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THE COLUMBIA IIEliALD: F1UDAY, FEI5RUAKY 4, 1818.
CHILI) AND WOMAN.
in my room I sat me down to write
I heard a gentle tapping at my door:
I, frowning, opened it, and there stood
. little May,
In dress most comical. Her long
train swept the floor;
I recognized In it. a cant-off blue silk
With dignity she said: "I've come to
call on you; '
I'm Mrs. Arthur Jones she gave her
fan a llirt.
It Is so very warm to-day; how do
My frowning seriousness was gone; I
made a bow
As dignified us hers, a')d said: "Dear
Mrs.Jones, , . .
I am so glad to see you. How is your
baby now? . , .
Recovered from the measles? And
did th04e cherry atones
Your little Tommy swallowed yester
day Make him at all sick?" "O," she said,
"They killed him, and I cried a lot, and
wore- all day
A black dress; and I think the baby's
'bout to die."
"How very sad !" I said, as in my hand
kerchief I. hid. ,
My shocking, ill-timed mirth, which
doubtless passed for grief;
For, seeing it, she said: "My little
Not die sure enough, you know." My
gvnipaLhy was brief.
"And now, dear Mrs. who'" "Mrs.
Reginald St. Clair,"
I answered quickly as the small maid
"0, yes, of course," she said ; "and now
do tell where
Your own sweet children are; I've
come to see them too."
"My children 1" How I racked my fer
tile brain to find
Some very far-olt place to say they
were "at school "
Thought lirst I'd sy, "All dead;" but
said, instead, "Mow kind
You are to ask of them! You know I
make a rule
To keep them all in Paris, at school; for
They learn to be so 'chic' and fashion
able, you see."
Just then the littlo maid Jumped quick
ly from her chair.
"I'll have to go," she said ; "my nurse
is calling me,"
And, kissing me good-by, she
I didn't know you could play
nice; and you will
Now, won't you? come to see me,
n ad do please wear
The sweetest dress you've got; only
you mustn't spin
The lemonade I hand you on it, as
My lovely China silk. If I were only
I'd have the goodest timo. See, auntie,
Uear, I've hid.
In your top bureau drawer, my blue
silk calling gown."
My little maid was gone. If she "were
She'd have the goodest time." Often
it seems to me
That, rather titan the wealth of mil
lionaires, to own
A little child a; play, much happier
Fori must uow heighho! hunt up my
pen and ink,
Ana finish up this work I left for
What did I mean to say Just heie?
cannot think ;
I'll put it by, and let thought, too,
ALICH PETTUR DlLLAHD.
Murilage and the Home.
I see unrest, discontent, strife and
sin; I see girls from whose cheeks
the first blusti of Innocence, lrom
whose soul the last vestige of youth,
have vanished; women sold to
frivolity, women wasting most
precious gifts, women whose ambi
tion has no higher object than to
mislead and triumph over men, and
men growing hard, selfish, and
wicked, going down to death with no
hand to save all for the lack of a
Then I remember that the house
is the true kingdom of woman,
where her rights can never be de
throned ; that all pure love, all right
thoughts, all religion, if you would
have them live, must have their
roots beneath Its altar. This con
viction Impels me to say to every
woman who has a home: "Let
home stand first before other things.
No matter how high your ambition
may transcend its duties, no matter
how far your talents or your Influ
ence may reach beyond its doors,
before everything eise, build up a
true home. J$e not Its slave; be not
its minister. Let it not be enough
that It is swept and garnished, that
its silver glistens, that its food is de
licious. Feed the love in it, feed
tne trutn in it, feed thought and as
piration, feed all charltv and gentle
ness In it. Then from its walls shall
come forth the true woman and the
true man, who, together shall rule
and bless the land, Mrs. Henry
THE FAITHITL COUPLE.
"You are still a youth to me, John,
You are still rriy bonny beau :
The same as when we plighted troth
Full tifty years ago;
The same as when our wedding bells
Kang out so glad and gay."
And here the good wife breathed a sigh,
And shook her locks of gray.
"It seems strange to me, John,
W ho married you ror aye,
Who hold the ring you gave me as ,
Tho apple of my eye,
To see the youngsters ne'er content
To give their hearts and hands,
As we did in the good old times,
Without the scrip and lands!
"1 didn't bring you much, John,
And yon had little more;
But we had health in place of wealth,
And plenteous love in store.
And tnrouKh the loy and strife, dear,
We each one did our part;
And now we've one another still,
As we had at the sUrt.
"The times have sadly changed, John,
Since vou and I were young;
The marrige tie i lightly held,
And many a heart is wrung.
And vet vo'u're young to me, John,
And still my bonny beau;
The same as when weptighted troth
Full tifty years ago!"
M. Klihtpr in New York T.edeer.
The Memory of a Good Mother.
