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LEGHORN IS GREAT FORAGER
If There Is Any Scratching in Sight,
' Whether Garbage Heap or Garden,
Bird Will Find lt
The Leghorn, while it is a breed
of great merit, should not be con
fused as the right breed for every
man and every place. Put the Leg
horn in its proper environment and
there is no fowl that will surpass1 lt.
On the contrary, if subjected to con
ditions that are not suitable for it, it
will be an endless source of trouble
and disappointment. Leghorns are am
bitious fowls, tireless foragers. If there
is any scratching in sight, whether it
be a garbage heap, truck garden, cold
frame, manure pile or rose bed. the
Leghorn will make strenuous efforts to
White Leghorn Cockerel.
get into it. Therefore the person who
would keep a garden for Howers or
vegetables had better see to it that
his henyard is securely inclosed with
wire netting if he expects to raise Leg
If the runs are large enough, Leg
horns can be confined within a seveu
fout fence. Yet?once they develop the
habit of "yard-breaking" they will
clear this with ease, for they make a
practice of half Hying and half climb
ing up the netting. -
MAKE HENS WORK FOR LIVING
To Prevent Fowls From Becoming Too
Fat lt ls Good Plan to Make
Them Scratch for Food.
To prevent the hens from becoming
fat while consuming enough food for
their support anti for production they
must be made to work for the larger
share of the food received by scratch
ing in Utter; if this fails to accom
plish the desired result, then the food
is not balanced. Tito much grain may
be allowed, and the remedy is to reduce
the proportion of grain and give more
egg-producing food. The hens should j
not be overfed at any one meal. Give \
a moderate allowance in the morning
of mixed grain; then let them out on
grass or rye pasture. The allowance
of green food, such as cabbage, turnip
tops and roots, is not because of the
nutritious material contained in such
foods, as they really are of little value,
but they perform excellent service
from a dietary standpoint.
SELECTION OF BEST LAYERS
Pennsylvania Department of Agricul
ture Urges Poultry Keepers to
Save Laying Pullets.
Early hatched pullets, in fact, pul
lets of any age, are scarcer than ever
this fall, and in view of this fact the
Pennsylvania department of agricul
ture is trying to aid poultry keepers
meet the deficiency by urging the sav
ing of all the good, old hens for this
next year's laying.
: The fcest hens are? those still In old
plumage, still with red combs and still
laying. All such hens are extra good
.?hens and should be marked and used
fis breeding stock next spring.
SUPPLY EGG-SHELL MATERIAL
Where Not Furnished In Sufficient
Quantities There Will Surely Be
Less Eggs Laid.
When hens are fed and handled for
heavy egg production, and egg-shell
material is not furnished In sufficient
quantity, there will be fewer eggs laid,
and those laid will be too thin-shelled
to market safely. The price of one
egg will now supply a good layer for
COMB IS A GOOD INDICATOR
If Fowl ls In Good Health lt Will Be
Bright Red and Firm In
The comb ls a good Indicator of the
health of a fowl. If the fowl is In
good condition the comb will be bright
red, and firm in texture. When the
comb becomes pale and soft, or turns
dark or purple, something is seriously
wrong, and the sooner the matter ls
looked into the better.
KING GEORGE AS AN ANGLES
Britain's Ruler Fights With a Salmon
ard Then Dines on a Haggis
and Whisky Grog.
An artillo in a French paper de
scribing King George salmon fish
ing is loo good to be lost, lt runs (in
"He is an angler of the first force,
this king of Britain. Behold him
there, as he sits motionless under his
umbrella patiently regarding his
many-colored floats! How obstinate
ly he contends with the clements! It
is a summer day of Britain ; that is
to ?av, a day of sleet, and fog, and
tempest. But what would you? It
is as they love it, those who would
follow the sport. Presently the king's
float begins to descend. How he
strikes! The hook is implanted in
the very bowels of the salmon. The
king rises. He spurns aside his foot
stool. He strides strongly and swift
ly toward tlie rear. In good time the
salmon comes to approach himself
to the bank. Aha! The king has
cast aside his rod! He hurls him
self flat on the ground on his victim.
