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AND OTHERS THAf AR6 NOT SHOULD
Tfc. MMdaw Lark Wrongly Accused of
MolMtinc fruit Bud. and Blossoms.
A Bird's Food Hsblts Itsnud by fix
- aaalBg- tb Coateucs of Its Stomach.
The ' following sfcxtract from a San
Francisco paper la an example of the
teaching going the rounds of the press
every now and them R. M. Irwin of
San Jose desiree to unite ranchmen all
ever the state in a systematic attempt
to exterminate the sparrow and the
meadow lark, Both of which, he de
clares, have become n intolerable nuis
ance: ' i -
Each multiplies rapidly," he said,
"arid often occasion serious losses by
the damage they do to fruit. It is par
ticularly hard to ft rid of the meadow
lark, which has e many lives as a cat.
When shot they sometimes fly fifty y ards
before dropping, and always die hard.
The Calnorma bird is large, and its
plumage dulled than that of the variety
usually seen in the East. If concerted
action i not taken to permanently rid
the ceuntry of these leathered thieves
the ranchmen vnll soon find themselves
' "Not long ago I noticed an orange tree
from which, the fruit had not been
picked, fairly black with birds. Three
men discharged their shotguns simul
taneously, and we b?ged forty, not
one-fourth of the lot. 'I hey do not wait
for the fruit to form, bet pick the young
blossoms sarjjl destroy the life of the
- So fir as the English sparrow is con
earned, there may be , little truth in the
above. Yet experience, lias proved that
it will probably nver ,come the intol
erable nuisc this cowiipr tarn if (s
in somt portions of Europe. The natural
and most acceptable t 1s of the spar
row are horse dropping grass and other
tender green- foods, i ao .long as these
are to be had in plenty and they nsu
ally can be in this country sparrows
will molest but little else, though at
times they are quite destructive to
fresh, juicy fruits W hot, dry weather.
The English sparrow? may be considered
a nuisance. It is of no value except to
make pot piee. ; They should be exter
minated. But they Tery seldom destroy
the fruit buds, blossoms or young fruit.
They are almost entirely ground feeders,
feeding on the ground or on such low
plants as peas, wheat, oats, etc., and
many species of weod seed.
How anyone could get snoh erroneous
ideas of the food and feeding habits of
the meadow lark is indeed strange. Yet
Just such stuff is constantly published.
The meadow lark is strictly a ground
feeding bird a bird of the open sward,
where it lives, feeds and nests. Its food
habits are almost entirely beneficial to
man, and with as little harm to his crops
of every kind as any other bird. It is
not a tree bird at . all, never even alight
ing on one, if fences or other objects of
moderate height are near. Its food
habits are strictly graminivorous and
insectivorous, largely the first. Its bill
is not in the least adapted to clipping
buds or fruit from trees, but is especi
ally adapted for picking up seeds and
insects. The lark is certainly of special
value to man, and is surely the least in
jurious of birds, even if it is not quite
Very few birds are of any real value
in the economy of nature, and only a
very few are markedly injurious in their
food habits. It is a question in the
minds of some economic scientists
whether or not we would be the gainers
if all the wild birds on the continent
Curiously enough, very many of the
birds that scientific investigation proves
absolutely injurious are generally
thought to be beneficial Such are
swallows, martins, night hawks, whip
poorwills, etc., and many which, are
considered very injurious are hig-ly
beneficial. With such may be clashed
nearly every one of the hawks, buzzards,
vultures, eagles and owls. There are
only two or three of the hawks the
small, swift-flying ones, just above the
sparow-bawk in size that should ever
be destroyed, and none of the owls, and
especially the smaller ones. There is
no room for proof here, but these are
facte absolutely demonstrated. We can
not have too many exact facts on this
subject. This Coast is everywhere
overrun with ground squirrels, gophers
and other rodents which do a great deal
more damage than their ; natural
enemies, tne nawits, owm ana snnKes
and all the bird combined could pos
sibly do. We have birds that do cat
buds, in some places, quite injuriously
in winter. I have seen great damage
done by them, and especially to the
Bartlett pear. Nearly every fruit bud
in one large orchard was destroyed by
them quite early in the winter. It was
not done by larks or sparrows, but more
likely by some of the gregarious bud
eating finches on their migration. The
red-pollea finch, called a linnet, is prob
ably the most destructive bird of this
Coiist. It is a great destroyer of fruit
tree bloom, garden truck and seeds.
