The Yoakum Weekly Times. (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 14, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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L. Jerloff of StonuW' ! is in the
city c’i business.
Mrs. .Wrt Turner is visiting
relatives at : ckberry.
©crgain ^aie 1 ur
Ckaaget In PlnmuKt Thmt An Paa.
■ling to tlie IotIcc.
Most every one in America la ac-
quainted with the goldfinch, but many
people know the bird by the name of
lettuce bird, on account of Its bright
yellow color. Goldfinch is a very appro-
priate name, as the bright yellow of
the male, when in breeding plumage, Is
like burnished gold. The female gold-
finch is more modestly dressed than
her mate. The chauges in plumage of
the male are very interesting and to
the novice somewhat puzzling. Until
the student Becomes acquainted with
the bird he may wonder why he sees
no males during the winter. The truth
Is, at this season the flocks of supposed
female goldfinches are really of both
sexes, the male bird having assumed
In tbe previous fall, usually by the end
of October, a plumage closely resem-
bling that of the female and young
bird of the year. The male retains this
Inconspicuous dress until late in Feb-
ruary. when one can notice a gradual
change taking place in some of the
birds. This renewal of feathers is ac-
tively continued through March and
April, and by the 1st of May our re-
splendent bird is with us again. The
Bong period with the male goldfiueh
continues as long ns he wears his gold
and black livery, for it commences as
•arly as tbe middle of March and ends
late in August. Goldfinches are very
cleanly in their habits and bathe fre-
quently. Their nests are exquisite
pieces of bird architecture, the inside
beiug lined with the softest plant
down. The mother bird is the builder,
her handsome consort during tbe nest
building time devoting most of his ef-
forts to singing to cheer his industrious
Its Relation to the Famon Asphodel
ot the Early Ages.
As a tickler of tbe palate asparagus
has come dowu the ages with all the
weight of Greek and Roman approval.
Plato ate it by the plateful, and Aris-
tophanes, the humorist, regarded it as a
great aid in digesting the crank phi-
losophers of the day.
It is an odd fact that this culinary
plant is closely related to the famous
asphodel, which was supposed by the
ancients to be the leading flower in the
gardens of the elysium, the Greek pur-
gatory or paradise. A part of the
quaintness of this lies in the fact that
the roots possess purgative qualities.
The roots and fruit of both were for-
merly much used in medicine for this
According to the superstition of the
Romans, the manes of the dead fed on
the roots of the asphodel. They planted .
It, therefore, in aud around the ceme-
teries; hence to this day it covers with
its beautiful golden blossoms as pro-
fusely as dandelions the Apulian hills
and valleys, and the sheep feed on it
It belongs to the same natural order
of perennials, and the only difference
between the asparagus and the as- j
phodel appears to be In the fruit and j
the color of the flowers. So abundant
is the wild asparagus in the steppes of
Russia that cattle eat it like grass, just j
as Italian sheep devour its botanical
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Lincoln's Pleaiiant Little Interview
With a Coal Heaver.
When Lincoln was on his way to as-
sume the office of president the train
was delayed at Fr ‘eiloin. Fa., by an
•reiilent to a freight train that was a
little way ahead. Lincoln \fas accom-
panied by Major Sumner aud Colonel
Elmer Ellsworth of the celebrated regi-
ment of zouaves. Neither Major Sum-
ner nor Colonel Ellsworth was tall, and
as they st > > i beside Lincoln on the rear
platform while he made his address
they locked shorter than they really
were. At the close of Lincoln’s short
speech a coal heaver called out, “Abe,
they say you are the tallest man iu the
United States, but I don't believe you
are any taller than I am.” Lincoln re-
plied. "Come up here and let us meas-
ure." The coal heaver pressed his way
through the crowd and climbed on the
platform, where Lincoln and he stood
back to back. Turning to Colonel Ells-
worth. Lincoln said, “Which v» the tall-
Colonel Ellsworth, being so much
shorter, coni 1 not tell, so he climbed on
the guard rail and. putting his hand
across ti e top of the heads of the two
men. said. “I believe they are exactly
the same height.” ThAn Lincoln and
the coal heaver turned around and
facet 1 each other. The crowd shouted
loudly when Lincoln took the black,
sootv hand of the con! heaver in his and
gave a hearty handshake to the man
who was his equal—in h";ght.—Thomas
H. Tibbies in Success Magazine.
The Pnrpurn Was finite n Factor In
the World'll Civilization.
A small sea creature has done a lot
to assist the development of civiliza-
tion. It is known as the murex or |
! purpura. From it tiie Phoenicians
! manufactured the Tyrian purple, the j
: origin of their wealth and prosperity. I
As each shellfish yielded but one drop
of the dyeing material and as oOO
pounds were needed to dye fifty pounds
of wool the home fisheries became in
time exhausted. Then, finding it neces-
sary to seek a supply elsewhere, the
traders started on the first voyage of
discovery ever made. Owing to this 1
voyage the Mediterranean, with all the
countries that surround it. was dis- 1
Through this small creature also the j
first colonies were founded. The Phoe-
nicians. finding it impracticable to j
bring home large shiploads of the fish, i
built at those spots where the raw ma- |
teriil abounded factories, which gradu- t
ally developed into permanent settle- }
And as many of these colonies were
founded on Grecian islands the apt i
natives quickly paired the arts and |
Industries of their visitors, which were j
soon diffused throughout Greece, and j
the first seeds »>f civilization were I
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The Fiddler Crab In AVInter Quarters
In winter, when the surface of the
ground in which it is accustomed to
burrow may become frozen or covered
with ice, the fiddler crab bores deep
into the mud or sand and stays until
spring. The black or mud fiddler fairly
riddles the meadow banks along tbe
salt creeks. It bores in, usually hori-
zontally. and it may be as far as six
or eight feet from the face of the bank,
and then down into the mud at various
angles until it gets below the level of
the tide, which rises and falls through
the loose mud. In the fiddler crab’s
burrow. There are myriads of the
black fiddlers, and they so honeycomb
the bank that sometimes under the
added weight of ice gathered upon the
top of it the bank breaks down.—New
ffhelr Tone V. ill Indicate W hat the
Weather Will He.
Church bobs can serve another pur-
pose besides ringing you to worship.
They make a g<> i substitute for a
barometer. As the atmosphere is the
sole conductor of sound from the bell
to the ear. it is obvious that the in- I
tensity and -yialiry of the sound as I
perceived by ihe t ur will depend on j
the state of the medium through which ;
it comes. For instance, if bells sound |
very distinctly of an evening, this 1
points to the probability of a wet day !
following, since air heavily charged
with moisture conducts sound better
than dry air. So. too. as dense air con-
ducts better than light air, bells sound
more clearly when the barometer is
high than when it is low, other things
being equal, and so, too. with hot aud
cold air. These principles are familiar j
to all country folk living within the j
sound of church hells. About five j
miles from Lebekke, in Belgium, there
are some small bells which are called
“water bells.” When they are heard
distinctly in the town rain is sure to
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latter word gives the French their
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to the former and retain the harder
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Lindenberg, H. A. The Yoakum Weekly Times. (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 14, 1906, newspaper, July 14, 1906; Yoakum, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth759003/m1/3/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carl and Mary Welhausen Library.