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ilM wllx Ays Jll fx sift "i ijXi - ve .""3 V.' a SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, OCT., 29, 1896. NO. 17 VOL. 4. GR4.PE ENEMIES. I promptly exterminated the injury to the foliage will be limited, and tee subsequent much greater damage to the roots will be avoided. The first effort, therefore, should be to effect of grapes are frequently riddled the killing of the beetles, which may -,.Mii,ftiau i, ntt! be done by the use of an araenicd THE GRAPEVINE FIDIA. During the midsummer the leaves amsi us oouv, i-eigu- , , c ing death or "playing possum." H uww u ui r r 1 f lmi.u wioWic, thorn ntm.OfM il I I V The beetle is about a quarter ot an - iv inch Jong, rather robust, and of a easy to control by this means If brown color, somewhat whitened by this be deferred until it is unsafe to , i u .i.ul ann v an arsenical to the vines, tue a aense covering 01 yeiiowisu-wmio -n-v i i , hairs. In the nature and the a- beetles may be collected and destroy- mount of the injury it does at this ed m the same reconiraended for the stage it resembles the rose-chafer, rose-chafer. The larva .may oe de- for which it is sometimes mistaken, stroyed about the roots by injections v-n ; tY,a tn of bisulphide of carbon made in the is may be expected, it the . WV r-v- hv hflfin abundant, to we- 'a- A safer remed a"C! a VG. the larva) LOCAL- Election day, Tuesday. A much needed rain came Friday V morning. The fight will soon be over. Next Tuesday settles it. Miss Mollie Francis was m town Saturday and Sunday. We have not got our coon yet, but Mr. Hammock lost a good cow last week we are sorry to learn. Some of our correspondents are resting now but later they'll be a round agam. We hear that Mr. Jacob 1 1 outs is contemplating tha establishment of a shingle factory. The failure of Mr. Brewer to make his weekly visit was a disappoint ment to several. Miss Janie Francis came up from the vines Bent a sickly appearance, with check-, elective one if applied betoie : t Ln!rnnA it,.,fo riooth end ot June or before the 1 due to the feeding on the roots of have scattered is to wet the soil a the larvae, for, as in the case of the . bout the vines with a solution of kei philoxera, the root injury is much; osene emulsion The emulsion more serious than the njirv U the ! should be diluted nine times, and a foliage. Vines sometimes die after 1 gallon or two ot the .mixture .poured i a,a iooVu in a basin excavated about the base O f ...... I 1 ilirt vino itroolniirr it f miVTl TO i . rr it i ' we teel sure its coming, inen ior a Jasper Mondav tn.t ning aud returned grand roast. there Tuesday morning. Miss Janie Francis came up Sat- J JL A1)lefj came u?ck from Dun. a 1 1 11 ."f. day niorht to bid gooa bye to Jiiss ia (rather his corn, lie savs at v w - y ' 1 - Carrie Lasater. Mr. J. M. Byers has returned from a business trip in Georgia looking hale and hearty. A new subscription from Copenha gen this week through the interest i of Mr. J. T. Byrum. until the fruit iso1 greater depths an hour afterwards with a copious watering. Agricui tueal Department. (To be continued.) J. J. Dykes, of Whitwell not of Victoria, as printed in last issue, was in town Saturday with a hurry order for dodgers. What they were and how the were gotten up can be seen from his card in our columns this week. We also had the pleasure of placing Mr. Dykes upon the list of those who read the News and grow rich, wealthy and wise. his new place he has plenty of lire wood. II. Kent is working hard at Whit well building a house for Mr. Hoop er and others are talking of building , there. We are triad to hear that Mr. 1 M deher's hand which was injured Mrs. R. S . Umberger and child- sorae time since is m a fair M ay to ren arrived in town Friday morning j recovery. Of course you cannot help seeing that card in the centre of this page. It is not put there to annoy you, but bimply to show you the reason why southern development is at itspresent low ebb. Without actual inony, no matter how rich a country may be, it cannot be developed and the south is no exception to the rule. The News is glad to hear that Gustafson Bros, have ship ped another consignment of valves to Mobile, Ala., and also some tuyeres to South Pittsburg this week. The force at this plant is