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F?LL ACCOUNT OF 100 HENS
Wctitan Gives Her Experience With
Flock of Mixed Fowls-Profit
for Year Was $103.
Many Statements are made as to
fite profits in the poultry business,
but few of them give much real light
als they are seldom complete. All
give a statement of receipts, but few
say anything about cost or expense
of production,, which leaves one in
the Sark as to what can or cannot
ha made in the business. Here is a
statement of the experience of a lady
who writes to an agricultural paper
of the Southwest, with 100 hens, some
"White Leghorns, Black Minorcas and
ftho4a Island Reds, all ranging to
; 100 hens at 50 cents.$ 50.00
\ 4 cocks at 50 cents. 2.00
j Feed .125.40
? Eggs for hatching. 5.25
J Total .$182.65
J S44 dozen eggs sold.$209.35
I Chickens sold . 18.15
j Chickens on hand. 59.00
1 Total .$286.50
i Profit for year .$103.85
' The hens averaged 119 eggs each
iGiat brought an average price of 25
eents a dozen.
COW MUST BE COMFORTABLE
Fact Must Be Borne In Mind in Con
.] struction of Stalls, Stanchions and
j Mangers in Barna.
(By W. D. NICHOLS.)
The fact that the cow must be
comfortable mu3t be borne in
mind in the construction of stalls,
stanchions and mangers in dairy
barns. Usually, too little thought is
given to the construction of dairy
buildings, and many mistakes are
made which are not discovered until
it is too late to correct them. By
careful planning and study, the cow's
,2*1 <Jt4lf of
Steel Swinging Stanchions Set In
Homemade Wooden Frame, Used by
j Kentucky Experiment Station.
health and comfort may be promoted,
.and the results quickly show in the
increased profits from the business,
i Take, for instance, the item of j
'stanchions and stalls. Many patent
stanchions and stall;; have been placed
lapon the market a ad some of these
possess points of merit. The principal
'objection to them ls their expensive
Bess. Many of them sell at from $5
to $lt) each.
While this patented equipment adds
to the neatness and beauty of the in
terior of the stable, it is by no means
A simple chain tie costing 20 cents
is just as comfortable for the cows
and will answer all practical pur
poses. Such a tie should appeal to
those "who are just beginning in the
-dairy business and do not wish to in
cur, the heavy expense of installing
Jbigh priced equipment
? The old style rigid stanchion ls still
?used by many dairies, and their use
indicates little or no bad effects re
sulting from their use, but undoubted
ly swinging stanchions are more com
fortable, aud are greatly to be pre
The Kentucky experiment station
:?USBB a mest excellent stanchion, with
out the iron framework. These can
be purchased for about $1.35 each and
can te hung in a home-constructed
wooden frame with entirely satisfac
tory results and at low cost
CORRECT SETTING OF TREES
. Nurseryman Gets Big End of Slams
.for Losses-Great Care Must Be
Exercised by Buyer.
' Due lias but to become a fruit tree
? agent in order to realize what a very
. small percentage of the trees set out
. every spring survive, even through the
first season. The nurserymen get the
big end of the blame for these losses,
.when it is more often the fault of the
?party who sets out the tree.
Great care must be exercised in
lhandliag trees that are to be planted,
or. s et out. The packing should not be
?removed from around them till one is
Tfeady to set them out or heel them in,
as lt takes but a very short time for
exposure to sun and wind to ruin the
rcots. If for any reas on the trees have
teen unpacked or the packing seems
inefficient, the trees may be carefully
removed and heeled in. This is accom
plished by placing the trees on a
slightly sloping spot, a shallow trench
being dug for the roots. Place the
trees in thin layers, covering them
well above the roots with moist earth.
A thin cloth or layer of straw over the
branches for the first day will furnish
protection from sudden exposure to
the sun after the trees have been con
fined in the shade so long.
Silo Insures Great Profit.
i *The silo increases the live stock ca
pacity o* every farm, and it means bet
ter msthods of feeding which meant
greater profit to the silo owner.
BETTY'S CHERRY PIE
By CLARISSA MACKIE.
It was such a delectable cherry pie
-flaky, pale-brown crust, with delicate
pink juice oozing through a tiny hole
at the top as if to give a hint of
the imprisoned rapture within.
Because it was her first really suc
cessful cherry pie, Betty was highly
elated a? she placed it in the pantry
window to cool. It was to grace the
dinner table that night when her fa
ther returned from the city, hot and
tired, after a long day in the office.
Later Betty changed her frock and
with a readable book went out to the
hammock swinging under the apple
She loved this tiny vine-wreathed
eottage which her father had hired
for the season from its owner, Miss
Alicia Peck. She fairly yearned over
the polished mahogany furniture, the
fine old china and the pervading at
mosphere of a bygone day that was
completed by Miss Alicia herself, a
tiny little woman who clung to the
customs of her mother's time.
There was no one to notice when
a ragged and unkempt young man
appeared from the direction of the
?.river and tried the kitchen door. But
the key was under Betty's pillow in
the hammock and all the other doors
were locked as well, for Betty was a
cautious little soul.
Then the intruder went around to
the pantry window, glanced specula
tively at the removable screen-and
saw the cherry pie.
His eyes sparkled with anticipation
as he reached a long arm, pushed aside
the screen, and removed the pie, plate
and all. Betty's eyes popped wide open,
Just in time to glimpse the ragged
stranger disappearing with the cherry
"Of all th?-impudence!" breathed
Betty as she slipped from the ham
mock and followed him. "There never
will be another such a cherry pie in
When Betty came upon him, he
was holding half the cherry pie in
each hand, and his ecstatic expression
and general stickiness of countenance
proclaimed that Betty's effort was
without doubt a success.
