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"BREEDING FOR MILK SUPPLY
Creeds Improve the Thing for Which
They Are Selected-Germany
Makes Increase in Yield.
Cattle used to be bred chiefly for
-vork. Therefore the c&vrs did not
give much milk. Breeds improve the
things for which they are selected. Il
cows were used for stepladders we
should by this time have them seven
In 1730 the work cows of Germany
gave an average of a pint and a half a
<lay. Interest in milk increased, and
by 1800 the average yield was a quart
and a half. Breeding went on milk
ward, and in 1810 the German cows
averaged two quarts of milk each per
day. In 1820 three, in 1830 four-and
t?tere the gain stopped for 30 years.
But in 1860 the production had in
creased to six quarts, and by 1870 to
The breeders of the trotting horse
found it tremendously hard to make
their steeds go any faster after the
2:10 mark was reached, and it took
years and years to get below two min
utes-and at about the two-minute
mark in all probability the record will
always stand. So with the milch cows,
aa the yield increased it, grew more
-??ffiettHeto~tiTi6t^?e<n?^ or to
?otter the average; but now the aver
age daily yield of all German cows is
said to be ten quarts.
A thousand per cent gain in a cen
tury and a quarter; that is what long
period breeding will do. It is such
-work as this which alone will keep
the world big enough for its increas
ing numbers of people.
HANDLE THE BULL CAREFULLY
Quiet Anima! That Has Never Harmed
Anyone Usually One to Attack
The bull should always be handled
kindly and firmly, and should under
stand that his attendant is his master.
It ls always advisable to train the bull
calf to lead, and a ring should be
placed in his nose at an early date.
-Jiever permit the bull to have his own
way about anything where you may
differ with him and insist upon prompt
It is very easy to spoil the dispo
sition of a bull by permitting children,
old as well as young, to play with him
or tease him. The man who is al
lays prepared for trouble never has
It is the quiet bull that has never
.horned anything that usually does the
damage, suddenly developing a vi
cious spirit and attacking his unsus
Working In Salt.
If you use a barrel churn, sprinkle
the salt in on the butter after you have
drawn off the buttermilk and washed
the butter. Then turn the churn as
yon do to gather the butter. You will
Und that you have worked in the salt
more evenly than you can by the old
method, and this way is easier and
But one of the most absurd pasture
extravagances is the feeding and
tramping thereon of an unprofitable
cow, for even the oleanest and best,
most luxuriant pasture cannot feed
profit into a cow that has missed her
Water for the Cows.
Cows should be given all the pure
water they can drink, not less than
twice a day. It has a decided effect
opon the milk production.
Know How to Raise Cows.
Better than, knowing how to pick
good cows out of the sale ring ls know
ing how to raise them.
A fclgft price for a good bull is a bet
ter investment than a low prise for a
Songs of Gratitude Should Rise
Spontaneously From the Lips
of All Christians,
The songs of the lips are few, but
those of the heart are many. The
soul has its musk: when the tongue is
mute and the lips refuse to sing. The
mind runs hack to other days and we
think of father and mother, gone to
glory this many a year. We recall
their goodness, how long-suffering they
were of our delinquencies. There is a
song in the soul at the sweetness, of
the memory. It was never set to mu
sic. The composer cannot find notes
to express it; yet again and again,
when the dear faces come back and
we see the look of tender motherhood
or of considerate fatherhood we are
conscious of a melody which the world
hears not, but which inarticulate Hps
There rises before me an old rec
tangular church, and beside the church
a little brick house where the session
met, and around the fire in the grate
sit the godly elders, venerable men.
Before them a young man has come
with fear and trembling to announce
his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his
Savior. Memory's song is a tender
one. Those faces rise before me, and
the face of the pastor, reverent and
thoughtful, with solemn questionings
upon his lips. But the old church isl
gone, and the little one-room structure |
by its side; and in their places there j
is nothing now but graves. The elders,
too, are gone. Not one remains alive. |
The reverent pastor likewise is at?
rest from all his labors. And as the j
memory comeB back to me) the strings
of an invisible harp are melodious.
The hour shines like a star in the
firmament of recollection.
God's Kindness Abides.
We think of other times when the
soul keeps up its songs of gratitude.
Are there not in every life recurring
memories of days when God was
kind? There have been vales of tears,
we know, when lt seemed as if the ,
rain would never cease. But it did
cease, and there was a sweeter breath
upon the hills, and a livelier song in ?
the boughs of the orchard tree, and i
God made us lift our eyes to the hills
and with the Hebrew poet sing, "They,
loving kindness Is better than life." j
God does not forget, and for this the j
soul has its song. He knows the wan- j
derings of wayward feet. The afflic
tions that beset us are not new to him.
He "rememhereth that we are dust,"
and it awakens a song. The lips may
be mute, but the heart is running the
hidden octaves. "Because thou hast
been my help, therefore in the shadow
of thy wings will I rejoice." It is" a
good place to be-untU>r those out
spread pinmna---^a?re we can rest
-aat?r-fhVBtorn?-?s past and the sky^s
emptied of its rain. Oh, the songs
that no ear hears but God's! How
much they mean to our pilgrimage.
How they cheer us en route, how they
gladden the road home. Blessed songs
of the heart! sweet songs in the
night! Praise God for melodies of
the valley; for the star that shines
where the cloud once rested; for the
flower that blooms where the thorn
once spilled its crimson.-Tho United
Cashing Our Checks.
If mistakes were riches, most of us
would be wealthy. But perhaps we
have not realized how rich we can1
really become through our mistakes. !
