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PROTECT YOUNG FRUIT TREES
Something Should Be Done to Keep
Rabbits Away During Winter
Season-Some Use Paper.
Young fruit trees should be pro
tected from the rabbits during the
.winter season for two or three years
after they are set in the orchard.
Some do this hj tying paper about the
truuks of the young trees ; others paint
the trunks with blood from the
slaughter house; and still others ap
ply u mixture consisting of soap, water
and some other ingredient like tar, or
carbolic acid, to the trunks of the trees
to a distance of IS inches or more
above the ground. Of these three
methods, the second, with one writer,
proved to be the most successful.
For years he used the first method
that of tying papers about the trunks
of the trees-but he found that in
fects harbored beneath the paper ; also
trat lt took a great deal of work and
time to fasten the paper about tho
trees, especially if there were many
trees to be protected, so he discarded
this method and is now using the old
method of painting the trunks of the
young trees with blood.
For best results, the blood should be
applied two or three times during a
winter. It can be applied with a brush,
or swab of rags tied on the end of a
WIRF. SCREENING FOR TREES
Mulch Affords Protection for Mice Dur
ing Cold Weather-Some Orchard?
Ists Use Paper.
If your young trees were mulched
end not properly protected from mice
and rabbits, you will probably be sur
prised when you visit the orchard to
.find that msny of them have been
ruined. ?Iulch ls a good thing for the
trees, but lt ls also a good thing for
mice, as it affords them the best pro
tection during tho winter, and they
gather in large numbers around the
foot of the trees and eat away the
Protection is easy. The best material
is wire screening, although some use
tarred paper and veneer from wood.
Some orchrrdists practice tramping
snow around the base of their trees,
but oftentimes this is neglected and
the trees are injured before the work
Is accomplished. The protectors should
be pressed into the ground deep enough
to prevent the mice from crawling un
;der. Personally I prefer wire screen
ling, but in case tarred paper Is used
3t should be promptly removed in the
.spring to prevent Injury from scalding.
RABBITS DO HARM TO FRUIT
iThey Sometimes Become So Abundant
in Orchards as to Occasion Se
Cottontail rabbits occur throughout
the greater portion of the United
States, and sometimes do considerable
harm to young fruit and ornamental
trees and shrubs. They breed rapidly
end In spite of the inroads made upon
their number by predatory animals.
:Such as the larger hawks and owls,
eats and dogs, and the excellent sport
they furnish hunters, they sometimes
become so abundant as to occasion
serious losses, especially during the
Effective Rabbit Trap,
hvinter, in sections of the country
(.where there ls sufficient snowfall to
|cut off their supply of favorite food
jierbage of all sorts.
The majority of eastern states pro-,
tect rabbits during the greater part of j
:the year, although many of these'
-states have provisions enabling farra-!
iers and fruit growers to destroy the 1
/animals in order to protect their crops j
;and trees. Trapping is very effective, i
A simple, practical trap may be easily
.made which will catch many rabbits.!
'Thus will the opportunity for damage
'be lessened, and a very palatable food
ffor the table be cheaply supplied. If
?one ls near enough to a good market,
Iths boys may make considerable mon-1
ley by trapping rabbits to sell.
TIMES HAVE MUCH IMPROVED
[Standardized Height of Apple Tree
Today ls Two or Three Feet
Formerly lt Was Six.
Twenty years ago many farmers
thought that apple trees should be j
made to form their heads six feet from
Today the standardized height Is I
two to tiree feet, and the departures
from this standard among real fruit
growers arc very small.
MUCH IN LITTLE
New Zealand has 333,233 acres of
There are 5,073 radio stations In the
After roasting, 100 pounds of beef
weighs only G7 pounds.
ITuphes carried Wilson. Pu., and
Wilson carried Hughes, Ala.
Alaska has forbidden the employ
ment In underground mines of boys
Wireless waves have been utilized
to light and extinguish gas lamps iu
A Japanese florist has been suc
cessful In growing chrysanthemums
The efficiency of the steam turbine
has Increased 33 per cent In tho last
two or three years.
In this country, 30 to 40 per cent
of the cases requiring charitable re
lief are due to sickness.
Names have been given to 727 minor
planets, and new ones are being dis
covered all the time.
