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. f R·LIN, Editor. THURSDAY, OCTOR R1 12, 1876. MANY efofcur frithers sre iiifcretý4d hi lmowhhg as to whether or not the self-lhindl feg halrvesters will do to rely on or not. For the purpose, of P\i iig oinle light uponi tkiri subject, Zie g , uponh our AgricuIltir4Ll paged hiptenhen t !Vtua 'nrtl ý1.UAiff4_ct(...e ., coni petent farmers which is, indeed, highly fatv orable t( th s4 ;nihiJcnes.` '`t'WB `o:rinittee, we have reason to beie*iiPlvterte "vetry 2lCn1 potent men, and we feel` fiutt t~hir ctatc mentnir'r correct.' W' sholild hn1ia 'f 4sen theyirnmes of tfhe' omroittde,, 'lit ricd inet have thie -'pe.00ioti ' Howeirf , : 3t °'t6nlpirses toifleof thG he'l'b fiWtrs' d 'Mis onri." The maClhtitueir `tfchrred"Z to is' itrmc inck's Lnr vestt l' pelf-bin h . h'rhi's is bne of the old ftiQ i llitble ntndiuflicturhlg: hoses, 'dan we fe b1eatsed 't) 'see it' f 1a1ihr stich' t pproni Ytient stand. As' tv 'gevet'a i il', : ewv in YenMiugriOrc t4Cir to lie t scd Autd .ifyppQvefv1 on ,ir savxFlal yeart,* betar~ U~y. ,becq ine -i, jst what is wanted, and this ig, whty so8 mnaiy. fatn ýsytire lft ing abohvthnt-,singth r s lf-billcjcii. 1 o44 t' ~ Q f n ,1 c y li tv ~n these machinels may be improvedl.upon, but, f'roth t 'e& tb4¶t atAdh - c++e) .can gi'mtlifr, this; t bi if lri " ri t 41n, t, liter`' ivorki g' onder Matt : ttht i "r t a ;r i hnitl º'Eelif'=trji ' on i * n umoW+ v,; ruAes Whete'iRist 1i'trOdhlceO.: From the iOdrirthIst h4ioutmitt~e. -It seeinrA the McCormack has rea'ehd-it diegt e of peifec tion~rt iat U ll beJ'mual t.osi$rpass, 'we, there. foret-b Mve-Iro hefohaydn':iw tstiLgithat, sncb of ot1itlhrmers as are able would. be perfect. ly safe.Ia~:purtchlfsing one. of these Waehines, The-savlnga (f 4iab6or- -iii:;harvesting would )oowpimny tbr the extra cmHosfo t-ltevelf-bind i$Pg attacehmenti ~rl -i!·I I·;.·,,·t :di · IW pta llsih tn tdTile utp ·ri.SnblP flrst age," froWntAde Fao Ptoriy vnit'Fwn, .wlu~h Is point e d anU foreible, a nd·; aX pi'eauses -o t.ews tlpon th :Suhjeet 'atmihrablyii 'The :.egiti4 mat~c pctrposeiot'ttese exhibitions, as" -recog uIzedzed'tM:ghout. the whole, lotitry, is 1 'to stinmulatoWthemýv i·iotrs "btanohei s Iof. iindub try,. and. not flai. W When thies llrnstil i9l pay. a s5fld ;iqtetre:t opn; the :in Voest8 lr, speaks . well, ,or. the manage met t,,a S:well As tor. the . prosperity .of. the toufr t.. 7 ut~ ~a I it ap y ,bq: ureq .tad 8L!fIs I great, advantagae to, the country, .ýven;whe i p pro rs lss 085 to stock-hold @rs..sý a p irln , Q -,L4 wjo make such in vesttinpt~s.olQt '~ the general good : ; t re sultt orhe 'efron1, aQ .nol for t}. (lividflgl5 -lkely to~ accy .J9eJey; %luts .aned borse 'raoiungs.·4sodiat i, ~ ar .. ;,dtoggth. diferent in their purpose, aire for private gain alone, and have. ,ot fhe clahtis upon the public that 7f ir1iwfVe it' li a well-recognized fact lit tdhe 'pedf F the ' horse` may be tie-. velope `qi ·at e latteri1Ca as far as aniy rac tical 'hpsire t s. "'ut when air: Asso tloIdq Its -,ihoie energies "to rae tgIt ose~isteri et to ,alarge class of our peop- ;tisit` naturallyi cu11f forth much 1uf rhabl om ent `'he taIllnr off in the disp14 ol1 stock f' , ur `er ltorld1 'Pair f~ soll By to the want of b itdient tal eti·t t~te it, tt1,1t nless + some hit,- , i don. To wwsiirant all urger coIlectiom tau~oib u' yeair, it vwll'severe1y tell upon th receiptF s at the;at' 'tie1X. premi tmhji oft icd ·or fne stock, compared with the large purse ftkr runnuinlf horses, has not wetf wkt5h PP' proba·rt~ l~8$thtt 'ppit~ e..