[R. L. Anderson]
“We had about eight or ten hands in the outfit and one wagon and those old steers stampeded every night on that trip. And about the worst stampede I ever had was right on that trip. They sure did run.
“Maud wouldn't take the cattle unless I would agree to take the herd up to the ranch. Now we hadn't had any rain on us from the time we left the Pecos till we got up there and the night we started to Maud's ranch, the cattle began running. They run all night long. It was in the 'shinnery' and that is an awful bad place to bed cattle as there is so much to scare 'em. But we stayed with 'em and I don't think that we lost but about four head. The next day, I was out about a couple of miles from the wagon with a herd. There was an awful good cowman with me on that trip and we held things together pretty well. The cattle were in about [?] or bunches but we got them all back together again. I never pulled off my boots once till after we delivered those cattle and branded 'em out.
“Coming back from Kansas one time, we were bringing the horses and wagon back and were coming overland. We had one boy with us in the outfit goin up the territory and he was always talking about the Indians trying to stampede the cattle and what he would do with one. About the last night we were going to stay in the territory we were camped one night and of course we kept the horses under herd. I had a Mexican outfit along and one of the mexicans was going to go wake this fellow up to stand guard. Well, I let the fellow go out there and I took the Mexican and went out around the herd and as it was pretty dark, we laid