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TIME TO MULCH STRAWBERRY
Covering Should Be Put on After First
Severe Frosts and Left Until
Late in Spring. *
In our northern latitudes the mulch
Should be put on after the first severe
frosts and left on until the ground is
-well warmed in the spring. Where
no form of mulch is used, the fibrous
roots are subjected to periods of al
ternate freezing and thawing with the
result that many are destroyed. The
most desirable mulch is one that con
tains no weed seed$ and does not bury
the plant to the exclusion of air circu
lation. WTheat and oat straw, swale
lay, coarse, strawy horse manure,
brush and seaweed have been used
more or less, but the first four named
are the most satisfactory.
The mulch should be applied care
fully, else it may do more harm than
good. If too thick, the plants are
smothered and if too thin there is lit
tle or no protection, so about an inch
is sufficient covering for the plant,
-with three or four inches applied be
'tween the rows, varying somewhat
according to material and chmatieal
In the spring the mulch should be
carefully removed from the top of the
plants and banked beside them. If
entirely removed, the berries are spat
tered with dirt during rainy periods
.and lose much of their attractiveness
and sale value. The muich beside the
plants tends to retard the growth of
?weeds as well as to keep the fruit
clean.-Maine Department of Agricul
TREE WITH CROOKED TRUNK
Scheme Outlined for Straightening Up
Bose and Other Pear Varieties,
Venn cr trees with crooked trunks,
either from wind pressure or from
distortion in th*? nursery may be
Straightened easily, ns follows: Be
?fore the sap starts in the spring make !
about three parallel slits lengthwise
of the trunk on the concaved side of
the trunk. This will arrest the flow
of sap at that point, causing the bark ]
to thicken. This in turn will produce
(Simple Device for Preventing Splitting
of Trees Heavily Laden With Fruit
j During Strong Wind Storms.
fi gnarled spot in the wood, like a
wedge, exerting its force at right an
gles to the trunk, straightening out
the most obstinate deformities.
But this must be done while the tree
(is young, or the bark-wedge cannot
lexert sufficient force to bend the
?crooked trunk. This scheme Is par
ticularly useful In straightening up the
?Bose and other pear trees, which are,
jfor some unknown reason, almost al
?ways deformed by nature.
(MANY APPLE TREES INJURED
i . ---
?Spring Canker Worm Does Great
Amount of Damage In Kansas
j. Very Easy of Control.
The Kansps experiment station Is
(of the opinion that the spring canker
fworm has killed more apple trees Ia
that state ia a single season than the
F8au Jose scale hos done since its first
; Anything so easy of control as the
*cauker worm should not be allowed to
M?o serious damage. The canker worm
?la a leaf-eating insect and easily poi
|6oned by spraying.
?APPEARANCE HELPS TO SELL
[Fruit and Vegetables of Neat, Clean,
Uniform and Average-Sized
Score High In Contests.
f<By LEROY CADY, Horticulturist, Uni
versity Farm, St. Paul.)
? Neat, clean, uniform, average-sized
Ispecimens of fruit and vegetables make
?a better showing and will score higher
Un contests than uneven and unmarket
able specimens. Appearance as well as
?quality helps to sell goods. County
jialrs and exhibitions should be one
?means of advertising good produce and
.help to create a demand for lt.
TOP BUDDING IS DESIRABLE
practice Is Better Than Grafting for
j Working Over Defective Trees
j While Young.
Top budding is better than grafting
?for working over undesirable trees If
they are discovered while young.
After the tree has passed Its second
year in the orchard it should be head
ed back severely In early spring, and
?the new shoots budded in August
As a boy John Vanderpoot was never
in a hurry. Still he almost Invariahly
seemed to be lucky. He was a lurge
boy, or rather his face gave the im
pression of largeness; just as his
waistcoat does now. In those days he
bad pendulous cheeks and his legs
bulged at the line of his shoe tops, so
that the other boys called him
When he went on an errand he
never hurried himself about lt of
course, but his luck had given him
indulgent parents, so that instead of
giving him the licking most boys would
have got they gradually refrained
from sending him-unless they were
in no hurry themselves. It goes with
out saying that he was never In a
hurry to get up In the morning. There
was one Fourth of July that he did
get up at four o'clock, but he was so
leisurely ahout his dressing that the
other fellows went off to fire their
cannon without him. John arrived on
the scene just in time to go back and
tell his people about the accident. He
was the only one of the six who was
Another time he went out with s
crew of young reprobates to loot the
orchard of a particularly cross-grained
farmer. He was up In the tree when
the alarm was given, but he calcu
lated that there would be time to se
cure a few more apples before the
"Get a move on you. Fatty," suri?
out a fellow criminal below. "He's
a-startln' to ran."
