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STAND FOR SPROUTING OATS
One of Simpler Forms of Sprouters
May Be Constructed by Poultry
man at Little Expense.
On the farm, whore the poultry h?.s
free range, they clo not lack for green
food during thc summer, late spring
and early autumn. In the absence of
a supply of roots and vegetables,
sprouted oats may be fed with splendid
results in winter. The egg production
of farm flocks given a feed of sprouted
onts^daily during the winter will in
crease materially and the flock will go
into the spring hatching season in
much better condition than if preen
food is not included in the ration. The
hens never tire of fresh, tender sprout
ed oats, and of all green foods they
seem to relish this the most
The simplest method of sprouting
oats which we have ever used is a rack
made about 30 inches square and 5
feet high, says a writer in Farmers'
Mail and Breeze. Wooden trays 2
inches deep and SO Inches square are
made to fit this rack and slide in aud
out on cleats nailed to each side of
tho rack. These cleats are placed
about 8 or 10 inches apart In the
bottom of each tray we bore gimlet
holes so the water will drain from the
oats. We place the rack In some base
ment or cellar. We soak the oats in
?water over night and the next morn
ing these are placed- in a tray and
spread out until they are a bo at 1V6
inches deep. The oats are sprinkled
each day and no artificial heat ia used
In six or seven days' time the oats are
ready for use. Where we use no arti
ficial heat we are not t* ubled with
mold. This ls a cheap a: a easy meth
od of providing green food If you are
properly equipped for sprouting oats.
VENTILATION OF HEN HOUSE
Open-Front Method of Construction,
Muslin Front and Wind Bafflers
Keep Out Dampness.
Eliminate the dampness by proper
?ventilation and the house will be dry
and free from frost. This is accom
plished by the open-front method ol
.construction, the muslin front and the
?wind bafflers or shutters.
When muslin ls used, allow on?
?square foot of muslin placed on th?
south side to every 15 square feet ol
floor space in houses of 15 feet In
width. If the house ls ten feet wide,
rase one square foot of muslin to 20
ifeet of floor space, Bay? Twentieth Oeo
itury Farmer. In houses 20 feet 1B
.width allow one square foot of muslin
Ito every 10 square feet of floor ?pace.
The above raie also applies for the
installation of the shutter or wind baf
The illustrated types of wind baf
flers have been found satisfactory for
?poultry houses and may bs made
[from either galvanised iron or wood.
In constructing the above bafflers
fuse l-by-4s and leave one inch space
ibetween for circulation.
POULTRY NEED FRESH WATER
. Permanganate of Potash Acts as Anti
septic in Preventing Transmission
of Many Diseases.
Chickens need a constant supply of
fresh water, according to W. A. Llp
pincott professor of poultry husbandry
In the Kansas Agricultural college.
"Running water is best," says Pro
fessor Lippincott, "but if this ls not
available, keep the water fresh. Add
enough permanganate of potash to
make it a wine red. This amounr. will
act as an antiseptic In preventing the
transmission of disease through the
water and will aid also in keeping
<iowa intestinal parasites."
MAINTAIN FERTILITY OF SCiL
Specialists at Chlo Experiment Station
Recommend Use of Phosphates
to Re-enforce Manure.
Since phosphorus is carried off the
farm in relatively large amounts in
grain crops, in (he bones of animals,
and in milk, soil specialists at the Ohio
experiment station recommend the use
of acid phosphate or raw phosphate
rock to re-enforce barnyard manure,
if fertility of the soil is to be main
tained. Acid phosphate is more gen
erally recommended, because under
average conditions it is more effective
and more, economical than the raw
Acid phosphate has returned more
than three times its cost in crup yields
in many tests at the experiment sta
tion, even when used in connection
with manure. It is ordinarily used at
the rute of 40 pounds per ton of ma
nure. The phosphate may be spread
over the manure in the shed or yard
or mixed with it at the time of hauling.
It may ulso be sprinkled over the
stable door behind the animals, about
one pound being used dally per 1,000
pounds live weight of the animal. In
the latter case it ulso acts as au ab
sorbent of the liquid manure.
POOR METHODS ARE COSTLY
Farmers and Jobbers Could Make
$2,000,000 More a Year If Modern
Plans Were Adopted.
