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THE COLUMBIA HEIiALl): FlflUAY, JULY 2, 181)7.
Tin: iiovi.i:ss town
A cross olil woman of long hiio
lieelared th at she hated noise;
"The town would Ik- .so pleasant, you
If only there ww no hoys.''
Slu' M'ohk'd and fretted about it till
Her eyes trrew heavy as lead.
And then, of a snddenj the town grew
For all the hoys had lied.
And all through the long and dusty
There wasn't a hoy in view;
The huseliall lot, where they used to
Wan a siiiht to make one blue;
The jtrass was growing on every base,
And the paths that the runners made.
For there wasn't a soul in nil the plane
Who knew How the game was played.
The dors were sleeping the livelong
should they bark or leap?
There wasn't a whistle or eall to play,
And so they could only sleep.
The pony ueighod from'his lonely stall,
And lunged for saddle and rein";
And even the birds on the garden wall
Chirped only a dull refrain.
The cherries rotted, anil went to waste
Thei e was no one to climb the trees;
And nobody had a single taste,
Save only the birds and bees.
There wasn't a messenger boy, not one,
To speed as such messengers can ;
If people wanted theirerrands done,
They sent for a messenger man.
There was little, I wenn, of frolic and
There was less of cheer and mirth ;
The sad old town, since it lacked its
Was the dreariest place on earth.
The poor old woman heuan to weep;
Then woke with a sudden scream;
"liearme!" she cried; "I have been
And (, what a horrid dream!"
Kohert t'larkson Tongue In St. Nicholas.
There is an ocean of (inference be
tween luMisekeepitiL' and lionie
liiiikiug. Oiio is a business, the oth
er is an tut. Msmj' women make
great successes in the business who
fail absolutely in the nit. Their
houses are perfectly kept. Every
department is run with care and ex
actness. There is never a failure to
meet demand, but it is not a home.
A home exists for the comfort, hap
piness, and health of the family.
There is no department of house
keeping that is not made to yield to
the needs of any member. There is
never a crisis of temper if a meal is
late or the convenience of a mem
ber demands a change in the hour.
A few minutts yea, even a num
ber of minutes spent in kindly con
verse in the morning, the cull of a
friend, or the sudden desire for an
hour's outing, never seems to the
home-maker a violation of the moral
code. Dust does not cause night
mare, nor disorder a display which
love and charity agree to call nerv
ousness. Not things, but souls, are
the objects of the home-maker's
care. (She values peace more than
svstem, happiness more than regu
larity, content more than work ac
complished. Yet, with it all, her
house, when she touches perfection,
is the essence of regularity, order,
and quiet. It is this that makes
homt -making an art. And she
alone is a home-maker who bus a
true sense of proportion. The Out
A IIoiik'ihhiIh Ores Trunk.
This is a scheme for a dress trunk
involving some time and ingenuity,
but little expense. Select a strong
dry goods box of the low, broad
variety, as near the shape of the real
trunk ns possible. Nail half a dozen
ch ats on each side to hold th trays;
make them strong. Have fitted
frames made for the trays, and cov
er them with muslin or make the
bottoms of strips of strong laced
lmislin. Line the to with chintz
or tinted silesia. Tuck leather
straps in position to hold parasols,
and pockets for stockings or shoes
can also be fastened in the top if de
sired. JOach dress can thus be laid
away in a separate tray, secure from
crushing. It will make a con
venient seat if cushioned and cov
ered with fancy cretonne. Ex
change. Fashion Hint.
Knickerbockers or bloomers are
no longer worn fop cycling; they
have given way to the more modest
A the present moment there is
quite a movement in favor of what
are called jubilee styles. They con
sist mainly in low, square shoul
dered gowns for evening, with lace
overwaists, which are made high in
the neck, forming V shaped open-
It is worth
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the first step in a way that has ended in
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its weight in gold," "priceless," "in
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ings in front.
