PREVENT DISEASES OF HOGS
Most Important Way to Conserve and
Increase Pork Production-Elim
inate Mud Holes.
?Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In the problem of conserving and
increasing pork production, it must be
remembered that one of the chief fac
tors is the prevention of disease.
Swine, particularly young animals, are
Healthy Pigs Kept Under Sanitary
Conditions Are Better Able to With
susceptible or subject to ailments
which, if not remedied, checked, or pre
vented, will result in the curtailment
of production, despite all efforts that
may be made.
Diseases of swine may be classed
?n two groups: (a) Ailments which
are not highly destructive and can be
treated as a rule by the farmer; (b)
highly destructive diseases, particu
larly of infectious origin, which spread
rapidly and kill quickly, and to handle
them properly requires the co-opera
tion of not only the farmers and stock
raisers, but federal and state officials.
In the first group which is not high
ly destructive may be mentioned such
ailments and conditions as parasites,
both internal and external (worms and
Bee) ; manne and other skin diseases ;
tumors and abscesses; poisoning by
agents as caustic potash and mold in
garbage, cockleburr, cottonseed, etc.;
pneumonia ; thumps, or other digestive
disorders. These ailments as a rule
can be readily treated by efforts of
the farmer himself, and the applica
tion of home remedies often proves ef
fective in their cure. Preventive meas
ures at all times should be observed,
such as proper housing and feeding,
sanitary conditions of yards and shel
ter, good clean drinking water, and
above all the elimination of filthy
FEEDING THE SUCKLING PIGS
Shelled Corn ls Particularly Good
When They Begin to Nose
Around for Food.
(From the United States Department ot
? When the pigs are about three weeks
old, sometimes less, they will begin to
nose around for something to eat. If
they aro going to do as they should this
something must be supplied. One of
the best fepds at this particular time
Is shelled corn. It should be in a self
feeder in a pen where the pigs can go
to it and will not be bothered by any
of the rest of the hogs. This can be
arranged by a creep just large enough
to admit the pigs handily. Don't forget
that these little fellows grow quite
rapidly and from time to time the
creep must be made larger. After the
pigs are 4 or 5 weeks old. especially if
they do not have good grass pasture,
\he addition ot some shorts, tankage,
or oil meal is advisable. Nothing
would he better. However, than skim
milk. The self-feeder in which is
"kept corn and other feeds should be
maintained right alone up until wean
ing time, and after that if the pig is
Intended for market purposes. Pigs
to be used for breeding purposes may
be kept on a self-feeder all the time
with splendid results, but in some
<ases they get too fat and logy and do
not take the proper exercise. The most
profitable pig is the one that never
quits growing from farrowing time
until he is driven over the scales.
PRODUCTION OF LIVE STOCK
?Good Permanent Pastures, Leguminous
.!. Crops, Silo and Purebreds
fcr7 Are Essential.
/ " ,
(From the United States Department ot
Where live stock is a factor on the
farm, make every field hog-tight and
sheep-tight ; have thoroughly good per
manent pastures; grow leguminous
crops ; build a silo ; and keep only pure
bred males. These five things are ab
solutely essential In the economical
production of live stock. Of course,
this program calls for some labor and
expense, but the permanent condition
Of prosperity in the sections devoted
to live stock production is proof of the
good profit derived therefrom.
ATTENTION GIVEN BABY BEEF
Industry Increasing In Importance on
Account of the Scarcity of
With the growing scarcity of feed
er cattle and the advance in value of
farm lands, the baby-beef industry
is of Increasing importance and is
receiving the attention of farmers
In ali live stock sections of the rttuv
fer. .. . _._
THE USEFUL YAK.
"Tlie name which should be given
to our family for good and all," said
the yak. "is the useful yak. We should
be known by that name the country
around and the world around for that
"How do you know that anything
could go the world around?" asked
Hrs. Yak. "Is the world round?"
"Hush!" said Mr. Yak. "Don't let
anyone hear you say that you don't
know such a thing. Of course the
world is round-the nice round earth
-I quite like it."
"I will believe you." said Mrs. Yak,
"for you've always told me the truth.
But at the same time, I have never
seen a piece of round earth. Never,
"No matter," naid Mr. Yak. "I'm
right in what I say. I'm quite sure
"Then if you're sure of that do tell
me why we should be called the use
ful yak family. Are we so very use
ful? I am glad we are. I know that
"We Can Be Used for Meat."
often our cousins and relatives have
been made pets of by some people.
