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PAGE TWO WESTERN CAROLINA DEMOCRAT AND FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER , THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, i9l5 Fine Representation enderson - , . ; j . . of H Co unty Make Poultry 3Ian Une. ; "Let every farmer, stop; 10 calculate what he expends upon each branch of the farm operations," says a writer In hA fiMimn "Farmer. Taking poultry into consideration, along with ' other SO cents a pound for each pound gain ed; that fowls fatten faster when con fined, in limltecL.coops:. - Farmers can readily see by this that i pays well to have the corn ground j . ' : f ' 1 and that buttermilk is a great adjunct V ivi piuuu uct ub awujf uum 'rne western isortn Carolina Fair- association, which is rapidly becoming Expected At Big Fair of throwing the chickens Just what is the most convenient. If we are to keep up with the procession in these days of up-to-date methods we must apply the best methods at our com mand. Buttermilk has proven its great value for chickens and not a bit of it should be wasted. Southern Ruralfst things, and we, believe he will change gQme Qf h old-time' slipshod methods ! las mma aDoux me i)ipuuiui"" tome things. If he is a business man, that is heknows what he is doing by keeping an account of his operations, as every man who is in business does or should do. he will have no difficulty in class fying the receipts and ex mnses, and specially the cost of labor. Next let h:m estimate the amount of space occupied by the different crops and the different kinds of stock on the farm, as well as the amount of money spent in cultivating such crops, har e&ting them and getting them into the market, charging interest on capi tal invested in 'horses, mules, imple ments, etc. Let him go over the stock t reposition in the same mann?r' counting the cost of producing the. Logs, cattle and sheep. Calculate the amount of ground that they occupy and what the investment is tiiat sus tains them. After he has done all this let him take up the poultry bus -ness; calculate the value of the small amount of land that is devoted to the fowls in most cases. Charge them with so much stock on, hand, the amount of feed consumed and tte la tor that is spent upon them, laen keep a record of all eggs gathered, number of chickens consumed at home and those sold on the market, computing the eggs at the regukar market price whether eaten at home or marketed. Then lejt him compare the results from the poultry with that of the otlfer d nroducts. Consiaer- .-.jioVio -roarlv market for poultry products, a cash market at that; our enormous wheat crop does rot equal in value the receipts from the poultry products. It excels In value that of the wool crop. Just think of it! The thousands of sheep in Texas, California, Ohio, Pennsylva nia, and yet the little hen will outstrip them all. ' 0 . With the market at his very door at all seasons of the year for any aim fends of poultry and Poultry products Prepare for Bad Weather. We might use the old adage here vith effect, "Prepare for war in time of peace." So we say, while the weather is fine, get ready for the cold and bad weather that is sure t9 come. If you have produced more stock this year than you have prev.'ously done you will need more shelter in order to properly accommodate them. You can not afford to crowd them into quarters that are too small for them. Sjch is the very, poorest, policy that one can adopt. It is penny wise and recognized as one of the most power.- ful agencies of this entire section in titled encouraging the production of the $100.", In the very best that can be produced on the j three prize winning letters are pub lished. Following Is an extract from A Brand New Way to Save' Money." The American Magazine has been offering., prizes for, the best letters 'How I Saved My First October number the farm, in the forests, by skillful hands and enterprising industries; has not turned a deaf ear to the possibilities of Henderson county and surrounding sections as evidenced in the distribu. tion of honors among the people of this county. r The management of the Fair associ ation is naturally looking to Hender he letter that won first prize: 'iv trust that the plan set forth herein will be of help to others whose means are modest, and their, need for a nest egg all the more important on that account "After obtaining a remunerative po sition on my entry into the business world, I resolved (and who does not?) to put away a fixed sum each week. . y . i iv rpssniiitinn would last four months son county tor most noerai patronage j thQ neai egg would in me way oi aiienaance, exnious irom j e dissipated. its farms, forests, schools, homes and Industries. The Fair