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Most Excellent Substitute for Mea*
Scrap snd Will Give Good Re
turns During WJier.
While Hie production of eggs dur
lng t!io winter when high pri?es pre
vail is thc result of proper breeding,
hutching, rearing and care, proper
feeding will always tend to stimulate
egg production at that season.
(?no reason why liens lay well in
spring and summer is that they aro
able to obtain animal protein in the
form of bugs and worms. During
fall and winter, therefore, the poultry
feeder should attempt to imitate
summer feed conditions. The commer
cial poultryman supplies animal pro
tein by feeding meatscraps, but the
farmer often fails to provide this feed.
Skim milk, preferably sour, is a
most excellent substitute for meat
scrap and will give good returns when
fed to laying hons. Numerous experi
ments have shown that laying hens
fed skim milk will double In egg pro
duction similar hens fed no form of
According to F. D. Crooks of the
Pennsylvania State college school of
agriculture and experiment station,
the exact value of sour milk as a
source of protein, is difficult to state. !
Numerous feeding trials, however,
place its value at 50 cents to S2 per j
Skim milk lowers the cost of pro
ducing a dozen eggs. On the farm it
may mean the difference between
profit and loss In connection with the !
farm flock. Sour milk has a medicinal
effect also. It keeps hens in good !
health and helps prevent disease.
SPROUTED OATS FOR FOWLS !
Recommended as Green Feed for Poul
try by Specialist of Department
The poultry specialists of the U. S.
department of agriculture advise that
sprouted oats fed as green feed to
hens confined to yards cost about 10
cents per hen a year and one cent |
per dozen eggs, not including any j
charges for labor and equipment. In I
the experiments of these specialists J
Device for Sprouting Oats.
the hons ate on an average in one
year about 1.3 pounds of oyster shell j
and 0.7 of a pound of grit, which to
gether cst about one cent per hen. '
CLEAN-CUT POULTRY HOUSES;
Let Only Odor Be Suggestive of Clean
liness-Lice and Mites Will
Clean out the poultry houses, coops ;
nnd nests and thoroughly disinfect
them. Keep thom clean and let tho
only odor about them be one sugges
tiv** of cleanliness. The time ls at I
hand when lice and mites and blue- !
bugs will increase rapidly and overrun '
the phire in a little while. Tho best
weapon to fight them with is cleanli
SHELLS.. GRIT AND CHARCOAL
Too Many Farmers Do Not Realize Im
portance of Supplying Egg
Too many people who raise poultry
do not realize the importance of sup
plying their flock with an abundance
of oyster sholls, grit and charcoal. In
order for them to keep in the best of
health and produce the best results,
poultry must be well supplied with
FOWLS TOO CLOSELY YARDED I
They Have Little Opportunity to Sup
ply Themselves With Necessary
Amount of Grit
When fowls are closely yarded, or
during cold weather wher the ground
is frozon or covered with snow, they
have little opportunity to supply them--!
selves with any kind of grit or its
substitute and are liable to become
sick, due to Indigestion.
AVOID DAMPNESS IN HOUSES
Dark Buildings, Lacking Direct Sun?
light, Are Conducive to Disease
-Clean Them Up.
Damp houses, especially if dark and
lacking direct sunlight, moldy litter,
and filthy nests and roosts are con
ducive to disease. Chicken pox finds
a good breeding place under such con
ditions. Clean up, and "let a little
Me reu ri us.
In the mythology of ancient pagan
Rome Slercurius, or Mercury, to give
the English form of the Latin name,
was the divinity of commerce ?inti gain,
: and was identified by the Lomans
j with UK- Greek Hermes. A temple waa
' hollt i<> Blercurlus aa curly ns Ii. C.
495, near tile Circus M?ximos, and :<n
altar of thc godrexis ed near tliu Porte
Capenu by the side of ;i well. ITis*fes
tival was celebrated on May '2\ nm',
chiefly by merchants who visited the
I well near tile Ponta Capona lo which
; ulalie powers were ascribed.
Crest Mangrove Swamps.