Every one of them can be capitalized. 11
It has been said with keenness that
"A failure ls a man who has blun
dered, but ls not able to cash in on
his experiences." The successful man
is not the one who never makes mis
takes, but the one who cashes his mis
take-checks promptly and at about
100 per cent. Every mistake of our
life points the way. If we will but see
it, to exactly the opposite of that mis
take. It is when a man is so con
vinced of the hopeless futility of his
own sinning life that he feels he must
find a way out, that Jesus Christ has
an opportunity to be heard as he says,
"I am the way." And so of every
lesser mistake; there was a reason
for it that need never be repeated.
When we sternly demand of our every
failure all that it owes us, failures will,
begin to keep out of our way.-Sun- j
day School Times.
Praise God Unceasingly.
Let praise-I say not merely thanks
giving, but praise-always form an
ingredient of thy prayers. We thank
God for what he is to us; for the
benefits which he confers and the
blessings with which he visits us.
But we praise him for what he is in
himself-for his glorious excellences
and perfections, independently of their
bearing on the welfare of the crea
ture. And it shall often happen that
when thy heart is numb and torpid,
and yields not to the action cf prayer,
it shall begin to thaw, and at last
burst, like streams under the breath
of spring from their icy prison, with
the warm and genial exercise of
praise.-Edward M. Goulburn.
Union With God.
To be out of harmony with the
things, acts and events, which God in
his providence has seen fit to array
around us-that is to say, not to meet
them in a humble, believing and
thankful spirit-is to turn from God.
And, on the other hand, to see in
them the development of God's pres
ence, and of the divine will, and to
accept tLat will, is to turn In the op
posite direction, and to be in union
with him.-Thomas C. Upham.
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 p rn'
206 Columbia, Tienton 8:35 p m
Trains depart to
No. , Time
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a ra
231 Trenton. Augusta 10:10 a m
229 Aiken, Charleston 11:20 pm
290 Trenton, Augusta 7:40 pm
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C.
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin-'
gie Milla, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta
ble, Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs.
Ask your ?rnR(r!it for CHI-CHHS-TER'S
DIAMOND BRAND PILLS la RED and.
GOLD metallic boxes, sealed with Biue\
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D IAMOND BRAMO PILLS, for twentv-fite
years regarded as Best, Safest, Always Reliable.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
?SSS EVERYWHERE JgKS.
We have accepted
Ford Automobiles fe
and will have constar
of Touring Cars and
be pleased to show
cars defy Edgefield's
They are an All-tl
We will also carry
all parts of the Ford
ders at our Garage \
to wait to get exti
Make your auto war
we will satisfy them
at reasonable prices.
Auto and h
131st Year B
Entrance examinations at all
2, at 9:00 A. M.
Full four-year courses lead 1
A two-year pre-medical course is
A free tuition scholarship is
Spacious buildings and atl
laboratories. Unexcelled library
Expenses moderate. For tei
Make the Old Suits
We are beti-er prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
. ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
Special attention givm to La
dies' Silk Waists and Skirts.
Edgefield Pressing Club
WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
Miss Myrtle Cothrum,
of Russe?ville, Ala., says:
"For nearly a year, I suf
fered with terrible back
ache, pains in my limbs,
' and my head ached nearly
all the time. Our family
doctor treated me, but
only gave me temporary
relief. I was certainly in
bad health. My school
teacher advised me to
The Woman's Tonic
1 took two bottles, in all,
and-was cured. I shall
always praise Cardui to
sick and suffering wo
men." If you suffer from
pains peculiar to weak
women, such as head
ache, backache, or other
symptoms of womanly
trouble, or if you merely
need a tonic for that tired,
nervous, worn-out feel
ing, try Cardui. E-6S
WHI Surely Sfoo That Couah.
the agency for the
>r Edgefield County,
itly on hand a stock
them to those who g
a car. The Ford
a full assortment of
cars, and can fill or
vithout your having
a parts by express,
its known to us, and
on short notice and
3 Oldest College
the county seats on Friday, July
to the B. A. and B. S. degrees,
assigned to each county of the
iletic grounds. . Well equipped
.ms and catalogue address
I Summer excursion fares, season
1915, on sate daily unti Septem
? ber 29th, 1915, imited to reach m
origina starting point returning m
on or before October 31, 1915. jj|
Round trip fare to
Asheville, N. C..$ 8.70
Black Mountain, N.JC. - -
Brevard, N. C. - - - -
Connelly"Springs, N. C. -
Hendersonville, N. C. - -
Hot Springs, N. C. - - -
Lake Toxaway, N. C. - -
Saluda, N. C..
Tryon, N. C..
Waynesville, N. C. - - -
Buffalo Lithia Springs, Va.
An exceent ' cpciti r jlj to
visit the "Land of the Sky " and
"Beautifu Sapphire Country."
For additional information communicate with
J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefield, S. C. Ticket Agent.
We desire to notify the public that
we have installed modern machinery, and
"are flow r?idy to d^ess your lumber-any
kind and any dimensions. Our planer
is located near the bridge on the street
leading south from the Courthouse.
Your patronage solicted. All work
Ready for Ginning
We wish to announce that we are
now ready to begin ginning cotton.
Have over-hauled our ginnery, and now
have it in No. 1 shape, and can serve
the public to good advantage. Let us
gin your cotton, buy your seed at the
market price, and sell you meal and
hulls as cheap as any one. Come and
let us serve you.
Hampton Cotton Mills Compy
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. Clippard, Manager
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted aa security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.