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DESTROY MURDEROUS CATS
Felines Should Be Destroyed to Pre-
Tent Their Wholesale Slaugh
ter of Birds.
It Is with great pleasure that I sea In
different magazine* tun\ journals how
many peoplo are trying to protect the
birds, especially the bluebirds an*
v ren», cays John Burroughs, in Outing.
These two bird* are among our beat loved
birds. Doth r»*d man'i a««!it«ne*.
especially to the bluebird*. As tfce
English Rparrow pu«h»s farther and
farther into tit* aountry, occupying all
i n? former rising plao«* of the blue
bird, and us old tr«M artC't flown and
orchards are trlmmwl and pruned, It be
comes harder every year for bluebJrda to
find nesting sites. The bluebird and
■wren are eharaetariirtie of th« Amerloan
home. Every effort to tare them from
extinction is timst pralntworthy.
A great deal of the work of bird lov«r«,
frame protectors, birdmapaEine*. legisla
tion, etc., is brought to naught by the
multltudeofratsthat swarm in the coun
try. The other day a neighbor of mine
Bald a friend of his in New York
wanted to send him a dozen quail for
stocking purposes. "I replied-," contin
ued my friend, "that it was no urn. At
the next house they have seren cats, the
next five, another two, another twenty
odd, and so on." Here in the Hudson
valley in winter one sees more cat tracks
than anything else. Ret a trap for mink
along the loneliest brook, or for skunk
in the farthest field, and you are more
likely to catch a cat. The very people
who would have you arrested for shoot
ing a day out of season and who speak
of hunting as wanton slaughter, will re
joice in the number of birds, squirrels,
rabbits, chipmunks, quail, etc., their
cats can kill."
It has been carefully estimated that
the rats of New England alone kill 250,
--000 birds a year. But recently a neigh
bor came to me rejoicing in the facl
that their cat had just killed a wren.
Another neighbor bragl of their cat and
how she liririKß in a rabbit nearly everjr
day. A eat that could kill a hermit
thrush should have a medal and a p< n
■ion! The ladies of the Audubon soci
eties that cry out against wearing feath
ers in hats will keep a supply of cats
that do more damage than all the mil
liners in the country. Every spring
thousands of city families go to the
country to spend the summer that at
snee get a brood of kittens. All sum
mer they make delightful pets, being fed
on cream and car< &ed and ki?««d by
the children of the family. In the fall
these people return to the city, turning
tin ir pets adrift without a thought. It la
cruel to the cats—those that escape
starvation live on birds and gann
bringing up broods of wild cats the next
It is a rule h&re araonK the quail hunt
ers to shoot all cats on sight. If all the
hunters of the country would take this
Up, prrnt .sood. no doubt, would result.
Dead fall s, of the common "figure four"
type, set under hedges, etc., would ex
terminate many cats. Poisoning Is dan
gerous and not to be thought of.
EVADES DEBTS AND WORRY
Mcttue Man Takes Unique Vacation
and Bsonpt* Annoying
Worried by financial difficulties
brought about by speculation, a Hock
land (Me.) business mar. solved the
problem of evading his troublesome
en ilitors by taking an inexpensive va
:ation for two months, says an eastern
"Most men in my trouble." he said,
"would have gone to Canada. I didn't
have money enough to get s-o far away,
so I changed my name from James Em
erson Smith to James Emerson, bor
rowed a leaky >awl. packed in some
clothing and a few standard articles of
food, took my wife and two children
out to Bheep island, and lived there
quietly until the clouds rolled by and
copper was shining once more.
"Unless you have tried it, you can
not imagine how cheaply a family can
live on a wooded island in Penobtci t
bay. There are enough flat limestones
lying loose on any of the Islands to build
a palace, and wood for fuel can be hed
from the growth which crowns the top
of every island, though I j-ot most .
mine from the driftwood, which floated
ashore at my doorstep. There are fat
clams all along shore for the digging,
runners enough to last a family a week
can be caught on a bent pin in half an
hour's fishing; two marlin pots will
supply all the lobsters you want: there
are cod and hake ar.d maekt re] swim*
ming all around you and waiting to be
caught; wrth a shotgun yon can kill
wild ducks and snipe and plover, and
with free rent and no taxes ajid no com
pany to entertain you can live for al
"A neighbor of mine who built a
stone cottage for his family on Monroe
island told me the actual money cost
Of keeping himself, wife and three chil
dren for a year wm le6? than $30. 1
cannot say how much I put out. for I
kept no account; but It wai little—not
more than $40 for the two months that
i wa* there."
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•^'iley This radium that we read
about is more or lets of a Joke.
"It seems to make Ught of everything."
—N. Y. Times.
