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I'KOGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT.
Tuesday, January 10, 1905. PETERKIH GOTTOII SEED BEWARE OF IMITATIONS! Buy direct from originator and gTowez. All cotton planters write for prices on seed. Why experiment with new and untried varieties ? PETER K iikl Cotton has stood the test for more than twenty years. Yield, 4 Sper cen.t lint. Am PETERKIN, Fort Motto, O. C '(INCORPORATED) S OUOINCOOVhtn yon think of going ofl to school, write for College Journal and H pe dal Offers of the Leading Bnslnes and Bhoit hand Hchooia. Capital 5tock, $jo,ooo.oo. Kins' BuslnoBB Colego, Raleigh, H. C. or Charlotte. M. C. I We also aa.eic.Dy teach Bookkeeping, shorthand, mall WATCHES, CLOCKS, OllvorMraro and Jowolry, Also Repairing promptly done. Satisfaction guaranteed, write to us or call and ex amine our stock and work when In the city T. V. BLAKE, Jeweler, Fayettevllle 8L, RALEIGH. N. a TOBACCO GROWERS' r mm Should send for a free sample copy of THE SOUTHERN TOBACCONIST. It girts th weekly market rvporta from all orer th country. It helps 70a to jrrow better paring crop by telling what tobacco la in moat demand. Itletayoo know when prices ara np and down and keep too well posted. Sent for a year 62 Is sues tor f 1.00. Address SOUTHERN TOBACCONIST, Dept. P. F. Richmond, Va. SnitiitfiiJTiiVT' 1 rr. Seaboard Air Line R'y The Seaboard Air Line Railway an nounces the inauguration of the "Shoo Fly" train, between Weldon and Ral eigh with connections from Oxford, Louisburg and Warxenton, commencing Monday, 9ih. The trains will be known as No. 29, Southbound, and No 30, Northbound, will stop twenty minutes at Norlina for breatfast and supper, a-d will be ope rated daily (except Sunday), commenc ing Moniar, January 9th, on the follow ing schedule : No. 29. Lv. Weldon 645 a, m. Ar. Norlina 8.00 a. xn, Lv. Norlina - 8.20 a. m At. Henderson 8.53 a. ml Lv. Ftanklinton 9.25 a. m. Ar. Raleigh 10.15 a. m. Lv. Oxfoid 7 45 a m Ar. Henderson 8.30 a. m. Lv. Louisborg 8 45 a. m. Ar. Franklinton 9.15 a. m No. 30. Lv. Raleigh 5 o p. m. Ar. Franklinton 6.03 p. m. Ar. Herderson . 6 29 p. m. Ar. Norlina 6.55 p. m. Lv. N rlina .... 7.15 p. m. Ar. Weidon 8.30 p m. Lv. Heudenon.... 9.00 a. m. Lv. Henderson 6 40 p. m. Ar. Oxford 9,15 a. m Ar. Oxfo d 7 25 P m- Lv. FranVliuton 6,10 p. m Ar. Loui-burg 635 p. m. The above fchedule on the branch lires will in no way affect the present connections with regu sr No. 39 and 41. For further information in regard to schedule arply to C. P. RYAN, G. P. A., Portsmouth, Va. C. H, GATTIS, T. P. A., Raleigh, N. C. When writing advertisers pleas mention tins paper. SUNSHINE COLUMN north Carolina: division of inter national sunshine society. jM.ISlKaute President, Hen dcrmonTllle. N. C. Talk and Tact I. Jennie H. writes: "We have tried to have several societies here, but they always get to talking so that we don't do much and the society is usually broken up." Most women and a lot of men talk too much. But we wouldn't mind that if they'd think before they talk. When you stop and marvel at the speed of time, how the years fly about in their swift circling currents, sweeping us on and on like the dry leaves before an autumn wind, don't you think it a great pity that so many sweetly, precious moments are spent in senseless tattle? Sometimes I have listened to the gibberish of half a dozen women lift ing up and looking over the winter gown controversy. I wonder if there is anything under the sun more beautifully stupid and hopelessly idi otic than a long drawn out minute description of some other woman's dress? This kind of collar and that sort of trimming and a flounce on the skirt and a stock of blue taffeta with a bit of lace you know how it goes. Yes, there is something more tire some; that is, a prolonged analysis of your friend's last illness and min ute descriptions of each successive step to recovery; said address de livered by said friend herself. I tell you, those men and women who have time to talk such a lot haven't time to work as much as they should. Talkl Dearie me, the world is full of it. Some of it is flattery, some of it is meaningless tattle, some of it is just gossip and some of it is vicious, un kind and slanderous. The very worst of all, perhaps, is the one who never says, but merely hints. The surmise of this is com municated to somebody else, this sec ond person takes the surmise as a fact, the third one writes out an af fidavit and the things becomes some thing actual. And all coming from the person who does not talk, but merely mentions. No one ran talk all the time with out getting on the nerves of the peo ple around us and saying a lot of things that you shouldn't. Women themselves have it in their power to do away with a lot of tattle. I mean those who do not talk who only listen. But to many the fascina tions of listening to tattle is as keen as the joys of telling it. When there are so many lovely things to talk about, how strange that so many jeweled hours should be spent in giv ing or receiving tattle. There is this much, however, to be said in favor of women who talk too much. They seldom understand the damage they are doing to themselves and to others. There are better things in this world than aimless chatter. There are occupations more profita