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Fine Representation
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of H
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
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,
"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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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?"
lived in a Glass Mouse
Yon wouldn't have to advertise
v your rooms and houses for Rent
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They're Great for Renting Rooms

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