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Catching Sparrows

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

 

CATCHING SPARROWS

IN GREAT NUMBERS IN STRAW STACKS WITH NETS.

Nearly 7,000 Sparrows Killed in Sharon Net Nearly $135 Make the Largest Sparrow Order Issued.

The largest sparrow order ever paid in this county was paid this week when Lewis Dresselhouse, treasurer of Sharon township, called on County Clerk Schuh and turned in the orders he had cashed in that township and received therefore an order for $133.84 which County Treasurer Menu paid. This represents 6,692 sparrows killed in Sharon 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 hight in straw stacks and the boys had rigged up large nets which they let down over the straw stacks and sometimes 100 were caught at a time in this way. Such a haul would net $2. County Treasurer Mann said that his man had caught 75 or 80 in a barn into which they had taken refuge in bad weather by fastening a stirring to the door and pulling it shut when they were inside. He then waited until after dark when with a lantern he found them sleeping and was enabled to pick them up.