` TI~eyde~slre to hie~ Born g4e·~;i~f l n~tofe u ti~lt f tai ·h The~lgt~~s4$ td'~see a dlPij 1irplge fairm-l horsesi, ~iltho~ermAk iiriid idfttr calttle, pur&~ bloYi~i~t shijcp; -'i~i ofetfleins oif cerl~al s itnd "ege~able8 suc ;th~& ediuttry 'pro'iuices. lThcp~lk'&1Eolit~ ' &~ej ftuirui-uimch'~llu ery, Cdairy Pt~~r!~:~~ib~j~ ' spE~cit'nens and such. thin~-zmj ghve '&dd:~c ·imii (If our ·cOdiUtt3Si We lure not aloner fin 'these vi~ew.' Thfe. peoyflo~*~i I6f Icitt F~itri!r;QihEyrrail dI3~polo the zr F'lntf' 4m~)iz~ the ?~ah~ has bieft cnlduiCt-: ed# aks b~~·l t~~i untlirrl so'8me Ternec~y i~ ap-. iieau~t~i.r~E.?rrtnyl~e h 5tiuieoect Is to offer largei i Ptr k'todi4Mugrat4ses" In ortler' to itt tract A'large6~ c4i~M Oki~ spor~~ts, wvho wtill spend th~r~ndigeIii th metiropoirs be Ebre t6ey.$'deihtt, tj~irrs6 ts we~t~i-nh mul but it' thit AilssP~iatoin ~f$U dg' th t lftiifr thingn by thoi ~tbi~~tL~du~* biicI`4t:kk-1we1' 'It 'utiV If ''oz~mtwoen' toiii ijtutpin~ worc'1at~ ngeqi a1 rante ts irjers wýomul e tr"er o lfthd cl4s eaoiot w.ell aftird to 'ra'el fronm 50 to 10 intles withi their stocf F for exhibition, care for them on the grounds and( put u¶) at the hotels in the city, to corn pote fqr a $15 -or $25-rirouitult. A trip to the Fair usually serves as a good advertise meont for stock, yet it is rather too costly, tpless therec iq soltue. o14)Pe of getting cyeln. Notlling is iildre easential to the progrmsi of stock-breeders than to have something oc cur at least once in each year to draw them tog.thler, 5o as' to douipare the 'superior points of their different stock. It also af tordsian excellent oplportunity for the pur chalse and-sale of stick. In the last particu ,Ir some of our stockmen have been inclined to, grumn ble at the management of the " ilel bna " Fair. Every day seemed set apart for racing. , The shorthorn breeder, the wool grower, tha dairy stock breeder, and the growoer of praelibal farm-stock seemed to have been left out altogether.- There was not even a day which, thdci could devote to the sale and purc~hase of stoctk. Now,', ur stock interests demand that at least one day ray be set apart for the purchase and sale of stock. 'If' the Association cannot find time tfor this, if the auctioneer! cannot leave. the." pooll booth!?. long enough to call the bidsolwa few Shorthorns, Alderneys, Cots wolds, Merinos, aerkshires, or fatrm ir rses, there will be lest of this kind of stock on hnUd in another year than there was this, anod'when the stockuand industrial products torsake them there will be few who will at tend. Thend.e ,are palpable truths. We .utter theom not to injuro the prospects of our Mon tana Fairs, but in the hope we may influence! them to see the error of their course.4, Nuin bers of our bett eitzetls. have conferreclwith ;is upon the matter ahd it just cames down to ' this+unlefs, the stock and agricultural i~terroreceive more attention this class of ppop~hlWill withhold A.eir, patronage aitp= gether.,, We have traveled the '£erritory through, are conversant with the views of .the mtasse, and ire fllly warranted, in the igssertion that it these institutious are 'con ducted with a view to the development of the resources ofthe' cuntrv they wish them prosperity;;but if they irre hiade mere ve hiels of chicanery and are only calculated to tea h the children of the country to be Mr6 ooi 1t Tsi andwsaJ fid kfov up a genera tfon of gamblers, then, of corise, they will leave them selei ely'alone: ' E cCORESPONDEf E. Desiring a rest from the labors of thle of fice, I