This Coast is it summer home. It has
habits very much like those of the Eng
liih eparrow, and is a great breeder,
producing two or three or more broods
in a season. It and the sparrow seem
to be tfWUt tne oniy Dircis we neea to
make a special effort to destroy, except,
perhaps, geese on our grain fields. The
birds which seem to be of the most
value to the fruit grower and farmer are
certain small woodpeckers aud the red
winged blackbird. In fact, the wood
peckers and blackbirds of this Oo.st
seem all to be of value, although there
may be some exceptions.
u. a. wieb.
Natnro's JfAndlwork Modified by Man's
The earliest record of man shows him
to have been a shepherd. He seems to
have made no advance in civilization
until he had tamed wild animals and be
come somewhat sedentary and agrarian.
It is probable the first animal man do
mesticated and trained for his use was
the dog. His. dog helped him overcome
the wild animal, which gave him food
and covf.ing. The fleet, timid sheep
with its wealth of warm wool and
wholesome flesh was undoubtedly man's
next acquisition. The sheep in the wild
state like all the genus Ovis is exceed
ingly shy and timid, yet very easily do
mesticated if caught while young. The
wild Virginia deer, and so far as known
all deer and allied species, are very eas
Sheep being home lovers and eminent
ly gregarious, seem best of any to ac
cept man as owner and guardian, and
it has the fewest points of self defense
of all animals. The original sheep was
lank and slender, exceedingly fleet of
foot for a few minutes, and covered with
thin, long wool. Its habitat in steep,
rocky hills where it was able to evade its
enemies by leaping from and darting
between and around rocks, afforded pro
tection. Of its senses, hearing is the
only one especially acute, though the
sight is fairly good. Like the dog, the
sheep of today is a conglomerate mon
(grel built up from the genus Ovis, of the
sub-genus tegarus, to which aiso be
long the goats of the sub-genus Ibex and
ovis (japra. ur tne genera w-nave
some fine representative species in North
America. But our domesticated sheep
and goats have all sprung from Europe,
Asia and Africa.
The Big horn sheep and the Goat an
telope of our Western mountain ranges
and probably the Prong-horn antelope of
the great pluins might have their blood
added to one or the other side of the con
glomeration with possible advantage.
The Big-horn sheep might add weight
and endurance to our sheep and our
white mountain goat hardiness and even
value to the fleece of the Angora and
Cashmere goats. The Cashmere goat
seems to grow fat on a diet of bare rocks
if at a sufficient elevation. South Amer
ica has two goats that have been domes
ticated for ages. The Llama and Alpaca.
Like nearly all other members of the
genus their original home was in the
From this glimpse of the origin and
natural history of our sheep and goats
it will be gathered that nearly every one
was oriuinally a mountain animal. The
deduction is, that being their natural
habitat they should do best in mountain
districts. This is in a measure the caee.
But many have been so long bred and
pastured on the rich forage of the val
leys that they are no longer adapted to
the rough footing and scanty fare of the
hills and mountains. But with a little
extra care they soon acquire their origi
nal mountain habits, but not as a rule
without losing some of the valuable
points that have been bred into them
through many generations.
In England the valley breeds have been
brought up to a high stage of perfection
in special points. They are known gen
erally as the " Down " breeds. The more
specialized of them are splendid animals.
Special breeding lias increased their
weight and early maturing qualities at
least fourfold. The great broad backed
Shropshire or Southdown with a wealth
of wool and mutton are striking ani
mals compared with their lank progen
itors. The end ii not yet in improving the
most advanced breeds. Breeds are be
ing specialized in different ways and
strains and breeds are being constantly
formed. Ithaseen shown possible to
take good representatives of any of the
older breeds and from their progeny by
selection and feeding in time obtain
from it, without any out crosses, nearly
the exact counterpart of any one of the
old special breeds. The Merino, for in
stance, has had its horns bred off, the
yolk and wrinkles obliterated from its
wool and instead of the close mat of very
kinky, short, fine, wool; dry, white, very
lung and fine lusterons wool has 1een
l obtained, Crosses between the Downs
and Merinos have produced long, fine
wool of surpassing lustre, finer than that
of any pure Merino. Many portions of
this (.loast seera finely adapted for bring
ing the sheep to the highest possible
stage of perfection.
