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CHOOSING ? GOOD STALLION
Progressive Farmer Confronted With
Difficult Problem-Feet and
. Legs Are Essentials.
<By X S. MONTGOMERY, Minnesota Ex
In the spring season the progres
sive farmer who keeps brood mares ls
confronted with the problem of choos
ing a stalliqn to which to breed. In
many cases it is merely a question of
eliminating the worst, as there are
many communities that are not sup
plied with a good stallion. In many
other cases, however, the saving of
fire dollars on a service fee plays an
all too important part. A saving of
five dollars on a service fee often
Fine Specimen of Imported Percheron.
means a loss of $100 or more when
the colt is two years old.
When looking at a stallion it is well
;to ask yourself, "How much would he
:be worth as a gelding? If his colts
;are like him, will they be good market
[geldings? How much .improvement
rwlll he make when bred to the aver
jage farm mares?" The answer to
these questions will decide whether
Jthe horse is a suitable sire or not. In
lanswering them it should be kept in
(mind that good fed* and legs are the
i first essential of a marketable horse,
j If the stallion does not have them he
j cannot be expected to produce them
jin his offspring.
|HOW THE SWINE MAKE GAINS
jjmportance of Pushing Hogs From
-, Start ls Emphasized by Data
Gathered at Wisconsin.
j Young animals make more pounds
l?t gain from their food than when old
jer. Dean Henry of Wisconsin gath
jered a lot of data on this and found
^lnat 38-pound pigs required 239 pounds
Jof feed to make 100 pounds of gain,
i'78-pound pigs required 400 pounds of
;feed, 128-pound pigs 437 pounds of
ifeed, 174-pound pigs 482 pounds, 226
pound pigs 498 pounds, 271-pound
pigs 511 pounds and for the 330
?ponnd hogs lt took 535 pounds of food
4o make the 100 pounds of gain, or
>nearly twice as much as for the 38
j This emphasizes the importance of
pushing the hogs from the start in or
der to make the most economical
[ It has been found at the North Da
'fcota experiment station that April
?pigs can be made to weigh 200 to 250
pounds by November 1.
RAISING MOTHERLESS LAMBS
Common Practice to Use Cow's Milk,
j Feeding From Bottle With Suit
able Rubber Nipple. \
! Motherless lambs can be and com
monly are, raised on cow's milk, fed
from a bottle with rubber nipple
;not from a pail, as are calves. Feed
them about half a pint of milk or.
'perhaps a little less, three times a
day at first, increasing gradually.
Warm .the milk to a blood heat be
After a little time they % can get
some good from grass and skim milk
can be substituted for whole milk.
Babies are sometimes raised on con
densed milk and probably it could be
used instead of fresh milk for lambs,
but from the standpoint of both ex
pense and results fresh milk Is likely
to give better satisfaction.
Keep Sheep Pen Level.
Keep the pen If vel.. Sheep get ca.?t
easily, and a hoPow in the pen may be
fatal to your b?st ewe.
Condition of Brood Sows.
Keep Ihe brood sows in a flesh
gaining condition from the time they
?are mated until they farrow.
By GRACE KERRIGAN.
(Copyright 1915, by the McClure Newspa
"Dan going to get married?" re
peated Mrs. Archer in response to an
Inquisitive neighbor. "No, indeed,
Mrs. 31ake! Dan's never kept com
pany with a girl in his life-not but
what I want him to get married if
he can find the right girl; but cer
tainly I would know, if anyone did!"
"Of course you would," agreed Mrs.
Blake, "but it seems so queer for him
to be building a bungalow up there,
on his lot, spending every spare min
ute of his time on it, and doing every
stitch of work himself-unless he was
going to live in it. Perhaps he will
rent it," with happy inspiration.
Mrs Archer shook her head. "He
says aot. If you'll promise not to
breathe a word, Mrs. Blake-"
"Of course I won't!" Interrupted
Mrs. lilake excitedly.
"Well-he says he's going to have
the home ready, and when the right
girl comes along, then he'll get mar
ried! It's a foolish thing to do, but
Dan is a good boy, and if he enjoys
building a nest before he finds a
mate, why, I can't complain!" Mrs.
Archer laughed comfortably.
"No-indeed!" replied Mrs. Blake,
and then hastening her departure
she transmitted far and wide the In
telligence of Dan Archer's purpose
in building the little brown bungalow
on the hill west of his father's house.
