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(Contributions for this page respectfully solicited from stockmen and others.] ENGLAND AND WESTERN UATTLS . An English Deputation Asks that Re strictions be Removed From the Importation of Western Herds. LONDON, July 25.-A large and influ eutial deputation waited upon Baron Carlingford, lord of the privy seal, to day, and urged the immediate removal of the restriction placed by the privy council on the importation of cattle from Wyoming. Earl-of Warnicliffee, Baron Wenlock and Lord Edward Cavendish, Cyril Flower, Sir George Balfour, Al bert Grey and Charles Palmer, member of commons, together with Moerton Frewen, delegate of the Wyoming Stock Growers' association, were present. The speakers urged that cheap, healthy cattle were obtainable through Canada and from the country west of the Mis souri river. They declared that no cat tle disease existed in these regions, and the strictest precautions were taken dur ing the transportation of the cattle through to the seaboard and at the sea board. The cattle were nourished from the second to the third year in Wyom ing at one-fourth of what the cost would be in England. They could be exp'rt ed with very great advantage to the British consumer. The business of fat tening them for market would prove a great source of profit to farmers, and consumers would pay less for their beef. Baron Carlingford replied for himself and for Hon. Geo. Dodson, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He said he realized the extreme interest and impor tance of the statements made, and the plea which had been urged, and they would bestow careful consideration upon them. He refrained from saying, however, whether the importation of cattle into Great Britain from Wyom ing would be consistent with the law. He thought it would be necessary to consult with Canada before any steps were taken. A Pioneer Stockman. Hon. H. M. Cochrane, who is now so journing at the river metropolis, can rightly claim to be the father of the stock business in the Northwest terri tory. Three years ago he came to Fort Benton and purchased a large herd of cattle for the Cochrane Ranche com pany, which were driven to the Bow river country, near Calgary, that fall. This was the first herd of any consider able size driven into the Northwest, and it was the starter for the large stock industry that has since grown up in that section. Mr. Cochrane was not fortu nate in selecting a range, and as a con sequence he suffered some heavy losses, but his cattle have since been driven to a more favorable region and are now doing well. The company have also some 500 head of horses on the range. Having given the first impetus to the raising of cattle and horses on an exten: sive scale in the Northwest, Mr. Coch rane has now turned his attention to sheep, and he will be the pioneer wool grower of the great grass country north of the international line. No one man has done more to advance the stock in terests of the Northwest Territory than Mr. Cochrane, and he is entitled to a great share of credit for the part he has performed. Ranges N orth of the Yellowstone. The Running Water Land and Cattle company have 5,000 head of stock on the trail from northeastern Nebraska bound for a range on Big Dry creek, north of the Yellowstone. William Carter will put 7,000 head on Red Water, Mr. Day 3,000 on the same stream, and a Chicago company 8,000 on the Little Dry, all north of the Yellowstone. These herds, with Scott, Lang & Co.'s 6,500, and the same number belonging to Ryan Bros. already there will make 36,000 head of cattle driven into that re gion this year. These new ranges are mostly or all in Dawson county, in the great triangle bounded by the Yellow stone, Musselshell and Missouri rivers. Live Stock Market. CHICAGO, July 25. Cattle-Receipts, 6,500 head. The market is active and grades stronger; 4,000. Texans on sale; prime 5@10c lower. Good to fancy shipping steers, $5 35@5 50; common to medium, $4 50 @4 70; stockers, $3 00@4 40 - feeders, $3 75@4 30; Texas steers, averaging 700 to 950 pounds, $2 90@3 60. Sheep-Receipts, 1,500 head. Poor kinds plentiful and lower; good grades steady. Inferior to fair. $2 24@3 25 per 100 lbs; medium to good,$3 4Q@4 00; choice to extra,$4 25@4 75. Wool Market. BosTON, July 25.-Wool steady and in good demand; Ohio and Pennsylvania extras, 32@35; Michigan extra, 29@30; combing fleeces, 33@38; unwashed, 13@ 24; pulled wools, 20@28. Ualves beloLging on other Ranges branded by the Bhonkin Round-up, 8Sprng, 1884. Swn RzvnB AND MalAs BjAUDs. St. Louis tattle Co ......................... 11 M:ontana " " .. ........... ...... ... .... 2 Floweree.,. ................. . ..........-,... Jans. sam ...... ................... ... 1 Port Shag Cattle (. .................... Fort oMuc t t*e cam ............................. 1 lhe...........y ....................... .......... 1 Cob= ....... .....#a- •. . .. :. .....-. .". .......1 W . .......,,... ..... .................. 