The Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 24, 1915 Page: 4 of 7
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THE BROWNWOOD DAILY BULLETIN. BROWNWOOD. TEXAS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24. 1915.
ftatues were a decorative element ol
Which the Florentine garden architect
made expensive use. At first a few
antique busts were placed along the
parapet of the terrace or under the
central loggia but ere long Greek gods-
and heroes fauns and naiads were
seen at the end of every alley while
plants and caryatides were Introduced
to support walls and porticoes.
One great charm of renaissance gar
dens was the skillful manner in which
:uiture and art were blended together
The formal design of the glardlno se
treto agreed with the straight lines of
the house and the walls with their
clipped hedges led on to the wilder
freer growth of woodland and mead-
ow while the dense shade of the bosco
supplied an effective contrast to the
smany spaces of lawn and flower bed.
The ancient practice of cutting box
trees into fantastic shapes known to
the Romans as the topiary art was
largely restored in the fifteenth cen-
tury and became an essential part ol
Italian gardens. New York Telegram.
Curieus Telegraph Lines.
The most original telegraph line in
the world once extended from La Plaz
the capital of Bolivia to the neighbor-
ing town of Oruro a distance of about'
15G miles. There are no growing trees
In this part of the world and wood of
any kind is so rare that the telegraph
poles were made of the same material '
as the natives' household furniture j
dried mud. The pillars were built on.
stone foundations aud measured about
five feet square at the base with a!
tapering height of fifteen feet They
were placed about 3G0 feet apart- An-
other curious telegraph line was con-
structed in Uganda by a British en-
gineer who transported growing trees
to the roadside and used them as poles
because he could not find any "dead"
wood that would withstand the rav-
ages of the white ants. In Dutch
East India growing trees are also
turned to account in this manner but
there a wire is stretched across the
road between the trees on either side
and the actual telegraph line suspend-
ed down the center.
Fleas as Jumpers.
-; The jumping powers of fleas have
l)e;n much exaggerated according to
a bulletin on these insects issued by
the department of agriculture. The
species known as the human flea
(Pulcx lrritans) is probably the best
Jumper. According to Mitzmaln the
maximum horizontal distance this spe-
cies can Jump is thirteen Inches arid
the maximum vertical distance less
than eight inches.
The question of the flea's jumping
powers is of Importance in connection
with the spread of bubonic plague and
other diseases of which this insect Is
the carrier. The Indian plague com-
mission which has Investigated the
habits of the Indian rat flea finds its.
maximum horizontal jump to be only
five Inches while Mitzmaln records the;
maximum height to which It can jump
as three ami one-eighth inches. One
species of flea the "sticktlght." is near-
ly incapable of jumping.
Limitations of Science. f
Johnny was sent to study mathotuat- j!
ica and the teacher told him that It j
was a true science. j
"For instance" she said "if It takes
one man twelve days to build a house.. I
then twelve men can build it In one
Johnny replied: "And 2SS men will'
build it in an hour 17.2SU in a minute.
1036800 men will put It up in a sec-.j
ond. Now I don't believe they could .f
build even a single brick In that time'
Again. If one -ship can cross the Atlan-.!
tic in twelve days twelve ships should
be able to cross it in one day I don't .
believe that either so I'm not going- to
study mathematics." And Johnny left "
the teacher studying It herself-.-r-Ex- l
Her Word of Honor.
"Don't you love me?"
"Yes. but I'm already engaged."
"Then break your engagement." .. -.
"Oh. Jack that wouldn't be honor-
able! An engagement is a sacred
thing -not lightly to be entered Into or
broken off. Besides"
"Well. I'm engaged to two men and
that makes it even worse." Boston.
Anxious to Help.
He (after the honeymoon) lias your
father said anything about .helping to
provide a home for us? She Oh yes
Indeed! He said that when we had a
borne of our own he would buy me a
cookbook and allow mother to come
and teach me how to use it even if It
took a year. New York Weekly.
Three Thousand Five Hundred
THE DAILY BULLETIN
By an arrangement with the
Retail Merchants Association
Willi ssue and Mail to Brown County Taxpayers
3500 Copies of the
THIS will afford the merchants of Brown-
wood a splendid opportunity to get
their business before the people of Brown
county. The edition will be by far the
most interesting from the readers stand-
point that we Ijave sent out in many a
day. It will specialize on the matter of
Prosperity Week in Brownwood and will
contain an urgent invitation from the pro-
gressive merchants df the town to the peo-
ple of the county to participate in the event.
Brownwood merchants should ai once ar-
range to take extra space in this edition.
Phone us at once and make your reserva-
tion for space.
COPY MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE NOT LATER
THAN SATURDAY MORNING
1 ma ' " 1
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Mayes Printing Co. Props.
"Father" wired the young yachtsman
"please advance me some moneyt My
boat is entered in tomorrow's race nnd
I'm sure she will win."
And rather promptly replied "Jfoi
with a time allowance from me." St
A Better Way.
"Keep on tho watch. Opportunity
may knock at your door."
"I'm not going to wait for that I'm
going to pound on Opportunity's door"
flood Sorghum (.rain Yield.
