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Tuesday, July 11, 1905.
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. 15 SUNSHINE COLUMN NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF INTER- NATIONAL. HUNoxlIN JS HUU11STX. Mrs. J. M. Ransikk, State President, Hen- dersonvuie. st. MRS. RANSIER'S LETTER. Miscellaneous Sunny Suggestions From Sunshine Headquarters. "They helped every one his neigli lur, and every one said to his broth er, Je of tfood courage." Isa. 41 :G. Come in! Come in! So glad to see von all; so glad there are so many of you here. Seat yourselves comforta bly, here in the cozy corner. Now for a good visit. First, let me introduce to you all, our Sunshine sister from "Old Vir riiiny," although before you got through Tier letter you will see she is after all a "Tar Heel." Dear Mrs. Ransier: I wanted to till you how much I enjoy your let ters. I just love the Sunshine, as well as any one, and I am like you in lu'lieving in making all we can. -Wo all would prosper more if we would help the needy. I feel it is my duty to do a little. I am a housekeeper, and most all of my time is employed, but still I can take time and write you, just to let you hear from old Virginia. My father takes The Pro gressive Farmer, and 1 do think with out doubt it is one of the best pa pers 1 over have read. I have not been reading the Sunshine but a few weeks, and 1 have been impressed very mueh. I feel sometimes I need a little to eheer me up. I feel so sor ry for the poor children and every body who needs Sunshine. I have soiuo few scraps, I thought I would send thrm to you for the poor, crip pled 4-1 i i I d. 1 wish so much I had soineiVmu else to send her. I save all my eraps when I am sewing. I believe in never throwing anything away. 1 have pieced ever so many quilts, and I dearly love in the winter to le at omething like that, but don't think I ever will piece any more. I have eight in family. It keeps rne going, hut 1 want to tench my chil dren to ew. I love to do fancy work also, but not any better than I do the Sunshine. i hope to hear from the little girl. I am n.)ing to send some stamps to you and to the little girl so you can both write to me. I want to hear from you soon. I am a Tar Heel. I was born iu Pasquotank County, N. C, but have lived here since I mar ried. J love my old home although I live m a pretty place here, near a village. Enclosed find some stamps, from a strangt r, but one who loves the Sun shine. Yours truly, UKS. G. W. CULPEPPER. ' The little girl who wrote such a Pretty little letter whose name I couldn't quite get right, was Annie Lee Klyler. It is a little unusual name, h why I couldn't just get it. Come again, Annie Lee. Irs. 1). If. writes in answer to my letter inquiring about her own little helpless girl: Iy dear friend: Your dear let ter came and also the papers, and I thank you very much for them and the kin.l interest you have taken in Us- 1 have been married eleven M'ars hist Christmas eve. I have a kind, hardworking husband and thre0 children living and three dead. M he May is the oldest living. She yill be ten years old the 19th of com ln? Ausrust. and is as helpless as a . youg baby. She has what the doc tors call eorca; she cannot be still at all. she just draws every which plain ; canont read. thing in her her hands down so we can put a book wnere she can see it. Kind Sunshine friends far and near gave her some money to get her a wheel chair, but not enough, so some other Sunshin- ers hnished it out, and sent her a wheel chair last fall. My next child is a girl of seven bright and healthy, and so much help to me, and the baby is a boy nearly two years old, has been sick nearly all his little life, and not well now. Father has a small farm, and hus band helps him work it, and we live in the house with father and mother, just an old log house in a lonely country; only one neighbor in sight, and our mail box half a mile away on the public road. The little crip pled girl I wrote you of lives ten miles from me. We live nine miles from K. , our nearest town. I cannot get out much, cannot leave the afflicted child, so I enjoy letters, I get so lonely. I want to do what I can to help the Sunshine cause. I wish you great success in your noble work. I was very sorry to know that you had been sick. I know something about sickness, for some of us are sick nearly all the time. I will fdoso for this time wishimr you health and happiness and a pleas ant summer. Your Sunshine friend, MRS. D. H. South Carolina. Mrs. K. C. J3. writes: "Your letter reached me last week. and I was glad to know you had found some one to use the baby crib (She had nassed-on.) I hope it will be a comfort to some little child who perhaps could not have one other wise. There aro no other Sunshinors hare that I know of excepting father-in-law and mother-in-law, who are eierhtv-four and' eighty-one years old. My husband who died a year ago, was j a member as well as myself, ror tiie r.ast vear I have not had time to do as much Sunshine work as I would like, as I spent some months study ing stenography at the college, and now have a position with this com pany, but I try to get others inter ested in the work. MRS. K. C. B." A letter comes with no name signed to it, but with twenty cents for the old couple whom the Sunshine So ciety is building the house for, and a paper of ncnlles for the old lady. The needles have a threader attach ment which is very nice for people with poor eyesight, and the sender writes : "I find my greatest comfort in making the needy happy." How sweet! And the writing shows that thoxhand that held the pen is old and the needles enclosed show that it is a woman. Dear old lady. What is more lovable than such thoughtful, helpful, old people. Outside on her envelope is pasted a little printed verse which is so truly our Sunshine text that I have used it as such this day. Isa. 41 :G: "They helped every one his neighbor, ami every one said to his brother. Be of good courage." Prof. J. Y. Joyner, State Superin tendent of Public Instruction writes: "I suggest that you write to the various county superintendents in regard to your sunshine work and put the matter before them. Mrs. Roach, the mother of the dear little sunbeam whose picture with his "bow-wow" you saw in our Farmer in this corner a lew weeus ago, wishes, "Dear Mrs. Ransier: I have not 1 rrTi wfll nr would have written and sent the things sooner. W ill send the oil stove and other things to The oil stove is one she has donat treat, and is timely, for we have now in it a widow and her dear little girl who are getting well and courageous and happy.' There is another room for free use, but not one bit of fur niture in it. If you can't find some pieces of extra furniture in your garret somewhere to send to help make it habitable and home-like, send what you can. Everything is need- ed: Chairs, tables, beds, bedding, cloth for curtains or comforts, and if you can send none of these, but can send a little money or stamps, it will be made to go as far as possible by having "home-made" tables, chairs, etc.. made. Sisters and brothers, come again. Let me tell you something. I've just got a whole box of bright yellow en velopes, yellow and white are our Sunshine colors you khow, and if you want to get letter in one of those pretty yellow envolpes write to me quick before I get them all used up, and when you see them at the post office or in your box you'll know be fore you open it, that that letter is from me. Who wants one? "Was your husband good to you during your long illness?" inquired the kind lady who was making a charity call. "Oh, yes, indeed, ma'm !" replied the poor woman ; "as good as could be he was more like a friend than a husband." Puck. "How will you have your eggs cooked V asked the waiter. 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Under this treatment the patient Is cured by na tural agencies. No. medicines are used. The Biggs Treatment embraces everything that is curative nothing that Impairs or destroys vitality. Hundreds of sick people have been restored to health by this method. Many of them had been pronounced "Incurable," but, nevertheless, they are now well. If you are Interested in the cure ol disease, write me for free literature which explain!" mn j mmm m h ! J 1 -X. n 111 lip nillil II illlHH UUJJ r""fc" nlals from well-known people whom I have cured Do not postpone the matter you may forget It. Write to-day. ANDREW C. BIGGS 228 E. Washington St., Greensboro, - - - N. C. 0 rl40 W BEATS ALL the corn planters for planting corn. Beats all the cotton . planters for planting cot ton. 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