small, it is true, but we are glad they are doing something. or may survive nearly mature. This insect occurs very generally in the Mississippi Valley States, from Dakota to Texas, and more rarely east of the Alieghanies and south ward to Florida. The beetle has caused serious damage to foliage, notably in Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio, having been recognized over thirty years in tbe first-mentioned State as one of the worst enemies of the grape. The work of the larvae luw been recognized only recently by Mr. Webster and others in north ern Ohio, but it may be looked for wherever the beetle occurs. The life history as worked out by Mr. Webster is briefly as follows: The yellowish eggs in large batches are thrust in cracks of the bark of the old wood, usually well atove ground, as many as 700 hav ing been counted on a single vine. Very rarely are they placed in cracks in the boil about the base of the vine, but so loosely are they attached to the bark that they not infrequent-' ly fall to the ground. The larvae, on hatching, fall clumsily to the ground, and quickly disappear in cracks in the soil, chielly near or just at the base of the vine. They feed at first on the fibrous roots near the point of entrance, but. soon reach the Jr roots, and completely rob them of bark, gradually extending onward through the soil to a dis tance of at leist 3 feet, and down ward to a depth of at least 1 foot. Most of them reach full growth by the middle of August, attaining a length of nearly h.df an inch, and construct littij cavities or earthen cells in the soil, in which they hiber nate until June of the following year, when they change to pupa). The beetles emerge after about two weeks pupation, and begin to feed from the upper surface of the leaves. With thin-leafed grape? thev eat the entire substance of the Uaf, but with thick leafed varieties the downy lower surtace is left, giv ing the foliage a ragged, skeletoniz i'd look. They feed on any cultiva ted grape, alsc on the wild grapes, which have probably been their food ! irom time immemorial. .Most or the adults disappear by the first of Au gust, a few scattering individuals re maining until the first of September. Hood's Pills are the best Mter-dinnenuiis, It is cvdent that if the beetl e (3i assist dicsUou, prevent constiaUou. ssc from Concord, Tenn. Our last election advice. Vote Look out for C. II. Davidson's change in his ad next week and find earl v: vote for whom vou nlease but out how a terrible "Crime was be sure, quite sure you vote. ' "Averted." Miss Carrie Lasater left Sequa chee for her home in Enon, Texas, Wednesday morning. It is the priv ilege of the News to welcome the coming and speed the parting guest, and as a pleasant reminder, to Miss Lasater, we borrow Mr. Ferchant's words: "Ta, ta, Sweet." Rev. It. S. Umberger selected as text last Sunday "Thy Kingdom" we are told he made a good address. People may not generally know that these words are the motto of the A postleship of Prayer, which numbers 20 millions of members. Blood and Nerves are TPry closely re lated. Keep the blood rich, iure and healthy with Hood's S:irsaiari:ia and you will have uo trouble from nervousness. Get only Hood's. A -4- r oston. The following from the Boston representative of a large Land Company is not hard to understand: f ftifljj fftat If S?y&il $WM be elected tb?re would (e m increase in prices so we could do somctbittg &m tfiere. If RicRtaley is elected I m ready to cloee out Se can 't do business in tfce Scuff) witb anctScr four or five years of Mllm prices. Several of our friends are consider ably in arrears. Why cannot you do something to help us out? L. W. Oabel Ptill keeps his hand covered, but the rebellious boil is go ing away, Mr. Gabel thinks, none too soon. The News is being recognized considerably lately. We believe all we have attained has been merited by hard work. Rev. R. S. Umberger conducted his initial services at Owen Church on Sunday morning assisted by Rev. J. W. Robertson. The M. E. Church, South has bought a cottage organ with the funds raised by the Dramatic Club. It will arrive this week. When we failed to get our daily papers on Friday last we plead guilty to almost losing the corwheel of our What has become of the Teacher's Institutes for Marion County? A year ago they