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TIME TO SELECT SEED CORN;
GOyernment Gives on Advice How to
Select It and 7What Kind is Best.
Autumn is the time to prepare for a
profitable corn crop the following sea
son. At this time the seed is most
abundant, and the very best can be ob
tained before, it . has been in' any way
reduced in vitality.; Many let the op
portunity "pass, ; expecting to , purchase
their seed com in the spring, but th"
j department's specialist in charge of
corn investigations advises that .tbo
Fallacy of the Latter Day" Business.
Editor Democrat: v " T,
'The prophets of. evil things to come,
dire calamities , now about to fall on
the people pi the world,' and such like
surely find a fruitful field, in which to
operate, since the breaking out "of tho
great European war. They are dead
sure tney see in prophecy a clear
handwriting on the wall, pointing out
j these days, as what they are pleased
to call "Latter Days." We may just
as well go back to any age of the
world and find men who saw in their
time, these "latter-days" as clearly and
surely, as we see them now.
No doubt old man Jacob saw his
days, as latter ones, when he said , to
King Pharaoh, on being asked how old
he was, "Few and evil-have the days
of the years of my life been and have
not attained unto the days of the years
of my fathers before me." Poor old
afflicted Job felt he was living in the
"Latter Days," when all he had and
his sons and daughters swept away j In a manner that will retain its full
num. mm, auu ue sincKen aown WllU j -Ua-
New Fall Waists
Beautiful Hats, all prices
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IF, J. DAYIS, President,
K. G. MORRIS. Tice-Pres.
P. F. PATTON, Tlce-Pres.
J. MACK RHODES, Cashier,
autumn is the best time to select good
seed. . v ' r- ' , v . '
The best place for the farmer to ob
aln seed, corn .is from fields on his
own farm, or in his neighborhood, that
were planted with a variety . which has
generally proved mos.t successful li
that locality. . Of" course, If a com
munity, has an experienced and hon
est corn breeder on whom it may. rely
the seed corn - may be obtained froir
The rcorn breeder who has demon-,
s'trated year after year the superiority
of his corn will demand a special
price for his - superior : seed. Such
corn breeders are improving corn as
cattle breeders have Improved cattle
He.. has used special methods that far
mers generally have not , time to ap
ply. Five dollars a bushel is not too
much to pay and will be a profitable
bargain for both parties:
What Constitutes Good Seed Corn.
By far too many consider seed good
simply because it will grow1. To be
.first class, seed must be :
(1) Well adapted to the seasonal
and soil conditions where it is to b9
(2) Grown on productive plants of a
(3) Well -matured, and preserved
front ripening time till planting time
f drying ' as;' 'suggested, if left in the
t m tut a , . .
! nusK long arter ripening, It may sprout
or muoew during warm, wet weather
or "become infested with weevils.
The vitality of seed is often reduced
by" leaving it in' a sack or in a pile
for even a day after gathering. Dur
Ing warm weather, with some mois
ture in the cobs and kernels, the ears
heat or mildew in a remarkably short
time.- - . . ''..--,
' The Department of Agriculture has
'a bulletin that gives in detail the best
manner, of treatment for corn after it
js gathered.. The ' bulletin; also de
scribes how seed corn should be stored
during the winter and tests of the ger
mination'; of : seed corn. The bulletin
may be had free Jby those who request
Farmers' Bulletin No. .415, on Seed
Corn,- from, the department's Division
of Publications, Washington, D.fC.
anjictions, so that he cried out. "O that
thou wouldest hide me In the grave!"
Elijah, no doubt, thought he was liv
ing In the "Latter Days" when he tted
away from Jezabel and Ahab, into the
wilderness and cried out that all thu
earth had bowed the knee to Baal,"
"and now they seek my life to take it."
Jeremiah, Isaiah and Daniel all
thought their time was in the "Latter
Days" of course. All the early saints,
following the persecutions after Christ
had gone from the world, had all the
evidence they wanted, that they were
according to Christs very own words,
actually living in the "Latter Days."
