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Hle names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence unont, and cultivation of said land, viz: '1 homas L. tiorham, Ulidia, M. T.. John P. Austin, Chestnut. M T William McKee and Alvin Hodson of Ulidin. M T. F. ADKINSON, Register. Notice of Final Entry. LAND OFFICE AT HELFNA, M T. ? April 15, 1585. OTICE is hereby given that t e following named settler has filed notice 5f his inten tion to makefinal proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made dbefore T. G. Woods, Notary Public in and for Lewis and Clarke county, Montana, at Florence, M1 T, on May 30, 1855, viz: Lucien H. Bailey, who made Pre-empc-n 1). S. No. 6864 for the E2 of NI' of SWk, N3711 SE 1 NW's, seet32, township lb N of 7 W. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upt n. and cultivati n of. said land, viz: Nelson J Singleton, James 1 Me Donald, John Terral and William Felty. all of Augusta, M T. F. AiKINSON, liegister. Notice of Final Entry. Land Office at Helena, Montna, I April '2), li5. NOTIC is hereby given that the following named settler has fib d no tice of his intention to make final proof in suppi r. of his claim, and that said proof will be made behoe the liegi-ter and Receiver of the U. S. Lard iffice at Hele , Montana. M P'. on June ii. I-+5, viz: Jolhn P Austin, who mnacdo hotin' stetil cpplics. tion No 2155 for the ;;': NWi4c Ni, SW's. sec 27. township 17, N of R 4 WV. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residectie upon. and ent.tivation of, said Land, viz: Ilhas 'ripLett, of I 'hestonit. Thoe L Gerham, Wm McKee and ALvin tiedson, of ULidia, Montana. F. ADKINiON, lIegiet r. NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY. LAND OITICE AT ItET FNA, M T, Mary 27, 1ei. Notice is hereby civen that the following-nam cd settler has filed norice of his intention to make final proof in -upport of his claim. and that atid proof will he mtade before J P Dyns, a Notary Public. in and for Meagher county, Mon tana. at Ulidia, M T., on July 11). lx5, viz: Samuel Adams, who mida D. S. No. 6732 for lots 2 and :3 section :9, lots 7 and S section 19, .nd lot 10iaction 'a),tp1Ill N of R2 E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land. viz: Samuel Dere More, of sun River. M T. ('harley B. Holt. of Rohnstown. M T. Lewis SI u'tz and David C. Eaton, of Sun River. M T. F. ADKINSON. Register. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JB. NEWMAN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Sun River, - - Montana. CARTER & CLAYBERG, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Office: Main St., Foot of Broadway, Helena, M. T. 2-1' DR. A. F. FOOTE, DENTIST, Broadway, - . - Helena, Mon'. (ABOVE HERALD OFFICE) rERAITHS D. EDGERTON. ELBERT D. WEED. EDCERTON &;WEED, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, Tha Law of R~eal Esttato and water rights mad. a specialty. PARCHEN BLOCK --COR. MAIN AND BROADWAY, HELENA, M. T. ST- LOUIS HOTEL ANd Bol Ton lResteurant, Main street, Helena FIRST CLASS IN EVERY RESPECT S. Stusher, - - Proprietor. H P ROLFE W F PARKER ROLFE & PARKER, Attorneys & Counselors Special attention given to Land and Mining ('lain's and Collections. l P. ROLFE, SP U. Se.Dep. Mineral Surveyor. GREAT FALLS CHARLES G (BIFFITH EDMUND INGERSOLL County Surveyor GRIFFITH & INGERSOLL, Civil Engineers & I)e9. U. S. Mineral & Land Surveyors, Irrigating ditches and ranch surveys a specialty. OFFICES: GREAT FALLS & BENTON. HL. HULL, CARPENTER, C1MCTOLI, -and Builder. Plans and Specifications for any Dc sired Building Furnished. Satisfactison Guaranteed on all Con tract Work Sun River, - Mont S.Sd WHITTIER, Job Work Promiptly Attenfed to Great Falls, - Mont. VOL. 1. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1885, NO. 5, M ONTANA'S WI LD) FLOWERS. The Great Variety and Beauty of Our Wild Flowers. It is a difficult matter to write un der the above Leading; because, nearly all of our Montana flowers are rare in - the east. In fact, very few of them are to be found there at all. t We have many rare and beautiful flowers here, and few of them have other than scientific names. Any observant person walking over the prairie in early ,pring is apt to ee a pretty little yellow lily called Fritellaria pudica, or Chequered lily. It first appears in the coulees. The stem is simple, bearing a solitary orange-yellow flower. The leaves are bright green, and the plant would form a pleasing ornament to any flow or garden. There is also another species, which is somewhat rarer, be ing found only in the mountains. False Solomons' Seal is very plenti ful. It also appears in the spring. It is not a showy plant, but is neverthe less pretty. Its flowers are small and whit;. The fruit is dark purple, fin ally almost black. Near the mountains we find Calb chartus Nuttallii. Thii is a very showy plant. with long, slender, green leaves. It bears one large, white f!ower two or three inches in diameter. The pet als of these flowers are very thin and are easily bruised. A species of this same genus found in the mountains