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VOL, L. GREAT FALLS, MONTANA TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 91 18871 NO, 16, STAGE HELD UY. National Park Tourists Get a Taste of "Rowdy West" Life. GA(RD;ER, July 7.--[Special to the Tribune].-On the evening of July 4 as the coach of the Wakefield Transportation Company was welding its way up the river on the way from Cinnabar to Mam moth lHot Springs it was held up by two highwaymen at a point in the road known as Eagle's nest. Here the coach was stopped and the passengers, two gentlemen and three ladies were made to get out and hold up their hands. They were searched by the highwaymen and robbed of a check for a considerable sum and about $16 in money, but $800 in the pocket of one of the gentlemen passengers was overlooked. It is deemed extremely dangerous for the railway company to run their trains so that tourlsts must taavel this piece of mountain road in the night time by stage. MISSED THE BOOTY. One of the passengers had a large sum of money on his person, but the highway men after feeling in the pocket where it was withdrew his hand without taking it. Several other people had similar experi ences. The robbers evidently expected to get more money. A pistol was fired so close to the drivers face that the powder badly burned him. All efforts thus far to capture them have failed. It is not known who they are or from what direction they came or whence they fled. Fixed the Jury. Cnic..to, July 7.---Rmors that the jury in the county commissioners boodle case had been fixed in the interests of the de. fendants trought the case yesterday to a stand still. The court adjourned for sev eral hours to give the state attorney time to get at the bottom fact,. lie found that four men had been stuffed into the box that never should have been admitted. ,george S. Tate, O- W. Strandr, William Narts and l)amel Cudahee are the four. T'ate is an old friend of Vannen the Warden of the insanue asylum. The four men were summoned by Bailiff McGillson at the in stance of persons interested in securin an I acquittal, states attorney Grinnell wantsl all of them removed as soon as it can be , done. The judge reserves action until to morrow. Monthly Pay. tl WASIUrsNTON, July 7.-Paymaster-Gen eral Rochester is now perfecting his ar rangements to inaugurate a scheme to pay the troops at all points where paymasters are not required to cover much territory, on the first of August. The new system a, of making payments monthly is simply in the nature of an experiment. It will be -tried at ('Chicago. New York. Washinton, tl Man Francisco and some other cities where the troops are quartered, and the paymas ters are within distance. The paymaster- , general has no contidence in the experi- t< menPt, and fears it won't be successful. He Married Yum Yum. ca NEw HAVEN, .luly 7.--Yan Phan Lee k of Fragrant Hills, China, who graduated with high honors at Yale last commence- ti ment, was yesterday married to Miss I1 Elizabeth Maude Jerome, a New Haven al heiress. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's mother. ei 'l'his wedding is the first on record in New . Haven, where a Yankee girl has married R a: Chinaman. and the event created con siderable comment. After the wedding trip at Narragansett Pier, Mlr. and Mrs. h Yan Phan Lee will reside in New Haven. 1 The groom will enter the journalistic I field. Conrad is all Right. h. IIHEENA, July 7.-A Washington spec- tl ial dispatch says J. W. Conrad, the Mis souri river transportation agent, is to 01 have his contract after all. As soon as he n, learned of the disapproval of Commission- Y' er Atkins with his contract and the likeli hfood of losing his $1,000 deposit check, ir he had hil bondsmen telegraph the secre tary to strike out the alterations and sign Ith contract. The contract has been re turned to him, however, and as soon as he returns it signed and in correct form the wsscretary will sign it. Awarded a Divorce, ra BUTTE, Joly 7.-Yesterday in the dis trict court a divorce was granted Jennie 1a Osborne faom her husband Harry Osborne and she was given the custody of the child. C He made no defense. The parties are well known in theatrical circles through out the country, but Mr. Osborne contin tnd ill health prevented them from keep. i dug ftie road, and they have been engaged e] in e saloon business here for about a year. _l____ The Apache Sentenced. d r cas, Cal., ,uJly 6.