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TO DISTRIBUTE GARDEN CROPS
Disposition of Vacant Lot Produce in
Cities Will Be Systematized This
In every city where the vacant lot
gardening movement received atten
tion the past summer-and the num
ber is represented most accurately hy
an atlas of the United States-there
has been in full sway a movement hav
ing in view the preservation and con
servation and wise distribution of the
abundant crops produced. Demon
strations In drying, canning and pre
serving of fruits and garden produce
were given all summer from one end
of the land to the other, so there seems
little danger of the wastage or loss of
the city land's abundance. And that
ls not all.
City officials and civic organizations
have actively concerned themselves
with plans for next year. Fall plow
ing was provided for. Needed enrich
ment of the soil and the securing and
proper distribution of fertilizers are
being considered. More systematic and
more thoroughgoing methods for the
direction and handling of the city gar
dening movement are being worked
out. lu a word, the thought and in
tent of the city dwellers of the United
States are for a still more abundant
harvest next season from the vacant
lots and waste places of the congested
The men and women of American
cities, joining hands with the men and
women of American farms, are quiet
ly and' consistently setting about to
prove that It is not yet possible to
starve the civilized world, much less
America, while soil and rain and sun
shine last.-Mac Lean Libbey in Col
LET SHEEP GRAZE IN PARKS
Good Idea Both From Financial Stand
point and in Improved Appear
ance of the Grass.
For many years European cities
have turned out flocks <?f sheep, muni
cipally owned to graze In their parks.
The sheep is one of the best of lawn
mowers. It crops closely, yet not too
closely, insuring that smooth-shaven
effect which delights the eye. And
grazing sheep, as well as well-trim
med lawns, are highly ornamental.
The city of Denver, keenly aware of
the necessity for the utilization of all
available land iu the production of
foodstuffs, has decided to purchase no
fewer than 3.000 sheep to mow Its
park lawns next year. The agricul
tural experts have decided that where
the grass is heavy and well rooted
three sheep to the acre can be easily
maintained. They will buy ewes ready
for lambing, according to plans, and
will make a handsome profit upon the
mutton and' wool.
There are 1H0 cities in the United
States witli populations in excess of
50.000, and practically every one of
th<\se cities has hundreds of acres of
park land, '.'hose park acreages, the
government believes, could easily
maintain l?O.fHjO sheep each summer.
Public Health Too Much Neglected.
Public health work in this country
is still in its infancy. All tests applied
showed the health departments in the
smaller cities to be weaker than those
in the larger cities. Perhaps the most
surprisim: finding is that the Southern
and Pacific cities have better devel
oped municipal health departments
than the Northern cities from the
Hookies to the Atlantic. The Central
Northern cities stand at the foot of
the list. A recent report concludes
that the appropriations granted most
health departments In this country
are grossly inadequate for the new
functions modern science requires
them to perform. It is stated that
health departments should be allowed
a "minimum wage" of 50 cents per in
habitant per year, as compared with
the present average allowance of 22
The stranger in Cleveland accosted
a man whom he judged to be un old
"Have you lived in Cleveland long?"
asked the stranger.
"About twenty years," acknowledged
"Is the climate here salubrious?"
"Is the climate here-? Say, you
can just bet it i.s. And would ?ou
mind putting that word down on a
piece of paper for me? I can use lt.
I've used all the cuss words I know of
on this doggoned climate, and that
sounds like a new one. How do you
spell it? Yes. slr; I'll bet this is the
most salubrious climate this side of
hello, where are you going?"
But the stranger had learned ail be
wanted to know.-Cleveland Leader.
Knowing What You Want
The girl who always knew what she
wanted would be too wise for her
years. Often when she is surest ll
she were left to follow her own path
it would mean bitter disappointment.
It is well for a girl If she has faith
enough in those who have her welfare
at heart, to believe what seems rather
hard oa the face of it, that they know
what she wants better than she knows
ANGRY CLOUD KiNQ.
"Go on, little rain-drops," said th(
Kine; of the Clouds.
"Hurry up, Nurse Fog, give the Mis
grandchildren an airing. Let them se<
the earth for a time, and let then
keep the earth people from seeing far
You must help them with that, Kurs?
Fog. There is no one who can do tha
work better than you," ended the Kinj
of the Clouds.
"Yes, sir," said Nurse Fog, "I've al
ways been pretty famous for the wa]
I manage the Mist grandchildren anc
the way I look after my business
When I get to work people can't se<
far. They say, 'Isn't the fog terribh
this morning? We can hardly se<
across the street.'
"Yes, I like to do my work well. I
gives me a great deal of pleasure. An(
it makes no difference whether tin
earth people can see or not whet
there is a fog, though I really am glac
they can't, when I can see perfectly
It's so easy when one is the fog one
self." And Nurse Fog looked verj
happy. Only the King of the Cloud!
and his friends would have knowi
though that Nurse Fog was so happ3
for the others could not have seen her
But the King of the Clouds was wear
lng his magic fog glasses which mak<
the fog quite clear to him. Imagine f
fog being clear to anyone! It show;
how magic are his glasses !
