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?CATER TO FOWLS' APPETITE
.Feeding of Only One Grain Soon Dis?
gusts Layer With Her Boarding
House-Variety Is Best.
I Palatability is an important factor
?In the feeding of chickens. Many
[people think the hen has no sense of
?taste. To satisfy oneself regarding
?this it is only necessary to watch the
j bird at feeding time and note her keen
?sense of discrimination as she selects
I the kernels of wheat from among the
}rye and barley and the freshly sprout
i 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.
rSuch feeds as she likes best are best
; I# never "pays to try to force any
feed upou the hen that she docs not
like or want. The feeding of only one
grain soon djfgusts 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
Protection of Some Kind Should Bs
Arranged to Keep Dirt Out Dur
ing Summer' Months.
The drinking fountains which will
do for chicks during the cool spring
months, when germ life is less 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 fronf 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
Sidos of Covered Portion Are Remov
able, as ls Front-Hinged Cover
for Trap Nest.
To one accustomed to the care of
chickens, 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
I 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 ts 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
I -. _
The loss of feathers from chickens
?is 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 cont roi ted 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. Tills
ointment should be applied to the af
SHADE FOR GROWING CHICKS
Ample Shelter Afforded in Orchard or
Corn Field-Fowls Destroy
Bugs and W*tms.
Plenty of shade sl.OUld 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 tin; trees or
corn as well ns 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 th??
Ra 'Rsi PSI ra isa m ia Pars ia ^
S WINNING OF CLARAS
ia _ isa
fe By H. L. STERRET. m
^ Ra Pa Pa Ra pa Pa te ita Pa te Pa W
"Dear nie, Will, why will you be so
annoying? When you're nice, Tm sure
you are very nice, but when you begin
to talk that way-"
"What do you expect a chap to do?"
asked Will Sinclair, as he dug lils
heels into the soft earth beside the
fallen tree on which they were sitting.
"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, I'm 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, I
when you are good. But love is not
everything. Oh, I know you have j
money, but what I want is somebody
who will be my master, who will rule i
me. I want to be run away with; !
elope, or do something. This thing
of loving and wedding just like ordi- i
nary folks is revolting to my soul. Now I
when you do something grand, or
smash a record somewhere, come back ?
and we'li talk it all over. I'm going .
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
He jumped up, and striking his cane
wrathfully against an unoffending ,
stump, was about to follow In the wake
of the disappearing girl, when he
heard a low chuckle beside him. Turn- !
ing, he saw the wrinkled and whis
kered face of the farmer grinning
cheerfully. Jasper Stebbins, farmer
and 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 suid. "An' I heard what she said
back to you. Now don't git mad, 1
young feller. I'm- twice your age an' j
I've bin through it all. Land sakes,
I mind when I was courtin' Mandy,
how she kept me a guessin'. That j
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. j
"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 oughter
set out an' keep her company. There's .
a lot of tramps nungin' about these ?
days, an' t'ain't no proper place for a
gal to trail all alone. If I was you
I'd be kinder handy down to the beud
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
I the porch a while in the hope that Will j
would appear and escort her down the j
country lane. Finally she started
alone, determined to lindie 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, lt was a
beautiful country lane with rail fences
on both sides, and huge elms, dropping
with foliage, fringing the path.
"Hold on a minuit, 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 ligure, clad in garments too j
ragged to hide the powerful muscles
of arms and legs.
"All I want Is a qurirter 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
tiie latter, arising, sprang swiftly
"My brave Will," sobbed Clara ns
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
Uncles Jasper lifted a grinning face
above the fence. "There's different
ways of breakln' fillies. Some takes it
easy and some is shy. but they all
learn to travel in double harness if
they ain't spiled by too much coaxin'.
Beckon 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 tbot purpose, ami. while he
plays his "tubri," these serpents are
Made to perform in various ways. In
performing some of those feats the
charmer repeatedly breathes into the
face of +ne .serpent, and occasionally
jlow.s spittle, or some medicated com
position, upon them.
GREAT LAND 13 ARGENTINA
People and Resources Will Place lt
in the Front Rank of South Amer
The great landowners come to
Buenos Aires and spend their money
upon the glittering boulevards, and
this makes the city an abnormal one,
and in a sense a false guide to the
characteristics of the people and the
country, says u writer in the Christian
Herald. Argentina, however, is slow
ly, hut-surely gathering to herself,
out of the polyglot nations of Europe,
which compose her, a spirit and in
dividuality of her own as free and
unique as ls the air of her boundless
prairies. At present she resembles
more truly tho Old World than does
the United States, which has had
much longer time to develop to a par
ticular civilization all her own; yet
you can hardly insult an Argentino
more readily than to suggest Buenos
Aires ns merely a copy or tinseled im
itation of a European capital. He
sees In it his own expression, and
although he will tell you that to
know the country correctly the North
American must read the history ol'
the United States 50 years ago, he is
nevertheless deeply confident that
Argentina has a future quite differ
ent from either the United States or
a European nation, or any other South
American state. The longer one re
mains in the country, the more surely
he will be inclined to agree with the
inhabitant of this great land, where
are being gathered forces of popula
tion in an agricultural area nearly
half as big as the Unit?d States, pos
sessing resources in many seuses more
uniform and prolific than are to be
found in any other one commonwealth
on the face of the earth.
MAY BE CLUB-FOOTED RACE
Humanity Said to Be Tending Toward
a Condition by No Means to
j That the human race Is slowly
evolving toward a condition of club
footedness is suggested by Dr. Truman
Abbe of Washington in the Medical
Record. Doctor Abbe points to the
horse's hoof and its evolution from the
five-toed foot of the prehistoric horses,
by the dropping of one toe after an
other and the consolidation of tho
bones from the knee down.
