dehorned at the same time. About May 1st he had them eating 9 lbs of corn; by June 1st they were on 12 lbs corn chop and 1/2 lb of oil meal each per day. They are going a little better than that now besides all the alfalfa hay they want, which was from 10 to 12 lbs per day when feeding old hay. Since he began feeding new hay he is not weighing it. On May 16 he weighed the entire herd consisting of 100 heifers and 70 steers. He weighed them again on June 16 and they had made an average gain of 64 lbs per head. On July 11th he weighed 14 steers and 24 heifers, not all the best, but some of the best were in the lot and were above the average in the head. The steers weighed 671 pounds and the heifers weighed 601 pounds. One steer showed a gain of 60 pounds in 25 days. By these figures, anyone who is accustomed to feeding can readily see what may be done with "baby beef" on alfalfa hay and corn if the right course is taken. Mr Knott was the first man in the Big Thompson valley to feed lambs for the eastern market. The business has steadily grown to a large and profitable industry both to himself and his neighbors, making their land rich with manure and alfalfa so that when it is broken up and sown to wheat, instead of 14 bushels per acre it yields from 40 to 50. He is the first to venture in the "baby beef" business and the prospect points to a great success as the sheep feeding has proven. Over 17,000 head of sheep were fed and shipped from Berthoud last season. Mr Knott expects to be in the market again this fall to supply his neighbors and others with lambs and calves. The calves which he is feeding, though small when started, are now almost ready for the market. Last winter Amos and Murray got a bunch of calves to feed at their ranch near Fort Collins, and kept account of their weights, etc. They weighed in at an average of 412 pounds. They were given an unlumited supply of alfalfa, with a small ration of half bean and half corn chop. The ration was increased as the calves became accustomed to the grain, and the proportion of corn was gradually increased until it was five/sixths to one/eighth of bran. In three months the heifers averaged 516-1/2 and the steers 519-1/2 pounds. On April 7 the heifers weighed 572, and the steers 2-1/4 lbs heavier. Another 30 days brought the heifers to 632, steers to 644. The 6 months of feeding was up June 7, and that day the heifers weighed 695 and the steers 712 pounds. During the last month the calves were each given an additional ration of one pound of oil meal a day. This stock sold at 5 cents a pound at the ranch. Aug 5, 1899..A A Knott expects to go south in a few days to contract for sheep and calves for next winters feeding. Aug 12, 1899..A A Knott shipped two car loads of fat calves to the Denver market Sunday. He still has about one hundred head that he will probably market later on. From Denver Mr Knott went to New Mexico to look at some bunches of calves, sheep and cattle preparatory to making his fall contracts. Aug 19, 1899..Misses Sadie and Ada Owen, of Tipton, Ia., arrived in Berthoud Sunday on a visit with the Messrs. Weltys and Knott's families. Mrs Fred Welty, Misses Ada Owens, Sadie Owens, Alice Knott and Mr Ed Trough are spending the week at Estes Park. A A Knott, who went to N. Mex. last week to look after lambs for fall feeding, purchased two car loads of fat cattle and marketed them in Denver Tuesday. Mr Knott went from Denver to Utah to see what can be done there in regard to lambs. He says those in N. Mex. are no good this season. E H Knott is trying an experiment this season that perhaps has never been tried in this part of Colorado before. It is that of raising lambs as a business. Last spring, out of the bunch of sheep which he fed for the market, he kept about two hundred ewes and from them he has raised about one hundred and forty good, thrifty lambs. As an experiment he is well satified with the results and says he sees no reason why sheep raising should not be a profitable business in this part of the country. Sept 16 1899..A A Knott expects to put in a fine string of lambs and sell by weight at his farm, something that never was done here before. Frank Knott and Peter Johnson are digging their spring spuds. They sold one car load to Andy Fairbain for 60cts per cwt. They are getting about 40 sacks per acre. Otto Eidson and Bert Knott expect to start to Loveland to school next Monday. Oct 7 1899..A A and Elza Knott were expected to arrive in Platteville yesterday, Friday, with a shipment of sheep from Idaho. From Platteville the herd will be driven to Berthoud Oct 14 1899..E H and Bert Knott trailed 2000 head of lambs from Platteville last week A A Knott's family expect to move into town the last of the week Petter Johnson and Frank Knott are digging their spuds; they are turning out ninety sacks per acre A A Knott is moving his family and household effects to the Ed Sperry property east of town this week. It will be remembered that Mr Knott purchased the above named property last spring in order that he may be more conveniently attend to the transaction of his stock business. Oct 21 1899..F N Knott has moved on his father's farm, where he expects to farm next year. E H Knott went south Tuesday morning to buy lambs for winter feeding. Mr. and Mrs. G F Welty took Sunday dinner at the Knott ranch. Mrs E H Knott went to Longmont shopping on Wednesday. Bert Knott and two men started for the eastern part of the state for a bunch of cattle for A A Knott. Nov 4 1899..A A Knott returned Sunday from Illinois where he has been for some time with sheep. He now has about 5200 on feed in that state which he expects to place on the Chicago market soon. It will be noticed by an ad, in this issue that our well known farmer and stockman A A Knott is offering his farm implements and stock for sale with a view to devoting more of his time to live stock dealing. E H Knott arrived home Wednesday from New Mexico where he purchased a fine string of lambs for F Howarth at 2.25 per head. Bert Knott and party got home Saturday with Mr. Knotts' cattle which are looking fine. Nov 4 1899... PUBLIC SALE! Wednesday, Nov. 15 1899 At my farm 2 miles east and 2 miles north of Berthoud, I will sell at Public Sale the following property: 5 or 8 Head of Good Work Horses, including One Heavy Draught Team. 3 Good Cows. 3 Calves. 1 Span of Goats and Harness. 48 Two year old Heifers, in good flesh, dehorned, and all with calf by Short Horn Bull. 68 Two-year old Steers, good flesh and good stock; all dehorned. 1 Thoroughbred Short Horn Bull, 3 years old; dehorned. Also all my FARM MACHINERY. Also at PRIVATE SALE 100 HEAD corn fed Yearlings. Sale Commences at 10 a.m. sharp. FREE LUNCH. TERMS OF SALE $40.00 and under, Cash; all sumes over that amount 9 months' credit. A.A. KNOTT. Alpheus Bashor, Auctioneer. Nov 11 1899..E H Knott and wife dined, Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G F Welty. A A Knott has a public sale to be pulled off at his farm the 15th. It will be a big sale. A A Knott was dipping his lambs Tuesday. He can dip 3000 a day. E H Knott has gone south again after lambs. Nov 18 1899..Berthoud Public School Report The following is a report of the four departments of the Berthoud public school for the month of October. The total enrollment this term is 116 pupils. Primary department, Miss Susie Turner teacher: Enrollment Males Females Total 16 32 48 Average Daily attendance, 34 Those neither tardy nor absent during the month, 1st grade, Bettie Hubbell, La Veta Wright, Nellie Jefferes, Robert Boston, Gladys McClung and Eva Foresman; 2nd grade, Lynetta Foresman, Minnie Nevin, Olivve Persen, Wallace Pierce and Louis Greenland; 3rd grade, Harold Nevin, Helen Shull, Walter Greenland and Edward Boston. Visitors. Mrs H Foresman, Mrs F Welty, Mrs Knott. Intermediate department. Mrs L C King teacher: Enrollment 4th grade 5th grade 6th grade 12 14 14 Neither tardy nor absent, 4th grade, Hazel Jefferes, Charlie Osborn, Carl and George Wright; 5th grade, Willie Brown, George Saltzman; 6th grade, John Dudley, Ina Haskins, Everett Munson, Elmer Pulliam, Myrtle Smith, Belva Turner and Theresa Thornton. Grammar department, Miss Coleman teacher: Enrollment 7th grade 8th grade total 12 4 16 Those neither tardy nor absent, Olive Brown and Imo Davis. High school department, Miss L F McConnell teacher: Enrollment 9th grade 10 grade total 5 7 12 Neither tardy nor absent, Allan Cole, Syney Davis. Elza Knott returned Friday morning from the southern part of the state with a car load of lambs and a car of ewes. The ewes are for the Rockwell bros. and will be used for breeders. Mr Knott says they are the finest he has seen. He will go south at once to purchase a car of heifer calves for himself. Nov 24 1899..SHEEP FEEDING INDUSTRY..Each succeding year notes a rapid growth in the sheep feeding industry in the vicinity of Berthoud. The value of such an industry is incalculable to the agricultural interests for which this locality is noted, as it is almost the only means of consuming the tons of alfalfa hay which are raised and to the feeder it is not unprofitable. Not more than eight years ago sheep feeding was introduced as an experiment in the Big Thompson valley by our prominent stockman, A A Knott, who feed but a very small flock with gratifying results. Thousands are now fed in that valley and the following list gives the number being fed with Berthoud as a shipping point for the eastern market this season. (see WELTY for complete list) A A Knott 1900 E H Knott 130 .......................... total 18,470 We have it upon good authority that between five and six thousand more lambs will be fed in the neighborhood besides those listed above, as twelve carloads have already been contracted for and there is good probability of six cars being shipped in later on. Last year the number fed and shipped from here, exclusiv of those fed by McPhee and McGinnity, only reached 16,200. The price of lambs last year ranged from $2.35 to $2.55 f.p.r; this year it was from $2.20 to $2.40 on Mexican lambs, with the heavy Utah and western ranging upwards. Aside from the feeding busines, several are experimenting in sheep raising. Among those who have found the business encouraging are E H Knott, J H Welty, Russell Skinner and J H Coleman. C A Rockwell, with 260 ewes, will try the business the coming season. Allowing 1,000 head for those raised here, and taking the number being fed by hubbell and Smith (4,000) which were trailed from Wyoming from the total number, leaves 13,470 that were brought to this point by rail. A large number of cattle are also being fed for the market and several cars of calves are expected to arrive soon. A A Knott has about four carloads of fat cattle which he intends to ship east in a few days. Nov 24 1899..Allen Packer, of Union, Ia., and A A Knott, colleagues in the Utah sheep business, spent Sunday with him. He purchased a carload of young cattle and shipped them to Iowa. In company with Elza Knott he went to Ludlow, this state, Monday. Dec 2 1899..A A Knott returned from the southern part of the state Wednesday. He failed to secure a sufficient number of lambs to supply the demand here, so he made no contracts. Elza Knott will start in a few days to try his luck in procuring enough to furnish those with lambs who wish to feed. Elza Knott left Friday evening with two cars of fat calves for the Omaha market. Dec 9 1899..A A Knott went to Denver Saturday in the interest of some of the sheep feeders. F H Knott, a sheep