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Catholics, OLD. See OLD CATHOLICS.

Catilinarium of Sallust is perhaps the greatest Catholikos is the title of the head of the masterpiece in any literature of a history in

miniature. Armenian Church. See ARMENIA.

Cat Island. See BAHAMAS. Catili'na, LUCIUS SERGIUS, the Roman con

Catkin (amentum). Although the vegetative spirator, was born about the year 108 B.C. of an

growth of all inflorescences tends to be more or less ancient patrician but impoverished family. His

shortened and compressed in consequence of their youth was stained with profligacy and crime.

reproductive purpose, we have this peculiarly maniHe attached himself to the party of Sulla, and fested in the catkin, which is a crowded spike or revelled in the bloodshed and confusion that dis

tuft of small unisexual flowers with reduced scalegraced its triumph. His body was capable of like bracts. Examples are found in the willow, masterful, resolute, and remorseless. Despite his hazel, oak, birch, alder, &c. (q.v.).

as in the hazel and oak, the male flowers only are infamies he was elected prætor in the year 68 B.C., and next year governor of Africa, but was disqualified as a candidate for the consulship in 66 by charges of maladministration in his province. Disappointed thus in his ambition, and burdened with debts, he saw no hope for himself but in the chances of a political revolution, and therefore entered into a conspiracy, including many other young Roman nobles, in morals and circumstances like himself. The plot, however, was revealed to Cicero by Fulvia, 'mistress of one of the conspirators. Operations were to commence with the assassination of Cicero in the Campus Martius, but the latter was kept aware of every step of the conspiracy, and contrived to frustrate the whole design. In the night of November 6 (63 B.C.), Catiline assembled his confederates, and explained to them a new plan for assassinating Cicero; for bringing up the Tuscan army (which he had

b seduced from its allegiance), under Manlius, from the encampment at Fæsulæ ; for setting fire to Rome, and putting to death the hostile senators and citizens.” In the course of a few hours, everything was made known to Cicero. Accordingly, when the chosen assassins came to the house of the consul, on pretence of a visit, they were immediately repulsed. Two days later, Čatiline with his 1, Shoot of Birch in spring, bearing large terminal Male usual reckless audacity, appeared in the senate,

(b) and Female (a) Catkins. 2, Shoot of Birch in When Cicero–who had received intelligence that

autumn with ripe Female Catkin. 3, Female Catkin the insurrection had already broken out in Etruria

of Willow. -commenced the celebrated invective beginning : Quousque, tandem abutêre, Catilina, patientia in catkins, the female catkin of the flower being nostra? (How long now, Catiline, will you abuse reduced to a few brown scales, while the female our patience ?') The conspirator was confounded, | flowers of the oak are solitary, each on its own not by the keenness of Cicero's attack, but by the branchlet. Male catkins fall off after shedding minute knowledge he displayed of the plot. His

their pollen, and even during life are frequently attempt at a reply was miserable, and was drowned

weak and pendulous, like the stamens of grasses, in cries of execration. With curses on his lips, he

but these consequences of extremely reduced vegerushed out of the senate, and escaped from Rome

tative life become no doubt also of advantage at during the night. Catiline and Manlius were now

first in developing, and later in scattering, the denounced as traitors, and an army under the pollen. consul Antonius was sent against them,

The Catlin, GEORGE, one of the first authorities on conspirators who remained in Rome, of whom the the habits of the North American Indians, was chief were Lentulus and Cethegus, were at once

born in Pennsylvania in 1796. He was bred to the arrested. After a great debate in the senate law, but soon turned to drawing and painting, (December 5), in which Cæsar and Cato took a

which he had taught himself. In 1832 he went to leading part "on opposite sides

, the conspirators the Far West to study the native Indians, and spent were condemned to death. The sentence was executed that night in prison. The insurrections in painting portraits of individuals (not less than 470 several parts of Italy were meanwhile suppressed; full length) and pictures illustrative of life and many who had resorted to Catiline's camp, in

manners, which are now in the National Museum Etruria deserted when they heard what had taken

at Washington. Catlin next travelled (1852–57) place in Rome, and his intention to proceed into in South and Central America, and lived in Europe Gaul was frustrated. In the beginning of January until 1871. At London in 1841 he published his he returned by Pistoria (now Pistoja) into Etruria, learı

and amply illustrated Nanners, Customs, where he encountered the forces under Antonius, \ and Condition of the North American Indians, and and after a desperate battle in which he fought in 1844 The North American Portfolio. He died at with more than the courage of despair, he was Jersey City, December 23, 1872. Other books are defeated and slain. Catiline's appearance was in