There have also been many who have
gone to the zoos. And I know, too,
that we are often given the family
name of wild ox."
. "All you say is quite true," said Mr.
Yak. "but there are more things to be
known about us."
Now, Mr. and Mrs. Yak both wore
their hair hanging down from their
sides and hips and shoulders. They
had very, very long hair and sometimes
it didn't look so very well brushed.
They wore long tails very like long
"Our tails," said Mr. Yak, "are some
times used for fly-snappers."
"Oh. dear." said Mrs. Yak, -don't
let us think of anything like that.
Where would we be without our
"There are some creatures who don't
have tails," said Mr. Yak. "People
never have them. We might try to
be like people."
Now in some things Mrs. Yak was
far wiser and more sensible than Mr.
"My dear," she said, "people have
been born without tails for genera
tions and generations!-ns long as there
have been people. Now we have al
ways had tails, and If we should lose
our tails, we would die."
"I guess that's true," said Mr. Yak.
"Yes, [ believe you're right. And, too,
our tails give us a fine, handsome
"They do." agreed Mrs. Yak quickly,
for she didn't like to hear Mr. Yak
say he thought it a good thing to have
their tails used for fly-snappers. If
there was any fly-killing to be done,
she wanted to do it all and not just
lend her tail for the occasion, with
out her whole body.
Even though their hair looked as If
it needed brushing, it was very, very
"As long as you do not like my
tail story, or my tail ol' the tale-**
Mrs. Yak interrupted him. "Are
ye t going mad, my dear? What do
you moan? I am afraid you have
been thinking with your tail lately,
yes. thinking backwards."
"No, Tm not crazy," said Mr. Yak.
"But a tale spelt In one fashion is
a story, and a tail spelt in another
ls the kind we hava upon our fine
"Oh, now I see," said Mrs. Yak.
.Tard?n me for interrupting."
"Pardoned!" said Mr. Yak grandly.
"Well, what I wasted to say is this:
Our silky hair Is made into lace, and
used to ornament garments, or
clothes, or dresses-I've forgotten just
what they are called."
Mrs. Yak felt very vain and proud
to hear this. Of course, Mr. Yak was
only a poor Mr. Yak, and so he didn't
know enough to appreciate lace as she
did. But when she had stopped think
ing about lace and talking to herself
about how beautiful she could make
people, she begged Mr. Yak to tell
her more about their usefulness.
"We can be used for meat," \\e said,
and Mrs. Yak almost fainted. But
quickly he changed the subject, and
said: "We give nice butter and milk,
you know," at which Mrs. Yak smiled.
. "And as we can carry things and
people, too, I certainly think we should
be called the useful yak family,"
he ended, as he and Mrs. Yak moved
from the valley where they had been
all winter to the snow-covered moun
tains far above.
Si. T :uis, Leading Horse Market.
St Lcv.is: in the- landing horse marka
bi tts United States.
J. G LEWIS, Gr<
I Notice Of Opening Books Of
Enrollment For Voters In
The Democratic Primary
Election, etc., etc.
Notice is hereby given that the
following committees for enrollment
have been appointed to enroll the
voters of Edgefield County in the
Democratic Primary for the year
1918, and said books of enrollment
will be opened at the places designa
ted for each club Tuesday, June 4th,
Bacon.-W. H. Smith, Secretary;
G. M. Smith and B. B. Bouknight at
Cleveland-C. C. Jones, Secretary;
J. W Quarles and T. Wallace Quarles
at Quarles' Store.
Colliers.-Dr. J. N. Crafton, Sec
retary; D. T. Mathis and E. B. Math
is at Mathis' Store.
Edgefield Democratic Club No. 1
L. W. Cheatham, Secretary; A. E.
Padgett and N. M. Jones, at Jones
and Son's Store.
Edgefield Democratic Club No.2
J. W. Kemp, Secretary; T. A. High
tower and T. J. Paul at the Edge
field Mercantile Company.
West Johnston.-W. M. Sawyer,
Secretary; E. H. Smith and John
Wright, at Lott-Walker Company's
East Johnston.-A. M. Clark, Sec
retary; W. S. Mobley and S. G. Mob
ley, Jr. at J. C. Lewis' Store. .
Long Branch.-E. L. Scott, Sec.;
Luther Yonce and L. C. Clark, at
Lewis Clark's Store.
