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: x. March 14, 1003.
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. 7 OUR SOCIAL CHAT mtonded for this department A" v la ;reSBed to " Aunt Jennie," care 0? rro;?esseiTee Farmer, Raleigh, N. C. !: ,1 Aunt Jennie's Letter. it necessary to remind . .,, contribute to this depart- Ir.t I would appreciate it if ,.v.m;M kindly let me know their , .:! In fact, if they care to !:, ir articles published I must , -ntry Girl's picture is well ,.t ars :iiro T was laughed at ; 1 said that I believed the day v ... 5l, t Tar distant when the white v, . .. would he compelled to learn ?,. S. K. Ms letter shows you !.;: it li:: eme already in her sec n -n. and the complaint is general r. i-li.'iit the State. W". H. V.U'xr. I am plad you came. V liave enjoyed having you with X(". y.ur stay was too short, we . t Ti to have you go. Yes, am- u.,u i all right, provided you do Ki ll. v. rything else subservient it. and thus lose the best of life. ( '..in.- again. r.::!t"ns bit of history is cspe ,I;;!!v v. -adable and we wish others w.. ;! 1 j his example. Jackson w !- ; :i orphan, you know, and a .!'-:!. ;).. n,a:i. He learned to walk "props" ami his tread was ! ; !. V's. we should rear the pi- ';.::; i:t. If we can succeed in .. !?!! -pi -rating the burial place of a notf.l hnn-orist who was not even a vi' of this State, it certainly l. Ii. ovts t. bestir ourselves in i tf..rr to iiopor the memory of a m Vr nt. a native son of our ar M North Carolina. S.vrml "boys" have written, but rh. r. ?- room for more. AUNT JENNIE. One Wcman on the Cotton Outlook. I ;:r Aunt dennie: Again has tlit- ii M iiitain labonl, and brought f"iih th.- -anie old mou?e; this time I.irn-r and stronger than ever be-t'- r and indeed he ought to be, be-e.r:- .;is lived to grow grey with :i. .!! ! it is to be presumed wis- S.t n..w wo c;iii look forward to the tin" wln-n t can sell cotton for i:trc n cents cr pound, or more. 'Jl-if i. provided that France, h:;ul;:i:t!. (Mrmany, and other for 1 !-p c.untrii's give ui the notion of ra;r.ir (tton in Africa, which, of " : . tin y will do, when they learn t::.! ottoii farmers in the United :' ;in intending to reduce "r. and make them pay more t r i-.;im:i. All this sounds very to -those who are in a sit - ti to raise cotton. But it tn!.-s me that the most important -'t this time is to consider how v- t' raiso and gather the cotton. n member there was great :! hunt last year of scarcity of J '! r .dl over the cotton States, and ,! ' said that some cotton re ! I in the Hi Ids ungathered. I ' is a problem in this com 1 :''-M'y. People cannot hire hands to cultivate their farms for love nor money. And it is next to an impos sibility to get a load of wood cut. And as for cooks, it is funny to see men riding all over the country of fering big prices for women to do the cooking. So, I think while our farmers are pledging themselves to increase the price of cotton, they would better be bringing some laborers here to till the soil and raise the cotton, not saying anything about other crops. We have always been depending on negro laborers, but unless the whites stop renting them land that dependence is nothing. MRS. S. E. M. Bertie Co.. N. C. Andrew Jackson's Birthplace Should be Marked. Dear Aunt Jennie: I have been listening for some time to the Chat in your pleasant circle, and have concluded to respond to your cor dial invitation for the boys to join you. One thing I have been thinking of: the people of North Carolina are too prone after they have made his tory, to let others have the credit for their deeds of heroism and sac rifice. I think that we ought to know how to "blow our own horn." I am going to write a bit of local history, or rather something about one or two great men from this part of North Carolina who made his tory. Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, was born about seven miles from where I am writing these lines, in the Wax haw settlement, March 15, 1767. His parents lived on Twelve Mile Creek near old Pleasant Grove Camp Ground, in Union County (then a part of Mecklenburg County). And be it said to the shame of North Carolina, the spot where this great man was born is only marked by a pile of stones in a cultivated field about three miles south of the town of Waxhaw. I dare say that there is not a case of similar neglect in the American Union. Think of Jackson! A man who President Roosevelt says was the greatest President the United States has ever had, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln. A man who gave the British the worst licking they ever "toted," whipping 12,000 veterans of Waterloo in one half hour with G,000 raw troops, kill ing 2,000 British, and losing but eight men himself. A man who had the courage to defy the whole bank ing system of the United States when opposed to the welfare of the common people. Aunt Jennie, let us have the in fluence of your fertile pen to create a sentiment which will demand that the birth place of such a hero shall be marked properly. This part of North Carolina is rich in history of the early and stirring days when this Republic was founded. But the good women, who are ever foremost in perpetuating the memory of our heroes, have begun a movement which will result in marking these historic spots. The Daughters of the American Revolution have, dur ing the past year unveiled a monu ment at the birth-place of James K. Polk, the eleventh President of the United States, who was born in Mecklenburg County, near the vil lage of Pineville, about twenty miles from the birth-place of Andrew Jackson. BRAXTON. Union Co., N. C. Ambition: Worthy and Unworthy. Dear Aunt Jennie: For some time I have been at the door listen ing to the "Chatterers," and enjoy hearing them so much I have de cided to venture in tonight. Aunt Jennie, isn't it strange that people are never satisfied? They long for something; they get it, and then, they want something else just as much, and seem to be no better satisfied than at first. There's, with almost every one, "a vague unrest and an aimless longing." And why is this? It seems to me that it should not be so. We should try, and seldom fail, to be contented with the lot God has assigned us. No matter how hard it is, it is His way, and His ways are always the best. Of course, we sometimes see those to whom life is nothing but pleasure, as it appears to us, but, if we could look into their inner lives, we would seldom find one that did not have as great a desire for some thing, as ourselves. I do not mean we should not have ambition, but, don't let that ambi tion master you. Be' sure you are master of your ambition, and you are all right. I think when we know any thing to be unattainable, it is very wrong for us to grieve over that which God has made impossible. But we must be very particular in drawing the line between the attain able and unattainable. After all, the real, greatest, no blest purpose of life is to live a Christian life, and everyone can do that. That is one thing God has made possible with all. I am sure, Aunt Jennie, you are wishing me to make an end of my stay, but if you will let me call again, I shall gladly do so. ELISE. Johnston Co., N. C. One Way to Kill Love. Dear Aunt Jennie: Although I have been a silent reader, I would like to come in now and chat awhile. Why doesn't Margaret tell us more of the "Land of Flowers"? I en joyed her letter telling about Christ mas in Florida. Men Who Shave run big risk in using any thing but the best shaving soap. That's the popular WILLIAMS' i"m Sold everywhere. Free trial sample for 2-cent stamp. Write for "The Shavers Guide and How to Dress Correctly." The J. B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn. 7 I want to help Nellie out. I, too, believe "a woman can win love or hatred." Some women, after they are married, seem to think they can be as cross and unpleasant as they want to; it makes no difference about the husband, they have him fast. Now I want to say: Don't quarrel him into measures. Don't think to show your temper is being independ ent. Remember, you promised to take him for better or for worse. You knew him before you married him. If she will be as sweet and at tentive to him as she can, when he comes home at night, he will not long for the club. Instead, sometimes she meets him with a snappish word and tells him of everything unpleas ant that has happened that day about the housekeeping. He, of course, begins to get cross, and from bad to worse they quarrel. This is one way to win hatred. COUNTRY GIRL. Halifax Co., N. C. Good lamp - chimneys one make my name on em all. 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