The Indiana Weekly Messenger from Indiana, Pennsylvania on May 26, 1927 · Page 11
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The Indiana Weekly Messenger from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 11

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, May 26, 1927
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INDIANA X MESSENGER. THURSDAY. MAY. 26, .1927 SILAS C. STREAMS Pianos, Gift Shop, Grafonolas and Records UNDERTAKING And Chapel Accommodations 72 L-33 Philadelphia St. BOTH PHONES INDIANA, PA. Prince of Wales Has Big Hunting Stables Melton Mowbray, England. — Although scarcely six years have passed since the prince of Wales made his debut in the hunting field, he can more than hold his ,own in any com' pany. It was in November, 1921, that he underwent a strenuous and strict schooling under Capt. George Drum- mend. The prince then owned but one horse, an aged black mare, said to be valued at only a few pounds. Today the rogal stables at Craven lodge, Melton Mowbray, contain some of the finest hunters in England. Prospect Two, the prince's favorite, who figured in many steeplechase events last season; Just an Idea, Son and Heir, March Maid, Hard to Find, Pikenvan and How's That are among the fourteen animals. Overlooking the stables Is the prince's hunting flat, one of the plainest abodes In the hunting town. The walls of the staircase leading from the small entrance hall to the royal suite do not possess even 'a coat of plaster Man Ordered to Marry Is Now Held for Bigamy Mount Vernou, N. Y.—Henry Man ning, twenty-eight, who was ordered to marry Virginia Pothier, forty-three, last November by City Judge Jacob Bernstein, was arrested here on » charge of bigamy. The charge was made by Boston an thorities, who came to arrest Manning who, police say, has a wife and foui children in Boston. Manning was- held in $2,000 bonds. Last November, after Manning had been arrested here on a charge ot petty larceny, police brought out that he was living with Miss Pothier. It was then that City Judge Bernstein ordered the couple to marry. Acting Mayor Harry D. Whittle performed the ceremony, which, it Is alleged, made Manning a bigamist. INSECT FOES OF MAN ARE VANISHING, SAYS SCIENTIST "Simp" Spellers Score 12 Words in 20 Years New York.—Twelve words in "al ternative spellings" have been en tered in dictionaries of the English language after 20 years of effort ^ the Simplified Spelling Board 01 America. The dozerr-word progress in tin simplified-spelling movement was an nuonced recently at the annual meet ing of the board at Columbia university. The society still has 29.9SS words of a handbook of 30,000 re spelled words to advance to dignity oj formal lexicography. The .words accorded dictionary rec oguitiou are: Tho, altho, thru, thru out, thoro, thorofare, thoroly, pro trram, catalog, decalog, padagog and prolog. Valuable Personal Traits Those personal traits that, are most valuable to the individual are also those that make the individual most valuable to society. Self-reliance, industry, integrity, not only build the individual but make him a builder in his community.—Grit. Texas Entomologist Declares That Bugs Will Never Gain Upper Hand Over Human Race. Fort Worth, Texas.—Belief that insects may gain the upper hand over mankind was termed far out of the realm of probability by B. R. B'ep- pert, entomologist from Texas A. and M. college. "Every Insect that has threatened mankind has been exterminated or brought under control," Ueppert said. "It is at times when insects ure causing huge financial damage that some persons think they are getting the upper hand. "For example, yellow fever, caused by the bite of a mosquito, is now only a memory, whereas a few decades ago it caused thousands of deaths. Bubonic plague, spread largely by th»3 bite of Ileus that had been on infected rats, also is almost unheard «-f. "The method by which the yellow fever mosquito was brought under control was the destroying of his breeding places and larvae. As the flea obviously could not be controlled, bubonic plague wtis eliminated by destroying rats, mice, ground squirrels and other small animals infected with It." Some bugs are friends of the human race in that they prey on other bugs and insects that are enemies of man in destroying his crops, Reppert said. This is one of the most important methods used by the United States bureau of entomology in fighting insect pests. "Perhaps man's greatest friend among bugs and insects is the one commonly known as the ladybug," Reppert said. "By the way, in speaking of the ladybug, don't use the pronoun 'she,' because the bug is not a feminine product as the name sounds. The ladybug lives on many kinds of Insects that eat and destroy various farm crops. "These bugs are imported into pest- infected areas uud it is not long until the pest is gone. A few years ago some tadybugs were imported in south Texas and they iniide such quick work of the pests that they soon starved to death. "In both'California and Florida the state governments recognize the ladybug's value and take steps to propagate it." Spraying against pests, especially the boll weevil and insects that attack trees, has served to check them, Repperr said, but the most satisfactory method is to find the insect that Is their natural enemy and make a counter-attack. GirZs, /f's No i/se No woman can keep from looking old when it comes time for her to be old. Bobbed hair only makes matters worse. T Oil Destroyed Birds Thusands of game birds were needlessly destroyed every season sit Las Vegas,. Nev., by oil discharged on waters frequented by the birds, but a railway has remedied Mils fomlitlon. THESE PRICES ARE OPEN TO THE OLD AND NEW SUBSCRIBERS. BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM NOW, AS THEY ARE LIABLE TO GO HIGHER. Messenger and National Stockman and Farmer $2.35 