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DESTROY MURDEROUS CATS
Felines Should Be Destroyed to Pre
vent Their Wholesale Slaugh
ter of Birds.
It is with great pleasure that I Bee la
different magazines and- journals how
many people are trying to protect the
birds, especially the bluebird! and
wrens, says John Burroughs, in Outing.
These two birds are among our best loved
birds. Both need man's assistance,
especially so the bluebirds. As th*
English sparrow pushes farther and
farther Into the country, occupying all
th* former nesting places of the blue
bird, and as old trees are cut down and
orchards are trimmed and pruned, it be
comes harder every year for bluebirds to
find nesting sites. The bluebird and
■wren are characteristic of the American
home. Every effort to save them from
extinction Is most praiseworthy.
A great deal of the work of bird lovers,
game protectors, bird magazines, legisla
tion, etc.. is brought to naught by the
multltudeof cats that arm in the coun
try. The other day a neighbor of mine
said 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 us*. At
the next house they have seven 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 s«ason and who speak
of hunting as wanton ■laughter, will re
joice In the number of bird*, squirrels,
rabbits, chipmunks, quail, etc., their
cats can kill."
It ha* been carefully witlmated that
the cats of New England alone kill 250,
--000 bird* a year. But recently a neigh
bor came to me rejoicing In the fact
that their cat had 1 Just killed a wren.
Another neighbor brags of their cat and
how she brings In a rabbit nearly every
day. A cat that could kill a hermit
thrush should hare a medal and a pen
sion! The ladles of the Audubon soci
eties that cry out against wearing feath
•»* in hats will keep a supply of cats
mat do more damage than all the mil
liners in the country. BTerr spring
thousand* of city families go to the
country to spend the summer that at
once get a brood of kittens. All sum
mer they make delightful pets, being fed
on cream and caressed and kissed by
the children of th« family. In th« foil
these people return to the city, turning
their pet* adrift without a thought. It is
cruel to the —those that escape
starvation lire on bird* and game,
bringing up brood* of wild cats the next
It U a rule here among tho quail hunt
er* to »hoot all eat* on tight. If all the
hunter* of the country would take this
up, great good, no doubt, would re*ult.
Dead falls, of the common "figure four"
type, set under hedge*, etc., would ex
terminate many cat*. Poleonlng I*dan
terou* and* not to be thought of.
IVAOC6 DEBTS AND WORRY
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Worried by financial difficulties
brought about by speculation, a Hock
land (Me.) business man solved the
problem of evading his troublesome
creditors by taking an Inexpensive va
cation for two month*, says an eastern
"Most men In my trouble," he said,
"would hare gone to Canada. 1 didn't
hare money enough to get so far away,
so I changed my name from James Em
erson Smith to James Emerson,, bor
rowed a leaky yawl, packed in some
clothing and a few standard articles of
food, took my wife and (wo children
out to Sheep island, and lived ther?
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
lire on a wooded Island In Penobscot
bay. There are enough flat limestones
lying loose on any of the Islands to build
a palace, and wood for fuel can be hr.d
from the growth which crown* the top
of every i*land, though I got most of
mine from the driftwood, which floated
ashore at my doorstep. There are fat
clams all along shore for the digging,
runner* enough to last a family a week
can be caught on a bent pin in half an
hour's fishing; two marlin pot* will
•upply all the lobster* you want; there
ire cod and hake and mackerel swim
ming all around you and waiting to be
caught; wrth a shotgun you can kill
wild ducks and *nlpe and plover, and
with free rent and no t&ze* and no com
pany to entertain you can live for al
"A neighbor of mine who built a
•tone cottage for his family on Monroe '
Island told me the actual money cost
at keeping: himself, wife and three chil
dren for a year was less than $10. 1 !
cannot *ay how much I put out, for I
kept no account; but it vm little—not
more than |40 for the two months that
I wm there."
Wll«r-Thl* radium that we reed
*bout 1* more or less of a Joke.
"Itieem. to make light of ererythlng."
—N. Y. Time*. „.*,. -
Alfred Peats Wall Pa pen
are so well known that it
Bee ma unnecessary to go
into detail as to their
merits. Suffice it to say
that for quality, design
and price they are unex
Please come in, examine
the stock and get esti
mates on your rooms,
Any reliable farmer or stockman wish
ing the use of a k'ood Herford bull for the
season on most reasonable terms should
consult Prof. Elliot, of the College.
1 I p"£ " ~1 They arc Without ji
K^J^ Complete Without
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' "*^^^W-- |! lli^^fe^^S ' I)°"'t P° « way on your
' ' vacaton without seeing our '•
1 WSlxvfc 'i *- SW'^'^^wll^ ' Outin^ Suits and complete
' M*jXv'L~--:*l\ ' ' '''JlsIP ! line of Furnishings. Half
Jlif Piifllff i of- thefun vvill be in having :
Sj^^^^l^ ■■■ -I^^^% ; apparel :
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Ppfli \A lotlSl'^ I OneK.-N. & F. Outing
ffljti^'WWW !; Fancy Negligee Shirts. ,
'^mmJ^u II Negligee *hirtß- i
wlp^^^^^vtF's'^! |0j I One or two Stocks or Cra- ;
Hosiery. ■ j
; r v f^jyf^f^^^ : One or Two White Vests.
i t^.^iLl'Lc* *"' "*%* * Plenty of Handkerchiefs. \
' i S A pair of Oxfords. ;
j With thin outfit you will be prepared to enjoy all the |
i fun in fii^ht. There is untold satisfaction in the ;
'< knowledge that one in properly arrayed for all occa
piiMiß. A jilat cc at our styles will prove our claim
j that this ie the bent trading place for men. - -
PRICES always the LOWEST for the QUALITY. !
ij Whitham £ Wagner
I £3 MAny iish can float down I
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6j Anybody can make a suit of clothes for S
p| $20.00 —but to give the suit all the fit and finish i|
H that you expect to find in clothes costing at least I
HI five dollars morethat's Carl Joseph's & Cos. If
|| way of doing business. If we can't give you the H
p| best suit of clothes you ever had for $20.00 we H
don't want your money. I
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Large line of Wall Paper samples to
select from. Drop me a card and I will
j 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. I) )
OFFICE and RKSIDKNCU in 1.0.0.X. BLOCK
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Farmers' 'Phone „
PULLMAN, . . WASHINGTON
Wanted a good stockman to work at
the College farm— See W. I). 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.
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