Newspaper Page Text
WINTER TONIC FOR POULTRY
f?eets, Silage and Alfalfa Produce Sat
r isfactory Results-Cabbage Also
1 Succulent feed should be given to
.chickens in winter, because of its val
lie as a tonic, asserts lt. M. Sherwood,
acting head of the department of poul
try husbandry in the Kansas state ag
j "Beets, silage, and alfalfa may be
obtained on most farms," said Mr.
Sherwood. "Alfalfa leaves souked in
sour milk are of great value. The
milk softens the leaves, and also fur
nishes valuable food nutrients. It is
well for the farmer to plant winter
wheat or rye near his chicken house."
Cabbage is excellent as a green feed,
in the opinion of Mr. Sherwood. Some
persons feed turnips, potatoes, and
even apples. Sprouted oats are often
used for succulence, but it is not de
sirable that the sprouting be done in
the house because of the offensive
odor given off. This necessitates the
use of a special sprouter with heater,
and adds materially to the cost of the
REPAIRS FOR THE INCUBATOR
Time to Get Machine Into Working
Order-Removable Parts Should
Be Thoroughly Cleaned.
(By C. E. BROWN, Poultryman, North
west Experiment Station)
In a few days many incubators will
be in operation. "Whether the chicks
are to be hatched early in March or
not until the middle of April, it is time
to look after repairs and to get the
machine -in shape. Repairs for the
Incubator may not be readily found.
If the incubator was neglected at the
close of last season, it should bo thor
oughly cleaned. Removable parts
should be taken out and washed and
the entire machine should be aired and
sunned. A 10 per cent solution of
zenoleum should be used as a disin
fectant in washing the interior of the
PREPARE GEESE FOR MARKET
Use Slender-Bladed Sharp Knife, Mak
ing Cut Well Back in Order to
induce Free Bleeding.
When the birds are thoroughly fat
and plump, geese may be killed in the
following manner: Hang by the feet,
back to the wall and insert a long
slender-bladed, sharp knife into the
roof of the mouth. The cut should be
made well back in order to induce free
bleeding. It is difficult to drypick a
fat bird without tearing the skin. A
ibetter way is to loosen the feathers
by scalding or steaming.
A good way is to :nnke a small plat
.form of laths and place it in the bot
tom of a barrel so that the platform
will be about 4 inches above the water.
Pour into the barrel boiling water un
til it comes within about an inch of the
platform. Lay the goose on the plat
form, cover the barrel tightly with a
heavy piece of carpet or cloth and al
low it to steam for five or six minutes.
Before placing the bird in the bar
Tel, tie a stout string to its feet, leav
ing one end hanging outside by which
WeH-Bred Toulouse Geese.
"the bird may be drawn out and sus
pended at a convenient height for pick
ing. Have a large bag or barrel near
.into which the feathers may be placed
.as they are picked. Care must be ta
ken that the feathers are not soiled by
blood or dirt as they will los"e their
' After the bird is thoroughly cleaned,
.dip in cold water and allow it to re
'main two or three minutes. Leave
feathers on about half the neck next
;to the head and also on the wings
above the first joint Geese should be
marketed with the heads on and un
drawn. Do not lay one bird upon an
other when picked but wrap each in
a clean cloth or paper, place It on its
back and allow It to cool in that form.
?Never hang a bird up by the feet or
?head to cool as this destroys their
?CRACKED CORN IS CHEAPEST
|Fowl8 Get Enough Benefit From Pick
ing Up Small Pieces to More
Than Pay for Cracking.
I Cracked corn ls cheaper as a chick
ten feed than is whole corn. That is,
i the chickens will get enough benefit
.over whole corn, from the exercise re
quired to fill their crops with an eve
ning meal of cracked corn, to more
than pay for the cracking. A sieve
.should be used to sift the fine por
tion of the corn for making mashes.
The poultry breeder should not try
to save by limiting the amount of food,
:but by avoiding waste of food.
Kill off the rats and mice which de
stroy an enormous amount of grain.
Feed in clean litter. If there is any
mash left after feeding, scrape it into
a bucket for the next day's feed.
Programme of Edgefield County
Annual Field Day, April 13
To all the People of Edgefield County
You are given a cordial invitation to attend the Annual Field
Day, to be held at the Graded and High School building at Edgefield,
S- C., Friday, April the 13th, 1917. The trustees, patrons and friends
in each school district are urged to accompany their school, and thus
give encouragement and inspiration to the pupils.
