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AVERAGE LABOR FOR HORSES
Horse on Grain Farm Works Three
Hours a Day-Different on Diver
sified Crop Farm.
On the grain farm the heaviest work
for the horses comes in April, May,
August, September and October. The
Test of the time there is practically
mothlng for the horses to do. But
enough horses have to be kept during
the year to take care of the work dur
ing these busy months. When aver
aged up, the horse on the grain farm
?only works three hours a day. These
'figures were secured in an investiga
ron by the Minnesota experiment sta
tion, under the direction of Thomas
[Cooper, now director of the North Da
kota experiment station.
In this same investigation it was
.found that when the crops are diversi
ified, the horse labor is better dls
rtributed. There is less work for the
[horses in the seasons that are the busi
est on the all-grain farm, and there is
fwork for the horses when there is
|no work for the horses on the all-grain
WINTER WORK FOR STALLION
No Reason Why He Should Not Be
. Worked Like Any Other Horse
Give Reasonable Exercise.
It is a mistake to keep a stallion
lidie during the fall and winter.
fThough this is often done there is no
..reason why he should not be worked
.like any other horse. If this is not
ipossible he should nt least be given
?the opportunity of taking a reasonable
?amount of exercise. Also the feed
jshould be about the same as that of
Feed about one pound of good hay
ifor every 100 pounds of weight and in
'addition to this, give enough grain,
?equal parts of corn, bran and oats, to
keep the animal in good flesh, but not
too fat. If this be done he will be
more efficient during the breeding sea
son than would be the case were he
kept in breeding condition all through
?DRINKING WATER FOR STOCK
Automatic Device, Invented by Indiana
Man, Insures Full Supply and
Saves All Waste.
An ingenious contrivance for use in
watering troughs has been Invented
?by an Indiana man. It consists of an
automatic device for fling the trough
as fast as the water ls depleted by
animals drinking it. The pipe through
which the water is supplied is fitted
with a spring valve.
An angle-shaped arm is pivoted in
'the bottom of the tank near this pipe,
?with the lower end of the arra resting
ion the valve and the upper end ter
minating in a wooden ball, which
Ifioats on the surface of the water.
?The principle of this appliance will be
As Float Sinks Valve Opens.
grasped at once. When the water ls
at a certain height in the trough the
ball will float In such a position that
the arm will keep the valve on the
'supply pipe closed.
As the water is depleted by stock
(drinking the ball sinks with it and the
.arm on the valve rises, admitting
fresh water. This device insures al
ways a full supply of fresh water in
the tank and saves the waste water
Ihnt otherwise runs over when the
?trough is filled from a running source.
FEW SUGGESTIONS ON HORSE
iPedigree Has Considerable Weight
Keeping Animal's Skin Clean
ls Essential to Health.
While pedigree does not make the
horse It has considerable weight when
his value is to be taken into consid
It should not be one good breed of
horses against another, so much as the
well-bred against the scrub.
Keeping the skin of the work horses
clean enables them to sweat freely and
this is essential to their health.
If a horse's neck is tired by tight
reining, be is a tired horse and he has
^en tired without accomplishing any
"I wonder," queried Helen, "if any
body really gets the rewards offered
In tile paper. It seems to me the whole
world ought to be rich if people get
the money offered for criminals, lost
persons and stolen jewelry. Here's a
man wanted out in Ohio for killing two
men nnd robbing a bank. There's a
thousand dollars' reward for him. I
wish we could get lt, don't you?"
"Wish lt?" sighed Aimee, crumbing
the little table and setting down
three saucers of pudding. "Yes. I do."
The sisters looked at each other and
then at Bob. who was too busy hunting
for fat raisins to bother with the no
tions of big girls. His recent illness
had left him with an appetite even
more remarkable than before, and he
was the strongest, healthiest looking
boy In the world-only against the
rocker leaned a crutch. That was why
the girls had the same thought. A
thousand dollars would do so much !
"1 wonder," Helen went back to the
paper, "how people catch criminals?
Here's his picture and description, five
feet eleven Inches high, dark brown
hair, gray eyes, weight one hundred
and seventy-three pounds. They think
he is in this city."
"But that might be anybody," put
"Just walt a minute," went on Helen, j
"Triangular scar on left side of chin,
square jaws, mole on back of right
"I'll put on my hat when the dishes
are done. He'd be hard to miss now,"
laughed her sister. '
The train was full the next evening
when Helen got on. However, she
managed to squeeze into a small space
in the foremost seat that faced the
Down the aisle rows of commuters
were buried In the evening papers and
Helen studied the passengers with in
terest, finding diversion In the fact that
most of them looked as tired as she
felt. Then suddenly she gave a gasp
of amazement, for her eyes had discov
ered a face that somehow looked famil
iar. On a firm chin, between two
square-set jaws, was a triangular scar
that showed an angry red against an
otherwise rather pale complexion.
