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UTILIZING THE B?CK YARD
Ingenuity Must Be Displayed in Lay
lng Out the Small Space That
The problem of combining some
semblance of design with the uses to
which the average city back yard is
put is a difficult one. Take a trip on
the elevated in summer and consider
the acres of waste land and the count
less wasted opportunities in those sad,
hot, dusty back yards. Think of the
tons of delicious vrgetables they
might have raised, the lovely flowers.
Gracious; let's not think of it any
more-let's get out our seed cata
logues and pencil and paper and plan
to have our back yard an oasis this
Here are suggestions for the plant
ing of very small yards. The design
shows a garden 25x60 feet of lawn,
shrubs and flowers, the whole com
pletely hidden from the street by the
heavy planting In the northwest cor
The yard is 37%x60 feet and has a
small cold frame at right.
In the cold frame can be raised the
twenty-four tomato plants that later
go against the north fence; the ear
liest crops of lettuce, radishes and
onions and the first planting of sweet
corn and cucumbers.
The six dwarf fruit trees, the clump
of shrubs at the end of the grass walk
and the bench make an attractive out
look from the back porch.
A delightful flower and vegetable
garden can be achieved in a planting
space 30x60 feet by dividing them
with a pergola. Suppose there ls a
long walk down the middle of the
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yard. It will seem less long because
of the little rustic pergola dividing
flower from vegetable garden.*
Grass surrounded by flowers and
shrubs would be employed to make
tie little flower garden in front of
the pergola restful and beautiful-an
outdoor room of great charm.
The pergola itself should have grape
Tines trained over it.
Behind it would come the biggest
outdoor workshop imaginable, the veg
At the right an asparagus bed-if
the bed is properly cultivated and fer
tilized. Peppers, eggplant or cauli
flower can be grown between the rows
Against the fence would be two
rews of tomatoes (even in a small
gzirden one must grow many of them,
they are so satisfactory), lettuce, rad
ishes and onions, six hills of rhubarb
and the cold frame.
At the left, Swiss chard, beans,
three hills of cucumbers, and sweet
corn-a quarter of the garden In sweet
corn, the most delicious vegetable in
Protecting Trees on Highways.
A movement for a law prohibiting
the nailing of advertising signs on
trees on the public roads of Rhode
Island, Inaugurated by the National
"Highways Protective society, is deserv
ing of encouragement. Trees are val
uable property. Nails and spikes
driven into their trunks invite decay,
and the signs, besides being offensive
to the eye, afford refuge for insect
pests. The state law proposed has the
merit of protecting the trees from in
jury and of making the roads more at
tractive. In five states laws against
this kind of outdoor advertising are In
force, and it is stated that the restric
tions meet with general approval.
Plants 56 Miles of Roses. 1
Fifty-six miles of roses were added
to the beauties of Portland, Ore., with <
the planting recently of 100,000 bushes. ?
They have been purchased as a result <
of the campaign started by the City- 1
beautiful committee of the Rose Fes- 1
tival association, the purpose being to ]
snake the city more than usually at- ]
tractive in preparation for the coming j
of visitors on their way to and from
the exposition at San Francisco.
Many roses worth one dollar w?re
sold by the committee through the co
operation of florists at 12t? cents each
The br shes sold are large enough to
bloom in time for the rose festival
SHEEP KILL HARMFUL WEEDS
Generally Agreed Animals Eat All But
Few of the Exceptionally Un*
(By E. L. SHAW.)
It has been" estimated that sheep
will eat 90 per cent of all troublesome
weeds. They are, In fact, commonly
used in cleaning up weeds from fields
fence rows, road sides, stubble fields,
and corn fields. The common belief
among farmers is that weeds' eaten
by sheep are so broken up in the
digestive processes that the seeds will
not germinate after parsing through
the body as in the case of other live
stock. However, weeds are rarely
permitted to go to seed If enough
. sheep are turned in the field while
the weeds are young and tender.
In some investigations carried on by
the Canadian government among . a
considerable number of sheepmen to
determine the kinds of weeds eaten by
sheep, It was generally . agreed that
sheep would consume all but a few
exceptionally unpalatable ones, such
as mullein, Scotch thistle, etc.
