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CATER TO FOWLS' APPETITE
Feeding of Only One Grain Soon Dis
gusts Layer With Her Boarding
House-Variety ls Best.
Palatability is aa important factor
ir. the feeding of chickens. Many
people think tho hen has no sense of
taste. To satisfy oneself regarding
, this it is only necessary to watch the
bird at feeding time and note her keen
sense of discrimination as she selects
the kernels of wheat from among the
r>e and barley and the freshly sprout
ed, tender shoots from among the
dried, less succulent green feed. In
the feeding of grain mashes and green
feed the hen has a varied preference.
Such feeds as she likes best are best
It never pays to try to force any
feed upon the hen that she does not
like or want. The feeding of only one
grain soon disgusts the layer with her
boarding house. Variety is essential
to obtain palatability. An occasional
feeding of wet mash is readily appre
ciated in preference to the customary
dry form. Sprouted oats will taste
much better than the steady diet of
dried alfalfa or clover, and a hot feed
on a cold day makes the hens sing
with delight. It pays to cater to the
WATER VESSELS FOR CHICKS
P.-otection of Some KiWd Should Be
Arranged to Keep Dirt Out Dur
ing Summer Months.
The drinking fountains wh^ch will
do for chicks during the cool spring
months, when germ life is loss abun
dant, will need watching, scalding and
cleansing by sunning, during the hot
months. If they are the kind into
which the chicks climb with their feet,
put a brick in, If nothing better of
fers. Shallow milk pans or deep pie
tins make good drinking fountains, if
protected from the chicks. Some breed
ers have a wire platform, on wire legs,
which they put over the pan, and the
chicks drink between the wires. Oth
ers use slat or cover the center of the
pan. In the house where chicks are
large enough to reach up or fly up, put
the drinking vessel on a shelf.
Whenever the vessel is filled, rinse
it thoroughly. Fine dust settles in the
bottom of any vessel, and this in time
becomes slimy and germ-laden. Atten
tion to the cleanliness and the placing
of the drinking vessels is a great help
towards keeping the chicks well.
CHICKEN COOP IS PORTABLE
Sides of Covered Portion Are Remov
able, as ls Front-Hinged Cover
for Trap Nest.
To one accustomed to the care of
cnickens, the accompanying cut will
be most suggestive.
The cut away portion of the side of
the coop proper shows the direction of
the roosts, while the trap nest is con
Coop for Few Hens.
fained in the small extension at the
back of the covered portion', writes
C. J. Lynde in Farmers Mail and
Breeze. Dry food is supplied in the
box at the back. Wet food is put in
the trough at the opposite end. The
sides of the covered portion are re
movable, as is the front, and the trap
nest has a hinged cover. The roof is
double with an air space between.
LOSS OF CHICKEN FEATHERS
?Trouble ls Usually Caused by Presence
of Depluming Mites-Ointment
The loss of feathers from chickens
fs usually caused by the depluming
mites. These mites feed on the base
of the feathers and the epidermis sur
rounding them. The mites also cause
an irritation and frequently cause the
chickens to pull their feathers in their
endeavor to allay this Irritation.
These mites cannot be controlled by
dusting, but are usually kept in check
by the use of the following ointment:
One dram of flowers of sulphur; 20
grains of carbonate of potash, and one
half ounce of lard or vaseline. This
ointment should be applied to the af
SHADE FOR GROWING CHICKS
Ample Shelter Afforded in Orchard or
Corn Field-Fowls Destroy
Bugs and Worms.
Plenty of shade should be provided
for growing chicks. When allowed to
range in an orchard or cornfield they
will not only find ample shade and
green feed but will benefit the trees or
corn as well as themselves by destroy
ing bugs and worms. Sometimes sun
flowers are grown for shade. Artificial
protection against the sun's rays may
be obtained by supporting frames cov
ered with burlap a few feet above the
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? WINNING OF CLARAS
te _ te
!*3 By H. L. STERRET. fcg
"Dear me, Will, why will you ?IR PO
annoying? When you're nice, J'n pure
you are very nice, but when you begin
to talk that way-"
"What do you expect a chap to do?"
asked Will Sinclair, ns he dug his
heels into the soft earth beside the
fallen tree on which they were sittin^.
"I simply love you, and I must say so."
"That's just it," said Clara English,
pouting. "There's no doubt you say it
often enough. For two weeks you
have said hardly anything else.
Frankly, Pm weary of your swan song.
Please don't begin all over again."