mnintn~e ; horse for a few days wa~m derinpgs among the. people of Smith Iliver valley. My route lay,, .gross the divide to the eastward, over the old,. well-worn, but now quite abandoned trail. A half day's travel-in which I enjoyed the pleasure of .alking, two-thirds of the time, up and down steep mountain sides, towing a bash f1 ýiyuse, whose modest disposition and kit.l, thoiughtf' regard for my heels caused hnit to le bji kward ill the. way, brought pie to 'Tihompson Gulch. Thewp on .ileh was. discovered in 186,. and, since that time has yearly contributed. to tl'e commerce of.the world its mite of the prdelous metal., Like most other mining .camps jn M7fatana, it has seen better .ays- Ity popurltion!having.dwindled from eighty persons In 1868 to about twenty-five sQuls 4t present .,Bttt few Ef the claims have been w'orked out, and they, have fallen into the hanuJsof afew nen,-who are holding them uiider minerp :patents,. T.On!y five or six companies: ae working in this gulch. The Tlrgest and mpst extensive of these is the Ca;ifornia Company, tile members of whichI iure Messrs. John and William Smith, A. T, tinville, W. S. ,Collins, and Samuel .Ali bhugh. The . members:, of this .comin.aqy Wei a mpong thie %fist settlers of the gulch, diid atre pIroably the largest :owneie o'f mines .and water: p.ivilqges in Meagher biiunty, They ow. tyw9 large ditches whiclh Were taken froim Camas creek, capable oi carrying 2,000 Aincles of water, and the mal ditch from Thompson Gulch. Aside from their bar mines, which cover several acres; they own about 1,500 feet in, the glch,lr In thegiilch, biposfte the bar. upon -which the -pincipal mnhing has been ddne the past itine ygars they'; h'zit-e 'i r ai'e bed-roek-fiume, wvchI heyo't, moi`ef t puit hn la tt3ihon, but did libt reatih ed-ro.k until recently thlie flodi of lait si1 ha lm ?lfa ageda it coiicde Oly anA deli, e1 their r att an ve ryiterially-,.. Sin, r$acliin b (l-rt1k, ati : deitli of about e(igl.t elet, they have trippe offt a pit. over 200 feet long and 80 ftict widlc-the width of the pay-.streak. As to how rich these diggings are :r rao :not ijifornmed, but I saw one pro:lpect in a single pan which satisitled me that thlis 80-toot stre:'k is thec liggeust ,tl.iig in thle w.yof . ptacer hline in this conmitry, i.nl tihait Vi will not jall short.of :ieldi $,20Q) r .lahy to the hand for the work alone this season is a low estimate of those who are posted on rfenintg in this vicinity. 1Mr. A. Bruckett is the proprietor of 'the only boarding-house; store and saloon in the gulch. HIe is also a stock-man of consider:t ble note.,his herds'coiisisting of horses and cattle, and some- choice milch cows Which supply the camp with milk and butter. Leaving Thompson, I took the Carroll road and traveled dowlijit a few'mriles'; then. turned across to Birch creek; four miles from the mines. As I turned the. hill in sight ot-this beautiful little valley I was, struck with the great change arld improve mehit which had taken phiee since I thad last seen It, two yetpr ago. Hank Crittenden'si old legcabin, in which I had ' then taken shelter, hand beeni converted intoao:hdu house, while a few yards down, the slope stood a commodio us.. a4t ,tstefulI finished farmhouse. 