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Perhaps you have a corn or. bunion on your. foot. If so we can relieve, your, trouble. CORN PADS : BUNION PLASTERS Hindoo Corn Cure 15c takes 'em off. HUNTER'S Vo Dan Shou Yea that You Savo Oondy on fiuMser Fdotubar by Duying 44BaIl-Bsnd" It pays to get good quality in Rubber Footwear, for quality means service and more days wear. If youTwill figure your rubber footwear according to cost per day's service, uau-uand " is Boot is knit give longer, i Arctics come tops are best f same wool Don t have Come - ana third IBS?. 4J -i f- Sj We could handle any one fifiEUr-Bsffe'L- riTl; a dozeiL Silo Fillers,, but the X 18, 20 and 26 is the same as money The patented low-speed Chain Drive does it. Third Yoit rave time due to capacity machines with flaring sides and deep throat. Fourth it wil- .?ave you trouble, delays and breakdowns. Fifth You save money on your machine b' ..use you can buy the exact size for your needs. No matter how big or how high your Silo, we can fiimnlv vnn with 9 Qma11v ?i11ifrhot rt!w fife otmii nMwIe And oar prices are right! T. S. Morrison J: Go. GOING HOME. There is no picture which touches the hearts of men more closely or ten derly than the figure of the tired man or woman going home at the end of the day. The fierce heat of the sun has passed, the intense high light ol midday has softened into a restful glow, the strain of effort is over and the passion of work has given place to the peace of deserted fields and streets. It is a normal instinct which sent the worker forth, eager and alert, in the morning; it is the response to a deep craving which sends him home at nightfall. The reward of labor is the rest which it achieves, and the joy of rest is the sense that it has" been earned. The alternation of day and night is a symbol of the order of life in which work and rest succeed one another in a beautiful and healthgiving rhythm. The worker goes out of himself when he takes up his tools; he returns to himself when he lays them down at the end of the day. . He pours out his vitality as the water pours out of a hidden spring, if he is a real worker and not a mere drudge, he gives him self in the toil of his hand ; and his trains, and when night falls his wear iness is not mere fatigue of body, it is depletion of vitality. Before he can ?ive himself again he must find him self; and when one goes home he finds himself. ; ..r . To a vast multitude .of men the thought of going - home makes the heaviest burdens bearable,- the most crushing responsibilities' a spurt to effort, the most complete surrender of ease and pleasure, not a . sacrifice, but a price gladly .paid for happiness hich is beyond price. The strain of the day is forgotten at the doors which Pens into peace of perfect under standing , the pressure of hours and tasks is relax by the sound of a voice "K'hieh is musical with love and faith and peace.- In such a home-coming ytere is not only the- supreme reward jor the work of the day that is ended; there is aJso the renewal of strength courage for the day that is to Crmg new strife and toil. The joy of going home is not in the ease and comfort that are waiting tnere; it is m the peace that flows irom love, the stillness that follows in ine tumilt of the storm, the clear, at We Have v v the Remedy PHARMACY the cheapest. ' - ' CoonTailKnit not felt and this means that it will warmer wear and service. "Ball-Band" in one, two and four buckles. The cashmerette and the linings are the that goes into the Coon Tail Knit Boot. buy any rubber footwear until you seen our showing of ' Ball-Band." in and see it now. M. M. Shepherd We could handle any one of a dozen Silo Fillers, , but the Smalley is our choice, because ex perience proves that it costs far less to fill a Silo with the Smalley than with any other. The Smalley will save you as follows: First the wages of one man, due to the Auto- matic - b orce-Feed Grip Hook Construction roller. Second bi waste of cower, which Come in and see us. ZD mosphere in which the dust of the highway is laid and the worker sees again the ends for which he is striv ing; in the' quietness of such a home the toil of life, is not only sweetened but its spiritual meaning shines clear after the confusion of details has van ished. Under the heat and burden of the, day the strongest man sometimes wonders if life , means anything but prolonged strain of muscle and brain; in the stillness of the house of the home its hlurred " ends, its ultimate achievements, 3hine like the stars above the highway when the dust has been laid. The home is not primarily a place for life; work lies