exclusively is much prettier. Inside of the flower are spots of dark brown and black which form a pleasing con trast with the other coloring of the flower. All of the foregoing plants belong to the Lily Family and should be cul- I tivated f( r their beauty. We have very few ferns in this part of Montana and only one species is really graceful. It is the Bladder Fern, cistoplevis fragilis. This fern has fronds from six inches to a foot high. They are delicate and graceful and would make an excellent house plant or the fronds would look well in a bouquet. Everybody knows what Arnica is as a liniment, but very few know the plant in its native state. We have several species in this Territory. All of them would look well in a garden, Leoause of their bright yellow flowers and soft, downy leaves. A species of l`dazing Star" is very common here, that is not found in the east. The flowers of this plant are on a spike and in color are rose-purple. Then we have several kinds of "Gold en-rod" not found east of the Missis sippi. Lark-spur is often found in gar ens in the east and we know of several parties who sent east for seed. They could just as well have procured young plants of our Montana Lark spur. It is quite as pro tty .s the g:r den varieties and being a native here it should claim the first attention from all lovers of flowers. This kind of Lark-spur begins to bloom when it is only two or three inches out of the ground and continues to do so until it is a foot and a half and sometimes two feet in height. The flowers are numerous and of a fine blue-purple color. The Golden or Missouri cumrant is abundant here, while in the east it is totally unknown, except as an orna mental bush in gardens. It is a na tive here, whereas in the east it is an introduced plant. The many bright, yellow flowers are borne on lax ra cemes. The flowers are very fragrant. Professor Wood remarks that it is "a beautiful shrub six to ten feet high, common in cultivation." The fruit of this currant makes good sauce and the juice boiled down with sugar and strained make an excellent jelly of a fine color. We have another plant of the same genus which also is good. It is a spe cies of goose-berry peculiar to the west. In about two weeks or so from this time its fruit will be large enough to pick. Last season the writer pick ed about a quart of these berries while green and boiled them down with sugar. The result was a rich sauce of a beautiful red color. Several parties who saw the sauce and after wards were shown some uncooked berries, thought that some coloring matter had been added, because the color was so rich. However, such was not tLe case. We would recommend our friends to try these gooseberries. They are common all along this river. We have an Evening Primrose which is very pretty and which has a pleasant perfume. The flowers are about two inches in diameter, at first white, latterly changing to pink. In Montana there are fourteen spe cies or more of Artemisia or Worm wood. Some of the species resemble in the shape of their leaves and in their smell, the garden sage of the east; hence arises the name which has Ien given to this genus by Montani ans, viz: Sage-brush. Along this river there grows a spe cies of Pennyroyal not found east. It is aromatic and pungent, and is sim ilar to the eastern Pennyroyal in flavor. For those who like climbing vines around their windows or over their porches there is Clemalis (Virgins' Bower) which is a nice plant and very hardy; while in flower it is very pret ty. Most plants lose their beauty af ter flowering: but, if anything, -this Clemalis is prettier in fruit than it is in flower. Montana can show a g3od represen tation in most plant families and among other pretty plants the little blue-bell or hare-bell is worthy of mention. The plant is fine and deli cate with blue bell-shaped flowers. The stem is a foot or more high and smooth. This little plant is a perrenial herb. It dies down every autumn, but grows again the next season from the same root-stalk, thus obviating the necessity of sowing fresh seed each year when the plant is being cultivat ed. Blue-:ells and ferns usually go together in thL more humid of the eastern States. but here they do not affiliate, although both plnts like moist. rocky localities. We find here three species of Lupine. The plant has no common name. But its name comes from the Latin- lupus, a wolf: because it overruns the fields and devours their fertility. Although the genus has an unsavory reputation in this respect, we find four or live species and varieties cultivated in gardens for ornament. Two of our specie.; are pretty. The edible mushroom is common here on the open prairies in the spring. I This spring has been :o dry that they are rather scarce this season. In the mountains we find the Or egon gral e. A pretty little plant whose leaves bear sharp sp'nes some thing like one sees on holly leaves, only much smaller and not so strong. It is said that the fruit is good when cooked. It is not so bad raw. We have several trees here that would be nice for