Much has been said of late of the poul
try and fruit combination in the rural
home. It is good and profitable when
rightly managed. Whiter dairying in a
moderate wav seems to fit iu with fruit
growing equally well. The cows should
be managt-d so as to "come iu" about
s November so as not to interfere with the
i rush of fruit gathering in Hummer and
early autumn. A fil'tyacre combination
I of this kind, ten acres in fruit, ten for
hay or corn for ensilage, and thirty for
' pasture- should produce a good income.
A VETERANS VIEWS.
Difference Between Benjamin Harrison
And Grover Cleveland.
Ocn. E. O. Beers, of Elmira, N. Y., has
written the following open letter, which
has produoed an immense Eensatiou
among the democratic veterans of New
"Comradeh: Again we are upon the
eve of a presidential campaign, nod will
soon be called upon to decide by our
ballots who shall oocupy the exeeutive
ohair for the next four years. Under or
dinary circumstanoes it would be of lit
tle oonsequenoe to the most of us wbioh
of the presidential nomiuees should bt
called noon to fill tho exalted position,
but under existing ciroutastanocs it be-'
oomes a matter of almost vital import
ance to eaoh and every one of us. We
left our homes and families, sacrificed
our business and endangered our health
as soldiers and sailors to maintain the
union of the atatea aud. the supremacy
of the stars and stripes. Comrades, how
many returned to their homes with
health unimpaired? How many today
are physically able to perform the man
ual labor necessary to procure a oouifoi t
ble living for ourselves and those de
pendout upon us? I venture to assen
that uot 10 per oeut, of all those who re
turned from the War are tree from the
effects of the campaign. The exposure
and hardships there incurred have made
sad havoc on cur constitutions and our
health. Eob succeeding year finds us
more broken down in health aud less able
to meet the struggle to procure the neces
saries of life,
Certain laws have from time to time
been passed by congress granting to dis
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battle of life. With a chief exeoutive
that is opposed to granting pensions the
labor of procuring that wbioh rightfully
belongs to us will beoome an almost in
surmountable barrier. Party affiliations
uuder oertain conditions aud oircum
stauoes are all right, but when the result
is of such vital importance to us, it is no
less a privilege than a duty we owe our
selves and those dependent upon us, to
use every honorable means to place the
men at the bead of the government that
will the most faithfully oarry out the
promises made, and stand by ue iu our
hour of Deed.
"We have do hotter way ot judging the
future than by the past. Ou tho one side
we have Gen. Harrison as a oaudidri
for our suffrage. Iu him we have oue
who was a soldier with us, whose sym
pathies always have been and atill are
with and for us, whose avery act we
have ooufldenoe to believe will be to in
sure to us that whieh by right is ours.
When our country's safety was threaten
ed and our flag assailed, Gen, Harrison
voluntarily buckled on the sword, and,
leaving home, friends, and the peaceful
pursuits of lite, offered his services, and
it ueed be his life, to preserAe the Union
and perpetuate the grandest government
the world has ever known. Already he
has occupied the presidential ohuir for
more tbau three years, and his views, as
expressed by his official actions on mat
ters relating to pensions, are matters of
record and too well known to require ex
plauation. I venture the assertion that
there has not during that time been a
single instanoe where he has not been iu
hearty sympathy with every valid and
legitimate application for a pension.
"Contrast this with the actions of Mr.
Cleveland. When our country was sore
ly in need ot men did Mr. Cleveland
hasten to buckle on the sword and offer
bis servioes to put down that gigantic
rebellion? History says no. Although
bound by do stronger borne ties than Gen.
Harrison aud thousands ot others (in
fact, not as strong, for he had no wife or
children dependent upon him), still he
did not offer bis servioes except through
a substitute. He was like that celebrat
ed humorist who was willing to saontice
all his wife's relations to put down the
"Mr. Cleveland, too, ocoupied the pres
idential chair for four years, but I have
yet to learn of an instance where be in
tereBted himself in the procurement of a
single pension, no matter how worthy or
needy the applicant. On the contrary,
his almost universal use of the veto on
pension bills is a convincing argument
of bis hostility to granting pensions
"I am informed and believe that the
substitute sent by Mr, Cleveland was
from waut oompelled to spend the latter
part of his days at the Holdiers' and Hail
ore' Home at B ith, N. Y., and supported
by that state. While the Home ib all
the name implies and the boys are well
cared for, it does uot lessen tbe moral
obligation ot Mr. Cleveland to himself
provide for the comforts of the mau who
faced danger and death in his stead. It
is corrently reported, and no doubt en
tirely true, that Mr. Cleveland procured
bis substitute (an Italian) for the paltry
sum of $150, and that when too ill to rel
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ish tbe substantial food furnished by the
Heme he wrote Mr. Cleveland asking for
a small pittance that be might procure
some delicaoy in tbe way of food that he
could relish. The request was entirely
ignored by him.
