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PESTS INJURE LIVE STOCK
Screw-Worm and Blow-Fly Trouble
some to Stockmen in Different
Parts of Country.
<Prepared by the United States Depart
Both the so-called screw-worm and
the blow-fly larvae commonly called
maggots, are pests of prime importance
to stock raisers. The screw-worm is
often confused with the other species,
especially during the spring and fall
months. Injury to live stock from mag
gots is more widespread than is that
due to the true screw-worm. In fact,
this maggot injury may be found
among live stock in any state of the
Union, although it occurs most fre
quently in the warmer portions of the
country. The true screw-worm inflicts
enormous losses on the stock raisers
Of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Ari
zona, and southern California during
seasons which are favorable for its
^development During the warmer por
tions of the year it is never entirely
.absent from this region and may also
cause injury to stock in the other
Southern states, and as far north as
The screw-worm is a native of the
Americas and has been causing trou
ble to stockmen for many years. No
doubt it is largely due to this fact
that cattlemen accept the pest as a
necessary evil and always count upon
"doctoring" a certain number of cases
every year. \
The seasonal abundance of the
screw-worm fly depends largely upon
climatic conditions. The first ap
pearance of adults in numbers In
spring varies from the first of April
to the middle of June, according to the I
latitude and earliness or lateness of the j
season. Throughout most of the ter
Black Blow-Fly, or Common Maggot
Fly, as Seen From Above (En
ri tory where it is a pest it usually be
comes numerous during early May,
and cases of screw-worm injury be
gin to appear soon after. The insect
then gradually increases in numbers
until the hot dry weather of midsum
mer, which In Texas usually reduces
the abundance so that the injury is no!
severe under normal conditions in the
months of July and August, unless
considerable cloudy and rainy weather
occurs. It becomes more numerous
again in the early fall, especially when
the weather is warm and showery, and
Its activities are terminated only with
the advent of heavy frosts. The abun
dance of this fly, of course, is depend
ent to a large ?xtent upon breeding
places at hand, but it is also true that
a warm, humid atmosphere is best suit
ed to its development
GOOD FEED FOR LITTLE PIGS
Scalding Middlings With Some MUk
and Sweetened With Molasses ic
When pigs are about three weeks
old they will want to eat more than
the milk they can get from theil
.mother. A small, shallow trougfc
should be placed where the sow can
not get lt Scald some middlings,
stir and pour In some milk; if the
milk Is sweet all the better. Put Into
the feed about a tablespoonful of mo
lasses. Drive the little pigs carefully
over the trough. They will get the
odor from the molasses, put their noses
to the feed, lap It and begin to eat
KEEP DUAL-PURPOSE CATTLE
Popular With Farmer Who Most Do
pend on Few Animals for Milk
and Butter for Family.
(From the United States Department ol
The dual-purpose cattle are popular
with the small farmer who keeps but a
few cattle and must depend on them
to produce all the milk and butter
needed for the family and. at the
same time, raise calves or steers which
will sell readily for slaughtering pur
poses. They have not been popular
with the ranchmen or farmer who
raise large numbers of cattle,
ment of Agriculture.)
A WELCOME GUEST
By ARNOLS WARRENT0N.
.(Copyright, ISIS, Western Newspaper Union.;
"I saw it first P shouted Robert Les
"And I heard lt first!" roared his
"Why, what's your idea?" jeered the
first speaker. "Suddenly taken a liking
to humanity, that you want to grab a
poor little abandoned skit of a thing,
There Robert Leslie paused. An
acute expression in his brother's face
checked him. He was sorry, for he
realized that he had made a bad break.
There had boen a passage in both their
lives where anger had led to injustice
and this, in turn, to sorrow deep and
Into their lonely, lives this sunny af
ternoon there had come a startling ex
perience. Their home was a double
house, with a common porch. Robert
lived alone in his quarters. Martin had
a housekeeper, a Mrs. Wade. Thus for
years these two rare old bachelors had
lived, daily sinking deeper into a rut
of uneventful existence.
"See here, Robert," spoke Martin,
after a pause during which the twain
gazed dawn at the little huddled atom
snugly ensconced in a padded basket,
"I see we are of one mind. Some moth
er, heartless or driven to direful ex
tremity, has left the child here. Why
she selected two crabbed old cranks to
take in the little refugee I cannot com
prehend. Here it is, though, and we
are like two schoolboys with an odd
toy. All right-we'll adopt tho child."
"Yes, it will break the loneliness,"
responded Robert; "bat what do we
know about babies?"
"That's Just it." said Martin, eager
ly. "But I have Mrs. Wade. She's old,
but she's a woman and knows a baby's
ways. Don't you see?"