and cattle feeder of Berthoud, Colo, was a visitor this morning. Mr Knott will by Saturday next have here two carloads of the Texas calves he started in to feed for this Christmas trade. The youngsters have been eating cracked corn, a little oil cake and alfalfa for some months, so that now the steers weigh 830 pounds and the heifers 800, as against an average of 350 last December. If he finds no market here, Omaha will get them. His father, the well known sheep feeder, A A Knott has room enough to take care of 3,000 more lambs this winter and he has gone to New Mexico to see if he can get them. - Denver Stockman. Dec 30 1899..A A Knott returned Monday from a tour through New Mexico in search of lambs. He succeeded in purchasing 2000 head of very nice animals to be delivered at Magdalena, N.M. about the 10th of January. Owing to the advance in the price of wool and other market influences the sheepmen do not care to sell at a price which the feeder feels able to give. Mr. and Mrs G Foresman and Mr and Mrs Fred Welty ate the Christmas fowl at Elza Knott's Jan 6 1900..Mrs Frank Knott and her brother Ray went over to Longmont Saturday on account of the sickness of Mrs. Knott's little nephew. Mr and Mrs E H Knott took dinner Saturday with Harl Foresman and Family. Bert Knott collided with a 'shinny' ball while playing that game on the ice the other day. The ball struck him between the eyes, and though the blood flowed freely from his nose he was not disabled. Born on Jan 2, 1900 at Marysville, Calif. to Mr and Mrs Frank M Jackman, a daughter. (Mrs Jackman is the daughter of A A Knott) Jan 27 1900..Elza Knott accompanied a car load of cattle to the Denver market last week. Feb 3 1900..A A Knott, the pioneer lamb feeder of Berthoud, Colo., is in New Mexico trying to scare up 3000 more lambs to feed. The fine weather has curtailed the consumption of alfalfa to such an extent that more stock can be put on feed than was supposed early in the season. (article from Denver Stockman) The Masons held a banquet and mentions Bert, Alice and Leslie Knott appeared as characters in a laughable farce. Feb 10 1900..The first consignment of sheep for the eastern market this season left Berthoud Tuesday. It consisted of five cars, three of which were shipped by A A Knott and two by J H Welty. The time is now at hand when the feeder begins to think of turning at least a part of his fatted stock into cash, and the present market quotations indicated that some profit may be realized by the early shipper. During the next month or two it is probable that many sheep and fat cattle also, will go to market. We cherish the hope that all who have ventured into the feeding business will realize a profit that will be encouraging. Sheep inspector J G Moon, of Fort Collins, inspected the sheep of Welty and Knott Monday prior to their shipment on Tuesday. Three cars of lambs arrived Tuesday billed to A A Knott, to be fed in the vicinity of Berthoud. An effort was made to secure several cars more for parties who have concluded to feed, but with no avail owing to the scarcity of the animals. A A and E H Knott and J H Welty shipped five car loads of sheep on Tuesday to Chicago. A social hop was given at F N Knott's on Tuesday night. A splendid time was reported. Berthoud Public School Report...not entered at this time.. Feb 17 1900..A A Knott went east last week to look after some sheep which he has on feed, and which he expects to put on the market soon. Feb 24 1900..A telegram was received by H Foresman from Clarence, Iowa, informing him that Henry Welty was lying at the point of death. Fred Welty left for his bedside on Monday afternoon's train. Mr Welty is the father of our well known country people Mrs A A Knott, Mrs W E Bader, J H and G F Welty. Mar 3 1900..Mrs A A Knott left Friday for Clarence, Iowa to visit her father, Henry Welty, who is seriously ill. She contemplates a trip to Chicago before returning home. A A Knott, the lamb feeder of Berthoud, was a visitor on his way from Chicago, where he marketed some of the Idaho bred lambs he has been feeding in Illinois as well as Colorado. Mr Knott is not pleased with the results on those he fed in Illinois. The gain, or the finish, was not as good by ten pounds compared with the ones at Ft. Collins. Colorado is the greatest place in the United States to feed lamb, says Mr Knott (article from Denver Stockman) A A Knott arrived from Chicago Tuesday evening. He put three of the four cars which he shipped on the market at the fair price of 6.80 and 6.90, realizing more than $6 per head. Average weight 88 lbs. Mr Knott will ship his remaining four cars the first of the week taking charge also of two cars for F P Howarth. He will market some of the sheep which are on feed at Ashton soon. Mar 10, 1900..The only shipment of sheep from Berthoud this week consisted of six cars which left Monday. The shippers were A A and Elza Knott who shipped 4 cars and F P Howarth, who shipped 2 cars. The consignments were accompanied by A A Knott and son Bert, and F P Howarth. Mar 17 1900..The Berthoud Bank received a telegram that A A Knott marketed one car of sheep in Chicago this week at &.35, weighing 84 pounds. No word has yet been received concerning the sale of his remaining cars and those shipped by F P Howarth. Mar 24 1900..E H Knott went to Fort Collins Thursday of last week, returns home Saturday. Elza Knott and wife took dinner Sunday with Mr and Mrs Chas. Hewitt Miss Org Smith is staying at A A Knott's at Berthoud. April 7 1900..Mrs A A Knott returned Friday from an extended visit with her parents in Iowa and a trip to Chicago. Apr 14 1900..Bert Knott returned from Chicago Friday evening last week. May 26 1900..BERTHOUD AND VICINITY.. (a little info about the town of Berthoud. See WELTY for copy) Jun 3 1900..Got hold of A Knott. Elza Knott came near losing his life Tuesday while pumping water to wet some high land. Something became wrong with the pump which compelled him to go down into the well to adjust. While in the act of tightening a screw his wrench slipped letting him fall against a revolving shaft in which there was a set screw which took a good hold in the bosom of his shirt almost choking him before the garment began to tear. His shirt and overalls were stripped from his person, and he had to send to the house for clothes. Luckily the night engineer was near and stopped the engine before doing further mischief. Going into the well while pumping was a risky preceding but could not be avoided as the rising water would not permit him to work to advantage while it was not in operation. Jun 9 1900..A A Knott left Thursday for the Mormon city, Salt Lake City, in response to a telegram calling him there on business. Jun 16 1900..A A Knott, the sheep and cattle feeder of Berthoud, Colo., was a visitor this morning, coming from Ill., after marketing the last of his lambs and now on the way to Utah looking for stock. Mr Knott believes there will be considerable cattle feed in his neighborhood this winter. The lamb feeders intend to get their stock a little cheaper this winter than last. They acknowledge that profits were good this year, but there have been bad years and they propose to be extremely judicious in buying, for now no one knows where the market will go next spring. Denver Stockman. Jul 21 1900..A A Knott, the Berthoud, Colo. stockman, got in from Sioux City this morning. About four weeks ago Mr Knott went to Utah to look up sheep matters and from there he went to Idaho. As he sized up the ......., lambs would be lower ..... in the summer, he turned his attention to horses, bought a couple of ........, took them to Sioux City, made some money and is now going back to Idaho for more. In his opinion lambs in Idaho will not be as good this year as they were last. The crop is so great and there are a great many twins, so that there will be long strings of tailings. Growers along the Snake river and north of Soda Springs are hardly ready yet to make prices. He heard of some being offered at $2.25. He heard of another lot that was offered at $1.75. Therefore Mr Knott expects lower prices later. In southern Utah lambs averaging over sixty pounds were quoted at $2.00 to 2.25 per head with no takers. These were on the Uintah reservation. He heard of no contracts being closed. Mr Knott says that during the trip last night and yesterday through Iowa Nebraska on the Union Pacific there was a good heavy rain. Corn is looking fine and in western Iowa it is in the silk.-Denver Stockman, Monday. Jul 28 1900..The 'baby beef' industry did not last long, as feeders did not find it a good investment-at least not as good as they anticipated. The calves cost too much to begin with and did not weigh out with sufficient increase in proportion to the amount of feed they take... Miss Alice Knott, of Berthoud, is the guest of Mr and Mrs M R Mason this city. Stockman A A Knott was at Fort Collins last Saturday on lamb business. He is of the opinion, after careful study of the conditions, that those feeders who contract now at even 2.25 are paying to high a price. In the breeding fields west and south the lamb crop is exceedingly heavy, and it will be necessary to find buyers at about the buyers own price. There will be about 30,000 fed in the Berthoud district this season, an increase of about 30 per cent over last season. The outlook for selling is about the same as last spring, as there is no apparent reason why the demand for lambs should vary. Mr Knott says that it will need special care in buying this fall, as the twins are so numerous there will be too many of the "tailings" class. Aug 4 1900..A A Knott made a business trip to Denver last Saturday. A large number of young people were pleasantly entertained at the home of R H Boatman, last Wednesday evening. It was the occasion of the birthday of Myrtie and Bertie Boatman. The usual pleasant out door games were played and music was furnished by Clyde Jefferes, Bert Knott, Hallie Stewart and Newton Boatman. Supper was served on the lawn, which was brilliantly lighted. The refreshments consisted of ice cream, cake and coffee. It was very evident that the guests had a royal good time, as they stayed past the hour of midnight. Among the presents received, by the young people who were so fortunate as to have a birthday, were handkerchief, perfumes and writing paper. The guests, both those who were invited and those present were: Horace Hubbell, Fred Hankins, Adolphus Turner, James Turner, Bert Knott, Clyde Jefferes, Jessie Jefferes, Birdie Jefferes, Willard Newell, Harvey Turner, Sena Wilson, Margie Harris, Susie Wilson, Carrie Wright, E N Wray, Roy Milburn, Fred Milburn, Nannie Swanson, Rhoda Longan, Hallie Stewart, Mamie Stewart, Will ...