They believed this- notwithstanding
Christ had plainly told them, accord
ing to at least three Of the Gospels,
that the wonderful things concerning
himself and his return again, to the
world would take place while some
of those who were listening to him,
were Mill here on this earth. Read
and see if this is not true.- The great
Discoverer Columbus said he was liv
ing in the "Latter Days." Even with
the 7 great Eastern . war raging, yet
times are better, than they were in the
'-ancient "of days." Who ever -heard
of Red Cross nurses going over tho
ocean thousands of mile to nurse sick
"and wounded of all belligerents, when
Israel was on her way to the promiso
land? According to the records given
more than a million men, women and
children were destroyed by the sword,
and to have nursed or helped one of
them, would have 'been sacrilegious
ness, even by those who claimed they
were acting in the name of the Lord
Thumbs and great toes of kings cap:
tured were torn- out with other great
cruelties, no such thing as quarters
shown, even to helpless women and
little children, cities and towns burn
ed to the ground, and every living
thing destroyed and sometimes even
the silver and gold, unless it was
needed in the sacred treasury.
No my friends, notwithstanding tht.
prophets have marked the year, 1914.
never be led believe other, than
that these are "modern days," these
are good days, these are days of
righteousness. That war is to put
down the spirit of milliatrism and put
In the hearts of the children of men
spirit of peace and a cessation from
filling the ocean with dreadnaughts
and the land .with forts and artilleries.
.When this is done the people will re
turn to the arts of peace ana prosper
ity, and the bringing of it about. Is
only part of the history of the world,
in its usual Channel and not by rea
son of a single world of prophecy
either . IN or OUT of the Bibl
THOS." J. RICKMAN.
Asheville. N. C. . . ; ' -
THE RETURN OF CHRIST.
" Ashford.'N. C., Sept 19, 1914.
. Editor Democrat: I see in your
issue of 17th another letter .from
Mr. Heatherly of Saluda, in which
he again asserts that Christ himself
predicted that in this age, our genera
tion, the world was to end. Indeed
he .asserts, if I understand liim, Christ
will come to judge the world before
the end of 1914. and he often cites, as
at least One of his authorities, Parson I
The importance . of the three re
quirements Just enumerated has been
demonstrated experimentally by the
department's Office of Corn Investiga
tions. The results . given briefly, as
enumerated, are as follows:
(1) For a series of rfive years, 12
well-bred varieties were tested in 10
northern states, equivalent lots of seed
being used in each State. Varieties
that produced most in some States
were among the poorest In others. ' ,
(2) . Seed ears taken from the high
est yielding rows of ear-to-row breed
ing plats have repeatedly produced
better than seed ears taken from poor
er yielding rows. Seed ears from the
best producing stalks found in a gen
eral field produced more than seed
ears taken -without considering- the
productiveness of the parent stalks.
(3) Four bushels of ears were di
vided intqjtwo equal parts, one beinc
well taken care of and the :other
placed in a barn as corn Is ordinarily
cribbed.. The well-preserved seed
gave a yield on poor soil 12 per cent
higher than the poorly preserved and
27 per cent .higher on fertile soil, not
withstanding the fact that both lots
of, seed germinated equally well.
Seed Corn Gathering & Special Task.
,-. . -. . .. . . . -
At corn-ripening time drop all other
business and select an abundance -of
seed corn. The process is too Im
portant to be conducted incidentally
while husking. When selecting, seed
corn, give-the process you nentire. at
tention. Get the very best that is to
be had and preserve it well, and" your
increased yields will return you more
profit than any other work you can do
on your farm.
The only proper way-to select seed
corn is from the stalks standing where
they grew as soon as ripe, and before
the first hard freeze.
As soon as the crop ripens go
through the field with seed-picking
bags and husk the ears from the. stalks
that haye produced, the most corn
without having any special advantages,
such as space, moisture, or fertility .