It will never be known on this
earth how much weak and tired
mothers have accomplished. It is a
great thing to have the memory of
a patinnt mother. Only thU very
day I took down a picture of my
mother, taken at the end of her life,
when she sat so patiently In her old
armchair with her Bible on her
knee. I thought I would like to
have her nearer to me than hanging
on the wall, and took the picture to
have It framed so that it could stand
upon my writing-desk. I knew of
ninny things she would say to me.
One thing she had often said, "in
someway or other the Lord will
provide." Then she would say,
"There is so mnch to be thankful
for,'' and then her face would be
sure to warn me if I stepped aside
to sow any seed that was not the
best seed, one would be sure to say,
"Whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap." Oh, mothers,
tired mothers, discouraged moth
ers, take heart I You little know
what you are doing for your chil
dren. Your patient endurance;
your calm, sweet faces wll do more
than any' other influence in the
years that are to come. Margaret
A Bit orWIxilom.
It is not what people gain, but
what they save that makes them
rich. It is not what they read, but
what they remember that makes
them learned. It Is not what they
confess but what they practice that
makes them righteous.
Styles In Sleeve.
"Slepves?" echoed the fashionable
modiste, when the momentous ques
tion was put to her by "one who
wanted to know." "Yes, sleeves,
will be small, very small. All the
London gowns have flat sleeves.
I'hose from Paris still show a bit of
fussfucss at the top.
" The .London cloth gowns nave a
coat sleeve that is rounded and full
ed but a trifle at the armhole. At
the wrist there is a flaring cuff or a
pleated silk frill. There is a ten
dency to trim the wrist quite as pro
nounced us there is to untrim the
A new gown worn by a St. Louis
woman recently to an afternoon
function, I noticed, had sleeves
guiltless of anyfullness save the
few gathers that were necessary to
fit it properly at the shoulder. This
style was vastly becoming to the
plump little woman who wore it,
and after all, I believe the woman
who has slender arms will favor the
Parisian sleeve with its slight top
Flat sleeves tend to make the
shoulders appear narrow, conse
quently the shoulder seams of the
new gowns are a trifle longer, though
the Victorian length of shoulder has
by no means taken a hold upon the
In evening gowns, the sleeve is
often but a mere strap, and a pretty
idea is to cover this with flQwers.
Colored sleeves of velvet for cloth
gowns ana tune or evening gowns
are artistic novelties of the season
In dressy bodices fluffy sleeves
seem rather a necessity, as a plain
sleeve ratner robs a boaice of artis
tic enect. Keasonaoiy, men, one
may not soon expect to find the
wholly un trimmed sleeve univer
sally adopted. But It is a welcome
piece of news that one may at last
be reasonably moderate in the mat
ter of one's sleeves.
Fashion In Brief.
Large lace ties are In vogue, both
on day and evening toilts, and
these are extremely becoming to
women of every age and type.
Yokes and gulmnes of every shape
color and fabric are in fashion, lie
sides being a very dressy addition to
tne toilet, tney are most useful in
transforming a half-low rounding
or Pompadour bodice into one ap
propriate for any daytime dress oc
Rose-colored silk or satin waists
are vo-y fashionably worn this
winter with skirts of black velvet
brocade or satin, and occasionally
tney are seen with skirts of dark
green corded silk. These waists are,
us a rule, very much trimmed with
handsome lace, but the garniture is
often of velvet matching the skirt,
with the rich addition of fur bands
and beaded passementerie.
Very stylish and novel ready-woven
dress and wrap garnitures, in
cluding entire open-work, patterned
blouses, jacket fronts, epaulets,
vests, yokes and guimpss, collars,
revers, sleeve-caps and culls, girdles,
skirt panels and points, as well as
jetted nets, with insertions and edg
ings to match, will be among the
essential garnitures for spring
gowns, both in black and colors,
matching various dress materials.
The linings of all dressy gowns
form considerable addition to the
regular cost of the costume; but
they undeniably add greatly to the
comfort and appearance of the
wearer, and it is better to own one
silk-ltned tailor costume than half a
dozn gowns indifferently made. If
only one portion of the dress can be
silk-lined let that be the bodice and
sleeves. For 60 or 60 cents, how
ever, a very good silk lining can
now bo purchased.
Dressmakers ar still recommend
ing the very handsome peun de soie
silks to those who do not fancy the
solid garish luster of satin. Peau
de soie has rich half-lights on Its
surface, and the silk is twilled,
making It more durable than satin
or many kinds "of lovely tints in
monochrome, in novel chameleon
effects, in flowered designs, and nlso
In many fancy devices appropriate
for bodice accessories.