'ih11 thiy appearanice of the. yard and house, the .houseplants upon the porcs and In the win.ov., seemed to tell of a comfort within whiich seldom comes to the husbandmnan, except he be assisted by the hands of a life-partner such as.it is the goo.l fortune of Mr. C. to possess. Mr. Crittenden and his partner, Mr, A. J. Smith, S.rveyor General of Moptana, .ayre largely ejgaged:in sheep raising and, wool growing. Their flock, numbering , 500. head, and Col. W. W. DeLacy's flock of 500 head,,were grazing in the 4ills at their sum mer camp some distance away and I did not get to see thein. Their flock of lambs, numberiug 000 head, were grazing near the corral and lqoked very pretty. They: re cently gold, lot of these lambs to a Helena hbtcher for the, good price of $3 per head. The large ricks of hay standing in the mea dow inddicate that theproprietors are awake to their int. rests, and well prepared for win ter. The logation is one of the, best in the country-the hills on the north and west forming a complete' bulwtqrk ag inst the north and west winds. 'hey have a large corrall, 12Q feet square, with a shed twenty feet wide runningaround three sides. They have also fine, warm stables. From Mr. C's I crossed :over the valley about a mile to- the south to Bennett & Goodale's ranch on the south branch of Birch creek. , These gentlemen are engaged in breeding fine sheep. Their flock are thoroughbred .Cotswolds, comprising twen ty-four, .bucks, itwenty-two, of :which are young bucks of their own raising; and 101 head: of ewes, 70 head of which were import ed this season, 1 British Prince," who is. now at the head of this flock is a perfect beauty--two years. old and weighs., 3.2, pounds. This ffle animal,,tisd bred- by Jas: Walker, North Beich, GlquCestershire, England, and imported August .75, by J. Snell & .Qons, Edmonton, Canada7' apd Drought to lfoitalna by Mcessrs. B ennett c& goodale last spring. Thesr_ g'eTeiemen hav.e just located argd commenided inproving, their ranch. They have a most excelleiftlocation lbr meiadow and grazing larlid. They i)ave a large lot of.hiy put up, and have abott twen ty acres of fiesli .,.fur~e enclosed with a good fence, in whici their flock is now giz-. ing. They are.building a two-story barn of hewn pine logs, whihh, wfhen completed, will be 80x20 fee't:-large' erjough to hioz.i their entire ifclk in winter, and so arraigied au to hatve bay iin theloft, and clenai"r inn g \water at all timles in the yard. 'The othir inprovemrieits about this ranch seem to have a :ook of permaAence ani are .pu tip with a;view to conivenienc#.~. 'e bSe gentlemen ai wholly engaged ii 'the busitiess of im- prting and breedinr "thoroughbred C6to : weld sheep for the 3 ontani 'trade--havln nogriide: in their floik--antd there is no rea sor, why they should not miake a success of thebushie,ss. Sheep .inin of the Terrcitory can visit their ranich, select nei r twobcltckii or .wes, and :get them somed at a slight cost iortranistitation, at a price aborn the same as .hsterin i'rices. 'The .enti" two 'head of ail 0vould ba' vu l anoqu ltln , o of'the d(ocks of our coinr Leaving Bennett & Goodale's, we traYeced eight mrile south, across a re ling, conntry, to thle ranch of C. W. Coo1k ,&Bi'o. Tirese gentlemen were among tic first persons in Montana to engagein wool-growing. 'The .drove tSier oriihual flock of 9ommol stieep -no frodh baliforuia in 1872 aind.w l.detett at this point in the fall of 1:73... cWheta they. arrived and for some time after, their sheep Were severely afflicted with 'scaib thin itwas not until last 3year that th;y became ptutirely ,fee from this-' dkseri e. Frtbu thei: grnaed flock, which now ntulner, .3.200 heaul they have,from year to year been selling ol tlhe old ewes and wethers, keeping none but young ewes, and for the past three )yara they have bred these ewes to pure-bloodeid Cotswold