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PI (II v recx, i if hi . m ii i established in 1373, HILLSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY , APRIL 10, 1902. NEW SERIES-VOL. XXI. NO. 12. A VISION OF THE CENTURY. The toiler dreams; with(restless, burdened heart Still hopes and dreams his rugged face and brow Turned to the century that trembling waits. Trembling yet purposeful, restive and strong She waits; how large and strenuous her part If step by step she walks with labor now And with her virgin hand unbars the gates Behind which poverty has lain so long. So dreams the toiler; wooes her as his bride She shrinking yet, but queenly; will she yield , . - -: To this grim pleader " from -the people sprung? (Or, true to race and ancient heritage, Wed the soft-handed suitor at her side?) He waits her answer; toiling in the field He waits or where, the tired nerves wrung By factories' din, worn youth is turned to age. 'And lifting weary eyes from day to day He dreams that even now the word is said; Grim labor walks with love for evermore; Dark brows are crowned that were in dust bowed low; While they who have gone far along the way With the old century, see the starving fed, And for the prisoned ones an open door That leads into the sunlight's happy glow. Thus tensely listening, his face grown pale With visions whiter than the prophets saw, Amid the dm he hears a wondrous crvt "At last! oh, Lord!" that drowns "Oh, .Lord! how long?" Ah, blissful dreamer! if before the veil Has fallen labor and love and law Shall lead a multitude that, passing by, One-hearted lifts to heaven a mighty song. Harper's Weekly. ooooooooooooooooooooooooa o s o o o o o o TAKING A BRIDE. By Horace Eaton Walker ooooooooooooooooooocooooo T "TTT'ELL, Helenette," I said A torn my pretty housekeep- er. "you came to me just five years ago to clay. "Yes," she assented, scarcely look ing up from her breakfast dishes; she was a modest and unassuming woman. "During these busy years I have paid every dollar of the $5000 I agreed to, and the farm is now mine.' She smiled demurely upon me, but made no comment, so I continued: "You have been a participant in al the details of my domestic life." "Certainly, Mr. Bolingbroke." And she turned a curious gaze on me for the first time. I may as well be plain and say at once that in the vernacular of the shire where I lived, I was an odd stick. However, I had good habits, a good farm, and friends sufficient. "I would like to take a walk over the farm, and be accompanied by you, oth er matters not interfering," I said. "Other matters will not interfere," she responded in her unobtrusive man ner. We were soon on the way, . and I commented on all we saw. "Five hundred acres; $5000. A thou sand dollars for every 100 acres; and, Helenette, the place is mine!" "You have done remarkably well in so short a season. You deserve much praise." There on my left the everlasting hills arise, their summits densely cov. ered with oak, spruce, pine, and trees of lesser quality." "Yes, the timber alone is worth $2000." 7 "No doubt. Then there is he lux uriant meadow, the fertile fields, the rowen-patch, a pasture sufficient for a large herd of cattle, a godly flock of sheep, a dozen horses, and two beau- tiful brooks cross and recross my fields. Sureh there seems to be nothing lack- ing.'' T tried to take note of her expression I ended the last sentence; but her countenance did not cbanee She seemed to, be gazing off over the far- away hills. She said very pertinentlv however: i "And there is the sugar orchard. That ought to net you $500 per year." "It will." I could not help noticing how very practical she was in her observations. Your buildings are in good repaid; your farm is well stocked, you enjoy thf hoc VinnU " x rr.i am -x. urai i u, w i uii xieienGLte 'Your earthly lot is enviable. May jour prosperity ever continue!" r i loosed at her intently. But that sweet face betrayed no emotion. "You think the picture is complete?" a said. "Yes, financial! v.'' "But money is not everything. There is one lack. The earthlv nictm-P rarnnt e complete to me without it. you guess what it is?" "No." "I -want a wife!" " Can We both paused then, but her ccun penance did not change. A wife?" she said in a matter of fact manner. "Yes." lou seem to bp verv hnrmilv situ ated now; yet the right kind of a T7ife ould be a useful addition to the farm, ies, you should marry. I tha j li-ClCUCLLU. Vnnr nA nas always been good. I shall consider it carefnliv T ... y tnis time we had returned to the nouse, and as she walked in, leaving outside, I thought, "When I take my new wife, Helenette will be the best help for indoors I can secure." From that moment I began paying more attention to dress than I had done, and with such success that I con gratulated myself on my general im provement. I never was rated a mod est man. One day I dressed myself carefully, harnessed up my finest team and pre pared for a journey. . Helenette stood at the door to see me