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EGG-LAYING AGE OF PULLETS
Light Breeds, Such as Leghorn, Mi
norca, Hamburg and Ancona Ma
ture at About Six Months.
Different breeds mature and corn
ice laying at slightly different
til tes. In general, under a utility
<; lieut ion pullets of the egg breeds,
-u a as Leghorn, Minoren, Hamburg
Ancona, mature early and begin
o lay eggs at four or five months uu
favorabl . condirions. Where the
lilions are not favorable to induce
early egg-laying, six months is proba
bly a nearer average for the time *o
commence laying. Meat types, such
as Brahma. Cochin and Langshan. ure
slower in maturity, taking six to eight
months or longer for a pullet to get in
to egg-laying condition.
General purpose types, such as Ply
mouth Hock, Wyandotte,' Rbr le Island
lied, Orpington and Do; nique, ma
Rhode Island Red.
ture more quickly than those of the
meat type and the pullets may be ex
pected to lay at from five to six
months, although some may mature at
four and a half months. There are
cases on record where Individuals of
the early maturing egg breeds have
begun to lay in about three months,
although this is in special cases.
CHANGE MALE BIRDS YEARLY
Most Successful Breeders Do Not Ad
vocate Practice-Immature Fowls
Many people get the idea that it Is
always best to change male birds ev
ery year. The most successful breed
ers do not advocate this yearly change.
Good male birds may be kept profit
ably fer two or three years. The use
of immature males eventually will re
sult in reducing the size of the stock
If It is desirable to use voung birds,
they should be well grown and de
veloped. As a rule when young males
are used it is preferable to breed them
to older hens. Old males may be mat
ed likewise with young hens or pul
lets. Unless the young stock is well
grown it is quite well to use the older
stock on both sides. ;
CA. E FOR DROPPING BOARDS
Regular Attention Should Be Given and
Accumulation Avoided - Clean
Once Every Week.
The dropping boards should have
-regular attention. It will not do to let
the droppings accumulate. In warm
weather they should be cleaned off
three times a week, and at least once
a week In cold weather. A short
handled hoe is fine for cleaning the
dropp.ng boards. They can be scraped
off Into a tub or box In a very short
time, with no very great amount of
KEEP POULTRY IN CONDITION
LNO Economy in Feeding Hens Less
Than They Need-Provide Mate
rial for Making Eggs.
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*^ There is no economy in feeding hens
less than they need, or in feeding on
only one or two grains or kinds of
A variety and plenty of it. is neces
sary to keep the fowls In good condi
tion and provide the material from
which to make eggs.
QUARTERS FOR THE PULLETS
Best to Keep Them Separated From
Old Hens and Feed Them for
It is usually advisable to keep old
hens and pullets in separate quarters
and feed them separately because the
pullet? often need more food to finish
their development an;', prepare lor the
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
lt was an exceedingly small dog, but
its ferocity was almost alarming. Aa
Wistrom passed the house with the
stone front it darted out from the side
passageway in a perfect fury of angry
excitement and pursued him with par
oxysmal barkings the entire length of
the low fence that separatel the lawn
from the street. A day or two later
the same thing occurred. This time
Wistrom made a threatening demon
stration with his umbrella. It was an
unwise thing to do. for it did not have
a soothing effect on the little animal,
which Crom that time forth seemed to
lie in wait for the young man. who
lived only a few doors away. The mo
ment he came In sight that brown,
hairy streak would shoot from the
passage, leap at him, all but scaling
the tiny pickets, and raise such a
clamor of hatred that it seemed the
whole street must be alarmed. Wis
trom became more and more reseot
! ful. The dog got on his nerves.
I One morning as Wistrom started out
j he noticed that the front gate of the
? house with the stone front had been
i left open. He gripped his umbrella
tightly and took a deep breath as he
heard the preliminary yelp of d?fiance
at the passage entry. The next mo
ment the clog was at the fence and the
next he had discovered the open gate
and was out on the sidewalk at Wis
trom's heels. Wistrom stepped. The
dog retreated, still barking furiously;
he went on and the dog was again yap
ping at his heel*!. Then, without turn
ing. Wistrom brought his umbrella
around with vicious force and-oh,
joy !-caught the dog on the ribs.
"Oh, you coward !"
It was n clear, youthful feminine
voice. Wistrom looked up as the
I house door slammed and a girl with
I very pink cheeks and abundant yellow
hair-a very pretty girl-came running
down the steps and caught up the
howling dog in her arras.
"How could you be so cruel as to
hit a poor little dog like that?" she de
manded, turning an indignant pair of
very blue eyes on Wistrom.
"I-I didn't exactly mean to hit him
so hard," lied Wistrom in some confu
sion. "You see-"
But the girl turned her back on him
contemptuously and ran up the steps
and Into the house, carrying her pet
It was a remarkable thing, but Wis
trom instantly regretted hitting the
All day long be thought of the girl
with the blue eyes and yellow hair and
the more he thought of her the more
poignant became his regret After all,
on eminent authority, it was the na
ture and delight of dogs to bark and
bite and why should they be struck
with an umbrella for following a pure
ly natural Impulse?
For weeks Wistrom looked in vain at
the house as he passed for some sign
of the pretty girl. He did not even see
the dog. On Sundays, when he was at
home all day, he did nothing but sit
by the window watching to see her.
