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VOL. 4.
NO. 19
Ik I I I
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
(To be continued.)
Pay up what thou owest this pap
Alwaya go from home to learn the
Col. A. L. Spears was in town
Mai. Thos. II. Hill went to Jasper
Heavy frosts Sunday and Monday
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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ond layer when the first has worn in as may be necessary to wind up the
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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.
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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
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
other rubbish when used for this pur-
pose, will ruin the best road ever
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 ?
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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.
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
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.

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