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EGG-LAYING AGE OF PULLETS
Where Conditions Are Unfavorable Six
Months ls Average-Meat Types
Are Much Slower.
Different breeds mature and com
mence laying at slightly different
times. In general, under a utility
classification, pullets of the egg breeds,
.such as Leghorn. Minorca, Hamburg
and Ancona, mature early and begin to
lay eggs at four or five months under
favorable conditions. Where the con
ditions are not favorable to induce
early egg laying, six months is prob
ably a nearer average for the time to
comm?nco laying. Meat types, such as
Brahma, Cochin China and Langshan,
Barred Rock Pullet.
are slower in maturity, taking six to
eight months or longer for a pullet to
get into egg-laying condition.
General purpose types, such as Ply
mouth Kock. Wyandotte, Rhode Island
Red, Orpington and Dominique, ma
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 mature at four
and one-half months. There are cases j
on record where individuals of the j
early maturing erg breeds have begun |
to lay in about three mouths, although !
this is in special cases.
FATTENING FOOD FOR DUCKS
Cornmeal, Wheat Bran and Beef
Scraps Mixed Crumbly With Milk,
ls Recommended as Good.
A good fattening food for ducks ls
three parts cornmeal, one part wheat
bran and .>;;;. part high-grade beef'
scraps mixed crumbly with milk or wa
ter and fed at morning and noon. The ?
evening food should consist of cracked!
corn. No more should be fed at each!
meal than they will cat up promptly,
and thea the troughs should be re- ?
WATER OF MUCH IMPORTANCE
High-Priced Feed Alone Will Not Pro-1
duce Eggs to Any Great Extent
Keep Up Water Supply.
' From the hen's viewpoint, water Is
worth just as much as feed, for she
cannot make an egg with either one1
aloa.-. Therefore, the man who fur-j
Dishes high-priced feed but neglects I
the water supply is making a great '
mistake and will have to be content
with a limited ogg yield.
DUCKS ARE VERY TRACTABLE
Do Not Give as Much Trouble as Hens
and Are Easily Tamed-Keep
Ducks are more tractable than hens
and more easily cared for. They can
be tamed with a little care. Those
that are kept over for breeding stock
should have dry quarters, but may be
allowed to run all winter. The thick
down protects them from the severe
FREE RANGE IS BENEFICIAL
Growing Chicks Should Be Supplied
With as Much Natural Green
Feed as Possible.
Whenever it is possible, growing
chicks should be allowed free range,
so they may obtain as much natural
green feed as they need in addition to
bugs and worms. When green feed
cannot be obtained on range, such feed
ns sprouted oats, cut clover, mangel
wurzel beets, etc., should be fed daily.
DONT FORCE MOTHER HENS
Where Compelled to Stay With Young
Chicks, Older Fowls Often Work
Don't try tn make hens take care of
their chicles lifter tliey penn ?o want to
get rid of them, because if compelled
to stay with the young ones they some
timos' rt?aek til?-rn. Sometimes such
hens have destroyed entire docks of
SOY THE KILL ROADS
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fe By JEAN STUART. 1%
^taif?J5SjfS3lsa&;53i!ateim isa V
The young woman, sitting on a log
In the summer shade, was conscious
that someone was coming up from the
hill road, and that tho bushes at the
edge of the road had been parted. She
saw that a mau was looking out of the
"I beg your pardon, if I have dis
turbed yon." he said courteously, re
moving his hat. "But T used to be fa
miliar with-with this-some years
ago, and I am trying to recall this
place. It is so much changed that I.
cnn hardly realize it is the same."
The young woman followed tho di
rection of his eyes. Ile was looking at
a disordered heap that had once been
a chimney, and at overthrown and rot
ting blocks of wood that had once been
the pillars of a house.
"Time seems to have made many
changes here," she said quietly, without
any embarrassment. He looked around
again, with a lingering glance, and sat
down on the other end of the log.
"This is the remains of the house in
which I was born," he said thought
fully, after a silence. "It has been a
long time since I saw lt. Right about
over there was my room. There was a
rose vine over the window-my moth
I er planted It-see-a wild branch of
I It is growing yet. And that old chlm
I ney! I couldn't realize that the old
' house would be gone when I came
nsnln. If you know what it means, I
believe I have a heartache because the
old house has fallen down."