The woman who aspires to be well
dressed should think out conclu
sions for herself. To be well dressed
does not mean buying and wearing
the finest things from the best stores,
but selecting such colors and tyles
and materials as will set off one's
particular type to advantage.
lilack velvet baby ribbon is elabo
rately and effectively used this sea
son. It is specially adapted to light
material, such as organdie, and is
used on flounces or in straight flat
Linen gingham is a very desirable
fabric for gowns for morning wear
in the country. This material is al
so much used for shirt waists.
Fancy gilt, silver and jeweled hat
pins are still very much worn.
The July Delineator says: "Large
dots are no longer fashionable in
veils. A new scarf veil has ap
peared. It is long, as its name im
plies, chenille-dotted and finished
at the enus with lace braid set on in
scallops. It is adjusted about the
hat in the usual way and the ends
are then brought forward and tied
under the chin. The fashion is
more becoming than comfortable at
this season. Chiffon veils are still
A Millinery ISi.x.
When a hat or bonnet is out of
style, remove all the ribbon, silk,
velvet or lace from it, and put them
in a box kept for that purpose.
Then when you want a new hat to
match a costume, decide what style
will suit you best, buy a frame from
the millinery store, get out your box
of trimmings, and if you have a lit
tle taste and ingenuity, you can
soon have a new hat at small ex
pense. Materials for new collars,
collarettes and adjustable yokes
may be obtained from the same
source, in fact one who has never
tried the plan of saving such things,
cannot realize how convenient It is,
nor how many dimes can be saved
in this way during the year. Of
course they must be renovated and
freshened before using, nul it will
bo in order to tell of a few methods
that have been tried repeatedly, and
have always proven successful.
Cotton lace or a good quality of
silk lace can be washed in warm
soapy water, and rinsed in clear
water. Dissolve a little gum Arabic
and add it to the last rinsing water
to give it the necessary stiffness.
Squeeze the lace as dry as possible,
and press smoothly on a perfectly
clean surface. The marble top of a
table, or a window pane will answer
the purpose nicely.
Silk and satin will retain their
color if washed in gasoline. When
perfectly clean, hang the goods on
the line until dry, then cover with
a damp cloth and iron. If the gaso
line is set aside in a covered vessel
a few hours, all the dirt will settle
to the bottom, leaving it clear and
ready for use again.
Velvet should be brushed to re
move the dust, then held over the
steam of boiling water with the
wrong side down. After the pile is
raised, pass the back of the velvet
over a hot iron turned with the face
uppermost, until it is dry. Elsie
Gray in The Home.
How to Care for lite Hair.
The woman who aspires to have
beautiful hair should learn how to
use a brush and comb. She should
brush her hair for five minutes at a
time twice a day, using long, even
strokes. At night she should part
her hair and let It hang in two loose
braids. Once a day she should rub
her scalp with her Augers to stimu
late the circulation. The brushing
is absolutely necessary, for the hair
attracts dust and dirt with fatal
facility, and this, combining with
the oil of the hair, makes it mala
dorous and unpleasant in the ex
treme. A monthly washing with
castile soap and the daily brushing
will keep it clean and glossy. She
should know that a cheap brush and
comb belong in the same category
with cheap soap. They should nev
er be used. Cheap combs do not
have smooth teeth, which make
their way unresistingly through the
hair, but are rough and tear, and
break long strands. A comb with
some of its teeth missing does effec
tive work in ruining the hair. It
can never be run through the hair
without breaking oil some hairs and
dragging others out by the roots.
Hubber or shell is the proper ma
terial for a comb. The teeth should
not be to sharp or they will lacerate
the scalp. On the otner hand, they
must not bo very blunt, or they will
not be eifective in smoothing out
tangles. Urushes should be chosen
with equal care. They should not
have Hiatal backs, no matter how
attractive silver may appear, for the
metal makes them too heavy. The
back should bo of light wood and
the bristles should be long and
thickly set. Moreover, they should
be bristles, and not weak imitations.
