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Directory of the Montana Stock-Growers' Asso. ciation. President-R. S. FORD, Sun river, Cho teen county. Treasurer--J. H. MING, Helena. Secretary-Ross DzEc.A, Helena.. Assistant Secretary-W. H. SUTHERLLmn, Diamond City. ~- -~ A I.TTEE ON ]LACSLEG. Blackleg has carried off many calves in this neighborhoed this winter. A short time since it made its appearance in my herd. After the first one died, we skinned him and found the blood a perfect jelly un der the skin, on nearly half the body. Near ly all our neighbors say it was veritable "blackleg." When the second one was ta ken sick we waiteda little while, to be sure it was the same thing, and killed him. On opening him we found, his second stomach as dry as a chip. This had caused his death. The calves had been well ted on early-cut tame hay, with a light feed of oats and corn. But for a few. days they had been eating I dead grass onthe meadow, and I now feel sure this,,with a lack of water, caused the disease.. Another was taken three hours aftle, We killed and opened him and found also his "manifolW-dry. We at once strew ad salt into bran, poured brine on the hay r and kept the animal where they could get b water. at any time. Since then we have lost no.ore calves. a We had° eleven calves that slept In an apon shed.in a yard where they could get t water at-any time night or day, and twenty- S two heady that were shut in a warm calt house from.6 o'clock in the evening till 7 in b the morning. The calves all had the, same b feed, Ot the twenty-two, we lost three ; of the eleven,,none. So we are satisfied that plenty:of salt and free access to water will keep calves tree from blackleg. We are sat lfled.from whatwe catklearn of smut poi son, that it dries.up thee manifold-because w it will.-ot digestr-and produces death the W same ae 'blackleg" or "dry murrain. Plen- hi by. of salt is an important iteim. Salt will produce thirst in the animal, and it will th drlnk enough water to induce moisture in the stomach.--Cor. Prairie Parmer. w ca AeGI0OUlTUaIL xnRMs. At the February meeting of the Teviot dale Farmers' club, Mr. Thomas Brown, Idinburgh, in introducing the question of the.'"Most profitable and useful of horses for agricultural in his district," said : "'For many years Clydoedale horses have been mostly used in this and other countries, and haVe been very profitable to. breeders. as many of them have been sold :at very, high prices. With few exceptions theyt have brought more money than any other , breed in the world. I think, it is a great mistake in many farmers trying to breed from old wrought-out mares, useless for anything else, and often too oldctbr that-urpose. By using young,-sound meres you have a bet ter prospect of getting more valuable horses Itherefore think that. breeding first-class Clydesdale horses for sale is the most profit able course; but for usefulness 1 consider smooth-legged horses, with strength and.va little breeding, will stand, more fatigue, be, as easy kept, and not so liable, to lameness from cracked heels, grease, etc., and can be bought at a much lower poice.than Clydes. dale. P have had a good deal of experience I In driving, and always found, the best bred I could always go to the longest journey; th.e i same lnfhunti:g. ]korty years ago it~ was.a rare sight to see a thoroughbred in thq i hlontinr field. 1ow you will seldomnsee a belt-brod.. Some years agq you had some esance ot wnning, a hunter's stake witha a halftbreobuenow you require a thorough- I - qd to win even,r smallstake.