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Tuesday, August 22, 1905.
PKOGRESSIVE FAEMER AND COTTON PLANT. 15 SUNSHINE COLUMN NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF INTER NATIONAL SUNSHINE SOCIETY. Mbs. J. M. Ransier, State President, Hen dersoavllle. N. C. xMRS. RANSIER'S LETTER. A Boy and a Dog and a Moral for Par ents. The other day as I went into the postoliice 1 heard the most unearth ly yelling and screaming and on en uring, saw a little boy stamping and vcllinir to his nurse, who had two younger children with her. "Kick him! Beat him! Drive him away!" he screeched. Tlure in the middle of the floor stood a beautiful, intelligent collie, his lovely brown eyes smiling up into our laces as if asking what all the ins- was about, and what that little boy was yelling and screeching like a wild Indian or an insane monkey for.' He glanced first at the boy then into our faces with quizzical ex pression, Uiat seemed to say, What i3 the matter? What is hurting the lit tle boy ' Tell me. 1T1 straighten it out. Vaiz Ikss you, it was at the beauti ful dog with more brains than he, that the little boy was splitting the air with shrieks. And although the dog was not near him cr making any move to go near him, little spoiled boy missid the customary petting and cajoling that he expected to come from ueh effort and went at it with renewed energy, especially when one of the ladies in the vicinity, said, "Is he seared;"' and took him up in her arms and went to petting him, and the nurse replied indifferently, "lie always was scared of a dog." Then the man in the posi.oiii.ee came and tried to ii;t the dog out, and as dog pie was not doing a thing in the world wrong and just beaming good will on everybody around, he resent ed bring grabbed and expelled by a stranger. But out he had to go, and that with a culf and a kick. Now it there was any cuffing real ly had to he done, which do you think oupht to have had it? Oh, hat you say, "The poor little buy was mi scared !" X". he wasn't: I had had a week's experience in the neighborhood of that child be fore, and he had yelled and screeched and kicked at my dogs. I had then aid t him: "Why, Tommy, you're not afraid of dogs. You're a man. Men are not afraid of dogs or any thin?. They like them. We all like them. Why my dogs watch all night Ion? while we are all asleep and kpep anything from coming and hurtinir u. Why, we love our dogs and they love us. Just see how old Hurry-rp that's one of my dog's name i smiling at you now, nut your hand on his head and see how Please : h,. wiH be, and how he'll wag as tail to tell you so. See how he loves me!" And T petted the dear old fellow and he hi id his head against my hand. the little boy put out his hand and bid it on Ilurry-Up's shaggy 0at and so they were friends. -W day the little boy said: "I ke Hurry-Up, but I don't like the Hack dog, I'm scared of it." 'Seared of Sissy-Fuz?" I said. "Oh, you re ,10t afraid of her. Why Sis- , z 13 tne best dog in the world, -ne s mine. She loves me. See how iT j t?s mo " and I reached out my -.r-i " . -oo. went tU UCIWUK H- le country." Then ft in the whoh 1 feed her. IlPrG o xl- -lit .1 o Tr ie UJe Wllcl dogs, mens Sfaed. petting Sissy also. , Wld dogs?" said I, "Why I don't kn" any; do you?" "Where I live there ain't nice dogs like Hurry-Up and Sissy-Fuz; they're wild. I'm scared oi them." "I don't know what kind of dogs you have in your town," I said "but there are no wild dogs here. We are chums. They love and protect us, and we feed and love them. See Rob there another little boy ; what fun he s having playing with Fuzzer Wuz," (another one of my dogs). And this was the last we heard of the boy being afraid of the dogs. My husband said to the nurse the next time he saw her: "You've been scaring that boy about doers." "Oh, no sir I No, sir! He always was 'fraid of dogs. I never scares him; he always was scared to death of dogs." My husband said: "Don't you tell me that; I know better. Confess now: Don't you ever tell him you'll call the dogs?" "Well, yes, sir. When he won't do what he ought I sometimes does tell him if he don't do right I'll get de dogs to come." "Well," my husband said, "don't do it any more. You'll tell him he's not afraid of dogs or anything else. You don't want to make him a cow ard, do you?' You think the ignorant nurse was to blame? Not so. For I heard the boy's