How extremely fantastic and
ornate in 6tyle many of the season's
newest bodices are only those who
have an opportunity of beholding
them en masse can by any possi
bility imagine. It was very reason-
ably supposed that when trimmed
Bkirts came In again, overdecorated
bodices would go out, but this box-and-cox
arrangement does not seem
to appeal to fashion. New dress
skirts bid fair to rival the bodice in
excess of elaboration, and the de
lightful simplicity In woman's at
tire which not long ago was so
marked has now almost entirely
vanished tailor gowns and silk
velvet evening toilets, as a rule, ex
cepted. How to Lace a Corset.
Whether corsets are worii loose
or tight they should be laced with
three separate lacings unless they
are made to order.
The first lacing should be put into
the top In the usual way on each
side as far as the two eyelet holes at
the waist which are placed nearer
Now with another lacing, com
mence at the bottom and lace up
ward, leaving two eyelet holes
below the two at the waist.
Then put the third lacing in these
eyeholes, four on each &lde. Fasten
the corset around you, and draw the
separate lacings to tit the bust, hips,
It is the French method of lacing
tne corset, and it win ensure a
much better fit than the one lacing
can possibly give.
The elastic lacingshould be used
as It gives more freedom to the
SO.MK HITCHES SUGGESTIONS.
I love acheerful kitchen,
With fire burning bright.
The cook-stove nicely polished,
The floor scrubbed clean and white;
What room is half so pleasant,
So inviting and so free
As this delightful kitchen?
'Tls Just the room for me.
Cold cooked vegetables and the
ike must be covered if not kept in a
iiutter ana mayonnaise snouta De
freely used by delicate children and
Canned fruits and vegetables
should be removed from the cans as
soon as they are opened.
Sugar, rice, hominy, farina, oat
meal, and the like are best, kept in
bags or boxes in a cool, dry, closet.
Dried fruits are best Kept in ougj
and hung on a dry 'wail,'-but they
may also be well preserved, if
properly dried, in. boxes.
Wnen cream is extremely ricn it
can be whipped more easily If a lit
tle milk is added to it. It will also
whip more easily if It Is well chilled.
It is well to Know that u sail usn
is wanted , quickly ; the flesh is
freshened much sooner if soaked in
milk, milk that is turned being as
good for the purpose as the fresh
When maklnz corned beef hash
moisten, it with a little beef stock,
if you have it, in place of water. A
pinch of sugar added with the
salt and pepper helps to bring out
the flavor. ' - ! '
The yolks of eggs ' dry almost as
soon as they come in -contact with
the air, but if dropped at once Into a
cup of cool water will keep in good
coudition in the , refregerator for
three or four days.
One way to brew tea for the nve
o'clock cup is to pulverize the
leaves, moisten them with cold
water and let them stand twenty
minutes, then add a sufficient
amount of boiling water and steep
Washing Woolen Drm Goods.
Flannel, cashmere or almost any
all-wool dress goods that are to be
made over, may be washed without
shrinking or fading, if handled
properly. The method is so simple
and inexpensive, and the results so
satisfactory, that you will be sure to
abandon all others after giving It a
Take the garment apart, and
brush it until the dust and lint are
removed. Use soft water, and heat
it until it is a little warmer than
new milk. Dissolve enough ivory
soap in it to make a strong Buds,
and wash the cashmere or flannel in
it, just as you would wash anything
else. Two waters will be necessary
if the goods Is very dirty. Then
rinse in water heated the same tem
perature as the first, and hang it
out to dry. Cover it with a damp
cloth when you iron it, and you will
be surprised to see how fresh and
new it looks. The secret lies in
using good soap 'and having the
washing and rinsing waters the
same temperature. Do the work as
quickly as possible, never allowing
the goods to remain in tne water
longer than necessary.
Children are often worried be
cause their mothers are too atten
tive and continually reprove the
small ones without reason. A child
should be let alone and be allowed
to play or amuee itself in its own
way without the constant direction
ot a nervous mother. A boy, lor ex
ample, enjoys more a few simple
toys and sometntng wntcn nis own
ingenuity has worked oat than the
most elaborate play-thing which
has been bought. In the same way
the little girl will lavish her
affections on a misshapen doll, prob
ably made at home, while the most
artistic production of the toy shop
will lie in state, to be taKen up on
HIS MOTHER'S HIS SWEETHEART.
"Ills mother's his sweetheart the
sweetest, the best!"
So sav the whlto roses he brings to my
The roses that Moom when life's sum
Hut his love is the 6weetest rose over
T he loe that hath crowned me
A necklace around me.
That closer to God and to Heaven hath
"His mother's his sweetheart." Through
hII the sad vears
His love is the" rainbow that shine
throuirh mv tears;
Mv liitht in God's darkness, when
with mv dim eves
I see not the stars In the storm of His
When I how 'neath the rod
And no row decks the sod.
