Newspaper Page Text
Dolog Pdea ýtxpeatent - i1
In' eOr age Grovv.
Baton Rouge, La.; May 1.
Scientmts are now realizing that
the abundance of insect pests
which the farmer of today has
to battle with, is due largely, if
not entirely, to the upsetting of
Before man placed the woods
and prairies under cultivation,
excessive increase of any insect
species was perhaps unknown, or
at most very rare.
Nature has always provided
forces which operate against each
other, as it were; and with insects,
as with other creatures, a balance
between the numbers of different
species has been maintained.
Modern methods of farming
have often decreased the natural
enemies of injurious insects, and
in other cases hive afforded con
ditions favoring the rapid multi
plication of insects not formerly
present in dangerous numbers.
The practical entomologists of
today, while not discounting the
value of poisons and spravs as
implements of war against the
six-footed host, recognizes that
ieally satisfactory control is to
'be brought about by a partial or
total restoration of the conditions
under which Nature formerly
prevented the different species
from becoming too numerous.
The entomologist accordingly
studies parasitic enemies and die
ssses which destroy the injurious
insects, and oftentimes he is en
abled to encourage the parasites
to sneh an extent that they
largely or entirely' control the
.njurouns insects, and oftentimes
be is enabled to encourage the
parastes to such an extent that
they largely or entirely control
the injurious forms.
An intresting bitof work of l
fSend us yoear ii.Agents foir;l.
:~, L]A:N -DRY GOD srr~ ~R3 ~:
1 1 Ilt· ·-Iap ~l~tm
·:;·anJ Pike~e our ~o~dI to YoU._ Couia~ . '
Sipji·Yqidslwwm par2:ira We;rw. rspot.i~c for tle. o.-T
1 171 eamcmm
* Weearrasttsls m..
ý, ri4 4 14. 1 i
4-~~~ At-4 .
Y4 -"74.ý : ~ d ý cY `ýrý ý . l 1flI !n I ý [` R
one of the uabst dedretive pests
to the orage aId lemon tree is
the "whit. ty". This ineset not
only sucks the juices from the
leaves, but is indireetly respon
sible for the "sooty mold" which
chokes up the "breathing pores"
of the leaves.
Over in Florida a disease called
the "red-pi,.k fungus" has for
several years been attacking and
killing the white flies. This ben
eficial fungus did not occur in
Louisiana, until in the spring of
1906, when the Crop Pest Com
mission sent to Florida for trees
bearing the ripe spores, or seeds,
of this fungus and distributed
these in orange groves in about
a half-dozen localities in Luuis
iana. The weather following this
introduction was very dry and
the fungus "plantings" did not
"take" except at Lake Charles.
In an orange grove at the latter
place the fungus is increasing
rapidly and on the trees where it
is abundant more than 95 per
cent. of the white fly larvae on
the trees were killed during the
Encouraged by this partial]
success, the entomologists of the
Commission are now "planting"
the fungus in orange groves in
Orleans and Jefferson Parishes[
and the recent wet weather
which is favorable to the devel..i
opment of the fungus-is in
dicative of succees. As rapidly
as material from the groves
already infected with the fangus'
can be secured, the Commimoa
will start this disease la other
orange groves where the white 1
-y is prevalent The present
outlook for the sucan qf this
experiment is very brllft and
should it prove a sacoo talbs I
beneficasl fungus will save the
orange growers of the Sta.e
alone, many times all the money
that has been expended by the
Commnmsion is its various lines
of work. 7
A"h T~La., May $.--The mill
attMs plbe shaut down two days
this Week to -repair the furnace
Iad someof the machinery.
Messrs. Lomax Chandler and
Lee Eustes returned last week
from Pollock where' they had
been visiting relatives and friends,
Mr, W. A. Smith, a former
partner in the mill here, left last
Monday for Cleveland Spur, Tex
as, where he will again engage in
saw mill work.
Misses Davidson were visitors
Misses Oakley and Nellie New
visited Miss Maggie Smith last
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Bostic are
the proud parents of a fine daugh
ter. The charming little miss
made her arrival last Wednesday.
Mother and baby are doing fine
and the father-looking import
The Alexandria business men,
in their beautifully decorated
train, made a short stop here last
Tuesday and gave our people a
pleasant look. Among them was
Mr. D. F. Clark. the well known
lumberman of Alexandria. Come
again, Frank, we are glad to see
you any time.
The farmers are all verfbope
ful over the prospect for corn and
garden truck, but the fruit and
cotton crop are below the average
for the season of the year.
OXa or Ta Bors.
Winnfield Mereantile Co. will
sel it ehesper.
Mr. J. E. Coker is spending a
few daya in the Crescedt City on
a pleasure trip.
