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?t last the Irish setter puppies had
their eyes opened ; lovely blue eyes they
had and their heads were so smooth
and soft. Their ears were long and
their hair was of a wonderful red
brown shade, long and also very soft
They looked very much like their
mother only much, much smaller.
They were tiny and they cared more
about sleep than anything else in the
Adventures might be all right later
on, but for the present sleep was the
most glorious thing. They would full
over each other and any way they fell
they would go sound asleep. Such
strange positions as they got into when
they slept, but as long as it did not
bother them the mother let them alone.
"My beautiful puppies," she said to
herself as she looked at them. When
they nestled very close to her she look
ed out of the window of the tool room
in the barn where their home was for
the present and thought :
"I wLh I could always keep my pup
pies safe in here and away from the
world and dangers."
Then she would look out of the win
dow again" and once more down at h'er
puppies and she would think of the dog
shows where they would win prizes,
for they were perfect, very perfect and
they were her own puppies !
But they seemed so safe and sleepy
now and she hated to think ahead of
all the troubles that might come to
them. They might be sold to people
"Who didn't love and understand ani
mals, but she didn't think of that long,
for she knew her mistress would be
very, very careful-she loved the pup
After a time the puppies were almost
grown up and in a little while after
there was great excitement. The pup
pies did not understand it, but the
mother did. She had been to many
a dog show and how many prizes she
had won ! She could never count them
for she really couldn't be bothered with
adding and such things-she wanted
to watch her beautiful grown-up pup
pies ! For she could hardly believe
that they were no longer babies.
"We're going to the show," she whis-1
pered to them, "that is what all the
excitement means. We're going to win
ribbons and prizes, my beautiful ones,
and our mistress will be so happy and
The next day they went-the whole
family of puppies and the mothe?\
The judges were looking at all the
dogs. "This Irish setter family beats
them all," they said. And each grown
up puppy and the mother won prizes.
They received the best ribbons of all
and how delighted their mistress was,
to be sure.
"Now," said their mother, "you will
not leave me, for you will come to
other shows at other times. . I have
The Puppies Were About Grown Up.
tried t~ keep you beautiful and well
and so nas my mistress. Now she is
so pleased that you won prizes that she
will not think of giving you away."
And though the puppies were almost
grown-up they nestled close to their
mother as though they were very young
and said, "We're happy that there are
dog shows, mother, if it means we will
not leaye you." And they barked their
Crowds stopped to look at them and
they copied their mother and stood
and looked as she did. And when their j
mother heard the people say how fine
she was they noticed she wagged her'
tail, so they did the very same thing
when people admired them !
When some, of the dogs snarled and
were cross the Irish setters looked at
their mother as if to say,
"People won't want to look at them
if they're cross."
But their mother answered, "You,
can't always blame them, my dears, for
every dog hasn't the kind mistress that |
we have ! And if a dog is cross, very,
very often it is the fault of the master
or mistress." So the puppies who were
? almost grown-up barked more joyously
than ever when their mistress came
back to them!
Furnish Your Own Incentive.
Do not walt for others to supply the
Incentive you need for doing your best.
There are young people who fancy
they cannot even get up in thc morn
ing without being called, and they car
ry the same attitude into all the work
of the day. See ?iat you ask as much
of yourself as anyone else can possi
bly ask of you. Have the highest
standard of achievement Do not
wait for something outside to spur yon
oh to reach it. Let your own realiza
tion of what you might be and what
you ought to accomplish, furnish the
CHEAPER RATIONS FOR SHEEP
Corn Stover and Oat Straw Form Im
portant and Economical Part of
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Breeding ewes consume compara
tively large quantities of roughage and
need but little grain. Of this rough
age corn stover and oat straw may well
form an important and economical
part, but they should be supplemented
by other feeds containing more pro
tein. Sheep will eat about 25 to 35
per cent of the total wright of the sto
ver, leaving the stalks. Wheat straw
is not so valuable for sheep feed
ing as oat straw, while rye straw
has practically no value in sheep ra
This type of roughage should be
used as a supplement to leguminous
hay, and the whole ration would be im
proved by the addition of a succulent
feed such as well-kept silage or roots.
If but little leguminous hay is avail
able the use of some protein-iich con
centrate such as meal from cottonseed,
linseed, soy beans, or velvet beans
will usually be economical and profit
able. Cottonseed meal may well be
used to balance up a ration lacking in
protein either for breeding ewes or for
fattening lambs or wethers. It has been
fed to breeding ewes tip to one-half
pound per head per day without ap
parent injury, but four ounces a day
will usually be found sufficient. Care
should be taken to see that it is of
good quality and free from mold.
The following rations should give
good results when supplemented by
Mutton and Wool in This Flock.
whatever small quantities of grain may
be necessary for the health and thrift
of the flock:
Corn stover 2 pounds (amount eat?
not amount fed).
Legume hay, 2 pounds.
Oat straw, 2 pounds.
Legume hay, 2 pounds.
Oat straw or corn stover, 1 pound.
Silage. IV2 pounds.
Legume hay, 2 pounds.
