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Breeder Must Choose thc Sreed That
Most Near!)' Conforms to His
Particular Purpose.
Hogs are peculiarly susceptible to
environment and rapidly impiove or
retrograde through the infusion of
good cr inferior blood. Recatse of the
ease with which they take advantage
of improved conditions and the won
derful improvement to be noted in
form and size, no other class of live
stock furnishes more satisfaction to the
conscientious breeder. He has many
cUfferent qualities to choose from, all
.good, but.not all alike suited in tem
ipermanent to one locality or one meth-'
?od of management.
Then, again, different types attract
?diff?rent tastes, and the breeder must
.choose the breed that most nearly
conforms to his particular purpose
end preference, remembering always
lo select animals showing strong in
(the points and characteristics of the
'breed chosen, says the Orange Judd
In breeding for Improvement tn any
(Tarlety much can be accomplished.
{Improvements may be discernible with
leach effort if rightly conducted and a
?breeder may reasonably expect satis
factory results in molding a hog to his
town ideas within three ar four genera
tions. With such rapid progrecs swine
."breeding proves extremely fascinating,
tbut great danger hes hidden in such
rapid progress.
Stimulated by each pronounced Im
provement of the shape of ear, length
*>? leg, color or formation of body, the
jbreeder must not overlook the fact
fthat the farmer is essentally practical.
iHe cares little whether the ear has an
artistic droop or stands upright,
whether the hair is straight, curly
'black, white or red. He wants a hog
that will produce the largest amount
?of revenue in the shortest time with
the least expenditure. To this end it
.stands the breeder in hand to have for
"his ideals a hog large in bize, strong
.in bone, with well-shaped hams and
shoulders, one that will fatten quickly
?and cheaply.
Pasturing Crops for Hogs Should Bs
Sown on Specially Drained and
Prepared Land.
To produce pork profitably hogs
must feed and graze continuously on
pastures EUC! crops particularly plant
ed for them. Very si>:dom Ls the
Profitable Type.
.growing of hogs for slaughter a
source of profit unless proper grazing
?nd feeding methods are followed.
In the spring, summer and fall
there are many crops for pasturing
Tioga, but during the winter the crops
to select from are limited. On almost
every farm the production and keep
ing of hogs in winter is expensive, and
generally it is not profitable for the
reason that large quantities of corn
.are fed without products of green
?rops. More winter grazing is needed.
?for which many crops are adapted.
The most reliable are, however, rape,
.rye, oats, wheat and barley.
For grazing purposes these pastur
ing crops for nogp should be sown on
specially well drained and prepared
land that is either rich or has re
ceived a liberal application of ma
nure. Good winter pasturage is not
obtained except on the best-drained
The seeding should be heavy to in
jure a thorough planting. The young
plants -will grow slowly in the winter
And many plants will be needed to
furnish plenty of pasture. Crimson
clover will do well with rape, rye, oats,
wheat and barley, and will mean air
Improvement on the land.
.Live Stock Farming ls Surest, Cheap
est and Quickest Method
Few Crops Sold.
Where lands have been "cropped to
death," as some plain people aptly
term it, live stock farming ?j the sur
est, cheapest and quickest method of
restoring its fertility. In live Btock
farming the crops raised on the farm
are grown primarily for the purpose
of feeding one or more classes of live
stock, and but little is sold except ani
mal products. On the other hand,
concentrated feeding ?tuffs are pur
chased for feeding the farm animals,
?which adds to the amount of fertiliy
returned to the land in manure. P?rico
?the animal products s-;!d do not as
si general rule, contain large quantities
of fertilizing Ingrid . ::: . i: i ; easy tr.
rapidly Increase ''. . fer l-Jty ?f ?nu''
pgrthis system of ;
Keep the Youngster Growing From
Start to Finish, Keeping lt
Fat and Thrifty.
While the foal is young and the
mare is at work it is best to leave
the fod in the stable. See that the
mare is not too hot when she is left
in the stall at noon and night for the
foal to take nourishment.
