Newspaper Page Text
SIABL[ FLY PLAYS PART'
OF ELUSIVE ASSASSIN
It is curious to observe how often
man's inptinct misleads him; how fre
quently the things we fear most prove
quite - harmless, or even beneficial,
when we know them better, while the
commonplace and apparently inno
cent facts and conditions of our lives
are charged with a' deadly menace
that we never guess until science un
covers the true- qualities.
The house fly furnishes an instance
of this. Scientists have taught us
how we may protect ourselves against
the fly and'the mosquito, and they
are novy prepared to help us protect
our. dumb animals from insect ene
One insect, in particular, has the
same innocent appearance as the
house fly, but he conceals the impulses
of an assassin under a cheerful and
treacherous exterior. This savage in
sect is known as the "stable fly" or
"stock fly," and to scientists as
Stomox'ys calcitrans L. The Bureau
of Entomology, United States De
partment of Agriculture, has prepar
ed a pamphlet, "Farmers' Bulletin
1097" devoted to an intimate descrip
tion of this gauzy-winged 'Apache,
and to methods for limiting his san
guinary assaults upon domestic ani
mals. 'lhe ravages of this fly extend
throughout the entire country and the
problem of checking the insect is uni
Stomoxys will attack map upon oc
casion, but he prefers a more help
less' victim, and arranges his "hosts"
in about this order of preference:
Mules, horses, hogs, dogs, cats, sheep
and goats. He carries germs many1
times from a diseased animal to I
healthy beast.. There seems to be no
5loubt that swamp fever is, to' some
extent carrie(d in this manner among
horses, anthrax among eattle, and
spinal meningitis among humans.
Means of Protection.
Oils and ointments are o iminor
- value in protecting animals from the
stable fly, though it mixture of 1 gal
lon. of fish oil, 2 ounces of oil of pine
tar, two ounces of oil of penn'y royal.
and one-half pint of kerosene will be
fairly effective if applied lightly.
Stable flies (o not like darkness or
The qualified voters residing in
1lome Branch school district No. 32
will take notice that an election will
Ie held at the Hdme -Branch school
house on Friday, June 11, 1920 to vote
on the question of whether said dis
trict shall levy and collect annually a
further special tax of four (4) mills
for general school purposes. Regis
tration certificates and tax receipts
required as in other general elections.
Polls open from 8 a. i. to 4 p. i. By
order of Board of Trustees.
B. I. HODGE,
0. E. IIODGE,
N. Z. ANDREWS,
2t-e. Trustees in and for said district
Man and Wie, AlIl Run
W~'er2' Greatly J
V WIFE and I, after a hard
spriug on the farm, were
tired andi~ run-down," says
Mvr. E. B. Mulkey, of Route 1, Acworth,
Oa. "We neither felt well. I knew my
blood was bad, as I had little boils on
the back of my neck.
"We felt we needed a builder. We
hand heard of Zdron and thought it
must be what we needed. It certainly
wvas. We took it faithfully, and after
a week or such a matter we began to
feel better. My wife felt like cooking,
For Your 1i
What percentage of yo
And ISA HIARMLSSS TO
inlsCts common on TORB
and can be used on the n
cold air, sof andkenei itable will aV.
ford sanctuary for their victhis, pro
viled the door-ways lre hung, with
stips of burla'p dr other material to
brush off the clinging yjests when the
A trap known as the Hodge flytrap
and described in the bulletin is. easily
constructed, and when set in a'stablje
window, with all other entrances and
exits darkened, it is very efficient.
-Trenches dug in the soil apd smear
ed with crude petroleum upop the
sides will afford some protection for
hogs and sheep. In the case of the
latter animal the petroleum need not
Burlap blankets, with provision for
the protection of the legs, are suitable
(or an animal that can not be given
the shelt'er of a darkenel, fly trapped
stable. Ordinary nests of cord or
leather are not sufficient protection
against this determ ined insect.
But the most efficient protection is
in methods of prevention rather than
in means to cure the evil. The proper
time to eliminate the assassin is while
he is weak and weaponless-the
period before he emerges from the
shell, armed and equipped. During
the early stages of its cycle it is
very easy to kill the embryo torment,
and at that point where he is most
numerous-the breeding place.
FliVs Emerge in Warm Weather.
Through the winter months the
larvae or maggots, sheltered in the
decaying straw and manure piles, de
velop slowly, change to pupae and are
ready to emerge as flies when warm
weather comes. So it is easy to ex
pose them to their worst enemies,
light and lack of moisture, by
thoroughly scattering the manure or
straw. Straw stacks should be burn
ed or distributed so that the light may
reach the- larvae and 'pupae of the
fly. There is the additional merit
that a certai nmaount of humus is re
stored] to the soil where this waste ma
terinal is plowed under. When header
machines are used instead of binders,
this plowing is easily accomplished.
In the warm nkIIIlhs all stables re
fuse should be drawn out every
three (lays and scattered, or else it
should be made fly proof by means de
scribed in the pamphlet which may be
obtained free from the Department
HOW FOOD INSPECTION
If a New York apple, grower ships
his finest fruit to Pennsylvania and
later receives a report that it has ar
rived in pool' condition he either ac
cUses the receiver of dishonesty, or
lays the blame to the railroad. An
argument ensues; time and money are
But if the shipper had (lemanded a
Government inspection of the ship
ment as a matter of course, he would
know beyond the shadow of a doubt
the precise condition in which his ap
pies were received.
-Down from Farm Work,.
relped by Ziron.
and I sure felt like eating.
