Lyon County Times.
Vol. XLVI. Yerington, Nevada, Saturday, July 23, 1904. No. 30.
LYON COUNTY TIMES.
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I'nltetf Ntates Government
President .Theodore Roosevelt
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Secretary of Treasury. John W. Shaw
Secretary of War.Klihu Root
Secretary of Navy . William Moody
Postmaster General ... Henry C. Payne
Secretary ol Interior. Ethan A. Hitchcock
Attorney General. .P. C. Knox
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mate of Nevada
United States I ... . William M. Stewart
Senators (. F.G. Newlands
Congressman _C. D. VanDuzer
Lieutenant Governor.Lemuel Allen
f C. H. Belknap
Judges of Supreme Court J . A. L. Fitzgerald
..G. F. Talbot
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The Wood is Useful for ]Wany Purposes and
the Trees Thrive in ]\flason Valley.
Mr. F. I. Brown, timber agent
for the Pennsylvania system,
gives some information in Arbor
culture for July, about the Catal
pa tree, which is worth reading,
and the examples cited worth
following. The following are a
There are at least two distinct
varieties of Catalpa trees in
digenous to the United States.
We have also the Japanese
variety and many hybrids. Big
nonoides, the southern variety, is
the most common, growing nat
urally in all of the southern
States and much cultivated as a
lawn tree throughout the North.
Owing to its prevalence, the
opinions of most of us relative to,
the value of Catalpa trees for
cross-ties and other commercial
purposes, are naturally but errone
ously formed, from our familiarity
with this variety, which, front its
low growth and spreading habit,
is totally worthless as a timber
Catalpa Speciosa, the native
forest tree of the lower Wabash
Valley, is entirely distinct; a
much superior variety, and is the
only form of the species which
should be cultivated for any pur
pose. All other forms should be
In quoting from a government
report it is shown that the aver
age value per acre is seen from
the table to be $390.21. This
would give for the whole planta
tion of 400 acres a value of
The Hardy Catalpa is, as a rule,
a tree singularly free from de
structive disease. A number of
parasitic fungi grow in the living
leaves where they may do consid
erable harm, especially during
moist, warm summers. They are
rarely present in sufficient num
bers, however, to cause alarm.
The young twigs are rarely at
tacked by any fungus disease,
so far as has been determined.
Root rot diseases are likewise un
known. The wood of the trunk,
under unfavorable conditions con
sidered more in detail below, is
destroyed by two fungi, both of
which do considerable harm.
Catalpa wood, after it is cut
from the living tree, is one of the
most durable timbers known. In
spite of its light, porous structure
it resists the weathering influence
and the attacks of wood-destroy
ing fungi to a remarkable degree.
So far as the writer has been able
to determine, none of the ordinary
saprophytic wood-destroying fungi
grow in Catalpa wood; in fact, no
fungus has yet been found which
will grow in the dead timber.
This is certainly a very remark
able fact, and worthy of the
utmost consideration. After long
exposure to weathering influences,
which may mean twenty to thirty
years and more, portions of the
wood do change and crumble
away. To what these changes
are due it is difficulty to say at
this time. It may be that the al
ternate wetting and drying of the
wood fibers, causing expansion
and contraction for long periods,
finally bring about changes in the
fiber. These changes are so small,
however, that for practical pur
poses they can be disregarded.
There is now no longer any
question as to the long-lasting of
this wood. Engineers who em
ployed the wood in railway con
struction in southern Illinois and
Missouri, many years ago, when
the original groves of Catalpa
trees were still standing, were
well aware of its valuable prop
erties. In an interesting pamph
let Mr. E. E. Barney brought to
gether, in 1878, a large number
of letters testifying to the long
life of Catalpa wood. These
testimonials might be augmented
to-day by hundreds of others, but
it is not considered necessary to do
so here, for no one doubts this
fact at this day.
Mr. J. P. Brown, a Civil En
gineer on the N. O. and N. E.
Railroad, says of the Catalpa:
1. It is the most rapidly grow
ing tree in America that possesses
2. A greater quantity of val
uable wood may be produced
upon a given area in a specified
time than for any other American
3. The wood is the most en
during of all our trees.
4. It succeeds over a greater
range of territory than any other
valuable tree of this continent.
5. Its habit of growth is up
right with long trunk, where it
lias an opportunity, thus differing
from all other forms of Catalpa.
6. The chemical constituents
of the wood are so resistant of
decay as to make expensive
artificial wood preservation en
7. The roots are strong, vigor
ous, large and deep, holding so
firmly to the earth that storms do
not blow them over. I never
found a Catalpa to be blown over
by the wind.
8. It is less subject to disease
and attacks of insects than any
other tree of my acquaintance.
Only one worm, the Catalpa
Sphinx attacks it, and that is
easily controlled by spraying,
while the trees are never seriously
injured by the Sphinx.
9. The wood has the same
texture as butternut, firm enough
for tie purposes and holds a spike
10. For inside car finish it is
admirably adapted, partakes of
high polish, has a handsome grain
and is a superb wood for furniture
and inside finish.
11. It is easily manipulated
with edge tools.
12. Its strength is ample for
all requirements in railroad work.
It has been demonstrated that
the Catalpa tree does well in
Mason Valley. Some years ago
Henry Wood procured a number
of seeds and planted them on his
ranch north of town. They grew
rapidly, and he now has a good
sized grove of these trees. They
grow more rapidly in this section
than any other tree, make a fine
tree for shade, and have beautiful,
fragrant blossoms. As an orna
mental tree for door yards they
have no equal, and in three years
from the seed produce a tree from
io to 12 feet high and from 3 to 4
The farmers of this valley
would add much to the appear
ance and value of their farms and
homes if they would plant these
beautiful trees on their premises.
Of course the Catalpa needs some
care for the first year or two, the
same as any other tree, to be
made to grow and thrive, but
there is no tree that can be grown
here which will afford so much
satisfaction as the Catalpa.
August Number New Idea.
A series of articles on “Home
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Physical Director of the Harlem
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August number of the New Idea
Women’s Magazine. “Fashions
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