They splash and struggle in the icy
water. Xame of a dog! But it is
a braw laddie ! The gillie, a kind of
outdoor domestic, administers the
coup de grace with his pistol. The
king cries* with a very shrill voice,
'Hip- Hip! Hurrah!' On these red
letter days his majesty George dines
on a haggis and a whisky grog. Like
a true Scotsman, he wean only a
We need not add, says London
Tit-Bits, that the description is
meant to be most complimentary to |
the king, in spite of the lively imagi
nation of the writer.
A LONG-FELT WANT
Josh-Do you think there will
ever be any radical chango in the
style of men's hats ?
Bosh-Xot unless somebody in
vents a hat that will cover the bald
spot on thc back of the head.
KAISER'S EQUERRY AIRMAN.
liaron von Richthofen, Germany's '
star airman, who is at home on long
leave, has just been married to Frau
lein von Minkwitz, the millionaire
heiress, daughter of the duke of
Saxe-Coburg's master of horse. On
thc occasion of the marriage, the em
peror appointed Richthofen his
"equerry airman," and it is said that
in consequence of this appointment
he will hencforth devote his time en
tirely to the training of new lighting
"When I was a kid the poorest
boy could have fun making a snow
man. You remember we used lumps
of coal for his eyes?"
"I remember. I suppose making a
snow man is now a pastime for chil
dren of the very rich."-Louisville
Cannibal King-What have we
Slave-He appears to be a raw
King-Raw? Very well; cook
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
Nip-Do you think it pays to re
cover an umbrella ?
Tuck-I don't think it pays to
lose one in the first place.-The
"Sugar is getting scarce."
"Quite so. I'm glad I have you,
DOWN AT PALM BEACH.
Bess-What do you think of that
for a tightwad? Jim has paid his
hotel bill in advance for fear he'll
spend all he has on us girls.
JUE DEAD PAST
i J By CECILLE LANGDON.
(Copyright. 1917. Western Newspaper Union.)
"I :iin glad you have found a friend
at your new place (if work, Roland,"
said Mrs. Viucent
"Ho's a good friend, too," replied
Roland Vincent "It was awful strange
and awkward the first day or two, for.
you soo, I know nobody among my fol
low workers, and it isn't much like
school. I thought they would say I
wouldn't do when I blundered and
made mistakes half a dozen times.
Then my new friend, who has charge
of the stock room, spoke to me and
told me to soe him at the lunch hour."
"What is his name, Roland?" in
quired Mrs. Vincent.
"Robert Leigh. Ho is a queer act
ing man, hardly ever speaks to any
body, but has been so kind and helpful
It got to bo so finally that Roland
visited Mr. Leigh regularly once a
week. When ho did so, he remained
till after ten oarlock at night.
"It's just jolly!" Roland told his
mother repeatedly. "Mr. Leigh has
a gas stove and a regular housekeep
ing outfit. Ile gets up a meal about
ns fine as yours, mother, and that's
saying a lot. Then he clears the table
and gets out the books, and goes over
what I have read for tho week. I am
learning so much, mother."
"Does he never smoko, or drink, or
play cards, or that like?" questioned
Mrs. Vincent anxiously.
"Oh, never that!" replied Roland,
quickly. "He has a cabinet of curi
osities. Once, a long time apo, he says
he knew all sorts of men, for he was
doing some detective work. In his cab
inet he has tho rope that hanged a no
torious murderer and a knife with
which a foreign prince was assassin
ated. Ile showed me Inst night a trick
gambling outfit, and proved to mo the
frauds employed to defraud gambling
victims. It was so Interesting."
