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HAVE CLEAN NEST MATERIAL
Percentage of Dirty or Soiled Egg? May Be Materially Reduced by Proper Management. Poultry keepers may easily reduce the percentage of dirty or soiled eggs, and losses entailed to insignificant figures. First, an ample number of nests ls, of course, necessary, but an ample number means no more, than, and probably not as many as, are usu? ally directed by poultry writers. Lay ing nouses are, as a rule, provided with a sufficient number, but where the keeper falls down is in failing to supply enough nesting material and floor litter. Obviously the neeting material must be clean, or the eggs become soiled by 'contact, and it must be sufficient in quantity, or the eggs are often broken iby dropping upon the hard floor of the jnast In houses where the dropping-boards .are above the nests, and the custom is to sand the boards, small stones often drop Into the nest and breakage results when newly-laid eggs fall upon them. The condition of nests should ibe noticed dally, and the nesting ma terial replenished when necessary. Plenty of nesting material prevents 'breakage and Insures clean eggs. An ample and clean litter on the (floor Is also very essential when an JL-l clean product is sought Partien lari j is this true when the hens are allowed outdoors during wet weather. The litter acts as a food mat for the liens on their way to the nests. Clean eggs bring better prices titan dirty ones. MAKING A CHEAP TRAP NEST .Simple and Satisfactory Device Can | Be Constructed From Orange Box at Small Expense. Here Is a trap nest that can he made from an orange box for less than jfl, writes Thomas Mayberry of Pe:an slyvania In Farm and Home. The tbox la 24 inches long, 12 Inches w:?de and 12 inches high. It is shown ready 'tor the hen to enter. When she tres.ds -tm the platform, c. to go to the nest Bhe closes the door, A, behind her and 1er weight will not let her out B ila made one by one-fourth inches, with two small screws to fasten it on each aldo to the platform, seven and one* -24"- -? A Simple Trap Nest half Inches from screw to steel rod X. JA is the door covered with one-half ilnch wire netting. The platform is iheld off the bottom by wire staples and rod X goes through it. A, the door, has staples for the rod to go through, as shown at the tip, and-one inch from that is where the screws ?hold. D is a partition three inches .high to keep the nesting material in .place. VENTILATION FOR HENHOUSE Reason Given for So Many Apparent? ly Healthy Fowls Dropping Dead Off Their Roosts. It has been proved hy experiments that impurities given off from the rangs of one animal are much more poisonous to another animal than they are to the animal giving them off. Ton can prove this for your own satisfaction, if you care to. Put a mouse in a self-sealing fruit Jar and make the cover tight. In a few min utes he will begin to show signs of suffocation. Then without admitting any more fresh air than you oan help, Introduce a second mouse into tbe jar. This second mouse will die be tora the first one, though he was fresh when the first one was nearly suffo cated. The reason for this is that the second mouse did not die of suffoca tion, but was killed by the poison given off Irom the lungs of the first one. It Is entirely possible that this is the reason why so many hens in ap parently good physical thrift drop dead off the roost. The ventilation is poor and the birds become poisoned by the gases from the lungs of their perchmates. UNIFORMITY IN EGGS URGED Separate Dark-Colored Eggs From the Light and Keep the Different Sizes by Themselves. It will be worth an experiment to assort eggs before selling them, by separating the ciark-coiored eggs from those that are light. ??id also having the different 3?2os together. Appearance is worth a great deal in the seeing of an article, and eggs will sell g Picker than anything else if sent to .ark?t in an attractive man ner, wt iel; at'.da al least one-fourth tnor# to the prices. FIELD DAY. Schools of Entire County Will Unite in Field Day Exer cises at Edgefield on April 7. On Friday, April 7, the schools of Edgefield county will celebrate Field day at Edgefield. The enroll ment of pupils of Edgefield county is about twenty-two hundred, and we expect at least twenty-five hun ired people, including teachers and parents, to be here that day. There will be a valuable money prize giv en to that school which has present the greatest per cent of its enroll ment, and, in case of a tie, this prize will be given to the school making the neatest and best ap pearance in the county school chil dren's parade, which will be the first evert o. the day. The merchants of the town mould "clean np" quite a oise lit tle profit Field day, for it is a safe t>et that very few out of the thou sand or two people who spend the Jay here, will leave without baying something, anything from a sack 3? peanuts to a suit of clothes or a mowing machine. The parents and (chool officials who accompany the children to town will certainly make the visit an occasion to pnrohase something, and so save themselves i special trip to town. It is only just thal the merchants help the central committee with prizes for the events, and their hearty co operation is expected. Your special attention is called to the declaimers' contest to be held the night following the exercises. A.11 students above the sixth grade ire admitted to this contest, and he boy or girl who wins will receive jach a six dollar gold medal. Each ic bool io the county is allowed two contestants, one boy and one girl. The tentative program is as fol ows: 1. Grand parade of county ichools. 2. Address of welcome. 3. 50 yard dash for boys ander Fourteen. 4. Same event for boys over fourt een. 5. Same event for girls. 6. 100 yard dash for boys over fourteen. 7. Same event fer boys ander ?ourteen. 8. 220 yard dash for boys over fourteen. 9. 440 yard dash for boys over Gurteen. 10. Boys standing and running, ligh jump, boys over fourteen. 11. Same event for boys under 'ourteen. 