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Honor Roll Beaver Dam'School.
Effie Eubanks, Eunice Eubanks,
Minnie Lee Hamilton, Martha Mc
Daniel, Arthur McDaniel, Emmie
Wates, Earl Wash.
4 Supervisor's Notice.
The contract for operating the
ferry at Shaw's Mill will be let to
the lowest bidder on Tuesday Feb
ruary the 27th at ii a. m. The
board reserves the right to reject
anv and all bids
W. G. Wells, Supervisor.
Revival Services at Baptist^
Church. 5 ,
The revival services will begin
on Sunday morning, and continue
after Sunday every afternoon at
3.30 and every evening at 7.30.
The public are cordially invited to
every service. Good music will
add to the interest of the meetings.
Free Garden Seed.
Congressman James F. Byrnes
has sent the Advertiser a mail
pouch full of seed for free distribu
tion among the people of this vicin
ity. Any one desiring government
seed can get them by calling at The
Advertiser office. Each package
contains a paper of turnip, carrot,
watermelon, radish and lettuce.
Monument to Col. Bacon.
Beautiful in its simplicity stands
the tomb newly erected over the
grave of the lamented Col. Jas. T.
Bacon. The material is white mar
ble, and the design ia a plain una
dorned cross, the modest and un
pretentious proportions of which ve-1
fleet the life and character of him
whose last resting place it marks.
The loved ones of Col. Bacon are
most happy in the selection of the
design, in which opinion all who
view it, will concur.
Frances Willard Program.
There will be a contest for a sil
ver medal at the Baptist church on
Sunday afternoon, the program in
detail appearing in another column.
This contest will result in the win
ning of a silver Frances Willard
medal by one of the young ladies,
and the afternoon's program is pri
manly intended to celebrate the
birthday of Frances Willard the
founder of the World's Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. To
this meeting everybody is invited
on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Cannery Meeting to be Held
Mr. W. W. Adams,
Edeefield, S. C.
Dear Mr. Adams:
I regret to have
to write you at this time, but owing
to Mr. Hamilton having been called
north it will be necessary to drop
temporarily our meeting for pro
posed canning factory plan. How
ever, hope to be able to take mat
ter up very soon. Will notify you
uta later date as to definite time
for calling this meeting.
Very truly yours,
John F. Monroe, Agt.
A Reliable Piano Tuner.
Get your pianos in first class fix
now for the spring. Mr. J. P. Hol
land, of Greenwood, S. C., who
for ?any years has been in the em
ploy of Holland Bros, of Green
wood, S. C., is now in Edgef?eld.
He has recently completed his course
in piano tuning and regulating at
the Chicago Conservatory of piano
tuning, and is fully-qualified, to do
reliable work. He hereby solicits
your patronage. Have your piano
made right while he is here. He will
get your orders at The Advertiser
office. If not ready now, write him
later at Greenwood.-Adv.
Plum Branch School.
As other boys and girls are writ
ing about their schools, I will tell
tell you a little about mine. We
have a nice school house. It has
four room s to it, and we have three
teachers. Prof. Fender, Miss May
Roper, and Miss El lo ree Ander
Hike to go to school very much,
and I love my teacher, Prof. Fen
der. He is so kind and good to us.
I am in the eighth grade. We have
a large school of about one hun
dred and ten scholars.
jThe weather has been bad to go
to school in this winter, and some
bad roads to walk on.
We have had a sad loss in the
death of Mrs. C. P. Holley.
Mrs. Minnie Freeland of Georgia
has moved to Plum Branch, and we
are glad to have them with us.
Our Sunday-School is a good one,
but hope it will be better still when
the weather improves. Measles is
all the go now. *In spite of the
snow yesterday, I saw the boys go
ing to see the girls.
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?Mest Newspaper In j?mith fepliira
VOL. 76. . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY" 14, 1912 NO. 52
Voutiffster Should Always 1
Co Ic s tr tx m Milk of Its :
Nurse Until Eigi
FOR FAT GEESE
Corn Meal and Milk, With Some
Beef Scraps, Makes Almost
Dressed geese are largely in demand
in the cities during the fall months,
but choice birds will bring good
prices the entire year, writes W. F.
Purdue, in an exchange. Do not of
fer old stock, however, as they are not
desired by the purchasers, and are
more suitable to their owners as
breeders. There is no advantage of
selling oft* the old stock of geese, as
they live many years, and the older
birds are generally best for breeding
purposes, and the young ones bring
better prices in the market.
Do not proceed to fatten the geese
suddenly, but . confine gradually. Al
low several in a small yard, which
should be kept clean and somewhat
Corn meal and milk, with some beef
scraps, wheat and brewers' grains
A mash composed of four parts
cornmeal, one part wheat bran, one
part middlings and one part of beef
scraps is a very good ration. Wet
this just enough to have it in a dry.
crumbly state, and feed all they will
eat up clean three times a day.
Do not give them green food while
fattening. They should be kept away
from bathing water during this pe
riod, but a plenty of water for drink
ing purposes should be kept in their
pen. Also keep a good supply of grit
before them. Fast for twenty-four
hours before killing.
Goslings may be put up to fatter
when from 8 to 10 weeks old. After
they are 12 weeks old they will begin
to shed, and will fatten readily then
until the end of the season. Previ
ous to being confined they should
have a good range where grass is
plentiful, and lt will then require but
i few days to get them ready.
Dry Shelter for Sheep.
If you are going in for a few sheep
this season, don't overlook the matter
of shelter. Sheep must be kept dry as
to fleece and feet, otherwise your ven
ture will result disastrously. Provide
dry quuarters for wet weather and.,
yenTl have no difficulty In carrying
Feeding Mare With Colt
Is it fair to expect a mar? to do a
full day's work and suckle a vigorous
and always hungry colt without extra
allowance of feed?
