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HAVE CLEAN NEST MATERIAL
Percentage of Dirty or Soiled Egg?
May Be Materially Reduced by
Poultry keepers may easily reduce
the percentage of dirty or soiled eggs,
and losses entailed to insignificant
figures. First, an ample number of
nests ls, of course, necessary, but an
ample number means no more, than,
and probably not as many as, are usu?
ally directed by poultry writers. Lay
ing nouses are, as a rule, provided
with a sufficient number, but where
the keeper falls down is in failing to
supply enough nesting material and
Obviously the neeting material must
be clean, or the eggs become soiled by
'contact, and it must be sufficient in
quantity, or the eggs are often broken
iby dropping upon the hard floor of the
In houses where the dropping-boards
.are above the nests, and the custom
is to sand the boards, small stones
often drop Into the nest and breakage
results when newly-laid eggs fall upon
them. The condition of nests should
ibe noticed dally, and the nesting ma
terial replenished when necessary.
Plenty of nesting material prevents
'breakage and Insures clean eggs.
An ample and clean litter on the
(floor Is also very essential when an
JL-l clean product is sought Partien
lari j is this true when the hens are
allowed outdoors during wet weather.
The litter acts as a food mat for the
liens on their way to the nests.
Clean eggs bring better prices titan
MAKING A CHEAP TRAP NEST
.Simple and Satisfactory Device Can
| Be Constructed From Orange Box
at Small Expense.
Here Is a trap nest that can he
made from an orange box for less than
jfl, writes Thomas Mayberry of Pe:an
slyvania In Farm and Home. The
tbox la 24 inches long, 12 Inches w:?de
and 12 inches high. It is shown ready
'tor the hen to enter. When she tres.ds
-tm the platform, c. to go to the nest
Bhe closes the door, A, behind her and
1er weight will not let her out B
ila made one by one-fourth inches, with
two small screws to fasten it on each
aldo to the platform, seven and one*
A Simple Trap Nest
half Inches from screw to steel rod X.
JA is the door covered with one-half
ilnch wire netting. The platform is
iheld off the bottom by wire staples
and rod X goes through it. A, the
door, has staples for the rod to go
through, as shown at the tip, and-one
inch from that is where the screws
?hold. D is a partition three inches
.high to keep the nesting material in
VENTILATION FOR HENHOUSE
Reason Given for So Many Apparent?
ly Healthy Fowls Dropping Dead
Off Their Roosts.
It has been proved hy experiments
that impurities given off from the
rangs of one animal are much more
poisonous to another animal than they
are to the animal giving them off.
Ton can prove this for your own
satisfaction, if you care to. Put a
mouse in a self-sealing fruit Jar and
make the cover tight. In a few min
utes he will begin to show signs of
suffocation. Then without admitting
any more fresh air than you oan help,
Introduce a second mouse into tbe
jar. This second mouse will die be
tora the first one, though he was fresh
when the first one was nearly suffo
cated. The reason for this is that the
second mouse did not die of suffoca
tion, but was killed by the poison
given off Irom the lungs of the first
It Is entirely possible that this is
the reason why so many hens in ap
parently good physical thrift drop
dead off the roost. The ventilation
is poor and the birds become poisoned
by the gases from the lungs of their
UNIFORMITY IN EGGS URGED
Separate Dark-Colored Eggs From the
Light and Keep the Different
Sizes by Themselves.
It will be worth an experiment to
assort eggs before selling them, by
separating the ciark-coiored eggs from
those that are light. ??id also having
the different 3?2os together.
Appearance is worth a great deal
in the seeing of an article, and eggs
will sell g Picker than anything else if
sent to .ark?t in an attractive man
ner, wt iel; at'.da al least one-fourth
tnor# to the prices.
Schools of Entire County Will
Unite in Field Day Exer
cises at Edgefield on
On Friday, April 7, the schools
of Edgefield county will celebrate
Field day at Edgefield. The enroll
ment of pupils of Edgefield county
is about twenty-two hundred, and
we expect at least twenty-five hun
ired people, including teachers and
parents, to be here that day. There
will be a valuable money prize giv
en to that school which has present
the greatest per cent of its enroll
ment, and, in case of a tie, this
prize will be given to the school
making the neatest and best ap
pearance in the county school chil
dren's parade, which will be the
first evert o. the day.
The merchants of the town
mould "clean np" quite a oise lit
tle profit Field day, for it is a safe
t>et that very few out of the thou
sand or two people who spend the
Jay here, will leave without baying
something, anything from a sack
3? peanuts to a suit of clothes or a
mowing machine. The parents and
(chool officials who accompany the
children to town will certainly make
the visit an occasion to pnrohase
something, and so save themselves
i special trip to town. It is only
just thal the merchants help the
central committee with prizes for
the events, and their hearty co
operation is expected.