Messenger with Ohio Farmer $2.20 Messenger and Pittsburgh Daily Gazette Times To- rural delivery patrons only _ $5.50 Messenger and Pittsburgh Post, Daily. The Post is the leading Democratic daily in Western Penna. Rural delivery patrons only . $5.50 Messenger and Farm and Fireside $2.05 Messenger and New York Thrice-a-Week World $2.35 Address all orders to THE MESSENGER, Indiana, Pa. ELMO SCOTT WATSON HE camels ure coining!" No, it isn't the old circus call, nor a paraphrase' on words of the old poem about the Siege of Lucknow, nor an announcement of a new prohibition enforcement drive. The camels, the servants of man since prehistoric times, are coming to Canada, there to work on the lands of certain farmers in Saskatchewan who believe that these ships of the desert may be superior to horses and mules as draft animals And if the experiment across the international boundary line is successful, it is not at all unlikely that it may be tried in Is T orth Dakota, Montana and other states where climate and soil conditions are similar to those in the Dominion. Over in Russia camels have been used for some time as farm animals and have proved their worth on the plow and the reaper. Several of these camels are already in service in Can-, ada, and the Saskatchewan farmers have ordered 400 more from northern Russia. They are the Bactrian camels which are different from the Arabian camel in being smaller and sturdier, having longer wool and tougher feet, and they are remarkable for their ability to stand extremes of heat and cold. These camels thrive on the plateau of Tibet where the thermometer shoots up to 140 degrees in summer, only to fall far below zero in the winter. The Canadian farmers who are going to make the experiment are doing so because they believe that the camels will live longer than horses, can walk faster, carry heavier loads and can work longer and under more adverse weather conditions. Bactrian camels are capable of carrying loads of 1,000 to 1,000 pounds and can walk in deep snow in which horses would flounder helplessly. The pace of the camel is steady and uniform. Ho\v tireless they are is shown by the fact that the lighter type of desert camel has often traversed 100 miles a day. It is believed also that it will cost less to feed the camels than horses because these hump-backed animals will eat almost anything they can find—tough shrubbery and thorny plants. At any rate, the experiment will bo watched with interest by farmers in this country even though it probably will never be adopted on a large scale. It is interesting, also, to recall that the United States government once_ made a somewhat similar experiment, although for a different purpose. During the Mexican war, Jefferson Davis, later president of the Confederacy but then a colonel in Gen. Zaclmry Taylor's army, was struck by the fact that camels would be much better than horses or mules for transport .service In the deserts of the great Southwest. So when he became secretary of war under President Franklin I'ierce ho determined to make the experiment, and after some effort succeeded in 1855 in getting an appropriation of $'50,000 from congress for that purpose. Accordingly he detailed Ma.). Henry C. Wayne to the task of going abroad and purchasing the camels, and the Navy department ordered Lieut. David Porter, commanding the storeshlp Supply, to take Wayne on his mission, aid him in getting the camels and return them to the United Slates. Wayne and Porter scoured the Levant 1° > The Taxi Driver If there is one thing that counts most in getting away fast to beat traffic and for speed in fast runs it's spark plugs. I use Champions every time. Champion it the better itiark plua became of its double-ribbed lilllman- lie core — ill two-piece construction anditi special analyiis electrodes. Champion X— for Fordi Chamfrfon—• Can other than Fords CHAMPION In their quest and soon found that theirs was a difficult task. They visited Tunis, Salonica, Constantinople, the Crimea, Alexandria and Smyrna. The Crimean war was then in progress and England had bought up all the camels available In that part of the country. In other places they found there were laws forbidding the export of camels and in several places they found that they needed the wit of a Yankee horse trader to deal with the wily sultans, pashas and beys and their grafting underlings. Eventually, however, they got what they wanted, and on February 15, 18fi(5, the Supply sailed from Smyrna with 12 male and 20 female camels and one calf. One adult camel died en route and two of the six calves born on board lived, so that 34 of the animals were landed at Indianola, now Port Lavaca, Texas, a month or so later. The camels had proved themselves good sailors, although their objections to going abroad had to be overcome by the use of block-and-tackle. A special harness had been designed to lash thcvrn to the deck as a safeguard against rough weather, but they gave very little trouble in some of the storms that were encountered. The arrival of the camels in Texas caused something of a sensation and some of the natives were .skeptical of their value as beasts of burden. This was soon overcome, however, when Major Wayne sent one of the animals to a forage barn to carry four bales of hay which weighed 1,250 pounds. After the kneeling camel had been loaded with tin's burden, it calmly arose and walked away as though scarcely aware of the weight. The camels were next marched overland to their permanent quarters at Camp Verde, GO miles northwest of San Antonio, and immediately put into transport service where they soon demonstrated their usefulness. In one case six camels, accompanied by two six- mule teams, were sent in to San Antonio to carry back oats. The camels immediately returned to Camp Verde in 04 hours with ,'{,G48 pounds of grain. The mule teams however had to rest in