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SECURE YELLOW-YOLKED EGG
Poultry Department of Iowa State Col
lege Tells Secret-Feed Corn
With Clipped Alfalfa.
Eggs with a richly colored golden
yolk, from a market standpoint, are
more desirable than the pale-yolked
variety. Due to lack of green range
feed in the winter, such eggs are not
normally laid during cold weather. To
produce them, though, is quite a sim
ple matter if you know how. The
poultry department of the Iowa State
college tells the secret.
Yellow corn with clipped alfalfa or
sprouted oats are winter feeds that,
put the color in the yolk. Stemmy al
falfa will not dc, as it is too coarse
and contains too much fiber. The al
falfa must be leafy. Alfalfa or clover
sweepings from the hay mow make an
excellent winter poultry feed. To keep
the hens from scratching it about a
rack or box may be provided, covered
?with coarse mesh poultry wire through
which the birds may pick the leaves.
The fact that green feeds produce
the desirable yellow-yolked eggs is
an advantage of only secondary im
portance. The fact that they furnish
food elements not to be had otherwise,
and that are very much needed at this
season of the year, is of far greater
importance. The green feed is a nec
essary item to stimulate the general
health of the fowls, as well as their
laying ability, during the winter.
GATHERING UP ALL VERMIN
Trap Shown in Illustration Which ls
Part of Perch on Which Birds
Roost at Night.
Chickens are very subject to several
kinds of vermin, which must be kept
down in a measure, or they get so nu
merous that the birds' peace of mind
is so greatly disturbed that it inter
feres with the bird's egg-laying pro
pensities. A new invention is shown
herewith by which it is designed tc
keep down the numbers of the pest by
catching them in a trap, which is com
bined with the roost on which the
birds s'oep. The habits of the chicken
lice and other pests of this character
is to gee at the birds while they are
roosting, and they pttack the birds in
jfcuch numbers that its health is seri
ously interfered with. After sucking
the bird's blood the infects return tc
the crevices to be found in the wood
Trap for Chicken Lice.
work about the perch, so as to be ready
for subsequent visits. The features o?
the new trap is that it enters into the
construction of the perch. There are
holes along the length of the perch
which make inviting harboring places
for the vermin; but when they enter
these they are overcome by the fumes
of a germicide contained in trays,
which are disposed of within the in
terior of the perch. For convenience
in cleaning these trays may be with
drawn from the ends without disturb
ing the perch.
REMEDY FOR A BUMBLE FOOT
Trouble Often Caused by High Roosts
or Frozen Ground-Simple Treat
ment ls Recommended.
Bumble foot is caused by a bruise.
This may come from frozen ground,
or from flying down from a height
to a hard-surfaced floor. Often roosts
are entirely too high, and. the force
with which the bird strikes the ground
injures the foot.
Whenever a b,ird is seen to be limp
ing, examine the bottom of the foot.
If there is pus, make a cross on the
sole of the foot, disinfect with any
household disinfectant, and apply a
soothing ointment. Bandage well,
and put the bird in a coop on soft
Fowls Need Plenty of Air.
Do not be afraid to give your bird3
plenty of air during the cold months.
Open the doors and windows wide on
sunny days, but be sure to shut them
up again before the sun goes down.
Leaky Roofs Cause Trouble.
Does your henhouse leak when it
rains or the snow melts? Many win
ter poultry troubles are caused by
Keep After the Vermin.
It pays to fight lice winter and sum
mer. If you don't see them, just im
agine they are around and keep after
Take Care of Fowls.
Better have fewer fowls and take
care of them properly, than many and
Place Dust Bath in Sun.
Plccf "ne dust bath where the sun
can shine on it; then the hens will use
it more freely.
Learn to Seek Happiness.
There are many people who seem to
think that happiness is a thing, like a
house or a dream, that you can get
hold of and keep, as if it were a pos
session of your own. It isn't. You
have to work for it as you work for
other desirable qualities. And you
have to keep on working. Teach your
self to respond to everything lovely
or cheerful, to see beauty, to enjoy
the society of other persons, to de
light in work, to find enthusiasm in
play. Teach yourself interest in the
struggles and hopes of others; the
sort of interest that is of use, that is
a help. Learn to enjoy the many lit
tle things that turn up day by day.
Make the most of your own mind, your
own capacities. Don't sit around pon
dering whether you are happy qr not,
whether or not life is worth living.