Coffey, nt the Illinois experiment
station, found that when fed to year
ling wethers with corn and corn sil
age, corn stover and ont straw gave
practically the same daily gains per 1
head. A third lot getting alfalfa as
the dry roughage gained slightly
Satisfactory gains ha\*3 never beeu
made in fattening lambs when corn
stover or oat stnnv bus formed the
sole roughage. When used with legu
minous' hay (or leguminous hay and
silage) and the usual grain ration, the
gains have boer? slightly smaller than
those obtained when nothing but le
guminous hay was used, while the cost
of the ratiou has been considerably de
SHEEP FIT IN WITH FARMING
Produced More Economically Than
Any Other Live Stock-Graze
on Noxious Weeds.
Sheep, in proportion to the value of
their products, are produced more eco
nomically on the farm than any other
live stock; the feed and labor require
ments are loss. They fit in with prac
tically every kind of farming; get
much of their subsistence from forage,
from grazing weeds? and grass that
would not support other stock. They
eat almost no feed that has a value
as human food, and need less grain
than other animals. They add mate
rially to the farm revenue, but add
very little, relatively, to the farm ex
BEST FOR BUSINESS FARMER
Fact Remains That Purebred Animal
Is Best Suited for Utility
Purposes on Farm.
Farmers used to think that pure
bred animals excelled common stock
Only in show qualities, and that for
utility purposes they had no addi
tional vi> lue. But lt has been proved
that every show pornt has a vital con
nection with utility qualities, and after
all ls said HDout the uselessness of
fancy points, the folly of fine pedi
grees, and the absurdity of high priced
ancestors, the fact remains that the
pure-bred animal ls the common-sense
animal for the business farmer.
Now is the time to protect your
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ance. E. J. Norris.
A full line of Hams and Break
fast Strips, fresh every 10 dayp.
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ANIMAL FATS ARE REQUIRED
Both the Feeder and the Nation Will
Benefit if Pigs Are Fed to
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
"While-the-little pig makes a pound
for pound gain on less feed than the
older hog, there are advantages from
both an individual and a national
standpoint in feeding hogs to a heav
ier weight. Animal fats are needed
No way exists of increasing the sup.
ply more rapidly thaL by building up
the number of swine in the country,
And as every farmer knows, it's the
heavy hog that carries the fat. The
need for fat also was reflected in the
Good, Heavy Pig Such as. Nation
Wants-This Animal Weighed 430
Pounds at Age of Eleven Months.
market in December by a wider spread
in prices paid for receipts, the fat
hogs topping the market.
Market reports for early winter also
showed that hogs were being sent tc
packing centers nt a much heavier av
erage weight than has been the cus
tom for some time, thus indicating that
farmers were finding lt profitable as
well as patriotic to put more fat on
their hogs. The feeding for more
weight has been done by the farmers
In direct response to the many re
quests that hog production be In
creased. It was impossible to enlarge
the number of hogs immediately; that
will come with the spring litters, and
again In the fall. It was possible,
however, to add weight to the hogs on
hand. An abundance of feed, although
in some localities of poor quality, has
greatly favored farmers, and those fa
vorably situated should feed hogs un
til they weigh 250 to 300 pounds. Not
only have they kept hogs on their
farms until the animals carried weight,
but the demand at packing centers for
feeder or light-weight hogs to be ship
ped back to the country was unprece
dented during the early winter.
Those who have to buy feed or find
lt necessary to economize on feed
which they have purchased may find
lt more to their advantage to market
hogs at lighter weight because of the
relative slowness and higher cost of
putting flesh and fat on heavy hogs.
A weight of about 200 pounds may be
attained at from ten to eleven months
PROPER BR00D-S0W RATIONS
Feed Has Much to Do With Strength
of Litter-Results Obtained at
The brood sow's ration has much to
do with the strength of the litter, ac
cording to results obtained at the Iowa
In a lot of gilts fed a ration of ear
corn plus one-tenth as much tankage
by weight, 9S per cent of the pigs were
classed as strong at birth. The per
centage of strong pigs with corn alone
was GS. The percentage with other
Shelled corn, chopped clover and
molasses, 86 per cent strong; ear corn
plus clover in rack, 04 per cont strong;
ear corn plus alfalfa in rack, 94 per
The cost of new-born pigs with ear
corn and clover was 31 cen'-, with ear
corn and alfalfa 32 cents, with ear
corn and tankage1* 10 cents, and with
cai* corn only 41 cents. These cost
figures were based on corn at 50 cents
a bushel, and would have to be multi
plied by 2Yz or three to make them
apply to present conditions.
Notice of Final Discharge, j
TO ALL WHOM THESE PRES
ENTS MAY CONCERN:
Whereas, Mrs. Lena Jackson has
made application unto this court for
Final Discharge as" Administrator in
re the Estate of L. E. Jackson de
ceased, on this the 12 day of June,
THESE ARE THEREFORE, to
cite any and all kindred, creditors,
or parties interested, to show cause
before me at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on the
15 day of July 1918 at ll o'clock
A. M., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. S. Kinnaird,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
12th June, 1918.
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE
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phone conversation-the party calling,
the trained operator, and the party who'
answers. All three share alike the respon
sibility for quick and accurate telephone
The calling party should give the cor
rect number in a distinct voice, speak
ing directly into the transmitter, and
wait at the telephone until the party an
swers or the operator reports. The called
party should answer promptly.
Patience on the part of the telephone
user and the telephone operator is also es
sential to good service.
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carry a full line of shop tools of all ki
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Our Acsociation is now licensed
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