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I I r JHVir Ay Ay SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, NOV.;i2, 1896. VOL. 4. NO. 19 Ik I I I .1 S) ENEMIES. Tns Grapevine Flea-Beetle. A little, robust, shining blue, or uometimei greenish, beetle, about a fifth of an inch long, inclined to jump vigorously, and having greatly enlarged thighs, frequently appears on the vino in early spring, and bores into and scoops out the unopened buds sometimes so completely as to kill the vine to the roots. It attacks also the newly expanded leaves, fill ing them with small roundish holes. and later deposites its orange egg in clusters on their lower surface. Lit tie shining brown larvae come from these, which also feed on the leaves and if, abundant, leave little but the larger veins. The larvae are present for about a month during May and June, when they disappear into . the ground, and transform to beetles during the latter part of June and in July. Tirs second brood of beet lei remain on the leaves through the summer, feeding a little, but doing but little damage to the vines, now in full leaf. In the fall the beetles go into winter quarters in any pro- tection, as in cracks in fences or buildings, in masses of leaves, under bark, ete. The grapevine flea-beetle is some times erroneously called thrips. It occurs throughout the United States and Canada, the time ot its appear ance varying with the latitude, and possibly being double-brooded in the South. It is often abundant on wild vines, and also occurs on the alder. In the spring it is, perhaps, the, sub ject of more frequent complaint than any other grape insect. The damage to the buds is most to be feared and the hardest to prevent. A very strong arsenical wwh, say, 1 pound to 50 gallons of watar, with lime, applied before or as soon as the beetles appear, will, perhaps, at ford protection. Mr Howard has al so found that the beetles at this sea son may be successfully jarred into cloth collecting frames placed about the vines as recommended for the rose-chafer, and if the cloth is satur ated with kerosene, the beetles strik ing it will soon perish. Later in the season the beetles and larvre on the foliage may be reached by an arseni cal spray of the customary strength, viz, 1 pound of the poison to 150 gallons of water. Agricultural Do partment (To be continued.) LOCAL. Pay up what thou owest this pap er. Alwaya go from home to learn the news. Col. A. L. Spears was in town Tuesday. Mai. Thos. II. Hill went to Jasper Monday. Heavy frosts Sunday and Monday mornings. Wra. Lee has been deepening tne well at his house. J. B. Brock is sick at his home with malarial fever. Martin & Watley did not get much rain on the mountain last, week but thev feel sure it will come sometime hence they wait. J. B. Martin proposes to continue harness making and repairs if lie can get. support here. Now bring in your work and support home indus tries. KEEPING ROADS GOOD. Seventeen Rules Recommended by - . an English Association. The Road Improvement associa tion, of London, Eng., recently issued a m ran lor f.ontaiuinff 17 rules lor them in his everyday hat. To make a good road is one thing and to keep it in good repair is quite anoth er thing. The finest roads in Europe are tne result of the hnest repair system a circular containing u ruies xor defect w u cor. the guidance of loadruasters in keep- , Mf . na9rhad time to ing macadam and teltord roaas in Don't forget that our business is conducted on proper principles, promptness, correctness and attention If we do any work for you it will be done well. m repair, as iollows: I. Never allow a hollow, a rut, or a puddle to remain in a road, but fill it up at once witn cnips irom the stone heap. 2. reeled before it has had time to cause serious damage to the high, way. Arkansas Farmer. Saturday, Nov. 15 is the next netting of P. M. Pryor Camp, Sons of Veterans, and Post 53, G. A. H. Now let everyone attend the meet ings as important business will be brought before them. A few days ago Capt. J. W.Tbax ton presented the Tribune with th bisr-est HWtet poutoa of the season. Th? tulx?r measured IS inches around and 1:3 V -round cud ways. It weigh cd 5 p'oauJi. DunLp Tribuue. M. Martin expects to commence sawing in a few days. Mr. S. P. Pryor held services in Mullin's Cove last Sunday. The President has fixed upon Nov. 26th as Thanksgiving Day. We regret to hear of the continued illness of Mrs. A. L. Spears. Monday morning was the coldest yet. Twenty-five above Zero. Depressing to the turkeys the near approach of Thanksgiving. Next