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TJ1K CITIZEN, FRIDAY, MAY 0, 1010.
"THIS SUDDKX 8AWLOO" l'AYS.
Frollt In Growing tlio Norway Poplar
In the West,
Western lumberman who have been
looking for a tree that would set a
movo on Itself and turn out lumber
quickly are adopting tho view of the
tree growers that tho desired variety
has been found in tho Norway pop
lar, known In the trado now as "the
sudden sawlog." Tho Norway poplar
promises to bo to tho North what the
eucalyptus Is to tho South.
Its rapidity of growth Is remark
able. Two-year-old trees at tho ex
periments station at York, Neb., are
sixteen feet In height and threo in
ches through nt the base, while In
Minnesota and the Dakotas, where
they have been experimented with
for years, a fourteen-year-old treo
will average 55 feet In height and 17
inches In diameter. They make good
sawlogs at twelve and thirteen years.
This Is due to the fact that, unllko
many others, the tree does not waste
Its energy In side limbs. It retains
its size as it mounts upward and thus
produces more lumber material than
any other. It outgrows the cotton
wood and the Cnrollna and Asiatic
poplars, and in a succession of dry
years will survive them all because
it has a root system about twice as
A vigorous tree must have a great
deal of leaf surface. The Norway
poplar, instead of a multitude of
small leaves, has immense ones. On
a healthy treo they will be found
nearly n foot long from the end of
the stem to the apex, and nine in
ches broad. They wave like fans in
The trees until a few years ago
have been rare, but the experiments
have resulted so satisfactorily that
in the West and Northwest they have
been planted by thousands. They
grow readily from cuttings and this
makes It possible to multiply the
Tho Norway poplar never saw
Norway. It gets Its name from the
fact that It was found growing suc
cessfully among the Norwegian set
tlements of Minnesota.
Investigation shows tliat about
thirty years ago a .Minnesota man
brought over a lot of poplars from
Russia and Siberia. Most of them
proved worthless, Jiut one of them
brought from Siberia proved to be a
very rapid grower. Cuttings from it
were sent to various parts of the
west, among them the Norwegian
It was not until five years ago that
the tree growers of Minnesota dis
covered that it was the timber mak
ing treo they had been looking for.
From cuttings the size or a lead pen
cil trees nine feet tall have been
raised the same year they were
planted and fence posts have been cut
from four-year-old trees that meas
ured 15 inches in circumference 3
feet from the ground.
A recent demonstration in lumber
raising with the Norway poplar,
made before the Minnesota State
Horticultural Society, was looked up
on as remarkable. The demonstrator
took a tree that he had grown on his
farm and had it sawed into lumber.
He exhibited a board sawed from a
nine-year-old tree from which he had
made 81 feet of 1 Inch boards, which,
at 25 a thousand feet makes $2.02 a
tree, while from a tree of the same
variety fifteen years old he made
21 C feet of boards, making the value
of the tree ?5.4 0. A twenty-year-old
sawed up over 300 feet, or a little
over ?8 for a tree.
Planted on hundred dollar land
even this Is regarded as a very profit
able investment. If the trees are
planted five feet apart In the row and
the rows made ten feet apart it is
posslbl eto get 800 trees on an acre.
As a matter of fact they can and do
grow thicker than that.
Eight hundred nine-year-old trees
at $2.02 n treo comes to $l,filG an
acre, and 800 fifteen-year-old trees
at $5.10 each to $4,320 an acre.
Tho only difliculty Is that the average
American wants to reap his harvest
the same year he plants, and sitting
down for twenty years for trees to
grow into a forest and a fortune doe3
not appeal to the impatient.
If a man to-day would take ten
acres and plant it to the sudden saw
log," says C. S. Harrison, a Nebraska
expert, "In twenty years he could
clean up nearly $50,000. The 8.000
cuttings necessary to make the start
would cost about $175.
Eliminating from the calculation
e probable fact that If ho paid $100
acre now for his land Its increase
alue alono with neighboring
would care for the loss on his
i jient due to no yearly returns
niag In. It is tho best kind of
ttnent. If wo say that at the
in 1 of ten years his land has cost
an $200 an aero and at tho end of
twenty years $400 an acre, or $4,000
altogether, he will have standing
thereon treos to the valuo, comput
ing lumber at its prosont prlco of
from $40,000 tq $50,000.
