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ONCE A TELEGRAPH OPERAT
United States Senator George S
Nixon of Nevada is a man of varied
attainments. He never held an ofice
in his life exc.pt one term in the
state legislature as a state representa.
tive until he was sent to the United
States senate. Senator Nixon got his
start in life as a telegraph operator.
It must have been mighty paying, as
he is now the owner of several banks,
land and a theater or two, all of
which are said to be worth at least
20 millions of dollars.
A story of one of his feats of
tel egraphy has recently been told. He
was on one of the California limiteds
a few years ago, when there was a
wreck. They were away off from no.
where, so to speak, with the methods
of communication cut off. The con.
ductor of the limited said that they
had a telegraph instrument aboard,
and always carried it, but unfortu.
nately there was no one that could
d a message. Senator Nixon heard him, called for the instrument, and
ceeded to climb the nearest telegraph pole with all the agility of one fond
the art. He cut in, and in less than flve minutes was calling for a certain
tion down the line, which he had called thousands of times in his youthful
Now, everybody does not know, perhaps, that a telegraph operator's man.
of sending is equally as distinct as his manner of writing or speaking,
those who have ever known his touch remember it just exactly as they
uld remember his voice if they had ever heard it. The operator at the
tion he was calling happened to be the old one, and he had not heard Sen.
r Nixon's touch for 20 years, but recognized it at once.
"Where the Sam Hill did you come from, and where are you?" came over
e wire to Nixon.
"On top of a telegraph pole," replied Nixon. "Send us a wrecking train."
Ot And you better believe the wrecking train was sent in a hurry. Since
en Senator Nixon has been a hero with the people on that train.
IS DOING MUCH FOR PEACE
Never before has the peace move
ment evoked such unanimous en
thuslasm in Great Britain. The most
striking fact is the cordial responst
given by the -German offilcial press t<
the overtures of Foreign Minister Sli
Of ill the great European news
papers the Paris Temps alone striket
a, discordant note, but its cynica'
doubts are drowned by the cordia
welcome extended to the movement
by the other French papers.
4 Sir Edward Grey himself is optim
istic, and he is a man of singular3
calm and unem6tional character
- Peace advocates here, while warmr)
appreciating his work, wish that hi
was endowed with more fire and en
ergy to avail himself of the preseni
<V temper on both sides of the Atlantic
to mark an immediate and decisivt
*,idvance in the good work. Thor
ouhyI ihmtere, determined and single
minded, Sir Edward Grey lacks the
touch of imagination that might at this moment arouse the people of Europe
to a full sense of the folly and barbarism of armaments and war. B~ut his
temperament makes him proceed slow ly and cautiously within the conven
tional lines of diplomacy.
STO REDUCE COST OF LIVING
With this spring the city of Mem
.plis, Tenn., inaugurates an exp~eri
menit wvhich, it is believed, by the
foremost authority in the farmers
co-operative demonstration wvork at
Washington will prove the practica
bility of a plan capable of reducing
4'~ ~ '~ the cost of licing in America by
the cost of living in America by
- I,~ reduce it half that amount.
Dr'. S. A. Knapp, the chief of the
~ co-operativo demonstration office It
~ , the department of agriculture at
~. 4~''~W~'Washington, in announcing the in
a uguration of the Memphis experi
/ . 4~ 7?ment, dwells particularly on the et
ficiencny of boys in showing that, bi
/ the use of proper modern methods
enorr.uously increased crops can hi
,/ raised on ground which gave previous
ly but meager returns to the toil ani
& fA~ the crude systems in vogue amen.
- he the men farmers of their respective
/ ' a ,districts. In brief, the corn-club plan
is to be applied to town back yards
The plan, not altogether novel in its central features, yet truly astounding
he imposing magnitude contemplated, proposes that every family in the
nited States shall utilize the spare ground attached to its dwelling for the
raising of the vegetables useal on the home table. It is obviously impossible
~o shut one's eyes to the tact 'that there are many thousands, perhaps miu
'lions, of families who, living in city localities so densely populated and e
~om pletely bricked, have no spare ground available for even a foot of parsley.