week we shall have some thing to say about the Centennial. Did vou vote as vou pleased? We did and are perfectly satisfied with ourselves. Austin Ceoninger has received his McKinley mare and is as proud as six peacocks. Martiii & Watley started up their saw mill on the mountain Wednes day morning. Mr. A. Chadom moved into one of the Brown cottages on Alabama Av enue Tuesday. Henrv Kent returned to work at Whitwell this week accompanied by A. Burnett, Sr. Another wedding ou the docket, aud more to follow as the confidence of the girls is restored. W. C. Hill made a business trip to Victoria Friday and found everybody excited over the election. The new organ has arrived and was used for the first time Sunday, with Miss Mathilde Gustafson, as organist. Now let our subscribers think of the News those who have been too busy to remember their unpaid sub scriptions we mean. The farmers have had a splendid chance to cret in wheat during the past two weeks and are still planting for all they are worth. The Dunlao Tribune has joined the army of the ready-prints. It is hard work to get out an all-home print but we prefer to do so. The campaign liars must now feel a tired feeling, as their audiences have all melted away and left them where they ought to be alone. Talk about bicycle riding if you want to seo a performance go out and watch J. W. Graham. At least it was so a week ago, but it we do not chronicle his death elsewhere, why, our John has mastered his si lent and disobediant steed and is . perambulating the rough and rocky j roads of Sequachee with the ease of I a flah ol lightning and tbe silence of j a Sphinx. We have received from the Chat- ,anooga Medicine Co., some copies of the Ladies' Birthday Almanacs for 1897, full of usefull matter ana weather forecasts. At Owen Church last Sunday ser vices were held in the morning by . a . llev. J. A. Darr, in the atternoon iy Itev. R. S. Umberger. The prayer meeting atf night closed the day. There is considerable talk of com pleting the hotel soon. It is not the result of McKinley a election, but was in consideration long before that and the projectors of the enterprise are not gold men. We send out a good many bills this week calling attention to your accounts. If you cannot pay us in the com of the realm, 6end us chick ens, eggs, butter, corn, wheat, stove wood, or anything we can use. Nature's freaks are numerous this vear. Besides Mr. Davidson's sec- ond crop June apple and our cnerries Mr. Wra. Owen now has an apple tree with blooms on it. These are facts and nothing fishy about them. They are here C. II. Davidson brought into this office Friday a second crop June ap ple. We place it in the list of News curios alongside of our second crop cherries. It was a perfectly devel oped apple about the size of a small plum. We notice from the Pikeville Ban ner that Mr. A. W. Crockett, pro prietor ot the New York Racket stores at both Whitwell and Pike ville, is advertising that he will close out business at both places in the next bO days. Attention is called to the advt of S. II. Alexander, of Jasper, this week. His reputatton as a mer chant is so well i.nd favorably es- tablished that it is not necessary tor us to sav that from Mr. Alexander and his courteous assistants polite at- tion will be given. We noticed in Wednesday's A merican a letter to the newspapers of Tennessee regarding the Cennten nial, copies of which aro claimed to have been sent to every newspaper in tha State outside of Nashville. As we have not received the document vpt. where in thunder has it gone to: Last Sunday's American and five or six other papers have likewise dis appeared in that bourne wnence nu paper returns the Post Office De partment. The question before the meeting is who appropriates those papers? And if we can get tnera reg ularly for a while, why can't we al ways? The South Pittsburg Sutes mnn of last week reached us .Monday and the Republican, Tucsday(?) Sequachee Manuf'g Co. TIip annual mpplinor of this Co. Alwavs use chips for patching Was held at the Marion bouse Wed- and for all repairs during the sum- nesday last. Mr. G. Sherman was mer season. chosen Chairman and Maj. Thomas 3. Never put fresh stones on the H. Hil, Sec'y of the meeting and a road if. bv cross picking and a maioritv of the stock of the company , 4 y j . thorough use cf the rake, the service was lepreBented. t 1 I & V mi . J can oe maue smooui anu Kept at vu me Tonowing voies were passou. proper strength and section. I Voted that the action ot tne rres- 4. Remember tnat tne raice is ine ulent and Directors in leasing tne most useful tool in your collection, Company's plant to Gustafson Bros., and it should be kept at hand the for a terra of five years, from Feb. 1 , whole year round. 