"It is true that the president bat but
little to say with reference to granting
pensions, yet remember, comrades, that
as tbe chief executive he would surround
himself with those who would be ready
and willing to carry out his views and
wishes iu this as in other respects. What
encouragement have we, then, comrades,
to aid in placing a man in tbe presiden
tial chair that we feel assured will be as
oold aud indiffereut to our rights as he
was to tbe one who faoed danger and
death in his stead. No, comrades, lot us
not put our trust either in prophets or a
known enemy jo us and our cause, but
stand by the old soldier who is tried and
true. Mr. Cleveland's well-known atti
tude ou the pension questions should be
sufficient to prevent him from receiving
any support from the soldiers aud sailors
ef 18bl to 1865.
"I am aware that this will be criticised
as an electioneering letter written by a
republican. I assure you, oomrades,
that this is not so. I have arrived at tbe
age of fully three-ecoreyears, was brought
up in tbe deniucratio faith, aud have
been a life-lung democrat. But I am
more than other way interested in
the oumiug eleotiou as affecting the in
terests of all old soldiers, aud I am fully
satisfied that Mr. Cleveland is not the
mend of the soldier boys of 1881-'b5,
aud is not entitled to and should not re
oeive our support. It seems very plain
to me that with the past reoord of Gro
ver Cleveland, if any ve.eran castB his
ballot for him he not only stultifies him
self, but goes back upon every comrade
of tbe union army.
"We must nut let General Apathy run
this campaign; let us all enlist under
General Aotivity aud carry on one more
vigorous campaign in the maintenance
of our rights. - E. O. Beebs.
"Elmira, N. Y., July, 1892."
Gen. Beers entered the army in 1861,
in the 50th N. Y., whioh afterwards be-
oarae the 00th N. Y. Engineers. He
was discharged at the expiration ot his
term ot servloe in 1864 as Major and
Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel for distin
guished servioes in battle. He com
manded tbe Thirtieth Seperate Compa
ny, N. G. 8. N. Y., and made it a very
distinguished organization until be was
promoted Brigadier-General of the New
York National Guard. Tbe Elmira Ad
vertiser says if him editorially: '
"The Advertiser wishes to say to all its
contemporaries, Republicans and Demo
cratic, that the important letter to Onion
veteraus.whioh appears in the Advertiser
this morning, is written by a democrat
who enjoys the highest respect ot ever
resident ot Elmira. He baa been for
many years one of our most prom
inent citizens. His rejection of Mr.
Cleveland'b candidacy nnd his support
of Gen. Harrison are based on convic
tion and pi-inaipal. There is not a par
tisan of Mr. Cleveland's iu Elmira who
would thiuk of imputing any other mo
tive to Gen. Beers' aotiona. These facts
should be known by all contemporaries,
as they aid very materially in the proper
consideration of this letter. Therefore
it is that the Advertiser speuks thus ot
a man whom It has opposed politically,
but for whom personally it cherishes the
most sincere respect.
"Geu Beers' letter should go into every
city, town and hamlet in tbe United
States, and republican newspapers can
do their good cause no better service
than by passing it, like tbe watohw.ird
of tbe old days, along the line !"
From the Long Creek Paper.
Thos.-Quaid is over from Heppner this
Pin Ear has been taken across the line
and is uow in Canada.
Cbas. Junes and Hurry and John Ben
nett, of Heppuer, are in attendance at
Frank Sloan and John Shaw, of Hepp
ner, arrived in Long Creek Mooday, Mr.
Sloan remaiuiug during tbe races.
The rains ot this week enabled the
flourijg mill to again turn tbe wheel,
having run night and day during the
There will doubtless be a new paper
started in Grant county soon, establish
ed wholly for the dissemiuution of alli
Ed. O. Allen is Again where the "take
sometlun" invitation is a familiar expres
sion, having pnroliased tbe interest of
J. L. Hamilton in the Crowley St Ham
ilton suluon iu this city.
Johnny Austin is soon expected to be
a free man, a petition having been circu
lated to have him pardoned. Johnny
was no more guilty ot rnisdemeauora
than hundreds ot others who never see
Salem, and we believe the full text ot
tbe law has been complied with, there
fore the governor should restore him t
tipans Taliules : a family rcmidy.