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SPOTTING SHEEP. "Spotting " sheep consists in placing the sheep's head into some stationary yoke and doctoring such spots on the sheep as can be discovered to be affected by the scab. The yoke may be made of the forked limb of a tree; or, take a 4x4 scantling and spike on two 2x4 pieces with holes bored through the same ; have a peg or bolt that can be insert ed freely into these holes, so as to keep the sheep from disengaging his head or neck from the yoke after he has been placed in position. The yoke is to be set firmly into the ground or into the floor of the place where the work is to be done. Next inspect the sheep for scab thoroughly, and with a swab dipped into the wash, rub all places that show trace of scab, or even look sus picious-for it is easy to overlook a patch the size of one's hand if the operator be not up to his work. A sheep whose fleece is yet entire may be quite scabby and need only a few weeks to loose large patches of wool, yet to the casual observer there may be nothing wrong. These places in the wool are lighter colored than the balance of the fleece, and have a dried-up, white appear ance, that one may soon learn to detect as readily as he would were the wool off and an ugly sore formed. Either in spotting or dipping sheep, I would see that all bad places, that were sore or scabby, as the term would imply, should get an extra allowance of doctoring. Some advocate rubbing or scarifying the parts with a curry-comb until they bleed. This looks cruel, but I would do it if I had any doubt that the liquid was thoroughly penetrating every part of the wool clear to the skin. I found it conveinent to use an ordinary mechanical oil-can filled with coal oil. .With this, the. oil can be squirted into such places, and then a slight kneading or rubbing in with the fingers will cause it to penetrate all parts. In fact, for spotting sheep coal oil, if not considered too expensive, is one of the best applications for scab. From this account of the process, it will be seen that spotting is at best only a half way plan for doing the work. I have seen' open-wooled sheep do quite well when treat ed by this method. Still, one is always in doubt as to its thoroughness. When scab has once appeared it is better to "dip" the whoop eaoh spring, oontinuing.it for a season or two after the affection appears to have' been eradicated from the flock and from the range. Hence, it Is better to prepare at once for dipping; just as one prepares shearing pens, etc. For the new hand must bear in mind that, no matter how lucky some of his older neigbors may appear to be keeping' down scab in their flocks (which, perhaps, are of common or open-wooled sheep), still, as the new flock goes on improving each year, particularly if breeding up in either of the merino varieties, the owner is liable to become digusted at times with the im perfect success of his efforts to keep down scab by spotting.- E. A New York Sun reporter *has been al lowed a peop at Mr. Robert Bonner's noted trotters, which have returned fr n his farm near Tarrytown, and have taken Winter quar ters at his stable on Fifth avenue. In the first spacious box-stall of the commodious stable stands Dexter, the acknlmowledged monarch ofthe turf. Dexter waS never in' better condition being.as fresh athd spirited' as a three-year-old coat. His acJ1evements on the turf, as is known to all the world, have never been equaled. Mr. Bonner, at one time offered $100,000 for' any horse in the world that would equal htisperformance on the turf, In the next stall stands Graf ton, ,sorral gelding, 8ix years old, with a white #trips in his face, and stands sixteen hands an::a quarter of an inch high. With splendid girtlh loins and thighs he is coa sidered the best six-year-old colt in Amer lea. Next stands Jae Elliott, the brown gelding, nearly sixteen hands high. His fine style, great strength, and bold, spright ly action are considered remarkable. He trotted in public over Fashlon eourse, in S19. Next in order is the .