PLAN FOR DERRICK STACKER
One" Feature of Implement Shown In
Illustration ls That lt Always
Drops Load in Center.
This drawing shows a derrick
stacker which is diiTerent from any I
have yet seen, writes Alfred Peterson
in the Farmers' Mail and Breeze. It
will build a stack twice a:: lor.g as
the length of the arm, as h?gb as the
mast, and as wide as the ar.n is long.
The skids C are made of 3 by 14 inch
plank and the base is 7 feet wide.
The braces are 2 by 'i's and should be
Still further braced by crors braces not
given in the drawing The hole in the j
platform H is 3 inches larger th anthe
diameter of the mast which alic 's tho j
mast to lean over towards the p:."ickso
the lead will carry itself to any placo !
on the stack. The mast is a telephone
pole 35 feet long and rests on a pivot
on the skids. The arm B is a smaller
pole 25 feet long at the inner end of
which a crotch shaped iron holds it in
?place against the mast. From this |
crotch a rod passes up and around the
mast over the iron catches marked I.
The arm is raised or lowered by means
of the rope F. At the upper end of the
mast ic a large ring to which guy ropes
22 are fastened. The derrick must be
solidly guyed when in use. The rope D
la for bringing the load in place on
the stack. G is the rope to which the
horse ls hitched. The feature of this
stacker is that it will always drop the
load in the center of the stack wheth
er at the ends or in the middle. A
stationary arm stacker will not do
tills. This stacker may be successful
. _ ly used on a windy day and will han
<!le as much hay in a day as any
IMPROVED SEEDS ARE BEST
Ott? Quart of New Variety of Corn
Would Grow Enough to Plant Big
Acreage at Small Cost.
(By M. W. KELLEY.)
I believe that every farmer would
?nd it profitable to devote a certain
portion of his farm to growing seed
lor the coming year. In this way he
could buy seed each year and plant it
cn his test grounds and grow all that
would be required for his next year's
One quart of some new variety of
?eld corn would grow enough seed to
plant quite an acreage and thc cost
would be comparatively small. A peck
Carefully Selected and Prepared.
of some new kind of potatoes would
furnish seed for quite a patch next
year. One bushel of seed oats would
furnish enough seed for a number of
acres the next year.
This would give the seed an oppor
tunity to 'become better acclimated
and he could select the best 3eeds for
home use, which is an opportunity that
seldom comes to a farmer who buys
seed from the seedrnen who sell it
from the general crop which is raised
by farmers especially for them.
Then there is always an opportun
ity for a farmer to sell choice seed
oats, corn or potatoes to his nearby
friends for a better price than his gen
eral crcr.3 will bring. The time is
coming when good seed will be better
appreciated by farmers.
Cultivating Potatoes Late.
The Virginia truck experiment sta
tion has found that the best results
in growing potatoes are obtained
where the soil is kept level during
the earlier cultivations, but as the
season advances earth may be worked
toward the vines by means of winged
cultivators in order to keep the tubers
thoroughly covered and free from sun
It has also been found best to con
tinue cultivation as late in thc season
as possible. Many eastern Virginia
growers do not stop cultivators un'il
.two or three weeks before digging is
iC? BOX EASILY MADE
KITCHEN RECEPTACLE MAY BE
PUT TOGETHER AT HOME.
inexpensive and Really Cleaner and
More Sanitary Than Those Packed
With Sawdust and Other
The construction of a good ice box
consists essentially of two boxes made
of tongued and grooved lumber three
fourths of an inch thick. The two
boxes were made of such dimensions
that the smaller one will fit into the
larger one with an inch to spare all
around and on the bottom, the boxes
being held firmly together by having
inch strips nailed to the inside of the
larger one at intervals of a foot apart.
Before these strips are put in place,
building paper should be tacked to
the inside of the outer box, and to the
I outside cf the Inner one, then after
j the paper is on, the space between the
! bc:;es is carefully measured and the
i inch strips planea down so that it will
j be a snug fit when the box is placed
J within the other.
