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Thc followiog extracts, taken from 1
the Texas Farm and Ranch, will be
read with interest by the progressive
planters of this State, who realize the
advantages of diversified farming and
of having a plentiful supply of for
age for their stock of all kinds pro
duced with a minimum of labor and of
"It is safe to say that in this South
western country we find 100 acres of
alfalfa growing where only one grew
five years, ago. Why this great
change? The land, the seasons and
the peoplo aro surely the same. The
change has been wrought through
study of farm conditions. The atten
tion of reading, thinking land own
ers was brought to the merits of alfal
"That alfalfa will support work
stock in fair condition without grain,
was announced and the people began
to heed. In quick succession there
followed tho statements, 'Alfalfa is a
the best feed for poultry; alfalfa en
riches the soil; alfalfa lives year after
year from one seeding; alfalfa is a
sure crop if once established; alfalfa
will grow on any good corn land, and
finally, 'Alfalfa furnishes a tonio for
the human system.'
. "But alfalfa did not grow in every
instance where tried. To begin with,
there were hundreds of failures, yet
there were many successes. In every
county throughout the wide diversity
of soils found in the great Southwest,
some farmerB grew fine crops of alfal
fa. Many samples of superior quality
found their way through mails and ex
press to ..Farm and Ranch office in
token of appreciation of help rendered
"Many of those who failed in plant
ing failed for no fault of their own
nor fault in the soil-the season was
unfavorable. It happens so with
other crops and alfalfa seed 'fail to
eatoh'^&t times just as well SB wheat,
cotton or corn. Tho growers of red
dover and timothy in other sections
are more aooustomed to these troubles
with hay orops tlu.n are we. All that
the farmer can do is to prepare his
land thoroughly (beginning, if need
be, one year in advance with a select
ed orop,) sow the best seed with all
the care necessary to insure germina?
tion early (for fall and spring sowing)
and then guard against weeds or grass
'choking the young crop, as there are
returnslfor this extra care when start
ing the crop in some foul soils that
carry Johnson grass, cooli leb uro and
"A failure with alfalfa one season
does not signify.' It may arise from
one of many apparently trivial con
ditions. A suooesB with alfalfa
means everything, because it shows
that the thing oan be done again and
"The crop is one of the most inter
esting 'studies. Experience with it
during two or three seasons will teach
the grower more of soil moisture,
structure of his farm's subsoil, fer
tility of land, and of the influence #f
winds and sunshine than he has over,
dreamt of io bis philosophy of farm
" S ucee a s with a single squ?..-6 rod
of alfalfa means everything to the
mau desiring so improve his system of
raising horses, grawing hogs or breed
ing cattle, sheep or goats. If once
the life habits of ire under
stood, its demands.known,' then our
ability to grow alfalfa profitably upon
any field of reasonable fertility will
not be doubted for a moment. The
plant has its peculiarities and eccen
tricities, as has cotton, corn and all
crops-and has a right to them. With
out these odd features it would not
be alfalfa-the king of forage crops."
E. 8. Peters, writing for the same i
publication, says : -" .
"There are several important con
ditions necessary fer success tu? we
have obs or ved in our experience, first
the proper and best, laud to get nest
results. Ia this Stat? the creek and
river bottom lauds, where r ot subject
to overflow, are ideal soils for alfalfa
(they are made soils) and the subsoil
is usually deep and as fertile os the
top soil and where properly sown and
taken care of will produce the earliest
and the latest hay ' and frjm four to
.?J^eattings a year, andfor hog pasture
there is nothing 1 equal 4? it; The
black lands of the State are vc?y good
alfalfa lands, I understand.
"Success is growing r.^f elf a depends
very largely on the preparation of the
soil. You cannot have too fine a seed
bed and lt should be disked and har?
rowed until it is in a condition suita
ble to plant either onions and ter-;
nips. , JflBBB^:..
- "The . selection of seed is very im
portant. It should be free from dod
der and if possible, secure native
grown see? or -sied that your seeds
tant Facts Concerning
"The beet time to plant in this
lattitude is in the fall any time from
September 1 until December 1. Thc
first summer is the critical time for
alfalfa and it must be mowed when
sis or eight inches high as tbr.t kills
out any weeds that come in it and
oauses the alfalfa to stool out. Fre
quent mowing checks the growth of
weeds and grass, and causes alfalfa
-to put on new stalks cud increase its
vigor. This year E secured four good
cuttings and will get another from
alfalfa that was sown last year.
"I consider it the most profitable
crop that can be grown in this section.