Notes of Eight years in Europe (1848); The Breath perfect keeping with his character. His face was of Life, or Mal-Respiration (1861), on the benefit of reckless and defiant in expression, and haggard keeping one's mouth always closed. with a sense of crime; his eyes were wild and Catmint, or CATNEP (Nep'eta Cataria), a bloodshot; his gait restless and unsteady from labiate herb, very common in North America, of nightly debauchery and the constant fever of in which the peculiar fragrance is very attractive to satiable and disappointed ambition. The Bellum cats, much in the same way as valerian.

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Cato, DIONYSIUS, is the name prefixed to a little ('For the rest, I vote that Carthage must be devolume of moral precepts in verse,

which was a

stroyed '). Cato died in the year 149, at the age great favourite during the middle ages, but the of $5. He had been twice married, and in his author of which is unknown. Its usual title is eightieth year his second wife bore him a son, the Dionysii Catonis Disticha de Moribus ad Filium. grandfather of Cato of Utica. Cato treated his It begins with a preface addressed by the supposed slaves with old-fashioned harshness and cruelty, author to his son, after which come fifty-six injunc.) and in his old age became greedy of gain, although tions of rather a simple character, such as par-' it cannot be said that his avarice impaired his entem ama. Next follow 164 moral precepts, each honesty. He wrote several works, of which only expressed in two dactylic hexameters, the whole the De Re Rustica (ed. by Keil, Leip. 1882), å monotheistic in tone without being distinctly Chris- kind of collection of the rules of good husbandry, tian. The book was early translated into most of has come down to us. There exist but a few fragthe western languages. An English version by ments of his Origines, a summary of the Roman Benedict Burgh was printed by Caxton before 1479. annals. These are reprinted by Jordan (Leip. A good edition is Hauthal's (Berlin, 1869).

1860). Of his speeches, which were read with Cato, MARCUS PORCIUS, frequently surnamed approval by Cicero, none remain. We possess his Censorius or Censor, also Sapiens (the wise'), and life as written by Cornelius Nepos, Plutarch, and afterwards PRISCUS or MAJOR—to distinguish him Aurelius Victor. from his great-grandson, Cato of Utica—was born Cato, MARCUS PORCIUS, named CATO THE at Tusculum in 234 B.C. He was brought up on YOUNGER, or CATO UTICENSIS (from the place of his father's farm in the Sabine country, and here he his death), was born 95 B.C. Having lost, during learned to love the simple and severe manners of childhood, both parents, he was educated in the his Roman forefathers. "He made his first campaign house of his uncle, M. Livius Drusus, and, even in in his seventeenth year, distinguished himself at his boyhood, gave proofs of his decision and strength the capture of Tarentum (209), at the defeat of of character. In the year 72 B.C. he served with Hasdrubal on the Metaurus (207), and in the later distinction in the campaign against Spartacus, but years of the second Punic war. At the same time without finding satisfaction in military life, though he had been making himself a reputation as an he proved himself a good soldier. From Mace. orator and statesman. He became quæstor in 204, donia, where he was military tribune in 67, he went and served under the pro-consul Scipio Africanus in to Pergamus in search of the Stoic philosopher, Sicily and Africa, denouncing, his commander's Athenodorus. He brought him back to his camp, luxury and extravagance on his return to Rome. and induced him to proceed with him to Rome, He was ædile in 199, and prætor the following where he spent the time partly in philosophical year, when he obtained Sardinia as his province. studies, and partly in forensic discussions. DesirSo high was his reputation for capacity and virtue, ous of honestly qualifying himself for the quæstor, that in 195, although his family had hitherto been ship, he commenced to study all the financial unknown, he was raised to the consulship. Spain questions connected with it. Immediately after fell to him as his province, and here he showed such his election he introduced, in spite of violent vigour and military genius in crushing a formidable opposition from those interested, a rigorous reform insurrection, that in the following year he was into the treasury offices. He quitted the quæstorhonoured by a triumph. In 191 he served in the ship at the appointed time amid general applause. campaign against Antiochus, and to him the great In 63 B.C. he was elected tribune, and also devictory won at Thermopylæ was mainly due. He livered his famous speech on the conspiracy of now turned himself strenuously to civil affairs, and Catiline, in which he denounced Cæsar as an strove with all his might to stem the tide of Greek accomplice of that political desperado, and deterrefinement and luxury, and advocate a return to mined the sentence of the senate. Strongly dreada simpler and stricter social life after the ancient ing the influence of unbridled greatness, and not Roman pattern. In 187 he opposed the granting of discerning that an imperial genius—like that of a triumph to M. Fulvius Nobilior after his return Cæsar-was the only thing that could remedy from Ætolia victorious, on the ground that he was the evils of that overgrown monster, the Roman too indulgent to his soldiers, that he cherished Republic, he commenced a career of what now literary tastes, and even kept poets in his camp. appears to us blind pragmatical opposition to the These rude prejudices of Cato were not acceptable three most powerful men in Rome Crassus, Pomto the senate, and his opposition was fruitless. In pey, and Cæsar. Cato was a noble but strait-laced 184 Cato was elected censor, and discharged so theorist, who lacked the intuition into circumrigorously the duties of his office that the epithet stances which belongs to men like Cæsar and Censorius, formerly applied to all persons in the Cromwell.

