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SWEET POTATO PESTS
Habits and Means of Controlling
Cutworms, Sphinx Moths,- Leaf Miners,
Stem Borers, Leaf Rollers and
Weevils All Tend to Make
? industry Uncertain.
. (By D. T. FULLAWAY.)
- While the sweet potato is not USa
ally cultivated on extensive areas,
the total acreage of this crop is un
doubtedly large, and promises to make
very profitable industry out of what
is now, in many sections. a rather un
certain agricultural pursuit, largely on
account of the insect pests which are
bent upon the destruction of the sweet
A mere ist of the insects attacking
a crop is without much practical
value. The aim, therefore, In this
article had been to present some gen
eral information In the case of each
pest, giving something of its habits
and the means of controlling the In
The number and variety of the
pests of the sweet potato may cauee
Sweet Potato Leaf Miner.
wondir as to how the plant persists
until the potato is formed. While the
depredations of the stem borer, which
Is an Introduced pest and apparently
without natural enemies, seem of a
serious nature, the leaf eaters inflict
no permanent injury on the plant
owing to its prolific growth, and the
destruction caused by the weevils,
which bore into the tuber, can, with
proper measures, be prevented. Po
tatoes of excellent quality are con
stantly being produced In spite of all
Cut worins attack a great variety of
crops and when in excessive numbers
inflict great damage. They are not
easily suppressed when they get be
yond control of their parasites, and
In one night may clean off all vegeta
, .wet Potato Stem Borer.
- tion to the ground in 'the locality
where they, are present In great num
bers. They are controlled by po1
soned bait (white arsenic in moist
ened and' sweetened bran) around
The sweet potato sphinx moth is
reported to be quite Injurious to
sweet potatoes in some sections of the:
United States. The worm Is usually
fpund on the under side of the leaf.
which It devours from the edge. A
large worm will eat quite a few leaves
during the course of a day and miay
eat some of the stem:
The eggs of. the sphinx moth are
laid singly on the under side of a leaf
-30 or 40 eggs, or even more,
may be laid by a single moth. The
full grown worm is very handsome:
varying in colors from light to dlark
greens and browns.'
When the sphinx mothi caterpillars
become a pest they may be controlled
by hand picking or by the use of a
*poison to be sprayed on the foliage.
The eggs of the leaf miner are laid
singly, usually on the under side of a
leaf, in a crevice alongside a leaf
vein. When small the caterpillar eats
only .the tissue in front of It, con-.
structing a tunnel or mine as It pro
ceeds. These tunnels are usually
quite long, and may cross and recross
themselves, forming a complicated
network. The mines or tunnels are
plainly indicated by the discoloration
of the lgfI along their course. In Its
feedi g~acaterpillar may abandon
one mine- and begin another In a
firesher portion of the leaf. While
moving about on the surface from one
location to another, they progress
with a peculiar loping motion. When
the leaf miner is abundantly present
in a field the pLants usually have a
seared or withered app'earance.
Hand picking is the most effective:
method of controlling this pest. How-:
ever, arsenical sprays applied for oth
er leaf-feeders, contribute to lessen the
ynanifestation of the leaf miner.
The sweet potato stem borer is a
more or less recent importation from
China. The injury results from the
caterpillar boring the sins of the
plants, causing them ultdm:ately to
wilt and die. Ful1 &ren caterpillars
are usually for-' r-' 'he base of
Saved His Foot.
H. D. Ely. of Bantam, 0., suffered
from horrible ulcer on his foot for
four years, Doctor advised amputa
tion. but he refused and reluctantly
tried Bucklen's A rnica Salve as a
*last resort. He then wrote: MI used
your salve and my foot was soon
completely cured" Best Remedy
for barns, cuts, bruises and eczema.
Get a box to-day. Only 25c. All
druggists or b~' mail. H. E. Buck
len & Co., Philadelphia or St. Louis.
Englishmen are supposed to be the
most "horsy" people in the world, but
they are far behind many other coun
tries in regard to the number of
horses per head of population. In this
respect Australia leads the British em
prthere being 43 horses to every
Pigeon Stopped Clock.
A pigeon flew against the face of
the Ipswich (England) town hall clock
and was caught between the minute
hand and the dial. The clock was
stopped for an hour until the bird was
Commercial and Savings Bank
OF SUMTER, S. C.
Opened for Business on Saturday, November
First. at Nine A. M. at 45 Main Street.
We cordially invite both your Commercial and Savings Banking Business. We
propose anceasing diligence and the most liberal treatmeut, consistent with sound and
S, M. Pierson, C. J. Lemmon, A. L. Lesesne, N. H. Forrester,
Henry P. Moses, J. K. Crosswell, J. Z. Hearon. R. A. Bradham.
J. Clinton Brogdon, P. M. Brown, R. Dozier Lee,
P. M. Parrott, J. H. Myers. T. B. Jenkins.
A. L. Lesesne, President. J. K. Crosswell, V-President.
R. A. Bradham, Cashier.
New Furniture Store!
