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ENORMOUS RUN-OFF AFTER
(Prepared t>y the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Because of the great distance of the
Panhandle of Texas from large mar
kets; ana the consequent desirability of
feeding ro stuck a large portion of the
crops raised, mixed fanning, it is de
clared by specialists in the United
States department of agriculture, is the
only profitable type of agriculture for
the region. The conditions making the
carryiiii: on of mixed farming opera
tions imperative if adequate returns
are to be received tire outlined in
Farmers" Bulletin T3S, recently issued
by the department.
In the Panhandle section the sor
ghums, especially milo, kafir and feter
lta. are the principal crops grown, oc
cupying about three-fourths of the to
tal cultivated area. In addition to
these the small grains have an impor
tant, though minor, place in the agri
The bulletin recommends the grow
ing of winter wheat, spring oats, win
ter rye and i iroso. Winter grains, i:
says, have been more successful in
the Panhandle than spring grains, and
spring oats is the only one <? the lat
ter that has proved even fairly profit
able. At the present time the winter
wheat crop is of much more importance
from a money standpoint than spring
oats. Roth these crops, however, eau
"be used ro advantage in a general
Winter rye is desirable because of
its hardiness. Though its yields are
not the equal of those of winter wheat
it nearly always comes through the
winter In good shape and it has never
failed to produce more soon than was
sowed. This cannot be said of wheat.
At the present time, however, very lit
tle rye is grown in the Panhandle.
Proso is a species of millet intro
duced from Russia and often called
hog millet and broom corn millet. It
is grown for grain, not for hay. and
fed particularly io hogs, sheep and
poultry. To the dry land farmer its
chief valu j ls its earliness, for proso
.can produce a crop of seed in two
months or less from the time of seed
ing. The bulletin recommends that
this crop should be raised for home
use, but warns the grower that it is
not likely to be profitable when sold
on the market.
For the growing of winter grains the
land should be prepared as early in
the summer ns possible mid plowed to
a depth of at least six inches. Weeds
should not be allowed to get a start,
but in keeping them down care must
be taken not to fin?' the surface soil too
much. Fine surface land will blow
more than if it is left somewhat rough,
and the high winds which prevail
throughout the Panhandle must be
reckoned with In all agricultural oper
ations. Increased yields are obtained
from alternating summer fallow and
crops, but the increase ls not large
enough to pay for the extra work in
As has been said, the sorghum crops
occupy the most important place in
Panhandle agriculture. These grow
late in the fall and leave the soil dry
so that it is not advisable to follow
them with winter grain. It Is better
to grow some leguminous crop like cow
peas the next year and to follow this
with wheat or rye.
Wheat should be sown about October
15, though in an average season any
time from October 1 to November 1
will do. The amount of moisture in
the soil nt seeding time and the sub
sequent weather conditions have a
greater infiueuce upon the yield than
.the date upon which the crop is sown.
Three pecks per acre is the rate rec
ommended under ordinary conditions.
The Turkey type is probably the best
for this region.
Pye is the other winter grain recom
mended in the bulletin. Sprinjr rye, lt
FIRST EXPERIMENT STAT i <
TORRENTIAL SUMMER RAIN.
should be said, is uot recommended un
der any circumstances. When winter
rye is to be used for pasturage, it
should be sown early in September at I
ubout four pecks per acre. When
grown for grain it should be seeded i
about the middle of October at about
three pecks per acre. The two varie
ties that promise the best yields are
the Kansas and the Ivanov.
Oats is the only spring grain that
has proved successful. Next to win- .
ter wheat It ls perhaps the best small
grain crop. While the yields aro not j
large, it has never failed entirely to I
make grain. The highest yields have '
been obtained from the rust-proof
group, which are really winter oats,
liut in the Panhandle are grown from !
spring seeding. The crop is usually
sown about March 1 and five pecks per
acre have given the best results. AU
varieties shatter more or less and.
should be harvested as soon as ripe. ;
Proso may be sown in the latter part
of May or in June at the rate of 20
pounds of seed per acre. This crop is
harvested with a grain binder and
threshed the same as the other small
The other small grain crops now
grown in the Panhandle include win
ter-barley, spring wheat, winter spelt
and winter emmer. None of these have
demonstrated superiority in any Im
portant respect over the four crops rec
ommended in the bulletin and there
seems to be no good reason, therefore,
why they should be grown. In feeding
value emmer and spelt are similar to
oats and are used for much the same
purpose. Tlie straw, however, is of lit
tle value and the yields of neither of
these crops are as great as from the
better varieties of oats.
With all the small grain crops in this
section there Is considerable loss from
smut each year. The greater part of
this loss.can be prevented by treating
the seed with a formaldehyde solution.
The different methods ol* treatment are
described in detail ir. Farmers' Bulle
WEEDS GROWING IN ORCHARD
Noxious Plants Allowed to Utilize
Much of Moisture-Dry Spells
(By C. W. RA TP. Department of Horti
culture, Oklahoma A. and M. College,
During past years dry seasons have :
spelled disaster for many of the fruit
growers of the state. Due to careless!
methods of farming, the orchards were
allowed to grow up in weeds. These :
utilized much of the moisture and the I
long, dry spells evaporated most of the
rest. Fruit either dried up or fell or i
was too small and bitter for any prac- :
tlcal use. In many cases the trees
The neglect during the ono dry year
caused the loss of orchards that had
been built up during many years, j
Thorough orchard cultivation Is the I
only successful method of combating !
the effects of a dry spell. Good andi
thorough tillage will keep down all
weeds and will form a good dust ;
mulch, which will largely prevent
KEEP CAREFUL MILK RECORD
Only Positive Way to Tell What Each
Cow ls Doing-Test Should Be
The only way to be sure which cows
really do pay is by keeping careful
record of the amount of milk given
by each cow In the herd, and the
amount of butter fat her milk contains
as shown by the Babcock test. The
test should be made fairly frequently,
but the milk given and the feed used
should he recorded every tiny.
