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A GOOD remedy for diseases of horses or other stock is always acceptable to the gen eral reader, and we take pleasure in giving them to the public in these columns. A remedy that has been applied and- proven by a thorough test, is worth more to many persons than many times the price of a newspaper. Our friend J. B. Smith, of Boulder valley, who has had some experi ence as a veterinarian, has been kind enough to furnish us witti the following prescrip tion and rules of application for the treat ment and cure of "sweaney" on horses: One pint coal oil, one pint turpentine, one pint alcohol ; mix well with one ounce of chloride sublimate;* the same to be well pulverized. Apply by pouring on once a day for three days in succession. After three days from last application again apply it three days in succession.. Then, after three days, apply three more days in suc cession. Then miss nine days and apply it three days, and after nine days again repeat application three times, and so on; aftet nine more days again apply three times. Care must be taken not to rub with the hand, as it will be severe. Apply simply by pouring over the sweanied parts on the horse. The horse must be so tied as to prevent him from touching the part cover ed with the medicine, with his nose, Fol low these directions and the cure will be certain and permanent. WESTERN LIVE STOCK TRADE. There are many who argued last winter ( and spring that the low prices realized for 1 live stock last year, and the restrictions placed upon our foreign live stock trade, would give a check to cattle raising in the west. Perhaps such would have been the case were there any crops the western farm ers could raise that would pay them better. Live stock, even at the low prices, pay bet- f ter than anything else. Hence, farmers have been forced to keep in the stock busi ness. Nor is this all. If we may judge from2 the receipts at the prinoipal western markets the past six months, stock-raisers have been in no wise discouraged. The S W~etern States are peculiarly adapted to ( grain and stock-raising. To quit stock and grainwralsing in this country means to quit Bfting; and none realize this more ford bly tban land owners. In the west, wher ever you And cultivated land, there you will intd grain: and live stock. Thousands of new.thjilies have located in the Western 1 States the pust year, occupying, cultivating andastocking new lands. The productive territory In the west is so large, and the flow of iunmigration so constant, that we do 40t filly appreciate the rapid changes that are constantly going on.. Notwithstanding 4 the many drawbacks in the live stock bus!. sets the past few years, stockdaising is on the increase, and must continue to grow as 1 e west is settled up and developed. The aotsipta of cattle at Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City for the six months ending July 14cthow an increase of 31,510, of hogs 597, 9I8, and ofiskeep 26,858. Of the three cities Chicago is the only one that exhibits an in crease in its cattle receipts. At Kansas City the receipts have been about the same as last year. The increase in cattle, there Ibre, has come from the northwest, along the Union, and perhaps, Northern Pacific railroads. The flow of immigration to the southwest, and extending as far north as Nebraska, had a tendency to force many Texas cattle owners tarther west with their herds. The opening up of the Black Hills and Yellowstone country, a territory noted for its fine grasses, has also lured to that section many large cattle owners the past tWo years. The Dodge City Times, of last week, announced that Col. J. S. Driskill had just left that neighborhood with several thousand cattle for the Yellowstone coun try. As the southwest is settled up and le gitimate farming apd stock-raising advance, the trade in through Texas or semi-wild cattle must be driven to the frontier. While the southwest is losing this trade, it is get ting in lieu thereof permanent settlers, and increasing its number of improved stock an nually.. The per cent. of good cattle on our market the past six months has been 100 per cent. greater than ever before known in the history of the trade. Not only is the larger per cent. of the Texas cattle drive now going to the Platte river, western Mis souri river and Yellowstone river countries, but Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Oregon and Dakota are annually increasing their quota of cattle. These are all pastoral countries and offer unsurpassed ranges for large herds of cattle. While the Texas cattle trade is drifting westward, hog-raising in Kansas in fact throughout the new west-has re ceived increased attention. And we doubt not that before many years tha country west of the Missouri river will have doubled its annual crop of hogs. At Kansas CityT alone, for the past six months, the increase in the receipts of hogs has been over 81,000; at St. Louis 132,000. and nearly 400,000 at Chicago. There has also been a healthy in crease in the receipts of steep. And there is every evidence that the live stock interest west of the Missouri river is in a healthy and growing condition. Receipts of live stock at Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago from January 1st, to July 1st, 1879, and comparisons for the same time in 1878: CATTLE. , 1879. 1878. 1879 Chicago......554,024 512.332 Inc. 41,694 St. Louis.....186,286 195.744 Dec. 9,452 Kansas City 55,538 56,262 " 728 Total.......795,848 764,338 Inc. 31.510 HOGS. 1879 1878. 1879 Chicago... 3,543,129 3,159,244 Inc. 383,885 St. Louis.. 808.725 676,691 " 132,034 Kan's City 313,331 231,337 " 81,994 Total..... 4,665,185 4,067,272 597,913 SHEEP. 1879. 1878. 1879 Chicago..... 182,990 157,720 Inc. 25.270 St. Louis... 