The Drone Pilot’s Handbook: The Knowledge, the Skills, the Rules
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Image from page 290 of “California agriculturist and live stock journal”
Title: California agriculturist and live stock journal
Subjects: Agriculture — California; Livestock — California; Animal industry — California
Publisher: San Jose
Contributing Library: The Bancroft Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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People ^Vill Talk. rE may get through the world, but ’twill be very Blow, If wc litjteu to all that is said as we go, We’ll bo worried aad fretted, and kept in a stew, ‘ For lueddlesome tongues must have something to do, For people will talk. If quiet and modest, you’ll have it presumed That your humble position Is only assumed; You’re a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or else you’re a fool. But don’t get excited, keep perfectly cool. For people will talk. If generous and noble, they’ll vent out their spleen. You’ll hear some loud hints that you’re selfish and mean; If upright and honest, and fair as the day, They’ll call you a rogue, in a sly, sneaking way. For people will talk. And then if you show the least boldness of heart, Or a slight inclination to take your o^^ti part, They will call you an upstart, conceited and vain. But keep straight ahead, don’t stop to explain, For people will talk. If threadbare your coat, or old-fashioned your bat, Some one, of course, will take notice of that, And hint rather strong that you can’t pay your way, But don’t get excited, whatever they say, For people will talk. If you drees in the fashion, don’t think to es- cape, For they criticise then, in a different shape; You’re ahead of your means, or the tailor’s not paid; But mind your own business, there’s naught to be made. For people will talk. If a fellow but chance to wink at a girl. How the gossips will talk and their scandal un- furl. They’ll canvass your wants, and talk of your means, And declare you*re engaged to a chic in her teens For people will talk. They’ll talk fine before, but then at your back Of venom and slander there’s never a lack; How kind and polite in all that they say, But bitter as gall when you’re out uf the way, For people will talk. The best way to do, is to do as yon please. For your mind, if you have one, will then be at ease; Of coure, you will meet with all sorts of abuse. But don’t think to stop them, it ain’t any use, For people will talk. Better Than Gold. Better than gold is a conscience clear. Though toiling for bread in an humble sphere, Doubly blest with content and health. Untired by the lust of cares of wealth. Lowly living and lofty thought Adorn and ennoble a poor man’s cotâ For man and morals, on nature’s plan, Are the genuine test of a gentleman. Better than gold is the sweet repose Of the sons of toil, when their labors close; Better than gold is a poor man’s sleep, And the balm that drops on his slumbers deep. Eriug sleepy draughts to the downy bed, Where luxury pillows his aching head; His simpler opiate labor deems A shorter road to the laud of dreams. Iletter than gold is a thinking mind. That in the realm of books can find A treasure surpassing Australian ore. And live with the great and good of yore. A hpart that can feel for a neighbor’s woe, And phare his joys with a genial glow; With Hympathies large enough to enfold All men as brothersâis better than gold. Better than gold is a peaceful home. Where all the fireside charities comeâ The shrine of love and the heaven of life. Hallowed by mother, or sister, or wife. However humble the suul may be, Or tired by sorrow with heaven’s decree. The blessings that never were bought or sold, And centre there, are better than gold. The Song^ of 1876. BY BATABD TAYLOR. "Wakea, voice of the land’s devotion! Spirit of Freedom, awaken all! Ring, ve phores, to the Song of Ocean, Rivers, answer, and mountains, call! Tho golden day has come; Let every tongue be dumb, That sounded its malice, or murumred its fears; She hath wou her story; She wears her glory; We crown her the Laud of a Hundred Years. Out of darkness and toil and danger Into the light of Victory’s day. Help to the weak and home to the stianger. Freedom to all, she hath held her way. Now Europe’s orphans rest Upon her mother-breast; The voices of nations are heard iu the cheers That shall cast upon her Ne%v love and honor. And crown her the Queen of a Hundred Years. North and South, we are met as brothers; East and West, we are wedded as one! Right of each ehall secure our mother’s; Child of each is her faithful son! We give thee heart and hand. Our glorious native land. For battle has tried thee and time endears; We will write thy story, And keep thy glory .s pure as of old for a Thousand Years. Advice to Voung TUten. BY ANNA LINDEN. Stand nobly up and face life’s work With brave and honest soul. And let no false and foolish pride Your manly heart control. Stfi.nd out iu honest, bold reliefâ A worker and a man; Something ol use in tiiis great world. After your Maker’s plan. ‘TiB good to Bee the honest face And stalwart, manly frame. With muscles that btsjieak-of strength. And hands to match the sameâ Hands that look competent to grasp And grapple with life’s foes. And cause the bai-ren wihlerness To blossom as the rose. Ashamed of labor! No, not you, Since that was God’s decree; For honest and industrious toil Brings glad prosperity. It frames and builds up all the good nation’s life can knowâ Science, and art, and fame, and wealth; From work and efl’ort grow. Spurn indolence, whose weakening grasp Blights manliness and worth; Be something to yourself and friends; An honest old farmer, on being in- formed the other day that one of his neighbors owed him a grudge, growled out, No matter; he never pays anything.
