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1 TImL liV-JJTIII* Miss A. G. Handler
Lord God, thou lettest the green things
Anew life every year;
Out of their sunken selves they rise
Erect and sweet and clear.
Behold the lilies' pure white leaves
Unfolding by each mere.
Again the sap mounts in the fir
Thro' every swelling vein;
Again the clover stirs and thrills,
Responsive to the rain:
Again the tender grass makes green
The lone breast of the plain.
Hear the new, golden flood of song
The lark pours to the blue!
Behold the strong, undaunted shoot
Pushing its brave front through
The fallen tree! Lord God, Lord God.
Let me begin anew !
Out of my owji self let me rise!
For God, If it can bo
A new and noble growth may spring
From yon decaying tree,
Surely a strong, pure life may amount
Out of this life of me.
Let home stand before all other
things! No matter how high your
ambition may transcend its duties, no
matter how far your talents or your
influence may reach beyond its doors,
before everything else build a true
home! Be not its slave, be its mistress!
Let it not be enough that it is swept
and garnished, that its silver is bril
liant, that its food it delicious, but
feed the love in it, feed thought and
aspiration, feed all charity and gentle
ness in it. Then from its walls shall
come forth the true woman and the
true man, who shall together rule and
bless the land? Is this an over
wrought picture? We think not. What
honor can be greater than to found
such a home? What dignity higher
than to reign its undisputed mistress?
What is the ability to speak from a
public platform to large, intelligent
audiences, or the wisdom that may
command a seat on the judge's bench
compared to that which can insure and
preside over a true home, that hus
band and children "rise up and call
her blessed?" To be the guiding star,
the ruling spirit in such a position is
higher honor than to rule an empire.
HEALTH AND SANITATION.
Prof. Norton of Yale, has recently
called attention to the delinquency of
our government, state and national, in
the general failure to enact any com
prehensive measures for the protec
tion of the health of the people.
He shows that 1,500,000 persons will
die in the United States within the
next twelve months; that 4,200,000 will
be constantly ill, and that over 5,000,
--000 homes, consisting of 25,000,000 per
sons, will be made more or less
wretched by mortality and morbidity.
We look with horror," he remarks, "on
the black plague of the middle ages.
The black waste was but a passing
cloud compared with the white waste
visitation. Of the people living today
over eight million will die of tuber
culosis, and the federal government
does not raise a hand to help them."
He shows that while the Department
of Agriculture spends seven million
dollars on plant health and animal
health every year, yet with the ex
ception of the work done by Drs.
Wiley, Atwater, and Benedict, the
American Congress does not directly
appropriate one cent for promoting
the physical well-being of babies. It
is indeed singular that thousands have
been expended in stamping out cholera
among swine, while not one dollar has
ever been voted for eradicating pneu
monia among human beings. He calls
attention to the fact that although
hundreds of thousands are consumed
in saving the lives of elm trees from
the attacks of beetles; in warning
farmers against blights affecting pota
to plants; in importing Sicilian bugs
to fertilize fig blossoms in California;
in ostracizing various species of weeds
from the ranks of useful plants and in
exterminating parasite growths that
prey on fruit trees; in fact that the
Department of Agriculture has expend
ed during the last ten years over forty
six millions of dollars on these worthy
projects: nevertheless "not a wheel of
the official machinery at Washington
was ever set in motion for the allevia
tion or cure of diseases of the heart
or kidneys, which will carry off over
six millions of our population." He
estimates that eight million will perish
of pneumonia, and points out that the
entire event is accepted by the Ameri
can people "with a resignation equal
to that of the Hindoo, who in the
midst of indescribable filth, calmly a
waits the day of the cholera."
I cannot help but feel that woman's
suffrage, or "equal rights," as I prefer
to call it, will work wonders for women
all over the country and especially the
women on the farms. When the hus
band has to let "the woman" ride to
town on the wagon with him, and
she casts her vote along with him, I am
sure he will get his eyes opened. If
the wife has never dared to say her
life is her own, at least now she can
say her vote is her own. No matter if
it does tell her before she gets there
just how to vote, once past the railing
at the polls she can cast her vote as
she pleases and no man can be the
wiser. So much for equal rights and
the secret ballot.
So let us not make a great fuss a
bout It for fear we won't get it, but let
us be sure and have equal rights. It
will be our chance to help elect a good
mayor, a good city council and a good
school committe— MRS. F. P. QUICK.
—20th Century Farmer. (The above
view of Woman Suffrage may have
equal application in Washington as in
You bend every energy towards
making your farm productive.
What are you doing towards
making it attractive?
Not attractive as a piece of improved Consider the attraction such an in
real estate; not attractive as a money- strument would mean in your home,
making institution, but attractive as a bringing it in touch with all that is pop
home, ular and best in music and songs.
If there was a farm implement that How could your hours of rest be
would make your acres more productive, better and more profitably spent than
you would buy it without question. by listening to a song by a prima donna
Would you not, just as willingly, O r a music comedy favorite, a rousing
buy an instrument that would make march by a band of distinction or a
your home brighter, more cheerful and monologue by a man who has made the
more interesting? whole country laugh?
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Home, Sweet H-.-.e.
The wife of a naval officer attached
to the Academy at Annapolis has in
her employ an Irish servant, who re
cently gave evidence of nostalgia.
"You ought to be contented and not
pine for your old home. "You are earn
ing good wages, your work is light, ev
ery one is kind to you, and you have
lots of friends here."
"Vis, mum," sadly replied Bridget;
"but it's not the place where I be that
makes me so homesick; it is the
place I don't be." —Lippincott's.
To clean hair brushes pat half a tea
spoonful of liquid ammonia in a quart
of cold water, and let the bristles of
the brush soak n it for a few moments.
Take care that the back of the brush
does not become wet. Hair-brushes
should never be washed in hot water
as it causes the bristles to become
To make steaks tender put three ta
blespoonsful of salad oil and one of
vinegar, well mixed together, on a
large, flat dish, and on this lay
the steak before it is cooked. The
steak must lie in the mixture at least
half an hour on each side. The
toughest steak will succumb to this
and be perfectly tender when cooked.
Bellingham has opened a public
market in response to a general de
mand from the farmers that are
organized in the Grange.
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