This country Imports between 2,000,
000 and 3,000,000 pounds of roquefort
cheese each year.
America's output of lumber since
1850 would make a solid board wall
ten inches thick, 100 feet wide, from
the earth to the mcon.
Ants preach frugality by deeds and
not by words.
Lemons will keep fresh if stowed In
dry sand separately.
Tomato Juice will remove Ink stains
from the hands.
New friends and old enemies are
not above suspicion.
Candidates who "also ran" acqulro
a lot of experience.
A guilty conscience needs no ac
cuser, but it nearly always has one.
The charitable man never has to
wait long for a chanco to get busy.
When a man talks of himself he's
apt to be more eloquent than inter
But you can't always tell by a man's
actions whether he's a fool or u genius.
With a man who always knows what
others should do there is but very lit
Shortly after marrying a widow a
man discovers the true meaning of the
When the color has been taken out
of black goods, lt may be restored by
the application of liquid ammonia.
Compliments that are Ashed for sel
dom afford much comfort.
Occasionally the human race ls run
?ver the eeuree ef true love.
Even the temperance orator some
t? me? has occasion to speak with bait
Bo long as a man ls able to chew
eoffee beans he will never admit that
he ls jagged.
The foolhardy man always thinks
that he can dodge the swats that
downed the other fellow.
Cupid need not hope to bag certain
old bachelors unless he exchanges his
bow and arrows for a rapid-fire ma
Wheo a giggling girf continues to
glfgle after marriage, it ts a sign that
she has strnek a soft proposition.
The trouble with tools Is that when
the car ls new you don't need 'em,
and when you do need 'em they're
The difficult part of good temper
consists in forbearance, and accommo
dation to the ill-humors of others.
Tools should be provided as a sort
of postscript to the car purchase,
The manufacturing company might
save worry by sending the kit a year
after the delivery of the auto.
BY THE OFFICE OWL
It's better to stay out than get mar
ried and fall out.
And many a true word hus been
spoken by mistake.
Sufferers who attempt to drown sor
row merely irrigate lt.
Nearly every business proposition
looks like a winner on paper.
When arrested for vagrancy a beg
gar naturally hus a pinched look.
What He Would Do.
There is an Irish priest in the prov
ince ot Quebec who deserves to ba
popular. He is hail fellow well
met with everyone in the village, asks
for contributions, and gets liberal
ones, from Protestants and Catholics
alike. One day a delegation of Bap
tists called on him-men who had fre
quently contributed to Father W.'B
church-told him they were going to
erect a new Baptist church, as the old
ono was too small, and asked him to
subscribe to the fund.
"Well, boys," he said, after a slight
hesitation, "you know my religion for
bids my doing that, but I will give you
fifty dollars to help tear the old church
Her Potato Glasses.
There's more than ono way to han
dle the cooking problem, as one good
housewife has studied out to her own
satisfaction. Her eyesight is not as
good as once lt was, heneo she is the
possessor of two pairs of glasses.
The other day she was engaged in
cooking and she was using the specta
cles that she customarily wears about
the house. Then as she turned to do
something else sho was seen to take
off her glasses, go into the other room
and get the other pair, with the re
"I need this pair to work on these
Remedies for Whooping Cough.
Dr. Nelly Benstz of Amsterdam
writes that the remedies for whoop
ing cough which always give good re
sults are, phosphate f codein in
doses of 10 to 30 milligrams a day, sul
phate of quinine, and pntassi?ma bro
mide, 15 grains a day for infants and
15 to 40 grams a day for older chil
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
Notice of Change of
We desire to give notice that we
have purchased the fruit store and
restaurant next door to the poet
offiice from Mr. James Tel ix and
will continue at the same stand.
Wre will make improvements in the
restaurant that will enable us to
serve the public better.
We solicit your patronage.
Pete Gallos. .
tual Insurance Associ
Property Insured $2,500,000.
WRITE OR CALL on the un
dersigned for any information you
may desire about our plan of insur
We insure your property against
FIRE, WINDSTORM or LIGHT
and do so cheaper than any Com
pany in existence.
Remember, we are prepared to
prove to you that ours is the safest
and cheapest plan of insurance
Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCor
mick, Laurens and Edgefield.
