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SUMTER WINS OATS OONTEST.
SOcond ,Prize Will Probably be 1
Awarded E. 0. Haynes- f
It willbe recalled that in the I
world's con-test for the best yield of I
corn on one acre during the year 1906
a South Carolina farmer was vic.tor- t
ious. During the same period the na
ifionali cong est for the growing of
eats per acre, under the same auspic
es as the corn contest, was in pro
gress. There was, however, no state
contest for oats.
Owing to the fire w-hich destroyed
the plant and records of Tho Ameri, F
can Agriculturist there has been I
great delay in announleng final r
awards in the oats contest, and the t
mabter is not finally settled yet. It c
has been determined finally that' the i
first prize was won by a Montana i
farmer, who made 130 bushels to :
the acre. So far as Commissioner 1
Watson is advised the second prize
will probably be awarded to Mr. E.
C. Haynesworth of Sumter county,
who entered the contest with a 16- 1
Notwit;hstanding Mr. Haynes- 1
worth's crop was damaged by rain
and weighed light, his crop netted
108 bushels by weight and 124 by
measure. This is unquestionably the
second ranking yield. There has
been some difficulty about Mr. Hay
nesworth getting his official award,
however, as the claim was made that
his report was received too late.
Prof. Thomas Shaw, who had
charge of the contest, says in the is
sue of The American Agriculturist j
of May 18:
"The particulars regarding this
great crop of oats were 'not forward
ed by the grower, Mr.--E. C. Haynes
worth of Sumter, S. C., until April
19, after the list of contestants had
been made out. The grower of this
crop is certainly entitled to at least
favorable notice, although it is n
fortunate that the details were not
"This crop of Texas red rust proof
oats was grown on a sandy loam soil
unederlaid with open clay. The land
had originally I)roduced a growth, it
is supposed of pine, oak, hickory and
dogwood. The soil is gray in color
and is naturally well drained. In
1903 cotton was grown on the land,
in 1904 cobton, which gave nearly
seven-eigths of a bale per aer,e, and
in 1905 spring sown oats, which
yielded about 50 bushels per acre.
O.rnpen~ Tnty --fulil, warlilt same ~sea
son, which yielded about two tons
per acre. In addition was a large
amount of fallen vines w'hich could
,not be cut by the mower, and this
was plowed under when preparing
the land for the oats.
"For this crop of 1905 the land
was plowed in October- to the depth
of 1.2 inches, and for the crop of 1906
to the depth of S incihes. The former
was done by~ four horses, the latter
by two. Tihe seed was sowvn late in
October. The disking was done with
the seed drill while applying the fer
tilizer used previous to sowvieng the
grain. The fertilizers comprised 100
poulnds cotton seed meal, 100 pounds
kainit and 200 p~ouds acid plhosphate.
Toward the end of arch 125 pounds
nitrate of soda were sown by hand
on the growing crop. The cost of the
feitlilizer used was $5.14. Two bush-.
els of seed were sown with the grain
drill crossing at right angles the drill
marks made while sowing the ferti
lizers. No hnrrowing followed the
sowi'ng, as tile ridges between tIhe
furrows in which the grain was de
posited are considered an advantage
in furnishing winter protection. Mr.
Haynesworth states tha.t it is tIle
common practice sto cultivate with
the weed after applying 'the nitra:te
but this was not done in t-he present
instance, because of unfavorable
['Tile grain was harvested June 1,
when fully if not over ripe. On June
2 heavy and repeated showers fell
and subsequently, so that to dry tihe
crop the sheaves had to be turned
three times. Tile rain to some ex
tent damaged the crop. The winter
was rathler wet for the oats, but ,the
temperatuire .was favorable and the
growth from the first was vigorous.
~'The total yield' of clean grain
was 3,456 pou-nds. Tile measured
bushels weighed 28 pounds. Taking
the measulred bushel as 32 pouInds,
the yield would be 108 bushels from
the acre. This, in point of yield,
h would make Mr. Hayncsworth se
ond among the contestants who have
ROW TO KILL THE SPIT BALL.
