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Audubon Society's Pian to Ascer
tain Amount Hunters Kill.
Purpose Is to Find Oa* How Fwt
Birds and Animals Are Being Ex
terminated—Attempt to Be Made In
All Legislatures to 0+tt.SMH Pw
mitting a Count.
To measure the contents of Uncle
Barn's game bag during the new year
Is the object of a concerto*! effort in
Which sportsmen from every section of
the United States and the National As
sociation of Audubon Societies in New
fffork city are joining hands. It is prb
^gtosed that detailed records of each
|pay's shoot be secured from every true
Jiportsman and required by law of
gtvery one else in all states where the
udubou and sporting interests can
Obtain the necessary legiHlatiou. Un
(jjpess the annual inroads upon the rap
gldly decreasing game of America are
jglhus determined, so the leaders of the
||ew movement declared the other day,
*i|hooting as a healthful recreation will
foon be killed in almost every region
©f the continent.
That the health, crops and woods, as
well as the sport, of many extensive
localitlfi are today seriously menaced
by the threatened extinction of game
birds will be demonstrated through the
latest scientific investigations by gov
ernment authorities at Washington.
Waterfowl and shore birds will be
Shown in their natural capacity of de
stroying the anopheles mosquito, as
well as many other recognized disturb
ers of deadly germs. Gulls and many
®ther varieties of sea and inland water
lirds will be proved by ornithological
experts to be wholesale destroyers of
.grasshoppers and a multitude of the in
fects which cause an annua! crop and
forest loss of nearly a billion dollars.
tT more than the entire national debt,
according to the most recent calcula
tions of the government bureau of en
tomoloary. Tlw case of Knit T.nkn f'ffv,
jvhose pen| If »-e recti il in ,i
Watches! Watches!
There is no question but that we have as nice aM
assortment of WATCNES as any firm in the county.
We are in a position to show you a complete assort
ment of these goods and to make you prices that
must meet with your favor. All the Standard
makes are repsesented in our stock. Before buy
inga WATCH it would be as well if you were to
drop in.
to the gulls that saved all their crops
from destruction by an Insect plague,
will also le cited.
In every one of the forty-four state
legislatures which convene in the new
year special efforts will be made to ob
tain legal provision for this game
census, says the New York 1'ost.
Where a hunters' license law is al
ready in force the addition of a law
to enforce the recording of all game
birds and animals shot will be urged.
It is proposed, in order to protect the
true sportsmen and to detect market
hunters, to punish failure to report the
season's shoot by a forfeiture of li
cense and false returns by proceeding
as against perjury- Special blanks for
the purpose are being prepared as an
attachment to all hunters' license cards.
When the purpose and necessity of
this widespread checking up of the
nation's game bag are realized by tin*
people at large, the labor of com
piling the records of the individual
prowess of millions of hunters will be
begun. In this gigantic task the offi
cers of the National Association of
Audubon Societies have been prom
ised the hearty assistance of the di
rector of the national conservation
commission, of which their organiza
tion has become a co-ordinate branch
by special invitation of the author
ities at Washington. This conserva
tion movement they will forward as
one of their principal activities for the
new year, together with their regular
work of education, bird care ou reser-
vations and legislative campaigning
for general bird protection.
"The conservation of the dying races
of the game birds and animals of this
continent is an object for which we
are finding every true sportsman ready
and eager to co-operate." said William
Dutcher. president of the National As
sociation of Audubon Societies, at its
headquarters In New York city the
other day. "The proposed cen#us Is
the only sure way of determining the
extent of the existing commercial bird
butchery and the means to check it.
Though we shall, of course, have to
tight the organized and financially pow
erful market hunters at every step to
ward /his end. I feel sure that the sup
port »f the sportsmen will help us
greatly aud that we may rely upon
the uttpoort of every patriotic Amer
ican well Th»» whole pnbHe debt
Absolutely Pun
The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar.
A. F. Laity, Optician
as $997,349,751. With a known annual
loss of many millions more than this
due to the growing inroads of the in
sects which our game birds destroy, I
do not think Americans can ignore this
•abject much longer."
How the Russian Admiral Sank Three
Turkish Ships.
Vice Admiral Sinovi Petrovitch Ro
jestvensky, who recently died at St.