belowand beyond it, but the companionship which trans forms a house into a home 'is a shar ing of the reward of work, freedom, repose, refreshment, vision. There are . houses full of ; conveniences and luxuries in which no one is at home; the men and women who Jive in them are homeless. To such men and women as to the men and" women to whonrmarriage is more social con tract and the family a mere social ar rangement, there is .no going home, no refuge .for the spirit, no place of umlilstMlilliig and vision. There is no more pathetic figures in the world of today than these homeless men and women ; restless, discontented, and unhappy, and utterly blind -to ".the traggedy of a life in which there is no going home. The Outlook. PAT TURNED . THE JOKE. Pat was busy On a Hull road work ing with his coat off. There were two Englishmen laboring on the ame road, so they decided to have a joke with the Irishman. - They painted a donkey's head on the back of Pat's coat, and watched to see him put it on, Pat, of course, saw the donkey's head on; hi. coat, and. turning to the Englishmen, saidr - w , "Which of yez wiped' your face on my coat?" An Amsterdam dispatch says that Germany is bemoaning a "shortage .of sausage. And with . the beer supply curtailed, too, we had better not be In too much of a hurry to Bcoff at stories of peace and overtures. - , It isn't what a man owes but what he pays that jolts hinv. . . - - . - LTlvj SA 26 o "THE FEOrLE'S F0EU3L', Letters from the people on. ifc current topics, not exceeding 800 words in length, are so, 3fc llclted. :. , - This is your column. Use it as you will, avoiding vitupera- tlon or libelous matter. If y6u iff: differ with ns or our contribut- & ors, say so, and why.: ' Letters must bear the name and address of the writer. fc J 9 Anonymous communications will" not be considered. ! A Chapter Each on Bill Gye the Basket Maker, and. Ward, the Hat Maker. : v (By TI10S.. J. Rickman.) , Getting back to old time industrial ism it might be well enough to say that it is nowhere, claimed ,so faras we know, that old Rip Van Winkle, in his old identical personage, or even in his legendary existence, ever skulked into the mountains of Henderson coun ty, looking for a "cold-tater," for if he had done so, plenty of folks would have handed him one. Henderson county has never lacked "Irish taters." It never will, but what has that to do with Bill Gye's basket factory and other industrial enterprises, promised last week? Gye is not living, and if he, were, then this history of him would not be J written, for he was some of a fighting man, especially during apple brandy season, when stills were active, in-the fall and early winter of each year. Now we have no 111 feeling against any of the inhabitants, who may happen to live in that neighborhood at this pres ent time, but Gye and family were said to have lived and had their basket fac tory in the region of Buck Shoals, near the Henderson and Buncomba county line. -convenient for Bill, when legal troubles should come about, to be first in one county and then in the other, relative to jurisdiction of con stables, with habeas corpus papers. No buildings or shelter, covered or enclosed the said basket factory. It was out in the open and the machin-" ery necessary for carrying on the same was an axe, maul and wedge, for get ting out the white oak timber for mak ing ribs, splits,' the essentials in his basket work. As to whose lands "Wm"; got the white oak timbers from, no man know eth unto this day, for he had no lands himself, neither did he procure any timberx leases. He would have scorn ed such a thing as paying for timber to make basket splits and ribs. Bill was assisted at his factory, by his wife and daughters and the sizes of his haskets were bushels, half-bushels, pecks and dinner school baskets, "all with handles, running around and" across the top. In fact, the basket was built-onto the handle and not the handle to the basket. Fall of the year was basket sale time, when old Gye and family would start on the road. -He himself, would precede the caravan, with twelve bushel baskets strapped onto his back with hickory bark, for want of strings in that day and time. His wife, Nancy, would follow with twelve half bushel ones, then would come his eldest, daughter, Samantha with twelve peck sizes, while the rear van, would be brought up by his younger daughter, Jerusha, with twelvfc dinner school baskets, all strapped on, with hiskory bark, as first mentioned. Owing to the width of the roads In those days,no two could walk abreast, hence they went in single file, singlo track, as railroad cars now go. As they went, Gye