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Spring Cpttons. ' I
In the midst of snow and ice the
spring cottons are fluttering into the
retail shops from the, domestic and
foreign looms, and while we are snug
gling into our furs, we are expected
to wax warm with enthusiasm over
the fabrics which five or six months
from now we shall welcome gladly
made up into zephyr thin gowns, but
which in midwinter give one the
shivers to think of, but not to see.
Oh. dear, no. The minute one gets
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a within sefiiner distance one is lost in
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admiration. The cottons nave oeen
.growing lovelier from season to sea
son, until last year it seemed as if the
climax had been reached; but the
samDle books which ye editor of this
department has been privileged to
"behold set forth unequivocally the
fact that cottons for the coming
spring and summer are to be the love
liest yet. .
, Thin and sheer are the materials
and exquisitely colored, running to
light rather than to dark tints, and
favoring every suggestion of the love
liness of the woods, and of fields and
flower gardens. It is well known
among manufacturers and wholesale
buyers that the designs in cottons
each year follow more or less closely
the leading designs in high priced
silks, satins and pattern cloths of the
preceding season. A particular de
sign carries the day in an expensive
brocade one winter, or an especial
trend in style, as toward fine flower
designs, or bold conventionalized pat
terns, is noted. The first cloths man
ufactured thereafter follow suit. In
another season or two the style gets
into the cottons, and something else
is winning, favor in brocaded satins.
Now and then even the manufactur
ers make a mis-step. For exampL,
the large wholesale houses are plac
ing their orders now, and have been
for months back, for the dress goods
in wools, which they expect to sell in
the autumn of '96. Plaid velvets and
silks having had great vogue in Paris
early last fall, plaids were expected
to boom in wools next fall, but, if you
please, the cotton manufacturers
have stepped in ahead of the wool
manufacturers, and theje are so
many plaids among the cotton goods
for the spring and summer trade that
they are bound to be passed by with
more or less disdain by the time the
fall comes- Well, even so, no one
need feel sorry. They are all very
well upon children, and for gay house
bodices, but generally speaking
plaids are not becoming enough to
make it worth while to put much
money into them. t K
Some seasons wash fabrics are not
in good repute with fashionably at
tired people. Some seasons theoheap
silks crowd them out, but all advices
from the other side point to the fact
that wash fabrics are to be all the
rage this coming summer for thin
dresses for informal wear. Besides
the cottons that all women know by
heart by name, but which are love
lier than before this season, such as
the ginghams and cambrics, the mus
lins, and po on; there are a number of
distinctly new goods on the tapis,
meaning the counters, or will be soon,
for next summer's wear.
Tulle chatelaine is one of these ; it
is neither a plain material nor an
openwork cotton, but, betwixt the
two, comes in Parisian designs of an
organdy nature, and is sheer and at
, tractive. Women who are no longer
youthful as they once were will de-
j .', light in the silver silks. These are
wonders of the looms. They look like
plack 6atins""nd moires brocaded
with silver, gold and bronze, and will
make really-elegant-looking after
noon gowns. Unlike silks and satins,
they can be washed and ironed and
are warranted toJook as well as new
under the treatment. Of course this
statement must bel taken with a grain
, of salt, or, better sitill, the salt should
be put in the watet. to set t colors
Seriously, though,
lecure Biich effect
den patterns transferred from china
to the looms. The ingenuity of the
designs is more than matched, how
ever, by the beauty of the combina
tion in coloring, which ranges from
the brocaded satin designs, rich and
dark, to the daintiest cloud-like
tissue. Jenness Miller Monthly.
Beans (Snaps).
"Snaps" are one of the leading
crops of the Southern trucker. They
need the lightest and dryest land of
the farm,-and the warmest exposure.
They are more cheaply grown than
any other crop of our gardens, and
occupy the land but a short time,
making a good succession to the ear
ly cabbage crop, without any more
fertilization, and, when the crop is
gathered, the vines can be plowed
under to fertilize the land and be fol
lowed by a crop of crab grass for hay.