"No, I don't!" grouled Robert. "I
have as much right to the child as you
"Granted, and well make it a mutual
adoption." pacified Martin, persuasive
ly. Tve thought "for a long time how
senseless it was for us to maintain sep
arate establishments. Close up your
joiat and lessen the expense by taking
a room with us, and share the baby
So the little foundling was carried
into the house, each of the queer old
characters jealously Insistent on hav
ing a handle of the basket all to him
"Here's a visitor, and we're going to
adopt the little fellow," announced
Brother Martia. aad Mrs. Wade w<?ut
into ecstacies ow the tiny stranger.
Never was such a lively, smiling, blue
eyed engel! Why see-he wound his
chubby fingers a*"vm d her work-worn
hand and actual!;, ugh ed up at her!
Oh, this was such a rare gift from
heaven ! And Martin grinned and
chuckled, and Robert hopped from foot
kt foot in a state of high excitement
And Mrs. Wade cried and laughed,
while tlie baby cooed and crowed.
In tlie following irrational week Mar
tin sneaked down town and came back
with all kinds of baby goods. Robert
eontrilKited a high chair and a rocking
horse. The two fond and foolish guard
ians hovered about the crudle on all
"I've been thinking that baby ought
to har-e some one to care specially for
him," suggested Mrs. Wade. "I have
my other duties, end I'm old and slow,"
se search was made and a Mrs. Min
turn hired to take charge of the child.
Slyly Martin hid a baseball and bat, a
kite and a pocketknife. Robert se
cretly went him one better. He had a
toy wagon and a sled under the bed.
Tke days went by pleasantly and
peacefully, the infatuated brothers dis
covering daily some new cuteness and
intelligence in the baby, always crow
ing aad smiting. One day the new
nurse was wheeling th* little child
along the street when a lady, youthful
in face and form, stopped her to bend
over'and caress the baby. The nurse
was attracted by this interest. They
fell into conversation and the nurse
mentioned that she would have to give
Vf) her charge, as some relatives had
asked her to make lier home with
"Oh, can I trust you? Will you bless
my Ufe by one simple act?" broke forth
the strange lady, and into the nurse's
ear she whispered a story that brought
tears of sympathy to her eyes.
It came about that when the nurse
left the Leslie home she recommended
"a friend." As Mrs. Bell, the latter
succeeded her. The boy seemed to
love her from the start. She won upon
the brothers and Mrs. Wade.
One day. Martin called his brother
into the library, closed the door care
fully and extended to him a letter.
"Read that," he said soberly.
"Why. what is it about? Who wrote
"Mrs. Bell, otherwise Mrs. Arnold
Leslie, wife of the nephew you sent
adrift eight years age. He has been
ill in a sanitarium for a year. She had
te work to keep ?J*B there and had to
give up the baby. The letter tells all
the story, and Arnold k> well and coin
ing for her."
"Not te take the baby away?*' quav
"I understand," spoke Robert, arts?
tog and Leaving the room, ?le drew a
roll of banknotes from his pocket He
Sound Mrs. Bell in the garden.
"Daughter," he said, tendering the
money, his w>ice quivering with the ut
most emotion, "send fer our nephew
and tell him wife, and baby and home
and love are all waiting for bia here
TERRORS GIVEN INDIAN NAMES
Mrs. Wilson Credited With Idea That
Really Has a Good Deal to Be
Said in Its Favor.
Selecting names for the many new
vessels soon to slide from American
ways is a task needing patience, and
application. It ls one of the duties of
Assistant Secretary Roosevelt of the
navy department, who, though he finds
many volunteer assistants, IS always
hard pressed In his pursuit of suitable
names. The wife of President Wilson
has now come to his aid with a list of
Mrs. Wilson is a descendant of Po
cahontas. The names she suggest?
may be calculated to spread terror
among the enemies of America afloat
They are taken from Indian history.
When an enemy vessel sees the Sln
namahoning approaching flying the
Stars and Stripes, the captain is likely
to think one of the devils of the deep
is in pursuit If tbe SInnamahoning ls
followed by the Sisladobsis and the
Sisladobsis by the Skaneaieles and the
Shawangunk-all names conferred by
the president's wife-the enemy may
well believe that the day of legendary
sea terrors has returned.
Suppose, again, that the Saccarappa,
the Sagaporack, the Tobesofka and the
Tongan?xie were to sail forth together,
is there any power on the sea's surface
or beneath that wouid court encounter
with such an orthographical onslaught?
There is a warwhoop In every name.
If the Shickshinny does not suggest
scalping, or the Sheshequln an ambush,
it is because one ls unfamiliar with In
DESERVED TO BE FORGIVEN
Dog's Repentance'for Thoughtless Act
Was Evidently Genuine, as Shown
by His Actions.