And before another day had dawned
the good gossips of Crystal Brook
were chuckling over Dan Archer's
"folly," as they called his undertak
So Archer's Folly became rather a
joke in the village, but Dan Archer
knew nothing of it. Few would have
dared to hint the words to the steady
eyed young giant who went about his
nest building so earnestly without a
thought as to the absurdity of his
There came a night when the wind
howled around the bungalow and the
snow beat against the walls until
they were covered with a thick white
There was a fireplace in Dan'^
study and a great pile of hickory logs
as well aa a comfortable couch, so
on certain nights when he had been
studying closely Dan would decide to
On this stormy night Dan turned
away from the window and replen
ished the fire. Then he prepared for
bed leaving a lighted lantern in the
window of the living room.
'It's a bad night outside," he mur
While the little village slept under
the drifting mantle of snow, a horse
and sleigh moved slowly through the
road that led from the next village.
Occasionally the horse stopped and
breathed heavily and once it almost
fell in its tracks.
"Uncle Nathan, I'm afraid that Sor
rel can't go much farther," q tavered
a girl's sweet voice.
"Are you very near the doctor's,
Folly?" The old man's voice sound
ed muffled from its thick wrappings
of woolen comforter.
"I'm afraid I don't know!" and
this time the girl's voice held a note
of despair. "We are off the main
road and I can't see a thing-ah,
there is a light! Let us turn toward
it-there must be a house. If we
can reach it, perhaps we can send for
a doctor from there."
The wind tore her words Into frag
ments, but the old man understood,
sc he crouched down among the fur
robes while Folly urged the horse to
greater efforts. At last Sorrel toiled
up a steep hill and finally dropped
exhausted between the shafts with
the guiding light only a few feet dis
"It's a house on a hill," explained
Felicia, as she helped her uncle from
The Daintrys lived in the adjoining
village of Upton Center and the only
physician in the village had been
called away on an ' urgent case, so
that when Uncle Nathan cut himself
with an ax Felicia could only bind up
the wound as best she might and then,
bundling the old man into a sleigh,
strive to reach Crystal Brook, three
By daylight Uncle Nathan had been
made very comfortable, and the doc
tor having taken his departure Mrs.
Archer took the weary girl down to
the farmhouse and tucked her into
bed, while Dan, after stabling Sorrel,
went back to keep vigil by the in
Dan came down to breakfast with
Felicia, and his heart quickened as he
saw that she was quite as beautiful as
he had thought her the night before.
When Mrs. Archer learned that Un
cle Nathan called his niece "Folly,"
she immediately confided the fact to
Dan, and added the information that
his neighbors called Dan's bungalow
by the nickname of "Archer's Folly."
"Archer's Folly!" chuckled Dan,
with dancing eyes. "That sounds
pretty good to me, mother!" And
his mother marveled at his meaning,
while Dan added to himself: I won
der if she would mind being called
'Archer's Folly?' "
He asked her one day, and her
answer was ;o satisfactory that they
set about planning how the bungalow
should be furnished.
"I am so glad you saved it till I
?!ame," laughed Folly, while 'they
"I knew you would come some day,'
'lecia.rcd Dan contentedly.
STRAWBERRY IS MONEY CROP
Profit Is Assured If Marketing Ar
rangements Are of Right Kind
Rich Soil is Essential.
Some men take $200 worth of straw
berries from an acre of ground, a few
have taken $400 worth from the same
area and there are many growers who
barely make living wages out of their
strawberry plantings. Yet strawber
ries are accounted a sure crop and
a crop that makes quick returns.
Various, growers of strawberries
have estimated the cost of producing
an acre of this product at anywhere
from $60 to $100, writes F. L, Alexan
der of Arkansas in Farm Progress.
For a generation the strawberry
grower has been having his fat years
alternating with some mighty lean
ones and most growers will tell you
that the lean years are the most nu
Ideal Row of Early Ozark Strawberries.
merous. There is money in strawber
ries, however, if you have the right
kind of marketing arrangements.
In some sections the marketing prob
lem has been solved by forming co
-operative associations. Sometimes it
did not stay solved as jealousies and
bad faith caused the breaking up of
the associations. Where they have
managed tc live through a few year3
of these troubles, the marketing or
ganizations have proved their worth
by ?saving thousands of dollars for
their collective memberships and sav
ing the individual growers several
cents a crate on his berries.
The plants require a fairly rich soil,
but any laud that will grow good cora
will raise strawberries. The land
ought to be thoroughly manured the
fall and early winter before the plants
After the manure is spread the
ground should be plowed to a depth
of about six inches. Next spring i*
should be disked as soon as the ground
ls dry enough to work. Dragging and
harrowing will smooth it down so the%
plants can be given a splendid start.
They need, a firm subsoil to hold
dampness, but the soil at the top
should be free and loose.
