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IBfiRAL FEEDING OF CHICKS
ailure to Sufficiently Feed Young
Fowls ls Saving That ls Waste
ful-Keep Them Growing.
In giving the chicks the best chance
e must not be too stingy with our
eed because it is high. Nor think
ecause the flock is small that it can
[pick most of its feed. There is a sav
ing that is wasteful, and that is the
Self-Feeder for Chicks.
failure to sufficiently feed young chicks
or any young animals for that matter.
Growth is put on more cheaply when
young than at any other time. Cessa
tion of growth when young is fatal to
complete development later and a sure
damper on any profit or productiveness
from that individual for all time.
LITTLE HINTS OF CHICKENS
Save Labor and PrWuce Hore Poultry
and Eggs-Cull Out Ail Market
Do not worry about prices, but wor
ry about methods and management
and how to save labor and produce
more poultry and eggs.
S.'.idy the best market and style of
disposing of your product.
Cull out the young market cockerel
now which will only grow iuto a lively,
active rooster-a fighting machine, not
a profit machine.
His comb, his spurs, his crow and
high opinion of himself are without
value when he is sold on the market as
a cockerel. Caponize him and he gains
weight twice as quickly at a less food
Keep an eye on all such steps of
management as will tend to increase
the income without any increase in
PREVENT'HENS EATING EGGS
Habit May Be Discouraged by Placing
China Eggs on Floor and Letting
Fowls Pick Them.
If you keep a few china eggs on the
floor about the laying hens or in the
yard, the hens will pick at these, and
lt will discourage them from attempt
ing to eat the eggs in the nest. It is
also advisable to place your nests away
from the light, as the hens are not apt
to eat the eggs if the nest is rather
?lark. Keep your nests up off the floor.
Supply oyster shell and some meat
food. If the hen persists in this bad
habit, trim the point of her beak until
it bleeds. Keep the hens busy. Avoid
broken eggs, as this is usually the be
ginning of this trouble.
RATS MULTIPLY IN SUMMER
Cause Much Damage During Tim?
Chicks Are Neglected Because of
- Rush of Farm Work.
Rats multiply and destroy during
the months when chicks are compara
it! vely neglected because of the rush
|0f farm work. Try to remove hiding
'places by''cutting the heaps of old
Njoxes and boards into kindling. Cut
down the weeds near the chicken
ihouses and Drood coops. Don't leave
grain hoppers open in the chicken
?houses at night, to be destroyed by
:the ravages of rats. The farmer who
?worked in the fields fest summer was
working for a better cause than as a
?aterer to the rat family.
RIGHT PRODUCTION OF EGGS
'Hens, Like Men, Cannot Long Stand
Overwork - Avoid Trying to
! It ls possible to go to extremes In
?egg production. Hens, like men, can
not long stand overwork. To have the
flock average 200 eggs a year & getting
very close to the danger line. It
means that every hen is working at
high pressure. Flock averages of from
,150 to 180 eggs are heavy laying, and
should satisfy the most ambitious
BROILER DUCKS FOR MARKET
jHote'a and Restaurants Afford Profit
able Means of Disposing of
. Where yon can find a market with
?hotels and restaurants small broiler
ducks weighing two to three pounds
are frequently profitable. Runners
rhoulcl make such weights at six to
leight weeks of age. Mallards are also
RENOVATE YOUR OLD FLOORS
EY^n the Most Hopeless-Looking Onefr
May Be Restored by the
If your floors were only pood, yon
would never have a carpet in the
house. Ls that the problem? Well, it
is not such n difficult one. While car
pets are always good for certain for
mal treatments of decorating, more
andmore housewives with small homes
or flats realize the labor saving of
wood floors and rugs and the general
cool effect and spaciousness. Don't
despair if your floors are as old as
Methuselah, they are not beyond hope,
the Springfield Republican says.
First of all, if they have been paint
ed, use a paint remover-a prepara
tion to be bought in small cans-and
anply it, afterward scraping off the j
soft paint with a scraper or a piece i
of glass. If the boards are uneven, I
have them planed by the carpenter or |
your own jack-of-all trades. Fill all I
the cTiicks with putty ns neatly ns
possible. Some people use a filler j
made from old. newspapers soaked to
a pulp, ^e floor is then ready for ii j
stain to ^e determined by the color. !
which you want to gain in the furnish
ings of your room. In bedrooms an
old floor may even be painted a light
tint, such as cream or buff, especially
In a room where brightening up is de
If a stain is used, such as mahogany
or dark oak, two finishes are possible. .
You can have the floor waxed to a
dull finish or apply a heavy varnish
which will give a glossy appearance.
