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RAISING SQUABS FOR PROFIi
Fancier Should Purchr.se Birds From
Some One With Whom He ls
Pigeons depreciate in value with
age. They are considered to be at
their prime when three years old, and
there are very few pairs that pay for
their feed after they are seven years
old. Professional dealers in breeding
stock have been known to buy these
old pairs for from sixty to seventy
five cents, and then sell them to the
unsuspecting public as guaranteed
mated birds (which they certainly
are) at from two or three dollars a
pair. Such birds, as a rule, will breed
pretty well fer the first few months
in their new quarters, but after that
they are only a source of expense.
For this reason a man should buy
birds from some one with whom he
is personally acquainted, or else from
some person who is willing to give a
guarantee not only as to the birds
being mated, but also as to age. If
they are mated birds there is no rea
son wi:y a salesman should not fur
nish particulars with them, giving the
numbers on the leg bands, and if he
has bred them, which most breeders
claim to have done, he ought to be in
position to give a fair estimate as to
age, but as there is no way of verify
ing tb is statement, the only safe plan
is to buy young birds and mate them
There are many varieties of pigeons
that are used for squab producers,
but probably the most common is
the Homer. These are often crossed
White Dragoon Cock.
with Runts, Dragoons, Teals, Duch
esses and Malte.se. The Runt is a
very heavy bird. The Duchess gives
a feathered leg squab, but has a
tendency to increase the weight.
TIME FOR DIGGING POTATOES
Crop is Important One and Farmer
Should Not Be Compelled to Buy
Them for Table Use.
Where potatoes are very dirty
when taken from the field, some
growers wash all the soil ofT them.
Others maintain that it ruins their
flavor and palatability. They are cer
tainly far cleaner and more desirable
to handle when the hose has been
turned on them, and the clinging,
hardened dirt washed off.
If the ground is fairly dry when
tney are dug. and if they are allowed
to take the air and the wind for a
while, they will usually be clean
enough to do without washing. There
is every reason for digging them dur
ing such weather conditions.
Potato digging should be made a
sort cf an odd job. ene that can be
done at any time when there is noth
ing more preying t.o do. The potato
crop ehedd be an important one, and
any farmer v. ho i.s forced to buy po
tatoes fur table use should look upon
himself as temporarily disgraced.
Enough petatees are spoiled every
ye?r by careless digging to feed a
city of the second class for twelve
months. Or.ly in communities where
the potato is the main and staple crop
is there any real care shown in dig
ging and handling this very important
USEFUL CHOPPER FOR ROOTS
Any Blacksmith Can Make Device by
Following Suggestions Given In
It's a slow and tedious Job chopping
roots In large quantities, and if they
are to be fed to animals, a great deal
of time is required. Your blacksmith
will make a good root chopper by fol
lowing the suggestions in the picture
A Good Root Chopper.
herewith. Tahe to him an old handle
of some kind and have it inserted
firmly in .e chopper and fastened
The edges of the chopper should be
very sharp and the blade should be
strong enough not to bend under vig
Uniform Type In Colts.
Breed the mares so as to secure, as
far as possible, uniform type in the
colts. This may mean the use of one
stallion, or of three or four-but se
Success of Orchardist.
The measure of success of an or
chardist depends upon his knowledge
of spraye and the ability to apply
them at the proper time and In the
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BEST TYPE FOR B?COM
DESIRED STANDARD CF ANIMAL
NOT ALWAYS REACHED.
Many Sma!! Points Indicate Particular
Functions Hoc ls Supposed to
FU!fj??-Exercice ls of Great
The style of animal which best
meets the bacon curer's ideal has
often been spoken about, but the de
sired standard is net always reached,
ar ;his in many cases is due to
To consider briefly one or two of
the indications as to what is really a
A Scrub Hog.
good bacon pig, we might start first
from the head.
Here, length of snout, which partly
includes length of jowl and th< ab
sence of loose flabbiness so fre^ ent
ly seen there, indicates as a rule a
lengthy animal. The idea has been
to reduce the cheap parts of the ani
mal and to increase those which are
dearer. On that account a light fore
head is necessary, but lt must not be
at the expense of width of back or
depth in the pig.
As a rule a pig narrow at the poll
(between the ears) is not the widest
on his top, nor is he the thriftiest of
feeders. There may be exceptions to
this rule, but it can be applied gener
ally. The advantages of a prominent
eye and a smooth unwrinkled jaw or
cheek, as well as width between the
eyes, are that they invariably Indicate
a smooth, lean-fleshed animal.
