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I PAYING MC E ATTO
A Southern Fie
(By C. S. MILLER. >
The southeastern states are at last
-?coming to their own, particularly In
the matter of livestock. They have to
?offer, in competition with the most fa
'?orable sections of the United StateB,
?a abundance of the richest stock feed
-at very low cost, green pastures near
fly all the year round, pure water and
a. most favorable climate.
The corn-belt is moving southward,
?nd the alfalfa-belt, which not many
years ago was thought to be,impos
sible below northern Kentucky, has
now Blipped down to the Gulf of
The south has a tremendous meat
?market within its own borders. Bir
mingham, Ala., alone imports over $1.
400,000 worth of meat every year, and
at is a fact not generally known that,
in spite of its long, hot summers, and
mild winters consumes more meat per
capita, than any other section of the
tt has taken the south a long time
to wake up to the importance of feed
ing her own mouths from her own
Acres, but now that the vast common
sense of the thing is glimmering
through the minds of the intelligent
progressive people of that section,
Abey are rising to the occasion in a
(way that challenges the admiration of
' It requires over $20,000,000 to sup
ply only 50 southern cities with dairy
.products every year. Heretofore much
mt this wealth has come from other
jstates, but now southern farmers are
reaping tho profits from their own
Some enthusiastic southerners de
?elare that they can prove by the de
partment o? agriculture that beef can
'be produced in the south at a cost of
three cents per pound-a rate so low
that other sections find it difficult to
jeompete with it.
It is a fact, within personal knowl
edge of the writer, that in some sec
tions of the south, particularly Vir
ginia, the finest beef in this country is
?uite Valuable Crop If Best Varieties .
j Are Planted-Worked With Hand
Weeder and Cultivator.
?The onion crop is a very valuable \
ne, as there is a good market for all
jjrown and at remunerative ^ prices.
^Gardeners grow two crops off the
jsame land each year. To do this re
quires deep, finely pulverized and very
rich soil. The first crop is raised from
&ets planted early, just as soon as the ?
P<eep the Cultivator Going During the
frost is out of the ground. The sec
ond crop is grown from northern
grown seed sown between the rows of
sets. Both crops are worked with the
hand cultivator and harrow. The seed
Is sown in 15-inch rows. For the fall
and winter markets the Yellow Dan
vers and Southport White Globe are ,
the two standard varieties. Potato
onion sets are mostly grown for the '
?elect retail trade and for family use.
This variety matures early and ia
HUON TO LIVE STOCK
ld of Cowpeas.
produced on forage alone, every pound
of which is shipped to England at
high prices. *
It is apparent to ever ui who has
made a study of the question that
there is a wide difference in the feed
ing and care of stock in the south, as
compared with that of the north and
the west j
In many sections of the south cattle
are fattened for market without shel
ter during any period of the year, and
in some favored spots they are fed no
grain whatever. The raising of blood
ed stock is also becoming one of the
chief industries of the south.
The south is now taking more lively
interest In the production of alfalfa
than any other single section of the
country. Alabama has an alfalfa club,
an association of high-class farmers,
who several years ago began the study
of the value of this plant to the south,
and whose efforts to develop it have
resulted in widespread benefit to that
This club grows alfalfa for profit
as well as education, and has declared
dividends of from 60 to 105 per cent
Alfalfa in Mississippi yields as higv
as four tons per acre the season, and
there are probably 25,000 acres of al
falfa in the black-belt of Mississippi
and Alabama aJone..
Farmers of the south are learning
how to fatten hogs on alfalfa and cow
peas, making pork as fine as is ever
seen in our northern markets and at
less cost than it can be produced in
many of the northern and western sec
Alfalfa takes kindly to the lime
lands of Virginia and the farmers of
that state are going into it extensive
ly. J. F. Jack, a progressive Virginia
planter, began improving his rather
poor soil several years ago with crim
son clover and cowpeas, later planting
it to al'alfa. He now has 400 acres of
alfalfa, which average six tons per
acre; and much of it furnishes good
pasture during the winter months.
mostly used in the green stage, says a
writer in the Baltimore American. It
is a good variety for family use. Adri
atic Barleta is an Italian variety of
mild flavor; small, pure white' with
silver skin, flesh mild, but firm; bes*,
variety for pickling. Bermuda White
ls a large flat onion, matures early
and is of a mild flavor.
The growers of onions for tbe
wholesale markets, prefer well-drained
muck land. The Southport Yellow
Globe and the Round Red are the
two leading varieties. The onion
ground is always plowed in the fall.
In the spring eight large two-horse
loads of rotted manure from grain-fed
cattle is spread to the acre; 600 to
800 pounds of Peruvian guano Sub
stitute is sown to the acre and well
harrowed in before drilling the seed.
About five pounds of new-crop north
ern-grown onion seed is sown to tho
acre. The seed is drilled in with hand
drill In 14-inch rows. The Italian
growers make the rows only 12 inches
apart The crop is worked with the
hand weeder and cultivator. ?
Spotted calla is a summer-blooming
plant, and should be reset lu winter.
