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fCont afr thi page respeotflly slc e trom tokmen and othere.. THE SCARE ENDED. The following Neosho Falls dispatch of the 22d inst. will be read with inter est in this stock growing center, show ing that no apprehension need be felt from the supposed plagpu that broke out in Kansas and otherivestern states: The following veterinary surgeons have been in consultation here, and have made a thorough examintion of the alleged cases of foot and mouth dis ease among the cattle in this locality : Dr. Beattie, of Chicago; Dr. D. E. Sal mon, veterinary of the department of agriculture; Dr. M. Trumbower, of Sterling, Illinois; Dr. Geo. C. Faville, of the Colorado state agricultural col lege; Dr. E. E. Hazard, an old Scotch surgeon, now of Lexington, Kentucky; Dr. Harris, of Dexington, Kentucky; Dr. Stocker, of Iowa. These gentlemen are positive they have discovered the source of the trouble, and all agree : First-That it is not the epizootic ap tha, lacking many of the important symptoms of that disease. It is not the lack of care, neither is it the alkali water. It is no contagious disease what ever, as not a new case has appeared for weeks in the infected districts, although the weather has been moist and wet. Dr. Salmon says that as soon as he saw the cattle he thought of ergot, and then proceeded to examine the hay. This had not been done before. They found that it contained a large amount of wild rye, which was full of ergot. The surgeons all say they never saw one-twentieth as much ergot in a bunch of feed. The theory is that the ergot, by contracting the blood vessels and otherwise retarding circulation in the extremities, causing the feet to freeze. This ends the great scare. While it has proved not to be a contagious di sease, yet the people of this section did only what was prudent to do. Finding a disease among the cattle which they did not understand, they reported it to the governor. He applied to the general government for the best skill they could furnish. The department of Missouri sent an expert whom they fully recom mended. The agricultural department at Washington sent another. Their de cision has been published far and wide. While many did not give full faith to the verdict of these experts it was thought to be the duty of the commu nity, in justice to the people of other sections, to act in accordance with their decision. The Horse Men Meet and Organize. A meeting of the horsemen on what is generally known as the Shonkin range was called to meet in the city last Wednesday for the purpose of organizing an association for mutual benefit. They met in Buck & Hunt'soffice, the follow ing well known stockmen being pre sent:, Jos. A. Baker, Wm. Rowe, Jeff. Devereaux, Dr. Turner, Robt. Tingley, Andrew Okerman, Olsen Lyng, Chas. S. Roth and Van Hale. The name "Highwood and Shonkin Horse association" was adopted, the jurisdiction of the association to extend over the following territory: From Fort Benton up the Missouri to the mouth of Deep creek, then east to the east fork of Arrow creek, thence to the mouth of Arrow creek and up the Missouri to the place of beginning. A constitution and by-laws were partly adopted and the following officers elect ed for the first term: President-Jos. A. Baker. Vice President-Wm. Rowe. Secretary and Treasurer-Dr. Will. F. Turner. Executive Committee-Howell Har ris, chairman; Jeff. Devereaux, Charles S. Roth. It was decided to begin. the first round up the early 'part of next month at a date to be fixed hereafter. The associa tion begins under favorable auspices and promises to be a useful organizatiQn. Cat'le Men of Montana. A meeting of the cattle men of Mon tana, pursuant to a call of Mr. Conrad Kohrs, was held in the First National bank at Helena on Tuesday night. Mr. W. B. Hundley was called to the chair, and after a full discussion of the cattle disease now prevalent in several of the states from which stock is drawn for Montana