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CHEAP MIXTURE FOR VERMIN
Formula Given by Pennsylvania State
College-Should Be Kept on
Hand the Year Round.
While there are ' many ready-pre
pared lice mixtures on the market,
none are more effective than a mix
ture recommended by Pennsylvania
State college. It may be made at
home and is cheap.
The formula is: Two and one-half
pounds o? plaster or paris, three-quar
ters of a pint ol' gasoline, one-fourth
of a pint of crudo carbolic acid. When
the ingredients are mixed, one will
have an effective lice powder that
costs less than five cents a pound. The
.mixture should be worked through a
fine sieve, to break up lumps and to
get in such form that it will sift read
When it is first mixed it will be too
wet to sift, but the gasoline will soon
evaporate. The active principle in
driving away the lice is the carbolic
acid. To use the homemade prepara
tion, which should he kept on hand
the year around, one sifts it over the
birds the same as any other lice pow
RUNNER EXCELS AS FORAGER
Utility Fowl, Noted for Its Egg Pro
duction, Is Often Termed Leg
horn of the Duck Family.
The Runner is a breed of small
utility duck noted for its egg produc
tion and Is often termed the Leghorn
of the duck family. These ducks j
have been credited with records of j
more than 200 eggs each in flocks of
ten, and 192 eggs each in flocks of 100.
Young Runner Ducks.
The "Runners" are active in their
habits, are good foragers, and on an
extensive run are able to find a large
proportion of their food. They are
nonsitters, are hardy and easily
reared, but do not stand confinement
Their flesh is of a deep yellow color
and is of fine quality, but their small
size is rather against them for market
purposes, except for broilers.
PULLETS FOR WINTER LAYERS
Advisable to Select Those That Have
Grown Rapidly-Hen In Action
Needs Lots of Room.
In selecting pullets for this winter's |
layers, it is advisable to choose those 1
birds that have grown rapidly and ;
well and those that show quality, as I
indicated by a soft, pliable skin over
the breast bone and abdominal cavity.
In addition to these two considera
tions quality is further indicated by
the texture of the head parts. The
comb and wattles should not only be
well developed but should have a nice,
smooth, velvety texture. A fourth con
sideration in selecting the prospective
layer is that of capacity. A hen in ac
tion needs lots of room, that is to say,
room for the digestive and reproduc
tive organs. Such capacity is indicat
ed by good width between the pelvic
bones and also good width between
these and the rear end of the keel.
Ration for Chicks.
A simple grain mixture in corn,
wheat, and oats, a little more corn as
the weather gets colder and less dur
ing tfie summer days. A little buck
wheat and sunflower seed added to
this mixture during fall and winter
months is beneficial. Green foods,
such as alfalfa, cabbage, sprouted
oats or mangels should be fed free
ly. Fresh green cut bone or beef
scraps and charcoal should also be
supplied at all seasons ot the year.
Litter for Duck Houses.
The best litter for duck nouses is
shavings, although sawdust will serve.
Either is better than straw, which
quickly becomes damp. It is neces
sary to nave plenty of clean litter in
the feeding houses both to keep the
tioor dry and to protect the eggs,
which r.i'e noe laid in nests, but
dropped anywhere tne ducks happen
IMPROVED HENHOUSE FRONT
Arrangement Shown In Illustration
for Fastening Muslin Without
Shutting Out Light.
Anyone using a muslin-front hen
house, who desires to have the win
dows above, and yet dislikes to have
the light shut off when the curtains
are raisea can avoid this by fastening
straight strips of wood securely to the
Muslin Front and Light.
frames, letting them extend to the top
of the windows, .where they are
hinged, writes T. L. Bailey of Greens
Fork, Ind., in Missouri Valley Farmer. I
Then the curtains may be raised clear
of the windows.
SYTEM FOR FEEDING FOWLS j
Grain, Green Food, Grubs, Grit and
Shell Are Necessary in Chicken
Diet-Dry Mash Best.
For the hen that is manufacturing
an egg every day, or one in two days,
it is impossible to get the required |
nourishment fast enough unless it is
taken into the body already ground.