-London 1 14P. 2book Jiowral. t HOiRT-Hnon prices have fallen in Aus talia sinoe last year. At thelast year sales r Ite bulls averaged £792 15~. and the heif er's 110 lOs, This year the averages are £116 ll s 44G for males, and £198 I8& for fe males.. ENouLswrpapers state that typhold.: fever ia raging extensively among swine in vari *us parts of England and Ireland, 51, out of b 14,and 55 outof 58, and in like proportion, V atautmals attacked are reported as having re died.; Sewerage:water is, re ort.Fd 4.at the tl U~,t THE DAIRY. SOMETIME ago it was stated in these col umns that whisky or vinegar barrels for packing butter could not be made a success, and the only barrel then recommended, ex cept new, was the pork barrel. A year of experiments proves some new developments which we are pleased to record. It has been demonstrated that a continuous soaking of whisky barrels will finally cleanse them from the whisky or vinegar flavor. Mr. J. Edwards, a practical dairyman of Deer Lodge county, used a number of whisky barrels for holding buttermilk and whey. After keeping them filled nearly all of one season he condluded to clean one thorough ly, and did so by scalding and rinsing. But ter packed in this barrel is represented to have kept in first-class shape. Another plan adopted by J. W. Linder, of Madison county, is to first take a scoop-chizel and shave all the charred part of the barrel out and then fill with salt water, and let it soak several months. Mr. L. is very successful in keeping butter packed in barrels cleaned in this manner. He rolls the butter wraps with cloth, places in the barrel and covers with strong brine. GILT-EDGED BUTTER AGAIN. We see a column article "going the rounds," giving instructions how gilt-edged butter, as it is called, can be made. They are most elaborate, beginning with the pur chase of the cows, and thence progresses steadily on until the butter is received in the market that it is intended to supply. Some time ago we alluded to this subje'ct, and showed how easy it was to make the best butter, and how generally it was done by the farmers of at least Eastern Per.nsvl vania. The details In this article are so profuse that it would take a good deal of studying to understand what is distinctly meant, and much more than most butter producers would care to tax themselves with, when they are able to make as good butter as ever tickled the palate already. We have shown that it does not require thoroughbred cattle to produce such butter; but only good cattle, as every farmer al ways tries to buy, and these well-cared for; carefut milking, frequent churning, proper working, and clean, sweet, 'well-ventiltedl dairy rooms to keep it in. We eat glited butter the whole year round, with occasion al short Intermissions; and the people of Philadelphia, who possess the means, con sume no other. We know there is very lit tle o1such butter made in the state of New York; and even the best hotel in the city of .New.York, at our last visit several years :go, used the Goshen firkin butter, which most people in this state, and especially in this city, would hardly eat if they had to go without any butter at all.-Germantown Telegraph., BUTU-XHAING. The New York 'Tribune, in speaking of the Higgins process of making butter, says: 3 John Higgins, who a few year ago laid the 3 country under obligations by developing the method'of gathering butter in a granu rated forms has made the obligation larger by devising a method for preserving and n transporting butter to any market in the world. The means are. as simple as barreling pork. He gathers the butter in the granu lated formain the churn, and as soon as the buttermilk. is rinsed off, the granules-, are immersed in'saturated t.ine made of purest salt. When the cask is lkal it is headed, and is then ready for an emergency. Dxpe riments made in putting up butter In this way, after~making journeys, and standing six or eight months exposed to summer heat, have shown that by cooling thorough ly before handling, and rinsing the brine off with cold' water as soon as opened, thi but ter will have the freshoess it had when it came from the churnmunchanged, and is ready to be seasonedtand put in shape for the table. There is no doubt. that butter made from good milk and 'put up in this way will keep as good as canned fruit, and fon the same reason.