off. "Helenette," I said, "I'm going to town. I may be gone a week. I may be gone a month. During my absence. you and John will keep the farm" in running order, and on my return I hope to introduce vou to your future mis tress." I clucked to the horse, without wait ing for any reply from Helenette. To my dying day I shall never forget the strange look that came into her face. I gave it scarcely a second's notice, however, but dashed down the two- mile road leading to the village. "Going to town, Neighbor Boling broke?" . ' Looking over my shoulder, I beheld Mr. Dayson, a well to do farmer who lived a mile below my own farm, com ing with his fine span of grays, the beams of health irradiating his counte nance. "Yes I'm wife hunting," I said face tiously, reining to one side that he might pass. "No, keep on; I'm not bound for the village to-day; I turn toward Mr. Dart's at the next corner. But, my dear Bolingbroke, you have left the woman you want behind." "What do you mean?" "Helenette's the wife for you. She's economical, capable, and you're more than half in love with each other." "Gammon! She thinks of nothing but her work." "Go back and find out if I'm not right. Why, you ought to marry her! She's helped to buy the farm." My neighbor drove on, leaving me to nonder over his words. I remembered the look on Helenette's face as I drove away. What if it should be "Hello! Can you tell me how far it is to Gordon Bolingbroke's?" I looked up to see a gentlemanly looking person standing in the road. "Why do you wish to know?" "I want to see his housekeeper, Hel enette Rathburne. Having decided to take a wife, I intend to make her a pro posal." I was dumf ounded Tor a minute; then I said curtly: "Gordon Bolingbroke's farm is just one mile from here. Take the first road that leads to the right. Good day, sir." I touched my horse testily with the whip, the result being that I found myself in the ditch, my tie out of gear, my watch chain broken. For awhile I knew nothing. Then somebody sweetly asked: "Are you feeling better, Gordon?" It was the voice of Helenette. "Better? What's the trouble?" "Don't you remember being thrown from your team a week ago?" "Oh, yes, I remember; but that was only a few minutes since." "You have lain here nearly seven days." "And where am I, pray?" "In your own house, in bed." "In bed? What for? I'm going to et up." "Gordon, listen. You are not your self. You received a bad concussion of the brain and have at times been- violent. I had to have some one to take care of yu- 1 raised myself in bed; beside me sat Ue man 1 had met on tne road "What! You here?" I exclaimed "Yes, begging your pardon, Mr. Bol ingbroke. If I were not you might now be a dead man. 14 a11 began gradually to come back to me- see yu found my housekeeper," I said significantly. "Oh, yes." "And have you proposed marriage to her?" "No I couldn't do that." ' "Why?" ; "She is my sister I told you I had a Proposal to make. So I had. But It I wasn't 1X7110 irnn VirmrrVi " j vu cuvu.. I stared first at one and then at the other. Helenette was smiling, but looked at me earnestly. "What mystery is this?" I exclaimed. "No mystery at all. My sister and I left our poor home some five years since to seek our fortunes, she going in one direction and I in another, the agreement being that neither of us i . . should wed until success crowned our efforts. Well, I am- established in business, and came to ask her to help me get my house ready for my future wife." "I am glad Miss Rathburne is your sister." . "So am I. When you marry she will come to live with me. That also was in the agrement." "Never! I've been a fool. Helenette, will you have me? It's you I've wanted all along, only I didn't know it." Helenette made some demur, but finally promised to remain on the farm as its mistress. And if any one.wante to see the happiest pair in the world I let him call at Gordon Bolingbroke's, 1 Waverley Magazine, Latest Craze in Millinery Pearls are the latest craze in. mil linery. Whole bunches of them in the form of grapes or cherries ornament the smartest hats, accompanied by leaves, of - course. A feature of the newest leaves is their natural verdan cy. To be truly fashionable foliage up on hats must be of a fresh green in stead of the blanched effect so popular all winter. Fancy foliage is, however, seen, consisting of narrow gold and silver tissue arranged in narrow gar lands mixed with fruit or berries in pearl. Layers of net cut in leaf -shape u. Dcrvxx 6 spangles are likewise in vogue. The Sparkling Shoe. The spangling and beading which has characterized everything from net frocks to hosieryof late has Teached the tongues of slippers, not being con tented with the toes alone. The tongue of the low shoe and of the dainty low slipper is now cut very broad, spread ing out almost in fan-shape over .the instep. It is sewn thickly with beads or spangles. The effect is quite daz zling, but if it is to be seen the fashion of short-skirted ball dresses will have to be introduced. An