(didn't get rest) Lena Fair.... and Imo Davis delightfully entertained their friends at Lena's home, Thursday evening of last week. There were no uncomfortable gaps in the fun, but the whole evening was pleasantly filled up with music and games, several have been heard to say that they never had a better time. The guests were: Adolphus Turner, James Turner, Harvey Turner, Jessie Jefferes, Byrdie Jefferes, Willard Newell, Bert Knott, Alice Knott, Margie Harris, Sena Wilson, Myrtle Smith, Virgie Smith, Susie Wilson, Ann Rockwell, Em..... Freeman, Carrie Freeman, Wallace Cole, Harvey Hubbell, Carrie Wright, Claude Wright, Edna Cole, Allan Cole, Horace Hubbell, Ed. McCormick, E N Wray, Ed Wray, Grace McCormick, Clyde Jefferes, Mable Haworth, Myrtle Howarth, Lewellyn Papan, Olive Brown, Sidney Davis and John Dudley. Aug 11 1900..A A Knott, of Berthoud, Colo., was down yesterday. He says crops are looking fine especially wheat. His son has a field that will yield sixty bushels to the acre, or the guess will be an awful bad mill-Denver Stockman. Aug 18 1900..A A Knott, returned to Berthoud Thursday from Clayton, N.M. and left yesterday afternoon for Utah and Idaho to get out a shipment of ten cars of horses. While here Mr Knott contracted to supply about 10,000 lambs for winter feeding, and expects to put in several more thousand. Sep 1 1900..Elza Knott and Bev Turner left Thursday morning for New Mexico so as to look up the lamb situation for themselves. If the prices are right they will contract for a few thousand lambs. Sep 15 1900..At A A Knott's farm residence Sunday lightning gave an entertainment from the telephone, but no one was injured. A little west of F N Knott's a pole was shattered, so that there was no telephone service till Tuesday. On account of such occurrences there ought to be a resident lineman so that interuptions could be repaired immediately. When a person pays for phone service and depends upon it the company ought to see that service is always in the best of order. A A Knott returned last Saturday morning from his trip through the Western sheep fields, and is still of the opinion that lambs of the finest grade will yet be bought at prices ranging at $2.00 and less. In all he has so far contracted sales for about 10,000 head, to be delivered this month and next nearly all coming to the Berthoud district, the small portion going to Fort Collins. While on this recent trip Mr Knott went to St Louis with 150 head of horses, but the result was not very flattering, and for the present horses will be dropped and all his attention given to cattle and sheep. Three cars of cattle were .....(didn't get rest) E H Knott, of Berthoud, Colo., was in the city Thursday, on his way South to look over several flocks of lambs that had been offered at $1.50 at 1.75 per head on the range. He said he did not expect to buy, for with the freight added and on top of this the feed in transit rate, it would make the total just a little more than the northern Colorado feeders are figuring on paying this winter. The total would be about $2.05. The feeders are much desirous of buying Western lambs, but the freight rates precludes the possibility of taking hold at present prices. With the feed in transit rate added to the rate from Soda Springs, Ida., for instance, to Denver, the cost in about $1.50 per car. The hay crop up north is not over abundant this year and corn is going to be held at a good price, as high as last year. Feeders do not anticipate anywhere near an average of this spring's prices for their product next spring and therefore the lambs must be bought at a safe price.-Denver Stockman Oct 6 1900..E H Knott, the sheepman of Berthoud, Colo., was in the city today, en route to New Mexico, where he goes to receive a part of 8,000 lambs he purchased there at $1.75 per head weighed up at Clayton. He lately purchased in Utah 4,000 lambs at $1.75 per head, buyer paying freight. Last year these lambs would have cost him $2.55 per head with freight paid to the river. Mr Knott says he believes that lambs are now selling as low as they ever will this fall for the good ones, and he also says the tops are about all gone. Utah men will not take less, and will ship their old ewes and tail ends to hay in Kansas and Nebraska and feed them out for spring markets. These lambs would have cost last year $2.55 f.p.r. Mr Knott and his father, A A Knott, are bringing into Berthoud from Wyoming 10,000 lambs which have been purchased at $1.50 per CWT., weighed up at awlins on a twelve hour shrink, buyer paying the freight to the river. They will average about sixty pounds. There will be heavy shipment of Wyoming lambs for the next two weeks, 200 cars having been ordered for Rawlins for between October 1 and 15. This Wyoming stock is being put on short feed, three months for the Christmas trade. Some of it is already on a ration of three-fourths of a pound of grain, although in the feed lots since the 10th of this month.-Denver Stockman. Oct 20 1900..This week over 7,000 lambs have been received, as follows: W T Newell 1819, John V Stryker 540, .. of the above 5,300 were shipped in by Elza Knott. Oct 27 1900..A A Knott brought down a train load of lambs from Rawlins, Wyo., last Saturday, distributing them as follows: Wm Flora 1028 J H Welty 860 F P Howarth 344 Thos Smith 515 A A Knott 335 car at Loveland for G A Hamilton (343) and nine car loads ewes at Greeley for Gaddis And Bennett to be wintered east of Loveland and to be taken to the range in the spring. On Monday word was received from E H Knott that he had purchased in the San Luis valley 2,500 head of lambs, 2,100 being for D T Pullian. A A Knott started Tuesday morning for Trinidad to look at some lambs. Elza Knott brought in two car loads of lambs Thursday evening. Nov 10 1900..A A and Elza Knott started on Thursday for Folsom N.M., where they would receive 18 cars of lambs and ewes. Six of the cars are for wintering east of here for a Wyoming firm. Nov 17 1900..Lambs were received this week by A A Knott, S J Wilson, Luther Keirnes and Lovilo Fagan. Nov 24 1900..The ladies of the Eastern Star gave Mrs C V Stryker a surprise Tuesday evening, the 20th. There were Mr and Mrs W T Newell, Mr A A Knott, ... others.. Dec 8, 1900..The lambs to be fed in the vicinity of Berthoud are now all in except about a thousand head, and it is certainly surprising to note the increase over last year. Last year the number fed footed up to some thing over 23,000, but this season the number will is expected to bring a quarter of a million dollars. We are not sure that such a great increase is wise, but the finish only will determine. Should there be sufficient hay in the district no mistake will have been made, but should the feeders run short then there will be loss without end-and the lamb feeding industry will be cussed to a finish. Elza Knott has learned by close attention that southern lambs consume 1 lbs of hay to 2 lbs by the northerners, but he decidedly prefers the feeding of the extra hay, as results more than balance expense. The southern lambs seem to stand the worry and climate much better than those from the north, and it is quite clear that the percentage of loss is in favor of the southern stock. One would naturally think the lambs from the colder country would do best here, but that isn't the prevailing opinion of experienced sheepmen. Here follows a list of the feeders in the Berthoud district for this season, with the number of lambs in the pens: (see WELTY section for complete list) A A Knott 1800 E H Knott 374 Of the above the local bank is carrying all but about 15,000 head....didn't get rest. Dec 22 1900..A Knott went south Wednesday to bring in 2 more car loads of lambs for feeding. Elza Knott has sold his ranch four miles northeast of Berthoud to Pulliam and Thornton, of Loveland, for $20 an acre. The land is above the ditches, and water has to be pumped, so it is clear that property is going up in price. It is probable Mr Knott will locate in the Fort Lupton country as there is more open range for stock. Jan 12 1901..E H Knott, the big sheepman of Berthoud, Colorado, sent in a car of cattle for this market. Denver Record-Stockman. E H Knott reports that a shipment of lambs from Berthoud will go forward to market Monday. They are going to Omaha. These early lambs are heavy large westerns...more on price of lambs.. Jan 26 1901..A A Knott came in Thursday morning from Albuquerque, N.M. with ten cars of sheep for feeding, and expects two cars more in right away. Of these J J Thornton received 555 head, W S Flora 555, R M Hubbell 370, Munson and Turner 370, A A Knott 370, and four cars went to W A Drake of Fort Collins. Mr Knott says he will remain at home awhile now. Feb 2 1901..Last week Elza Knott purchased in Longmont, near the park on the west side, a residence property from E E Norton, and will move to his new home during February. He will have a sale to dispose of a lot of farm stock and implements about the 14th. Mr Knott will devote his whole attention to stock dealing, making sheep a specialty, but will feed considerable stuff near Longmont. He will continue to work with A A Knott also, and there seems to be no reason why success should not be the resold. Feb 9 1901..P U B L I C S A L E! Having sold my farm it is necessary to dispose of my Stock, Implements, Etc. so on Thursday, February 14, 1901, I will over at Public Sale the following property, and splendid opportunity is offered those wanting to buy. Sale at Knott ranch, 4 miles northeast of Berthoud. 2 Good milch cows 2 Corn Plows 9 Yearling Heifers. 1 Road Scraper 1 12 yr old Horse, weight 1300 lbs. 1 Riding Plow 1 Mare Colt, 10 Months old 1 Hay Rake 1 Mare, 8 years old 1 Dain Bull Rake 3 Young sows, pure bred 1 Blacksmith Vice 3 Dozen Young Hens 1 Myres Hay Fork 1 Top Buggy 1 Set Work Harness 1 Deering Binder in good shape 1 Road Cart McCormick Mower almost new 1 Large Wardrobe 1 Grain Drill 1 Bed Room set and other articles too numerous to mention. TERMS-$10 and under, spot cash. Over $10 ten months time on bankable notes at 8 per cent interest; 8 per cent off for spot cash. Sale commences at 10 a.m. SHARP. Free Lunch at noon. Positively no by-bidding. Alpheous Bashor, E H Knott Auctioneer, Hygiene, Colo. owner Mar 2 1901..The first of this week Elza Knott moved to his new home at Longmont. Business matters will no doubt make him a frequent visitor at Berthoud. Mar 16 1901..Sheep shipping..The shipping of sheep is as follows: March 12th..E H Knott 1 car. Mr Knott went with the shipment. Mar 30 1901..Bert Knott, returned from Denver Wednesday evening. A LETTER FROM A BERTHOUD FEEDER.. My friends "down the line" and at Fort Collins have been giving us considerable "hot air" lately on the present lamb market and future prospects. In spite of it all we are still feeding 82 cent corn and $3.00 hay and the "Big Four" is holding the lamb market at about 5 1/4c and sitting in an easy chair smoking 10c cigars and quietly asking us, "Boys, What are you going to do about it?" I do not think we can solve the problem in time to do us much good this year, and I don't know as we can for next year, but we might try. As regards the number of lambs on feed in Colorado will say that, in my opinion, it has been overestimated by about 200,000 head. A short time ago the Denver Times published a list of all the feeders in the state with number of lambs on feed by each one. Now, I am willing to bet that Times reporter a nickle's worth of Old Virginia cheroots that he is off at least 150,000. Right here at home he had some of the feeders down twice and three times, and credited me with over 5,000 lambs when 2,150 was my number, John Shay and W T Breason and others were in the same fix, and if other points were overestimated in the same ratio, it would make more difference than I have figured. I think the best way to bring the packers to time and pay prices that we can afford to feed for is to cut down our feeding by plowing up our alfalfa and putting it in wheat for a few years. Previous to last year I have fed from 2,000 to 7,000 each year for the past ten years. Last year I broke up seventy acres of my alfalfa and thrashed fortynine bushels of No. 1 wheat per acre, which I think is better than $2.00 lambs on Soc corn and $3.00 hay with a 5 1/2c market