ornament or for shade. The only one we will mention is the Aspen Poplar (quaking ash) as the miners call it. It is straight and symmetrical. For its successful growth it requires a large quantity of moisture. We also find in the mountains rev eral kinds of pretty lichens, which de pend from the limbs of the spruce, etc. These lichens often attain two feet in length. One kind is bright yellow and ai o her might be called a cre:amy green. They would be nice for ornamenting flower baskets and other similar auticles. Of course this little sketch does not take in even one-tenth of our prettier and rarer plants, Put it will serve to illustrate that this Territory is as rich in useful and ornamental vegetation as it is in mineral wealth. Many of our Montana plants could be made useful and profitable if our people would only turn their attention to them. FRED ANDERSON. A HAUNTED HOUSE. Some very mysterious occurrences have been noted for some time in a de serted cabin on Clore street. It seems to be pretty generally known in that immediate vicinity that very strange and unaccountable phenomena are in some way associated with the old cabin, such as shrieks of apparently suffering persons, groans, rappings on the dcor, white specters instantly dis appearing in the air, &c. A short time ago, a little after midnight, one of the city police in maLintg his accus tomed walk near the cabin, heard the groans of some one whom he suppos ed was in the very act of breathing his last. Thinking that some one was suffering foul play, he broke into the cabin, lighted a match and to his ut ter surprise found nothing. From an old timer we learned that this cabin was occupied in the early days of the city by an old wench who was suspected of murdering more than one unfortunate who had "struck it rich in mining camp days." The evidence of foul play became so clear that the old fiend was notified by 3-7-77 to "pack her kit and skip," and she did so. Since the first experience of the of ficer others have been keeping close watch of the haunted cabin, and it is asserted a reasonable explanation found for these mysterious happen ings. We hope to give a satisfuctory solution of the problem in our next. Helena Independen'. It costs each of the colleges whose crews participate in the annual boat race on the Thames about $7,000 for the sport. Australia s lost $44,000,000 from pleuro-pneumonia, introduced by a single cow that was supposed to have recovered. IA) TIE POOR INDIAN. Stories That Give an Isiusht Into the Character of the Red Man. The Indian is progressive. He is fast becoming civilized. An Indian shot and killed his squaw and then blew his own brains out. He did it within two miles of Fort Assinaboine. The Indian was known as -Bull. It is remarkable, writes a Miles City, Montana, correspondent of the New York Sun, what a fascination the name Bull bas for Indians, They uso it with every qualification-- Sit ting, Standing and. BEingy The indiaji Bulls are rropcrtionately as numerous as the white Smiths. This particular Bull, who does not appear to have been provided with the usual descriptive adjetive, but to have been plain Bull, was on his way to the fort, accompanied by his squaw. When near the fort he drove her into the brush and shot her dead. It is be lieved the squaw had-some money which she declined to turn over to the brave: hence the sudden and bloody act. After the murder Bull went to ward the fort. At a hunter's camp near by he told an Indian boy what he had done. Afterward he started back to the place where the body of the murdered equaw lay. A white scout in the employ of the govern ment happened to be in the noighbhr hood looking for seie stray horses. Ball, seeing him, supposed he was rooming to arre:.t him. He sat down, [fut the muzzle of the gun to his fore iead and blew his brains out. Suicide is rare among the red men, but I have known several instances within the past eight or nine years. A young squaw shot herself through the heart in 1877, when she was held, with her mother and other squaws, in temporary captivity at Fort Keogh as a hostage for the performance of cer tain agreements by White BeL's band of Cheyennes to which she be longed. She was one of the captives taken on the eve of the fight at Wolf mountain, Wyoming. A chief was seeply endmure<t of hei; afinitte first offers of his band of Cheyeanes to surrender were due, in some measure, to this tender sentiment, and not wholly to the Indian reverses at Wolf mountain. After the Tongue river expedition had returned to Ft. Keogh and the captives were safely lodged under guard, truce-bearers were sent in by the tribe to negotiate for the iet: ri of the captive-. Negotiations were reopened for the surrender of the Cheyennes. A large party, head ed by White Bull, who was enwrap ped in an old calico American flag, was allowed to come into the canton ment to have a talk. They were also allowed to see the captives and talk with them. After the first day's coun cil it was seen that the Cheyennes were playing a diplomat:c gamne The Cheyennes were allowed to return