You not only secure from four to sir
cuttings for hay a year, but you can
have one cutting if you prefer for
seed, which ?3 in itself very profitable,
besides having a hog pasture for five
mouths. I have have had sixty head
of hogs runnings on alfalfa (10 acres)
that have dore well from September
to February. In the boll weevil dis
trict it will beat raising cotton at 25
cents a pound. It will eradicate John
"Alfalfa has its drawbacks; one of
the principal ones at the present time
to the growers of plfalfi in commer
cial quantities is the lack of organi
zation to protect their interest. I be
lieve that an organization should be
perfected of the growers that sell in
oarload lots for the mutual protection
of their interests.v At this time we
are at the mercy of the commission
men who dictate prices to us. We
should organize cn lines similar to
the California fruit growers and have
one person as sales agent."
Below find the results of the crop
of alfalfa now growing at the experi
ment station at Hampton Park.
Under the oare of Mr. M. D. Garrison,
of Clemson College, and under the gen
eral direction of Col. J. S. Newman,
of that College.
This crop was planted in 1901 by
the United States Department of
Agriculture, the year of the Charles
ton Exposition and is now in its third
April 19, first cutting, yield per
acre, green .. . .15,167
May 24, second cutting, yield
per acre, green.14,458
June 27, third cutting, yield per
July 25, fourth outticg, yield
per acre, green.9,313
August 23, fifth cutting, yield
per acre, green:.7,300
When oured as hay it gave an aver
age of 26} pounds o?-hay to eaoh 100
pounds of green alfalfa, so that the
above yield of green forage was equal
to 7 tons, 553 pounds, over 71 tons,
as this hay is found to be quite equal
to the best Northern grown hay for all
kinds of stock, it should be worth in
this market from $15 to $20 per ton,
or $110 to $145 per aore. With the
advantage, that once ' established in
the land, it will continue to yield the
same crop for many years.
Mr. J. B. Chisolm, Secretory of the
South Carolina Agricultural Society,
26 Broad street, or Mr. W. D. Gar
rison at the experiment statics, ^ill i
be glad to give farther information if
desired and full directions for the
cultivation of alfalfa, and aleo ?beat
obtaining the seed.
Why fie Wore the Bibben.
Mrs. Bobers J. B?rdete tells a j
story about the white ribbon which io
the sign of total abstinence, says the
New York Tribune.
"Thero are some persons," said
Mrs. Burdette, "who don't wear tho
white ribbon with sincerity. They,
wear it, perhaps, about as hypocriti
cally as it fas worn by an employe, of
a certain brewer.
"This employe, after years of dis
sipation, appeared one day at the
brewery with the white ribbon on his
breast. Nothing was said to him,
and he wore the ribbon ?for. some
months. Then one day the head of
tho firm, happening to notice the
man's badge, approached him. '
"?Why, Prank/ he said, ?ff li
strange'to see yon a brewer, wearing
th? white ribbon.'
" 'It does look strange, air/ the
"'Well/ said thc brewer/ 'wa? do
ybk do it?"
'. 'It is like this/ said the work
man. 'I wear the ribbon because it
makes men like to tempt me; and
when I'm ?empted I succumb, slr/ '*!
. . - ? - -
:'jgr~ The average poet is rich-in ex
- Many a woman who is outwardly
handsome ia inwardly, homely,
-r Old age may not bring, wisdom
?Spoiled a Duel.
During the course <>f a heated de
bate once in tho house of representa
tives sharp words were exchanged be
tween a congressman from New York
and one from Mississippi. A chal
lenge was delivered and accepted, and
as both wore courageous and deter
mined a bloody meeting seemed im
minent. Friends interposed' but in
vain. Both men were resolute, and
neither would yield to the suggestion
of ar amicable arguement. As a last
resort Senator Lamar was called in to
save thc situation. He realized that
no ordinary methods would servo his
purpose, and so retorted to strategy.
Tho principals in tho proposed duel
aro still living, so I will call the
New Yorker Jones and tho Missip
Senator Lamar called on the New
Yorker, and after the usual civilities
had been exchanged he said:
"Jones, I've come here to do you a
friendly turn. I know that you and
Smith arc determined to fight and that
nothing will stop you. I have not
come as a mediator,but simply to ins
tigate, if possible, the horrors of a fa
tal end, so far as you are concerned.
As to Smith, I have no fears. He is
I a dead s ho1, and can take care of him
self, but he is not an unfeeling man,
and is inclined to respect any partial
ity you may have in favor of any
particular part of your anatomy.
Some men entertain a mortal dread of
being disfigured after death, and if
che choice were left them would pre
fer not to be wounded in the eye or
mouth or cheek bone. Now, if there
is any particular spot that you would
like to have Smith's bullet enter ho
has commissioned mo to say that your
wishes will be respected."
