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WHAT TRAP NEST DOI
Showing How the
(By J. A. BICKERDIKE.)
It shows which hen lays the eggs.
It shows just what each hen is doing.
It picks out the 300-egg hen, the
200-egg, the 100-egg, the 50-egg and
the drone. Feeding the drone is one
of the greatest leaks of the poultry
It picks out the winter layer. It
enables one to get acquainted with
.?ach individual hen.
The frequent handling and moving
the hen from the nest tames her and
the tame hen is a paying hen.
It prevents egg eating, as the cul
prit is easily detected and killed.
It picks out the hen that lays the
infertile egg, the brown, the white
and the yellow egg.
It picks out the hen that raises the
best chicks. Not always the highest
scoring hen raises the winning chicks.
?Good Way to Interest the Chil
j dren in Horticulture.
Ont of Objects Sought in Late Years
Has Been Creation of Ever-Bear
j ?ng Varisties of "mall Fruits
Strawberry of Value.
(By !.. R. JOHNSON.)
? One of the fascinating hobbies that
?the fruit grocer is prone to adopt, is
?that of originating new varieties of
.'fruits by crossing them and by rais
tlng seedlings. There is always pres
ent in his min.! the possibility of find
ing some novelty of great value, al
though he kno .vs that the chances
;against such a discovery are about as
many as those that confront the pros
pector for gold.
Scientific crossing by transfer of
pollen from one flower to another is
a delicate operation involving time
.and labor, but the planting of seeds
land the raising of seedlings without
regard to the pollenation of the parent
'flowers is open even to the child and
.calls for little trouble and expense ex
cept the use of chep.p land on which
to plant the seedlings and wait for
them to come in bearing.
A very good way to interest the
.children in horticulture is to give
them seeds to plant, explaining how
most of the tree fruits do not repro
'Thls Limb Taken From the Tree Had
75 Peaches on lt and Came From an
Orchard Near Cleveland, Tenn.
.duce themselves by seed but reappear
in thousands of variations, many of
'them inferior to the parent, but occa
sionally one_of great value.
This spring I discovered near the
.house and in different pleaces five or
;8ix grape seedlings whose parentage
:I know nothing about. Merely for
the pleasure of seeing what variations
they may' represent I trained them up,
transplanting were necessary.
More and more horticulturists are
'turning their attention to crossing and
hybridizing (mating two different
species) with the object of combining
'tho good qualities of two or more
kinds In one.
One of the objects sought in late
.years has been the creation of ever
bearing varieties of the small fruits
or of those that will bear a second
crop in the fall
The tree fruits such as the apple
and the peach, have always possessed
ES FOR POULTRY MAN
Trap Nest Works.
It is the only practical way that a
breeder can pedigrep his stock. Poul
try will In time be pedigreed as ia
other thoroughbred stock. Trap nesta
may be placed in a building or yard,
away from the laying hens (when
used for sitting hens), and they can
be removed once a day for feed and
water. When they return to the nest
they shut themselves in and the oth
er hens out, so they cannot crowd on
and break the eggB.
The trap nest is a simple contriv
ance by which the door is set on a
trigger, which is sprung by the hen
when she enters. The door closes
and she cannot leave the nest until
removed by hand.
A numbered band on each hen's
leg enables the owner to tell exactly
what each hen is doing by writing her
number on the eggs in the trap nest.
sorts that naturally fruited in the fall,
but the raspberries, strawberries,
and other small fruits have their ap
pointed season for bearing and it in
all cases is the spring, or at least the
fruits blossom and start into growth
at that time, though some of the
blackberry do not ripen until the sum
mer is more than half gone.
Some varieties of fall bearing straw
berries have been introduced, but they
are admittedly not ever-bearing, but
bear in the fall only, when their blos
soms have been kept picked in the
spring; otherwise they would bear all
their crop in the spring just as other
These fall bearing strawberries are
of great commercial importance ia at
least the southern states where the
fall is warm and frost does not com?
until near Christmas.
This would give them a long season
and an opportunity to bear large
crops. But even 'in the middle and
northern states they are welcomed if
they are able to afford a supply even
for a short time.
There seems to be no reasonable
doubt that fall strawberries will soon
be seen in all the markets, and it is
not too much to expect that the same
will eventually be true of the rasp
berry and other small fruits.