Washington Nov. 24. f Sorghum
grains (kaffir milo feterit l. etc.) in
j Texas show. ::n a rcr. ?- : d of 32
rhusheli: of gti.'r acc-'. 't. ac
coming to a nvecj r;"y: t : .; puu-
ljc by the Unit eJ St tes t!e ir.ent-
of agriculture. "
i ThV condition In Texas of sorghum
grains tliis year v;re it a '.-.sanity fine!
and the production in per.elasc of .a
.fiill crop is reported by the depart-
ment vt 110 per cent-Which Is. con-
siderably higher than that shown in
any other state. .
;T.exas farmers have nearly always
had good luck with sorghuin grains;
although this year's production Is re-
ported as being the best ever harvested.
"I'm a self made man I am."
"Well there is one thing you needn't
"What Is that?"
"Taking out a patent."
The ultra violet ray is of all light
elements the hardest on the eye. It
I also called the' actinic ray and is d.e-
cribed mm "likea little barbed arrow."
make up a special train of 13 cars
and rush the silk overland.
The steamer .Mexico Maru of the
Osaka Chosen Kajslm. is on her way
in ports in China with a cargu valued
at $5S5.G3. loaded at Seattle. Tacotna
and Vancouver. Tao vessel has a
ahipmoni 'of 5343 hales of cotton
vstfuad at $31 1.497. .Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Heeord Silk Cargo.
:The most valuable consignment of
silk to be shipped from the Far East
this season is aboard the Japanese
steamer Canada Maru. of the Osaka (
Shosen Kalsha now on her Way across :
the Pacific The shipment includes)
3000 packages valued at $1750000.1
;'The Canada Maru is expected in
Seattle on October 17. The' Chicago
Milwaukee and St Paul Tallway will
How ln.sccts JSiiioII.
- The seat of smell iu insects has bden
singularly elusive -and in t'e prolong-
ed and unsystematic search for It It
has been referred to at least a -dozen
diffcrents parts or the body. The re-
tforit tendency has Wn to regard the
antennae as olf ry organs. Various
.-d-Uures on te : ave been chosen
but diffiqulties have been found in
the fact that these structures are shut
in by cuticle and that thoy are absent
iu some insects. Spiders in fact have
no antennae at all thpugh thoy can
smell. Experiments. have shown that
the sense of smell in aiits bees and
a nerve-ending exposed to the air.
of 'all Insects) and that most insecta
breathe by pores discovered by Hicks
more than half a century ago on the
wings and the legs. Each pore has
the form a's an inverted flash with
a ner emending exposed to t he air.
When the pores are covered with
vaselino reaction to odors is retarded
and the responses are quickest in in
sects having the greatest pores. For
net In Texas is considerably greater
than in 1911 planting.
For the United States it is estimated
that the yield per acre at peanuts
will" average 3G.3 bushels and eon-
example a drone iih'o bee with 2.600 j sidling the. . fine condition of the
pores responds in 2.9 seconds while . product .mTexaa It is thought rT wil
a queen with I.SOOMmros. takes 4.9 ; much more thqn thi-
seconds. TId Jilts.
Had- a lieasQii.
" Cat "Doesn't . her singing- . tuovej
Nip "It did oncer When I lived in
Via next flat" " .
Texas "Goober" Flourishing.
Washington D C . Nov. 24. The
UJ15 peanut crop of Texas lacks only
10 per cent of being abnormal produc-
tion according to a recent Teport is-
sued b$ the United. States department
of agriculture. This is seven per cent
above the nine year average for Tex-
as. Although no average as to tho num-
ber of bushels of peanuts. grown to
the acre in Texas is shown In the
report the production is mentioned as
being particularly high and the ker-
nel well' filled out. It is shown that
the 1915 acreage devoted to this prod-
Antiquity of tha Hog.
The two most Important and most
Intimately associated' products of In-
dlarui are corn nndiipgs The Chinese!
claim to have bred and 'domesticated;
the hog 4000 years ljefore the Chris-
tian era. The ancient Egyptians knew
the hog. and this animal Is depicted on
their monuments. The use of the inept
of the bos was prohibited by the .Tews
and It wast?onsIdered that In hot coun-
tries It produced skin diseases. The
Moslems under Mohammedan law are
also prohibited from using pork. The
hog was unknown In America until in-
troduced from Europe by the early nav-
igators In the South American forests
are great droves of wild hogs the de-
scendants of hogs brought over by the
Spaplards. Chicago Journal.
. An artificial oil of-geranium made
of. phenol has been Invented in France
for perfuming soap. . . ! "
Ownership of Desert.
The national government virtually
owns all our deserts although in Texas
the state owns all the public lauds. It
is probable that eventually the desert
lands will pass from public ownership
into the hands of private owners by
allotment of areas the size of winch
will be relative to their productiveness.
For it must be realized that whereas In
a well watered region five acres may
be enough A) support a family any
where from GOO to 10000 ai res inayjie
needed to support a family in the des-
ert It Is all a matter of water supply
for water is primarily the basis of land
utility and value. as It is the prime
means of subsistence of all living
things whether plants or anlmalsjr-
PLENTY OF OYSTERS AT
RATLIFP'S MARKET. PHONE
274 AND 273.
We have an unusually cood value
In self-basting enameled roasters.
Price $1.60 each.
SMITH-HALL HDW. CO.
PLENTY OP OYSTERS AT
RATLIPF'S JfARKET. PHOKI
274 AND 273.
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White, James C. The Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 24, 1915, newspaper, November 24, 1915; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth346344/m1/4/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.