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PUT THE SCHOOL YARD FIRST
Some Truth in Writer's Criticism of
Communities' Method* In
If it were not pathetic one could
well laugh to see how foolishly the
average small town and rural com
munity expends its time and money
upon outdoor ornamentation. Fre
quently the only well-cared-for spot
Is the ctmetery, the abode of the
dead?past all earthly help. The
Echool yard, where character Is formed
and lasting Impressions are made, is
as bare as a paved street. From no
stand point may any tenable argument
be made that the dead are entitled
to greater consideration or better sur
roundings than our children, who are
but clay in the hands of the parent
potter. He who cares properly for
the living is never lacking in respeot
for those who have passed away.
Another fact has often puzzled the
writer; to eee a community making
efforts to raise a fund to purchase
and ornament a public square when
their district school yard, of equal
dimensions, was entirely bare of trees
or plants. Is It not strange that the
only plat in a district in which all
have common ownership should be tbe
barest and most unsightly yard In
the community! No plausible excuse
can be given for such a condition?It
costs but little to get started right.
Almost every one in the district can
spare a plant or easily-grown cuttings
of the hardier plants. Get started on
the right plan and do not leave too
much to the teacher, who i* to
be changed every year; tlhe work
must be carried out under the super
vision of permanent residents. Have
plenty of room In the school yards
and put It to a beneficial use. We de
plore the fact that the United States
Is absolutely behind every other oiv
llized country in the embellishment of
Bthool grounds.?Los Angeles Times.
pniMTQ ARninr tmf fountain
Excellent Rule* to Bo Obeerved by
Those Thtafcing About Setting Up
One of Theao Orrvameote.
A fountain should be a garden orna
ment; a statement that needs to be
kept In mind, for almost every one
knows of fountains that are neither
garden ornaments nor ornamental in
themselves. A very exoellent rule ia
never to get up a fountain unless it Is
good and beautiful in itself, and fills a
definite place in the garden scheme.
Do not. in any event, use it simply
because It happens to be handy. Fall
ing water is always beautiful, and th<
function of a fountain Ls to introduce
falling water into the garden?a reeult
that ls not the leas true because it
must first he projected upward before
It can come down. Everything in this
device should look toward beauty. The
fountain keeif should be good to look
upon, whether it be a simple vase, a
fish, bird or human figure. The more
complicated the device the more diffi
cult the artistic problems Involved;
for the human figure is of all subjects,
the most difficult for the artist. If hu
man figures are used, tbey must be
well done, or it would be better to
break up the fountain and discard it
altogether. The water part must also
be well arranged, and adapted in vol
ume and in fonp to thp structure of
the fountain. Finally, It must be so
placed as to harmonize with the gar
Tk? Mado?na LfJy.
Remember to start this Aoguot bulb#
of the Madonna lily, a beautiful plant
which should adorn every garden. It
ls not generally grown, perhaps, be
cause of the necessity of starting the
bulbs in the late summer.
The soil should be fairly good, in
clined to dampness, but well drained.
The ground should be worked over a
foot deep, and If It is poor manure
should be worked tn below where tjie
bulbs are to be placed. The bulbs
should not come in contact with the
The bulbs should be plgnted at least
four Inches deep and the bed max
then be covered with a light layer of
manure. Considerable growth will be
made In the fall and the following
spring or early Bummer wtll produce
beautiful fragrant white flower# on
talks three or four feet In height.
After flowering the plant die* to
the ground and remains dormant un
til beginning Its new growth late in
the summer. An established clump
should not be disturbed until the
plants begin to show eigne of weak
ness or disease. Thlct condition may
not develop for many year*, apd when
it does another clump should he start
?d In a new location.
Weeds In Lawn*.
Aside from dandelions, plantain and
noxious grasses, the greater number
of common weeds may be kept out of
lawns by frequent mowings. In new
lawns nothing more encourages grass
or discourages weeds than close cllp
ninar hb often as there is sufficient
growth for the machine blades to
catch. To be sure, there are weeds
that thrive splendidly under the treat
ment outlined, and we must get down
on our knees and pull them oyt by
the painful process kqpwn ^ "hand
weeding." But then * good lawn is
worth all it costs.
He Wasn't an Angel.