As soon as the foal begins to nibble
at dry feed qnd gracs encourage it in
eating by placing feed within reach.
Whiie the mare is away let it have
the run of a lot or pasture, if such lot
or pasture ls fenced so that the young
animal will not injure itself. Barbed
wire is dangerous.
The colt, as well as all young
animals, must have abundance of ex
ercise for its best development and
health. For this reason turn the mare
and the foal in the pasture as often
as possible.
Whenever possible let the foal fol
low the mare in the field, since the
exercise and feed it will secure will
help it to grow and become Btrong.
Tte horse, by nature, likes the open
air find free range. When the colt is
weaned in the fall give lt the range
of a good pasture with a feed of oats
or some other muscle or bone-forming
foods morning and evening.
Shelter it in bad weather, but keep
it In the open pasture as much as
possible in good weather, even In the
It will not mind the cold if lt is dry
and has all it wants to eat. Its future
strength and durability will depend to
a large extent upon its muscular exer
cise in the open air and sunlight
Never let it be hungry. The more
and better feed you give the colt and
the faster you make it grow the more
clear money it will make on the feeds
and labor given it.
Keep the young colt growing rapidly
from start to finish. Never let it be
come poor and stunted, but keep it
fat and thrifty. Feed it oats, corn,
wh^at bran, shorts, a little oil meal
and good clover and other hay.
Will Prove Desirable Addition to the
Aversgj Farm-Do Not Stock
Up Heavily ai Start.
A few sheep or. the average farm, if
cared fer properly, will give good
financial returns. A person starting
into the sheep business should not
stock up heavily until he has learned
Every Farmer Should Have a Few
how to handle lt, because sheep grow
ing is an uncertain business for the
man who knows little about it
Sheep are sometimes called the
plant-scavangers of the farm. They
will thrive on more kinds of weeds
than will ar.y other domestic animals.
They may be used for cleaning up
weedy corn fields or small corners and
waste patches of graps and weeds.
Sheep growing has its drawbacks.
Coyotes and dogs cause sheep grow
ers much trouble in some localities.
To make a success of growing sheep
you must give them a great deal of
attention, especially at lambing time.
The fences ordinarily found on farms
are not tight enough to keep the sheep
from going where they please.
Formula Given Out by Veterinary Col
lege at Ames. la.-Does Not
Affect the Eggs.
The veterinary college at Ames. Ia.,
has announced the following formula
for the eradication of worms in pigs:
"Santonin, one grain per thirty to
eighty-pound shoats; areca nut, one
half grain per pound live weight; four
grains santonin Is the maximum dose
for a large hog. Keep the hogs off
feed for 24 hours. Mix enough of the
medicine in a thin slop for 20 hogs.
Fetid in a clean trough. Repeat treat
ment in 30 days, as eggs of worms in
the intestines will not be affected by
this treatment and a new crop of
worms will result."
Profit in Grazing.
It does not necessarily follow that
because a hog is grazing, that hs is
making the owner money. He mus!
have mere than the maintenance
amount of food if there is profit in
(Cow!ii i-i! i<y the National Woman's
rhr?si.ian Temp?rance Union.)
A Une, ruddy-faced, upstanding,
deep-chested Kansas farmer, who ap-i
peared to Le of Teutonic descent and;
consequently could hardly have in
nen i ed a bigoted view of the whisky
que. rion, put it this way:
"Vis; a man can get whisky and
get drunk in Kansas if he's bound to.
It may be true that some men who are
bound to will drink more out of a bot
tle than they would over a bar. But,
you see, when a man reaches the stage
where he is bound to have whisky or
bust, you can't do much for him any
way. And if ycu a6k that man he'll
probably tell you that he got his
whisky habit from visiting saloons for
sociability. It's the boys we are think
ing of. We believe a normal boy isn't
very apt to get a whisky habit out of
a bootlegger's bottle Nine times out
of ten, if he gets the habit at all it
will be by dropping into a saloon with
his friends for a social glass. So far
ae the hardened soak is concerned,
maybe our law is a failure; but the
hardened soak is a failure, too. We
don't want to bring up a fresh crop.