to their tribe still in the field. Their re quests that the squaws be allowed to accompany them were firmly refused. The v arriors who feared a forcible 'etention, were much pleased when they were allowed to return to their tribe. During till Eprevious night an ominous stillness reigned among them. They were all camped in the center of the parade ground. They evidently feared treachery or bad faith. Next morning the scene was changed. They were feeling good. They san dled their ponies and packed their mules. The captives wcre allowd-to remain with their relatives during these preparations. The young squaw, with a face beaming with smiles, was saddling her pony, and the young buck, her fiance, was not far away. She expected to go with the party, but she was detained, with the other captive squaws, as a hos tage for the return of White Bull and his party in twenty days. A very dis tinguished young warrior, Buffalo Hump, also remained a voluntary hostage. The party moved out in the usual Indian fashion, and promised their spcely return with the rest of the tribe. The young squaw, when she found she could not go with ,the band, was deeply grieved. Shy could not be made to believe that they would ever return again. The sight of her de parting lover and her friends was more than she could bear. The Indi an-male or female-is a creature of impulse. She drew a small pis which she had in some way seer in her clothing, and shot through the heart. At the ap Limo the Cheyennes returned rendered. Her lover came thei, but found his inter lead and buried on the b rellowstone. For ~seve nether and relatives bo their grief in tb pashing tbeir limbs letting their blood stream upon her grave. There were also four very deter mined suicides of Indians here in 1880 and 1881. The suciides were Chey ennes of the north. They had wound ed a cavalry sargeant detached on sig nal duty between Deadwood and Ft. Keogh and killed a rancher. They were captured by a detachment from Ft. Keogh. turned over to the civil authorities here, and all four confined n the some cell. They considered themselves as bad as hanged, and they decided to save the government the trouble of strangling them. They could procure only one rope: Thet first hanged himself. The other three took him down, and the second had his turn at the rope. He made no botch of the job. Then he wes taken down and the third hanged himself. The third was taken down by the fourth, and the last was found hanging and dead by the jailer next morning. THE MOON INHABITED. At the astronomical observatory of Berlin, says a translation from Nya Pressen Holsingfor, a discovery has lately been made, which, without doubt, will cause the greatest sensa tion not only among the adepts in science, but even among the most learned. Professor Blendmann, in that city, has found, beyond a doubt, that our old friend, the mcon, is not a mere lantern which kindly furnishes light for the loving youth and gas companies of our planet, but the abode of living, intelligent beings, for which he is prepared to furnish proofs most convincing. This question has agitated humani ty from time immemorial, and has been the object of the greatest inter est. But the opinions have always differed very widely, and no two minds held one and the same. Already in ancient times the belief prevailed that the moon was inhabited with some higher organized, intelligent beings, somewhat resembling man, and to commntnicate with them the earthly enthusiasts planted rows of trees several miles in length so as to form the figure of the Pythegorean theorem. The celebra e 1 astronomer Schroder, in the beginning of the present century, fancied that he could detect places on the surface of the moon which periodically grew lighter and darker, and from this fact he de rived the conclusion that the phenom enon was a prcof of existing vegeta tior. During the last few decades, however, the idea of life on the moon has been held up to ridicule, and to tally scorned by men of learning. But, nevertheless, it has now been proved to be correct. By accid. nt Dr. Blendman found that the observations of the moon gave but very unsatisfactory results, owing to the intensity of the light power of the moon's atmosphere, which is that strong that it affects the correctness of the observation in a very high degree. He then con ceived the idea of making the object g;las of the refractor less sensitive to the rays of light, and for that pur pose he darkened it with the smoke of camphor. It took months of ex perimenting before he succeeded in finding his right degree of obscurity if the glss, and when finally found Eo then with the refractor took a very ,courate photo of the moon's surface. Phis he placed in a sun microscope, shicli gave the picture a diameter of 55} feet. The revelation was most startling. It perfectly overturned all aitherto entertained ideas of the noon's surface. Those level plains which formerly were held to be )zeans of water proved to be. verdant lelds, and what formerly was consid 3red mountains turned out as deserts )f sand and oceans