The plants are usually put out in
18-inch intervals in rows three feet
apart. Where It ls possible the rows
should be made of considerable length.
It is better to have a long, narrow
strip of strawberries than to have the
same area in a square. It means a
great deal in first-year cultivation to
have the rows long enough that they
are easily plowed.
SPRAYING FOR APPLE TREES
First Summer Spray for Apples Should
Be Applied Just Before Trees
Begin to Blossom.
(By A. J. GUNDERSON, Illinois Experi
If apple trees have San Jose scale,
scurvy or oyster-shell scale, spray
while the trees are dormant with com
mercial sulphur at the rate of one gal
lon to eight gallons of water. The
first summer spray for apples should
be applied just before the trees blos
som, at a time when buds are show
ing pink, but before they have opened.
This spray should consist of lime sul
phur at the rate ot one gallon to 40
gallons of water, and to this mixture
add arsenate of lead at the rate of two
pounds to 50 gallons of water. These
two materials should be mixed to
gether, the lime sulphur being a spray
for apple scab, and the arsenate ot
lead fer the control of curcuiio.
The second, summer spray should be
made immediately at the fall of tho.
bloom, that is, after the blossoms have
been polleui-ed, with the same mix
ture as for the first rspray. This spray
is for apple scab, codling moth and
curcuiio. The third summer spray
;hould be applied about two weeks
niter the second. This spray is also
for the <~jntrcl of apple scab, any cod
ling moth or curcuiio that may still
u9 working on the fruit.
Your Cough Can be Stopped.
Using care to avoid draughts, ex
posure, sudden ch inges, and taking
a treatment of Dr. King's New Dis
covery, will positively relieve, and
in time will surely rid you, of your
Cough. The first dose soothes the
irritation, checks your Cough, which
stops in a short time. Dr. King's
New Discovery has been used sue-1
cessfully for 45 years and is guar
teed to cure you. Money back if it.j
fails. Get a bottle from your Drug
gist; it costs only a little and will
help you so much.-3
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedule effective April 18, 1915.
Trains arrive from
208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 10:55 a m
232 Charleston, Aiken 5:05 pm
206 Columbia, Tienton 8:35 p m
Trains depart to
I No. Time
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
231 Trenton. Augusta 10:10 a m
229 Aiken, Charleston 11:20 p ra
290 Trenton, Augusta 7:40 p m
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.
Southern Railway Schedule.
Premier Carrier of the South
Reduced Fares From Edgefield
$13.40 Charlottesville, Va., and re
turn. Account Summer School,
tl. of Va. Tickets on sale June I
20 to 28 inclusive. Return limit]
15 days with privilege of exten
sion to Sept. 30, 1915, by depos
iting and payment of fee ?1.00.
$6.05 Rock Hill, S. C. and Return
Account Winthrop College Sum
mer School. Tickets on sale j
June 14, 15, 18 and 30, July 1
and 2. Return limit July 31,
fUO.50 Knoxville, Tenn, and re
turn. .Account Summer School,
TJ> of Tenn. Tickets on sale
June 20, 2*, 22, 26, 27, July 2,
3, 10 and 17. Return limit 15
?MT8 w'lh privilege extension to
^^pt. 30, 1915, by depositing and
payment fee 81.00.
$7.10 Black Mountain, N. C., and
i Return. On dale special daies in
June, July and August 1915, ac
count various meetings. Inquire
of agents for details.
Ah)o Summer Tourist Fares to
many* resort points. For additional
information communicate with
J. A. TOWNSEND, Ag't.
Edgefield, S. C., or Magruder|
Dent., Dist., .Pass. Agent, Augus
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OF all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish ta
put.it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account.
BANK OF ED GE FIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, vice-President ?
E. J. Mime, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John
Rainsford, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.
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 Garage without your having
to wait to get extra pahs by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
* we will satisfy them cn short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina
College of Charleston
South Carolina's Oldest College
131st Year Begins October ,
Entrance examinations at all the county seats on Friday, July
2, at 9:00 A. M.
Full four-year courses lead to the B. A. and B. S. degrees.
A two-year pre-medical course.is given.
A free tuition scholarship is assigned to each county of the
Spacious buildings and athletic grounds. Well equipped
laboratories. Unexcelled library facilities.
Expenses moderate. For terms and catalogue address
HARRISON RANDOLPH, President.
Notice to Farmers
For the benefit of our friends we wish to advise
that you can bring all of your live stock intended for
sale to our
North Augusta Abattoir
Just East of North Augusta Bridge
and sell them to our customers without charges.
Express shipments of Live ?alyes, Hogs and Lambs
should be made to office in Augusta, Ga. No charge made
L. Scharff & Co.