1 J ... o r ght . t f , ; A t #Pcs, ad w n 'ateg tlea Cuh:p c STOCK NOTES. D. J. Hogan expects to move. his cat tle from the South Fork' range this summer. The Swan Land and cattle company have just purchased 450,000 acres of land from the Union Pacific railroad com pany. There are quite a number of strangers in the city who are looking forward to cattle investments in northern Montana and we will probably soon be able to re port some purchases. During the five months ended with May 31st there were landed at Baltimore 1,109 cattle from foreign countries. Of these 293 were Aberdeen-Angus, 196 were Gallowayo, 523 Herefords, 31 Short horns, Sussex, and 13 were Jerseys. The Benton & St. Louis Cattle com pany did adt market their beeves last year, and they will have. this season about 1,200 four and five year old steers to ship. They are even now in prime condition and are pretty sure to bring fancy prices for range cattle. Colorado people say they last year sent a million and a quarter dollars east to "pay for oleomargarine and yile grease, called butter." They propose toexpend this sum chiefly at home this year for genuine butter. It is about time that Montana people came to the same con clusion. Says the Caldwell (Kas.) Journal: Shippers of light, halt-fat grass cattle lost as high as $200 a car on the St. Louis market last week. They should have been left on their native heath a few weeks longer, and the "half-fat" charges would not have been preferred against their bank account. The bringing in of a bunch of 120 head of spring calves from Ohio by rail, this week, is a' new departure. The little jokers stood the ride well and are now filling up on grass at Wrighter's ranch, near Sherman. A little ground feed will have to be used the coming winter, _most likely, but the youngsters, with care, will come out strong yearlings in the spring.-N-orthwestern Live Stock Journal" Richard Gray,,representing the N orth ern Pacific Refrigerating company (the DeMores company) and manager of the company's business. and market house in Helena, has just purchased of Louis Marcut, of Sun river, 150 of as fine grass fed beeves as can be shown anywhere. He paid $50 per head for them, or $7,500 for the lot. These steers are intended for supplying the company's Helena market trade.-Independent. Gen. George B. McClellan, Brayton Ives, John B. Barron, Oliver Summer Teal, E. Harrison Stanford, A. A. Sum mer, Thomas Lyons, John J. McCook, George B. Post, and others have united in a company to operate one of the largest cattl% ranches of the world. It is in Grant county, New Mexico, and is about forty miles east to west and sixty miles north to south, comprising about 1,500,000 acres of grazing land. There are now some sixteen thousand head of cattle on the range, and it is intended to increase the herds to eighty thousand cattle. The Winnipeg Sun interviewed Mr. I. G. Baker some time ago and elicited from him this opinion of cattle raising in the North West territory: "I think it is to be the great industry of the coun try, and it is developing rapidly now. Why you can take the great sweep of country clean down from the Saskatche wan to the Rio Grande and you have over a thousand miles in length of mag nificent grazing country. Down in Texas the cattle grow small, in Colorado a trifle lrger, in Wyoming larger still, in Montana still larger, while in the Canadian northwest you can raise the finest cattle to be had on the North American continent. I figured the mat terup once and found that it costs just one dollar a year to take care of cattle out on the western prairie. It is bound to pay." WOOL ITEMS. The Tribune says that about 400,000 pounds of wool will be shipped from Dillon this year. James B. Culley, of Sand Coulee, went to Oregon a few weeks ago to buy sheep. His partner, J. T. Lee, started Monday to meet him.-Sun. Geo. D. Patterson has sold 2,000 head of tiheep to Hon. H. M. Cochrane, mak ing the purchases of this gentleman amount, to 8,000 head. This is a good "starter" in the sheep business. Mr. L. W~-. Pck, who is going east in a few days to purchase two car loads of thoroughbred merino sheep, has under advisement the matter of shipping them by the Canadian Pacific railroad, as the drive from Maple creek is a much better one than from Helena, although a little farther, Chris. Rumme, of Custer county, went to the Musselshell early this spring and bought at a moderate figure 1,000 head of sheep, there being 600 ewes in the band. Before starting on the home drive he harvested a crop of 631 lambs and when he reached the railroad at Pease Bottom sheared a clip of 7,088 pounds of wool, which he sent on to market and continued his drive with good success all the way through. Counting his increase and Wool crop Mr. Rummecame very near getting the original b.ud for nothing. The latest reports on the wool clip of Custer county places it at about 316,000 pounds. Already x26,49 pounds have been