of water. Towns mad habitations of all kinds were lainly discernable, as well as signs )f industry and traffic. The learned )rofessor's study and observations of ild Luna will be repeated every full noon when the sky is clear, and we renturo to predict that the time is iot far off when we shall know more mbout the man in the moon. The Chicago Inter-Ocean thinks hat if President Cleveland, instead d excusing himself for a bad choice if men for office by saying thathbe had mo means of obtaining correct inform tiofl, would announce the applicants en days before he made a choice he dget more information in a day - nnow obtain in the entire appointment. g man may be too ingenious n good, as, for example, the inJackson, Conn., whose duty to lend an extra street car horse from the top of the bill, ready to the next car. He trained the al to turn on his own accord and e himself in position for the next rip, imnd now uis rervicca ha're been tisp~ensed with. BETTER THAN OFFICE. Experience of a Georgia Yan at the National Capital. One man who came for an office has succeeded so much better than he expected that his case is worth re cording. He came from Georgia and relates his experience thus: "Being a Democrat, and not having much lnch at getting ahead at home, I thought I would get an office in Washington if I could. Letting no one but my wife and a friend know what I was up to, I started. After landing hero I saw just as plain as day tiat the w44yr was too deep for me; besides, iun dreds of others a great deal smarter at the business were ahend of me. I had not much money, and so, instead of paying much attention to the office, I began to look around for work or something to make a living while I stayed. To tell you the truth, I had not been much away from home, and never in so large a place before. Somehow I kinder felt I could make it go if only I got a chance; and after I had looked around some and clap ped my eye over things I thought I saw chances, if only they were worked right. I have a fancy I have a nat ural gift for knowing a chance as soon as I see it. I got this idea all at once when I saw so many ways and things; so many persons selling everything and so many buying. I had about $15, and with it I concluded to start. I had looked around the market, where more money is spent in a day than in my town in a whole year. Why can't I have some of it? thought I. Well, I launched out $4 for Flor ida oranges and 50 cents more for a basket. That day I sold half the oranges and had my money back. How I did work, though--went every where, into the houses and stores, and somehow people bought willingly. Maybe it was because I was so earnest about it. The third day I hal all the oranges sold, with nearly $5 profit in my pockets. Better'n i.ffce, I began to think. While I was looking around for another chance the dealer from whom I had had bought offered me two other boxes. the last of a lot, for $^.50; nice orrnges, too. I knew at once what I could do with them. The next morning I sold them for $4 a box, $2.50 profit without breaking bulk. I had never before made money so fast in all my life. I kept on for two weeks, and I couldn't be hired to take the office I was after. I begin to think how well I could fix myself right hero in Washington, with my little wife and baby and the boy, who by rights ought to be going to school. You don't want to hear it all. It's but two months and two days since I came, and I have got $80 and every thing paid up. What's better, there are a couple of dealers in the market who say they will back me for any thing in reason I want to Co. I'm thinking I'll keep on the line I've been going for the present. I see so many chances that sometimes I don't know which to take. I wonder any body that can work wants an office here. Some of the Georgia fellows branging around here have come to me !or money, but I toll 'em to go to work, for there is a heap more money in it than in any office I know of." Washington Letter. A BIG "WELL" IN ARIZONA. In some sections of the noit'ern portion of Arizona the question of water supply, even for domestic pur po ;es, is a very serious one. This is part~ctilarly the case at A h Fork, a station on the Atlantic & Pacific rail road. A series of very lovely and fertile valleys surround the place, and plently of grass grows for the sup port of large herds of cattle, but no water can be had except from an oc casional "tank" during the winter season. At Ash Fork the railroad company attempted to sink an artesi an well, but after reaching a depth of 900 feet the drill became fastened and could not be removed. Many futile attempts were made to extract it, but at last it was abandoned in despair. All water now used at that station and by the residents of the town is brought by rail from Pach Springs, sixty-five miles to westward, and is sold at 50 cents per barrel. A short time ago a prospector, stim ulated by the Inquiry for water, re ported that he had discovered a huge well, about eight miles from Ash Fork, sunk in a level plain. Parties at once repaired thither with ropes and other paraphernalia to exp'o:e the wondrous discovery. They found the locality, but to this day they do not know the exact nature of the on rious cavern that met their gaze. It isloeated on a level plain and cannot bseen until i appr very nte floenis no evidence of the earth or rrik ving been removed fromte GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE. ADVEIITISLNG1 11 TE i. a~~~~ - , 1week.4. S2.IS 3.I$ 4.;$ 6. 