The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Blake, Gen. Agt., Secy. &
Treas., Greenwood, S. C.
A. O. Grant, Mt. Carmel, S. C.
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youngblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Morrah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlain,McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholnon, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmerman, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
W. H. Wharton, Waterloo, S. C.
J. R. BLAKE, Gen. Agt.
Greenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1st, 1917.
Licensed Agent for Four Fire
Companies. Can Insure Anything
InsnrabletTown or Country.
J. T. Barling
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
SLOAN'S LINIMENT FOR STIFF
Rhuematic pains and aches get
into lb** joints and muscles, makins
uver.v movement torture. Relieve
your suffcrinu willi Sloan's Lini
ment.; it quickly penetrates without
rubbing and soothes and warms
vour son* muscles. The congested
Mood is Rt i mu htle<r] tn action; a sin
gle application ?vii! drive the pain.
Sloan's Liniment is clean, conve
nient and quick iy effective, it dues
not stain the skin ur clog the pores.
(4et a bottle Itxlay at yuur drug
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for thc purpose of receiving taxes
fi om the 15th day of October, 1916, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th (lay of October, 1910,
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1916, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January; and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feh
ruary 1st, 1917, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, af ter which time all
unpaid tAxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1916 are
For State purposes 6J
" Ordinary County 6*
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7J
*' Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 5
" School Building 2
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston 8
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 5
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
*' Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li
" Corporatons and R. R. 11J
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 5<) 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 $2.00 commutation tax
The time expires on the 15th of March
for the payment of all taxes.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
All persons owning property of
any kind whatsoever, or in any ca
pacity, as husband, guardian, exe
cutor, administrator or trustees are
required to make returns of the
same to the Auditor under oath
within the time mentioned below
and the Auditor is required by law
to add a penalty of 50 per cent to
all property that-is not returned on
or before tho 20th day of February
in any year.
All male citizens between the
ages of 21 and 60 years except those
exempt by law are deemed taxable
polls. The 50 per cent penalty will
be added for failure to make re- j
This office will be open to receive
returns from the first day of Janu
ary till the 2Gth day of February
1917 as prescribed by law.
J. R. TI M M ERM AN,
Auditor E. C. 8, C.
Tam On fha BJgfets!
Electric Lighting 4>.tM
win gire yon
Ratter Berri ce-I>ant Juongmt
Thun any other kind of lighting- plant
on the market. It ls cheaper than
acetylene- -cleaner. Hater, lcm* expen
ttlve to ol trate, and will last a life
WE T?AVE A TATJUABLE BOOK
that tells jon all about Electrlo
LlprhU for the Tarni.
Wrile for a copy or call and Bee ns.
The Dayton-Electrical Mig. Co. r?
pU Dayton. Ohio. U. S. 4. ?j
R. H. Middleton
Clark's Hill, S. C., Dealer in Light
inc Plants and Water Works.
SPMfl rr'.j>? SS THE ONU-T
>. COFFEE _
The Luzianne Guarantee:
If, after using the contents
of a can. you are not satisfied
in every respect, your gro
cer will refund your money.
Start the day with a cup of
good, old Luzianne. There's cheer
in its very aroma-spunk and go
to-it in every swallow. You'll
like Luzianne. Euy a can today
and, if you don't agree it goes
farther and tastes better than any
other coffee at the price, tell the
grocer and he will give you back
exactly what you paid for ii, with
out argument. You simply can't
go wrong on Luzianne. Ask for
The Reily-Taylor Company, Kiew Orleans
The Bell Telephone is the Big Bea of Business.
Ring up on the Bell.
Yon may talk shout dull times *tlll you lose
Tour breath but lt won't help matters? save your
breath to talk into your Bell Telephone.
Ring: np old customers, thea start oa a fresh list
of prospects, there is no quicker way - nooe that
saves mora time or expense.
If you haven't a Bell Telephone, get one now.
Gall the Business office for rates.
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Farmers of Edgefield
Now is the time to perfectfyour ar
rangements for the year. Il We are
ready to lend money in any amount
on approved security.
COME IN TO SEE US
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E.lNicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, B. E.
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. ?. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen.
Established Over a Quarter Century
Davison & Eargo
Cotton Commission Merchants
Liberal Advances on Cotton Shipments