"In fact lumber will be worth,
more at tho end of that period, and
his timber will bo all tho more val li
able. The yearly expense of looking
after tho trees will bo comparatively
small, not much more than his taxes.
The treo is not n freak, but a good,
Tho quality of tho lumber Is first
class for box material, and It takes
on a good polish for Inside finish In
buildings. The box material, Includ
ing cases, packages nnd boxes, ac
cording to competent authority, con
stitutes GO per cent, of the wholo
output of tho lumber Industry, and
hardly any of this Is over utilized
ngaln, save for fuel.
Tho lumber of this tree is a clear
white, it has a good clevago and Is
not so gnarled as cottonwood. It
can also be utilized for framing,
sheeting nnd Bhlngles.
If it Is raised only for fence posts
and poles, It pays very well. Ne
braska sends over n million dollars
a year out of tho stato for fence
posts. In six years one can raise 2,
000 posts of Norway poplars on nn
acre and the next year tho sprouts
will come up from the same ground
nnd grow with tremendous vigor,
bneked by tho powerful root system,
and In n few years -another cutting
can be made;.
IMtOVH TO UK WITHOUT VALUE.
A dispatch from New York says:
When Cnnon Chase, of tho Christ
Episcopal church, of Williamsburg,
announced that his congregation
had donated a bushel basket, heaping
full of packages containing jewelry
at Sunday's collection for tho church
debt fund, his heart was filled with
To-dny he feels different. When
the packages woro opened It A'as
discovered that they contained a
variety of worthless Junk ranging
from pewter spoons to battered silver-plated
cups. Instead of being
worth $1,500, as was hoped, tho
value of the collection does not
GRANT IN THE SADDLE.
Grant was at his best In the sad
dle. The one real record that he
made for himself at the academy, the
one time that he excelled all his fel
lows, was nt the linal mounted exer
cises of his graduating class, when,
riding a famous horse named York,
he was called upon to clear the leap
ing bar that the gruff old riding mas
ter had placed higher than u man's
head. lie dashed out from his place
In the ranks, a smooth faced, slender
young fellow on a powerful chestnut
sorrel, and galloped down the oppo
site side of the hall, turned and went
directly at tho bar, the great horse
increasing his pace as ho neared It,
and then, as If he and his rider were
one, rising and clearing it with a
magnificent bound. The leap is still
recorded at the academy as "Grant's
upon York." St. Nicholas.
THE WANDERINGS OF A SET OF
"Here, porter," excitedly called a
flushed and benevolent looking old
gentleman rrom a berth in the Pull
man sleeper as the train neared tlio
Boston station one Sunday morning.
"Porter, I say, Where's that man who
had the berth next to mine last
night? He's gone off with my
"For sure, you must be mistaken,
sir; he was a gentleman, sir. He got
off the train at Taunton, sir."
"Got off the traini" shouted the
old gentleman, although his shout
was rather muffled and inarticulate,
but the effort made him purple in the
face. "Why, that man has got my
teeth In his coat pocket. I leaned out
of the berth last night and put them,
as I supposed, into my pocket, but
they're not there. What shall I do?
I'm to preach a sermon in Boston this
very morning, .and now I have lost
my teeth, and that man I'll never
be able to And him!"
Two weeks later Mr. Shaw and his
wife were starting for a concert in
New York when he remembered that
he might need his light overcoat and
went back for it. On the car his
hand touched something peculiar in
the pocket of the coat and ho drew
out a set or raise teeth. His excla
mation was of horror, tlien he and
his wife laughed. But their united
efforts could not account for the ap
pearance of those teeth in that
"When did you last wear the
coat?" asked the little wife.
"On that trip to New Bedford,
when you were there with the Iiaby.
You know 1 went down for Sunday
and came back by boat. By Jove!
They must belong to Smith. The
boat was so crowded I couldn't get
a stateroom, and I met Smith and ho
let me have a berth in his. Of course
they must be Smith's, and 111 take
them to his ofllco to-morrow."
So the next day Mr. Shaw was In
Mr. Smith's ofllce. "1 have come to
return your teeth," Jokingly began
Mr. Shaw. Then ho noticed that Mr.
Smith seemed in no Immediate need
of teeth, and he began to explain.