Alfred lVuts Wall Papers
are ho well k nown that it
seems unrifceppary to go
jnto ijeujl fl§ |o their
tnerht. luMie* It to pay
that for quality, dfillgti
and price thty nre unox
l'lt'iise come in, examine
the ptock and get esti-
mates on your rooms.
Any reliable farmer or stockman wish
ing the use of a good Herforti bull for the
season on most reasonable terms should
consult Prof. Elliot, of the College.
;| *:2&#- _>-■•] ! They arc not
Sj^Sfi &^S?C ; M iF" ;: Complete Without
i -:;:i~ i: Clothins- i
'•-v'j^^sn'- ~■ ' i:i^^^ ■' /^'•v i Don't go way on your 1
i|^'y\^i Z^V£ffssMu£^ 1 vacation without seeing our i
■•^yi\\i> >*' v *' - '• '' luting Suits and complete ;
M'^JnW-^^ >^ I v'^') ' line of Furnishings. Half
Wi&||S W&ffi&W of the fun will be in having i
WM~ S ''"fc r:ife you will NEED
l lfrVfi \\\ $} r '< One K. N. &F. Outing
iRSSI® W^pS W% FanCy Negligee Shirts.
ltS^®l&#i 1;I Negligee Shirts.
l^lil^ftplS I! One or two Stocks or Cra-
t^l|#l«,- Fane y V hosiery.
rv One or Two White Vests.
'&*•*' J 'Q%V~'^ Plenty of Handkerchiefs.
I J A pair of Oxfords.
; With this outfit you will be prepared to enjoy all the I
\ fun in Bight. There is untold satisfaction in the
| knowledge that one is properly arrayed for all occa
sions. A glance at our styles will piove our claim
that this is the best trading place for men. - -
PRICES always the LOWEST for the QUALITY.
Whitham & Wagner
I f^f "Any fish can float down I
UB9B& <(But it takes a live one to I
WSB^^^^^^mi Wrlt«C»rl Joseph A Co., Merchant Tallow, Chle»fo, H
■ H mPtJiililHa for their booklet, "Brother Bill" Didi-«iopher» |1
fl| Jl^^ offiic with
j I^/ I'I'CKT HOCNI) WAKKHOirSK CO.
[j VJ i\4^^^^!£ ' ' i;rutl1"" Building
|| Anybody can make a suit of clothes for |J
II $20.00 but to give the suit all the fit and finish M
L | that you expect to find in clothes costing at least If
I j five dollars more—that's Carl Joseph's & Cos. ||
|| way of doing business. If we can't give you the [j
f 1 best suit of clothes you ever had for $20.00 we 11
Large line of Wall Paper samples to
select from. Drop me a card and I will
bring the samples to your home for in
E. W. BUCKLEY
Dr. A. E. Shaw,
All work guaranteed. Charges moderate
Teeth Extracted Absolutely Painless.
E. A. REED, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
(Successor to Geo. B. Wilson, M. D.)
OKKICK and KKSIDKNCK lif 1.0.0. F. BLOCK
Day mid Night Calls answered from
office. Telephones Main 11 and the
PULLMAN, - - WASHINGTON
Wanted a good stockman to work at
the College farm—See W. D. Foster, farm
Ladies Shirt Waists, White in all the New Effects at
75c, $1.00, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00.
Ladies Hemstitched and Embroidered Collars and Cuffs
a Great Line at 30c Per Set.
Ladies Muslin Underwear and Kimonas,
$2.50 Ladies Oxford Ties in Patent Colt, now
Going at $150 per pair.
To clean up Our Line of Childrens and Infants' Dresses
We Ofter You 1-5 Off Our Regular Prices.
We Pay 20c Per Dozen for Eggs and 13c Per Pound
—Live Weight—for Hens in Store Trade.
HANDLE THE FOLLOWING
LINES OF GOODS:
Studebaktr Wagons and Hacks
Studebalier Busies and Carriages
Canton Clipper Plows
Superior Disc Drills
American Fence Wire
The Walla Walla Weeder—the greatest
machine yet produced for ground cultivation
n n der all con dition s. ■
McCormich Harvesting Machinery
We take special pains to have on hand at all times full lines
of extras for all mrchinery sold by us. We believe it will pay
you to deal with an old, reliable house. Give us a call.
A. B, BAKER & GO.
Patronage Solicited, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Phone No. 477
Give orders to
HAY FOR SALE p hiL G- B ickford
LRVI ANKKNY. Pres. F. T. GREKR Cashier
GAY LOMBARD, Vice-Pres. S. A. TURNKR, Assist. CASH.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
— ©/PULLMAN •
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Anything pertaining to conservative banking will receive our prompt
and careful attention
CITY MEAT MARKET ]
Fresh and Cured Meats 1
Fish and Game in Season
South Side Main Street - - - - Pullman, Wash.
Grand Street, PULLMAN, WASH.