During one of the earlier discussion*
?f the United States tariff In the
Canadian parliament, an opposlt%ro
jaember characterized the attitude of
ie government on the question as "a
light that would make angels weep
md jackaesos laugh." The Hon. Frank
DJiver, who was then minister of the
interior, replied, with fcis usual delib
erate calmness: "I have observed
'.hat the honorable gentleman has
>een one of those who laughed."?
fudge. . . *
CASH OR C
The following bulletin attempts to han
dle only the Important points In connec
tion with the damage of the pest, ar.d its
control. Any further information desired
will bo cheerfully supplied upon request
to the Division'of Entomology, Clemsoti,
Oollege, S. C.
It is well to impress the faet that the
'insect about which there is so much cur
rent excitement is not ihe,sjime a.* the
otton le?-if worm or caterpillar which was
[. resent in the cotton fields last fall.
Mere are at present so far as specimens
' sent in and investigations made by this
livisiotis chow, no cotton caterpillars in
Ids state, though they are doing damage
i 11 lowur Alabama and Georgia. The cot
uon caterpillar is injurious only to cotton;
lie grass worm does dtim age more ^en
( -ral tin character?to grass, corn, peas.
| -otton, etc. This later in.wt is doing
I usiderable damage over aliu-?st the on*
I ire. South; so this state is not alone sus
liniiiK the effects of its ravages.
The preferred food of the f;t|| army 01
Lrrass worm is grass, such as crab grass
rt'rmuda, water, grass, etc. The p?>st i
prcsent every year, but unnoticed. The
wealth of grass due to lack of proper cul
ure last fall and spring has given it tlds
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in^r. The almost total absence of its natu
MAMBUFKitR BROS & COk
In addition 1
1 nil enemies also promotes the marked in" I
j crease in numbers this season over pre- J
vious season of recent years. They have
i reached such enormity of numbers that
there has been a shortage of the preferred
food and the pest has been forced to mi- ,
grate to |the adjoining corn and cotton
fields to make its living there and to carry
on its destructive damage in so doing.
The worm begins its work in bottom lands, <
and at llret appears in the grass. Here it ;
can-bo most easily controlled, by deep ,
turning of the gross and worm, or tlior
oroutfh spraying or dusting of these acres ]
with arsenate of lead according to direc- j
lions given below. (
The generation of worms is now enter- j
ing the ground to change into moths.
These deposit eggs, which hatching in a j
very ?h??rt .time, will produce another
generation of worms. It is well to boar ! i
this fact in mind; for the ^apparent eessa- j
tion of injury is due to this cause. j <
On the first appearance of the worm the <
farmer should dust the infested areas
j with powdered arsenate of lead, undiluted, i
usill^ three pOUMlS Ot poison W lilt! m-rr. !
It is best to niuk't tlio application when i
I In; leaws are moist with <l:w, us is gen '
erally the cast' early in the morning. At- ;
gentile of lead paste may lie useil in the
form of a spray the strength of two to , <
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three pounds of arsenate to lifty Ions
of water with the addition of three pounds
of unslaked lime. Paris green also will
poison the worms but it is not safe to use
since even if extreme e.ire is exercised in
the dilution and appli ation or it, serious
damage of foliage from burning often re
sult*, sometimes not becoming apparent
until three or four weeks afterwards.
Powdered arsenate of lead is about as
cheap, sticks to the leaf better, and can b?i
used uniluted without burning the foliage.
It would be no mistake, even In tho ease
of this however, to Add a small quantity
of air dry, slaked limo, to neutralize any
free aeid present in the substance, since it
is this acid that does the burning.
WHERE POISON CAN 15E SECURED.
The powered arsenate of load can be se
cured from your nearest local druggist.
If he does not have it in stock, he can se
cure it immediately by communicating
with his nearest wholesale diuggist sup
ply house or you cau get it direct from the
same places. It will cost somewhere
nbont *25 cents a pound; making ine cost
per acre about 75 cents.
METHOD OF APPLYING THE POISON.
The following directions for application
are taken from Circular No. 153 Bureau of
Entomology, and explain elearly nnd in
detail the application of the poison, and
I'autionB to be takon :
The method of application by means of
sacks applied to a pole carried on horse
back through the Holds, which came into
general use some years ago, will be found
U> be perfectly satisfactory. By this
means a single farm hand can poiso i 2
rows at a time and cover about 20 acres
luring a day.
