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VO1LUME XXXVi. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDYp JUNE 28 ' 1922.
David R. Coker, in The State.
IDuring the 'past few days many
1armers in this section have made
-tests with various mixtures of cal
-cium arsenate and molasses and in
every instance with which I am famil
iar they are delighted with the re
suits. On our own -pldn-tations we
have experimented with several mix
'tures and are now using a mixture of
.one-half gallon warm 'water in which
is thoroughly mixed one pound of
calclum arsenate and added to one
half gallon of black molasses. We
have found a convenient way to apply
is to use quart bottle which is filled
three-quarters full of the mixture.
'Out a trench out of one side of the
cork, reverse the -bottle and apply to
.the 1bud of the cotton by shaking or
plunging motion, drojying two or
three drevs In the bud of the plant.
This mcthod requires less of the mix
ture per acro m-id keeps it thorough
ly. agitated all -the time. We find that
none of the mixture should be car
ried over night as it is hard to mix
the next morning. No more should be
mixed -than can be used during the day
and it should be thoroughly stirred be
fo.re 'pouring into .tho -hottles (or
buckets if the mop is used).
Mr. Randolph Gillespie applied the
molasses mixture to three different
fields on the 12th, 13th and 14th. This
norning (the 16th) he spent more than
an hour in these fields searching for
weevils. He found no live wcevils
and noe recently .ulotured square:.
Tfhera w.: 02m.iy Wlcvi:1 in the I'.
50 w e'; .yr -rc - -'::
her->rec p'oleoning. Noie ; j the
8ih and 9'.h - .1nd o t!" '.::1 13th.
lie scnt 1Irni1 li'- th1 .4C 0: to )i'ck
VC.evils and the hand .- colni iind no
weevIl. --Mr. Jordan anod i r. Mid
dileton W'int intoc the flahl thlemselve'sa
and locked i'.r ::M: time and coul
On Monday, the 12th in.-A., we poJs.-t
oncl -the field na r the Pe da ;treed
Seed coni-panly'; J.'11 and tmhure
In Whic. linumerous w '. had bem i
observed. On WednEdae y we '.nmt
atbout 20 landsi into tik field, offer- .
ing them two cents ca Ch for lIve
weevils. A fcw. quit Pretty pro'aptly
on not finding any weel is. About t
15, however, ko.:-t looking for :-:omo
time, but none found a weevil a'tor .
going over about seven acrOs. Mir.'c
Sharpe, who was in chargo of tihel
gang, raised the price to five eits t)(T
weevil, but still failed to 11nd any,.
Ln4tur the price was advanced to tenl,
cents per weevile, and not a single C
hand found a weevil after esarching
eorge J. Wilds, 'plant breeder of
the Pedigreed Seed company, carried
out the fol'wing experimento (luring
the past wveek:'d
Test iNo. 1: At 1 p. mn., on the I0th t
inst.', nine hills of cotton were treated.
with the molasses mixt~ure. Tihiere are
~two plants in each lill, and only enu1
2of the plants in each 'hill was treated. t~
Twenty--one weevils were placed- on
these nine hills, about one-half et
'dug placd on the poisoned splants and
Y he reest on the unpoisoned -p(fants. At0
6 p. in. 'the nine huills were examinedl
mweith the resul( that six living and I
'six dead weevils were found on the~
* treated Iplants. At 2 b. in. on the 12th
the 'same plants wore examined a;ml'
two live and eight dead wveevils wereo
f~ound. At 9 a. m. on the 14th, the'
planfts -were again examninedl and no
live wveevils and ten dead ones wore
found. As -weevils move about con- $
fideraibly at this season it is assumed
that -all that remained on the~ treated
iills 'iwere deostroyed wvithin tile. test C
d'pribd. *The mixture usesi in~ this t&at t
"vais onie-hbalf gallon water, ono gallon ~
poless gl6 4twe pound0. calcium ar
Tos'rt No. 2: At .1.u, in, en the 10th
4s1t.1 tdni lills- vere 'treated with the 1
S'wer, thio ggtUond of mnolnses 4id
p6 ni. t'. i 'l(,four liing
:,1&hO49 we; ~oo ~nd At
4E ON BOLL
Test No. 3:Same mixture was used
on test No. 3, under about the same
apnditions, and 75 per cent of the wee
Test No. 4: In test No. 41 a mix
ture of five gallons of molasses, five
gallons of water and seven'and a ialf
pounds of calclum arsenate was used
on five hills, 'Twenty weevils were
placed on the five hills. At 8 a. in. on
the 13th, no living and fo'!!
[Is were found. On the 14th, a shower
having fallen during the night of the
13th, another search -for weevils was
made and three additional dead and no
live onea were found.
The results of these ex'perimen ts
sEom to show that where a liqu'd con
tabning at least half molasses and at
least tllree-fourts of a pound of cal
Mlum arsenate -per gallon is used, 100
per cent mortality occurra within
The fact that - a good many of the
wveevils placed on the .plants 'were un
alccollted for does not mllodify the
value of the experiment as our ex
perimenters observed some weevils to
fly away imimediately on beng placeti
i a Llant.
The cotton s-' xtuding theso ex
periments had not ibcon treated with
poison of a::y kind.