MEXICO'S NEW AMBASSADOR
Thr~le latest addition to the diplomnat
icorps at the nation's capital is Man
selectedl by President Diaz as Mexi
caii ambassador to the United Statet
as a successor of Francisco Leon de
/4 la lHarra, who has accepted the posi
of minister of foreign affairs in the
new Diaz cabinet. Senor Inclan ii
at present the financial representativi
I of the government of Mexico in Lon
don. H-o has had considerable expo
rience ini dliplomacy.
lie studiedl in the United Statej
and Faurope' when a young man, and
in 1878-80 filled the position of at
tache to the Mexican legalion ii
Washington while his father, Manue
M. do Zamacona, was minister. Fron
/ 7 1880 to 1895 he was secretary to th(
/ local board of the Mexican Centira;
I ~ railway. From 1895 to 1897 lie wag
/1/. 17/ 1paymaster to the military command
cry of the federal district and adnmin
istrator of the stamp tax at Pachuica
capital of the mining state of Hlildalgo. F'rom 1897 to 1903 he was postmas
ter esteral of Mexico, and on April 16, 1903, he was promoted to b0 treasure:
of tintion. The new ambassador is 61 years old.
ONE FRUIT GROWER'S CREED
Proposed by School of Ektonsion De
partment of West Virginia Uni
versity and Is Excellent.
The following creed was proposed
by the fruit school of the extension
department of the West Virginia uni
versity. It is a splendid one:
He who plants a fruit tree pro
fesses his faith. It is as if he should
eay: I believe.
.1 believe in God and in the order
liness of his universe.
I believe in the regular procession
of the seasons-spring and summer
and autumn and winter.
I believe in the sure succession of
youth and winter.
I believe in the unfailing order of
blossom-time and fruit-time.
I believe in the permanence of hu
I believe in the perpetuity of human
I believe in the steadfastness of
Mother Earth, whose promise of food
for her faithful children is a pledge
that will riot fail.
I believe in work as a divine gift.
I believe In myself.
And in this abiding faith I work.
In this faith I plant this tree.
In this faith I dig about its roots
and nourish it.
In this faith I will protect it from
vermin and disease.
In this faith I will wait for the early
and the latter rain.
In the faith I will guard the blos
som and the green fruit.
In this faith I will watch for the
first blush of the ripening peach and
the early tints of the maturing apple.
In this faith I will gather the first
fruits with a thankful heart.
SINGLETREE FOR AN ORCHARD
Implement Like One Shown In lilus
tralon Will Prevent Much injury
to Trees by Plowman.
Many a good tree has been ruined
by a careless plowman who allowed
the end of the singletree f scrape off
the bark. It is easy to avoid injury of
this kind by making a singletree like
that shown in the illustration. It is
made of a boar-d of hard wood about
an inch thick shaped in a curve, and
on the outside is nailed a pice of
strap or iron wvith boles in the end for
hitching the tugs. All old leather lhar
ness tug will answer the purpose al
most as. well as the ilron, but of course
will not last so long. A singletrece of
this kind should be made just wide
enouigh so a horse can walk between
the tugs comfor-tably without rubbing
his legs against them.
Substitute for Bordeaux.
"IAme-Sulphur- as a Summer Spray,'
a new bulletin ready for distribution
from the New York State College of
Agriculture, contains a clean-cut sum
malry, with a bief discussion of thle
results, obtained by Errett Wallarce.
They indicate that lime-sulphur- is an
efflcient substitute for- bordeaux in thle
control of apple scab. Some of the
important pointe brought out are:
Lime-sulphur will contr-ol the ap~leI
Bcab in wet season, as well as in a dry
one.. A dilution of 1-40 of a concen
trate testing 33 dlegrees IBeaume w~ithi
two pounils arsenate of lead is about
right for the apple scab. Arsenate of
lead increases the fungicidail value of
lime sulphur by 60 per cent. The fun
gicidal value of sedliment in lime-sul
phur dlependls upon magnesium ox ide
content. The hulletin will be sent only
to Newv Yor-k farmers sufliciently in
terestedl to mrakte a special request.
The Tulip In Pots.
Some varieties of tulips are wvell
adapted to tihe flower pot. The Cilu
siana grows to a heighlt of 18 or 2(
inches, withl a slendler stem. The
leaves areo long and narrow and th(
flower sometimes measures f we
inches across. This vriety is of the
funnel form, wvith bright lemon-yellow~
flowers, with light shading of green or
white, sometimes streaked with pink.