"I found those In my overcoat pocket
and thought mnybe you had put
them there by mistake that night on
the boat. Of course J know thoy
didn't belong to you," went on Mr.
Shaw, ombarrassed as he felt tho
frost collecting In the conversational
atmosphoro, "but I thought maybe
they might bo Mrs. Smith's and you
were taking them to bo fixed, or
somothlng like thnt," ho stumbled
"Nelthor Mrs, Smith nor myself
wear false teeth, and wo never ox
pect to," frigidly roplled the elderly
man, and a friendship of a lifetime
came to n freezing finish.
Those teeth woro actlvo in all tho
domestic Jlfo of the Shaws. For
days they cut -through their most
serious conversations, and chnttored
and gnashed even in their dreams.
Finally Mrs. Shaw suggested tho
sleeper ns the posslblo solution, and
offered to tnko the teeth over to tho
ofllco at tho Grand Central Station,
whore found articles woro held for
Tho clork in charge gave a mtghtv
sigh of relief as ho saw them, -'At
Inst!" said he. "I havo had a letter
every hiall for two weoks from some
old minister In Boston, who 13 shut
up in a hotel room until wo can find
his teeth for him. Ho' 11 bo mighty
glad to got them."
nut tho congregation of the Bos
ton church never know why tho cele
brated Now York D. D., LL. D. failed
to preach that Sunday morning.
Covelesklc llciiionst rates In n Strik
ing Way Ills Wonderful Control
Of the Hnll.
Horo rs a story about Hnrry Cove
leskl, tho Polish pitcher, who start
ed his career with Lancaster. Tho
stunt was pulled off during prnctico
and Is vouched for by a number of
Several ot the Cincinnati stars
were arguing ns tb who had the
"111 tell you what I'll do," said
"Covey." "H two or you chaps will
stand up In front of Tom Clarke
with your heads a foot apart, I'll
throw the ball into his hands be
tween your heads six times run
ning." Hnrry Gasper had conlldonco in
Harry's accurato aim and ngreed to
be one of the two to stnnd up and
let "Covey" see how near ho could
come without hitting him.
Others were not so confident un
til ".Mike" Konnick volunteered. So
Gaspar and Konnick stood up over
an imaginary plate, leaned forward
until their foroheads were but a
foot npart nnd "Covey" set himself
to tho tnsk. Ho wound up for the
throw and let the ball go. Gasper
and Konnick didn't have to move,
for the hall shot between th-Mr
I heads as true as a well-aimed bullet.
I Tlio other live balls went in the same
', place, and Gnsper and Konnick, In
, spite of their confidence In the young
i Pole, henved a sigh of relief when
j the stunt was over.
'When 'Lincoln Sat For His Dust.
When Vlnnle Beam, the sculptor,
' was a mere child still and her experi-
enco in modeling consisted of a few
j busts mid medallions she timidly ask-
ed President Lincoln to permit her tc
model his bust. "I don't know why
I any one should want the picture oi
statue of so homely a man," he an
swered aud nt llrst declined to sit.
But when Senator Nesmith told him
that the western girl, "who was poor,
but talented," would be disappointed
If unable to secure this favor he turn
ed quickly and said: "She Is poor, is
she? Well, that is nothing against her.
and I will sit for the model."
During the sittings the great man
would watch with much interest tho
hands of the girl sculptor nt her work;
but, speaking of him later, she said:
"For the most part he was sad and
silent, weighed upon by the stress of
a nation in peril and his own recent
personal loss of a beloved son. Ah,
those were sad days at the White
House! One day tho president's eyes
wero full of tears as he turned from
gazing out of the window, and he said
to me, 'I am thinking of Willie. "-Designer.
Curious Training Methods.
Every baseball player seems to have
his own system, and some of the meth
ods used are laughable, and few are
of nny practicable value. One young
catcher who Joined u National league
club a few years ago brought five gal
lons of irou, beef and wine In Jugs in
his trunk to make him strong. Can
non balls that weigh twenty-five
pounds are used to roll over the abdo
men. Iron rolling pins, special baud
ages, a thousand kinds of rubbing oils
and lotions, ranging from patent med
icines to horse liniments and oil made
by boiling down fishing worms, vibra
tors of nil sizes and shapes, odd
arm bakers to be superheated with
electricity and rubber bands nre cm
ployed. Hotel rooms are turned into
gymnnslums, and one of the funniest
sights of u year is to sit In a card
game with half a dozen players swath
ed like puffy mummies In blankets,
sweaters and Uanncls until they look
as If thoy wero starting on an arctic
journey, American Magazine.