were regular, now why, oh, why this relapse. Austin Coppinger, the mighty hunter, captured six coons last week, and still has faith in M'cKinley but m a somewhat subdued form. The good rain on Tuesday made Martin and Watley smile funny, people cannot get along without wa ter except for washing purposes. Just as soon as the country is sav ed we are woing to make a trip with Lum Ilouts and see some of our old friends and try to find some new ones. We are to get the Election Returns in Sequachee luesday night. Any one who has not contributed toward the expense, call on Mr. J. W. Gra ham, the asent of the Western Un ion Telegraph Co., and ante up. County Representatives. Marion County is as we look at it more fortunate at this than any other election time we have known of in the fact that the candidates of all parties are posted as to tbe needs of their constituents. All agree that reform is needed. AH an in favor of a Revision of the Constitution of the State, the saving unnecessary outlay, aboli tion of useless ollices and a thor ough overhauling of the laws of he State. They arts all in favor of local op ion, revision of the school laws to allow the scholars to get the benes h of the money appropriated, and til endorse the platform of the News, i. e., good schools, good roads, good morals. With this condition before them, the voters of the county tave the responsibility in their own hands to make the the selection of the Representative and the Senator from those candidates who present themselves, and if they do not se lect the most and best qualified they will only have themselves to blame" These offices are purely lo cal and no party organization can come in and say that they possess all the ability or merit. Both sides possess that. Now let the voters make a selec lion which will be for the interest of Marion County, casting aside all stupid prejudice but applying only the proper test for office, is he kon est, is he capab e? The people up in Little Sequashce Cove have no hard feelings but say they kind of wish folks would re member thev have noses and when a christian forbearance and lifting up cow dies in Sequachee, the owners our voice, but not to weep. Word comes to us from Whitwell that someone has tne impudence to announce how the members of Post 53 and Sons of Veterans will vote. He is talking through his hat. We don't know and don't want to know how either organization is going to vote, but it a known fact that both orders are non-political and every member will vote just as he pleases, free and independant. Pound Party. Ou Saturday evening quite a number of the residents of Sequa chee at the residence of Rev. R. S. Jmberger on Alabama Avenue to welcome him and his family to our own. Everybody carried some thing, and the occasion was a- deasant one and much appreciate ed by all present. Among those present were, Rev, Jacob nouts, W m. Owen and wife, Messrs R. J. Brown, J. W. Graham, C. A. Car lock, John Thornton, A. Rollins; Mesdame, C. h, Cunningham, C. II. Davidson, L. W, Gabel, I. Ham mock and Misses Minnie Haynes, Emma and Pearl Gabel, Matilda and Lydia Gustalson and Misa Wickersham. I would not haul it up to toward their houses and leave it to stink them out Austin Coppinger has had to cremete several at his expense. We are the glad recipients from Mr. C. Wagner of some nice potatoes both Irish and Sweet kinds in pay ment for the News, and we say to all who desire, bring us anything you may have that we can eat as we find we must eat to live and if we cannot live, we cannot issue the News, thn best and brightest paper in the Valley barring none. The Possum Stole his Supper. John Kilgore, who lives in Dixon's Cove, is in the habit of taking late suppers and accordingly his wite with commendable thoughtfullness always leaves a good spread for him to in vestigate during the night. At the witching hour of twelve he awoke and went to interview it, but what was his surprise to find in its stead a big, fat possum. For several min utes the biped and the quadruped gazed at each other and then the combat ensued. Next day they had 'possum for dinner. Mr. S. P. Pryor who received a li cense to preach froM the C. P. Church will preach hi lirst sermon in Sequachee at Owen Church on Sunday next, at 2:30 p. M. We want everybody to be present at the t-crvice.