---Hansaa,armer. MILOE: COW.. Saltpetre ltas been tested and proved to be acure for cows that give bloody milk. We give the experience ofone who tried, the remedy. He says: I Jately had a fine cow that after calving gave bloody milk. 1 had tib1 alf 1 uQZ the CQW.ndLflt.did,ipqt. take all the milk, we put the balance in the swill tub. She continued to give bloody milk for over three weeks. I asked a neighbor Sring farmer if he knew of any cure. lie said he had heard that Saltpetre was good, and I tried it. I diksolved perhaps one-third of a spoonful and mixed it in a warm bran mash. Three or four lays after, the ap ts pearance of blood in the milk had entirely n diisppeared.-Ex. BREEDERS' DIRECTORY. JAMES MAULDIN, IBREEDER OF PERCHERON-NORMAN HORSES. Stallions and Mares fowsale. Correspondence solicited. Address, Watson Beaverhead County, Montana. 6-4m. ENNETT & GOODALE, Importers and breeders of Thoroughbred COTSWOLD AND Spanish M1ierino Sheep. Are now prepared to sunply the wool-growers of the Territory with pure-biloods of either sex. Inspection invited. P. 0. address: Camp Bnker, Montana. se)-43-3mn C. & II. ED W ADS, Importers and Breeders of IMPROVED AMERICAN MERINOS. A FEW CHOICE RAMS FOR SALE. Elk Grove Ranch, 7 miles west of Bozeman.,. P. O. Address, Bozeman, M T. 34-6m SEDMAN A MCGREGORY, BREEDERS OF GRADE AND THOROUGHBRED SHORT-HORN CATTLE. Range---Upper Ruby valley, Madison county, and the Sweet Grass and Yellowstone, Gallatin S county. P. O.---Adobetown, .BREEDER OF GRADE AND THOROUGHBRED DURHAM CATTLE. Breeding to milk strains a specialty. Young stock for sale. Range---Upper Ruby valley, from Puller's Springs to Home Park ranch, Madison county. P. O.--Virginia City, Montana. Mark--Over-hit in each ear, and pendant me talic tag in right ear. Brand-Triangel C on, left shoulder (changed from left side). Vent as appears in above cut. JOHN LINK. Range--On Missouri valley, from Duck creek to Cave gulch., Post office--Diamond Ciity. JONAS HIGGINS., E Rang e-- Muscleshel Valley. Address--F. Gauglerj, Martinedale, It. V1. G. L. LEWIS. R14re---Smith river vaUl -from Camp Baker to thrcanyon. Pest oflce--Camp Ba ar--Dulap. Crop off o right ear and a hole ileft,. J. G. SARTER. Range-Smith river valley, frlkn Wlhile Tail to Ne1 lfan creek. . P'. O. Address-Camp lb:ker. S. MARKS & BRO. RlangecSmith hiver 1 valley, from Camp Baker to Rim Rock. Address, Diamond City, MJontana. A. BRUCKERT, Jr. Range-RSmith Rivi er, vicinity of 'l'lhop son gulch. P.O.-Curnp Baker, M. T. P. J. MOORE & BRO. IlTnge--Smith river and Muscleshell Val leys. Post Office-Martins dale, M. T. MAILt.-Half crop in left ear, and wattle on each jaw. THOMAS COONEY. Range---Missouri Valley, from Confed crate to Cave gulch. Post Office--Canyon Ferry, M. T. JOHN T. MOORE. Range-Smith river Valley, from Camp Baker to the canyon. Post Office---Camp Baker, M. T. MARK.-Swallowtork in left ear, and wattle on right jaw THOS.. F. KEENE. Range--On Missouri valley, vicinity Duck creek. P. O.-Canton. Brand same both sides. J. V. STAFFORD. Range- -Missouri val ley, from Canyon Fer ry to Duck creek. Post office---Canyon Ferry. SKRSFT & FLEMIRG. Range--Smith riven valley, from Camp H. ker to Rim Rock l.ou_ tains. P. O.-Diamond City. NELSON BUMP. Range-On Missouri valley, from mouth ol White's gulch to Duck creek. Post Offilce-Diampnd. Horse Brand: the same on the left shoulder. OADDIS & BRYAX. Rane-Sonth Fork ot bmitlrRivcer. P. O.--Camp Baber, M. T. A. BRUIKERT, Sr. Range--Smith River, vicinity of Thompjso gulch. P. O.-Camp Bakes, M.T. GILBERT ECKER. Range---Smith river Valley. Post OmliceDiumonj City, M. T; JAIES J. MAYNE. Range Missouri val ley, vicinity of Canyon err'y; also, on Smith river valley. P. O.-Canyon Ferry Also 200 i.Branded " on therright aide and un der the tail. BROOK & MOWERY. Range - Rea'-erhead valley, between Rualsy river and McKister creek. P. O--SallsburXt.or tuna.