. This extraordinary proposition
staggered the New Yorker. Even his
undoubted courage did not stand so
severe a test, and ho paled visibly.
After he reoovered his composure he
replied that he would confer with his
second, and Mr. Lamar, after an im
pressive farwell, took his leave.
The tip was given to friends of the
principals and new negotiations en
tered upon. The duel did not come
off. Lamar's device had succeeded.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Oar Friend, the Dog.
Maurice Maeterlink, the brainy but
erratic writer, has printed a book on
"Oar Friend, the Dog."
The brilliant Belgian pays the dog
a great eulogy. He says it is the
only animal that has made a real alli
ance with man. "A few creatures
fear us, most are unaware of cs, and
not one loves us."
Maeterlink says the horse is craven,
the cat ferooious, and that as for tbe
cow, sheep or ben, "they soaroely no
He says for thousands of years ani
mals have been living by our sides and
that "in the boundless interval that
separates man from other animals we
have . sucoeeded, only by dent of pa
tience, in making them take two or
three illusory steps."
But the dogl
Maeterlink ia eloquent. He says:
"The dog has been broken through
the barrier between man and animals
and that this aot is "one of the most
unusual and improbable aots to bo
found in the history of life."
Of the dog he says: "We do not
have to gain his confidence. He is
"He betrays for our benefit the
whole of the animal kingdom to which
he belongs, and, without scruple, de
nies his race, his skin, his mother and
A raoe affection truly. But who
that knows and loves his dog will de
ny its truthfulness? When the Crea
tor wanted an object lesson of disin
terested friendship and faithful love
he made the dog. To the dog his
master is a god. His faith is a cer
tainty and in obedience he finds hap
There are equine lovers who will
deny what this writer says of the
uersc. And the oat has its defend
ers and champions, but no man who
has felt the ineffable attachment of a
dog will be willing to erase a line of
the eulogy on that noble animal.
' '.I ' -fri .
The Eetort ttlseearteoas.
. . He boarded a street car and sat
down beside a woman passenger. He
had indulged in cocktails and high
balls not wisely, but. too well, and
his intoxication was apparent. With
a i?orjBifu^r-the woman passenger
?nch?d away from him. The. intoxi
cated newcomer moved along until he
was again close beside her. Again
she inched away, and again ho follow
ed. Her next move brought her to
the end of the seat, and a second later
he was at her side. Then, turning to
Win, she exclaimed, angrily:
"If you were my husband, I'd give
you a dose of poison."
For a full miaute be gazed at her
meditatively. Then he slowly and
""Madam, if I were your husband,
I'd take it."-?-Town Topics.
- lit?' i -.
CMier to/?ta^ some men
Two Hales to Tho Acre.
Mr. W. F. Marshall, of Yorkville,
well-known in connection with the |
fertilize* trade, is homo from a trip
in tho eastern part of thc State, where
ho has seen some cotton farming that
he thinks would be a revelation to the
people over this way.
"Quito a number of farmers over in
Marion and Marlboro," said Mr. Mar
shall, "hilve already gathered moro
than two bales to the acre, and their
fields aro still more or less white. I
saw great fields of cotton, whero tho
stalks are as bigb as my shoulders,
perfectly white, and not a boll yet
picked. People told me that this cot
ton would easily make two bales of
cotton to thc aore.
"The people down that \.ay aro
great believers in fertilizers. Whero
people up this way generally use only
ahout 200 pounds to tho aero at seed
ing time, over there their rules is to
make about three upplications of 2G0
pounds each, ono at seeding time, an
other after thc crop is well up and
another when it begins to sanare and
"I asked a big farmer for the the
ory on which three applications were
based Iiis reply was to tho effect
that if you should undertake to give a
baby enough food at one meal to last
him uutil ho became a mau, he would
soon be to bury. It's thc samo with
tho plaut. The first application goes
principally to stalk and is soon ex
hausted. If there arc no more appli
cations thc stalk puts on more squares
than it can carry, and the squares shed
off. Additional applications,however,
reduce shedding to a minimum, and
tho heavy crops now to bc soon aro thc
result."- York ville Enquirer.
llurn The Cotton Stalks!
Washington, October 12.-The de
partment of agriculture, in a circular
issued to-day, warns planters through
out tho cotton belt that in their ef
forts to procure an early crop of cot
ton to avoid damage by boll weevils,
they must not overlook the great
prime factor in the control ol'the pest,
the destruction of thc stalks in the
early autumn. This destruction of
tho plants in thc held is stamped as
the mo3t effective method of reducing
the numbers of the weevil. Thc cir
cular calls for concerted action of com
munities iu taking these steps.