Tho First Balloons.
The chemical philosophers havo dis
covered a body (which I have forgot
ten, but will inquire) which dissolved
by tin ucid emits a vapor lighter thau
tho atmospherical air. This vapor 1
caught, among other uieaus, by tying
a bladder compressed upon the bottle
in which the dissolution Is performed.
The vapor, rising, swells the bladder
and (Ills it. The bladder Is then tied
and removed and unothcr applied till
as much of this light air is collected as
Is wanted. Then a large spherical
case Js made, and very large It must
be. of the lightest matter that can bo
found, secured by some method Ukn
that of oiling silk against all passage
of ulr. Into tli la are emptied all the
bladders of light air, and if there lit
light air enough It mount into the
clouds upou the same principle us a
bottle filled with water will sink in
water, but a bottlo filled with ether
will float. It rises till It comes to air
of equal tenuity with Its own if wiud
or wnter does not spoil it on tho way.
Such, madam, Is an ulr "balloon. From
Dr. Jolmson'H Letter, Sept. 22, 1783, to
Two Smart Actors.
In a popular historic drama tho ac
tor who takes the part of Naiwleon Is
required to read aloud a document of
considerable length which is brought
to him by General Berthlor. This,
being written at length, Is seldom com
mitted to memory. A short time ago,
however, tho property master nt an
English theater mlsluld tho document,
and Napoleon, who was now to tho
part, received instead a blank sheet of
paper. For a moment ho was aghast;
then, eager to escape from his pre
dicament even at tho expenso of a
follow nctor, ho handed the paper to
General Berthlor, saying, "Bead it to
Tho other actor wn not in the least
confused. "Your majesty," ho said,
handing it back, "I am only a poor
soldier of fortune, and you must ox
cuuo me, I do. not know hoyr'ib Jeoaf"
i PRINCE TSAI TAO.
Uncle of Chinese Emperor
Sightseeing In New York.
New York, May 3. Under nil the
saffron banners and the sprawling
dragons clawing nt red suns over the
roofs of Chinatown today there was a
tension of unrest and of speculation.
It all had to do with that luncheon
to be given to his Imperial highness
Prince Tsnl Tao and the members of
his staff nt the Tuxedo restaurant. 2
Duyers street, at noon tomorrow.
Though purple banners inscribed
with appropriate Ideographs of fealty
and welcome flapped from On Leong
territory on Mott street and green und
maroon guidons of tlio Four Brothers,
no less enthusiastic as to mottoes,
adorned the telephone wires over Pell
street, the unanimity of welcome ap
plied only In respect to the august un
cle of the Infant son of heaven and not
to tho wclconiers. There Is a very del
icate problem In the solving Just now,
and In It there are elements of embar
rassment which might be apparent
even to tho Manchu chief of staff of
the Chinese army when he sits down
to meat with the subjects of his neph
ew. On tho face of it, the proprieties of
tomorrow's affair will all be met and
passed without a hitch, for the ar
rangement of the luncheon and the
details of the reception of his highness
have all been left In neutral bands.
Ostensibly the Chinese Merchants' as
sociation and the Chinese Empire Re
form association are tho joint hosts.
Each organization wished to do honor
to tho prince In Its peculiar way, but
when delegations from each went to
the Hotel Plaza yesterday and con
ferred with tho secretaries of' the
prince they learned thnt Tsal Tao's
timo would be so limited here In Now
York that If ho was to meet any Chi
nese in a formal function It would
hare to be on one occasion only. There
fore a quick decision was made to
unite the two festivities planned, and
Wednesday's luncheon was arranged
aud approved by the prince.
TAFT LAUDS KNOX.
President, In Speech, Declares Secre
tary of Stato "O. K."
Pittsburg, May 3. Any one In this
town who had an Ideu that Secretary
of State Philander Chase Knox was
not iu accord with the administration
and might resign must have been sur
prised Inst night if he heard what
President Taft had to say about that
cabinet officer and the department of
state at the Grant birthday dinner of
the Americus club.
