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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
af th? windows, where they are
hinged, writes T. L. Bailey of Greens
Fork, Ind., in Missouri Valley Farmer.
Then the curtains may be raised clear
of tba windows.
SYTEM FOR FEEDING FOWLS
drain. Green Food, Grubs, Grit and
Shall Are Necessary in Chicken
Diet-Dry Mash Best.
For the hen that is manufacturing
sm egg every day, or one in two days,
it is impossible to get the required
nourishment fast enough unless lt is
taken into the body already ground.
The best system of feeding, then, as
recognized the country over, is 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
The four "g's" give us a cue 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
mixed and fed twice daily In a deep
litter. Three parts wheat, three parts
cracked corn and one part oats, or
?qua! parts wheat and cracked corn or
kafir, iiakqs a good combination. One
-r-<|>int to ten fowls is-about the right
amount, with the heaviest feed at
Ground food may be fed in either a
dry or wet form, but for breeders and
layers, dry mash is best, while for fat
tening poultry it ia 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
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 Nett.
that aoasunts may be kept of the num
bers o' eggs laid by each hen, and the
object mt the invention is to provide
<Sv construction for accomplishing this
.purpoBt, of such a nature that there
will bs minimum danger of frighten
ing the hirds either as they enter the
nest or are trapped therein.
FEED CHARCOAL EVERY WEEK
Always Advisable to Feed aa Early In
Morning as Convenient-Shake
Up tho Litter.
Ones a week, or oftener, it may be
well to add to the hen's ration a sup
ply of granulated charcoal. In the
winter lt 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 lt
which will compel the fowls to hunt
for their rations.
Breed for Winter Eggs.
: The choice of a breed for the pro
duction of winter eggs is governed
largely by the peculiar requirements
of the market in which the eggs are
ito be sold, and also by the demand for
table poultry, which is in many cases
an important side line.
Value of Weil-Fed Hen.
One well-fed hen is better than two
THAT HORRID MAN <j
By KEITH KENYON.
Charlie, my brother, telephoned
ti:at dreadful Saturday that he bad
bought tickets tor "The Jumping
Jack" in the afternoon and to meet
him at Wentworth's, the florist.
I had asked six of the girls in for
tea, but when I got Charlies mea
sage, 1 called up and postponed the
festivities until Monday. Charlie must
have known I was dying for a chance
to wear my new hat and the stunning
suit Renarki had just sent home. But,
like all of Renarki's things, it was a
little striking. I felt queer in it at
first, for I have always stuck to styles
that are not too extreme, or at least I
have not adopted them until people
have got over their first gasp.
Well, I put the dud3 on and, of
course, it took an age. I was late
starting and had to hurry for the car.
1 saw it coming before I got to the
corner and started to run. Then I
did the most stupid thing. I don't
know just how it did happen, but I
Just then a man came running and
helped me up. He whistled for the
car to stop, evidently guessing I had
been trying to make it, and he helped
i me to get on. I thanked him and sup
posed he would leave, but he got on
The whole way into town that maa
sat exactly opposite me and scarosir
looked away an instant It must aar?
been the suit, and I got madder svorr
yard of the way. I never was so re
lieved in my life as I was to get off
But I nearly fainted when I turned [
to go into the florist's to see my man
come in too. He deliberately looked
at me, half smiled and followed me
back to the counter.
I hate scenes, and have always pic
tured to myself just how I should act
and what I should do if ever a man
whom I did not know should speak to
me. Here was my cue!. Stony silence
and extreme haughtiness. Besides,
Charlie would come bouncing in in a
minute and would do any annihilating
"Oh, Miss Arnold," called a clerk,
coming out of the office, "Mr. Arnold
just called up and said to tell you he
would be late, and for you to go on
to the theater and ask for your
ticket at the box office. He left it
there. You are to go in, and he said
he would be there as soon as pos
Well, there was nothing to do but
go. The theater at any rate was a
haven of refuge.
When I left the store the man, I
noticed, was buying violets. He looked
np as I passed.
When I went by the window I
saw the clerk hand him the purple
box and his change, and the man
started hurriedly toward the door. I
was getting frantic. Such persistence,
such impudence, it had never been
my lot to experience!
He followed me right into the
theater and stood behind me in line
at the box office.
I got my ticket and went in. He
came in after me. I had a notion
to say something to the usher, but
it struck mc that our seats would
not be together, and Charlie would
be with me going out.
