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While Medium-Sized Animal
portion to His Weight, Yel
Else -One of Medii
A good type of farm horse. This
stallion and a standard-bred mare. . I
enough for all general work on the far
(By J. M. BELL. Virginia.)
The heavy draft has his place, so
ioes the diminutive pony, but neither
if these extremes in horseflesh fills
the bill for general use on the farm.
One horse on our place, now in his
twenty-third year, was practically
lound after nineteen years of steady
work, work which* included hauling
cordwood, lumber and railroad ties
over roads which were never of the
best, and this faithful beast did his
part day after day in all weathers
alongside of foul?e and other Horses,
many of which were heaving and the
majority are new out of commission
from age and other infirmities.
"Old Major," as he ls known
throughout the covratryside, was raised
ind for 21 years belonged to the party
who raised him. and was bought by
the writer last spring.
His former. owner was a country
storekeeper, farmer and wood mer
chant, and withal a fox-hunter, weigh
ing close to 200 pounds.
He aug his saddle are a load for
any horse in a run across country aft
er a pack of Ylrginia hounds.
During each season and for a dozen
Fears or more. "OH Major" bore his
master on hunts innumerable with
never a blunder, and from the time he
was two and one-half years old until
he was sold last spring he was the
general utility animal around the
ft seems like ste'ching the truth to
recount the 19 years of steady work
of this remarkable horse; work under
the saddle, In fight and heavy harness,
that would have killed many a heav
ier, or lighter horse long ago (for
there ls no more wearing work than
that of the general-utility horse On
the farm), a week's plowing followed
by two or three days' light . harness
work, then a few more days' plowing,
next, hauling the wood ta a team, to
say notting of the Smday trip to
It 13 not one object to say anything
deroga tv ry negardlng the merits of
any type of horse, for, as before ?tated,
they all have their uses.
However, in passing, lt is worthy of
note that while the medium-size boree
on the farm can do heavy work ia
proportion to his weight, yet the very
heavy horse le? utterly useless-Sor any
thing but heavy work,-beto^ entirely
. ont of place when It comes to work ta.
the saddle or ia light oaraeoa.
There ase many farmers these dar?
who are working on the Intensive sys
tem, cultivating small areas of crops,
some of thees having left the city for
Their famines will want the horses
to ritte br drive occasionally, and j?n
tese these farms can keep extra, horses,
teaxss for work ano also'the pleasure
horses, let them keep those of medi
um sise weighing 1,000 to 1?00 pounds.
When a team of this sis? ls not busy
at farm work, they can be put to the
surrey or carriage.ana make a fair
showing on the road, as a pleasure
I Beside doing considerable farm
work stace I have owned this horse, I
have driven him regularly.
The conformation of id Major"
ls most exeeilent-from a atar? point ol
service; his head is well set on h?
neck, and his neck ls well set in bl*
shoulders, which are strong ?nd deeply
muscled at the seme time; his barret
ls fine and round; in other words,'bc
ls well ribbed out
Ela coupHng ls good, his hips wldf
hut not ragged, while his Iotas vit
thighs are indicative of strength.
His hocks are good and clean pl
blemishes, likewise Mo pasterns; witt
the exception of Blight wind puffs, blt
common bones are fiat end broad; bli
feet are rather small sad too narrow
at the heels, causing him to cuff br ai
one*time from contracted heels, ow
lng partly, no doubt, to poor and. core
less shoeing. This defect has beet
greatly remedied sic ce I have had hie
shod under the di section of a comp?
One more word about our oU
friend: His feed, since he was weaned
up to the present time, was corn oi
the ear as a grain ration, from 12 to ll
. Can Do Heavy Work tn Pro.
t He Is Unfit for Anytnasg
am Weight Is Best
is a cross between a German Coach
Has line action and .spirit and is heavy
ears twice dally, hay for roughage,
with com stover, cut shucks, occasion
ally, but generally hay.
He has had very little shelled oats,
bran or mill stuff.
Since I have owned him, which is
for the oast year, I bave fed him some
bran and oats, but he still grinds
whole COT? well.
