San Antonio Express, 24 Apr 1901
Zack Mulhall, general live stock agent of the Frisco, is back from a trip to the Territory. "Everything is in good shape up there. True,
grass has been a lttle late, but the excellent season in the ground, caused by the snow and cold rains, will more than recompense
the stockmen who have been just a little anxious for gentle spring. They are having splendid growing weather now, and each blade of grass is getting a
hump on itself." When asked as to what he had heard in regard to allotment in the Kiowa and Comanche country he said:
"Nothing yet, but whether it takes place during the summer or fall the 'sooners' are going to be a source of annoyance to the cattlemen.
While in the Kiowa country I counted forty-two pairie schooners, the occupants who, with the usual complement of children and dogs,
were coming around for the purpose of locating claims. These invaders are all enemies of the stockman, and they would'nt own a
dog that wouldn't run a cow whenever and wherever it could find one. Whatever method the government adopts for partioning the land
it will work some hardship on the cattlemen, for these people will insist on traveling over every foot of the land from this time on."
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