As the profit in them is mainly in the
earliest, it pays the gardener to run
some risk in order to be in among the
earliest. It is therefore common to
begin the planting by the middle of
Majch, although there is serious risk
that these early sown ones may be cut
off by frost. But if they survive they
pay better than later plantings. When
planted on land specially prepared for
this crop manure of some kind must
be used in the furrow. Some garden
ers consider fresh stable manure best,
but this is seldom available, and we
consider it a mistake to use it on a le
guminons crop like the bean. Beans
do not need heavy manuring, and a
dressing of 500 pounds per acre of a
high grade fertilizer, well mixed in the
furrow will be1 sufficient for them.
Two f urrows should be lapped over
the manured furrow, the ridge thus
made rolled flat and the seed drilled
on this flattened ridge. A skilled
hand Can sow the ' bean in a very
shallow furrow in the absence of a
seed drill, but drills of various kinds,
both for hand and horse power, are
essential to every truck farm! An
ordinary cotton-seed drill will sow
beans as well as anything else.
The green beans should be shipped
in well ventilated bushel crates. The
pickers must . be instructed to pick the
pods as soon as they are of fair size and
before they are old enough to show the
bulge of the seed. They must use both
hands so as not to disturb the roots of
the plants. The packing in the crates
must needs be done with care, as the
beans shrink in transit and the crates
should be full on arrival. A light
sprinkling before packing will help in
this batter, and the packing should be
regular and firm and not a promiscuous
tumbling into the crate.
For the earliest planting the Mohawk
is still popular on account of its hardi
ness, but it is soon superseded by those
of better quality. Of the green-podded
sorts the Extra Early Valentine we
consider the best, it Is very early and
productive, aud is free, to a great
extent, from the rust that attacks the
wax-podded sorts. Of the wax or yellow-podded
sorts we have yet found
none that have so many good qualities
as the Gold-Eye Wax bean. It is not
so handsome a pod as the old Golden
Wax, but as it is usually free from the
rust which ha driven that fine variety
out of use, it Is a safer bean to use.
Those who want a wax bean should
use this. There, are many other sorts
In the' catalogues, but as we are not
preparing a catalogue we simply name
varieties that we can recommend.
The culture of snap beans is so sim
ple and so soon over that it is not nec
essary to go into detail. The rows be
ing the proper distance apart for the
use of a horse cultivator that tool is
all that is needed. We have found it
a great advantage in some soils to
dm n. t.nn drfissinff at land nlaster
u j . r
along f - "ion a-J
;he plu erB 01 ms family hav
njefen for vfiarminnmi t - nun,.,
shape, cut into points. This is of
white satin, braided all over in ara
besques of browii soutache, sewed on
to bring the braid on edge. The bon
net for this cloak is made of white
satin, made with many shirrings, but,
instead of falling in a Mother Hub
bard frill over the face, it comes down
in a Napoleonic point over the ears,
and is trimmed with bows and tiny
tassels of otter fur the color of the
coat. Brown russet gaiters were
worn with this toilet, and brown
kid gloves adorned the hands of the
little maiden, who also carried a muff
made of the' cloak material and the
One of the fancies of the day is to
have the "leggins" worn by little
girls Jmade of the material of their
cloaks. A blue miroir velvet, for in
stance, has a cape trimmed with Ven
etian guipure one of the nice machine-made
varieties with a row of
ermine between the lace-covered cape
and the border, and there are long
gaiters to match made of the velvet.
In the mourning millinery of the
season there is almost as much varie
ty as in the colored headgear which
finds favor. For first deep mourning
is entirely covered with a very long
veil, which hangs almost to the hem
of the dress in front, and part way to
to the knees behind, arid fashion
sanctions the use of the heavy Eng
lish crape a pity, when one thinks
of the superiority for eyes and head
of the lighter nun's veiling. When
the veil is laid aside the crape is tied
into smart little bows, with hemmed
edges, upon pert little shapes, and
one new model has the front of
the bonnet made in a series of points
by folding the crape, and, of course,
wiring it invisibly.