Either will make your floor an attrac
tive foundation upon which to lay
your rug. ?
LITERATURE IS NOT TAUGHT
Diversity of Human Nature Makes the
Subject Beyond the Ability of
"Why cannot literature be taught?"
asks a professor of English in The
New Republic. "Why cannot you
teach a person how to fall in love,
or have the measles? Expose him, j
and if he be susceptible, the trick:
is done, and you may wisely call in
the parson or the doctor, as the case
may be. But no amount of lecturing
will improve or hasten the matter.
I have analyzed with loving care the
dark beauty of Shelley's malden
spirit, and found no man among forty
willing even to acknowledge the in
traduction later; I have paraded the
sturdy English virtues of Tom Jones
before damsels whose economic de- i
pendence, and need to be supported
in literature, was all too evident, and
they have turned up their noses at,
him as 'not in our set.' And then sud
denly I have discovered the oddest
matings-the two-mile runner eloping !
with Jane Austen, to whom he had
never been formally presented, and a
former preceptress of mathematics,
vwtn nocK-Dottle shoulders, aizzily de
lighted by the rough wooing of George
Borrow, .whom she had met by chance .
in the stacks."
The day of good fairies is not over I
Several months ago, Miss Minerva
Menke was a passenger on a Madison
avenue street car in New York city.
As she stepped from the car one of
her pumps became wedged in a' cor
ner of the step, and her foot slipped
out of i1:. She die h r best to mnke
her plight known, . at that moment
the fairy must have shut the conduc
tor's eyes and covered his ears, for
he gave two vigorous tugs on the bell
rope, and the car carried Miss Menke's
pump away, leaving her pumpless in
the street. She hobbled to a drug
store at the corner and telephoned for
a taxicab to take her home.
A few blocks farther on. Jack Wilf
son noticed the pump as he was leav
ing the car. He slipped it into his
pocket-It Is a No. 2-and when he
reached home telephoned an advertise
ment to the New York Herald, which
tells the story with pardonable com
placency, requesting the young wom
an who lost the pump to write to
Miss Minerva wrote, and Jack called
to return the pump. He kept on call
ing more and more frequently, and
now they are married and will doubt
less "live happily ever after."-Youth's
Keeping the Body Healthy.
Obesity comes from overloading the .
stomach and underworking the body.
Nature said, "You must earn your
living by the sweat of your brow," and
if you earn that living in some other
way you must get the sweat or she .
will make yon pay.
If you take more food than the di
gestion can handle you not only tire
the stomach but the whole system.
Nine-tenths of "the blues" come from
a bad liver and la<ft of outdoor ex- .
Full, deep breathing, drinking plenty
of water and keeping the skin active
will keep most people out of the doc
Its Opposite Qualities.
**A candle combines direct contra
dictions in itself."
"It ls both a light and a ?treous
"It's a good thing everybody doesn't
think that war is wrong."
"Germany would be running the
world by now."
Every Department Full
We have no hesitancy in inviting
our friends to come to us for what
they need, for our stock is full in
every department, and we not only
have what they want but can save
Whether you need Dry Goods,
Notions, Shoes, Clothing, Hats or
anything else, come and let us sell
you. We bought early and cannot
Give us a trial and let us prove
what we say. Make our store your
headquarters when in town.
Daitch Bros. Bargain Store
COLLETT & MITCHELL
Large stock of Drugs and Drug Sundries always
on hand-fresh from the leading manufacturers.
Prescriptions accurately compounded from
drugs any hour of the day or night.
A Share of Your Patronage
I BARRETT & COMPANY
I COTTON FACTORS
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
GARRETT & CALHOUN
We Solicit Your Business
Call, write or wire when desirous of information
of cotton market of country.
CoDTrisht 1V09. by C. U. Zif.sxsrmap Co.-No. 51
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 EDGEFIELD
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
A Cordial Invitation
We invite our Edgefield friends, la
dies and gentlemen to make our store
their headquarters, their stopping' place,
when in Augusta.
We are showing the largest stock of
men's wear that we have ever pur
chased. It will be a pleasure to show
Our ladies' ready-to-wear department
is on our second floor.
The J. Willie Levy Co., AUGUSTA, GA.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Seeds
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
See our representative, C. E. May.
F. E. GIBSON, President
LANSING B. LEE, Sec. and Treas.
The Best Time to
Build is Now
Free booklets on Silos, Barns,
Implement Houses, Residences,
etc., with suggestions of great
Also "Ye Planary" service
through the Lumber Exchange
Ask for further information if
interested. The service is with
Woodard Lumber Co.
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AUGUSTA - - - - GEORGIA