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THE PROGRESSIVE PARMER
tTuesday, June 28, 1004.
NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF INTER
NATIONAL SUNSHINE 80CIETX.
Mbs. J. M. Ransikb, State President, Hen
dersonvlUe, N. O.
FROM SUNSHINE HEADQUARTERS
More Notes from the St. Louis Fair.
The big fair is so big that if you
are conscientious in your sight-seeing
to the extent of making a business of
your pleasure, you will find that after
having wandered about long enough
to satisfy your first curiosity, strain
ed your eyes with the glare of the
white buildings and cement and brick
ground, you will have a feeling come
over you that you are tired real
tired. You don't try to analyze the
nature or extent of the feeling, but
you dimly realize that it is more than
a body tired. You sit on the shady
side of the gallery surrounding one
of the exposition buildings,' watch the
crowds of faces and strange people
passing and are semiconscious of a
longing for the eye resting, hazy blue
of the Carolina mountains, for the
invigorating air that you left behind
you, hundreds of feet up and miles
away back there in the sky land of
Asheville. 'Even the "penny in the
slot" glass of artesian water doesn't
somehow quench your thirst like the
limpid stream that gushes out of the
rocks way up on the mountain side.
Oh, no. You are not homesick.
Although you have a semiconscious
ness that a sight of your old neigh
bor's dog would be welcome, but this
eling.js, more. It is that feeling
that comes to every impressible soul
when looking upon the finest works
of man, no matter how grand the
creation, a feeling that there is a
lack, an incompleteness, when com
pared with God's creations, which
beauty cannot be counterfeited. It
is the exquisiteness of the American
Beauty rose, compared with the crea
tions of your friend's Easter bonnet,
or the delicate perfume laden moun
tain breeze, the cooling shade of the
overhanging fern-decked mountain
cliff compared with the stuffy cool
ness of a shade-drawn, window-closed
Now the Sunshine woman was sit
ting on such a gallery and feeling
something that way. In front of her
was the building of Mine and Metal
lurgy, and arousing herself from
many useless longings she decided to
see what that building held that had
come from her home State. Enter
ing from the side next the Govern
ment building, the first thing on the
left is the North Carolina display, or
rather exhibit. For therein lies the
difference. It is not a display, but
for symmetry of arrangement and
variety of exhibit will attract even
a casual passer-by. This is saying
much, for in this building is the
great iron man, tall as a house and
bigger than a whale, and all sorts
of coal castles and mineral towers
- Marking the entrance to North
Carolina's exhibit are two exquisite
Royal Blue marble pillars from Cher
okee County, while another is marked
by one of Orbicular Granite from
Davie County, polished and attract
ively ' beautiful as a leopard's skin.
Then; there are polished pillars of
gray and pink granite from Mt. Airy
and Rowan counties, and red granite
from Wilson County. Nor are small
er specimens behind any other State
in beauty or variety. There are gold
nuggets fromv Montgomery and Ca
barus . counties. Garnets in the
rough. Sapphires and precious stones
exquisite as stars. Great flakes of
mica. In fact, people who are con
versant with the beauties of mother
earth's hidden treasures, and have a
knowledge of these things, can and
do spend hours investigating the
North Carolina section of this build
There has been much trouble, since
the beginning of the fair, from chil
dren getting lost from their fond but
busy mamas and aunts. One practi
cal mother solved the problem the
other day. It was East St. Louis
day, and there were school children
and other children and then chil
dren. It did seem as if some of them
must have been imported for the oc
casion. They were very busy having
a good time, and so were the school
teachers and mamas and aunts ac
companying them. At least they
were busy, but the statement of a
"good time" might be questioned, for
most of them had a worried and re
sponsibility expression that doesn't
really belong with a "good time." As
the six o'clock closing of buildings
drove the crowds out they scattered
on seats and gTassy slopes, as many
as possible getting on the sloping
banks of the lagoon, there to watch
the boats, listen to the gondeliers,
wait for the striking of the big mel
odious German bell, and the coming
of the water over the cascades, and
rest and cool off. In one of these
outpouring crowds a group, among
whom a dear little boy and girl nearly
the same size with rathre flushed
faces, came right in front of their
equally flushed mamma, and though
jostled and tossed about by the crowd
they stayed right l her side. Every
one made a rush for the cool green
lagoon banks, and I wandered why
this group did not too. Their mother
was fluttering around them, not
seemingly caressing or reprovingf
them. Then I discovered just what
she was doing.' She was untying the
good hemp cord that was tied around
the 'little boy's arm and then around
the little girl's arm fastening them
securely together, and the end of the
string remained tight in the mother's
hand. As the detaining knots were
untied the boy gave a glad whoop
of delight and a jump and a tumble
on the grass, the little girl looked re
lieved, and the mother very much
satisfied. They were all together.
By observing one can see all kinds
of little sunshiny acts .done at the
Fair. The other day it was raining,
there is inadequate protection for
the people taking intra-mural cars
and the crowd coming out from the
cars hovered under the insufficient
shelter weighing the question as to
whether it was worse to make a rush
through the rain for j the hotel or to
remain where they were. The Sun
shine woman had an umbrella, "sweet
sixteen" stood,1 near in her best silk
gown, and it was getting ruined.
Papa and mama had left their.um
brella at the hotel to which all Were
returning. The Sunshiner took in
the situation, and though a stranger,
said to the group: "I have an um
brella, there is room for one more
under it, will you come?" "Sweet
sixteen" from Colorado and Sun
shiner from North Carolina skipped
together in safety to the shelter of
the Inn. Neither would know the
other again should they ever meet,
but the little act saved the best silk
dress, and was a little sunbeam
through the clouds and trials of that
pouring day. i
MRS. J. M. RANSIER.
Millions of U.M.C. Shot Shells
are sold each year. They are
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The UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE GO.
sells them, .
than feed is required to develop
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J. E. CRAYT0N, General Agent.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
0AKW00D ' FARM.'
Jerseys and Berkshires.
Thirty Daughters by Bilt mores Tor
ment. No. 60761, from four to sixteen
months old, that will be bred to Sul
tan of Blltmore, No. 66.800 ; also sev-
. eral nice bull calves from good dams;
one bull sixteen months old, ready for
service, from May. Vena, No. 176,748.
Private test : 18 lbs. and 15 ounces In
. seven days when this calf Nwas six
months old, and she was two months
In calf. Kecord for herd for 1903 : 402
pounds of butter, Including ten heif
ers with first calf. Write for what you
want ; or better, come and see.
R. L. SHU FOR Of
Newtojt, N. C.
SWIFT CREEK STOCK AND DAIRY FARM
Has for sale a large number of nice young
registered A. J. C. C.
JERSEY BULLS AND HEIFERS.
None better bred in the South combining
closely the most noted and up-to-date blood
In America. Bulls 4 to 6 months old, $25;
Heifers, same age $85. Older In proportion.
Poland China Pigs, $5 each. Hend check
and get what you want
T. P. BRASWELL, Prop., Battleboro, N. C.
SUNNY HOME HERD.
Baron Roseboy, 57666 by the famous sire
Gay Blackbird, (who sold at auctlonwhen
nine years old at $1,025) at head of the
herd. Forty-seven registered females in
herd sired by some of the most .famous
bulls in America.
We have sold recently five bulls to head
registered herds. This speaks for the in
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First-class young stock of both sexes for
sale at all times at reasonable price-.
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