The seats were in right F. Mine
was two. I didn't know which was
Charlie's-one or three. But I soon
found out. The orchestra was play
ing the overture and the curtain
was going up when someone sat down
in the seat beside me.
The man-violets and all!
He gave me a funny little smile and
actually opened his mouth to say some
I was cold with fright now, and too
paralyzed to move. But I saw the
violets coming. I could see that he
was thinking of a neat way to get to
talk to me and offer me the flowers.
Then I did move. Charlie's seat evi
dently was number three. I moved
Into it as quickly as I could and piled
my hat and everything I could think
of into the empty one between that
monster and myself.
The first act was good, and I had al.
most forgotten the man was there
when Charlie came in.
But the funny part of lt was hs
scarcely looked at me. He grabbed
that man and nearly shook his hand
off. He asked hi;r if he got his seat
all right, and said he was sorry hs
couldn't meet him at Wentworth's
hoped he got the message all right,
and so on.
Then he turned to me, "Sis, I want |
you to meet Jimmy Livingston. You
know, my class at Yale, just came
to town and living out our way. Too
bad ? had to spoil our little theater
party by being late, but we three
will have a rousing good dinner after
the show and get acquainted right."
Mr. Livingston and I bowed,
Charlie jumped up
"Here, sis, you sit here and talk
to Jimmy. I want you to like him
awfully well, you know. There!
That's the ticket! Say, that's a rip
ping get-up you've got. Never saw
you look so fine. 1 see Jimmy had
more brains than I had and got you
So I sat beside "Jimmy" and talked
to him, and he gave me the violets.
1 got to like him very much. Dear,
yes! I'm married to him now.
(Copyright by the McClure Newspaper
Frenoh poultrymen have nearly dou
bled the egg production of their hen?
by feeding them bread soaked in wine
NOVEL SCRAP BASKET
USEFUL RECEPTACLE THAT CAN
BE EASILY M A Dc.
Strong Cardboard and Creamy Linen
Are the Materials to Be Employed
-Many Other Styles May
Be Put to Use.
There is no home that contains too
many scrap baskets. In fact, if such
a receptacle were found in every room,
to say nothing of halls and stairways,
I am confident they would, by their
use, save very much of the constant
picking up necessary in the average
household. So if in doubt as to what
to give for a holiday gift, send a scrap
Some of the prettiest and daintiest
designs in these receptacles can be
carried out at home, as, for instance,
the one pictured. As seen, it is stove
pipe fashion, made from a strip of
strong cardLoard and covered with a
creamy linen. The decoration ls a
large spray of flowers, embroidered in
Bilks the natural colors of the flowers.
The finish is laee edging at the top,
OBS and one-quarter inches wide,
standing up quite plain, not frilled. A
piala, coarse linen laes should hs used.
Then it will not fall.
I To maka tbs basket take a pises sf
cardboard about 18 by 22 inches. Pasts
tbs longer length together to make tbs
pips, Batbroidor tbs lilian and ssw on
tbs laos. Stitch tas sdgos togsthsr sa
tba wssag sids sod htm tbs bottom.
Ians tbs iasMs of tbs busk at with a bte
af satas? or tba silk. Draw tbs oater
covering over tho cardboard, and for
tho bottom oat a round of cardboard
the sizs to IL Glue or pasts the sdgs
aad thea push it into tho pips, resting
half aa inch or so inalde of it O?
course, any outer covering could be
used, the selection depending upon the
room where it would be placed. The
crashes in gray, tan or ecru tints are
! always in good taste for living rooms
generally, cretonne for bedrooms,
tapestry for the library and the dining
room and lace over a dainty color for
a boudoir or a girl's room. A light
decoration in dainty colorings will be
prettiest for white and cream linens.
The ecrus can take a heavier design,
also more vivid colorings, as a spray
of asters, and should hand embroidery
j be beyond the skill of the house dec
I oiator a spray of flowers cut from cre
! tonne and carefully applied with a
simple outline stitch will be equally
effective and save lots of time.
A narrow upholstery gimp is used
as a trimming for cretonne baskets
and the French gilt for those covered
In tapestry. I saw a lovely basket on
this order recently, but it was square
in shape, so I chose the round model
for illustration because it was so
much easier to make than the square.
It was of dull old rose, green and In
dian yellow tapestry lined with lighter
old rose silk and all edges finished
with the gilt gimp. If one feels equal
to the attempt tbs result will bs a
very beautiful bit of handiwork.
