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Henderson county has a great many
citizens who are anxious to see furtb
tr farm demonstration work in the
ccuiity and they will- continue to talk
in favor of this more modern way of
doing things on the .farm. But thero
aio these opposed to progress! v-e-iuss
of any kind and they are aiso
Y. -.. iJrnest L. Perkins served1 as
(?;--. ..-.iter for Hendercon county
'A'.r ivo years there., were no few 'who
i;v:oi3d the value of his work,
l:.: i:1. ere were those who opposed him'
k; sualc:ent!y large numbers to exer
ci influence over thepowers that bo,
r.; lie. Perkins.nsi;ta4n from Hen-'
c: r,:id Te-Th'irke county.
- :e ordinary citizen is"nct -faraiiiar
y ;'t lie work done by Mr. -PerL-ins.
1 r- vr-"hie tc grasp the nf.tMre-.of 'ii-!.:Ii-tv!y.
The farm demonstrators
to i-:-e out reports ..from week
tj v.col; r.?xd forward to the" state anJ
uiivi.uiu.vis, uuc t-ie.. r.nrtu&l
; t js sur-rced to'.crrshrace-tbp fijTi
: hetiyltieii. ' '" Believing "that,, SirV
- -.s' work was ceer :.f u'lfyl ajro-
f;'; ':- ia Henderson ,couhty;otaW-li
Lave-been, the! DemocraChn
t::. r .xi a copjlof 'the reuoft' filed -kritV
ernme overiiighis work
tor it shov,-s
ihe report is lengthy, and there
fore space would not permit its pub
lication in full, but in order to show
something of the demonstration work
m Henderson county during the past
year the following extracts have been
selected from the report by the Demo
crat: 100 Busbels tr Acre.
P. T. Ward-of Dana was the champ
ion corn grower. He made 100 bush
els of earn to the acre. J. P. Anders
cf the Shaws Creek section, was the
Kext biggest corn grower per acre,
living gathered 94 bushels. There
vcre 70 corn demonstrators, 36 o
vrhom renorted. th trfni
- mt 1 v .VVM MVt VKlfc"
gicwn under improved method- ' -
oo. The average yi J o?1"
.-.w"4' uuuer the demonstration
-ods. Thirty farmers were influ
enced to select seed for next year. 240
1: -hels being the estimated amount
sheeted. Four hundred farmers were
i-i-i enced to use better methods in
fro wing corn during the past year,
70'". during the past two years.
IS Bushels of Wheat.
"he average yield of Wheat- under
ct : Castration methods was 18 bushels
to the acre, ten bushels being the
nount under ordinary methods.
Three hundred acres of rye were turn
ed under for soil improvement, fifty
farmers having been induced to plant
Ms crop for the first time. The total
arieage of wheat and rye under im
Pioved methods is given at 200.
Big Clover Croptf
Out of the 20 demonstrators in clov
er grasses for hay, mixture and cover
crops, 13 reported, the total acreage
being 300 under improved methods
end the average yield per acre being
SoOO tons 'wrle the average yield
per acre of cured Lay was 4150, there
being an increase over ordinary meth
ods of 2735. The crop was estimated
at $30 per acre. Fifty acres of le
gumes were inoculated, thirty farmers
ordering material through the demon
strator. Forty, acres were turned un
der for soil improvement by, demon
si rators and 200 acres -by' all farmers.
The numher of acres sown this fall is
s"ven at 12,000, of this number 11,500
being the increase as a result of dem
onstration work.
Clay Peas. -
Only one demonstrator reported tho
results of clay peas, the average,yield
being 18 bushels for seed and 3,000
pounds of cured hay to the acre, 'there
being. While there was only one dem
stiator, twenty-five acres" were grown
for seed and 300 acres for hay by
other farmers influenced to do s
through the demonstrator..
Irish Potato Crop. '
Of the eight Irish potato demonstra
tors, only four reported, the average
yield per acre being 193.3-4 bushels.