"Aw! What's the hurry?" said John,
reaching for an outlying limb. There
was no reply to the question, for the
boy had tied. ^The farmer saw them
stringing out in the direction of the
fence, overtook and cornered them.
From his perch In the apple tree John
witnessed those unfortunates come,
one by one, beneath the horny palm of
the farmer, and saw them hoisted un
ceremoniously over the fence. As their
howls died away in the distance, John
quietly descended and made off the
John got through school somehow,
but he was no forced plant He was
In no hurry about going to work, but
eventually took a clerkship In the local
; grocery. His employer dispensed with
his services at the end of n month,
and suggested to his father that po
litical influence should be exerted to
secure the young man a position In
some claim department In Washington,
where bis peculiar dilatorv toion*
see Vanderpoot, who had no hralns to
speak of. no burning ambition to dis
tinguish himself, becoming one of the
"solid" element He drawled In his
speech and he dawdled through what
hn called his work, but all the good
tblngs seemed to come*hIs way.
He married, of course. He was In
no hurry about lt bot he got the pret
tiest and brightest young woman In
the state. What she saw In him lt Is
hard to say.
One evening John was loafing In his
office when Dave Hinsley broke tn,
breathless and hatless and gasping
"At your house, judge," he added.
"Tour wife told me to hurry down and
get you. I don't reckon there'll be a
6tlck saved If somethin' ain't done
John took one foot down from bis
"Is the hose company there?"
"Yes, but there ain't no water."
"In tbat case, Dave, I guess the
only thing we can do Is to let 'er
burn." And he put bis foot up again.
Of coarse he was heavily insured.
John's title of "judge" was purely
honorary, but there is no doubt that he
would have attained judiciary honors
in course of time-he was in no hurry
-if it had not been for his Investment
in Guayqull Central stock. That would
have been his limit however. Beyond
the bench he would have been found
out Guayqull was down to a pretty
low ebb and a friend of John's who
had Inside information, urged hun to
buy at once, as it was certain to rise.
John said he would, but he deferred
his purchase from sheer Inertia until
lt went down 8?11 lower. Of course
It would go down. As soon as he had
bought lt began to rise. That was be
cause John, like the Idiot he was, had
put every available cent he had in the
world into lt One day the friend with
Inside Information wired him to sell
at once. The stock bad gone up be
yond all expectations, and If John had
realized then he would have made
close on to $100,000, and have been
comfortable for the rest of his days.
As it was, he put the telegram Into
his pocket and went on with the pe
rusal of a Judgment transcript
That evening hf? said to his wife:
"Parkins wires me to sell that South
American railroad stock, but I guess
there ls no hurry about lt"
Well, what John did make on that
stock was over $500,000, and he owns
most of the town now. He quit gam
bling In stocks.
It's dlsgusUng the luck some people
The St Louis Globe-Democrat says
that areas that were once potato fields
are now golf links. Oh, if they wei?
only sausage links.
A woman has sued for divorce be
cause her husband did not talk to her
for three years. Has a man ever
sued for the same reason?
Cabbages are now so high that
thinking of them in connection with
kings, as did the intellectual walrus,
involves no great mental effort,
The rich girls may soon have to
leave ostrich plumes and egret feath
ers to the poor and adopt turkey tails
us the mlllinerlal insignia of opulence.
There is a slight decrease In the
Florida grapefruit crop, but approxi
mately the same number of innocent
by-sitters will be spattored by the
A wife will find her husband prais
ing ber for economy until he comes
home after a hard day's work and
finds the cabbage served minus the
The report that a German subma
rine circled a British ship "but mads
no attempt to harm the vessel" in
what we would call a priina facie
Yum 3>n ?$s? Siigfots!