ranges, a committee of live, Conrad Kohrs, John H. Ming, R. S. Hamilton, John T. Murphy, and 0. R. Allen, were appointed to watch the pro gress of this disease, and if deemed ne cessary for the safety of Montana cattle, to call a general convention of the cattle men of the territory to meet at such thie and place as may seem to them most convenient. attle on the Respalsei 9: A. Shannon, of ( lhell, was hi Billings last wetk king of the stock interests of h a cheerful view of the condi this spring. He considers ~ at heavy losires very mas He be not ess MM# Mielifeln & wil - ~or. A~fa~t. NEIHAR4, ýMarch'14, 1884. In your issue of March 8th I noticed. the fagiser were asking for information in rgad to alfalfa. Alfalfa is a No. 1 feed for horses when green, and when dry it is good for hogs and cows. It will grow in Montana just as well as in any other country. When first sown it chuld be protected from the frost, but when once planted it is good for ever. It can be cut three times a year. The seed can be obtained in San Francisco in any grocery store, and at a very cheap rate. Yours, &c., R. C. MILLER. AT a large meeting of farmers at Brechin, representing that district of Forfarshire (Scotland), a resolution was adopted that the government should be memorialized to permit the importation of store cattle from America, against an amendment to the effect that the im portation of live cattle should be pro hibited from every country where the privy council are satisfied that infect ious disease does not exist. MR. JESSE COLLINGS has recently given notice in the British house of commons of his intention to move on an early day : "That in the opinion of this house it is desirable, in order to increase the productiveness of the land, to arrest the decline of the rural population, and to promote the interests of the commer cial industries of the country, that pro vision should be made by parliament to facilitate the acquirement by agricul tural laborers, tenant-farmers, and others of proprietary rights in agricultural land." AT the meeting ot'the eastern Mon tana live stock association at Miles City recently, ten millions of dollars were re presented. The round-up was arranged for May 25th, and Joseph Scott was de tailed to visit W- hington and petition the secretary of the interior to make some adequate provision for the support of the Cheyenne Indians on the Tongue and Rosebud rivers, who are driven by starvation to depredate upon the herds of that region. Their provisions are ex hausted, and they are living on one third rations. They must starve or else raid the stock ranches. The Indians have already killed many cattle, and the ranchmen propose to prevent fur ther depredations. Smith Bros., of the Musselshell, lost 350 sheep froth the attack of a bear on Saturday last. Many of the sheep, of course. died of suffocation, the presence of bruin in the fold causing them to pile. This is the first loss of consequence that these gentlemen have sustained during the winter, notwithstanding their flocks on the home ranch number upwards of 10.000 head.-Husbandman. Warning to Lovers. Nothing is more disgusting than a fool breath caused by catarro. It has caused more separations between man and wife and lovers than all other dis eases combined. Nothing is more revolting for a handsome young couple, thinking that they loved each other, than for the first time that they pressed one another's lips for one of them to haves bad breath caused by catarrh. " Well, mother, I thought I loved that young man, but be has got such a bad breath I have got so I fairly detest and hate him," is the re mark of the young lady; and that is the way with married people. They get so they hate one another, all from the cause of a scrofulous case of catarrh. There is nothing that will sweeten the breath and cleanse the blood so thoroughly and cure a case of catarrh so quickly as Dr. B. B. Halliday's Blood Puri ilr and Catarrh Inhalant. Sold by all druggists. S. Blackford, proprietor, 274 East Seventh street, St. Paul, Minn. W. J. Minar, wholesale and retail agent, Fort Benton, Montana. PLYMOUTH ROCKS. EGGS for hatching from this famous breed of fowls for sale, price $1.00 per 13. Leave your orders at Baker & De Lorimier's. 0. A. PARSONS. BENTON STABLES. LIVERY, SALE and FEED STABLES. BEST CORRAL IN THE CITY. GOOD SADDLE HORSES On hand at all times. RATES REASOýNABLE. 