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PREMIUMS FOR ALFALFA.
-The Clemson College Bulletin Shows
Plant is Well Adapted to South
Carolina Soil and Climate, $ioo
:for Best ResuL= from 5 Acres
-aid $50 from One Acre.
Bulletin No. 103 issued by Clemson
zollege gives a report of the success
oul cultivation of alfalfa during the
past four years, at its experiment sta
tion. near C*arleston, and shows that
on the bed our years old, the result
of s year's six cuttings in quiza
;ent per acre were as follows:
April 19. first cutting 15.129 4,524
May 24. second cutting 14.548 3,535
June 27, third cutting 10,746 2,686
Jly,; 25. fourth cutting 9,191 2,262
August 23. fifth cutting 7.282 1.979
Oct. 10. sixth cutting 3.535 1,414
Total. .......... ....59,341 16,4o0
Or in dry hay, a little over 8 tons
per acre. This plant, introduced some
years since through California, is
Mow being largely grown through all
the Middle Western states, and in
1903 Texas is reported to have plant
ed 250,00o acres.
It is regarded as of much import
-ance in that state that an association
aas. reen formed called "The Texas
State Alfalfa Growers' association,"
of which R. E. Smith, of Sherman,
is the president, and E. H. Peters, of
Cahtt, Texas, is the secretary. Mr.
Smith is the largest grower of alfalfa
n Texas, having this year 1,20o acres
under cultivation, as shown in the re
port published in the News and
Courier on 20th instant.
It has been proved by the crops
:,grown at the experiment station that
it c2n be grown in the state to ad
vantage, as the crops of the last three
years are now growing as well as that
. of 1goo. The official returns show that
in 1903 the importation in and
-th:ough Charleston for the first
seven months of eastern and western
:hay averaged in value over $io,ooo
-per month, much of which will not
compare with alfalfa hay for stock
-of all kinds. The Agricultural socie
- ty of South Carolina has decided to
offer a prize of one hundred dollars
for the best return of sound, dry al
ialia hay on five acres, and fifty dol
sars for the best on one acre, cut and
scured during the year 1906.
The Plantig Season.
As the early fall is the best season
sior planting alfalfa in the Sotuh
(about the last of September) and as
the land requires thorough prepara
:tion before planting, as well as high
Hfertilizationi, the best means to ac
e.comuplish this is to sow the land with
.eow .peas wvith heavy application of
-iertilizers, which should be du.e at
Ali -oersons who desire to enter
thei competition should send their
-nmes and addresses:to'\r. J.Bachman
'Jhisoim, 26 Broad street, secretary
~of the Agricultural society of South
'Carolina, who will jurnish the ad
.dre+3s ci the seedmen from whom seed
ca tb obtained, and also "Farmers'
'Buletins No. 31 or 215." of the United
:States department of agriculture.
-rwhich -gives full directions for the
zitivation and saving of alfalfa. I:
-ahould be noted that though alfalfa
is delicate, and needs care during the
f irst year, that once established on the
land. it will continue to give heavy
crops for mar.. years without re
The secre:ary of the Agricultural
society will be pleased to furnish all
details in connection with Lhese prem
- iums and the awarding of same.
Those who desire to compete must
give their address, stating if they de
sire to enter for the five or one acre
competition. The premiums are of
fered on!y for new crops to be plant
ed in the tall of 1905
W. G. Hinson,
Samuel G. Stoney.
Tas. S. Murdoch,
Jno. S. Holbeck,
Theodore G. Barker.
Agriculturai committee of the Agri
cultural society of South Carolina.
The following directions for the
cultiva-ionl of Alfalfa at the south are
taken from C. WV. Howard's manual
of :he cultivation of Forage Crops
and Grasses et the south one of the
'best ar.thorities on the subject:
The ground designed for Lucern or
alfalfa should be made as clean as
:psssible. In its first year it is deli
aned in rich ground is liable to be
smo:hered by weeds and especially
by crab-grass; as the roots penetrate
to a great depth the soil should be
plowed to a great depth. A heavy
two-horse plow should be followed by
a two-horse sub-soil plow. It would
be well to cross plow the same way.
The surface should be harrowed and
re-harrowed until it is perfectly free
from lun.ps and smooth.
Too much pains cannot be taken
with the grounds as to cleaness,
depth of plowing, and fertility. It
would be best for any one who does
not design to take these pains to let
If barn-yard manure is used it
should be so perfectly rotted as to
contain no seeds of weeds; commer
cial fertilizers are better on this ac
I count. and one should be selected con
taining a small amount of ammonia
and a large percentage of phosphate
and potash. One thousand pounds of
this per acre would not be too much.