Petersburg, was called "the silent ad
miral" by his men. He commanded the
111 fated Russian fleet which was anni
hllated by the Japanese in the sea.of
Japan in May, 190."».
During the Russo-Turklsh war Ad
miral Itojest.ensky was the hero of
uncommon feats of bravery. Pr. M.
W. Pickard, a Russian by birth, who
•pent several years in the Imperial
Naval academy at Odessa. l|ild as fol
lows how the admiral won his St
George cross for bravery:
"The story Is told differently In Rus
•ia from the way It is here. The story
I learned at the academy tells of sink
ing three Turkish vessels in bis first
"The boat Vesta was a little vessel,
not more than 1H0 feet long, and was
engaged in carrying munitions of war
from Russia's larger cities to %e Dan
ube. Captain Popoff was in command,
with Rojestvensky second. One day in
1877 this little vessel was steaming
along toward a point on the Rouma
nian coast, traveling through a fog and
mist. Suddenly it came in sight of a
ship and, as usual, cleared its deck for
action. The Vesta carried few guns,
just enough to protect it in case of at
"The Vesta started into the big ship,
but when it drew nearer it found itself
confronting a Turkish battleship which
had two obsolete vessels with it. The
battleship turned a broadside loose at
the Vesta, and at the lirst shot Captain
Popoff was killed. Rojestvensky took
command and fought out the battle.
Ills gunners did their work so well
that the battleship and the two smaller
vessels were sunk. The Vesta itself
was disabled, but managed to get back
to the island of Pheodonis, or Snake
island, where it was beached. It was
afterward raised and taken to Odessa
fvud repaired. For a number of years
it was used in passenger service in
the Black sea. It was ever afterward
known as the Rojestvensky ship.
"A peculiar feature of the Vesta his
tory was its ending. In 1887, while
sailing uear Roumania, it ran into a
storm and went down with all on
board. The ship sank not ten miles
from where it had fought its fight
wUJbt the Turkish vessels."
%ttseV Earrings a New Freak.
This is a freak season for jewels.
Quaint, old fashioned rings have been
as popular as the old fashioned pend
ent earrings, which have been gener
ally worn, though they seem to add
years to the most youthful face. Now
the craze for fancy jewelry has taken
the form of tassel earrings. These are
seen usually as seed pearls in tassels
that drop an inch or two from the
ears. They are even more barbaric In
effect than the pendent pearls and
diamonds and also tend to rob the
wearer $£ yontlt
First Survivor tc Reach America
Tells Vivid Earthquake Tata
"Thought I Was In Purgatory," Says
Giuseppe Cutroneo, Who Witnessed
Sicilian City's Fearful Fate—T«Ukl
Wave a Terrifying Sight.
Giuseppe Cutroneo, a butcher of
Messina, who lost his wife and three
children in the recent earthquake
which devastated Sicily, is the first
witness of the great disaster to reach
New York. In telling of his escape
from death he said in part:
"I was in the cattle business in Mes
sina, and to this fact I owe my life.
On the morning of Dec. 28 I got up at
4 i:» o'clock to take a trip into the
country to buy steers. All was quiet
as I left my home, 188 Corso Victor
Emmanuel, and walked to the station,
about a mile distant. As it happened,
the car in which I took my seat was
the last coach, which stood outside
train shed. Had I taken a forward
I doubtless would have been killed.
"Of a sudden the car shot up In the
air, falling with a crash on one side.
A deafening roar filled my head. The
air became suffocating. My body seem
ed to grow numb all at once. I don't
know how long I lay in a sort of stu
por before I realized that there was a
hole over me, through which I climbed.
"The spectacle again stupefied me. 1
thought the world ha-* come to an end
and that I was in purgatory. I could
not at first recognize what I saw as
Messina. Still the earth trembled, and
quakes came intermittently, each one
toppling over walls that had been
cracked or left standing by the first
shock. I looked back at the station. It
had collapsed, and the train shed had
fallen on the forward part of the train
and crushed it almost flat.