Mrs. Vincent's eyes dilated. She
seized Ronald's nrm with a trembling
"Oh, my son ! my son !" She spoke
in so intense a tono that Ronald view
ed her in wonder, "promise me never,
never to touch a card!"
"Don't worry about that," returned
Roland at once. "Anybody hearing Mr.
Leigh tell what gambling leads to
would never do so."
"I wish you would ask Mr. Leigh to
tea some evening. Roland," said Mrs.
Vincent. "We must return his cour
tesies in some way."
"I did once." explained Roland, "but
he said he never went anywhere. I do
wish you could meet him, though. He
seems interested in anything that con
cerns mo. You know, I could not tell
him much," and Roland glanced close
ly ut his mother, and then at a framed
photograph on the wall.
Always ho had believed that coun
terfeit presentment of an austere, dig
nified looking man to be that* of the
father he could not remember. She
became strangely agitated.
"Roland." she said, "I have taught
you from childhood to regard your fa
ther as dead to us."
"Rut not really dead, mother," per
"At all events lost to the world and
to us," continued Mrs. Vincent. "I for
bid you ever to mention his name
again." Mrs. Vincent broke down in
tears and hurried from the room.
One evening Roland came home in
a great state of excitement. He was
earlier than usual, and his ani
mated face told that he was stirred up.
"Oh. mother, I guess our good luck
lias come!" lie cried buoyantly. "What
?lo you think? Tho house is going to
open a branch in Rio do Janeiro, and
Mr. Leigh is to take charge of it at a
big salary. He says he has boon work
ing for tho promotion for years, and
he has tho privilege of appointing his
own assistants, and he says If we will
remove to Brazil he will stnrt mo In
as his chief clerk at four times the
salary I am now getting."
Mrs. Vincent had boen dusting the
furniture and wall hangings when Rol
and came in, and now she listened to
him. duster suspended.
"Won't you come and call upon him
with me?" urged Roland. "Maybe you
would consent to move to Brazil after
hearing Mr. Leigh tell of the great
business prospect It would be forme."
"Yes," assented Mrs. Vincent, after a
moment of thought. "I think we had
better have a talk with him together.
There is the door boll," and she left
the room. As she passed into the hall
she struck the cord suspending the
time-honored photograph. Frnme and
all came to the floor with a crash. Two
photographs fell out upon the carpet.
As the under one caught the eye of Ro
land, he uttered a quick ejaculation. It
was Mr. Leigh !
"Father!" he said simply, extending
his hand and looked appealingly Into
the eyes of the other.
"You know, then-" began Mr.
"Only that you must be the father I
have longed to know. Ob, tell me
And then the veli of mystery that
had so long hung over the past of
the devoted fnmlly was drawn aside.
Born with the Instincts of a gambler,
Alan Vincent had risked his own for
tune and that of his wife In a ven
turesome speculation, and had lost.
Beggared, the wife had resentfully
shut him out of her life, and he had
become a wanderer under an assumed
name. But now he had repented of
his misdeeds and had conquered the
A reconcldation begot confidence,
and under blue Brazilian skies they all
began life over again.
DIPPING VAT ERADICA"
(From the United States Department of
Tho record-breaking releases this
year of Southern territory from feder
al quarantine for cattle fever ticks
is tangible proof that difficulties which
nt first seem insurmountable can be
banished by determination and hard
Mississippi, which ls to be entirely
freed this year, oilers a striking In
stance of a difficulty met aud sur
mounted. In the gulf portion of Mis
sissippi lt appeared from the begin
ning that the swamps, which usually
are .severn! miles wide on both sides
of the many rivers' and streams, had
raised an impassable barrier to the
tick work. In these swamps are num
bers of small ponds or lakes. The
ridgy land between them is covered
with dense cane and pines, with
patches of heavy timber. Hurricanes
have blown down many trees, which
are now covered with vines so thick
that solid walls are formed. Such
jungles make it Impossible to traverse
the swampy country by any other
means than upon foot, and also often
make it impossible to see more than
a few feet away the cattle that have
strayed into the wilderness.