Mot Item hiiiI Son.
"Do you like taffy?" we asked of a
woman the other day, when she had
just accepted with gratitude a repul
sive looking lump of that dainty
from the hands of iier small son.
"Well," she said, "as Freddie is
out of hearing, I may confess that
few doses of medicine could be more
distasteful to me than swallowing
this. But what I do like and en
courage to the utmost of my power
is tne spirit wnicn prompts the boys
to share their pleasures with me.
They would as soon go without their
taffy as forget to bring me a piece,
and I even eat it when necessary,
rather than hurt their feelings. A
fewyears ago I used to think I was
to busy too play games with my boys.
Hut now I have found out that it
answers to let other things go by a
little, to take an interest in all my
boys' pursuits, and to join in with
them whenever I can. It gives such
a splendid chance of studying their
characters, and if she is thoroughly
sympathetic, where can a boy find a
bettercompaniou than hisown moth
er? Hoys grow a way fiom one so much
faster than girls, and I want to have
my boys with me, and keep them,
Will a few of our readers take a
hint from this wise woman's words?
Time passes quickly, and our lit
tle ones grow up, aiid often, alas,
grow away from ns. We have them
now; they are ours for the present.
Let us be all we can to them while
we may, and enjoy their sweet com
panionship, o that, come what may,
the days to come may be filled with
no regrets for lost opportunities
which can never be regained. Eng
The relations between father and
mother will unconsciously raise or
lower the ideal married life upon
which a young man or woman will
model their own. That daughters
may grow up into gracious, useful
womanhood that they may be
happy wives and make happy homes
more, much more is needed than
the most carefully inculated pre
cepts. Parents must themseves be
what they would have their sons and
daugfers become. That subtle some
thing that comes from character,
which we call unconscious influence,
is, after all, the silent power that is
working most effectually with or
against us in all our efforts for our
Awakening Love and Sympathy In Life-
Let me give you a rule in life for
awakening your love and sympathy.
First put yourself in the other per
son's place and then try to help him.
You are compelled to associate with
some persons it may bo in your
home, or at school, or in business
who always seem to do every little
thing in such a way as to make
themselves unendurable. To use a
homely expression, "they always
rub you up the wrong way." Now
just imagine yourself in their place.
Make their sorrows your own, !tive
full credit to their virtues and then
try to help them. It may be that
they have some anguish of soul, or
wnie hidden disappointment, which,
did you but know it, would melt
your heart with pity for them. If
their surroundings were yours it
may be that you, too, would be far
Jess endurable than you are.
Let us thank God that we do not
have to judge, but that we may al
ways sympathize. You cannot sym
pathize and work for a person with
out beginning to love him, and we
cannot love a person for Christ's
sake but that He will give us a full
er realization of His love to us. And
thus as we show forth His love, we
acquire the stamp of His likeness;
for "if we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and His love is per
fected in us."
To Spoil the Child.
1. Begin young by giving it what
ever he cries for.
2. Tell him that he is too much for
you that you can do nothing with
3. Have divided councils as be
tween father and mother.
4. Let him learn (from father's
counsel) to despise his mother's, or
(from mother's counsel) to despise
0. Do not know or care who his
company may be.
fi. Let him read whatever he likes.
7. Let the child, whether it's a boy
or girl, rove the streets in the eve
ningsa good school for both of
8. Strain at a gnat and swallow a
camel; chastise for minor offences
and laugh at a vice.
These rules are not untrue. Many
parents have proved them with sub
stantial uniformity of results. If a
faithful observance of them does not
spoil your child, you will at least
have ' the comfortable reflection
that you have done what you could.
Recipes From Columbia Cook Itook.