for our fat lambs, Now, I am one of those terrible middlemen that have been getting rich selling lambs to the feeders. I commenced buying and feeding lambs here at Berthoud ten years ago last fall and have been at it ever since, and have handled about 30,000 head of lambs for feeders on an average each year for the past six years. One feeder says that "the men who commenced eight or ten years ago have now got all kinds of money." I would like tosee some of them borrowing of our friend Drake; of course he admits that he has made astake. I for one had a mortgage on my farm ten years ago and half of it is there yet-andliable to stay with present prices of fat lambs. Now as regards the prices paid for lambs last fall I will say that we all of us only paid market prices. We might as well say we are now paying too much for corn, yet it is the market price and how are we going to change it? It is a mighty hard matter to buy cheap lambs, say $1.10 to $1.25 for good Mexican stuff, when every man that wants two or three cars of lambs to feed thinks he can save our 10c a head commission by going south after them himself. I have seen six or eight buyers get off the same train at Albuquerque or Clayton, (Drake was already there) and the Mexicans would advance the price at once. Still the suckers would bite. When I was in Rawlins, Wyo. last October it was reported on the street that Greeley and Fort Collins farmers had sent to the employment office in Denver for men to dig their spuds and clean their feed yards as the feeders were all up there buying lambs. I can prove this by Bushnell, and not only every feeder in the country was out buying, but the commission houses had their men out scouring the ranges of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming for lambs. The good fat stuff they wanted shipped to their houses at the river or Chicago, and sent the tail ends to some sucker whom they would carry. We had buyers from Nebraska, Iowa and as far east of Michigan and Wisconsin to compete with. Under these conditions, how can you expect to buy cheap lambs? The range men would be the worst kind of "guys" if they did not take advantage of these conditions. I was in the range sheep business several years, and it is about as may friends, Law and Bush, say. As to the present supply off hand to go forward yet this spring. I can only speak of my own district. We have on feed here, including Highland and east, most to Platteville, a fraction over 50,000. I have a record of every car that has gone out of here up to date, and this coming week will see nearly half of them gone. The most of the western stuff has gone out, while nearly all the Mexicans are yet on hand. I am afraid my friend, W A Drake, will have to dig mighty hard to get his 10,000 every day from now to June 1st. Wonder if he wants the contract to furnish them? If so I would suggest that he go into partnership with the Times' reporter-he knows where they are. Give us another blast of hot air from the "Hank of the Poudre, Far Away" Yours, etc., A A Knott Apr 6 1901..E H Knott, the stockman, says that one third of the lamb crop near Berthoud has been shipped to market. Greeley and Eaton sheep are nearly all gone and at Collins one-third or more are gone. At Loveland very few have been shipped. Longmont call..Lamb shippers..W T Newell, 2 cars.. Apr 20 1901..A A Knott went east with the train of sheep Thursday, and expects to be back......... Letter From A A Knott. Colorado sheep feeders are having a tough time of it this year. Lambs are now selling at lower prices than in December last, prospects are very poor for any material advance in prices in the near future but corn is going higher every day. The bad storms during the past week have made the roads almost impassable for hauling hay and grain to the feed yards, and the feed yards themselves are a fright. Some feeders have made large "slushers" to clean their yards, while others have hauled in straw every day to bed them with, but in spite of all this the shrinkage on fat lambs in these yards will be more in one day than can be put on in three. I do not think my lambs will weigh asmuch now as they did two weeks ago. I have not heard of any death losses to speak of but several feeders (mostly new feeders) have told me that their lambs were badly off feed and a good many were stiff-could hardly walk. In times of bad storms I always cut my lambs down one-third to one-half on their feed of grain until the storm is over; then I bring them back slowly to full feed again. By doingthis I avoid foundering the greedy ones. This some feeders failed to do during the last storm and now have some of their lambs in bad shape. Then again the present conditions are likely to start a rush to market to get out of the mud and slop and may have a depressing influence on prices east as the big feed barns near Missouri River points and Chicago are now full as they can hardly get and we are liable to get things overdone and make bad matters worse. The only thing that will hold them back is the bad condition ofthe roads which makes it almost impossible to get lambs to the railroad to load. Altogether the Colorado feeders are out of luck this year and most of us will be out of cash when we finish shipping. Perhaps the "Big 4" will wish they had a chance to get some good Colorado fed lambs next year. Experience is a dear school but "fools will learn in no other." Yours very respectfully A A Knott May 11 1901..The feeding pen..On Tuesday A A Knott shipped two cars of sheep. May 25 1901..The feeding pen..At Chicago, last week, A A Knott sold 259 lambs, average 84 lbs at $5.50. On Monday A A Knott placed 242 head of fat lambs on the Chicago market at $5.50, average 91 lbs. Jun 15 1901..Elza Knott and wife were up from Longmont over Saturday, the guests of Mr and Mrs H Foresman. Jun 29 1901..A party to the dam last Sunday was composed of the families of Jake Welty, Will Bader, W N Bader, Frank Knott and John Knaus. The time spent at the dam was much enjoyed, but the trip each way was rather warm. Jul 20 1901..The families of A A and F N Knott were upon the Toll Road after trout from Friday until Tuesday. They reported poor fishing. Jul 27 1901..Bert Knott and Ed Coleman drove to Longmont Monday afternoon. Aug 24 1901..Bert Knott was in Denver Wednesday and Thursday dallying with the amusement side of life in a big city. Mr and Mrs S Jefferes and Mr and Mrs A A Knott returned Wednesday PM from their three weeks' overland trip in the mountains. They were across the range and visited many places of special interest, and they claim that all the time they were gone they had real pleasure in the occasion. A A Knott: A A Knott was born in Hillsdale country, Michigan, November 28, 1848. At the age of four years his father's family moved to Ohio, and in 1856, shortly after his father returned from a three years' trip to California, the family moved to Cedar country, Iowa, where theyremained for twenty one years. The last five years Mr Knott was in Iowa he was in theflour mill business with his father and older brother. In 1870 Mr Knott was married to Miss Maggie Welty, oldest sister of J H and G F Welty, now well known farmers near Berthoud. IN 1877 Mr Knott moved with his family to "Egypt," southern Illinois and in the fall of 1878 he and J H Welty went to Kansas, driving overland with team. They settled near Caldwell, Sumner county, where Mr Knott worked most of the time at his trade as a miller in the "City Mills" at Wellington, in orderto support his family. In the spring of 1880 he came overland with a party of thirteen men. They had one old plug team of horses and a yoke of bulls. He landed at Leadville in June and worked in the mines a short time, and in July he came to Longmont and took charge of the old flour mill at Pella, on the St Vrain Creek. His family and Mr Welty joined him during the fall of 1880 and the following spring they moved to a farm near the mouth of St Vrain Canon. This year Mr Knott put out a small crop and did considerable freighting to and from the mountains and Estes Park. The following year he rented a farm from J M Mumford two miles north of Longmont, where he remained for three years. In the fall of 1884 he bought a farm of 400 acres near Berthoud, where he remained until two years ago, when he bought the Ed Sperry property just east of town and rented the farm to his son F N Knott. In 1890 Mr Knott fed a small bunch of lambs (700) in partnership with J H Welty. These were the first lambs ever fed in Colorado south of Fort Collins for the Chicago market. Since that time Mr Knott has made the handling and feeding of lambs a specialty. He and his son E H Knott furnished most of the lambs fed in this section, as well as a great many at Fort Collins and Fort Morgan. Mr Knott has bought lambs from Idaho to Chihuahua, Old Mexico. During President Cleveland's last administration Mr Knott owned and operated a large sheep ranch twenty five miles from Fort Morgan, Colorado, on the Bijou Creek, but on account of the very low prices of both wool and sheep it was not a success financially. Last year A A Knott and Son furnished over 3000 lambs to feeders. Mr Knotts family consists of six children, four boys and two girls. The oldest son E H Knott is married and resides in Longmont and is engaged in the livestock and butcher business. F N, his second son, is also married and is on the old farm near Berthoud. Elsie M, the oldest daughter, was married to Frank Jackman of Longmont five years ago and isnow living at Eureka, California. A T Knott, Alice E, and Leslie, are yet at home. The first three were born in Iowa and the last three in Colorado. During Mr Knott's early days in Colorado, he was considerable of a hunter and every fall about the fifteenth of October he would take his team and pull for the mountains to kill his winter's meat. One of his short trips was written up for "Forest and Stream" in 1880. Sep 8 1901..A A Knott says that in his opinion the number of lambs to come to the Larimer county feeding pens this fall will probably not be more then 25 per cent of the number fed last season. This on account of the high price of corn and the losses received with last season's business. Most of those who will feed expect to use small grains instead of corn, and if they can buy lambs at the price they will pay (about half what was paid lastyear) there is a chance for making something. Quite a number of the farmers will feed cattle instead of lambs, claiming that the chances of loss are considerably less. A A Knott started Thursday for the southern part of the state and New Mexico so as to learn what the outlook is for the lamb feeders. E H Knott has traded his meat market to C F Daley of Highland Lake for his ranch, paying Mr Daley the difference in cash, who will move to Longmont in about three weeks. Frank Daley will manage the market business for a few weeks. Mr Knott will move into the ranch this fall. Longmont Call. Sep 14 1901..BIRTHDAY GATHERING. On Monday evening the members of Eastern Star drove to the home of Mr and Mrs Wm Clark, near Elwell, to celebrate the birthdays of the host and hostess.... Those present were: Mr and Mrs John Whowell, H H Foresman, A Fairbairn, H K Hankins, W T Newell, P F Davis, L C Saltzman, W E Hottel, John Coleman, and Mrs Sanderson and Charles, Mrs A A Knott, Mrs C V Stryker, Mrs H J Parish and Raymond, Miss Rose Zweck, J H Johnson. A A Knott has written from Trinidad that the lamb prospect, from the feeders point of view, is not