Notwithstanding the hardships ac
companying the dipping of cattle in
the Mississippi swamp section, the
owners, with the assistance of county
Inspectors, extricated the callie from
the swamps, dipped them, and as far
as possible prevented them from re
turning until the latter part of the dip
ping season. Another obstacle in this
section arose from the fact that the
land is only slightly higher than the
Gulf of Mexico, and thus became su
persaturated with water. It was nec
essary, therefore, to build many of the
dipping vats several feet above the
eiirih. Increasing the difficulty and ex
pense of the work.
Can Eradicate Ticks Anywhere.
There cnn be no greater nnturnl bar
riers to tick-eradication work than
were surmounted in Mississippi. It is
claimed by the tick eradicators there,
Wno Oelle? >: Hint +?cH ?M<UM?U>
be accomplished in any county where
the people desire It and work systemat
The swamp obstacle was met and
likewise surmounted in Alabama. In
Baldwin county of that state more
than 30,000 cattle were dlpp'ed every
two weeks, lt being necessary In many
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TES BLOOD SUCKERS.
Instances to transport them from tho
swampy land. Practically all of the
cattle in tins county were tlcky when
the dipping hogan, but the county ls
found now to be in Ut condition for
release from quarantine.
Another kind or obstacle was met In
west Texas counties, where the work
was retarded by a severe dry spell.
Ranchmen In Concho county, loyal
supporters-of tick eradication, hauled
water for priming vats eight miles,
making the round trip of 1G :es.
One ranchman was known to .?ave
hauled water 12 miles, a round trip
of 24 miles. - .
Lack of knowledge, which has con
stituted tho greatest obstacle to prog
ress in tick eradication, is being met
to such an extent by educational prop
aganda that the conditions are re
garded ns incomparably better than
they were a few years ago. Residents
of released areas have testified with
good results, and travelers, passing
from area to area, have boen instru
mental in spreading the good news.
South Shown to Be Cattle Country.
A great niel has been found in mov
ing pictures in tho cities and in lan
tern slides in the country. State fairs,
at which southern-grown animals, the
equals of northern-grown, were exhib
ited, have been a great factor in the
educational campaign. Introduction of
northern pure breeds without loss by
death, and their continuance to thrive
has gone far In destroying the old illu
sion that tho South was not a cattle
country. The successful orr dication
of ticks and tho rearing of pure breeds
as far south as lower Mississippi has
effectually banished the notion that
ticks cannot be eradicated in thc
southern countries and that the cli
mate was unfit for cattle.
Luxuriant growths of alfalfa, les
pedeza, cowpeas. soy beans, mellilo
tus. Johnson grass, Bermuda grass and
corn or peas all best nsed as forage,
have convinced the skeptic that food
ls abundant The silo and improved
methods of curing hay have demon
sfmtwi that forage can be carried over
from season to seuauu uuu ....
cattle need suffer no effect In their
growth on account of seasonal
changes. Gradually, ono hy one, the
false ideas of cattle raising detrimen
tal to Southern farm husbandry are
being corrected within and adjacent to
the new tick-free territory.
ify the people that
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l friends to visit our store
ave the largest stock of
own. It will be a pleasure to
;ry department is constantly re
tar repairing|department, which
ratch or clock made as good as
a short time.
The County Treasurer's office will b
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1917, to
the 15th clay of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1917,
and December 31st, 1917..
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December 31st, 1917, the County
Aujjitor 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 8fc
" 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. U
" Corporation. 10
" 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. MI MS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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Price, 25c a box. Sold by all druggists.
Demand Granger Liver Regulator and
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Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing, fishing and trespassing in every
form on my lands is hereby forbid
den. All persons failing to heed
this notice will be prosecuted under
MRS. M. J. NORRIS.