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Poultry Husbandman of Clemson College Tells How Farmer
Can Construct Poultry House That Answers
Needs, Yet Be Inexpensive.
Every flock of chickens should have
a house to live in. It need not be an
expensive building but it should be
bright and sanitary. The best place
to locate it ls near some shade or
fruit tree3, to protect the hens from
summer heat The ground must be
dry and preferably of saudy loam.
The front or open side of the house
should face the south, so as to have as
much sunlight as possible on the
floor. Cut 4-by-4-inch lumber for the
sills, two pieces 10 feet long and two
pieces 7 feet 4 inches long, for the
bouse shown in the accompanying il
lustration. This will accommodate 40
laying hens. Then erect five front
studs 7 feet long and four back studs
5 feet long. Put up the two center
studs, the plates and roof rafters.
Cover the frame with ?wide unplaned
boards (not recommended unless
-cheapness is a primary consideration
and even then it is better to cover
these boards with roofing paper, ton
gued-and-grooved flooring or weather
boa: din g.) If you use tongued-and
grooved flooring, lay lt up and down.
In the front side leave an opening
7 feet long by 4 feet deep and a door
space 2 feet 6 inches wide for the open
front and door. Both openings extend
to the roof and the remaining 3 feet
(at the bottom) is closed to prevent
heavy wind or rain from blowing on j
the chickens. The openings are cov
ered with 1-inch-meshed wire netting
to keep oui sparrows.
Ventilating Door.
The door 12< inches wide near the
j roof at the north side (see illustration)
{extends across the house. This door
?is opened in warm weather to venti
late the house and create a draft to
cool tue interior. It is dosed in win
ter. This is a valuable improvement
for Southern poultry houses andi
should always be provided.
The interior has at the north side
two roosts and a dropboard to catch
the droppings. The dimension* are]
given in the drawing. The 4ropboard
is 3 feet wide.
Nests and Hoppers.
The six nests can be made of old
egg crates, orange crates or packing
boxes. They can be placed on a rais
ed platform together with the water
vessel. This keeps bot* M?H ?nd
water clean. Dry maiih is fed in a
hopper or self-feeding ?ox which will
be described in a later article..
The floor of the house sftould be
well-packed dirt tillea in Ott level with
the top of the sill. A concrete leor is
best of all and you should try te make
an earthen floor as near a eeo?rete Mr
face as possible. Chickens are iajured
by having to live i M a bouse full of
dust? Board floors soon sol asd har
bor rats and mice unless vatted high
?ff the ground, as in a aqaob plant.
Cover the earth floor to s depth of 6
inches with straw or cleaa Utter. Scat
ter the grain in this litter ?au moke
your hens sratch fo> every kernel
Extension Poultry Iftrsbanteian,
Clemson Agricultural ?c?lege.
Have you a supply of fruit on your
farm? If not, why not begin now to
make arrangements for it? On almost
every farm of the state there are a
few trees, producing a small quantity
of fruit. In most cases all the fruit
ripens at once and is soon gone, giving
a supply for only a short time and leav
ing none to put away for winter use.
No southern state ls better adapted
than South Carolina to producing fruit
for home use, yet millions of dollars
leave the state every year for canned
Preparing SoH.
At this season of the year (Septem
<ber 1 to October 15) orchards are ueu
ally neglected. Farmers seem to think
that there is nothing to be done then
that will be of any material help. Nev
ertheless, now is the time to begin to
prepare soil for the trees that are set
?at this fall and winter. Select the
orchard site, break the soil as deeply
as possible and harrow thoroughly.
This work will greatly reduce the la
ter labor or- setting the orchard.
Choosing Varieties.
What varieties are you going to
plant? This is a point of great im
portance. Be sure to make selections
that will provide fruit throughout an
.entire season. If you are not familiar
with the varieties that are adapted to
your particular section, write to the
Extension Division, Clemson College,
lor Bulletin No. 15. In this will be
found lists of varieties suitable for the
various sections of the state.
Buying Trees.
Where are you going to get your
trees and what are you going to pay
for them? If you are not in touch
with a reliable nursery and if you are
not familiar with the prices of trees,
the Extension Division of Clemson Col
lege will be glad to help you in this
matter. Beware of the tree agent The
nurseries they represent may be all
right, but you are not always eure of
what you are getting and in most cases
you are paying the agent's salary and
the expense of delivering the trees. If
you are thinking of setting out an'or
chard this fall, let as help you.
Improving The Orchard.
If you already h&ve an orchard, why
not begin to improve it now? A cover
crop sown now and turned next spring
will help wonderfully. Twenty pounds
of crimson clover seed per acre, sown
and disced, will make a good cover,
provided the seed are inoculated.
Three pecks of rye and W pounds of
hairv vetch to the acre wffl also make
a good cover for the orchard. If these
are turned next spring at the first cul
tivation they will add a lot of fertility
to the soil will also help to hold mois
There are a good many mummy
fruits hanging to the trees. These are
full of spores and if left in the or
chard will cause more rotten fruit
another year. Now is a good time to
get these out of the way. Pull and
burn them.