It should be thoroughly harrowed in
before the seed is sown.
The seed should be sown in the
south during the early fall, in drills
12 to x5 inches apart, using about 15
pounds per acre. It should be cover
ed very lightly with a brush, or, bet
ter still, with a roller. If sown just
before a rain no covering is needed.
During the first year it should be cut
frequently whenever it has attained a
growth of ten or twelve inches. mow
ing the whole land which will cut
down all weeds and grass that may
have started and prevent their form
William G. Hinson.
Jno. S. Horlbeck,
James S. Murdoch,
Theo. G. Barker,
Sam'l. G. Stoney.
The committee would suggest a
mixture of not less than one thous
and pounds of Kainit and disolved
bone, and if the land is deficient in
lime, would suggest that one thous
and pounds of lime be applied.
P. S.-Alfalfa seed can be obtained
from Southern Fruit Co., of Charles
ton. S. C.. Alexander Seed Co., of
Augusta, Ga., Hastings & Co., of At
ianta, Ga., T. W. Wood & Sons, of
Premiums for the best crops of
Alfalfa hay made in South Carolina
during 1io6, offered by the Agricul
tural society of South Carolina.,
1st. Those who desire to compete
for these prizes, must send trheir
names to J. Bachman Chisolm, Secty.
of A. S. of S. C., No. 26 Broad street,
Charleston, S. C., giving the location
and post-office address and stating
whether they have entered for the five
acre or the one acre prize, on or be
fore the 1st. of August, 1905
2nd. The same party cannot enter
for both the five and one- acre prize.
3rd. The hay must be cut, cured
and baled from the five acre plot in
*one tract. all in one five acre body.
The results are not to be made up by
taking any portions of one or more
Iacres from various s~ections of any
.th. This hay should be cut as soon
as the bloom appears, after the first
of May, 1906, and as fi equently as the
crops will warrant until the first of
th. An exaniination of the quality
of the hay, and the weighing of same,
will be made by a committee of judges
composed of three responsible resi
dents of the neighborhood, who shall
give certificates of same.
6th. On receipt of the certificates
giving the aggregate of total cuttings
between May 1st. and November 1st.
of those who have entered this com
petitio, the Agricultural committee
of the society, will at on'ce pay over
to the successful contestant the award
of $oo, for the best results of Alfalfa
H-ay from the five acres, and $50 for
the best results from one acre. These
certificates must be sent to the Secty.
of the society before the 31st. of De
The secretary of the society, will be,
r' ased to furnish those wvho desire
to enter the contest. wvith such infor
mnation as to where they can procure
the Alfalfa seed, planting and cutting
o~ the crop, as given in 'the U. S. Ag
ricultural Bulletins, No. 31 and 215,
William G. Hinson.
Tno. S. Horlbeck,
James S. Murdoch,
Theo. G. Barker,
.-Sam'1. G. Stoney,
MET AFTER 30 YEARS.
Negro Who Was to Have Been Eaten
Recognizes His Rescuer.
Ocean Grove. N. J.. Dispatch.
Shipwrecked 33 years ago, two of
the eleven survivors of the steamship
Missouri, which was burned and sunk
at sea with more than ioo of her pas
senger= and crew, met here accident
ally in strange circumstances for the
first time since that disaster.
One survivor is W. F. Tunnelle, a
banker of Georgetow.., Del., and the
other a negro member of the Missou
ri's crew, who came near furnishing
a meal for the other ten starving men
in the steamship's open boat. It had
been discussed which one should die
to save the others, and several of the
crew decided it should be Charles H.
Glasgow, the only negro in the party.
Through the pleading of Mr. Tunnelle
the negro's life was spared.
When Mr. Tunnelle walked into the
dining room of a hotel esterday there
was a new head-waiter, an aged negro,
who showed him to his seat and then
lingered a moment. Gazing intently
at Mr. Tunnelle, he said:
"I know you. You saved my life
once, sir." Mr. Tunnelle looked puz
zled. L. the negro continued: "Don't
you know me, sir? I am Glasgow,
who was wrecked with you on the
It was in November, 1872. that the
Missouri, sailing from New York to
the Bahama Islands, was burned.
Scores perished on board, while oth
ers were drowned. Among the lat
ter was L. F. Cleveland, a brother of
Mr. Tunnelle swam to a boat in
which were Captain Culmer and nine
others, including the negro. They had
no compass, food or water. For six
days they struggled without seeing a
sail or glimpse of land. Then there
were ugly mutterings of the crew
that some one must sacrifice his life
that the others might be saved.
