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POINTERS FOR POULTRY BUYERS.
"Iin've you ever purchased a sick
rowl hn omrhiet and fft-v k v Me
family for i Sunday dinner?'
"IIave yOu ever Selcted a sleC chick
en from your own flock and served it
to t:he mInister of your church. the
guest of the family?"
"Wha't a shocking idea! How dare
you hIsinuate such a horrible thing?"
"Well, dear inadam, we are not here
to iininate, but to tell you kindly that
there are many housewives who pur
chase fowls under the impression that.
all are healthy. With them it is Him
ply a question of age and weight and
juley tenderness. There are others,
however, who have placed a han
againt dressed poultry and who pit
every live fowl through a strict exam
ination before dressing it for the ta
We comie to the reader of this arti
cle with a few pertinent points for
purchasers of poultry. They may save
a doctor's bill. We watched a farm
er's wife dress a Plymouth Rock for
"How can you tell when a chicken is
healthy?" we asked.
"I always kill the hen that's laying.
I take her off the nest. A laying hen
Is always healthy."
"She was right," you say.
But listen. They don't keep hens on
nCsts in meat markets, jid roosters do
not always lay. People eat two-thirds
rooster. According to her rule, the
nonprollt payer would always drone.
and the lousy, skinny old cluck would
always get the hatchet.
"The hen that lays is the hen that
Does it piay to kill the layer when
eggs are 50 cents a dozen? Egg farms
aren't meat markets. The layIng hen
is not always well.
A good neighbor persisted in killing
a lie that Iad chronic diarrhea.
We said, "Eury her."
"Not a I i. fat hen like that. She
lays. We wilI have her for dinner."
No; you wouldn't be guilty of such
a thing. We belleve you, but you
might sin against the family health
through ignoran ce. Let us give you
soeic polliters for purchasing and se
Do not select a male bird with a flop
comb. Iens' combs often turn over
naturally, buit a rooster's (lop comb is
an hiidientlon of weaknes's or disease.
A manlu's comb may lbe misshaipen
and turn, lbut you can quickly detc~t
this, as it wIll have a thin base or' a
fold in front.
A lousy rooster's comb often turns
dlown, amd he gets lanky. Flop combs
in little roosters often come from head
D~o not bny a fowl with a loose comb.
When a chlckenl's comb pulls back
fromlu the beauk you will generally find
yellow liquId underneath.
Just b'e nervy enough to lift the fowl
and smell its beak. It will not be
"sweeOt violets." It will be catarrh or
roup,. and you will never forget that
smell. You will likely notice a yel
low liquId running tromn the nostrIls,
and this proves that the fowl's head
5s clogged wIth yellow~ bloody matter.
Tihiese troules conme from colds, and
you will fiid their victimus in near'ly
ever'y shipinmg crate that is exposed to
wIn try wveathler.
D~on't buy chickens with scabby,
D)on't (eat chickens with dark combs.
They arec generally daubed up behind
and have cholera, diarrhea or sour
criop). It' time comb is white, it Is scurvy:
if yelow, It Is jaundice. If the comb
is scauly and the feathers are off the
neck. it Is f'avus. If the head and eves
are swollen, it. ia cold or roup. If the
head hais yel low toppeid sore(s, It Ia
chicken pox. If the throat has whIte
patches, it Is diphthila.
Chlekens with scaly legs aire objec
tionabile. Larige swellings that bulge
upi between the toes is bumblefoot.
Look out for gangrene or blood poIson.
The lhet that dIrags a big sack behind
does not carry a dozen eggs, as y'ou
supIpose. It Is likely a cheesy tumnor.
Avoid turkeys wIth white, black or'
swollen heads. Geese and ducks with
limber neck-stre unfit for use. Do inot
select lable birds haphazard. The
clear combed, bright eyed, sprlgl'tly,
good feeder, with few exceptions, 1s
the bird fit fmern anpcum.
