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KNOW WHAT COWS ARE DOING
Most Successful Dairymen Have
Achieved Attainments Through
(By WILBER J. FRASER.)
The price of dairy products has ad
vanced, but not in proportion to the
advance in the prices of grain and
land, and under the present conditions
pit is the height of folly to milk cows
that do not pay expenses. It is, there-'
fore, a matter of great concern to th*.'
i dairyman to know what his cows ajo
. This is the day of thinkers, and ii is
Daughters of a Pure-Bred Jersey Bull,
Valued at $10,000.
to the dairyman's advantage to belong
to this class. The proposition con
fronting the dairyman today is not
.primarily a matter of location, soil
or climate; it is he, himself, that
stands in the way of his own progress, j
Few people realize what intelligence, j
care and study, what patience, obser- j
vation and experience are needed to
make a good dairyman, to interpret j
to the mind the language of the cow !
-in such a manner as to understand j
her every need and be able to properly j
aupply lt. The inherent and fatal
weakness of many people is that they I
wholly ignore the really important !
and decisive factor of success in all
fields of human activity, viz., trained '
and intelligent judgment, based on
sound theory and practice. The cause
and cure for the backwardness of the ;
dairyman is in his mind, and in the I
solution of his problems chief pr omi- :
-nence must be given to the human fae-1
tor. The trouble with many dairymen
is that they think they know, which is
the worst possible kind of ignorance. '
"The first step of knowledge is to
know that we are ignorant." Our
Cattle Feeding Barn and Silo.
most successful dairymen have \ at
tained their achievements, not by
luck, but through intelligent fore
SECURE THE CLEANEST MILK
Barns Should Be Kept Unpolluted and
Yards Free From Manure and
Litter of All Kinds.
These rules are given for the clean
est milk obtainable with only little
more than ordinary care: Barns should
be kept clean and well ventilated, the
yards free from manure and litter and
drained so that no water will stand
there. Before milking, the cows
should be brushed around the flanks
and udder with a stiff brush; this
should be followed with a damp cloth
which will remove many of the dust
particles and so dampen the others
that they will stick to the cow during
the process of milking. The milker
should keep his hands dry during the
milking. Milking with damp hands
is a filthy process and is apt to cause
the teats of a cow to chafe and be
come a source of annoyance. The milk
should be removed from the barn or
milking pen to a milk house just as
soon as possible after it is drawn. The
milk should be separated and the
cream cooled as soon as possible after
MAKES GOOD FLY REPELLANT
Mixture of Rancid Lard and Kerosene
Will Afford Protection-Fish Oil
ls Also Used.
Three excellent fly repellants for use
on the dairy cow are made as fol
Rancid lard, one pound and kero
sene one-half pint, mixed into a creamy
mass and rubbed not too thickly with
'hand or cloth over the backs of cows,
will give protection for several days.
Three parts fish oil and one of kero
sene applied with a small spray pump
will do the same. j
Fish oil 100 parts, oil of tar 50 parts
and crude carbolic acid 1 part, ap
plied with a spray pump is a good fly
All are inexpensive and are recom
mended by the United States depart
ment of agriculture. i
Mest Important Task.
Selecting the herd bull is one of the ;
most important tasks you have to do 1
In connection with starting the dairy j
farm, it is far more of a problem to !
select the right bull than it ls to se- j
tort rh? riebt breed.
DOWNFAu/OF THE MIGHTY
Lawyer's Description of Misfortune
That WVulcL Move Even Hard
es? Hearted to Tears.
''When/this suit was commenced,"
said a -c/unselor of the .Nevada bar,
' the SiyVtr Mining company was a
great corporation. Its SLOCK sold on
i the S^L Francisco slock board ior
j $300 f share, with dividends of $10
: a morth. In its mansion ils directors
had champagne and terrapin dinners
eveiy Saturday nignt, and, after din
ner/ through the moonlight midnight,
an/ until the hush of the Saboath
m>rn, they played draw poker, with
! btae chips, and the ceiling for a
j limit They had a United States sen
j ?tor and. an ex-United States district '
' judge for the company lawyers, and
the stockholders walked along, snuff
ing the stars.
"Now, gentlemen of the Jury, how \
are the mighty fallen, t?mpora mu
tantur, nos et mutamur in illis, which
may be liberally translated: 'Former
ly a lordly race horse, now a wood- .
packing jackass.' The stock- has fall- j
en to $6 a share, and there has been
no dividend declared since the dawn j
of creadon. The menu of the di
rectors' dinner is pork and beans and ;
sour beer. They play poker with j
white chips with bets limited to ten
cents with every player squealing for
a sight all the time. They have struck
hot water and desert sand in the mine,
and come down to this jack-legged,
cook-eyed, ragged-breeched spawn of
the devil for a lawyer."-Case and
Comment. s ?
UNLIKE THE MODERN METHOD
Egyptian Remedies for Skin Disease
Differed Widely From Those at
Present in Use.
