North Carolina Newspapers

Thursday, January 2$, Ipl^-
Country Home Department
Conducted by Mrs.^ E. D. Nail, Sanford, N. G., to whom all Matter
for this Department Should be Sent
Over and Over Again.
Over and over again,
No matter which way I turn
I always find in the Book of life
Some lesson I have to learn;
I must take my turn at the mill,
I must grind out the golden grain,
I must work at my task with a res
olute will.
Over and over again.
We cannot measure the need.
Of even the tiniest flower.
Nor check the flow of the golden
That run through a single hour;
But the morning dew must fall.
And the sun and summer rain
Must do their part, and perform it
Over and over again.
Over and over again.
The brook through the meadow
And over and over again
The pondrous mill-wheel goes;
Once doing will not suffice,
Though doing be not in vain
And a blessing, failing us once or
May come if we try again.
The path that has once been trod
Is never so rough to the feet.
And the lesson we once have
Je never so hard to repeat;
Though sorrowful tears may fall.
And the heart to its depths be
With storm and tempest, we need
them all
To render us meet for heaven.
To Hem Table-Linen.
When heming table-linen by
hand, especially the heavy double
damask, it is much easier to work
rapidly, and obtain a neat fine
stitch, if the edges of the hem are
This softens the linen, so that
when the hem is turned you can
make a tiny over-and-over stitch.
Keep/ the emery-bag close by, for
the dampened linen will rust your
needle if it is not frequently
cleaned. If the edges of fine linen
for handkerchiefs or lingerie are
slightly dampened before rolling to
whip on a lace edge, it will be easier
to roll neatly.
Disobedient Children.
It is universally admitted that a
disobedient child must be a great
trial to its mother, and it is not
surprising when she loses patience
with the little rebel. Mothers often
make the mistake of trying to rea
son with a young child—it cannot
understand what its mother is talk-,
ing about. The chief thing is to
make the child do what it is- told
to do, because father and mother
say so. When it is older, it may be
talked to, and reasoned with. Many
children disobey, not always be
cause they are naughty or wilful,
but because they have grown accus
tomed to the mother’s somewhat
lengthy and uninteresting explana
tions of why a certain thing should
be done or left undone.
In spite of every care, sicknesses
of various kinds befall most chil
dren during their earlier years.
Even with health and sanitary sur
roundings, childish ailments cannot
be avoided, and even when the sick
ness is slight, the necessity for care,
cannot be too strongly emphasized.
A child that has been properly
trained to obey its mother or nurse
when well, will likely prove tract
able when sick, but the child who
has always had his own way, will
be irritable and impatient when
medicine, or perhaps food which he
dislikes is offered to him.
Barache in Children.
One of the most distressing com
mon ailments, from which children
of all ages suffer is earache. It may
arise from nothing more serious
than a cold, which attacks the
throat, and extends upward tcT the
ear, but in too many cases it denotes
the presence of inflammation of the
drum of the ear. The slightest pres
sure will cause agonizing pain, the
child cannot lay its head down,
whereas in ordinary earache from
cold, relief will be obtained on lay
ing the head on a warm pillow.
When the pain does not rapidly
subside upon the application of re
peated hot fermentations, or bag'^
of hot saltj-. together with a mild
aperient, medical advice should be
sought at once, or the consequences
may be very serious. The mem
brane of the drum of the ear is ex
tremely sensitive,' and every sound
from without only reaches our
brain through the movement pr-D-
dticed by it on this membrane. The
differences of sound are all recog
nizable only by the sensitiveness of
the tympanic membrane, and in-
flamation of the middle ear is
sometimes followed by perforation
of this membrane, the inflamation
fluid thus escaping into the outer
ear. There is then a so-called “run
ning from the ear,” which lasts a
variable time, according to the case.
Children’s Voices.
It does seem too bad that some
American children should have
such disagreeable voices, when
otherwise they are so bright and
attractive. Why is this? Because
our children are imitative and if
our voices are not well modulated,
neither are theirs. Throat special
ists claim that our climate is in
clined to sharpen the tones, yet with
proper care^ a certain sweetness,
and a low pitch may be maintained.
Most mothers read aloud to their
children. Let this be done with
constant watching of articulation.
This will prove a good exercise for
the mother, as well as a means of
culture for the child. Another point
that is noticeable in our young peo
ple, is that they call their messages
from a distance, instead of going to
the person and speaking quietly.