His love lights the pathway that lead
me to God !
the dread of the cotton grower,
can be prevented. Trials at
Experiment Stations and the
experience of leading growers
prove positively that
is the only remedy.
We will be glad to send, free of charge,
Interesting and useful pamphlets which treat
of the matter in detail.
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
Q1 Nassau St., New Vorlt..
"Ills mother's his sweetheart." Shine
bright for his feet,
0 lamps on life's highway! and roses,
To the lips of ray darling! and God
grant Ills sun
And Ills stars to my dutiful, beautiful
one 1 -'
For his love it hath crowned me
A necklace around me,
Aud closer to God and to Heaven hath
Fuank L. Staxton.
'Go to 8leep" Stories.
"I wish I were able to write all
the go-to-sleep stories that are told
to the little folks all over the land
every night," said a tender-hearted
mother the other day. "It makes
me positively sad to think of the
small brains that are filled with dis
torted images, hobgoblins, orgies,
giants and the like, just as reason
is losing Its hold upon them for
"I don't think mothers realize
what an influence upon a child'.
life, and evu upon it lifn after it
has ceased to be a child, Is exerted
by this apparently trifling matter of
how it goes to sleep.
"Every night when .1 watch my
little daughter working off the big
thoughts that sweep over her brain,
as her tired body begins to relax
while her mentality seems to be
briefly and proportionately stimu
lated, I tremble to think of the harm
that could be done to her or any
child for Mabel is not an abnormal
child in any way by an ignormal
nuise or thoughtless parent.
"The fact that every normal chilc
cries out for a bedtime story shows
that Its mental nature needs it just
as its physical nature craves nweets.
You want to give your child pure
candy, so give him the unadulterated
"Leave out the fearful personall
ties, the grim and gigantic figures
these, even if they are properly van
quished by the gallan,t hero, are too
distinct for the crib-side tale.
"Sit down by your little one's bed
and speak low and evenly. Weave
a fanciful but quiet story that , tells
of pretty fairies and birds and
flowers and droning bees and loving
little boys and girls those woo to
sleep the weary but still active brain,
not with the suffocating pressure of
the gathering storm lit with lurid
flashes, but with the soft clouds of
the sunset horizon that change from
rosy pink to tender enveloping gray,
and gradually deepen into restful
Five Thing to he Beinemhered.
Never tell all you know; for he
who tells everything he knows often
tells more than he knows.
Never attempt all you can do; for
he who attempts everything he can
do often attempts more than he can
Never believe nil you hear; for he
who believes all that he hears often
believes more than he hears.
Never lay out all you can afford ;
for he who lays out everything he
can afford often lays out more than
he can afford.
Never decide upon all you may
see; for he who decides upon all
that he sees often decides on more
than he sees.
Tor Infants and Children.
Of Robert S. MclioUon, Who Died .Ian.
85, 1897; Agd One Year, Four Months
and Three Hay.
Thie is memorial day in our home, it
being the lirst anniversary of the death
of txir own sweet little Kobert.whoin the
Death Angel tenderly removed from
our loving embrace to that of a kind
Heavenly f ather, "ine Lord gave.
and the Lord hath taken away; blessed
be the name of the Lord."
How hard to acquiesce to such an
attlictlve as well a a mysterious Provi
dence, but the Lord knows what is best
for his children, both for those taken
above and for those alllicted by their
removal and remaining here; and it
seems that He has ordered it in His
wise providence to remove the loveliest
from the "evil to come. Although a
year has passed, my heart can not be
come reconciled to his absence, nor can
1 yet understand why clouds instead of
sunshine blurred my cherished plans;
but heaven seems more dear, now that
I have such a treasure there, and Hose
Hill, beautiful city of the dead, in Co
lumbia Tennessee, will ever hold
place most eacred in memory's hall,
since it contains within a little mound,
the precious little form of my deardead
babe, which is marked by a simple little
marble shaft to show who is sleeping
"Asleep In Jesus! Messed slep.
From which none over wake to weep."'
Luxora, Ark. . Motiteh.
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neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3 days.
Its action upon the system is remarka
ble and mysterious, it removes at once
the cause ami the disease Immediately
disappears. The first dose greatly bene
fit; 7o cents. Sold by A. B." Rains, drug
gist, Columbia, Tenii. ocU5 Sui
and get our prices
make a purchase and be pleased.
Why go to Nashville or other
places to do your trading, when
you can do better at home?
North Main Street, Columbia, Tenu.
Vegetable Preparation for As
similating tlieTood andRcguta
tiry the Slomaris andDowcls of
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Opram.Morptiinc nor Mineral.
Mx.Scnna jfnmJetd '
Awsfect Remedy forConsliDa-
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Worms .Convulsions .Feverish.
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
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