odd ornamen tation for a black low .shoe, with a golden heel, Is a row of small gold buckles down the front from the instep almost to the toe. Horseshoe Nail Rings. Finger rings made of horseshoe nails! They are certainly not pretty or grace ful, but they are said to bring good luck to the wearer on certain condi tions. To be a genuine charm the ring must be made from a nail taken from a horseshoe found by the owner herself and nobody else. This is taken to a jeweler, who bends it to fit-her littlel anger ana cuts on me superfluous length. The ring is not welded together, and the head of the nail stands for the set ting. There's no way of proving it, but those who have adopted these or naments say that they bring just as much luck as a horseshoe itself hung over the door with the ends up. Bloom ered Ilainy Daisies. A new style in rainy-day costumes was exhibited in Philadelphia by two women, evidently strangers in the city. From the waists up the suits were not unusual in appearance, but under the long coats bloomers were visible. The latter were made very full indeed, and extended to the ankles, where they met with mannish shoes. The women were most ladylike in appearance, and the striking suits had undoubtedly been Des Moines. Her election was an wire run to the ground and there fast developed by first class tailors. - The honor conferred on account of her he- en to a large stone or log in the man- couple were evidently mother and daughter. The older woman's suit was a dark gray, while the younger one's garments were of blue broadcloth.r Philadelphia Press. Green and Gold Leather Goods. Vivid green is to be the spring tint for purses and fans, gewgaws and par asols, as well as for hat trimmings and frocks and ribbons. One of the leather and silver shops displays a whole win do wful of novelties, and nearly every one in bright green. Dull-surfaced leather, rather smooth compared tp the bumpy horny skins so much used of late, and mounted in very yellow old, with possibly a jewel or two a rough pearl, a bit of jade or a ca bochon emerald or topaz this consti tutes the general air of the new card case or pocketbook, which is flat, of medium size and neither very narrow nor very broad, as hitherto. The co quettish little handbags, to hold mirror, vinaigrette, purse and powder puff, when of bright green leather, with con tents mounted in yellow gold, are ex tremely smart. A pretty version of the wearisome beaded steel bag is a tiny purse beaded in many colors in a design reminiscent of the canvas work we toiled over as children. On a ground of white beads are worked a bouquet of pale blue for get-me-nots, a red rose with green leaves, or some equally naive design, which seems delightfully pretty now by. reason of its novelty. This pretty purse 'measures three by two and one half inches, is lined gayly with moire, and has achain of silver or gold. New York Commercial Advertiser. Fitful Fashion of Earrings. Earrings, with an outbreak of which we are threatened, have been a fitful fashion. A hundred yisars ago they werp e-PTiprfll- That wnc a mo when a lady thought more of jewels than ears. Ears, nure and simnle. were not looked at. Thev wpta hirfrfpn imder bonnet strings and nnrfpr han nf hair, C7 v. """""" and were of no account except to hang jewels in. These jewels were ' I pendants, very long, .very heavy, very handsome. They were to be admired for themselves, and not as ornaments to set off the pretty little ears from which they hung. Those were in the early Victorian days, when we all looked to "regular features" for beauty, and did not consider ears features a1 all. Gradually English girls got tc realize that they possessed some oi the prettiest ears in the world. Once convinced of this and they yielded easily to the conviction the problem was how to make the most of them. They were helped by a change of fash ion which abolished bonnet strings and reduced what used to be called pleats. To abandon earrings altogether was too revolutionary, and besides, there were their mothers beautiful jewels. which it would be a sin to throw away. The girls took a middle course. They cut off the pendant and used only the snap or button,' which made the small ear look exquisite. So the fash ion remained a long time till ear-piercing, like line engraving, seemed almosl a forgotten art. Women with prettj shell-like ears declined to call in thf jeweler, who, in such matters, wai often the surgeon. But the beauty of Jflngnsn ears is now certainly on the wane We, may judge of thig f or our. selves. They are larger, looser, coars er, less shell-like, more shapeless. And now once more the earring question comes up. Women with pretty ears won't hear of them; other women will. Fashion so far as it goes, is rather against them. With the Medici col lars in winter, the chiffon boas in summer, ears are not seen, and if ears are not looked at, what is the use of earrings? All the same, they are coin ing in! London Daily News. THEIR A woman's club in Berlin offers prize