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Tuesday, January 10, 1905.
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.
Fort Motto, O. C
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
teach Bookkeeping, shorthand,
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
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Should send for a free sample copy of
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
Dept. P. F. Richmond, Va.
SnitiitfiiJTiiVT' 1
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.
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
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
To search with prying eyes for
faults abroad,
If all, like me, considered their jawn
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
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.

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