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Neglected fouls yet worse, in
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.
38. S 3
ability clause free
E. J. NORRIS, Agt.
Apportionment of School Funds, Eclgefleld County
DISTRICT. NO. BAL. POLL TAX 3-MILL TAY DOG TAX SPE. TAX TOTAL
Blocker. 1 $ 95 00 $ 177 00 $ S4 00 $112 67
Antioch. 2 $ 97 12 170 00 324 00 60 00 317 88
Ked Hill. 3 107 00 283 50 34 00 221 15
Flat Rock. 4 56 00 142 50 17 50 103 00
Colliers._ 5 27 OS ll? 00 291 00 76 00 342 26
Log Creek. 6 46 21 58 00 195 00 20 00 127 20
Berea.... 7 97 00 150 00 31 00 109 57
North Elmwood.. 8 39 00 112 50 12 00 37 26
South Elmwood.. 9 72 27 63 00 139 50 24 00 100 74
H ?bier..... 10 88 00 117 00 43 00 124 04
North Meriwether 12 72 00 142 50 36 50
South Meriwether 13 S3 00 243 00 67 00
Bickens. 14 4 06 187 00 251 00 67 50
Beaver Dam. 15 19 89 30 00 JOS 50 ll 00 50 31
Talbert_. 17 124 39 81 00 404 00 28 50 133 98
Beech Creek. 18 45 00 108 00 15 50 GO 84
Clark's Hill. 19 23 92 50 00 217 00 27 00
Wards.- 20 117 00 2S0 50 30 50 123 41
Wise... 21 43 43 163 00 582 00 87 50
Moss. 22 78 00 218 50 26 00 1G2 92
Harmony. 23 105 00 353 50 40 50
Bork. 24 117 00 185 50 46 50
Limestone_ 26 15 58 99 00 237 00 38 00 193 61
Gregg_. 28 68 76 58 00 237 00 27 00 62 50
Meriwether Hall. 29 20 77 107 00 193 50 53 00
Meeting Street... 30 17 75 00 189 00 32 50 72 44
M eriwhether. 31 22 27 S8 00 238 00 44 00
Oak Grove.. 32 14 45 58 00 175 50 21 50 102 58
Edisto- 33 89 00 201 00 33 00 101 52
Long Cane.. 35 102 90 69 00 192 50 27 00 137 49
Apportionment for those districts omitted will be made when certain papers
are returned by State Tax Commission.
Trustees will note that numbers of some districts have been changed to take
place of those cut into McCormick County.
Clerks will copy above figures for district. If clerk's check book is needed
notify County Superintendent.
Teachers will take notice that last pay-warrant must be presented in person,
and accompanied by correct annual report.
W. W. FULLER,
E. H. FOLK,
G. W. SCOTT,
County Board of Education.
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State of South Carolina,
County of Ed gen* eld,
Court of Common Pleas.
Bessie S. Mitchell, Plaintiff-vs
D. B. Hollingsworth and Louella
Steimons, Executor and Executrix
of the Will of Anna B. Strother,
and in their otvn Right, et. al.
Pursuant to a decree in the above
entitled cause, I shall offer for sale
it public outcry to the highest bid
ler before the Court House, Town
of Edgefield, County and State
iforesaid, on Salesdayin November,
1916, the same being the Otb day of
jaid month, between the legal hours
)f sale the following described re
ilty, consisting of several Tracts,
Tract No. 1. All of that Tract of
and known as the River Place,
lituate in the County ol Saluda, and
jontaining Two Hundred and Thir
y-Seven and One-half (237?) Acres,
uore or less, and bouuded North
and East by lands of W. A. Webb,
to the South by Saluda River, and
to the West by lands of J. G.
Tract No. 8. That Tract of Land,
known as the Ked Hill Place, con
taining Two Hundred and Fifty
?250) Acres, more or less, situate in
the County of Saluda, and Bounded
by lands of William Strother, Char
lie Coleman, W. A. Webb and the
Cambridge public ,road. Said two
tracts belonging to the estate of
Anna B. Stother. Lands belonging
to the estate of David R. Strother,
Lot No. 1. All the lot of land ?D
the town of Johnston, in the coun
ty of Edgefield, containing one (l)
acre, more or less, situate ou Main
Street, and bounded North by Rail
road Ave. on Main Street, to the
East and South by lands of D. P.
LaGrone's estate, and the West by
lot of H. W. Crouch.
Lot No. 2. Also, that lot of land,
situate in the town ot Johnston,!
county of Edgefield, known as the
Strother lot, containing one-fourth j
of an acre, more or Tess, and bound
ed North by Main Street and Rail
road Ave., East by Hoyts Ginnerv,
to the South by lot of Mrs. Louella
Steimons, and the West by Lee St.
Terms Cash. If purchaser at said
sale shall fail to comply with the
terms thereof, within one hour from
the time of said sale, said premises,
upon direction of plaintiff, OP his
attorney, will be resold on said day
at Ihe risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
J. H. CAN TELO U,
Master, E. C. S. C.
Oct. 2, 1816.
My shop, lot, shop tools, mate
rial and machinery (except Grist mill
and engine). Also, my home on
Columbia street. Reason for sell
ing change of business.
W. II. POWELL.