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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1919
THE BREVARD NEWS, BREVARD, N. C.
ON FARMING AND SO FORTH
In those early days farming was
done on a small scale. Corn, rye,
buck-wheat and flax were the lead
ing farm products. Potatoes, cab
bage, beans, turnips and ect. were the
leading vegetables. Just corn enough
for bread and to harden the fat of
their porkers, as they would got fat
on the mast, and to feed the team in
plow time, those that used horses.
Rye was raised also for bread and
to make a wee bit of whiskey in case
of sickness and snake bites. There
were lots of snakes then. Buck-v.heat
for pancakes Sunday morning with
honey, butter anti goo'l cotToo. My!
1 can almost taste them now.
This generation has niuvle no im-
prov’ements on good healthy living.
Flax was raised for .^hoe lhro:i l and
for cloih. Or.e ‘tow shirt :ind a
j!:iir of fkix pants would (5o a boy
all summer, (k'e whiz! How we did
hate a tow shirt. They never did
quit scratching and never wore out.
Tiiey holed up the potatoes and bank- Since “Peacc on Earth” was deem
ed up the cabbage for the winter. c'd by God a gift so vast that the In
All the rarming tools were made carnation, and death on the Cross
in the :-^:u)p. axe.^ ho.'s. ' wore not too great a price to pay for
mattocks and plows. The farmer ^ it, it muct be something very close to
stocked his ov. n plows. The bull-! the heart of God ; something so noble,
tongue wa^ the standard farm plow, I “O lovely, so Divine that it v.as worth
i.roke (he ground and plowed the corn j all the human life and human death
v.ith it. Some ci'ank invented the j of the Son of God to secure it.
twistinii’ sliovel. The people were | A peace that is worth fighting for
of sole leather and four holes made
in them with a peggin' awl so they
could be sewed on. For boys, the
suspenders were sewed onto the pants
at both ends.
Parenths were careful not to let
their children go out in cold weather
without some good head wrap. If
a boy started to run out bare-headed,
he was ordered back to get his Jim
mie Neil. I never heard of a case
of catarrh as long as I lived in North
Carolina. I am often asked if I
could account for my longevity and
full flesh. I answer—
Wine and whiskey I do not use,
A late supper do I refuse,
]\Iy feet and head are kept from
Thats the reason I don’t look old.
J. R. HAMLIN
Note—My next article will be on
S PRAYER CORNER
slow to taki- hold of a n<‘W invention,
j>! it Iinal!\ work 'd itself id ihj
fror.t. it was ihe iiniit.
The\ . owe ! rye in t!ie corn biu that
h: (l to be piov.ed in v.ith the bull-.on-
-Tue, the t\vi?ter vould covor it too
and dying for it. something that we
stai-cc'ly dreamed cf five yoar.^ ago.
I’aci(isn\ we know nov/, v.as then an
c--('ntial weakness in dealing with
funrlanv. .'ita.'s: a willingni'.^s to toler
ate ur.r'glueoiis’ioss and unjustice
• icep. We had to cut tho slalks off ! rather than the fear and in the name
thv- rye in Ihe winior v>h; a ll;-.* i of ('o;! to stamp them out. \\ v wr’i'e
was frozen. 3iy, r.iyl liow I ciid haite weak pacifists with respcct to wrongs
to cut stalks. We cut the ry-> with bct/.vcon "ations and wrong;:: at home.
reap liook and beat it out with a | God h.P) us; we deemed nothing so
flail, j good as our peace and the peace that
The pco])Ie in those days observed ' v.e had v.;' ' not (]od’s peaci* at all.
tho ?noon and the sie'ns. Thev i)lant- i Ic was a (k (':ance of Him and of His
c<! corn and potatoes on the old of ^ niitvht. It was He at length that bade
I le moon; planted cucumbers v/hen us.
I I'j sign was in the le;:s so they would
lun; beans wdien the sign was in the
arms so they would climb, and pepper
when they were mad.
For castorating young stock in the : it. It is a positive quality that com-
snrinsj- t'v y were vt rv na.rticuVir ' us to liv'n’.ar.'l ’’onditions that
about the signs, especially for coits produce normal livmg among other
and lambs and calves. As for male -people. Thus laboring, thus fighting,
.swine, the sign was always right. thus seeking, we may achieve a peace
Flacki^niths made the hor e ho oa earth, peace that involves a reat-
and nails, put six nails to the shoe?. ^ fulness in God, a complete casting of
Most of the hauling was done w ith care upon Him since He careth for us,
oxen. In fact, quite a few farmers a foretaste of the ineffable peace that
“Take arnv a,i',ainst a sea of trouble
And, by opposing, end them.”
