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THE POULTRY YARD.
" SCALY LEGS." The unsightly affection known as " scaly legs," that so disfigure% fowls (and in the show room often prevents their winnig) need never be seen to any extent in the poutl try runs, if the disease is taken in hand sea sonably. It is quite easily cured in this incipient stage; and breeders should always b)e on the lookout for tlhi', as they should be for roup, drooping, cr other irregular condi tions which their fowls are imore or less lia ble to, from time to time. This is in character, parasitical also. The '" scales" are oceasioined by myriads of small insects, invisible to the nalked eye, but clear ly made out by the use of the microscope. They huddle in scales, or whitish-grey blotches, at first, upon the shanks of the lowls; and if not removed or destroyed ear ly, will increase very rapidly until theyform in wartish lumnps like the carbuncle on the neck of the turkey cock in, appearance, but of a hornier and rougher substanee, which terminates in lumps or white sores like ag gregations of salt rheum. To cure this at any stage-although. as we stated, it may be controlled best when the flat scales first begin to form-wash the leg in whale-oil soap, and then apply a coat of powdered sulphur, mixed with lard, to the whole affected surface of the limb. Fol low this up three days in succession, and then bathe the shanks with a bit of sponge or flannel dipped in conmmon kerosene or spirits of turlenlltiue. This will destroy the insects and remove the dead shell of the vermin effectually, and is not a troublesome ol)eration to either bird or owner.LSacraeItento Agricu lturist. VERMlN ON Fo\Ls.--Make the nest of yomr sitting hens on the ground, always, if possible, and mix ('hina tree leaves, Sassa fras leaves or tolbacco stems cut upl, with the straw or hay forming the nest. A half bar rel, sunk in the earth and nearly filled with fresh hard-wood ashes, slighily spjl rinkled with carbolic acid, for your fowls to dust themselves in, will also be found of great utility. Also, a salve or ointmemnt made of the bark of the sassafras tree slowly stewed up in lard, and i~'bbed nider the wings, will drive off poultry parasites. The poul try-house, roosts, etc., should be white washed, and if the wash is strongly tinctur ed with carbolic acid, s-) much tile better. Cor., Son of the Soil WATCh rr ou SE'INC IiT sENs.-If eggs are broken in the nests take lhe hen careful ly off; and wash the eggs in tepid water; then take the straw out and put it in fresh, anud place the eggs under her again. Should the hen leave the nest for any cause and thle eggs become cold, do not throw themt away, even if the hen has been offt twenty-four or more hours. Get a pan or pail of water Iheated to 105 Fahrenheit, and immerse the eggs in it. Leave thenl in until they are warmed through, p1erhalps half an hour, adding more warm water if necessary, then place them under a fresh hen. In the latter stages of incubation after the egg has passed the tourteenth day, they have been saved and hatched after having been deserted for over forty-eight hours. Keep memorandum ot all Iiens set, with dates, when they should come off, that you may have coops and proper food prepared for them. Also take. the young chickens from the hen as they dry, because sometimes they may run over their time a little, or hatch earlier. ELs. Ru:lh.: 1 wilL. tell you of a curiosity that has in the last few days comie un der my notice. A lady in this place had oe casioll to use some duck eggs for culinary purposes· , and in breaking one, which w:as ulnusually large, discovered, in addition to yolk and white, a p)erhfctly formed egg in side, about the si::e of a walnut. It is the first " freak " of the kind I have ever known. mrnd I amn sure must be quite unusual. How can: it be accounted for-.