association is not unmindful of the stockraising, hor ticultural, educational and numerous county people can easily excel, and js therefore making an unusual effort to have their marvelous products fully pound foolish. Let us not attempt it other interests in which Henderson simply because it Is the careless and easy way to do. If we expect to pro duce more chickens than we have formerly done let us prepare to take care of them. If it is only a happen ed then we should aim to market the surplus before cold weather in order that there may be no extra crowding. It is the time now to build the extra Coops and houses if we are going to build, not wait until we have some disease among them resulting from crowding before we are prepared to Troperly care for them. . It is not nec essary to build "expensive or elaborate "I had arrived at the fair compen sation (for mechanical work) of twen ty dollars a. week without accumulat ing a surplus of any sort; for my r.eeds, or desires, tfad kept pace with ray increasing income. A short but severe illness cut off my salary tem porarily, and threw the drain of a physician's bill on the salary when it was resumed. Face to face with ne Normal and Industrial School Write for Catalog and Particulars Cullowhee, N. C. represented at tne third annual Fair, I cess'ty. I determined that after my which will be heldat Riverside Park, bills were paid, I would save some Asheville, October 7, 8, 9. and 10. The talent of Mr. K. G. Whistler, cf Etowah, as a judge of horse flesh has not been -overlooked and Mr. Whistler vill serve with J. F. Stringfield of thing, somehow, against a recurrence oi this unfortunate period. "I hit upon the plan of taxing all ray expenditures on a sliding scale, thus: "Five per . cent on all moneys ex- Haywood county and C. N. Parker or r.ended for necessities (such as shel Buncombe county in judging the tcr- food' clothing, etc.) rious In ch'aractec (such as feathers, houses. In fact, the plainer the bet- . . . I T 0 T T xxr. tl.t M ivi. a ter ,so mey are comioriaDie. we f . nme oi mis cuumy nas c,nlr ..tnintra ana nthpr frills should aim at simplicity with ample been selected as one of the judges of T!"8;..!, : g ' &nd th room aid comfort. We should look the rural singing contest for the last t "u f r cent tax on luxu 4 i v i 'riair f thn t?ot- xrhan o ctr Twenty-nve per cent rax on iuxu see if they need any repairs or cup and $50 will be awarded to the J."'J -Wn 1 i. rn. liuot rural oVintro TS. V. i v-" " may need repairs. The doors may not , Carolina participating In this contest close as they should. Cracks may need covering on the north side. Per haps the floor of soil needs raising a little or. filling in where holes have ness when the heavy rains of winter set in. The barrels of dust for th dust bath should be secured while Saving thus assumed the fascina- t.on of a game. I kept the daily taxes in a separate compartment of "my purse, emptied Jthe purse into k metal bank each evening and deposit ed the contents of the bank every month at a savings bank. Of course other ways to add to these sums were resorted to occasionally; such as put ting odd change from purchases, the v-eek's pennies, and even fares paid for by others, into the most Interest ing compartment of my purse. But the taxation system was the main few rods square, while they are hard- , ,d uke , , and mak N Willcox has been lnvited t , Mea, and it was due to tha : that i ly willing to admit that they are a round of inspecUon for the purpose ' side over the exercises of Brother- ex?llX Hat the farmer may see m to yu. forth, and yet nme-wuuw L" content to make it simpiy a side line, onHnir their energies over large areas, being very ronunai ix uw ? c.verything is bone dry. The hens show a profit at the end oi tne i yer , need thig tnrougll the winter months from each acrer while their wwis ar- j jn order tQ keep down the vermin iHvItip them auick and satisractory re- . i-l-.if will xi7M-lr n i o-V f ttnA itsv tYta turns both winter and summer from a vear round is not neaded off. We I take place in the afternoon. Rev. R. - j wViiio tnpv are nam- . .... ..... .. . i t h,h . . . .... By reason of the excellent work on the Henderson County Musical association the choirs of this county are eminent ly equipped to capture one of the three cash prizes of $25, $15 and $10. Henderson county is expected to be rplendidly represented on Brother hood Day of the Fair, October 8, when five beautiful cups and three elegant pennants will be awarded to the fra ternal organizations represented in the Brotherhood parade, which will part of the farm operations at all. Did you"everJ sto pto think that at times of depression in other lines of business the goods from the poultry yard are always In demand