10:30 A. ?M.. School Grounds
Opening Exercises-Supt. W. W. Fuller.
Welcoming Address-Ex-Governor John C. Sheppard.
READING CONTEST. 11:00 A. Rf.
Teacher in charge, Miss Isabel Chappell, Edgefield, S. C.
Time-ll:00 A. M.
Signal-Ringing of school bell.
Place-Room No. 5, school building.
Children from the first, second, third and fourth grades will take
part in this contest. Selections will be given according to the grade
of the child from the readers in use in the public schools.
MAP DRAWING CONTEST
Teacher in charge, Miss Emmie G. Wright, Johnston, S. C.
Signal-Ringing of school bell.
Place-Room No. 6, school building.
Children from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades are eligible. It
is probable that the contestant will be required to draw a map of
South Carolina, locating the principal cities and rivers and placing on
the map Edgefield county. Time limit twenty minutes.
Teacher in charge, Prof. G. F. Long, Trenton, S. C.
Signal-Ringing of school bell.
Place-Room No. 7, school building.
This contest is open to pupils from the High School department
or from the eighth ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. The words will
be selected from Payne's common words commonly misspelled.
DECLAMATION AND RECITATION CONTEST
Teacher in charge, T. J. Lyon, Edgefield, S. C.
Signal-Ringing of school bell.
This contest will ..?? divided into four parts, as follows:- (a) Dec
lamation contest for hoya from fifth, sixth and seventh grades,
(b) Recitation contest for girls from the same grades, (c) Declama
tion contest for boys from the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh
grades, (d) Recitation contest for girls from the same grades.
The selections in (a) and (b) shall not exceed five minutes, and
those in (c) and (d) ten minutes.
NOTE-In all the mental contests where paper and pencil is used
the contestants will be required to supply themselves with the neces
DINNER-l:30 P. M.
Signal-Sounding of dinner call by bugler.
ATHLETIC CONTESTS FOR BOYS-2:30 P. M.
Teachers in charge. Profs. C. C. Stewart, Trenton, S. C., James
N. Bonner, Edgefield. S. C.
Signal-Ringing school bell.
50-yard dash, open to boys under fourteen.
100-yard dash, open to boys under fourteen.
100-yard dash, open to boys over fourteen.
320-yard'dash, open to boys over fourteen.
Running high jump, open to boys under fourteen.
Running high jump, open to boys over fourteen.
Running broad jump, open to boys under fourteen.
Running broad jump, open to boys.over fourteen.
ATHLETIC CONTESTS FOR GIRLS
Teachers in charge, Miss Hortense Padgett, Edgefield, S. C., Miss
Bertha Ferguson, Antioch, S. C.
Time-2:30 P. M.
Signal-Ringing of school bell.
50-yard dash, open to all girls.
Running high jump, open to all girls.
Running broad jump, open to all girls.
Open to all girls.
This ia a very interesting and exciting event, and it is earnestly
hoped many teams will be in the contest. Ten girls constitute a
NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS
Each school is limited to one contestant in each event, except in
the flag race. This rule applies in both mental and athletic contests.
The contests are open only to school children. All teachers are re
quired to send to the Central Committee at Edgefield, S. C., a list of
the representatives from their respective schools not later than Mon
day, [ April the 9th.
The rules used in alljathletic contests will be the same as used at
the State athletic meet, Columbia, S. C.
Appropriate prizes will be awarded to the winner in each contest,
Competent and impartial judges will be selected for each contest
The committee has made arrangements for a good brass band to
enliven the occasion. We suggest, too, that the different schools
learn to sing some patriotic songs, such as "America," "Columbia,
the Gem of the Ocean" and "Dixie."
BASKETS AND DINNER
A picnic dinner will be served on the school grounds. We earn
estly request everybody who can to bring well-filled baskets. A com
mittee will?be glad to take charge of your basket if you so desire.
We suggest that you bring dinner in boxes or inexpensive baskets,
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF
Sty? lank of ?;%?
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE 30TH DAY
Loans and Discounts...$288,153.51
Over Drafts.j. 1,139.51
Furniture and Fixtures.. 1,000.00
Real Estate and Bank Building_ 7,085.41
Due from Banks. 82,951.24
Cash in Vault._._ 8,105.02
0?o?r nf ?>a\x?l] (Earoltua |
(Enanty nf t?t)trfirl? \
Before me came E. J. MI MS, Cashier of the above named bank, v
the above and foregoing statement is a true condition of said bank, as si
Sworn to before me this the 30th clay of March, 1917.