would sing out the prices, 50 cents, 35 cents, 25 cents' and 15 cents, either in casn, applejack, or sidebacon. Where produce was taken, as was in most every sale, the same would be left and gathered up on the return trip, and any farm, or corn crib, , without a Gye basket or two. would have been counted as poor ly equipped, while school children, who were without one, in which to take their dinner, were hardly in the quality class. ' Poor Gye is gone, so are his family, factory and baskets and as we are ad monished to speak well only of the de ported, we can only say, resquat pa cem, we shall see you no more. Ward, the Hat 3Taker. Ward the hat maker, was probably known to many of the Democrat read ers, even if they never wore one of his hats. His rule was, that you should bring him a bag of lamh's wool and he would keep one half and, manufacture the other half into hats and return to you. He never used old sheep's wool and whether the 4 lamb producing the wool was to have been -one without blemish, there has been no record kept. The block and tickel with which Ward manufactured these hats, were rarely exhibited to the common and vulgar eye. It was Ward's secret for making hats, you see, and instead of getting a patent on his" device, he quietly kept the thing in his own cellar. The as tonishing thing, with many, at Ward's factory,- was, if you took .a 24 pound bag of lamb's wool, you would only get back about four pounds of. hats, in eluding the paste used, when you should at least have received 12 pounds, to your part. When complain ed at. Ward would explain that the great pressure exerted by ; his block and tickel, on which the hats were, made, caused th weight of the wool to evaporate and pass away, notwith standing the paste consumed. If a man saw proper to dispute his theory about this evaporation of weight, then, the hat-maker, in retaliation, would hint that much of the wool brought, was old sheep's wool and his factory used nothing but damb's wool of the first shearing. The wool was expect ed tp be taken to the hat factory in Its natural .color, as h,e did his -own dye ing and the color of the hats turned out was what might be called ground hog color, while the" man who wore one "of them long, would likewise have a ground-hog look. It isnow said by scientific scholars, that the pressure brought to bear in making modern hats, oh the wool and paste used? is 90,000 pounds to the square inch, to bring . about similation : of the material used, but tn'the case of Ward's block ma chine, the pressure must 'have been about ten pounds', ta-the inch, or .his wool and paste never stuck together1 long when exposed to sweat, rain and sunshine. His hat looked pluggy at the oeginnmg, nut alas, if you wore It three months, the brim would, have iropped away, piece by piece, till the fragments left must be pinned up out of your eyes. Ward's" pressure was insufficient to simllate woorand paste, Into one common substance, and his hats had no inside band or lining, while"" the means of keeping it from bulging without was a string, which he put around it. -If a man was tasty and goti'a string with a tassel to the luds, "about the loop, then he must pay tne proprietor of the factory 25 cents in money. : . . " - l" ' Ward too, is gone and his hat facr tory, while , to '. the hbnorNot, his . name and the genius he displayed, It can truthfully be said, had you stood on Hicks .Jones observatory, and looked through his magnifying glass, into the valleys below, you could easily have detected any passer-by, wearing a Ward hat. - Honor to his name, - We hope the; chimney , builders,' writ ing and singing masters, shoe-makers and the, like will be patient, we will reach jthem in due time. HAY-FEVER-PRODUCING WEEDS IN THE UNITED STATES. By W. Scheppegrell, A. M., M. D., New Orleans, Louisiana, President . American Hay-Fever-Pre-' vention Association. Some weeks ago, the American Hay- Fever-Prevention Association publish ed through the) press its General In structions regarding the prevention of hay-fever. These directions avoided any reference to the general or local, causes which form the predisposing factor to hay-fever, but were directed to the destruction or avoidance of the noxious weeds whose pollen form the exciting cause. They were limited moreover to the fall or most common type of hay-fever, commencing from the first part of the jury to the end of August and lasting for about six weeks or until, frost or maturity ar rests the pollinating process. The chief cause of the fall hay-fever Is the pollen of the two' varieties of rag-weed. While the instructions aroused a great deal ofTinterest