without being affected like other kinds of busi ness? It is something that the average family feel that they can do without. We do not believe that the average intelligent farmer, if he will but stop to consider and figure a little as we liave indicated, will long continue to of finding out what is really needed If we as farmers have never, had a good chicken house, but have allowed our chickens to roost in the stables cr upon the plows and other Imple ments to their inconvenience and the soiling of the machinery, let us see Low soon we can get ashamed of our Felves, turning over a new leaf, build ing a house forthwith. I hope these old slipshod methods have about pass ed into oblivion, but I am inclined to think that there are a few relics of hood Day, when the Hon. John S. Rut- " i . A n.sNoVs' oolaw fdnni !edge of. develaad, O.., will deliver a SiT" 2 '"'"'Irrt V tut vru gM. - cf ten months after "undertaking the exneriment. "System did it: but the system had the virtue of novelty, which bolster ed up my flagging perserverance." push the poultry to one one side as of them remaining which need to be little conseauence It has been so easily taken care of that its real worth has been sadly over-looked. All we ask Is simply re cognition along with other things upon the farm. If you buy a big boil cotton the best you can find for use a your farm, then mvest in the best grade of chickens that you can find, ir you keep a, good high class of Jer seys for your dairy work, do as much for the chickens. In other words, whatever you undertake In the way of improvement in any line let it be for the poultry just the same. If we could influence a million farmers to raise ten more good chickens each year, see what . the results would be for the country as well as for them selves. It would be an income of at last $5,000,000 to the farms. Feeding Corn for Grain. It is an old and established custom of farmers to feed whole corn to fowls whether for laying hens or for fowls to be fattened for the market. There were two reasons for this mode of feeding one was the eager ness with which the stock took to it ?nd seemed to like it, and the other the fact that it was so handy, being al ways at hand; these things have tend ed to make it of almost universal use on the farm. Corn is a good feed and well deserves a place, but there are better ways to feed t, especially for faltening, than In its whole form. At this season of the year when the corn growing is in the. semi-milk stage it makes one of the finest of chicken feeds by cutting it off the cob with a sharp knife. It takes a l'ttle .time , to do this, but for a small flock It is one of the nicest and most efficient ways ! a feed corn that we know of. Fed in sorted out. Let us take a little time, as the boy said about the turtle, and look in on ourselves. iraternal address. ' .;' The management of the Fair associ ation in its effort to make the Fair . more representative of Western North Carolina, favored Hendersonville in the selection of an assistant secre tary in the appointment of Mr. Noah M. Hollowell, who has been a resident of Hendersonville for a number of tears and who by reason of his news paper work In that city was qualified to discharge the clerical duties of the Hatch Fall Chicks. Many have a sort of an aversion to hatching chickens in the fall. They think it is too much out of season. Granting this to be true in a measure, they can be made profitable. Chick ens hatched in September or the first at October in the South can, with good care be well enough developed to stand the small amount of cold weather vhich we have all right. Pullets thus ra'sed will be ready to lay by the first cf April, and will usually continue through the summer when our older hens and pullets have laid out their spring clutches and are ready for the moult This gives us eggs at a time when they are usually scarce. Then again the cockerels that are hatched tin the fall will bring good prices as broilers or small fries at a time when there is usually nothing of the kind on the market, or if they are consum ed at home they make the most tooth some of foods. Farmers should set a few hens at this season if they have the broody hens. If not, they may have a small incubator they can put into service; at any rate, an effort should be made to produce at least a few fall ch cks. It is a time when !" or yonngr ?t.ock is ud and cut of the way. True they will need a little good shelter when the cool days and rights come, but that is nothing more than they deserve Southern Ruralist. Why Wee-Little Chickens Are Such flood Travelers. In the current issue of Farm and Fireside a contributor shows how lit tle chickens one day old .can be sent Pair work And Rprvo tho hoct Intoroote safely by