>Chase Up in the Bot and Slap it Be
fore it Breaks-Advice to Youth
ful Base Ball Player.
jNew- Orleans Times-Democrat.
'4Dear Son: I see you're at your old
gnme of blowing bubbles naain. In
very bubble you see a picture paint- ki
d in all the colors of the rainbow, ni
mut you try' to grab one and you'll TI
Ind you've nothing in. your mitts but of
i wet spot. I'll have to stick a pin fr
n this last bubble of yours. You pass ri
ip this Southwestron trip with that
much of bone diggers from 'your i
.nowledge factory and confine your u
cientifle researchos to the study of w;
he base ball bug. cc
I know you've got the Western y(
ever and have painted yourself a st
ovely picture of the boundless prai- bt
'ies, the freedom of the West, etc., fi
iut I'm also hop to the fact that your re
>icture resembles the real article as
nuch as a May Howard poster re
embles a Whistler. When you've re
it the high places for as many years to
is I have you'll get wise to the fact fc
fhat abdut the mpst widespread dis- p,
ase on this little pill is. inflamma- fc
ion of the imagination. You'll find a
nost guys wanting the things they're el
iurthest away from and know the of
east about. It's the olt story of dis- it
ance lending enchantment to t-he el
jew. When you trim your lamps on aI
,onmet.hing away off all the colors TI
)lend harmoniously, and the ugliest 4
old wart on the face of the earth is j
niglity prefty to look at. But when
rou duck in and clinch with it you ol
,et next to the bum spots and put the 10
vhole picture on -the 'blink.
So take off your rose-tinted glas
es, son; I've got.a line for you that d;
nakes this bone-digging jaunt look ir
ike la funeral cxeui%io:n. There's
)een some guys from the Klondike ,4
[own here trying sign players for the it.
lew Klondike League, and when to
rou get out of that know
edg factory we'll hit the trail 1.1
or the Chilkoot Pass, where you can
et some valuable training for the
arly season games in the big leagues. t
rhe towns on the Klondike League ,
,ircuit are Juneau, Skagway, Daw
;on, Fairbanks, Doiglas City and N
WThite Horse. About one season on
:h.is frapped circuit and you could
!omne back here and kick into the
?arly season games with a bunch of
ringer that. would make tlia other guy 0
took like the duce of spades in a
)obtailed diaiond straight flush.
he diamond dads insist on dishilgl
qp base ball befcor the kids have quit
hrowing snow balls, and then serv
ng up frapped championship gaines
ror dessert in the fall. And right
iere is where you'd stick out from d
,he rest of the bunch like a score fin- t
xer on Paderewki's thousaid-dollar- le
Whil th nthA)' guya aR-O.-Ouddling J
up lbehind the base bags and rubbing 'T
mow on their frost bites, you'd blow b]
in from the Klondike League with a Y
palm leaf fan and a basket of iced
Irinks, and show ''mid-summer t
-orm1'' that would give the sport
ing editor a. brain storm.
It's a great scheme, son, and it's I
rot all o ther press agent d .odges tied
loa a post. TPhen you ouight to havej
1 e'Iinen ini that Kiondike League, too,.
havni't seen their schedule yet, but
[hey say the nights are six monthsI
ong uip in that neck of the woods, and
unless they play a thunderi.ng lot of
clouble-headers you 'll get a long rest
b)etweeni the games. Instead of the
unain guy telling the players to go to
bed by 10 o'clock, he'll give orders
for all players to retire by the 10th
f Aug'ust and b)e up ready for morn-e
ing practice by the 15th of Febru
ary. The pitcher who pitches one
game every three days in the Klon
dike League,will have time to float0
down hier'e and pitch a few seasons in
the National or American League be- a
tween, games. You'll not get spinal
meningitis slamm.ing at spit-ball a
shoots up there, either. The guy who 0
slobbers on the ball on the Klondike g
circuit will have to get it amputated C
from his mitts with an ice pick. C
Speaking of the spit-ball, sonny,
I've given some study to this pesky
pitch with the cuspidore trimmings,
and I'll put you next to howv to soak"
the spitter. Some guys might tell
you to watch it closely and swat it
on the dry side, but some p)itchlers
are so liberal with their tobacco juice
that tile dry side is usually on the g
inside of the ball, and you'd have to
get a can opener to get at it. If you've ~
ever loked a spit-ball in the face you
know that it floats up to you like a a
hump of lead, then when you're about Y
to slap it suddenly and with malice
aforethought (lodges around the cor- e
ncr like a guy you'd loaned a five V
to last wveek. If you want to kill the t
spit-ball chase uIp in the box and slap i
it on the mug before it breaks.