His first opposition to Pompey was same station, became his permanent surname. He successful; but his opposition to Cæsar's consulate repaired the watercourses, paved the reservoirs, for the year 59 not only failed, but even served to cleansed the drains, raised the rents paid by the hasten the formation of the first triumvirate bepublicans for the farming of the taxes, and tween Cæsar, Pompey, and Crassus.

He was afterdiminished the contract prices paid by the state to wards forced to side with Pompey, who had withthe undertakers of public works. More question: drawn from his connection with Cæsar, and become able reforms were those in regard to the price of reconciled to the aristocracy. After the battle of slaves, dress, furniture, equipage, and the like. Pharsalia (48), Cato intended to join Pompey, but Good and bad innovations he opposed with equal hearing the news of his death, escaped into Africa, animosity and intolerance, and his despotism in where he was elected commander by the partisans enforcing his own idea of decency may be illustrated of Pompey, but resigned the post in favour of from the fact that he degraded Manilius, a man of Metellus Scipio, and undertook the defence of prætorian rank, for having kissed his wife in his Utica.

Here, when he had tidings of Cæsar's daughter's presence in open day.

decisive victory over Scipio at Thapsus (46), Cato, In the year 175 Cato was sent to Carthage to finding that his troops were wholly intimidated, arbitrate between the Carthaginians and King advised the Roman senators and knights to escape Masinissa, and was so impressed by the dangerous from Utica, and make terms with the victor, but power of Carthage that ever afterwards he ended prohibited all intercessions on his own behalf. He every speech in the senate-house-whatever the resolved to die rather than surrender, and, after inmediate subject might be with the well-known, spending the night in reading Plato's Phædo, com: words: Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam| mitted suicide by stabbing himself in the breast.





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His example was more fruitful in results than the anthus, or of minute hollow tubules similarly achievements of his life, for he became the typical arranged. It is of various colours, and is obtained example of the stoic that kindled to imitation the chiefly from India and Ceylon, but occurs also in imaginations of the noblest Romans for two cen the Harz. A chatoyant variety of felspar has been turies under the empire.

sometimes confounded with cat's-eye. Cat-o'-nine-tails. See FLOGGING.

Catskill, a village of New York, on the HudCatoptrics is that division of geometrical | son, 34 miles by rail below Albany. P. (1890) 4915. optics which treats of the phenomena of light Catskill Mountains, a group of mountains incident upon the surfaces of bodies, and reflected in the state of New York, U.S., west of the therefrom. See OPTICS.