Kansas farmers and jobber* are pay
ing a high price for carelessness and
poor methods In handling and market
ing eggs, according to F. E. Fox, as
sistant lu poultry husbandry ia the
Kansas State Agricultural college.
"The egg business In Kansas
amounts to nearly $30,000,000 annual
ly. On this $2.000,000 more could be
made if farmers would realize the Im
portance of proper m?thode in han
dling eggs and poultry," commented
"This enormous loss ie due to Im
proper nesting and housing, Improper
feeding, improper care and handling
of eggs ou the farm, carelessness la
hauling and shipping, and carelessness
on the part of the merchant in mar
"Loss to the producer due to thee?
causes is princlpalry in the quality o?
the product, for which he receives a
lower price. Loss to the consumer is
in receiving eggs of poor quality, for
which he pays more than they ar?
CLEARING WALKS AND ROADS
Adjustable Scraper Is Useful for Many
Kinds of Work on Farm During
My adjustable T scraper sr
crowder proves useful for many kinds
of work, and especially In winter for
clearing walks or roads ot snow, ways
a writer In Missouri Valley Farmer.
The sketch, I think, explains its con
struction fully. It ls well to cover the
prow with a piece of sheetlron. The
For Clearing Roads or Walks.
adjustable, or hinged side may be
made like the oilier, In one solid, hinge
less piece if you wish.
ALFALFA UKES DRY CLIMATE
Plant ls Native of Seml-Arld Regions
of Central Asia-Thrives Under
Alfalfa ls a plant which lores dry
atmospheric conditions and does sot
do well la humid climaxes, says a re
port from the Pullman (Wuk) ex>
perlaient station. It is a native ?rf wtaair
arid regions la Central Asia, sad
where it makes its greatest sseeess as*
der Irrigation the air ls always dry 6s
an excessive degree.
It is true that it ls being grows ta
some of the eastern states, bot it does
not begin to ecmnars with that frews
ander irrigation or under dry-iaraal&g
WELL-ROTTED MANURE BEST
Better fer Gardens and Cheaper Tba?
Commercial Fertilizers I? Thees
Well-rotted manare is setter titan
fresh manure far gardens. It ls also
cheaper than commercial fertilisers
ia tliese war times, whea the supplies
of some fertilisers are cut os? by the
blockade ned the materials used in
making others are very high Ia pries
because they are used la masing ex
CONCRETE TILE ARE DURABLE
Causes sf Failure May Bs Traced ts
ls of Importance.
Concrete tile, If properly made, are
very durable. Causes of failure may
he traced to the use of too lean or too
dry a mixture, improper hardening and
planne in the ground too soon after
The ti?e need nt least three or four
weeks' coring and hardening before it
is safe to luy them.
LIVED IN MISERY.
"I suffered greatly from
nervousness and head
aches. Tho least excite
ment gave me dreadful
pain. I began using Dr.
Miles' Nervine and a few
days later started to take
Dr. Miles' Heart Treat
ment. I soon got so much
better that I was encour
aged and continued taking
the two remedies until I
was so well that work was
no bother to mo at all."
MKS. LOUIS ELG,
Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Friends !n this world of hurry,
And work and sudden end,
If a thought comes quick, of doing
A kindness to a friend,
Do it that very moment.
Don't put lt off, don't walt,
"What's the use of doing a kindness
If you do lt E. day too late?
WAYS TO TREAT A PEACH.
To prepare peaches for canning or
preserving, or in fact almost any dish,
remove the skin by plung
ing them in a wire bas
ket into boiling water for
two minutes, then the
skins will come off eas
Sweet Pickled Peaches.
-To seven pounds of
peaches allow 8% pounds
of white sugar, one quart of not too
sharp vinegar, two ounces of cloves
and two ounces of stick cinnamon.
Peel the peaches and insert one or
two cloves In each. Boll the sugar
and vinegar with the cinnamon fer
five minutes, then put in the peaches.
When the fruit is tender, remove it
carefully from the sirup and put it
into jars. Boil the sirup until re
duced to nearly half and pour over J
An old-fashioned method of preserv
ing peaches was to fill the jars with
the whole fruit, peeled and covered
with sugar; bury three feet In the
ground below the frost.