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AQUAEIUM AND STAND. Care for All. BY FREDERICK T. CLAKK. There never has been a life But has had its share of strife;â Finding thorns among lifo’s flowers. Branches in its strongest towers, Cruel stones around the feet. And bitterness with all the sweet. There has never been a heart But has felt pain’s cruel dart Through its choicest treasures cleave. Sure and quick, and only leave Of our fond and clinging trust Heaps of faded, lifeless dust. Every life must have its care; Every heart must have its share Of the bitterness of earth To api.treciate God’s worth. Through thewinter’s cruel blight Come the blossoms, pure and white. Men cousiime too much food and too little pure air. They take too much med- icine and too little exercise. Be useful to the e.arth. Make labor noble in itself By being nobly done. And make fair Nature’s heart rejoice To own you as her son. Work is most noble, good and grand. Since God ordained it so; It keeps the heart from cankering rust .nd makes the nation grow. * The workers are the nation’s wealth. And not the idle drones. Work makes the country prosperous. Makes happy hearts and homes. It matters not if hands and brains Are all your stock of wealth; With steady, patient industry. And energy and health, Y*ou yet may rise to lofty hights. As others have before. And crown the throne of wealth and fame With one brave victor more. Dissolved Salt foe the Tablk.âThe best way to use table salt is said to be to dissolve it in water and keejj it in a bot- tle in a fluid state, using it as you would pepper sauce through a quill in the cork. The Chinese use it in that manner. THE PHTLLOXERA. â VE have written nothing about this J insect before for the very reason that we knew very little about it. We were aware of the destruction it had caused to grapeWnes in Eu- rope, and also that its ajipearance in California had filled viniculturists with much alarm, and that speculation is rife as to the possibilities of its ravages and the methods for exterminating the pest, pre’enting its spread, etc. We have carefully read everything we could find bearing upon the question. It seems that these minute insects in- fest the roots of the grape plant, some- thing as do the woolly aphis the roots of apple trees, only the phylloxera cover the entire bark of the roots as a scale, even to the far-reaching and smallest fibrous roots. This inse<;t injures the vine by feeding upon the juices of the plant which it sucks through the bark. Hence the roots covered with the tenderest bark arc preferred by them, and it is impossi- ble to destroy them by the application of any poison that docs not reach to the very ends of the roots. This being the case, and it being impracticable to so apply poisons, all efforts to destroy them by poisoning have failed. Immense sums of money have been offered for the discovery of some potent remedy, but without the desired result. However, it has been found that the pest can be drowned by flooding the vineyards for several weeks at a time with water. This process is not injurious to the vines if applied any time during the winter mouths when the vines are not in leaf. This remedy is probably the only effec- tual one, and is good enough where wa- ter can be so used. Vines gi-owing upon hillsides of course cannot be so flooded, unless it be found that ditches flUed with water between the rows and about the vines will answer the same purpose. It appears tliat the phylloxera works worse ravages iu dry soils than in wet, so that in California it -will, unless checked in some way, prove very de- structive on all soils that are not occa- sionally flooded. Persons who contem- plate planting vineyards should bear in mind the necessity of selecting ground that can be flooded, or of bringing water upon it for that purpose. It is said that the phylloxera is indig- enous to the United States, and has been known upon the native grapevines in the East for many years, and that the insect is not destructive to the native varieties. Grapes that grow along streams and the banks of ponds, where the roots are be- low the â n’ater level, are not troubled with the pest. It is in such places that wild grapes grow in the greatest profu- sion. The following, from the Ohio Farmer, is a summing up of about all that is of practical utility as far as is at present known: Our French correspondent, in his last letter, thus speaks of the phylloxera, its ravages and the remedy proposed: The importance of the vine-bug or phylloxera question to France may be estimated by the fact that the insect, which covers the roots like a bark, has already destroyed nearly half a million acres of vineyard, and threatens with ruin two millions of acres more. Since three years a government commission has been occupied at Slontpelier in ex- perimenting with all suggested remedies on an aftected vineyard several acres in extent. It may be safely said that the commission, composed of practical and cientific men, has discovered no cure. ‘j’atga
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