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TRANSPLANTING GRAPE VINES
Operation Will Be Successful If Work
ls Done Properly-Good Time Is
Early in the Spring.
Grape vines can usually he trans
planted; successfully, no matter what
age, if the work is done properly.
With vines as old as 15 years, it
?would be necessary to cut back the
top severely and leave as much of a
root system as possible. It may be
somewhat difficult to take up a vine
of that age as the roots have quite a
spread. A large hole should be dug
so that the roots will be at least six
inches below the surface soil and
they should be well spread out. Fine
top soil should be well worked
around the roots and firmed down
?with the foot.
Transplanting may be done either
in the fall pr early spring before the
sap begins to flow.
If it is not desired to move the older
vines they can be propagated either
by cuttings or by layering, and a large
number of new plants secured at small
REPAIR OUTFIT ON WHEELS
Portable Shop In Which Toots, Nails
imd Innumerable Cher Things Can
Be Placed Is Convenient.
In doing small carpenter and repair
jobs about the farm a lot of time is
Work Bench and Tool 3ox.
lost in hunting up mislaid tools, col
lecting materials and the like. To
remedy this I have a portable repair
shop in which all kinds of tools, nails,
bolts, nuts, washers, wire, a*nd innum
erable other things are kept, writes
Frank Ebercole o? Lecompton, Kan.,
in Farmers' Mail and Breeze. It also
includes a work bencb. The wheels
are from an old cultivator and any
blacksmith caa cut down an old buggy
axle to suit the width desired. Fasten
the frame to the axle with U-bolts.
Make the wor'i bench any length de
sired and have the handles and legs at
the end. The tool box has a roof over
it, both sides being" hinged.
FEEDING TROUGH FOR FOWLS
Arrangement Described to Save Feed
and Protect lt From Drop
pings ar-d Other Filth.
ThT^ro?Jorify of~poultry diseases
are picked up with the food or take.i
from the drinking pans. It is difii
cuit to keep food clean and dry dur
ing bad wea*her where it is thrown
on the grouncr ?x even in litter. But
this exposure is nearly overcome by
using troughs wfch sU.tted sides and j
detachable roofs. The trough can be ;
from six to ten feet long, with the
sides five inches high; the lath slats
are two inches apart and the troughs
sixteen inches from the floor to roof.
The roof should project two inches on
the sides to protect food from the
weather. The rcof is easily removed
by lifting one end and sliding it end
wise on the opposite gable end on
which it rests. The trough can then
be filled and the roof drawn back in
place without lifting it. This arrange
ment saves feed as well as keeps it
clean from droppings and other filth.
PREPARE SOIL FOR ALFALFA
important That Preparation of Ground
Be Uniformly Good-Young Plant
of Tender Nature.
The tender nature of the young al
falfa plant makes a well-prepared seed
bed necessary. The root of the young
plant strikes down immediately, and
lt will be seriously injured if it strikes
n. layer of dry, loose soil at the bot
tom of an old furrow, or if the ground
has many hard, unbroken clods'In it.
A very good plan ls to let the ground
settle for a few -weeKs before seeding.
It is also important that the prepara
tion of the ground be uniformly good,
as th* poorly prepared spots are like
ly to fall, and these bare places will
form centers from which weeds will
spread and perhaps injure the entire
All soils are not adapted to the
growing of all crops.
Book farming is excellent, but actual
experience ls tho real thing.
Let every farmer be his own ex
periment station to a certain extent.
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It is just as necessary to use brains
In farming as in mercantile life.
* . *
Never leave home without a heavy
blanket, and cover your horse even if
you only stop a very short time.
A six-tined fork ls good to take up
ensilage with. Don't dig too deep.
Take the top off in flakes and leave
the rest undisturbed* _^ ,
The Edgefield Mercantile
Announces to the Public that it is now ready with a
Fertilizers with Potash as an Ii
Royster's, Armour's, Swift's and
other Reliable Man
Call on Mr. R. C. Padgett or Mr, A. E. Padgett. C
IT MASES HOME
Om So SAPPY
To Dave A
CofXiieht 1909. bj C. E. Zimmmmxa Co.--N'o. -44
F all the unhappy homes,
not one in a hundred has a bank
account and not one home in a hundred who has a
bank account is unhappy. It seems almost foolish to
put it off any longer, when it is such a simple, easy
matter to start a bank account. *
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. Nicholson, Vice-President;
E. J. Mims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Oashier.
T DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Geo. W. Adams, Thos. H. Rainsford, John
Rainsford, B. E. Nicholson, A. S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, E. J. Mims, J. H.
