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Adventures in Alaska
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66 SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUSTS” DUE IN 1919
BY ROBERT H. MOULTON
world will be seen this summer, per- young and tender stock from serious injury.
haps in very large numbers, over While the periodical cicada appears in large areas of the United States. The in- some portion of the United States in almost sect referred to is the periodical cicada, every year, the 1919 swarm is expected to commonly miscalled the seventeen-year be one of the most numerous, as it will inlocust, to which some mystery has always clude the largest brood of the seventeenbeen attached and around which many year family and a small brood of the thirsuperstitions have gathered. The name teen-year family. There are thirty broods seventeen-year locust is incorrect in at in all. The year 1868 was the greatest least two particulars : First, it is not a locust year in history. In that year Brood locust at all, that name being properly ap- 19, the largest of the thirteen-year broods, plied only to members of the grasshopper appeared in conjunction with Brood 10, the family; and, second, while it has a seven- two combining to make an unprecedented teen-year period, it also has a thirteen-year infestation. The coincidence of the largest period. It has so long been called by the seventeen-year brood with a smaller thirname of locust, however, that there is no hope teen-year brood this year will hardly bring of divesting it of that incorrect appellation about conditions approaching those of 1868.
The periodical cicada spends either sev- The United States Department of Agriteen or thirteen years, lacking a few weeks, culture has long kept close check on all in slow development underground. Then the broods of both races, and is able to say millions of individuals attain maturity als with accuracy just when and over what most at the same moment and emerge for territory any brood will appear. The work
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THE SEVENTEEN-YEAR LOCUST a, adult ; b, same, side view; c, shed pupal skin. About 1% times natural size a noisy and strenuous existence above of classifying and locating the various ground, terminating in exhaustion and broods with their periods of recurrence death after about five weeks. During that began a long while ago and was attended period the females lay their eggs by chis- for some time with considerable confusion. eling grooves in the small branches of It was generally believed that the period trees. This results in apparently great of recurrence was seventeen years, but damage to forest, orchard, and other trees, every once in a while there would be an but the fear aroused is out of proportion to outbreak that failed to coincide with any the real damage likely to be done. This fear possible seventeen-year period, and investiappears to have existed with the savages, gators were getting different results, with and has remained with their civilized suc periods apparently ranging all the way cessors notwithstanding the fact that the from ten years to seventeen years. All this cicada has been under investigation for work was done on the assumption that all well over two hundred years, and the ap- periodical cicadas were alike, and the recpearance of the swarms is foretold by ords were getting decidedly snarled before entomologists as accurately as eclipses of the discovery that the thirteen-year family the moon are foretold by astronomers. is separate and distinct from the seventeen
Upon every appearance of large broods year family. The honor of this discovery of the cicada fear is aroused that trees will belongs to Dr. D. L. Phares, an independbe destroyed. There would seem to be ent investigator of Woodville, Mississippi, some ground for such a fear. The number who, on May 17, 1845, published an article of the insects is so tremendous that one in which he asserted the existence of a can hardly understand how they can de- thirteen-year race. The fact was definitely posit their eggs in the young and tender accepted in 1869, the year following the branches of the trees without killing them. greatest locust outbreak, when Dr. B. D. Yet the fact remains that there have been Walsh and Professor C. V. Riley recorded outbreaks of cicadas in some sections of the investigations that became the basis of the United States in most of the years the accumulated knowledge of the Departsince this country was discovered and that ment of Agriculture. . no very great damage has ever been done. The two broods due this year are Brood Very young fruit trees sometimes are killed 10, which belongs to the seventeen-year or seriously injured, but little or no per family, and Brood 18, which belongs to the manent injury is done to forest trees or thirteen-year family. The former will apmature trees of any kind, and measures of pear mostly in Northern territory and the
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“ Seventeen-Year Locusts” Due in 1919 (Continued) latter in Southern territory. The whole or portions of twenty States are included within this range. They are Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. It is a little hard to understand, however, how the insect can play a very important engagement in some of these States without getting into neutral territory, such as the States immediately adjoining.