We have jtst received a Car Load of the Old Reliable Wash
ingtc j Cook Stoves and Ranges. All sizes and Prices in Heaters,
Hot Blast. In fact, any kind of
Heater you want, and we are
going to sell them at a price
never heard of before in Sum.
ter. Don't forget that we
have the most complete Stock
of new and up-to-date Furni.
ture ever offered in the City
Just drop in and see us and
get prices. We are going to
sell this Stock of goods regard
less of price. Remember, we
are going to give you more for
one dollar than you ever have received before. See our Suits in
Bird's Eye Maple, Mahogany. and Circassian Walnut.
W. H. Shelley & Son,
SUMTER. S. C.
"The Store Accommodating." Right in front of the Postoffice.
hIK SUMTER DRYGOODSC00.
Wishes to thank their friends of Manning and throughout Clarendon
County for the general and generous response to the invitation which they issued
through The Manning Times, and also to say that the inducements to do your
shopping with them are daily growing more attractive.
Our large and~well equipped RE ADY-TO-W E AR DEP~ \ RTM ENT justi
fies the statement, that we are undoubtedly the LEADER 4 when it comes to the
question of SUITS and COATS.
We are featuring the famous "WO0LI'EX" Line of Garments, every one of
which is GUAkANTEED All Wool, Silk Stitched, Unbreakable Interlinings,
with a Silk Lining warranted for two years,
What the Saturday Evening Post, The Womnans' Home Companion and The
Delineator have to say of them--Then call in and let us verify every statement.
Sumter'sBig Dry Goods Establisment.
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TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESS
meut and Colliection of Taxes in the
Town of Manning, and for the Assess
ment and Collection of a per Capita
dog tax, and for the Assessment and
Collection of a per Capita Lax in lieu
of working the streets of the Sail
Town, for the fiscal Year c(ommene
ing the second Monday in April, 1913
and ending the second Monday in
April. 1914. Be it Ordained by tne
Mayor a, d Aldermen of the Town of
Manning, in Council assembled and
by Authority of the same.
Section (1) That a tax of ten mills
on every dollar of the assessed value of
all real and p -rsoual prIerry lying or
beinr within the Corpor.it- linits of
the Town of Manning inc uding bono,
ard stocks of Bank, arid Cot porations.
and the gross inotime of Insurance
Companies doing business in thie said
l'iwn, except such prooery as is ex
empt by law from taxation, b-. atid ih:
same i. levied, for the fical year con
mencing the second Monday in April.
1913 and ending the second Monday in
Section (2). That a Commutation tax
of Two Dollars per Capiia on all per
sons liable to work on thet streets of
the said Town for the i-cal year above
mentiontd, in lieu' of working on said
st-re,-ts be and the same is hereby levi.
td, which sai Commutation tax shall
become due and payable when other
taxes are payable. All able bodied
male pe.zsons between the ages of 18
and 50 years, not otherwise exempt are
liable to the said tax, and all per.,ou
whoshall belivat, I within the Corpo
rat limits of th. sa.d Town sixty day
prior to the Collectiou of said tax sha I
become liable to the said tax, until the
said person or persin, cani stio-v sati-.
factor% evitenc-- of havio pvrforu.-d
road dut%, or dut% upo:i the streets of
s. me Town or City or pr.-duce a rt-ceil.t
for the pa% ment. of a Commutatiint tax
in lieu thereof. coverin the majority
part of the fiscal year included in the
Section (3) That a psr Capita tax
of fift) cents be l-vied on all does own
ed or kept within the limits of the Towi
Section (4). That all taxes levied
under the provision of this Ordinance
shall become due and payable to tb
Clerk of the Town of Maoning bet we
November 15th. 1913 and Decembe
Section (5). That if the said iaxe
are not paid on or before the said 1s',
day of December 1913, a penalty of 25
per cent shall be adued. until the 15w.
day of Decem-r 1913. afLer which last
mentioned date the Collectiou -f the
said taxes and penalties shall enfor6e
by execution. Ratified by Council this
25th day of September 1913
A. C. BRADHAM. Mayor
T. M. WELLS. Clerk.
Two Gossard Corsets
of International Vogue
These two models express per
fection in modern Corsetry.
Regardless of the cost-every
Gossard Corset conforms to but
one standard in style 'vorkcman-. -
ship and wearing service.
An extreme ,
corset at a mod
erate cost Made
in medium and - -
low bust has long
close fitting skirt
flat hip line and
Made in service
a bl e sterling
- Represents the
,latest mode and
is the most popu
Jar corset ever
this price. Low
bust large waist
long skirs and an
elastic section at
back combine to
. makce itanexcep
tional model at
Be fitted today. We guarantee an im
proved fgure wheo fited to a ".>ssard,
Other Gossard, at $6.50. $8.50. $10.00
M. C. Jacobs,
126 S. Main St.,
SUMTER, S. C. ~
AN fUINE i S n A
ill iippreciamd ~t.wyw w
e-s Eev o -rafa i f.r h-:j
AN BnkEof Mlanng
ANEC RIIPECABLE RECORD
IT TERS AND KIDNE
The Wood Everlasting.