Hudson River, and south of the Mohawk. They Cato Street Conspiracy, a plot formed in belong to the Appalachian system, and are con

tinuous northward with the Helderbergs, southLondon in 1820 by a handful of crazy ruffians for

ward with the Shawangunks, south-westward with the murder of Lord Castlereagh and the other

the Delaware Mountains, and westward with a ministers of the crown, so called from the place of high plateau which occupies much of the region of meeting in Cato Street, Edgeware Road. Ås usual the plot was revealed beforehand to the police by of the northern counties of Pennsylvania. The

the southern half of Western New York, and a part one of the gang, and accordingly the conspirators Catskills proper cover about 5000 sq. m., chiefly in were seized, after a short scuffle, in a stable in Cato Street. Arthur Thistlewood, the ringleader, 4000 feet in height.

Greene County, N.Y. Some peaks reach nearly

The mountains generally and four of his dupes, were hanged, while five more

have steep and often precipitous ascents, and their were transported for life.

summits are broad and rocky. The deep valleys Catrail (also known as the Picts' Work or Picts' or cloves' of this region, with almost perpendicular Work Ditch) is the name applied to the remains of walls, form a remarkable scenic feature. What is a large earthwork, about 50 miles in length, which, known as 'the Catskill red sandstone'is regarded beginning at Torwoodlee Hill, near the junction of by most geologists as the very latest formed of the the Gala Water with the Tweed, runs with a semi- | Devonian strata of North America. The mouncircular sweep southward through the counties of tains are well wooded, and afford many summerSelkirk and Roxburgh to a point under Peel Fell, resorts for the people of the larger cities. See in the Cheviots. The earthwork consisted of a Searing's Land of Rip Van Winkle (1885). deep ditch, with a rampart on each side, and varied

Cat's-tail. See BULRUSH, in breadth from 20 to 26 feet. The cultivation of land and other causes have resulted in the destruc

Cat's-tail Grass. See TIMOTHY GRASS. tion of the ramparts in many places. The Catrail Cat'taro, a strongly fortified port in the Auswas first described by Gordon in his Itinerarium trian crown-land of Dalmatia, lies at the head Septentrionale (1726), and since then has been the of the Gulf of Cattaro, 40 miles SE. of Ragusa, subject of much speculation among antiquaries. under the steep Montenegrin hills. Cattaro has For a full description of the Catrail, see paper in a cathedral, a naval school, and a population of Transactions of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club 3000, chiefly engaged in the Montenegrin trade. for 1880, by James Smail, F.S.A. An account of At one time the capital of a small republic, the the various theories which have been promulgated town in 1420 joined the republic of Venice, and regarding the Catrail will be found in Blackwood's after varied fortunes was handed over to Austria in Magazine for 1888.

1814 by the treaty of Vienna. - The Gulf of Cattaro, Cats, JACOB, a Dutch statesman and poet, was

an inlet of the Adriatic, consists of three basins or born at Brouwershaven, in Zeeland, in 1577, and lakes, connected by straits of about half a mile in after studying law at Leyden and Orleans, finally breadth. Its length is 19 miles, and its depth from settled at Middelburg. He rose to higha sofficers to Cattegat, or KATTEGAT, the bay or arm of the

, England, first in 1627, and again in 1652, while sea between tbe east coast of Jutland and the west Cromwell was at the head of affairs. From this coast of Sweden, to the north of the Danish islands. time till his death, September 1660, he lived in It is connected with the Baltic Sea by the Great retirement at his villa near the Hague. Here he and Little Belt (q.v.), and by the Sound ; and the wrote his autobiography, which, however, was not Skager Rack (9.v.) connects it with the North Sea. published until 1709. As a poet, Father Cats' The length of the Cattegat is about 150 miles, and enjoyed the highest popularity. His poems are its greatest breadth 85 miles. Its greatest depth is characterised by simplicity, rich fancy, clearness, ( 36 fathoms, but it has numerous sand-banks; and homely vigour, and purity of style, and by their navigation is rendered more dangerous by its strong excellent moral tendency; while throughout are

currents and violent storms. The Danish shores are richly scattered those shrewd maxims and worldly low, with stretches of sand or reefs, but the Swedish wise axioms which have been so dear to his prac shore is very steep and rocky. tical countrymen. The most highly prized of his Cattermole, GEORGE, water-colour painter and productions were the Houwelyk, and the Trouwring book-illustrator, was born at Dickleborough, Norsa series of romantic stories relating to remarkable folk, 8th August 1800. He began life as a topomarriages), and the Spiegel van den Ouden en Nieuwen fyd. His works were first collected in a

graphical draftsman.