mother doiner the same thing, and she assured me, before the boy, lis tening and takiner in every word that "Tommy always was scared to death of a dog." "Oh " I said, "maybe he used to be when he was very little, but now he's getting to be quite a man, and men ain't afraid ot anything, and Tommy isn't afraid of dogs any more." The rest of the week that that child was mv neighbor, he petted and loved the dogs, as any little boy that is half a bov. will lor a boy with out a doir is only half a boy, you know and then I saw no more of him for a week or two till I saw and heard the scene and yells in the post- nffir-e and the innocent, lovely dog suffering for the bad behavior of the boy. Who was to blame? Who needed the paddling? Well we know the dog didn t. lie was the innocent victim. Tht bov was bad. But with other training along the lines of bravery nstead of cowardice he might have done differently. The nurse? T7 sppn that bov kick and bite nnd scratch the nurse's hands, and yell and screech and scream because she could not do something he want ed her to do. Of course, she could not discipline him: the mother would have discharged her for that. Ml cVio nnnld do was in some way, A. A M. -' A . any way she could, still him and stop him from abusing herself and an noying everybody around. He was a nuisance. And really nurses, you L-nnw sire llO t erenerall.v supuosed to have taken a course in kindergarten How about the mother? W11 s T should sav she was to blame;' only, we don't know how silly a mother she had (I think she must have been pretty silly) or how she herself had been spoiled in ner own trainiug. In fact, I got a glimpss of the grandmother, and she was about like the one x torn you ui our Chatter on grandmothers, who was "skeery." Well, we won't blame anybody, but if you have any little boys or girls, don't make cowards of them. En courage them to be brave, kind, man ly men and womanly women. ' I haven't heard from as many of you as I would wish to, about our booth at the State Fair. Yrou understand that we are to sell all goods exhibited for the bene fit of the sender. Only, the sender is expected to make a donation of his or her work to be sold also for Sun shine. If it is a success (and I know you all wish it to be) you must help make it so. 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Dean Departments of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy The Sixty-eighth Session will commence September 20, 1905 HOPTOR SYSTTiM Excellent Theoretical Course with Thorough Practical and Clinical Instruction in the Memorial Hospital, City Free Dispensary, and New and Well-Equipped Laboratories, all under the exclusive control of the College, together with the State Penitentiary Hospital, City Almshouse Hospital and other Public Institutions. For Catalogue, address Dr. F. M. READE, Secretary, Richmond, Va jHflriculfural (Edaecattiomi Technical courses in Agriculture Domestic Animals. Thremmatology Principles of Feeding. Farm Equipment. Soils. Horticultue. Farm Crops. Farm Machinery. Stock Judging. Agronomy. Dairying and Stock Raising. Bacteriology. Plant Diseases. Veterinary Medicine. Botany and Chemistry. Physics and the General Studies. Tf you believe in it, now is the 0 time to get ready for it. The A. & M. College, Raleigh, N. C, offers ex ceptional opportunities and every effort is being made to make the work practi cal, helpful and educational. Tho College trains and educates so that the young farmer may enjoy liberal culture and at the same time a complete practical training in his work. If You have a farm, or will inherit one, or if you Intend to be a farmer, edu cate yourself to farm like the lawyer ed ucates himself to practice law. Educa tion pays on the farm as it does else where in life. The new Agricultural Building is now being completed and equipped for work for the opening of the session, and unusual opportunities will be avail able for all lines in agricultural education. Fall Term Begins September 7, 7V05. Four year and two year courses in agriculture are offered. Applicants over twenty years old are admitted without examination. A few scholarships are available. Work is provided for needy students. . . . . Write now for catalogue and illustrated circular describing the agricultural courses. Information can be obtained by addressing the Professor of Agrllulture. C. W. BURKETT, Raleigh, M. C.