W. E.. COGS URN, Clerk of C
C. P. and G. S., J
J. C. SHEPPARD,
A. S. TOMPKINS,
J. H. ALLEN,
and use trays instead of dishes as much as possible, for even with the
greasiest care dishes may be misplaced.
A WORD TO THE TEACHERS OF THE COUNTY
Every school has the privilege and right to take part in the Field
Day exercises. . The committee has tried to arrange a program that
would appeal to every school in the county. The success or failure of
the day depends largely upon the interest and enthusiasm of the
teachers. The day is preeminently a day for teachers and school
children. It is our day, and lets make it worth while.
If you desire information in reference to any particular contest,
write or communicate with the teacher having same in charge. Any
general information may be had by writing
THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE,
Care of T. J. LYON. Edgefield, S. C.
LIVED IN MISERY.
"I suffered greatly from
nervousness and head
aches. Tho least excite
ment gavo me dreadful
pain. I began using Dr.
Miles' Nervine and a few
days later started to take
Dr. illles' Heart Treat
ment. I soon got so much
better that I was encour
aged and continued taking
the two remedies until I
waB so well that work was
no bother to mo at all."
MRS. LOUIS ELG,
Idaho Falls, Idaho.
apt to affect the nerves,
and continual standing
may weaken the Heart.
is invaluable for Nervous
troubles, and for the Heart
is highly recommended.
IF FIRST BOTTLE FAILS TO BENE
FIT YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL BE
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 ?Ffintkote .roofing,
Estimates cheerfully and carefully mane.
Woodard Lumber Co.
fetc> .... s
Corner Roberts and Dugas Streets.
? OF MARCH, 1917
vho, being duly sworn, says that
?own by the books of said bank.
E. J. MIMS.
Sdgefield County, S. C.
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Walter T. Strom has
made application unto this Court
for Final Discbarge, as Administra
tor in re the Estate of Malissa Har
dy Watson, (col.) late of above
County and State, deceased on this
the 24th day of March 1917..
These Are Therefore,, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties intern- d, to show cause before
me at my office at Edgetield Court
House, South Carolina, on the 30th
day of April, 1917 at ll o'clock a.
m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
Edition of .the
New York World
Practically a Daijy at...the..Price of a
Weekly.:'.-No other Newspaper in the
world gives so much at so low a price.
The value and need ot a newspaper
in the household was never greater
than at the present time. The great
war in Europe i?fn?w half-way into its
third year, and,, whether peace be at
hand or yet be far off, it and the events
to follow it are sure to be of absorbing
interest for many a month to come.
These are world-shaking affairs, in
which the United States, willing or un
willing, is compelled to :take a part.
No intelligent person can ignore such
THE THRICE-A-WEEK WORLD'S
regular subscription price is only $1.00
per year, and this pays for 156 papers.
We offer this unequalled newspaper and
EDGEFIELD ADVERTISER, together
for one year for $2,15.
The regular subscription price of the
two papers is S3.50.
Airo POINTS THR WAY FOB PRE
PATIEDNESS :I? TUB WAE ON THE.'
, BOLL .WEEVIL.- :
._. Nattrraliy Phosphated ? gricultnr.
al Lirirei Each-ton contains 97 cts"
to SI.IQ' worth-Bone Phosphate of "
Lime and 68% Lime. Carbonate.."
Sold only by Stafe_ Department of
Agriculture under authority of Gen
eral Assembly.' 'Gives * farmers an '
opoortiiuity to obtain, cheap lime
carbonat?. Shipments "in bulk only,.
carloads hot les? than 30 nor more."
than 83"tons, at,$'i.o0 per ton, cash'"
.with order.7 ' Freight ph shipments"
io..agency stations' may tie paid at
destination. Shi^menfs to non
agency scions m??t- be . fully pra.
paid. - ? -"... ..
Freight rates on- Pbospho-MarL
to stations in Edgefleld- county are
,as follower i .'. ". .-'.'
EdgefieH;; ParkshiH,- ' Trenton,
Johnston, '$X00y ' Mo'doc, Clarks
Hill, Meriwether, "Woodlawn, $1.05,0.
Plum 'Branch, ' Parkville," $1.1*0'
per ton.. . ' * .
Cut out this'ad and save it. lt'
makes ?t-dering easy.
. For furtber information, apply to
E. J. WATSON, Gommissionery
S. C. State D?p** ; Agnculture, .r
Columbia, S. C.
Va ?j Sorely Sf 09 Thal Ccuah.