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T''nE suit recently instituted in Deer Lodge county against Smith & Beacher, for transgressing the territorial law in regard to diseased sheep, will perhaps be made a test case. Just how it may terminate is hard to predict. In the courtst tof the terri tory it will probably go against the drover, but in the Supreme court, if carried there, it will be uncertain. It is a question very similar to the one that has agitated Missou ri, Kansas and Illinois more or less for the past ten years in regard to Ve shipping and driving of Texas cattle, Into those states. Legislation against Texas stock failed to ef fect anything. 'hose who tried to enforce the state laws found themselves involved in an expensive lawsuit, with all to lose and nothing to win. Texas stock continued to pour in until the people in the border coun ties commenced to collect together in squads and shoot down the cattle from the brush as the herds passed. This afforded a tem porary check, but after the railroad era was inaugurated, raw Texans were hurried into the very heart of these states unship ped and driven by night to the owner's pas ture, where they could not be reached. Thus every attempt was baffled and it is probable the same state of things would ex ist there to-day if the business was profita ble. What the experience of these states on the Texas fever question may teach Montana on the scab question we are not yet prepared to say. We regard it as nearly similar and believe it will be as hard to deal with. The free commerce between the states cannot be interfered with, yet if the flocks of Montana were free from scab there would be a good plea for legislating against the disease. We have scabby flocks in our midst and it is necessary to move them, and owners should have some rights and privi leges in regard to driving. The existing law scarcely recognizes any. It is very wrong for a drover with scabby sheep to drive on to the immediate range ot one who has a flock free from it, and put him to the expense of re-dipping his flock, and there should be something more than honor to prevent such damage, while there should certainly be some route by which sheep from the west could reach our boundless prairies beyond the mountains without risk to the owner. We trust the mooted prob lem may be solved in a way best calculated to prosper the wool interest of the terri tory. SHEEP AND WOOL. There is an improvement "all hlong the line" in the market for woolen fabrics. Re ports from all points show a most promis ing state of the trade and an increasing de- 1 mand for domestic woolens. Our last weekly report of the wool market, here and elsewhere, shows an upward turn in prices and a firm tone. The mills are reported as working their hands on full, and overtime, even, to fill their orders for heavy weight goods. A steady duplicating demand in the most desirable lines of goods for men's war is an excellent feature of the trade, and manufacturers are therefore running their mills early and late to fill these orders so that they can turn on to spring goods as soon as possible, for which the outlook is very promising. One of our best informed eastern exchanges says that already a great nianyorders for spring goods have been qluletly placed. That there will be a large trade in these fabrics does not admit of I doubt. Splendid crops and the business re- I vival in all branches of industry, put this question out of the domain of controversy, for these things put money into the pock ets of the people. There has been under-consumption of good woolen goods fbr several years be causeof "hard times." Thousands of men who were out of employment, are now at work, and the consumptive demand for ev ery class of goods must necessarily enlarge. Good times have come. It may be asked of what interest this is to < the raders of the American Stockmnan. VWell, itut this: In this tournal the sheep and t wool interest has a firm ally andi advocate. We hail with satisfaction every indication t uf prosperity to this important industry. I We desire to see it prosper and expand. No country on the globe has finer sheep- t wvaiks than we have, or possesses better ad- a 'antatcs to make the Lusiness ot" wool- 1 growing profitable. We have steadily stood by it heretofore through all phases of its history since journalism has been our profession, and we shall abate nothing in the future of the interest maintained hither to in this great branch of husbandry. It is an economic question involving both food and raiment; food than which that of no animal is more healthy or nutritious; and rhiment which, for usefulness and comfort, that made of no other material can equal or supersede. This country is consuming more wool by far than ever before in its history, and it is more than probable that the consumption will increase. Buyer from New England are now abroad purchasing wool required for their trade-that is, the class and styles of goods made by certain mills-because such wool is not grown in America, or, at least, in sufficient quantities to supply their requirements. But we can grow it. We can produce every style and quality of sta pie which enters into the manufacture of goods of whatever kind or quality. The climate and all the conditions necessary to grow every grade, from the finest Siles ian to the coarsest carpet wools, are pres ent in the United States, and in time, if no harm comes to this industry from unfriend ly influences, they will be grown in quanti ties adequate not only to supply. our own wants, but as is now the case with our cot ton goods, compete successfully in foreign markets for the world's trade in various kinds of woolen fabrics. The demand for mutton will increase for home consumption when farmers pay more attention to raising the best mutton breeds, and produce meat which in quality shall fa vorably compare with English mutton. Then, too, the foreign demand tor it will expand, for it is only such as approximate to the English and Scotch standard that bring a price that .can stand the cost of tr ansportation.