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(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Tho Importance of keeping up thc
sugar beet acreage .so as to guarantee
nt least a normal production ls urged,
upon farmers by the department o?
agriculture. Production for next year
ls necessarily limited by the available
seed sup;.ly and to the relatively small
areas where there are beet sugar mills.
Consequently many sections of the
country lu which soil and climatic con
ditions are suitable for a much greater
production of beet sugar probably can- j
not be uti:?zeil.
Pecans..' of tho impracticability of
shipping beets very far. the effective
sugar beet production ls limited to the
areas in the vicinity of the sugar mills,
and it is in these areas that most of
next year's crop must be grown. Both
from the point of view of the welfare
of the farmers of those districts and of
the national interest with regard to
adequate supply of sugar, it is impor
tant that the crop shall be grown as
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Quick and Economical Plan for
Finishing Market Hogs.
Corn in One Compartment and Tank
age or Cottonseed Meal In Other
ls Recommended by Expert of
(By I. W. CARPENTER. Mississippi Ex
It is to the Interest of farmers hav
ing hogs to be finished either for mar
ket or butchering this winter to gel
them ready iu the quickest and most
economical way, siuce the prices of
feedstuffs are so high. This can best
be done by putting the hogs on ti self
feeder with corn in one compartment
and either tankage or cottonseed meal
in the other. A self-feeder is untiling
more than a hopper, which allows the
l'eed to come down as needed by the
hogs, and at the same time prevents
waste, as it is necessary for the feed
already down to be eaten away before
any more comes down. These feeders
can be made on almost any farm out of
scrap lumber, if necessary.
Self-feeders pay, even though then'
are only a few hogs to be fed. They
have uniformity given better results
than hand feeding. Hogs not only
make lurger daily gains, but the same
amount of feed will make more pork.
This evidently can be accounted for by
tho fact that the hog was allowed to
eat at will, consequently never gorges
itself, thus enabling it to digest Its food
For the greatest and most economi
cal gains it ls essential to hnve either
tankage or cottonseed meal in addition
to corn, as this gives the needed bal
anced ration. It will also harden pork
faster than corn alone. As !ong ns
there ls corn in the self-feeder there
is no danger of the hogs eating enough
cottonseed meal to Injure them.
In addition to the feeds in the self
feeder, the hogs should bc given plenty
of fresh water and dry quarters to
sleep in, as it Ls Impossible for them to
do their best in a lil thy pen. Too, the
best quality of pork will not be secured
from hogs in til thy pens.
Unprofitable Apple Trees.
Unsprayed apple orchards are not
the profitable ones. Owners of small
.orchards can co-operate with neigh
bors lu spraying operations.
Eggs Classed as Prime.
Eggs anywhere between ono and
three weeks old. in cool weal ber, art
?cJussiflod lu market as "prime."
ION OF SUGAR BEET
efficiently and economically as possible.
It is believed that rbis can host bo ac
complished foy adhering somewhat
clascly t<> the methods of crop rotation
thai have been worked our and tested
in mest of these producing districts,
and by avoiding the planting of an ab
normally large acreage ol' competing
crops at the expense nf n reduction of
the acreage of beets. The d?termina
tion ol' the acreage to be planted needs
to be made early so that the fanners
can plan their work to best advantage
'and tlie sugar companies arrange in
advance for the supplies necessary to
operate the mills.
Tho sugar requirements ot' this coun
try and the allied nations during the
next year or more will be such as to
render lt imperative from the stand
point of national interest that our pro
duction of sugar be nt least maintained
nt Its present level. Ir will in fact be
highly desirable to enlarge it if thc
Stocks of seed available for planting
in 1??1S shall permit of this.
T IN OPEN FiELD.
LIMBER NECK IN THE SOUTH
Trouble Caused by Ptomaine Poison
ing Where Fowls Pick Up Vari
ous Dead Animals.
Limber neck, which is more com
mon in Southern states, ls caused by
ptomaine poisoning from eating de
cayed ilesh. Where fowls run at
large they frequently pick up dead
rats, mice or other animals, and in
this way become affected with the
germs, which quickly cause death.
Whole Hocks arc sometimes wiped
out in the course of a few weeks.
Prevention is the best remedy. If
you are losing chickens from this
cause -hut up the flock and feed them
on sound sweet grain and feed. A
simple effective treatment ls to use
permanganate of potash. Put an ounce
of the crystals in a quart bottle and
lill it with water. Add enough of this
to tlie drinking water to give it a rich
purple color, ?nd allow the fowls no
other water to drink. Fowls which
show symptoms of the disease should
be given a dose night and morning.
TO FIGHT ANIMAL DISEASES
United States Department of Agricul
ture to Wage Battle on Hog
Cholera and Cattle Tick.
A more intensive fight than ever
before will be waged by th*- United
States department of agriculture on
hog cholera and the cattle tick with
funds made available foy the recently
enacted food production bill. Between
them hog cholera and cattle-tick fever
cause annual losses of approximately
$60,000,000. In an effort to stem these
losses and so, in effect, to lucrea.se
meat production, tlie department will
put a greatly enlarged stuff of spe
cialists to work in the field within the
next few weeks. Tick eradication,
which ls essential to building up cat
tle raising In sections of the South
now Infested by ticks, will be extended
In all affected states. Twenty-live vet
erinarians will be added to the de
partment's staff to carry on the work '
against hog cholera throughout the
hog-rulslng sections of the country.