GOOD PLAN FOR
Illustrations and Detailed Xn<
structions for the Construc
tion ot a Convenient
Here is a good, plan for a self-clos
ing gate, writes E. J. Wehrlin, in the
Orange Jud* Farmer. The upright
piece at the hinge end of the gate is
made higher than the post it swings
on. A crossbar ls driven tightly
through a hole, at right angles with
the gate? Make the crossbar 2 feet
long or over and run wires from the
ends of the crossbar to a point 2 feet
from the crossbar and continue by a
single wire for 1 foot
A spiral spring from a mower
binder is here attached and a wire
is connected with this spring and run
to the second post of the fence. This
Gate Latch Conotruotion.
gate will i wing either .way and he
palled shut again. A latch made aa
described la tho drawing will be a
great ?elp. T>ke ^ piece, of hart
stood; oak or maple; and ssw a?, indi
cated at c. Thia should be 8x2x3 and
sawed BO e should^ bo J. inch', thicker
than the tah*' part?\Two pieces
should be sawed iBke b, just so,t2x
thia part af c will elide easily throng*
lt Then saw a, making the groot*
1% to?hea wffle sad ita edges round
ing so the latch will work easily, and
attach tor the fence poet hcettontaUv
A spiral apateg from a shade roi w
la attached aa shown la sketch. TMi
la Inexpensive bui serviceable, and
works finely if rightly made.
ttttfc Freie C?rame* Goat.
A common goat will eat only OB?
eighth' aa much as a cow, bat wifj
give more thea that proportion ia
milk. Butter made ?from goats' milk
will not keep ead must be eaten fresh
from tho churn, la nw nz parta ol
the eaat goa ta are being raised fas
larger numbera thea ever before ta
supply milk aad butter for tho very
Laborers in South America.
Farm laborers In the South Amort
cfin republic of Argentina receive fi
la gold a day and their board duri nj
the busy season. On account of th?
cholera ia Italy no emigrants fron
that country are now permitted ia Ar
gent! na. '
1 beg: to annouuce to rm
generali" that 1 have re-e
business, and am in a posi
intrusted to me with a dui
the confidence placed in r
I also represent one of 1
dent Health companies,
share of your business a
past kindnesses shown me
C. A. I
Rear of N. G. Evans, Esq
THIS IS 1
that holds (he fine
coffee roaster's arl
all that years of es
is included in a sp
blending that has
more than 100 ya
this can, ready and
is kept fresh, cris]
dampness and di
by this airtight <
guarantees the pur
I have opened a wood ;
deliver wood any size or ]
at reasonable pricea. C
Will move my saw cut
or more cords are offered
I also rua a public dr
phone is No. 33.
J. R. TO
Misses and children's Gingham and
percale drep es at one half price.
I am closing out my line of la
dies shirt waists. The regular price
is il.98. Now $1.19.
J. W. Peak.
The American lady Corset in
Btyles to fit all figures, for sale by
Mens, Ladies, Childrens, Oxfords |
just received, at
Dunovant & Co.
A beautiful lot of 10c Organdi
which we always sell at 10c, for 7c.
J. W. Peak.
Rub-My-Tiam will cure you.
We are still selling the celebrated
Studebaker wagon. The best yet,
Wilson <fc Cantelou.
The best makes in children's and
ladies oxfords direct from the man
ufacturers to be found in the city J
at Rives Bros.
Full supply of baseball goods at
f. friends and the pub?c
ntered the tire i:isur;inee
lion to place any business
i and proper regard for
ne by my patrons.
;he leading Life and Acci
Respectfully soliciting a
ncl with, appreciation or
, ? am, truly yours,
st product of the
:. All that skill,
Kgerience, all that
?dal formula for
been a secret for
irs, is given you in
convenient for use.
p, free from dust,
can, whose label
ity of its contents.
if the many ?mi
tre sure to find
?-ard and am prepared to ,
ength anywhere in town
an also fill orders for
wood where lots of four.;
at one place.
ay. Ring me up. My
FOR SALE-Two (2) fine cows.
J. R. Strother.
Splendid opportunity to invest in
comfortable summer foot wear, at
Dunovant & Co.
If you want a nice carriage, call
and see our line.
Wilson A Cantelou. '
10 doz. of ladies $1.00 Sailors to
close oat at 49c.
All goods in our Millinery de
partment will go now at less than
10 pieces of 25c Voils in all best
shades at 15c
We re-cover all kinds of umbrel
las. Also make buttons, send us
che goods and state size wanted. F.
G. M ERTINS.
Stetson hats and other fine fine
makes $2.50 up. Also straw hats
to close out cheap. Write F. (r.
MERTINS, Augusta, Ga.
You Pay For
It's < lenient
lt's l'aient Plaster
lt's Gasoline Oil
It's Kerosene Oil
It's Machine Oil
It's Auto Oil
It's Motor Oil
It's C. S. Hulls
It's C. S. Meal
AND THEN! WILL EXPECT TO BUY
YOUR COTTON SEED. ALSO HAVE
THE ARTICLES FOR YOU AS EVER.
E. S. JOHNSON.
BEWARE OF MALARIA.