The girl's eyes rested softly on the
"I was wondering before you came,"
she acknowledged, "if those who used
to live here had forgotten all about
the old home. I am merely a summer
boarder over at Farmer Gray's, and
have heard a little about-about you, I
think-and of the others."
There was a long silence before he
"I found nut carly that I would go
out and make my way in the world."
he said. "I had hard work the first
five years. Rut things began to come
my way at last. I could build a beau
! tlful home about this ruin if I wished
I and I was thinking ns I came out here
I that I would like to do that-but now
-I am not so sure. I am afraid it
would be the loneliest place in nil the
world-haunted with ghosts. Every
thing I ever loved here is gone."
"You speak, perhaps, of the dogs
or Is it the cows and horses?" she
"I spoke more especially," he said,
"of a tiny girl that I used to call my
Utile sweetheart. Where is she now,
I wonder? How the years rob us as
The girl turned and looked nt him.
"But doubtless the years gave you
far more than they took away," she
said steadily. "One finds it that way
In life. A man loses the baby sweet
heart he thought he loved. Beg par
don-lt is almost dinner time with the
Grays, and I must go."
"But-wait a moment!*' he cried,
greatly perturbed, as elie was going
past him. "I asked-I asked again and
again-and when I found that she was
to be an heiress-and I was a mere
drudge in a hardware house, with
grimy hands and ill-fitting clothes, I did ,
not ask again."
She had paused, the ruffled while
sunbonnet hanging back from her face !
and framing it in.
"I have no doubt you have even for- ?
gotten how she lookwl," she said pres
"She had n world of golden hair," hfi
replied. "Her name was Elsi*?-and
there was a dimple in each cheek A'hoR
she laughed. Perhaps you have heard
the Grays speak of her. They were
fond of her once."
"Yes," she said, moving slowly to
ward the opening in the tangled brush
wood. "I have heard them speak of
her. She was adopted, as you say, and
was educated, and had the world at
her feet, one might say. And yet I
heard-it seems to me that someone
told me-she came back here not long
ago-to look at the old home-and to
cross the creek at the old place-"
He had one fleeting glimpse of her
as she looked back at him from be
tween the leaves. A flood of rosy
color had swept over either cheek, and
in the midst of the rose wns a dimple.
A look of amazed comprehension
flashed into his face-but oefore he
could speak she was gone.
He had always been swift of foot,
He knew the way to Farmer Gray's,
and the way led across the little creek
at the foot of the hill.
(Copyright, 1917. by "W. G. Chapman.)
"I wish I had not done it. I wish I
bdd not said it." How often we hoar
and say these words. But of what use
are they? Nothing was ever dragged
back from the past by a wish tnat
came afterward. It is tho wish that
comes before, and prompts us to be
cautious, because we desire to do and
say what is best, that ls worth any
thing. Preventing Is better than re
penting because preventing spares the
repenting that is unable to recall the
deed done, and the word spoken.
The basis of bay rum is Jar aica of
St. Croix rum. made from the skim
mings of tho sugar boilers, tho scrap
inc? of sugar hnrrols, ?mil tho iras??
lags fro:a sugar pots. For the best
grad.- of '.tay ruin the rum must bo fror
from foreign odors and almost color
I LET EVERY CHiLD OWN TREE
Wany Reasons Why Its Possession
Exerts a Beneficent Influence on
Period of Adolescence.
Every child should own a tree. A
; tree is a symbol of life. It lives. It
i stands for everything that is noble, lt
' ls. rooted in the soil and stretches it
self toward heaven. It stands for pa
tience, humility, persistence, beauty',
1 courage and God. The child should
plant thc tree himself and thereafter
I watch it prow year hy year. He should
I put his hands on its rough bark ~and
j say: "This is my tree. I will stand by
j it, and live up to it."
It is curious how blind we sometimes
' are to certain ideals because we can
? not see and handle them. We need
j something to connect us with the In
: visible but none the less potent and
formative world of aspiration and iii?
! spiration. What could be better than
i u tree?
! There is something about tho silent
I beauty of a tree that casts over us a
spell of calmness and Invincibility.
