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SHOULD NOT BE REPEALED.
The I'kiah Sentinel say that " the
scalp bounty law, whUh was passed by
Uie last legislature, has Ihvh the cause
of thousands of coyotes being killed,
fliat the.e little dusky marauders are
career than they were a few years ago
can readily be noticed by spending a few
days on tlie hills of I'niatilla county.
But while the coyotes are liecoming less
plentiful, and. if the bounty law re
mains in force, may become pratically
extinct, there are other est8 which are
Kitting wr, ami may prove to le as
great a nuisance as the festive coyote.
The farmers and ranchers are complain
ing that the squirrels, gophers, tit-1J
mice, etc., are each year hucoming more
numerous, both on the ranges and on
the ranch. By a (treat many ranchers
this is attributed directly to the killing
off of the coyotes. It is a well-known
fact that the coyotes of Kastern Oregon
do kill millions of these rodents every
year, and if the slight thinning out that
they have received since the passing of
the bounty law has been the cause of
the squirrels and gophers being so nu
merous, the law should ls repealed by
the next Legislature."
There is no immediate danger of the
festive coyote becoming extinct. This
animal bree.ls so prolitically that it is
impossible to kill him off to the extent
that his howl will no longer tie heard in
the land. It is altogether too bad that
in killing off the internal coyote the
formers and ranchers are in a fair way
to lie ruined. We h.ive heard no com
plaints from the farmers and ranchers
in this section. And while the sheep
Uipn have enjoyed comparative immu
nity from the predatory animal evil there
has not, and never wilt lie, a surcease
fr-uin that evil. The bounty law has
proved a (iod-send to the sheepmen as
well as cattle-growers of Oregon, and by
reason oi it there have been saed to
the slock interests of this state hundreds
of thousands of dollar-. The coyote is
not the oiilv animal that war has been
waed again-t under the bounty law;
Uie cougar and wild' at have leen hunt
ed to their lairs and killed, thereby sav
ing tlie cattlemen many hundreds ol
dollars in a single year, for these ani
luals are death on young stock.
It is not right to pull down one in
dustry to build up another, but the
greater evil should be eradicated, if pos
sible. Tie; damage that the "squirrels,
b'lj'lieis, lieid mice," etc., have done, or
ever will d , to the farmer- and ranch
ers, is not to be compared with the ruin
ation ( au-u I by the coyote, cougar and
wildcat in a single year in the stock sec
tion1! ill tht; state.
Let .nine other mean- be applied to
radicate tiie gopher and the mouse be
sides the breeding of coyotes to kill off
the.-e pests. Let a thousand inke live
and flourish, if you will, sir; go after;
the s-alp ol tlie lone, hungry coyote and
biing it into camp for he can do more 1
damage in a single night than all the
rodents in Rodentdum can do in a sea-:
son. If necessary, sir, put a bounty on i
the scalp of your mouse, but do n'jt at
tempt to take it off the scalp of the mad, j
hungry, howling, frenzied coyote, who
w ill rush through a baud of sheep and
cut an hundred throats before you can
say "Jack Robinson."
No, sir! The scalp liounty law should
not lie repealed. The stork counties of
Oregon pay a just and liberal proportion
of tlie taxes to support the state govern
ment. The scalp bounty law is all the
protection to their interests and indus
tries that is asked, and, surely, no man
in the state who pays taxes should be
grudge the payment of a quarter of a
mill to continue this law in force for the
benefit of the greatest industry in the
An idea of the losses ent.iiled by the
British In the war of conquest ol th
South African Republics may he obtain
ed from the Canadian volunteers. A
regiment returned to Halifax, N. S., on
the troop ship "Idaho" last week. One
year ago it left, 1M0 strong. Only 110
men and 18 ollicers returned to tell the
t ale of the series of disaster encounter
ed in their work of conquest. The rt-
mains of the others blench on theTrans
vaal veldt. Ashland Tiding.
D. R. Cassldy, one of the oldest and
host knoan men of Wyoming, is arrang
ing to pull up stakes ami remove to
Kastern Oregon. He says that the
Wyoming range is too crowded to get
proper results and he proposes to go
w here there is less competition for the
grass the sheep must lio on. He says
that while the weather is good it is well
enough, but when the first cool rains
come, the loss will lie tremendous.
Breeder and Sportsman.