It is very fragrant, and when properly
cultivated is one of the most beautif.nl
of all the tulip family.7
The tulip is easy to cultivatr .' it
thrives wvell in either heavy" . light
soil. It does better, howev-er, in rath
er ligltt soil, well drained and fairly
rich. Those grown ini heavy, black4
soil produce smaller flowers anid the
colors are not nearly so bright.
Plant Grape Cuttings Early.
Plant grape cuttings very early ir
the spring--as early as the groumnd
can be Worked. The cutting should
slant a little, and only have one budk
above the ground.
Protect the BIrds.
Protect the birds and if you have
eats that are liable to kill the birdi
set i-id of the cats,
FACTS ABOUT TUSSOCK MOTH
When Full Grown It is One >f Our
Most Beautiful Caterpillars .- Moth.
oda for Combating Insert.
When full grown the white m.arkt
tussock moth is one 1of our uont bon:iu
tiful caterpillars, immedialf ly recog
nized by the four white tufts ), tin
socks on back. The head is bright
coral red, and tA body marked wit
longitudinal yellow, gray nir bla
lines. Below the caterpillar is Llh.
There are two tufts of black pro,,-t
hIg forward from above the h.;ad. At
the posterior end of the body there it
One hairy "horn."
This "worm" when full grown has
been feeding for a month and is about
an inch long. At that time it spins for
itself a hairy cocoon. This may be
on tho tree where it has been feeding
or upon other trees or upon buildings
fences, etc. Two weeks are spent ir
this cocoon, at the expiration of whith
time the makth emerges. The male moth
is gray. The female moth has nc
wings. She lays eggs in a whitish
mass on her cocoon and then dies
This egg mass with the cocoon is a
conspicuous object and when it ii
known that the eggs of the femalc
number from 200 to 400 the impor
tance of gathering and destroying th<
egg masses before hatching is very ap
parent. This pest is a general feeder
a variety of trees and vines sufferinE
from its depredations.
The methods for combating the tus
sock moth are collecting and destroy
ing the egg masses. On largo trees
where these cannot be reached moist
en them with a sponge saturated with
creosoti and tied'to a polo. Spraying
with arsenicals (arsenite of lead
3 pounds to 60 gallons of water i
best) at a time when they are eating
White Marked Tussock Caterpillar.
tho leaves. To prevent caterpillarE
from ascending, keep trunks of tree
banded with cotton, or some stick;
material, such as tree tanglefoot. Ir
cases of bad infestation combine som<
or all of the above remedies.
All leaf-eating insects may be kille
with arsenical sprays or by hand pick
ing or by cutting off the infested twik
and destroying the insects thereon, o
by burning their colonies or webs b:
means of a torch on a pole, or b:
crushing them with the gloved hand
The intelligent care of trees is v
great aid in our battle with the in
sects. A tree planted in good soil
vigorous and thrifty, well protecte
from injury,' stands a better chanc
than one not so favored. A shad
tree injured by horses driven b,
thoughtless boys and others, a youni
tree scarred by a lawn mower, or
large one either murdered by cut
throat linemen in running electri
wires or burnt by contact with sue]
wires invites attack, as does also
tree pruned in the wvrong way.
HOW TO MAKE A HEAVY HOE
Exceilent implement for Use In Or
chard May be Made From Oid
Shovel--Long Handle Is
An 01(1 shovel which has been worr
down will make a flne heavy hoe fo'
use in the orchard, says a writer hi
the Popular Mechanics. Thie shove
Made From an Oid Shovel,
handle is removed and the shanli
heated and bent to the required angle
A long handle is fitted into the shanl
and fastened. 'The hoe when coin
pleted is good for heavy work.
Interest 11h0 childlren in the0 makinj
anld plan ting of appilo root grafts.
Pro~vide for the future by phannini
a small strawberry patch this spring
Trho earlier swveet peas are sown thi
larger~ thue number of flowers pre
in every case the trees should b<
sprayed thoroughly and evenily to ac
complish the best results.
Hardy hydrangeas bloom on ths
current year's growvth. To growv larg<
headls cut the canes back heavily.
