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Catching Sparrows

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The largest sparrow order ever paid in this connty was paid this week when Lewis Dresselhouse, treasurer of Sharon townsbip, called on Connty Clerk Schuh and tnrned in the orders he had cashed in that township and received therefor an order for $133.84 which Oounty Treasnrer Manu paid. This represents 6,692 sparrows killed in Sharou since the last sparrow orders were cashed from there. Mr. Dresselhouse, when asked how he explained so large a catch of sparrows said they were not all shot by the boys. Many of them roost at uight in straw stacks and the boys had rigged up large nets which they let down over the straw stacks and sometinjes 100 were caught at a time in this way. Such a haul would net $2. Connty Treasnrer Mam) said that his man had caught 75 or 80 in a barn into which they had taken refuge in bad weather by fnstening a stirring to the door and pnlling it shut wheu they were inside. He then wirited until after dark when with a lantern he founá them sleeping aud was enabled to piek them up.