The construction of the cover is the
same as the sides and bottom, except
that there is a flange at the front and
sides of the cover.
The corners of the outside box are
strengthened and made tighter by
haling a strip of building paper
tacked over them, and corner boards
Home-Made ice Box.
an inch thick nailed over it, like the
corner-boards of a building.
Cleats nailed on the bottom at each
end will strengthen the box and make
it more easy to move about.
The inside of the box is lined with
zinc or galvanized iron, the latter be
ing much cheaper, and just as good
for Beveral years.
After the box is put together a strip
of thin lumber covers the upper Bpace
between the boxes, thus making a
A short piece of half-inch pipe is
Inserted in the bottom of the box to
prc/yide^raiilage, and the lower end'
of this outlet should be kept immersed
In a vessel of water to prevent air get
ing into the box.
This ice. box 16 much cleaner and
more sanitary than those packed with
sawdust and similar materials.
To make apple sago put 1 cup sago
in a quart of tepid water, with a pinch
of salt, and soak 1 hour. Take 6 or
S apples pare and core or quartered
and Steamed tender, and put In the
pudding dish. Boil* and stir the sago
until clear, adding water to make it
thin, and pour it over the apples. Bake
I hour. This is good hot with butter
and sugar. As apples are hard to get
now. make it this way: One quart milk,
4 tablespoons sago boiled in the milk
till soft. Set dish In kettle of hot wa
ter and let the sago swell gradually.
Beat up 3 eggs and stir into cooke i
milk and sago; salt and sugar to
taste. Then put in oven and bake
very lightly. Serve with creamy
Vermont Blueberry Cake.
Cream together half a cupful of but
ter and a scam cupful of granulated
sugar. a:;dinK cue well-beaten egg, a
tiny pinch of grated nutmeg, half a
teaspoonful of lemon juice, half a cup
ful of sweet milk, and two heaping
teaspoonfuls of baking powder sifted
with sufficient pastry flour to form a
cake batter. Heat the mixture until
very light and fold in a large cupful of
blueberries. Bake In a shallow ob
long pan in a rather quick oven for 25
minutes. When baked, dust the top
thickly with powdered sugar and serve
hot. Cut into squares or the squares
may be torn lightly apart and spread
A new way of eating corn on the
cob is to slit the corn hulls while on
the cob with a small nickel "slitter,"
/says the New York Times. This cuts
five rows of the corn hulls at one time,
so that one eats the grain and leaves
the hulls on the cob, or it is used to
extract, for cooking, the milky grains
from the hulls and leaves all the hard
part on the cob as waste. The "slit?
1 ters" cost 35 cents each. When used
at table, of course there must be in
dividual provision in the number
Pineapple Sauce for Fritters.
To the syrup drained from the pine
apple slices and heated to boiliup
point, add a cup of sugar, sifted with
a level tablespoonful of cornstarch:
let boil six or eight minutes; tint
with grceu color paste or liquid if de
sired. Add the juice of half a lemon
and kirsch to taste.
Separate, roll in a little butter, salt
and pepper. Put in a small paper bag,
seal up and pince on broiler. Allow
20 minutes in a very hot oven.
HIS MOTHER'S HEART
WAS NOT MARBLE
Young Jack, who as usual had risen
at a disreputably early hour, rusned
into the dining room as the rest of
the family was breakfasting A rap
turous expression was on his face,
and in his arms was a tiny, nonde
script puppy, blind, and with a rest
less, inquiring nose.
"Mother! Just look! Isn't he a
beauty? A horrid old man was going
te drown him!"
A chorus of ejaculations arose.
"Aw, ain't he cute?" came from
Billy, two years younger than Jack.
"He's a fino little fellow," agreed
Jack's father. "See the way he's nos
ing at the button of your coat."
"Another dawg!" exclaimed Hulda,
as she brought in the bacon. Dut
she stopped long enough to tickle the
temptingly soft brown head that
bobbed helplessly over Jack's arm.
"Ain't he nico, mother!" inquired
Jack, anxiously, sensing something
ominous in his mother's silence.