The seventeen-year pest has disregarded so many of the accepted ethics of warfare in the past three or four thousand years that a little thing like violating neutral territory would not be expected to give it any more concern than the ruthless shooting up of Belgium gave ex-Kaiser William and his gray-suited cicadas in human form. But it is to the credit of the cicada that he lets you know when he is coming, and gives you ample time to arrange your defenses.
Latitude does not make any material difference in the time for the emergence of the insects. This ranges from the last week in May to the first in June. About this time the woods and orchards will be resounding with the shrill drums of the insects, and the leaves of the trees where the brood is well represented will be studded with the cast skins deposited by the industrious and noisy little workers. Trees that exude gummy substances, such as pines and cedars, are generally avoided by the cicada when it is ready to deposit its eggs. In the orchard the apple tree is the prime favorite, with the peach and pear in close order, though all the others, and even the grape vines, are pounced upon.
The putting out of young orchards this spring is to be discouraged, according to experts. Such plantings should be deferred until fall, when danger from the great cicada swarm will be past; and young trees already planted should not be pruned. Some other ameliorative measures are recommended, such as hand-picking the insects from young trees, sprays at the time of emergence, and whitewashing of trees at the beginning of the laying period, which is around July 1.
One of the superstitions connected with the periodical cicada is the notion among some people that they could identify the cry of the insect as a resemblance to the pronunciation of the name Pharaoh, the Egyptian monarch who so relentlessly persecuted the ancient Jews. Attention has also been called to the dark bars that occur on the filmy wings of the insect in the shape of the letter “W,” which to many used to mean that the coming of the pests was a forerunner of war. Since, however, the coming outbreak will arrive just at the conclusion of the greatest war, some new calamity will evidently have to be suggested this time.
There have always been reports of death caused by the sting of the cicada, despite the fact that the insect has no sting and no means for infecting any one. The cicada has a bill, and what is termed an ovipositor, the organ in which the eggs are stored during the process of development. Entomologists long ago dispelled the popular fancy that there was any fight or poison in the cicada or that his mission in life was other than to cut into trees to find lodgment for the eggs necessary to keep up the line of succession of the thirteen and seventeen year tribes.
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BY THE WAY
The German peace envoys are, it is reported, to be housed at Versailles in the charming Hôtel des Réservoirs, once the home of Mme. de Pompadour. In this same hotel, in 1871, Bismarck and von Moltke lived while negotiations for peace after the Franco-German War were being conducted. One or two members of the hotel's staff retain vivid memories of those days of humiliation for France and for themselves. Their hour of triumph has certainly arrived.
Speaking of the Franco-German War of half a century ago, a subscriber indulges in this reminiscence : “My earliest impression of the Germans was that they were heavy consumers of beer. As a ten-yearold boy I was walking one morning in 1871 in the streets of Newark, New Jersey, with my father. A man passed crying in stentorian tones, Extra! Emperor Napoleon Surrenders at Sedan ! My father stopped him and bought a paper. It is true, my boy," he said to me. This is a great historic day. To-night there will be greatrejoicing among the many Germans here. Their beer gardens will be full of noisy, shouting, drinking men and women.' And they were. But little did those triumphant revelers realize that some of them might live to see the day when Bismarck's work would be completely undone in their old home and their sacred beer would be banished from their adopted country! What have they or their descendants left to live for ?
The “comics” in the daily papers are frequently banal and sometimes foolish; but occasionally one has point and humor; this, for instance, from the New York “ World:” Jeff—“ I'm against this League of Nations.” Mutt_“ Why? Political reasons ?” “No; musical reasons.” “What do you mean?” “I mean this: It took me forty-two years to learn to singMy Country, 'tis of Thee,' and now we'll have to learn to sing Our Countries, 'tis of Those ?!"
Trees are to be planted in an Avenue of Victory in Brooklyn as a memorial to fallen soldiers and sailors. Each tree will bear a plate giving the name of the man in whose memory the tree is planted. The cost of the tree, eight dollars, is contributed by friends or relatives, while the city's Park Department will plant and care for the tree and provide the name plate.