Sam was a small, sleek yellow pup
six months ago and was sold by the
dog fancier with the guaranty that
he would not grow to weigh more than
25 pounds, and that he was "most all
bulldog." But Sam grew to look like
a cross between an Airedale and a lo
comotive. He has big feet and a big
body, and when he comes head on
look out! But that isn't the story.
Like almost all dogs of the so-called
genus CUP, Sam ls almost the smartest
quadruped that ever ate bones. He
can sit up in the corner like Jack Hor
ner; he can cut a figure eight by walk
ing around his master's legs ; he can
Jump on a chair and put his front feet
on the back and "say his prayers;" he
can lie down and roll over ; act like he
ls going to cry when someone say?:
'Poor Sam, poor Sam !" and he can do
lots of other things. He walked along
after a pedestrian the other day and
refused to come back until his master
went after him and scolded him se
verely, so that he' would not forget.
Then the roaster piomptly forgot the
Ten m?nufes biter wben he went ont
trrto tlie kitchen, there sat Sam on the
chair In a ''praying'* attitude and the
tears were fairly streaming down his
cheeks. . Needless to say he was for
given Immediately and would have
wagged his tall only it had been cut
Teaching Soldiers Caution.
I have a friend-a young six-foot of
ficer, powerful as a horse-at one of
the cantonments in the far South, who
has a way of showing his men the need
for individual responsibility, Edward
Hungerford writes in Everybody's
It is his practice to skirmish around
the camp late at night and approach
the sentries, giving careless, indiffer
ent, casually friendly replies to their
challenges. The sentry in his happy
go-lucky back country fashion, feels
that the stranger Is not merely a
friend, but of the cantonment. Then
-200 pounds of brawn and muscle
land upon him ; he feels an awful
blow in the pit of the stomach; his
gun ls taken away from him, and he
finds himself sprawling on the ground.
As soon ns he cnn get his breath he
looks at his attacker and begins:
"Exactly so," Interrupts the officer,
"only If this really had been 'No Man's
Land' and I a German scout you would
have been completely dead by this
time." ' '
They are taking few chances In the
training of our great army.
Air Raids Cause Tickling.
Two men In a garden who had
watched the air-raid unmoved, heard,
when danger was over, a window
sharply banged behind them. The eld
er leaped four feet Into the ala, the
other sneezed for ten mi ?utes, and
nenrly frightened thoee people ont of
an upper window.
A lady who bad the sweetest of
voices marshaled her maids, and bade
them keep perfectly cool, and tatt
quietly-all this in piercing shrieks.
But an original man, who skipped
for safety, explained: **? knew the
moment had come to leave, for I felt
a queer Internal tickling-like a nest
of skylarks beneath the diaphragm."
Stand While Typewriting.
Officials ta the French array do net
believe that the most efficient service
ts obtained from members of the mili
tary clerical farce when the latter sit
at their desks practically all day with
out taterrupfloo, according to the Pop
ular Mechanics magazine. Thus the
French government has Installed, for
the use of army clerks, typewriter
stands se made thai each machine is
alternately raised and lowered each
half hour. The Innovation ls reported
to have proved very beneficial.
"DOING YOUR BIT"
Is Not Enough
The Fullest Measure of Service Save and Lend Your Savings
Is the measure of our personal re
sponsibility in this war. Homes
united, families enrolled, resources
conserved, waste eliminated means
Every Man, Woman and Child
Should think and act and serve to
gether. What each one of us does
during the next year
Will Decide the Fate of the World
When each of us learns to sacrifice every
interest in the National Service, Germany's
doom will be sealed.
Live in health and efficiency, but without
extravagance and without waste.
Here is an opportunity for each to share
in the joy of service; as important as the
service rendered by the man at the front.
You can render double service hy lending
your savings to Uncle Sam. He needs
your savings now. You will need themf
after the war; if you keep them till JanH
uary 1,1923, you will get your money back}
with 4 per cent interest, compounded}
quarterly. They may be redeemed beforej
maturity at any post-office with interest tai
about 3 per cent
'Buy War-Savings Stamps
And hold safely the results of your patri-.
otic thrift against a time of neei It nelps,
to win the war. [And your dollar will buyj
more after the war. J
They Are Ballots for the Rights j
A Savings Stamp cost $4.12 in January, and!
to this price one cent has been added forj
each month since January. This stamp wiH?
be worth $5.00 on January 1, 1923.
BUY WHERE YOU
SEE THIS SIGN
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of only one a day, and exchanged each
book of 16 (with a few cents added) for a
certificate worth $5.00 in 1923, you are saving
money at the rate of $10.00 a month.
Good investment, isn't it? And a patriotic habit
besides-for every single. Thrift Stamp is a little
added momentum behind the one great common
desire - to shorten this war.
Thrift Stamps are for sale at the postoffice,
by all mail carriers and at
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