I watched this youn guny Leib- v
ha.rdt, whom Nap Lajole yanked out I
of Memphis, and ho's got a spitter t
that keeps the batter hustling around S
l.ike a onecyed kid at a three-ringed t
circus. This slobbery slant of his am-e
bles up and spits in the batter's eye,
dodges around and wvhispers in the
umpire's ear, gives the gleeful gig- I
gle in front of the players' bench, ,n
and then floats noer the pn .aut
kee (high while the swatter is fan
ng around up. among the clouds.
10 place to soak this nasty piece 10
impudence is about three feet in
ont of the plate, before it starts A
Now that you've got going in that Al
lowledge factory I want to stick
a few danger signs to show you
hat machines to shy at. A college
urse. is a mighty good thing, but Ti
IIu'Ve got to store it away like you .
ore apples. You've got to pick the
Ad from the good, or the whole out- Ca
L will go on the blink before you are
ady to use theim: Al
You'll get a lot of slop dumped into
mir trough by a bunch of ancient fo
lies of the institation, but you want m;
nose around and pick out the solid
od. Those "Healthy Manhood" tic
imphlets you sent me are all rigth-t
r the guy with a coddled past and
mollycoddle future, but you are not W
itered to -trot in that class. You
ton read about the athlete who
never used tobacco or liquor, nev
uttered an oath,'' etc., but that's
ioutt all you ever do read about him. U
iese guys are like a skyrocket; they
ioot up and splutter for a while, St
en they disappear. They haven't L'
it the staying qualities of the greasy A
d lantern. Wille Keeler smokes the L'
ngest and blackest eigars lie can A
This gymnasium work, calisthenies, A
etitng and clean living method of L
aiing might turn ou.t a more orna- A
ental piece of work, but a pick and A
Lovcl in the open. air and the abil- L
y to digest sinkers and Black Jack A
bacco has it skinned forty ways for A
sults. Old Cy Young has pitched A
irce or four generations of these
ollycoddle athletes into the ceme
ry. Jake Beckley has squirted enough W
,bacco juice around first base dur
g his twenity-one years on the dia- da
tknd to drown the whole Aiiti-To- di
teco League, and lie's the only one
the old bunch who wasn't chased PO
f the St. Louis Nationals this year Ot
v youinger players. Old ''Father m
mn'' O'Rourke was behind the bat
I his 5011h Ibirtihdav with a wad of
bmeeo ill his mouoi M.", eOugilhl". to
iollier the Iuy who wrote that
Implilet you sent me.
Some guy might try to shove it
Ito you '1at these are the excep
ons, but they're not; they're the
1uble rivotted cinch rule. You can D
,ke all the ball players from the big
agues down to the Epworth League
rid you'll find that it's the guy who st
acks around his nerves preserved in fe
Ibacco juice who lasts tle longest. g
lie reason is as plain as the peach ti
loom on a Kentueky Senator's *.0s,'. B
our little Sunday-school kid who y
,is tugged a:t his mammy's apron T
ring t.hrough a petted childrood with sI
r>thing stronger than Tuitti Frutti jt
m1111 and milk pap grows a bunch of sl
urves which jump .ie governor belt ai
'erv time tihey look roulne irn the le
ut'e. f lhe ever alcqui res the coiur- II
:e to get. his milts on a hall bat,.