1895, is hereby approved and con- 5. Do not spread large patcnes farmed, of stone over the whole width of the Voted that the President or road, but coat the middle or horse Treasurer be authorized to execute track first, and when this has worn in coat each of the sides in turn. 6. In moderately dry weather the note or notes of the said corpor ation to its creditors, as evidence of its indebtedness, and the Director s and on hard roads always pick up the at their discretion may secure such a old service into ridges six inches a- note by a mortgage or trust deed of part, and remove all large and pro- the Company s estate. jecting stones before applying a new j Voted that the Directors, if in their coating. judgement tne interest ot tne stoCK- 7. Never spread stones more holders demands it, shall institute tli an rtna etnnA Hflpn. hnt add a SCO- hiic.Ii Trrwffd intra ond take filich SteDS -.u - r ' , i e 1 ond layer when the first has worn in as may be necessary to wind up the r . i u j i : U one coat De not euuugu. corporation, ami suitcuubi im uuai- 8 Virr hont. stones unon the tr aim tn t.hisi pnd thftv ar herebv road and crack them where they lie, authorized to execute all such deeds or a smooth surface will be out ot tne and contracts ot sale and conveyance question. 1 as by them may be deemed advisable. 9, Never put a stone upon ine : The tollowmg were elected airect road for repairing purposes that will ors for the ensuing year, not freely part in every direction John S. Crane, Lakeport, N. H. .t i : i. 1 i iir t r-ii t . : xr tT tnrougn a two men nug, aiu le-ivy, u. iiieicner, jjacuma, a, n. momKr that smaller stones should be .Tnhn f!nlUnfl. Alton. N. H. usep for patehing and for all slight Edwin P. Tnompson, Belmont, N. H. I iit tt T T -1 l XT TT repairs 10. Ceccollect that hard stones should be broken to finer gauge than soft, but that the two inch gauge is the largest that should be used un der any circumstances where no steam roller is employed. 11. Never be without your ring gauge; remember Macadam's advice, that any stone vou cannot easily put into your mouth should be bro ken smaller. 12. Use chips, if possible, for W. II. Pepper, Lakeport, N. H. The meeting then adjourned wno die. Persimmon eating is all the rage now. Several of our aesthetic ladies reason thus: If 'possoms get fat on persimmons why can't they. Conse uuently the dear -creatures are de vouring the saccharine fruit by the peck, and one very musical young ladv declares that she has gained W use cnips ii possiDie, ior d fifteen hjdf binding newly- aid stones together, J P . , . usfl and remember that road sweepings, . The Jhi ghe will be taking will be anti-fat cure for obesity, or worse still, riding a bike to remove the "too, too Rolid flesh." other rubbish when used for this pur- ... pose, will ruin the best road ever constructed. 13. Remember that water-worn nr rminnpfl Hi.onfis Hiiouia never oe i tt. . - - Having sciueu iuo cicvjuuh DAtko ufed upon steep gradients, or they ; factorliy we now turn our undivided will foil irk linl tnfrctliot I . . -i i 1 ? TV 111 iUil IAS WVUVViiVll 14. Never allow dust or mud to lie on the surface of the roads, for either of these will double the cost of maintenance. 15. Ilecollect that dust becomes attention to the business of keeping hogs out of our garden. To put a wire fence to keep them out would cost the value of all the hogs in ihe town, so we shall have to divide - J Willi U1C liugs ii tucjr win ic us tuu mud at the firt shower and that b e thankf ul it is no worse. UlUU ioruia a wet uiauikUb uiaii win keep the road in a filthy condition for weeks at a time, in stead of lowing it to dry in a few hours. al- In Turner's store at Victoria, Fri day was a large turnip on exhibition. It had five distinct tops which is 16. Remember that the middle ! Komcthinor remarkable in that vecre- of the road should always be a littie table. It was raised by Capt. Frater higher than the sides, so that rain who is reported to have the best turnip field in the county. may run to the gutters at once. 17. Never allow the water tables, gutter and ditches to clog up, bnt keep them clear the whole year though. Every roadmaster and supervise r should cut these rule out and paste The celebration of Tillman's elec tion in this town Thursday night was rather premature. Tbe boys woke up next morning and found Taylor had been elected and not Tillman.