At the age of sixteen he was folio volume in 1658. A late edition is that by in 1830 he visited Scotland to obtain materials for

engaged upon Britton's English Cathedrals, and Wolterink (Dordrecht, 1878–82).

his fine series of illustrations to the Waverley Cat's-eye, a beautiful variety of chalcedonic Novels. He was soon known as a brilliant designer, quartz receiving its name from the resemblance and was largely employed by the publishers, conwhich the reflection of light from it, especially tributing to the annuals, his best work of this when cut en cabochon, or in a convex form, is class being the illustrations to his brother, the Rer, supposed to exhibit to the light that seems to C. Cattermole's Historical Annual, dealing with the emanate from the interior of the eye of a cat. It period of the Civil War. In 1822 he was elected an has a sort of pearly appearance, and is chatoyant, associate exhibitor, and in 1833 a member, of the or characterised by a fine play of light, which is Water-colour Society, to whose exhibitions he consupposed to result from the parallel arrangement of tributed Sir Walter Raleigh witnessing the Execufine fibres of some foreign substance, such as ami- tion of the Earl of Essex' (1839), 'Old English

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Hospitality' (1839), The Castle Chapel' (1840), The brothers Charles and Robert Colling were the * The Assassination of the Regent Murray? (1843), first to begin the systematic improvement of the *Cellini defending the Castle of St Angelo' (1845), breed. In those days the 'rank and file' of shortand others of his best water-colours, examples of horn cattle were large, high-standing cattle, good which may be studied in the South Kensington milkers, but rough in form and slow in fattening, Museum. He retired from the society in 1850, and The Collings would seem to have at once directed turned his attention to oil-painting, exhibiting 'A themselves to the improvement of the native cattle Terrible Secret,' a work in this medium, in the where they were most defective, and they were Royal Academy of 1863. He died at Clapham successful in establishing a stock of cattle of a Common, 24th July 1868. As an artist he was dis- decidedly more profitable character—wider in the tinguished by great versatility, and by considerable rib, more symmetrical in the frame, shorter in the power of grouping and composition. He was learned leg, slightly smaller in size, heavier in flesh, and in costume, and his works show much dramatic more speedy in maturing and fattening. It has feeling: He gained a first-class gold medal at the been said, but not established beyond contention, Paris Exposition of 1855, and was a member of the that in effecting this improvement the Collings Royal Academy at Amsterdam, and of the Belgian made use of an infusion of blood from some of the Society of Water-colour Painters.

other smaller breeds. It is more likely that Catti, or CHATTI, a German people, erroneously they relied upon selection' in breeding—the included' by Cæsar under the name Suevi (q.v.), mating of animals of the shorthorn breed which who inhabited a country pretty nearly correspond most nearly approached to their ideal character, ing to the present Hesse. They took part in the and fixing the type by pursuing what is desig. general rising of the Germans under Arminius; nated as 'in-and-in' breeding-i.e..mating animals and during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, in the end which are closely related to each other, a system of the 2d century, they made incursions into Roman that is known to assist greatly in stamping or Germany and Rhætia. In the 3d century their name fixing peculiar features and characteristics upon began to give place to that of the Franks (q.v.). races of stock. The success of the Collings was

Cattle. In the United Kingdom there are speedy and complete, for the fame of their cattle twelve native breeds of cattle. England claims spread so rapidly that even earlier than 1810, the exactly one-half of these-namely, the Shorthorn, year of the first great public sale of shorthorns, Hereford, Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk Red Polled, they had sold cows and bulls at £100 each, and Sussex, and Longhorn breeds. There are two or

had hired bulls for use to other breeders at prethree varieties of cattle in Wales, but for practical miums of from £50 to £100 a year. At Charles purposes they may be reckoned as one breed. Four Colling's historical sale at Ketton in 1810, 29 cows the Polled Aberdeen-Angus, Galloway, Ayrshire, at Robert Colling's sale at Barmpton, in a time distinct breeds have arisen in Scotland, these being and heifers realised an average of £140, 48. 7d. ;