"As soon as I realized that I was
still alive I thought of my wife and
three little children. I rushed back
into Messina, although now fires had
started in all directions. Here would
tower the flame of a broken gas main,
roaring and leaping like a gigantic
torch. There the wood skeleton of a
house blazed like a hundred bonfires In
one. The air was full of smoke and
dust, yet I could see close to the
shore a great rift, where the earth had
been torn apart. Into It many of the
houses bad fallen, catching fire as
they fell, so that the smoke that rose
mude the ditch look like an elongated
"I looked seaward and was trans
fixed by the most terrifying sight of
all. A wave was advancing toward
the city that grew as It approached
until It seemed as high as the light
house. It tumbled the ships about like
toys, turning them turtle or tossing
them on their beam ends. It came
with tremendous velocity, but to me it
seemed an age before it swept over
the lighthouse and engulfed the city,
tearing away the piers like paper and
swallowing the shore front. Far In
land it swept, extinguishing many of
the fires.
"The people running about In the
streets acted like lunatics. Some were
clambering over the ruins in their
nightclothes searching for relatives.
Through cracks the people that still
lived cried to those they feared were
dead. Other survivors whom I met
had wound around them bits of carpet
or bedclothes, while others had for
gotten all about apparel.
"I found only a heap of bricks,
twisted Iron and wood splinters where
I used to live. The five stores had
tumbled into a heap about fifteen feet
high. My home was ID a four room
flat on the first floor. It had been
buried at the bottom. Without think
ing how impossible was the task I be
gan to dig in the ruins. Down below I
could bear moans, and they made me
work like
"I would sometimes think I heard
my wife's cry. and I would yell down
Into some crevice, 'Floria, Floria, here
is your Giuseppe!' and then I would
call to my children—to Diego, my six
year-old little boy to Tony, who was
four, and Natalina, the baby. I was
still digging when some Russian sol
diers came and asked me if I did not
want something to eat. Eighty people
were in the house where I lived, and
only one or two besides .myself escaped.
"For two days and a night I wan
dered about Messina until I thought
the sights of crime and death would
drive me crazy. Ghouls began to prey
upon the dead, digging up corpses to
rob them. When the soldiers caught
these fiends at work tbpy would riddle
them with bullets.
"Never will I forget my run toward
my home. I saw many persons. Sev
eral had been injured by falling walla.
One man, with his legs broken, worked
his way painfully along, leaving a
trail ef blood behind htm. Again I
saw a woman cruwling over a mass of
ruins, clinging to a child. God! If I
live a thousand years I can never for
get those sights! JfJere an old man
was making
way, along, searching
wildly among the rwnoklng ruins for
loved ones. saw another man scram
bling over the mis calling his wife's
^Elixir sfSpnim
i'Cleanses the System Effect
ually Dispels tolas andHead
CK'lies clue to Constipation
Acts naturally, acts truly as
a Laxative.
i Best forMenV^mrn an
Mr. Saucernian is reputed to be
worth $1,500,000. The new organiza
tion he is perfecting to help boys Is to
be known as "the trimmer band." To
demonstrate bis earnestness he has de
posited in the name of "the trimmer
band" $5,000, which is drawing Inter
The plan as outlined by Mr. Saucer
i man is to take boys from the age of
nine to sixteen and organize them into
plants or companies of fifty or a hun
dred. lie would have these boys hold
monthly meetings, at which time they
would discuss and be taught economy,
finauce and how to earn money, clean
living and everything in line with in
dustry and morals Each boy on join
ing the club will receive $1. The boy
must deposit with his dollar 50 cents
to show good faith. Starting his bank
account with $1.50, each boy will re
ceive a penny per day for three years,
aud at the end of that period he will
receive au additional $1. This will
give him $12 if he has not saved a
cent himself. He urges all boys to
save their nickels and dimes so as to
be prepared to start life right.
The pledge each boy takes on joining
"the trimmer band" is to abstain from
"tobacco in any form, intoxicating
liquors, gambling yf_any kind and pro
fane and slang language."
Mr. Saucer.uuu has already organiz
ed one club in Des Moines. He is not
going to be coutent with accepting the
boys who will come to hliu. On the
contrary, he has hired out of his own
pocket a state organizer, who is to
travel all over Iowa inducing boys to
do away with tin ir bad habits and
start hank a. counts at the Des Moines
phiiai.. i11' i'i e::p-iise. J. B. Ham
uioiid lias en secured as an organizer.'