express from 200 to i,uuu r f the Henderson county people, to n;iles, and reach their destination whom he will return upon completion F-live and in sood condit on before of this year's fair wofk, and resume they are fairly dried off. Today the newspaper duties. j shipping of day-old chickens has be These Instances serve to show that 1 come a leading branch of the poultry Henderson county people are becom- business. Thousands and thousands ing more closely identified with the are shipped all over the world, all fair work each vpar n'rMnit f times of the year. The following ex- 1 SftP ite?!lR&aw MMKwi dSW Xsaid IZigtt Over Wood Shingles No Dirt, No BotherIn a very short time any building can have its fire trap covering turned into a modern fire-proof, storm-proof, lightning-proof roof at a very moderate cost a roof that will. last as long as the building and never need reDairs. 4 tor ixuebu Farmers Hardware & Supply Company Hendersonville, 'N.C. $30 IN GROCERIES GIVEN AWAY BY S. MAXWELL & CO., TO THKEE LUCKY PERSONS, TO ADVERTISE THE FOLLOWING BRANDS: To advertise the following line of goods, we will give away absolutelf free $30 worth of Groceries. We kno w they are good goods none better- and we know they will more than sa tisfy you. They are not given as a premium imt simply to advertise the various brands. HOW IT IS DONE: With each and every dollar cash pur chase, or with each and every dollor paid on account, will be given a tick et. Call at our store and let us telL you how. ... .v First Grand Prize: which the county as a whole will be gieatly benefitted by reason of its rep resentation, both in an official capac ity and by reason of the splendid ex hibits it will have on display. trtct from the article explains why such small, chickens can btf shipped so far: ''Some people do not know that a chick, which escapes from the shell In Many of the farmers, stockraisers '"which It has been-a prisoner for there fcud fruitgrowers of Henderson coun- , weeks, will stand a lot ot aouse ana 'y are planning to make exhibits at l live' Provided you are not too harsn the Western North Carolina Fair this th it Nature has provided a sup year, and after winning their share of P1? of nourishment for the little fel- the $4,000 to be given away in cash m the rorm oi oi tne yoiK oi me prizes, will return with their exhibits egg from wnicn it is natcnea and display them most advantageous, ly at the Blue Ridge Township fair, which will be held at Dana on Novem ber 5, 6 and 7. Indications point to a much larger As the chick comes from the shell with the first forty-eight hours of its life. When the little chicks are packed away for several hours during ship ment they continue to gain strength 100 -lbs Wichita's Best. We believe e this to be one of. the best biscuit flours on the market. Price. $3.20 10 lbs. Flake-White Lard, best com tound lard on the market Price $1.35 15 lbs. White Cap Coffee, Genuine Java and Mocha. Retails other towns at 40c; our price 35c. Price $5.25. 3 large bottles Libby's Ketchup. Price 75c. 3 cans Libby's Hawaiian Pineapple. Price 75c. 3 cans Lemon Cling California Pea ches. Price 75c. 1 jar Jones Bros., 50c Preserves. .1 Armour Star Ham. .Price $2.50. , Second Grand Prize 100 lbs. Wichita's Best Flour. ' 10 lbs. Maria Coffee, bur price 30c, 2 cans Wesson Cooking Oil, price 1 qt Allgood Maple Syrup, price 2 Large Bottles Libby's Ketchup, 2 cans Libby's Hawaiian Pineapple, price . 50c 2 cans California Lemon Cling Pea ches, price 50 cents other towns 35c. 70 cents? 5 cents. trice 50 cents Third Grand Prize . . as t number and variety of exhibits this and are much better on tnan u mey Poultry Notes. Do not breed pullets back to their soil. It is rank n breeding; it is at tended by the grave risk of perpetuat ing and strengthening undes'rable that state, it is assimilated in the ! points or features. Inbreeding should easiest and most efficient way. Com paring the feeding of whole corn as against corn meal the Pennsylvania Experiment Station has noted the following in its experiments: That fowls penned and fed whole corn for a period of three weeks made a' gain of; less than one-fourth of a pound eaclj for all that time; that fowls fed the whole corn and bee scraps or th same length of time made sligtly bet ter gains; that fowls fed whole corn and wheat m?xed did . not make as good gains as those fed on the other feeds; that fowls fed on corn meal and meat scraps mixed and moistened with water made a gain of two fifths of a pound each for the time; that birds fed on cornmeal mixed with butter milk made a gain of one-half pound each; that fowls' fed upon a ration rf finely ground grains "(a mixture) moistened w'th buttermilk each indi vidual made a gain of one pound, and this gain was made