To kill the San Jose scale spray th<
trees with lime-sulphur wash, or
soluble oil, just before the buds star
-Jack Frost hasn't any terror for th<
poppy. Just sow the seeds on the sur
face of the soil and give the floweri
an early start.
Asters can be planted in rows o:
white and lavender with very pleasing
results, provided the same kind 1:
used in each row.
TPhe beat strawvberry fertilizer shouk(
1)0 one containing eight per cent. o:
phosphoric acid, three per cent. o
ammonia and ten per cent, of p)urt
The chrysanthemums that produc4
the largest flowers are started early
Propagate by cuttings taken from thi
suckers of the plants held over fron
WIFE BEATER GIVEN
TASTE OF THE LASH
Five Cuts on Bare Back Bring Groans
From Lips of Baltimore
Baltimore, Md.-Frank McCaulty,
convicted wife-beater, suffered punish.
I n:nt for his crime despite the plead.
wi-,- of his victin and helpmeet, when
;3heriff Jack Hanson laid the lash
across his bared back five times.
The first blow made him wince. At
the second, when Sheriff Hanson's
arm grow pliant, a slight groan came
from the victim's lips. At tho third
his effort at control became more evi
dent and his hoarse exclamation rose
higher in the stillness of the jail. At
the fourth stroke of the lash tears
Sheriff Lashed Wife Beater.
were streaming down AleCauley's face,
but. his nerve hield.
With an1 angry hIISS the cat-o'-nine1
tails swep~t through the air for the
final stroke. It made the last of the
series of staring red welts uponO the
white fleshi. This time there wag noe
groan. Every mu11scle of the rigid
body collapsed and McCauley hung for
a mioment, hield only by the cords
which bound hIIs wrists to thle Cross.
lin a second- e revived and walked
quietly back to the jail.
'The Jail phiysician declared after ex
aminlation that hie had suffered no
FROG THAT CATCHES BIRDS
Shares Fame With Mark Twain's
Jumping Frog of Callaveras
St. Lis, Mo.-Mark Twaln's Jump
Ing Frog of Callaveras county May
be called upon to share hi fame with
a(iC oprow-atcing rog ofSit. Lpouth.
whits frog,. whih im theproerway nof
goanr Berhausof Cote Briidt
avenuy colasd nw goneit h nter
qartoen held only' bysthent cord
wich expectd hio riewt he acvtis.
Aln by aon St. reive ihran Thekc
ningel hbmsek tonth al.Thfiera
Tuhed hai physiint deae water with
hitpon tht he frog ummedy re
imaes Famte Witherk c ais
hook pingh Frogo draedhemashoe
br. ou im, to S. Tais n' present
dug acsall upoo shar hisackyrd built
a spowecachind fro of mSh woie,
frog fogs, whihe. Athetracterby thf
Os Spfegarro fchn rog. -1ilitt
avenuehas nowrse uon coing whome
one evJencng, to renew his aiifetiesi
netparw. le wacatred hnsear
Aln byaft oundis beremase, the
frog, gabng rau sparrow, was thun-e
naing ialfo ba lgrho fran dto
this poenut The sprows fmeinally re
tem. hisee ad quitdonin the
frtimes, tenlosue, whermapn caughttled
hoen he frog raggered thishore,
ted himrtoer. legas lrhu
dugaundl oo i Cheis kyrdm.il
a farm fance taround ietary ofs wire,
sowee some gras Newbrgh toughe ta
lound ioa ceswa, and rturneng te
frogcloose There Attracnedttackhof
groas see soead. ih prow o
BeSarrow Cahns Togu.
geffeohantlle In.laoadwht came
aboutgheia doieo epnc bug Clar-1
once eScott, toivoing wniCarr toilship,
gta the fro had oth adhi tge
nld fon badiy from1) the stnas (to
ftghreangm srol byitheuleca
tin, buiheelig subsihtfoa ded ition
to his greatil ir paief.I aiy o
"Before I began using Cascarets I had
a bad complexion, pimples on my face.
and my food was not digested as it should
have been. No I am entirely well, and
the pimples hafe all disappeared from my
face. I can truthfully say that Cascarets
are just as advertised; I bave taken only
two boxes of them."
Clarence R. Griffin, Sheridan, Ind.
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