-Nahdizaza, the ta Apache, found guilty of murder in the 1 irst degree for killing IAutenant Mott at San Csrlos Agency. Arizona, on March 12, has been sentenced to imprisonment for P life and turned over by the prison .ajtbor- 0 ities to be taken to prison 4 Gbhester, Illinois. Seeking Capital, ST. PAUL, July 0.-Premier Norqury of h Manitoba is in the city to place $1,000,000 n ie government bonds for the new Red e Rier Valley road. The Northern Pacific l and tie twrand Trunk roads will take a large slice of the bonds it is said. The Law ot Gambling. k HELEEA, July '7.-lu. his address to the srand jury on Tuesday Thief Justice Mc- t aonnellsaid: I want to call your attention to an act relating to gambling. Gambling is not a crime at common law. Our En glish ancestors did not aegard gambling as a crime when they were making the laws that we inherited from them before the separation of the colonies from the moth er country. It is only a crime when it is made so by local statutes in the United States, and hence the question of the in dictable quality of gambling depends en tirely upon local legislation. Last winter the legislature passed an act to regulate gambling, and that is the law, so far as the criminal part of it is concerned, that has a bearing upon this practice, and I will give you briefly some of the points in it. It says that before a person can be permitted to gamble he must take out a license as such, and before he can be permitted to exercise this privilege for which he has paid a license, he must put over his room where he carries on his business these words, '-Licensed gambling room," The st-stute says that the letters must be five inches wide each. At any rate they must be in large letters so that the character of the place will be readily recognized. I will state to you in this connection that if there is a substantial compliance with the law that is all that is required, and if the notice should specify house instead of room that would be a compliance with the statute. The purpose of the legislature was to advertise the place where this kind of business was carried on, and that is the reason that they say that the doors shall not be barred or closed. The var.ous other games prohibited by this statute you will also take notice of and investigate. GENERAL NEWS. Gov. Hill has signed the bill extending local option throughout New York state. Norman B. Ream of Chicago is said to have made big money out of the crash in wheat. ('het Smith, procurer for vile dens at Hurley, Wisconsin, was given a year at Chicago. The June rise of the Missouri at Pierre was ten feet above low water mark--the highest ever known. Conrad Doll, at North Industry, Ohio, killed his wife and stepson,, s the re sult of a family quarrel. At the next es.-ion of the Iowa ,.gih~hi tuire, a; attempt will he mnade to stop the druiiggi-ts selling liquor. At (eveltand, Benjamin S. Wheeler, 80 \years ohl, rich and peculiar, was ac quitted of wife murder. The Pakota Knights of Pythias oppose the admission to the order of Sandwich Islanders or saloon keepers. The President and Mrs. Cleveland will be the guests of Erastus Corning of Alba ny, at. Bar Harbor in August. C'mmissioner Sparks hats recommend ed that the government defend the rights c of settlers abused by the railroads. el Lamar has reversed Sparks' decisioin h and allowed Herman Freese to settle on ji the former Omaha Indian reservation. I Attorney David H. Wood of Sioux City, says that Arensdlorff is generally believed to be guilty of the Haddock murder. President Cleveland has cordially ac- h cepted the dedication to him of the enulo gy on Henry Ward Beecher by I)r. Par ker of London. d Senator Stanford has paid $1,400,000 for d the San Joaquin ranch near Los Angeles. w It contains 108,000 acres of land and runs I along the coast. si Win. Rean, an experienced Fargo farm- to er, says there will he but half a crop of wheat and one-fourth a crop of hay in the a Red River valley. q Mrs. Wm. P. Heator and her sister O horsewhipped Sidney Corbett, aJackson, 11 Michigan, newspaper reporter for slander. c He is seriously hurt. it Yankton eounty, Dakota, will vote on cl local option soon. The commissioners g' have increased the license to $500 and in the city there is an additional $300. Ex-Congressman Campbell, I)emocrat, of Ohio does not desire to run for gover- L nor. He says this is not a democratic ct year, referring to the flag episode. S A new Oddfellow temple is to be built P in Rapid City, I)akota,'a $4,000 site having B just been purchased. Work on the new tr Masonic temple commences next week. ca Private Secretary Lamont made an it agreement with Collector Magone of w New York by which all Republican clerks B