GIVE PIGS ASHES AND SALT
Put Mixture In Box With Low Sides
and in Reach of Young Animals,
Always Keeping Dry.
Pigs should have access to ashes and
salt. A good plan Is to mix about two
quarts of salt to one bushel of ashes,
put tho mixture in n box with low
sides and put in reach of the pigs.
Second Division Woman's Mis
sionary Union. Antioch
Mrs. Julia Prescott, division
president in charge.
Devotions, Mrs. A. B. Young.
Report?* of mission societies, Y.
W. A.'s and Young Peoples socio
Lies of second division, Antioch,
Horn's Creek, Hardys, Mt. Zion,
Ked Hill, Republican, Rehoboth,
The following chairmen of com
mittees will talk on "How my com
mittee may help a society to reach
the standard of excellence."
Literature, Mrs. T. J. Briggs.
Personal service, Mrs. W. 13.
Mission study, Mrs. W. E. Lott.
Aged Ministers, Mrs. W. (J.
Talks will be made by Mrs. Kes
tersoo and Mrs. W. S. Middleton.
Devotions, Mrs. Kesterson.
Song, Corrie Cheatham.
Sunbeam Suggestions, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman.
OurY. VV*. A. Ideals, Miss Em
Announce me n t-au1 j o u rn ed.
Petit Jury, Second Week.
II. VV. Crouch, Johnston.
J. A. Titnmerman, Edgefield.
J. S. Strom, Moss.
II. L. Williams, Blocker.
J. W. Shailer, Elmwood.
.1. E. LaOirone, Johnston.
H. E. Clark, Johnston.
.J. M - Swearingcn, Trenton.
A. A. DeLanghter Meriwether.
D. B. Bussey, Collins.
A. B Covar, Edgefield.
J. W. Peak, Edgefield.
H. C. Porter, Edgefield.
.1. L. Edwards, Johnston.
A. P. Lott, Johnston.
J. M. Padgett, Meriwether.
H. I). Grant, Johnston.
(). A. Kinnaird, Edgefield.
K. M. Scurry, Edgefield.
Jesse Derrick, Ward.
K. P. McCary, Elmwood,
li. D. Derrick, Ward.
R. J. Moultrie, Moss.
CC Eubbiiks, Collins.
O. R. Holmes, Collier,
.i. R. Pruiet, Johnston.
C. H. Key, Edgefield.
G. D. Medlock, Johnston.
E. G. Bryan, Trenton.
W. E. Ouzts, Wise.
James Powell Pickens.
J. E. Cullum, Ward.
J. E. Bledsoe, Elmwood.
M. W. Carpenter, Trenton.
S. W. Corley, Meriwether.
E. W. Samuel, Edgetield.
In keeping with modern tenden
cies of architecture.
for your Fire Places, Floors and
Youngblood's Old-Style Tin.
All grades of Metal and
American Twin Asphalt Shingles,
American Ready-Roll Roofing,
NEPONSET WALL BOARD .
Roofing and Mantel Co.
625 Eroad St. AUGUSTA, GA.
I take thisVieans of letting the
people know that I have re-opened
my pressing club, and will appre
ciate their patronage. I am better
prepared than ever to clean and
press all kinds of garments, both
for ladies and gentlemen. All work
guaranteed. Let me know when
you have work and I will send for
it and make prompt delivery.
Sheppard Building Down Stairs
Crocus Bags, any size. Bring
them to our store and we will pay
market price for them.
Next Door to the Farmers Bank
Life insurance Co.
writes more Life insurance than
any company in America except
one. They have lowest rates with
dividends and tree disability clause
of companies in the United
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
The Hartford Fire
is one hundred and seven (107)
years old. Writes more Fire In
surance than any fire insurance
company in America.
You will be perfectly safe with
a Hartford Fire Policy.
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
F B"^HE demand for cotton is urgent. What price it may eventually
? bring is problematical. But it is vitally necessary that every
grower make an extra effort to increase production-it means
lollars to you. For many years, Planters Fertilizer has been used with re
markable success throughout the South. It enriches the soil, furnishes the plant
with soiuWe a?vi available food until maturity and improves the quality and quar.tity
of the crop. If you are getting ieso than enc to lv?e balts to the acre;-try Planters
Planters Fertilizer has proven its worth, over and over again.
You cannot afford to experiment with unknown, untried
brands, when you can get the genuine, with thc Giant Lizard
Trade-Mark, stamped on each bag. See our agent in your
town for free advice, information and prices-or write us di
rect. But don't delay-do it at once, for the present un
certainty of deliveries-due to the heavy demand upon
freight and transportation facilities makes early or
Planters Fertilizer & Phosphate Co.
Charleston, South Carolina
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We call the attention of our farmer friends throughout Edgefield county
to our large stock of
Can supply them with plow steels, plow stocks, plow gears, harness, shop
tools, and everything in our line at very reasonable prices. We buy in large
quantities and can sell very close.
Large Stock of Winchester Loaded Shells for Hunters
Call to see US when in Augusta
HARDWARE DEPARTMENT OF
E. M. Andrews Furniture Company
1289 Broad Street