Hon. J. K. Young of Astoria, a mem
ber of the lat Oregon legislature, died
in Klamath Falls Nov. '.M as a result of
hemorrhage of the lungs. He located in
Klamath Kails for the tienerit of bis
health, and had opened a law otlice only
a few weeks In-fore. Deceased was
years of sge, and the youngest memlicrof
the legislature. He was a bright and
promising young man.
Adlai Stevensoti can ha re it said a Unit
him when they write his obituary, after
the close of his life work, that he ran
twice for Vice President. Mr. Bryan's
friends can go him one better and say
that he was twice the defeated candidate
for President of the I'nited States.
You see all kinds of advertisements in g
I a Newspaper.
Olio follow attempts to toll you that lio has inoro puul ,'ools fcS
in a L'xt than all tho halanoo of tho stores in Luke county,
while tho other follow tolls you ho has tho prettiest store in
the county, etc., etc, Let those fellows talk to their heart's
content, while they talk we tlo the business. A glance at
our place of business will convince you that we do less
talking ami more business than any store in the Co.
Get our prices before you buy your
fall supplies. We will save you money q
Hi Ci R OTH E & CO i THE LEADING MERCHANTS OF LAKE COUNT,.
After Mayor Van Wyck received notice i
from (iovernor Roosfvelt that if the
election in New York city was not con- j
ducted fairly, he would remove that I
Tammany 'bief from ollice, it is no
wonder that everything went smoothly I
there on election dav. j
The moon was full w ilh the other
THE WORLD OVER
The N. C. A O. railway now has tele
graph otliccs at all its stations from
Hello to Termo. This is business.
J. 15. I'ringle of lM-nver, Oil. has U-en
appointed tashicr and paymaster of the
N. C. Si O. by general Manager Duna
way. A rara avis, (while quail) was bugged
ii. Mir Attlilmiil bv a local nimrod last
boys on election night w hen the good j W(,(.k The bird" was shot out of .1 bund
news was ticking off the telegraph that ,,j lMO ordinary valley quail.
McKinlev and Koosevelt were "all ! "
Klamath Republican t ather I onnelly
riitht." Well, the moon had a riiilit t"
In- full if it wanted to after hearing such
"Well, don't that Iw-at you !" shouted
an enthusiastic Republican Thursday
when the return Irom some of the out
side precincts came in. The banner
Republican precinct o( the county,
Drews Valley, going l'i to 1. Wow !"
the iHioular Catholic cleriivman of Ash-
land, was here last week making arrange
ments for the building of a Catholic
church in this place. It is to lie. In.ied
he will be successful ill his uudeitaking.
Harney News: "The Shaniko ware
house has I stM-n a busy place recently,
f reighters, with eight and ten horse
teams, have been loading itoods for Sil
ver Lak', Summer Lake, l'ineville,
.Mitchell, Antelope, Hay Creek and other
7 Ar CT J""") INTO MY NEW BRICK
lVlJ V LL LJ store near old site
Everything in the line of Gents' Furnishing Goods
MATS and CAPS, GLOVES, ETC.
DEAUTIEUL LINE 01' CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES
BLANKETS and COMFORTERS for Cold Weather
....C. H. DUNLAP....
sarv to state
his name is McQuadt
A New York man passed through the southern mints."
Spanish war without a scratch and came; ., .,,"ri,;.".,M,w.,.r traction engine
home to have his neck broken in a foot- i j.uichased by II. C. 1-evcns, arrived in
ball game. However, it is not necess- Hums last week under its ow n steam
that he still lives ami that Tom Mianiko. iiu engine is me one
mentioned in a recent issue of The Kx
aininer, to be used in clearing several
, , , , sections of sagebrush land which has
I he tina I judgment has been rendered. , . , , .. ,.
' lieeu recently located in llarnev county,
The jury has returned a verdict, and ' BI, f,,r ,, ,',,!, , w.,t,.r (r,,i wells sunk
the people are sentenced to four years 'on each section for irrigation puipotes.
more of I'rospcrit v.
' i In a train wreck on the "out hci n ra-
cine system at Kcswh k, t ai .Nov.
4th, two "tourists" were instantly killed
and three men seriously injured. Al
1'iiyaii of llenver was killed, also mi un
known man. James Hart of Charter
- ; Oak. Iowa had his right leg badlyi-rush-
The I)emo-l'opulist papers said that i ,-d, and it had to lie amputated. IS.
liryati "made a tremendous impression Woodruff of Ashland, Oregon, sustained
in New York and Chicago." So he did. com),unu iraciure oi uie rigiu ieKami
'."hall we recede or advance'.'''