-. K WJ!EE:LER. This is one of the freaks of nature which we never attempted to r.ecount for. In stances of double hen's eg. are not Infi'e squent, but such freak: are rj no:.hing in -comparison with the f'ndnn f ha::rl, foreign substances with eggs, such f,-r instance, as a full-grown marrowfat pe:i, as noticed recent_ ly in oDe of our English exchanges, which by the way, caused a great deal of ridicule to be heaped on the journal first publishing the story. But we have our possession the head of an iron bolt, one fourth of an inch in diame ter, which was found nsde of a 'hen's egg as laid. Of course we know that, according to all scientific and natural laws as under stood Iy us, 11o such foreign material Could possibly fi(n its way fromn the crop of the lhen into one of her eggs, still the passage has been miade inl uore thani one instlalce. Rural New ] Yorkr. DIAMOND SPRAY. -" ear-s " talking lparties. lMarried i la dies, and bachelors' colnversations, etc. -It.eumatisin is always a. iiýt :.ifair, and yet there is only one party to it. -A kiss on the foreihead means reverence; but there's no fun inl it worth mennionig.. -A farmer has mowed with the same scythe for thirty-five years, 'tis said, and he explects to use it until lie is no mower. -And now\ coies a Boston woInIui who, to out-d(o her fashionable sisters with their twenty-buttoned gloves, has invented and wears forty-buttoned stockings. -Shocked and astonished verger--"' You Iad and wicked boy, why don't you take off your hat in church ?" 'Bad and wicked boy (overcome with guilt)--" If you please sir 'Ill a little girl." -When Fuchs received( the news that lie would not be hung he lburied his face in his hands, burst into tears and nlurmured, "'Veil, dot's goot. I guess ve haf some bier ! " -" Women are going into the insurance business." And when a comely woman en ters a man's office, hitches up her elm r, places a fair hand on his arn, and begins to talk about policies, lie feels as if his life ougiht to be insured ipretty soon. And this feeling is greatly augmenited should his wife drop in unex" etedly during the interview. -A. correspondent entered an office and accused the compositor of not having punc knatedlrLi co1iti i i wabhoet, Wbll the trVDO earnestly replied: " I'm not a pviinter ; I'lm a setter." -Smlithi and Brown running opposite ways arolnll a corner, struck each other. " Oh, dear ! how you made my head ring ! " said Smith. '" That's a sign it's hollow,'' said Brown. "'But didn't yours rinll?" " No. " " That's a sign it's cracked," re plied his friend. -The whirligig of fashion may bring round the most sudden and dazzling changes, and the duties of the toilet may multiply like leaves in Val ainbrosa, but there is noth ing that will make a woman stand before her looking-glass so long as a sunburnt nose. -A confectioner advertises "Centennial kisses," and sells themn two for a cent, but unless lie knocks 82 years oft from their age, and gives them away, lie can't expect to compete with the raw article in this corn m unity. U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL SURVEYOR, IIELENA, - - - MONTANA. j1TRED J. KIESEL & CO. Forwarders fbr 3ONT'I'ANA AND IDAItIO CORINNE, - - - UTAI. Mark goods CARE F. J. K '& CO., CORINNE, UTAIl May 4, 1876-24-6m. IOFFI'rT & ROSENCRANS, Dealers in STAPLE and FANCY STATIONERY, School Books, Picture Frames, Mouldings, Notions, Fancy Goods, etc., ete. MAIN STREET, POST OFFICE BUILDING, HELENA, - - - MONTANA. 