SUMMER CARE OF DAIRY COW
Little Clean, Bright Roughage and
Some Grain Feeds Make Excel
lent Addition to Grass.
(By R. G. WEATHERSTONE.)
While the average farmers takes it
for granted that the dairy herd re
quires little or no attention as to the
feed supply during the summer
months, we have, nevertheless, found
that the dairying will prove more
profitable at this season if some sys
tem of feeding grain and roughage is
but adhered to.
It is true that the cows become
sleek and in prime shape while they
can secure an abundance of green
grass, but a little clean bright rough
ge and some pure grain feeds In
addition to the grass ration will aid
in forming more substantial bone
and muscular tissue, at the same time
Increasing the milk-flow to a consid
Although the flavor and natural
properties of grass are very conduc
ive to stimulating a more profuse
flow of milk, the elements contained
therein are not adapted to the for
mation of a high quality dairy prod
uct, either in milk, cream or flesh, but
will require something to improve ita
watery consistency-in other words,
to add strength and solidity to it; for
the well-filled milk pall does not nec
essarily contain a high per cent of
butterfat, neither is the sleek, plump,
grass-fed cow in solid flesh.
Red Kidney Beans.
We fouund this variety preferable
for c;?::ning purposes to the ordinary
white :>eans and they are also consid
erably better and more profitable for
growers on account of their making
an exe i lent yield-from 15 to 30
bushels to the acre. They are lesa
liable to discolor from wet weather
than the common white bean, bring a
better price in the market right along
and yet the planting and care are
the same as for the white beac.
F. L. R.
Both salt and linseed meal ara val
uable adjuncts to the bill of fare, but
they must be used with discretion.
Too much salt will cause bowel trou
bles and loss of feathers, and toa
much linseed meal wQl hare a similar
Lumber For Sale.
My saw mill is located five
miles north ot Edgefield in a
tine body of native forest
pine Bills for sawing so
licited. Will deliver lumber
in Edgefield. Price reason
State of South Carolina-County
?f Edgefield-Court of Common
Georgia Morgan, et al, Plaintiffs,
against D C Bussey, defendant.
Pursuant to the decree in this
.ause, 1 will sell at public outcry to
he highest bidder before- the cour,
louse, town of Edgefield and state
)f South Carolina on sales day in
December, 1913, the same being the
first day of said month, the follow
ng described realty to wit:
"All and singular that certain
ract or parcel of land, containing
hree hundred and fifteen acres
nore or less, situate in the county
md state above named, and bou d
o by lands of James Hamilton, D
) Bussey, Wm. Agner, J C Bussey.
Press Doolittle and J VV Bailey."
Terms of tale cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers. If purchaser doe?
lot comply within one hour aftei
<ale, I will re-sell at former pur
.haser's risk, if satisfactory ar
rangements cannot be ad with
plaintiff's attorney or tht . *er.
S. M. .uiith.
Master E. C. ft C
320 acre Coleman farm in edge
of Trenton. 10 acres in town,
200 acres fine sandy soil in culti
vation which lies and produces
splendidly, 100 acres in woods;
20 acres in pasture, some young
timber, 10 acres fine asparagus
in bearing. Has splendid two
story 8-room residence, 2 large
barns, stables, 7 tenant houses,
2 wells, 2 springs, fine place for
a fish pond; good stream where
considerable power could be de
veloped. The proposed trolley
will probably pass through this
property. Now is the time to
buy it. Really the bargain of
the hour. Price only $45.00 per
acre, easy terms.
Johnston, S. C. .
The County Treasurer's office will bi
open for the purpose of receiving taxe;
rom the 15th day of October 1913, t<
che 15th day of March 1914.
All taxes shall be due and pay ab I .
netween the 15th day of October, 1913
md December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall no
be paid by December 31st, 1913. th
County Auditor shall proceed to add
oenalty of one per cent for Janvary
ind if taxes are not paid on or befon
february 1st, 1914, tqe County Auditw
.viii proceed to add two per cent, an?
ive per cent from the 1st of March 1?
he 15th of March. After which tim
ill unpaid taxes will be collected b\
The tax levies for the year 1913 ar?
For State purposes 5 1-4 miBs
" Ordinary county! 5 "
M Special county school 1
" Cons. school tax 3 "
" Special tax 2
" Bacon-Shaw S. D. sp. 2 "
" Edenfield S. D. 5
" Long Cane S. D. 3
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3
" Johnston S. D 5 "
" Colliers. D. 3
'! Flat Rock S. D. 4
" Prescott S. D. 3 "
" P. Branch S. D. 15 5
" White Town S. D. 3 '?