"Ziron sure did us good. It made
us both feel stronger andi better for
the fall work, which eve ryone knows
is 'some work' on a farm. My boils
began to dry up, though just at first
they seemed worse.
"WVe are much better and can highly
recommend Ziron, anid gladly do so for
it sure did us good."
Ziron is a safe, reliable, tonic medi
cine, goodi for mn, wVomen~ and child.
rcn, when an I ron toni] c is indieated.
it Is easy to take.and contains no
habit-form ing~ drugs.
Ask your druggist or' dealer.
'OBA CCO ?
ur crop was lost through
RS and FIEA BUJGS?
ort This Loss
PLLANTS. Controls most
ACCO and POTATOES
lost tender plants.
)fn, S. C, I
30x 31/g. Goody aob
30 x 3% GoodearSig
eetya xore ttdtabicas-ealrTa
hi xor rduehs busies hAntd Trd
Arn icresingrablyr oshisplentsi
iforbeig martnhae prithmasfavee
bydneattn the odiio of thisevc.Oy e
fruita beorter istated onth bcase
and are l iterally deluging him withN
The Food Products Insp~ection Ser- i
v.ice rendered by the Bureau of Mar
kets, United States Department of
Agricultur'e, is of inestimable value Si
in facilitating the distribution of the
prodlucts colveredl, in hastening the re- This
lease of cars, in for'estalling dieteriora. Unlde
tion andl waste on account of delays threi
resulting from disputes as to the con-; Expe
rlition of fruits and vegetables, andin I are ai
preventing qtuestionable trade prae- and I
Full infornma tion can be had regard. Ther
ing the service by writing the Bureau 'of e14
of Markets, United States Depart; plant
mnent of A griculture, Washington, elect:
D. C. Wil
. -- 0.' -- -. Servi
NOTICE - Iust
Tlhe quahitiedi voters residling in emo4
Concord Sch ool District No. 7, of wonl
Clarendon County, South Carolina, will and
hereby take notice that an election wvill be c
be held at Oak Grove school house on fw
Saturday, ,June 19th, 1920 for the
purpose of voting on the question of
'vhether said school district shall levy
and collect annually a further special
tax of five (5) mills for school pur
poses. Registration certificates and
tax receiptsa required as in ot her Venf
eral election. Polls open from 8 a.
mn. to 4 p. im. By order of
G. A. RIDGiLL,
R. B. MELLETT, JIr.' her
Tfrustees in and for Concord School r otati
District. 22-2t-c plant
- ~ --hous
NOTl ICE DO *J
I will ap~ply to the Probate CourtRe
for Clarendon county, S. C., on Mon-. .pn
dlay, .June 21, 1920 at twelve o'clock good
niooni for a finl discharge as surviving shor
executor of the last will and testa-- -eain
ment of JT. II. Johnson, deceased.
J. Columbus ,Johnson.
May 19. 1920 on- t
id's Largest 'i
)x3, 3Ox3a d
Owners of the smaller
same.high relative value
that gives utmost satisf
big, costly motor carriag
They can take advantag<
amount ofequipment, ski
by Goodyear to build i
worth in the' 30 x 3-, 34
They can secure these ti
despite the enormous
in addition to its larger si
an average of 20,000 a
largest tire factory de
If you own a Ford, Chev
or-any othcr car using 'b
to the nearest Goody
Dealer for Goodyear ']
Heavy Tourist Tubes.
Cure $ Goodvear Heavy 'ourist 'I
d . - reinforce casings properly.
cheap tube? Goodyear He.
e-Cure than tubes of less merit.
-. proof bag................
iat There Is
remarkable plant operate.
r full oad mounted on(
Sordinary drinking glaee
rts and laymen alike
nazed at the quietnessH
ack of vibration in the
Sare.a score or more
ctric light and powed
s that will generat
icity. But how long
hey last? How often
hey require attention?
ce is what you want.
to guarantee it y -u
get a plant that does
vibra fe--that runs17
thly and quietly-that
tshake nuts and bolts -
bearings loose-and -
ut of commission in a z-~
nonhs. Select the
Electric Light Ut
plant endorsed by prominent engineers every
e. The only plant in the world with the noiseless.e
ng, sleeve-valve motor. Thescientifically balanced
that does not vibrate and that will not shake the -
s or shake itself to pieces. The plant that needs
ecial anchoring or concrete foundation, because
ember This. No electric light plant in more de
able than its motor. And no motor, however
,can operate efliciently for more than a very '
tperiod when *ubject to severe vibration. it
s to reason,
NELSON MOTOR (
cars can enjoy the
in Goodfear Tires
iction to owners of
- of that tremendous
[il and care employed
res of extraordinary
)x 32-, and 31 x 4
res without waiting,
zes, Goodyear builds
day in the world's
voted to the three
.olet, Dort, Maxwell,
ne of these sizes, go
ear Service Station
ires and Goodyear
ubes are thick, strong tubes that
Why risk a good casing with a
w% y Tourist Tubes cQst little more
30x3/ bize irn water- $450
e Power lt
C*ei n e th ien lm
edn h Poer eprineurtort oi ae
Come in usl and See the lnte Alaowni
lly jitept ruh briee arom ssemlnoed In
virpato, duraleni oigh an ow etl base. fult
extechnt insllin erfiet Almo--ats - nosegh.
Aptomtct er and logs~ astn upat.a (..:e- ri tha
and se fo yourself.dactepat.Sehwnie
'O*, Manning, S. C.