Don't forget the midnight head jerk
ers. The best preventive is a Iullidog
Clothes wringer. Catch on?
Don't put your mistakes 0:1 ohers.
Wheit a man oters you it trade and
you accept, you are the ducto:-. If you
get caught with your eyes open. don't
squeal. It's your own funeral.
Don't buy a lot of high prieed eggs
and then get angry because the hatch
[ig mnachine isn't sent on a special. An
incubator in hand is better than a
hundred rotten eggs on the garbage
WAR IN DOVELAND.
What's wrong within the pigeon coop?
The squab raisers charge the middle
nuen with brealkitg up the business by
faking $4 or $5 on a shipuent and gob
biiilug the profl s. What slick brokers
to catch such old birds with chaff!
MA tte's th 9quab Gr-a f t comlpany.
I:iliing Fpecial bird trade with its hot
air picture books and cull stock. Hing
'Om! I'igeon show muen atre knockig
against being cooped in the pelnilt uil
lery itt the chicken shows. and some
quit p!aying and Joined the Pouters'
club. Tut. tut! Where's that olive
branch? lut worst of nll Is the sorrow
of the poor g.rnft victim. Listen!
"Millions in squabs."
"Easy work and rich returns for con
tenarians. nvalids may lie in bed and
"Give the babe in the cradle a chance
to earn his milk and a million by rals
"Find check ($) inclosed." replied a
myriad of hot air castle builders, and
FAMOUs PIOEON GYMNASTs, THE n1OLTEn
the Graft company unloaded pigeon
"Are pigeons all roosters?" asks a
poor fenmiale cnught in the graft net.
No. poor dear. but manty fea:le
rquabs. being the weaker. (lie in in
fancy. !eaving bachelor squals "to
Three hundred "guaranteed mated
homers" were sold to inl innocent. and
each wrinkld he! had just tfty-nine
There were ten little eggs laid. and
295 cocks laid. hillIng and cooine:. aside 1
and squabbled as to Vho should be
papal of those teni little squabs.
At this junictnre a stranger appeared
and bought thbe whbole engeful for a
somng. Next day it was dliscovered they
had been shipped back to the Squab
Graft com1panyl to be sold1 to the next
"But no one seems to know how to
tell the sex." Listen!. Buy your hiomer-s
C. 0. D. Take an -extra erate to
the express5 filee nnd h i tranlsfrinhg
tihe birds a pply this test: Take a pigeon
by the hill, holding feet with thet ot her
hand. If tail turns down while wlin:rs
flap, it's a rooste.r; up, it's a hen.
This is cocksure.
FEATHERS AND EGGSHELLS.
The Y. M. C. A. or Worcester, Mass.,
has introduced a poultry course. It's
going rounad the circle, and the wom
en's clubs will soon lie swinging In.
Then there will be a cackling.
Th'ie poultry.nwnm who keep htens and
ducks are in it when eg:.s ar'e hIgh.
Tlhe liens lay in daylight and the ducks
at nIght. 1If the duic'ks quacked over
their eg;gs as a hen cenekies. the chick
en houise would lbe full of nigh tmares.
Maniy People in the eities have nn
annual arrangement with poulItrymen
at a distance for eggs the ye'ar around
at one price. Fa milics pitch In and
get a crate pet' wveek. Thelmy mann smael;'
their lips in oggs-ultation whille others
growl like all creation.
The fellow who is too sthigy to pay
at decent priice for hatching eggs and
sneaks them att thle store wvhereo the
lpoultrymlant tr'ades eggs is a we'ascl.
Fortunately few htigh class breeding
eggs get to tihe store, and thtoso that do
are fixed. That fixes 'emt.
The surest way to get fresh eggs is
to become a private customer of a
thoroughbred poul1try iraiser- who runs
his plant for a liv-ing. Ills hens must
lay thte year' around, and lhe must feed
scientifically and keep htis henis in nai
tary qluarter's or be goes hungry.
