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V' WTAIN GOAT OR GROUSE -EITHER IS PREY FOR THE 'GAME HOG." MORE SAFEGUARD NEED E I > In the Far West, Where Mountain Sheep and Goats Are Disappearing. Fa.r«<>< ing sportsmen in the West are decrying the wholesale and illegal slaughter of mountain goats, sheep and other wild animals by the un scrupulous huntsmen who have won for them GROUP OF NEW NUT ISLAND GIRLS. Christian daughters of cannibal parents. slves the term "game hogs." Unless the game aws in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington are more vigorously enforced it is said that within ten years there will not be enough game left in those states to make it worth a man's while to take down his rifle. In the Northwest little or no attention is paid HE HIT THE KING. Fre> 4 Attr«JJ th- Osborne gardener, who fought the King as a boy. Attriil. who is now sixty-eight, was employed fifty yean- tgo at t«>c building of Osborne l^ittage. The Prince of Wales ucrj to so down to watch the building. and one day In a 111 of mischief he struck Attrill with his stick. Atlrill Immediately jKive the Prince sewral blows. Both •were .summoned before Queen Vctoria, who rebuked the Prirre severely. The Queen then gave Attriil the post that lie baa held ever eißca.— The Sketch- m:\v-vokk daily tuhhm:, sindav, m ly s Him; to the laws protecting those rare animals the mountain goats, while hi the Rocky Mountain states, whose peaks are the grazing haunts of the mountain sheep, those beautiful animals are be ing slaughtered indiscriminately, despite a farci cal "perpetual closed season." In the last haunt of the elk in the Jackson Hole country, south of the Yellowstone Park, those noble animals are fast disappearing. In the National Fark itself poachers carry on- a vigorous campaign of kill ing in the long winter months when the park is snowbound and patrolled by a small body of sol diers, Insufficient. It is claimed, to guard proper ly this great game preserve of the nation. Colorado took steps some time ago to protect mountain sheep and forbade the killing of them at any season of the year. But the temptation of securing fresh meat and a fancy price for the mounted heads is too much for the ranchmen, especially as wardens and Juries show startling leniency toward "native" offenders against the game laws. In the home of the mountain goat, in the moun tains of Montana, Idaho and Washington, simi lar slaughter is in progress, and the grazing grounds of these strange animals form the mecca of hunters who have no regard for the law and go after the game with a vigor that win soon make it extinct The white "game hog" is not the only culprit, for bands of Indians, slipping away from their reservations, carry on extensive killing. The Uintah Ute Indians in Utah make frequent pil grimages to the deer country In Northwestern Colorado, and they spare nothing In their lons hunt Forest preserves, vigorously patrolled summer and winter, have been suggested as the only remedy for the growing eviL SLOCI'M MEMORIAL. Steamboat Disaster To Be Commem orated in Marble. The children playing In Tompkins Square Fark were treated to an unusual sight recently when the sculptor, Bruno L«. "im, set up the plaster cast of the Sloeum Memorial Fountain, to judfio of the harmony between the sculpture and the surrounding shrubbery and foliage, be fore making tho fountain in marble. It is un usual fcr sculptors s.i car. fully to estimate the effect of the surroundings > theii work and to study Its qualities in relation to its environs, before the work is completed. The fountain is to be placed in memory of those who lost their lives In the destruction by lire of the exrursion steam boat General Sloeum on June If*. 1!« H. It ffhowa two children, in relief, gazing at the fated steamer, while above the heads are the words: "They were earth's purest children, young and fair." GET MAIL in' SXVMH KIT //ore Savaees of New Nut Island I/ , / Mule Christians. (CnpyrtKht. 19©«. by W. E. OaH.) New Nut Island lies in one of the most danger ous seas In all the world. It is volcanic, nearly circular in form, three miles in diameter and ■well wooded to the loftiest summit, maybe a A DAY'S KILL IN THE MOUNTAINS CF WAS- V' ' Snow.ng how wantonly the -are mountain goat is being exterminate: thousand feet above the tide. I say "maybe," for the height is constantly changing as the Island suffers from violent earthquake shocks. In all respects it is of peculiar formation. Its aspect, viewed from the sea, is sepulchral and forbidding. Nothing is presented to the eye but huge piles of funereal rocks, belted around the base by the white foam of the breakers. On landing, the paths are found to be black, and even the shrubs and trees look dismal. There grow the largest cocoanuts in the world, and there flourishes the famous Malau bird, which some say "lays eggs larger than itself." This bird' has nothing of its kind within two thousand miles, and how it came to New Nut Island is a mystery. I call it a co-operative fowl, for many hens lay in one nest. Each hen, as she comes to lay an egg, scratches those in the nest toward SLOCUM MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN. Sculptor setting up a plaster cast of it in park t o see row the finished work will harmonic ** it* • urroundincj'i- the front of the hole and puts kITI -">. The nests are caves .craped by £%£*-* loose, hot. black sand and volcanic fat * by the decomposition of lava. TlN'^IL? 11 * 1 * rise- no mother care, and the eggs **" ***- by the sun and the volcanic heat *** ****» In all my Ion? journey*. n <»ver hefor* have I seen mail flung to its <l*.j M j llati * r "»• odd fashion as was done by the caDtTL 1 " *" steamship Hauroto. at New Xu t j^- ' n rf °> reckon that nowhere pise in the wort!?' **' delivered by skyrocket. x.., U ' lS^,** 1 halfway between Samoa and Fiji ami ** ** wharftess shore. Nobody but in expert *•» » mer should ever att. mpt to land, ffce "*l^ coa!«t. both on the windward and the r* ***' is as dangerous as one will meet ia a I** !^ The skipper fixed a rook<-t on the ship's and the whole thing must have meajnr^.'^ eight feet in length. He waited until .7 * "* around a point, and, when c!o«e to, the »ol<-ar isle presented a happy m attractive pktar The whole population hu.d turnr-d out to witn»c the arrival of the mail from Ike sky. A blue light was set off by the captain j ignite the rocket. All eyes fallowtd its ra^ upward cours»e, some on shor*> \\i;h breattfe--. anxiety lest it burst, as on a former oecasfoaisj blow the mail into smithereens over the sea. Tx time the racket held well on Us upward fii;k and it sped higher and hi--- as sef-n fr,;in ft; ship, until it seemed that if it ever ilitl turn Ana ward it surely would land sheer over the ntec and be lost in the restless breakers on the wise ward side. On shore the tensiitn of the peitf: was marked. Finally th- rocket reached la CiallaiH «a fourth pace.