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ARABIAN BLOOD IN HORSES
Claimed Greatest Perfection in Ani
mals Cannot Be Attained Unless
Conditions Are Favorable.
(By F. KNORR.)
By some authorities it is claimed
that the hardiness of Arabian horses
may be attributed to tho fact that they
were bred and reared for thousands of
years under the most adverse con
ditions. Other writers claim, an!
justly t^o. ?h-1 cnly the best environ
ment can bring oui the best qualitiec
in man and beast-that the greatest
perfection in animals cannot be at
tained unless conditions are favorable
How then can we accredit the
desert, the sun-parched plains o?
Arabia, to be the home of the beauti
ful Arabian horse? All indications
Typical Arabian Horse.
point toward the grassy slopes and
the foothills of the Caucasus moun
tains, where physical conditions are
eo similar to those we have along tho
foothills of the Rockies, where a dry
climate and moderate rainfall make
good pasture but without the teudency
to make a soft spongy hoof.
Commenting upon the statement
that the Arab blood used so long ago,
can leave no trace In our present
breeds in this country, an authority
says: "And though lt can scarce be
doubted that, in the very commence
ment of turf-breedlng there must have
been 6ome mixture of the best old
English blood, probably in great part
of Spanish by descent, with the true
Arab or Barb race, the impure ad
mixture is so exceedingly remote, not
within fourteen or fifteen generations,
--shat th? nroaont rano hnrao of England
tin Morgan was rich in Arab blood.
Messenger and Diomed were of like
parentage. The beautiful coach horses
known as the Hackney trace their
lineage to the Arabian breed. At Fore
Collins, Colo., where -the department
of agriculture is now trying to perfect
a new type of carriage horse there ts
at the head of that stud Carmon, who
carries in his veins the blood of the
Arab. The grace and beauty of the
powerful and massive Percheron are
due to the Arab lineage which has re
moved that coarseness which prevails
with many breeds of draft horses
CULLING UNPROFITABLE SOWS
Coat of Pigs Determined by Size of
Litter-Very Prolific Animal
May Raise Ten.
If a sow raises but three pigs, says
Professor 8mlth of Purdue university.
It means that they are costing five
dollars each. If Instead of three she
raises five, the Initial cost ls reduced
to three dollars per head. If she ls a
very prolific sow she may raise ten,
In which case the debt represented by
?ach pig ls only $1.50.
When the breeder heartlessly culla
out his bows that produce stock that
never attain good sise; when he
Piomptly sends to the block the sow
with small litters; when he gets out
of his herd the peevish hogs and the
hogs of low vitality, then he will
hear less about the relative advantage
of the cross-bred hog.
RATION FOR THE BROOD SOW
Cooked Potatoes, Middlings and Skim
? Milk Are Excellent Just Before
I Farrowing Time.
A subscriber asks If cooked pota
toes, middlings and skim milk make
a good ration for brood BOWS before
farrowing, and states that a neighbor
advised him not to feed skim milk to
BOWS before they farrow.
This ls a good ration for a brood
?ow. The protein in the skim milk
will balance up the starch In the po
tatoes and the middlings being a well
balanced feed no trouble need be an
ticipated from feeding thlB combina
tion so long as the sow has plenty of
.exercise and feed Just sufficient to
keep her in a thrifty condition. Po
tatoes are a rather bulky feed and
bulk ls an important factor In a satis
factory ration for brood sows.
We grow like what we eat. bad
food depresses; good food exalts us
like an inspiration.
The seat of courage is the stom
A most delicious sandwich butter is
made by creaming half a pound of
butter and then adding a half cupful
of whipped cream, a seasoning of mus
tard, salt and a dash of cayenne. This
butter is used to spread on the bread,
and is sufficient for filling as well.
Marzipan.-This is a most delicious
eonfectlon made of almond paste or
powder. Blanch a pound
?of Jordan almonds in a
mortar or use a chopping
bowl and a wooden pota
to masher if a mortar is
not at hand. Mix when
? the almonds are fine with
equal parts of confection
-1 er's sugar, moisten with
orange juice and mold in any desired
shape. The most natural looking fruit
may be made of this marzipan, which
is tinted to resemble the different
fruits. After the paste is molded i:
is baked and then tinted.
Egg-Plant With Nuts.-Put a good
sized egg-plant into boiling water and
cook ten minutes, then cut in halves
and scoop out the center, heaving a
wall an inch thick. Chop that taken
from the center and mix with tour ta
blespoonfuls of bread crumbs, 12
chopped almonds or half a cupful of
peanuts. Season with salt and pep
per and fill tue shells. Stand this in a
baking pan, cover with greased paper
and cook slowly in the oven until soft
and dark. Dish carefully without
Rhubarb.-This ls the time when
rhubarb is plentiful and it should be
canned aud put on the fruit shelves
for the wintertime. Canned in sterile
jars after cutting in small pieces,
the rhubarb need not be cooked. Put
the jar, packed as full as possible,
ander the cold water tap, and let the
water run to overflow the jar, then
seal and keep in a cool place. The
rhubarb will keep and be ready for
any kind of dish, from pies to pud
Spiced Rhubarb.-To two and a half
pounds of rhubarb, washed and cut
in thin pieces, add a cupful of mild
vinegar, two pounds of sugar and
a tablespoonful each of cloves and
cinnamon, tied in a cloth. Cook
steadily for an hour and a half. Put
this in jelly glassea.
A VU1 ? s Aivrx
If You Have Any BL
Do Not Delay until It
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And all other Forms of I
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827 1-2 Central Avenue,
My flour mill is in good order ,
aLd I ara ready to serve the public (
to thc heat of roy abilitv. I will (
start up by running two (2) days in ]
a week, Friday and Saturday.
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Kirksey, S. C
EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1914
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All pictures will be framed the same day left at
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April 1, IOU
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and .Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to [build, remodel or repair,
we invite your[inquiries-.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
Our Motto: S
. when every farm and every home
tank, tower, and gasoline engine for
fresh from your well. The cost of the
; be great and you will never regret in
the luxury of a bath room these hot
apply of pipe and fittings of all kinds,
figure with you.
t & Kernaghan
WE will have a large shipment of Furniture to arrive
this week, and in the lot are some beautiful Dressers,
Sideboards Jand Buffets. Full supply of Chairs, Mat
tresesjand Springs in stock.
See our line Porch Chairs.
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