Eight years later, and West Highland breeds. is the native breed of Ireland, the hardy little of great depression, an average of £128, 9s. 10d, Kerry, regarded as one of the purest and truest

was obtained for 61 animals. The sensational existing representatives of the ancient Bos longi- event of the memorable sale at Ketton was the frons. In addition to these twelve native races,

se of the celebrated bull Comet' at the other two very useful breeds, the Jersey and fabulous price of 1000 guineas. Guernsey, have become domiciled in the British The importance and interest attaching to the Isles, and there are also a few of the famous operations of these two great pioneer breeders will at Dutch milking cows scattered over the country.

once be understood when it is mentioned that there These various races, with an almost endless is not at the present day a well-bred living shortvariety of crosses between two or more of them, horn in whose pedigree Colling blood does not figure make up the entire cattle stock of the United prominently. Colling's successors were, on the Kingdom, which, according to the official agricul one hand, Thomas Bates ; on the other, the tural returns, numbered 10,598,677 head in 1887. Booth family, whose representatives then were

The Shorthorn is by far the most numerous and Thomas and John Booth. At the Ketton sale most widely diffused. It has not inaptly been (1810). Thomas Bates purchased the two-yeartitled the Cosmopolitan Shorthorn.' It has found old heifer Young Duchess' for 183 guineas. a home in almost every county in the United King- Thomas Booth bought the bull-calf · Albion for 60 dom. The county of Durham is generally regarded guineas; and at the Barmpton sale (1818), bis as the cradle of shorthorns ; indeed, they have brother, John Booth, secured the yearling bull often been spoken of both at home and abroad as

*Pilot' for 270 guineas. With these purchases the the Durliam breed.' But the valuable race of shorthorn breed drifted into two great channels

, native cattle from which the improved shorthorn which by degrees absorbed the main current of the

race, so that for many years the terms 'Booth' and
· Bates' shorthorns have been as applicable in
relation to the bovine world as Whig and Tory to
the political. These two strains of Bates and
Booth, as has been seen, had

one common origin in Colling's blood, but in course of time they developed distinctive shapes and characteristics which in the purer representatives are still well maintained. Mr Robert Bruce, than whom there is no higher authority, thus describes the characteristics of Booth' and 'Bates,' speaking in the first place of Bates 'cattle : They are higher standing, better

milking, and perhaps gayer looking cattle than Fig. 1.-Shorthorn Bull and Cow.

the Booths. They have as a rule more upright

shoulders, flatter foreribs, opener sides, with long was raised abounded freely in adjoining counties hindquarters less fully packed with flesh than the as far back as reliable history enables us to trace rival strain. As a rule their heads are clean cut their career. Early in the 19th century they were and pretty wide, while the bulls have long arched also known as 'Teeswater' cattle, the first famous muscular necks and keen tempers. The prevail

. shorthorns having come from the valley of the Tees. | ing colours in this strain of blood are, generally

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speaking, deeper than in the other, being reds and little doubt that infusions of foreign blood con-
rich roans. The Booth cattle are wider, deeper, and tributed to some extent to the building up of the
perhaps less pretty. Their shoulders are more laid modern Hereford. In the 17th century cattle had
back, their foreribs and flanks deeper and better been imported into Hereford from Flanders by
filled. They are more a beef than a milk breed, Lord Scudamore, and in later times there had been
with well-packed quarters and thick loins. The introductions of stock_from various parts of
sires remind one more of a fat Smithfield ox, and England and Wales. The dominant ingredient,
they move without that courage and dash so however, is the aboriginal race of the county, and
peculiar to the "Duke's” and other highly valued selection in breeding and careful management have
strains of the Bates tribes.' But while these are been the principal agencies by which the breed has
the two great divisions of the breed, there are a been brought to the high standard it has now
great many excellent shorthorns of mixed breeding attained. The modern typical Hereford is red in
which do not show any decided leaning either to colour, with white face and white marks in the top
the one or the other. The prevailing colour of
shorthorns is roan of varying shades, but many are
red, and some white. There is a dislike to red and
white in distinct spots as a colour, and quite an
unreasonable objection to white.