Doors, Sasa anid. Blind
LENGTHEN THE LIFE OF YOUR BUlDING
ASK YOUR DEALER, OR
L. Wetherhorn and Son,
LARGEST MF'RS SOUTH. CHARLESTON, S. C.
New 1914 Prices On
Full Line of Ford Parts and Casings and
Tubes on hand.
D. C. SHAW CR
Sumter, S. O.
TO THE LADIES OF CLARENDON
'So beautiful are the new Fall and. Winter Millineries
that it will require a personal inspection to fully appreciate
themAnd it is my desire to urge you when you- come to
Sumter, to visit fny establishment at 126 South Main- St.,
where you will be able to select from a well appainted
establishment the best in t'e Mil1iner'y idre. -
Are the cardinal features. We also carry everything
which goes to make up a lady's need, and we would be
pleased if you will come and make a thorough inspection
We have milliners of experience who will be .eveg
ready to supply your demands.
A cordial invitation is extended to look at or:as
and get our prices.-:at
SMiss M. .C. Jacobs.
126 S. Main St , .- - - Sumter.
iWhy Sufe~r From Indigestion ?
JUS' TRY ABOTTLE OF
A One dowe taken befor' or after meals will relieve any
Scase of INDIGESTION or DYSPEPSIA.
Also surp isses in excellence any other Olive Oil for
i T ABL E USE. We have the Sole Agency for this beauti
Sful foreign product, which comes direct from France, and
Sshall be deligrhted to show our friends at any time.
DICKSON'S DRUG STORE
Bank Your Surplus
SBank of Turbeville,
Turbeville, S. C..
Which combines capital, confidence, consistency and
courtesy. The big man with the big roll and the little
iman with the little r-oil are alike welcomed. Our doors
are open to borrowers and depositors alike. Our pur
Spose i., to make our bank a mutual benefit to the com
Smunity in general and its patrons in particular. We in
Svite you to start a checking account with us,
cOOD TIMES AHEAD!
With the highest prices or tobacco we most ever had,
and a good crop of c ttonl, anid the possibilities are- high
prices, we ought to feel good-plenty m->ney to pg. what
we ow.' a aid to spire. so) comn see me. [ have a nice clean
tof g >. , and cre ip for n-he cas.. We aLr. sellinig now
for the cash. through with ered i. for this rear, so come and
spend your money with mue, g~ods as cheap as anywhere. :
Just Received Shipment Seed Rye and Vetch for Planting.E
If in need of any s6e me. We thank you for past favors,
and soicit youir future business.
ES.A. JOHNSON p
JOBN G. CAPERS. (of South Carolinaw.
. Ex.coinm laoner Incerna. e
JOSEPH D. WRIGHT.
CAPERS r WRIGHT.
AT oRNEEST AT LAW
WASHNGTON. D. C.
C;. H. LESESNE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING. S. C.
A. 0. PURDT. S. OLIVER 0 BRYAN
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
MANNING. S. C.
ATTORNZY kT LAw,
MANNING. S. C.
Prompt attention given to Collections.
G. T. Floyd,
SUmOR and CIVI NGIoN
0(fice'over Bank of Manning
R. J. FRANK GEIGER.
MANNING, S. C.
W.C.'DAVIS. J. W. WIDEMAN
E)AVIS & WIDEMAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW ,
MANNING. S. C.
R J. A.' OLE,
Upstairs over. Bank of Manning.
M4NNING. S. C.
Phone No T
C. 0. Edwards,
* ~ CIVII. ENGIEE.
Off0e over Home Bank and Trust Ce
On First-Class Real Estate
Pardy & O'ryan,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
W. o. W.
- Woodinen of the World..
Meets on First Monday nights at
Individual training for boys
and girls. The course of all
English branches, Shorthand,
Typewriting and, Bookkeepiag
offers unsurpassed oppoi-tunities
to tihe youths of ydur corntty at
a very reasonable, price. Board
can be qbtained in town. For
J. M. JERVi.Y,
Greelyville, S. C.
Everything of the best icr
the personal wear and adorn
mnent of both sexes..
We fill mail orders carefully
Charleston, S: C.
Hacker Mfg. Co.
Geo. S. Hacker & Sop,
O HARLES~roN, S. C.
Doors. Sash and Blinds; Columns
and Balusters; Grilles and Gable
Ornaments: Screen Doors and
WE DEAL IN
Glass. Saish Cord and W..ights.
Renters for one~ to five horse im
proved and unimproved farms,
with all n.-cesssry house~s for f'irm
ove';in, Ret--fr .m 52.50 to +
J N. \1eKetzie or D). W Alder
mnan-& Sons Co., Alcolu. S: C. 4
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