Beware of the Cough
tli.it hangs on persi
breaking your night's rt st ana
txliaustirigyi'U with the violence
of the paroxysms. A few dose*
of 1'iso's Cure will relieve won
(itrfully any cough, no matter
how far acivancrii or serious.
11 --i .othes and hea Is the
surfaces, clears the clogged air
pa^ ages and the cough disap
At all druggUu', 25 eta.
e a n
as to the
Baking Powder
RtcuTeJ HlfWst Awari
VerU'i Pare Fee* EiyiMhl
CUcage, 1907.
mul OIJ,
1T, get its ]^enc|tciulE||ects
Always buy the (retunne which
has ine jutl name
oj"the Com­
mom it is
printed on
«m-v jnu-ko^t'
Jite .wr only, regular price 50• p"- bottle.
name as 1 was doing. A year was
lived In that day.
"On the evening of Dec. 28 about 200
of the survivors, including myself,
went aboard the Regina Marguarita,
which the government had made use
of as a transport. We were carried
to Palermo. On reaching Talermo I
went to a hospital. On my way I met a
well dressed man, who on learning I
wanted to come to America gave me
$38 for my passage.**
Philanthropist Will Give Cent a Day
to All Young Iowa Teetotalers.
To every boy in Iowa who will take
a pledge to use neither tobacco or liq
uor Samuel Saueernuin, a wealthy
Des Moines resident, will give a dol
lar, a cent a day for three years and
another dollar at the end of the three
years, says a Des Moines dispatch. At
the same time he urges the boys who
accept his proposition to save the nick
els and dimes I hey would otherwise
have spent for tobacco and alcoholic
drink and put them with their account,
lie has figured out that If the boys will
do this none will arrive at the age of
twenty-one years without having
enough to take them through college
or give them a good start in life.
Sure to Cive Satisfaction,
civca RKLicr at onck.
It cleanse**, soothes, heals and protect the
ji:sea.wd membrane resulting from Catarrh
ir 1 drivos a wuy a Cold in the Head quickly.
'I.to (.'3 the Senses of Taste and Smeil.
to ufif. Contains no injurious dru^s
i'u(j into the nostrils and absorbed.
50 cents at Druggists or by
i! i. Lk iid Cream Balm for uso in
75 CC!:t8.
ELY •i.V-HfRS, 16 Warrfn SL. Now .Yort
Madison State BanR
on draught at
stock, Wiener style,
at all Leading Saloons in the city.
L. J. AHMANN, Agent.
Where yon want It—
Whea yoo want II—
No smoke—m smell—m trouble.
Oiten you want heat in a hurry
in some room in the house the iup
nace does not reach. It's oo easy fe
pick up and carry a
(Equipped Willi Smokeless Device)
to the room you want to heat—suitable for any room in the
house. It has a real smokeless device absolutely preventing
smoke or smell—turn the wick as high as you can or
as low as you like—brass iont holds 4 quarts of oil
that gives out glowing heat for 9 hours. Fin
ished in japan and nickel—an ornament
anywhere. Every heater warranted.
it t)ie lamp lor the student or
readrr. Il gives brilliant Seady light
thai makes sfudy a leisure. Made ol brass, nickel plated and aquippW
with the latest improved central drah burner. Every Ump warranted.
II you cannot obtain the PcrlecBon Oil Heater or Ravo
ytw dealer write to our nearest agency lor descriptive ciraJar,
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More Big Crops In 1908
60,000 settlers from the United States
In 19U6. New Districts open*
ed for settlement.
iX*0 acres of land tot
lioo free homestead
land 160 acres at
Iouly $3 per acre,
"A vast, rich cooo
•try and a contested,
•prosperous people.
[Extract from corre
spondence of a
Kansas Editor, whose
Ivlsit to Western Can-,
ada In August, 1908, was an In
y li ave paid the entire cost
of their farms and had a bal
ance of from S10.00 to S20.00 per.
acre as a result of one crop.
Spring and Winter'Wheat.
Oats, liarler. Fins sad Psai
are the principal crop*
the wild grasses bring to per
fcciion the best cattle erer sold
on the Chicago market.
aft localities
or to
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