Malaria-Chills and Fevers-common
complaints among people living in ino
Southeastern States, can bc effectively re
lieved in the shortest possible time by
R L. T.-Richardson's Laxative Tonic.
This prescription has been used thirty
five years by Dr. Richardson, of Anderson,
S. C., in his daily practice as a family
physician, and has behind it thousands of
testimonials from many prominent South
Carolinians and citizens of other neighbor
ing states. R. L. T. is a wonderful cor
rector of liver troubl?s and the greatest
tonic on the market today. You can abso
lutely rely on it in any case of chills and
fever or malarial poison, constipation or
If any member of your family need a
tonic that strengthens and builds, go to
your druggist today and get a fifty-cent or
a dollar bottle of R. L. T., and watch the
quick, steady improvement If your drug
gist can't supply you write R. L. T. Co.,
Anderson, S. C.
The Best Liver Medicine
THE MOST PERFECT TONIC
?Qc & 81.00 per Bottle. All Drag Stores, j
Light Saw, Lathe and .Shin
gjle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
md Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Wabalar'a NIWINTEINATIONAL Dkttaaary,
(G. & C. Umim Ca., SyriarfiaM, HIM.)
aorpaeaaa lb? aid laiaraatiaaal aa Heb u fiat
Wak aicaalaa* ka pr Jae aw ar. Ca tia M
fawWatiaa. a mm aaaara? adara tel a- k*3t.
Tia ragaaatracbaa km tess camad es ifcreajl
(.may y ?ara ky a larg? fare* al trajan*1 waiker at
aadtr tka MMTTiaiaa of Dr. W. T. Harri?,
faraar Uah aa* Stataa C-?ni aa ar al Etea*
tia*, aa* ra?afarca* ky away caaioaaA ap i rial?
?ala. Tk* lafa^? Wvakaaawarraagaa'aod
aaw&fia*. . Tk* Baak? al tanaa aW?aa* ku
? aaara tba* jajiML Tk* atyaalaay,
araaaya, pteeajajtiitiaa, kara maiva* aa
?aariaf ackalariy laker. . Tk* tasfiag* al
Eagtisk Istareraraia? erar a***a castariaa, tk*
tcrauaaUfy ?I tko aria ?aa! achacas,'?ad tka
aray-aay laaack *f atraat, aka?, aad lian
kaia, ara ara natta wi li faScaaaaaa cleanata.
Ia sit* af Taeakolary, ia rickaaaa al f Mani
?a/artaatiaa, aa? ia caaraaiaaca af eaaaalta
baa, tka kaak ?ala a eaw sark ? laucafrapby.
40Cfl)00 weds and phrases. -
r 27W pajes.
trna ta mt aatMaw ft Sfacbua hmm.
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the beat old line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Make your porches comfortable
during the summer by using the
celebrated Vudor Porch Shades.
We carry a large supply.
Back of your lens should
be Ansco Film. It takes a
quicker, clearer impression,
makes a finer negative
and more artistic pictures.
Have you seen the super
ior Ansco Cameras that
open horizontally-the way
you want to take nine
tenths of your pictures?
All sizes and all prices here.
GEO. F. KIMS, Edgefield, S."c
B r A. T. SAMUEL,
will do your fiaUhinj
A beautiful lot of 75c lace cur- .
Laius for 49c.
J. W. Peak.
The best assortment and fit in
men's and boys' shirts. Can be
Ladies' writing desks in mahoga
ny, birdseye maple, weathered oak
in mission effect. Open and roller
top office desks and office chairs.
Ramsey & Jones.
I will stand my pedigreed jack at
ny home for the spring season.
Weight 1,145 pounds. Julian R.
Strother.-, Fee $12i.v
Georgia Cane Syrup, fresh from
,be South Georgia farms, at
Large stock of wagon and buggy
?arness, also parts of harness. See
)ur saddles, bridles and blankets
. Ramsey Jb Jones.
We have now in stock a line of
;ut glass and cbinaware suitable for
vedding presents. We invite your
W. E; Lynch & Co.
Brighten the interior of your
lome by using Alabastine on your
Look at our buggies and harness
>efore buying, we will save you
Wilson & Can ; i ou.
Come to us for onion sets, and
jandreth's celebrated garden seeds
>f s?l kinds. They, never fail to
Keep out the dwease-spreading
nosquitoes and flies by getting your
vindows and doora with wire
creens. It will not cost you much.
Jet our prices.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Have your windows and doors
itted with wire screens and doors
or the summer. We have all sizes.
Stewart & Kernaghan.
A large shipment of dynamite
Stewart & Kernaghan.
Fresh shipment of Russell's can
lies by express.