-1 ia Poeahoatas, by Ethan Allen, out 'f 'ti.s ebrated pael. g lmare,, noc.. .t ;lMr. Bonner prehaped her in Bostanr of 'Mr. EphrIain $ineens, at a uspar aou ie, hortily at r she had made t amºw4lk % Mr. Bonner has refused $60,000 for her, of fered by Dan Macc, who desired to put her on the turf. Mr. Bonner has, besides, eight other trotting horses of the finest blood in the country. They include such famous trotters as the bay stallion Edward Everett, sire of Judge Fullerton, Joe Elliott, Flat bush Maid, Tanner Boy, Everett Ray, Lady Palmer, Peerless, Princess Mambrino, Ber tie, Stilletto, Lady Hughs, Lady Murphy, Kate and other trotters of note. Mr. Bon ner's stable of trotters is the best and most costly in the world. He has more money invested in horseflesh than any other man living. WHITE FEET ON HORSES. A writer on Agriculture says of white feet: Whether a defect or not, I believe white feet are an indication of blood. It you look at the " Trotting Register," and Forrester's " Horses of America," you will find that out of twenty-five plates of horses, twenty of them have more or less white about their feet. Such horses as Dexter, Lexington, and Pocahontas have four white feet. Ethan Allen has three. While visiting the breeding establishment of Mr. Steele, near Philadelphia, where is HIappy Medium, one of the best stallions this country affords, I noticed in one yard of about a dozen colts, only one without white feet. We quote this in order that our readers may form their own opinion as to its value, but we must object to the follow ing, from the same authority : The best remedy for an interfering horse cannot control his limbs if he naturally in terferes. The worst, though not the most inveterate interferer I ever knew was cured in one month by regular use and high feed ing. We have always regarded interfering as a defect in the form or structure of the animal bht must admit-that it always seemed worse when the animal is tired fr'om a long jour ney or a hard day's work. DIPPING.-" Dipping " sheep, as the term implies, consists in submerging. the whole animal in the liquod or wash used for the scab. For this purpose a box or trough of appropriate size is used to hold, the liquid. After being dipped the sheep is;to be' taken out and placed on a shelf or platform near at hand, set at such an inclination that the liquid, as it drains off the, animaf, shall flow back into the dipping trough. Where a large flock is to be dipped a platform or pen is usually arranged large enough to accom modate fifty to one hundred sheep at a time, the floor so inclined that the liquid that drains off them will flow back into the dip ping trough. The trough is also so, ar ranged that the sheep may be driven through it, thus obviating the neessity, of catching and, holding each animal. . ach shepherd has, of course, his own ideas of " pen and dipping-trough, andcI.9uly give my own for what they may be worth.--Record Union. FAST-WALKING HORSES.' Until within the last few years it has not' been the custom to offer prizes at our fairs' for fast walking horses, and yet it is madiii _est that for the plough, long 'journeys in tlie saddle--still so common in districts re mote from 'ailways and without good roads -a fast Walk of forr, five, or six miles an hbur; is the most desirable gaita horse can po'ssess, and we are g:ad 'to see this fact recognized by the -Agricultural Committee of the Centennial by the ofTbr of prizes for fihst-walking' horses. The 6Ldondon 'Fi8il. commends the action of the committee, iid the eclitorial,a 4 ,portion: of which ie publish, and which foes t. show that' tiary .Of the iihost not e: race-hbrses have been fist walk ers. It says: ' Yetr ~re confess thdt we sytipathize with their deteriinatlior tw '.ke ' prizes for fast walking horses. Many of the behost judge of horseflt1i that the.