Tho cost of the ordinary basket will
be: Cardboard, ten cents; half a yard
of linen, twenty cents; a transfer de
sign, fi vs or tsn cents; lining, toa
cents, and silks for working, probably
fifteen cents.-Boston Globs.
FUR TRIMMINGS ON WAISTS
New Models Shown Almost Invariably
Havs Thia Brobsll lament, With
tho Bast of Results.
Aa might be expected, quite a few
of the new waist models are embel
lished with fur. The fur stock is
novel, but it is not likely to be gener
ally adopted because of its discomfort
In a heated room, and also because a
woman will prefer the fur neckband
on her coat and a softer finish for the
When fur ls used it is cut in the
narrowest possible width and is hard
ly more than a fringe. On light waists,
such as white, flesh, pink, orchid and
peach, dark fur in preferred to light,
because of its greater decorative con
Surplice effects are back in fashion.
They are, perhaps, a little never and
more feminine than the jabo. style,
but the latter, too, are to have a win
ter inning. A good many of the lin
gerie blouses are fashioned alonp
these linas. There is not a great dvia!
of embroidery, either hand or ma
china, applied to such models.
A WARM BATH IN A
T TfTHY bathe in discomfort and
VV run the risk of catching cold
when a PERFECTION SMOKELESS
OIL HEATER in five minutes time
will make the bathroom warm as
Take it wherever it is needed -
touch a match - and its genial
warmth soon changes chills to
comfort It helps you dress, it helps
you work, it makes food taste better.
Convenient, clean, no smoke or smell.
Ten boms of solid comfort on a gallon of
Use Aladdin Security Oil or Diamond
White Oil to obtain best results in Oil
Stores, Lamps and heaters.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Leek fer til*
In m?r atyies
and ?OT? at all
Qkaciw??te, N. GL
CWWo?. W. Va.
OMrlMtM. ft. C.
B. B. RUSSELL, Jr. R. E. ALLEN
SHIP YOUR COTTON TO
RUSSELL & ALLEN
Cotton . Factors . and
Bonded Warehouses. Liberal Advances Made on
Cotton in Storage.
Our Edgefield Friends
Are invited to make our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
We are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every department of our large stock is
filledjwith stylish fall merchandise.
In Dry Goods we were never better stocked. Our
Shoes were bought from the leading iranufacturers.
Our stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing was never
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits from
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
All persons owning property of any
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
as husband, guardian, executor, ad
ministrator or trustees are required to
make returns of tbe same to the Audi
tor under oath within the time men
tioned below and the Auditor is requir
ed by law to adda penalty of 50 per
cent to all property that is not return
on or before the 2uth day ot' February
in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years except those ex
empt by law are deemed taxable polls.
The 50 per cent penalty will be added
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers, I
or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the dates
mentioned to receive tax returns:
Ropers, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1916.
Meriwether, Thursday Jan. 13.
Colliers, Friday Jan. 14.
Red Hill, Saturday Jan. 15
Clark's Hill, Monday Jan. 17.
Modoc, Tuesday Jan. 18.
I ?Parksville,. Wednesday Jan. 19.
Plum Branch, Thursday. Jan. 20.
Morgan's Store, Friday Jan. 21.
Liberty Hill, Saturday Jan. 22.
Cieora, Monday, Jan. 24.
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday Jan. 25.
Meeting Street, Wednesday Jan. 26.
Johnston. Thursday, Jan. 27.
Herring's Store, Friday, Jan. 28.
Trenton, Saturday, Jan. 29.
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January till
the 20th day of Feb. 1916, as prescrib
ed by law.
J. B. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
Go to seo
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Marling & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
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
Premier Carrier of the South
Passenger train schedules, effec
tive October 24, 19 io.
Trains arrive from
108 Augusta, Trenton 8:20 am
130 Columbia, Trenton 9:40 am
110 Aiken, Augusta 3:00 p m
106 Columbia, Augusta 8:30 pm
Trains depart for
109 Trenton, Columbia 7:20 a m
139 Trenton, Augusta 9:45 a m
131 Aug-Columbia-Aiken 11:45 a m
107 Augusta, Columbia 7:30 p m
Schedules published only as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
For further information apply
J. A, TOWNSEND,
Edgefield S. C.
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Electric Light Plant (lights on tap
at all times), using storage batteries
and a small gasoline engine for
$225.00 up, depending on the capac
ity of the plant. You can charge
tbs batteries while pumping water,
making the lights cost but little.
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