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FIGHTING THE INSECT PESTS
Suggestions From the Entomologist
About Combating Boll Weevils,
Scales, Twig Girdlers, Stored Grain
Clemson College, Dec. 29.-The farm
ers of South Carolina have come face
to face with the boll weevil *probIem
and never before has it been necessary
for them to do as careful planning- dur
ing the winter as it is now. The boll
weevil injury is directly dependent up
on the weather conditions. If the sea
son Is moist and favorable for weevil
development, very serious damage is
expected in the southern part of the
?tate approximately below a line ex
tending from Augusta to Charleston,
but severe damage may also be expect
ed in the Coastal counties between
Charleston and the North Carolina line
if the season is wet
One of the most important habits
that we must form in general farm
management is to practice farm clean
ing during the fall and winter because
most of our insect pests, Including the
boll weevil, find winter shelter in the
dead leaves and grass, and along ditch
banks, fence rows, wood lots, old orch
ards and roadsides. Several of our
most serious pests find winter-quarters
in and around the cotton and corn
stalks during the winter. If for any
reason these stalks have not been prop
erly cleaned up by plowing under, burn
ing, or otherwise by December first,*
it should be done immediately; and if
any remain by January first, they
should not be allowed to stay one day
longer. In the dead grass, along wood
lots, under bark, and around stumps
that are left in the field millions of
field crop insect pests winter success
fully. Therefore, a farmer should never
fail to look upon the stumps in the
field as a winter hotel for the accomo
dation of farm pests.
The Shot Hole Borer.
In many of the orchards at this sea
son of the year there are trees that
have the bark full of small holes the j
size of a number eight shot. These
li?les are made by the shot hole fooreT
or fruit bark beetle, and as this pest
stays in the bark during the winter in
the gru'b stage, it is now the proper
time of the year to give it very close
attention. A tree infested with shot
hole borers is not to be regarded as a
sound tree. In most cases it has be?n
weakened by peach tree borer in the
crow?. or scale on the bark, or both,
and when a ^ree is thus weakened it
"becomel an ideal breeding ground for
the shot hole borer. Prune the tree
back thoroughly and cut out all badly
Infested branches; But if you do nb!
intend to burn this material Immediate*
Fy, then you might as well leave it on
the tree. Burn all pruned material and
do not let it lie in the orchard.
Control Of Scales.
The lime-sulphur wash, one of the
insecticides used for the control ol;
scale, may be purchased in the market j
or it may foe made at home preferably j
hy means of a steam boiler. It can also j
be made by the use of a large iron ket
tle, provided the correct formula is j
?sed and directions followed closely. I
For information as to where the maJ
terial can be obtained write to the Ex
tension Service. Tihose desiring to
make the material at home by on?,
method or the other can get full in.
formation by writing for Circular 30.
South Carolina Experiment Station.
Two of the most generally injurious
scales infesting the shade trees of oui
state are the gloomy scale and the cot
tony maple scale. They infest principal
ly our sugar and silver maple trees
' In the experimental work at this Col
lege lime-sulpher wash has not beer
?found a satisfactory control for eithei
of these, but both species can be very
satisfactorily controlled by the applies/
tion of one of the commercial spra? ?
oils, properly mixed and properly appll
ed. Ask for information concerning thh
.msthod of treatment so that every
possible mistake can be avoided in oT>
?taining the oil, in making correct mix
tures, in making the separation tesl
and the proper method of application.
Pecan Twig Girdlers.
1 During December and January on?
should not forget to take a good looli
at the pecan trees. Theri will be found
twigs that were girdled off by the pe
can twig girdler. Inside o? these fallen
twigs are the eggs and larvae of the In.
sect because the mother beetle girdles
the limbs between the point where th?
eggs were laid and the tree. These
'twigs as well as the girdled limbs ly?
lng under hickory trees in the neighbor
hood should be gathered and burned.
Stored* Grcip or^ts.
During the winter is the time to give
.the proper treatment to our stored pro
ducts to prevent injury by the granary
posts. Year after year we realize more
fully the great importance of conserv
ing our harvest from the granary pests,
Including rats and mice.' More and
more it is realized ?hat we must have
better constructed granaries that will
admit of fumigation. When the granary
construction is properly done, fumiga
'tion is very simple and very . effective
as well as inexpensive. Carbon bisul
phide, which is the proper fumigant, is
obtained ia the market at this time at a
price compartively much more reason
.stole than most of our other commerci
al products. For full information in re
gard to the fumigation of granaries,
fertore houses, etc., write for press bul
letin 181. Extension Service, Clemson
College, S. C.
The sire can make or break the
;herd. Send the serubs to the butcher;
they are worth mere that way than
?in yonr herd.
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any capa
city, as husband, guardian, executor,
administrator or trustees are requir
ed to make returns of the same to the
Auditor under oath within the time
mentioned below and the Auditor is
required by law to add a penalty of
50 per cent to all property that is not
returned on or before the 20th day
of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will be
added for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
I or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
The office will be open to receive
returns from first day of January till
the 20th day of February 1920, as
prescribed by law.
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
Lumber for Sale!