AMERICAN FIELD AND HOG FENCE
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Stays ia In. or 6 In. apart
Made of large, strong, high-grade steel wires, heavily galvanized.
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lasting. Never goes wrong, no matter how great a strain is put on it.
Does not mutilate, but does, efficiently, turn cattle, horses, hogs
EVERY ROD OF AMERICAN FENCE GUARANTEED
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Nor pay high prices because the quality is good, but
Good Goods where you can get them at
reasonable prices. We give one hundred
cents in value for every dollar you pay us.
OUR HARDWARE LINE
Is the most complete in the State, and the
Goods are sold strictly on their merita.
For HIGH QUALITY AND LOW
PRICE ia well established.
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,- DEALERS IN
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We h ave some good WAGONS cheap.
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ESTING. We have a limited amount of
Sound, Cheap Flour for Hog Feed,
At 83.50 per barrel.
Yours lor Trade,
Turned and Scroll Work,
Devoe's Faint, Lead,
Hard Oil, Glass,
need of any kind of
ANDERSON, S. C.
See me. If I don't sell yora
I'll make the other fellow
SELL YOU RIGHT.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
We offer for sale the following desirable property, sitts?
ated in this and surrounding Counties. Nearly all of these
places have good improvements on them. For full partier
ulars as to terms, location &c, call at my office.
' j acros, two miles from city, un
House and Lot, 6 acres, near city
limits, very dosirable.
1 aero, with now dwelling, in city
Iii acres, near city limits, cleared,
200 acres in Fork township, on Tug
aloo River, two dwellings.
400 acres in Oaklawu township, in
Greenville Co., half in cultivation,
5 tenant dwellings, 50 acres of this
is in bottom land.
700 acres in Hopewell township, on
Six and Twenty Creek, 300 acres in
cultivation, 2 good r?sidences, 6 ten
ant dwellings, 40 acres in bottom land.
91 acres in Qarvin township, on
Three-and-Twenty Croek, good dwell
ing, barn, &o.
200 acres in Center township, Coo
nee County, lOOoleared, balance well
timbered, well watered, good mill site
with ample water power.
133 acres, in Pendleton township,
Berry place, V?rennos, 87} acres.
437 acres, Pendleton township, tei*u
ant houses and dwelling.
145 acres, Evergreen place, Sava^
150 acres in Savannah township?,
well timbered, no improvements.
000 acres in Hopewell township.
130 acres in Broadway township
230 acres in Fork township, on Ses
een River, good dwellings, ?fcc.
800 acres vu. Anderson County, o:;>
06 acres in Lowadesville township
84 acres in Corner township.
75 aores in Ooonee County.
75 aores in Piokens County.
152 acres in Rock Mills township*
on Seneca River, 2 dwellings.
700 acres in Fork township.
56 aoreB in Macon Co., N. C.,t2P*
miles above Walhalla, on road ?tr*.
162 acres Broadway Township, on Rocky River. Good improvements,;.,
two tenant settlements, pastures, &c. 40 acres bottom, 40 acres woodland,,
80 acres in cultivation.
All the above are desirable Lands, and parties wanting good homes,.si.
low prices, oan seles tfrom the above and call for further particulars. Nov?
?B the time to secure soar homes for another year.
JOS. J, FRET WELL,
OU Big BU felt
Tnt* Establishment has been Selling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitor ra.
have come and gone, bat we have remained right hero. We have always aol? *
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we nave not had ona dia>
satisfied customer. Mistakes will sometimes ooour, and if at any tran? we
found that a customer was dissatisfied we did not rest anti) we had made bias. >
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made ns friends, trae and lana- .
ing, and we can say with pride, but without,boasting, that we have the eo?#~*
denoeof the people of this section. We have a larger Stock of Goods thus*
season than we have ever had, and we pledge yon oar word that we have ne veer
sold Furniture at as olose a margin of profit as we are doing now. Thia if
proven by the fact that wo are selling Furniture not only alt over Anderses
County bat in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come and see ns, Tov
parents saved money by baying from ns, and you and your ohildren oan save
money by baying bare leo. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line-?
G? F. TOLLY & SON, Depot Strtat
WE have nsoved our Shop and offioe below Peoples' Banfe, fir iront oj
Mr. J. J. Fretwell's Stables. We respectfully ask all our friends that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporator*,
or any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to callonas, aa Wo ara prepared tod?
it promptly and in beet manner. Soliciting jour nr*