9.I2 12. 1 month. 5. ti.I 7. r io 15. ! 25. 3 months 7. I H. I110- 15. 34. 55. 6 month J. I 10. 153. 30. 55, . 110. 1 year.... 12. I 1:. "25. 50. 1 1(1. L200. Bucinces notices in reading matt:-r, 25 cents per line. Business notices 15 cents p-r line for first in sertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent inset tion of same met aer. pit, which was found to be 150 feet in diameter and 320 feet deep, with per pendicular walls. No one in the party was brave enough to descend and explore the "well," when the rope had been lowerel, and the explorers returned to Ash Fork scarcely wiser than they were before tha'r trip. It I is certainly a greit curiosity, and there passibly exists a supply of water somewhere in its depths or in the nu merous caverns or tunnels that appar ently emerge into the dark earth be low from this curious threshold of sunlight.--Tucsun Citizen. DFMONT'.4 ( ARACTEII. The announcement of the capture of Dumont, ioil's licatenant in the late insurrection, at Fort Assinoboine, has led to inquirit s being made here as to who Dumont is, and the result is thus shown: He was born within three miles of Winnipeg, nearly fifty years ago, and belongs to a well known half-breed family. He received some education, and was always a devout Catholic, but being of stern and romantic nature, early adopted the nomadic mode of life. When but a child he was always with a gun on his shoulder, following the game. As he advanced in years I he took to trapping, and soon turned his profesuicn to good account, as the eager demand for furs by the Hudson Bay company afforded him a ready sale for the product of the hunt. He soon saved money and began to be re garded among the Metis as a man of wealth. He settled near Winnipeg twenty years ago, and took part in the Red River rebellion in 1869. He did not figure prominently, as active warfare was never resorted to. Dis gusted with the municipal organiza tion after the province was formed, and having a horror of paying taxes, he, in company with .about one hun dred other half-breeds, moved north, settling on the banks of the Saskatch ewan near Batoche, the scene of the late conflict. Although his father and sons tilled the land, Gabriel devoted most of his time to the chase, as game was abundant in that district He would go off for five and six months - at a time and he return laden with game. He was both respected and feared by all the Indian fibes through whose country he ranged. Being powerful, bold and fearless, he always deemed himself a match for five red skins, and even a larger number have been known to run from him after in curring his displeasure. The proposi tion to have a rebellion readily caught Dumont, as it afforded him an oppor tunity to gratify his love for adven ture and change. On his own request to the council iL is said he was made director of military movements, a position which he ably filled; and it is stated that he wept with chagrin when informed of his suppoiters de serting the rifle pits and leaving him with a mere handful to fight alone. Riel says he was the last man to leave the pits, and it was only when the troops were charging down on the pit he occupied that he leaped from the pit, and casting his blood-stained rifle on the prairie, ran with great speed for the bushes, half mile away. How he reached Montana without be ing seen is strange, in view of the large number of scouts kept patrol ling the country through which he must have passed. AEOUT U REEP. Don't forget, says the Stockman that only the best sheep will yield a profit, and the poorer ones are a bur den on the balance of the flock, which often leads the farmer to de cide that sheep don't pay. If such men would cull out all sheep that clip a fleece this spring below a cer tain average, and then care for the rest better, they might find that sheep were not so unprofitable after all. The same paper also well says: "Place no confidence in any scheme which seems to promise to make the business profitable without icsisting oa the highest improvement of the stock, for it cannot be done. The sheep must be made to attain a high avrg n ality of both fleece and =a :as Al~l profitableness begins and ends in the excellence or low grade of the sheep, and the wise shepherd will recognize this and make the improvement of his sheep his constant study and labor. Pro. tection of course is a great help, and one which all sheepmen most earn estly desire, but it can only be regard ed asan incideatal - 4 every dheep owncr owes it to and to the interest at large to 0i his stock up to such a degree . cellenoe that his help will b. needed to aske bia flock po