shipped and there are 40,000 pounds yet to go s .This in 1et navaly quadrules the i~pm of 18S8 m ; :,wise pr1ctX'p)~ e jarle at Miles. pity thus far this season has averaged Sbout 18 eeir pei pirdb Sof.e of our wool growers complain of the freikht ats prent and say 4thea rate is xow $2.20 per 10() pouns from Miles k to Boston, rinste$.8 last season. jcl4' Uther etm -OF SSPRINIG GiOODS- e are in recei of ouzr Parly fhiments of SPRING CLOTHING, yurnishing Goods, HATS, CAPS, SHIRTS, BOOTS, SHOES, NECK-WEAR, JEWELRY, &c., ec., For Men, Youths, Boys and Children, to which we invite the attention of the Public. w OUR PRICES ARE LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE m Give us a call and inspect our elegant Stock. Orders by Mail or Express will receive prompt attention. HIRSHBERG & NATHAN, Opposite Grand Union Hotel. Front St.. Fort Benton. M. T. Kyle Price, Ed. Delaney's partner in the sheep business, arrived from Wash ington. territory Monday last with ten carloads-two thousand-graded merino ewes. The train on which they were brought through was a special freight, and by a special arrangement made by General Agent Fulton came through from Wallula Junction without a stop, making the unparalleled time, for a stook train, of 550 miles-the entire dis tance-in forty hours. The sheep did not receive feed from the time they left Wallula Junction until they reached Helena, and not one was lost. This is a record of which the Northern Pacific may be proud, and is another feather in the cap of the company's most efficient general Montana agent. Mr. Price left yesterday morning with the herd to drive it to the Delaney & Price ranch, on the Marias, fifty miles north of Ben ton.-Independen.. Wanted-Sheep on Shares. 2,000 or 2,500 sheep wanted on shares. Have excellent range, good sheds, cor rals, etc., and will have 100 tons of good hay. For further information address the RIVER PRESS office. Sheep for Sale. One band of 2,800 ewes and lambs, also a band of 2,000 wethers. These sheep are acclimated and entirely free' from scab and ticks. Address-Sage Creek Sheep Co., Utica, Montana. -. 44 04f N. - -- - A Band of Horses for Sale. A band of about 100 stock horses for sale AT A BARGAIN. For further infor mation address J. K. care of the RIVER PRESS, Fort Benton. Taken Up. A bay horse, six years old, weight about 1,000 pounds, and branded B on the left thigh. The owner can secure the animal at 28-Mile Springs by paying for this advertisement. A. J. VANCE. Montana Cattle Company. (INconroaT.TD 1880.) R. B. Harrison, President. E. Sharpe, Vice-President. W. D. Wheeler, Treasurer. L. A. Walker, Secretary. R. P. Walker, Superintend't Addre s of Company Helena, M. T. Address of Superintend't Sun River, M. T. Range--North side of lower Sun river. Branded X on left shoulder. Vent-Same on ;eft thigh. D. G. Wei8. Horses branded A L on leftthirh. ange-'teton. -P.. address--Fort Brn- t`tn, M. . Horses branded UK on beft shoulder. angBi reek and M, T. ~,~s q~t~4e4r.. iuyer P.$ dd -Ppi* MONTANA CATTLE COIMPANY. (INCORPORATED 1880). R. B. Harrison, President. Range-Teton and Marias country. E. Sharpe, Vice-President. Vent-- inverted on left side. W. D. Wheeler. Treasurer. L. A. Walker. Secretary. Ear mark- Half crop off right; R. P. Walker, Superintendent. upper slope in left. --horses branded thus, 'on Address of Compan y - Helena, left shoulder. M. T. left shoulder. Address of Superintendent-Sun River, M. T. A'* calves branded same as large cut. Also owners of cattle branded: S b~s T R. KEASTER. Cattle brand- E K on left side; also K on left side. Horse brand--EK on left shoulder. Young cattle of E K brand marked: crop off both ears and a split in right. Range-Shbonkin. P. O. address-Fort Benton, M. T. FRIELDS N I EHOFF Brand-HG on left ribs. Mark-Two under slit4 in each ear. Horse brand same on left shoulder. Range--honkin. P.O. address-Fort Benton, M. T T, H, MARTIl, Brand-- on left hient- Snme on shoulder. Range-Shonkin and Arrow creeks. P. O. address Fort Benton. Agli shwoigod. .Cattle branded on left thtgh. SP.O. address - Chotean. M. T. POst ofce addree- Fort Benton. e Rage--Hishwood. fie brand ii can 1t shoulder. VentSame b-- on lon le hip ,'Fort ,enton .- on left thigh. E. HAMEL. Cattle branded 7 on left rib and hip. Ear mark Swallow foot on left ear. Wattle under jaw. Horses branded same on left shoulder. Range-Upper Teton. P. O. address-Frenchtown, M T. CHAS. S. ROTH. Horse brand-S 3 on left hip. Vent-Same on left shoulder. Range-Between the Shonkin and Belt creek. P. 0. address-For Benton, M. " with No horses sold with out vent Ia1colm 1s row Jr, Horse brand--N on rightshoulder. brand. VentBar over Ra ge-ShonkinFort ,.' enton, M. T. Branded M On left shoulder. Range on South Fork of Sun River. Sp. O. addreess-- Flor [ bience,...T. Branded W on left shoulder. Range--fonth of lep Creek. a Vtidia' P. O. address M.T. SThi e Montana Wool Crower. A quarterly journsal devoted tO tle tL' ist or wool, growers--$2 per