"Go on, little grandchildren, do jusi
as your good old Nurse Fog suggest;
every time. We've had her In the fam
ily always and we're not going to los?
her, so mind her, grandchildren, minc
her," the King of the Clouds said.
"And do more work, rain-drops," h(
continued. "Yes, all of you work ant
play for all you are worth. I want t(
have a good storm, I do."
Just then some people down on th<
earth looked out of their windows anc
said, as the rain-drops spattered righ
on their heads :
"Oh dear, the rain still keeps up
Well, wasn't the King of the Cloud;
"Did you hear that, Nurse Fog?' h<
"Did you hear that rain-drops, m:
fine army, my mist grandchildren?'
And they all spattered and said, "Wi
heard it, Your Majesty."
"Then just punish them for that,'
the King of the Clouds said. "That's
1 a pretty thing to say about my work
Just twisting it all upside down-up
side down." he muttered crossly.
"Why did that make you so angry?'
asked the army of rain-drops. "Aren''
you used by this time to hearing sucl
things from the earth people? W<
thought it didn't make you angry ans
"You don't uifu'-Vstand," said th<
King of the Clouds. "You don't real
ize bow they insulted my work. The:
"We'll Give Them a Good Storm."
did insult it, yes they did, and I'm an
gry, I'm absolutely furious."
They were all raining harder thni
ever. They had become so excited.
"Tell us just what made you so es
penally angry, King of the Clouds,'
"Didn't you hear those people saying
that the rain was still keeping up?"
"Yes, we heard that," they said
"You are used to such things now w<
thought, as we've said before. Wh:
did y<>u mind that?"
"Because," said the King of th?
Clouds, "they were insulting my work
They were saying that the ruin wa!
keeping up. Now everyone knows tha
the rain goes down ; it doesn't kee?
up. How can It keep up when it's rain
'.'They did not stop to think and S(
they insulted my work. The very idei
of my doing things upside down. No
when it rains, it rains down, and i
doesn't keep up. That's too absurd t<
even talk about. As if it could keel
up when it's raining down," he scoldec
"You said the right thing when yoi
said it was too absurd to talk about,'
said the army of raindrops, "but we'l
give them a good storm as a punish
"My fine army," said the King <y.
the Clouds, who was happier now. Anc
a good storm they certainly gave th<
No Boy's Job.
He was a new member of the harboi
board In a seaside town, and was at
tending his first meeting. The boarc
was discussing a proposal to place twe
buoys at the entrance to the harbor foi
the guidance of mariners. "I beg tc
propose us an amendment," said thc
new member, "that one man should bc
placed inere instead of two boys, ai
the latter ar? too young for such fi
Bands Prevent Caterpillars, Cut
worms and Other Pests From
STRIPS OF COTTON BATTING
Sticky Substance Must Be Renewed
From Time to Time-Fly Paper ls
Sometimes Used-Other Ma
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Bands of sticky material, 4 to 5
inches wide, applied around tree
trunks sometimes may Pe used to ad
vantage to prevent caterpillars, climb
ing cutworms, and certain other in
sects from climbing trees. These bands
are also employed to prevent nonflying
and wingless moths, such as the gipsy
moth, cankerworra moths, tussock
moths, etc., from ascending trees to
deposit their eggs. Cotton batting and
wire screen also are used in making
Resin-Castor Oil Mixture.
This may be made according to the]
Resin .pounds.. 6|
Castor oil .pints.
Place the resin and castor oil in a
pot and heat slowly until the resin is
melted. Add more oil if too thick.
These sticky bands are sometimes
Injurious to the tree, but injury may be
avoided by spreading the adhesive on
a strip of heavy paper encircling the
tree trunk. A form of band that has
given satisfactory results is made from
cheap cotton batting and single-ply
tat.^d building paper. The cotton
tfioula be cut into strips about 2 inches
wide and wrapped around the tree
trunk so as to fill all the crevices of
the bark. Over the cotton is placed
a strip of tarred paper about 5 inches
wide, drawn tightly and securely t? ek
ed where it overlaps. The sticky ni*
terial is then spread on top of th*
The sticky substance must be re
newed from time to time, since when
it dries out or becomes covered with
dust or insects it fails as a barrier tc
crawling insects. If a combing instru
ment is occasionally drawn over the
bana it will serve to lengthen its use
fulness by bringing some of the sticky
portion to the surface.
Sticky fly paper is used sometimes In
place of the sticky bands. This may
be attached to the-trunk by means of
heavy twine tied tightly around the
upper and lower edges, and properly
should be put over a strip of cotton as
Mew Tree-Banding Material. A'
The material described below, ap
plied as a band around the trunk of
trees, has been reported as a satisfac
tory barrier in pre\enting the ascent
Materials for Making.
The substances used for making this
tree-banding material are: (1) Soft
coal-tar pitch ; (2) high-boiling neutral
coal-tar oil (density about 1.15 at 68
degrees F.) ; (.'5) rosin oil (first ruu
"kidney" oil) ; and (-1) stone lime.