encouraging as anticipated. He says that the sheepmen are rather stiff in prices on account of the good condition of the range, believing that they will do quite as well to raise the stock and prepare it for market as to sell the stuff off while young. It is believed that the price will hold well up to $1.25 @ $1.50 per head, but it is said the quality is considereabley better than the crop of the past two years. This being the case the price is not unreasonable, for all feeders admit that it costs like everything to give the lamb its start to flesh making. Sep 28 1901..Miss Alice Knott, who is learning the intricacies of dress making at Longmont, Sundayed at home. A A Knott has returned from his lamb hunting trip in New Mexico....not all copied. Mr Lawrence, traveling freight agent of the Union Pacific, came to Berthoud Wednesday to work up business with sheep feeders. A A Knott took him in charge. Elza Knott and Clint Rockwell struck the market at Denver just right Tuesday for a car of ewes and a car of cattle. The sheep brought $3.50 and the cattle averaged about $3.60 per cwt. Oct 5 1901..SURPRISE PARTY. To the Bulletin: On Friday evening, Sept. 27th, the members of Laurel Chapter, No. 44 O.E.S. gave a nice little surprise party to Mr H K Hankins, this being Mr Hankins 54th birthday ....didn't copy all.... The party consisted of Mr and Mrs Arthur Brown; Mr and Mrs W T Newell; Mr and Mrs Ed Hottel; Mr and Mrs A A Knott; Mr and Mrs Wm Clark; Mr and Mrs A Fairbairn; Mrs Charles Blackwell; Mill Blackwell; Mill Birdie Stepp; Mrs Stepp; Mrs Saltzman; Mrs C V Stryker; John Johnson; E J Stockwell and daughters. These together with Mr Hankins' family made quite a merry party. Oct 19 1901..A A Knott started Friday last for the southern lamb country, and will probably pick up 10,000 head. The opinion prevalls that feeders in this district will be able to get about 25,000 head at the right price-$1.00 to $1.25. Mr Knott returned Thursday, having bought 7,000 head. He goes south again next week for more. Oct 26 1901..A A Knott went again for sheep Friday morning. A A Knott went on a lamb hunt the first of the week. Nov 2 1901..Wednesday night A A Knott came in from the south with 1525 lambs, half of which were for Jake Welty and the balance for Hummell and Anderson. On Friday Mr Knott again went south and next Tuesday will bring in 10 car loads. Nov 9 1901..Monday A A Knott brought in 4,000 sheep for the feeders, going as follows: John Sloan 552, Anderson and Hummell 548, H K Hankins 555, A C Sanderrson 803, J V Stryker 400, G F welty 1025. Mr Knott again went south for more lambs, and expected to load 5,000 at Fort Garland today. Miss Alice Knott, who has temporary employment at Longmont, was at her home east of town from Thursday to Monday morning. Nov 16 1901..A A Knott brought in 11 car loads of sheep Tuesday night, going as follows: Hummell and Anderson 931, Wm Griep 931, Fred Bein 1116, A A Knott 1090. Mr Knott started again Friday for the southern lamb fields hoping to get 22 more car loads. Dec 28 1901..KNOTT'S INTERESTING LETTER. Had I been here on a pleasure trip I think I could have written a letter that would have been interesting to your readers, but as I was on business only I thought best to keep quiet. I have been in Albuquerque nearly a month (that is since I arrived here to buy lambs) andhave driven out 300 by team out in the sheep country to see lambs and made one trip via the old town of Santa Fe to Chama N.M. and return. So the past four days in all the time I have had to sit in the hotel and smoke 10c. cigars-as some people up home have claimed I did. If a man don't earn his money buying lambs down here there is no place on earth he can do it. J J Thornton, who was here with me two weeks, can testify to the truthfulness of this and yet there seems to be some feeders up there who think I ought to get lambs that will weigh 55 to 60 lbs and sell them for the fun of it. I have been held here this week by the U.S. Inspector to dip a bunch of 1430 head because they found just one lamb in the heard that showed a trace of scab. Well, I guess it is all right and the cheapest for me as the other fellow has the dipping, herding and losses to stand and I am only out my time and board bills; besides, I will have no dipping to do at home and the weather is just like summer here-street sprinklers running every day. In fact I am rather stuck on this climate as a winter resort and is not bad the whole winter round. In my trip out in the country we slept on the ground and ate when could. Of course we had our own bed and grub with us when we were not in a Mexican place or a sheep camp we could do our own cooking. At the Mexican camps the most we get is black coffee, bread fried in grease and "chile coacarne" (red pepper and muttca stewed together). This is a great fruit country, as well as for sheep. I know some Mexicans here who have made this year from 50 to 200 barrels of native grape wine and it is very nice. Albuquerque is quite a live town of 8 to 10 thousand. The Santa Fe Ry has large shops here and employ a large number of men, besides it is a division point. I dropped into a barber shop here a few days ago and run up against Fred Hankins. I told Fred it seemed like home to see him scraping my face again. I had the pleasure of meeting here last Sunday with Mr and Mrs Cox and Mr and Mrs Steel, of Loveland on their way to Calif. A A Knott. Jan 4, 1902..A A Knott returned from Albuquerque Wednesday morning with 1400 head of lambs. Levilo Fagan took 175 of them and the balance were taken to Mr Knott's ranch, where 2600 are now on feed. Feb 1, 1902..A A Knott started last Friday for New Mexico to hunt up more lambs for the feeders. Lambs fed in Berthoud District... Knott, A A 3630 (rest not copied) (see WELTY for more) parents in Longmont Sunday. Feb 15, 1902..Miss Alice Knott was a Longmont visitor Thursday. A Surprise. A number of the members of the Eastern Star completely surprised Mrs Ed Hottel Tuesday evening. Mr A A Knott made the presentation speech. Those present were. Miss Rose Zweck, W T Newell, A A Knott, Mr C V Stryker,.. (rest not copied) Mar 1, 1902..A A Knott started for New Mexico Monday morning. Apr 12, 1902..Mr and Mrs Knott were visiting at their daughter's Mrs J Stumpf, Sunday. Apr 26, 1902..Elza Knott, F E Oviatt and C V Holmes and others drove their cattle to summer pasture this week. May 3. 1902..A train load of lambs left Berthoud Tuesday for Chicago, A A Knott shipped 4 cars, Jacob Welty 2 cars and Lavilo Fagan 3 cars. May 24, 1902..Mr Knott left for Greeley Monday morning where he will serve as juror. May 31, 1902..Elza Knott returned from Greeley Sun. Jun 7, 1902..Mrs Knott has a large class of scholars in music. Jun 14, 1902..Mrs Elza Knott had the pleasure of entertaining at tea Sunday eve, Dr Ed Coleman and Miss Mary Rockwell of Berthoud. Jun 21, 1902..Mrs Knott was a Berthoud visitor Fri. Mrs Fred Welty of Berthoud called on Mrs Knott Friday. Jul 12, 1902..Mr and Mrs Knott spent the 4th at Fred Welty's. Miss Edith Correll entertained a few friends, Tuesday evening in honor of her cousin, Mr Ellis Neiswanger of Akron, Ohio. Music was the feature of the evening and dainty refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Anna or, Alice Knott, Elizebeth and Mollie Stockwell, Messrs. Frank Hodges, Bert Knott, Ed Priest, Clarence and Will Shay. Jul 19, 1902..Mr Knott began cutting his barley, Wednesday, he was the first to do any harvesting in this section. Aug 2, 1902..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music. Her schoolars are progressing very rapidly. Aug 23, 1902..The Sheep Industry. Striker, J V 400; Welty, J H and Wm Edison 750; Welty, G F 1055; Knott, A A 3630; Smith, W T 2000. (rest not copied) Aug 30, 1902..A A Knott has sold his farm to Mrs Elsa Thomas of Morrocco, Indiana for $10,000. Mrs Thomas will take possession in November. E H Knott was a business visitor to Overland Thursday. Mrs Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mr and Mrs Fred Welty and Mr Fairman and family at dinner together. Mrs Knott entertained Mrs Fairman and children of Berthoud last week. Sunday, Mr Fairman took dinner there and accompanied them home. Feeding sheep. Large article about A A Knott and his lamb feeding. (not copied at this time) Sep 13, 1902..A A Knott went to Denver, Thursday, to meet some sheep men from the cluth. Sep 20, 1902..A A Knott, started for New Mexico Thursday to buy lambs. He expects to be gone some time. FOUST-KNOTT Wedding. On Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Mr Renny L Foust and Miss Elizabeth Alice Knott were united in Marriage by Rev. Homer C Snitcher, at the Presbyterian Manse, in the presence of the bride's family. The bride was attired in a dainty gown of white organdie and immediately after the wedding they took the afternoon train for a short trip, leaving amidst a great shower of rice. After a little time they expect to go to Kansas, which they will make their future home. Mr E H Knott, was a business visitor to Loveland, Thursday. He sold 42 head of his cattle there. E H Knott bought a residence and two lots in Longmont. He will rent the house, it being in a good location. Sep 27, 1902..E H Knott, is going to have one of his houses, lathed and plastered this week. Oct 18, 1902..Bert Knott went to Longmont, Wednesday. Mrs Knott was in Longmont Wednesday. Mrs E H Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mr and Mrs Hewett at dinner Sunday. Nov 1, 1902..Mr A A Knott has built a large addition to his house including that very necessary part of every house, a bath room. Mrs Knott was a Berthoud caller Friday. Mrs Knott had the pleasure of entertaining Mrs Foust several days last week. Mrs Foust was visiting relatives before leaving for Kansas. Nov 15, 1902..E H Knott and wife attended the entertainment at Berthoud, Saturday evening and visited relatives there until Sunday evening. Nov 22, 1902..E H Knott was a Johnstown visitor one day last week. Dec 6, 1902..Mr and Mrs E H Knott, enjoyed Thanksgiving at Berthoud and attended the dance. Dec 20, 1902..A number of the Highland Lake young men met Wednesday evening of last week and organized a brass band ... (rest not all copied) .. E H Knott as member. Longmont paper.. Apr 9, 1897..Mr and Mrs Sussie Knott visited Denver last Tuesday. Apr 22, 1898..Born Knott-In Longmont. Monday April 18, 1898 to Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, a son. Jan 9, 1903..Miss Hewett was Mrs E H Knott's guest several days last week She returned to her home east of the lake Sunday. ............................................................ Berthoud paper. Jan 3, 1903..Came from Indiana. Mrs Elsie Thompson and family from Morocco, Indiana, arrived in Berthoud last week and are now comfortably located upon their ranch four miles northeast of Berthoud, which they purchased from Mr A A Knott for $10,000. (rest not copied) A Very enjoyable dinner party was given Thursday at the home of Elza H Knott at Highland Lake. The guests were G F Welty and wife, H H Foresman and wife, Albert Mills and wife, and Miss Laura Hewitt. brother over Sunday. Elected officers. Laurel Chapter no. 44 elected the following officers at their first meeting in December. Mrs Margaret Knott, associate matron. Mrs Carrie E Newell, treasurer. Mrs Iva Bader, electra. (rest not copied) Jan 10, 1903..Mr and Mrs E H Knott attended an entertainment in Berthoud given by the Woodmen Saturday evening. Mr and Mrs Charles Hewitt and Miss Hewitt Wee entertained at E H Knott's at dinner Wednesday. Jan 31, 1903..E H Knott has been purchasing cattle, and now owns a fine herd. Clint Rockwell and Bert Knott were in Loveland Sunday. Feb 14, 1903..Frank Knott, of Berthoud took dinner at E H Knott's Monday. Mr and Mrs Elzy Knott, of Highland Lake, took dinner with Mr and Mrs William Clark last Thursday. Mr Knott was in Johnstown in the afternoon. Miss Zetta Bashor, of Long visited over Sunday in the home of E H Knott. Mar 7, 1903..To buy sheep. A A Knott left Wednesday for Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will probably buy a bunch of 3,400 sheep if they are in good condition. Should he buy he will take them east and feed. Pleasurable events. Mr and Mrs H H Foresman delightfully entertained a number of their friends on the and Thursday evening of this week at the residence on Fifth St, high five being the principal diversion on each occasion .. among guests shows Mr and Mrs George Bader, Albert Knott .. (rest not copied) Mar 14, 1903..Mr and Mrs E H Knott were Berthoud visitors Sunday. Apr 11, 1903..Bert Knott attended the performance of Lavers' Lande in Fort Collins Wednesday night. May 16, 1903..Visited Fort Collins. A large number of Berthoud citizens went to Fort Collins Thursday Evening, among whom we noticed Mrs A A Knott .. (rest not copied) Jun 6, 1903..Lynetta and Eve Foresman are visiting at the home of Elza Knott in Highland Lake this week. Jun 20, 1903..Sid L Davis, Bert Knott, Frank Kee and G A Turner drove over to Loveland Thursday evening to attend a dance. Leslie Knott visited several days last week with Frank Knott and wife. Jul 4, 1903..Mrs Frank Knott was a business caller to Platteville Monday. Jul 11, 1903..A A Knott returned from the east on the morning of the fourth and celebrated the day at home. Mrs Frank Knott was reported very sick Tuesday. Jul 25, 1903..Mrs A A Knott attended church here Sunday. Aug 8, 1903..Inquiring about lambs. A A Knott informs us that many inquiries are being made regarding lambs and wethers. Bob Bransomis figuring on turning 4,000 wethers onto the wheat hailed out on his land. Aug 15, 1903..A A Knott was in Denver Thursday. Aug 29, 1903..Feeding Sheep. A A Knott returned Wednesday with a trainload of yearling wethers which he purchased near Leadville. Four thousand are being fed by S T Bransom on the wheat field which was beaten down by the hail, and 840 are being fed by Will Coleman. The sheep are in very good condition already, and will be ready or the market in a short time. Mr Knott left two carloads at Denver. Frank Knott has a new telephone. Frank Knott was a business caller in Longmont Tuesday and Wednesday. Sep 5, 1903..A A Knott and wife were Fort Collins visitors yesterday. A A Knott has contracted with Jake Welty for 900 lambs. Mr Knott informs us that the lambs are of much better quality than in previous years. He also believes the price will rise. Sep 12, 1903..Frank Knott and George Bader returned from the mountains with over 300 trout. Bert Knott expects to start for St Louis soon, where he will enter a college of pharmacy. Sep 19, 1903..Elza Knott thrashed 20 acres of fall wheat which averaged 50 bushels to the acre. Sic acres of barley yielded 360 bushels. Mr Foust and wife, from Otego, Kansas, arrived in Berthoud Thursday. Mrs Foust was formerly Miss Alice Knott, daughter of Mr and Mrs A A Knott. They will locate here. Longmont. Elza Knott and wife of Highland Lake were guests of H H Foresman and family Sunday. A A Knott reports having contracted to furnish 1080? lambs to R H Kahlet and 540 to Fred Welty for winter feeding. Sep 26, 1903..Bert Knott leaves this morning for St Louis, where he expects to enter the St Louis College of Pharmacy. Remme ? Faust and wife, from Kansas, visited at Frank Knott's Friday and Saturday. Oct 10, 1903..A A Knott has purchased 80 acres lying just south of his ranch from F B Davis of Denver. Oct 17, 1903..Frank Knott left Thursday afternoon for Antonito, N. Mexico, to investigate the lamb market. A A Knott and Fred Bein went to Antonito, N. Mexico, Thursday and will return next week with a train load of lambs for winter feeding. Fred Bein, Frank Knott and A A Knott went to New Mexico Thursday to buy lambs. Oct 24, 1903..Lamp receipts. Fourteen carloads of fine looking lambs were unloaded here Tuesday morning, of which 573 head were taken by H H Nichols, 1337 by Fred Bein, and the remainder, about 1300 head, by A A Knott, who will sell a portion of his or else feed them. More lambs. A A Knott, R H Kahler, Frank Knott, Elza Knott, H K Hankins and J S Proctor left Thursday for ASntonito and Magdalena, New Mexico, and will return next week with about 8000 lambs for feeding. A Sewing bee. A number of ladies gathered at the home of Mrs A A Knott last Friday to sew carpet rags. Those present were: mesdames H D Coleman, Russell Skinner, Sim Jeffers, John Stryker, Fred Welty, Jake Welty, Jacob Correll, Frank Knott, Charles Hewitt and Miss Laura Hewitt. A bountiful repast was served, the king everyone knows Mrs Knott is famous for, at which it was easy to see who did the most work. Oct 31, 1903..Feeding lambs. The following is an incomplete list of those feeding lambs this fall, and the number each is feeding. There will be others added to the list as the season advances. S E Newell 982, A A Knott 3700, G F Welty ..... (rest not copied) Frank Knott left for Magdalena, New Mexico, Thursday after another shipment of lambs. Frank Knott returned from Antonito Tuesday. Elza H Knott took twelve carloads of lambs to Kansas City from Antonito. Mable Beason is staying with her sister while Frank Knott is helping his father in New Mexico. Nov 14, 1903..A A Knott went to New Mexico Thursday to bring another consignment of lambs. L W Hendershott has ordered 550 lambs to be delivered next week by A A Knott. Nov 28, 1903..H H Foresman and family were guests of Elza Knott and family Thanksgiving day. Misses Laura, Sadie and Bertha Kibby, Mable Bein, Arthur Kibby, Morley Fairbairn, Sid L Davis, Sid J Davis, Dave Scott Mr and Mrs Frank Knott and Frank Kee came in to attend the dance at the opera house Wednesday evening. Dec 12, 1903..For Sale. Fine Jersey cow at a bargain. 19 Mrs A A Knott. Tues evening the Orient Chapter, O E S, elected Will Eidson, worthy patron; Mrs A A Knott, worthy matron, Mrs W T Newell, Associate matron; Mrs H H Foresman, conductress; Mrs H K Hankins, associate conductress; Miss Blackwell, secretary, and Mrs D M May, treasurer. miss a line here furnished the music, and about twenty-five couples were present. Oyster soup was served, and the occasion was the long to be remembered. Dec 19, 1903..A A Knott returned from Chicago Monday, and will give his entire attention from now on to feeding his lambs. When he left Chicago the thermometer was away below zero. Here the weather was like summer. Frank Knott and family spent Sunday at Pete Anderson's. Jan 2, 1904..Officers installed. At the last regular session of the Order of the Eastern Star, the following officers were installed: Mrs Knott, worthy matron; Mrs Newell, associate matron; Mrs Bader, organist. Jan 9, 1904..Sugar beet committee meets. A.A. Knott and several others present. (rest not copied) Jan 9, 1904..Surprised. Thursday evening the home of Mr and Mrs A.A. Knott was invaded by a party of Eastern Stars who had planned a surprise on Mrs Knott. The surprise was complete, but the hostess soon regained her composure, and the guests spent a very enjoyable evening, playing Flinch and High Five and partaking of excellent refreshments. A suitable souvenir of the occasion was presented to Mrs Knott, and we believe Mr Knott also came in for something. Those present were Mr and Mrs W T Newell.. and others.. Jan 16, 1904..Last Saturday evening a number of friends met and went to the home of Mrs Frank Knott where they gave a surprise on her sister, Miss Florence Beeson. The evening was spent in different kinds of amusement, (rest not copied) Last Saturday evening about 20 couples gathered at the home of Frank Knott. The evening was spent in card playing, dancing, etc. (rest not copied) Jan 23, 1904..Sheep feeders meet. The Fort Collins Sheep Feeders' Association met at Fort Collins last Saturday to more fully organize. The association elected A.A. Knott as an executive committee.. Fred Bein and A.A. Knott were appointed a committee to solicit members in the Berthoud district. (rest not copied) John Coleman, Fred Bein, Lew Hendershott and A A Knott attended the sheep feeders' association at Fort Collins Saturday. Jan 30, 1904..Buying cattle. The Great Western Sugar Company has purchased 47 head of steers from Ludlow bros., 18 head from E H Knott (rest not copied) Brought good price. A A Knott sold one carload of lambs in Chicago Monday for $6.10. The lambs averaged 8- pounds and had been on feed at Ashton, Illinois. Sid Davis received a letter from Bert Knott this week, in which Bert Says he will remain in St Louis next summer after finishing his first term in the college of pharmacy. He likes the city and is getting along well in school. The quality of writing paper Bert used would indicate that St Louis has all modern improvements. Feb 6, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott visited in Denver several days last week. Irving Ayers of Denver is the guest of Frank Knott and wife this week. Feb 13, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jennie Reed were in Greeley Monday. Feb 20, 1904..D H Coleman...if related....big article about death of D H Coleman. right front page.... Feb 27, 1904..Shipping lambs. The first lambs to be shipped east from Berthoud this year left Tuesday for Chicago, consisting of 2,080 head, making eight car loads, owned by A A Knott. They looked fat and frisky, and should command a good price. Mar 12, 1904..Miss Mason, of Longmont, was the guest of Frank Knott and wife last week. Mar 19, 1904..Lamb shipments Monday seven cars of lambs were shipped to the eastern markets from Berthoud, three cars by G F Welty and four cars by A A Knott. The stock looked fine. Mr and Mrs W E Hottel and family, of Longmont, Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Mr and Mrs Frank Hewitt and ex mayor Davis were guests of Mr and Mrs Charles Hewit Sunday. Apr 2, 1904..Miss Mattie Mason was the guest of Mrs Frank Knott Sunday. Apr 9, 1904..Albert Knott, of Riverside, California, is the guest of Frank Knott and wife this week. Mrs Mason, of Longmont, was the guest of Mrs A A Knott several days this week. Apr 16, 1904..Miss Myrtle Mason visited Mrs A A Knott Sunday. Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were guests of George Bader and wife Sunday. May 14, 1904..Mrs Frank Knott and Mrs Jennie Reed transacted business in Greeley Thursday. Fred Bein and wife were the guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday. Jack Daley, recently from Iowa, is visiting his brother Will at Frank Knott's. May 21, 1904..Peter Monday, of Tipton, Iowa, who has been in California all winter, stopped in Berthoud last pressday to visit with relatives before returning home. His relatives are Mrs H H Foresman, Mrs Elza Knott and Mrs G F Welty. May 28, 1904..A A Knott returned from Chicago last pressday, where he disposed of his lambs. Pleasantly entertained. Mrs Elza Knott entertained the Highland Lake Ladies' Aid Society Thursday, being assisted by Mrs G F Welty and Lynetta and Eva Foresman. The occasion was one to be pleasantly remembered. Bert Knott, who has been attending a college of pharmacy in St Louis, has returned home to remain during the summer. Bert reports prices as being out of sight in St Louis. Jun 11, 1904..For Sale-three good milch cows. Frank Knott, phone brown 342. George Bader and family were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday. Jun 18, 1904..Frank Knott and wife dined at Fred Bein's Sunday. Jul 9, 1904..Lynetta Foresman, of Berthoud, is visiting in the home of Mrs E H Knott. Jul 16, 1904..Irvin Ayers and Mother visited Frank Knott and family Tuesday. A A Knott and Mr Tubbs, a sheep commission man of Chicago, transacted business here Friday. Jul 23, 1904..Frank Knott and wife and Mabel Bein went fishing Saturday, returning Tuesday evening. They caught 91 trout. Bert Knott went to Loveland Tuesday, where he has secured employment at Skelly's drug store. Jul 30, 1904..Eastern Stars initiate. Tuesday evening Dr Henrietta Allen, Miss Katie Fagan and Bert Knott were initiated into the solemn mysteries of the Eastern Star. (rest not copied) Mrs Frank Knott and sister were guests of Mrs Walker Sunday. Frank Knott and Will Daley went to the mountains fishing Sat, returning Tuesday. Aug 27, 1904..Jake Welty and wife, Mary Knott and Mabel Bein went to the mountains after Choke Cherries Sunday. Bert Knott came over from Loveland Sunday. Sep 3, 1904..George N Bader and Frank Knott are taking a vacation on the little South. Mrs Frank Knott and Jennie Purvis were passengers to Denver Sunday. Frank Knott and George Bader started to the mountains Sunday morning. Sep 24, 1904..Married..Wednesday noon at the home of Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Ernest M Helpert and Mrs Anna Beeson. (rest not copied) Bert Knott starts for St Louis today to resume his studies at the college of pharmacy. Oct 1, 1904..Attended grand chapter. Mrs A A Knott, Mrs W T Newell and Mrs Mary D Cole attended the meeting of the Grand Chapter, O.E.S., in Denver last Friday and Saturday. They report a very enjoyable meeting. Oct 15, 1904..A A Knott left Thursday afternoon for Chama, New Mexico, where he goes to buy lambs for winter feeding. Oct 22, 1904..Frank Knott and wife transacted business in Longmont Saturday. Oct 29, 1904..Frank Knott accompanies his father to New Mexico after Sheep. Nov 12, 1904..Lambs arriving. A A Knott arrived Tuesday from New Mexico with 20 carloads of lambs for feeders in this vicinity. Five carloads were sent to Loveland, five to Hygiene, and ten were unloaded here. A A Knott, Fred Bein and Dave Scott went to New Mexico Wednesday to secure another batch of feeders. Nov 26, 1904..A A Knott came in from New Mexico Wednesday night with 15 carloads of lambs for local feeders. He expected to return this week for more. Dec 3, 1904..Frank Knott and family were guests of Mrs Bein Sunday. Fred Bein, Dave Scott and A A Knott returned from New Mexico with about six carloads of sheep. Dec 17, 1904..Frank Knott and family were guests of J H Welty and family Sunday. A A Knott came in Sunday evening with another shipment of lambs and ewes. Included in the shipment were 95 goats, which can be used by different lodges here in conferring degrees. Jan 7, 1905..Frank Knott was in Berthoud Tuesday. Mrs Frank Jackman, of Berkely, Calif, is the guest of her parents, Mr and Mrs A A Knott. Jan 21, 1905..More lambs. A A Knott is expected to arrive today (sat) with seven carloads of lambs and wethers from New Mexico. It is understood that Mr Knott will feed a portion of the stock and the remainder will go to W T Bransom. Frank Knott and wife were guests of George N Bader at Berthoud a week ago Sunday. Mrs Frank Knott was threatened with an attack of pneumonia this week, but is improving. Feb 4, 1905..Mrs A A Knott has been quite sick with the Grippe this week. Feb 11, 1905..A A Knott came in Wednesday night with a shipment of lambs and wethers. Feb 18, 1905..Was bad weather for lambs. A A Knott received a shipment of lambs Sunday morning from Magdalena, N. Mexico which arrived in a very bad condition, owing to the intense cold and delays on the route. About 60 of the lambs were frozen to death, out of 560. Feb 25, 1905..Frank Knott and wife were guests of Luther Keirnes and wife Sunday. Mar 4, 1905..Mr and Mrs Charley Beason were guests of Frank Knott and wife several days last week. Mar 11, 1905..Wedding anniversary. Mr and Mrs A A Knott celebrated the 35th anniversary of their marriage last night (Fri.). About thirty relatives and close friends were present, an elegant supper was served, and a very enjoyable evening was the verdict of all. The sale at the Knott ranch Monday was fairly well attended, and prices were good, especially on stock. Mar 18, 1905..Lamb shipments. Thursday twenty cars of lambs were shipped east from this district as follows: Ernest Newell, 4 cars; Fagan and son, 2; Elza Knott, 1; J H Welty, Will Eidson and Bog Gunter, 5 cars, and J J Thornton, 8 cars. Leslie Knott and Mary and Clara Saltzman visited Frank Knott and wife Sunday. Mrs Elsie Jackman was the guest of Mrs Frank Knott several days last week. Apr 8, 1905..Mrs Frank Knott is the owner of a new piano. Apr 15, 1905..Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were in Denver from Tuesday until Friday. Mr and Mrs A A Knott, of Berthoud, and will Carlton and Frank Bales, of Loveland, were guests of Fred Bein and family Sunday. Apr 22, 1905..Mr and Mrs Fred Bein were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday. Apr 29, 1905..Lamb shipments. A A Knott 1 car. (rest not copied) May 6, 1905..Mrs G F Welty and Mrs Elza Knott were guests of Mrs H H Foresman Tuesday. Bert Knott finished his studies in pharmacy at St Louis last week and returned home Tuesday evening. May 13, 1905..Frank Knott, Will Clark and Jay Parish shipped sheep Friday. May 20, 1905..Lamb shipments. E H Knott 3 cars over the Rock Island. (rest not copied) Frank Knott, Jay Parish and William Clark returned from the eastern sheep market Friday. Jun 3, 1905..Lamb shipments. A A Knott shipped 1 car of lambs to Denver Saturday. Thursday A A Knott 4 cars, G F Welty 4 cars. Bert Knott went to Denver Thursday, where he will take an examination before the state pharmaceutic board. Copeland and Miss Jessie Jefferes. Jun 10, 1905..Bert Knott was in Denver last pressman, where he took the examination before the state board of pharmacy. Jun 17, 1905..A A Knott and L P Millburn returned Thursday from St Joseph, where they sold their lambs at a good price. Mr and Mrs Frank Knott were guests of George Bader and wife. Jul 1, 1905..Mr and Mrs A A Knott and Wil Daley were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday. A A Knott and George N Bader went up the river Monday evening, returning the next day with a nice lot of trout. They do not speak very enthusiastically of the fishing. Jul 15, 1905..Frank Knott and wife spent Thursday and Friday in the mountains. Berthoud Knott resigned his position in Victor last week to accept a better one in a Longmont drug store. He spent Sunday in Berthoud. We hope Bert Knott will overlook the error on our last page where his first name is made to read Berthoud. It was overlooked in the rush of going to press. Mr and Mrs Frank Knott, Cordi and Willima Keirnes were guests of Fred Bein and family Sunday. Jul 22, 1905..At public auction. On Thursday, July 27, 15 1:30 p.m. at A A Knott's residence just east of town, will be sold a large lot of fine horses, draft and friving, fresh cow, harness, buggies, wagons, and in fact too many articles to mention, including household goods, including steel range and heating stoves. All good sold on the usual terms, under $10, cash; above that amount, a credit of eight months, or 5 percent off for cash. Aug 12, 1905..Bert Knott was up from Longmont Wednesday night. Aug 26, 1905..Sloan brothers purchased 1,400 head of lambs from A A Knott Tuesday, paying $5.25. Sep 2, 1905..Selling lambs. A A Knott has recently sold lambs to the following Berthoud lamb feeders. Newell brothers, 1050; Bunyan and Knott 720; J H Welty, 750; All of the above lambs were sold at $5.25. (rest not copied) On Thursday A A Knott sold 1100 lambs to George Dunn, and 2600 to Fort Collins parties. A A Knott is enjoying a visit from his brother, T J Knott and wife, of Messina, Iowa. This is the second meeting of these brothers in thirty years. George N Bader and Frank Knott started Sunday morning for the Poudre, to fish. Mrs Frank Knott and children attended the show in Loveland. Sep 9, 1905..George N Bader and Frank Knott returned the first of the week from a fishing trip on the Poudre at the Walker ranch. They had an excellent time and caught many fish. Joe Owen, wife and son, of Cedar county, Iowa, are guests of relatives here this week. Mrs Owen is a sister of Mrs Will Bader, Jake and Fred Welty, and Mrs A A Knott. Frank Port, of Wilton Junction, Iowa, is also visiting the same relatives here. Frank Knott is the owner of a new rubber - tired buggy. Sep 16, 1905..Thursday? J H Welty, Verner Andersen and wife, Samuel Ryman, G F Welty and wife, Joseph Owen and wife, Mrs H H Foresman, Mrs Frank Knott, A A Knott and wife and Thomas Knott and wife formed a jolly party that drove up the Big Thompson Canon. They returned in the evening much pleased with their trip. Sep 23, 1905..Thomas Knott and wife, who have been guests of A A Knott and other relatives here, returned to their home in Iowa Tuesday. A A Knott accompanied them to Denver and remained over night to attend the masonic grand lodge. Sep 30, 1905..I have for sale a few household goods, including a domestic sewing machine and a nice walnut writing desk or secretary. Will give possession about Oct 20. Can be seen now at my residence corner south of Christian Church, will sell cheap for cash. A A Knott. Bert Knott was one of the successful applicants before the state board of pharmacy last week. Oct 7, 1905..Mrs Jane Owen and son Ralph, of Tipton, Iowa, who have been visiting mesdames A A Knott and Will Bader and Jake and Fred Welty, returned home Wednesday. Oct 21, 1905..To California. Mrs A A Knott and son Bert leave today for Berkley, Calif. where they intend making their home. Mr Knott will accompany then as far as Magdolena, N. Mexico where he goes to buy lambs for northern Colorado feeders. He will join his family in California in a few weeks. Mr Knott and family have been residents of this section for many years, and during that time have made many friends, who regret their departure, but wish them abundant success in their new home. Mrs Peter Siple, of California, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Fred Welty, Mrs H Foresman and Mrs Elza Knott, will leave today, in company with Mr and Mrs A A Knott, for her home, her daughter, Miss Ethel, will remain indefinitely with Mrs Welty, in the hope that the climate may prove beneficial to her health. Mrs A A Knott was a Longmont visitor Thursday. Nov 4, 1905..Lamp receipts. Feeders receive Bunyan and Knott, 2 cars, G F Welty, 4 cars, S E Newell 3 cars. (rest not copied) Nov 11, 1905..Among the lamb feeders A A Knott came in from Magdalena Monday with nine cars of lambs, of which two cars where for J H Welty and seven cars for other feeders. Big shipment of lambs. A A Knott brought in from New Mexico this week 63 carloads of lambs for Berthoud feeders. Mr Knott was very fortunate in securing cars for his shipment, and the entire lot were loaded in four days. The lambs were brought by weight and were distributed among the following feeders. Bunyan and Knott 2 cars average wt 71; G F Welty, 4 cars 59 1/2; J H Welty 2 cars 61; (rest not copied) Nov 18, 1905..Mr and Mrs Con Clark and Mrs Frank Knott were Berthoud visitors this week. A A Knott left for New Mexico the first of the week. Mr and Mrs Elza Knott, of Highland Lake, were guests of H H Foresman and family Sunday. Dec 2, 1905..Mr and Mrs Frank Knott visited Mr and Mrs Jake Welty Sunday. Dec 9, 1905..Gone to California. A A Knott left Wednesday for California, where he will join his family. Mr Knott expects to remain there, although he may return. To Al Knott this country is indebted for the lamb feeding industry. He was the pioneer in that work, and although he did not make a fortune at it, as others have done, yet he was a hard worker and a hustler. Bad markets caused him great loss. We wish for Mr Knott great success in his new home, and are sorry to see him leave. Lamb feeders. G F Welty 1560, J H Welty 750, Bunyan and Knott 650. (rest not copied) 27 Jan 1906..E H Knott this week purchased the Highland lake hall and fixtures and a seven-acre tract of land at Highland lake, which he will plat into town lots. Elza is a hustler, and we wish him success. 