Two hvndred acres were worked by
improved methods due to the demon
strator's advice. "One - farmer is .re
Ported to have shipped 28,000 bushels
in one. year. . '. : V "
Fruit Growing Demonstration.
Dembnstraiuwefe;jna4$.;pi' - nVe:
orthards, there being 500 trees in the
demonstration. Fifty orchards con-
taming 4,000 tree were inspected; fifty
' fill! :.a .i Arl;-: i'l ' '
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orchards comprising 2,000 trees were
pruned; twenty orchards or l.Of
trees were sp'rayed and ten orchards
or 6,000 trees were planted as result
of demonstrator's ' influence. Ten
spraying and pruning demonstrations
were held in the county during the
past year. ;
: Threfe bulls an dsix cows and heifers
of pure bred dairy stock were brought
iiita the county through the agent's
influence. One hundred cows wero
tested-and 200 cows were given a bal
anced ration. .
Pure Ured lIo?s. -c ,
Thirty pure bred hogs were brought
to the -county through the ag?nt'3uiir
fiuenco. 'h
There were no pnnltrv finntr..
tors but ten farmers have iinproVed-i
their poultry mHnp.gement...'-. " - ' j
treated fcr diseases ar.d ports thrur.
the.inilr.pnce of the .demonstrator. -
,lo ik;; ..?rtuGrs rtD-'drjorativ-ely,
twelve loads ravins boon hcughr
m triS'-mr-nner, representing a caving
io x. aiers ci ftz-J. About ?.00
. ;
: -. - d-tneir fertiliser on
n the
-Bv- c ivfce,- reprcrenting
a savmr.jM
; reliable
pi op ortions.
Lop J Qfffc
crcp3 v :m rertm?er. tp
Five l undred farmers were induced ' I
to t.hc better care of manure.
Stx silos were built in the count
during the past year, there being a to
tal of 28 in the county.
Number "of farmers using lime -duo
to. agent's influence, 100. They used.
200 tons.
Farm and Farmstead Improvements.
Some of the things done with agent's
assistance and advice:
Ten buildings erected, twenty im
proved; ten plans furnished, thirty j
painted or whitewashed, five btme I
systems installed or improved, there i
oo noure ater systems in f
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old pastures renovated; 50 farmeri
induced to drain crops, 200 home gar
dens planted or improved, 5C0 farmers
induced to have surplus farm produces
for winter use, 300 farmers planted"
cover crop3 to be turned under, 1000
acrcsof crimson Clover ana zuu oi
rye m cover crops.
Made Many Visits.
The den; :nstrator visited the farm
demonstrators 400 times, other farm
ers 8S2, bmlness men 200 and boys
140, club members 1"622 times; travel;
ed 972 miles by railroad, 4,000 by
team or machine, 300 otherwise. One
third of the agent's time was spent in
office work;. 716 official letters written,
circulars on agriculture distribu-
Three hundred farmers in count?
lire practicing fall plowing as result
Of agent's work, and 400 are selecting
ThA rfr.nrt ronsistR tf RftVAral naerfts .
but. the most important items are
given above.
Santa Clause is having a very busy
season incident to the '.Christmas rush
and even Colonel Stork , is no excep-J
tion to the rule of genuine, strenuous-
ness for his services in. .gift making
are much in evidence. Mr. Stork is
leaving some fine babies in the com
munity, big fat boys being in the ma
jority. - ,
Only two Henderson ville physicians
were interviewed during the pai t week
with reference to the activities of the
Stork and they -report :the following
results: -
. Born,, to Mr. and Mrs. Plato Lan
ning. of Fruitland. a son on Dec. 7.
" Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Patter
son, Fiat Rock, a daughter, Decem
bers. .
. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Nelson.
Kanuga road a son. December 9. ,
Born, to Mr. and Mrs, Hicks Garren,
Hendersonville, a son; December 10.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newman
of Hill girt, a son.-, A .
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Free
man, of Uno, a son, December 13.