God’s peace, then, is a thing infin
itely ereater than we used to think
made their crops with oxen. The
people over on the head of Davidson’s
River, Gloucester and out in those
rough mountains used oxen and a
is the very breath of heaven.
Martyrs suffering in the arena found
peace. The devout of all ages, often
ia povertv ci* in long sickness, in a)i-
1 _ \ ,
pack saddle to carry their saU, corn, jx'-ty an ' in sorrow, fouriu peace;
groceries, and to bring in v;'niton, j Our Blessed Lord, hanging upon the
ham*^, bear sliins, deer skins, and all j Cross found peace, and now nations,
kind of fur skins and bear meat. All | engaged ir. bitter war for God’s ideals
the freighting was done with oxen, j hav'e learned what is peace. The
An old man by the name of (’lark , arinies v.c-re creating a better peace
was the wagon maker. He made them ' by the bloody advance in Chateau
without any iron. He made the hubs j Thierry to the Argonne than America
of black gum—they didn’t need any ^ could ever have dreamed of apart
band to keep them froni splitting. | from the war.
For tires for the wheel.', he split Let us pray:
hickory saplings and put them on j Give peace in our time, O Lord,
ftTeen. It is astonishing how long 1 O, Thou Good Lord, and lover of
they would last, after they got well | men, again and again we supplicate
seasoned and dry. 1 Thee, grant us Thy peace. Not that
Mr. Jimmie Neil ran a hatter shop; peace of yesterday out of which we
made w'ool and fur hats. A Jimmie have been awakened, and of which we
Neil wool hat was like the tow shirt,
they never wore out. Buy a ten
are now ashamed, a truce which un
der the nanie peace cloaked the spirit
year old boy a wool hat, at fifteen of war, while some prepared their
he would have a wool hat. It is said j weapons and all sought by cunning
that Rev. John Galloway got Mr. Neil ^ to obtain v.'hat men now manfully
to make him a fur hat when he was ' battle for—not for this peace in name
young man, and he wore that for a j do v.’e supplicate Thee, Thoa Cod of
Sunday hat as long as he Fcace, ;:oL t’lat v/e may ru-a’l cur
he lived to be an old man. I can say ' greed, or indulge our slothfulncss,
that from my first recollection of Mr. that v.e may live once more at ease,
Galloway to my last, he wore the ! and return to our pleasures and exact
same hat for Sunday. It was a high j again the labors of the poor—not for
hat, tapering smaller at the top. Men this do we presume to make our pe-
in those days carried their handker
chiefs in their hats. Coats did not
have pockets in them as they do to
day. Pants only had one pocket, for
a man to carry his knife and tobacco.
Boys had no pockets until they were
•old enough to own a Barlov/ knife.
tition unto Thee, O God of Righ
But we pray for Thy Peace, which
is of the heart. Grant, we pray Thee,
that the spirit which carried our Lord
Jesus Christ to the Cross may abide
in us, that, partaking of His power,
The knife had a hole in the handle to | we may labor, without self-seeking
put a string in and tied in a button ! for the freedom of the world, and for
hole so he could not lose it.
Buttons for coats and vests were
cut out of gourds sgid covered’ with
permanent peace and good will among
all peoples. To the glory of Thy
name, through the same, Thy Son,
cloth. For pants, tiiey we^fe cut out our Lord. Amen.
C. D. C.
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DR. S. ROBINSON
The Eyesight Specialist
78 PattoiuAve., Asheville, N. C.
JUST BELOW POSTOFFICE
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* ^ sible for thousands
of business successes
throughout the country.
Everybody in town
may know you but
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Adyertising Will Help Yoa
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a pacS^afis w;orthy
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So icok for
In sealed packaae that
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D Toz FSayor Lasts!
In order to properly drain your land so
that you can make better crops you must
open up your ditches, and when you get
ready to do your ditching see as for
Your feet v/ill be as dry wlien you come
out as when you went in.
WE HAVE THEM IN ALL SIZES
Opposite Court House
Brevard, N. C.
Notice To Taxpayers:
Unless you want to see your property advertised for sale in
the Brevard News and see your name in the paper, you had
better come into my office in the Court House, Brevard, N. C.,
and pay your tax before the 1st Monday in April, 1919* I am
going to advertise all unpaid taxes on real estate to sell the 1st
Monday in May, 1919. And 1 or my Deputy will be around after
all personal property when the taxes are unpaid.
If you want to save yourself trouble, embarrassment and
cost come and see me, because 1 MEAN BUSINESS.
February 17th, 1919.
COS PAXTON .
Sheriff & Tax Collectoip.