M Trenton S.D. 2
" Ward S. D. 2
" Moss S. D. 3
" Parksville S. D. 3 *
" Modoc S. D. 2
" Oak Grove S. D. 3
" Red Hill S. D. 2 1-2 "
" Antioch S. D. 2
Bacon-Pickens S. D. 2
" Shaw township 2
" Talbert S. D. 2
" RR Bonds Wise T'sp 1 1-4 "
" R R Bonds Pickens 3
" R R Bonds Johnston 3 "
" RR Bonds Pine Grv. 12
" R R Bonds Blocker 12
" RR Bonds Town of
" R R Bonds Trenton
Pickens 3 1
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12
" RR Bonds Elmwood
Pickens 3 11
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 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 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with tue individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt ween you desire to pay road tax.
i James T. Mims,
Co. Treas. E. C.
WHY SHE WAS RETICENT
By AL?CE BROCK.
It was an announcement party. Af
ter the excitement was over the girls
gathered around to talk.
I "Goodness! How did you ever keep
it so quiet?" asked the girl in the
taupe gray dress. "I knew, of course,
that you and Frank were seen to
gether a good deal, but you never
gave the least sign."
"I know it!" broke In the girl in
the white lingerie dress. "I never
dreamed it was serious."
The bride-to-be smiled happily.
"And you didn't even wear your
ring!" exclaimed the girl with the
corsage bouquet of sweet peas. "'I
suspected that something would come
of it, but though I watched your fin
gers every time I happened to see
you absolutely nothing appeared.
"Well, she was good and wise, I tell
you, girls!" asserted the girl In the
tailor-made suit. "If she'd gone
around telling everyone she knew
what would have been the fun of an
announcement party, anyway? She
was wise and sensible, and I hope
you'll all follow in her steps !"
"Is that your intention?" shyly
asked the demure high school girl,
who somehow managed to eet in.
"I never expect to fill the role," re
turned the girl in the tailor-made suit.
"Yes," admitted the bride-to-be,
"I've always hated to hear a girl con
stantly talking about her intended, as
though he were the only man on
earth! And I firmly made up my mind
aot to harp on Frank before people! I
think it's such poor taste to talk about
a. man as though you'd obtained the
pick of them all-it sounds as if you
were slamming the other girls of your
acquaintance for being less attractive
"Now, Frank says that he knows all
the other girls are nice, too, but he
himself chose me from all the others.
He said it wasn't that all the others
lacked the . charms he wanted, but
well, it would be embarrassing for me
to repeat what Frank said.
"You know we weren't engaged un
til just a week ago! Of course, I sus
pected that we would be, but it wasn't
"I Never Dreamed lt Was Serious."
settled. So I didn't dare to say any
thing to anyone! And then mother in
sisted on taking me off to grandma's
for nearly the whole week, so I didn't
have a chance to show my ring off a
blt! I was crazy to show it, but, of
course, it was wiser to wait until to
"I remember when Carrie-remem
ber Carrie?-was engaged. She dis
gusted us all with her talk about Ben.
You can rest assured that you won't
hear me talking about Frank all the
time. I learned my lesson then!
"Now, Frank is so different from
Ben. He doesn't want us to be off
by ourselves all the time, and he
doesn't want me to give up all my
friends. He says I'll just add on his
friends and he'll add on mine! Isn't
that a lovely idea?
"He's so full of splendid ideas like
that. We just talk and talk, and
there's always more to talk about! I
wish there were fourteen days In a
week, so we could have more time!"
The bride-to-be smiled. "Do you
know, girls," she said, "he was afraid
that I'd talk about him to you today.
He said the last thing before be left
last night that I mustn't talk about
him! Then he called me up on the
phone this morning and repeated it!
As If I didn't know enough not to do
that, after hearing Carrie!
"When are you and Jack going to
be married, Alice? Wouldn't lt be,
splendid if you could have your wed
ding at the Bame time we do? Frank
admires you so much! He really has
awfully good judgment in reading
character! And you'd laugh at the
way he goes at the question of wom
en's clothes! You'd think that he
was an old hand from the advice he
"Ch, there's Frank. I've been dy
ing to tell them you were coming,
Frank, but you said not to talk about
you, and I was minding! My, it was
hard!"-Chicago Daily News.