Borers may have been giving you
trouble. You were advised to paint
and mound the trees early in summer.
The mounds should be pulled down on
October 15 and the trees examined for
borers. The young borers ar? just
entering the trees the middle of Octo
ber and will be found going in just
above the level of the ?DI of dirt you
pull down. If you find any of them,
scrape the bark off with a knife and
the little borers will be destroyed.
The work at this season consists
largely in cleaning up and preparing
for winter and spring. If done prop
rely, the trees receive much benefit.
Assistant in Horticulture,
Clemson Agricultural College.
Farmers can obtain a cir>mlar on
the growing of wheat and oats by writ
,ing to Sidney S. Rittenberg, Clemson
If you don't know what you give
your cows and you don't know what
your cows give you, why'do you keep
cows? Keep records.
"To have no crushing circumstances
would be to live a poverty-stricken
life. We wculd nene of us attain what;
we should be unless we were driven to
it often against our will. And so the
things that we most long to escape
are likely to be the things that we
most need."-The S. S. Times.
Necessity being the mother of In
vention is proved every day by the
housekeeper who is sud
denly assailed with the
thought that there is no
dessert and unexpected
company, all in the same
breath. A good emer
gency dish to keep on
hand these^warm days
and one which will keep
for several days is some form of fruit
jelly. Lemon jelly is especially nice
in combination with other things. If
one has a dish of jelly in the ice
chest, arrange small spoonfuls of it
in alternate layers of fruit in a sher
bet cup. This is one that was tried
the other day and was highly praised.
A little lemon jelly, a preserved peach
cut in quarters, a spoonful of orange
marmalade and a tablespoonful of
pineapple preserve with a little of the
juice. This was topped with cream
garnished with halves of strawberries
and served with simple little lemon
cookies and made a dessert most grati
fying to all who partook of it This
pint of orange jelly in combination
with other fruits like banana, orange
and a few strawberries made dessert
for another day, in fact it made all to
gether eight servings in sherbet cups.
Rhubarb Delight-Rinse, wipe and
remove the peel from tender stalks
of rhubarb. Cut the stalks into an
earthen dish, scattering sugar over
each layer. Add two tablespoonfuls of
water; cover and set in the oven.
Raisins, dates and figs may be added
to the rhubarb if desired. Cook until
tender and pink.
Vegetable Salad.-Take two cupfuls
of chopped cabbage, pour over lt the
hot fat from a slice of salt pork, cut
in dice and fried brown. Add the bits
of pork and a minced onion, stir and
mix well, then heat hot enough vin
egar to just moisten the cabbage and
flavor it
To Can Rhubarb.-Wash the rhu
barb and cut in inch lengths without
peeling. Pack in sterilized jars, then
fill with cold water and be sure that
there are no spaces which the water
does not fill. Now plunge the jars
in a pan of water and screw the tops
on under water:
It is reported by Penn <fc Hol
stein druggist, that ranch Adler-i-ka
is sold in Edenfield. People have j
found out that ONE SPOONFUL j
of this simple buckthorn bark and
glycerine mixture relieves almost
ANY CASE of constipation, sour
or gassy stomach. It is so power
ful that it is used successfully in
appendicitis. OWE MINUTE af
ter you take it the gasses rumble
and pass out. It is perfectly safe |
to use and cannot gripe.-5
Insurance Notes, Fire And
The PRUDENTIAL life (Strength
of Gibraltar Co) has lowered the
cost of life insurance. The PRU
DENTIAL has decided to allow
annual dividends on their already
extra low rates. At age 35, for in
stance,-an average acre-PRU
DENTIAL 15 (Fifteen) life PAR
TICIPATING rate is only S35.70.
The premiums are reduced by an
nual dividends. This is lower than
most companies* 20-payraent Life
participating rate. I do not know
of any company represented in Edsre
field whose Capital and Surplus is as
much as? 150,000.00,having 20 pay
life participating rates as low as th*
PRUDENTIAL 15 payment par
ticipating rates. The PRUDEN
TIAL has Capital, Apportioned
Funds and Surplus of $84,000,?
000.00. See Spectater Company's
The PRUDENTIAL wrote $87,
000,000.00 in 1914-more than any
company represented in Edgefield.
Please write us for rate at your
age. E. J. NORRIS.
Edgefield, S. C.
Ga. R. R. Bank
Have you ever gone through a
typical pine forest when you had a
cold? What a vigorous impulse it
senti How you opened wide your
langs to take in those invigorating
and mysterious qualities. Yes, Dr.
Bell's Pine Tar Honey possesses
those stimulating qualities and over
comes hacking coughs. The inner
lining of the throat is strengthened
in its attack against cold germs.