The best system of feeding, then, as
recognized the country over, ls to give
one or more of the varieties of whole
grain as a means of exercise; that
is, fed in a deep litter so the fowls
will have to work for it. Then use a .
variety of ground foods to supply the !
nourishment, heat and energy of the j
The four "gVs" give ns a ene as to
what is necessary in the chicken diet
-grain, green food, grubs, grit and
shell. Whole grain gives the best re
sults when two or more forms are j
mixed and fed twice daily in a deep j
litter. Three parts wheat, three parts ;
cracked corn and one part oats, or
equal parts wheat and cracked corn or
kafir, makes a good combination. One
pint to ten fowls is about the right !
amount, with the heaviest feed at ,
Ground food may be fed tn either a j
dry or wet form, but for breeders and I
layers, dry mash is best, while for fat- j
tening poultry it is better to use wet |
mash. The dry form may be supplied
in self-feeding hoppers. A good mix
ture would be:
Seven pounds mill run, seven pounds
cornmeal, three pounds beef scrap,
two pounds alfalfa leaves, one-half J
KEEP RECORD OF EGGS LAID
Californian Invents Device Possessing
Minimum Danger of Frightening
Hen on Entering.
In describing a trap nest, invented
by A. G. R. Keller of Alameda, Cal.,
Scientific American says:
This invention relates to trap nests
utilized for trapping hens in order :
Practical Trap Nest.
that accounts may be kept of the num-1
bers of eggs laid by each hen, and the I
object of the invention is to provide
a construction for accomplishing this
purpose, of such a nature that there
will be minimum danger of frighten
ing the birds either as they enter the
nest or are trapped therein.
FEED CHARCOAL EVERY WEEK
Always Advisable to Feed as Early in
Morning as Convenient-Shake
Up the Litter.
Once a week, or oftener, it may be
well to add to the hen's ration a sup
ply of granulated charcoal. In the
winter it is always advisable to feed
as early in the morning as conven
ient, and give the evening meal about
an hour before dark.
Shake up the litter with a fork, so
that the grain will work down into it.
which will compel the fowls to hunt
for their rations.
Breed for Winter Eggs.
The choice of a Dreed for the pro
duction of winter eggs is governed
largely by the peculiar requirements
ot the market m which the eggs are
to be sold, and also by the demand for
table poultry, which is in many cases
an important side line.
Value of Well-Fed Hen.
One weii-ied hen is better chan two
COLDS DO NOT LEAVE WILLINGLY
Because a cold is stubborn is no
reason why you should be. Instead
of "weariner" it out, get sure relief
by taking Dr. King's New Discov
ery. Dangerous bronchial and lung
ailments often follow a cold which
has been neglected at the beginning.
As your body faithfnllv battles
those cold germs, uo better aiu can
be given than the use of this reme
dy. Iis merit has been tested by
old and young. Get a bottle to
day. 50c. and $1.00.-3.
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.
Write me and I will explain
how I was cured in four days
of a severe case of Pile of 40
years' standing without nain,
knife or detention from busi
ness. No one need suffer from
this diseaae when this humane
cure can be had right here in
R. M. JOSE,
Route 4. Lamar, S. C.
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned as Executor of the last Will
and testament of Amy H. Camp, de
ceased, and pursuant to the provisions
of the said Last Will and Testament,
will offer for sale to the highest bidder
for cash during the legal hour? of sale
on the first Monday of December, 1915,
the same being the 6th day thereof, in
front of the Court House door at Edge
field, S. C., the following described
"All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land, situate, lying and being
in Edgefield County, State of South
Carolina, known as the Bland Place,
containing eighty-three (83) acres,
more or less, and bounded now or for
merly by lands of Wright and Bland on
the North and East; and now or for
merly by lands of Mrs. L. Brady and
W. L. Coleman on the South and
The above described tract of land
will be sold subject to a rent contract
for the year 1916, and possession of
same cannot be given before January
T. B. KERNAGHAN,
Executor of the Last Will and Testa
ment of Amy H. Camp, deceased.
Nov. 8, 1915.
We ha^e the agency for Ford auto
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field county. Theio is no better car on
the market for the money. The Ford
owners who have thoroughly tested
these cars will tell you that If you
want a car, drop us a card and we will
call on you and demonstrate the Ford
W. F. R?SH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TA >TELESS chill TOXIC, drives out
.'.lalaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
?nd "sure Appetizer. For ?idults and children. 50c.