Out in my locality resubmission would
be defeated two to one."
Increasingly stringent measures are
being taken by railroad officials to pro
tect the public from accidents which
occur as a result of the use of strong
drink on the part of their employes.
Recently at the Iron Mountain yards
at Dupo, 111., the official breath-smeller
charged an engineer about to start on
his run with having had a drink that
morning, says the Trenton (Mo.) Re
publican. "Sure," replied the en
gineer, "two beers." Upon inquiring
how many "beers" would make the en
gineer drunk and receiving the an
swer that it took about twenty, the
official replied: "You can wait until
tomorrow to go out. you are one-tenth
drunk now." "We have quit trusting
the lives of our passengers with even
moderate drinkers," the official who
conducted the test said to a reporter
inquiring as to the rule of the road.
Something of the increased interest
sho\. n in the temperance cause by
manufacturers was evidenced in Co
lumbus, U., recently when 2*5 o? the
leading manufacturers of that city met
local and state officiais of the W. C.
T. U. and arranged for thc distribution
of temperance literature in their shops
and factories, lt h; proposed lo hbjre
thi? distribution consist not onJ> of
leaflets and pamphlets, but there will
I".* posters containing in simple lan-j
guage the latest and greatest seien- j
tiiic facts relating to the effects of
alcohol on the human system.
Th? W. C. T. I", is planning to ex
tend ? is educational work until it
shall coyer the entire country. Al
ready a number of railway officials
have expressed their interest.
"In the last, six years I bad to put
five families out because they did no:,
pay their rent." writes a Chicago land
lord in ihe Chicago Tribune. "The
husband in each family was a man in
his prime, well educated, but a hope
less drunkard. I am a very kind land
lord and. of course, I lost a good deal
of money on them. Now if there were
no liquor to be had we would all be
happy and healthy. I know it by ex
perience. Even if the taxes were high,
a property owner would not object to
paying them because he would not
lose so much rent."
The result cf extolling beer as the
mightiest enemy of whisky and brandy
has been that the consumption of dis
tilled liquors has changed very little,
while to these liquors has been' added
beer, the use of which' ha6 led to a
great and still increasing beer alco
holism.-Dr. Hugo of Koenigsberg,
Nerve Specialist.
A Chinaman at the World's Chris
tian Citizenship Conference at Port
land, said, "Whisky sends a man home
to kick his wife; opium sends a man
home so helpless his wife kicks him."
and then asked the question. "Is that
the reason why Americans keep the
whisky traffic and oppose the opium
traffic ?"
Harry Lauder, so well known on
two continents as an entertainer, de
livered a temperance address in a
Bristol (England) church, and In it
surprised many by speaking of "the
sham sociability of drinking," and by
declaring himself a total abstainer.
"You have never seen a legal sa
loon. The liquor business has never
submitted to legal restraints any
where. The regulated saloon !s a
myth and the Model License league is
a fraud."-Governor Hooper of Ten
Milton H. Hershey, the chocolate,
manufacturer and industrial prince of j
Hershey, ha6 served notice on his em- !
ployes and the world at large. "You i
can't drink whisky and work for me."
Guard Your Children
Against Bowel Trouble
Many children at an early agc
become constipated, and frequently
serious consequences result. Not
being abie to realize his own con
dition, a child's bowels should he
constantly watched, and a gentle
laxative given when necessary.
Dr. .Miles' Laxative Tablets arc
especially weil adapted to women
and children. The Sifters of
Christian Charity, 531 Charles St.,
Luzerne. E'a., who attend many
cases of sickness sa}- of them:
"Some ti:n0 apo we b'g.m using Dr.
Miles' Laxative Tablets and lind that
w? I Ute them very much. Their action
ls excellent ar.d we are gratqfuf for
having been made acquainted with
them. We have had good results in
every c:i.*e nnd the Sisters are very
much pleased."