Kntcrj'rise Rullctiii. We shall advance,
"llciieiy." Have you heard the lute
severe internal injuries.
That New York guesser who placed' ,, , ..." , ... . ... ...
I Robert SpannotiH was killed at Khim-
Oregoii in the doubtful column is about aI, jjot Springs on the M inst. His
as reliable as a weather prophet. j saddle horse fell, and threw him, hut
. i one foot hung on the horn of the saddle
S, F, AHLSTROM
Manufacturer of the Celebrated
RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST BUCCAROO
SADDLE IN THE UNITED STATES
WACON .f BUCCY HARNESS, WHIPS, ROBES, ETC.
PRINEVILLE RACING. TO WED AN OLD LOVER
A 5uccrtk(ul Mectlnit at Which finny Well An Orctfonliin' Sweetheart of Pioneer IUy
Kven the old school bell seems to
clang with a more joyous ring since
Warner in the
and w hen the horse, got to his feet he
started to run dragging the rider head
Known Horses Contested lor Puric
III the races at l'rineville last week
some good time was made. In the JH
dash Honest John, Hewey, Rill Nye,
(den R and Mctiinty went to the post.
Ilcwey won, John second. Time lHH.
Next 4 a furlong race, Richmond, she was a uirl in Noi thlleid. V . itnii,
Ilesaio (J and Red H. Red won, ilessie ! Rradford's constant playmate was ('has.
second. Time :.ril. ( ireen, an orphan, who was taken into
nil m i I I I t i . 1 . I . .
llieJ'n luriong nrougni out erua i her liome. When he urew tin (.ireen
Comes Weil to Harry Him.
To wed her childhood's sweetheart,
whom she has not seen for more than
forty years, Mrs. Ruth It mil ford Max
ham, left Rockyhill, Connecticut, last
Ihuisday for la-hanon, this state. When
I'aul, Mctiinty, Kill Nye ami Dewey.
downward for a distance of Am yrH. j The latter won, Nye Hecond. Time :45
When the maddened horse was stopped i jn t10 51 iilTl)Uu Imndicap Uyal Iam,
u was uiscovereu iiiuw mu ouc i "uuB jjanmto ami J'lillip fttir started
Spiiiuious' liead was mashed to a jelly. ' nalo won mHy Rliilip second.
The picture of Rryan has been turned
to the wall.
The sun still
shines on McKinley
Aguiualdo is dead again.
Ho is Mr.
Lake county voted for I'rosjierity.
And hilver Lake went Republican!
He was 18 years of age and very popular.
Not long ago an Arizona rancher post
ed the following notice on a cottonwood
tree, not far from his place of abode:
"My wife Sarah has left my ranch when
I didn't Do a Thing Too her, and I want
it distinkly understood that any Man
as takes her and keers for her on my ac
count will get himself Dumped so full
of I-ed that some tenderfoot w ill locate
him for a mineral claim. A word to the
wise is sufficient and orter work 011
Next race, JB handicaii Ruby Ruth,
Verda l'aul and I.oyal I.ce sturted.
Kaby left at ist. Ycrdit won after a
hotly contested race. Time 1 :0H.
This was followed by a Z and reieat
for f 150 Kcssio (i, Kill Nye, Karuato
and Red H started. Karuato won, Red
H second. Time :52
Next heat Karuato won In an exciting
contest, Red K second. Time :M
Dutch Mollie and Dandy, two well
known sprinters were there, but could
not start owing to injuries received.
Joe Ilenklo made an ellicient track
marshal, says the Review.
came to Oregon. He corresponded
regularly w ith his former playmate, and,
after ho hud won a home in the West,
he invited her to share his prosierity.
Miss Kradford hud given her consent
to murry Volney Maxhani of Hartford
two days before receiving (ireen's pro
sal and was forced to dash her lover's
hopes, (ireen was so keenly disaps)int
ed that he enlisted as a volunteer in the
Civil War, in which lie fought his way
to a Captain's commission. On his re
turn he married an Oregon girl, w ho
died the next year. Maxhaui died last
year in Hartford and (ireen renewed his
request and was accepted by the w idow.
Fob Halka A tine 2,' horse-iower
engine, almost new. Write to or call at
The Kxaminer oflice, Ijtkeview, Or.