No doubt you are, if
you suffer from a a y of the
numerous ailments to
which an women are sub
ject. Headache, back
ache, sideache, nervous
ness, weak, tired feeling,
are some of the symp
toms, and you must nd
yourself of them in order
to feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
been benefited by this
remedy, urge you to
The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. Sylvania Woods,
of Clifton Mills, Ky., says:
"Before taking C ar d u i,
I was, at times, 30 weak I
could hardly walk, ana
the pain in my back and
head nearly killed me.
After taking three bottles
ofCarduijthe pains dis
appeared. Now I feel as
well as I ever did. Every
suffering woman should
try CardiuV* Octabottle
Make the Old Suits
k Look New
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
Speci.il attention givm to La
dies' Silk Waist* and Skirts.
Edgefield Pressing Club
WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
Aile yoor DrargUt for CHT-CHES-TER'S
DIAMOND BHAND PILLS la RED and,
j GOLD metallic boxes, sealed with B4ue
Ribbon. TAES USO OTHER. Buy oF your
Draggtet sad uk for CUI-CH?S.T?B'S -
IMAMOND BRAND PILLS, for twentv-five
years regarded as Best, Safest, Always Reliable.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
TR I RD
GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
See our big
We Install all
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The greatest thins
in modern feeding
ii MOLASSES. It cot?
down the feed bill and builds np the ?tock.
HORSE AND MULE MOLASSES FEED
. _j_1 -~ t:l./>_<nvae ihprr
. CrUBLESTOHj.a j^J
' It's something the horses and mules like-gives them an
appetite-starts the saliva running and aids digestion.
ST Far superior to an all grain feed. Give your horses and
mules a treat, and at the same time save money.
Our RED SHIRT (first grade) Horse and Mule Molasses Feed
contains Corn, Oats, Ground Alfalfa, made appetizing with salt
and pure cane molasses, and analyzes as follows:
? Protein 10%; Fat 3%; Fibre 12%; Carbohydrate! 57%
I PIEDMONT HORSE & MULE MOLASSES FEED J^G^-A^J*.?
* 12% ; Carbohydrates 55%.
I PERFECTION HORSE & MUIE FEED ????SS!)
$ Protein 12%; Fat 3%; Fibre 12%; Carbohydrate! 67%. This ii composed of straight $
? grain and ground Alfalfa Meal.
RED SHIRT DAIRY FEED
\ First Grade: A balanced ration containing Molasses. Cattle are very fond of it- >
? keep! them in good condition. Increases the flow and enriches the quality of the milk ;
St S reduced cost of feeding. Contains ground Corn, C. S. Meal, Wheat Middling. ;
Ground Alfalfa, Pure Cane Molasses and Salt. Analyzes: Protein 15%; Fat 3%; ?
Fibre 12%; Carbohydrate! 60%. fl
ft PIEDMONT DAIRY FEED ^S??SSfSSL *nUia m?''Fat m%i Ftt" I
m RED SHIRT HOG FEED A of Digestive Tankage, Ground Corn. Rice |
|^ gaJSBa i screenings; very fattening. Keeps the hogs in good -on dit ion. ffij
We manufacture also RED SHIRT Scratch Feed and RED SHIRT Baby Chick Feed, jm
"SEVEN ECGS A WM" HES HASH K??S fl
Rice, Cottonseed Meal, Cow Peas, Meat Meal and Linseed Meal. Analysis:
Protein 18%; Fat 4%; Fibre 12%; Carbohydrate! 40%.
Ai shown on the bags in our ad. nearly all pf our feed ia made from Carolina
product!, even to the bags and tv-mc. We are, therefore, in the market
for Oats, Corn, Wheat, Alfalfa Hay and any other kind of Hay- jgg^^i
We alao carry a fall stock of GRAIN, HAT
Our feeds ai shown above are mixed
on scientific principles to famish the
greatest nourishment at the lowest
cost. Let ni shown yon how to
cut your feed billi down. Write
us for prices, etc
Melony & Carter Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C
IT MARES HOME,
Om So HAPPY
To Dave A
Ccc.nieM 1909, by 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 to
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. Mims, 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.
line of Coal and Wood Heaters
. - - - $2.00 to $10.00
. - - - $3.50 to $16.00
of Our Stoves FREE of Charge
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