-American Stockman. THE JIBBING HORSE. There are inany ways of starting a jibbing horse. Indeed, as for a human ailment, ev erybody has a different receipt-but the right one. Some advocate the Dutchman's plan-build a fire under him. This is effect ual, as it is calculated to render the animal's nerves steady. Try it, by all means; and if that does not do, pour sand in his ears. Never mind it you do make him deaf for life-who wants a jibbing horse? If the sand trick won't work, cast oft the traces, tie his tail fast to the cart and start him off. After this dodge he may never sulk again, but the chances are he may be minus a tail. Never mind who wants a Jibbing horse? It this plan fails, stand in tront of him and blow in his nostrils. In wonder at the ri diculous appearance of the fool under his nose, he may forget the cause of his stub bornness, and move off. If he doesn't, let three or four men catch him by the head, and drag him along. If the last is no go, thrash the hide off of him. Do not seek to find the cause of his jibbing. Don't look under the collar to see if there is a blister, or reason whether the load is too heavy for him. Give him a curse and a blow instead of a kind word. He is only a dumb brute, and it does not matter. Do not, under any consideration, give him time to get his wind when he stops after a hard pull, but lay the whip on until he is beatten to a standstill. Break his spirit down; let him know that you are master and tyrant, not master and friend. There is one way some foolish people have of managing a Jibbing horse, anid that is to take him out of the shafts, unharness him, walk him up and down a few minutes, then harness again and hitch him up. ie will invariably start right off, and not be apt to repealt his trick, unless imposed upon. /Try it. SHIPPING CATTLE DIRECT. It is under consideration among cattle shippers of Chicago and prominent ship pers in other portions of tile west, appre clating the danger to which western stock ls subjected in its course of exportation through New York, to secure an outlet by way of Portland, Me. The proposition is to fit up a line of cattle boats, making XPort land and one or two other Eastern ports the points of shipments fbr Chicago exports tions, interior conveyance to be found in special ears over the proposed new lie to Detroit Junction, and thence direct to Toat land by way of the Grand Trunk railroad. We suppose the dominion government may have something to say in this matter. Can ada is making a good thing on the cattle embargo, and will not like to lose " their grip." All United States ports being under embargo, we do not see how Portland is to become different from other ports; yet it might be 'worth something to show the British government that Western cattle were healthy--but.-Pr'airie Farmer. Thos. Phair, of ?M'arshalltown, Iowa, brought in to-day 18 head of steer:, averag ing 1,312 lbs, which sold for $5 per cental. The cattle were 2 years old this summer. American Stockman. Among the hest cattle offered in the mar ket to-day were 28 steers, fed by J. T. Alex ander, of Alexander, Morgan County, Ill. The .only obljection to them was that they were too heavy by some two hundred lbs. Their average weight being 779. As it was they brought $5.271.-Am. Stockman. BREEDERS' DIRECTORY. JAMES MAULDIN, BREEDER OF PERCHER, ON-NORMAN HORSES. Stallions afnd mares forsale. Correspondence solicited. Address, Watson Beaverhead County, Montana. 6-4in. BENNETT & GOODALE, Importers and breeders of Thoroughbred COTSWOLD ANDI Spanish Mierino Sheep. Are now prepared to supply the wool-growers of the Territory with plure-bloods of either sex. Inspection invited. 1'. 0. address: (amp linker, Montana. seli-43-3mn C & II. EDWARDS, 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 S EDMAN & McGREGORrY, BREEDERS OF GRADE AND THOROUGHBRED SHORT-HORN CATTLE. RRange---Upper Iuby valley, Mtadison county, and the Sweet Grass and Yellowstone, Gallatin county. P, O.-.--Adobetown, M. T. JAMES J. MAYNE. Range Missouri val ley. vicinity of Canyon Ferry; alsto, on Smith river valley. PI'. O.-Canyon Ferry Also 24) branded -- on the right side and nun der the tall. BROOK & MOWER!. VRatlln e - ileaver heol valley, between Rtuby river and Mcl(is..r creek. .P.O.-Salisbury Mo .. .., J. G. SARTElI. Range-Smith river valley, from While Tail to Sewlan creek. I'. O. Address-Camp S. MARKS & BRO. l:.tige--Smith liver valley, from Camp Baker to Rim Rock. }, Address, I)iamond City, Montana.. P. J. MOORE & BRO. and 2Miscleshell Val leys. Post Oflice-Martins dale, 3I. T. MAiK.--IIalf crop in lell ear, and .vultle on Otih jaw. TIHOMAS COOXEY. , . ltange---M issouri Vallev, fromn (Confed crate to Cave gulch. Post Ollie --Canyon Ferry, M. T. Range-Smith river Valley, from Ca(:nip ' Baker to the canyon. Post Offlice---Camp Baker, M. T. MARuK.-Swallowlork in left ear, and wattle on right jaw J. V. STAFFORD. Range -Missouri val ley, from Canyon :'er ry to Duck creek. Post ofllce---Canyon Ferry. .. JOHN LINK. Range--On Missouri valley, from Duck creek to Cave gulch. Post office--Diamond I City. JONAS HIGGINS. Es R Ra n g e-- Muscleshel Valley. Address--F.1 ntmer, Martinsdale, M. T. KROFT & FLEMING. Range-Smith river valley, fronm Camp liti ker to Rini Rock iloun tains. P. O.-Diamond City. Sj NELSON BUMP. Range-On Missouri 1 valley, from lmouth of White's gulch to k)ulick creek. Post Office-Diamond. HIorse Brand: the same on the left shoulder. GABDDIS & BRYAN. Range-South Folk of Smith River. P. O.-Camp Baker, l. T. GILBERT ECKER. lRange---Smith river Vralley. S Post Ofice-aiumond City, M. T. JAMES E. CALLAWYAY, itttEEDER OF GRADE AND THOROUGHBRED BURHAM CATTLE. Breeding to milk strains a specialty. Young stock for salle. lhmange---Upper Ruby valley, ft en Puller's SSprings to IHome Park ranch, Madlison county. P. O.--Virginia City Montana. " Mark--)Over-bit in each ear, and lpelldalnt nlu * talic tug in either car. uBrand-Triangle C on lelt hip as in above G. L. LEWIS. lThnge---Smith riverr valley. i'iom Camp Bukt1r to the cauyon. ) Post oflee--Caln Th a E Mark---Dulap. Crop off of righit ear and a l:ote iu lelft.