I have two lettars from C. M. Nor
is of Vance, Orangeburg county, who
last ;.*ar apioed on or about Juno
ia sture of one and one-half
:::s calcium arsenate and one
outt of let wvater mixed with one gal
Oil Of molasses. Hie btirred the water
ud ars Ient for 30 miiiutes before mix
ng wit tMI 1he m01l-es and alf ied :xi tli
i 1m. He say o1e 1m or boy can
.pidy to fcur1 acres per day. ie giith
.rCd !lot poundl(s of e cottonI per
le. md efly miade 20o to 400 1-ound,;
)r acre on -the balance of tho farm.
I1 (oes not Collicher this test positiv?
y (mivlurive, owin:; to the fact 'lhat
e had no unreated cooto in the field
vith treated cotton. Ife is conllldnt
iat the poison wi responsibl for his.,
.mparmiravn success in a sect.ol whIch
V.1H al0most wi ped (1ut by thec' weevils
' e2t yr. Th e Crit of the mi:ture, .\r.
Jo.rls says, was; 20 to 25 cents per
All the fii rmeors who have reported
1n th 11e of the mixture I in -this sec
lon Igl(o that time cost is bet-Ween
5 mid 25. cents for materials. Mr.
Tore's1r ots that most of the farm
rs hi his section are using the mo
asaes-cilcium arsenate mixture this
car, and so far as lie has heard they
ra piens0d with tile results.
cm not obe certain that by the use
f calciuim arsenate molasses treat
ient aiy farmer will make a crop
.0 cotton alnd I can only be sure that
nder the weather conditious we have
ad here sincc May 30 that the vast
inljcrity of the weevils have been kill
and -that few weevils are left in the
rented 'fields .and few pun1fctured1
riuares are apmearing. The coat of
de application is so slight and 'the
asult alppears so mlanifest that I feel
lat every farmer can ill affor'd not to
ivest 20 cents 'per acre -per atpplica
onl for -this treatment -and apply it
everal times, at intervals of a week
r. tenl days. There Is not the slight
it question that millions of weeyils
ave, already been killed-by this treat
lent luring the past ten days, and it
tands to reason that this has done
. Ht0KOUY TAVERN NiEWS
Hiclkory Tavern, June 26.-Tho farm
rs of t'his section are almost up wvith
rch'iv ork, and so far haven't ad1On
fly bol .weevils.
We were all shodked to hbar of the
oath of iMr. J. Ahrmhdm Coats,. who
eas killed Wednesday 'by lightning
ear gic~kory Tavern school house. Thie
ody yas lai'd to rest atvoid Quaker
hurcit. tho fuieril sofvice blng con
teted by Ttv frdg Coiliar,
iteo-stik drlinhh41 atk it4bth OCreek
4 keiesoniillee idptlti uolo
pei ~undsy vthMr. Wa ker dhes.
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tIDDLES OLD FIELD NEWS *
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Riddles Old Field, June 26.--The
Ilce showers of rain which fell iast
veec were appreciated very'luch, be
ause we were needing it.
Rv. ID. E. Wall delivered an inter
)sting soini at Warrior Sunday
morning which was enjoyed very much.
Rev. 13. E. Wall, :Mr. and Mrs. P. H.
wens and handsome son, Guy, were
linner guests Sunday at the home of,
,Wr. W. L. Garrett.
In One o,
want to plan
you will ne4
In new patter]
$2.00 to $3.1
Laura S. C.
Misses Nellie Howard and Blanch
Todd were .tho spid-the-day vlsitors
with 'Miss Eula Mae Cannady Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Ciarence Garrett and
little -Rachel were visitors at Mr. N. ID.
MIr. and 'Mrs. J. A. -Riddle attended
services at 'Warrior ISunday and were
the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mis Eula Mae Cannady spent Sat
urday night with Miss Rosa Riddle.
Miss ollarlow. Garrett was guest of
her sister, Mrs. Fowler Burns, last
where you gc
aheadA for the
IAd No matte
ad, w'vvre readV
thin Summer '
is hot weather
0 to $25.(
ray and tan
ithis store for the t
.your outing a
NOTICE OF SALE UNDEt DISTIESS
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
RL. 'i. enchoff, Landlord,
James Kilgo, Tenant.
By virtue of authority vested in me,
the undersigned, in a distress warrant,
issued gy R. H. Uenchoff, landlord, on
June 22, 1922, for past due rent, vs.
James Kilgo, Tenant, I have distrain
ed tho stock of goods, merchandise,
store furniture, and fixtures, ziereinaf
ter described, and notice is her6by giv
en that I will sell the said stock of
goods, merchandise, store furniture
and fixtures at public outcry, to the
highest bidder for cash, at the place
r to fit
G 'SUITS NE
-pretty styles Snappy y
> $5.00 75
hings you will need I
of business 'formcrly occupied 'by the
said James KIlgo, tenant, on the
northwest corner of the public square,
in the City of Laurens, South (ro
lina, on Wednesday, the 12th day of
July, 1922, at ten o'clock A. 51. The
said stock of goods, merchandise, fur
niture and 'fixtures consisting of fancy
groceries, such as canned goods, can
ly soap, etc., and the fixtures consIst
Ing of scales, coffee grindier, checese
cutter, etc., the same being the pro
perty of James Kilgo, Tenant, and I
will sell so much. thereof at; shall be
stifilent to satisfy Ithe Landlord's
claim for rent.
S. C. 1010.1), Agent,
For -R. H.'Benchoff, Landlord.
Laureuis, S. C., une 26, 1922. 50-3t
atterns; silk and knit
c to $2.00
ular prices rl
Greenwood. S. C.