Record Fleece of Wool.
Some of the largest fleeces ever
produced come from the state of
Washington. Sheep grow to large
size on the ranges in the Snake River
valley. What is believed to be the
largest fleece ever taken from a sheep
was brought to Pullman, Wash., by J.
Rosa, Husby, a rancher. The fleece
weighed sixty pounds. At the prevail
ing price for wool this fleece is worth
?dmost $8. Three fleeces from the
same flock of Rambouillet sheep
weighed 142 pounds, and another one
tipped the scale* at SO pounds.
MANY CROPS ARB
BETTER THAN ONE
One of the many fault? in our
system of farm management in the
Southwest is that we raise too few
crops and animals for sale. The
average farm family does not sell
enough product* to supply the home
with cash. And as a result of this
the credit system is too often re
sorted to to supply the articles not
produced on the farm.
With eggs, butter, chickens, tur
keys, fruits, vegetables, crops and
animals for sale there is more for
the family than a mere living. The
living is important, but it is not all
of life. Progressive people must:
meet their obligations in the church, j
ihe school, in society and in tne
home. There are many calls for
cash and no farmer can afford to be
without it when it is possible to
have a regular income.
The safe plan is to have products
for sale at the various seasons of the.
year and in this way keep a cash
balance at the bank. The advant
ages of cash baying will be ap
A good rule to observe-one that
is strictly adhered to by some-is
to endeavor to sell more each week
than you buy, or leave more money
in the bank on your trip ti town
than you spend for necessities.
Farming is unlike other busi
nesses in that we are dependent
upon seasons, consequently we can
never feel safe in depending upon
one crop for what we use on our
tables and for our cultured wants.
We need several crops, animals,
sidelines such as truck, fruit, poul
try, etc., to afford a cash income.
Farra and Ranch
If not interested. But you are obliged to be interested where mon
ey is to be saved in the purchase of necessities of life both for your
self and livestock. We are now in our warehouse, corner of Fenwick
and Cumming streets, two blocks from the Union Passenger Station
where we have the most modern warehouse in Augusta with floor
space of 24,800 squa.e feet and it is literally packed with Groceries
and feeds from cellar to roof. Our stock must be seen to be appre
ciated. Oar expenses are at least $450.00 a month less since discon
tinuing our store at 863 Broad street, and as goods are unloaded
from cars to wareheuse, we are in a position to name very close
prices. If you really want the worth of your money see or write us
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO
Designed and Ratented
Roofs put on twenty-six years ago are as good as new to-day, and
have never needed repairs. What is the result? Why practically
every other shingle manufacturer is trying to imitate it, so be not deceived
-look for the words "Cortright Reg. U. S. Pat. Off." embossed on the
corrugation. It is put there for your protection. Accept no substitute.
For Sale by ' -~ ?, v r --
Stewart & Kernaghan
Fresh Seed For
Green Lots and Cover
The farmers of Edgefield county have
learned the value of winter cover ,crops
and are year by year by year increasing
,the acreage of winter crops. The sea
son is approaching for sowing these
crops, also for sowing green lots, and
we have received large shipments ot
Barley, Rye, Vetch, Crimson
Clover And Appier Oats.
We ordered these seed from the larg
est and most reliable house in the South,
therefore we knaw they are dependable
and will germinate. Come in and let
us supply your needs.
W. W. Adams & Co.
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Roup is Common Now J^^.
It may nppearin your (lock at any tim?. Wtfctit attack JW^**^^^
vour fowb ami cut down your profits. Prevent it. fut in N S?"4S9R?VV
"thc driuking waler jftjU, "^M^y^B
ft?P> Roup Cure G?^m?
cine. S.mple FREE. W?//^*^ ?&'
ft0> Poultry Regulator ^jfflhjfjP
Kee? tawto In tte best physical condlUon-?ble to resist dlacaao. WjP\3r
25c, 50c. $1. 25-lb. pail. $2.50 J|"fffiA" y
"Vour money back ii it fails" Q.?Mr*?M
Cet Prot? Pront-anarlae Booklet n^r /j?f^^
W. 8. LYNCH & CO., L. T. MAY, JONES *SON, TIMMONS & MORGAN,
Edge&id, sod S. T. HUGHES, Trenton