The contrast between the very an
cient and the very modern methods of
treating skin diseases is well illustrat
ed in the medical writings of the an
cient Egyptians. The most modern
method of treating these afflictions is
by serums. A favorite prescription of
the Egyptian doctors was the follow
ing: "Take the toes of a dog, ripe
dates and asses' hoofs in equal parts.
Boil these carefully in a pan of oil.
This is an excellent remedy for skin
eruptions and to make hair grow." j
In these ancient writings we find the
first authentic record of the use of
goose grease in therapeutics, and ap
parently this remedy has never lost
its popularity. As used by the Egyp- >
tians, however, goose grease was only j
one of several ingredients useful in
treating certain skin diseases, particu- j
larly baldness. In this recipe five
other fats were used in equal parts, ;
mus, crocodile, snake and ibex. This j
remedy was to be used for a period of
not more than four days. But it ap
pears that skin diseases continued j
prevalent in ancient Egypt, just as
they prevail there at the present time.
Work and Poverty.
If the time ever comes when there !
is no longer poverty in the world
there will be a wonderful freedom
for the higher qualities of the human
race. Men will then work, not be- ;
causo they are driven by the compet?- j
tive spirit, but from a hifjher impulse, j
love of work itself.
The chances are that if a man like
Dickens had been free to work in
this way he would have done not more
work, perhaps even less, but work of
finer and higher polish. For Dickens,
as an artist, suffered till the end from j
poverty. If he had had more advan
tages in early youth his talents would :
have been better trained. He would i
have had more taste and more bal
ance. He would have striven less for j
popular and transient effect than for ?
the truth, for what was permanent I
and of universal appeal.
Youth and Age and Whiskers.
As whiskers are the oldest living !
things, so they are the youngest
Youth and age are accentuated by
whiskers. As the wind blown upon
hot soup (two objects associating
themselves naturally with whiskers)- '
as the wind blown upon hot soup cools
the soup, and as the wind blown upon
cold fingers warms the fingers, so ls
a dual role played upon young and
old by the facial appurtenance. Noth
ing in this world looks as old as an
old man wearing a patriarchal beard.
And nothing in this world looks as
young as a young man fondly imagin
ing that he is wearing a "Van Dyke."
Substitute for Poker Chips.
The use of small, 'round oyster
crackers is advisable as a substitute
for poker chips, as they are easily de- I
voured and the crime hidden, should j
the police raid the place. Cards alone j
are no indication that poker domi- 1
nates therein. It requires chips to j
furnish that evidence. If r banker is
on to his job, he will spread lightly a
coating of tempting cheese upon the
crackers as he issues them. This
practice will, in a great measure, re
lieve him of the responsibility of cash
ing many at the conclusion of the
game!-Zim in Cartoons Magazine.
Didn't Like the Decision.
One day while walking with a friend
in San Francisco, a professor and his
companion became involved in an
argument as to which was the hand
somer man of the two. Not being ablo
to arrive at a settlement of the ques
tion, they agreed, in spirit, of fun,
to leave it to the decision of a China
man who was seen approaching them.
The matter being laid before him, the
Oriental considered long and careful
ly; then he announced in a tone of
finality: "Both are worse."
CONTINUANCE OFfiOOD ROADS
Strong Movement Throughout Coun
try for Honoring of bid Trails
Memorial Lincoln Highway.
No state in the natfcn is richer in
road traditions than the state of
Maryland. Much of its early history
might be written from the records in
which road construction, mainte
nance and litigation figtres. Some of
the roads of Maryland are of ancient ?
and honorable antiquity and where |
these can be perpetuated-under con-1
ditions of modern transformation, the ?
state is thereby engaged in preserving
Ancient Highway In Maryland.
valued traditions while gi vins sane- j
tion to the established use of roads I
that have been traversed a century or
more, says Baltimore American. There
is a strong movement the country
over for the honoring of the old roads
and trails. This is manifest In the
movement that contemplates m memo
rial highway to Abraham Lincoln. The
Old National Turnpike has clustering
about it traditions of history that
have been transformed Into literary
lore under the magic pens of essay
ists and poets. In the far West agi
tation for the preservation of the old
trails is gaining in strength, and the.
Old Oregon, and the Old Whiskey and
other historic trails that date back to
times immemorial will doubtless be
preserved as far as possible and,
where obliterated by the path of prog
ress, will be marked. Thus the trails
followed by the red men from Canada
even down to Central America will in
time be made matters of record and
While sentimental and practical
considerations may not always be env
braced in the conclusions of the goocf
roads commission, yet these shoulcfi
be and doubtless are considered to||
gether in so far as the commission hail
enlightenment and understands thWfi
sentiment of the communities af
fected. But the main proposition is
that the people of Maryland are a unit
for the continuance of the good roads
movement. Baltimore has been great
ly advantaged by the construction of
payed streets from the country line,
over roads that enter the city. It
has deep interest in the prosecution
of the* good roads work for the bene
fit of the agricultural communities of
the entire state. The traffic and trans
portation [advantages are immense,
while the state is thereby elevated in
the view of the country at large. Let
the good roads work go on.