remaining in the custom house are to be b, removed. it The action of the American authorities c' at Niagrsra Falls in preventing laborers f residing its Citana from working in the it United States has created displeasure in f Canadian official circles, l Miss Agnata lamsey, daughter of a I Scotch baronet, took first honors in a H classical course at Girton College, Cam- it bridge, Eng, She was the only student ot either sex to pass the first division. The increase of business on the great lakes is phenominal, During the first 15 g days of the month 796 ess.els passed us through the "Soo" canal, an average of 58 3 a day. The total tonage was 432,597. June d 14, 84 vessels passed. The number of claims pending in the pension office June 18 was 298,7;4; cost of medical examinations during the week, $42,243. The available balance of ap D.opriations for the fiscal year ending it Iap.di8 .1 $9,483,049. B Tile boay4 pf )'itors of Gouveneurlf hospital, New Yppk, rpf M l}y:i there is no foundation for the chargea qf lrunl - enness, debauchery and the use of polit - cal Influence in the management as h charged by "'Brick" Pomeroy. All we know of the Sand Coulee coal I w about which a mild rumpus is now being ti kicked up, Is that Messrs. Pemponelly and Utl Eldridge, of the government survey -has d pronounced It as existing in large quanti- li ties and of good quality.Philipshrg 1 h i Mail. p: W00L STILL FIRM. Advces in Detail from the Eastern Markets. e BosToN, June 30.-The American Woolt Reporter says the market during the past ci week has developed no new features, but C remains firm and unchanged. The vol- sE ume of business has been somewhat light- t( er; and manufacturers, if anything, show h less disposition to take hold. The sales for the past week include w 103,000 lbs fine territory, 20@22; 115,000 I lbs medium territory, 22@25; 120,400 lbs medium territory at 27. In New York fine wools are in good re. quest, and are br'nging fully a cent per lm hl more. For f ne grades of territory, and especially Montana, the demand has in creased. The Philadelphia wool market presents 1 no new features this week. A very quiet B feeling seems to prevail, with a tendency of firmness in regard to prices. The quotations for Montana wool in the eo seaboard markets are as follows: w Fine choice, 22@2'4; average, 20@22; C fine medium choice, 23@27; fine medium to average, 21@23; medium choice, 25; me- th dium average, 23@24; low, 20. The Dakota Crops. m The average crop of wheat, oats, barley. M and corn is perhaps, speaking generally, to larger than was ever known before in the territory. In the wheat belt on the Red river valley proper the area of wheat sown is greater than that of 1886, and the entire crop is universally pronounced the finest TI for many years--Traill, Grand Forks, co Walsh and Pembina counties have never wi seen a finer crop, and if nothing happens an to materially interfere whith what now At appears to be an assured crop, the ) ield pe will undoubtedly be the largest ever known in in the valley. l'lero :ire a few localities is in the contral portion lof the territory that have suffered .oiiie\ hI.t from drouth, but n they are inerely I1. al a:Ii the exception. In portions oi f 0Gal;ti and Coddington conlnties the walnt f i ".i>ture is noticea ble,. thI rain, hi m, ever that fell in these lo- BE calitiil Ia n Morday last will, it is thought, 01 ! in.trumnental in bringing the yield up to what it was last year. Brown county to has an exceptionally bright prospect be- he fore it, anrd thme present outlgok surpasses bI anything in the history of the country. its In southern Dakota the corn crop is in ex- co cess of any previous year, and from pres ent indications the crop will not fall short ze of 20,(00,000) bushels. Oats and barley thi will be a good average crop throughout bu the territory, and roots are in excellent re' condition everywhere. Colorado Romance. Denver telegram: In the divorce pro- P ceedings of ex-Governor Gilpin, the gov ernor related how his youhg affections had al been won by Julia Pratts, how she had It jilted him for an army officer and, 25 years T later, he again sought her hand, she hav_ d ing become a widow, lie says he is now b convinced that she married him for his money, and has been living off him at a $500,000 rate. She would demand of a' him $1,000 to take a trip to St. Louis, Cal- "' ifornia, or elsewhere, and if he refused she would apply to the Rev. Father at the Cathedral, and get what she wanted. One [ day she confronted him in the library and r >r demanaded the usual sum, stating that she s. wished to leave that afternoon. He de- t is murred when she reached under her sacque and pulled out a tack hammer and a tapped him on the skull, knocking him I senseless. At another time he said he felt d a chill sugestive of danger and turning quickly saw his wife standing over him, prepared to strike him with a table-knife. r On being confronted she coolly retreated. lie says the most cruel treatment is the r. compulsory infliction of prayer meetings in his own household where his wife and a n children prayed heartily and aloud for the ti g governor's removal. 