San Antonio a day longer arid returned in WP/a hours. Within a few months the "camel corps" experiment was considered such a success that Lieutenants Porter and Heaps were sent back to the Levant to get another lot of the an- irnals. They returned with 41, and the scope of the "camel corps" activity widened. Lieut. Edward F. Beale used 20 of them to carry supplies while building a wagon road from New Mexico to California In 1857, and during the next four years he continued to use them in exploring trips through remote parts of New Mexico and Arizona. Despite the apparent success of the experiment, however, an element of discord arose that was due to the temperamental Incompatabillty of the camels and the men who had charge of them, the American mule skinners. Almost from the start the mule skinners disliked the foreign beasts and as they became better acquainted with the "general cussedness of them ornery brutes," the mule skinners came to love thorn less and less. So Hie reports that some of the camels had "become unmanageable and escaped into the desert" became -frequent, albeit: the camels were frequently aided in their "escape" by the men themselves. Then the approach of the Civil war caused the attention of the War department to be turned to affairs of greater importance and the "camel corps" suffered from neglect. In 1801 the War department hud 28 camels at various posts in California without being put to any use. In 1802 Lieutenant Beale wrote Secretary Stanton oC their idle condition and proposed to use them for further exploration in the Southwest. But his proposal was rejected, as was the plan lie offered for using them in carrying, mail between Fort Mojave, N. M., and New San t'edro, Calif. Eventually the herd was sold to Samuel McLaiighlin. Some of them were sold to circuses, others to other parties, and soon they were scattered far and wide. In the meantime the herd at Camp Verde in Texas had passed into the hands of the Confederate government which paid little attention to them, and some of them were allowed to wander away into the desert. The remainder, 44 in number, again came into the hands of the United Slates government at the close of the Civil war, but they were sold at public auction, for by this time Uncle .Sam had definitely given up his camel experiment. The camels who had wandered away into the desert at various times during tiie existence of the "camel corps" have an interesting history. They lived half-wild, half-free and were seen from time to time in various parts of Texas, Ari'/.ona and New Mexico. The Apache Indians, who were at first terrified at the sight of these strange beasts, soon overcame their fear and developed a fondness for camel steak. So many of the animals fell prey to Indian .hunters. Others made such a nuisance of themselves by scaring and stampeding the horses and rnules of the overland stage lines and freighting outfits that war was declared upon them, and white hunters killed many of them. However? as late as the eighties there still were camels in the Southwest and the tradition of "wild camels," reported from time to time by prospectors and cattle men, was a favorite one in that section of the country for many years. The last mention of the survivors of Uncle Sam's "camel corps" was in 1!>OU when a newspaper in San Antonio carried u story about a camel in a midway show bearing the "U. S. A." brand a* well as the counterbrand of a later purchaser. Similar experiments with camels were tried at one time or another in other states besides those of the Southwest. In 18CM! they were used for a time for freighting between the gold camps of that state and in the same year a man named L. S. Musgrave appeared in Denver with two camels. He had an ambitious scheme for a system of camel transport from Omaha to San Francisco via Denver and Salt Lake City, but got little encouragement in the Colorado town. So he departed for Omaha, hut there bo found that everyone was more interested in the plans for the transcontinental railroad which, three years later, linked the two coasts and his camel scheme was dropped. TOLEDO, OHIO Content merit is a pearl of price. TWATER KENT IGNITION TYPE Price Including Cable and Fitting* The name assures its performance •pOR twenty-seven years "AtwaterKent"hki •*• itood for advanced electrical engineering and absolute precision of manufacture. Theae qualities, which have won leadership In Radio, explain the sensational performance of Atwater Kent Ignition for Fords. This remarkable scientific ignition system will literally make a new car of your Ford — omoother, snappier power, easier starting, amazing hill climbing;. Installed in an hour. The low price of $10.80 includes cable and fittings. 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The poker chips might give you away. • By television the human face can be cast hundreds of jBiles,.6ay tUe experts. For some, that isn't far enough. . . . Mo the Irishman was right after all when he said: ".Somebody to see you on the phone!" Weed Threatens Rice Crop Ceylon is waging war on the water hyacinth, called the "lilac devil" by the natives, which is threatening the country's rice crop. The pestilential weed has already gained a firm foothold in Bengal, Burma, and Irido- Chlna. Peasant rice cultivators in Bengal are suffering from its invasion ana it has spread over waterways and i canals so thickly as to almost stop navigation. Ceylon's legislative council has voted funds to be used by the department of agriculture in its battle on the pest. Maxim American-Born Sir 'Hiram Maxim was born in tho state of Maine, in 1840, but the greater part of his life was spent in Eng land, where he became a famous engineer and inventor. Among his many inventions the machine gun, called after him, the Maxim, is the best known. PEANUT BUIT

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