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U In the House
NAl te time
eMr. Robert McDougall, R.
Breas up R. No. 6, Liberty, Indiana,
a Cold."I wish to state that I always
fss keep Peruna in the house. I
RW. Good for think it ia a good medicine to
"0p'OL have on hand. If I commence
Bronchial taking a cold, I take Peruna andl
also good for the Bronchial
Peruna has served the Amer
loan peo 1e for. more titan fortys
Those who object to liquid medi- years. hose who know its value
tes oan secure Peruna Tablets always, have it at hand. Why.
M.o ber MouR.
I am offering for sale thc following tracts of land in Clarendon County:
T~RACT 18-61-Tract of 130 acres, 710 cleared in Clarendon County
7 miles from Manning, 6 miles from Alcolu, 3 1-2
miles from Gable, on Sardinia:Manning Public Road;
4-room main dwelling, 2 tenant houses, several
barns; school house and church convenient. Price,
per acre ---------------- ---- ------ ------------$35
TRACTr 18-62-Tract of 170 acres, 100 cleared, in Clarendon Coun
ty, 5 miles from Alco, 7 miles from Manning, on
Sardinia-Manning Public Road; 6-room main dw~ell
ing, 2 tenant houses, barns and stablts. Price, $35 per acre.
TRACT 18-70-Tract of 936 acres, 400 cleared, in Clarendon Coun
ty, 2 miles from Bloomville. 4 miles from Foreston.
and 8 miles from Manning, on Bloomville-Sumter
Road; 6-room main dwelling, 15 tenant houses, good
lbarns and stables. School and church near.
Price --------------- ---------floi --------------$28,000
TRACT 18-84-Tract of 164 acres, 14 acres cleared with 75 nCres
of partially grown up old ields, in larendon Coun
ty. 7 miles east of Alcolu, near Manning-Sarina
Public Road. Price ------------------- ---$35 per acre.
TRACT 18-86-Tract of 327 acres at Remini in the Fork of the Rum
ini-Summerton Public Road and the Camden
Charleston Public Road. This is good land and elsir
amty located right at the station of Remini. Price
'RACT 18-87-Tract of 448 acres, 128 cleared, five miles from
Pinewood, 7 miles north of Remini, on Camden
Charleston Public Road. 4 tenant houses. Some good
tim ber on tract. Price _-_-_--..-_-_-_...- . _ _ _ . . . . $7500
TRACT 18-97-Tract of 371 acres, 31a in cultivation, in Clarendon
County, 3 1-2 miles West of Summerton, 1 1-2 miles
from Millard's Siding, on the M. & A. Railroad and
Summerton-Remini Public Road; 5-room house and
nine tenant houses. This is exceptionally fine land,
and with a little shaping up will make one of the
nicest plantations in the State. Price, per acre -- _$100
We are offering other tracts in all parts of Sumter, Lee and Claren
don counties. If you do not find what you want in this list, tell us what
you are looking for, and we will make it our busines. to find it for you.
Re B. BELSER,
REAL ESTATE BROKER
2 N. Main St. Sumter, S. C.
Farm Lands, Business and Residence Property, Timber Lands and
To the Farmers of Clarendon County:
We are ready to ell ake your resires mnt of
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DUCK [E[DING AND REARING H
Ducks can be raised with success
and at a profit on general farms or
by town poultry keepers, but do not
appear to be easily adapted as a
source of income to average farm con
ditions as chickens, although they
serve to add variety both of meat and
of eggs for the table. . The demands
for ducks' eggs are more limited than
for hens' eggs, and the demand for
table duck at good prices is, to a
great extent, confined to the large
cities, and is not nearly as general
as the demand for chickens. For this
reason poultry specialists of the Unit
ed States Department of Agriculture
advise that prospective duck raisers
study the market conditions before
making a ,large investment. in lucks.
Intensive (luck farming on a large
scale, the specialists say, has been
more successful than intensive chicken
raising. The Pekin ducks, which are
kept extensively by commercial grow
ers, are less subject to disease than
chickens, and artificial methods of
hatching and rearing have been used
very successfully by them. These
facts, together with the care in feed
ing and the study of market condi
tions, have been responsible for the
success of many commercial (luck
raisers. Farmers have rarely given
the necessary attention to these lat
ter, points to secure a large share of
the trade in fancy "green" ducks.
Growing Green Ducks.
A green (luck is a duckling which
has grown rapidly and marketed when
from 8 to 12 weeks old, weighing at
that time from 4% to 6 pounds. This
rapid growth is made possible by an
abundance of care and good feeding.
The highest prices for (lucks are usu
ally paid early in the spring, but the
demand is chiefly from the large
cities. As a iiatter of fact, many
farmers market their (lucks in the
fall at a lower price a bird than
green duck? bring in the spring.