The storms of life may sway and break
our branches, the grim and melancholy
autumn may strip us of our brilliance,
I but the spring will come once more
and clothe us in a new glory. So we
go on fulfilling the majesty of the law.
j If your child owns a tree, the mern
j ory of its beneficent influence will
cling to him through life.-Countiv
ADAM HELD UP AS MODEL
Undoubtedly First Man Had Many
Points of Superiority Over tho
Adara, the first, was a man of lova
ble disposition and a model husband,
so I am informed by the recorders of
early events. Never once in the recol
j iection of his biographers did he speak
: ill of his beloved soul mate in the pres
ence of human company, and accord
I lng to those who were let into his ex
! elusive confidence and were able to
i know all his private affairs, he never
! kicked on her cooking, nor growled
I at her housework. Whether she wore
i her gowns high-cut or low In the neck
j *as n matter of little or no concern
I to him so long ns she was respectably
nttired in the fashion of the period.
And when she got tired from the Palm
garden for nibbling apples without
someone's consent. Adam didn't sneak
off to Reno, as husbands do today, to
I apply for a divorce. No. He cast
j aside his overalls, threw up his job
! and went-out with the little lady like
i a little man. That was the kind of a
I sparerib he was.-Cartoons Magazine.
Bonuses for Babies. '
j It is often suggested that state
bonuses should be paid for babies after
the war, in order to increase the popu
lation, remarks a writer in London Tit
Bits. Australia has already set the ex
ample in this respect, and s'neo 1012
: a good number of parents have re
I ceived the ?">, which is the maximum al
lowance for children of white parent
i But state bonuses fall into insignifi
cance when compared with the sub
stantial sums nf money which are now
and then allotted to babies by generous
individuals. A notable instance oc
curred at New York four years ago.
Tho manager of tho traffic department
at the Waldorf hotel'had done frequent
services for a rich steel magnate, and
always refused anything in the shape
of gratuities. But when the traffic
manager got married the steel magnate
declared that he would get even by
forwarding a bonus for the first baby.
The baby was born about twelve
months after the marriage, and the
Pittsburgher kept his word by forward
ing a check for ?0.000, to be put in the
bank as a trust fund for the child.
Fathers and Sons in Congress.
The statement that the election of
John II. Bankhead to the United States
senate and that of his son, William B.
Bankhead, to tho house of representa
tives from the state of Alabama is the
first Instance in the political history of
this country where father and son have
served contemporaneously in congress
is an error. Henry Southard of Bask
ingridge, Somerset county, New Jer
sey, was elected to congress in 1S00,
serving until 1811, and again in ISM,
serving until 1821. February 10, 1821,
his son, Samuel L. Southard, took his
?eat lu the congres* ns Unite? States
senator from New Jersey, and was at
once assigned to the joint committee
on the Missouri compromise resolu
tions, am. lioth voted in favor of them.
It is claimed that Senator Southard
was the actual originator of the resolu
tions, and induced Henry Clay to in
An acquaintance formed in a boat
full of castaways half a century ago
bore tangible fruit for Frederick
Clough of San Francisco, who has
been notified that through the will ot
Henry Ferguson of Hartford, Conn.,
he is left a bequest of ?100 a month
for the rest of' his life. Clough is now
seventy-one years of age. When he
met Ferguson, Clough was a sailor on
tho old clipper ship Hornet, and Fer
guson was u passenger. The ship
caught fire in the South Pacific and
the two escaped in a boat with thir
teen members of the crew. After for
ty-four days of extreme hardship,
during which they ran short ol' both
food and water, the party finally made
one of the Hawaiian Islands. Theirs
was tin- only hont saved. Clough and
Fergus..ii both wont to Sun I'r.iiW'is/'O.
the iorrrvr remaining there and tllQ
latter returning to his homo ia Halt
THE FARMERS' SH(
C. A. Whittle, Farm :
Upon those whom the United States
has not called from the farm, rests
a great obligation of feeding and
clothing the liberty armies of the
world. The greater the CFOps the
harder the armies will be able to
What, can hinder the farmer from
making maximum crops? Will it be
a lack of market and a good price?
No, the market and price prospects
Will it be for lack of money or cred
it with which to buy tools, seeds, fer
tilizers or other necessary supplies?