- VT, B. Carson, for some years a mer.
chant in the depot section, has, it is
understood to have closed the doors
of his store and made an assignment.
and French
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Merry Ghristmas and
a Happy and . -Mpst
Prosperous New Year
Mr. Trnex Tells Inte-restingr Sry of
Its Advertising Value.
"Years ago there was a man in the
real estate business in Upper Mont-
cTair, New Jersey, by the name of G.
r,i. Dewitt. He is there now if anyone i
ishes corroboration of this story, '
said Manager A. S. Truex of the lacal
telephone company. . " -
"For years Mr. Dewitt did not install
a telephone for the reason that he was
out of his office much of the time.
''Finally a telephone was installed
and Mr. Dewitt's name was duly listed
in the telephone directory. " Not long
afterwards a long distance call came
for Mr. Dewitt from New York Cit;
The party calling,; (a total stranger),
said he wanted to cchne out to Upper
Montclair and look at S'Ome real es
tate, and asked Mr. Dewitt to meet him
'The New York party came out,
kiwi ph his wifft with him! Mr. Hewitt i
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around the town and sold them a beau
tiful. home. During the negotiations
Mr. Dewitt asked his new found friend
how he had come to call on him or by
whom he had been recommended. The
buyer replied, 'No one, I wanted to
come out this way and not knowing
anyone I took up a telephone direc-
tcry, looked under heading, Montclair,
N. J., and looked for someone m tne
real estate business. I found your
name and called you.'
"Mr. Dewitt in telling this instance
to a representative of the Telephone
Company a short time afterwards said,
I made enough commission from that
rale to more than pay for my telephone
fer the next ten years.'
"Stop and think for a moment; this
man was not paying telephone rental
fcr advertising. He was paying for the
uge of the telephone and he was recer
inf full value for his money; tne ad
vertising, the sale ,the
which would pay for the telenhone for.
the next ten years .was clear gain,
something he was getting over and
above the service for which he was
paying. ? - - - -
Dp you think this man would bo
without a telephone now?", .
j B. Stinespring of - Orlando;Fla.
has purchased frohSvU.O. Staton tha
rock building occupied: by the clojteg.
establishment of HPatterson, w!it
will continue - to "occupy tlie ; ; buildl Z
BrcdA? Hustler
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An automobile i& ho respecter of
persons, if so that one of Mayor C. Z.
Erooks while loaded with bankers on
Saturday afternoon would not have
assumed a refractory attitifde. It
was a time when money wouldn't talk
aT'all and E. W. Ewt?nk, president ot
the Citizen's National bank and E. H.
Davis, assistant ; cashier braved tha
storm, rolled up their trousers and
waded out of stream. Cashier C. S.
Fullbright and Vice President C. E.
Brooks waited in the machine in the
middle of a stream until rescued by a
man in a wagon.
The machine got a good wetting
and wouldn't work. It had to be tow-
ed into town.
The bankers were en route to a
meeting in Asheville of the bankers
cf ti a Tenth district. Mr. Brooks and
Mr. Fullbrieht lost courage and didn't!
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Ewbank attended the meeting by rail
and revived their depressed spirits at
the big banquet. - "
J. Mack Rhodes cashier of the First
Bank & Trust company also went on
the train. It was his purpose to re
turn in the machine-with the other
bankers. The return trip was mad
Sunday morning.
Authorize the Democrat to Announce
That He Will Rsn fcr Office Be
fore the 1916 Primaries.
The political bee is buzzing.
It may be In' the bonnet of a number
of would-be congressman, representa
tives and senators, but one man has
heard the music clearly and his name
will be before the democratic prima -
fies for the office of senator, to whicn
honored position he was elected m
1912. -
When seen by a representative on
the Democrat Monday Ex-Senator T.