I already have on the yard a
quantity of lumber cut to stan
dard dimensions which I can
deliver at once or I will cut as
desired when bill is submitted.
Will deliver lumber in Edge
field. Let me have your orders.
D. W. SMITH,
Edgefield, S. C., R. F. D. 2
Foundry, Machine, Boiler
Works and Mill Supply
Cotton Oil, Gin, Saw, Grist, Cane,
Shingle Mill, Machinery Supplies and
Repairs, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers,
Grate Bars, Pumps, Pipe, Valves and
Fittings, Injectors, Belting, Packing
Hose, etc. Cast every day.
GASOLINE AND KEROSENE
Pumping, Wood Sawing ar* Feed
State of South Carolina
Pursuant to a resolution by the
directors of MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY, a corporation'under the
laws of the State of South Carolina,
increasing the capital stock of said
corporation from Fifty Thousand
Dollars ($50,000) to One Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($100,000), Notice
is Hereby Given that thc stockhold
ers of said MORGAN LUMBER
COMPANY are requested and de
sired to meet at the office of the com
pany at Edgefield, S. C., at ll o'clock
a. m. February 20th, 1920, to consid
er the said resolution, of the Direct
ors of said corporation, and to de
cide whether they will adopt or re
L. J. MAUNEY,
As President Morgan Lumber Co.
C. F. Knott, Sec.,
If you need anything in the cabi
net mantel line, I can furnish com
plete with tiling. All measurements
taken without cost to you. Let &e
have your order.
E. P. ARTHUR.
Record 4 bales per acre. Free from
disease and weevil. It's a boll weevil
smasher. Write for facts.
HEAVY FRUITER CO.,
I am now prepared to do an / kind
of shop work, such as cabinet work
and upholstering. Will build your
door and window frames, sash, door,
or blinds. If you want anything in
this line will be glad to see you.
E. P. ARTHUR.
BRIGHT GIRLS WANTED.
The State Hospital for the Insane
Columbia, S. C., need white women,
preferably between the ages og 18
and 35, to work! as attendants or en
ter the training school. For informa
tion apply to the Superintendent.
J. H. CANTELOU
Attorney at Law
Will Practice in All Court?.
Office Over Store
REYNOLDS & PADGETT
Telephone No 103.
FOR SALE: One second hand
piano, in good condition. Apply at
The Advertiser Office.
Don't Ride on the High
Winds of Extravagance
You may be uprooted and blown away
in the blizzard's track. Probably you will
never know why.
Example is better than precept.
Don't lecture the youngsters on saving.
Start an account for yourself.
The Peoples Bank, Edgefield, S. C.
The home of service and where small deposits
GROW BIGGER CROPS
The demand the coming year for Cotton, Corn, Grain; etc.,
will far exceed that of any recent years.
The half-starved peoples of Europe are even now crying out for food and cloth
ing. And the world is depending upon the Farmer* of America to Supply it.
You cannot raise a 100% crop unless you have a 100% soil. Fertility is largely
a matter of balanced conditions' of the soil. Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia, and
Potash must be present in the proper proportions if bumper crops are to
PL?NTEiS FERTILIZER .
DOUBLES YOUR YIELD
because it contains available Phosphoric Acid, Ammonia and Potash in the
Every bag is stamped with our Giant Lizard Trade-Mark. Look for it-it's
for your protection, and better place your order for Planter's right now and
avoid delayed delivery.
Ask our agent in your town for information, free advice, or prices, or write
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Why buy new tubes and casings until
we see your old ones?
We can nake them practically new. Our
service guaranteed to auto owners.
Ward & Hill
Back of Turner's Store and Near Sheppard Bros.' Office
TIRES and TUBES
We desire to inform auto owners that
we carry a complete line of "J. & D.''
Tires and Tubes. We will be glad to
supply your needs.
We also carry a full line of parts and
repairs for cars and trucks. We make
a specialty of re-covering Ford tops.
MAKE YOUR OLD CAR
All repair work on automobiles and
trucks promptly done and guaranteed
to give satisfaction.
Opposite Cantelou's Stables
With no competition I paid for Lime $2.50 per
barrel. Now you can get lime from the same, party,
with competion, at $2.10 per barrel. With lime
costing by the car $2.10 per barrel, with advance in
price by the car from 20 to 30 cents more th: n last
summer. So keep competition by giving me your
E. S. JOHNSON
We <3in fill your order for all fertilizers, and would
be glad to see you before you buy.
We have in the warehouse now 10-3-2, 8-3-0 and
9-2-2. Better haul before the roads get bad.
Seacoast Fertilizer Co.
S. B. NICHOLSON, Agt. :-: Augusta, Ga.
IS A BANK AffOt?NT
Copyright 19U9, by C. ti. Zimmerman Co. No. 15
0 true happiness ean ever
eoine unless the faet of
possible dependency has been entirely eliminated, and
this can only be done by means of a bank account.
You should acquire one, and once started you will be
surprised how easily and rapidly it grows.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President
E. J. Mima, Cashier; J.. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thoa. H. Rainaford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mirna. J. H. Allen