Mindoro, one of Uie larger islands
of the Philippine group, is a province
by itself and contains .'J.0S:? squ.ire
miles. It is distant from Manila a lit
tle more than 100 nales. Along the
? shores of this island are more tlmu 30,
. WO acres of mangrove swamps, with
large trees ir. practically virgin growth,
conservatively estimated to yield 50,
? OOO tons of bark readily convertible
j into approximately lT.OOO tons of
; cutch. Just why this growth should
! have remained untouched for so lung
is not explained.
Monks Carved Church Seats.
Church seats carved by monks are
to be .seen within the walis of the an
cient church at Cradock on the borders
of Monmouthshire. The edifice was
built some eipht centuries ago and for
many years It had interesting relations
with Lanthony Abbey while ft was the
monks of the adjacent monastery that
did much of the beautiful carving with
in its walls. The fine tower is now so
dilapidated that lt must be speedily re
stored if it is to be saved from ruin.
Rules Only for the Weak.
It ls one of the weaknesses of man
kind that it is forever estahlishlng
rules, programs, formulae. They serve
their purposes for the guidance of or
dinary minds. But the pioneers of
thought ride rough-shod through the
rulers, '"hey pain the ends they desire
by refusing to be directed by what
someone else has thoupht hefore them,
by what teachers have insisted upon
Best Kind of Play ls Work.
One of the best kinds of play is
work. Many of the elements of play
enter into work if it is performed in
the right spirit. The most satisfying
forms of play uro those in which inter
est is excited ; competition, with desire
to succeed and accomplish some defi
nite end. makes the paine worth play
ing. Work is fatiguing and distaste
ful when it is lucking in these ele-,
Genius has been defined ns an infi
nite capacity for toking pains, and tal
ent, which is a sort of second cousin
of penius, has the same characteristics,
observes an educator. One who will
take pains enough will meet with a
measure of success. And no one who
belittles the need of patient, plodding
work is likely to succeed, no matter
what his endowments.
At Sunday School.
"Give an account of Balaam," said
the teacher. "Balaam was a prophet
who lived a long way off,** replied the
student. "After a while he went our
tor a ride on his donkey, and he pot
very angry with the donkey and hit
Ililli, and a voice from heaven said,.
'You must not hit the donkey; it Is)
holy ground.' "
Making Bulgarian Milk.
The milk of the Bulgarians, weli
known all over the world for Its su
perior nutritive quality, is made by ex
posing it to the sun, the rapid develop
ment of the germs under the action of
the ultra violet rays being such that
when it becomes dry they are in high
ly concentrated form.
Moss ls Valuable.
"Moss" is the popular name for sev
eral kinds of small flowerless plants
which flourish in damp places. In
mountainous and wet districts tracts
of moss are of great service in retain
ing the water and preventing sudden
The girl who thinks more of her
georgette crepe waist than she does of
lier beau and refuses to permit it to
pet mussed will never march to the
well-known tune of Mr. Mendelssoha
The height of the Eiffel tower, Paris,
is 0SG feet; of the Blackpool tower,
520 feet; of New Brighton tower,
570 feet, and of the Woolworth build
ing, New York, IW feet.
Queer Place; for Meteorites.
One of the remarkable features of
the ocean's floor is the fact that in
some places it is covered with the dust
Many a vaudeville actress seems
to think she's a Mg thing because she
sings through her nose, like an ele
Vehicles Bear Owners' Names.
In England all carts and wagons
must ber.r the owner's name and ad
dress before being used in a public
HUSBANDS NOT SUCH BAD LOT
Stormy Days Cause Hubbies to B;
Thoughtful of Wives Who Contem
plate Shopping Expeditions.
Cold daya stir up warm reactions
in the heart.
Remember that cold Saturday
morning when rain and snow swept
A yoting married man plowed
through the r,rnl<: to his office, and,
once lhere, bethought himself that
his wife had declared her intention
of going down lo Center Market to
purchase a rabbit for dinner that
Looking down upon storm-swept
Pennsylvania avenue relates the
Washington Star, the loving hus
band immediately decided that his
wife would bc foolish to go out on
such a bad morning, and that he
wouldn't let her go.
"I'll just call her np and tell her
it is too bad a morning, for her to
go out, when she doesn't have to, and
that I'll bring the things home my
self this evening," he thought.
Cynical reader, this story doesn't
turn out the way you think. Truth
must often disappoint the cynic.