"You are a heartless flirt," said the
young man coldly, as he rose to his
feet.' "You have accepted my atten
tions, well knowing your power, have
led me on, and when I admit my love,
"I like you very much, Will," said
the girl, lifting her shy eyes. "That is,
when you are good. But love is not
everything. Oh, I know you have
money, but what I want ls somebody
who will be my master, who will rule
me. I want to be run away with;
elope, or do something. Tnis thing
of loving and wedding just like ordi
nary folks is revolting to my soul. Now
when you do something grand, or
smash a record somewhere, come back
and we'll talk it all over. I'm going
I In to tea now, so goodby."
Will gazed after the lithe, supple
figure of his sweetheart as she walked
away toward the distant farmhouse
where they were putting In their vaca
tion. He was filled with moodiness
Ee jumped up, and striking his cane
wrathfully against an unoffending
stump, was about to follow in the wake
of the disappearing girl, when he
hoard a low chuckle beside him. Turn
ing, he saw the wrinkled and whis
kered face of the farmer grinning
cheerfully. Jasper Stebbins, farmer
und horse swapper, had a keen sense
of the absurd, but also a heart big
enough for two men.
"I heard you makin' love to the gal,"
he said. "An' I heard what she said
back to you. Now don't git mad,
young feller. I'm twice your age an'
I've bin through it all. Land sakes,
I mind when I was courtin' Mandy,
how she kept me a guessin'. That
girl's a likely colt, but she needs to
be broke. Want to try?"
"What do you mean by spying on
me?" demanded the youth angrily.
"Wouldn't git huffy, if I was you,"
calmly responded the old man. "That's
a gal wuth saving, an' she kin be had
You know she's goin' down to Miss
Berry's past the bend in the lane to
night arter supper, an' you oughtcr
set out an' keep her company. There's
a lot of tramps hangin' about these
days, an' t'nin't no proper place for a
gal to trail all alone. If I was you
I'd be kinder handy down to the bend
in case there's any racket there."
"Good heavens!" ejaculated the
young man excitedly, as he acted on
the hint and started off at a run.
After supper Clara loitered about
the porch a while in the hope that Will
would appear and escort her down the
country lane. Finally she started
alone, determined to make her call and
get back before it was too late in spite
She strode on her way, glancing now
and then at the new moon. It was a
beautiful country lane with rail fences
on both sides, and huge elms, dropping
with foliage, fringing the path.
"Hold on a minnit, lady," suddenly
exclaimed a rough voice at her elbow.
"In a big hurry, ain't you? Guess you
can find time to talk to a pore man as
hasn't had a bite to eat fur two days."
The girl turned in terror, and saw a
startling figure, clad in garments too
ragged to hide the powerful muscles
of arms and legs.
"All I want is a quarter and a kiss,"
said the intruder. "No, you don't git
off that way."
As she whirled about to run the man'
caught her wrist in an iron grip and
drew her towards him. A shrill, de
spairing cry for help burst from the
Then over the fence leaped a young
man, his eyes ablaze with wrath. He
dashed the tramp to the ground, and
the latter, arising, sprang swiftly
"My brave Will," sobbed Clara as
she clung to him, "how frightened I
was. You won't let him come near me
again, will you?"
"It's all right, Clara," he returned.
"You are safe with me, darling."
"I am so glad."
"Are you? Then will you let me be
your protector always?"
As the lovers walked away together
Uncle Jasper lifted a grinning face
above the fence. "There's different
ways of breakin' fillies. Some takes lt
easy and some is shy, but they all
learn to travel in double harness if
they ain't spiled by too much couxin'.
Reckon I'd better git home now, or
Mandy'll be scared fur me."
(Copyright. 1917, by W. G. Chapman.)
The Hindu snake-charmer has some
extraordinary influence over these rep
tiles. They are carried about for ex
hibition purposes in large baskets
made for that purpose, and, while he
plays his "tubri," these serpents are
nade to perform in various ways. In
performing some of these feats the
?harmer repeatedly breathes into the
face of the serpent, and occasionally
jlows spittle, or some medicated com
position, upon them.
In Mer Mer's Home, Says TMs
Georgia Lady, Reg?j??n?? Black
Draag?i?. ReSaf Freza Head
;;?ii05 iiii??r::2, Citx??s, Etc?
RinggolfJ, Ga.- 3'rs.' Chas. Gaston,
of this" place, writes: I ain a user
of Th3dfore's Black-Draught; in fact,
it waa one of our family medicines.