CONTROL OVER LOCAL ROADS
State Highway Departments Should
Be Given Some Measure of Super
vision Over Thoroughfares.
The realization has become quite
general that, in order to render maxi
mum service, state highway depart
ments should be given some measure
of control over the construction and
maintenance of local roads. For this
class of roads an amount exceeding
35160,000,000 is expended annually, with
comparatively little result,to show in
the form of improved roadTOilcage for
this great outlay. The state of Iowa
has met this situation by placing all
the road work in the state under the
direction of the state highway de
Traffic is increasing so rapidly as to
cause excessive wear upon the roads,
especially in the vicinity of congested
centers of population. This results in
a heavy annual maintenance cost, av
eraging in the large eastern states not
less than $750 per mile per annum.
Many experiments have been made in
the effort to devise types of road
which can be maintained at relatively
low cost. Thus far, aside from the
cheaper forms of construction, the
states are depending upon the vari
ous forms of bituminous macadam,
concrete, and vitrified brick road.
Yearbook United States Department
Lay Tribute on Wealth. 1
Bad roads lay a heavy tribute upon
our agricultural wealth every year.
Only a small per cent of the farm,
orchard, garden and live stock prod
ucts may be loaded upon cars without
hauling. Some must be hauled over
poor roads a long distance. This in
creases the expense of marketing,
which, of course, means waste of our
rrlr:se Knows Good Roads.
If you want to know if good roads
are good things, ask a borse.
The RAYO LAMP
YOU don't have to
spend the greater
part of your time
cleaning it-and won
dering why it won't
burn. The Rayo is
simple in construction
and in design. It lights
without removing the
shade and rives the
best sort of fight-the
kind that won't hurt
Rayo lamps are an ornament
to any home. They require
very little attention-yet
always add to the attractive
ness of the room.
The Rayo is the symbol
Use Aladdin Security
Oil or Diamond White
Oil to obtain best results
in OH Stoves, Lamps and
Heaters. ' s
The Rayo is only one of our
many products that bring com
fort and economy to the farm.
Ask fojrfhem by name.
M^^^s Liquid Gloss
r-Eureka Harness Oil
Mica Axle Grease
If your dealer does not carry
^fnesc, write to our nearest
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Washington. D. G. Charlotte, N. C.
Norfolk. Va. Charleston. W. Va.
Richmond. V?. Charleston. S. C.
The Estate of D. A. Tompkins
deceased offers for sale in the Town
of Edgefield, that Store on the
Corner now occupied by Collett &
Mitchell, t li at Store now occupied
by D->rn & Mime, that Store back
of the Hank of Ed gefiel d and occu
pied by Lamb as Meat Market, that
vacant lot on South sid*? of Maine
Street, opposite the Post Office
lying between the Collett & Milch
ell Store and.the lot now occupied
by Mr. Lovick Smith. For terms
A. S. TOMPKINS,
GRACE H. TOMPKINS,
Nov. 3, 1915.
Ga. R. R. Bank
647 BROAD STREET
Bo F. JONES
??T FFT ft TP The Best Tonic,
?Lmi^Q Milc? - Laxative
B?'f TEE? Family Medicmc
J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS. MERHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you arevgoing to build, remodel OF repair,
we invite your inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber, :
lath, pine and cypress shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents for Flintkote roofing
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Go
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
Our Edgefield Friends
Are invited to make our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
Wi are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every department of our large stock is
filled with stylish fall merchandise.
In Dry Goods we. were never better stocked. Our
Shoes were bought'from the leading rranufacturers.
Our stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing was never
more complete. '
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits firm
the largest makers of women's ready-to-wear factory in
Our Millinery Department is also filled with the
most Stylish Hats and Trimmings ever brought to Au
gusta. Do not fail to call in to see us whether you
buy or not. /
Augusta Bee Hive
816-918 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
;r<kJ *c: rt! ?: ?:<.iW&m
A. J. Renkl
J of* R
W E L
We have the largest assortment of pres
ents in every department that we have ever
shown. We have ordered largely of Clocks.
Watches, GoH and Silver Jewelry, Sterling
Silverware, Cut Glass and China. Every de
partment is filled.
lt matters not what you want we have it or
will order it out at once.
Come in to see us. We have our entire stock '
marked very low, much lower than you find the
same class of goods elsewhere.
70S Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia
We announce to our Edgefield friends that we carry
the largest stock of Fresh Fruits, Candies and miscella
neous Table Delacacies in Augusta. Come in to see
us when in the city
California . Fruit. Store
Corner Jackson and Ellis Sts.
Augusta, Georgia ,
The wondefully different coffee in
Hermetically Sealed Can
Penn & Holstein