AvoH the large ears on stalks stand
ing singly with an unusual amount of
space arpund them. Preference should
I e given the plants that have produced
most heavily In competition with a
full stand of less productive plants.
In all localities the Inherent ten
dency of the plant to produce heavily
of sound, dry, shelled corn is of most
Late-maturing plants with - ear
which are. heavy because of an exces
sive amount of sap should be ignored.
Sappiness greatly increases the weight
and is likely to destroy the quality. In
many sections this fact is not suffl
In the- Central and Southern States,
all other things being: equal, short,
thick stalks are preferable. . Short
stalks are not so easily blown down
and ' permit . thicker, planting. Thick
stalks are not so easily broken down
and in general afe more productive
than slender ones. ' '
The tendency for corn to produce
suckers is hereditary. Other things
being equal, seed should be taken from
stalks that have no suckers. . v
The same day seed corn is gathered
Russell. In the year one thousand 1 hA hiialrwi ears should be tjut-in h
throughout. Europe there was a dry pace where there Is free circula
very . widespread belief; among all 1 tiQn! pf aifrand.p)a.c.:ln;'.Biich'W'ma'n
classes, that the end was then com , ner that' the "ears do not touch each
ing; and Jt Is now fully - recognized other- Good seed is often ruined be
that all of the early Christians, in- j cause it. Is thought dry enough when
eluding the Apostles themselves, b-' gathered and the precaution mentlon
lieved that in their generation Christ j i8 considered unnecessary. Many
would return ; and assuming that Jesus , farmers Delleve that their autumns aro
II m BRIf RESULTS
was a God, and therefore of course
omniscient, it is hard to see how they
could doubt this, as Christ himself, on
several occasions, distinctly asserted
his early return to judge the world,
and this not in. any. doubtful or mys
tical phrases, but . with ; the distinct
assertions thiswould happen whilst
some of those, to whom he then spokp
should still be living; nor can this
be perverted into any abstruse or mys
tical statement, as the phrases "In
this generation" is used by both Mat
thew and Mark, Read Matthew, chap-i
ter 24, verses 29 to 34. In this last
verse Christ says: Verily I say unto
you, This generation shall not pas?
until all these things be fulfilled.- And
Mark, chapter 13, verse 34 uses the
so dry that such '-care is superfluous.
Seed corn in every locality gathered
at ripening time will be benefitted by
ration." These statements repeated
essentially in many other passages
See Mat., chapter 10-23 ; chap. 16-27
and 28, and others. Now is Jesus
missed the exact date of this Day of
Judgment by over 1900 years, doesn't
Mr. Heatherly feel iiow "and then some
doubt as to whether even -Parson Rus
sell may not turn out to be a False
FroPhet? I dare assert that this
world", Vdespite the butcheries of the
German Kaiser, will not end in 1914 f
if it - does I am quite willing to be
hanged, if Mr. Heatherly thinks best.
very same expression 'In this gene- 7'"" i Xm. HUGER
LAUREL PARK NOTES.
(By Dr. Jno. E. EnnisV)
The passing season has shown great
improvements in the Park. More
building has been done than in any
other - year. Mr. Weeks of Miami,
Fia., hasl finished his cottage and is
now occupying it. The new and ele
gant cottage of Mr. Giles Wilson of
Jacksonville is nearly completed. The
demand for furnished houses has been
great. Fully fifty houses could have
been rented. Laurel Park Villa has
had a most successful season. Every
room was filled early and many turn
ed away. The elegant home and
grounds of the McGary family have
been much improved and now presents
to visitors in the park a scene of
great . beauty. Mrs. Edwards is now
Improving her lots and wiir build in
the near future.
Miss Jennie Means of Paris, 111., and
her sister have purchased three lots
and will probably build a summer
Life in Laurel Park is surely delight-
ful. Although we have the quiet rest
ful .conditions of the country we have,
every convenience of the city. There
is no waiting for improvements as in
other suburban villages. We . have a
trolly system to reach the city, water
piped to every home from Crystal
spring, the telephone, electric light,
and miles and miles of the best roads.