Every family needs a bottle ?on
8ta?tly at hand. 25c.-2
Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October, 1915, to
the 15th day of March, 1916.
All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1915,
and December 31st, 1915.
That when taxes charged shall not be
paid, by December 31st, 1915, the County
Auditor shall proceed to add a penalty
of one per cent, for January, and if
taxes are not paid on or before Feb
ruary 1st, 1916, the County Aftditor
will proceed to add two per cent., and
five per cent, from the 1st of March to
the 15th of March, after which time all
unpaid taxes will be collected by the
The tax levies for the year 1915 are
as follows:
For State purposes 7 Mills
44 Ordinary County 6 *'
" Cons. School Tax . 3 44
" Bacon School District 4 44
44 Edgefield School District 5 14
44 Long Cane S. D. 3 44
" Liberty Hill S. D. 3 44
Johnston S. D. 8 44
44 ColMer's S. D. 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 44
44 Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 "
" Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 "
" Hibler Township ^ 44
\* S. D. 3 44
" P. Branch S. D. 5 "
" White Town S. D. 4 "
Trenton S. D. 5 44
" Ward Township 2 u
" Moss Township 3 44
" Parksville S. D. 4 "
" Mbdoc S. D. 2 "
" Oak Grove 3 44
H Red Hill S. D. , 4 44
44 Antioch S. D. 2 "
" Shaw Township 4 44
14 Talbert Township 2 44
."RR Bonds Wise T'sp 114 44
"RR Bonds Pickens 3 44
"RR Bonds Johnston 3 44
"RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 44
"RR Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 44
44 R R Bonds Elmwood 12 44
"RR Bonds Elmwood
44 Pickens . 3 44
" Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 44
Town of Edgefield
Corporation purposes 10 44
All the male . citizens between the
' ages of 21 years and 60 years except
those exempt by law are liable to a
SDil tax of One'Dollar each. A ca pi ta
on tax of 50 cents each is to be paid
on all dogs.
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt when you desire to pay road tax.
Co. Treas. E. C.
Land for Sale
Life is too short to go on ,
renting land, when you can ;
buy a small farm for almost j
the rent money.
I have land in small lots j
around ?Johnston, and near ]
Batesburg, Meeting Street, j
Celestia, Rocky Creek or \
Fruit Hill, Ropers and near !
Edgefield, and lots and j
stores in the town of Edge- j
ArthurS. Tompkins
Edgefield, S. C.
Notice to Creditors.
District Court of the United States,
Western District of South Carolina.
In the matter of A. J. Day and W. F.
Roper, trading as Day & Roper,
To the Creditors of the above named
Take notice on the 23rd day of Sep
tember 1915, the above named bank- .
rapt filed his petition in said Court
praying that he may be decreed by the
Court to have a full discharge from all 1
debts provable against his estate, and
a hearing was thereupon ordered and '
will be had upon said petition on the
28rd day of October 1915, before said
Court, at Greenville, at ll o'clock in
the forenoon, at which time and place
all known creditors and other persons
in interest may appear and show cause, ?
if any they have, why the prayer of \
said petition should not be granted.
J. B. KNIGHT, Clerk.
Sept 29., 1915.
Tor Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
CROVIE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
md ?itre Appetizer. Ppr adults and children. 50c
Ford Cars Have
Stood the Test
The experience of scores of own
ers of the Ford Automobiles lias
proven that there is nothing better
made for the Edgefield roads. Ford
cars will carry you safely over any
road that a buggy or any other ve
hicle can travel.
An All-the-Year-Around Car
They are light, yet substantially
built. They are cheap, yet the best
of material is used in their con
struction. Are you contemplating
purchasing a car? Let us show
you a Ford Run-About or Touring
Edgefield Auto Repair Shop
Next to Court House
Our Edgefield Friends
Are invited to make our store their headquarters
when in Augusta.
W i are better prepared than ever before to supply
their needs. Every department of our large stock is
filled with stylish fall merchandise.
In Dry Goods we were never better stocked. Our
Shoes were bought from the leading manufacturers.
Our stock of Men's and Boys' Clothing was never
more complete.
We invite the ladies to see our tailored suits from
the largest makers of women's ready-to-wear factory in
the country.
Our Millinery Department is also filled with the
most Stylish Hats and Trimmings ever brought to Au
gusta. Do not fail to call in to see us whether you
buy or not.
Augusta Bee Hive
816-918 Broad Street Augusta, Georgia
Is ready with Fall Suits, Hats, Overcoats for Men and Boys.
Our Wemen's Department carries the Most Up-to-Date Suits,
Cloaks, Dresses and Furnishings in the entire South.
Waiting and Resting Rooms for the Ladies. Send your packages
here. We'll send them to the train for you.
Make Your Augusta Headquarters
Serving you and yours since 1848
Members State Warehouse
All persons storing cotton with us,
we think, will have no trouble to bor
row money on certificates issued by the
Warehouse Commission.
We will appreciate any business
Edgefield, South Carolina

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