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APPLES OF SECOND QUALITY
Picking Out Inferior and Wormy
Specimens anci Feeding to Live
Stock ls Good Plan.
(By R. G. WEATHERSTONE.)
The question is often asked. How
can we dispose of second quality ap
ples at a profit? The best answer to
this question seems to be to use the
spray pump "early and often," to the
?nd that scabby, wormy, and inferior
fruit may be practically eliminated.
In years when there is an abundant
.rop" and at any time when we find
thai the trees are overloaded, pick
ling oat the inferior and wormy speci
mens and feeding them to the sheep
?ur hogs will often improve the qual
ity of the fruit and save the necessity
of propping up the limbs to keep them
from breaking down.
When we^nave a large crop and
(Prices are loV, it is folly to place any
but first-class'^fruit upon the m?rket
Every community should have an
evaporator, wher?, the cull fruit may
be profitable utilized. If a man has
large quantities re will no doubt pay
.him to own his own evaporator, but
when a number of farmers living in
close proximity to a good location
?have orchards, it us usually quite easy
to interest someone to establish a
plant to utilize this waste fruit.
HANDY LADDER FOR ORCHARD
Central Shaft Attached to Trunk of
Tree and Arms Are Fitted at the
Top and Bottom.
Ordinary ladders when used for
picking fruit from a tree often damage
the tree, and to overcome this a new
form of ladder has been adopted by
some orange growers of California,
says Popular Mechanics. A central
shaft is lashed to the trunk of the
tree, while horizontal arms are fitted
at the top and bottom so that they
Revolving Ladder Support for Fruit
may be swung about in all directions.
; Notches cut in the tops of the arms
provide support for the rungs of the
badder at varying distances from the
tree. With this device, every part of
the tree may be picked without dis
turbing a branch.
PROPER PRUNING OF GRAPES
Principles Are Same Whether Vines
Have Been Trained to Four-Arm,
Fan or Other Systems.
If allowed to go unpruned, grapes
are likely to be ill-shaped and unde
sirable. It makes no difference, says
the horticultural department of the
Nebraska university farm, whether
the grapes have been trained to the
four-arm system, the fan system, or
to any other; the principles of prun
ing are the same. In doing this work,
it is important to remember that the
buds which produce the crop should
be chosen from the canes a year old,
growing on two-year-old arms. Gen
erally from thirty to forty buds or
"eyes," distributed over four or five
canes, may be saved, but this depends
upon the vigor of the vine. Never
save water sprouts or canes growing
directly from wood more than two
years old, as these do not produce
fruit. Buds for renewal may be se
cured by choosing a cane located at
the base of one left for bearing fruit"
and cutting it back to a spur of three
or four buds or "eyes."
COVERING FOR CUT SURFACE
Any Substance Not Detrimental to
Growth Will Prove Satisfactory
Shield for Wound.
No artificial medium can be applied
to the surface of a wound made in
pruning a tree which will induce it to
heal more quickly. The activity of the
healing process depends upon the
character and position, and the time of
the year when the wound is made
rather than upon protective coverings.
A large number of waxes, paints
and washes have been tried, and the
conclusion of the whole matter may
be summarized in the statement that
any substance which is not corrosive
or detrimental to growth, which will
protect the heart wood from the at
tacks of rot spores, will prove a satis
factory covering for a cut surface.
Among such substances may be men
tioned white lead, yellow ocher, coa':
tar and grafting wax.
i HO ABE SO QUEER :
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%' By R. S. JONES. .
"Tom was terribly annoyed," said
tbe young wom^a with the Huffy hair
and the hint of a baby stare, "lt is
perfectly funny the way a r:an act;;
just because he is your husband-did
you ever notice it?"
"It is, indeed!" said the others in
"How was I to know that sensible
business men would take me so seri
ously?" pursued the fluffy young
woman. "I thought they were sup
posed to have discernment and sense
At least, Tom ls always preaching
about their superiority ia that respect.
Tom explained to me very carefully
before we went to the automobile
show last month that we couldn't buy
a car. He said we couldn't afford it,
considering my hat bills and his cigars
and the notes coming due on the
house we bought last year. I am
sure I had it all perfectly clear in
my mind, so I am positive I was not
"But did you ever notice what per
fectly fascinating young men they put
in charge of the exhibition cars at an
"I should say I have noticed them!"
said the brunette girl.