01 n hI A Sergeant Kited. t, SA FRANCISCO, July 6.-Private Thos. L. Bateman, Troop A second United States c cavalry shot and killed First Sergeant Samuel M. Sopher of the same troop at ci It Presidio Barracks yesterday morning. d g Both men paraded in this city with their si a troops yesterday and the sergeant had oc- tc casion to reprimand Bateman whom he L found drunk in a drugstore. Next morn n ing the sergeant started in the barracks to f wake up the delinquents for reveille. S Bateman was one of them. lie walked up a e behind Sopher and deliberately shot him W in the head. Sopher fell and Bateman jc cooly reloaded his carbine and shot the w .,sergeant a second time. Sopher enlisted o01 e in Chicago, in May 1881, but had served t n five years in Montana in the second caval- a ry prior to that time. The murderer en- h listed in Arizona ten years ago and gave ti a his place of birth as Flemingsburg, Ky. - a He will be turned over to the civil author - ities. Sharp in a Bad Way. it NEW "ORK, . July 8.--Sharpe suffers h 5 greatly from the heat. Dr. Cooms called tl d and said his patient was growing weaker, tl 8 Sharpe has lost all the ground he gained nI .e during the past few days. bi ti e Manitoba Extensions. h BISMARCK, July 7.-Mr. N. O. Herred, a who has returned from work on the Man g itoba, from the neighborhood of Fort SBuford, says the road is now graded and ironed to about seven miles northwest of fi r Buford, and that work is being pushed at oi the rate of about seven miles a day. Mr. Is [ erred left Buford on the 16th, of June. al fi coming back he found the creeks soe high from thevery heavy ralis they have n: experienced in that locality that they ai lt were almost impas"sble. As an indica- hI t tion of high water, the gentleman says ei that at Milk river, where the railroad k is dumped 700 loads of rock and built a ai 1- bridge thereon, that the water rose so IE p high that all was swept away. As to the h probability of the Manitoba coming into I McLean, Mr. Herred says thai Mr. B. L. Parker, the chief engineer of the road, gave it out that as soon as he could get through with the work on which he was A engaged, which would be about the 1st of August, everything in his department would be transferred to Minot, and work commenced at once on a branch road from Minot to Bismarck. The contractors, D. C. Shepherd & Co., it was stated without n secret in camp, had a contract from Minot tl to Bismarck. They expect to come this al way about the middle of August-per- t haps sooner. Mr. G. L. Hanson, the contractor with a whom Mr. Herred was working, and who g has forty-nine teams employed, asked Mr. tl Herred to stay until he (Hanson) could tl get through with his contract, and that fi Herred would be furnished a pass for himself and teams to AMnot, where he a could go on with Hanson in grading into m McLean county, and he (Herred) would ft be working his way home instead of los- it ing time. 01 Mr. Herred further says that the Riley ta Bros. have fifty teams at work, and Kelly tit & Flynn over a hundred teams, and that B each has only one more move to make w when they expect to pull up stakes and ti: come direct to Minon to work on the at branch to Bismarck. Other contractors, at too, are expecting to move, some about in the middle of August, having contracts cl on the Ellendale line of road, from which it would seem that work will be com menced at once on both ends-from M-inot to Bismarck and from Ellendale to Bismarck. fr ci THE MONTANA PRESS. ii, re Montana presents a prosperous outlook. The ranges are looking fine with their th coating of grass. The mining industry sti will yield larger returns this year than for wi any year in the history of the territory. be Added to this the enormous sums to be ex- a pended by railroad construction, and the an influx of people to populate the territory, mi is conclusive evidence that this is to be a th grand year for Montana.-Dillnn Eranm- he iner. ASKS NO FAVORS. President Hill of the Manitoba says Benton shall not he slighted by his line. 