The Carolina union farmer. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1908-19??, January 30, 1913, Image 2
■-r! 'V/ I . . i • ' i Page Two THE CAROLINA UNION FARMER [ Thursday, January 30, 1913, Country Home Department. through his effort to possess them, Conducted by Mrs. E. D. Nall, Sanford, N. C., to Whom all Mat ter for this Department Should be Sent. IF WE KNEW. If we knew the cares and crosses Crowding round our neighbor’s' way; If we knew the little losses, Sorely grievous day by day; Would we then so often chide him For his lack of thrift and gain, Casting o’er his heart a shadow. Leaving on our lives a stain? If we knew the bitter story Quivering through the heart of pain, Would our conscience dare drive them Back to haunts of guilt again? Life hath many a tangled story, Joy hath many a break of woe. And the cheeks tear-washed are white This the blessed angels know. Let us reach Into our bosoms J'or the key to other lives. And with love for erring nature Cherish good that still survives; So that when our disrob’d spirits Soar to realms of light again We may say. Dear Father, judge us As we judged our fellow-men. If we knew the gall and heartache Waiting for us down the road. If our Ups could taste the wormwood. If our back could feel the load. Would we waste the day In wishing For a time that ne’er can be? Would we wait with such impatience For our ships to come from sea? be accurately measured ourselves. Remember that the world is a look ing-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. HER PHILOSOPHY. If we knew the baby fingers Pressed against the window-pane Would be cold and stiff to-morrow, Never trouble us again; Would the bright eyes of our darling Catch the frown upon our brow? Would the print of rosy fingers Vex us then as they do now? Oh, those little ice-cold fingers. How they point our memory back To the hasty words and actions Lying all along the track; How those little hands remind us. As In snowy grace they lie. Not to scatter thorns but roses For our reaping by and by. Strange we never prize the music Till the sweet-voiced bird has down. Strange that we should slight the violet Till the lovely flowers are gone; Strange that summer’s skies and sunshine Never seem one-half so fair As when winter’s icy pinions Shake the white down In the air. —Selected. THE USE OF PERFUME. There is scarcely anything more disagreeable and nothing that shows a lack of good breeding as plainly as the lavish use of poor, cheap per fume, says The Housewife. But there are unfortunately few women who realize how little scent should be used. As a rule, the woman who has no maid at hand to superintend her toil et, is the greatest offender. She does not realize, perhaps, just how strong the perfume is and lavishly besprin kles herself until the odor is over powering. Perfume should always be used sparingly. One drop on a handker chief, and one or two on the check or neck is enough to give the faint, delicate odor that is a sign of good breeding. Many women make a mis take In buying cheap perfume, which is to be regretted since the inferior grades can always be detected. It is much better to use a very small quantity of good scent than a great quantity of the cheaper variety. There is nothing more refined and delicate than the old-fashioned laven der so beloved by our grandmothers. The women of fashion know this, and at bazaars and fairs little bags of dried lavender flowers are always in great demand. The odor is never very strong, but always delicious. For the women who cannot afford costly perfume or sachet powders there is nothing better. Some one asked a young woman who had been under a long strain of anxiety, with illness in the home add ed to her already heavy burdens, what philsophy she had foun'd that had helped her to bear it all with such apparant ease. “Philosophy?” she answered. “I have none. I always had wondered how I should take trouble when my turn came, and supposed, of course, I should have a philosophy to sustain me. Instead, I did not have time to develop one before the strain began, and since then all my energies have been busy plunging in to hills of du ties. All day my thoughts have to be given to planning, and at night I drop off to sleep, waking just in time to delve into the day’s work ahead of me.” Unconsciously she had fallen upon the truest philosophy, the only phil- oseophy that can help while the need is red hot. She had not sat down to sentimentalize upon the strange deal ings of Providence, and wait for grief to bear its much-talked-of fruitage in ler life. If she had, only bitter fruit would have been the result. But her I'riends, watching her with trembling fear lest she should faint under ler burden, had seen unsuspected strength developing in her as she worked, and a new tenderness, pati ence and sweetness blossoming into radiant beauty in her life. This is the gracious end of all suf fering, that in the effort to bear the burden well the soul forgets itself, breaks its shackles, reaches out, and grows. This is the most beautiful se cret of life, besides which all the philosophy of the sages is but as ash es that are left after the live fire has burned out.—Exchange. HINTS FOR HAPPINESS. Wear b^our old clothes until you can pay for new ones. Be cautious of believing ill, bu ; more cautious of repeating it. Bring all the joy that you can into the world. Know that our belief in human na ture is a foot-rule by which we may unless he has some special mission in the world, providentially appointed, which prevents acquisition of prop erty So a boy must begin to have things of his own, for he needs training in that, as well as in his memory, or reasoning, or powers of speech. Through his memory he owns much; through laying up something he is providing for the future and increas ing his present enjoyments and op portunities. One can own only what he can know and use. The vagrant has nothing to enjoy; the very rich own very little of what they have, because they cannot enter into it, just as a man can have great supplies of food, but assimilate only one meal at a time. But some men are like an arrow—go through life and accumu late nothing. A boy must gratify that desire, se cure that discipline, and feel that re sponsibility by owning and caring for and managing something. He must have his own comb and brush, toys, books, clothes, and articles of use fulness. His pockets show his pas sion for possession, a blind desire working without the power of selec tion, and the result is an aggregation of things entirely useless, except to a boy — knife, tops, marbles, bean- shooters, beeswax, bullets, buckles, lead, scrap iron, slings, fishing worms, chewing-gum, licorice, candy, pills. There is an age when he is more ac tive in such enterprises, but he is do ing the same thing he does when he amasses wealth. He has a trading age, from about eleven to fifteen, when he will trade anything he has for anything any other boy has—cats and dogs and pigeons and toys and any of the things he carries in his pockets. He must not only possess things, but take care of them as well. 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An elderly lady was visiting a young married woman; when the vis itor arose to depart, the hostess ac companied her to the door and out upon the pleasant veranda, which showed marked traces of dust. “Oh, dear,” said the young woman, how provoking servants are! I told Mary to sweep the veranda thor oughly, and now see how dusty it is.’ “Grace,” said the older woman, looking into the disturbed young face with kindly, humorous eyes: “I am an old housekeeper. Let me give you a bit of advice. Never direct atten tion of people to defects. Unless you do so, they will rarely see them. Now, if I had been in your place and noticed the dirt, I should have said: ‘How blue the sky is!’ or, ‘How beautiful the clouds are!’ or, ‘How bracing the air is!’ Then I should have looked up as I spoke, and have gotten you safely down the steps and out of sight without your seeing the dust.”—Ex change. THE NEWCOMB COMMISSION CO. 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