"When we look at the human skele
ton and compare the hone of the tibia
and fihula and the digits beyond each
of them," he continues, "it does not
take much imagination to se? suggest
ed in the slender fibula and the dimin
utive little toes an early stage in the
reduction process, which if carried
further would lend to a diminution of
the number of toes on man's foot."
And he closes his article with these
words: "We come thus to the sug
gestion of club-foot as a tendency to
ward the dropping of the post-axial
digit group of the lower limb. And
this dropping of a digit group would
seem to be due to restricted develop
ment in the central nervous system
a factor that has been nt work since
before the days of the five-toed horse."
That there is hound to be ambiguity
in the terms of a will is almost as well
known among lawyers of this city as
j is the way to the Hall of Records in
Chambers street, where the wills are
I probated. But the queer kinks which
some individuals witli more guile than
conscience put into the aforesaid tes
taments furnish frosh entertainment
every day for the profession,
j Recently it was the executor of a
i small estate who entered the office of
I a lawyer to get an opinion. His
j friend had died without close kin, he
\ said, and had made him executor. In
! the terms of the will there had been
j provision made for a monument to he
j erected for the dead man at a cost
not to excec ! $500.
"That's what I wanted to see you
about," confided the client. "You see,
the will provided for a 'stone to his
memory.' I've already gotten the stone
ned I want to see if you think the
whole thing's legal."
And turning his right hnnd over
upon the table the executor flashed be
fore the eyes of the lawyer the stone
in question-a beautiful $500 blue
white diamond.-New York Herald.
London Coffee-House Founder Dead.
In the death of Sir Joseph Lyons
there passes away the man who did
more than anybody else to revolution
ize the catering business of Loudon.
Before the time when he threw down
the brush and easel in favor of a
business career the "coffee-house" as
now constituted was unknown in Lon
don. City workers had either to lunch
at one of the numerous bars or pay
the exorbitant prices charged at the
hotels. To the thousands of women
workers the establishment of the mod
ern tea shop has come as a great hoon,
for before that time there was no ac
commodation for this class of .society.
In his later days Sir Joseph spent a
good deal of his time at Brighton, and
was often to be seen on the front
wearing the uniform of an honorary
colonel of the Territorial force.-Dun
~ "You meet with some pathetic fig
ures in this world."
"I saw one yesterday."
"Of what type?"
"A man with a weakness for Kelly
pool vms escorting his wife to a high
brow lecture under compulsion."-*
"A Stone to His Memory.1
Life insurance Co.
writes more Life Insurance than
any company in America except
one. They have lowest rates with
dividends and free disability clause
of all companies in the United
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
is one hu
The people who get the greatest
amount of good out of their telephone
are those who talk over it as though face
Courtesy smooths out dif?culties and
promotes the promptest possible connec
The operators of the BELL System
are trained to be patient and polite under
all circumstances, but they will do better
work if they meet with patience and
politeness on the part of the telephone
The fact that you cannot see the
operator or the other party should not
cause you to overlook this. The best
results come through the practice of
The voice with the smile wins
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. J. Roach, Manager, Aiken, 8. C.
We Solicit Your Business
Call, write or wire when desirous of information
of cotton market of country.
Dr. William Brady in an article about
calomel in the Atlanta Constitution re
"Calomel is a cathartic and a very
crude and superfluous one. It pro
duces no special effect upon thc liver
or upon thc secretion of bile. It has
no more influence over biliousness
than any other active physic. It is
just thc ancient standby, cheaper
than most other physics and retained
in usc because old dogs seldom learn
As a substitute for a poison like
calomel modern physicians prescribe
purely vegetable cathartics. Mar
tin's Liver Medicine does all the
good calomel docs without produc
ing calomel's injurious effects. Mar
tin's Liver Medicine is a standard
proprietary preparation for constipa
tion, sick headache and other stom
ach and liver troubles. Purely vege
table as to ingredients, pleasant in
taste, mild in action and fully guar
anteed. If not satisfied with it, take
the empty bottle to your druggist
and get your 50c back.
Try a dose or so of Martin's Liver
Medicine when you feel that you
need a liver regulator or a dose of
physic. All good druggists sell Martin's
mdred and seven (107)
Writes more Fire lil
lian any fire insurance
1 be perfectly safe with
1 Fire Policy.
Kein]) Repair Shop.
I have purchased the interest of
ray brother, Calhson Kemp, in our
repair shop and hereafter the busi
ness will be conducted in ray
I have employed Mr. R. N. May
son to do roy boree shoeing and as
he is an expert workman we want you
to give him a trial. Bring your
horse or mule to our shop when it
again needs shoeing and be con
vinced as to Mr. Mayson's expert
Weare prepared to do all kinds
of repair work on short notice. A
large supply of first-class material
always on hand.
J. D. KEMP.
Ed&efield, S. C.
Notice to the Public.
I have installed a
for grinding meal, corn on stalk,
velvet beans in pod or on vine, oats
in sheaf, or any way you want
W. A. Pardue
For Sale by
G. W. WISE, Trenton, S. C.
And All Good Dealers
' Trespass Notice.
AU persons are hereby notified
not to hunt or trespass in any
manner whatsoever on my lands.
Tho law will be enforced against all
persons who fail to heed this notice.
This means everybody, without
L. G. Q naries. ^
DR J. S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
All persons are wained not to hunt
or trespass on lands owned or
controlled by me. This means stay
G. T. S wea rin ger,