'ic Of course not. It is too important a point tu to be overlooked. It will be the first cit pc.int of any importance in the way of At business that the Manitoba will reach in an its march westward and the company fat could hardly afford to slight it. And it $5 was manly of Mr. Hill to notify the citi- we zens that no aid would be required of p1e them. The Manitoba is asking no favors but the right-of-way through the Indian reservations.--Butte Miner. MARCHING ON. 8 The mouth of Big Muddy has been t passed by the track-layers on the Manitoba t road, and all the hands are now working U at their best in these long days to push the I end of track further into Montana. Pop- s lar creek will be the next point reached. t s The rains and high water may cause some j delay in the matter of putting in bridges, t but the season affords good opportunity to show how the route should be selected and the grades and bridges constructed to avoid danger and damage from the high water in the future.-Ifelea. Ilerald. u SOMEWHAT DESPONDENT. SOThere is a sort of fatherless skim-milk c 1 rumor afloat that Montana is to be admit- c ted as a state, when congress convenes c this fall. We with all of our heart hope f the rumor is correct. We don't hardly f believe, however, that we will blossom out t into statehood until after the next presi dential election.---Corvallis Noc Idea. TIIHE NEW BROOM. ETC. t Judge McConnell went through the dis trict court docket yesterday like a cyclone e and cleared up a lot of the barnacles of ii litigation that have been hanging about tl the court for years. The number of cases on the docket is abnormally large and it is high time that they were greatly reduced.--Hel eo Independent. WANTS MORE MONEY. There is a big lot of cash in Montana's t capital and chief commercial city, but it is r dear to the borrower. A few millions of p r six per cent money could find ready cus- f tomers and safe investment here.-He-lena tHerald. BOZEMAN FEELS PROUD. The glorious 4th of July has come and and gone. In Bozeman it was ushered in with the boom of cannon, amid the joy and enthusiasm of patriotic citizens. It was an event long to be remembered, and h I one that will always reflect credit upon a 1 those who took upon their shoulders the arduous labors of preparing for the one - hundred and eleventh birthday of our na s tional independence. It was a great day. --Bozeman Chronicle. MEIrITIGO APPROBATION. 0 Chief Justice N. IV. McConnell has a shown strength on the bench and there e has met with the general approbation of the bar. He has grasped the legal situa tion in complicated cases under statutes necessarily strange to him, and he has been commended for decisive and just ac- r tion by the local press wherever he has e held court. His decisions have been clear t ard comprehensive.-Butte Miner. ii A PROSPEROUS YEAR. 1 The reports which we have received f from all parts of Montana are sure signs t of a prosperous year. The grass crop is larger this season than any in the last ten e and stock are all looking yell. The y lesson of last winter will be one long re- a e membered, and those who suffered losses, h F and there are few who did not, will make hay this summer without fail. There is V s enough hay throughout the country to d I keep all the stock without having to cut v i and cure any. But the breeder who neg- d m lects the signs of the times will be left by t Shi more progressive neighbors.-Montrn a SLies 8tork Journal. LAWLESS INDIANA. A Marn Lynched at Peru for Killing a Doctor. INDIANAPOLIS, July 8.--In Peru, on Wednesday Dr. Worth was shot by a man named Christianson. The excitement on the street of Peru during the afternoon and evening was intense. There was free talk of taking Christianson from the jail and hanging him. Men stood together in groups and the shooting of Dr. Worth and the punishment of Christianson fornted the sole topic of conversation. This talk finally led to systematic preparations. At 12:15 next morning twenty-two masked men appeared at the jail and de manded the keys. The demand was re fused and the mob broke down the large iron bars and in fifteen minutes the pris oner was in their possession. He was taken on a dead run down Broadway to the bridge crossing the Wabash river. He was hastily swung up the first time without the desired effect, but the second time his life was extinguished. He died at 12:45. The lynching was witnessed by about 1,000 people. Dr. Worth is lying in a very critical condition with the chances against his recovery. Light Weights to Fight. BOSTON, July 6.