The Pekin breed of (lucks is kept
almost exclusively by producers of
green (lucks. This breed is hardy,
makes fairly good layers, are practi
cally nonretters, and are not espec
ially well adapted for the production
of flesh. It is one or the heavy
breeds of ducks. The standard weights
of adult drake and (luck are 9 and
8 pounds each, respectively. They
are easily confined by low fences, and
are a good breed to raise as a side
issue on a general form or by the
town poultry keeper.
Ducks may be fed on the rations
recommended for chickens, but bet
ter results are usually secured by
feeding more green and vegetable
feeds and a larger proportion of
mash. Ducklings do not feed until
they are from 24 to 36 hours old.
After this they should be fed for the
first week five times a day; after that,
four times a day until they are 2 or
3 weeks old, and thereafter three
times daily until they are marketed.
The first ration should consist of a
mixture which contains equal parts
by measure of rolled oats and bread -
crumbs, with 3 per cent of sharp sand .
mixed in feed. When about 3 days
old, this feed is changed to equal
parts of bread, rolled oats, bran, and
corn meal. After the first week the
ration should be changed again to
three parts of bran, one part each of
low-grade wheat flour and corn meal,
10 per cent of green feed, and 5 per
cent of beef scrap, with about 3 per
cent of sand or grit. The amount
of beef scrap is gradually increased
until it reaches 15 per cent by the end
of the third week. The proportion of
corn meal is increased for the duck
lings to be marketed and the bran de
creased as the time for marketing
the ducklings approaches.
The fattening ration, which should
be used for twvo wveeks before killing,J
consists of 3 parts, by weight, of corn
-meal. 2 parts of low-grade flour or
middlings, 1 part of bran, %, part of
beef scrap, 10 per cent green feed, and
3 per cent grit. This mash is fed
three times daily. The green feed is
sometimes left out of the ration (lur -
ing the last week of fattening as it
tends to color the meat, but it isJ
easier to keep the ducklings in good
feeding condition if it is included.
Boiled fish is sometimes used in place
of the beef scrap, but this should be
dliscontinued two wveeks before the
dlucklings are killed, in order not to
impart a fishy taste. Where milk is
available at a sufficiently low price,
the rations recommended for milk
fattened chickens would produce a
well-bleachedl milk-fed gr ' dluck.
Celery seedl is also used, as this is
saidl to flavor the flesh.
Indian Runners: The Egg Breed.j
For the general farmer who is
more interestedl in obtaining eggs
than in prodlucing green (lucks for the
market, the Indlian Runner is a good
breed. This (luck holds the same re -
lative position in the dluck family that
the Leghorn does in the chicken fain
ily. It lays a good-sized white egg,
considlerably larger than a hen's egg,
andl is declared to be a small eater,
a good forager, and hardy.j
A t the present time the keeping of
dlucks for eggs is an industry which
apears to be growing more rapidly
in the So'uth than elsewhere. A good
dlemandl for these eggs exists at
Enster time, when the prices are us
ually several cents a dozen higher
than for hen's eggs. but during the
balance of the year the average price
for the two has been about the same.
Recently, however, the introduction of
the Indian Runner has helped in
building up a tradle in first-class
dlucks' eggs. These eggs should be
marketed frermuently, as they denre
eiate in quality more ranidly than
hens' eggs. The possibilities of se
curing a market, moreover, should be
carefully investigated, for it is only
in certain places that good prices can
be secured for fancy (lucks' eggs.
On commercial (luck farms most of
the hatching is (lone in incubqtors.
for the Pekin and Indlian Runner
rarely sit. On farms where no in..
cubators Is available, the eggs are
usually hatched under hens. The
neriod of incubation is a week longer
than that of hens' eggs. andl, for this
reason. the hen must be well cared.
1 r. While (lucks are easier to'brood
ntificially than chickens, they" may
so be raised successfully under hens.
the latter case it is better to con
'we the liens and to allow the duck
igs free range. Birds that are in
F E R
F. S. ROl
Norfolk, Va. Baltimo
Columbia, S. C.
" Every one
tended for sale as green (lucks, howv
ever, are not usually allowed much
range, but are fed heavily and forced
for rapid growth. The brooders and
are thoughtful have
hing more than chanc
kable popularity of
have investigated, flu
r magic, but simply
eciation of values.
> are prudent are pla
and insisting on heir
T I L I
AND AVOID DIS!
(STER GUANO C
re, Md. Toledo, 0. Tarboro,
Spartanburg, S. C. Atlanta,
olumbus, Ga. Montgomery, A
a good one.
no matter wh
look these OV(
Youman's 0old Stable
brooding systems used for chickens
give feed results in rearing ducklings,
although the latter (10 not reqIuire as
high it temphlerature.
e is behind
N. C. Charlotte, N. C.
3a. Macon, Ga.
ere you go.