<Bjr D. H. OTIS, "Wlhconsln.)
Young calves need whole milk for
the first few days. The calf should
always have the first or colostrum
milk of the cow and be allowed to
nurse the cow until the eighth or
ninth milking, when the milk is
suitable for human food. Feed often
with small amounts to avoid over
feeding. Teach the calf to drink and
feed whole milk for at least three
weeks, changing to a skim milk diet
The amount of milk fed should be
carefully regulated. A good plan
with the normal calf ls to give four
pounds (two quarts) of whole milk
three times per day, fed sweet and at
blood temperature. In the state of
nature the calf gets milk containing
about throe per cent. fat. Our domes
ticated cows have been bred in some
instances to give nearly twice this
amount. Milk that is too rich may
Peed the Calf In a Comfortable
:ause serious trouble from scours. v
md in feeding such milk care should *
>e exercised to give limited amounts 8
it the proper temperature. The feed- fc
ng of whole milk should be con- J
lnued for about three or four weeks, |
trhen the number of me?is may be 0
educed to two per day. From one- %
ialf to a pint of skim-milk may now J
>e substituted for an equal quantity b
f whole milk. The amount of skim- I1
allk may be gradually Increased and a
he amount of whole milk corre- P
pondingly decreased until, at the end ; B
f a week or ten days, the calf is get
ing all ski.TI-miIk. .
Skim-milk is a cheap feed for calves
ut should be fed carefully in limited
uantities and only while it is warm ;
nd sweet. Skim-milk may form tne ,
F CALF ARE
?YFEED AND CARE
be Allowed to Have First or
Motlier and Perm itt? 2 to
ith or Ninth Milk
principal diet of the calf for eight
months or a year. Factory skim-milk
should always be pasteurized to avoid
the spread of tuberculosis. The best
skim-milk is that which is fresh from
the separator and still warm. Ex
periments show that it is only one
fourth as expensive to raise a calf on
skim-milk as whole milk. Two
pounds of grain with the proper
amount of skim-milk equals one
pound of butter fat. Buttermilk or
whey may profitably be fed to calves.
Grain for calves should be fed first
while the calf ls quite small with a
little bran to aid the calf in learning
to eat. High priced concentrates are
unnecessary and give not better re
sults than corn meal, oats and bran,
ground barley, etc., when fed in
proper combinations. At four to six
weeks a calf has good teeth and can
grind his own feed. A variety of
feeds is advantageous and best re
suits will usually be secured from mix
The following list may serve as a
guide to the calf feeder in making
selections or combinations to suit his
1. Corn meal gradually changed in
four to six weeks to shelled corn with
or without bran.
2. Whole oats and bran.
3. Whole oats and corn chop, the
latter gradually replaced by shelled
corn in four to six weeks.
4. Ground barley with bran or
5. Shelled corn and ground Kafir
corn or sorghum.
6. Whole oats, ground barley, and
7. A mixture of 20 pounds of corn
meal, 20 pounds of oat meal, 20
pounds of oil meal, 10 pounds of blood
meal and 5 pounds of bone meal,
changed to corn, oats and bran when
calves are three months old.
8. A mixture of 5 pounds whole
oats, 3 pounds bran, 1 pound corn
meal and 1 pound of linseed meal.
The calf may be taught to eat
grain by rubbing a little on its mouth
when it is through drinking milk.
From this it will soon learn to eat
from the feed box.
The roughage for calves should
first be fed at two or three weeks of
age when the calf begins to eat grain.
Good clean hay, either timothy, blue
grass, clover or alfalfa, may be used.
Corn silage is an excellent calf feed
when fed in moderate amounts. Good
pasture is an essential after four to
six months of age, and if the calf ls
"turned out for only a few hours each
day at first scours will be avoided.
Farmer Will Find His Stock Not
Only Better in Looks* Bat His
Profits Will Show Bis
Nearly e7ery farmer has several
Sogs and in nearly all cases they are
not worth their feed. A pair of good
Scotch collies, English colHes, shep
herds, beagles, fox terriers or any
other breed to which you may take a
fancy can not only he. made to pay
Well Bred Collie.
for their keep, but will add a nice
little sum to the farm purse, as young
dogs of a pure breed can always find
a ready sale.
To have all the stock on a farm of
a pure breed seems to some people to
be impossible, but the farmer will find
tsat his stock are not only better in
looks, but with careful management
ah increase of from 25 per cent, to 50
per cent in his profits can easily be
Eggs and Exercise.
The hens to lay well in cold weather
mist have plenty of exercise. If they
ire to be confined, give them a deep
Itter of straw to scratch in, and place
he grain feed in this straw so they
dil scratch. Inactive hens will not
c-y. It is a good plan on the farm to
How the chickens the run of all the
larns and stables during the day. They
rill do no damage at this time and
fill secure a lot of feed that would
therwise go to waste. In securing it
hey will be compelled to exercise,
rhich will promote laying. Also, the
aro ls a dry, warm place for fowls
a winter, and dryness and warmth
re great factors in their health and
roductlveness. They can easily be
hut out of the barn at night.
New Rake Patented.
Fnv <Mr<g gardens and flower
- been patented which
::ittuular hoe on tho
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For Sale, or exchange 50 bushels
?ng staple seed.
R. 6. Shannonhouse.
Just in foi sprin
ment boys knicke]
*pant3 in nsw pattt
Nice lot of new
in voil larges.
Buster Brow n 1
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a hole in them
Buster Brown s
Velvet and swec
in the new styles ?
Spring oxfords j
ufacturers in all th
our 50c shirts w,ai
return after wearir
36-inch pajama 1
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