Live it thoroughly; keep awake to all !
the wcnder of it, and you'll be happy
without knowing it at first, until you
have gone along far enough to realise
what happiness is. Except in times
of real tragedy and great suffering, 1
happiness, in some at least of its my- j
riad forms, is possible; is a duty in
The inhabitants of cities suppose
that the country landscape is pleasant
only half the year. I please myself
with the graces of the winter scenery
and I believe that we are as much
touched by it as by the genial in
fluences of summer. To the attentive
eye, each moment cf tho year has its
cwn beauty, and in the same field it
beholds, every hour, a picture which
was never seen before, and which
shall never be seen again. The heav
ens change every moment, and reflect
their glory or gloom on the plains be
neath. The state of the crop in the
surrounding farms alters the expres
sion of the earth from week to week.
The succession of native plants in thu
.>astures and roadsides, which makes
he silent clock by which time tells
lie summer hours, will make even the
livisions of the day sensible to a keen
observer. The tribes of birds and jn
.octs, like the plants punctual to their
ime, follow each other, and the year
as room for all-Emerson.
No one can appreciate the wonder
ful effect of soft light from shade*
.andles given to a room until one has
;een a room lighted in such a man
ier. Many women hesitate to buy
andles because they cannot afford to
ouy the kind cf shade that will look
oest in the room, in which the candles
ire to ?be used. By closely examin
.ng a ready-made shade and by fol
lowing directions any woman who can
wield a needle should be able to malre
suitable shades. At any needlework
store foundations for the shade can
be bought already made or can be
made to order. Having purchased the
foundations, it is next necessary to
measure them to find out how much
material will be needed to cover them,
and the covering of them will be
found a most interesting and easy
precess. One thing to remember is
that neatness is essential to the
beauty of each shade.
For men who got a
or home-made cigar
or two for what ails
Forget you ever triec
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process fixes that-anc
And this little preach]
they're on the right tra
you lay out a nickel <
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pound and half-pound tin Get
crystal-glass pound humidor WltlM
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that keeps tho tobacco in D f T?l
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ANNUAL FIELD DAY.
To be Held at Edgefield, S. C.,
Friday, April 7,1916.
Al! the people of Edgefield cnunt>
are yiven a cordial invitation lo at
tend Fi**ld Day.
The trustees, patrons and friends
in each district are tuged to accom
pany their school, and thus give en
couragement and inspiration to the
Parade-T. J. Lyon.
The parade will h.-formed prompt
ly at lu:30 o'clock on Main street,
leading from the public square to
the deoot. Schools will be placed
in line in ni ph a bet i cal order. Each
school should carry a banner with
the name ol' the sohooi on it. A
$10.00 prize will be triven to the
...rheo! having the greatest per rent,
of its enrol ment present. Edge
Held school is not eligible for this
prize, in case of a tie the prize
will yo to the school making the
best appearance on parade. In or
der to raise money for thia priz^
. .ach school will be assessed. It
twenty schools are in the parade
each school will pay li fly cenis. 1|
forty schools euler each would pay
Welcome Address-ExGov. J. C.
Each school is limited to two
contestants except in the humorous
CONTESTS FOR BOYS.
50 Yard Dash-Boys under and
100-Yard Dash- Boys under and
2*20-Yard Dash-Boys over four
440 Yard Dash-Boys over four
Running High Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Running Broad .lump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing: Broad Jump-Boys un
der and over fourteen.
Standing High Jump-Boys un
der and ovei (out teen.
Rope climbing contest open to all
Sack Race-Open to all boys.
?Shoe Race-Open to ail boys. j
Three-Legged Race-Open to alf
CONTESTS POR GIRLS.
(Misses Ella V. Hiott, Horiense Padgett.)
50-Yard Dash-Open to all irids.
Running High Jump-Open to
Run mn tr Broad Jump-Open to
Standing Broad Jump-Open to
way to a false start on a ]
ettes Prince Albert has a "w
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? to smoke, for Prince Albert i
flavor, so cool and cheerful
N idea of smoke joy ! The pate
i cuts out bite and parch!
Tient is also for men who tl
ick. All to be said is that the so
or a dime for a supply of Pi
tull make a discovery that'll
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the idea of smoking all you \
ut a comeback-that's P. A.,
YNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winston-Salem
?Standing High Jump-Open to
Rope Climbing Contest-Open to
Flag Race-Girls under fourteen.
(Miss Sara Nicholson.)
In this contest each school is al
lowed one boy and one girl to be se
lected from Hie seventh y rade or
above. The con tesl will be in
writing. Paper will be furnished
the contestants, bm each one should
bring his own pencil well trimmed.
Each pupil will be numbered and
they will write their number plainly
at :he top of the pa^e.
DECLAMATION AND RECITATION.