In the way of amusements we chal
lenge comparison . with any suburban
village in the and. , We have two fine
ball grounds; several tennis courts, a,
croquet ground, a free moving picture
show, fine bathing beach and large pa
vilion for dancing and social gather
igs. Then we have a social club meet
ing every Thursday, which adds great
ly to the community pleasure. The
special' object of this society is to im
prove the beauty of the park; and en
tertain the tourists who daily visit it.
Mr. W; Ai:- Smith; has kindly, given the
use of grounds to the society for a
community library, a flower garden
showing all the natural wild flowers
and for the decoration and beautifying
of a lovely .piece : of ground to, be
known as iHaseltlne Point. This will
be completed early next season; as
will be the ; library building. If the
scenic beauties of this place, the soci
ability and morality of its citizens, the
virtues of Its invigorating water were
widely known in a. short time thou
sands would locate here and the mer
chants of lovely Hendersonville would
double their present business.
WATNESVUXR GOING - GOLFING,
A well organized movement is nov
in progress for the establishment in
"Waynesville of an .18 hole olf course
to be complete. In time for the Sum-
mer; tourist season next ; year.. There
is every indication that the plans now
being formed will be carried 'through
an dthat one of the needs of Waynes-r
ville.as a resort town will be realized
before the ..visitors begin . coining for
the next season.
The modernized curriculum is cer
tainly not so generally regarded as the
hardship the old-style ones seemed
to be to ; their parents and" grandpar
ents. School is no longer a species of
martyrdom, imposed on the boy for
do reason that could reach his intelligence.--'
- Do we sometimes have a lurking
feeling that the modern, system may
lack something of solid and perma
nent advantage? In short, is it too
easy -tan the boy?." It is too early tn
tell about that, perhaps. But the sug
gestion is that, in making the school
an entirely agreeable living place, the
boy may be. missing something for. his
own good though he will scarcely
discover it until he grows up.
; ; After all duty the; day's "task is
not meant to be all a good time in this
work-a-day world. It may be surmis
ed that about the only hardships a.
school-boy under the modern system
experiences, the only sacrifices he Is
required, to make, and the only rigor
ous restraint upon a solicitude f orchis
own comfort he encounters, relate to
the training table " and the coaching
systemwhen, ambitious to win a
"letter"" rather than a diploma, ha
elects: to take one of - the : courses in
athletics. . ' ; '
36 APPLES 3TAKE A BUSHEL.
- . (Lenoir News.) f
V Mr. Hiram J. Teague, .who owns a
farm . in the northern . part of -this
county near Blowing Rock, , is' giving
much attention to raising ; fine fruit.
Herecently gave The News man soni?
fine specimens of this splendid Gloria
Mundi apples 36 of which make a
bushel. '.;.'.; ' -v., '-' .' ..
Deeds, Mortgage Deeds. Deeds in
Trust, Trespass notices, Chattel Mori
gages and other legal blanks lor sale
er the Democrat office..
A certain man was called upon to
pay a bill for which he had issued a
check several months before. He
turned to his file of paid checks and
found the one issued in this particu
lar case -
There was the date, the amount, the
name of the party paid and also the
endorsement on the back of the check
by the man who received the money.
The evidence given by the check
settled the dispute at once.
A checking account with this bank
will do the same for you and more.
Why not start one to-day.
BROWNLOW JACKSON, President,
a S. FULLBRIGHT, Cashier.
W. A. YPUJTG, Assistant Cashier.
Their Systems were hard put. They
used Castor Oil army doctorg believe
in it whether in Mexico or in Europe.
But YOU don't have to be "brave
NOW 15C FOR 3-OZ BOTTLE
USED TO BE 25C
Costs o more than the old "Tortur-oug-to-Take"
kind, and less than the
aromatic, or flavored kind. 3-0z. bot
tle nw 15c instead of 25c former 50c
bottle (7-oz) . now 25c
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Of Western Carolina Democrat pub
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