In precocity, production of meat, and general
utility, the shorthorn is unsurpassed. Other varieties
may excel it in special points for peculiar purposes
or in certain limited districts, but for a combination
of all the more useful properties of domestic cattle
and adaptability to varying conditions of soil and
climate, there is no equal to the shorthorn. The
facility with which the shorthorn adapts itself to

Fig. 2.-Hereford Bull and Cow.
changes of soil, climate, and treatment is quite
remarkable, and this combined with the valuable line of the neck, back over the crops, as well as in
property which it also possesses in an unequalled the chest and bottom line all the way backwards.
degree-suitability for crossing with and improving The “white face’ is indeed the tribal badge of
other and inferior classes of cattle-has spread the the Hereford, and with their wide and graceful
improved shorthorn far and wide, not only in its horns they are singularly handsome in outward
own native land, but in countries beyond the seas. appearance. Formerly there were gray-faced or
In North and South America, the continent of spotted Herefords; and even yet there is in exist-
Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and other parts, ence a strain of Herefords known as "smoky-faced
the shorthorn has been extensively introduced. In Montgomeries.' The Herefords are similar in size
all these countries, as at home, it has been one of to the shorthorn ; usually broad along the back
the most active and effective agents in improving and heavily, fleshed, but occasionally light in the
the native races of cattle and in increasing the pro thighs and deficient in internal fat. Their highest
duction of high-class beef. Many breeders of short property lies in their value as grazing cattle; and
horn cattle have cultivated the fattening to the this has led to the extensive employment of
detriment of the milking properties. Still, while it Hereford bulls in breeding cattle for the rolling
is quite common to meet with a very light milker prairie-ranches of the western states of America.
amongst shorthorn cows, there is a large section of They are hardy cattle, with a rank coat of hair
the breed which possesses dairying properties of the and thick mellow. hide, and they are excellent
highest order. Good shorthorn cows give from 700 'foragers '-all points of special importance in
to 1000 gallons of milk in twelve months. At the ranche cattle. It is pre-eminently a beef-produc-
London Christmas Fat Stock Show in December ing breed ; matures early and yields meat of
1887 the class of shorthorn steers under two years

the finest quality. As a rule the cows are deficient
old (averaging 672 days) gave an average live as milkers, for this property has never been
weight of 1396 lb.; steers over two and under cultivated as it ought to have been. The average
three years of age (averaging 988 days), 1870 lb. ; live-weight of two-year-old Hereford steers (averag-
and steers over three years old (averaging 1321 ing 634 days) at the London Christmas Fat Stock
days), 2116 lb. each.

Show in December 1887 was 1390 lb. ; of steers
Hereford cattle display strongly fixed and pecu,

over and under three years (averaging 938 days),
liarly distinctive characteristics both in outward | 1742 lb. ; and of steers over three years (averaging
features and general attributes. The improved | 1310 days), 2041 lb. There are a few excellent
breed traces directly from the stock of cattle herds of Herefords in Ireland, and they have been
which were found by the earliest writers on agri- exported in large numbers to foreign countries,
cultural topics existing in the county of Here- notably North and South America, Australia, and
ford and adjoining districts-the same aboriginal New Zealand.
variety from which have descended the Devon Devon cattle are deep red in colour, and have
and Sussex breeds. The improvement of the frequently a white spot on the belly just in front of
Hereford would seem to have been begun by the the udder, with wide round loins, smaller in size
Tomkins family far back in the 18th century, and than the two breeds just mentioned. It is noted
was taken up in a systematic manner by Benjamin for the almost perfect formation of the shoulder,
Tomkins about 1766, and carried on by him with

which is laid into the body with remarkable

and success until his death in 1815. neatness. The breed has still its headquarters His herd was continued by his daughters till 1819

in Devon and Somerset, where it has held undisone year later than the Barmpton sale of short- puted sway for hundreds of years. It won the horns), when it was dispersed by public auction. admiration of Arthur Young, who gives interesting Twenty-eight breeding animals realised an average information regarding the breed

in his report dated of £149 per head; four adult bulls having brought as

1776. Here also there was one master mind' at much as £267, 16s, each ; and two bull-calves £181, work on the improvement of the breed. Mr 2. bd. each. From that time the fortunes of the Quartly of Molland is described by Young as the breed fell into other hands, and never for a moment most celebrated of breeders in North Devon; and have the Hereford stock-owners wavered in their the greatest of our early writers on agriculture loyalty to their fine old breed of cattle. There is I gives a most minute account of the scheme of

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