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Together with the best information conlcerning our great l'astoral advantages and Water Privileges. Also, statements of experiments in WOOL AND STOCK GROWING, Showing the profit to be realized. Everything given from a IIELIAiiLE SOURCE. AS al1 AD)VERTIiuýt I . Lnrruls, It will have no equal in the Territory, since it is the onl-ly paper that will be read by all industrial (clas.e, •and( umnversallby try nlers and stock men. We will endeavor to Protect Our Pat1rons Against iarticles of doubtful utility and irresplonsilce firms. ()ur friends in the East may rely upon the informiation giveln by the Rocay MtocUNrAiN Its BIANDslAN, respecting the Superior Advantages Montana Offers To those seeking homes. having traveled through all the principal valleys in the Territory, ::nd beiing intimately acAtlainted with. and having friends in every neighborhood, is plrepared to FURNISH CORRECT INFORMATION Relative to agricultural land, pasturage, water rights, mill sites, lodes and placer mines. In lhect, EVERY BRANCH OF INDUSTRY or business, together with snow fall, severity of the (ealther, windl, frosts, etc. The Paltrons of Il usbandry will bear in mind thiat the IUlisANI).MAN was, by a unan:imous vote of tihe First Annual Session of the TERRITORIAL GRANGE adol)ted as the medium for communicating with the nemnllbers of suiiordilate (IGranges, al(l( tlhat the mnceidcrs of that Ibody were ealrnestly requested to labor and sustain it. FREE FROM ALL SECTIONALBIAS, Or personal controver~Ies, it will lend its aid to the cause of justice and truth. It will be found it COUNSELOR AND COMIPAMION for every western firelside.c TERMS ,-$4 00 per atnnim. With (lubs of 20, oie extra copy. Single Copies, Ten Cents. Also, clubs with any and all the first-class Agri cultunl, Htorticultural, Stock and Grange Journals of Americat. We will furnish the Husbandman and American Stock Journal for $4.50. HIubandnmau n and SNational Granger, 4.75. R.I N. SUTtlERLIN, Editor and Proprietor. ST. LOUIS HOTEL. SCHWAB & ZIMMERMAN, Proprietors Entrance on Main and Jackson Sts., HIELENA, MONTANA. Thi Is otel is firt-class in nil its al'l:'intlm The tables are (onStantly uilp)lied with all the . c'ies the tmarket atllords, and ('harges r.'.nabl Coallhnui:'ion 11ýrc h~hants -AND-- MISSOURI STATE GRANGE AGE1 NO. 14 HOUTIT COM'L S'T., 'ST. LoI, Nl gI Special attention given to the sale of GRAIN, TOBA('O, WOOL, IIIDES, And to the lpurclhase of FAR1M, FAMILY AND PLANTAT"ION SUPPL ; II'T NATIONAL. II BANK OF IIELE Designated Depository of the United State S. T. II.A 'SEIi, - - - Presill 1). C. '(OI.BIN, - - - - - Cabhtl T. 1. I KLEINS'II11M1)'I', - Ass't. Cash WeC transact a general hlanking husiness aitd bu the highest rates, GOT, I) DUST, COIN, GOLD AND SILVER BULLI And Local Securitie C; and sell Exchange and Telegraphic Transfe Available in all parts of the I'nited States anut nad(s, (Great Brit:Lin, Irelnud and the Contin Collections made and Iprt'ceeds retmitt-( plrolt Helena, January 20, 11T76-tf L . 1I. IIE.RSIIFIELD) & I;O., 13 A N Ii EIi S,, , [AIN S'rTEE'', 1tELENA MoN'rAXA, The IHigh'st Market I'rice Paid For GOLD DUST, Gold and Silver Bullio IBU Y TEI'IU'I'OR IAL ANI) ('OItNTY SECURITIES. Deposits Received, and Interest Allowed on Same, if Left for a Specified Time, ON T'IlE PRINCIPAL COMMERCIAL CENTER Bought and sold. 19 j1 ELENA ANI) DLIMOND CITY, S T AGE LINE. UNITED STATES MAIL. P. B. CLARK, - - Proprie Coaches leave HIelena Mondaty, Wednesday Friday, at 7 o'clock a, nt. L.cave )i:uanuond City ''Tuesday, Thubrsday Saturday, at 7 o'clock, a. 11. HELENA AND BOZEMAN Coaches leave HeTclena every morning, (S excelted,) lt 4 o'clock, -a. 11. Leave Jozeln4an every morning, (Sundays: ed,) at 4 o'clock, a. m. l'iPassengers and freight tiried at moderate OFFICES: JILtE.XA-Davis & Wallcie's, Minil StTre._ 0oE'./13-1-Willlon & llich's, cor. 1Mal. nmn Streets. I3OZE1fIAN AND VIRGI Leatves Virginia City every Monday, an1(l Friday, at 4 o'clfck, ,. m. d L1eaves Bozeman Tueslday, Thrslday .d day, at 4 o'clock, n. fn. OFFICE--In Virginia, at Raymond Bros. ALTER W. DELACY, U.S. DEPU''Y MINERALSURV HELENA, MONT4'