Captain Culmer, supported by the
passengers, had just decided they
would all die together before he
would allow any one to be slain'when
land was sighted and all reached it in
Jack Tar's Spree.
New York Press.
In the Sailors' home in Brooklyn
navy boys deposit for safe keeping in
the course of a year many thousands
of dollars. Some time ago one of
them after being paid off at the end
of his enlistment had $700, which he
deposited with the superintendentc of
the home-all but $50, with which he
intemied to have a good time. Along
toward midnight he returned in a hi
larious condition and asked for $50
more. The superintendent handed -
him two one dollar bills, and the sail
or went oif apparently satisfied. The
following morning he dropped in and
requested the superintendent to give
him that balance of his money, as he
was going home. The superintend
ent offered him $648.
"N~o," said the sailor; "I am not
that kind of a chap. I don't want to
cheat you out of S48. I drew $50 from
you last night, and you've paid me
$48 too much."
"You're mistaken," said the super
intendent. "When you came the sec
ond time I gave you only $2, and this
is the balance due you."
"All right, governor," replied the
Jack tar. "But, would you believe it,
I had just as much fun on that $2 as
if it had been $5o?"
"Sambo," said the owner of a coun
try place to his gardener, "co.ncerning
that tree I wanted you to cut down.
my wife thinks it had better be al
lowed to stand."
"Well, ah think it ought cer come
down. Massa Brown." was the reply.I
"What are your reasons for think
ing so, Sambo?"
"WVe-ll, sir, de first reason am dat
de tree- done keep de light off de
greenhouse; de secon' reason am dat
it's getting old; and de third reason
am dat I cut it down last night."
A continuance was granted in the
Gillis murder case in Camden on ac
count of the absence of a material
A cannery enterprise in Charleston
was abandoned on account of high
FOR THE FOUR MONTE
New Business actually i
Premiums Collected -
Excess over the same pe
Death Claims paid - -
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF YORK.
Personally appeared before me
J. H. Miller, who, being duly
sworn, deposes and says that he
is Cashier of the Branch Office
of the Equitable Life, at Rock
Hill, S. C., and that the above
figures are correct, being taken
from the books at the close of
business May 1st, 1905.
J. H. MILLER,
Sworn to before me this 11th
day of May, 1905.
C. L. COBB,
MORAL: Insure in the
MORAL: " The
W. J. Roddey, Mana
R. C. BRUCE, Special
hiskey - Morphine
I abit, Habit,
Cured by Keeley Institi
329 La dy St. (oriO. Box 75 )Columbia. S. C
There is no r
tie of Murra3
lien and Tar,
A few doses of this Househol
lief. A positive cure for Infl
Throat. Anti-Spasmodic in
HE MURRAY DRI
'Out of Date Plun
Plumbing fixtures and
installed some years
at that time, but so many improv
in sanitation that an old plumbir
but is a menace to the healthc
which it is still in use.
Is Your Plumbi
Let us examine the conditio
correct defective piping and inst
:.ures made, namely "$tanded"
"Sttad" Ware is guaranteed.
be healthy and more comfortal
SC.'C. DAVIS, P
[S ENDING MAY I, 1905.
)aid for - - $973,548.00
. .. - - 179,126.48
riod of 1904 10,949.79
. .. .. - 133,029.20
Under date of May Ist,1905,
"The number of policies issued
by the Society for the month of
April, 1905, - more than one
thousand in excess of the num
ber issued in April one year ago.
Our actual paid business thus f
thi yarisalmost exactly $5,000,
000 ahead of the paid business of
the first four months of last year.
3trongest in the World.
er, Rock Hill, S. C.
Igent, Newberry, S. C.
Cigarette - All Drg and Tobacco
ite of South Carolina.
Cc ufidental correisvondence solicited.
eed of wearing your
hen you can get a bot
p's Horehound, Mu!
d Remedy will give immediate re
ueza, Bronchitis and Diseasses or
ibing is Unhealthy
Isystemis as made and
ago were very efficient
'ements have been made recently
Lg system is not only unsanitary,
f the occupants of the house in
g Out of Date?
If so, the members
of your household are
constantly risking their
germ-bearing s e w e r
gases which pollute the
atmosphere and cannot
help but be breathed by
the occupants. Sewer
*gas is dangerous and the
cannot long withstand
bits ill effects.
aof youl plumbing, in order to
all the best and most sanitary fix
Baths and One-piece Lavatories.
If this is done, your home wvill
e. Ask for booklet "Modern