17 Mar 1906..Lamb sales. Bunyan and Knott sold in St Joseph this week 2 1/2 cars of lambs..(rest not copied) 7 Apr 1906..Letter from A A Knott. My two daughters, Mrs Jackman, of Berkeley, and Mrs Alice Faust, of San Louis Obispo county, came up from "Frisco" on the steamer last night for a short visit with Mrs Knott. Vallejo, Calif..March 30, 1906...(rest not here) 28 Apr 1906..We received a copy of a paper published in Vallejo, the home of A A Knott and family. The damage by the earthquake was not great in that town. 12 May 1906..Our thanks are due A A Knott, of Vallejo, Calif., for San Francisco papers. Mrs Elza Knott was awarded a gold medal for best examination on theory of music in Northern Colorado School of Music. Letter from A A Knott. I suppose some of our Berthoud friends would be glad to hear how the Knott family is progressing since the big earthquake and fire. I was somewhat amused at the letter in your paper from Mrs Dean Spoor of Napa, Calif. Napa is only 16 miles from here by electric line, and got about the same shake up that we got here-broke some dishes, shook down most all the chimneys, cracked some brick walls and knocked off some plastering, but no one was hurt and we didn't walk the streets all night or write our letters out in the public square. Of course there were lots of nervous women who were almost scared bad enough to climb a tree. Our city has been crowded with people that were burned out at Frisco, and business has been much better with us in the store than it was before. There have been several light shocks since the big shake, but they did no harm. They had one in Frisco yesterday that shook down some of the old burnt walls. I was in the burned city last week. It certainly is a fearful sight. One can't describe the havoc wrought by quake and fire. It is too big and awful in its destruction to comprehend without seeing it. The burned area is six times greater than was that of the great Chicago fire, yet they are working like a lot of ants to clean up and rebuild. The street cars are running again and the Southern Pacific railroad company is now building their track on the principal streets, to haul the rubbish away.... A A Knott... (rest not here). 14 Jul 1906..Mr and Mrs Elza Knott were guests of H H Foresman and family Sunday. 1 Dec 1906..Mr and Mrs Fred Welty and Mr and Mrs Elza Knott of Highland lake were guests of H H Foresman and family on Thanksgiving day. Mrs Elza Knott of Highland lake was here Saturday in the interests of her music pupils. 5 Jan 1907..Mr and Mrs Fred Welty had as their guests new years day H H Foresman and family and Mrs Elza Knott. 12 Jan 1907..E H Knott expects to ship another car of fat cattle to Denver this week. E H Knott and Rufus Mead expect to open a meat market in the shop recently vacated by William Himminigsen.? Letter from A A Knott. Berthoud Boy whips Japs...(rest not here) 19 Jan 1907..Lamb feeders. The following list of lamb feeders..Bunyan and Knott 1100..(rest not copied) E H Knott was in Denver his week with a car of cattle. 26 Jan 1907..Knott and Mead expect to run a wagon in connection with their meat market. 2 Feb 1907..E H Knott expects to ship another car of cattle to Denver this week. 9 Feb 1907..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music. E H Knott drove 250 head of cattle to Denver Saturday. 16 Feb 1907..E H Knott lost a fine horse this week, and he has not siloed him yet. E H Knott and Rufus Mead expect to open their meat market in the near future. 2 Mar 1907..E H Knott branded a large bunch of cattle Tuesday. E H Knott returned from Denver Friday, and is preparing to open a meatmarket in Highland lake soon. 9 Mar 1907..E H Knott was in Denver last week. 23 Mar 1907..E H Knott returned from Denver Friday. 30 Mar 1907..E H Knott and P M Mead drove a large bunch of cattle to the mountains last week. 13 Apr 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud caller Saturday. 27 Apr 1907..The Knott and Mead market here supplies the liberty hall meat market with meat. E Knott and P M Mead purchased 72 head of steers last week and drove them to their mountain ranch for the summer pasture. 4 May 1907..Frank Knott was a business caller here Saturday. E H Knott expects to go up to his mountain ranch this week. They have in about 30 acres of grain which is looking fine. E H Knott purchased a nice bunch of cattle from Kohn Kitely at liberty hall last week. He expects to keep them in the mountains this summer. 11 May 1907..E H Knott shipped a car of very fat cattle to Denver last week, receiving a very high price for them there. E H Knott purchased a car of cattle in Denver last week and shipped them to Lyons to be taken to his mountain ranch for the summer. 18 May 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday. E H Knott reports that the farming lands in the mountains are very wet now. 25 May 1907..Mrs E H Knott has a large class in music. Her scholars are learning fast as she is a very competent teacher. 1 Jun 1907..Mrs E H Knott is training the children of children's day exercises. G N Bader, wife and daughter were guests of Frank Knott and wife Sunday. 15 Jun 1907..E H Knott took a car of cattle to his mountain ranch this week for summer pasture. Knott and Mead are feeding a nice bunch of cattle for their meat market here. 23 Jun 1907..Mrs E H Knott entertained at dinner Sunday. P M Mead and E H Knott were in the mountains last week looking after their mountain ranch and cattle. 29 Jun 1907..E H Knott had one stack of alfalfa put up before the storm of Tuesday. Mrs E H Knott entertained at dinner Sunday. 20 Jul 1907..E H Knott bought 146 head of mixed cattle in Denver last week for the mountain ranch. E H Knott drove 10 head of fat cattle from the mountains Thursday to be used in his meat market. 27 Jul 1907..A party consisting of KH (or) RH Knott and wife, Lynetta Foresman, Rufus Mead and others drove to the foothills Friday and enjoyed a picnic, returning home in the evening. 10 Aug 1907..E H Knott went to his mountain ranch Monday after beef cattle. 17 Aug 1907..E H Knott went to the mountains Saturday after five head of cattle to be used in their meat market. A Very pleasant evening was spent at E H Knott's home Friday at the recital given by Mrs Knott's pupils in music. Dainty refreshments were served and all went home knowing that Mr and Mrs Knott know how to entertain. 31 Aug 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday. Miss Ada Owen of Iowa is visiting in the homes of E H Knott and W F Welty. 31 Aug 1907..Frank Knott and George N Bader have been fishing and hunting this week. Cattle branded N+H and V over - left side or hip belong to Elza Knott, Highland lake, phone blue 2982. 7 Sep 1907..E H Knott had some very fine grain threshed last week. Miss Ada Owen went to Johnstown Wednesday to visit Frank Knott and family. 14 Sep 1907..E H Knott put in a 6 ton scale at his home place this week. Mr Pratch, of Iowa, visited the home of Mr Welty and E H Knott this week. 21 Sep 1907..Trout in California. Al Knott sends us a paper from Vallejo, Cal., telling of a fishing trip..(rest not copied) 28 Sep 1907..W F Welty and wife, Mrs Siple and E H Knott and wife were guests at the H H Foresman home in Berthoud Sunday. Mrs Hattie Siple, of Ida Grove, Iowa, is visiting at the homes of E H Knott and W F Welty. 5 Oct 1907..E H Knott drove several head of beef cattle from his mountain ranch this week. 19 Oct 1907..Mrs E H Knott went to Berthoud Saturday to instruct her pupils in music. E H Knott will complete the harvesting of beets on his home place this week. E H Knott returned from his mountain ranch Sunday. He reports his cattle are looking fine. 26 Oct 1907..E H Knott finished hauling beets from his home place Monday. Mrs E H Knott was in Berthoud Saturday looking after her class in music. E H Knott drove 133 steers from the mountains last week, and is feeding them on beet tops. P M Mead and E H Knott left Tuesday for their mountain ranch. They expect to bring another large bunch of cattle down to feed. 2 Nov 1907..Mrs G F Welty was Mrs E H Knott's guest Sunday. E H Knott is feeding a nice lot of cattle on his home place. E H Knott and P M Mead left Monday for their mountain ranch. They will drive down another bunch of cattle to feed for the market. 9 Nov 1907..E H Knott and P M Mead were in the mountains last week, looking after their cattle. Mrs E H Knott was a business visitor in Berthoud Saturday. She has a class in music there. E H Knott will fence his home place with hog wire, and will feed a number of hogs the coming winter. 23 Nov 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Longmont visitor Saturday. Mr and Mrs E H Knott attended a card party at Mr Foresman's home in Berthoud Monday evening. E H Knott has a nice bunch of cattle pasturing on Henry Yates' field and another nice bunch on W G Gately's beet field. Eliza Knott and wife, of Highland lake, were guests of H H Foresman and family Monday. Money for Beets...R H Knott...$1453 Frank Knott.$3700 (rest not here) 30 Nov 1907..Mrs E H Knott was a Berthoud visitor Saturday. 8 Feb 1908..Lynetta Foresman received a handsome watch as a birthday present from her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Elza Knott. 22 Feb 1908..Mrs Frank Knott left last week for California, where she will visit a sister in Los Angeles and then go to Vallejo to Visit A A Knott and family. 28 Mar 1908..letter from A A Knott..(not copied here) 6 Jun 1908..Misses Lynetta and Eva Foresman went to Highland lake Saturday to visit Mr and Mrs Elza Knott for a few days. A Pretty Wedding. Miss Clara Louise Saltzman, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Saltzman, of Berthoud, Colo., was united in marriage to Albert T Knott of Vallejo. The ceremony was performed last evening at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs Frank Jackman, on Deakin Street. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home, after which mr and Mrs Knott departed for Santa Cruz, where they honeymoon will be spent. The groom is a prominent business man of Vallejo, where he and his bride will make their home..Berkeley (Calif) Reporter. May 28..(rest not here) Note: 1. Dates for living people have been left off. 2. All information is not verified and is only displayed as I found it. 2. If you know of any errors or have any additional information, please notify me.
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