All the bows on millinery and those
which so lavishly adorn the capes
and yokes of the season, are made
to preserve their smart effect by be
ing wired in one way or another. The
bows on shoulders of bodices, for ex
ample, have a fine bonnet wire the
shade of the ribbon, basted along the
inside of the ribbon through the mid
dle, before the ribbon is bowed up,
using one long wire. The tassels and
wings of lace on millinery have one,
two, three, or as many as are needed,
short wires sewn width-wise of the
lace at intervals. Long stitches
which do not pass through to the
right side are used, each separate
stitch being taken with a back slip
to make it hold. Wires are also used,
instead of thread, to hold the loops
and ends as they are made a clever
dodge known to milliners for a long
time, and one that deserves more
general recognition.
The Art of Darninii
The proper darning of a rent in
cloth is an art that cannot be easily
picked and should be taught to girls
as an essential part of their prac
tical home training. The expert
darner of woollen cloth will make a
rent practically invisible by weaving
together the torn edges, matching
them as carefully as possible and af
terward pressing the rent. A fine
sewing silk is used to darn woolen
cloth in preference to any wool,
which would not be strong enough
unless the thread or raveling was too
course. Where the cloth is thick
enough endeavor to conceal the silk
thread between the face and back of
the cloth. Begin about half an inch
from the edge of one side of the tear,
and run the needle the same distance
from the other edge, concealing the
thread carefully and drawing the
edges closely together, but not so
they overlap. If there is any nap on
the cloth, brush it back while you
are darning, and then brush it down
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again. Lay a damp cotton ciotn on
the wrong side of the cloth, over the
darn and press it down once, then re
move the cotton cloth and press next
the woollen surface, being careful
you do not press it perfectly dry,
that a very little steam arises af-
the iron is removed. If the cloth
iressed perfectly dry, the work of
iron will be shown on the right
loth is usually
Geo. D. Green, Pres't.
Lat. Williams.
Sam'l Hodges.
The Geo. D. Green Hardware Co.
(INCORPORATED JAN. 3rd, 1896.)
Successors to
"The Geo. D. Green Hardware Company" was incorporated January 3rd,
1896, and as successor to the late firm of Geo D. Green & Co., will conduct a
general hardware business in the town of Wilson, N. C, at the stand formerly
occupied by said firm. Will deal in
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Builders' Materials,
Cutlery, Lime, Paints, Oil, Plumbing Materials and House
Furnishing Goods.
Mr. Geo. D. Green, senior member, as President, and Mr. Lat. Williams,
as junior member of the late firm, will continue to give their personal attention
to the business. Mr. Samuel Hodges, Sec'y. and Treasurer, will join them in
the conduct and management of the business of the corporation.
Yours Respectfully,
Your . . .
Now mthfffi
J. J.
The Jeweler.
formerly with
the Dueber &
Watch Co:,
of Canton,
. TOhio,
4? .
Dead Watches and Clocks Made Alive.
Written guarantee given
with all Watches and
Clocks Repaired.
HElTSign : Watch Rack in window
full of watches to be repaired.
Yours truly
Wilson, M. C. Jeweler.
At Mr. E. N. Mercer's Old Stand
WE wish to announce to the citizens of Wilson
and surrounding country that we have pur
chased Mr. E. N. Mercer's entire stock of goods at a
tremendous discount, which we will run off at his old
. stand on Tarboro street at .
Soliciting Your Patronage and promising to Save You
Money we will close by giving a few prices rj,
Best yard-wide heavy .. Domes xrdL
t A 1 1 "V'
oniesDun. 1 cents per vara

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