3 B. TERHUN. Prop'r. J. D. WEATJEWEWAX, CENERAL NI IGANIISE VTIC.E, JIO.rTJS.)J. Hote eqA We R oeanection~. PLACE MERCHANTS National Bank Of Helena. This bank succeeds the old established and well known Banking House or L. M. Hershafield &J Bro. Authorized Capital, $500,000 Paid in Capital, - $150,000 President-L. H. HERSHFIELD. Vice-President-A. J. DAVIDSON. Cashier-AARON HERSHFIELD. Board of Directors: S. S. HUNTLEY, W. D. NICHOLAS, A. SANDS, MOSES MORRIS, THOMAS CRUSE, . D. H. WESTON CHAS. LEHMAN, L iI. HERSHFIELD, A. J. DAVIDSON, A. HERSHFIELD. Exchange on the commercial centers of the United States and Europe bought and sold. CeUeetions and all business entrusted to us re ceive prompt and thorough attention. Deposits received and interest allowed on the same it left for a specified time. Buy gold and silver bullion, gold dust, ores, ter ritorial, county ;and government securities and war rants. Associate Bank: Bank of Northern Montana, Fort Benton M. T. DAY'S HOUSE, On Big Springs Creek, REEDIORT, EA8IER COUNTY, I, Ti, Has recently been fitted up in the very best of style for the accommodation of the traveling public. GOOD STABLING FOR HORSES In connection with this house. FRANK DAY, Prop'r. PHIL. A. IVIANIX, -DBALEBR IN enera Merchandise, FLORENCE, MONTANA. I wish to announce to the citizens of the South Fork and adjacent country that I have just opened a General Merchandising Establishment at Florence and am prepared to meet fully the wants of the trade In every line. Call and see me. PHIL. A. MANIX. Florence. March 23. 1888. E. J. MlORI SON, Dealer in General Merchandise, PHILBROOK, M.T. One of the Largest and Most Complete Stocks in Eastern Meagher County. SW" Give mc a call and I will guarantee satisfaction. THE ONLY BIIIDGE ON TilE JUDITH AT 'rHIS PLACE. O The DUTi~us' Gurom 1s 15. sued March and Sept., each year: 216 pages, 84 x11 inches, with over 3,300 illustrations-a whole pic ture gallery. Gives whole sale prices direct to consumers on all goods for personal or family use. Tells how to order, and gives exact cost of every thing you use, eat, drink, wear, or have fun with. These invaluable books con tam information gleaned from the mar kets of the world. We will mail a copy Free to any address upon receipt of the postage-7 cents. Let us hear from you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. 2T A 29 Wabash Avmue, chUa M, Lu. ROBERTS & BEST, NEW HARNESS SHOP Sun River Crossing. Harness and Saddle Repairing done on Short Notice. 1W" Give us a fair trial and you will never deal any where else. W ll be mailed; toa appsensad to customers of last year witouatordering it. It contains iilusra pow*rics descdpt.ons and directions for nplting all and Flower Seeds, Plan etc. Inva1Uý a to all. D.M.FR;&2 SUM IT STATION, On the Barker Road, Bet rtek dA to c.Go o-ono W Reward. Wt filtend s ý ýd aº fking too PRICES OF DRY GoODS anli CLOTHING -WILL BE STILL FURTHER REDUCED THIS WEEK, NAINSOOKS................................ cents per yard LAW NS....................................... 9 " " and up. CORSETS.................................. 50 " and up. GINGHAMS................................... 9 " per yard. PRINTS..................................... 