We want you to use one of our
BLACK DIAMOND Ranges. We
guarantee every one of them.
THOMSON HARDWARE CO.
October 7th to 11th
I Splendid Agricultur-
I: al, Poultry and Live-
Largest and best MIDWAY ever seen in
this section of the state. TWENTY-FIVE
CAR LOADS OF AMUSEMENT.
The BEST FAIR and the BEST CARNI
VAL EVER SEEN IN WASHINGTON. ,
Admission—Children 15c; Adults 25c.
Night Admission—10c to all.
Wilkes County Legion
TUESDAY, OCT. 7th, TO SATURDAY,
OCT. Uth, INCLUSIVE.
Why Sell Your Cotton Below Cost
WHEN YOU CAN STORE IT WITH
The Standard Warehouse Company
In Augusta, Ga., for less than you can insure it at home, and borrow
money on the warehouse receipts at a low rate of interest? The
STANDARD is bonded, licensed and operated under supervision of
U. S. Government and has assets of more than $600,000.00 with no
debts. Weight and grade of each bale cotton shown on warehouse
receipt and issued to owner of cotton. Storage rates very reason
able. Communicate with J. M. Lyle, Manager.
The Standard Warehouse Company
FREE PICTURES FOR McDUFFIE
Starting Saturday a series of four
good practical pictures will be pre
sented at the Palace Theatre for the
benefit of the farmers of McDuffie
county. These pictures have been
seared from the Department of Ag
riculture by the County Agent, and
will be shown absolutely free on the
days set forth in this letter. Please
keep the dates in mind and make it
a part of your next month’s program
to see these pictures one and all.
Sept. 27th, a year with the sheep
flock. Lambs from range to market.
Oct. 4th, Control of hog cholera.
Exit ascaris. Health for hogs.
Oct. 11th, Where Uncle Sam raises
poultry. Making poultry pay. Se
lecting a laying hen.
Oct. 18th, Sweet potatoes from seed
to storage. Sweet potatoes from
store house to market.
The first picture, Sept. 27th, shows
every step in the sheep game start
ing in the fall by selecting good pure
bred rams and grade ewes with which
to start the flock. Winter manage
ment, shepherds spring duties, dock
ing, shearing, dipping, sheep on sum
mer pasturage, also a picture of ewes
and lambs grazing on national for
est; lambs separated from ewes at
end of the season and taken to feed
ing yards for fattening; fattening of
lambs on different feeds and loading
lambs for market.
Look for description of remaining
pictures in' next issue of this paper.
In addition to the above the Palace
will offer some rip roaring pictures,
among them are Hoot Gibson in
Thrill Chasers and others which will
i be announced later. The show starts
promptly at 1 o’clock. You be there.
PAUL GEER MAKES POULTRY
Regular Dinner 50c
Plate Lunch 25c
Short Orders served from 5 A. M. to 10 P. M.
Too much credit cannot be given
to McDuffie county’s pioneer poultry-
men. They have come forward and
showed the old neighborhood a thing
or two in spite of prevailing preju
dice against anything save cotton as a
money crop. There are several of
these producers who deserve credit.
One of these is Mr. Paul .• Geer, the
affable gentleman at the Ford plant.
Several years ago Mr. Geer started
wth only a few Anconas to demon
strate to hmself the possibilities of
profit from poultry. He gives as
his reason for selecting Anconas the
fact that when a boy his mother used
to send him under the house to look
for breakfast eggs and he declares
that the little speckled hen always
paid best for the search. He has
spent much time studying the poul
try business and is sure that a man
never gets so wise on any line hut
that he can learn more. The result
is that he has not only profited by
his own experience hut those of oth
ers, too. There are at present 650
Anconas on the Geer farm. Of this
number 150 are hens and 500 pullets.
Mr. Geer has 250 pullets just coming
in to lay at a time when eggs are
high and going higher. This is due
to his hatching chickens in March
with incubators while the average
farmer was waiting for the old hen
to make up her mind to set.
Here is another lesson we should
learn: While the average farmer is
getting 40c for eggs, and most of
them have none for sale at any price,
Mr. Geer is selling his eggs for 50c
per dozen. Why? Simply because
he selects his eggs and sells a stand
ard dozen (24 oz.) and the purchaser
knows they are guaranteed to be
fresh. He also delivers them in
doen cartons which cost him $13.50
per 1000. We’ will learn some day
that the market doesn’t want field run
stuff, whether it be eggs, potatoes,
j melons, peaches or what not.