The president praised Mr. Knox
without stint and told why he did so.
He pointed with pride to the fact thnt
while we have had under his adminis
tration our first tariff law with a maxi
mum and minimum provision, the state
department has got us Into no tariff
wars at all. He thought that the note
of Mr. Knox to Zclaya, former dictator
of Nicaragua, was a line bit of diplo
matic workmanship, nnd he scored
those who decried the mixture of diplo
macy and trade as "dollar diplomacy."
RUTH BRYAN WEDS TODAY.
Taking No Chances on Divorced Hus
band Making Trouble.
Lincoln, Neb., May 3. ltuth Bryan
Leavltt und Lieutenant Owen of tho
Eugllsh army will be married today nt
the I fry u n home, Falrvlew. The hour
of the ceremony, who will perform it
und all other details aro carefully
guarded by the family, Inquiries meet
ing with the reply that they prefer not
to givo out the Information In advance.
While nobody believes that Leavltt
will make good his threat to come and
attempt to stop tho wedding, it Is pre
sumed from tho secrecy, maintained
that no chances will be taken of his
finding out anything In advance to
guide his actions.
Benate Approves His Nomination For
Supreme Court Bench.
Washington, Muy 3. The senate in
oxecutlvo session confirmed the nomi
nation of Governor Charles E. Hughes
of Now York as associate Justice of
the supremo court, to succeed Justice
Tho protest ngalnst confirmation by
tho American Antitrust league was Ig
nored. Standard Oil Barred,
Washington, .May 3. The supremo
court today affirmed tho Judgment of
(ho Tennessee supremo court cancel
ing tho permit of tho Standard Oil
Company of Kentucky to do business
In Tennessee because it violated tho
Tonnf!aoa antitrust law.
PASS DEBT LIMIT BILL.
Senate and Assembly Rush Through
' Enabling Measure.
Albany, May 3. The senate and as
sembly have passed tho Now York
debt limit bill wit li a rush, and now It
goes to .Mayor Gaynor for his approval.
It will make available for tiew sub
ways at once about $17,000,000. The
hill was ngreed upou only after suc
cessive conferences on Friday last.
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Notice is hereby given that an
application will bo made to the Gov
ernor of the Stato of Pennsylvania
on the 23d day of May, 1910 by John
J. Brown, Valentino Bliss, W, J.
Davis, John J. Holland, F. W. Wol
lerton, E. J. Lynott, A. G. Ruther
ford and others, under the Act of As
sembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act to
provide for the Incorporation and
government of street railway com
panies In this Commonwealth," ap
proved May 14, A. D. 18SD, and the
supplements and amendments there
to, for a charter for and intended
corporation to be called "Tho Scran
toti and Lake Ariel Railway Com
pany." Said proposed corporation
is organized for the purpose of build
ing, constructing and operating a
street railway over tho following;
streets, highways and bridges as fol
lows, namely: Beginning nt the di
viding line between Roaring Brook
township and the Borough of Mos
cow, in Lackawanna county, where
.Main street crosses said line; thence
along Main street in said borough to
tho intersection of Market street;
tlienco along Market street to the In
tersection of Willow street; thence
along Willow street to the Intersec
tion of Brook street; thenco along
Brook streot to tho borough and
Madison township Hue; thenco from
tho Borough of Moscow lino along
tho public road known as tho Bear
Brook road, leading from .Moscow to
Holllstorville, to tho count lino (also
known as tho lino between Madison
nnd Salem townships) ; thenco from
Madison township lino at tho WUcos
place, along tho public road, known
as tho road loading from Mndlson
vlllo, to Holirstorvillo; tlienco from
HolllstervUlo to Moors Corners to
Hamlluton; thenco from Hnmllnton
along tho North nnd South Turnpike
to Lake township line; thonco from
line dividing Salem und Lako town
ships along the public road leading
to Lake Ariel in Lako township,
known ns tho road loading from
Hamllntoii to Lako Ariel to Brown's
Corners In the vlllnge of Ariel, Lako
township, Wayne county; thenco re
turning by tho snmo routo to tho
placo of beginning, with tho neces
sary turnouts, sidings and switches,
forming n complote circuit, and for
theso purposos to have, possess und
enjoy all tho rights, benoflts and
privileges of said Act of Assembly
and its supplements.
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