Your special attention is called to
the declaimers' contest to be held
the night following the exercises.
A.11 students above the sixth grade
ire admitted to this contest, and
he boy or girl who wins will receive
jach a six dollar gold medal. Each
ic bool io the county is allowed two
contestants, one boy and one girl.
The tentative program is as fol
1. Grand parade of county
2. Address of welcome.
3. 50 yard dash for boys ander
4. Same event for boys over fourt
5. Same event for girls.
6. 100 yard dash for boys over
7. Same event fer boys ander
8. 220 yard dash for boys over
9. 440 yard dash for boys over
10. Boys standing and running,
ligh jump, boys over fourteen.
11. Same event for boys under
12 Running high and broad
?ump for boys over fourteen.
18. Same event for girls.
14. Same event for boys under
15. Pole vault for boys over
16. Rope climbing contest.
17. Flag race for girls.
18. Sack race, shoe race, three
egged race and other humorous
Each school is limited to two
.ontestants in each athletic event.
f any school wishes an event not
isled here, let the teacher write to
he central committee at fcEdgefield,
?are of T. J. Lyon.
Dinner will be served on the
rrounds of Edgefield high school
md, an stated, the declaimers' con
e?t will take place at night, thus
?losing what we are hoping will be
i very enjoyable and profitable day.
Who will be the first merchant
o offer a prize for one of these con- ?
ests? For information address The
Central Committee, care of T. J.
jyon, Edgefield, S. C,
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
pply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
ORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur
?cal dressing that relieves pain and heals at
tie same time. N?t a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00.
Charlotte Observer B
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Find enclosed $--.
o the undersigned for_
Remit by Check or Postal
Orders accepted under tl
Special Bargain Period?
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield.
By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Miss Eliza M. Minis, of
above county and State made suit
to me, to grant her Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and ef
fects of Miss Mamie E. Lake.
These Are Therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of the said Miss
Mamie E Lake of above County
and State, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Edgefield
C. H., S. C., in ray office on the
24th day of February, 1916 next,
after publication thereof, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my Hand, this 4th
day of February, A. D., 1916.
W. T. KINNAIRD.
Probate Judge, E. C.
Feb. 9. 1916,
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the 15th day of March, 1916.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpdd taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1915 are ?
For State purposes 7 Mills
" Ordinary County 6 "
" Cons. School Tax 3 "
" Bacon School District 4 "
" Edgefield School District 5 "
" Long Cane S. D. 3 "
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 "
" Johnston S. D. 8 "
" Collier's S. D. 3 .?
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 "j
" Hibler Township 3 "
?. P. Branch S. D. 5 "
" White Town S. D. 4 "
" Trenton S. D. 5 "
" Ward Township 2 *'
" Moss Township 3 "
" Parksville S. D. 4 "
" Modoc S. D. 2 "
" Oak Grove 3 "
" Red Hill S. D. 4 "
" Antioch S. D. 2 "
" Shaw Township 4 "
" Talbert Township 2 "
"RR Bonds Wise T'sp 1-14 ??
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 "
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 "
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 "
"RR Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood 12 "
"RR Bonds Elmwood
" Picknes 3 "
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 "
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 "
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a
poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 50 cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
wurk six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Ferry to be Let.
Notice is hereby given that the
contract will be let Saturday, Feb-!
ruary 19, for operating the ferry
across Big Stevens creek at Shaw
and McKie's mill for the ensuing)
12 months. Seal bids will be re
ceived up to the date above named.
The contract will be let at the of
fice of the Supervisor in Edgefield.
A. A. EDMUNDS,
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(J Months... 2.50 3.00
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New Through Sleeping Car.
Between Aiken and New York,
Washington, Baltimore, Phil
adelphia, effective November
23, 1915 on the Augusta Spe
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Lv Aiken 1:45 p m
Lv Treuton 2:25 pm
Ar Washing 7:00 a m
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For All Meals. For enervations
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J. A. TOWNSEND,
Ticket Agent, Edgefield, S. C.
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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 givm to La
dies' Silk Waiata and Skirts.
Edgefield Pressing Club
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GEO. F. MIMS
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical
work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
We have the agency for Ford auto
mobiles for the western part of Edge
field county. There 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. RUSH & CO.
PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
Or l?sig's Hew Discovery
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES.' THE LUNGS.
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test
The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles has
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Cap
They are light, jet substantially
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
G. W. ADAMS
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
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