Try one Af Guar'rtee*l "Best"
brajd Hat. Inoneld Mer. Co.
M ae Jerey cows giving milk
pply to L. T. MoDade,
Wiaiseld, Ta. .
T- EXHIBIT AT
The Crop Pest Commission Will
Have Exhibits This
Baton Rouge, MAay 1.-Prof.
William Newell, secretary of the
crop pest commission, writes the
department of agriculture thatlei
will co-operate by having an ex-f]
hibit at some o tlith pari-h fairs
to be held this year. ' The exhibit
will consist of large photographs,
small spray pumps, glass cases of
insects, literature, etc., which
will be in charge of assistants who
will answer questions aln explain 1
the exhibits. Last year this valu
able and interesting exhibit was i
displayed at ,some of the parish!
fairs and the State fair, where it t
attracted much attention. Eight
hundred square feet of floor space 1
was occupied at the State fair
showing an exhibit illustrating the i
principal injurious insects of the (
State and the measures used in
preventing damages by them or
in controlling them.
A model of a small farm illus
trating the pasture rotation meth
od of eradicating the cattle tick i
attracting much attention, as did c
the exhibit of live tick engaged in c
Bulletins and other literature
contributed by the commission
and the United States department
of agriculture were distributed. c
No lecturing will be done unless I
the farmers manifest deeper inter
eest and and give a guarantee of a
good attendance. It is certain,
however, that the good accom- t
plshed by these exhibits in edu- 1
cating the farmers in the control p
of their worst enemies is of ini.
mense value and should be-en
couraged in every way. t
All the latest tsagazines and period
eale at Smith & Grisham Drag
Getting in Rarller.
About two weeks after the
new schedule was placed .on the
Valley the Shreveport Times
"took a tumble" to the fact that
it could reach Winnfield several
hours earlier by coming over that
road and now it reaches here at
11:25 a. mi. in.tcead of 3 p. mi. on
the day of publication.
The ladies w. nlr how Mrs. B.
rmnai.:ges to l1rc.1,r,'c her youth
ful looks. Ti " .'.iet is 'he takes
Prickly Ash Ei't,.r-- it keeps the
s'vt-in in pi , ct n", ler. Smiith
Grisham I)ru Co., Special Agts. i
Mr. Louis 3_ishaiw, of Ruston,
was in WinnicHil Saturday and
Sunday visiting relatives and
friends. lie returned home Mon
day morning accomipanied by his
little nephew, Alton Murphy
Mashaw, who will spend some
time with his grandparents.
Prickly Ash Bitters cores the
kidneys, regulates the liver, tones
up the stomach and purifies the
bowels. Smith-Grisham Drug
Co., Special Agents.
We lave just. received a good
supply of electric fans which we
will m itall at cost if application
is made before we start the fan
current. Apply at once and save
WnarnmELD ELacTrIC LIGHT
AND Powua Co. (a26
If yo-a need a good Jersey milk
cow see L. E. McDade, Winofield,
Get ready for May the 14th.
What is to do then? A rare en
tertainment for the people of
Winnfield on that date. The
pastors of the Baptist and Meth
odi.t churches have arranged
with Mr. Chas. Smith, Agent for
the Southwestern Chautauqua
Associataon for a first-class enter
tainment. Mr. Edward Reno, the
great entertainer, will be" here on
May 14. Don't forget the date.
Ads in The Sentinel pay.
By sinse non
a privg ht*la 'S
floor, Co anVeU. t -
depot. Addresm fl[ `ý
be'y liver pilirr .; ·:,
by Smith & +1d 1d . .
Notice for pWbit
Timber Land, Act J~in I3L M
U.. . Land Oaso e. .
Notice Is bereby gl1catha
with the provision~ of the . il
June 3, 187., entitled "AN a0 ft thinN iý
timber lands in the ates d0 ll
gon, Neyada, sad Wa*MEl3 .i
extendedo all the p0nbfb doti Wto
of August 4, 18l John OJ a 0. !-, i
parish of Wina, 8tete of det lllrck'st
day filed in this OMMO hisl
1061, for the pwehase Of A " I 4
Sec 53, towsbip ! U, wl aJ . LrS .
will offer piW to aw tý il
Is mmoe valuable loer Sm tVt
for agricultral puphat au
claim to maid lard bates t.i I
WinnIeld, L.., a meafr . r
He nameso am w Im: d. -. UýIA
Lasyone, o. I. Dean, AN" m sI 4z
Any and all permaos d-"" "-i- -_ f
above-described hads a
their claims tis u1b a4
loth day of July, 1.
Sosthera sA %wmm m
Ir..TA R.3 A' -