B. B. RUSSELL, JR.
R. E. ALLEN
Ship Your Cotton to
RUSSELL & ALLEN
COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION
Liberal Advances Made on Cotton in Store
Cured-no cutting, no pain, no danger, no detention
from business. Testimonials furnished from people
YOU know. Call on or write me for particulars and
_, information regarding my advanced method of treating
wmmt Piles, 'Nerve, Blood, Skin and special diseases of men
25 years' exDcrience. Consultation Free. DR. W. R.
REGISTER, 506 Union National Bank Building, Columbia, S. C.
. full line of Fertilizers
?ffice at Farmers Bank
Constipation, if Neglected,
Causes Serious Illness
Constipation, if neglected^ . leads
to almost innumerable complica
tions affecting the. general health.
Many cases of
inner severe dis
eases are trace
able to prolonged
dogging of the
the effects of
E. Ayers, 6 Sabin
"I was afflicted
an J biliousness for
years, and at times became so bad I
would become unconscious. I have been
found in that condition many times.
Physicians did not sef>m to be able to
do me any good. I would become
woak and for days at a time could do
no worK. N'ot lonfe ago I pot a box
pf Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets, and
after ur'r-c- them found T never
.ried wythlng that adte! L. mci t
mild and effective manner. I behave
I have at last found the remedy that
suits my case."
Thousands of people are sufferers
from habitual constipation and
while possibly realizing something
of thc danger of this condition, yet
neglect too long to employ1 proper
curative measures until . serious ill
ness often results. Thc advice of
all physicians is, "keep your bowels
clean," and it's good advice.
Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets are
sold by all druggists, at 25 cents a
box containing 25 doses. If not
found satisfactory, your money is
MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart Ind.
is the best all-round medicine
lever used," writes J. A.
Steelman, of Pattonville, Texas.
"I suffered terribly with liver
troubles, and could get no relief.
The doctors said I had con
sumption. I could not work at
all. FinaHy 1 tried
and to my surprise, I got better,
and am to-day as well as any
man." Th ed ford's Black -
Draught is a general, cathartic,
vegetable liver medicine, that
has been regulating Irregulari
ties of the liver, stomach and
bowels, for over 70 years. Get
a package today. Insist on the
A. H. Corley,
Appointments at Trenton
DR- J. S- BYRD,
OFFICE OVER POSTOFFICE.
Residence Phone 17-R. Office 3.
Cures Old Sores, Olde; iumedies Won't Curt
The worst cases, no matter of how lonji standing
are cured by the wonderful, cid reliable Dr
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve!
".aili and Heals at the some time. 25c, 50c, $1.0
J iin BEST FOK
A telephone on the Farm not only
means convenience and comfort for the
user, but it adds value to the land and will
enable you to sell your land to a better ad
vantage. Telephone service on the Farm
can be had at very low cost.
Write for our free booklet. Address
Farmers Line Department
S6UTEERN BELL TELEPHONE
& TELEGRAPH COMPANY
South Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
We have accepted the agency for the
Ford Automobiles for Edgefield County,
and will have constantly on hand a stock
of Touring Cars and Run-Abouts. Shall
be pleased to show them to those who
contemplate buying a car. The Ford
cars defy Edgefield 's winter roads.
They are an All-the-Year-Round Car
We will also carry a full assortment of
all parts of the Ford cars, and can fill or
ders at our Garagi without your having
to wait to get extra par s by express.
Make your auto wants known to us, and
we will satisfy them OE short notice and
at reasonable prices.
Auto and Repair Shop
Edgefield, South Carolina
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds,
Corner Cumming and Fenwick Streets
On Georgia R. R. Tracks
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
HW See our representative. C. E. May.
NO ADVANCE IN PRICE
SLUSKY'S ROOFING MATERIAL
ON ACCOUNT OF WAR
Our materials have advanced considerably, but having purchased im
mense stock before rise of market, we are offering the SAME AT
TRACTIVE LOW PRICES as formerly. Get our prices on METAL
SHINGLES, TIN PLATE, GALVANIZED CORRUGATED IRON and
RUBBER ROOFING, Etc. It will pay you to buy NOW as prices will
never be lower.
? Phone 100. 1009 Brond Street