"And, anyhow, Tom had no busi
ness to run across two college friends
the minute we got inside the show
and pay so much attention to them
that he couldn't pay any attention to
me! Those three would cluster to
gether over a chassis with a lot of
crazy machinery stuck on it and talk
like mad. So I simply had to do
something to kill time."
"Of course you did!" agreed tha
"So when at tho first booth a good
looking man who saw me studying a
touring car asked me if I was inter
; ested I said I was. Then he was just
I as nice as could be. He told me
I everything about the car and made
me get in it and explained just how I
could run it myself and wanted my
address to send me a catalogue. He
said he'd be pleased to come out some
? day with the car and show me how it
I ran and give me a lesson. He was so
set on coming that I hated to hurt
his feelings, so I did not refuse.
"It was just the same way at the
next place and ever after. Tom and
his friends were so busy over horrid
old machinery that I was considerably
left out However, I made lots ol
! friends among the agents,
i "All of them wanted to bring out
their cars to demonstrate to me how
superior they were and, as I had told
one man he could come, it didn't seem
a bit fair to the others to refuse any
of them, so I said I'd be delighted. It
- had" occurred to me that I owed a ter
rible lot of calls and that it would be
such a nice way to get around and
j "I didn't think lt necessary to men
! tion the matter to Tom. He did re-1
?nark that a huge lot of catalogues I
j was coming to our house and it was !
! a wonder where those fellows got
! people's names and, anyhow, thank;
' goodness, he didn't have a machine ;
i eating its head off and making him,
poor! Men are so selfish.
"The Zero automobile man came out,
the very day after the show closed j
and we had a beautiful ride. I made
six calls. However, I quite changed
my opinion of him, because when I
came out of the last place he seemed
actually cross and said things about
waiting in cold weather. I don't sce
how he expects to sell cars without
showing a little consideration for cus
tomers. I told him I didn't think I
liked his car at all. j
"Then there was the Largo car man
and the Allegro man and the Fortis
simo man and the Solendiferous man
and about six different electric com
panies and a lot more whose names
I forget. When they came one at a
time it was lovely.
"I did two teas one afternoon in the
Largo car, but the man lost his tem
per, and when I came from the sec
ond tea the wretched creature had
driven off and I had to go home on
the street car!
"The queer thing was that every
one seemed so indignant when I re
fused to give an order for a car and
said things about my leading them on.
The worst of it was that Tom came
home 111 with the grip one afternoon
just as seven different cars arrived all
at once to take me out! He said he
thought I was giving a funeral or a
"When he understood-my dears,
have you ever seen a man suffering
from bad temper and grip simulta
"I explained to him most carefuly
that it wasn't my fault at all, but he
roared that he was ashamed to look a
man ia the face from that time on for
fear he was one of the automobile
agents I had shamefully deceived
yes, that's what he called it-and that
he'd like to know what women had in
place of consciences anyhow. What
do you think of that? Aren't men ut- !
"They surely are!" the other young
married women agreed. "When you
hadn't done ore single thing, either!"
"Anything new?" asked the reporter.
"Yes," replied the desk sergeant.
"A man and a woman were badly
smashed up in an automobile accident
a little while ago."
"That happens every day."
"But this is ;m extraordinary case.
She was his wifa."
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x temporary buildings of all kinds, tl
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The Perfection is solid, good-looking, yet inexpensive,
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Look for the Triangle Trade-Mark.
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We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Year-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Gara.g;. without your having
to wait to get extra par s by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
we will satisfy them on short notice and
at reasonable prices.
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: SK
s' shacks and
m carry it wherever
i and cozy in a few
ordinary heat does
No trouble to fill of
Charlotte, N. C.
