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Sometimes Appears in Sufficient
L Numbers to Consume Every
K*- Green Thing in Sight.
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DRY WEATHER FAVORS YOUNG
Hoppers Are Active and Able to Jump
Amost Immediately Upon Emer
gence From Eggs-Three Meth
ods of Control.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The periodical cicada, an insect al
most universally miscalled the 17-year
locust, has a bad reputation, but the
.strnction it causes is negligible com
pared to that wrought by grasshop
pers-which, by the way, are true
members of the, locust family. The ci
cadas have been blamed for much of
the work of the grasshoppers.
Both the young and old hoppers
gnaw and devour the grain crops
wholesale, and work in large swarms
which sometimes attain sufficient num
bers to consume almost every green
thing in sight.
Dry weather ordinarily favors the
?successful hatching of the eggs and
the subsequent development of the
hoppers, while cool, wet weather, as
a rule, is unfavorable, and grasshop
pers often die in great numbers from
disease when weather conditions of
this character prevail. The grasshop
pers lay their eggs in the soil, the
banks of irrigation canals being favor
ed for this activity, and the young
grasshoppers appear the following
spring. In some of the Southern and
Southwestern states the hoppers
emerge as early as February, while in
the northern territory the eggs are not
hatched before the middle of May or
the first part of June. The young
grasshoppers are active and able to
hop almost immediately upon emer
gence from the eggs. In 70 to 90 days
they attain maturity and develop
wings. Hence the time for the farmer
to attack the pest is during its young
Three Methods of Control.
There are three methods of control
ling grasshoppers, according to spe
cialists of the United States depart
ment of agriculture-destruction of the |
eggs, catching the insects in the fields ;
by traps, and use of poisoned baits. ?
Wherever possible, the ground con- !
baining the grasshopper eggs should be !
roung Grasshoppers Feeding on
?horoughly plowed or disked and har-1
rowed in the fall, as these operations
prevent the eggs from hatching the
The hopperdozer ls a mechanical
?ontrol implement and consists of a
galvanized sheet-iron pan or trough
itaving a back rising at right angles j
to the pan. It is about 16 feet in !
length and mounted on runners made J
5f wood or old wagon tires. Eopper
Sozers often are made of a pan of gal
ranized sheet iron, but the back and
side wings are usually built with a
Wooden frame covered with stout mus
lin or light cotton duck, thus secur
ing lightness and elasticity of struc
ture. The insects hop into this trap,
which ls drawn across the field by
horses. As many as 300 bushels of
grasshoppers have been collected by
the use of hopptrdozers on 100 acres
How to Make Poisoned Bait.
As ordinarily prepared, the bran bait
Is composed as follows: Wheat bran,
25 pounds; paris green, 1 pound, or
white arsenic. 1 pound; 6 fruits of
finely chopped lemons' or oranges; 2
quarts of low-grade molasses; 2 to 4
gallons of water, according to climatic
conditions. The bran and paris green
or other arsenical are thoroughly mixed
while dry. The fruits are then finely
chopped and added, and last the di
luted molasses is poured over the bait
and the whole thoroughly kneaded.
This amount of poisoned bait is suffi
cient to treat about three acres when
the grasshoppers first hatch. Later,
when they are nearly full grown, this
amount will suffice for about five
acres if sown broadcast in strips one
Blow flies, robber flies and digger
wasps ail prey upon grasshoppers,
while wild birds, from the minute hum
ming birds to the mammoth hawks,
also assert a marked control.
Complete information relative to
grasshopper control is presented In
Farmers' Bulletin 747, which has just
been reissued by the United States de
partment of agriculture, a copy of
Which will be mailed free on request.
Uh.._- A- _i
CoPTricht 1905, bj C E 2im"No*65
EVERY dollaiu put in the
bank meamother step
toward success. No sucedan has ever been
without a bank account. *k account means in
creased prestige and a sensibility and securi
ty, well worth the greatest in order to acquire
BANK OF GEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, PA- S- TomPkins, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. As83*1161
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Gainsford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A.S. Tompkins. C. C. Ful- Mima. J. H. Allen
To Our Edeld Friends
We have the mos?te stock of shoes that we
have ever bought ar were bought before the
rise in price, makin^ble to sell good, depend
able shoes at reasonres*
Every departmen sIloe stock is full, giving
a large assortment t hom. We call especial
attention to our ve? nne of every-day shoes
for men. Nothin/ on tIie market. Try a
pair and you will a?me us?