Fair wife did not insist on going
to market through the snow to bring
home the nice rabbit for husband to
devour. She was pleased that hus
band was so thoughtful.
And what is more :
When the husband went to a
phone to call up his wife to tell her
to stay at home, he found the phone
already in use.
"Hello, Mary," said the man on
the phone. "It's a mighty bad day,
and I think you had better not go
down town this morning-"
The young husband went to use
the phone in another room. As he
walked in, he saw a comrade at the
"Helen," the man on the phone
was saying, "I think you had better
stay at home this morning. It's a
mighty bad day-"
Husbands are a pretty decent lot
IT WON HIM
Frances-T am afraid you don't
like my game of bridge.
Francis-I am bound to like any
thing that costs me as much money
"Have you any war yarns?" asked
the lady entering the department
"Surely, madam," replied thc
"In which direct ion will I find the
proper department ?"
"Do you want them for reading
or knitting, madam?"
THE BIG TOUCH.
"John let me take a dollar will
"I've got to buy a lot of stuff I
don't need so that the grocer will
sell me a pound of sugar."
A GOOD REASON.
Teacher-Why has the giraffe
such a long neck ?
Charlie-Because its head is so
far away from its body.
CONSTITUENTS GOT BUSY.
"They went over that candidate's
career with a rake."
"I heard he was an unusually
Howell-What is the millennium
from your viewpoint ?
Powell-It is the period when
there is no time between drinks.
Edith (with magazine)-What is
meant by the dark ages ?
Marie-The ages that we keep
dark, I suppose, my dear.
MOST VALUABLE ANIM
(From the United States Department of
Tho management ot tho hnnr ls n
very Important pnrt In th?' raising nf
strong, healthy pigs, nnd one which is
sometimes neglected. Ile should ho
tlie most valuable nnimnl in the whole
bord, nnd as such deserves the best ot
attention. The boar should he pur
" chased from a breeder of purebred
hogs when between eight montbs and
one year of age. Many breeders, how
ever, purchase ti boar when a weanling
pig, but to bo successful in this choice
requires a wide experience and sound
Judgment. Aged boars which have
proved their worth can sometimes be
purchased at a reasonabble price. It
is much safer for an inexperienced
breeder to buy an old, active boar than
a young untried boar. If possible, the
farmer should visit the herd where
the boar was raised and note the con
ditions under which he was bred. At
any rate, it is always possible to ob
tain from the breeder notes on the
health and the kind and amount of
feeds used, so ns to serve as an index
to his subsequent treatment.
Upon .arriving at the farm the hoar
should bo unloaded as soon ns possi
ble and placed in quarantine to guard
against the introduction of disease in
to tho herd. If ho is lousy it is well
to treat this condition at once. His
feed should he a continuation of that
to wldch he has been accustomed,
feeding rather lightly the first few
days until ho recovers from the strain
of shipping and becomes accustomed
to his new surroundings. If it is not
feasible to continue feeding as previ
ously indicated, the change to a more
convenient ration should he made very
gradually in order not tn disturb the
appetite or health of the animal. As
a rul<\ a pig eight to twelve mouths
old will bo in proper breeding condi
tion when received unless lie has been
very heavily overfed. In purchasing
nn older boar, particularly one which
has hoon in Hie show circuit, it is often
necessary to reduce his condition he
fore attempting to breed. With some
animals the breeding power is perma
nently impaired hy too high condition
at some time in their lifo. Tho boar
should ho well fed but not fal, as a
too high condition makes him Inactive,
a slow breeder and a rather uncertain
Management During Breeding Sea&on.
During tho breeding season it is well
to confine the hour to his paddock, see
ing, however, that he has plenty of
exercise. As tho sows Como into heat
We desire to not
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AL IN SWINE HERD.
they limy be brought to the hoar's pon
for service. This is ;i much better plan
.than permitting the boar ti) run with
the herd, because l>y this method an
ii cairn tc record can bo kept to Indi
cate when the .sow will farrow, nr ii
shu did not breed, when she may bo
expected to be in heat a second time.
It also permits of one hoar serving
more sows in a season, for the sow
cnn be removed from the paddoc"; as
soon ns bred. By following this prac
tice as many as f>0 or CO sows may be
brod to one mature boar in one season,
which ts a much larger number than
could bo bred hy any other method.