# Wilands have pro duced were of 'the opiln i th.t :if a horse cooild walk Well the iuda.do, ill things well. When Telldlngt i, A.ra.dite, $reha, The Ban, and Coufes ire adl yearlings to ;'her at Leybourf " OYEnge.. Sir Joseph g wley's groom, Taitdd, mid thatkTeddtng top would prove " the ,ltI of the basket," at ie could outwalk l 4i lthe is. Fobert,. the rier ofd FaI 'hitmiiau aind Va `romiy;'a 'arett t ' e'w'et its fats. ~i~asb walking race-horses. Every hunting-man. who has had occasion to jog home at night on the back of a tired hunter, is aware what a blessing it is to bestride a good walker and sprightly trotter, instead of an animal Who "' kicks a six-pence before him at every step." Nothing is better known than that proficiency in certain gaits is hereditary in horses, no less so than are distinctive types of features in numan families.. Touchstone and Orlando, the grand-sire and sire of Ted dington, were themselves famous walkers, and if the prizes for walking distributed at Philadelphia, tend to draw the attention of English breeders to the development of ex cellence in this gait, the Centennial will not be held in vain. Be this, however, as it may be, a vast majority of the British peo ple watch the recurrence of the hundredth anniversary of American Independence with cordial interest and satisfaction; nor can it be doubted that the contingent of vis itors sent this year by England to the Centennial at Philadelphia will far sur pass the aggregate contributed by all the other civilized nations.-Tuirf, Field aud Farm. INDIGESTION IN STOCK.-CI. Pety, veteri nary surgeon, draws attention to the liabili ty of horses and cattle suffering from indi gestion, brought about by the consumption of forage in a humid or musty state. It is from over-leeding this complaint is ordinari ly produced, or the too rapid transition from dry to unlimited green food. Another very common cause is the putting animals to work immediately after their feed. The giving of chaff and the refuse of the thresh ing machino is also another source; as well as excessively cold water ; and, above all, allowing the animals to drink the water of marshes. A little salt or a handful of meal is excellent in the drinks. Old animals ought never to be given too much food at once, and it should be mixed with a little straw. When the horse shows symptoms of indigestion-restlessness, suddenly refus ing food, resting on one leg and then on an other, the head drooping and seeking the left flank, its excrements either hard or li quid, etc.-an excitant, as three ounces of kitchen salt, or a.glass .of gin in a bottle of water, will afford relief, or an infusion of comomile or sage. In case pain exists, two spoonsful of laudanam will prove beneficial. Of course, soap injections, friction, and fumigation are not to be overlooked. Bleed ing. in case of grave indigestion becomes mortal.-Cor. Lancaster Farmer. CENTENNIAL SHORTHORxs.-The Iowa Fine Stock Breeders' Association, at a recent meeting decided to be represented at the Centennial, and for that purpose, in August next, will be held an exhibition of the finest animals to be procured. A competent and disinterested jury will select duplicates in each class, which will be sent to the Exposi ,tion, where they will be exhibited in the name of the owner, but at the August Fair all animals will be entered and known only by numbers.-Journal of Agriculture and Farmer. . ERD BOOK.--The publishero, of the "American Shorthorn Herd k "'' an nounce that the time up to which pedigrees for the 15th volume has been extendeq. In. sending any pedigrees the volume in which the damps have been recordetdshould be men tioned. L. F. Allea, q1192' Niagara street, Buffalo, N. Y., is the editor, with W. T. Bailey, of the same city, assistant editor. Honsms, says one, of our exchanges, can be educated to. the extent of their under standings as wellas children, and can be easily damaged or ruined by bad manage ment.' We believe the great difference found ia horses, as to various habits or reliability, conmes much more from the different man agement of men than from variahce of nat ural dispositions ii the animals. Horses with high metal are much more easily