-A meeting of the friends of Jack McAgliff, light weight champion of America, and Jem Carney, light weight champion of England, occur red in this city to-day to arrange a match for the light weight championship of the world. The articles of agreement stipulate that the fight will be to a finish with skin-tight gloves, Marquis of Queens bury rules. The battle will be for $2,500 a side and is to take place between the 1st and 6th day of October next, within 300 miles of Boston. The sporting editor of the Globe was appointed temporary stake holder. Fatal Explosion. ARLINGTON, N. J., June 8.-An explo ion occurred in the Celluloid Manufac uring Company's establishment in this :ity yesterday afternoon. A Swede, named kugust Muchsune, was instantly killed, mnd about twenty others injurged-none ?atally. The works were destroyed. Loss, p50,000. A number of stores and houses .ere damaged from the force of the ex )losion, but the loss cannot he estimated. God's Country. c: While Montana is having a very good. a summer for crops, other sections of coun- 11 I try are suffering under various disadvan- at tages. The chinch bugs are making their usual raid on the Minnesota crops. Drought is afflicting portions of Wiscon sin, while hot "northers" have swept over the wheat crops in California to their in- hi jury, some placing the loss as high as ci twenty-five per cert.- Billings Gazette. w I Important to Cod Fishers. WAs;NGT'o, D. C., July 8.-The treas- ec ury department has decided that an kE American vessel, which arrived at New ve York with a cargo of fish caught off the fl coast of New Foundland, is exempted from sc continued supervision of the custom ofli- at cers on the ground that she did not clear th from a foreign port and brought her cargo it free of duty. A $100,000 Trade. BUTTE, July 8.-A deed was was filed o0 to-day by which A. W. McCune transfers st to the Anaconda company all of his inter- or ests in the Caplice & McCune wood w flume, and all the water rights appertain ing thereto, for 2,000 shares of stock in o0 t the Anaconda company, now valued at $50 in a per share. to bi Caught in the Current. es NIAGARA FALLS, July 7.-Michael Cro man, while attempting to swim acress the Niagara river, starting from the Maid of at the Mist landing, was caught in the cur- c rent and carried down through the Whirl pool rapids. Croman came to the Falls cc from Boston about a week ago. m la A Jailer Murdered. w HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 8.-Yesterday a morning when the jailer went into the w cell of Reed Townsend to carry him his Ji breakfast, Townsend sprang to the door, vs t seized an iron bar and beat the keeper's cr head to a jelly. The convict had agrudge ni against his keeper. Is Coming Westward. BRAINERD, Minn., July 8.-Ex-Govern or Hauser accompanied by Senator Vest at of Missouri and Senator Cameron of Penn- el sylvania, occupy a private car on the th s west bound train which will arrive in HeI e ena Saturday evening. th Guarding Trains. AvsTrN, Tex., July 8.-In view of the cx recent, daring train robberies in Texas, al a eight trusty men will accompany each c r train. They will be sworn in, armed and hi invested with all the power of the regu- P lar force. it Stingy People Catch it. re MINNEAPOLIS, July 8.-The big First 4 Baptist church the other evening was fill ed with a magnificent audience. There were not anywhere near enough seats, and a great many 'stood up during the two- e hour service. It was a mass meeting in e the interest of the work on the State Surn day-School Association. The attraction p was Sam Jones. Mr. M. B. Critchett, the t district secretary, presided. There were qi r the usualpreliminaries of prayer andeong ft z and an addres b Rev. Mr. Sherin, the , a te sere y.' fl alb there were iS- to 000children in the MinneapollsSunday-' school. Then came Jones. He was tired. He looked tired and said he was. Sam g did not say very much about the Sunday schools or the need for this particular money, however, and somebody, when he n asked them to give $25 a piece, amused the audience by inquiring, "What for?" Here are some of the sharp things he got n off: n "Everyyoung woman here is either go e ing to marry some young man or die an i old maid, and I don't know which is the worst. It's hard for a man to be a hog in n this country and respect himself and be I respected by anybody else. A man is a d heap more liberal when he hasn't got any thing than when he has somethingt tgie. It's more blessed to be so that you are able 1) to give than to be so that you have to re