mise hIigh st ruing nerves wvill beginh
work overimne at the first squint
vm the pitcher. He might stiek in
ie game for a while through his phy
cal ability, b)ut you can take my tip
mat lie's hilled for his farewell per
imance, as he 'll go to pieces in the
The k.id who is turned out on thle
inder dump wit,hou.t a hmopple, who
at -his tee.th on a plug of Natural
eaf and was weaned on Five Broth
rs, hasn 't got any nerves that are
at of pickle and in fit wvorking or-1
er. HeI's the Johinny-on--the-spot in
pinch because his over ambitious .
erves doesn 't rob him of his natur
I st.rengtih. This is why y'ouri knowl
clge facitories don''t turn out more
nod hitters. The graduate of the t
inder- dumps has your college play-.
r chased under the bed when it comes
swatiting the leather.
This gymnasium work is all right,
Em, for those who can't get any-- j.
'hug else. Bu-t man has never inven
3d anything as good as that which
ine Creator invented-hlard work in g
1nc open air*. Thme guy who builds upi
is frame in the gym looks ihty
00(d in a photlograph, but if heohad I
>make his living in a stone quarry (
ty money goes on the latter. It's vit
lity thlat wins in a bruising battle,
nid you don't get, it by swelling up \
our muscles in a gym.c
IT you have any physical culture,
lasse's in your knowledge factory C
'lio are pining for gymnasium wvork C
311 thenm that I have a gym out here
1 the wheat belt wihichi has got any
conglomeration, of swinging rings,
aulting horses and dumb bells skin- E
ed to a frizzle. We're clearing off;
he hickory grove, and they can ab
orb more physical culture through
he thandle of an axe than ever show- f
d its mug in a Y. M. C. A. This is a
ip to you as well.
Must close now as we've got a
anning bee on down at the store to
From Your Dad.
ESTOWN EXPOSITION. CI
R es from Newberry S. C., as fol
S son Ticket $19.55. Sold daily Sc
)ri 19th to November 30th.
QO Day ticket $16.30. Sold daily
)ri 19th to November 30th. se
15 day ticket $14.30. Sold daily A.
ri 19th to November 30th. C
Coach Excursion $8.55. Sold each ca
tesday; limit 10 days. Endorsed. 'n
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Through Pullman sleeping cars, via fil
lantic Cost Line Railroad company. co
Write for a beautiful illustrated gi
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For reservations or any informa
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General Passenger Agt.
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Wilmington, N. C.
IARLESTON & WESTERN UAR
hedule in effect January 27, 1907.
r Newberry(C. N. & L.) 12:36 p. m.
. Laurens 1:42 p. m.
r. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:10 p. m.
e. Greenville 3:35 p. m.
r. Laurens 2:07 p. m.
e. Spartanburg 3:40 p.m.
r Spartanburg (So. Ry) 3:50 p. m.
. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.
. Asheville 7:30 p, m.
r. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p. m.
e. Greenwood 2:46 p. m.
e. McCormick 3:40 p. m.
. Augusta 5:30 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
tsta, Laurens and Asheville, tri
.ekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays, o
iursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
Ile Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
xrtures, as well as connections with
her companies, are given as infor
.ttion, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
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Greenville. S. C.
Lstcontinuance Theatrical Excur
Following the action of the Inter
ate Commerce Commission with re
rence to party fares for regular or
iuized Theatrical Companies, Opera
or Concert Companies, Glee Clubs,
niss Bands, Base Ball Clubs,
Dot Ball, Polo and Basket Ball
ains, Carnival Companies, alid
reet fair aggregations (not includ-.
g circuses, menageries or pony'
ows) the Southern Railway begs to
mounce that after May 31st, 1907.
-:csion rates for movements of
(ese companlies are e~neelled, and
('h parties will bie refe'rre'd to regu
rpr'evailing or individual fares.
J. P. Sheely, Agent.|
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r. N. PARKS,
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d ADMISSION TO F1iESHMAN
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m. Applicnnts for sclolarships
iy secure blank application forms
il the county Superintendent of
lucation. Tliese blanks must be
led out properly and filed with the
uity Superintendent before the be
nning of the examination. Those
king the examination for entrance
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r a scholarship should file their ap
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ic scholarships are worth $100 and
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