Also in my mother's home, when I
was a child. When any of us child
ren complained of headache, usually
caused by constipation, she gave us
a doso of Biack-Draught, which would
rectify the trouble. Often in the
Spring, we would have malaria aud
chills, or troubles of this kind, we
would take Black-Draup-ht pretty reg
ular until the liver acted well, and
we would soon be up and around
again. We would not he without it,
for it certainly has saved us lots of
doctor bills. Just a dose of Black
Draught when not so well saves a
lot of days in bed."
Thcdford's Black-Draught has been
In use for many years in the treat
ment of stomach, liver and bowel
troubles, and the popularity which it
now enjoys Is proof of its merit
If your liver is not doing its duty,
you will suffer from' such disagree
able symptoms as headache, bilious
ness, constipation, indigestion, etc.,
and unless something is done, serious
trouble may result.
Thedford's Black-Draught has been
found a valuable remedy for these
troubles. It is purely vegetable, and
nets in a prompt and natural way,
regulating the liver to its proper
functions and cleansing the bowels of
impurities. Try it. Insist on Thed?
ford's, the original and genuine. E 79
The Best riot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC enriches tnt
blood, builds up the whole system aud will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the ho* summer. 50c.
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Present May
Whereas, Henry Salter, Guardian
has made application unto this
Coan for Final Discharge as Guar
dian in re the Estate ol' 'Willie
and Ruth Salter, Minors on this the
13lh day ot' October, 1917.
These Arc Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore mc at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
.20th day of November, 1917 at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order cf
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., E. C.
Out. 13, 1917-lt.
Land For Sale.
We, thc undersigned executors of
the estate of Mrs. Bettie Williams,
deceased, will offer for sale at public
auction on the 15th day of November
at the late residence of the said de
ceased the following realestate 133
acres of land, more or less, bounded
on the North by lands of Bub Clax
ton; East by lands of Lewis Ly brand:
South by lands of Hodge Moyer and
West by lands of John Claxton, and
located in Edgefield county four
miles south of Ridge Spring. Good
school ajid church in one mile of
place. T-trms of sale cash.
C. W. Salter,
Concentration and courteous
attention given to a telephone con
versation is a mark of respect that
will be appreciated.
Frequent interruptions and re
quests to repeat mar the pleasure of
the talk. Concentrate on what is be
ing said and talk with a smile.
Courtesy is like oil to machinery
the lack of it will cause friction and
friction in telephone talking is a thing
to be avoided.
When you Tele-phone-Smile
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. J. Eoacli, Manager, Aiken, 8. C.
1 BARRETT & COMPANY
We desire to notify the people that
we are agents for the celebrated Chev
rolets Automobiles. If you want a car
let us show you.
We are also selling second-hand
E. P. WINN & BROTHERS
MCCORMICK AND PLUM BRANCH
Cooyiisbl l?'C9. by C. K. Zi^-ocrmar. Co.--?io. 5?
THERE is no. doubt about
money in the bank, it is
sure and positive. Maybe slow, but there
is the satisfaction that it is sure. Posi
tive in every way, both that it will grow,
and that it is safe.
BANK OF EDGEF?ELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. ^Nicholson, vice-President
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Oashier. *
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,. B. E
Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins. C. C. Fuller. E. J. Mims. J. H. Allen
Come to us for your winter foot
wear. We have a large stock of
nothing better made for the money.
We are showing all of the latest
lasts in all of the popular leathers.
What about a new fall suit or
hat? We can fit you and please
you. Come in to see us.
DORN & MIMS
HULLS AND MEAL
I am now selling cotton seed
Meal and Hulls-7 per cent, meal
and old-style hulls. I buy in car
lots direct from the mills, and can
sell as low as the lowest.
Attractive price on meal and
hulls in exchange for seed.
A. M. TIMMBRMAN
BIG STOCK OF
We desire to inform our EdgefieW friend that our buyers went into
the Northern and Eastern markets early, and we secured the best stock
we have ever bought. We are showing the largest line of Clothing for
Men and Boys that we have ever shown. We also have a big stock of
Staple Dry Goods that we bought early.
Every Department is Chock Full of the Newest
and Best of Everything
We extend a cordial invitation to the ladies to come in to see ou
Millinery and Ready-to-Wear Department. We have all of the latest
shapes and trimmings, and our milliners can make just the hat you want
if we haven't it in stock. We are showing ie largest assortment of
tailor-made suits for women that has ever been shown in Augusta. All
the new fabrics in the popular colors. Do not fail to come in to see us
at the same old stand, where many Edgefield people have been trading
Augusta Bee Hive
916-918 Broad Street ABE COHEN, Proprietor