B Allen of Mills River said that condi
tions had passed the rumoring stage
for he had" definitely decided to run
for the nomination. ;:' - -
.Senator -Allen represented this dis-
trict in the legislature in 1913. He
sWded in enatcine about all the
legislation that his constituents asked
for and with: this record to support
him he is going to make another effoi t
return to Raleigh. 7 : "
."senator Allen made a strong race
before and "he is laying' plans whereby
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Dawson Succumbs to Heart Failure
Occasioned bv Father's Snffp-
r- inS From Paralysis. .' :;'
The "death of Dawson Lyda ,the' 16-ear-old
son of William C. Lyda, on
la st' Friday, . was followed by the
! death of Mr. Lyda on Monday morning
iJr. lyda died -from paralysis and
his son died - of "heart failure as a re
sult of the stroke of paralysis with
which M::Lyda; suffered. - ':.. '. X-
When Mr. Lyda, who -had been in a
j ia riy neairny conaition - was - over
come, with paralysis on FridayvMrsT
Lyda called Ihe family physician and
; R I hor step-stcn Julian, over telephone.
I Vhcn they. "arrived-"'at-' tho - horna 'neHr
I Hend ersGnyiI!s Mr Lvdst was- ivinjEri'in
If thc floor in a "helpless condition ajid
."f Dawson.'.' was- sitting- in a chair by otlve;
fie: Dawseri .-hd' been.cill " for io
tj '..time, with diphtheria, -which followed
h po-ver, and -hi s he?,rt was ,in a'"rea5;e0-x
i -"nd tien : and tho excitement occi-:
I sior.ed - by ' be fcuddeii .illnefs;, cf Jit'd
ja tiler ;'
revsult-ed in i death from .heart
- When 'ivfiis brother artri Dr:
J , ' , S Brovn.. aifrif orl Dawson asked
thr.t-he ha placed in th a- bed. v He" died
uiuiut'i. xiis ouiy uneran.ee was
"Pm dying," and before a hypodermic
could be administered death had over
taken him. Meanwhile Dr. Brown's
attention was given to Mr. Lyda, wh-.-;
v as speechless and in, a helpless con
dition. Mr. Lyda never rallied and
without regaining consciousness h
died on Monday morning. , ' .
The rem'a'.ns of Dawson Lyda were
interred in Pleasant Grove- cemetery
on Sunday afternoon. Those of Mr.
Lyda followed on Tuesday, : ' V ;
Mr. Lyda is "well known in this ' sec
tion, having lived in HendersonvR'
for some time, where he was enga;t
in conducting a meat market. I -thQ
past few years he has been living
on the farm hear the city.
Dawson Lyda was quite ponuiar
amone his friends. More recently r
v as employed by the firm of Le - j
& Son. A little more than a yea
he was a member or! themecha
force of the Democrat. He stopped
work at this place to enter school at
Among those - surviving are one
! daughter Miss Carrie Lyda and the two
sons-of Mr. Lyda, Julian and iew, tne
latter having left the city a week ago.
Since his address was unknown hv?
could not be communicated with with
reference to the death of two members
of his family. ;
Mrs, Lyda is the; second wife of Mr.
After an Illness of Several Months
Mrs. Garren Dtes Net? Hendersonville.
Mrs. John Garren died at her home
on Shawg Creek road Saturday after
an "illness of several months. The
oondition of the, deceased was very
critical last summer and while sue
somewhat rallied, she could not re
gain sufficient strength to leave her
beT'ne "funeral was conducted from tfc
residence Monday afternoon, Rev. W.
W Marr and Rev. Mr. Slattery officiat
ing Interment was .made in Oakdale
Among those "surviving are the hus
i band and a number of sisters and nine
children, among them being Vernon
Garren of Tampa, Fla.. Columbus Garr
ren of Floridar Misses Delia, Jennie
and Carrie Garren. The baby war
only nine months old. . -
he may again receive' a sufficient num
ber'bf votes to give him the nomina
tion. , '
Mr. Allen is a: resident of the Mills
River section and is one of the b'ggest
and most prosperous farmers in Hen
derson county. '
Mr. Allen's name had been mention
ed along with others who might seeii
the senatorial nomination, but not un-
til this" week was it positively statea
that he wonld be a candidate.