Where sheep have been kept, but
where for some reason they have been
disposed of, a striking difference has
usually occurred- In the appearance of
the farm- Weeds have sprung up and
grown where they had formerly been
kept in check. There is no better so
lution to the weed problem than a
flock of sheep.
In economy of production sheep are
not surpassed by any other domestic
animal. Besides converting waste
products into nutritious food they will
also manufacture a finished product
out of the roughage and grain of the
farm at least ?s cheaply as other
classes of live stock.
GOOD POINTS OF SHROPSHIRE
Ewes Are Excellent Mothers, Are Gen
tle and Easily Handled-Lamb ls
Favorite In Market.
Mr. Herbert E. Powell, Ionia, Mich.,
in a letter to Farm Home gives the
following reasons for his preference
for the Shropshire breed of sheep.
1. The Shropshire ewes are good
mothers under adverse conditions and
make friends of their keepers.
2. The Shropshires are the leading
attractions at the fairs in the sheep
department both as to numbers and
nice fitting. The Shropshire when
properly cared for makes a fine pic
ture and is a work of art either in pas
ture or the show ring. ?'
3. The Shropshire is gentle, easily
handled and a pet with the man fit to
care for sheep, and a great contrast
to the wild Merino. \
4. The Shropshire lamb is the lead-j
lng favorite in the market, and sells to'
the best advantage as soon as it is j
large enough to dress well. The big-;
ger the lambs the better they sell, j
provided they were well fatted. The'
Imported Shropshires or? Pasture.
Shropshire lamb not only grows large,
but gets ripe easily, and the carcass
makes a fine appearance when ready
for the market.
5. The percentage of lambs to a
given number of ewes ls much larger
with the Shropshire than with other
mutton breeds. The Shropshire out
numbers all the other mutton breeds
combined, and is the all around favor
ite breed of sheep.
Wherever you show Shropshires you
are sure to find a large class and hot
competition. The larger and better
the show, the more honor there is in
Remedy for Scratches.
When scratches develop, wash and
dry the leg perfectly, and then do not
wash again, but every three days sat
urate the skin of the affected parts
with a mixture of half an ounce of
coal-tar dip, four ounces of flowers of
sulphur and one pint of sweet oil or
cottonseed oil. Work or abundantly
exercise the horse every day. Do not
clip the legs. See that the stable is
kept clean and well ventilated. Feed
horse lightly and keep his bowels ac
Keep the Little Pigs In.
Do not educate the little pigs to be
fence crawlers and breakers by hav
ing a fence they can get through if
they try. Fix all the fences in good
Bhape before the pigs are old enough
to get the habit.
A Good Household Salve.
Ordinary ailments and injuries
are not of themselves serious, but
infection or low vitality may make
them dangerous. Don't neglect a
cut, sore, bruise or hurt because it's
small. Blood Poison has resulted
from a pin-prick or scratch. For
all such ailments Bucklen's Arnica
Salve is excellent. It protects and
heals the hurt; is antiseptic, kills
infection and prevents dangerous
complications. Good for all Skiu
Blemishes, Pimples, Salt Rheum,
Eczema. Get an original 2-ounce
25c box from your Druggist.-2.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD,
Court of Common Pleas.
The Central National Bank of Spar
tanburg, S. C.,-Plaintiff--vs.
-M. T. Bunch and G. A?. Bunch,
Summons for Relief Complaint
To the Above Named Defendants in
this action. x
You Are Hereby Summoned and
required to answer the Complaint
in this action, a copy of which is
served upon you, and to serve a
copy of your answer to the said
complaint on the subscribers at
their office at Spartanburg. or at the
offiee of Sheppard Bros., Edgefield,
S. C., within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fail to
answer the Complaint within the
time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the com
Bomar & Osborne,
" May 22, 1915.
To G. A. Bunch, Jr., Non-resident
Defendant. fefcfr 'm<:
You will take notice that the orig
inal summons and complaint in the
above stated action, are now on file
in the office of the Clerk of the
Court of Common Pleas and General
Sessions, in and for the County of
Edgefield, State aforesaid.