No, money is plentiful and credit is
Will it be for lack of labor? Labor
ls scarce without doubt. In fact, the
shortage of labor is practically the
only great obstacle the farmer has to
meet in producing maximum crops. If
he could have abundance of labor he
could increase the cultivated acreage
and by proper fertilization he could
bring in a very great crop. But in
view of the lack of labor what must
He can do two things to overcome
the labor shortage: First, increase the
applications of fertilizers, which will
Increase the yield without enlarging
the cultivated acreage. Second, use
labor saving machinery.
But overcoming the labor shortage
Is not all that is necessary to obtain
maximum crops. Here is a schedule
of important, things that must be done
by every farmer to get maximum
1. Break the land deeply turning
under all stalks, stubble and litter pos
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l?tmLMHMM nulling II III.wm
Duing the session of tho Legisla
ture my clients may see me at my
office on Monday and Saturday of
each week. In the meantime they
can either write me al Edgefield or
Columbia, and all matters will have
B. E. NICHOLSON.
Jan. 1, 101S.
g* in the South
IS MAXIMUM CROPS
Service Bureau, Atlanta, Ga.
2. Harrow, roll and pulverize the
seed bed thoroughly before planting.
3. Use only the best possible seed,
preferably pedigreed seed, from a re
sponsible plant breeder.
4. Make liberal use of fertilizers,
and use manure whenever obtainable
to supplement the fertilizers.
5. Give thorough and frequent cul
tivation to the tilled crops, preferably
shallow and frequent cultivation.
6. Harvest savingly and protect the
stored crops from pests.
While it is true that everything the
farmer has to buy is high in price, it
is also true that whatever the farmer
has to sell is also high in price. The
fertilizer people figure out that their
products have not advanced in price
as much as the price of crops, and that
is a matter of fact, cotton, corn, pea
nuts, tobacco and the like will buy
more fertilizer now than. ever. Which
being true it follows that it will pay
better now to use it than formerly,
for the increase for which they are re
sponsible will be worth more.
Another thing that the farmer must
bear in mind if he would be sure to
raise a bumper crop and that is, to
place his orders early for everythins;
that is to be shipped by rail. The
railroads are hard put to it and do
not alford assurance of prompt ship- .
ments. Orders placed late are more
than likely to be too late to be deliv
ered in time.
Even if shipping were good, there
would be nothing gained by delay.
Prices are not likely to be lower. In
fertilizers, especially there is a scarc
ity of materials and advancing prices,
making it improbable that the fertiliz
er will be cheaper.
ify the people that !
ie celebrated Chev
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PLUM BRANCH, S. C.
tl friends lo visit our store
nive the largest stock ot
iown. It will be a pleasure to
ery department is constantly re- .
>ur repairing department, which
yatch or clock made as good as
a short time.
All persons are hereby notified
not to hunt or trespass in any man
ner whatsoever upon my land. The
running of stock at large is also
forbidden. This means every body,
Trenton, S. C.
Only OH? "BROMO QUININE"
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The County Treasurer's office will he
open for the purpose of receiving" taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1917, to
the 15th day of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th dav of October, 1917,
and December 31st, 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1917, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before February
1st, 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and five per
cent, from the 1st of .March to the 15th
of- March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The tax levies for the year 1917 are
For State purposes 8i
" ordinary County 7
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
" Bacon School District 7?
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Flat Rock . 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill , 4
" Edgefield 8
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. 9 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston ll
" Meriwether (Gregg) 2
" Moss 3
" Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 8
" Wards 2
" Blocker R. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li:
' ' Corporation. IO
" Sinking Fund. 3-4
All the male citizens between the ages
of 12 years and 60 years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll tax
of One Dollar each. A capitation tax
of 50 cents each is to be paid on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2.00 commutation tax.
No commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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health-your very life, in fact-de
penda upon each organ faithfully per
forming its functions. If as a result
of improper food, lack of sufficient
exercise or some indiscretion, you be
come bilious, the human machine gets
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follow. It is your duty to keep your
body in good condition, particularly
your liver. This can be easily done
by taking a dose or so occasionally of
that standard proprietary medicine;
Grander Liver Regulator, which acts
directly on the ?luggishliver and bow
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the fecal elements which clogged the
machinery. Granger Liver Regulator
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most satisfactory results. Try a box
of it-25c. Sold by all druggists. Ac
cept no substitute,
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den, /vii persons failing to hood
this notice will bc prosecuted tinder
MRS. M. J, NORRIS.