The name of R. M. Oates has been
frequently mentioned in this . connec
tion but no announcement has- been
authorized. ' " J ... . - -
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Inasmuch as-ye have t done 'itjunto
one of the least of' these my. brethren,
y-3 have done It unto mecMatt. 25:40
.'' NoYember 1,? 1915; -:
The vHendersonviUe Hbs'pital'-asso-ciation
closes the: year . 1915 with a
membership of 71, -an average attend- '
ance of ten members. - .
During the year we haveheld m
I regular monthly meetings, and several
W'W XllUftlilgS. ..... - .
. The association has been very active
during the past year, and through tho
ertorts. of - its members; substanitaT
sums, of money have teen raised. Th&
amusement 'committee, with the co
operation of the. members .of association.-
has Iheeix instrumental in produc-
iAg theseresults., ::::?x a -
' JMuch credit is due the people of
F.at Rock and Fletcher who have cbn
tiibuted so generously of theif! means '
and work. for-the hospital. -
During the: last- legislature a" hill
v a Rl passeB prpvid ing for . the hospital
debt by levying a ;tax of 1-2 mill to
each- doHar of the' county tai - -
; vv e have, had Hp Resort to various
ways - to' raise ffiOne VV to carrv on t h a -
vork, such as ' window- exchange "was
held- each -week for .several months.
picture shows, card; parties, hospital
lisuay. tag -day, and saver teas, w .
tions of ; money.
The ladies have worked hard and
faithful and by their persistent efforts
have been able to come together again
for the annual meeting 1915.
'"'.' ; - ' ; Secretary.
. - v. Rates. ' --..,:.
-Public wards free to deserving char
ity patients residing in Henderson -county.
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Wards Svith four beds, $10.00.
Private rooms from, $12.5(1 to $25.00.
Operating room fees, $5.00. '
Training School for Nurses.
' Dr. E. P. Mallett, dean. - ,
Miss Rosa Hemphill, superintendent. -Members
of class 1915 16. . -Misses
Laura Holden, Othella Hall,
Cora Fisher. Hattie Alexander. . Nan
' Amnn T 1 7 n r tit A.
: Purpose.
The school has a double purpose for
evlstence to furnish adequate and ef
ficient care for patients received inta
the hospital and to train young wc
to become skilled, professional nurses
Report of Chief of Staff, Dr. Guj E
Total days, Nov; 1, 1914 April
1. 1915 .. .". . 422
Total days April 1; 1915. Nov '
1, 1915.. ... ... .1292T
No. patients Nov;: 1; 1914. ..... 6
No. patients admitted to Ayril 1,
'1915.. .. ... 26
No patients April i, 1915; . . . .7 . . 6
No. patients admitted tO'No.'l,
1915 ...... .. .. .. .. : -74
Surgical cases . .
Medical cases
Births . .
Cured or improved..
Deaths. . . .
Pay patients in private rooms.
Ward patients, white. ... .
Ward patients (colored)
NOV.' 1. 1915.7 1
-'" Receipts.
Nov. 1, '14. bal. in bank. . . . . .$ 84.9T'-
Nov. 1, Caih on hand I ... 22.30J
Cash received during Nov. . . 7 90.85
Cash received during Dec... . 124.25
Cash received during Jan.... 820
Cash received during Feb .... 208.191
Cash received during Mar.... 167.3T
Cash received" 'during-April . . . 223.81
Cask received during May. . 7. 177.67
Cash received during, June. . . . 232.02
Cash received during July. 236.25
Cash received during Aug. . . . . 50L39
Cash revived during Sept. . . : 559.30
Cash recfelved during 0ct. . . ;7 297.82
Received produce, etc," on acc't 56.15
Total, . ; . . - - .$3,064.47
V r Disbursepients.
Household.. . . ... .. ... .$1,075.18
ficnewl TTnsnita.1 RHUDlieS. . . ". 132.37
Stationery and printing . . .
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