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THE POULTRY YARD.
TOULOUSE Oi E. Thls variety is doubtless the largest known. Men in general have an aversion to geese. and we don't blame them either, for what could the little, noisy, voracious, unruly common geese be considered on a farm but a nusiance, unless securely penned In some swampy field P This natural aver alon we were not exempt from till we tried the magnifinent Toulouse, and then it was dhanged to a liking for these geese. In ap pearance, they are noble and dignified, and will thrive without water to swim in, ifplen ty be provided for drink. They are never Unruly and can be fenced as easily as sheep; are very quiet not noisy, and extremely hardy. They are good layers, averaging 'about forty eggs each, in a season, and are seldom broody. If the old stock is not kept fat, and after spring opens only on pasture And vegetables, without grain, nearly every egg will hatch. The goslings are much stronger when young than the common, and are more easi ly raised than a pig. We use hens for hatch Ing, and in summer have placed them on a fresh grass-plat, and reared them without any mother. Their growth is so rapid that at four weeks old they will weigh from six to eight pounds each, and at three months, from fifteen tq eighteen pounds. At four weeks old they need no further housing, and, can be taken from the nursery and placed in the open pasture to graze and shift for themselves, provided they have their regular meals of soft feed, which should be continued till they are three or four months old. In France and England, Toulouse geese are prized for their great size, excel lent flesh, and abundant yield of soft, fine feathers, of which they will average about 4a!f a pound to the " picking," and would be profitable for this purpose. In the se Yerest weather they require no shelter, and .e never feed mature birds any grain when the ground is bare, where they have access to pasture fields. -n color, geese and ganders are exactly alike, viz. a uniform, handsome grey, with breast and under pairts of body a shade lighter. They are so mild and tractable in disposition, and possesses so many good "oits, that they- are profitable where they an be kept, and especially where grain and gss a e cheap. There are hundreds of EVaste places upon which, with a trifling ex pense, large numbers of these geese could be raised. To show how prolific they are, we have known, for two seasons past, one hundred goslings to be raised each year from ;the eggs of eight females, besides a "la* mnumber being sold for hatching pur poses. For all purposes, the Toulouse he6ild be v6ted the " goose of the period." -- h Poultry Nation. PARTRIDGE CocuxNs.--The Journal of Ag viqtiure in speaking of this breed of fowls, `'# by pre peaceable among them seves, they do wellin a comparatively small aVie, fhtte +easily quid readily, and the pul lts are ready to kill at three months old. hey are good layers, their eggs begs'lar.ge i ,ric~ , very prolific in winter, patleit set tes and as mothers are unsurpassed in care ad Indpust'ry, The cocks will weigh from twelve to fourteen pounds, and the hens fom nine to eleven pounds. In Partridge iona, the neck hackles are briglt gold strip . with black.; the rest of the body light ;:. pietlled with a very ick shade of ith sam e color. The cock's :hackles and 'sd~*04 re a bright: red, stripe4iwith black; bak, dark red, wings the same, crossed with a l defined bar of metalc' green-black; bnst and unader part of the body black, not mottled." lfty fowls will make, in. the roosting hous alone, one4half ton per annum of the best manure in the world., Hence fifty tfwI s Iore" than enough to manure m4 acre o.f lad, 7 owt. of guano being the usual quatit #plied per . acre, and poul ty . aure Is k4owj to be still richer in amora ad vtitsing. salts. No other ebook Will give an eq return in thi way; dsd the fgur" will demndl(M u attention a the large farmer. -i than those two or three weeks old. a ould e given de , FOR SALE OR RENT. A good vegetable, grain and hay Ranch, situated on Duck Creek, Missouri valley, with farming im plements. Water and range convenient for a large dairy. Within three miles of a good quartz camp. Terms reasonable. For particulars, apply at the Husbandman office. Diamond City, March 16th, 1876-n16-3w. T.E. COLLINS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Special attention given to Collections in all parts of the Territory. Conveyancing promptly attended to. Office at County Clerk's Office, DIAMOND CITY, - - - MONTANA. Nov. 25, 1875-tf. MOFFITT & ROSENCRANS, Dealers in STAPLE and FANCY STATIONERY, School Books, Picture Frames, Mouldings, Notions, Fancy Goods, etc., ete. MALN STREET, POST OFFICE BUILDING, HELENA, - - - MONTANA. News Depot connected with the establishment. Subscriptions received for the leading Periodicals, Magazines, Newspapers, Etc., etc., and mailed regularly to subscribers. December 30, 1875.-6m. HELENA AND DIAMOND CITY, STAG.E LINE. UNITED STATES MAIL. P. B. CLARK, - - Proljrietor. Coaches leave Helena Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 7 o'clock a. m. Leave Diamond City Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at 7 o'clock, a. m. HELENA AND BOZEMAN. Coaches leave Helena every 'morning, (Sundays excepted,) at 4 o'clock, a. m. Leave ilozeman every morning, (Sundays except ed ) at4 o'clock a. m. assengers ani freight carried at moderate rates. ( OFhiJESb HLxrA--Davis & Wallace's, Main Street. BozzMAe-Willson & Rich's, cor. Main and Boze man Streets. BOZEMAN AND VIRGINIA. Leaves Virginia City every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 4 o'clock, ,. m. Leaves Bozeman Tuesday, Thursday and Satur day, at4o'clock, a. m. Orrica--In Virginia, at.Raymond Bros. WALTER W. DELACY, U.S. DEPUTY MINERAL SURVEYOR HELENA, A - - MONTANA:. RCIfARLES MARKHAM, MAIN STREET, HELENA, M. T., Wholesale and Retail Dealer in, and Manufacturer of Saddles and Bridles Riding Saddles, Riding Bridles, Horse Collars, Har ness Oil, Pistol Holsters, Linen Sheets, Gig Saddles, Spanith Bits, Mexican .