"What are you eating?" demanded
Betty in an aggrieved tone.
"Ambrosia," he replied with an
unctuous smack of his lips.
Betty started resentfully.
"That's a nice way to evade ex-'
plaining why you stole my cherry
pie! I'd be ashamed, a great big,
strong man like you-s-s-st-steal-ing
"Why steal plain bread and but
ter, or even cake, when you can find
pie like this? Cherry pie is my fa
vorite of all pies," he said with a
fond glance at the pastry* "And I
never tasted a better cherry pie'in.
all my life."
"Why don't you go to work and
earn money to buy food?" she asked,
after she had watched him with fas
cinated eyes, consume the remainder
of the pie. \
"I do work part of the time," he con
"What is your trade?"
"Painter." he said, rather humbly.
Betty's eyes brightened. Here was
an opportunity to make this recreant
youth pay for his pie.
"Then you can come right up to
the house and paint the veranda
chairs for me," she said decisively. "I
was going to do them myself, but you
might ae well pay for the pie."
"Very well," he said with aston
ishing meekness, considering his size
and strong, square chin.
They had reached the house by this
time, the tramp limping painfully
after ber through the prickling stub
ble of the orchard.
Betty turned to speak to her com
panion, but she was silent in the face
of his manifest amazement at their
"You said it was your pie," he re
proached her. "Why, I could have
sworn Aunt Alicia made lt"
"Miss Alicia?" fautered Betty. "Why
-lt's made by her recipe-she
showed me how-why do you call her j
your aunt?" j
"Because she ls," returned this i
amazing tramp cheerfully. "The only
and best aunt a fellow ever had. Are
you visiting heir?** j
Betty told him the circumstances. ,
"I never received her letter," he said
with chagrin. "I came down the river j
in a canoe, took a notion to go in
swimming before I came up to the
house, and left my clothes on the
shore. When I came out my own
clothes had disappeared, and I found
these. I had to wash them out first
and dry them i:a the sun before I put
them on, and t hen I came on up to
Aunt Alicia's, knowing I had some
old clothes in the kitchen loft cham
ber. I found Aunt Alicia was not at
home, but I discovered the cherry pie
-and annexed it, and, believe me,
Aunt Alicia hasn't anything over you
on cherry pies. But I don't believe
there'll be another one just like this."
Betty blushed. "If you are Miss
Alicia's nephew, yon must be the art
ist of whom she is so proud-Mr. Gor
don Craig," said the girl rather shy
ly, as she remembered all she had
said to him an hour before.
Gordon Craig was quite right. There
never was just such another cherry
pie as that one which Betty made and
Gordon stole-which episode intro
duced them to each other and finally
end sd in .Miss Peck becoming Betty's
Aunt Alicia as well as Gordon Craig's.
(Copyright, 1915. by the McClure Newspa
Premier Carrier of the South
Schedule effpclive April 18, 1915.
Trains arrive from
208 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
230 Colombia, Trenton 10:55 a m
232 Charleston, Aiken 5:05 pm
206. Columbia, Tienton 8:35 p ra
Trains depart to
209 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
231 Trenton, Augusta 10:10 am
229 Aiken, Charleston 11:20pm
290 Trenton, Augusta 7:40 pm
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For further information apply
, J. A. TOWNSEND,
Edgefielcl, S. C.
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Supplies and repairs, Porta
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SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
S EVERYWHERE ffigg
We have accepted
Ford Automobiles ft
and will have constai
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 Garag? y
to wait to get exti
Make your auto wai
we will satisfy them
at reasonable prices.
Auto and /
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2, at 9:00 A. M.
Full four-year courses lead
A two-year pre-medioal course is
A free tuition scholarship is
Spacious buildings and atl
laboratories. Unexcelled library
Expenses moderate. Forte
Make the Old Suits
We are better 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 giv >n to La
dies' Silk WaiyN nnd Skirts.
Edgefield Pressing Club
WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
should bc "nipped io the
bud", for if allowed to run
yj unchecked, serious results
may follow. Numerous
cases of consumption, pneu
monia, and other fatal dis
eases, can be traced back to
a cold. At the first sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
thoroughly -cleansing your
system with a few doses of
the old reliable, vegetable
Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, o<
Madison Heights, Va., says:
"I have been using Thed
ford's Black-Draught for
stoma.ch* troubles, indiges
tion, and colds, and find it to
be'the very best medicine I
ever used. It makes an old
man fed like a young one."
Insist on Thedford's, the
original and genuine. E-67
?a.KiNG'3 ft'EW UflSCOVER*
Will Surely Sf OD That Couoh.
the agency for the
)r Edgefield County,
ntly on hand a stock
them to those who
a car. The Ford
i winter roads.
a full assortment of
cars, and can fill or
?vithout your having
ra paris by express,
its known to us, and
on short notice and
s Oldest College
1 the county seats on Friday, July
to the B. A. and B. S. degrees,
assigned to each county of the
hletic grounds. Well equipped
rms and catalogue address
N RANDOLPH, President.
Summer excursion fares, season
1915, on sale daily unti Septem -1?
ber 29th, 1915, imited to reach m
origina starting point returning gs
on or before October 31, 1915. ||
Round trip fare to
Asheville, N. C. - - - -
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. - - -
BufTalo Lithia Springs, Va.
An excellent opportunity to
visit the "Land of the Sky" and
"Beautiful 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 now ready to dress 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
Strom & Gilbert
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 Comp'y
Beaver Dam Plant, L. L. Clippard, Manager
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Speqialty.
Your farm land accepted a? security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Humlivd and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Augusta, Ga.