educated than tbole of less or dull spirits, and are more susceptible to ill training, and co&nsequently may be made good or bad ae cording to the education they receive. \ JORSES, though docile and gentle, are thnd and nervous; noise and violence will bnly~aiggravate their terior if once roused, but they'ean be soothed if a man bas the senseaid temper to go about his tasl ii the right war FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HELENA. Designated Depository of the United States. S. T. HAUSER, - - - - President. D. C. CORBIN, - - - - - Cashier. T. II. KLEINSCHIIDT, - Ass't. Cashier. We transact a general Banking business and buy at the highest rates, GOLD DUST, COIN, GOLD AND SILVER BULLION, And Local Securities; and sell Exchange and Telegraphic Transfers. Available in all parts of the United States and Can adnas, Great Britain, Ireland and the Continent. Collections made and proceeds remitted promptly. Helena, January 20, 1876-tf VM. M. PRICE & CO. Cornrnission 1Merchants -AND-- MISSOURI STATE GRANGE AGENCY, NO. 14 SOUTH COM'L ST., ST. LOUIS, MO. Special attention given to the sale of GRAIN, TOBACCO, WOOL, HIDES, &c. And to the purchase of FARM, FAMILY AND PLANTATION SUPPLIES. rJ-IIE GRANGE WAGON. The Grange Wagon is manufactured in St. Louis of thoroughly seasoned timber, well ironed, and put up by experienced and skilled workmen. We have adopted as our trade ma:rk, The Grange WVagon, P. of H.," which is in monogram form on the sides of the body. VWe are the only parties who can manlutheture this wagon, and we caution all parties interested to beware of imitation's. None are genuine without '' The Grange Wagon, P. of H.'' in monogram form on the sides, and our name on the front of the body. ,RICES ON BOARlD CARS Oil BOAT IN ST. LOUIS : W't with W't with body. out body. Price 2 3-4 in. Thimble Skein, light 2-horse, ctrries 15001bs - - - 792 lbs. 564 lbs. $56 00 3 in. Thimble Skein, 2 horse, carries 1800 lbs 837 " 609 '" 58 00 3 1-4 in. Thimble Skein, heLavy 2-horse, carries 21001bs. - - 933 " 688 " 60 00 3 1-2 in. Thimble skein, 3-h'so.a rries 3200lbs. 1016 '' 756 " 62 00 33-4 in. Thimble Skein, 4-h'se,carries40001bs. 1136 " 864 " 70 00 1 1-2 in. iron ax. light 2 h'se, carries 1500 lbs. 810 " 573 " 62 00 15-8 in.iron ax., 2-h'se, carries 2000 lbs. 860 " 632 '' 4 00 13-4 in. iron ax., light 3 h'se, carries 2500 lbs. 995 ' 746 '' 68 00 2 in. iron ax., 4-h'be, carries 4000 lbs. - 1234 " 952 " 80 00 When bodies are not wanted with above wagons, deduct $12 50 each. W'ghtcomplete. Price. 2 1-1 in. Thimble Skein, 1-hl'se 475 lbs. $40 00 21-2 in. " " " 500 " 42 00 11-4 in. Iron Axle, 1-horse, 525 " 44 00 15-8 in. 500 '' 46 00 Pole and double trees for 1-horse wagons extra,$8. Spring seats $4 50 extra ; Patent brakes, $4 50. extra ; bows, 715e per set extra; feed troughs, $1 50 extra; wagon-sheets, heavy, 10x14 feet, $5 50 extra. NOTE.--State whether wide or narrow track wagons are wanted. FORM OF WARRANT. We warrant the Grange Wagon of our brand, sold to---- to be well made and of good seasoned timber. Any breakage, with ordinary usage, with in one year from this (late, "esulting from bad work manship or defect in material, we agree to have re paired or replaced without cost to murchaser. VAWM. M. PRICE & CO. St. Louis, -- , 187 . DUMP GCARTS. W'ght, complete. Price. 8 1-2 in. Thimble Skein. 525 lbs. $35 00 83-4;i, ' " ' 5Q " 86 00 1 1-3min. Iron Axle. 525 " 35 00 23-4 in. 575 " 38 60 SPRING WAGONS. SPRINtQWAGON, WITH COMMON WHEELS. 1 1-8inch Iron Axle, 11-8x5-16 inch tire, 3 springs (front spring 11-24Ainch leaf, hind spring, 11-4x3 Inch leaf,) bed 6 feet long by ilfeet wide, 1 seat and Withishaft, . . ..- 0 With shaand tongue, . . . . 125 00 1 1-4 inch Iron A2e, with springs and work in pro portion, $8 higher than above priCes. 1 1-8 inch Patent Iron Axle 1 1-4x5-16 inch tire springs 1 1-2x5 inch leaf and 1 1-2x3 inch leaf, bed 6 feetlong and 8 feet wide, leather dash board, 1 seat and 1 cushion- With shaft, - . 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