78,623 72.838 " 5,785 Kansas City 17,817 22,019 Dec. 4,202 Total......279,430 252,577 Inc. 36,852 -Kansas City Price Current. THE CATTLE DRIVE. "The cattle drive of the present season from Texas and the southwestern ranges is placed at 250,000 head. From Montana and Oregon our estimate places the drive of 1879 at 100,000.head. The drive of Texas and Indian Territory cattle and ponies reaches Ogallala in June, towards the latter part of the month, and continues to arrive during July. Kansas wss formerly the northern limit of the drive, and this gave Kansas City a considerable advantage as a market, but the proportion of the stock re maining in Kansas is yearly decreasing while that of Nebraska and Wyoming is an nually Increasing. At Ogallala, on the Union Pacific, is now found the great cattle rendezvous which formerly ended at Abi lene on the Kansas Pacific. Our advices from Ogallala are not up to date, but a week since the arrivals had reached 75,000 head, and it is fair to estimate them at 100, 000 head at this point alone. Besides the Texas drive, the mountain drive of 100,000 head will reach the Union Pacific, and this route will soon become the greatest stock thoroughfare in the world. The demand for feeders In Nebraska and Iowa is already very great, and the Omaha live stock mar ket is soon to become an important object of Interest between the rival Chicago and St. Louis lines when the new Wabash and St. Louis lines reach Omaha."-Journal of Commerce. FAcTs seem to prove conclusively that the high production of wool in one quarter of the world is usually attended by diminish ed produ'ction in another. Our readers can call to mind numerous instances within their own knowledge of lands in many of the older states that were first improved by I sheep, and now such lands have beeome too valuable for growing wool and are devoted to other forms of husbandry. During re cent years, while Australia has been in I creasing the jiumbers of her sheep at so I rapid a rate, the wool production of both Germany and France has fallen off In a pro - portionate ratio; and with all the supposed rapidity with which the production of wool I has been increased throughout the world a during late years, the actual consumption of raw wool throughout North America, I England and the entire continent of En - rope, has correspondingly increased. r IT Is said that over five hundred bead of ,I cattle are already promised for the. next St. e Louis fair. BIG HEAD. The .lisease in horses, known by this name, is a constitutional affliction, supposed to arise from a scrofulous tendency. It be ing essentially due to malnutrition, such an imals should be kept on liberal and nutri tious food. Nothing is better than liberty on a rich pasture. The application of a blister is sometimes resorted to, but local applications often prove a disappointment, because, as stated, the disease is of a consti tutional nature. Food that is hard to mas ticate should not be given. Tronic remedies may be employed with benefit, such 7s the following dose, morning and evening, for some time : Halt a drachm each of phosphate of iron and nux vomica, and a half ounce each of powdered gentian and ginger. A small handful of ground willow bark may be mixed among bruised oats and corn ev ery evening.-National Live Stock Journal. CINCINNATI, as the chief city of a great wool producing state, and from its proximi ty to the great sheep growing regions of Kentucky and Tennessee, leads any other city in the Union in the number of sheep re ceived and shipped yearly. In July the to tal number received was 105,8d9 head. BREEDERS' DIRECTORY. JAMES MAULDIN, BREEDER OF PERCHERON-NORMAN HORSES. Stallions and Mares forsale. f Correspondence solicited. Address, Watson s Beaverhead County, Montana. fl-4m. BENNETT `& GOODALE, Importers and breeders of Thoroughbred COTS WOLD AND Spanish Merino Sheep. Are now prepared to supply the wool-growers of the Territory with pure-bloods of either sex. Inspection invited. P. O. address: Camp Baker, Montana. sep-43-3m & H. EDWARDS, Importers and Breeders of IMPROVED AMERICAN MERINOS. A FEW CHOICE RAMS FOR SALE. Elk Grove Ranch, 7 miles west of Bezeman. P. O. Address, Bozeman,. M T. 34-Gm S EDMAN & McGREGORY, IBREEDERS O0 GRADE AND THOROUGHBRED SHORT-HORN CATTLE. Range---Upper Ruby valley, Madison county, anti the Sweet Grass and Yellowstone, Gallatin county. P. O.---Adobetown, M. T. JAMES J MAINE. Range Missouri val ley, vicinityof Canyon Ferry; also, on Smith river valley. P. O.-Canyon przy Also 200 branded - on the right side and nn der the Mtr. BROOK & MOWER!. Range- Beaverhead rvalley, betw~een ub river and McKisser creek. P. O,-SaliaburY Mop tan&. J. G. SARTER. Range-Smith river valley, from White Tail to Newlan creek. P. O. Address-Camp Baker. S. MARKS & BRO. Range-Smith River '. valley, from Camp Baker to Rim Rock. Address, Diamond City, Montana. P. J. MOORE & BRO. Range--Smith river and 1uscleshell Val leys. Post Office-Martins dale, M. T. MARK.-HIalf crop in lest ear, and wattle on Cacti jaw. THOMAS COONEY. Range---M issouri Valley, from Confed erate 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.-Swallowfork in left ear, and wattle on right jaw J. V. STAFFORD. Range--Missouri val ley, from Canyon Fer ry to Duck creek. Post oflice---Canyon Ferry. - - r erry. _--___m_ JOHN LINK. Range--On Missonri valley, from Duck creek to Cave gulch. Post office--Diamond City. JONAS H IGGINS. S' Itang e-- Muscleseli Valley. Address--F. Gangler, Martinsdale, M. T. KROFT & FLEMING. Range-Smith river valley, from Camp Ba ker to Rim Rock moau tains. P. O.-Diamond City. NELSON BUMP. * Range-On Missouri valley, from mouth of White's gulch to Duck creek. Post Office-Diamond. 0, Horse Brand: the same on the left shoulder. GADDIS & BRYAN. Range-South Fork of Smith River. P. O.-Camp Baber, M. T. m GILBERT ECKER. Range---Smith river Valley. Post Offlce-Diamond City, M. T. JAMES E. CALLAWAY, 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 racMadison county. P. .--Virginia City, Montana. i- Mark--Over-bit in each ear, and peudant me th talie tag in right ear. Brand-Triangel C on left shoulder (changed from left aide). Vent as appears in above cut. a S. L. LEWIS. I. B.Aap-e---Smith river valley. from Camp Baker to the canyon. Post noffle--Came Rn liqe'.:, Mlorit~ a. V Mark---Dulap. Crap off of right ear and a hole in left.