of $250 for the best "catechism of the woman question." Germany will this year employ many more women in the Government de partments than before. Mrs. Mary Miller, of Greentown, Ind., has a violin made in Scotland in 1650 by the great-great-grandfather of her husband. The General Federation of Women's Jcbs represents something like 30'OT 000 women, and its committees cover educational, athletic, library and me chanical art. ; Women in Boston are trying to raise funds for a memorial to Miss Mary Garland, for many years a kindergar ten teacher in that city; and President of the Eastern Kindergarten Associa tion. As an outcome of the closing of the Northwestern University Woman's Medical College, the only institution of its kind in the West, prominent women of Chicago have begun a move ment for the establishment of a high grade medical school, solely for the in struction of women students. Miss Kate Shelly was unanimously elected bill clerk of the Iowa State Senate when that body convened at roic act on July 6, 1881, when she saved a passenger train from destruc- tion in Honey Creek, near Boone, dur ing a flood. Miss Shelly is thirty-five years old and a native of Ireland. LEANINGS y from tWe-- Advance models of summer linen shirt waist suits. New styles of spring millinery appear to run to light colors. Figured liberty satins are to still be used over summer silk gowns. Notably severely stitched girdles mark many of the latest gowns. . Only the suggestion of a long waist in front is en regie for the spring. Fluffiness, chicness and cuteness will be the watchwords of the summer girl of '02. White Swiss with -black polka dots is to create many of the most swagger summer gowns. 1 For evening wear a four-flounced skirt of net. lace or mousseline de soie is a decided novelty, v The extremely broad-shouldered ef fect is still a noticeable style feature of all the latest garments. White and linen color are first favor ites for shirt waist suits, then navy and pale blue are close seconds. Ballet shirt-like neck ruffs of black or white are new, but scarcely so-soft or becoming as the ruche shape. Dress arbiters state most positively that the mode is slowly but surely tending toward more voluminous dress skirts. ' Faggoting is an odd new hand worked embellishment for wash gowns, giving the effect of a unique linen in- serting. - While pompadour effects are to be the smartest of the season, tney win I .' ... be pompadour in color ana suggestion of combination, but scarcely pompa- 1 dour la absolute outline. mops 1 t gooooooooooocoooccoooooooo I FARM TOPICS I oooooooooooocxoooooooooooo Z.ap Rings JTrom Horseshoes. Heat an old horseshoe red hot, then with , the pincers and hammer a good lap ring may be easily made as shown in the illustration. The cost is almost nothing. I have used this kind ever since I discovered the idea and find them very satisfactory. J. A. Wood, in Orange Judd Farmer. Why Butter is Bitter. There is always more or less com plaint in winter about bitter butter, and wonder is expressed why it should be so. . Butter very easily gets "off flavor," and one principal cause is a want of the milk is beinff drawn- . The rank odors and filth of a stable very easily infect milk -with a taint which remains with it until it comes to the churn, and then a peculiar taste is transferred to the butter; no amount of rinsing and washing can remove it. The secret lies in not allowing the filth to fall into the pail, and in giving the stables proper ventilation and thor ough daily cleaning. If. a sufficient amount of good bed iding is given the cows it will largely obviate the necessity of cleaning their udders at each milking in order to pre vent the filth from coming In contact with the milk. This may seem a small matter, but when the butter goes to market the ex act difference between pure and im pure flavors in it will make the differ ence In prices that are offered. The Dairyman. Suggestions For Making Wire Fence. The posts for wire fence should be driven in the spring as soon as the frost, is out of the ground. It will make a better fence if the wire is not put on until the ground has become settled and is solid around the posts,, so they -will jioi: give -wh.enthe.jwire- is being stretched and nailed on. Always set the posts in a straight line. If the di rection of the fence must change, even though but slightly, set the posts in a straight line to a certain place and there make the change on one post, being sure to have that post well braced. If the posts are set in a curved line, or zigzag, the wire will tend to draw them into a straight line, and in a short time the wire will begin to sag, and the stability of the fence will be greatly impaired. " Air corner or end posts should be well braced, also several other posts if the fence is any great length in one direction. The best way to make the corner posts solid is not by bracing them with a pole or rail, for in wet times the post is likely to be raised out of the ground, but by letting