We also have a ? assortment of dress shoes
for every member imily.
We invite our n'om Edgefield county to
make our store thfluarters w?^e in the city.
Mr. Walter Harri? us and will take a delight
in serving his friei
J. & McKie
974 Broad Sre( Augusta, Ga.
Jj STOCK OF
JEWE?0 SELECT EKOM
We invite our ]'riends to visit our store when in Au
gusta. We have L 8tock of
of all kinds thaf\ver A?wn. It will be a pleasure to
show you thron/*' Every department is constantly re
plenished with . de?gns.
We call atteir reP?i"nff department, which has every
improvement. cb or c,oc,c m^ as good as new.
980 BROAD AUGUSTA, GA.
things for C
with us during i,
Our stock of
and the Choicest
We have very
age. We placee
bons. Let us hi
Our stock of i
and dates was ne
Can you be
What will it
How long will
Dr. P. J. O'Neill
Carolina National Bank Building
COLUMBIA, S. C.
FOR SALE: One 1318 Ford tour
ng car, run but little, perfect condi
ion, quick sale at 8475: Two more
ouring cars good condition at $350
md $375. Apply to
WALL & MINER,
Plum Branch, S. C.
FOR SALE: Blue stem May wheat
or seed. Apply to
A. H. CORLEY.
We want to su
useful gift of so
chocked full of
For the ladies v
tailored suits, c
For the gentlei
wants at our st
happy at the Ch
7 we are adding lo our already li
'hristmas season, and we want S
he holida}7" season.
fruit consists of Grapes, Grape
Apples that can be bought.
large stock of candy in spite oi
1 large orders early and we ha1
stick candy to the choicest ch*
ive your orders.
valnuts, almonds, pecans, Brazil
ver larger or better selected.
HAVE YOUR CHRISTMA!
[LEIS. Without operation, pain
or loss of time.
MACH, KIDNEY, BLADDER, SKIN
2ASES AND NERVOUS TROUBLES
Special effort made to avoid delay in
STRAYED: Friday, Dec. 5, one bay|
horse, small white blaze on face-one j
white sock on leg, high-holds high
head. Marked with "C" on one hip
with "S" in the ."C" Shod all around.
. JAMES ABNEY
Johnston, S. C. Rt. 3, Box 4G.
Peter's "Diamond Brand" shoes
are made of solid leather at the best
prices. We have them in all styles
pply every member of your
me kind. Every department
the season's best offerings.
/e have beautiful dress shoes
loaks and sweaters.
nen we have suits, overcoal
gloves and handkerchiefs ar
to mention. Our assortnn
makes it easy to supply j
orr , Come in and let us mai
We can help you to mak<
irge, stock of good
anta Claus to stop
7 the sugar short
ie all sorts, from
ocolates and bon
nuts, raisins, figs
To the Judge of Probate and
County Pension Board.
"The time being extended to De
cember 20th, wish you would give no
tice through your county papers and .
otherwise so that no one will have
any excuse for not being enrolled for
a pension next year."
The above notice was this day re
ceived by me from State Pension
Commissioner, and I herewith pub- *
lish same and request that every pen
sioner of this county file application
with me at once. Please remember
that the time WILL CLOSE ON DE
CEMBER 20, 1919
W. T. KINNAIRD,
Probate Judge, E. Co.
November 24, 1919.
Lumber for Sale
My saw mill is located on the Five
Notch road near Cedar Grove church,
and I have lumber to sell from the
the yard or can cut it any dimensions
when bill is furnished. Better buy
while you can get it.
H. H. Sanders
family with a
of our store is
, waists, stylish
;s, shoes, hats,
id other things
mt is not yet
:e your holiday
e your friends