Spiced Peaches.-For six pounds of
fruit use three pounds of granulated
sugar and one pint of vinegar. Into
each peach insert two cloves. Put
Into the sugar and vinegar one ounce
of cinnamon, which should be in a
cheesecloth bag, and boil. When the
mixture Is bolling hot, place the
peeled fruit In lt and cook until ten
der. Put into jars and seal at once.
Peach Marmalade.-This may be
mad? from the Imperfect fruit using
three-fourths the weight of the fruit
In ?agar and half a pint of water to
each pound of sugar. Make a sirup
and add the peaches cut in small
pieces. Boll until the mixture is
thick, for about three-quarters of an
homr. Put in Jars or tumblers.
Canned Peaches.-Ped and halve
the peaches, removing the pits. For
four quarts of peaches use three pints
of water and a pint of sugar. Who?
the fruit ls ready, drop into the boil
lag sirup and cook gently for ten min
?tes; seal at once. Peaches canned
whole have a richer flavor than those
with the pits removed, yet many pre
fer them so.
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
Ms REM LIFE nus
The; frills Ti:;.'.
?a demands of
: to affect the nerves,
1 continual standing
ly weaken the Heart.
r. Miles' Nervine
invaluable for Nervous
ubles, and for the Heart
FIRST BOTTLE FAILS TO BENE
YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL BE
Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield ando Aiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, 108, 130
and 106-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgeh'eld 11:45
a. m., same as at present, time at
Pine Ridge Camp 1:05 p. m., ar
rive Trenton 1:10 p. m., same as
Train No. Ill leave Trenton ll:
15 a. m., Baynham 11:30 a. m., Eu.
rekall:40a. m., Milledgeville ll:
50 a. m., Lakeview 11:55 a. m.,
Croft 12:20 p. m . Pine Ridge Camp
12:35 p. m., arrive Aiken 12:45 p.
Train No. 132 leave Aiken 1:25
p. m., same as at present. Arrive
Trenton 2:15 p. m.-No other chan
Train No. 110 leave Aiken 1:35
p. m., Pine Ridge Camp 1:39 p. m.,
Croft 1:50 p. m., Lakeview 1:57 p.
m., Milledgeville 2:10 p. m., Eure
ka 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:26 p. m.,
Trenton 2:40 p. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. Arrive Edgefield 3:00 p. m.
Schedule figures are shown as in
formation and are not guaranteed.
Fred R, McMillin,
District Passenger Agent,
228 Eighth Street,
Ho doubt you are, if
you suffer from any ol the
numerous ailments to
which au women are sub
ject Headache, back
ache, sid cache, nervous
ness, weak, tired fediag,
ere ?0010 of the symp
toms, and voe must nd
?ourself ci wem ia order
> feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
bee? benefited by this
f&nedy, urgfi yea b
? Cardui S
Un. Sylvania Woods,
of arnon Milis, Ky., sar?:
"Before taldog Car dui,
I was, at tines, so weak I
could hardly walk, aaa
tfaepsJalaaay back and
head nearly killed auk
After tsJdasthiee betties
of Cardui, tba pains dis
appeared. Now I fed as
wallas I ever did. Every
suffering woman should
fry ardid/? Get a bottle
All persons are warned not to
hunt, fish or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever on my lands. The
law will be enforced against all
persons-no exceptions made.
Mrs. M. J. Norris.
DR J.S- BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Sesidfcnce 'Phone 17-8, Uliice 3.
Augusta's Leading Jewelry
We always carry a large assortment
of Diamonds, Jewelry, Watches, Clocks,
Cut-Glass, (Silverware, Gold and Silver
Novelties. Our prices are reasonable.
We also call attention to our repair
ing department, having added machines
that facilitate the work in this depart
ment. Let us put your watch in first
J. C -LEE, President
F. E. Gibson, Sec. and Treas.
FARMERS, MERCHANTS, BUILDERS,
If you are going to build, remodel or 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 Co.
c i r ? r Roberts and Dugas Streets.
Our Motto: S
Garrett & Calhoun
15 8th Street
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Your farra land accepted as security WITHOUT ENDORSER o
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JAMES FRANK k SON, Augasta, Ga.
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