the top ner that linemen anchor telegraph poles. Then if there are not too many small posts the fence should remain solid through wet or dry seasons. Al- vin Ginterr in American Agriculturist. Judging Poultry. There are those who advocate that all poultry at exhibitions should be judged by comparison, and not by score cards. We do not favor this idea at all. We want to see where the judges think the prize winners are su perior, and where they pronounce them to be lacking in the points that make up a good bird. If the head, neck, tail, legs or weight is not what they consid er up to the standard, let us see what and where the fault is. We may not agree with the judges, but we shall be quite as likely to do so as we should if they merely said that A's birds were superior to B's, and did not tell us wherein the latter lacked the charac- teristics that go to make up the per feet bird. We look upon the score card as a means of educating the poultry exhibtbr or the keeper, or even the vis- itor at an exhibition, which comparison is not We know a man who exhibited a fine looking Langshan, and found hint disqualified for a "wry tail." He had never heard the term before, but he learned what it meant, which he might not have done if the awards had been made by comparison only, and he might not have seen where his bird was not as good as the one that took the first premium. We think he has taken some nremiums since, but has not shown any wry tail birds since. Another man who showed some very fine chickens at the same show had them ruled out of the competition, or, as they call.it, "disqualified," because they were hatched a little late, and thus lacked a few ounces of the weight required by the standard. If judged by comparison only, we might have thought the first prize ought to have gone to them, though they were too im mature to nave oeen snown, ana witn- out the score card we should not have known why. it did not. American Cul tivator. That is Love. . There was a young man named Pete, ' Who thought he was very discreet, Till he met a sweet girl, Now his brain's in a whirl, And he can't tell his head from his feet. Chelsea (Mass.) Gazette. A Proper Definition. "Papa, what is a diplomatist?" ? 44 Any man, my son, whose wife re spects him." Life. ' Repudiates the Allegation. Playmate "Aw, say! you know top much!" Tommy (Indignantly) "Don't know no more'n you do! Now!" San Fran cisco Bulletin. - Homely! Bennet "Did .you ever know anyone so homely?" Nearpass "Hardly! Why. she is so homely that automobile goggles are actually becoming to her!" Puck. Mental Exercise. Berenice "What is the nature of this brain work Cholly has undertaken?"" Hortense "He has made his valet take a back seat and he thinks for him self what suits he will wear each day." Smart Set.' Beginning to Feel at Home.' Senior Partner "I think this new clerk s getting used to our ways, don't you?" Junior Partner "I think so. He was twenty minutes late this morning." Town and Country. Troubles of the Rich. Mrs. Cobwigger "I suppose you find your social duties much more onerous since you became so rich?" Mrs. Parvenue "Yes, indeed, my dear. I have had to cultivate an en tirely new set of acquaintance.." Judge. The Only "Way. "Ah, Reginald, dearest," she sighed, "but how can I be sure that you will not grow weary of me after we have been married a little while?" ? "I don't know," he answered, "unless Weretj married " and see." Chicago Record-Herald. Not Such a Bad Guess. "Dey say he wuz born wid a silver spoon in his mouth.'' "It must a' been a tablespoon." St. Louis Star. , : A Gentleuaanly Gus9. "Alfonso," said Mrs. Midas, "here is a heading in this paper that says, 'Had One Wife Too Many.' The rest of the article is torn off. . How many wives do you think, the brute had?" "One, , probably," was the other brute's reply. Tit-Bits. Out of Sight. Mrs. Drowsie "Your clothes are get ting quite shabby, my dear." Rev. Dr. Drowsie "Yes, but (loftily) when I ascend the pulpit and begin to talk they don't notice my clothes." Mrs. Drowsie "No, they all have their eyes closed then." Town and Country. His Apprehension. Lady "Well, but judging by your face I should hardly say you were ft person I should care to give alms to." Beggar "Excuse me, lady, you're la borin' hunder a delusion. What you're takin' notice of is due to these 'ere cheap soaps we pore people is obliged to use." Punch. The Black Band. Bobby "Mother, what's that black band around Mr. Jenks' arm for?" Mother "Hush, dear; ne might hear, you. Mrs. Jenks is dead; that is a sign of mourning." Bobby "Oh! I thought p'raps it was to keep the caterpillars from crawling up "Judge. His Hesitancy. "There is another application for you to give something to a very worthy enterprise," said the Congressman' wife. .' "Well, it's a hard matter to decide,' he answered. "If I don't give, my constituents will consider me ungra cious. And it I do, they wi'1 think I am luxuriating here in Washington with nothing to do but waste money.' Washington ' Star.