Helen's eyes leaped from one feature
to the other--gray eyes, brown hair,
rather tall, she judged. There was
no mistake about it; she had found
"Oh, Bobby," her thoughts flew to
her brother, "won't lt be wonderful if
we get the reward and take you out
to Doctor Taylor, where you can have
Suddenly Helen realized that her
prey was looking at her. She darted a
quick glance at him, then away, burn
ing a furious red at her folly, for the
man. discovering further Interest on
her part In himself and his belongings,
And then fate, upon whom she had
called, came to her aid most gloriously,
albeit a blt roughly. There was a
grinding and splintering of glass and
something hit Helen on the back of the
head. Things went out for awhile, and
when her senses came back she was
outside somewhere In the snow. Then
she realized that a man was trying to
make her swallow something. After
that her head cleared rapidly and she
tried to sit up.
"That's splendid !" said the man. "Do
you think you can stand? If you tell
me where you live we can get yon
Helen, now keenly alive to every
thing, realized that her benefactor was
the criminal. v.
"Thank you," she said steadily. "I
guess I ara able to gn now If th?
car is ready. Won't-won't you come
"1 was going to ask you If I might."
I And in a few miuutes they were at
her door. "Won't you come in and get
warm?" asked Helen. The time bad
come for the grand coup.
Fielen led him into the living room.
Then, excusing herself for a minute,
she went out and locked the door.
Aimee and Bobble had heard and
were In the hall.
"Sh-" whispered Helen. Tve got
him-the murderer-he's in the living
roora. Think of it I I'm going to tele
phone for the police right away."
But while the girls were at the
phone Bobbie's curiosity got the bet
ter of him. He went quietly to the
door, turned the key and stuck in his
"How did yon kill them both?" he
asked curiously. "Is that the money?"
nodding toward the bag.
"The man laughed. "Do you think
Fm Captain Kidd? Come here, little
"No, but sister said you were the
man the papers told about, and she
needed the reward. She'll be sorry."
.Tm afraid she will. But I don't
try to kill people. It's my business to
patch them up. I help little beys like
you to throw away their crutches."
"What's your name?" asked Bobble.
"Marshall J. Taylor, at your service,
Helen and Aimee, who had tiptoed
to the doorway, were aghast They had
heard lt all.
"The doctor I" Helen almost sobbed,
and going Into the room, she said
quickly: "It's all true, what Bobble
told you. I was huming the criminal
to get reward to make Bobble well. 1
was going to take him to you."
"We'll make Bobbie well," answered
Doctor Taylor, "and some day-p he
paused, "maybe you can pay me, but
not in money."
(Copyright, 1316, by the McClure Newaptu
ri Bi w?
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Petit Jurors First Week March
T J Willis,Collier.
E M Bunch, Meriwether.
L C Warren, Pickens.
W D Dorn, Edgefield.
J K Allen, Elmwood.
M A Crouch, Johnston.
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W H Clark, Johnston.
S A Bartley, Moss.
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R H Nicholson, Moss.
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Joe Ciarte, Ward.
H A Smith, Edgefield,
T W Tim merman, Elmwood.
R T Hill, Pickens.
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C W Odom, Elmwood.
S A Rolston, Pickens.
P ll Prescott, Collier.
J W Satcher, Johnston.
M B Yonce, Ward.
J R Cartledge, Moss.
C A Nicholson, Elmwood.
J H Bouknighl, Pickens.
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InsnrableJTown or Country.
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At the Farmers Rnnk, Fdrrpfield
TWO CARS OF WAGONS.
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the celebrated Thornhill wagons.
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Colds, LaGrippe, Rheumatism
A pleasant but effective emulsion,
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system, adds strength and stimulates
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$1.00 PER BOTTLE
Ask Your Druggist.
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Our Association is now licensed
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J. M. Gambrell. Abbeville, S. C.
Jno. H. Childs, Bradley, S. C.
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L.N. Chamberlain, McCormick, S.C.
R. H. Nicholson, Edgefield, S. C.
F.L.Timmermau, Pln't. Lane, S. C.
J. C. Martin, Princeton, S. C.
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Greenwood, S. C.
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The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1916, to
the 15th day of March, 1917.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1916,
and December 31st, J 916.
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 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 of March, after which time all
unpaid tAxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for" the year 1916 are
For State purposes
" Ordinary County
" Constitutional School Tax
" Bacon School District
" Flat Rock
" Oak Grove
" Red Hill
" School Building
" Elmwood No. 8
" Elmwood No. 9
" Elmwood No. 30
'* Elmwood L. C.
" Julina Lon
" Meriwether (Gregg)
" Blocker R. R. (portion)
" Elmwood R. R. (portion)
" Johnston R. R.
" Pickens R. R.
" Wise R. R.
" Corporatons and R. R.
All the male citizens between the
ages of 21 years and 60 years, excfipt
those exempt by law, are liable to a
poll tax pf One Dollar each. A capita
tion tax of 51) cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of IS 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.
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IVE HAVE A. VALUABLE I
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Sold only by State Departu)
Agriculture under authority
eral Assembly. Gives tann
opnortunity to obtain che.
carbonate. Shipments in bull
carloads not less than 30 nor
than 33 tons, at 81.50 per to
with order. Freight on sh'
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destination. Shipments t<
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proved Long Staple cotton s
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