~pur, ROUND AND FLAT BRIDLES, Ivowy and Horn ]m rtingale RR i , Stage Lashes BuggY Whips, Ankle Boots, Slipper 8tirr ps, ItU's oncord o HJarness,Buckskins, Califtrnla Saddle Trees, Side Saddles Curry Combs, Brushes, etc. All Sales made at Lowest Cash Rates. January 20, 1876ly NOTICE TO MINERS. United States'Land Office, Helena, Montana, April 81,11876. 5 Andrew Cooper, whboe post office address Is Cen tervolloMa conaty, Montana has thit dy Bledh leation to enter as agricultural lan ander the Homestead laws, the oth half of the northeast quarter and lots two and live of section e~etygore tat No. ortb, range No: two eat,'wuh l~ad isl.. nm entry. No tice is -hereby given that a hearing will be had at thi oei, on the nthlay o M a, . d. ., 18`'8 at 10 o'elock a. m. to drm. Sdato the mtneral or non-maneral character h of . la.. and testimony to be used upon said hari. wll be tken bepre thereare teno k Ur. mo e. me_ maadl lasde tea. Apj 114w, ROCKY MOUNTAIN IIUSBANDMAN, A first class Weekly Journal, devoted to AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, STOCK RAISING, WOOL GROWING, AND THE Industrial and Educational Interests of the Great North-west. WITH A HOME DEPARTMENT, Filled with choice selections and contributions from good Authors, and a general review of passing events, Mineral and Scientific News, comprising in all to make it THE BEST FAMILY NEWSPAPER Published in Montana. Persons desirous of send ing a paper to their friends in the States will find it to be justwhat they w::nt, as it will contain, from time to time, a full and complete account of the manner, cost and result of FARMING, GARDENING AND FRUIT CULTURE IN EVERY SECTION OF OUR TERRITORY. Together with the best information concerning our great Pastoral advantages and Water Privileges. Also, statements of experiments in WOOL AND STOCK GROWING, Showing the profit to be realized. Everything given from a IRELIAILE SOURCE. As an ADVERTISING MIEDIUM, It will have no equal In the Territory, since it is the only paper that will be read by all industrial classes, and universally by farmers and stock men. We will endeavor to Protect Our Patrons Against articles of doubtful utility and irresponsible firms. Our friends in the East may rely upon the information given by the ROCKY M[OUNTAIN lIUS BArDMWN, respecting the Superior Advantages Montana Offers To those seeking homes. Having traveled through all the principal valleys in the Territory, and being intimately'acquainted with, and having friends in every neighborhood, is prepared to FURNISH CO1RRECT INFORMATION Relative to agricultural land, pasturage, water rights, mill sites, lodes and placer mines. " In fact, EVERY BRANCH OF INDUSTRY or business, together with snow fall, severity of the weather, wind, frosts, etc. The Patrons of Husbandry will bear in mind that the HUSBAxDMAN was, by a unanimous vote of the First Annual Session of the TERRITORIAL GRANGE adopted as the medium for communicating with the members of Subordinate Granges, and that the members of that body were earnestly requested to labor and sustain it. FREE FROM ALL SEOTIONAL BIAS, Or personal controversies, it will lend its aid to the cause of Justice and truth. It will be found a COUNSELOR AND COMPANION forver western fireside. In Clubs of 20, 8 50ach. Single Copies. Tn Cents. Also, clus w.lth any and all the first-class APi Culmrl,.Htortultua, Stock and Grange Jou We 8 -il furnlsh the Husbandman and American Husbandman anTiatioal Granre 4,7, It. N. SUTku. , Editor and P#r- or. MAYN & HEITMAN, G-R1 CER, 1 , And Dealers in TOBACCO, CIGARS AND LIQUORS, Opposite Travis's Stable, LOWER MAIN STREET, HELENA, M. T. PAY HIGHEST PRICE FOR FRODUCI1 December 2, 1875-6m. GILBERT ECKER, Manufacturer of and Dealer in Custom made Boots and Shoes DIAMOND CITY, MONTANA. Keeps a good Stock of BOYS BOOTS, ARCTIC OVERSHOES, BUFFALO BOOTS AND SHOES. ` HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIDES . December 2, 1875-6m. ST. LOUIS HOTEL. SCHWAB & ZIMMERMAN, Proprietors, Entrance on Main and Jackson Sts., HELENA, MONTANA. This Hotel is first-class in all its appointments. The tables are constantly supplied with all the deli cacies the market affords, and charges reasonable. Ample accommodations for the traveling publis. December 30, 1875-tf. WM. M. PRICE & CO. Commission Merchants -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. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HELENA Designated Depository of the United States. S. T. HAUSER, - - - - President. D. C. CORBIN, - - - - - Cashier. T. H. KLEINSCHMIDT, - Asa'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 adas, Great Britain, Ireland and the Continent. Collections made and proceeds remitted promptly. Helena, January 20, 1876-tf L. H. HERSHFIELD & BRO., BA 1AT K E R , MAIN STREET, HELENA MONTIANA, The Highest Market Price Paid FPo GOLD DUST, Goldand Silver Bullion, BUY TERRITORIAL o AND COUNTY SECURITIES. Deposits Received, and Interest Allowe da. the Samie, if Left for a Specialed Time Exchahge ON THE PRINCIPAL COMIERCIA CERTRS Bought and sold. U-I3 pEOPLE'S MEAT MARKET. CLOUDY KROFT AT HIS OLD BUSINESS AGAIN. Keeps constantly on hand the best quaiflty BEEF, PORK, MUTTON AND SAtgI.&O3 One door west of Husbandaan O*t4, Z lo. 8,18-tf. '