He was an airman, says the London “ Sphere;" one of the kind who are not loquacious about their exploits. She tried to draw him out, with this result: She: “ What does it feel like to fly?" He: “Oh, rippin'.” She (after a barren pause): “Good floor last night at the dance He: “ Toppin'.” Another pause, then-She: “ Tell me about Mesopotamia. What was it like ?" He (with energy): “Oh, blotto !" This last bit of slang is perhaps a successor to the now obsolescent American “n. g."
The famous prison of old Paris, the Bastille, was well guarded, and few prisoners ever escaped from it. The first man who broke out, according to “ The Ro. mance of Escapes,” by Tighe Hopkins, was the Abbé Count de Buquoit, an adventurer of the early part of the eighteenth century. With a small file he cut the gratings of his cell window. He constructed a ladder from the wicker casings of wine bottles, eked out with scraps of sheets. On a dark night he and two companions descended to the moat by this ladder. His
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Sicilian Oblong Sets, 1CDoz. Mats $4.50 to 75.00 each. and 20x60 in. Runner $167.50.
We have also received a shipment of fine Japanese Mosaic work many months delayed by reason of the embargo. These are offered at old prices.
Tea Cloths in three designs with Napkins to match, 36x36 inches $7.50, 45x45 inches $12.00, 54x54 inches $16.50 each. 14x14 inch Napkins $10.00 per dozen.
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By the Way (Continued) companions were captured, but Buquoit evaded the sentries and made good his escape to Switzerland.
During the war the road over the Mont Cenis Pass was used even in winter by trains of motor cars. Several thousand men, it is said, were employed to keep the Pass free from snow. The travel was mainly between Turin and Modane, a distance of eighty miles. Twenty-one miles of this was steady climbing to the top of the Pass, 7,000 feet up. Many thousands of cars, it is reported, were sent from Italy to France by this route. One set of drivers was kept exclusively for the most difficult part of the road.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an order, it is announced, providing that a moving-picture firm must not change the name of an old, used film and show it again unless it is clearly, definitely, distinctly, and unmistakably ”made known to the public that the film with the new title is an old one reissued. This to prevent deception; for probably few people care to see a film twice. Perhaps “ Cabiria,” “Civilization," “ Joan of Arc," and a few others are exceptions to this rule.
What is the most interesting country in the world for the tourist? The question was asked recently of a traveler of wide experience. “If I could wake up to-morrow morning in any place of my choice,” he answered, “ it would be Egypt. The charm of the Nile scenery, the fascination of the stupendous monuments of antiquity, and the attraction of the picturesque people that one meets there, combine to make Egypt the most interesting country in the world. Besides, do you know that Cairo has more double stars' in Baedeker—that sign of a first-class wonder—than Florence or Venice, and, if I mistake not, even London ?”
The sale at a New York book auction, remarks “ The Writer," of a copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first book, “Tamerlane,” printed in Boston in 1827, for $11,600— the highest price ever paid for any American book-and, at another New York auction, of the dedication copy of Milton's “ Comus " for $1,425, may be encouraging to modern authors by showing them what sums their works may sell for a century or three hundred years from now.
The advantages of system and standardized methods are shown in the getting of meals as in everything else. Table d'hôte. meals are much cheaper and easier to prepare than à la carte meals. Hear the “ Railway Age” on the subject: “ The traveler cannot get as good a meal for $2.25 under the à la carte system as he could for $1.25 with the table d'hôte. The able dining-car steward under the table d'hôte system could serve dinner to more than two complete cars full of diners without confusion, with the food well cooked and hot, table linen clean and waiters and cooks unhurried. This is not possible, apparently, under the à la carte system.”
Whether the following excerpt from the Williamsville, North Dakota, "Item” is a bona fide apology, or only the work of the office humorist, it has originality :
We wish to apologize to Mrs. Orville Overholt. In our paper last week we had as a headline “Mrs. Overholt's Big Feet.” The word we ought to have used is a French word, pronounced the same way, but spelled “fete." It means a celebration, and is considered a very tony word.