Pineapple Shrrbkt. Tour juice
off one can pineapple into a bowl,
simmer fruit with one pint water for
twenty minutes. Boil one pound
sugar with one pint water, rub
cooked pineapple through seive, add
it to boiling syrup; cook fifteen
minutes longer, add juice, two table
spoons dissolved gelatine and juice
of two lemons improves this very
Mrs. O. P. RutlkiktK.
Frknch Cabbage. Put into a
pot containing one and a half pints
boiling water, one half head of cab
bage chopped moderately fine. Sea
son with butter, pepper, and one
half teaspoon sugar. Cook only
three quarters of an hour before
Mus. I). W. Lkneavk.
Sick headache can be quickly and
completely overcome by nsinir 'those
famous little pills known as "leVitt's
Little Karly Risers." A. It. Bains, ly
"We are a busy, bustling, nervous,
unrestful people," said the American
who liked to hear hi-.nself talk.
"When we have a thing to do we
push it through if we have to sit up
nights to finish it with speed."
"Indeed?" commented the Eng
lishman to whom the American was
"An idea suggests itself to us at
night," coulntied the American.
"IJeforo day-light the next morning
ground is broken and by noon our
plans are well tinder way. Thus it
is that great cities spring up in a day
from the wilderness."
"I see," languidly replied the
"We do not spend a week or a
month, like some people, doing some
thing that can be pushed through in
a day. We push things, let me tell
"80 I have heard," rejoined the
Englishman, just to be saying some
thing. " on talk as if yon might doubt
it," said the American, rather testi
ly. "Still I hardly blame a man
who has never seen our country and
observed the way we do things."
"You wrong me," said the Eng
lishman; "I have been in your coun
try, and while there I watched your
national senate for a week working
on a tariff bill.1 Chicago Record.
I.He Into n Disriiitsiou of the Negro
CllA TTKItTOWX, (jossip Co. Tkxx. )
June 2K, 1!I7.
Sistrf Minr. Yours received
thanks! Yes, I do remember clear
ly "our old black mammy." She
nursed our father and lived to see
us both married. It seems strange
now while negroes are free to think
of the old slave times. How happy
they were! Even at work in the
fields, or about the house, their won
derfully sweet voices were heaid
singing such tunes us best suited
them. And at night the "fiddle and
the bow" was brought out, and the
pat of their feet and the thrumming
of the banjo made such music as no
other people claim to make.
There are, comparatively speak
ing, few of the old kind left that is,
the true, faithfulservant, that would
have died "for old missus or old
Some days 6ince, sister dear, I
met an old darkey, tall and wiry,
who said to me, "mistis, you don't
I know me." I told him "no." Said
he, "you ought to know me, for I
lived and worked for your pa and
ma nearly all my life." And would
you believe it, sister, the tears came
into his eyes when I said, "is that
Joe?" He laughed hearty when I
sad I remembered him as a fat, jolly
negro, full of life and fun. "Yes,
mistis, that was me," he said, and
he paid a glowing tribute to our
mother and father, concerning their
kindness to him, and seemed to ap
preciate my recollection rf him,
though I had thought him dead
It carried mo back to the good old
days before the war, when Joe used
to carry us to school; our little potij' ,
and the old-fashioned buggy that
carried us to school rainy days. Joe
did not know it, nut it saddened me
for hours after I had heard him call
me "mistis," and it set me to think
ing of others who were connected
with our childhood.
Yes, I do remember our old black
mammy. Ignorant and simple
hearted as she was, I loved her
dearly. How we did enjoy the
"cush" she made for us, and how we
did love to steal into the kitchen and
help her "shell the peas," or "scrape
the potatoes" when she was in a
hurry for the meal. How often has
she rocked us to sleep in her good,
kind embrace, while mother was at
church! And have you forgotten
the tales she used to pour into our
wondering ears? I shall never for
get how she described oysters. She
had been an old "Virgmny nigger,"
and lived on the coast. When we
were young, only "cove" oysters
were "brought on." Never having
seen them fresh in the shell, it was
astonishing to us to hear her tell
how every Saturday night in "old
Virginny" in oyster season, great
cart loads of oysters, fresh from the
water, would be hauled and thrown
out at each cabin door, and how the
darkles would put them down on
the "hairth" before a big tire and
let tlumi lie until they "busted," and
how she would just open her"mouf"
ami "let um slip down alive."