A short heavy head is invariably as
sociated with a very round body and
a wide and very fat back, altogether
a wasteful carcass. The neck should
not be too long, otherwise lt indicates
weakness, and a short neck generally
goes with a short side, which from
the bacon point of view of course ls
not desirable. It is important to note
the character of the middle piece.
The ribs should spring from the
back, but they should not be entirely
round. They should rather spring well
and allow the animal to be turned
out slightly fiat from the sides. There
will then be less wasteful fat on the
top without decreasing the depth bf
What is wanted ls a pig that con
tains a maximum of lean meat and an
undercut with as much streaky as pos
sible. The loin should, of course, be
covered and muscular, because so
much depends on good development
there. The rump should not be too
straight, otherwise the hams will in- j
A Pure-Bred Animal.
variably be short, ^here should be
no flabbiness about he hams and a
well-carried tail puts finish to a pig,
which helps it greatly at the time of
sale to the butcher.
The quantity of bone should also be
accompanied by strength of bone, be
cause it is not possible to carry a
heavy weight of meat of very fine
quality without substance. Round
bone should be avoided, ?is it indicates
lack of breeding and is invariably as
sociated with a fat carcass.
The pasterns should not be weak
and the pig should be straight on Its
legs. This is likewise of great Im
portance, for exercise ls necessary
In the production of the best class of
These may seem small points, yet
they all Indicate particular functions
which the bacon pig is supposed to
Commission Man Knows.
Your commission man knows that a
good fresh bird shows a well rounded
form, with neat, compact legs and no
sharp, bony angles on the breast, in
dicating a lack of tender white meat
That the skin should be clear color,
yellow preferred, and free from
blotches and pin feathers; for if It
looks tight and drawn he will believe
lt was scalded before plucking.
That the flesh should give evenly
and gently when pressed by the fin
gers and should be neither flabby nor
That the marks of freshness are in
dicated by moist, soft and limber f?et,
with eyeH bright and full.
Medium in Feeding.'
There is a medium in feeding
which, as far as is possible, every one
should follow. It gives to each animal
just, wha* its system can readily as
similate and make uso of; no more,
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.Summer Constipation Dangerous
Constipation in summer time is
more dangerous than in the fall,
winter or spring. The food you eat
is often contaminated and is more
likely to 1er' lent in ypur stomach.
Then you aro apt to drink m nell
cold water duri ne the hot weather,
thus injuring your stomach. Colic,
fever, pton aine poisoning and other
s arc natural results. Po-Do-Lax
will kcej) yon well, as it increases
the bile, the natural laxative, which
rids the bowels uf the congested
poisonous waste. Po-Do-Lax will
make you feel better. Pleasant and
effective. Take adose to-night. 50c
at vour druggist.
Constipation Causes Sickness.
Don't permit yourself to become
constipated, as your system imme
diately begins to absorb poison from
the backed-up waste matter. Use
Dr. King's New Life Pills and keep
well. There is no better safeguard
against illness. Just take ono dose
to-night. L>5C at your druggist.
Summer Coughs are Dangerous.
Summer colds are dangerous.
They indicate low vitality and often
lead to serious throat and lung
troubles, including consumption.
Dr. King' New Discovery will re
lieve the cough or cold promptly
and prevent complications. It is
soothing and antiseptic and makes
you feel better at once. To delay is
dangerous, get a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery at once.
Money back if not satisfied. 50c
and S 1.00 bottles at vour druggist.
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
A Good Drug Store.
It takes more than a stock of
drugs and ?rood intentions to make
a pood drusi- store. It requires an
intimate knowledge of weighing,
measuring and mixing, which comes
only after careful study and experi
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properly filled at our store. We
have every modern facility and-we
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Infection and Insect Bites Dan
Mosquitoes, Hies and other insects,
which breed quickly in garbage
pails, pond of stagnant water, barns,
musty plaees, etc., are carriers of
disease. Every time they bite you,
they inject poison into your system
from which some dread disease may
result. Get a bottle of Sloan's lini
ment. lt is antiseptic and a few
drops will neutralize the infection
caused by insect bites or rusty nails.
Sloan's liniment disinfects cuts,
bruises and sores. You cannot afford
to be without it in your home. Mon
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Supplies and repairs, Porta
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How the Trouble Starts.
Constipation is the ?anse of many
ailments and disorders that make
life miserable. Take Chamberlain's
j tablets, keep your bowels regular
ey back if not satisfied. Only 25c an? yon will avoid these diseases,
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April 1. 1014
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