at a total cost of 7 cents a pound, while by the whole corn method It., cost between 40 and only be undertaken by a careful breeder. One hundred square feet per bird should be given them in yard rooms. A yard 40x100 would give 40 hens enough space. However make the rms as large as you can. Give plenty of room. r,- Hardiness, does not go by color of plumage. It depends upon the care given to fowls. True, some breeds aie more susceptible to cold than others, but all breeds will become vic t:ms If they do not receive the right treatment. - The American breed of fowls of to day, as a rule, are a hardy, thrifty lot, and are becoming famous for their laying and fine table qualities. year than formerly in each of the fif teen departments, in which approxi mately 2,500 awards are offered, rep resenting a total of about $4,000 in cash premiums, and the management of the Fair association is determined to furnish suitable space for all ex. hibits. In addition to a number of speak ers of national reputation the Fair will be featured by among which will were exnosed to the sudden changes ! of running in and out of the hover ct the brooder. And these are tne reasons why so many are sent and reach their destination in safety." A Lecture to . Girls. Now I am going to be cross. I may even scold a little. For a young girl writes to tell -me that her mother-is several events j curious about her friends, and niwavs be the "Better asks her whom she is go'ng out with Babies" contest in which a number at night, what time she will be v-me, of babies have been entered and for ' and other things along the sam line, which $125 will be given in cash The girl obviously expected me to tell prizes in connection with gold, silver her that she has a right to be very and bronze medals; the free college very much annoyed, but I am inclined scholarship contest, the rural singing ' to agree with her mother. A girl contest, military maneuvers, and elab- . take a mother into her confidence orate exhibitions of agriculture, live just as she . would a chum. For a stock, fruit domestic art and machin- mother is a motherland It is her. ery. The midway attractions will be right to know everything. If she; highly pleasing and everything possi- ! cares to ask questions and give opin ble will be done to make it a repre- ions about the boys that call on her sentative fair of Western North Car- ! dau enter, she is perfectly right It 24 lbs. Self-Rising Flour, Price 90c. 1 lb. White Rose Tea, price 60c 1 can Wesson Cooking Oil, price 35 cents. 1 large bottle Libby's Ketchup, pr ice 25 cents. 1 can Hawaiian Pineapple, price 25 cents. 1 jar Jones Bros. Pickels, price 30c. 6 loaves Mothers Bread. . , - . Sale Starts Monday, Endsf Fri day, Sept. 26, at 4 oxloctf SPECIAL A few dozQA one gallon cans of Cali fornia Lemon Cling Peaches, $1 can, will sell while they last at 69 Cents xwell 4$c Co. The Pura Food Grocery Store." olina. ) The efficiency of Prof. W. H. Cale. superintendent of the Hendersonville graded schools, as an educational worker was not overlooked by the Fair association . in its selection of direc tors for the Educational and Boys and is not only her privilege but her duty. Christian Herald. Good advertising promotes the suc cess of any community and no better advertising; method can. be found than the displaying of good products at the W. N. C. Fair Asheville, October 7-10! Why not win some of the 2,500 prizes to be given t ltc entirely new feature in connection with Fair work in this state. Prof. Cale has the co-operation of a number of educators in the important fea ture and their close attention to this work gives sufficient reason to believe that; the new department as well as the Educational department will be a distinct success. The Kind of Man the World is Look , ing For. In the October American Magazine "Rav Stannard Baker. Writing about Girls department the latter being anl Colonel Goethals, the builder of the Panama canal, reports Colonel Goeth als as saying: 'The world today is above all else a practical worlds and it demands re pults. What it is looking for is men who can and will do things. It is re corded of Lord Kitchener that when during the South African campaign a North Carol'na Fair, will be returned Ponshere'forrhe.Mid to him: Tour free of charges in the event that the reasons for not doing it are the best ownership of the exhibits ha3 net I over heard, now go and do it!' That chmged. , is what the world demands today?" fiou lived in a Glass Mouse Yon wouldn't have to advertise v your rooms and houses for Rent :v; . wV.,v;v.;s;.;..;; : , PEOPLE COULD SEE TH EY WEBE EMPTY. THE BEST WAY TO LET THEM KNOW IS TO TELL DT THE DEMOCBAT-HUST-LEB WANT ADS; They're Great for Renting Rooms LIUTUAL PRINTING CO. PHONE 6.