12 Running high and broad ?ump for boys over fourteen. 18. Same event for girls. 14. Same event for boys under fourteen. 15. Pole vault for boys over ourteen. 16. Rope climbing contest. 17. Flag race for girls. 18. Sack race, shoe race, three egged race and other humorous ?vents. Each school is limited to two .ontestants in each athletic event. f any school wishes an event not isled here, let the teacher write to he central committee at fcEdgefield, ?are of T. J. Lyon. Dinner will be served on the rrounds of Edgefield high school md, an stated, the declaimers' con e?t will take place at night, thus ?losing what we are hoping will be i very enjoyable and profitable day. Who will be the first merchant o offer a prize for one of these con- ? ests? For information address The Central Committee, care of T. J. jyon, Edgefield, S. C, To Prevent Blood Poisoning pply at once the wonderful old reliable DR. ORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL. a sur ?cal dressing that relieves pain and heals at tie same time. N?t a liniment. 25c. 50c. $1.00. C0UP01 Charlotte Observer B DATI CHARLOTTE OBSERVEE CHARLOTTE, N. C. Find enclosed $--. KARLOTTE OBSERVER o the undersigned for_ ame. St.orR.F.D., . rown. Remit by Check or Postal he mails. Orders accepted under tl Special Bargain Period? t Citation. State of South Carolina, County of Edgefield. By W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge. Whereas, Miss Eliza M. Minis, of above county and State made suit to me, to grant her Letters of Ad ministration of the Estate and ef fects of Miss Mamie E. Lake. These Are Therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kin dred and creditors of the said Miss Mamie E Lake of above County and State, deceased, that they be and appear before me, in the Court of Probate, to be held at Edgefield C. H., S. C., in ray office on the 24th day of February, 1916 next, after publication thereof, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause, if any they have, why the said Administration should not be granted. Given under my Hand, this 4th day of February, A. D., 1916. W. T. KINNAIRD. Probate Judge, E. C. Feb. 9. 1916, 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 Auditor 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 unpdd taxes will be collected by the Sheriff The tax levies for the year 1915 are ? as follows: For State purposes 7 Mills " Ordinary County 6 " " Cons. School Tax 3 " " Bacon School District 4 " " Edgefield School District 5 " " Long Cane S. D. 3 " " Liberty Hill S. D. 3 " " Johnston S. D. 8 " " Collier's S. D. 3 .? " Flat Rock S. D. 4 " " Elmwood S. D. No. 8 2 " " Elmwood S. D. No. 9 2 " " Elmwood S. D. No. 30 2 "j " Hibler Township 3 " ?. P. Branch S. D. 5 " " White Town S. D. 4 " " Trenton S. D. 5 " " Ward Township 2 *' " Moss Township 3 " " Parksville S. D. 4 " " Modoc S. D. 2 " " Oak Grove 3 " " Red Hill S. D. 4 " " Antioch S. D. 2 " " Shaw Township 4 " " Talbert Township 2 " "RR Bonds Wise T'sp 1-14 ?? "RR Bonds Pickens 3 " "RR Bonds Johnston 3 " "RR Bonds Pine Grove 12 " "RR Bonds Blocker (portion] 12 " "RR Bonds Elmwood 12 " "RR Bonds Elmwood " Picknes 3 " " Edgefield sch'l bldg. 2 " Town of Edgefield Corporation purposes 10 " All the male citizens between the ages of 21 years and 60 years except those exempt by law are liable to a poll tax of One Dollar each. A capita tion 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 wurk 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. JAMES T. MIMS, Co. Treas. E. C. Ferry to be Let. Notice is hereby given that the contract will be let Saturday, Feb-! ruary 19, for operating the ferry across Big Stevens creek at Shaw and McKie's mill for the ensuing) 12 months. Seal bids will be re ceived up to the date above named. The contract will be let at the of fice of the Supervisor in Edgefield. A. A. EDMUNDS, Supervisor. 2-9-2t. DR. KING'S The Pills That Do Cure, 9 FOR ?argain Subscription E._191. _, for which send THE I, Daily and Sunday, by mail .months. BARGAIN RATE DAILY DAILY AND ONLY SUNDAY 3 Months...$1.25 $1.50 (J Months... 2.50 3.00 1 Year. 5.00 6.00 Order. Money gets lost in bis special rate only during I New Through Sleeping Car. Between Aiken and New York, Washington, Baltimore, Phil adelphia, effective November 23, 1915 on the Augusta Spe cial Via Southern Railway. 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E-70 Make the Old Suits Look New We are better prepared than ever to do first-class work in cleaning and press ing of all kinds. Make your old pants or suit new by let ing us clean and press them. Ladies skirts and suits al so cleaned and pressed. Sat isfaction guaranteed. Special attention givm to La dies' Silk Waiata and Skirts. Edgefield Pressing Club WALLACE HARRIS, PROP. SHEPPARD BUILDING CHICHESTER S PILLS DIAMOND /5u|^L BRAND A'S* W LADIES f ""^-1-~r Adc jour Drufrttat for CHI-CHES-TER'S DIAMOND BRAND PILLS it ~ GOLD metallic boxes, sealed Ribbon TAKE NO OTHER. Prngfflit and oak far CID-' DIAMOND BRAND PILLS, for twenty-five years regarded as Best,Safest, Always Reliable. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS TRIED EVERYWHERE TESTED GEO. F. MIMS OPTOMETRIST Eyes examined and glasses fitted only when necessary. Optical work of all kinds. EDGEFIELD, S. C. Ford Automobiles We have the agency for Ford auto mobiles for the western part of Edge field county. There is no better car on the market for the money. The Ford owners who have thoroughly tested these cars will tell you that. If you want a car, drop us a card and we will call on you and demonstrate the Ford advantages. W. F. RUSH & CO. PLUM BRANCH, S. C. Or l?sig's Hew Discovery KILLS THE COUGH. CURES.' THE LUNGS. Ford Cars Have Stood the Test The experience of scores of own ers of the Ford Automobiles has 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 Cap They are light, jet 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 Car. G. W. ADAMS Edgefield Auto Repair Shop Next to Court House ARRINGTON BROS. & CO. ? 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