The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 96, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 29, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
BELGIAN ARTILLERY ABOUT TO ENTER ACTION AT OIEST
■1V&/NCW5 iff? VICE
WHERE JAPANESE ARE AnACKING THE GERMANS
View of the city and harbor of Taint; Tau, the seaport of Kiaucliau, Germany's city in China the quitting of
Tvh!ch by the kaiser was demanded by Japan. ' ,
DEANS' YARD A MILITARY CAMP
VAST WEALTH TO BE GAINED FROM
THE TIMBER FORESTS OF MEXICO
They Extend From the United States Border on the North to the
Isthmus of Tehuantepec on the South, Containing an Abun-
dance of Oak and Pine Trees and Having a Width Rang-
ing From 100 to 300 Miles—Cabinet Woods Profuse.
Tepesuchil Is a beautiful wood to
look at but is somewhat difficult to
| work on account of Its uneven grain.
\ It 1* about as heavy as soft maple and
has much the grain of hard maple,
j It Is of a brownish yelllow In color.
I Jonote Is almost as light as cork.
It li uaed by the Mexicans for razor
| strops and rafts. It Is from one to
j two feet thick. It Is believed It would:
I make excellent paper pulp, and on ac-
j count of Its rapid growth It could be
planted for this purpose.
PARISIANS HAVE NEW FAD
New York.—One may travel over |
thousands of mileB of railway In Mex-
ico and see hardly a tree of commer- |
cial tirftber. The average visitor, I
therefore, obtains the Impression that i
Mexico Is practically forestless. But
at, a matter of fact the timber re- |
sources of Mexico are vast In extent |
Extending nearly from the United
States border on the north to the Isth-
mus of Tehuantepec on the south Is an
almost unbroken pine and oak forest
that has a width ranging from one to
three hundred miles. During the last
few years of the Diaz administration
many Americans purchased large
tracts of the valuable timber, and
their exploitation of this natural
wealth had Just begun when war put
a stop to operations.
Besides the pine and oak there are
many kinds of cabinet woods that
grow profusely on big areas in
Mexico. It Is stated that of the woods
to be found In Mexico two-thirds are
valuable for furniture and fine wood-
work of all kinds, while all with a
very few exceptions can be used as
ordinary utility woods. In fact, at the
present time many woods In Mexico
which would bring very high prices If
properly introduced to the furniture
the cedar drives away moths and In- Reading of Tongues Latest Thing In
sects that destroy clothes. French Capital—Dangerous to
Maccaya resembles hickory very | Stick It Out.
much In color, grain, hardness and
PRINCE OF WALES TO FRONT
The famous DeanB' yard of Westminster abbey utilized as a camp for
the troops arriving In London on their way to the continent.
FRANCE'S HARDIEST TROOPS ON MARCH
The twenty-year-old prince of Wales
leaving Buckingham palace to join his
regiment, the Grenadier Guards, with
which he went to the continent.
KING OF MONTENEGRO
weight. It Is used by the Indians for
the manufacture of wagon stock.
Palo Colorado Is of a rich, light cof-
fee color. It Is a little heavier than
mahogany and of a very close grain.
It takes a very high polish easily.
This Is a fine furniture wood.
Corallllo Is so called on account of
the supposed resemblance of the color
of the wood to coral. It Is much the
same as the palo Colorado In color and
grain. It Is also an excellent furniture
wood and capable of a fine polish.
Granadilla Is a kind of rosewood of
a rich reddish brown color with seal
brown markings in the form of wavy
lines. It Is heavier and more compact
than mahogany. It Is one of the most
promising of the undeveloped woods
Sateado Is one of the most peculiar
woods in Mexico. It looks somewhat
like rosewood,, but is much heavier.
Its chief beauty, and it is one of the
most beautiful of woods, consists In
the curiously marked variations of col-
ors which the grain of the wood pre-
sents. It is of a deep yellow color
heavily marked with seal brown and
light brown stripes of an Irregular
| form and size. All the wood requires
to finish It is polish, for It has all the
i natural colors that are produced In
j most cases In the United States by the
use of stains and fillings of different
| Balsamo Is another of the good
hardwoods of Mexico. It Is light
brown color with a grain like rose-
wood. It Is of a solid color, makes 1
i Rood furniture lumber and would be !
J excellent for hardwood house trim-
j Guapage Is a very hard compact
j wood having the grain and density of
j ironwood. It is very heavy and of a
j solid red color. It Is capable of a high
| polish and would make excellent fur-
j Huisach resembles hickory In color,
j grain, weight and density. This Is one
I of the best general woods In Mexico,
j It Is used In making carriages and
j wagons, and other things which re-
| quire a combination of strength, polish
J and weight.
i .licaco Is like maple In grain, den-
| slty and weight, but is slightly more
j reddish In color.