Mr. Geer turned down orders for
| baby chcicks last spring and disposed
of hatching eggs at $1.50 per setting.
As soon as the hatching season opens
his March pullets will be sufficiently
mature to use their eggs for hatch
Commercial feeds are good and can
be had from local grocerymen, but
are usually pretty expensive. The
following mixture is g : ving good re
sults on the Geer farm: 100 lbs.
cox*n meal; 100 lbs. beef scrap; 150
lbs. bran; 50 lbs. cheap flour; 100 lbs.
shorts; 4 lbs. salt; 10 lbs. charcoal;
15 lbs. fine oyster shell.
Next spring will witness the in
stallation of a 3000 egg machine,
which will about take care of the
hatching. If your are interested in
profit from your poultry, talk to
Mr. Geer and follow his practice, es
pecially in regard to early hatching
if you want eggs when they bring
good prices. The old saying “Thars
mo’ in the man than thar is in the
land,” applies in the chicken business
as well as elsewhere. There are other
breeds as good as Anconas. Why not
have your eggs hatched in March and
April so as to insure success. A trip
Give Next Year’s Crops
A Good Start
Let the Fordson Tractor help you to give next year’s crops a good start.
Let this dependable power plant do your Fall plowing. With it you can
plow as deep as desired and as fast as necessary. Besides getting the work
done on time—when conditions are most satisfactory—you make a substantial
saving which helps pay for your Fordson.
Save Time and Money on Winter Belt Work!
When Fordson is through plowing it
is ready to excavate, pull stumps, grind
feed, shell com, pump water, haul
heavy loads,’ cut timber, saw wood—
in fact, do any power job on the farm
at a saving in time, labor and money.
Let your nearest Authorized Ford
dealer give you a practical demon
stration. This does not obligate you
—it gives you the opportunity to
see how Fordson can reduce fanning
costs for you!
For lion trrovidts amfU power for
belt u*rrk of all kinds
ATLANTA, OCTOBER 4 TO 1 1
19 2 4
GREATEST AMUSEMENT PROGRAM AND UN-
rivalled educational features
THE ATLANTA PASSING REVUE
Featuring the Famous All Georgia Beauty Ballet
every night In front of the Grandstand
CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO RACE8 OCT. 4 AND I I
Two days of Auto Racing in which the contestants
will Include some of the most fearless Drivers of Inter
HARNESS RACES OCT. 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Five days of great racing participated In by many
of the finest Pacers and Trotters ever appearing on
FIREWORKS, MIDWAY AND CARNIVAL 8HOW8
Every night a grand Fireworks Display, the cele
brated Rubin & Cherry Shows perform each day of the
fair, and the Lakewood Midway open daily
THE NATIONAL HOG AND CATTLE SHOW
Officially a part of the fair, bringing together the
largest and finest assemblage of Pure Bred Live Stock
to be seen in the South
AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISPLAY
Surpassing in magnitude and interest all former
atteYnpts. Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work will feature In
Reduced Rates on all Railroads. Write for a
Free Premium List
The Southeastern Fair Association
OSCAR MILLS, President
R. M. STRIPLIN, Secretary
ATLANTA-OCTOBER 4 to 11
to the Geer farm will do you good.
Mr. Geer extends a cordial invitation.
G. C. DANIEL.
Steel Ranges, Cast
Ranges & Cook Stoves.
iAlso Oil Heaters and
Cook Stoves, at Thom
son Hardware Co.
TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
S From time to time, as The Youth’s
Companion Historic Milestone Covers
have appeared, the publishers have
dedicated them, each to the particular
state with which the subject of the
cover was most closely associated.
But now and then there has been
a subject of such general interest—
Washington’s Inauguration, for ex
ample—that the only fitting thing to
do was to dedicate it, not to a single
state, but • to the Nation. Such a
Milestone Cover is to appear upon
the issue of October 9th.
“Franklin at the Court of Louis
XVI” was painted expressly for The
Companion by Andre Castaign, dean
of the world’s illustrators. The text
that accompanies the unusually im
portant picture reads as follows:
Franklin in France, wearing his
plain homespun suit with quiet dig
nity in the presence of an elegant
and luxury-loving Court is more than
a figure in diplomatic history; he is
the embodiment of a great national
ideal—that wisdom, integrity and
self-respect shall stand unabashed
eve* in the presence of kings.
Since both the interest of the sub
ject and the political faith that the
painting so strikingly expresses are
not local or sectional, but belong
alike to the whole Nation, the Pub
lishers of The Compaion have most
happily dedicated this outstanding
Milestone Cover to the American