rams, giving thetn at the present tinmean excellent flock of one-half and three quarter grade-Cotswold. Aside from wool-growjng these gentle men are largely engaged in importing and bre cdin g thorqughbred sheep. I hlive not for many a day spent an hour more pleas. antly than I dil in: rambling tlhrough Cook A& Bro' pastti e. Amongo their thorough breds, we found "Glost;er Chief,'" att tire head of the flock. lie is a little larger than Bonnett' & Goodale's "Britishh Prlrine" tbe. ing three ye, ri$ 'l.' i d.nd wti }liltgh e 375 ,pounds. HIe'isonne of the largest alid i'ost beautiful sheep I have ever seen. He was bred .by thle celebragd sheep-breeder, jMr., Coles of, EngLand ; imported by J.5ugell & Son,, of Edmonton, Canada, and. brought to Montana, last.spring, by Co!o's. Bro. The next that caught my ,attention were four. pulretblooded rams, got by the famuou ""'Prize,?'" who was attthe.liad of the prize. flock, at the Provincial ,tir, at Jiondon, in 1873. One of the best of thse ha'd just bee!) tirned into the ,pa)sture1,he havin' .strayed from the flock last spr'inn, while en route. to the ranch from Carroll,;and was accidentally captured and brought in by Mr. It A. Col lins, who found him talking the comforts of his new home on a cliff, 9yberlookimlg. Hay naker's creek, near the MMuscleshell river,, about eighty miles from this pIlace. Aside from these, was a larger flock of ewes and bucks, which[ were brought out this season, among, which were nine tee henad of filll blooded bucks which they had recently sold. In a corrall near .by, I found their Alerino flock. This flock numbers 5 head, two bucks and three ewes, of pure-blood, whliich they imported. this spring. " Monarch 2d," whol'i at the head of this flock,s a fair-Jized ram. The 16t are dcscendants of IIammond's band, of Vermont breeds. Besides breeding purebrooded CpQtswold and Merinos for the Montona, trade, it is the intention of the proprietors to cross, these breeds and mingle theml witW their gra ied flock,,with a view to imnroving, tnltefinexepss . of the wool. In all my travcIs through Montana, I have not seen a better location than the Cook Bros'. They were the tlrst to locate in this section, and have e.xiesed good judgmient 'in their selection.: Th# country surroundin tiem t ih s rofling iind covered with the miost hlxuriatht grdas. It is eight miles to thie .eatest fLodk or herd. tbus giving them nai unbrilded, inexhntiustl ble range oxin all sides. e'Tfiern.lot k hi' grazed upon these 'iras-fi 'the pist tivw years, coming out:' hI gbodd dcoidition In tll spring wlthout being fed any hai.: ` Cook & blro.- a kr'ell pirbvldetli 'ith ·t~o ' rails, sheds aid baiiis ::itflThienf~' 6 shelbtr their entire 1lo k fromil the bain~ titnr vdi-;i er•. A beautifsql tre:ti' of Watier codits. through thlir patures and icori'alls, :a. nn i pipe is beinag l 0ad with ' c-fet'bieai to c-6 ,ey watr Ino the rtrou-jfis tifiide df est" lsheds and stables. . When thls is dbnri, rand & good residence, i~ch as it is thefir . tintiontop to build, they will have one of the finest liieep-rancies fi Montaba. " ': .,t Cook's Ra6clr'; . T. 'Sept. 23, 18V0.' EDITOR 1IUnBAKTýI Au ;, I arrLvid h:.i ;his evening, my second ,viiIt ince Lh e: !.. o the hills.. I afnd it grety imptpyed, T. ity O~>os ts. ,of; oun pripnip, street wh4vcb ;h ortmpares favoraily . ,M ai ~ tr'eetr : ' Ua, in display qf goods.; The j)uil4ingi a ..: XU of wood. Montaniifs predo T eatlrpr .. ,Last Mouday an elction .y Jelfke ,.. pr city.41ceers, aujd a-ful let. pa, lectdv Souin u Og oB ,ty P ge..- .