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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
He must not only possess things,
but take care of them as well. The
penalty for not having what he can
call his own is that he never has any
thing to give to others, is thriftless,
selfish, begging, borrowing and
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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
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A BOY’S POSSESSIONS.
If ownership of something is essen
tial for a man, it is for a boy as well.
It is necessary for a man because God
has put him in the midst of things
that are to be owned, has given him
a desire for possession, and has dis
tinctly told him to subdue and use
them. And whenever we find a man
who has lost all desire for such things
he will not take the right kind of in
terest in them, nor feel responsibility,
nor get the discipline he might
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