This contest will take place in
the evening. Each school is al
lowed one boy and ?me girl to bf
selected from tiie sixth grade or
above. No .-election can be over
ten minutes. Eighty per cent, will
be allowed for delivery and twenty
per cent, for selection. Each con
testant will be numbered and nu
?amen will be called. Gold medal*
will be presented to the boy and
gill who makes the highest pel
een t. 1
Appropriate prizes will bo award
ed to the winner in each comest.
Competent and impartial judges
will be selected tor eao'j contest.
(Miss Elizabeth Raiasford.)
In the afternoon a game of basket
ball will take place. The teams
will be selected from Edgefield,
Johnston or Trenton. A series of
games will bj. played between the
.teams of these schools prior to Field
Day. The two teams making the
highest score will play for the
For further information address
Edgefield, S. C.
clo T. J. LYON.
Salt Not a Fertilizer
'Does salt contain any potash?"
Not a bit of it. Salt is chloride of
soda, and soda wiil not take the
place of potash, though there are
some who thin* it will. In a soil
abounding ir. insoluble potash it
might possibly help to release il.
But as you refer to the Irish potato
crop, I would say that I think salt
will do more hann than good oti
that crop, and that an equal mixture
ot cottonseed meal and acid phos
phate is about, as ?rood as we can do.
An Ideal Spring Laxative.
A good and time tried reinedv is
Dr. Kino's New Life Pills. The
first dose will move the sluggish
bowels, stimulate the liver and clear
the system of waste and blood im
purities. You owe it to yourself
to clear the system cf body poisons,
accumulated during the winier. Di.
King's New Iii fe Pills do it. 25c.
at your Druggist. 1
is the real
For Your Child's Cough.
Il \?>ur cuna ii?i? .? oui?i,... oe mil!
or coughs much get a (?niall hottl
.f Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-H oneV. I?
A pleasant Pine-Tar-Honey syrup,
just what children like and just
the medicine to soothe the cough
and check the cold. Alter taking,
children stop fretting sleep iroo<
and are soon entirely we,I. Insis.
on Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Iioney. 2?e.
at your Druggist. 1
ir Vulg's Mm Sisswerv
THE COUGH, CURES THP umeaf
v- ?mr., 5<i -?1Uil ' laxative,
t-1A i ' t?lK3 Tamiiy Medicine
Mi.? Atkin-, dussati-?i-d with t'ne
nu nile1 of tunes one man came ?0
see lier cook, spoke to her about it.
v'h?n I enuayed you. Martha,
she said, vu told me vou had no
mau friends. No*v whenever I come
into!I,e kitchen 1 lind the same
l*Breh-.pyo* ma'am, smiled Martha,
lat ni<'!r,,h ain't nu fr?.-ii* ob mine."
'No friend? Then who is he?"
"He's ma hu^ai.'"
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROTES TASTELESS chill? OK iCeiiriches the
blood, builds up the whole sy-terr f nd will won
derfully -trengihcn and fortify yoe lo withstand
the depressing effect of the bot summer. 50c.
Bl ? TE?S ANDKTDNJE?S
To nave A
O0B7tiiht 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman Co-No. 4*
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. Miras, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oai-hnr.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. JUirrs. J. H. Allen.
"J. C. LEE, President F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you ?ire going to build, remodel ??r repair,
we invite youl inquiries.
COMPLETE HOUSE BILLS A SPECIALTY.
We manufacture and deal in doors, sash, blinds
stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pe^s, pulpits, eic,, rough anti dressed lumber,
iath. pine and ex press shingles, flooring, ceiling
Distributing agents fur Flmtkote roofing.
Estimai es cheerfully and carefully inane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
OUF Motto: SSS
THE FARMERS BANK OF EDGEFIELD, S. .
Capital and Surplus Profits.$120,000.00
Total Assets Over. - $400,000.00
STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN DEPOSITORY
Does a General Banking Business. Offers its Services to You as a Safe
Guardian and Depository for Your Money.
Invest in One of Our Certificates of Deposits Bearing Intered.
It is a better investment for you than a mortgage ol' real estate.
You do not have to consult an attorney about titles. It does not shrink
in value like lands and houses. You do not have to insure against fire.
Finally you do not have to employ an attorney to foreclose to get your
money. You can get your interest and principal the day it falls due.
Safety is the First Consideration in Placing Your Earnings.
Long-Term Loans to Farmers a Specialty.
Your farm land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER or
other COLLATERAL. Unlimited funds immediately available in de
nominations of Three Hundred and up. Established 1892.
JAS. FRANK & SON, Aurusta, Gs.