This shouting through the house is
very unpleasant, and forms a bad
, Dressing for Burns.
When a burn or scald is not se
vere, but enough to ridden the skin
and cause much pain, the best dress
ing is oil of some kind, the best of
all is carron oil, that is olive oil and
lime water in equal parts. The
great thing is to keep the imjured
surface from contact with the air,
therefore lint or cotton wool should
be used. In an emergency a thick
coating of flour over the oil will do,
till a more suitable covering can be
prepared. A saturated solution of
carbonate of soda applied by means
of lint or soft cloth kept wetted
from time to time is another good
remedy for burns or scalds which
are not very severe, but whenever
a large surface of the body is in
volved, the danger of prostration is
too great for cold water to be safely
used. In cases of very severe burns
it must be remembered that the
clothing should not be removed un
til some form of dressing is ready
for application, so that the injured
surface may not be exposed to the
air one minute longer than is neces
sary, also that any such clothing
must bd carefully cut away, not
pulled off, and every effort must be
directed towards treating the
patient for shock.—Every Wom
an’s Magazine.
Margaret’s Unfortunate Day.
“If Margaret Reed hasn’t had
about as unfortunate a day as ever
fell to a girl’s lot. Why, mother,
just listen, “Edith Parks threw her
arm over the back of her chair and
stretched her feet to the fire. This
morning she put on that pretty pink
dress she has just finished. We
were all admiring it, at breakfast,
when her father tipped his coffee
down the entire length. Think of
i1! Well, she got into that old
shabby blue gown, swallowed a cup
of coffee, snatched a doughnut and
was off to school. Half way there,
she discovered she had forgotten
her French theme; back she pasted,
reached the school building just in
the nick of time to get a tardy
Next she had an oral eighteenth
century literature contest. Litera
ture is Margaret’s strong point)
and she was counting on it to bring
her marks up for the year. Rasse-
las’ was the only thing of any ac
count that Margaret wasn’t up oH)
and what do you think mother.
Miss Jones actually sprung Rasse-
las’ on Margaret. She didn’t kno'V
whether it was a story or a system
of philosophoy, so she couldn’t even
make a bluff at it. “She had tne
same luck in a written mathematics
examination this afternoon, which
means that she has the whole thing
-o review next year. This evening
as a fiting wind-up, she invited^
lot of us in to a Welsh rarebit-
After we were all ready for it,
went back on her—never did such
a thing before to my knowledge-
The queer .part of it is, mother, she
doesn’t seem to realize her hard
luck one bit. When I bade hec
good night, I said, “Well, Margaret)
you have had a day of it, haven t
you?” She looked at me as if
didn’t comprehend in the lenst-
Such luck! I reminded her. Oh!
Then she laughed. Wasn’t that
Rasselas’ affair ridiculous?
“There mother! That’s just the
way she takes everything—no fus^>
at all. When her father spilled hi=
coffee this morning, she looked up
in that whimsical way of hers—
know she adores her father. I sUp
pose that helped some. I’ve ha
my bath, father, said she. 0
course we had to laugh, and that^’
all there was to it. Going without
her breakfast, and running bac
after the theme, and getting l^t^
didn’t give her a pang. The bt^^
ature failure was ridiculous, and ih^
prospect of reviewing mathematiu^
was unpleasant, but might be worsc-
And when the rarebit went back uU
her, who wants an old rarebit auY
way? she declared, and went iut^
the closet and brought out a P
of cookies. Did you ever see su^^
a girl? And mother, when I ^
home tonight and turned m)
Stevenson calendar, what do y^-,
think I read ? Our business in t u®
world is not to succeed, but to coU^
tinue to fall in good spirits. If t’‘^
didn’t express Margaret to pcvf^^
tion.—The Wellspring.
Lime as a Fertilizer.
In this day when farmers
reaching out to secure maximU^^
yields, and to grow clovers
falfa on their lands, the use of ‘
is becoming more widespread
year. There is no doubt that
great majority of the soil in 1-^*
ton belt is deficient in lime an
judicious use would pay well-
Bold dlrtot U> 8*^-
prlc«s on 30 d
thedMiUra proUt. .
and Pomltry F«n*e *
All wir«6 are Sl'7?»W
W rod epool of Ido»‘
Barbed Wire •L40'
free showing 190 stylo* a' ^
speeial fcloes tr> i>»rinet-8 1^*^
^ t3 KITStlKAH CB03.

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