Charleston. W. Va,
Charleston, S. C
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October 1914 to
the 15th day of March 1915. ???jyf-c.--:
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1914,
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December 31st, 1914, 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, 1915, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to
I the 15th of March, after which time
all unpaid taxes will be collected by
The tax levies for the year 1914 are
' as follows:
i For State purposes 6 mills
" Ordinary county 5 "
44 Special county 1 "
44 Cons. school tax 3 44
44 Antioch S. D. 2 "
" Pickens Bacon S. D. 4 "
" Pickens Bacon R. R. 3 "
44 Shaw Bacon school 4 "
" Part Blocker R. R. 12 4 4
" Part Collier Sp. school 3 "
44 Flat Rock S. D. 4 44
44 Oak Grove S. D. 3 "
" Prescott S. D. 3
" Red Hill S. D. 4 "
44 Edgefield Pickens school 5 44
" Edgefield Pickens R. R. 3 "
14 Edgefield Pickens Corp'n 10 44
44 Edgefield school building 2 44
44 Edgefiald Wjse school bld'g 2 44
44 Edgefield Wise Corp'n 10 44
44 Edgefield R. R. 11-4 44
44 Edgefield Wise school 5 44
14 portion Elmwood school 2 44
44 portion Elmwood R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No 38 school 2 44
44 Elmwood S.D. No. 3 R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane school 3 44
44 P. Pickens Long Cane R. R. 3 44
44 Hibler S. D. 3 44
44 Liberty Hill S. D. . 3 44
44 Johnston S. D. 8 44
44 Johnston R. R. 3 44
44 Moss S. D. 3 44
44 Parksville S. D. 4 44
44 Pickens R. R. 3 44
44 Plum Branch S. D. No. 15 5 44
44 Shaw school 4 44
44 Talbert school 2 44
44 Pickens^Trenton school 5 44
44 PickensvTrenton R. R. 3 44
44 Shaw Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton R. R. 1 1-4 44
44 Ward's school 2 44
44 Modoc S. D. 2 44
44 White Town S. D. 4 44
44 Wise R. R. 11-4 44
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 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.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable Dk.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur
gical dressing that relieves pam and heals nt
inc same time. Not a liniment. 25c. tV*^^00
Cures Old Sores, ethe, torne?les Won't Cm
The worst cases, no matter of how lone standin?:
are cured hy the wonderful, old reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve?
"'ain and Heals at thc same time, 25c, 50c, $1.0
mm ',s TE OWUf
Ideal Pressing Club
NEAT CLEANING AMD
DYING AND REPAIRING.
Ladies Coat Suits Cleaned and
Ladies Pleated Skirts Cleaned and
Pressed _._..... _50c.
Ladie Plain Skirts Cleaned and
Ladies Evening Gowns Cleandd and
Ladies One-Piece Dress Cleaned and
Gents' Suits Slearn^ Cleaned and
Gents* Suits Dry -Cleaned and
Hats Cleaned and Pressed_25c.
Hats Cleaned and Blocked_50c
Remember we are first-class na
every workmanship and can please
the most fastudist person. Work
done while you wait. Don't throw
away that old suit or hat. Bring it
to us and let us make it look like
new. We appreciateyour patronage
and guarantee satisfaction.
FRANK MAYNARD, Prop.,
Edgefield, South Carolina.
125 acres land near Hibernia
in Saluda county.
120 acres near Monetta, Sa
330 acres in Aiken county,
100 acresj;near? Ropers.
300 acres near Celestia or
Davis' mills in Greenwood
and Saluda counties.
50 acres near Edgefield [C.
250 aeres near ^,re.nton,S.C.
Several tract1? near meeting
Street, and other tracts near
Monetta and Batesburg.
A. k TOMPKINS,
Edgefield, S. C
Light Saw, Lathe and" Shin
gle Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
make returns of the same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
by law to add a penalty of 50 per
cent to ail property that is not return
ed on or before the 20th day of Febru
ary in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns. .
For the convenience of tax payers. I
or my repres- ntative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Roper, VV ednesday Jan. 13.
Meriwether, Thursday J;an. 14.
Collier, Friday J an. 15.
Red Hill, Saturday Jan. 16.
Clark's Monday Jan. 18.
Modoc, Tuesday Jan. 19.
Parksville, Wednesday Jan. 20.
Plum Branch, Thursday Jan. 21.
Morgan's Store Friday Jan. 22.
Liberty Hill, Saturday Jan: 23
Cleora, Monday Jan. 25.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday Jan. 26.
Meeting Street, Wednesday Jan. 27.
Johnston, Thursday Jan. 28.
Kerrin's Store, Friday Jan. 29.
Trenton, Saturday Jan. 30.
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of February as prescibed
J. R. TI MM ERM AN,
Auditor, E. C. S. a
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Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine. It stops th?
Cough and Headache and works off the Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W. GROVE'S t?gnaturc on each box. 2Sc,
Tor Weakness and Loss of Appetite
Thc Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
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Un?a ria and builds up the system. A xn:c tonia
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