Meriwether.- J. A. Thurmond,
Sec. J. T. Reece and J. 0. Scott, at
J. A. Thurmond's Store.
Meeting Street.-J. K. Allen, Sec.;
J. R. Blocker and J. H. Cogburn at
J. H. Cogburn's Store.
Moss.-P. W. Cheatham, Sec.;
T. A. Williams and W. A. Reel, at
Pleasant Lane.-J. T. McDowell,
Sec.; S. T. Williams and F. L. Tim
merman, at F. L. Timmerman's Store
Red Hill.-H. E. Quarles, Sec.; 0.
0. Timmerman and R. M. Johnson at
H. E. Quarles' Store.
Ropers.-F. F. Rainsford, Sec.; B.
T. Lanham and J. D. Boswell, at Rop
Shaw.-W. W. Wise, Sec.; I. A.
Webb and A. J. Day, at A. J. Day's
Talbert.-J. D. Hughey, Sec.; A.
Gilchrist and E. P. Winn, at E. P.
The qualifications for membershid in
any club of the party and for voting at
a primary are as follows:
The applicant for membership, or
voter, shall be 21 years of age, or shall
become so before the secceeding gen
eral election and be a white Democrat.
He shall be a citizen of the United
States and of this State. No person
shall belong to any club or vote in any
primary unless he has resided in the
State two years and in the County six
months prior to the succeeding general
election and in the club district 60 days
prior to the first primary following his
can now invest i
in the *
as small a sum
as 25 cents
Help the Government
and help yourself at the
same time. Here is a
patriotic service that all
can share in.
Here Is the Plan
HE Government is issuing during all of
1918 what is known as U. S. Thrift
Stamps. These stamps are on sale at
postoffices, banks, stores, factories and
many other convenient places. A single
stamp is sold for 25 cents,
When you buy your first stamp you will be given a Thrift
Card with spaces for affixing sixteen stamps. This card will
show at all times just how much money you have loaned the
As soon as you have sixteen stamps on your card-$4.00
worth-you can take them to any place where U. S. Thrift
Stamps are sold and there exchange them with a small cash
payment fora "War Savings Stamp" that will pay you 4
per cent interest.
What is a War-Savings Stamp? When affixed to a War
Savings Certificate, tr is an obligation o f the United States
Government to pay the holder $5,00 on January 1,1923.
All the wealth and security of the United States are behind
it. It is as good as a Government bond, which is the safest
investment in the world.
Now let's see how Thrift Stamps are changed into War
Suppose you have a card full of Thrift Stamps-$4.00 worth
and want to turn them into a War-Savings Stamp in March.
All you have to do is to put fourteen cents with your card
and take it to any place where U. S. Thrift and War-Savings
Stamps are sold. There it will be exchanged for a Five Dollar
War Savings Stamp, which will put you in the investor class.
If you exchange U. S. Thrift Stamps for War-Savings Stamps
in April, it will be fifteen cents; and so on a cent a month
up to December, 1918, when the added amount will be
twenty-three cents. The sooner you buy the less the cost
Buy U. S. Thrift Stamps. Exchange
Them for War Savings Stamps
"WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
ISSUED BY THE
UNITED STATES ?
oceries and Plantation Supplies, Johnston, S. C.
We invite our friends' to come in to see the new
spring merchandise for men and boys.
Large assortment of spring suits to select from-lat
est fabrics and newest styles.
See Our Beautiful Hats
in Straw, Panama and Felt.
Large stock of ECLIPSE Shirt. Just what you
need for the warm weather.
See our Crossett Oxfords and our
tlie best and most stylish footwear on the market for the
offer to enroll; PROVIDED, that pub
lic school teachers and ministers of the
gospel in charge of regular organized
church shall be exempl from the pro
visions of this section as to residence,
?r otherwise qualified.. Under the rules
a new enrollment is required.
B. E. NICHOLSON, -
May 27, 1918.
For Sale: 200 bushels of good
sound peis at $3.75 nor Lujhel. Mrs.
Julia K. Prescott, Modoc, S. C.
STRAYED-From pasture near
Ninety Six one medium size iron gray
mare mule about four years old, lib
eral reward Wire or phone us. Lee
and Blake. Greenwood, S. C.
OWEN BROS. MARBLE &
DEALERS IN EVERYTHING FOR
The largest and best equipped monu
mental mills in the Carolinas.
F. A. JOHNSON, Local Agent
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