"Charming!" said Jack's mother,
with unaccustomed satire. "What do
you propose to do with him?"
"Why-why, keep him, of course,"
said Jack. "Poor little fellow, he
ain't got no home."
";'hat's very sad," said Jack's
mother, unsympathetically. "But I
am not going to have another dog
around the place. Dogs are dirty and
noisy and full of fleas, and I loathe"
them; so you may as well make up
your mind to get rid of this little
Jack looked at his father appealing
"Don't you think, Helen-" began
"No. I don't think that I'll give in
again," interrupted Jack's mother. "I
do think, however, that you have had
enough experience in adopting dogs
to last you for one summer. There
was that long-legged young St. Ber
nard the Caxtons gave you. It killed
twelve o? the Franklin chickens, if
you remember, and you had to pay
for them at market prices. I thought
when the St. Bernard was poisoned
you would have learned discretion,
but you had to bring home that pedi
greed fox terrier you said you got
at such a bargain."
"That was a good dog, though," de
clared Jack's father, "and I'd like to
get hold of the policeman who shot
him just because his license tag was
issued for a dog described as a St
"I had hoped that incident would
make you more careful about evading
the law," Raid Jack's mother, "but,
nevertheltoH. you kept putting o.T get
ting a license for the collie you
brought home to be a comrade to the
children until it bit the Collins child.
and the dog was shot, and you were
haled into court and tined for mt
having licensed or muzzled
"Anyway, Helen," said Jack's fath
er, "every boy ought to have a dog.
Let the kid keep it. I'll see that lt
is licensed and cared for."
"I will not have another dog around
the place," insisted Jack's mother.
At this Jack deposited his new pet
upon the floor, and ran from the room
howling. Left to himself, the puppy
sprawled unhappily on the carpet,
feeling around with that pathetically
searching nose of his. Then, as if
conscious that it was alone in a cold,
unfeeling world, it set up a plaintive
The family ate breakfast in silence
for a few minutes, and then Jack's
father stirred uneasily.
"My goodness, I can't stand that,"
he said at last. "I believe the little
He made overtures to the pup with
a piece of bacon. The pup sniffed
tentatively at the morsel, and then
resumed its wailing with renewed
vigor. Jack's father regarded it
"Perhaps," he said, finally, "it isn't
old enough for bacon."
Something very like a giggle came
from Ja? I: .? mother's en* of the table,
but when Jack's father looked up, his
wife was coldly putting bread into
Billy's egg. Then Jack's father poured
some cream into a saucer and de
posited it under the pup's nose. The
whining continued. Very gently.
Jack's father thrust the wabbly little
black nose fairly into the saucer, but
the obstinate owner wouldn't drink,
and the whine developed to a fright
ened yelp. Jack's mother loft the
room precipitately. ,
"I'm afraid you'll really have to go.
pup," said Jack's father, stroking the
fat little brown back.
At that moment the postman's
whistle sounded at the front door,
and Jack's father went to get hi?
mail, lt was fully ten minutes before
he returned. As he entered the roon
he gasped ir? astonishment. Jack's
mother was sitting cross-!?gged on
the floor feeding the little brown
puppy with milk out of one of Billy's
Jack stood over her, beaming. When
he caught sight of his father he cried,
jubilantly: "Dad! She soys we can
Jack's mother looked up and had
the grace to blush under her hus
band's amused glance.
"It cried just like a baby," she
said, apologetically. Then, suddenly
she changed her tactics from the de
fensive to the offensive. "It's jur.l
like a man," she said with infinii.
scorn, "to try to feed bacon to n
three-day-old puppy!"-Chicago Dally
"Strange how few college men are
able to support tnemse-lves."
"All the candidates who ask cur
support this year are college men."
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1912, to
the 15th day of March, 1913.
All taxes shall be due and payable be
tween the 15th day of October, 1912,
and December 31st, 1912.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1912, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
February 1st, 1913, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from 1st of March to the
15th of March. After which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
Thc tax levies for the year 1912 are
For State purposes 5 3-1 mills.