Rabo de lagarto (alligator's tail) Is
j of a cinnamon brown, running often
into a yellowish brown. On account
of Its even color, its easiness in work-
ing a^nd its beautiful variegated grain
j this wood makes fine lumber for trim-
mings of all kinds, including fancy
Campanillo Is of about the same
grain and color as dark maple, but
j slightly lighter. It is easily worked
and, like rabo de lagarto, makes fine
house trimmings, wainscoting, etc.
j Palo blanco Is of about the grain
| and density of red pine. It ranges in
I color from a brownish white to a deep
cream color. On-account of its beautl-
| ful wavy grain It makes fine furniture
and house trimmings.
Paris.—The latest fad among fash-
ionable Parisians is having the tongue
read. "Glossomancy," as the new
science Is styled, Is akin to chiroman-
cy and graphology, and consists la
having the character told by the
shape and dimensions of the tongue.
A long tongue shows frankness; a
short one, dissimulation; a broad one,
unreservedness; a narrow one. con-
centration. When the tongue is long
and broad. It Is a sign that Its owner
Is Inclined to gossiping; when It 1b
long and narrow, that he Is moderate-
ly frank and open. Those who pos-
sess a short and broad tongue are un-
truthful, and people should be care-
ful of those whose tongues are short
and narrow, for they are sly as weU
The new science makes sticking out
the tongue not only bad-mannered but
CAUGHT BY WAR IN EUROPE
Miss Julia Von L. Meyer, With Par-
ents, Is Among Americans in
Abroad Affected by War.
New York.—Miss Julia von L. Mey-
er. the unmarried daughter of the
former secretary of the navy and Mr3.
Miss Julia von L. Meyer.
George von L. Meyer, was caught by
the war on the continent, while tour-
ing Europe with her mother and fa-
FIRES AT PHANTOM THIEF
New York State Banker Blows Big
Hole In Wall Where His Shadow
Yonkers.—Awakening with a loud
scream at 3:30 in the morning Mrs.
Benjamin F. Barnes, wife of a Man-
hattan banker, who lives at 27 Union
place, shook her husband from his
slumber and told him there was
Palo de agua looks like white pine I burglar In the house.
These are some of the French mountaineers and alpine guides in heavy
marching order and on their way to the front.
Section of Pine Forest of Mexico.
markets are now being used for rail-
way ties and construction work. A
brief description of some of the woods
The zapote mamay Is a dark cin-
namon brown and very much like wal-
nut. It has about the same grain as
mahogany. It Is capable of a very
high polish and is no more difficult to
work than walnut.
The zapote chico, which belongs to
the same family as the zapote mamay,
is one of the finest woods in Mexico.
It Is of a clear, deep, reddish brown
color and takes a very fine polish. It
Is almost Indestructible, for it will
stand In fresh and salt water, mud.
air and wet soil better than steel or
iron. On account of these valuable
qualities It is now being used exten-
sively for wharf building. The sea
worm will not attack it. It Is a very
large tree, the trunk being generally
50 feet to the first limb.
The zapotillo Colorado belongs to the
same family as the two preceding
woods. It is very close grained and
hard and takes an excellent polish. It
has the grain of hickory but looks like
a light colored oak. This tree often
grows_three feet In diameter and gen-
erally affords some fifty feet of trunk
The zapotillo blanco is a beautiful
white wood with a slight yellowish
tinge. It Is very even In color and
somewhat heavier than white pine, but
of much finer grain. It is an excel-
lent wood for Inside house finishings.
Palo maria very much resembles
mahogany In color, grain and weight.
It Is of a uniform light brown color.
It stands wet well and Is much es-
teemed by the people of the regions
where It grows for building purposes.
It Is a large tree, being from fifty to
one hundred feet to the first limb,
with a trunk quite clear of knots.
Red cedar is one of the best known
woods in Mexico. It Is of an exceed-
ingly even color and fine grain, and is
extensively used for making cigar
boxes and lead pencils. In Mexico it
Is also used for the construction of
chests and bureaus, as the scent of
but Is very much finer in grain. It
has a beautifully marked grain. On ac-
count of its being easily worked It
can be used to advantage In house
trimmings and the back parts of fur-
Sombrerete is another fine Mexican
"I felt a hand or something on my
face," she said. Grabbing a double-
barrelled shotgun, Mr. Barnes rushed
Into an adjoining room and fired both
barrels at a moving figure. A big
hole was torn in the wall, but the fig-
ure was unharmed. It was merely
hardwood. It looks like checked ma- Barnes' shadow formed by the light
pie, but It is slightly lighter in weight
and darker in color. The wood has
brown markings on a light back-
ground. It would be excellent for fur-
shining through the window.
The report of the gun aroused the
neighborhood, but neighbors and po-
lice could find no sign that a burglar
had been in the house.
MELTING POT OF SUFFRAGISTS
When the suffragists of America caUed for "self-denial" Contributions to
the cause, melting pots like this one at Washington were hung up In many
cities and they were rapidly filled with obsolete Jewelry of all descriptions to
be melted and sold.
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