and were utilized even by some of the State Boards of Health, there was found to be an unexpected ignorance in most sections as to what constituted the "-rag-weed." In the Middle and Northern States, the wormwood rag-weed i3 by, far the most frequent, being especially prev alent in neglected fields, yards and road-sides. It is usually found in fields where a crop -of wheat, rye or oat has been harvested in early sum mer and afterwards, neglected. It grows from one to five feet in height. The irritating principle of both rag weeds is formed in the spike-like flow er, being yellowish in color, and al most a" slight as smoke It Is so abundant that during the stage of pol lination it will stain one's clothes yel low while" passing through sucn a, field. It is so extremely light that it is almost impossible to collect any amount' of it ' without its being blown away. Laboratory investigators have iso lated a large number of plants whose pollen will produce the characteristic reaction of hay-fe.er; but, from the stand-point of the practical sanitarian, we must give our special attention to those, pollens that are naturally found in the atmosphere in sufficient abund ance to produce the symptoms of hay fever.' The Golden Rod, for instance, has been accused of being responsible for 50 per cent of all cases of hay fever. The committee on Original Re search of the American Hay-Fever Prevention Association has demon strated the fact, however,' that the Golden Rod belongs to a group of only 15 per." cent of that do not owe their origin to the rag-weed. An obvious reason for the Golden Rod not, being responsible for a large number of cases is that its pollen is not wind-blown, but heavy and tena- 1 clou's, so that the majority of patients are affected only in the event that, the nostrils are placed In close proximity to the flower. The pollen Is the rag weed,' however,' is easily detached in clouds and is distributed by the wind over a large territory. Besides, the usual attacks or fall hay-fever suffer ers are co-incident with the pollina tion of the rag-weed, while the Golden Rod frequently blooms for weeks af ter, the attacks have subsided. - The most active ptageof the rag weed is . in the month of September and every effort ; should be made at this time to destroy these noxious weeds-. This will not only be a source of relief to hay-fever sufferers sensi tive to these pollens, but will prevent the formation of the seed, which will produce the weeds in great abundance the following year. - The object of. the American Hay-Fever-Prevention Association is the dissemination of general knowledge of benefit to sufferers form hay-fever, the, education of the public regarding the weeds that are-knownto produce this disease, and the" use of its influ ence and -co-operation towards the eradication of such weeds. By means 6f lectures and articles in the scienti fic and public i press, it is endeavoring to educate the public in the relation of certain weeds to hay-f ever , and the best methods for their avoidance and eradication. ' -- One aim of the Association is to see that this important matter is treated with the "regpect and consideration which it merits. A malady, with which hundreds of thousands are, afflicted, whlch'-has - among its complications many catarrhal . diseases, : asthma, bronchitis, infections of the cavities of the head . and ear diseases, and which is so depressing in its effects on the nervous system that esen many cases of suicide are attributed to this, cause, justly demands the most care- ful and dignified consideration. Malarial fever, In recent years has been, enormously diminished by pre ventive methods, such s as draining swamps; typhoid fever "has - been de- ' f ' J DRINK iv for it--v j. M In a bottle v-rsy (NsSltffH uniform pure, . s--Sr ' lfTyl wholesome aha f 'CZVI refreshing. creased through the case, tcen in the water supply, and the destruction of infected material; tuberculosis and other diseases have found their advo cates for preventive ' methods. Tne American Hay-Fever-Prevention Asso ciation has instituted, directly and I'D T I i - ; . ;- ; .v;v;.- - , FINAL GALL S5IJ8II! TO BE GIVEN A WAY to the person securing the largest amount of cash in subscription to the Western Carolina Democrat during the week ending Saturday September' 18th 12 o'clock. Votes given in Booster Automobile Contest. ' : " - " : . . --N - - ' ' : . . ' : : ' " n n , - ih - n - , n through its affiliated State Associa tions, a campaign of education regard ing the hay-fever producing weeds; which it is hoped will in a few years; destroy the cause of this wide-spread" disease. G POT It A