" Ordinary County 41-2 "
" Cons. Sr hool tax 3 "
" Special County tax 2 3-4 "
" Bacon S. D, Special 2 "
,. Edgefield S. D. 2 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 . "
" Johnston S. D. 5 "
?' Collier S. D. 3 "
Flat Rock S. D 4 "
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
"Plum Branch S. D. No 1 5 "
" White Town S D 3 "
" Trenton SD 2 "
.' Ward SD. 2 "
4 Moss S D 3 "
Parksville SD . 2 "
" Washington SD 2 "
" Oak Grove SD 3 "
" Red Hill SD 2 1-2 "
" Shaw 2 "
" RR Bonds WiseTVp 1 J-<? "
" R li Bonds Bickens 3 "
" R R Bonds Johnston 3 "
" RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
" R R Bonds Blocker 12 "
" Bonds Town Edgefield 1-2 ?.
" School Bonds 1 "
" Town of Edgefield
Corporation Purposes 10 "
All male citizens between the ages of
21 years and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are liable to a poll tax of
One Dollar each. A capitation tax of
50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax
or work six days on the public roads.
As this is optional with the individual,
no commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
James T. Mims,
Co. Treas. E. C.
DR. J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
A.'. CORLE Y, Surgeon
. Dentist. Appointments
at Trenton on Wednesdays,
fcrown and Bridge werk a
James A. Bobey,
Johnston, S. C.
FFICE OVER JOHNSTON DRUG CO.
Make the Old Suit
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing o? all kinds. Make your
(dd pants or suit new by let
ihg us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
WALLACE HARRIS PROP.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
anos, Saw Teeth. Files, Bells
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Men's Inhumanity to Man.
Some roen, when they are arrested
on a serious charge, are sent to jail
Others, like one in New York, fare
mud. A-orse. The magistrate told his
wife to take him home nnd tell him
u-hat she thought of him. - Rochester
Democrat and Chrcnicie.
'Sauters Blood and Fish Guano
Thc dry ??2I1 gives body to thc fertiliser and insures lasting*benefit
to lae soil. It contains highest priced yolublc and available Phos
phoric Acid. Ammonia, Potash mixed in such exact proportions,
that increased yields are assured. Different 3oil requires diff?rent
formulas-buy thc fertiliser best suited fer your b^J-make your
land more valuable.
Ask our ajent about these standard brands.
Planters "Cotton and T^uck Fertilizer" . 7-5-5
Planters "Soluble Guano".8-3-2
Planters "Standard Fertilizer".9-2-2
Write us for information and prices. Trade-mark on
everv bair is guarantee that you are getting the Best I LOOK r?-T
. 3 ? ? 'ON THC BAA
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
Charleston, South Carolina
Wo use only tho beat B. C. Phosphate, Fish Scrjp, Blood,
Tankage, Gorman Potash, etc.
General Insurance Agency
1 beg to tinnouuee to my friends and the public
generally that 1 have re-entered the fire insurance
business, and nm in a position to place any business
intrusted to me with a due and proper regard for
the confidence placed in me by my patrons.
I also represent one o:'the leading Life and Acci
dent Health companies. Respectfully soliciting a
share of your business and with apprecialion ot
past kindnesses shown me, I am, truly yours,
C. A. Griffin,
Rear of N. G. Evans, Esq.
And find the market
unfavorable for your
produce? The farmer
who has a telephone in his home can telephone
first. The useless trips thus saved are worth the
cost of service.
Under the plan of the Bell System the service
costs but a trifle; the farmer owns the instrument
and the equipment.
Write to nearest Bell Telephone
Manager for pamphlet, or address
Farmers' Linc Department
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO
SOUTH PRYOR STREET, ATLANTA, GA.
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We desire to notify the public that we've
added furniture to our stock, having just re
cei ed a solid car of tables, bureaus, bed
steads, washstands, safes, rockers and
. Come to, see our assortment of furniture,
shipped direct from factory to us.
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