The form and flavar of any medi
cine is very important, no matter
who is to "take it. Thc trifte and
appearance are especially important
when children are concerned. All
parents I now how hard it is to give
the average child "medicine." even
though the taste is partially dis
guised. In using Dr. Miles' Lax
ative Tablets, however, this diffi
culty is overcome. The shape of
the tablets, their appearance and
candy-like taste at once appeal to
any child. with the result that they
arc taken without objection.
The rich chocolate flavor and
absence of other taste, mike Dr.
Miles' Laxative Tablets thc ideal
remedy for children. 3
If the first box fails to benefit,
the price is returned. Ask your
druggist A box of 25 doses costs
only cents. Never sold in bulk.
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind.
Eyes examined and glasses fitted
only when necessary. Optical]!
work of all kinds.
A<1 mi mst rater's Notice
All persons who arc indebted to
the est.1 % of Giles Butler deceased,
will como forward and settle the
same. And al! persons holding !
claims.against said estait.', will po
sent them itemized and sworn to On
or before the 3rd of Inly r.'l4.
Junco, 1U14. Administrator.
I Make the O?d Suit ?
jj Look New
8 ? ? T i I
1 We are bettor prepared
t than ".vcr to do first-ciass
S work in cleaning and press
jj! inLr ot' all kinds. Make yonr
g old pants or snit new hy h-t
?ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cl eil ned and pressed. Sat
isfaction guaranteed.
Edgefield Pressing
Worn Ont?
No doubt you are, If
you suffer from any of the
numerous ailments to
which an women are sub
jed. Headache, back
ache, sideache, nervous
ness, weak, tired feeling,
are some ot the symp
toms, and you must rid
yourself of fliem in order
to feel well. Thousands
of women, who have
been benefited by this
remedy, urge you to
- a;
The Woman's Tonie
Mrs. Sylvania Woods,
of Clifton Mills, Ky., says:
"Before taking C a r d u i,
I was, at times, so weak I
could hardly walk, ana
the pain in my back and
head nearly killed me.
After taking three bottles
of Cardui, the pains dis
appeared. Now I feel as
v/ell as I ever did. Every
suffering woman should
tryCardid." Get a bottle
today. E-68
$15.00 special suits all woo
nicely made ?25.00 values. We
have marked our goods down at the
a w> ot n save you from *3.0
to*,-.f>0 on a suit.' Spend ?15.00
G. Merlins. Augusta, Ga.
15.00 Flannel suits at ?8.00. We
are determined to {,'ive the best
value in. Augusta for the money.
Palm Beach suits 86.50, ?8.00
F G Mertins, Augusta, Ga.
Though she works next to the
stove, within easy reach of her
irons, she keeps cool and com
fortable. That's because she
uses a
Oil Cook-stove
New Perfection Stoves bake,
broil, roast, toast-everything
any other stove will do, and they
cost less for fuel. No handling
of coal and ashes-all the cook
ing heat you want, just when
you want it.
K -w Perfection Sieves are made in 1,
2, 3, and 4 burner sizes. Also a new
1914 model-No. 5 Stove, sold com
plete with broiler, toaster, and fireless
oven. Regular oven, broiler and toaster
can be obtained separately for smaller
sizes. Sad-iron heater and cook-book
free with every stove.
At dealers everywhere, or write direct
for catalogue.
Washington, D. C (New Jersey) Charlotte, N. C
Norfolk, Va. BALT.MORE Charlestown, V/. Va.
Richmond, Va. Charleston, S. C.
The Equitable
Life Assurance Society
Offers beyond a reasonable doubt the
best insurance that can be obtained. Be
fore taking out insurance with some
other company. Let me show von my
ti wv
20 Pay Life, paid up in 15 34 years.
Dividends declared after the first rear,
ti \ i
increasing' yearly.
Don't fail to get the best when you
injure. Therefore, you had better see
an Equitable policy.
Ashby W. Davenport,
Equitable Life Assurance Agent
Edgefield, S. C.

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