In the fall set the pot in frost-proof
cellar or room, and withhold water
from it until spring. Then, when
danger of frost ls passed, bed it out
in a rather sunny place, and mulch
the Boil about it on the approach of
hot weather with stable litter. Or, if
preferred, repot it, giving it a larger
pot, and rich porous soil. In either
case the plant will bloom during th?
summer.-E. V. B.
Fowls for the Fair.
Don't wait until near fair time and
expect by fattening to make weight
take the place of size; the growing
bird must be given food to furnish a
good frame work; he must have good
bone and muscle as well as fat, and
the fat must not be the result of forced
feeding if the bird is to be used as a
breeder. Feed oats and other nitrogen
ous foods, and make the birds exer
cise to get it. Ground bone once or
twice a week, about an ounce to each
bird, is a partial preventive of leg
J. H. Cantelou,
EDGEEIELD, S. C.
Next door to Catholic church.
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
il MOHEY FORJTHE CHURCH
g By J. W. JACKSON.
"Fair coming on, or a hospital don
The rich man stood in the midd
of his study, one hand holding h
eyeglasses, in an attitude of ezpec
ancy, and the other waving the your
clergyman to a seat
"Nothing of the kind today, M
Claupel," the minister said. "I can
to aBk you for a new church."
The rich man dropped into his r
volving chair with the suddenness i
& discovery in gravitation.
"You did, did you? Well, I doc
know about that," he said, qnizzicall
"We need a church and a rectory
the minister continued, without vi
ible disconfiture. "There will be i
trouble about getting a rectory if
can manage to secure the church bull
"Yes, yes; I understand," Mr. Cia:
pel broke in, "but I'm afraid I can
afford you a church. Yet-hold on
minute," he added, as he took up
letter which he had apparently wri
ten that morning. "See here," h
continued, as he glanced over ll
read this. Here ls a way in whic
you might get what you want"
Graham looked over the sheet an
read it the second time. Then h
sat for a little while in a train c
thought which brought a frown to hi
"Mr. Clanpel. do you remembe
Elizabeth Travers?" the clergy ma
The chair came around with a quid
"In Heaven's name, man. Ho^
glibly you use a name. What do yoi
know about her?" ,
"I know all about h?r" Graham d?
dared, as he rose from the chair am
laid the letter on the desk.
"Sit down, man; sit down, and tel
me," Clanpel begged- "There's n
hurry about your going, is there?"
"I should make a call," Grahau
said, consulting his watch. "If
could write a note and send by mes
"Oh, surely, yes. Sit down herc
I will have a man drive over with it.'
Mr. Clanpel indicated paper and en
velopes. Then he touched a buttoi
and gave orders for the carriage.
The minister wrote a few lines rap
idly on a plain sheet of paper.
The sealed letter bore no addres:
and Graham handed it to the servan
with directions for delivery and a re
quest to wait for an answer.
"How came you to know Mrs.-Misi
i^Jfcavers ?" Clanpel asked.
W^I am engaged to marry her niece,'
."Is-is she well?" Clanpel asked
struggling to open the conversation.
"Tier marriage-was it accounted ?
"Hardly," Graham answered, with ?
flavor of irony, "inasmuch as sh?
"Do you mean to tell me," he asked
in a slow voice, "that I have deccivec
myself all this time?"
Graham nodded affirmatively.
"Man alive," Clanpel continued
with a high note in his voice; "I've
had murder in my heart for years
And now you tell me that I havt
harbored this hate without reason
Tell me more."
"There iBn't much to telL Ter
years ago you thought-only thought
-Captain Thomas had won out-"
"Yes-the furies take him!" ejacu
lated the older man.
"He is dead," Graham said, witt
something of solemnity. "He died s
week after his arrival in London,
where he had hoped to marry her
She came back here in the course ol
time. Five years later she lost her
father and almost all means of sup
port Since then she has been strug
gling against adverse circumstances."
."And I with more than I can use,"
Clanpel hardly gave a glance in
the direction of the door when the
servant came in with the answer to
"Mr. Clanpel," Graham asked, after
reading the answer, "do you still
hold to your agreement in regard to
the letter you showed me?"
"Yes," was the absent reply.
"The letter instructs your agent,"
Graham continued, "to secure the
Mercer farm at the lowest possible
figure, with thirty thousand dollars as
"That is the idea. Whatever he
saves out of the thirty thousand you
ohali have for the church," Mr. Clan
pel assured him.
"Very well," Graham replied. "I
have written to the owner and this
reply gives me authority to fix the
price. There is a mortgage on the
place; the owner must have as much
as possible. I ask thirty thousand
dollars. Read the letter."
Mr. Clanpel glanced at the written
"Signed lizabeth Travers*!" he
said, in amazement
"I'll go and buy the farm in per
! son," Clanpel said, impetuously.
Turning to Graham, he added: "My
loy, I hardly knew how to-yes, I
He put on his hat, took up a pen
and rapidly wrote his signature.
Then .lotting it nervously he thrust
it in < pocket
"Sh mil fill it out," he said softly.
"Ten per cent, is your fee."
Graham deposited the next day, in
the name of the church, a check for
ten thousand dollars.
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