The lapse of time between heat peri
ods is 21 days in the case of the sow.
A breeding crate should be In the pad
dock and put Into use whenever the
sow Is a "shy" breeder when there
ia much discrepancy in the size of the
sow and boar. Many breeders use the
breeding crate for every service; lt
really saves time and is an insurance
against injury to the sow.
The boar's ration during this season
should be a relatively narrow one of
abundant quantity. The only index to
the amount of feed ls his condition,
and this should be evenly maintained
If possible throughout the entire
breeding season.increasing or decreas
ing tho quantity of feed as his condi
tion becomes too thin or too fat. In
order to keep him in health some laxa- ?
tive feed, such ns wheat bran, should
constitute part of tho ration, and If j
corn is fed it should be combined with j
some protein concentrate, such as
tankage or linseed-oil meal. ?
Care When Not in Service.
The rest of the year the boar should
not be fed so heavily, and should have!
u wider ration, that is, ono containing
less of the protein concentrates and(
relatively more corn. The ration at,
this time is practically the same as
that fed the brood sow when she is not!
producing a litter of pigs. Ile should,
have the run of a pasture a quarter o?:
an acre in area in connection with his
paddock. Here he eau exercise and
obtain much of his feed from the for-j
age, or in the winter when the forage i
is consumed he may be fed on alfalfa:
or clover hay In connection with the j
grain ration. Keep the boar healthy,!
give him exercise, plenty of rough
feeds, and keep him in condition by
varying his supply of grain. Under |
such conditions Mule trouble will bel
experienced in getting a nonna] boar!
to produce large litters of strong,!
ify the people that
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PLUM'BRANCH, S. C.
d friends to visit our store
lave the largest stock of
iown. It will be a pleasure to
cry department is constantly re
>ur repairing department, which
vatch or clock made as good as
a short time.
Tho County Treasurer's office will be
opm for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day oi October, 1'J17, to
the 15'fa day of March, 1918.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between tho 15th day of October, 1917
and December .'list. 1917.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid by December31st, I'.iU, the County
Auditor ehall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
laxes are not paid on or before February
1st. 1918, the County Auditor will pro
ceed to add two per cent, and li'-'? per
cent, from tl)-> 1st of March to the loth
of March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sherill'.
The tax levies for the year l'JIT are
For ?tatc- purposes Si
" ordinary County 7
" Constitutional School Tax 3
" Antioch 4
'. Bacon School District lb
" Blocker 2
" Blocker-Limestone 4
" Collier's 4
" Fiat Rock . 4
" Oak Grove 3
" Red Hill 4
" Edgefield 8
" Elmwood No. 8 2
" Elmwood No. !) 2
" Elmwood No. 30 2
" Elmwood L. C. 3
" Hibler 3
" Johnston ll
" Meriwether (Gregg) .2
" .Moss '3
i: Shaw 4
" Talbert 2
" Trenton 8
" Wards 2
" Blocker P. R. (portion) 15
" Elmwood R. R. (portion) 15
" Johnston R. R. 3
" Pickens R. R. 3
" Wise R. R. li
" 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. MIMS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
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for your Fire Places, Floors and
Youngblood's Old-Style Tin.
All grades of Metal and
American Twin Asphalt Shingle*,
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Roofing and Mantel Co.
625 Broad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
You may wisely hesitate to take
medicine containing alcohol Scien
tists agree that alcohol is injurious.
It is particularly harmful to growing
girls and boys. Of the remedies for
fiver and stomach troubles, Granger
Liver Regulator is recognized as a
standard preparation, free from pois
onous drugs like calomel and it con
tains no alcohol. This medicine has
been on the market for years. It is
the "stand-by" in thousands of homes
thruout the country. It is freely used
by all the family whenever one of
them feels headachy or in need of a
physic. Granger Liver Medicine is
purely vegetable, and it may be taken
without fear of griping or any other
unpleasant after effects. Price, 25c
for large box. Ask your druggist for
it aud refuse all substitutes.
FOR SALE: Six mules, will be
sold at a reasonable price. W. W.
Adams & Company.
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The Best Hot Weather Tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESSchill TONIC enriches the
blood, builds up thc whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hoi summer. 50c.