ble. It is a waste of time and a slow murdering of one's self-respect. This is tattle. There's a great big differ ence between tattle, gossip and slari der. Lady Teazle said: "I am sure I have no ill feeling toward the people I abuse." And that is the way with many other pretty ladies who talk about their neighbors. There is no resemblance in the world between gossip and slander. We like to hear about other peo ple's ways and happenings, and if we say. we do not, we are humbugs everyone of us. What would our newspapers be with all solid reading ? No personals? Pretty dry reading. So conversation, without personali ties, may be blameless, but it is not warranted to keep any one awake. Show me the woman who refuses to talk about people in a lively way and I will show you the one left to her own company. Men love to hear gossip, and they are nearly all retailers of it. The practice has been condemned because it has been regarded as near of kin to slander. " The one is the spice in the dish of conversation, the latter is venomous poison. If the gossip begins to be a trifle unkind, a pleasant word will divert it. The gossiping woman is. apt to be good natured, with a talent for mimicry. I have rarely known one who meant or made harm for any one; knew a woman who gathered up the news of the whole surrounding neighborhood as unfailingly as a magnet gathers particles of steel. But there was this difference: Ev erything she heard passed through her mind and came out purified and sweet. A tea party or sewing circle she attended was always twittering vith gossip and infused with charity Doward all. She was a little drab yoman with pale, near-sighted eyes. But I believe her way to heaven was paved with roses springing upward from the general good-will she in fused everywhere she went. You say: "When I hear a person speak of the peculiarities of other people, I know they will say the same things about me the minute my back is turned." To be sure, but she will not be likely to say the same things if you are the least bit original. Maybe you will say something bright ; if you do she will repeat it, giving you full credit, and maybe adding a word or two of appreciation. I have known gossips to do that. Or you may speak a generous word for the man who has stumbled or the woman who has made a mistake ; and it is the gos sip whose tongue trembles with eager ness to tell it perhaps to the very one to whom it may be a trumpet note of new hope and fresh cheer. Our Sunshine gossip goes about healing wounds of hate with her soft words as swords cuts are cured with the leaves of violets and soothing stings and insults with the tenderest repeated words. It takes a good many years for some people to understand just what is worth while in life. You see, some of us never grow up. Some few learn all about this when they are young, but to most of us the learning comes through bitter experi ence, sorrows that soften our natures, griefs that make us see the terrible weaknesses' of the human heart and have pity for them. The mere knowl edge that few of us are infallible in conduct or unselfish in all things should make us touch lightly upon the shortcomings of other folks. Howe said: "Malicious slander never would have leisure, To search with prying eyes for faults abroad, If all, like me, considered their jawn hearts, And wept the sorrows which th3y found at home." After all, it is the kind of heart that beats under your shirtwaist that makes your words tattle, gossip, or slander, or like sweet music to the soul. If your heart ticks right it will not bore other folks with sense less chatter, get on their nerves with idle tattle, p-oison your gossip with slander or in any way distress wiih unkind words. It is a matter of being tactful." Now, this talk on Talk is Chapter One, and Chapter Two is on Tact, and as they should always go together, won't you please save this baper and tack it on to chapter two next week ? Kindness to the Afflicted. Some of the sweetest Christians and most cheerful men and women are found among the "shut in." They bravely bear their pain and try tu hide their infirmities and turn a pleasant face to the world, and some times those uoon whom they are de pendent remind them that they are burdens that must be "oorne with. This of all their pains and sorrows is perhaps the hardest for them to bear. To such, a kindly word or Sunshine message or gift is doubly welcome for the glimpse of love it brings. Theseare all thev have to make life endurable. Oh, if you only knew how hungry they are for sympathy, how eagerly they watch for kind recogni tion that seldom comes their way, but fills them with joy and happiness when it does. Oh, if you could know their de spair in their "hope deferred, which maketh the heart sick." They turn their faces away and pray, "O Lord, have mercy on me and give me strength to bear what I cannot help." Many of these are children, some little ones having to stay lone from morning till night, the parents hav ing to work all day. Then how wel come a sunshine gift of toy, book or kindly letter. Small gifts for love's sake' His power can make Great, by the touch of His hand. The boy or ffirl, man or woman, who cheers and keeps hope alive in the heart of such, does more good than one can tell, and in so doing you develop your own soul.