Whlat's the cockfight about ini the
Amterican Poultty associatiotn? Is it
the result of high leading, hIgh breed
lng or high feeding? Is it a ease of
swelled head, wid~ puff or high p~erchi
ambition? There'll bo some pretty
feathers nutlied soon. Wire to :ann
for the peuce envoy.
A poultryman in Maine has discov
ee(d the crowlerm rooster. As Maine is
prohibition. we sltould expect every.
tl!fig t9 ho (lone on the quiet. Better
ship those speak-eatry roosters to Wash
ington. where neighbors are getting
out injunctions against cocks crow ing
In the carly inorn. This will in:.l:e
peace. There's enough high perch, (-n.
grossinl cock-a-doodleism inl Wad!h
By the loo S of things next spring
will see niany new chicken enterprises
launched. This will prevail every
where. Our big incubator firms are
shipping hatching machinery to all
parts of the world. They are now
batching with incubators lin Jerusalemti.
aid our l'rooders tire enring for clileks
that are descendants frot the cock
that crew thrice. I'anama:, the land of
mongrel stock. will eatch the yillow
hen fever and Import fline eggs from
the United Sates. If you join the fast
InereaJing procession, we wish you
WHERE TO BUY
'OULTRY AND EGGS
P - . s h> coib Brown Leghorns.
- 'in in, the South. Pir
et Iin -: '.: P, .McCarty, Pick
l ack .lire ..- TIh birds thIt h.v in
iriter t-. Il;ch. d inl Februarv and
00mlimtlencek-d htioni. iM September ind
ma, :iv-r-. 1In l, s, each, up to M.u.
th;I. A ruw be tihttrs of eggs at $2 00
wer 15. Tley ine. fiim bards aind were
von a high ait k b*% 3arshall
Mr--. N1. F. Hester,
I et 1 ,1 I-v: Itue Si'rvice.
D ; ric:. ( f S..u'.h Carolina,
Dea :uy CI!.- c'or's Oflice,
t Pick,-n, S. C , Feb. 21. 1903.
'Not ice is I.ei (. by given that Owh fol low
ng-dlescribed prolwrJety having been
iized on tho 2-th day of February, 1908.
iear Brown's )Iountain, in Pickiens
omtity, S. '., for violation of Sections
242 and 3290, R. S. U. S., parties claim
rig the sane must. file bond in the Col
ector's office within thirty days of the
late hereof, or the same will be forfeit
d to the United States: One 1-horse
N1agon, 1 innie, 1 set single harnets, 1
hot -gut, 2 r;fle-gun. - gallons corn
vhtisk;y, seized from J. C. Wade.
J(tIN P. SCRUGUS,
feb2 Dep. Col. 3d Dis. S. C.
Notice of Election
Jflice of County Superintendent of Ed
ucation of Pickenis County.
Piekens. S. C., March 3d, 1908.
Whereas, a petiti.n from the freehold
,rs and .lect os (if Johnson's school
Estrict No. 10. hAs been filed with the
lountv lHonrd of Education of Pickens
.ounty asking t-aid Board for permission
to holI an election in said Dietrictto de
.rintai(e wherlisi or1 not two and one
malf mills amhlit ional shall be levied on
;he above distriet.
It appearing to the County Roard of
Educatiioni that the' petitions meet the
wiuire imintI of l,- law. Therefore, It is
>rdered that tw tritees of the above
immed dst.e-wt do hold an election on
darch 2Sh at Jnhnttstt n's school house,
or the aI.. staied pirpIose. 'Ihe trus
ers shall hi.- mnagers and~ shall
onidutl ihis *Ilect ion as all geteral elee
!ins Litr' Ocanani~el- and strictly in~
iecordanceiL w"th I)seLction 1208 of the
Ily order of County Bonrd of Edutca
ion.i. Tr. HALLUM,
Secretarv and Chairman.