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fHEN YOU WANT
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see for yourself i:
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the City call an
The apparatus for making the? applica
tion is simple. A strip of hardwood 3
inches in width, 1 inch thick, and 1 foot
longer than the distance between the rows
should be selected. Two 1-inch holes
should In* liored through the stick six
inches from either end. The sacks to con
tain the poison should be made of 8-ounce
j duck or similar material. Flour sacks
I will answer the purpose, but when power
j oil arsenate of lead is used, two thickness -
! es will lie required on account of the ex
! treiue fineness of the poison. The sacks
j should measure G by 20 inches and should
| be left open on one of the long sides. The
j open margins are then tacked'on the ends
1 of the poles, forming a bag, which is to be
filled with the poison by means of a fun
i nel inserted in the auger hole.
Care should be taken to determine
whether the right amount of poison is be
j ing applied. This can be easily done by
| weighing the pole and sacks before and
\ after a known area lias been treated. Un
I less this is done there is likely to be a
waste resulting from the application of
[ too much poison, or it maybe found that
! the amount that Is being applied is insur
| ficient to cover the cotton. The operators
i should be instructed to see that the poison
j fulls evenly upon the plants. If too much
or too little is being applied the amount
j can be easily regulated properly by vary
ing the amount of jarring of the pole. It
I is important that the sacks do not eomo
j into contact with tlio cotton leaves. If
! they do the poison will not pass through
readily and it will be found that the
amount applied is loo small.
| Arsenate of lead and the other arsenic als
U ?\ 9AVUU
THE VERY BEST
7 a full line of
id to show them.
f our goods are r
;s we give yc
to 5 per cent.
id see us.
ENOW. A LITTL
I to which reference has lw?an made are vio
lent poisons, but there is no danger in
their use on cotton if a few common-sense
precautions are taken. The only cAses of
poisoning of domestic animals known
have been where stock was allowed to
break Into the cotton fields soon after
poisoning or where some of the poison j
was carelessly thrown upon the grass. |
The only precautions that are necessary !
are too keep live stock out of the fields af- I
ter poisoning and to avoid throwing any !
of the poison on vegetables that will be j
devoured by life stock. It is advisable in j
some cases to muzzle the mules upon |
which the riders are mounted when th?
application is being made.
There Is practicallylno danger of poison- |
ing live stock after one or two heavy rains j
subsequent to tne application 01 me pui- i
son, or, in case of rain falls, after an inter
val of about three weeks has elapsed.
Tho arsenical poisons aggravate wounu's
or sores* on man or domestic animale.
Consequently all places whore the skin
has been broken should be covered by j
some means, or at any rate washed care- '
fully after the work has been done. In or
der to avoid the [possibility of injury to
the mules, it i.j advisable to throw several
buckets of water over them after the work
Old at Three Year* of Ag*.
If men lived on Saturn they would
1 be old at three years of age. Saturn's
! vop r in nearly 80 of ours In length.
That is because it is 870,000,000 I
miles from the sun, consequently J
more time is required for It to oonv
plete a circuit of its orbit
the above articles
tot just as we
>u Green Tra<
BBEVILLE, S. C.
Formal Spanish Courtesy.
In Andaluslan bouses no refresh
ments ore offered to callers exoept on
the saint's day of the hostess, when a
large trayfuT of duloes or caker. Is
handed around. These dulces are or*
namented with little sugar Images of
?alnte and Hogali. If It b a first call
that Is being made, the hostess otfers
ber bouse and everything it contains
A " ? ? ?^?Anlw KaW OQV.
IO (He cullers, vriiu IU IC|?; uu..,
lng that the bouse Is In the beat
hands Id the world and that their
only wish Is that the present owner
may long have health and happlneaa
to enjoy ft.
Deep Childish Reasoning.
Father (to Margery.-who has been
a long time fetching the newspaper)?
When you're asked to do anything,
Margery, you should always run. Mar
gery?Yea, I will, daddy; except, o!
oourse, I can't when my legs ache.
Father?Rubbish; your legs never
ache. Margery (indignantly)?Hoo!
what's the use erf the word "ache,"
Rich Haul by Forger*
The Bank of Naples (Southern Italy)
has recently been the victim of fraud
to the extent of $160,000, by means of
"tiaotm thfl fleuree of which,
guuutuv ?w _
however, had been cleverly altered and
augmented with the aid of chemicals
and a perforating machine. The
trickster, of whom there Is no trac?,
had checks cashed simultaneously at
the branch offices In Turin, Florence