We thought that horrible, and
nothing pleased her more than to
see our astonishment. She bad a
perfect contempt for "them canned
things." She always clung to the
head handkerchief, the brighter the
prettier to her taste, and her highest
ambition, was "bacco" and a new
In comparing these old family
servants to this "new Issue we are
fotblessed with, they seem not the
same race. Why, during the war,
where on the earth could a more
faithful people be found? Were we
not at their mercy for four years?
They protected and worked for us,
ministered unto us while sick, only
too glad to be allowed to "nod" in
the corner of the chimney. Many
times I know we were harsh and ex
acting, and now since I see slavery
in a new light, I wish I had been
kinder and more patient. Never a
thought had entered my head that
slaves was a sin. Do you not recall
how contemptuously we would re
fer to an "old Abolitionist," as the
men were called who sneaked
around the cabin in the Southland
trying to convince the poor African
that he would carry him to wealth,
freedom and happiness?
One circumstance I remember as
if it were yesterday. It was when
one of our servants by name Es
ther was sold. She had only one
on. Never shall I forget her tears
and screams as she told us good-bye.
She was sent away in a white cov
ered wagon, as a man in the country
hud bought her. I can seo her this
day with her black arms hanging
from the wagon crying, "Oh, my
child! I will never see my child
again." It had never occurred to
me before that there could be any
thing sinful in the trafllc of human
beings. My father had bought and
sold so many, and here in Chatter
town nearly every first Monday
there were negroes "on the block."
either for sale or to hire. We never
knew anything else in the South.
Such is custom! But, that day,
small as I was, it hurt me to see
"Aunt Easter," as she was called
suffering so, and I said to myself
"poor thing, why do they separate
her from her child! Is it right? I
believe it a sin.
However, this case turned out
more happily than most others, for I
lived to see the mother and son uni
ted after the war. He came to see
us, though looking in his six foot
of freeman little like the lazy
boy of twelve that we used to play
with. My sister, the race is a pecu
liar people. Their history almost as
interesting as that of the Jews. I
fully believe God intended all these
things to come to pass, though why,
we cannot now know. I think
though, there will always be the
slave and the master. In the North
the white help is, as a rule, no more
respected socially, than the "lady of
color" here in the South. And
though they may preach and write
it as a sin the South is and has been
guilty of, they would not treat the
negro nearly so good as we South
erners have always done.
God permitted slavery and he al
lowed them to be freed it certainly
is right. But I do not like the way
jit was accomplished. 1 lie negro
proved an elephant on their hands
and they were glad to sell them to
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the South ; then they turned about
and took them anproprrti from the
South. If the whole ra-e could have
been sent to Africa, and then have
had good training by coinpetert
christian men and women, just as
other foreiirn people have had
through missionaries, it would have
proved a blessing to the whole race
and surely the South would have
been better off than it is to-day with
its burden of taxation, and it would
have no longer been the unsolved
problem as to "what shall we do
with the negro." In ten years at
farthest it could have been accom
plished, and they would to-day have
been a free people in every sense of
the word Some one might say that
this would bankrupt the govern
ment! It would not have cost the
United States any more than it may
yet have to pay for turning loose a
people upon another people with
their wrongs still rankling in their
bosoms, and surely it would be an
inhuman act to consign these poor
slaves to the wilds of Africa with
out teachers, for in less than two de
cades, they would relapse into bar
barism. That is my opinion, sister, and as
women are "getting their rights"
these days, I guess I can be allowed
to "speak out in meetin."
But, dear me, what a long letter,
when such was not my intention I
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