ceive. The liberal people are nearly all dead-broke. Money will help a man to get to heaven just as it'helps him to gette New York. A good many people have nothin' but worn out dresses and stale D victuals treasured up in heaven. A church that doesn't do anything but run itself is like an engine that simply runs itself, I and is fit only for the devil's scrap pile. I The minister that don't believe in revivals r is not the pastor of a church, but the sex ton of a cemetery. The millennium won't a come until we can shout clear through a collection." And so they tackled the collection, Sam Jones shouted through it, but the audience showed the usual disposition to get out, which he roundly rebuked. The collec t tion amounted to several hundred dollars. THE RANGE AND FARM. F It is a good plan to wash horses' necks and shoulders with cold water after the day's work in spring and summer. It will strengthen them and prevent lameness and galling. This is especially necessary if the horses have not done much work in the winter and are then set to work sud denly in spring. If a horse is sick or lame or swelled, bathing will often im prove it. If the parts affected be co!d, then let the water be a little warm; but if the parts be warm, let the water be cold. Some salt dissolved in the water will add to its efficiency.-San Francisco Chronicle. MOiNTANA SUITS BETTER. One of the difficulties in growing wool in far southern latitudes is that the qual ity of wool deteriorates. Where the clim ate is not cold enough to make the wool a necessity for the protection of the sheep, nature"always considerate, is less careful to maintain its quality. It soon degenerates into a kind of hair, and soon loses its value as wool. For this reason, northern sheep- growers will always have an advantage over those farther south. A USEFUL COLLEGE. Writes Mr. Charles 11. Small, of the Colorado state board of agriculture, who has lately returned fron a trip to our agri cultural college at Fort Collins, Colorado: "Two hundred and forty acres, much of it of inferior quality, have for the most part been brought under the most approv ed cultivation at this college. Record is kept of the results of experiments and in vestigation of the merits of seed, trees and flowers; of cattle, horses and swine. The scope of purpose of the college embraces attention to every useful animal and inan imate growth which is likely to receive the attention of our agricultural commun ities."-Field and Farm. THE DEHORNING QUESTION. lion. James P. Galloway of Montrose, one of the heavy cattle growers of the state has gone into the dehorning business on at plan which some sensitive peoph. will consider more humane than chipping out the first growth of horn with a sharp instrument. He has turned the job over to a fine lot of thoroughbred pole-angus bulls, with satisfactory results as far as the experiment has gone.-Deneer News A GAIN OF TFN PER CENT. The lambing season now over has been an extra good one. The percentage of in crease has been quite large, although of course the number of ewes to lamb was much reduced by the great mortality of last winter. The percentage of dry ewes was smaller than usual, and had the Win ter been a mild one, and had the ewes as a body come through alive, the increase would have been something remarkable. Judging from what we have heard from various sections, we should put the net in crease in sheep for this summer above the number on the range last fall, at a little less than ten per cent.-Montana- Wool Griawer. ,GRAIN RAISING WILL PAY. Every fall since grain in any large amount has been raised throughout east ern Montana there has been a cry from the ranchers of "no market," "starvation prices," etc. But it was a noticable fact that last fall almost all of the ranchers being in easy circumstances, and able to hold their grain, combined with a short crop, enabled them to realize in some cases almost bonanza prices, grain in the Jidith country selling from $2.75 to $500 per hundred. Montana grain will always be preferred, and command a better price, as it does now, than grain from the states. In fact where Montana oats are plenty and reasonably low in price, the states oats are never looked at. Gave Them to His Wife. A certain nabod of the chosen race who uses and ornaments Wall street was the envy and admiration of hiss fellow street ers because of two extremely brflitantsud enormousni dciamnd stduds. Lately lhe ap t peared. in . i bacastomed ha. wi Ithey., "Wbhy, wlieae are .yours tiw queried an o asier a `&bro'ke'r: e I tossed, o00t wbedys bn. b aMri