Some time soon, he thought, the chance
would come, and then
It came at last, that chance. Wis
trom was walking down an obscure
street one afternoon when he saw a
forlorn and mud-caked little dog that
was shivering und whining disconso
lately in the shelter of a doorway.
There was something familiar about
the dog, Wistrom thought, and he
stopped to look at lt more attentively.
Yes, it was certainly the dog. If there
had been any doubt about lt the way
he snarled and snapped when Wistrom
stopped to pick him up would have In
stantly dispelled lt. Undoubtedly the
I dog had strayed away.
Well, muddy and wet as he was,
Wistrom stowed him underneath his
coat, to the coat's and a white waist
coat's 'ruin, and half an hour later he
was ringing the bell of the house with
the stone front. An elderly woman an
j swered the ring and went into ecstasies
j of delight at the sight of the dog. It
I was quite a touching reunion. She
the elderly lady-was most grateful to
W'Istrora, too, and so pleased to learn
that he was a neighbor. The poor dog,
i she explained, had been confined to the
house In consequence of a ruffianly
: young hoodlum having abused him,
and so being let out for exercise had
Wistrom coughed behind his band
"Your daughter will no doubt be glud
to see her pet again," he said, politely.
"I-er-supposed the young lady to
be your daughter," said Wistrom. "A
rather tall young lady, with blue
"Oh," said the lady of the house,
"that was my niece, who was making
me a visit a few weeks ago. She went
back to Dubuque and was married last
Thursday. A lovely giri!"
Rags was growling at his rescuer.
And the next morning as Wistrom
passed he ran out and barked at him
as savagely as ever.
Boy, Fetch Us Bartlett!
"Mr. X is certainly well read. He
repeated an exquisite quotation Stat
"What was it?"
"1 can't give you the exact words,
but he said he'd rather be a something
in a something, than a something or
other In a something else."-Boston
"Here some scientist says-thar Ba
nanas arc conducive to longevity."
"I wonder if his fUet ever met the
peel of one in th? ti?xkT'
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j Sheppard Building Down Stairs
State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefield,
In Court of Common Pleas.
E. L. Crooks-Plaintiff-Against
R. J. Swearingen-Defendant.
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sale
at public outcry, to highest bidder
before tho Cout House, Town of
Edgefield, County and State afore
said, on Salesday in May 1917, the
same being the 7th day of said
month, between the legal hours of
sale the following described realty,
All that lot or tract of land, sit
uate, lying, and being in the county
of Edgefield, State of South Caro
lina, about 12 miles Southeast of
Edgefield, C. H., containing eigh
teen (18) acres more or less, known
as the B. B. Swearingen tract, and
bounded on the North by lands of
J. H. Swearingen,- Eaa-t by line
branch, South by lands of W. W.
Swearingen, West by Columbia dirt
Terms of Sale Cash: If purchaser
at said sale shall fail to comply with
the terms thereof,- within one hour
from the time of said sale, said
premises, upon direction of plaintiff,
or his attorney, will be resold1 on
said day at the risk of the former
J. H. CANTELOL1".
April 6, 1917.
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take tHe Old Standard GROVE'S
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what you are taking, as the formula is
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The Quinine drives out malaria, the
Iron builds UD the system. 50 cent?
?R.KING'S ra EWS?iSCOVESTS
Will Surely Stop That Couah.
A Word to Our Edgefield Farmer Friends
We want you to give us a trial when you need Hard
ware or Plantation Supplies of any kind. We buy right,
in large quantities, and sell right.
e can make very close prices on hog wire, the best
quality. Twenty-six inch at $7.00 per roll and 32 inch
at $8.00 per roil. We also have poultry wire. Begin
your fight on the boll weevil now by building pastures.
Have you bought your plow steels- We can sell you
what you want at 62 cents the pound up.
Come in to see us w hen in Augusta.
E. M. Andrews Furniture Company
?289 Broad Street
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Sensations, Faintness, lC?
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in Such Cases.
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and my nerves were in terrible
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my nerves wore quieted. I re
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recommended Dr. Miles' Nervine
to many of my friends who have
usPd it with satisfactory results."
MRS. FRANCES WHITLOCK,
179 Broadway, Schenectady, N. T.
Licensed agent for regular li
censed companies by the State
of South Carolina can insure
country homes, barns, etc., coun
try churches and schools, well
rated country merchants, cotton
on farms, gin-houses, seed.
Write me before the fire.
E. J. NORRIS
Notice of Final Dis
f'To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Walter T. Strom has
made application unto this Court
?for Final Discharge 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 interested, to show cause before
;me at my office at Edgefield 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.
FCR SALE: 100 Bushels of peas,
also pure White Leghorn eggs fer
hatching, 75 cents for 15. L. C.
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Effective Dec. 10th 1916.
Between Edgefield andJiAiken.
Trains 109, 129, 107, ?108, 130
and 100-No change.
Train 131 leave Edgefield 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.
reka 11:40 a. 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' l':o0 p. m., Lakeview 1:57 p.
m., Milledgeville 2:10 p. m., Eure
ka 2:18 p. m., Baynham 2:2t? p. m.,
Trenton r Vp. m., Park Hill 2:50
p. m. An.ve 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,
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
A. H. Cori ey,
Appointments at Trenton