6 and 7 cents. DRESS GOODS ............................... At half what they cost LADIES' SKIRTS, UNDERWEAR, RUBBER CIRCULARS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, TIES, At muck less than cost COLLARS, HANDKERCHIEFS, AND in New rork. EVERYTHING ELSE.................... J MEN'S CLOTHING AT LESS THAN COST. .ESSIG.V'EE. WILLIAM GLASSMAN. Manufacturer, and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in * SADDLES, HARNESS Ohaps, Bridles, Pure California Spurs, Bits, Etc., Etc. -o STOCK SADDLES A SPECIALTY SW Warranted Not to Hurt Man or Horse. ..a All kinds of Saddles and Harness made to order. Send.for price list and catalogue. Mail orders a specialty and attended to as well as if the parties were present. WM. CLASSMAN, Practical Saddler, Fort Benton. COEUR D'ALE NE. Reliable and Interesting Report. By Mail, 50 Cents. Address: L. BOYER, Box 695, Bozeman, Montana. PIONEER STATIONERY HOUSEt C. W. CRA NE. We keep a full line qf Blank Books and Stationery. A fine line of Books always in stock and more en route. CIGARS Imported and Domestic, of the mos popular brands. We keen the finest SMOKING AND CHEWIN6 TOBACCO. FRUITS! JEWELRY ! An endless varie'y of Fancy Goods Toys. Notions, Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, ýhromas, Picture Frames. Pocket Cutlery, Combs, etc. G. TV. CRANE. Branded M on left shoulder. Range on South Fork of Sun River. P. O. address- Flor ence, M. T. $50 REWARD. Stolen, from Dry Wolf creek. on Monday, Feb ruary 4th, 1884, THREE HORSES, as below: One light roan. eight years old, branded JP on right side; one dark iron-grey horse, 16 hands high, weighing 1,150 pounds, branded Y (dim) on right shoulder, two black spots on left shoulder caused by collar, two plain saddle marks on kidneys; one light horse. weighing about 1,050 pounds, 15 hands hihranded (dim) on left hip. The above reward will be paid on their return to WM. BLANKINSHIP, Stanford, M. T. BUCKS FOR SALE. These bucks consist of thoroughbred Merino and a cress between the thoroughbred Merino and the thoroughbred S hropshire Down. We invite all per sons who are desirous o1 purchasing bucks to look at our band before purchasing elsewhere. For partic ulars address or call on SMITH BROS., Martinedale, M. T. TO WOOL _ROWERS. Parties intending to buy Merin Rams this fall are invited to examine our stock of pure bred GCarppbell Merinos, brought out from Vermont early this season. We claimthat they are the most hardyrace of opue bred Merinosever brought to Moan, and we are prepared to show that a. regdads lity the wool of the Csmpbellock has never r in the United States by aish American sh We refer to the lowing gtlemen or to anyoth ers who have bought our rims: + I. D :Path , X'eck & Lacy, HjBran,, 'orbl nton; W. B. Ind aR Utica; Dent k !uille o C W &ree . Adersonvll ole .. ' .,- _~no; ii Correspondene slicitted. PARIS 0150 801 SHEEP OR SALE. *beevp Wattdst beoR o per ealt sen at o, sdnese a Post office address Fort Benton. Range-Highwood. The brand is on left shoulder. Vent-Same brand on left hip. CIAL CI4WFOID Post office address Fort Benton. Range- Vicinity of Fort Benton. Horse brand- C C on left shoulder. Vent - C on left thigh. ALEX, WERES, A Branded W on left shoulder. Range-Month of Deep - Creek. P. O. address -Ulidia' M.T. Montana Cattle Cc. (INCORPORATED) R. B. Harrison, President; E. Sharpe, Vice-Presi dent: W. D. Wheeler, Treasurer! L. A. Walker, Sec retary; R. P. Walker, Superintendent. Address of Compa' y-Helena, M. T. Address of Superintendent-Sun River, M. T. Range-Marias to Sun River. Ear mark-Half crop off right: upper slope in left. Also owners of cattle branded: O-( 8 11 I X .x Horses branded thus; on left shoulder. E. HAMEL. Cattle branded 7 on left rib and hip. Ear mark Swallow foot on left ear. Wattle under jaw. Horses brandedeame or. left shoulder. Range-Upper Teton. P. O. address-Frenchtown, M T. CHAS. S. ROTH. Horse brand- SR on Vent-Same on left shoulder. Range-Between the Shonkin and Belt creek. P. O. address--Fort Benton, M. T. No horses sold with out vent. Horse brand- -N on r shthoulder. 1et-Bar over bran1d. Rans~e -Shonkin. . .address- Fort toil, ). T. Pro th rach f te udertatd, n theBig sav. a~ blc mar.branded 88sd W the teft ahoul der.A rwaeot 10 illbe aid any informlation~ IA~la toth rsovryofthe aia L.L PPj~rausog A C, UortBestoll.