Method of Making.
The method of making may be di
vided into two parts:
Part i. Stock Mixture.
Place a weighed amount of the coal
tar pitch in a suitable cooking vessel
and heat until thin enough to run.
Then add the neutral coal-tar oil, using
twice as much by weight as of the
Barrier of Cotton Batting on Tree|
Trunk to Prevent Ascent of Cater
pillars, Wingless Moths, Etc.
coal-tar pitch, and stir thoroughly. CThe |
result should be a mixture which ca?
be poured and worked after cooling.
Part ll. Finished Product
a. Stock mixture (pitch-neutral coal
tar oil) .pounds.. I
b. Neutral coal-tar oil .do.... IC
c. Slaked lime .do.... i
d. Rosin oil .do.... 2t
e. Neutral coal-tar oil....do.... IC
Place materials a, b, and c in a mix
ing vessel and stir until of a uniform
consistency. Next add the rosin oil
and work in for ten minutes, finally
adding the additional ten pounds of
neutral coal-tar oil. Agitate the mix
ture thoroughly for 20 to 30 minutes
and then transfer it to the storage
container and allow it to stand two or
three days, or until It becomes a semi
solid cake. Then stir in two pounds o?
neutral coal-tar oil to each 50 pounds
of the mixture in order to give It the
desired olly surface. If too soft, add
more rosin oil and lime; if too nara,
use more neutral coal-tar oil.
This material should be applied ou
tarred paper strips over cotton bands.
Axle Grease, Fish Oil, and Rosin Band
A tree-banding material used in Eu
rope, reported as effective, is made as
Axle sroaso .pound.. 1
Fish oil.pint.. 1
Powdered rosin.pounds.. 2
Heat the axle grease, to remove all
of the water contained therein, in a
cooking vessel having a capacity of at
least one gallon. Then stir in the
fish oil and finally the powdered rosin
a little at a time. When the latter is
dissolved, remove from the fire and the
mixture is ready for use the next day.
Apply to tarred paper bands as already
Several other sticky substances,
home-made and proprietary, are used.
Printer's ink usually consists of ref
use ink and is sold as "tree ink," and
should be mixed with a heavy oil to
prevent its drying out too quickly. Ap
ply as described for the new tree-band
The indiscriminate use of these
bands, as well as mechanical barriers,
is to be discouraged. Their use in
parks is sometimes noted on trees
which are not subject to attack by In
1 sects against which they would have
value.' As a rule, it is advisable to ob
tain advice as to their use from ento
Barriers, other than sticky bands,
are sometimes used to prevent insects
from crawling up trees.
Bands of cotton batting about 6 to S
Inches wide are effective as long as the
cotton remains fluffy. Wrap the band
around the tree trunk and securely tie
the bottom edge by means of stout
Barrier of Sticky Material to Stop In
twine. The upper edge should then ba
turned down over the string, forming
a flange of loose cotton all around the
Cankerworm moths, tussock moths,
gipsy moths, and other nonflying moths
may be prevented from crawling up
the trees hy a wire screen (ordinary
fly screen, 1*2 meshes to the inch) tack
ed around the tree trunk. Cut the
wire screen into strips 12 inches wide
and sufficiently long to encircle the
trunk. Tack the upper edge of the
screen so that it fits snugly to the bark
and allow the lower edge to extend out
a distance of 1 to 2 inches from the
trunk. The moths will crawd up into
the screen trap and may be crushed
daily by hand. Tins device, however,
does not prevent the ascent of trees
by any young larvae hatched from eggs
deposited by the captured moths be
low the barrier, and hence the sticky
bands are more effective.
CUTTING BACK OF BRANCHES
Prevents Trees From Growing Too
Tall, Condition Making lt Hard
to Gather Fruit.
(From tho United States Department of
Frequent cutting back of the branch
es of the tree wdiile it is young pre
vents the long, bare branches which
are so characteristic of old orchard
trees. It also prevents the tree from
growing too tall-a condition which
makes it difficult to gather the fruit or
to spray the tree. With the low-headed
trees less propping is necessary than
with trees having long framework
branches. The load of fruit is carried
nearer the trunk, and the main struc
tural branches being larger in pro
portion to their length are therefore
better able to carry any load of fruit
which the tree may develop.
Petit Jury July Court.
Glover Padgett, Meriwether..
J. T. Byrd, Blocker.
J. C. Harris, Colliers.
T. J. Wash, Moss.
S. F. Logan, Edgefield.
T. S. Milford, Johnston.
W. Pv. Hoyt, Pickens.
George Berry, Jr., Johnston.
A. S. Miller, Trenton.
H. L. Bunch, Meriwether.
J. R. McDowell, Blocker.
J. D. Kemp, Wise.
J. T. Talbert, Colliers.
F. W. Miller, Trenton.
Charley Lamb, Johnston.
T. M. Bryan, Trenton.
James DeVore, Elmwood.
L. J. Rutland, Ward.
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? - GEORGIA
I take this'means of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
A. H. Cori ey,
Appointments at Trenton
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Dental Surgeon >
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