BOMAR & OSBORNE,
Greenville, S. C.
Affords complete advantages for
a broad, liberal education. Trains
its students for lives of, fullest
efficiency and responsibility.
Equipment, faculty, courses of
study, and cultural influences are
entirely in harmony with present
Administration, instruction and dor
mitory buildings equipped ?long the
most modern lines, for convenient,
comfortable life and efficient work.
Entrance requirement* opon 14-cnit bali?.
High standard courses leading to B. A.,
B. L. and M. A. degrees. Literature,
Languages, Sciences. Practical train
ing i n Domestic Science. Business Count,
leading to diploma.
Thorough courses leading to diplo
mas in Cooserratory of Muk, departments
Of Art, Expression, Physical Culture, Kindergar
ten, Normal Training Courte.
This Institution aims to afford the
best educational advantages obtainable
at a minimum cost. For Catalogo* address
DAVID M. RAMSAY. D. D" Pres.
Greenville, 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.
I am a graduate in Civil En
gineering from The Citadel, and
can do your surveying accurately
B. F. GAINES,
Trenton, S. C.
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedule effective April 18, 1915.
Trains arrive from
No. N Time
I 208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Columbia, Trenton 10:55 am
232 Charleston, Aiken 5:05 pm
206 Columbia, Tienton 8:35 p m
Trains depart to
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
231 Trenton. Augusta 10:10 a m
229 Aiken, Charleston 11:20pm
290 Trenton, Augusta 7:40 pm
Schedules published only as in
formation and are net guaranteed.
For further information apply
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.
Southern Railway Schedule.
Premier Carrier of the South
Reduced Fares From Edgeiield
$13.40 Charlottesville, Va., and re
turn. Account Summer School,
IT. of Va. Tickets on sale June
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.
5.05 Rock Hill, S. C. and Return
Account Winthrop College Sum
mer School. Tickets on sale
June 14, 15, 18 and 30, July 1
and 2. Return limit July 31,
$10.50 Knoxville, Tenn, and re
turn. Account Summer School,
U. of Tenn. Tickets on sale
June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, July 2,
3, 10 and 17. Return limit 15
days with privilege extension to
Sept. 30, 1915, by depositing and
payment fee ?1.00.
I $7.10 Black Mountain, N. C., and
Return. On sale spacial dates in
June, July and August 1915, ac
count various meetings. Inquire
of agents for details.
Also Summer Tourist Fares to
many resort points. For additional
information communicate with
J. A. TOWNSEND, Ag't.
Edgeiield, S. C., or Magruder
Dent., Dist., Pass. Agent, Augus
Mrs. Walter Vincent,
of Pleasant Hill, N. C.,
writes: "For three sum
mers, I suffered from
pains in my back and
sides, and weak sinking
spells. Three bottles of
Cardui, the woman's
tonic, relieved me entire
ly. I feel like another
The Woman's Tonie
for over 50 yean,
Cardui has been helping
to relieve women's un
necessary pains and
building weak women np
to health and strength.
It will do the same for
you, if given a fair trial.
So, don't wait, but begin
taking Cardui today, for
its use cannot harm you,
and should surely do you
The Military College of
Announced as "Distinguished Military |
College" by U. S. War Department.
Full courses in Civil Engineering,
Science, English and Modern Languages.
Confers B. S. and C. E. degrees.
All expenses pay cadets from South
Carolina, $282.00 a year.
A scholarship worte $300.00 a year is
vacant from Edgefield county, and will
be filled by competitive examination at
the county seat on the 13th day of Au
For necessary information and blanks
COL. O. J. BOND,
The Citadel. Charleston. S. C.
IT MAKES floME
CojjiisM 1909, bj C. E. Zimmerman Co--No. 44
F 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 EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, Vice-President;
E. J. Minas, 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 pans 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
1785 , 1915
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 Calyes, Hogs and Lambs
should be made to office in Augusta, Ga. No charge made
L. Scharff & Co.
Augusta, Georgia ,