Electric Liuhiittg SydfStt
?viii give .von
Better Servi ci-?..ist Longer
Than any other kind of lighting plnnt
on thc market, St is cheaper than
acetylene- ?cleaner, paler, less expen
sive lo oi irate, and will last a life
WE HAVE \ VALUABLE BOOK
that tell? you all al.out Electric
Lights for the Farm.
Write for B copy or call and see us.
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We insure your property against
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and do so cheaper than any Com
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Remember, we are prepared to
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Our Association is now licensed
to write Insurance in the counties
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The officers are: Gen. J. Fraser
Lyon, President, Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Biak?, Gea. Agt., Secy, &
Treas., Greanwood, S. C.
A. 0. Graat, Mt. Carmel, S. C. i
J. M. Gambrell, Abbeville, S, C.
Jno. H. Childi, Bradley, S. C.
A. W. Youagblood, Hodges, S. C.
S. P. Monah, Willington, S. C.
L.N. Chamberlaia, McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholson, 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
Insnrable.Town or Country.
J. T. Harling
At the Farmers Bank, Edgefield
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC.driyei out
Malaria.enriches the blood, build*up the system,
A true Tonic For adulta and children. 50c
' niNTcr-TprtTTOT r.arrcirc BAT) SKIN.
. i ' I 11 i 11 ? 11 . -kin i? ?ii..
intruit*ii bowel movement i'??r-|
i ii is ci .i (1 ii ii II and dear your ;
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Ldc I'llls I'his mild laxative la- 1
n ti bed ti mc vi! assure yon ;?
hill, free, non-j/ri oping movement
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A pleasant but effective emulsion,
which rebuilds the tissues, revives the
system, adds strength and stimulates
the nervous system. It has no alco
hol, and is in every sense a tonic.
$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
Monufactured Solely By
THE FEEEOL CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
fi om the 15th dav of October, 1910, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and pavable
between the 15th day of October, "1916.
and December 31st, 1916.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December31st, 1916. the County
Auditorshall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
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 ol' March, after which time all
unpaid tAxes will be Collected by the
The tax levies for.the year 1916 are?
For State purposes 6i
" Ordinary County 6i
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch " 1
unilt?'JlJU 1>U. ?U -
" 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. 1?
" Corporatons and R. R. ll J
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
?ears must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
he time expires on the 15th of March
for the payment of all taxes.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co Treas. E. C.
AND POINTS THE WAY FOB PRE
PAREDNESS IN THE WAR ON THE
Naturally Phosphated Agricultur
al Lime. Each ton contains 97 ots
to ?1.10 worth Bone Phosphate of
Lime and 68% Lime Carbonate.
Sold only by State Department of
Agriculture under authority of Gen
eral Assembly. Gives farmers an
opoortunity to obtain cheap lime
carbonate. Shipments in bulk only,
carloads not less than 30 nor more
than 33 tons, at $1.50 per ton, cash
with order. Freight on shipments
to agency stations may be paid at
destination. Shipments to non
agency stations must be fully pre
Freight rates on Phospho-Marl
to stations in Edgefield county are
Edgefield, Parkshill, Trenton,
Johnston, $1,00; Modoo, Clarks
Hill, Meriwether, Woodlawn, $1.05
Plum Branch, Parksville, $1.10
Cut out this ad and save it. It
makes ordering easy.
For further information, apply to
E. J. WATSON, Commissioner,
S. C. State Dep't Agriculture,
Columbia, S. C.
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A right or wrong start in 1917 will
make or break most farmers in the
South. We are all'facing a crisis.
Thia war in Europe puts things in
such uncertainty that no man can
foresee the future with any degree of.
The sure and certain increase in
cotton acreage means lower cotton
prices next fall. Cost of all food and
grain products is high, so high that
no one can afford to buy and expect
to pay out with cotton.
It's a time above all others to play
safe; to produce all possible food,
grain and forage supplies on your
own acres; to cut down the store bill.
A good piece of garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted the year round, can be
mads to pay half your living. It will
save you more money than you made
on the best five acres of cotton you
Hastings* 1917 Seed Book tells all
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work of all kinds.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
i me at my"
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Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Feb. 9, 1917.
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Farmers of Edgefield
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