75 Acre(s Wioodl bmdI inl
P~ickens co1uty Onl Ensta
too crlecl, knIownI as Muir..
phree or Eindle Iy lanids.
Will sellI forb 810. per'
First (come, fir'st ser'ved.
J. J. FRET WELL,
Ander~son, S. U.
DtIAnIt.F-sTION & WESTERtN JA1ROLINA
It A ILW.AY.
*Iruit andt Ilirtuare of Trains, Green
ville, 5. C. E.11.ct ive A prl 14, 1900,
;:3 ni t, Nii. IN ch uiy exceept Sundtay, for laiu
JUniu reus 5:444 5 it
|2:15 y mo. No. 533 dailye for E~nurens, ('initont
Trini No. S3 I or Utithmond~, \vashttingtn
W . t ris No5. 1 for $;ipautaug anid
Iraint Nit 2 for (ireeniwoodi, Aiagustai, (ete.
.\ rrive L~iarens I :35 pi m, Clinton
i:n . Newbierry :t. 10 p. tm, Coliumbia -I:1
Siuimter 5:24' y mi. ?il4hetont 9:-10, sp'nt tan
burg i. :30 p. mn, Greentwood 2:-lit p iiu, y ii
Augustai 5'2 p. ma.
S:.10 y m. No. 3I |ilyt except Sitadlay. for titau
res atit intermsedhtst tions. ArrIve ati
10:21 a m, No.8$, diIly except Sun day' frmta
Laurt i an i tite(rmetdiatlest91ats.
o00 p m, Nii. 85, dily -x ceptl Sunadny, from
LiiurenisastI int ermaetdtate stationtt.
1;m pttm, No. 52, dil y fromt Chlarleston Suminter,
t'olumbin, Newhierry, Cl intonl, Spar ltahmtg,
- AuguslaGreentwoodt Lautrenis.etc.
Tra ins N O. 52 itid :53 rin i throuigh btweeu cn
J. W. Ligion, Aglt. Geo. T1. ttryan, Geni. Ag:.
GREE;I-N \' I LE~i, S. c.
[I _ t I traind. T1rnf. Aati. Atwiustat ntt
Now is the time t
120 acres near Central; 30 in /
cultivation, balance in timber; cl
15 acres in bottom. $ii.oo
per acre. 2
$i,ooo.oo. 16o acres; good V
5-room house and outbuildings;
5o acres in cultivation. 'I his $i
place is known as the Parrott id
place near Antioch church io ei
miles of Pickens.
256 acres original timber land PI
with good houses and good lY
orchard; only 8 miles from
Pickens; fine strong land. Go- V
ing at $4.50 per acre. This is ni
a bargain. pI
Let us know your wants, and v
4at-M Real Estate a
Office over Picke
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byw toepat. e rats
Mainiy famrcwlte thati
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vsery gcancs possible asii
atyie from sarve teir crop
musthecoitaen in tat
posiy e aeoii on r
stok a mchaouissn foody
as teycnwposibe confirm
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ifthey fact tohbe
is nt intheamount ofe blu
in teraisqualt th cot.
ar tebeti the r ob
deopd o the utost.
arne besn ine
o buy Bargains.
acre on-Main Street in Pick
is. Price $400.
lots in the town of Calhoun
hich can be bought dirt cheap..
lithin stone's throw of depot.
100. New 4-room house;
eal location in town of Pick
is. Let us show you this.
acres in good r'esidence
)rtion near the college. On
le have also a few of those
cc! lus lft on the Robinson
ace. Desirable property.
re will fill them.
ns Drug Co.
Psil Yeld~ per. Ace
ersl 01 tya; n vr
sold to Southern farm
The best results in
producing corn, the
good old stand-by crop
of the South, follow the
application of 200 to
800 pounds of the right
fertilizer. Virginia- Carolina
Fertilizers will greatly "in
crease your yields per acre"
of corn or any other crop, even
on poor land-and the most
wvonderful rcsulta are produced
through its use on good land.
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